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A&E briefs: Improv Colorado plays fundraiser

Lake Dillon Preschool will host its seventh-annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser today at the Silverthorne Pavilion. This year's entertainment features Improv Colorado, a Colorado Springs-based group that specializes in short-form improvisational comedy, much like you've seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Improv Colorado members come from a diverse background - everything from political activists to organic food experts.In addition to the improve show, the event will include a raffle with a $575 spring cleaning package and $500 spa package, pampering and shopping with more than 20 vendor booths, cocktails and dessert and door prizes. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $140 for a reserved table of eight. For more information or to buy tickets or make a donation to the preschool, call (970) 468-1606 or visit www.lakedillonpreschool.com.

The Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee invites you to view 60 artworks from students in kindergarten through fifth grades now on display at the County Commons in Frisco. This colorful exhibit represents artwork from students at Summit Cove, Breckenridge and Upper Blue elementary schools.To honor the students and their efforts, the committee will hold a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Mount Royal Room of the County Commons. The public is invited to view the art and meet the students and the art teachers. Carolyn Gentling is the art teacher at Summit Cove and Breckenridge elementary schools, and Susie Quinn-Fortner is the art teacher at the Upper Blue Elementary School.The exhibit includes 20 pieces from each school and shows a wide variety of styles and mediums. There are paintings, drawings and some woven pieces. Some pieces represent 3-D work, and you'll have 3-D glasses to better see the work, and one of the students, Mason Lukasiewicz, a first-grader at Summit Cove, was featured on Summit County's Channel 8 talking about his painting of a Japanese Kimono, which is on display.Refreshments will be served. Visit www.artsforthesummit.org for more information.

The sixth annual Summit Hockey Classic launches today and Saturday. Vail Summit Orthopaedics, PeakOne Surgery Center, Copper Mountain Resort and Beaver Run Resort will battle for the trophy. Each team has drafted players from a pool of hockey celebrities from the NHL and Division I colleges and local Summit County hockey players to form teams of 16 players. A "Puck Huck" competition will take place each evening. All spectators will receive a puck upon entry that will be tossed onto the ice during an intermission. With the generosity of local individuals and businesses, there will be a silent auction held in the lobby of the outside rink both evenings. On Saturday evening, the "Celebrity Shootout" will take place between the consolation game and the championship game.Game tickets are $5 per evening and available at the door. The Classic is a fundraiser for Summit Youth Hockey, a nonprofit organization offering boys and girls the opportunity to participate in both recreational and competitive hockey programs. Call 970-418-3997 for more information.

On Saturday, put on your best dress or tux and head over to the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne for Black Tie Bingo. The cost is $50 and includes two glasses of wine, appetizers, desserts, a wine wall, a photo booth, dancing and six bingo games with prizes. All proceeds benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault. The event takes place from 6 to 10 p.m.; visit www.blacktiebingo.eventbrite.com for more information.

Loveland and Skiing magazine will host Don't Stop Skiing, a day of demos, barbecue, live music, beer and giveaways, Saturday. Skiing magazine brings all the favorite ski brands to Loveland to let guests try their 2013-14 lineup of skis before they are available to the public. Packages are available and include unlimited demos, lunch and a lift ticket, if needed. After a day of testing out skis, visitors can some of Colorado's finest brews at the beer garden and rock out to some live music on the patio. Skiing magazine will be giving away a ski trip to Valle Nevado in Chile, and an on-hill poker run will give guests the chance to win other great prizes. Visit www.skiloveland.com for more information or to preregister.

Keep your children active and healthy this summer doing the things they enjoy while saving money. The Silverthorne Recreation Center's summer program registration opens at noon on Thursday. Kids ages 7 to 17 can take advantage of the School's Out Pass for an entire summer of fun at the rec center. By purchasing the School's Out Pass, your child will be eligible for passholder rates on summer and fall programs. Passes are $37 and are available for purchase on registration cay. Passes are valid from May 31 through Aug. 19 and must be purchased by June 30. Kids' programs include dance, art, skateboard camps, swim lessons, soccer, tennis, tumbling and more. Adult programs include kickball and volleyball leagues, specialized yoga and dance classes and tennis clinics. Sign up early, as classes fill quickly. To purchase or register for passes and classes, call or stop by the Silverthorne Recreation Center at noon on Thursday. For more programs and class descriptions, visit the town of Silverthorne website at www.silverthorne.org.


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