Craig briefs for Aug. 22

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The award-winning Yampa Valley Chorus is looking for a skilled musician, male or female, to be its new director.

While the chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International, barbershop experience is not required. The group meets at 7 p.m. each Thursday inside the music room at Sunset Elementary School, and rehearses for three hours.

The group is planning a Christmas concert for the first part of Denver and its annual show in February. It also competes annually in the seven-state region; this year's competition is April 30 to May 2 in Colorado Springs. The group performs in the community throughout the year.

The chorus would like the new director to help bring its repertory songs up to "performance caliber," teach warm-ups with proper vocal exercises and correct vocal technique, according to a news release.

"We want to improve not only as a chorus, but also as individuals," according to the news release. "The chorus would provide training and learning opportunities through all the excellent educational programs available through the organization."

Anyone interested should call Brenda Hershiser at 824-5993 or Jeanne Stalcar at 824-7640.

Homesteading book presentation Sept. 6

Join Julie Jones-Eddy for a presentation about her book, "Homesteading Women: An Oral History of Colorado 1890-1950" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6, at Craig City Hall. "Homesteading Women" tells the story of Northwestern Colorado (Moffat County and Rio Blanco counties) through a series of oral history interviews with 47 women who lived in this part of the state. Copies of the DVD, "Homesteading Women" will be available for sale.

Julie Jones-Eddy graduated from Moffat County High School, then went on to become the U.S. Government Document Librarian at Colorado College's Tutt Library. Call 824-5343 for more information.

VNA holding annual meeting Wednesday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and The Haven will hold their annual meeting, "Creating Aging Linkages for Healthier Communities," at the Steamboat VNA office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday with events starting at 4 p.m.

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