Steamboat briefs: Young Professionals Network seeks board applications
The Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network is now accepting applications for several vacant seats on its 2017-18 advisory board. YPN’s mission is “building a better community through the development of leaders.”
As a committee of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, YPN provides its members with volunteer opportunities, professional and leadership development and networking events. The YPN Advisory Board sets the organization’s annual budget and goals, and board service provides a great opportunity to practice leadership and increase engagement in the community.
Board members make a one-year commitment from October through September. Questions can be directed to 2017-18 board chairs Beth Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Geoff Petis at email@example.com.
Anyone interested in becoming an advisory board member is asked to submit a current resume and a brief statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Tibetan film focus of August foreign film series
Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with “Soul on a String,” a drama from Tibet directed by Yang Zhang, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Chief Theater.
Variety magazine calls it “a slow-simmering, Western-style action drama of blood feud, misfired machismo, and spiritual quest spread across Tibet’s rolling steppes and scorching deserts.” After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer, Taibei, a solitary Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a mission: to bring it back to the holy Mountain of Buddha’s Handprint.
Pursued by black market traders who seek the priceless artifact for themselves, as well as two brothers seeking vengeance for the long-ago death of their father, Taibei’s journey will be a long and difficult one — even before it is thrown off course by strange, mystical events. The two-and-a-half hour film screens in Tibetan and with English subtitles.
Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Yampa Valley Crane Festival registration is underway
Registration for the 2017 Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which will be held Aug. 31 through Sept. 1, is currently underway. Most festival events, including all speakers and films, are free and do not require registration.
Some activities with limited space do require advance registration and a nominal registration fee. A few spaces remain available for the following events: guided crane viewing shuttles; guided bird walks; wine, cheese and crane art gallery show; nature writing workshop; wildlife photography workshop; family activity night at a Hayden ranch; and owl pellet workshops.
Hayden Library announces plans for fair float
Those who will be participating in Hayden Public Library’s Friendship Fairy float are asked to help decorate the float and pick up costume items from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. The group should meet dressed in costume at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at the high school in advance of judging at 9:30 a.m.
The float is sponsored in conjunction with the library’s summer reading program “Build a Better World” and is based on the book “The Friendship Fairy,” which will be passed out during the Routt County Fair Parade. Contact the library at 970-276-3777 for more information.
“Making Medicine From Plants” is subject of park class
Herbalist Mary O’Brien will share her favorite techniques for preserving local plants for medicine during the next Wednesday Wonderings class at the Yampa River Botanic Park in Steamboat Springs. Teas, salves, vinegars, tinctures and elixirs will be discussed and demonstrated during the class, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the park’s Trillium House.
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council provides waste reduction education event
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a free Waste Reduction Round Up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Steamboat Springs Farmers Market. The public is invited to stop by for a short, 10-15 minute educational presentations that will answer common questions on reducing waste.
Presentations will highlight the following topics: deciphering food best by dates; a cooking demonstration using commonly wasted items; avoiding common recycling contaminants; what to do with hard-to-recycle materials; buying local; making art out of recycled materials; and how to make a plastic-free Zero Waste kit for on-the-go. For a full list of topics, times and speakers, visit yvsc.org/waste-reduction-round-up.
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