Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to be held Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to be held Wednesday

Steamboat Pilot & Today will host a brown bag lunch Coffee and a Newspaper from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Reporter Tom Ross and Tread of Pioneers Museum Executive Director Candice Bannister will talk about the re-release of "Steamboat Round the Bend," a book focused on Steamboat Springs' early history written by the late Dee Richards, longtime editor of Steamboat Pilot. Publisher Suzanne Schlicht and Editor Lisa Schlichtman will help lead the discussion and will be available to discuss any newspaper-related topics. The event is free and open the community. People are invited to bring their own lunches, and the newspaper will provide drinks and cookies. Email Schlichtman at for more information.

Junior Achievement looking for volunteers in schools

Junior Achievement, an organization committed to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in today's economy, is looking for volunteers to work with local students.

JA makes volunteering easy by providing fun, engaging curriculum that helps teach the importance of financial responsibility, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Volunteers share their own life lessons to bring relevancy to the activities. 

Volunteers are needed at Soda Creek Elementary School and Strawberry Park School Elementary this spring for a short-term commitment of five sessions. Contact Sally Messinger at for more information.

Prize-winning science writer speaks about 'The Nature Fix'

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with investigative journalist and science writer Florence Williams, who will be talking about her new book "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2 in Library Hall.

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From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to groves of eucalyptus in California, Williams investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health and creativity. Delving into completely new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation and, ultimately, strengthen relationships.

A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, Williams' work focuses on the environment, health and science. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones, High Country News, O-Oprah, W, Bicycling and numerous other publications.

Her first book, "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History," received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science and technology and the Audie in general nonfiction. Books will be available for sale and signing at this free Library Author Series event courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Visit for more information.

Love and Logic parenting classes begin this week

Beth Wendler and Heather Martyn will host another five-week series of "Love and Logic" parenting classes. Tailored specifically for parents of children from birth to 6, the classes will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays beginning this week and continuing through the week of Feb. 13 in the Steamboat Springs School District conference room.

The classes are $75 per person or $125 per couple. Full scholarships are available through First Impressions and Routt County Youth Service Coalition. Email Beth and Heather at or call 970-846-0746 to register or for more information.

Horizons looking for program volunteers for activities

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.