News in Brief

Self Help Housing sets

celebration on Tuesday

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. Tuesday at West End Village.

The celebration is in recognition of a $388,750 grant awarded to Mutual Self Help, an affordable housing program where 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.

Search and Rescue's

annual fund-raiser Tuesday

The eighth annual Routt County Search and Rescue Fund-raiser is from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Bear River Bar and Grill. Tickets are available from any Search and Rescue member and at Johnny B. Good's and are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Ticket price includes dinner, two silent auction sessions and door prizes.

Columbine Youth Chorale seeking talented singers

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

'Bust of Steamboat'

sponsorships are $200

Sponsorships are open for the 2003 "Bust of Steamboat," a fund-raiser for the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Sponsors donated $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 taking

applications for art show

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.

Exhibit dates are Feb. 13-March 21. Dates for private exhibits in our Small Works Gallery will be determined in August. E-mail arts@steamboatspringsarts.com or call 879-9008 for entry guidelines. Proposals must be received by Wednesday.

Advocates schedules

volunteer training session

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.

Steamboat Dance Theatre holding concert auditions

Steamboat Dance Theatre will hold auditions for its 32nd annual winter concert 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.

Call Jayne at the Depot, 879-9008.

'It's a Girl Thing' program is available at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its popular book discussion series for girls and women called "It's a Girl Thing" this fall.

The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 13 and a woman of significance in their lives, such as their mother, grandmother, friend or teacher. Each pair will be given a copy of the discussion book to keep.

Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions. The program will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 at the library. Advanced registration is required.

Call the library at 879-0240 or stop by the children's desk.

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