Steamboat briefs: Deadline for letters about 2015 election is noon Saturday
The Steamboat Today will not run letters to the editor pertaining to 2015 election issues after Sunday, Nov. 1. The deadline to submit a letter for Sunday is noon Saturday.
Halloween Stroll slated for downtown at 5 p.m. today
Main Street Steamboat will be hosting the annual Halloween Stroll from 5 to 7 p.m. today on Lincoln Avenue. Everyone is invited to dress up in costume and bring the kids trick or treating from Fifth to 10th streets. Call Lisa Popovich at 970-367-7060 for more information.
Agriculture group to host open potluck Wednesday
Community Agriculture Alliance will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Moonhill School House in Clark. The event is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to bring a pot-luck dish made from something they have raised, grown or produced. Election of officers and appointment of directors and advisors will be conducted as part of the annual business meeting. Call Marsha Daughenbaugh, executive director, at 970-879-4370 for more information.
Elementary school library holds book fair Nov. 2 to 5
The Hayden Valley Elementary Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Nov. 2 to 5. The book fair will be open before and after school each day and until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in celebration of the release of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel, “Old School.” The book fair also will be open until 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 during parent-teacher conferences.
The online book fair opened Wednesday and will stay open until Nov. 10 at bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/haydenvall
eyelemschool. Books may also be purchased on the library’s website at thehvelibrary.shutterfly.com.
AARP Smart Driving class set for 1 p.m. Thursday
An AARP Smart Driving class, sponsored by the Routt County Council on Aging, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The class is designed to help drivers 50 and older compensate for age-related changes.
Many millions of people have taken this course throughout the years, and it has been statistically shown to reduce the number of accidents and severity of injuries in those accidents suffered by those who took the class as compared with the same age group who did not.
The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non members. State law requires insurance companies to give a discount to those having taken the class, which is valid for three years. Jane and Bud Romberg have been teaching this program for the past 21 years. Call 970-879-0064 for more information or to register.
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