News in Brief for Aug. 25

Clay Artisans' Soup Bowl Supper tickets on sale

Tickets for the Steamboat Clay Artisans' fourth annual Soup Bowl Supper are on sale for $18 at All That Jazz, the Depot Art Center and the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. The cost is $20 at the door. This year's fundraiser benefits the Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado, which will use the funds to provide medical care to sick, homeless animals and find them permanent homes.

The Soup Bowl Supper is Sept. 17 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Tickets are available for two seatings, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Each ticketholder will receive a handmade ceramic bowl, soup from a local restaurant, bread, beverage and dessert, as well as a chance to win a door prize.

In addition to ceramic bowls made by members of the Steamboat Clay Artisans, food donations will come from Hazie's, Creekside Cafe & Grill, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Slopeside Grill, Old Town Pub, Freshies, Pisa's, The Egg & I, La Montana, Yampa Valley Medical Center Cafe, Cantina, Blue Sage Bakery, Market on the Mountain, Mazzola's and Winona's. Serving utensils will be supplied by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. Call Deb Babcock at 846-9349.

Last week to buy discount Literary Sojourn tickets

Sunday is the last day to buy Literary Sojourn tickets at the early registration price of $75. The annual event is Sept. 10 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Five critically acclaimed and award-winning authors are featured in this year's festival: Chris Abani, Gish Jen, Haven Kimmel, Patrick McGrath and Ruth Ozeki. Nancy Pearl will be this year's master of ceremonies.

Tickets may be purchased at Bud Werner Memorial Library, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, or www.literarysojourn.org. Call 879-0240 or 879-6830.

Register for Bust of Steamboat race team

A local "Bust of Steamboat" team is being organized to participate in the Komen Race for the Cure event to be held Oct. 2 in Denver. The team registration deadline is Sept. 12. Register at www.raceforthecure-denver.com or complete paper registration, available at the Visiting Nurse Association, to join the Bust of Steamboat team. Call 879-3646.

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