Chief Theater to screen award-winning Australian film Wednesday at 7 p.m. |

Chief Theater to screen award-winning Australian film Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with “Jasper Jones,” an award-winning film by Australian director Rachel Perkens, screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chief Theater.

The film is a riveting and moving Australian coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town’s mixed race outcast, shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishheart, Charlie’s life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer.

Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1968, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous. The film screens in English. Visit for more information.

Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour photo contest accepting entries

Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour and Jim and Lori Steinberg Photography are hosting a photo contest with a focus on nature, gardens and flowers. The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers who hold a ticket for the 2018 Strings Pockets of Paradise Kitchen and Garden Tour, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14.

Photographers may enter by submitting their photo along with name, telephone number, email address and photo caption to taylor@portfoliopub All photos must be submitted in digital JPEG or JPG format in a file that is 10 megabytes or smaller by 11:59 p.m. July 19. Submissions must be accompanied by a signed photo release, and only one submission per person is allowed.

Winners will be announced on July 21, and the grand prize will be presented at the Strings: Haydn and His Students concert. Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are separate purchase items from tickets for the tour.

The contest grand prize is a $250 gift certificate for custom framing from Steamboat Frame Works. Second-prize is a $100 gift certificate for photographic/fine-art printing and/or mounting services from Photo.Graphics.Art, and third prize is a $50 gift certificate for photographic printing from Photo Express House. Additionally, the first 20 submissions will receive a professional, in-person critique of their photo by the Steinbergs at a critique session from 1 to 4:30 p.m. July 21.

Tickets for the kitchen and garden tour are available at Strings Music Festival with prices starting at $40. New event features include tasty culinary bites and expert talks at each home, cool vehicles on display, a bike-friendly route and childcare at a special $6-per-hour rate. Visit for more information.

Steamboat Radio announces new locations for 3 stations

As of Monday, June 18, Steamboat Radio stations have changed locations on the radio dial. KTYV (Sports on FM) moved to 105.7 FM, KCOQ (The River) moved to 98.9 FM and KKSB (news/talk) moved to 1230 AM and 100.5 FM.

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