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Film festival tennis tournament is Saturday

The Breckenridge Festival of Film will host its annual tennis tournament Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Breckenridge Recreation Center Outdoor Courts.

The event features a full day of competitive tennis. Come as an individual player and be paired up for doubles with various partners. Lunch and beverages will be provided, as well as awards and prizes for top teams.

“It is an interesting and different format, as everyone will enter as a single and play doubles with a wide variety of partners,” said Rae Anderson, who has run the tournament about 15 times over the past 25 years. “It is a fun day of tennis, meeting new people and finding out about the Film Festival. It can also get to be quite competitive.”

Call (970) 453-6200 or email info@breckfilmfest.com to register. Advanced registration is $30, or on-site registration will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. for $35. The 2013 Breckenridge Festival of Film is Sept. 19-22. Visit http://www.breckfilmfest.com for more information.

Register for Wild About Colorado workshops

Wild About Colorado, a plein-air art festival benefiting the Continental Divide Land Trust, will be held at the Carter Pavillion, Aug.14-17, with plein-air artists painting all over the county during that time. Several art workshops will also be held during the week.

On Aug. 13, nationally known artist Marc Hanson will teach a one-day, plein-air workshop, which will start out with a demonstration and discussion of his approach to painting on location. Hanson will share techniques and his thought process as he works and discusses his way through the demonstration. Following the demo, students will spend the rest of the day painting as Hanson moves from easel to easel offering advice and help with their paintings. The day will close with a final discussion and review of the paintings produced. Cost is $125, with each student bringing his or her own supplies. Hanson works in all media and will demonstrate in oil, but students may work in their medium of choice.

Kim Barrick will teach an oil painting workshop Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon in Breckenridge. Barrick’s art has been described as impressionistic and expressionistic while remaining representational, alive with light and filled with movement. Barrick was the creator of the very popular “Bach, Beethoven and Breckenridge” Music Festival Poster in 2012. The half-day workshop will be $50, and students will supply their own materials.

On Aug. 17, Ann Weaver, who is famous for her local watercolors of Summit County, will hold a watercolor workshop. Weaver’s work has also been used for “Bach, Beethoven and Breckenridge” music festival posters multiple times. The cost for the 9 a.m. to noon workshop will be $50, and students will provide their own supplies.

Proceeds from all workshops benefit the Land Trust, whose goal is to protect open space in Summit County and the surrounding areas. To sign up, contact Joanne Hanson at joanne@colorado.net. For more information on the Wild About Colorado festival, visit http://www.wildaboutcolorado.org.

Irvine Home Champagne series tickets available

Tickets are still available for The Irvine Home Champagne Concert on Sunday, part of the Breckenridge Music Festival. Travel up Baldy Mountain for elegant chamber music in a traditional private home setting.

The concert at The Irvine Home begins at 7 p.m. and will feature champagne and Italian-themed hors d’oeuvres, as well as the music of Italian composers Pasculli, Deemer and Verdi. Tickets are $45 per person, and the venue only accommodates 30 people.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the series, visit http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com/ecategory/sunday-champagne-series.

Be a contestant on ‘Millionaire’

Producers from “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” will hold local contestant auditions today at The Seawell Grand Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex (downtown at Speer and Arapahoe) to find contestants for the new season. A new season of “Millionaire” with host Cedric “The Entertainer” will premiere on Denver’s 7 (KMGH/ABC) on Sept. 2, where “Millionaire” can be seen weekdays at 2 p.m.

Contestant auditions consist of a timed multiple-choice test and, for those people who pass, an interview with one of the show’s producers. Two audition sessions will be held. The first session will start at 7 a.m., with tests being given through 10 a.m. The second session will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue through 7 p.m. The last session of the day will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and will test contestants exclusively for “Movie Week,” a specialty series featuring film buffs answering movie-themed trivia.

Auditioners will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and producers will audition as many people as they can throughout the day. Participants must be at least 18 years old, U.S. residents and meet all eligibility requirements, which can be found on “Millionaire’s” website at http://www.millionairetv.com.

For more information, visit “Millionaire’s” website at http://www.millionairetv.com.

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