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Museum set to host Ute Indian Pow Wow Dance presentation

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs is hosting the Youth Leadership Coalition of the Ute Indian Tribe in Fort Duchesne, Utah, who will share Ute Indian customs, pow wow dances, music and regalia in a special performance and historical presentation Thursday, May 3.

The educational event will take place at 5 and 6 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium at 45 Maple St. The all ages event is free, but donations will be accepted for a Ute Indian native language preservation project.

For more information, visit treadofpioneers.org/events-current.php or call 970-879-2214.

Library Indie Lens season closes with film about female veterans

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Indie Lens Pop-Up season concludes with a free screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary "Served Like a Girl," directed by Lysa Heslov. This a powerful and poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan screens at 6:30 p.m. May 7 in Library Hall.

Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries and military sexual abuse, these inspiring women find ways to adapt to the challenges they face through participation in the "Ms. Veteran America" competition. Guided by event founder and veteran, Major Jas Boothe, the women work hard to prepare for the competition and, in the process, recover parts of their identities they had lost on the battlefield.

The "Ms. Veteran America" competition was established in 2012 to encourage women veterans to recognize and support their sisters as they return to civilian life and face debilitating emotional, social and economic challenges. More than a vehicle for shared recovery, the competition's primary mission is to raise funds and awareness for America's 55,000 homeless women veterans, a goal that resonates strongly with the women profiled in the film. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information about this film and other Indie Lens Pop-Up events.

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Library Author Series features author and songwriter Vlautin

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with award-winning author Willy Vlautin talking about his new novel, "Don't Skip Out on Me" at 6:30 p.m. May 8 in Library Hall. Vlautin delivers an emotionally raw tale of a tragic and beautiful life. In addition, Vlautin's band, Richmond, created a companion soundtrack available for free download that evokes the spirit and setting of this haunting new novel.

Vlautin is the author of "The Free," "Lean on Pete," "Northline" and "The Motel Life." He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines. His last novel, "The Free," was a No. 1 Indie Next pick, and the recently released movie adaptation of his 2010 novel "Lean on Pete"  debuted at last year's Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim. 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.

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