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A&E briefs: Silent auction items needed for band, orchestra fundraiser

Silent auction items needed for fundraiser

The Summit High School instrumental music department is holding a silent auction at its winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and organizers are looking for donated items to include in the auction. Funds raised will help send members of the band and orchestra on a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain, and Nice, France, to perform and learn about the musical cultures of those countries.

The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. at Summit High School on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. The concert program includes music from “How to Train Your Dragon,” which will also be performed in Europe, and “The Prayer,” made famous by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, which will feature vocal music instructor Jeff Dixon. The jazz band and a surprise guest band called Unsung, a rock cover band made up of Summit High students, will also be performing. Silent auction donations are tax-deductible and can be made by contacting Linda Shea, director of instrumental music at Summit High School, at (970) 368-1117 or lshea@summit.k12.co.us.

Bluegrass Wednesdays continue at The Barkley

The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Thunder and Rain as part of the free Bluegrass Wednesdays series on Nov. 19. Thunder and Rain is an original string band with members from bluegrass meccas such as North Carolina, Wisconsin and the Colorado mountains. Their diverse bluegrass influences have helped capture a sound. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 9:30. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.

Outlets at Silverthorne hosts Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

The Outlets at Silverthorne will host its ninth-annual Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 15th. This is an all-day shopping event to raise money and awareness for the following local charities: Carriage House, CO. Motion Dancers, Dillon Valley Elementary PTSA, Domus Pacis, Family and Intercultural Resource Center, Friends of the Library, Granby Rotary Club, Miracle House Inc., National Repertory Orchestra, The Peak School, Roots Del Mundo Inc., Silverthorne Elementary PTA, Summit Advocates for Gifted Education, Summit County 4-H, Summit County Chamber of Commerce, Summit in Honduras, Swan Center Outreach Inc., Think First, Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elk’s of the U.S.A.

Tickets for the event are $20, and $10 of each ticket sale is tax deductible and will be donated to the individuals’ designated charity from the list above. Ticket holders will receive: exclusive shopping discounts, offers and giveaways; free continental breakfast; free lunch provided by Which Wich Superior Sandwiches and Chipotle; beer, wine and cordial tastings; entertainment in all three village hospitality suites; dessert and appetizers; free shuttle service among all three villages; a goody bag and more.

Proceeds generated from more than $25,000 in prize drawing giveaways will also be distributed back to the local charities. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Green Village, Unit 309J. The event hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and stores will honor special VIP discounts until 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance from any of the nonprofit groups listed above or at the Outlets At Silverthorne Management/Customer Service Office located in the Colorado Welcome Center in the Green Village, next to Rue21, 246-V Rainbow Drive. For more information, contact Jayne Esser, general manager at (970) 468-5780 or jayne@outletsatsilverthorne.com.

— Compiled by Krista Driscoll

The Warming Hut announces specials, next Supper Club

The Warming Hut, located at 207 N. Main St., is offering half off bottles of wine with the purchase of two entrees every day through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant also begins its weekly brunch on Sunday, Nov. 30, which runs through the winter.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., The Warming Hut will host its next Supper Club, a tour of Spain, with four courses paired with sangria and wine for $55 per person. The menu starts with a community platter of Spanish tapas celebrating various regions of Spain, along with a glass of sangria. Second course is gazpacho salad with Spanish rose, followed by a third course of traditional Valenciana paella with seafood or grilled vegetables paired with a Temperanillo. Dessert is torrijas, a fried olive oil pastry drizzled with honey and served with caramel salt ice cream and a glass of Cava.

Email proprietor Stacey Brooks Connolly at info@thewarminghutrestaurant.com for Supper Club reservations or more information.

Copper Environmental Foundation grants available

Copper Mountain employees recently announced the opening of the 2014-15 Copper Environmental Foundation’s grant cycle. The Copper Environmental Foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5 to 18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake counties. The Copper Environmental Foundation supports a variety of youth environmental projects producing tangible results in the surrounding communities.

“The Copper Environmental Foundation is funded by Copper Mountain Resort employees with over 25 percent of staff participating by donating each year,” said Steve Miller, president of the CEF. “Additionally, Copper matches each employee donation at 100 percent, so we are extremely lucky and grateful to have such support within the resort’s community.”

Grant applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 31, to be considered for 2014-15 grants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Miller at smiller@coppercolorado.com to discuss potential projects before submitting an application. Eligible recipients include private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Past beneficiaries include High Country Conservation Center, Girl Scouts of America, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Summit School District. Proposed projects should have an aspect of environmental education and/or environmental action resulting in a positive impact on the environment. Projects that have the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are also strongly encouraged.

Applications can be downloaded at http://www.coppercolorado.com/environment. Completed applications can be emailed to environment@coppercolorado.com. Applications submissions are only accepted by email.

Keystone Resort and Conference Center receives Pinnacle Award

Successful Meetings recently released its annual Pinnacle Awards, and Keystone Resort and Conference Center was named as one of the top properties in the West. The Keystone Resort and Conference Center is a 19-time winner of the esteemed award.

“We are proud to have received a prestigious Pinnacle Award thanks to our dedicated meeting professionals, who deliver the highest level of service to our group customers,” said Mark Barnes, director of sales at Vail Resorts. “The state-of-the-art conference center, combined with year-round opportunities for adventure, including championship golf and exceptional gastronomical pursuits, ensure Keystone continues to deliver the finest meeting experience in the Rocky Mountains.”

The 2014 Pinnacle Awards are the mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels and conference centers and recognize an outstanding job of meeting service, travel incentive programs, trade shows and conventions during the previous year. For more than 29 years, the Pinnacle Award has earned a reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting professionals and travel suppliers alike.

The Keystone Conference Center is the largest meeting venue in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, with 60,000 square feet of unobstructed meeting space. It is equipped to provide a customized experience for groups of all kinds and its variety of cuisine and activities in the area is unparalleled.

Visit http://www.keystoneresort.com or http://www.successfulmeetings.com/pinnacle for more information.

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