Steamboat briefs: Financial workshop set for 4 p.m. March 1 |

Steamboat briefs: Financial workshop set for 4 p.m. March 1

Routt to Work is offering a free and confidential "Ask a Financial Professional" clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Routt County United Way, 443 Oak St. in Steamboat. Community members who have questions on topics such as credit, budgeting, investing for retirement and college, debt reduction, loans and more will have the chance to meet one-on-one with a local volunteer financial professional. To reserve a 30-minute session with a financial professional, call 970-879-5605 or email Walk-ins are also accepted, and professional interpretation will be available. All are welcome.

Photographer talks about recent project

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free talk and slide show with Jordan Matter, photographer of the New York Times bestselling book "Dancers Among Us," sharing the stories behind his new book, "Dancers After Dark," at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Library Hall.

"Dancers After Dark" is a celebration of the human body and the human spirit, as dancers, photographed nude and at night, strike poses of fearless beauty. Without a permit or a plan, Matter led hundreds of the most exciting dancers in the world out of their comfort zones — not to mention their clothes — to explore the most compelling reaches of beauty and the human form.

After all the risk and daring, the result is extraordinary: 300 dancers, 400 locations, more than 150 stunning photographs. And no clothes, no arrests, no regrets. Several of the published photographs were taken in the Yampa Valley. Matter returns to Steamboat Springs to talk about this passion project, the stories behind his compelling photos, and what else he's been working on.

Books will be available for sale and author signing courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

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Entrepreneurship Center hosts seminar

A "Marketing on a Budget" seminar will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs Academic Center's Room 213.

Leslie Murphy, owner of Hive 180, a full service marketing and advertising business in Steamboat Springs, will lead the seminar, which will focus on affordable ways to share products and services to potential customers using print, social, radio, website and direct sales.

The seminar is free, but registration is required as there is limited space. Call 970-870-4491 to register. The program is hosted by the Colorado Mountain College Entrepreneurship Center with support from Routt County and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Caregiver support groups offered locally

The Alzheimer's Association sponsors free caregiver information and support groups in Steamboat Springs for those caring for someone with dementia, whether 24/7 or long distance.

A spouse caregiver group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, and a family, friend and caregiver group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Both meetings are held at Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road.

These groups offer caregivers the opportunity to gather with others facing similar challenges in a safe, confidential setting. The benefits include finding community resources, understanding challenging behavior, sharing strategies and giving and receiving encouragement. Call 970-879-8942 for more information.