A&E briefs: Colorado firefighters sign calendars in Breckenridge
January 24, 2015
Colorado firefighters sign calendars in Breckenridge
Join Breckenridge firefighters Bobby, Aaron and Jason, who adorn the cover of the 2015 Colorado Firefighters Calendar, at Burke & Riley's Irish Pub on Saturday, Jan. 24, to raise funds for the Children's Hospital Burn Center. They, along with others featured in the calendar, will have calendars for sale for $20 and will be available for signing and photographs.
Colorado Firefighter Calendar is a nonprofit organization that was started in 2011 to do more for burn victims and raise fire safety awareness; this is accomplished through the Colorado Firefighter Calendar. Net proceeds received from the sale of the calendars and special events directly benefit the Burn Center at Children's Hospital Colorado and burn centers across the state. The centers are committed to providing the highest standard of burn care to neonates, infants, children and adolescents up to 21 years of age in the Rocky Mountain region.
The calendar signing runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Burke & Riley's, 520 S. Main St. in the La Cima Mall in Breckenridge. Visit http://www.cofirefightercalendar.org for more information.
Visit remote locations without leaving your seat at the library
The Friends of the Summit County Library invite residents and visitors to this year's Travel Slide Show Series. Starting on Friday, Jan. 30, presenters will showcase their photography and share their own travel stories to five great places on earth.
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Each slide show begins at 7 p.m. in the Blue River Room in the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle in Silverthorne. The 2015 presentations include:
• Friday, Jan. 30 — "Up Close and Personal: Tanzania," presented by John and Linda Mirro
• Friday, Feb. 13 — "Highlights of South America," presented by Bob Hinderholtz
• Friday, Feb. 27 — "Portraits of India," presented by Cecelia Eidemiller
• Friday, March 13 — "Japan," presented by Neil Groundwater
• Friday, March 27 — "Summit County Nightscapes," presented by Daniel McVey
To learn more about the Summit County Libraries, visit http://www.summitcountylibraries.org, "like" the library on Facebook, follow on Twitter or Pinterest or simply come by any of the three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
Live music this week in Frisco, Dillon, Breck
The Barkley Ballrooms hosts MantaRay's Space Race for a free show on Thursday, Jan. 29. Unleashing his special blend of nu-disco and deep house grooves to the far reaches of the galaxy, MantaRay has developed a style all his own. Mixes are created after countless hours of editing and re-editing tracks to create new versions tailored for live play. The interstellar sonic exploration unit known as Space Race was born when space cadet MantaRay and cosmonaut Nicolai Afanasenkov discovered their mutual love for disco, synthesizers and style. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Summit County-based trio Damnation will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 29. The band, composed of fiddle, bass and guitar, plays bluegrass and Americana roots with funk sprinkled on top. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Todd Johnson & Breaking Blues will play the Gold Pan Saloon in Breckenridge on Thursday, Jan. 29. This homegrown Summit County five-piece band plays blues-rock. The music starts at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.thegoldpansaloon.com for more information.
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, Jan. 29. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there's no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Winter Adventure run coming to Como next weekend
Coloradans, prepare to brave the elements and elevation for a new winter obstacle run coming to Como on Saturday, Jan. 31.
The Winter Adventure run starts at 10:30 a.m. and is a 3- to 4-mile off-road course that includes steep inclines, deep snow, thick forests, sledding sections and getting over, under and through challenging obstacles. Yeti costumes are encouraged, and unsuspecting participants may encounter the real thing while in the woods.
"Themed and obstacle runs are immensely popular now, especially in Colorado," said Scott Jones, one of the event's co-directors. "Yet there are very few winter adventure events to participate in. We saw the opportunity to produce an event that will get people outside this winter and, as we like to say, 'bring out their wild side.'"
Participants are encouraged to stick around for a weekend of fun winter activities including snowshoeing, sledding, free fat-bike rides and demos and hot chocolate. Lodging will be available at the camp and also at select hotels in the historic mining town of Fairplay.
For information on the event and to register, visit http://www.abominablerun.com.
Carbondale Public Arts Commission announces call for entries
The Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC) is announcing its call for entries for the 2015 Art aRound Town sculpture installation. Since 2002, CPAC has sponsored the Art aRound Town program, which annually selects 14 new sculptures to be installed throughout the downtown core area of Carbondale. The sculptures remain on display for one year.
A jury selects the sculptures from entries that are submitted from artists across the country. The selected artists receive a $500 honorarium to help with travel and installation expenses. During the year, a "Best of Show" is selected, with the artist receiving a $1,000 award. Over the years, sculptures have been purchased by locals and tourists, as well as by the commission, to be added to the Carbondale Town Collection.
All entries must be submitted online at http://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info. The entry deadline is Sunday, Feb. 15, and selected sculptors will be notified by the end of March. Installation of the selected sculptures will be during the first week of June and they will remain on site through May 2016. Visit http://www.carbondalegov.org for more information.
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