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Country dancing in Dillon through August

Country Dance Night returns once again to the Dillon Amphitheater with long-time host and instructor, Michael “Tex” DeGarie. Join him Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 28 for an evening series of organized dance instruction followed by open dancing. Don’t know how to country dance? No worries. The first half hour of instruction will feature the basics and get even the most hesitant dancer up to speed.

The dances cater to participants of all levels and abilities and, more importantly, aim to provide a fun and relaxed evening on the shores of Dillon Reservoir. A suggested donation of $5 is requested from attendees.

For more information on Country Dance Night and other town events, visit http://www.townofdillon.com or call (970) 262-3400.

Theater company presents panel discussions

Adult arts education is a valued component of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company mission. In 2012, the Lake Dillon Theatre Company hosted three independent panel discussions, featuring leading theatre practitioners from across Colorado speaking about a variety of theater and performing arts-related topics.

This year, Lake Dillon Theatre Company presents a four-part Panel Discussion Series offering patrons opportunities to participate in conversations led by leading theater practitioners, educators and administrators from across the state. Discussions will cover a variety of topics, including creative perspectives, critical analysis and state and national trends in the performing arts. These events invite questions and discussion from our community audiences.

The first panel discussion will be held Saturday and is titled “What is a Professional Theatre?” Panel members will discuss the artistic and administrative criteria for a professional arts-based business.

“The panel discussions allow us to invite directors, playwrights, actors, designers, educators, administrators and critics from around the state to Dillon to engage in discussions about theater and the performing arts,” said Josh Blanchard, LDTC executive director. “The diverse perspectives and experiences among panelists offer our patrons and us staff new and exciting insights beyond the work we are doing at the LDTC.”

For information on upcoming panel discussions, including topics, dates and guests panelists, visit the Lake Dillon Theatre website and calendar at http://www.lakedillontheatre.org.

Buy a piece of Dr. Seuss’s art

Few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, yet, to this day, his secret art and his fantastical hat collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Geisel created paintings and collected hats, which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Seuss Estate.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” a special “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!” exhibition has been mounted that combines these two secret collections. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, has generously opened up the estate’s legendary “hat closet” to allow the public a peek at Dr. Seuss’s hat collection.

Exhibit curator Bill Dreyer will be on hand to unveil the hat collection at the opening evening event from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Clayton Lane Fine Art in Denver. He will deliver a speech about the exhibition at 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 14. All of the artwork on exhibition is available for acquisition.

For more information, call (720) 214-5263 or visit http://www.claytonlaneart.com.

Far View Horse Rescue benefit

Grab your boots, chaps and cowboys hats and getty-up on over to Carter Park on Saturday, June 29, for a rip-roaring good time. Enjoy a western barbecue, painting horseshoes, games, music, pony rides and silent auction, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all to benefit the Far View Horse Rescue. The barbecue — deluxe hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans, watermelon, drink and dessert — is only $7 in advance or $8 day of event. Advance barbecue tickets can be purchased online at http://www.farviewhorserescue.com. The young ones will enjoy a Kid’s Fun Pass, which includes a pony ride, decorating a real horseshoe, plus games/activities for only $10. A la Carte tickets can be purchased for each activity as well. Far View Horse Rescue is a nonprofit organization located in Fairplay and Breckenridge. The organization’s mission is to provide shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned horses. FVHR is also committed to reducing the number of unwanted horses by providing Summit and Park counties with resources through equine education, information and referral services.

Women of Watercolor

Women of Watercolor (WOW!) will have its summer organizational meeting on Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at the Silverthorne Library. Interested women who are beginners, or who dabble or who seriously paint using water media, are invited to belong to this fun, dynamic, supportive group of women who paint together weekly on Tuesdays and show together several times a year. Check it out and prepare to be WOWed! Membership is $25 for the calendar year and includes many opportunities and benefits. Questions and/or RSVP: Kevin (970) 468-9076.

Blue River turning 50

Blue River Yard Sale: all streets, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blue River slash pickup: Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. til it’s all gone. Place slash cut-side out at the curb for pickup. Blue River Community BBQ (Blue River homeowners only), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue River Town Hall. Bring a dish to share and a chair to sit on. Something for everyone. Meet your neighbors.

‘What’s Up With Our Forests?’

Join Colorado State University Extension and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to explore the dynamic forests of Summit County. This 10-part “What’s Up With Our Forests?” workshop series takes place at different trailhead locations throughout Summit County, offering participants guided hikes focused on current forest issues. Topics for exploration include tree ID, historic perspectives, stakeholder interest, the wildland urban interface, and community wildland fire issues. Hikes are free and all are welcome to attend on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please visit http://www.co.summit.co.us/extension or call Dan at 970-668-4140 for locations and directions to all upcoming hikes.

Summit Therapy Animals seeking volunteers

Make a Difference with your dog at schools, libraries, hospitals and more. Come learn what it takes to be a therapy team. Summit Therapy Animals is holding its “How to become a therapy team” workshop from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on June 18 in the Loveland Room at the Community & Senior Center in Frisco. Contact Jan at (970) 262-1511 for more details. Please leave your pet partner at home; this is an informational event. http://www.summit- therapy-animals.org.


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