A&E briefs: Food for Fines kicks off soon at Summit County Libraries | SummitDaily.com

A&E briefs: Food for Fines kicks off soon at Summit County Libraries

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Laurel McHargue.
Special to the Daily |

Help the Family and Intercultural Resource Center while paying off your library late fees through this year’s Food for Fines event. With the continued economic challenges in Summit County, many people are turning to our local food bank for help feeding their families and providing necessities. To assist with this demand, the Summit County Library will collect food and other items in place of monetary fines for overdue library materials from Sunday, March 2, through Saturday, March 15.

According to FIRC, items specifically requested are pasta and pasta sauce, rice, beans in bags or cans, cereal, ready-to-eat items such as granola bars, canned fruits and veggies, canned tuna and canned chicken. Only these goods requested by FIRC will be accepted at this time. Canned items cannot be used in payment for lost library materials.

Get a clean slate with the library and no fines by bringing in a can of food. There is no set can donation to cover the amount of your fine.

To learn more about the Summit County Libraries, visit http://www.summitcountylibraries.org.

SnowBall Music Fest unveils performers

SnowBall Music Festival — taking place at The Park at Mile High at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6 — recently unveiled its first wave of artist announcements.

Colorado’s own Pretty Lights (two shows), Australian duo Knife Party and electronic music rebel GRiZ will headline SnowBall 2014, with MiMOSA, Busta Rhymes, Warpaint, Yeasayer, STRFKR, Twin Shadow, Jagwar Ma, Wild Belle, Rufus Du Sol, CAKED UP, heRobust and many others on the bill.

Pretty Lights tops the bill with two sets at the festival: a main stage play one evening and performing and curating a one-of-a-kind PLM Party the next evening, with Pretty Lights Music family and friends including Eliot Lipp, Paul Basic, SuperVision and additional surprise guests still to be announced.

“I’m honored and excited to be performing at SnowBall in Denver with my friends GRiZ, Knife Party, my Pretty Lights Music crew and more,” Pretty Lights posted. “I’m going to make sure that the Pretty Lights shows are one-of-a-kind and the freshest of the fresh, worthy of the sounds, styles and scene that Colorado helped put on the map.”

Discounted general admission and VIP three-day passes are on sale now while they last. Visit http://www.snowballmusicfestival.com for tickets, more information and a full lineup of acts.

Authors Bellhouse,

McHargue at CMC Leadville

Leadville residents and authors Carol Bellhouse and Laurel McHargue will be sharing from their works and discussing their writing process at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville for the library’s Local Author Series, which continues in March. The events are free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be served.

Bellhouse will read and discuss her work on Thursday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in CMC Library’s Room 306. She is a prolific author, with six published books, plus five more set for release in 2014, along with 20 stage and screenplays. Bellhouse attended Wellesley College, Wesleyan University and received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has won multiple awards for her legal work and her writing over the years.

McHargue will read and discuss her work on Monday, March 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in CMC Library’s Room 306. McHargue recently published “Miss?” — her first novel and one based on personal experiences working in several public school systems. Like McHargue, who is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the novel’s main character follows her military service by embarking on a teaching career in the public school system. The novel exposes many of the challenges faced by schoolteachers in the American educational system.

For more information about the CMC library’s Local Author Series, the featured authors and their work, visit library.coloradomtn.edu/spring2014localauthors or contact Sarah Smith, library director, at (719) 486-4248.

Applications now open for Firefly Handmade Spring Market

Firefly Handmade will once again pop up in a new location for its Spring Market, Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The new indoor location for the market is Watershed School, 1661 Alpine Ave., Boulder, just off Broadway and three blocks east of Ideal Market/Whole Foods and the Ideal Broadway Shops.

Firefly Handmade Markets is a Boulder-based business that supports Colorado artisans and curates unique, seasonal pop-up markets that showcase the quality and individuality of each artist. Created in 2010, Firefly Handmade has been a strong, local presence in the Boulder community, and the organization has successfully operated 11 markets, attracting hundreds of artisans and thousands of customers.

“Firefly Handmade is passionate about and dedicated to continuously promoting handmade artisans and small business,” said Beth Pomerantz, owner and director of Firefly markets.

Parking for the market is free in a large lot or on the street, and admission is also free. Applications are open now through midnight on Sunday, March 2, at http://www.fireflyhandmade.com.

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