Steamboat briefs: Position sought for Routt County fair advisory board
The Routt County Fair Advisory Board has an open, at-large position and is now accepting letters of interest from county residents. The board is made up of nine volunteers appointed by the Routt County Board of Commissioners. The fair advisory board is a working board and also oversees the planning, preparation and production of the annual Routt County Fair, makes recommendations to the Routt County Commission regarding the annual fair operating budget, capital improvements and the prioritization of improvements at the fairgrounds and updates to the fairgrounds master plan.
The board meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at alternating locations throughout Routt County. Letters of interest may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 970-276-1023 or mailed to P.O. Box 1000, Hayden, CO 81639.
Letters must be received no later than noon Tuesday, Oct. 6. Applicants must be residents of Routt County. Call 970-276-3068 or email email@example.com for more information.
Quilting workshop set for Sept. 19; all are welcome
A quilting workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19, at Selbe Senior Center Selbe Apartments, 550 Rollingstone Drive.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
All are welcome, and no sewing experience is necessary.
The workshop will be led by instructor Peggy Hoff, with the Delectable Mountain Quilters Guild, and will cover the basics of sewing straight seams as participants make a string quilt, one of today’s trends in quilting.
The cost of the workshop is $10, and participants should bring sewing supplies, a sewing machine, if available, scrap materials and lunch.
For additional information, call Terri Meeks at 970-761-2050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artposia forum convenes to public Monday at library
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Colorado Art Ranch and The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch present “Artposia,” a public forum designed for people who appreciate literature, contemporary art and the multidisciplinary exploration of ideas, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 in Library Hall.
Colorado Art Ranch is a nomadic arts organization founded on the belief that the arts are an agent for change. It travels to the Carpenter Ranch each September to sponsor the month long Art + Land/Water Residency for visual and literary artists from around the world.
Photographer and writer Tama Baldwin, visual artist Tatjana Jovancevic and multimedia artist Necole Zayatz are the artists in residence this month, and Monday’s talk is designed to promote conversations on how art and science intersect with land and water in the Yampa Valley, as well as showcase the work the artists have created while living on a working cattle ranch along the banks of the Yampa River.
For more information, visit steamboatlibrary.org/events.
Community presentations offered about drug abuse
Adrienne Hearne, from Grand Futures, and Jasmine Aranda from The Foundry, will offer three community presentations about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, including parenting tips and information about available resources. The presentations will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Hayden Public Library, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs and from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Yampa Public Library. The presentations are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome, and light refreshments will be provided. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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