Steamboat briefs: Crane Festival kicks off today at Bud Werner Memorial Library
The Yampa Valley Crane Festival kicks off today at the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs with a free screening of the award-winning film “The Eagle Huntress,” an aerial dance performance on the lawn and a Spellbinders storytelling session. In addition, Sandy, the festival’s new crane mascot, will be making an appearance throughout the evening.
Steamboat’s Spellbinders lead a special all-ages storytime, featuring wondrous tales that soar, flutter and glide on the wings of cranes and other birds, at 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Storytime Room. Listeners will hear tales of majestic, wise and often tricky birds that fill our sky with beauty and wonder.
At 5:30 p.m., on the library lawn, Spirit Wind Aerial Arts will perform an aerial dance in honor of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival. Steamboat’s own flying dancers, led by local aerialist Heidi Miller and an advanced troupe of students, perform elegant high-flying dance in the hammock and silks.
Festivities continue indoors at 6:30 p.m. in Library Hall with an award ceremony with prizes from Ciao Gelato for winners of the 2017 Crane Coloring Contest followed by a free community screening of the award-winning film “The Eagle Huntress.”
The Yampa Valley Crane Festival runs Thursday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 3, with festival headquarters at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Visit coloradocranes.org for the full festival schedule.
Steamboat Sotheby’s to host Labor Day weekend home tour
Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty will feature 24 properties when it hosts its 12th annual Labor Day Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 2.
The free, self-guided tour runs from 1 to 5 p.m., giving the public access to a wide range of properties from downtown Steamboat to the South Valley.
Those interested can stop by a Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty office at 610 Marketplace Plaza next to the Wildhorse Cinema, 56 Ninth Street or 1855 Ski Time Square in Torian Plum to pick up a tour bag, including snacks, water, tour map and more.
For more information, call 970-879-8100.
Pioneer Kids Bedroom exhibit open Tuesdays to Thursdays
The Tread of Pioneers Museum has created a dedicated space in which children can interact with historical objects and local history themes and be entertained. Kids can step back in time to experience life as a pioneer child.
Staff developed a replica bedroom, within an authentic, historic home, that represents a typical child’s bedroom in Steamboat Springs around 1900 through 1915. Special room features include: “Discovery Card” drawers; a “What is This Object?” game; pioneer clothes to try on; and historic and replica toys from the turn of the 19th century ready for touching and experimentation, including books, blocks, china dolls, teddy bears, porcelain tea sets, metal-cast horse and wagons, and more. Framed portraits on the wall feature local families and children from the early 1900s.
The exhibit, which is free for all Routt County residents and children, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Ask A Finance Professional Clinic concludes 4 p.m. Sept. 6
Routt County United Way and Routt to Work will host their final free Ask a Financial Professional Clinic for 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Call ahead to reserve your 20-minute session. The program has seen significant interest during the past 6 months, and financial professionals were able to answer numerous questions about student loan debt, credit card debt, inheritance, 401Ks and many other topics.
To sign up for the final clinic, RSVP to Ali at 970-879-5605 or email@example.com.
Drop-ins are always welcome, but reservations are recommended for clinic.
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Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:25 p.m. to reflect the reopening of Hwy. 131.