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A&E briefs: Book launch in Breckenridge

The town of Dillon is hosting a variety of events throughout December and into January. On Thursday, Dec. 3. Santa, Mrs. Claus, friends and neighbors will gather on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. to usher in the Christmas season at the annual Lighting of Dillon event, at the Dillon Community Church. Other free events will be held on Fridays.

Book launch in Breckenridge

The children's book "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures Breckenridge" is finished, and, to celebrate, there will be a launch at the Old Masonic Hall in Breckenridge Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. The book is an A-Z format with more in-depth copy for readers age 3-10. In addition, the background pages are actually illustrated by local kids ages 7-17 from Summit County. Thirty kids involved in drawing for the book will be at the launch signing their pages. The books will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds go back to Breckenridge Creative Arts.

The book is about Eli, a 5-year old boy, and his pal Mort the Moose as they explore the world together. Eli and Mort are inseparable, and whatever Eli does, Mort does too — just bigger. While in Breckenridge, Eli and Mort mine for gold under the streets, fend off huge spiders while skiing the Haunted Forest and visit the highest chair lift in North America.

Wine dinner benefits Advocates for Victims of Assault

Montezuma Roadhouse in Keystone, in conjunction with The Hess Collection of wine, is sponsoring a wine dinner to benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault on Thursday, Dec. 3; doors open at 5:30, dinner served at 6:30. Tickets are $90.00 or $630 for table of eight.

Join us for a four-course dinner that will be paired with Hess Collection wines. A representative from Hess will be present at the dinner to share the unique features of each wine served. Dinner will be preceded by appetizers and a specially selected Hess wine. The evening will also feature a silent and live auction with donated items from the community, as well as sports and celebrity memorabilia and vacation trips.

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Advocates for Victims of Assault is a local nonprofit organization, which provides services that enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma while promoting peace in our community. In addition to providing a 24-hour crisis line, we also help with emergency shelter for women, men and children and provide medical, legal and counseling referrals. Advocates also works with local community organizations to help create a violence-free community through safety, support, education and accountability. Tickets can be purchased from Advocates by calling (970) 668-3906.

Lighting of Dillon and other town events

Santa, Mrs. Claus, friends and neighbors will gather on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. to usher in the Christmas season at the annual Lighting of Dillon event, at the Dillon Community Church (371 LaBonte St.). Children will enjoy visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free Santa hats or reindeer antlers will be offered courtesy of Alpine Bank. Children and parents alike can sing along to their favorite holiday carols with Len Rhodes and the Summit Middle School choir (director Donna Clark). You can also enjoy a free hotdog courtesy of Pug Ryan's, a slice of pizza from the Lake Dillon Tavern, homemade cookies, hot cider and coffee.

There will also be bonfires with Santa at Dillon Town Park on Fridays, Dec. 4, 11, 18 and Jan. 8 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Gather round the fire, roast marsh mellows & sip hot cocoa as we sing along with the Summit Choral Society. Also on the same Fridays are Arts & Crafts at The School House Museum, 403 E. LaBonte St. from 5:30– 7:30 p.m. Take a break from the bonfire and step inside for a warm beverage and fun crafts in the school house museum. Lake Dillon Theater will also offer free Holiday Puppet Shows Fridays, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 at 10 a.m., and Saturday Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. and Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, there will be free Holiday Magic Shows at Lake Dillon Theatre. Come celebrate with local magician Magic Rob, He will be taking folks on a whimsical magic trip combining jolly sing along and storytelling. Also at LDTC, free Puppets & Things on Strings will be Friday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. Join the town for a truly special program that combines laughs, audience participation, music, a touch of magic and storytelling. Events sponsored by the Dillon Business Association, Town of Dillon and the Summit Historical Society.

Keystone Resort to host annual Outpost Dining Coat Drive Dec. 4-5 and 11-12

With the holiday season just around the corner, Keystone Resort will host its annual Outpost Dining Coat Drive on the weekends of Dec. 4-5 and 11-12 to benefit the Family Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC). Guests who donate a winter coat will receive 50 percent off their individual dinner bill (food only) at Keystone's signature on-mountain restaurants, the Alpenglow Stube and Der Fondue Chessel.

"The annual Outpost Dining Coat Drive provides a great opportunity for guests to give back to the local community this holiday season and enjoy a fantastic discount at two of Keystone's most unique mountain dining experiences," said Brian Haemmerle, general manager of the Outpost at Keystone, in a statement. "Last year we collected and donated 179 coats to help local families in need here in Summit County and this year our goal is to reach at least 200 coats."

Located in the Outpost at the top of Keystone's North Peak, and accessed by two gondola rides, the Alpenglow Stube and Der Fondue Chessel offer unique dining experiences for the whole family at 11,444 feet.

All guests in the party must bring a coat to donate in order for everyone at the table to receive the discount, and no other discounts will apply. Coats must be donated on the night you are dining and dinner reservations are required.

For more information, or to book a reservation, call (970) 496-4386 or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com.