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Arapahoe Basin hosted its first Black Mountain Lodge Full Moon and Snowshoe Dinner of the season Feb. 27. Snowshoers dined on fine cuisine from Northern Italy which included a shaved fennel, orange and pomegranate salad with pecorino, butternut squash ravioli with walnut cream and roasted juniper venison with wild mushroom pappardelle all prepared by chef Christopher Rybak. Arapahoe Basin still has spaces available for “A Night in the French Alps” on April 24. It is sold out for “Under Fuji Full Moon” on March 27. For more information on these dinners, visit http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/dining/default.aspx.

March is Habitat for Humanity Month in Summit County. You’re invited to our fundraiser tonight at the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge on Overlook Drive from 5-9 p.m. Join us for a great view, appetizers, wine, a silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets $35, or a block of 10 for $300. For more information, call (970) 367-5127 or (970) 453-7102 or visit http://www.summitcountyhabitat.org.

The Women of Watercolor present their work at the Lake Dillon Art Center, at 115 Village Place in Dillon, from 6-9 p.m. today. “Many have said this is the best show WOW has ever held,” stated the women’s press release. “We hope you come on Friday and let us know what you think.” Refreshements will be served.WOW is a group of local women who meet regularly to paint in plein air.The exhibition will run through March 27. For more information, call (970) 262-2006.

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is again offering the public the opportunity to design the artwork for the 16th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest, to be held Sept. 17-19. Local artists have another opportunity to capture the feel of the Munich festival in Breckenridge. The Breckenridge Oktoberfest is known as the best Oktoberfest in the mountains, with thousands of visitors filling Main Street during the two-day street party. The winning artwork will appear on the 2010 Breckenridge Oktoberfest 1⁄2 and 1 litre steins and possibly on the posters, print advertising and branding of the event. What is Oktoberfest? The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich on Oct. 12, 1810, in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage. In the following years, the celebration expanded and moved forward into September with the last weekend of Oktoberfest being celebrated in October; that tradition continues today. In Breckenridge, we celebrate just one weekend, the same weekend as Oktoberfest begins in Munich. How can I enter a design? Concept sketches are due no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. Sketches must be no larger than 14″ x 17″ and both horizontal and vertical formats will be accepted. From the submittals, the art winner will be chosen by a select panel of judges. Due to the multiple uses of the artwork, we ask that artists use a limited color palette so that it can be readily adapted to the steins, clothing and vector art. Artwork can be submitted to the BRC offices located at 311 S. Ridge St. in Breckenridge, or mailed to: Breckenridge Resort Chamber, Attn: Special Events, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424. Once the winning artwork is selected, the winner will be required to submit final art at a poster size of 14″ x 17″ by early April. The artist who submits the winning 2010 Oktoberfest art idea will receive a prize package including Oktoberfest schwag, steins and beer tickets from the Breckenridge Resort Chamber and his/her artwork will be displayed all over Breckenridge and beyond.Past Oktoberfest artwork has included a variety of themes including fall leaves, the Breckenridge Ski Resort, Bavarian inspired landscapes, symbols and figures and of course, beer – just to name a few. Artists are encouraged to stop by the BRC to check out the Oktoberfest artwork from previous years. For questions regarding the contest, contact Sally Croker at (970) 453-5074 or scroker@gobreck.com.- Daily News staff reports

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