A&E Briefs: Finkel releases new book; Brownies unload cookies for cause; city announces best-dressed dogs | SummitDaily.com

A&E Briefs: Finkel releases new book; Brownies unload cookies for cause; city announces best-dressed dogs

Author Michael Finkel releases new book, plans March 26 presentation

Author Michael Finkel will present on his latest book, “The Stranger in the Woods,” at 7 p.m., March 26, at Colorado Mountain College’s Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium in Breckenridge.

The book was released Tuesday, and the March 26 presentation is free. “The Stranger in the Woods” is about a man who lived alone in Maine’s forests for 27 years, reading thousands of books and perhaps discovering a secret or two about life, according to a news release. The publisher is Knopf, the book is available at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco.

Frisco releases list of best-dressed Mardi Gras dogs

In addition to barking rights, award-winners for the best-dressed pups at the Mardi Gras 4Paws dog parade each received a $20 gift certificate from A&A Pet Supply, a certificate and ribbon, and a bag of Enchanted Biscuits, according to Sally Beerup, president of event organizer LAPS. With the title of award won, they were:

• King of the Cajuns: Rufus, owned by Kristie Hoffman

• Queen of Romp: Lucky, owned by Jenise Jensen

• Baroness of Bark: Indy, owned by Lily Roberts

• Knight of the Food Table: Pimp Daddy Moe, owned by Sharon Alcalay

• Belinda’s Best: Jack the Jail Bird, owned by Mark Stoldt

Brownies sell 450 cookie boxes for local nonprofit

Organizers report that, during a 25-minute intermission at Saturday night’s The Long Way concert in Breckenridge, the Brownie troop from Breckenridge Elementary sold 450 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for Domus Pacis to put into the welcome bags it gives families on respite.

The annual concert featuring an Eagles tribute band served as a fundraiser for the local nonprofit that provides families dealing with the coming death of a loved one a week of respite in the Rocky Mountains.

Summer concert series adds events, shifts July 4 venue

Citing the success of last year’s Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, The Lake Dillon Theatre Company and the National Repertory Orchestra will present their popular Fourth of July concert this year at Rainbow Park in Silverthorne.

“With this move to Rainbow Park in Silverthorne, our audience can expect the same great music and collaboration,” Lake Dillon Theatre Company artistic director Chris Alleman promised in the release. “Rainbow Park offers a more familial atmosphere and with our new partnership with the town of Silverthorne, we have fun new ideas to make this event even more special.”

Additionally, the town is growing the series of concerts to run every Saturday from July 8 to Aug. 12. The summer lineup also coincides with the city’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Go to Silverthorne.org or LakeDillonTheatreCompany.com for more information.

—Summit Daily staff

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