Steamboat briefs: Deadline to nominate a philanthropist is Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Deadline to nominate a philanthropist is Thursday

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Philanthropist of the Year Award, which was established in 1998 by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to heighten visibility of philanthropy and giving in the Yampa Valley. Each year, this award honors an individual, business and youth who have exhibited significant charitable giving, insightful leadership and volunteerism, and who encouraged others to contribute by example.

Visit for the form and instructions on how to submit a nomination. The site also includes a list of previous award recipients. The deadline for nominations is Thursday. Call 970-879-8632 for more information.

Emerald Mountain School offers Inspiration classes

Emerald Mountain School is now enrolling students for Summer Inspiration programs. Classes are open to all students in the Steamboat Springs community.

Programs include:

■ Instructor Dave Marrs will offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays from June 15 to Aug. 10 for students entering second through fourth grades and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students entering fifth through eighth grades. Cost is $200.

■ In Focus, a creative writing class inspired by students’ own photography, will be taught by Kim Schulz from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays from June 24 to July 29 for students entering fourth through eighth grades. Cost is $150.

■ The Stock Market Game will be taught by Emerald’s Head of School Sharon Mensing. Students will invest an imaginary $100,000 while learning investment strategies and how to buy and sell stock. Classes for students entering fourth through eighth grades will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from July 1 to 22. Cost is $80.

All classes will be held at Emerald Mountain School, 818 Oak St. Registration forms are available online at Call 970-879-8081 for more information.

Spring fundraiser in swing for Steamboat athletics

The Steamboat Springs High School Booster Club and high school athletic teams are selling potted annuals and flats of annuals for its spring fundraiser. To order 12-inch diameter hanging baskets containing either mixed annuals or geraniums, or 12-inch diameter patio pots of mixed annuals, call Mary Labor at 970-846-8982 or email her at The plants will be blooming and ready to be picked up May 28.

Food program offered to low-income, area seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LIFT-UP of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LIFT-UP Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.

Steamboat’s oldest service club seeks new members

Steamboat Springs’ Kiwanis Club is looking for new members who would be interested in providing service to the community as well as attending weekly meetings Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Annual dues are $125. Kiwanis was chartered in 1948 and is Steamboat’s oldest service club. For more information, call Bud at 970-879-0064 or Johanna at 970-879-0211.

Tread of Pioneers Museum in need of new volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact the museum’s volunteer coordinator at 970-879-2214 or for more information.

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