Steamboat briefs: CLUB 20 Routt County Caucus to be held publicly
The 15th annual Bust of Steamboat’s live auction will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road. Local artists have created pieces of artwork incorporating the theme of busts representing all forms of media including photography, oil paintings, pottery, bronzes and even a ceramic-decorated snowboard.
The Bust of Steamboat is an annual fundraiser to support local women to pay for mammograms and breast cancer treatment costs. Tickets are $40 and on sale at All That, Deja Vu or at thebustofsteamboat.org and include entry, heavy appetizers and first beverage. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the event.
TED Women live streams for one day at the library
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a live stream from the TED Women 2016 conference as it happens in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 27.
The conference theme is “It’s about time” and the following sessions will be available for community viewing: “It’s about my time” from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; “It’s about our time” from noon to 1:30 p.m.; “It’s about equal time” from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.; and “It’s about story time” from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. All sessions are free and streamed in Library Hall.
TED Women offers up talks that offer up ideas, stories, solutions. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Program offers enrollment help for Medicare Part D
Medicare’s Part D annual open enrollment will continue through Dec. 7, and now is the time for seniors to determine if their prescription drug plan is still the best for them.
To help people make those determinations, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program’s volunteer counselors offers open enrollment sessions in Steamboat Springs.
Sessions will be held at the Northwest Colorado Health conference room from 9 a.m. to noon Friday; from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 28; and from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Sessions will be held at the Yampa Valley Medical Center conference room No. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 10.
Appointments are requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 970-819-6401 for more information.
Free breast examinations offered to qualified women
Women who are age 40 to 64 and have limited or no health insurance may qualify for free breast exams and cervical cancer screenings. In addition to meeting age and income requirements, women must live in Colorado, be legal residents (or legally present) in the U.S. and have not had a mammogram or Pap test in the past 12 months. Women’s Wellness Connection is a program at Northwest Colorado Health. Visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/wwc or call 970-879-1632 for more information.
Horizons searches for new weekly program volunteers
Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to help with an upcoming program, which will offer opportunities for personal growth through participation in community events and activities.
A small team will meet once per week for a month to participate in an hour-long activity. For more information, call 970-879-4466.
Variety of crisis support lines available for residents
A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours a day to connect local residents dealing with a personal mental health or other type of crisis with trained professionals or volunteers who can provide support. The include the following.
■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) 24-hour crisis line: 970-846-8182
■ Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 24-hour crisis line: 970-879-8888
■ Mind Springs Health 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-207-4004
■ Colorado’s mental health crisis line: 1-844-493-8255
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
Steamboat students hike, bike to school Friday
Hike and Bike to School Friday will held at 7:50 a.m. Friday at Steamboat Springs elementary and middle schools. Students can be dropped off by the bus at the high school where community service officers and volunteers will be present to safely manage street crossings. Students will walk Butcher Knife trail to Soda Creek or the Strawberry Park campus. Permission slips are needed. Call 970-879-3446 for more information or to volunteer.
Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club seeks new members
The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club is looking for new members. The club meets weekly and is renowned for its many community projects, including the Sock Box Drive. For those enthusiastic about community service, the Steamboat Kiwanis Club is a perfect fit. The club was chartered in 1948 and is one of Steamboat’s most established service clubs. For membership information, call Theo Dexter at 970-879-4889.
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