A&E briefs: Volunteers needed for library Book & Bake Sale in Frisco
Ryan Summerlin November 24, 2013
Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their “Sesame Street” friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” at Bellco Theater, 700 14th St. in Denver, through Sunday, Nov. 24.
Show times are Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, plus a $3 facility fee and any other handling fees that may apply. For more information, call (303) 228-8000. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more on the show, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.
Volunteers needed for library Book & Bake Sale
The Summit County Friends of the Library will host their annual winter Book & Bake Sale on Friday, Dec. 6, from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main Library at the County Commons in Frisco. The money earned from this event will be used to sponsor programs that benefit both residents of and visitors to Summit County.
This year’s book sale setup will cover two rooms — one for nonfiction, one for fiction — which means no more crowded aisles as you search for the perfect book. In addition, the Friends of the Library will host a bake sale with many delicious treats.
Donations of baked goods such as pies, brownies, cookies, cakes and breads are needed. Volunteers are also requested to assist with set up on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. and operating the sale on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7. Helping hands could also assist with takedown and cleanup, starting promptly at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. If you are available at any of these times and would like to help your local library, call the Main Library at (970) 668-5555.
To learn more about additional volunteer opportunities and how you can help the Summit County libraries, visit www.summitcountylibraries.org; “like” the library on Facebook; follow it on Twitter and Pinterest; or come by any of the three library locations in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Leadville
Experience old-fashioned, small-town holiday fun this weekend in downtown Leadville with the Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, held at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum Convention Center, 117 W. 10th St.
Holiday shoppers will find one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts, including art, jewelry, specialty foods, clothing, gift baskets and holiday décor at the Leadville Arts Coalition’s annual fair. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. For more information, visit www.visitleadvillecolorado.com.
New gallery in Palisade features student art
The Art Cellar, a student and emerging artist gallery downstairs at The Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade, is celebrating its grand opening in conjunction with the Annual Art and Chocolate Walk on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The newest gallery in the Grand Valley is the perfect spot to find holiday gifts for anyone on your list, while supporting local student and emerging artists. Wine from Grand River Winery and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Shelly Jameson and Casey Fink will perform music.
“The Art Cellar is an exciting new venue for art in our valley, and we are lucky enough to be opening during the beloved and successful Art and Chocolate Walk this year,” said Sarah Winder, director of the Art Cellar. “After you have visited our lovely downtown for the walk, come on down to the Cellar and join in our festivities.”
The Art Cellar is open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For questions about the opening or any other Art Cellar event, visit www.theartcellarpalisade.com or call the gallery at (970) 464-2170.
Search and rescue benefit at Dam Brewery
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host a snow-sport movie debut on Thursday, Dec. 5, to benefit the Summit County Rescue Group.
“Tracing Skylines” is the latest flim from Poor Boyz and Red Bull Media House. “Every skier knows what it’s like to call a few friends, pack up and head out for a trip,” reads the literature released for the film. “Rather than spend another winter chasing storms, six of the top pros and their closest pals embark on their own interpretations of a ‘trip of a lifetime,’ taking them deep into new and uncharted territory.”
Admission is $8 at the door and includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Raffle prizes include ski gear, swag and lift tickets. Summit County Rescue Group is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides backcountry search and rescue services to Summit County 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a no charge. It is one of six mountain rescue teams in Colorado. For more information on the group, visit www.scrg.org.
The Dam Brewery will also hold an open mic night, hosted by local rock-blues guitarist Arnie J. Green, following the search and rescue benefit. There is no cover for the open mic. For more information on these and other events, visit www.dambrewery.com.
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