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A&E briefs: Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Youth perform ‘Annie Kids’

Lake Dillon Theatre Company's Youth perform 'Annie Kids'

This weekend, the first group of summer youth workshop performers will take the Lake Dillon Theatre Company's stage to perform "Annie Kids."

"Annie Kids" is a 30-minute adaptation of the familiar musical. Set in 1930s New York, Annie is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage. This version incorporates the classic songs, "Tomorrow," "Hard Knock Life" and "Maybe."

The young actors will perform on the Lake Dillon Theatre Company's main stage on Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. The performance is free to attend.

Town of Dillon introduces SoundBite Nights at the Dillon Amphitheatre

Dillon's summer concert series launches this Friday at the Dillon Amphitheatre with free weekend concerts every Friday and Saturday night, June 24 through Sept. 10. Events manager Matt Miano has been working steadily to increase the quality and relevance of the musical performances in Dillon since he began working for the town in 2012.

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"This year, we are excited to see so many national acts grace the stage at the amphitheater," he said in a statement. "It is a precursor of things to come in the future."

This year town officials hope to improve the overall experience at the Amphitheatre by launching SoundBite Nights which feature food trucks and carts in a festival-like setting. Participating food vendors include: Pete's Good Eats, Nicky's Quicky's and Sno & Joe.

"Hopefully, people get to know that they can come on down to the Amphitheatre and grab a great meal while enjoying world-class music in an amazing setting," Miano said.

The Amphitheatre has long been known as the marque outdoor location for live music in Summit County and consistently rated as one of the top outdoor venues in the state.

"Our goal with programming this year is to build on the tried and true favorites like The Machine, who will be returning in August, tribute bands like Who's Bad, bigger names like the Samples and The Flobots, and also bring in a level of up-and-coming musical talent that is just very solid," said Miano. "We hope to continue to curate exceptional talent, so that people come to the Dillon Amphitheatre and think, 'Man, this is one of the best shows of my life.'"

Amphitheatre events are no outside alcohol and no pet events.

"Proceeds from alcohol sales are used to off-set the cost of providing music at the Amphitheatre," said Dillon spokesperson Kerstin Anderson, in a statement. "If you want to contribute to free music in Dillon, buy a beer."

Visit townofdillon.com for the complete 2016 concert and event lineup.

New way to check out Colorado state parks

The Check Out Colorado State Parks program launched this month at the Summit County Library locations in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne. The program, the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Colorado Department of Education State Library, provides the library with two hang-tag park passes and adventure backpacks filled with information and educational activities.

"We are excited to bring our state parks and their outdoor opportunities to Summit County," said Joyce Dierauer, Summit County Library executive director, in a statement. "All of our libraries have two backpacks which can be checked out for one week at a time."

Summit County Library patrons now have the opportunity to check out one of these hang-tag park passes included in the backpack for entrance into any of Colorado's 42 state parks. The pass is not valid at National Parks located in Colorado.

After a successful pilot of Check Out Colorado State Parks program, 287 libraries across the state are participating in the program. The estimated exposure, based on visits to the participating libraries, exceeds 34 million visitors annually. Summit County Library will provide quarterly reports based on user feedback to CPW to identify the usage and patron experience of the Check Out Colorado State Parks program at each location.

Each participating library has two backpacks with one current state park pass hang-tag, one set of binoculars, a Colorado wildlife guide, "Colorado Trees & Wildflowers" guide, "Your Guide to Colorado's 42 State Parks" brochure, a Leave No Trace Frontcountry reference card, an activity idea list and a program evaluation sheet. Upon check out of the backpack, please return it to the same location where you checked it out. Book drops cannot accept backpacks as they are too large. You must bring the backpack into the library. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a grace period on returns, and there is a $10 per day late fee if not returned on the due date. We also cannot put a backpack on hold.

For more information go to http://cpw.state.co.us/Pages/LibraryBackpack.aspx and http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/checkoutcostateparks. Users are also encouraged to post pictures to Instagram and Twitter: #CheckOutColorado.

To learn more about Summit County Library, please visit the website at summitcountylibraries.org.

— Compiled by Heather Jarvis

LDTC CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

LDTC is hosting a free celebration to launch the next phase of the capital campaign for its new home, The Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. On June 24, LDTC will invite its friends and supporters to be the first to buy a limited chair and/or brick for the new facility.

The event is Friday, June 24 from 5–6:30 p.m. at the Three Peaks Community Center (2929 Golden Eagle Road, Silverthorne).

5–5:30: Welcome, light refreshment and drinks

5:30–5:45 p.m.: A short presentation including a capital project update

5:45–6:30 p.m.: Enjoy light refreshments and drinks. Chairs and bricks will be available for purchase onsite