Steamboat briefs: Kids Night Out at Igloo to screen movie ‘Planes’
The city of Steamboat is hosting Kids Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Igloo at Howelsen for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. The PG-rated movie “Planes” will be screened and macaroni and cheese and carrots will be served. Register at the Parks and Recreation office or online at http://www.steamboatsprings.net/youth. The cost is $15 per child in advance and $20 for drop-ins if space is available.
Colorado Mountain College spring registration underway
Registration for spring semester at Colorado Mountain College is now underway. Many classes, including those taught via online learning, start the week of Jan. 13. Other classes start throughout the semester.
Each household should have received a course schedule in the mail. More information and registration is available online at http://www.coloradomtn.edu/register or at the campus, 1275 Crawford Ave. Colorado Mountain College will be closed for winter break Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.
Students new to the college can apply online or where they wish to attend. New degree-seeking students are encouraged to see an adviser before registering.
Returning students who have not taken classes within the past 12 months and who wish to take credit classes need to re-apply. They can register in person or online. Registration forms can be faxed or mailed. Current students who have taken classes within the past 12 months can register by mail, phone, fax or online.
For more information, call 970-870-4444 or 1-800-621-8559, ext. 4444. Information about bachelor’s degrees is online at http://www.coloradomtn.du/4year.
Yampa Valley Medical Center to host blood drive
Yampa Valley Medical Center will host a Steamboat community blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. To schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, option 2 or sign up online at http://www.bonfils.org using site code 0234. Walk-ins are welcome from 3 to 5:30 p.m. as space permits. Donors are asked to allow one hour for the entire process and urged to eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.
Alcohol responsibility classes are on Thursday
Grand Futures is hosting two Alcohol Responsibility Training Classes at the Steamboat Springs Community Center on Thursday. The first class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and the second will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
The class is an accepted certification for alcohol responsibility training for servers, distributors and sellers of alcoholic beverages in Steamboat Springs and Routt County and is now accepted by the state of Colorado.
Grand Futures is a nonprofit organization, and fees collected from this class go directly to programs and activities that promote healthy lifestyles for youths. The cost of the class is $35. Registration is mandatory. To sign up for the class, call Kate at 970-879-6188.
2-day workshop to be held at Center for Visual Arts
The Steamboat springs Center for Visual Arts is accepting registrations for a two-day Encaustic Monotype Workshop, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 at Oehme Graphics studio. The class will be taught by Jane Guthridge, an accomplished encaustic artist and teacher from Denver whose work has been exhibited internationally. The course is designed for all levels and does not require previous experience in the encaustic medium. Class size is limited to 12 students. For more information, visit http://www.steamboatartcenter.com or call 970-846-5970. Guthridge will also kick off the free 2014 CVA Guest Artist Lecture series at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. She will be speaking on the topic “Bringing Light into Your Work.”
‘The Russian Experience’ lecture is on Saturday
The Steamboat Art Museum is hosting a lecture on the new exhibit “The Russian Experience” at 10 a.m. Saturday The cost is $20 and $10 for members and students. To sign up for the lecture, call 870-1755 or email sam@steamboatartmuseum
LIFT-UP board of directors meeting is on Dec. 18
The LIFT-UP board of directors will hold its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Dec. 18 in the conference room at the Lufkin LIFT-UP Center, 2125 Curve Court. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 970-870-0727.
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