Brief points for Jan. 23

'A Valentine Soiree'

Tickets are available for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra's "A Valentine Soiree."

During the evening of dancing to the music of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra, Polly Cogswell, of the Steamboat Dance Theatre, will teach basic dance moves to the music of Strauss, Glenn Miller and Andrew Lloyd Weber.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $45. Proceeds benefit the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra. Advance purchase is advised. Tickets are available at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., at the door or by calling 879-9008.

Perry-Mansfield enrollment

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp is enrolling students for its summer 2004 programs in dance, theater, musical theater, dramatic writing and equestrian. Call 879-7125 to request a printed brochure or visit

Artisans seek beneficiary

Steamboat Clay Artisans' Soup Bowl Supper Committee is seeking a nonprofit organization to be the beneficiary of its 2004 fund-raiser.

For the past two years, members of the Steamboat Clay Artisans have created handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls that are given away to ticket holders at the event as well as other ceramic items that are auctioned during the fund-raiser. The fund-raiser is expected to net at least $5,000 for the beneficiary.

For the fund-raiser, SCA creates the ceramic wares, handles publicity and provides member-volunteers at the event to distribute the bowls, take tickets and coordinate the silent auction. The group requests that the beneficiary organization help sell tickets, procure food donations and manage the food service at the event (table settings, serving trays/pots, serving food, clean-up).

To be considered as this year's beneficiary, submit a letter of interest no later than Feb. 15. State the name and purpose of the organization, how it would use the donation and the extent of volunteer assistance the organization would provide. Letters should be addressed to SCA, P.O. Box 882111, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488, Attn: Soup Bowl Supper Committee. The selection of this year's beneficiary will be made and announced no later than March 31. Call Deb Babcock at 846-9349.

'Valley Vows' on display

The exhibits "A Century of Valley Vows: A Community Exhibit" and "Foundations of Steamboat: The Gossard Family" are on display at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The exhibit traces the traditions, people and attire from weddings in Routt County over the last century.

Riverhouse gallery open

Riverhouse Editions, a fine art print workshop and gallery, is open by appointment, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 871-1559 or 870-8944.

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