MEMBERS ONLY DRESS REHEARSAL PERFORMANCE OF SPEAK
Wednesday March 7th, 7 PM
A special dress rehearsal performance of this year’s performance from Young Bloods Collective is FREE for YBC and OTBP members this night only. SPEAK is an hour long performance written and performed by women living in the Yampa Valley. The performance will feature a variety of styles from spoken word, to slam poetry, to stand-up comedy, to dance. Inspired by the likes of 2 Dope Queens and Eve Ensler, SPEAK is a telling of the female experience in all its humor and tragedy in the modern, mountain world. Tickets for other performances can be purchased at https://www.youngbloodscollective.org/speak-tickets.
MEET & GREET WITH U.S. CONGRESS CANDIDATE KARL HANLON
Saturday March 10th, 6PM
Off the Beaten Path is hosting a meet and greet with United States Congress Candidate Karl Hanlon. Coffee and treats will be provided.
LAURA PRITCHETT, MAKING FRIENDS WITH DEATH: A FIELD GUIDE FOR YOUR IMPENDING LAST BREATH
Laura Pritchett, Making Friends with Death: A Field Guide for Your Impending Last Breath
Tuesday March 15th at 6:30 PM @ Bud Werner Memorial Library
Award-winning author Laura Pritchett returns with her newest book, Making Friends with Death, A Field Guide for Your Impending Last Breath (to be read, ideally, before it’s imminent). Pritchett, well known for her novels set in the contemporary West, leaps into new and exciting territory with this nonfiction/guidebook that’s designed to get us all thinking about the inevitable—even when (and especially when) we’re young, healthy, and not under duress.
The evening will include a short activity designed to jumpstart your exploration into making friends with the not-so-grim Grim Reaper. She broaches the sacred and the scary with warmth, humor and a few wisdoms gleaned from years of research. You’ll leave thinking of death as more of a potential friend rather than a spooky stranger. And since we can “use death as our advisor,” it might offer a few nuggets on living our best and brightest life, too. We can nearly guarantee that you’ll find yourself laughing, even as you contemplate your own (yes, let’s face it!) death.
FRENCH CLUB HAPPY HOUR
Thursday March 15th, 5-7 PM
Join the local French Club for a celebratory happy hour and discussion of all things French: books, language, food, politics, and travel.
ERIK WEIHENMAYER, NO BARRIERS: A BLIND MAN'S JOURNEY TO KAYAK THE GRAND CANYON
Erik Weihenmayer, No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon
Tuesday, March 20th @ Colorado Mountain College - Steamboat
No Barriers describes author Erik Weihenmayer’s moving story of overcoming challenges through outdoor adventure and other pursuits. Erik challenges each of us to commit to overcoming an obstacle.
Wednesday March 21st, 6-8 PM
Share your original poetry with a supportive audience and compete to win a $10 OTBP gift card.
15% off all poetry books this evening.
AUTHOR J.J. WILLIAMS, DR. JOE FOX SERIES
Thursday March 22nd, 6-8 PM
Off the Beaten Path is proud to host J.J. Williams, Colorado local and author of the Dr. Joe Fox series, including Colorado Courage, Colorado Greed, and the most recent installment, Colorado Murder. Dr. Joe Fox moves to a small Colorado mountain town to open his Family Practice. There he finds good friends, love and majestic mountain beauty. But soon he finds that not everything in this small town is what it seems. In medical school, he didn’t learn anything about dealing with a prejudiced local sheriff or discovering a meth problem in the high school. He certainly did not learn how to face down a Colombian drug cartel. Dr. Joe just wanted to see the usual medical problems, then ride his mountain bike and go fishing. It did not turn out that way. Stop by for happy hour and interesting discussion with J.J.!
COFFEE WITH A COP
Members of the Steamboat Springs Police Department will be on hand to meet with members of the public, and Off the Beaten Path will be providing free brewed coffee during the event. Coffee with a Cop is designed to allow open, two-way dialogue between the community and the Steamboat Springs Police department and its officers. The program allows community members to ask questions and learn about the people who serve Steamboat.