Steamboat briefs: Tickets available for 2017 Steamboat Adventures Show |

Steamboat briefs: Tickets available for 2017 Steamboat Adventures Show

The Steamboat Adventures Show is returning for its second year, featuring top adventurers talking about their travels around the world. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Locals who are featured in the upcoming Steamboat Adventures magazine, published by Steamboat Pilot & Today, will share accounts of their outdoor adventures through video, slide show and presentations.

Tickets are $25, and $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to Everything Outdoors Steamboat, an organization dedicated to getting children outdoors and fostering a love for adventure. The ticket price includes admission to the show, one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage and appetizers.

Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets now. Call Bryna Sisk at 970-871-4235 for more information. 

Prize-winning science writer speaks about ‘The Nature Fix’

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with investigative journalist and science writer Florence Williams, who will be talking about her new book “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative,” at 6:30 p.m. today in Library Hall.

From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to groves of eucalyptus in California, Williams investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health and creativity. Delving into completely new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation and ultimately strengthen relationships.

A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, Williams’ work focuses on the environment, health and science. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones, High Country News, O-Oprah, W, Bicycling and numerous other publications.

Her first book, “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History,” received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science and technology and the Audie in general nonfiction. Books will be available for sale and signing at this free Library Author Series event courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Visit for more information.

Library joins celebration of Al-Mutanabbi Street

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” a literary bridge with Iraq honoring Baghdad’s famous street of booksellers, which was bombed in 2007. The free evening of poetry and art starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Library Hall.

Steamboat Springs joins a global celebration of free expression, happening in nearly 40 locations around the world, including Baghdad, Paris, Berlin, Cairo and New York. The local event will be led by book artist Janet Bradley.

Located in Baghdad, Al-Mutanabbi Street is a winding street noted for its many bookstores and outdoor bookstalls where people gather as a great humanitarian center. Named after the famous classical Arab poet Abu at-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi, it has been a thriving center of Baghdad’s bookselling and publishing for centuries. The 2007 bombing took the lives of 30 people and destroyed a large portion of the neighborhood.

The booksellers who survived rebuilt their stores and are once again in business. They sell works by Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, Jews, children’s books and progressive publications from around the world.

After reading about the devastation of Iraq’s literary and intellectual center, San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil created the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Every year since its creation, poetry readings and exhibits have taken place around the world on or around the bombing anniversary. Steamboat Springs gathers in our public library with citizens from around the world to celebrate a free exchange of ideas and knowledge. Visit for more information.

Extension offers training to cottage foods producers

The Routt County CSU Extension office is offering a Food Safety for Cottage Foods Producers training that will teach entrepreneur cooks about rules governing food they produce in their home kitchens. The training will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall in Steamboat Springs.

Attendees will learn which foods are permissible in the Cottage Food Act and learn food safety considerations in setting up home kitchens for a food business. Successful completion of this training will fulfill the food safety training requirements for the Colorado Cottage Food Act.

The cost of the certification training is $25. Contact Routt County Extension at 970-879-0825 to register.

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