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A&E briefs: Breckenridge Film Festival and town of Dillon present Movies on the Water

Theatre Esprit Asia presents “Coming to America: Antecedents” on Sunday, July 17 at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 56 Hwy 6, Dillon, from 4–5 p.m. Free admission.
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Breckenridge Film Festival and town of Dillon present Movies on the Water

The town of Dillon and the Breckenridge Film Festival are partnering to present a unique night of stargazing, outdoor cinema and family entertainment for the Summit County community.

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. the feature film, “The Princess Bride,” will be screened at the Dillon Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 17. This fairy-tale adventure film is based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other.

During this free public event, the community and its visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn blanket, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enhance their viewing experience. The outdoor venue allows its visitors to gaze out across Lake Dillon while observing the night sky with minimal light pollution. Beer and wine will be for available for purchase at the top concession stand.

“We are thrilled to partner with Breckenridge Film Festival to present ‘The Princess Bride’ at Movies on the Water on July 17 at the Dillon Amphitheatre,” said town spokesperson Kerstin Anderson, in a statement. “The partnership is a natural fit and allows us to work together to provide a really fun community experience.”

This is a free event. For more information visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/255187121519944/

‘Coming to America’ plays in Dillon

Theatre Esprit Asia presents “Coming to America: Antecedents” on Sunday, July 17 at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 56 Highway 6, Dillon, from 4–5 p.m. Free admission.

“Coming to America: Antecedents” is a poignant and yet humorous recounting of a Chinese family’s immigration to the United States and the cost of pursuing the American dream.

This original play, produced by Theatre Esprit Asia, swept the awards at the recent 2016 Colorado Theatre Festival. Besides the first prize of Best Production, it was also awarded People’s Choice, Best Actress Maria Cheng, Best Lighting Brian Miller and Excellence in Set Design Maria Cheng. This annual festival is sponsored by the Colorado chapter of the American Association of Community Theatres.

Because of limited seating, please call (970) 513-0315 to reserve your seats. This performance is made free to the Summit community by the generous sponsorship of HCUUF – High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Summit County Library needs volunteers for book sale

The Summit County Library seeks local volunteers to assist with the Summit County Friends of the Library’s Annual Summer Book Sale in August. Set up begins on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain and Mt. Royal rooms in the Frisco County Commons. Volunteers are needed for set up and for helping with the book sale. The book sale starts on Friday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The book sale occurs in two rooms, so shoppers can see all of the books on display. One room is for non-fiction and the other room is for fiction books. More volunteers are needed to cover the expanded space. The money generated from the book sale will provide much-needed funds for the libraries and is used to sponsor programs which benefit both residents and visitors in Summit County.

We also need assistance during the sale, which runs on Friday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Help is also requested during the take-down process, which will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at the completion of the sale on Saturday.

If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help out your local library, please call the Main Library at (970) 668-5555. To learn more of other volunteer opportunities and how you can help the Summit County Libraries, please visit the website at summitcountylibraries.org; “like” on Facebook; follow on Twitter and Pinterest; or simply come by and check with staff at any of the three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Compiled by Heather Jarvis


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