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The Tread of Pioneers Museum’s 29th annual Festival of Trees runs through Thanksgiving weekend (closed on Turkey Day).
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Tread of Pioneers Museum presents Festival of Trees

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays now through Nov. 25 (closed on Thanksgiving)

Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St.

This family-focused, pre-holiday tradition transforms the museum into a sparkling forest of 26 holiday trees uniquely decorated by creative local organizations, businesses and individuals. The Festival is the museum’s primary fundraising event, and proceeds support museum preservation and educational activities. For more, go to or call 970-879-2214.

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Figure Drawing

9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday

The Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

Figure drawing will take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Depot Art Center. We provide tables, chairs, easels and the opportunity to draw, paint and sketch a live model. You should bring the media of your choice and your creativity. For questions, email Robin, Cost is $15 per session to be collected at the time of class (cash preferred). There is no instructor for figure drawing sessions.

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Bingo and Lunch

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday

Hayden Congregational Church, 202 E Jefferson Ave., Hayden

Join us for Bingo and Lunch. Bingo starts at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more,

Ansel and the Brain Tattoos will play Friday and Saturday night at The Press.
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Ansel and the Brain Tattoos – two-night special

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

the press, 1009 Lincoln Ave.

Consisting of three prominent Fort Collins musicians, Ansel and the Brain Tattoos is a powerhouse trio. Featuring the songwriting of Ansel Foxley and the incomparable musicianship of Taylor Tesler on upright bass and Darren Radach on mandolin, this band is not to be missed. It’s a two-night special Friday and Saturday. $10. No presale tickets. Door only.

View the stars at the Ball Observatory at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
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CMC Ball Observatory Star Party

5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday

CMC Ball Observatory, 1275 Crawford Ave.

CMC’s Ball Observatory will be hosting its monthly Open House/Star party, weather permitting.  Everyone is invited to come to CMC’s campus to explore the wonders of the skies through the Observatory’s telescopes and learn about the universe with CMC Sky Club student members. No previous knowledge or experience necessary. Everyone is welcome.  For more information, visit

Concordia’s Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church in Steamboat Springs.
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Concordia’s Christmas Bazaar

9 a.m.-noon Saturday

Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane

Come and experience a Steamboat tradition with our famous cookie caper, specialty foods, all homemade crafts, delicious brunch and authentic ethnic treats.

Kids will hear about local pioneer and Victorian holiday traditions at the Pioneer Christmas Storytime.
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Pioneer Christmas Storytime

11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Saturday

Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St.

Kids will hear about local pioneer and Victorian holiday traditions and stories from museum staff in period costume. While you’re here, see the Festival of Trees and get some holiday shopping done in the museum store. For more,

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Turkey Jam – Community Rail Jam

Noon-2 p.m. Saturday

Howelsen Hill, Howelsen Parkway

The community rail jam is open to the public. Wear a helmet and appropriate gear. No pass is required. Sign a waiver on-site and get ready for a fun jam session.

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Bud Watch Party: “The Space Race”

Any time Friday, Nov. 26

Register at

A second chance to watch the new documentary that uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists that became astronauts. “The Space Race” weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden, among many others.

Directors Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés profile the pioneering Black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space, even as their country failed to achieve equality for them back on Earth. From 1963, when the John F. Kennedy assassination thwarted Capt. Ed Dwight’s quest to reach the moon, to 2020, when the echoes of the civil unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd reached the International Space Station, the story of African Americans at NASA is a tale of world events colliding with the aspirations of uncommon people. The bright dreams of Afrofuturism become reality in “The Space Race,” turning science fiction into science fact and forever redefining what “the right stuff” looks like, giving us new heroes to celebrate and a hidden history to discover.

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