Steamboat briefs: Professionals advisory board applications due Oct. 26 |

Steamboat briefs: Professionals advisory board applications due Oct. 26

The Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network is now accepting applications for several soon-to-be vacant seats on its advisory board. The YPN Advisory Board sets the organization’s annual budget and agenda, and board service provides a great opportunity to practice leadership and get further involved with the local community.

Some of the events that the YPN Advisory Board helps plan annually include Suds & Grub, the Youth Education Scholarship Golf Tournament, Table of Ten, Routt County Together and the Summer and Winter Solstice parties. Last year, the YPN Advisory Board also held a three-part Summer Business Series and a Housing Forum for Young Professionals.

With the motto “Connect. Volunteer. Grow. Lead.,” YPN provides its members with volunteer opportunities, leadership development seminars and social gatherings for networking purposes. There is no age restriction or required job qualifications to be eligible to become a member of YPN.

Anyone interested in becoming an advisory board member should submit a current resume and brief statement of interest to by Oct. 26.

Fall skating class session II enrollment opens

Session II Fall Skating class enrollment is open.

Classes begin Oct. 26 and include classes for age 2 1/2 and older. Classes are offered at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and at 10:45 a.m. Thursdays.

To register or for more information, call Stacy McAllister at 970-871-7040 or email More information also can be found at

Library, bookstore sponsor novel writing month

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore are sponsoring National Novel Writing Month for local writers who will embark on writing a 175-page (50,000-words) novel during November.

Prospective NaNoWriMo novelists are encouraged to gather for an informal, inspirational kickoff meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in the library conference room to gather information and writing resources and begin forming a novel-writing support network.

During November, Off the Beaten Path will host after-hours Friday night Write-Ins for NaNoWriMo novelists to provide camaraderie, encouragement and quiet writing time. The sessions will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27. The library will offer resources and quiet spaces for NaNoWriMo novelists throughout the month. Interested novelists should visit the official NaNoWriMo website at to learn more about the national program and sign up, and for more about local NaNoWriMo support.

Registration open for 2nd session school programs

Registration for the city of Steamboat Springs’ session II middle school programs is open.

The following programs will be offered.

■ Bowling: Unlimited bowling for one and a half hours each week, Mondays.

■ Splatz: Participate in a guided lesson each week from with an instructor, Mondays.

■ GROW: Girls Reaching Out Wide: A group for middle school girls offering various activities focused on healthy choices, cultural enrichment, community service, outdoors and leadership development, Tuesdays.

■ Babysitter training: Learn the business of babysitting and child development while earning CPR and First Aid certificates, Wednesdays.

■ Tennis lessons: For beginner or intermediate tennis players to learn the basics of serving, hitting, and scoring, held at the Tennis Center of Steamboat, Thursdays.

All programs start Oct. 26 and run through Dec. 17. Participants will meet at 3:20 p.m. in the Steamboat Springs Middle School parking lot and will be transported to each activity in a city vehicle. Visit for more information on costs and registration.

Children invited to play in free winter orchestra

Local fourth- through eighth-grade students are invited to participate in the free Winter Gardens Children’s Orchestra, which meets weekly in the Steamboat Springs Middle School band room. Beginners will meet from 7:15 to 7:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and intermediate players will meet from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit or call 970-291-1028 to register or for more information.

Museum seeks sponsors for fundraising Festival of Trees

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is seeking tree sponsors for its 21st annual Festival of Trees fundraising event, which will be held Nov. 14 to 23 at the museum. Call 970-879-2214 or email for more information.

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