Steamboat briefs for Oct. 30 |

Steamboat briefs for Oct. 30

Winter coats available at LIFT-UP Food Bank

LIFT-UP of Routt County is providing clean, warm winter coats to anyone who needs one. Coats can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the LIFT-UP Food Bank, 2125 Curve Court in Steamboat Springs. Call 870-8804 for more information.

Oak Creek hockey accepting sign-up forms

The Oak Creek Hockey Association, or OCHA, is accepting registration for all age groups. Visit for registration forms and contacts. Cost is based on age. All age groups are less than $300 if paid in full by Nov. 15. Scholarships and discounts are available for first-time players. OCHA is part of the competitive Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League. Call Charlene at 736-0520 for more information.

Singers wanted for Handel’s “Messiah”

Singers are wanted for holiday performances of Handel’s “Messiah,” to be performed Dec. 22 and 23 at Steamboat Christian Center. Rehearsals are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Methodist Church, beginning today.

The concerts will feature the Steamboat Springs Orchestra and professional soloists, plus a chorus of more than 100 members from the community. Performances are sponsored by the orchestra, Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Rocky Mountain Community College and the Community Chorus. Call Marie Carmichael at 871-4883.

Quit kits for smokers, chewers available at VNA

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the Visiting Nurse Association offices at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 in Steamboat Springs, and 745 Russell St. in Craig. The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the QUITLINE than if you are trying to quit on your own. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), or call the VNA at 871-7664.

Yampa Valley Wrestling club hitting the mat

Yampa Valley Wrestling Club of Routt County invites all youth in kindergarten through eighth grade to try the sport of wrestling. The season is through Dec. 4. Practices are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $75. Call Kenda at (970) 620-1811.