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Enter a float in the Breckenridge Mardi Gras parade for a chance to win cash, lift tickets and prizes. If you missed out on Ullr or if you’re ready to revamp your creation for round two, Mardi Gras is the opportunity to show off your creativity for free. The procession takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, March 8.Prizes include lift tickets, sponsor merchandise and cash for winning floats: first: $500, second: $300 and third: $200. Registration closes on Friday, March 4. Download a form online or contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at (970) 453-5074 or events@gobreck.com for registration details.Parade participants can order beads at bulk rate by contacting the Breckenridge Resort Chamber by Monday, Feb. 21.

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is pleased to announce a special benefit performance of “The 39 Steps” to benefit the Summit School District Bullying Prevention and Character Education Programs to create safe and inclusive learning environments for all students.Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same title, “The 39 Steps” is a farce of murderous proportions. When Richard Hannay becomes involved with a war-time conspiracy plot, things quickly escalate out of hand, sending Hannay on an outlandish adventure. With over 150 characters portrayed by only four actors, intrigue, adventure, suspense and costume changes abound as the mayhem unfolds. Don’t miss this hilarious, Tony Award-winning twist on a classic “whodunit” spy mystery.This special one-night performance will be at the Lake Dillon Theater on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this event are $25 for adults and $15 for students and may be purchased by visiting the LDTC website http://www.lakedillontheatre.org or by calling (970) 513-9386. One hundred percent of all ticket sales will benefit the program. This benefit is part of the LDTC’s community outreach, supporting community programs that enhance the quality of life for Summit County families, residents and guests.

This year’s Rotary Ice Melt Contest is bigger and better than ever. Enjoy the slow drama of the Ice Melt Device going bottoms up out on Lake Dillon, the satisfaction of giving back to Summit County and the world through Rotary projects, or just the excitement of possibly winning $100,000. The contest is under way and will be until Sunday, April 24. The website is http://www.dillonicemelt.com. There you will find all of the details needed to make your guesses of when the Ice Melt Device will fall through the ice – 25 years of dates and times, the official rules, and how to purchase tickets.

Jamie Monroe, a Frisco artist and metal worker will give a lecture & display of the process of metal working at the County Commons Building in Frisco at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13.Jamie began forging hot steel in college in the 80s. He lived in Summit County, doing iron work. During the early 90s, he moved to Montana for 10 years and has recently returned to our area. His favorite pastime is digging through rusty metal piles looking for material to create his next treasure. He takes the old and makes it new again.


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