Steamboat briefs: Lions Club to host pictures with Santa Claus Sunday
The Steamboat Springs Ski Town Lions Club will offer pictures with Santa from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the club’s Christmas tree location at Christy Sports in Central Park Plaza.
The Lions Club will be offering pictures with Santa for free as a part of its annual Christmas tree fundraiser, which helps the club fund charitable activities throughout the year. Annual projects for the Lions include providing scholarships to local graduating seniors, donating money to LiftUp and Routt County United Way to help families purchase holiday dinners, helping local community members with eye care and helping families in need fund unanticipated and life-changing expenses.
In addition to the Christy Sports lot, the Lions also have a west end lot on the northwest Corner of Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street. Both lots are open from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Mitsch Bush earns roles in State House leadership
Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, has been appointed by Speaker-designate Crisanta Duran to serve as the chair of the House Transportation and Energy Committee and as vice-chair of the Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee for the 71st General Assembly, which starts Jan. 11.
Rep. Mitsch Bush was re-elected Nov. 8 to represent House District 26, which includes Routt and Eagle counties.
“Solving our state’s transportation problems is crucial to our future prosperity and I am honored to take on the challenge,” Mitsch Bush said in a news release. “I know that job creation, economic growth, transportation and a clean, sustainable environment are all inter-connected and critically important to our mountain communities. I’m excited to continue serving the people of Colorado in these new roles.”
Registration for library’s new reading group open
Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a six-week Shakespeare reading group focusing on William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” led by veteran English teacher Sally Frostic.
The free workshop will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, at the library for both first-time and experienced Shakespeare readers. The overall emphasis is on enjoyment of “Antony and Cleopatra” through discussions, reading brief excerpts aloud and learning about the playwright and his world.
Participants are asked to commit to the reading and attend most of the sessions. To register, contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-879-0240, ext. 317.
The workshop is limited to 25 participants, and the library has copies of “Antony and Cleopatra” to loan to everyone. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Nonprofit seeks volunteers to work in local food bank
LiftUp of Routt County is seeking volunteers to work in the organization’s donation center, food bank and thrift store. Duties include sorting donations, stocking shelves, greeting the public and pricing merchandise. Benefits include bonus bucks to spend in the thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, call Suzanna Bloom at 970-870-0727.
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