Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for Tour de Steamboat registration |

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for Tour de Steamboat registration

Volunteers are needed to help with Tour de Steamboat registration Friday and the post-ride barbecue on Saturday. Contact Abi Slingsby at 970-819-0781 or email for details.

Drum and dance class will be taught Monday at Strings

West African master teacher Fara Tolno will offer community drum and dance classes Monday night in the Strings Music Pavilion. Classes are open to all levels with djembe drum taught from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and dance from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tolno was born in Guinea, West Africa, where he spent his youth in the village of Kissidugu and Guinea’s capital city, Conakry. Playing djembe since age 9, he has traveled extensively performing and teaching both drumming and dance. He spent nine years as the lead drummer for Les Merveilles de Guinea under the tutelage of West Africa’s most influential director and choreographer, Kemoko Sano.

Currently based in Boulder, Tolno earned his master’s degree in dance at the University of Colorado. He is the founder, director and choreographer for Kissidugu, a percussion and dance theater ensemble, which will perform at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Strings Music Festival.

The cost of the class is $15. Contact the Steamboat African Dance and Drum Ensemble with questions at 970-846-9695.

Steamboat Stinger in need of volunteers Aug. 15 to 17

The Steamboat Stinger needs volunteers for shifts Aug. 15 to 17. Volunteers will receive a goodie bag, T-shirt and lunch. To sign up or for more information, email Kat at

Board of Realtors awarding a renewable scholarship

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors again is awarding renewable college scholarships to past Board of Realtors scholarship recipients to continue their college educations.

Visit the Board of Realtors website at for application guidelines, or call Jody at 970-879-4663 for more information. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Friday.

Call of the Wild Auction is July 26 at Antlers Cafe

The Friends of Crossan are planning the first annual Call of the Wild Auction on July 26 at the Antlers Cafe and Bar in Yampa. Doors open at 4 p.m. with complimentary beer and wine served from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Live and silent auctions will begin at 6 p.m. Some of the auction items include a pair of outhouses, a half-day fly fishing trip with Olympian Johnny Spillane, a vintage 4 Points lift chair and antiques and collectables from Crossan’s M & A Market. All proceeds will benefit the project to restore the early 19th century grocery store in Yampa. Email friendsofcros or call 970-638-4480 for information.

Volunteers sought to help restore Lake Agnes Trail

The statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Parks & Wildlife-State Forest State Park, is seeking volunteers to help restore Lake Agnes Trail, located in the State Forest State Park near Walden on Aug. 9 and 10.

Lake Agnes Trail is primarily used for fishing, fly-fishing and hiking and is accessible from June until September. The trail begins at the site of the Agnes Cabin, which is on the National Historic Register, in the shadows of the nearly 13,000-foot Nokhu Crags. The trail leads hikers through open sub-alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and wildlife, into dense spruce forests, winds through rocky outcroppings and eventually leads to the shore of Lake Agnes.

Volunteers will use hand tools to help protect the trail against damage due to wear and tear of users. During the two-day project, more steps and structures will likely be added, critical edge will be improved, and tread and slope will be fixed.

No experience is necessary to volunteer, though it’s important to note that this project has steep sections of trail and the lowest point in elevation of the project is 10,300 feet. For registered volunteers, free camping will be available Friday and Saturday night, and meals will be provided Saturday morning through Sunday lunch. The project will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The minimum age to volunteer is 12.

Volunteers are asked to register in advance to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies and food. To register visit or call 303-715-1010.    

Widmer hosting bellydance class at Depot on Mondays

Meg Widmer, of Jasmir Bellydance Troupe, will be hosting a bellydance class at the Depot Art Center on Mondays.

From 6 to 7 p.m., the class is for all levels and will go over fundamentals of bellydancing and drills. It will focus on the building blocks of bellydance in a supportive and fun class environment.

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