Plant a tree and help Bristlecone
The Bristlecone Foundation is a nonprofit that provides hospice service and home care to Summit County residents. They are having a fundraiser, and there are two ways that you can help. The first is by buying seedlings. Proceeds will benefit the Bristlecone Foundation while keeping our forests beautiful.
The second way to help is to volunteer to plant the seedlings that people have purchased. Planting day will take place on June 1. Planting locations include the towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne and the Keystone Science School campus. Visit www.bristleconefoundation.org for more details.
‘American Soldier’ exhibit opens in Denver
Kick off a summer of exploration of local and national military history at the History Colorado Center with the opening of “The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute on Saturday. On view through Sept. 2, this national traveling exhibition features 116 enlarged photographs that capture unforgettable images of American soldiers — beginning on the Civil War battlefields in 1861, when the new medium of photography first documented the grim realities of war, to the war in Iraq.
In the first comprehensive photographic record of the men and women who have risked their lives to protect the United States, this exhibition offers dramatic images that convey the danger and frustration, humor and beauty, victory and loss of soldiering.
Throughout the summer, visitors can discover Colorado’s unique military history through special programs featuring lectures by military historians, artifacts and photographs from History Colorado’s extensive collections and activities such as a 10th Mountain Division touch cart and writing letters to Colorado soldiers in Afghanistan. Tours to significant military and historical sites around the state are also offered.
Visit HistoryColoradoCenter.org for complete information.
Leadville museums offer passport
Leadville’s history is rich and colorful, with tales of mining magnates, infamous Wild West characters and some of Colorado’s most influential businessmen. From Doc Holliday and the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown to Horace, Augusta and “Baby Doe” Tabor, Leadville’s past comes to life in its museums, seven of which are partnering once again this summer to offer the Leadville Museum Passport.
This combination ticket is valid today through the month of September for one visit to each of the following: the Heritage Museum, the Tabor Home, the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin, the Tabor Opera House, the Matchless Mine, the House with the Eye Museum and Carriage House, and the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. The passport is transferrable and also offers discounts at selected museum gift shops. New this year is a partnership with the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad: The passport includes a 10 percent discount on scenic train rides.
The Leadville Museum Passport costs $35 for adults (ages 13 to 61), $30 for seniors (ages 62 and older) and $17 for children (ages 6 to 12). The passport will be available for purchase today through Sept. 2 at the seven participating museums, the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad depot and the Leadville and Lake County Chamber of Commerce at 809 Harrison Ave. More information about the passport is available by calling (719) 486-1229.
Glenwood Caverns kicks off concert series
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s fifth Music on the Mountain concert series begins today with the Summer Kick-Off Party and extends through Sept. 21.
The 10 free concerts will include live music, drink specials and a free tram ride up and down the mountain in exchange for a canned food donation to the LIFT-UP food pantry. Cans-for-a-tram rides begin at 4 p.m. for each event, with bands playing from 6 to 10 p.m., except for the Christian Music on the Mountain evening on Sept. 8, which will begin and end two hours earlier.
Kicking off the concert series today is Doctor Robert, a new generation of Beatles tribute band committed to the accurate reproduction of more than 100 songs of The Beatles’ repertoire. Their high-energy shows are full of Beatles magic, as Casey Falter, Karen Janssen, Ben Wright and Kevin Reinert love the challenge of recreating even the most demanding musical compositions.
For more information about the park or the concert series, visit www.glenwoodcaverns.com or call 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.