Steamboat briefs: Optimist Club names Andrew Sabia teen of the month |

Steamboat briefs: Optimist Club names Andrew Sabia teen of the month

The Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs has named Steamboat Springs High School senior Andrew Sabia as its November teen of the month. Andrew received this award for his outstanding hard work in school, the difference he has made in the

community and the obstacles he has overcome in his life to make himself a better person. Students who would like to be considered for the Teen of the Month award or Teen of the Year scholarship can send their resume to

Teachers invited to submit ideas for creativity class

Teachers are invited to submit a proposal to teach a week-long creativity class for Young at Art creativity camps, which will be running weekly sessions from June 22 through Aug. 14. Morning sessions meet from 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the afternoon sessions meet from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Young at Art is one of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council’s longest-running programs. Since its inception, thousands of children ages 4 to 18 have been served, and hundreds artists and teachers in the Yampa Valley have been supported. Last year, teachers’ average pay was approximately $700 for a week-long, half-day session.

This year’s programming will focus on the theme of self-expression. Past classes have featured dance, photography, creative writing, music and theater.

The deadline for proposals is today. Contact the Arts Council at 970-879-9008 or for more information.

Library to stream TED conference live Tuesday

The Bud Werner Memorial Library will offer a free live stream of the 2015 TED Conference all day Tuesday. The TED Conference theme is “Truth & Dare,” and this one-day simulcast from Vancouver will feature four of the conference’s curated sessions streamed into Library Hall.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

The popular TED talks found on are gleaned from the conferences, like the one that the library will stream on Tuesday. The schedule is as follows:

■ 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Session 2: What Are We Thinking?

■ Noon to 1:45 p.m.: Session 3: Machines that Learn

■ 3:15 to 5 p.m.: Session 4: Out of this World

■ 6 to 7:45 p.m.: Session 5: Life Stories

The event is free, and open to the public. Read more about the featured speakers for each session at

Groups partner to present beginners ice fishing clinic

Yampatika and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are partnering to present the second annual beginners ice fishing clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Steamboat Lake State Park. The event is free and open to all ages; youth under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All ice fishing equipment will be provided, and participants must comply with CPW entrance pass and fishing license requirements. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 970-871-9151.

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