News in brief for Aug. 22

Volunteers still needed for Steamboat Springs triathlon

Volunteers are needed for the Steamboat Springs Triathlon on Sunday. Those interested can register online at www.5430sports.com through the Steamboat Springs triathlon link. Anyone with questions can call Joy Rasmussen at Colorado Group Realty at 875-2933.

GrandKids Family Fun tickets are available

Tickets are available for the GrandKids Family Fun Festival, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Park. Entertainment includes the award-winning children's music of "Milkshake," comedy and juggling by We're Not Clowns, family games and Pickles the Clown.

The event also will feature food and beverages and a drawing for prizes such as a Mexico vacation, ski weekend at Jackson Hole and Avalanche tickets. Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults and can be purchased in advance at All That Jazz or GrandKids Child Care Center. Event and $10 prize tickets will be available at the door. Call GrandKids at 870-1140.

Local artists needed to help sponsors design bras

Local artists are needed to help Bust of Steamboat sponsors design bras. The bras will be auctioned off during the fourth annual "Bust of Steamboat" event, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Three Peaks Grill. All funds raised will be used to help uninsured or underinsured women of Yampa Valley who are in need of mammograms or financial assistance for breast cancer treatment.

Breast cancer survivors are also needed as volunteers at Bust of Steamboat. To volunteer, call Debbie Curd at 871-7907 or 879-2373.

Carpet Bag Book Club

kits available at library

Book clubs can request Carpet Bags, kits that each contain 12 copies of a single book title and a notebook filled with resources, including biographical information, interviews and discussion questions. Book clubs can choose from nearly twenty titles. Call Michelle Dover at 879-0240, ext. 307.

Flag, tackle football

registration under way

Registration is under way for third- and fourth-grade flag football and fifth- and sixth-grade tackle football. The programs run from Aug. 29 to mid-October. Flag football is $45, and tackle football is $65. Call 879-4300. Volunteer coaches also are needed for the program. Interested volunteers must attend a mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreational Services Office.

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