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Summit County Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Theo JordanSpecial to the Daily

Explore the world of glass blowing with John Hudnut Saturday from 2-7 p.m. at the Gatherhouse, 110 2nd Ave. in Frisco. Learn how Hudnut transforms glass, heated to 2000 degrees, into works of art. A Summit County native, Hudnut and his wife Kate open their studio to the public to demonstrate their art form. Classes are also available. For more info, call (970) 485-2909 or visit

Winter Park will shine Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Sip hot chocolate; listen to the carolers as they stroll through the village and hang out with Santa and his reindeer. This will be the fifth annual lighting-of-the-tree ceremony. The event runs from 4-6 p.m., with the tree lighting taking place at 5 p.m. Info:

Colorado author Maribeth Clemente will read from her latest work, “A Tour of the Heart: A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France,” and sign books at French Kiss, 226 S. Main St. in Breckenridge at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The book is described as “a romantic, culinary, two-wheeling tour of the French countryside.” Mary Dawn DeBraie, from Alpen Schatz, will present a treasure trove of alpine goods from her European-styled boutique in Telluride. La Francaise French Bakery joins as a sponsor, bringing goodies.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is exhibiting an educational exploration into the world of space science. Through animation and images, learn the story behind the expeditions that have made space science what it is today and the new developments they are creating. The film shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Admission is free. Call (303) 370-6000 for info.

The Frisco Adventure Park is now open. Hourly tubing rates are $25 and additional hours may be purchased for $10. Check out the ski and ride hill, Polly’s Place, for beginner lessons – a great place to foster a love for the slopes among the little ones. Lessons begin at 10:30 a.m. and cost $79. Combo packs are also available, so grab the kids and make a day of it. The Frisco Adventure Park is open for tubing seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the ski hill is open from 10 a.m. until dusk. Call ahead for reservations at (970) 668-2558 or visit

In his book, “Dustbowl to Paradise,” Harold Rutherford spins a tale of life in Summit County in the 1930s. In 1934, during the heart of the Great Depression, Rutherford and his family moved to Frisco. Previously, the family resided in the eastern plains of Colorado, but after the Dustbowl decimated their land they decided to migrate. This intricate novel of western heritage is available for purchase at the 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum, 403 La Bonte St. in Dillon. The museum is open on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Call (970) 468-2207 or email for info.

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The Backstage Theatre seeks Summit County actresses, ages 18 to 80, to participate in the upcoming production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” The play is based on the book written by Ilene Beckerman and adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron. Limited rehearsals will begin in late December and no memorization is required. The time commitment is for as little as a few weekends or up to all five weekends. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 2. Send a headshot, resume and email to director Christopher Willard at All roles are paid. The theater is also seeking a female stage manager, paid per performance.

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