Tonight an Italian-themed night benefits the South Park Schools Foundation. The Evening of Italian Culture starts at 6 p.m. at South Park Schools Cafetorium, 640 Hathaway St., Fairplay. Students and faculty of the University of Colorado Italian Department and School of Music present an evening of Italian poetry and culture with classical guitar by Nicolo Spera, as well as homemade Italian fare. Suggested minimum donation is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. For more information, call (719) 836-3460.
Alamos wines and Protect Our Winters (POW) have joined forces to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on mountain communities worldwide.Making the connection between climate change and its impact on the winter recreation community is rather seamless, but few know of the very real threat global warming poses to the wine industry. In fact, snowmelt from the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina provides an unparalleled natural irrigation system, which nurtures Alamos vineyards. "Our grapes come from mountain vineyards with elevations of 3,000 to 5,000 feet," said Alamos Winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt. "These high-altitude growing conditions provide the ideal elevation, climate and sun exposure to yield grapes with rich, layered aromas and flavors."To commemorate the launch of this partnership, Alamos is providing yearlong POW memberships to anyone looking for a way to support the cause. The first 1,000 people that enter keyword: ALAMOS at sign-up will gain access to a worldwide community that is fighting climate change. Visit www.protectourwinters.org for more information. "It is rare to find a partner that truly relies on snow for the production of its product," said Chris Steinkamp, POW Executive Director. "We have a shared commitment to the preservation of mountain communities worldwide, and partnering with Alamos will help us to reach even more people with our message about climate change." On Oct. 26, Alamos and POW will continue to spread the word about climate change by hosting an event to learn about the latest work being done by Protect Our Winters, meet and mingle with professional snow sports athletes and enjoy the Alamos portfolio of premium Argentine wines. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at behind-the-scenes footage of Teton Gravity Research's latest film project, "Further." The film, sponsored by Patagonia, continues the story of POW co-founder and professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones on his quest to uncover newer, more adventurous locales for he and his team of skiing and snowboarding athletes to conquer. The crew has already hosted an event in New York City, and will continue on to San Francisco on Nov. 10. Guests can RSVP for the events at www.AlamosPOW.eventbrite.com.
Summit county local Chriss Cowan (Qi Gong Institute of Summit County) has just returned from the Omega Institute where she received training and education by Brian Weiss, bestselling author of "Many Lives, Many Masters," "Through Time Into Healing," "Same Soul, Many Bodies" and others. Weiss is an expert in the field of past-life regression therapy to heal and transform mind, body and relationships. Whether one believes in reincarnation or not, simply by being in a deeply relaxed state of mind, one can experience relief of stress and often receive insights to healing phobias, relationships and trauma. If you've ever experienced deja vu, recognized someone you've just met but can't place them, consider that you're remembering something from another life time. Cowan will share her and others' personal experiences from her training. You'll also participate in an exercise that will deepen your understanding of intuition and connectedness.