Steamboat briefs: Renowned hoop dance artist to lead workshop |

Steamboat briefs: Renowned hoop dance artist to lead workshop

Brecken Rivera, a world-renowned hoop dance artist and instructor, will lead dancers, hoopers and anyone with a passion for movement arts through a special hoop workshop at noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at Sundance Studio in Steamboat Springs. The cost is $50 for the four-hour workshop.

Rivera’s style of hoop dance incorporates organic body movements and waves of exchange with the hoop. Elements of breath, weight, tipping, ramps and transitional imagery all come together through a winding of eights and spirals.

The workshop will focus on soft wave-life motion qualities, subtlety and fluidity of movement, organic momentum in barrel rolls, shifting focus through figure-eights and “catching the wind” of fluid movement. It’s open to all levels, and hoops will be available to borrow and purchase.

Call Nikki Inglis, at 970-819-7689, for more information.

History-loving locals sought to digitize library magazine

If you know the difference between the Bear and Yampa rivers, the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum need you. The library and museum are partnering on a project to digitize and make available on the web Three Wire Winter magazine and the magazine’s supporting materials, including oral interviews, transcripts and photos. They need history-loving locals who have the time to listen to the interviews while reading professional transcripts of the interviews for errors.  Anyone who is interested should call Alysa Selby at 970-367-4929 or email

Annual silent auction to support tuition assistance

Emerald Mountain School’s annual scholarship fundraising auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Rex’s American Grill and Bar with 100 percent of proceeds from the silent auction supporting tuition assistance at the school. The auction, which includes heavy appetizers, wine and beer, is open to the Steamboat Springs community. Tickets are $50 and can be reserved by calling the school at 970-879-8081.  

Hospice training offered by Northwest Colorado VNA

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a hospice certification training for individuals interested in volunteering their time to support hospice patients and families from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 at Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. The two-day training and a one-year commitment are required to be a hospice volunteer. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, including helping hospice patients and families with errands, meal preparation and light household tasks or simply sharing hobbies and interests. Registration for the training is required. For more information or to sign up, call VNA volunteer coordinator Mindy Marriott at 970-871-7609.

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