Happenings for Jan. 21., 2004

WEDNESDAY

n Yampatika's Wee Naturalist program for children ages 3 to 5 meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Yampatika, 925 Weiss Drive. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Price includes a snack and juice. Call 871-9151.

n Yampa story-hour is at 10:30 a.m. at Yampa Public Library.

n Story-times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 are at 10 and 11 a.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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

n Town Challenge adult super-G training is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695, ext. 104.

n Meditation for peace and illumination is at 7 p.m. at the Bear River Center. This is a free, guided meditation.

n The city of Steamboat Springs hosts adult open gym basketball from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs High School gymnasium. Cost is $4.

n "A Different Kind of Music Concert" featuring Steamboat Springs High School students and teachers as well as musicians is at 7 p.m. at Steamboat Springs High School. Call 871-3563.

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

THURSDAY

n The Friends of Emerald City Opera host a social gathering at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Keri Rusthoi, 315 Little Moon Trail. Call 879-6708.

n Young children are invited to pajama story time from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library to hear the classic story, "Katy and the Big Snow." The library will provide snacks and a big surprise after the story. Children should wear their pajamas, coats and boots to this free event.

UPCOMING

n The Steamboat Lake Snow Club's annual benefit dinner begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Friday at Dutch Creek Guest Ranch. Cost is $100 per plate, with proceeds supporting grooming of the cross country ski and snowmobile trails. For reservations, call 879-8519.

n The free Friday Film Series begins at 7 p.m. Friday with "Rabbit-Proof Fence" (2000, UK/Australia) at Centennial Hall. Call 879-9008.

n The Steamboat Health and Recreation Association hosts a family pizza party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child and includes pizza, drinks and unlimited waterslide rides. Reserve spot by calling 879-1828.

n The North Routt Community Charter School Board will host a casual pizza night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Glen Eden Tavern to gather input from the community on the future of the North Routt Community Charter School. Call 871-6062.

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

n The Green Ridge Mountaineers Square Dance Club welcomes beginning dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Hayden Congregational Church. Call 879-3521 or 824-6062.

n Bluegrass virtuosos "Hands of Time" will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Depot Art Center. Tickets are $10 and are available through CMC and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Call 870-4479 for more information.

n A free family sledding party is at 1 p.m. Saturday 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. Sunday at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 879-2034. Silly costumes encouraged.

n Rehearsals for the Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra resume Sunday. Rehearsals are from 3:45 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Interested musicians ages 8 to 18 can call Mary Beth Norris at 879-4353 to schedule an audition.

n The Unitarian Universalists of Steamboat Springs present "A Time to Remember" at 5 p.m. Sunday in the United Methodist Fellowship Hall. Call 879-7856.

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

n A series of open houses to discuss winter recreation planning, hosted by the Routt County Planning Department, U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Parks, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Olympian Hall, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Lake State Park conference room, 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at Yampa Town Hall and 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Parks Ranger District office in Walden.

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