Continental Divide Land Trust’s seventh annual “phantom” event, the Phantom Ranch Ball, takes place on Tuesday, April 1. The Phantom Ranch Ball is a non-event, one that you don’t have to attend. Yet each ticket is the “door prize” drawing to win “Late for Haying: Phantom Ranch 2014,” an original painting by local artist Joanne Hanson created specially to help support CDLT’s land conservation efforts.
Joanne Hanson paints both en plein air and in the studio. She has trained locally through Colorado Mountain College and at the Art Student’s League in Denver. Her paintings were selected for the “Bach, Beethoven and Breckenridge” posters in 2010 and again in 2013 in support of the Breckenridge Music Festival. An avid hiker and skier, Hanson appreciates the scenery and refers to life in Summit County as “living in a postcard.” She enjoys interpreting her view of Colorado in oil paint.
The Continental Divide Land Trust is a local nonprofit land conservancy dedicated to protecting irreplaceable open spaces for all, including ranch lands, watersheds and riparian areas, scenic views and wildlife habitat.
Each ticket to the Phantom Ranch Ball is $25 and must be purchased by Tuesday, April 1. To order your tickets to the Phantom Ranch Ball and help support Continental Divide Land Trust, contact CDLT at (970) 453-3875 or order online at www.CDLT.org.
On Tuesday, April 1, from 4 to 6 p.m., KSMT “The Mountain” will host the annual Mustache Bash and Retro Costume Contest at the Whales Tail in Breckenridge. Registration for the bash is a suggested donation of $20 and includes a beverage. All proceeds from the Mustache Bash entries go to Advocates for Victims of Assault.
KSMT and Advocates representatives will judge more than nine different mustache categories, including peachiest fuzz, Fu Manchu, the Tom Seleck, cop-stache, female category and more. The overall winner of the Mustache Bash will receive $250 cash. KSMT is introducing a new category this year: a retro costume contest. The winner of the retro costume contest will win a Unity Snowboard and a one-piece snowsuit from the Family and Intercultural Resource Centers, Summit Thrift & Treasure. The party at the Whale’s Tail is free to attend and open to the public.
Advocates for Victims of Assault is a longtime nonprofit serving Summit County that works with victims of domestic violence, trauma and sex assault. For more information, visit www.summitadvocates.org.
End of Season Jam at Beaver Run
The Breckenridge Ambassadors will present the fourth-annual End of the Season Jam on Friday, April 4, from 2 to 6 p.m. on the upper floor of the Copper Top bar at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge.
Invited local musicians will donate their time to help the Ambassadors raise money for the Scholarship Fund — benefitting local graduating seniors with scholarships for further education — by jamming together and providing an exciting session of après ski music. All are welcome and asked to show their support by making a voluntary donation.
Musicians will include Keith Synnestvedt, Michael Fauth, Bonnie Smith, Dennis Reifsteck, Steve Bee and Arnie J. Green, just to name a few. For more information, contact Bonnie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring break programming at Denver museum
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the region’s leading resource for informal science education, will provide a variety of spring break programs for children through Sunday, April 6. The programming complements the museum’s current temporary exhibition, “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed,” and is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket.
Here are a few of the museum’s Celebrate Mesoamerica spring break programs. For a full list of events, museum hours and ticket information, visit www.dmns.org.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30: See, touch and learn about exotic and colorful snakes, turtles, lizards and more with Colorado’s creature teacher, The Jungle Lady. Often used in Mayan art and myths, these amazing creatures are an important part of the cultural traits developed and shared by the Maya culture. Show times at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 31: Local artists from Chicano Humanities and Arts Council help you make a Mesoamerican-themed art piece to take home, such as a weaving, stone rubbing or mask.
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1: Immerse yourself in the ways of the Maya people by playing the Mesoamerican ballgame. Team Jaguar versus Team Snake — can you get the ball through the hoop? Games begin on the hour.
11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, April 4: Watch performances by the Huitzilopochtli Traditional Aztec Dancers and learn how their art is a way of sending messages to Mother Earth and the natural elements of water, fire and air.
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Saturday, April 5: Learn about the Maya writing system of hieroglyphs and carve your own miniature stela glyph in soap to take home.