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Rec center hosts doggy day

On Sunday, ahead of the annual pool maintenance shutdown, the Silverthorne Recreation Center opens the pool for its annual Doggy Day at the Pool. Local pet supply companies will be on hand providing raffle prizes for dogs and humans alike.

The rec center has partnered with the League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) to host this great community event, and a portion of proceeds will benefit LAPS programs, which benefit the general welfare of companion animals whose low-income owners are in need of financial assistance.

Registration is $12 for the first dog in a family and $3 for each additional dog. Owners must provide proof of current vaccinations for rabies, distemper and bordetella. There are two sessions available, one from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and another from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call 970-262-7370.

Have your artwork critiqued

The town of Breckenridge will host its monthly photography critique and talk on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Robert Whyte House, 127 S. Ridge St. Bring your recent images and meet with local professional and enthusiast photographers for an informal critique and photographer session, featuring Whyte House resident artist Carl Scofield. Call 970-453-3364 or email websiteart@townofbreckenridge.com for more information.

Watch the derby at Blue River Bistro

On Saturday, the Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge will be hosting a Kentucky Derby Party. Put on your best hat and Churchill Downs attire and head on down at noon for contests and raffles.

The year, Blue River Bistro is selling VIP tickets to the soiree, which give you access to a heated tent with big-screen TVs, unlimited mint juleps and authentic southern food. The tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling Elisabeth at (970) 453-5970. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Summit Foundation.

Derby and brunch at Breck Brewery

Breckenridge Brewery will host an inaugural Derby Brunch & Beer Pairing on Saturday at the brewery in honor of the Kentucky Derby. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and includes five unique brunch-themed beers, some available only for attendees, and a four-course, small-plate brunch.

Tickets are $25, gratuity not included, and are limited to the first 40 people who sign up. Stop by the brewery to reserve and pay for your spot, or call (970) 453-1550 for more information.

Breck Festival of Film seeks critics

Film critics are needed for the Breckenridge Festival of Film, slated for Sept. 19-22. Critics help decide the independent film lineup for the fall event, the mission of which is to inspire, educate and entertain.

Volunteers can review one or many films by streaming them to their home computers. Get started by visiting http://www.breckfilmfest.com, clicking “About Us” and then “Newsletter Sign-Up,” and submit a form, checking the “Reviewing” box to indicate your interest in being a critic.

Once you have submitted the form, contact Dianna Nilsson at breckfilmfest@gmail.com to finish activating your account — and begin earning credit toward free festival tickets. The deadline for reviewing is June 1.

Check back often at http://www.breckfilmfest.com to see the latest on the festival lineup.

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