A&E briefs: Book signing with Douglas Mendel in Frisco
Book signing with Douglas Mendel
The Next Page Books & Nosh will host a book signing with former Summit County local and author Douglas Mendel on Friday, July 8 from 5–7 p.m. His book, “Cambodia Fire,” was published this past February and is a memoir of his journey with Cambodia since 1997.
“Cambodia Fire” tells the story of how Mendel came to visit Cambodia and how it changed his life and the lives of the Cambodian people he met along the way while providing them with fire fighting equipment to make their lives safer and better. His extraordinary journey to adopt Cambodia as his second home will inspire readers to make a difference in the amazing world we all call home.
Born and raised in Northern California, Mendel’s passion for travel has taken him to over 50 countries. His love for Cambodia started in 1997 during his first trip to the country. The people and culture captivated his heart, and inspired him to found The Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund, a nonprofit organization that has facilitated the delivery of two fire trucks, and supplies and gear to help the Cambodian people. He lived in Summit County for 20 years and currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his girlfriend.
Breckenridge Brewery celebrates 26 years with festival in Littleton
Littleton — Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny announces hometown favorites, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, will headline this year’s festival. They join the previously announced Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Larry & Jenny Keel (accompanied by Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon) and Head for the Hills on the Main Stage. The Beer Garden Stage showcases Colorado musicians Zolopht, Grant Farm, We Dream Dawn, Sweet Lillies and Caribou Mountain Collective.
Breckenridge Brewery’s all-day music-fueled celebration on July 9 marks the brewery’s 26th year in the craft brewing scene. The annual anniversary shindig started as a pig-pickin’, foot-stompin’, beer-drinkin’ block party. Not much has changed over the years except the brewery’s ability to host more people and bands. The 12-acre brewery campus in Littleton, Colorado, provides room for two stages, elbow room for dancing, more beer and barbecue tents, and more space for hanging out with friends.
“Our Hootenanny really speaks to who we are,” said Todd Thibault, the brewery’s Culture Czar, in a statement. “We’ve grown up a bit over the 26 years, but we’re still the same folks who enjoy good beer and good times with friends. That’s why we do this. We want to share what we love with the folks who helped us get here.”
As in years past, the Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny benefits Conscious Alliance, a Colorado-based nonprofit that fights hunger across the nation through their extraordinary grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programs.
To purchase tickets and for additional information go to breckbrew.com/Hootenanny.
— Compiled by Heather Jarvis
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