Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond

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

Summit County Library hosts annual Spring Book Sale

The Summit County Library will host its annual Summit County Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Frisco County Commons Mount Royal and Buffalo Mountain rooms.

When you visit the book sale will determine the price of your purchase. On Friday, pay 50 cents for VHS tapes; $2 for hardcover books, DVDs and books-on-CD; and $1 for paperbacks and books on cassette. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., all VHS tapes are 25 cents; hardcover books are $1; and DVDs, books-on-CD, books on tape and paperbacks are $1. After 3 p.m. Saturday, fill a bag to the brim with books, CDs, books on cassette tape and DVDs for $3, or fill two bags for $5.

The money generated from the book sale will provide much-needed funds for the libraries and is used to sponsor programs that benefit both residents and visitors in Summit County. More volunteers are needed to cover the expanded space. The library needs assistance for setup on Thursday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m. and during the sale on Friday and Saturday. In addition, help is requested during the takedown process, which will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at the completion of the sale on Saturday.

If you would like to volunteer for the sale, call the Main Library at (970) 668-5555. To learn more of other volunteer opportunities and other ways to support the Summit County Libraries, visit

Spring Fling Indie Ski Demo, Hooky Day at Loveland

Loveland Ski Area has invited several independent ski manufacturers to join in hosting a Spring Demo Day on Saturday, April 11. Participation is free with a valid lift ticket or pass. Check in begins in the morning at the Loveland tent, which will be set up near the snow at the base of the Basin. A signed waiver along with a driver’s license and credit card for deposit will be required. Demos will begin at 9 a.m., with the last pairs of skis going out at 2:30 p.m.

Skiing Magazine will be on site with free magazine subscriptions and swag, and stick around for après ski with live music on the Basin Patio featuring Todd Johnson & Breaking Blues and beer specials from Odell Brewing Co.

An on-mountain scavenger hunt and raffle also will be held during the day with prizes to be awarded at the apres party. Currently slated for attendance are 4FRNT, Albritton, J-Skis, Liberty, Meier, Moment, ON3P, Powdery Factory, Ramp, Rocky Mountain Underground, Ski Logic and WSD.

Ski Hooky Day with 95.7 FM The Party is returning to Loveland Ski Area. Listen to Denver’s 95.7 FM The Party by streaming live at or through the I Heart Radio app for a chance to win free tickets to Loveland and sign up for Party VIP to join Loveland for Hooky Day on Thursday, April 16, featuring $25 lift tickets. Sign up for Party VIP, print your coupon good for a $25 ticket valid on Thursday, April 16, only, and head to Loveland.

Can’t make it on Thursday? The coupon also includes a buy one lift ticket get one free valid for two weeks after Hooky Days. To learn more about these and other events at Loveland, visit

Local author’s cookbook is Best Non-Fiction award finalist

Summit County high-altitude baking columnist and culinary instructor Vera Dawson’s high-altitude baking book, “Cookies in the Clouds,” is one of five finalists for Best Non-Fiction Writing of 2015, an award bestowed by the Colorado Authors League. The hardback book, divided into three sections, features proven recipes with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, tips for baking at high altitudes and recommendations about ingredients and equipment, with each recipe accompanied by a color photograph.

The book award finalists will introduce their works at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store on Monday, April 20, and will be honored at a Colorado Authors League banquet in May. “Cookies in the Clouds” can be purchased at, or ordered from, The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco or French Kiss in Breckenridge, as well as at numerous additional book and kitchen stores in Colorado and New Mexico.

Read Dawson’s twice monthly baking columns on Thursdays in the Summit Daily, or search “High Country Baking” on for recipes.

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