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Volunteers still needed to help with Ride the Rockies event

With less than a week until cyclists roll into town for Ride the Rockies, there are more than 100 volunteer positions that still need to be filled June 11 to 13. All time slots are one- to two-hour increments, and volunteers are also needed before and after work as well as during the day. 

To sign up, visit grandfutures.org/ridetherockiesvolunteers and click the signup link to participate.

For those who prefer not to use their email address to sign up, contact Lindsey Simbeye at Grand Futures at 970-819-7805.

Deadline Friday for local artist to join Hayden Library art show

The Hayden Library is looking for any local artists to participate in an upcoming art show in June. The newly-formed art group invites artists to join in the first ever show at the library. There will be a formal Art Opening evening sponsored by the Friends of the Library at 5 to 8 p.m., June 22. Any Hayden artist is welcome to join the show. For more information, call the library at 970-276-3777. The deadline to join the show is Friday.

Library Author Series features historical fiction about Denver

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with Randi Samuelson-Brown, author of “The Beaten Territory,” a novel of darkly engaging historical fiction set in the underworld of lower downtown Denver in the 1890s, at 7 p.m. June 14 in Library Hall. The book has received critical acclaim, including a 5280 Editor’s Pick and a bookseller’s top choice at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver.

Set in Denver during an era when the downtown district was lousy with gaming parlors, saloons, brothels and various other dens of iniquity, “The Beaten Territory” drips with the intrigue of what was still considered the Wild West back in the 1890s. The latest novel by Samuelson-Brown tells the story of Annie Ryan, a Market Street madam who gets swept up in Denver’s seedy underworld when she meets laudanum-addled socialite Lydia Chambers. Soon enough, a shocking murder shakes this world of booze-besotted good-time girls to its very core.

Books will be available for sale and signing at this free Library Author Series event courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Spouse caregiver support group meets monthly at Rollingstone

A spouse caregiver support group for partners caring for someone with dementia meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive in Steamboat Springs.

The free and confidential group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, offers caregivers an opportunity to share experiences, learn new strategies and maintain personal wellbeing. The next meeting is June 21. Call 970-879-8942 for more information.

Library’s Dance on Film series to screen flamenco documentary

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre present a free Dance on Film screening of “Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona,” an intimate look at how flamenco’s legacy is kept alive within Barcelona’s tight-knit Gypsy community, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 in Library Hall.

Flamenco is passed on within the family in the Gypsy community that bore Carmen Amaya, the greatest flamenco dancer of all time. Juanito is about to fulfill his dream of getting a pair of red boots that will make him a true flamenco dancer. His uncle Coco, a legendary singer in the flamenco tablaos of Barcelona, will help him achieve it.

Her grand-niece, Karime, comes to Barcelona to pick up her trail. The journey is only complete when Winy, her mother, joins her from Mexico to prepare a show with some of the city’s biggest talent. Together they discover the spirit of Bajari.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

4-H plans to paint the county for the 2018 Routt County Fair

The Routt County 4-H Council wants to paint the county with window artwork to promote the Routt County Fair. Artist Pat Samples-Erhlich from in Fort Morgan will paint designs on local windows. Businesses wishing to participate can contact the Routt County Extension Office at 970-879-0825 or rc4h@co.routt.co.us.


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