A&E briefs: Frisco’s Wassail Days wraps up with Santa visit, ugly sweaters | SummitDaily.com

A&E briefs: Frisco’s Wassail Days wraps up with Santa visit, ugly sweaters

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Special to the Daily
Special to the Daily |

Frisco Wassail Days wraps up on Saturday, Dec. 13, with Breakfast with Santa, carolers, the Ugly Sweater Challenge, a wassail competition and more. Here’s the full schedule:

• 9-11 a.m. — Breakfast with Santa at the Backcountry Brewery benefiting the Summit County Preschool. Reservations required; call Summit County Preschool at (970) 668-5508, ext. 1.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. —Santa will visit with boys and girls at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum. Photos welcome.

• 4 p.m. — Inaugural Ugly Sweater Challenge: Participants are invited to take on six “holiday challenges” from Seventh Avenue to the finish at the Frisco Historic Park. Challenges will include traditional holiday tasks such as target practice with fruitcakes and eggnog shooters. Registration is $15 per person, and prizes will be awarded.

• 4-6 p.m. — Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street.

Shoppers can vote for their favorite wassail recipe at Frisco businesses through Sunday, Dec. 14, and enter to win a trip back to Frisco during the BBQ Challenge. Taste 12 different wassails, get your card punched and redeem it for a free 2014 Wassail Days commemorative mug at the Frisco-Copper Visitor Information Center.

Visit http://www.wassaildays.com for details about individual events and to register for the Ugly Sweater Challenge.

Live music this weekend and into next week in Summit

The Goat in Keystone welcomes The DBC — short for The Danny Bastos Collective — on Saturday, Dec. 13. Formed in Denver in 2010, the band blends roots rock with jazz and world music to create a sound reminiscent of Santana, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, with the jam spirit of Widespread Panic and the Grateful Dead. The DBC will perform songs from its independently produced and recorded EP “The DBC,” which captures the band’s unique sound. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.

Redline Radio will play the Snake River Saloon on Saturday, Dec. 13. Redline Radio is a Denver-based cover band that plays top-40 radio hits and consists of five members with instrumentation including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. The band covers a vast spectrum of music, including pop, rock, funk, soul, R&B and classic rock from the past five decades. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Weekly music and happy hour returns to The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco on Wednesday, Dec. 17, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. McKinnon will feature a soft release of his new album at this week’s happy hour, with CDs available for purchase. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com.

Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Thursday, Dec. 18. Featuring the music of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and many more, they pack the house every time they play. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.

Meadow Creek Pond in Frisco open for ice-skating

Meadow Creek Park Pond, located behind Walmart in Frisco, is now open for free public skating. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the pond will be lit from dusk until 10 p.m.

“It’s pretty cool that we have a little skating pond here in Frisco,” said Chris Johnsen, grounds foreman. “It’s pond ice, so it’s a little rough in spots, but I would say the ice conditions are better than most years.”

Skaters need to bring their own skates, as ice skate rentals are not available at the pond. Skaters are cautioned to skate at their own risk, use common sense and obey posted signage. For more information, call Frisco Public Works at (970) 668-0836.

Team Summit Colorado auctioning artwork

One of David V. Gonzales’ originals is being auctioned as a donation to Team Summit Colorado. The painting, titled “Bobby Brown Crossing the Air,” depicts four-time X Games gold medalist and Sochi Olympian Bobby Brown performing a cross air trick, overlapping his skis in front of a bright blue sky.

Brown is a Colorado native who grew up skiing for Team Summit Colorado, the home ski team for each of the Summit County resorts, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the painting will go toward Team Summit Colorado’s mission of promoting character development through athletics by stressing self-reliance, persistence, dedication and achievement.

Gonzales says the ski and ride team’s work “transcends sports and carries on into every aspect of the child’s life. They are helping to build our future by raising physically and socially aware children through sports.”

T-shirts and posters are also available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds from the sales being donated to Team Summit Colorado, as well.

This is an online auction that will end on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m. The one-of-a-kind, original acrylic painting framed in a silver beveled frame with a black edge measures approximately 39 inches tall by 26 inches wide with the frame, and the retail value is $2,100.

To read more of this story, visit http://www.summitdaily.com, where you can find a link to the auction website, or call Rodney Robinson, Team Summit Colorado business development and events manager, at (970) 968-3080 for more information.

J Crew Factory reopens at Outlets at Silverthorne

The Outlets at Silverthorne is celebrating the grand reopening of J. Crew Factory and the addition of its children’s clothing line, Crewcuts. J. Crew Factory store has grown to 6,200 square feet with this expansion.

In conjunction with the Grand Reopening customers can get 50 percent off the entire store through Sunday, Dec. 14. Visitors can partake in sips and snacks, a mystery offer that can be used on top of already reduced prices and a chance to “win your wish list.” Five lucky customers will win a $500 gift card from J. Crew Factory, simply by visiting the store, no purchase necessary.

For more information, visit http://www.outletsatsilverthorne.com.

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