Steamboat briefs: County Clerk’s office will be closed Monday and Tuesday

The Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, including motor vehicle, will be closed at noon today and all day Tuesday for election business. Residents who are unsure where to vote on Election Day can find their polling place by entering their address at www.vote411.org.

Hayden Congregational Church distributing baskets

Thanksgiving food baskets will be distributed to Hayden families in need on Nov. 18. Baskets need to be reserved no later than Nov. 16 by calling Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507 or Carlyn Staudt at 970-276-3056. Baskets must be picked up from 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church.

Applications available for artisan and craft fair Dec. 1

Applications are available for Holidays in the Rockies, the Steamboat Springs Arts Council’s annual artisan and craft fair. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at Strawberry Park Elementary School. Those interested in a booth space are asked to email info@steamboatspringsarts.com. The application deadline is Monday.  

Library presents Southeast Asian potluck feast Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free Southeast Asian potluck feast at 5:30 p.m. Monday in honor of One Book Steamboat and the community read of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried.” Explore the library’s cookbook collection displayed at the front desk, offering ideas for dishes from Vietnam and its Southeast Asian neighbors, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and China. Make your favorite dish to share and bring the recipe. RSVP to 970-367-4917.

Free community dinners at Holy Name will resume

Free community dinners at Holy Name Catholic Church will resume from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and continue on the second Thursday of each month. The dinners are held downstairs in the Church Hall, and anyone is welcome. Those who would like to contribute a side dish or volunteer are asked to call the church office at 970-879-0671.

Part of Culinary World Tour series begins on Saturday

Sushi Rolling For Dummies, part of the Culinary World Tour cooking series, is from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at City Cafe. The cost is $25. Register by calling 970-846-1135.

Halloween costumes can be donated at local schools

The Steamboat Springs High School National Honor Society is sponsoring Green Halloween, a community costume recycling event. Costumes can be donated at area preschools and elementary schools. For more information, call National Honor Society sponsor Mrs. Decrette at 970-871-3689.

Tread of Pioneers Museum reopens Saturday to Nov. 19

Following an expansion project, the Tread of Pioneers Museum will reopen for the annual Festival of Trees from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to Nov. 19. The free event will feature 16 trees decorated by local businesses and nonprofits.

Church hosting Work of Human Hands Craft Bazaar

Holy Name Catholic Church is hosting its annual Work of Human Hands Holiday Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ninth and Oak streets. Handmade gifts and unique fair-trade products from several countries, including baskets, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, candles, kitchen items, scarves and holiday items will be for sale. The event includes a bake sale benefiting Holy Name’s youth group, a Mexican food luncheon, live music and face-painting.

Routt County Riders invites community to take survey

Routt County Riders is conducting a biking survey, and all members of the community are invited to participate. The survey runs through Sunday and can be accessed at www.routtcountyriders.org. Through the survey, the nonprofit bicycle advocacy group hopes to gain insight into current cycling habits, needs and concerns in order to help determine the best direction for the group in 2013. Cyclists and noncyclists are needed to complete the survey, which takes about 10 minutes. Those who complete the survey can enter a free drawing with prizes, including Chamber Bucks, a bike helmet, a CamelBak hydration system, a bike tune and various Routt County Riders logo items.

Weigh and Win program pays for healthy weight

Weigh and Win, a free community program that pays adults to achieve a healthy weight, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Nov. 15 at The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden. Visit www.weighandwin.com or search LiveWellNWCO on Facebook for more information. Call LiveWell Northwest Colorado community coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110 with questions.

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