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September 20, 2013
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Dillon Dam Brewery car show canceled

Today’s vintage car show at the Dillon Dam Brewery has been canceled due to unpredictable weather. For more information, visit www.dambrewery.com.

VeggieTales coming to Wheat Ridge

VeggieTales’ live show, “Happy Birthday Bob & Larry,” is coming to Crossroads Church of Denver in Wheat Ridge on Wednesday.

Join Bob and Larry and the entire VeggieTales crew as they put on the biggest birthday party ever celebrating VeggieTales’ 20 years of stories, songs and fun. The show will include fan-favorite silly songs such as “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything” and “The Hairbrush Song.”

The show starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.veggietales.com/live.

New exhibit space upgrade underway

The Summit County Arts and Exhibit Committee launched a project Monday to upgrade the exhibition space at the County Commons building in Frisco.

“The county is fortunate to have a variety of excellent art galleries but does not have a space that offers the public a place to view art in a noncommercial gathering space,” according to literature from the Summit County Arts and Exhibit Committee. “When remodeled, the lobby has the potential to be a great art exhibit space where residents and visitors alike can enjoy and appreciate a changing array of art exhibits.”

The goal of the project is to provide Summit County with a gallery-like public space to present artwork from Summit County artists and, on occasion, artists outside the county. The variety of art that is displayed at the County Commons includes artwork from children of Summit schools, historic photos of Summit County, watercolors and oil paintings from area artists, photographs and special poster displays for local artistic events. The art rotates to the Senior Community Center and then to the North Branch Library after being displayed at the County Commons.

A grant, with a matching component, was awarded from The Summit Foundation in June to facilitate the County Commons project. The Summit County Arts and Exhibit Committee encourages the public to help match the grant by contributing a tax-exempt donation to this project. Donations may be sent to the Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee, PO Box 1855, Frisco, CO 80443.

35th Aspen Filmfest, next weekend

Aspen Film is gearing up to present its 35th annual Aspen Filmfest, Sept. 25-29, showing films at both Aspen’s Isis Theatre and Paepcke Auditorium.

As Aspen Film’s flagship event, Aspen Filmfest includes new releases, acclaimed documentaries and favorites from the international and domestic festival circuit, all presented amid glowing fall colors. Filmfest also draws guest filmmakers to engage in conversations about their work.

Because Aspen Filmfest is one of the first fall festivals in the very busy award season, audiences in the past three years have had an opportunity to view films that have generated buzz, including Academy Award Best Picture Award winners for the last three years.

For information or to view the full festival program, visit www.aspenfilm.org. Purchase tickets at www.aspenshowtix.com.

Mountain Harvest in Paonia

The 13th annual Mountain Harvest Festival, a weekend of celebration showcasing the abundance of agriculture, music and the arts in the North Fork Valley, will take place Sept. 26-29 in Paonia.

The area is home to many organic and traditional farms, which provide everything from meats, cheeses and dairy to breads, vegetables, flowers, lavender, wines and more. Each year the festival has been able to include more and more local businesses and nonprofits, with events such as The Grape Stomp; chili cook-off; pie contest; farm, wine, gallery and bicycle tours; art vendors; a farmers’ market and much more.

The Harvest Festival also includes continual live music, both in Town Park and during the special Saturday night “Harvest of Music” concerts. Tickets for the Saturday night concerts include one ticket price for four venues and 16 bands.

Finally, the festival provides educational opportunities and scholarships in agriculture to local teens and farmers and supports various local nonprofit organizations. Visit www.mountainharvestfestival.org for more information.

Denver hosts A Taste of Iceland

A Taste of Iceland returns to Denver, Sept. 26-29, giving locals an opportunity to experience what life is like in a country more than 3,600 miles away. The four-day event celebrates the vibrant culture of Iceland, a country that has become a hotbed for emerging music and innovative cuisine. A Taste of Iceland made its Denver debut in 2012 and was met with excitement from music fans and foodies alike.

During A Taste of Iceland, attendees are invited to savor Icelandic cuisine as guest chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson takes over the kitchen at Coohills, mix cocktails using Reyka Vodka with Coohills’ mixologist Noah Heaney and enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance featuring Iceland’s top musicians, including Lay Low, Snorri Helgason and Högni Egilsson, alongside notable Denver artists Jesse Elliott of Ark Life and These United States, Esmé Patterson of Paper Bird and Tyler Ludwick of Princess Music.

For more information about A Taste of Iceland, visit www.icelandnaturally.com.


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