Steamboat briefs: The Gary Moore Memorial Fund opened at area bank
The Gary Moore Memorial Fund has been opened in memory of Gary Moore at Yampa Valley Bank. Anyone who wants to donate is asked to see the tellers at Yampa Valley Bank. Proceeds will go to a local charity.
Tenor, bass singers being recruited for April concert
Tenor and bass singers are being recruited by Yampa Valley Singers to rehearse from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs for an April concert. Contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 for more information and to register.
CSU Extension office offers radon test kits for $5 each
January is Radon Action Month, and the CSU Extension office is offering radon test kits for $5. Radon gas is an odorless, colorless gas that can seep into a home through the foundation, and it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon test kits can be picked up at the CSU Extension office at the Annex building behind the Historic Routt County Courthouse, 136 Sixth St. in Steamboat Springs. For more information, call 970-879-0825.
Library book clubs are for 4th- through 6th-graders
Sign-up is open for the next session of It’s a Girl Thing and Guys Read, Bud Werner Memorial Library’s book clubs for fourth- through sixth-graders and an adult partner. The free book discussion groups meet once a month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. October through May in the Teen Project Room.
Led by a member of the Youth Services staff, the club sessions include hands-on activities, lively book discussion and related media.
Space is limited to 10 kid/adult pairs per meeting. Each pair can pick up their free copy of the book to borrow and share at the Kids’ Desk.
For more information on book titles and dates and to register, visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/services/kids/books-more/bookclubs
Registration for preschool winter program now is open
Registration for the Steamboat Springs Pee Wee’s preschool winter program is going on now through the Parks and Community Services. The program is open to 2 1/2 to 5-year-old kids who are potty trained and includes special activities such as science, fun with food, art, mindful yoga, reading and working on number and letter recognition and pre-writing skills. The 14-week session is offered on Tuesdays for $220 and a 13-week session on Thursdays for $200. Signing up for individual days also is an option at a rate of $20 per day. The winter session runs from Jan. 6 through April 16. Call 970-879-4300 to speak with a staff member or find more information or register on-line at http://www.steamboatsprings.net/youth.
Top vocal group returns to Steamboat on Saturday
The CU Buffoons, recognized as one of the top 10 college vocal groups in the country, are returning to Steamboat Springs on Saturday. The concert, sponsored by Emerald City Opera and Colorado Mountain College, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Allbright Family Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for students and free for those 12 and younger. They can purchased at All That or online at http://emeraldcityopera.com/tickets.
Professionals network to host a forum on housing
Young Professionals Network will host a housing options forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 3190 S. Lincoln Ave. A panel of experts will share their expertise and experience to shed light on housing options available including: renting vs. buying; loan options; credit; and programs to help support first-time home buyers. Panels members are: Josh Kagan, senior mortgage lender at Cornerstone Mortgage Lending; Matt Eidt, Realtor at Colorado Group Realty; and Jason Peasley, executive director of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority. RSVP to email@example.com. YPN invites community members to complete the organization’s housing survey, which can be found at http://www.steamboatypn.com under the calendar of events.
BookTrails offers Colorado 14ers program on Feb. 16
BookTrails will offer a program on Colorado 14ers and mountain climbing from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall. The program is open to first- through fifth-graders, and the cost is $30 per student. Participants are asked to bring a lunch and proper shoes and coat for outdoor exploration. To sign up or for more information visit http://www.mybooktrails.org or call 855-426-6587.
Chaucer reading group to kick off Feb. 11 at library
Bud Werner Memorial Library will kick off a six-week Chaucer reading group on Feb. 11. The group will be led by veteran English teacher Sally Frostic and a team of experienced local Chaucer aficionados. They will focus on Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” The free workshop is limited to 20 participants who are asked to commit to reading and attending the sessions. To sign up, contact adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at 970-879-0240, ext. 317. Free. Visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Hayden Public Library to close Monday for holiday
Hayden Public Library will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will reopen Tuesday for normal business hours.
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