Steamboat briefs: World-renowned sailor to speak in Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat Springs Yacht Club, in conjunction with U.S. Sailing, will bring world famous sailor Ken Legler to Steamboat Springs for a presentation at the Chief Theatre on Sunday, July 10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a scotch tasting presented by event sponsor Old Pulteney Scotch. Legler’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Legler is coach of Tufts Sailing and former coach of the U.S. One Design Sailing Team. He will share stories of his experiences sailing all across the world from Marstrand Race Week in Sweden to the Blind Racing Worlds in Lake Garda, Italy.
Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online at sssyc.clubexpress.com or at All That and the Shoe Chalet.
No parking available at Hot Air Balloon Rodeo site
There will be no public parking at the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo event, which takes place today and Sunday, July 10 at Bald Eagle Lake on U.S. Highway 40 south of Steamboat Springs. Free transportation to the site is provided from the Meadows Parking Lot on Pine Grove Road beginning at 6 a.m. both mornings. There is a suggested donation of $5 per car.
Due to the event’s convenient location on the edge of town, spectators are also encouraged to walk, ride their bikes or take a lodging shuttle. There are no dogs and no smoking allowed at the event due to balloon hazards.
For the evening Balloon Glow today, parking is available at the Mountain Village.
2nd Steamboat Movement Fest seeks more volunteers
Steamboat Movement Festival organizers are seeking volunteers to help with the group’s second annual event, which will be held Aug. 11 to 14. Volunteers, known as the Yoga Bee Team, will get to attend yoga classes, speaker series, musical events and enjoy the festival in exchange for a commitment of 14 hours of work and a nominal fee.
To volunteer, go to steamboatmovementfest.com/volunteer.
New hockey club looks for host families for players
The Steamboat Wranglers Junior Hockey Club is looking for host families for its players during the upcoming season.
Players are age 16 to 20 and need a place to call home from September 2016 to March 2017 while they pursue their athletic and academic goals as a member of the new hockey team.
Host families receive season tickets and a monthly allowance.
For more information about serving as a host family, contact coach Misko Antisin at 720-666-0990 or email@example.com or coach Corey Allen
at 907-830-3184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSU Extension set to offer course about home canning
A Home Canning Basics course will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at the CSU Extension office in the Courthouse Annex in Steamboat Springs.
The two-hour introductory canning session will be hosted by Routt County Extension and will include instruction from the Yampa Valley’s most accomplished food preservers as they demonstrate the basics of water-bath canning at altitude. The cost is $10.
Call the Extension office at 970-879-0825 to reserve a space.
Strings set to host Andrew & Polly Youth Concert
Strings Music Festival will host the Andrew & Polly Youth Concert at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Strings Music Pavilion. Andrew & Polly are best known for their imaginative, playful songs and their soundtrack to the Nickelodeon cartoon, “The Outsiders.” They create fun and smart music for children and families across the country.
Tickets for the Strings Music Festival Youth Concert are $10 for adults and $1 for kids. Visit stringsmusicfestival.com or 970-879-5056 for ticket information.
Bhutan film to screen with filmmaker Q&A on Thursday
Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a community screening of the new documentary film “Power of the River,” an expedition to the heart of water in Bhutan with film-maker Greg I. Hamilton, at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14 in Library Hall.
The film takes audiences to the country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, and yet, a threat is looming. Bhutan’s primary revenue source is hydropower; quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named “Good Karma” guides an expedition to keep his kingdom’s mightiest river wild and free.
Through the exploits of Karma and his hand-picked international expedition team, the film plunges to the heart of what most threatens Earth’s wild spaces — and what will most likely save them.
Following the film, Hamilton will host a Q&A session. Admission is free, but a $10 suggested donation benefits “Power of the River’s” audience outreach and cameras-for-conservation initiatives.
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