Happenings for Jan. 16, 2004

FRIDAY

n Open drawing/painting sessions are 8:45 a.m. to noon at the Depot Art Center. Subject matter is live model or still-life. Fee of $10 per person to share cost of the model. Call Maggie at 879-9036.

n Steamboat Toastmasters, a public-speaking club, meets from noon to 1 p.m. in the Alpenglow Room at Colorado Mountain College.

n Town Challenge adult giant slalom race training is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695, ext. 104.

n A public meeting on the Steamboat Ski Area's Master Development Plan Amendment is from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel's Priest Creek Ballroom. Presentation begins at 2 p.m.

n A free introductory talk on the Ishayas' Ascension Meditation techniques will be at 7 p.m. at 231 Fourth St. Call 879-1230 for reservations.

SATURDAY

n The "Dyed in the Wool" Rug Hookers will present a gallery talk to discuss the exhibit at the Depot at 2 p.m.

UPCOMING

n The Unity Church of Steamboat Springs meets at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn. Patricia Taraka Stara will speak. Call 870-6323.

n A farewell brunch for United Methodist Church minister Tim Selby is at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, followed by a party from 1 to 3 p.m. at Howelsen Hill Ice Arena.

n The Delectable Mountain Quilters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The meeting features the movie "A Century of Quilts -- America in Cloth." Call 871-8948.

n The Steamboat Kiwanis Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the Willett Hall Alpenglow Room at Colorado Mountain College. Call 879-5058.

n Yampavalley.info hosts a Web site training session from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Colorado Mountain College's Bristol Hall, Room 319. Learn how to add pages and update content on the Web site. Reservations required. Call 879-0240, ext. 305 or e-mail aselby@marmot.org.

n The 30th annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill begins at 1:30 p.m. on the Headwall run at the Steamboat Ski Area.

n Yampa Valley Medical Center presents a free health program on shoulder injuries at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Yampa Valley Medical Center, Conference Room 1. Call 871-2500.

n Country musician Chris LeDoux plays a benefit concert for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. Tickets $30 in advance at Mount Werner Sinclair, All That Jazz or the Gondola Square SportStalker, or at the door if available.

n The Routt Powder Riders Snowmobile Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yampa Valley Electric Association auditorium.

n A multiple sclerosis support group sponsored by Hospice and the Visiting Nurse Association meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the VNA offices, 940 Central Park Drive. First-time participants call 870-3232.

n "The Power of Now" book discussion group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 21, at Epilogue Book Co. Meetings are free and will include guided meditation. Registration is required, call at 879-2111.

n A free avalanche clinic presented by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and sponsored by Ski Haus is from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Call 879-0385.

n Bluegrass virtuosos "Hands of Time" will play at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Depot. Tickets are $10 and are available through CMC and the Steamboat Arts Council. Call 870-4479.

n A free family sledding party is at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at the hill next to Hayden Valley Elementary.

n Advocates Against Battering and Abuse hosts the third annual Colorado Ski for Women at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 879-2034. Silly costumes encouraged.

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