Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Frisco, Summit County |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Frisco, Summit County

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes the Steamboat Bandits on Wednesday, Nov. 1, for its Bluegrass Wednesday series. This high-energy, up-tempo bluegrass band plays popular bluegrass standards and great original material. The Steamboat Bandits consist of mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar/slide and bass. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit for more information.
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The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes the Steamboat Bandits on Wednesday, Nov. 1, for its Bluegrass Wednesday series. This high-energy, up-tempo bluegrass band plays popular bluegrass standards and great original material. The Steamboat Bandits consist of mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar/slide and bass. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 6, is open mic night with Arnie J. Green at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Experienced local musicians age 21 and older are invited to stop by and session with Green, playing funk, rock, R&B and other creative tunes. The jam starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit for more information.

Library’s Goodies for Grown Ups events coming soon

The Summit County Library’s Goodies for Grown Ups program has two more events before the grand-prize baskets are awarded on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Main Library in Frisco. First, Summit County residents Chris and Ricky Daly present “The Orangutans of Borneo” on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room of the County Commons Building in Frisco. Hear about the highlights of the Daly’s visit to Borneo, including a serendipitous visit with Dr. Birute Galdikas, one of “Leakey’s Angels,” and, most importantly, the orangutans of Central Borneo.

Then, for the grand finale of the program, Summit County band Damnation rocks the Commons on Friday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room. This funky Americana band will have your feet stomping to the beat. After the concert, the Reading Bingo prize drawings for the three prize baskets will be held. For more information, visit

Writer’s workshops for kids at The Next Page

Local authors Lindsay Eland ( and Carrie Brown-Wolf ( will be leading two writer’s workshops for kids at The Next Page Books & Nosh, 409 Main St., Frisco, in November. Thursday, Nov. 6, will be a course for middle-schoolers, and Thursday, Nov. 13, will be a course for elementary students. Contact Eland or Brown-Wolf direction for more information.

The Next Page will also host a pair of book discussions in November. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., the discussion will be about “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion, and Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. readers will discuss “Bad Feminist,” by Roxane Gay. For more information on these and other events at The Next Page, call (970) 668-9291 or visit

Opportunities to join the Summit County Library board

Summit County Library’s board of directors has two openings for new members to complete five-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2015. These volunteer positions would end on Dec. 30, 2019. Candidates are welcome from all areas of Summit County and of all ages. Young parents, empty nesters and retirees are all invited to apply.

Responsibilities include attending monthly board meetings, developing policy, overseeing the library budget, evaluating library staff, developing long-range goals and creating plans for the library. Serving on a committee appointed by the board president may also be expected, whether it’s to help plan and construct a new library or work on technology issues.

To apply, provide a letter indicating why you would be interested in serving on the Summit County Library Board, what skills and talents you have that would benefit the library, past board experiences and a resume. Letters of interest are due on Monday, Nov. 10. This is a volunteer position with no compensation. The current board will hold interviews on Thursday, Nov. 20, during the library board meeting in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons. We ask patrons who are dedicated benefactors of the library and are interested in continuing to improve the library in every way to apply. Visit for more information.

Fine-art photos in Evergreen

Through November, the Center for the Arts Evergreen will present “Past Forward: Monochrome Photography Today,” an exhibition featuring works from the Rocky Mountain Monochrome Salon. Monochrome photography takes many forms, including traditional film-based black and white photography, digital black and white, hybrid imagery combining aspects of both film and digital and historic processes that date back to photography’s earliest days.

Center for the Arts Evergreen will showcase the many variations of black and white photography through the work of artists from the Rocky Mountain Monochrome Salon, including Dave Barry, Jeff Graves, Christopher James, Ron Johnson, Linda Little, Michael Snively, Richard Van Pelt, Jacqueline Webster and Mike Whiteley. The mission of the Rocky Mountain Monochrome Salon is to support fine-art photographers across the Rocky Mountain region, while educating the public and art community about the history, processes and values of monochrome photography today.

A series of brown bag lunches started Wednesday, Oct. 29, and will supplement the exhibition, as photographers share their expertise during one-hour lectures. Additionally, there will be a Wet-Plate Portrait Day on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will give participants the rare opportunity to engage with the wet-plate collodion processes. Participants will register for a 30-minute sitting, during which time they will see a demonstration of the process and have their portraits taken. The resulting plate will be washed and varnished for guests to take home.

For more information or to register, visit

Girl Scouts host mother-daughter dance

Girl Scout troops 14061, 13829 and 10501 will host a Mother Daughter Dance and Shop ’Til You Drop event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Parkway.

Tickets include pizza, drink and dance lessons, in which attendees will learn the cupid shuffle, the wobble and belly dancing, among others. Vendors include the Pampered Chef, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Mary Kay, Jamberry Nails, Origami Owl custom jewelry, Isagenix, Nerium and Essential Advantage, plus candles, body lotions and oils.

Tickets are $15 per girl (Mom gets in free) in advance or $20 at the door. Email or call (970) 406-0778 for tickets 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 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 Completed applications can be emailed to 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 or for more information.

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