Briefs for Sept. 23, 2003

'Self Help' celebration scheduled for Sept. 30

The United States Department of Agriculture, the Regional Affordable Living Foundation and the Rural Community Assistance Corporation will hold a "Self Help" celebration at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at West End Village.

The celebration is in recognition of a $388,750 grant awarded to Mutual Self Help, an affordable housing program in which people build their own houses. The Mutual Self Help Program is new to the community and will provide technical assistance for 24 houses in 24 months. The check will be presented at the site of the first seven houses that are to be built by the first group of families.

Kids Night Out Swimming party set for Friday

A Kids Night Out Swimming and Pizza Party is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. This is a social event for children in kindergarten through third grade. Call Melissa at 879-6033 for program details, or stop by the Parks and Recreation Department office to register.

Moose is Loose tourney tees off Wednesday

The annual Moose is Loose Golf Tournament, hosted by Jim "Moose" Barrows and benefiting the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, will tee off at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Golf Course. Five-member teams can enter by calling 879-4645.

Railroad-crossing repair to hinder U.S. 40 traffic

Railroad-crossing repair will slow traffic on U.S. Highway 40

A repair of the Hayden Gulch railroad crossing, about one-half mile east of Hayden on U.S. 40, is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Traffic will be guided through a one-lane detour during construction.

Leadership class looking for parade sponsors

The Steamboat Springs High School Leadership class is looking for any business or organization interested in having a vehicle or float in the Sailors homecoming parade Oct. 3. Entries are due Friday. The class also is looking for wood crates, barrels, treasure chests or other pirate-themed decorations for homecoming. Call 871-3656.

Youth Chorale looking

for talented young singers

Columbine Youth Chorale is seeking talented young singers. The children's choir is open to all interested youths ages 8 to 14; no experience is necessary. The group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at United Methodist Church. The choir will present a Christmas program Dec. 13 in collaboration with the Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra. Call 879-1996.

"Bust of Steamboat" looking for sponsorships

Sponsorships are open for the 2003 "Bust of Steamboat," a fund-raiser for the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Sponsors donate $200 and in return receive a bra to decorate and two tickets to an Oct. 24 dinner where the decorated bras will be auctioned off. Call 871-7300 to become a sponsor or make a donation.

Arts Council accepting applications for shows

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is accepting applications from Colorado artists for a one-person or small group show at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Arts Center. Exhibit dates are Feb. 13-March 21. E-mail arts@steamboatspringsarts.com or call 879-9008 for entry guidelines. Proposals must be received by Oct. 1.

Advocates Against Battering training Oct. 14

The first new volunteer training session for Advocates Against Battering and Abuse will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 14. If you are interested in becoming an advocate and participating in the 25-hour training course, call Sandy at 879-2034.

Dance Theatre holding auditions for winter show

Steamboat Dance Theatre will hold auditions for its 32nd annual winter concert on Oct. 12 at the Northwest Ballet studio, 326 Oak St. Sign-in will be at 3 p.m., warm-up at 3:30 p.m. and auditions at 4 p.m. The audition fee is $10, which includes an annual Steamboat Dance Theatre membership. The concert will take place March 4, 5 and 6 at Steamboat Springs High School.

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