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A&E briefs: Library photography presentation showcases Australia and New Zealand

On Friday, Feb. 19, the Friends of the Library’s 2016 Travel Slide Show Series continues with “The Kimberly with Highlights of Australia and New Zealand” photographic presentation by Bob Hinderholtz. This is the third slide show presentation in the 2016 series, presented at 7 p.m. in the Blue River Room of the North Branch Library.
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Library photography presentation showcases Australia and New Zealand

On Friday, Feb. 19, the Friends of the Library’s 2016 Travel Slide Show Series continues with “The Kimberly with Highlights of Australia and New Zealand” photographic presentation by Bob Hinderholtz. This is the third slide show presentation in the 2016 series, presented at 7 p.m. in the Blue River Room of the North Branch Library.

“I like to travel,” Hinderholtz said in a statement. “It was a long way to get there, about 40 hours total, so I wanted to see as much as I could.”

Hinderholtz traveled to Tasmania, Australia and New Zealand on a series of tours from August to September 2015, for a total of six weeks.

Using two cameras, Hinderholtz photographed the coast and countryside. He lost the waterproof shots of the Barrier Reef, a story he may share during his presentation. He did see the wilderness of The Kimberly and said it was a vast place with few Americans.

For Summit County locals planning a trip to Australia or New Zealand, Hinderholtz said there is so much to see and do — parasailing, skiing and sky diving — which all show the different perspectives of the countries while providing time and opportunities for exploration.

The Friends of the Library present these free slide show presentations as part of their fundraising efforts to help the libraries purchase books and other supplies. Follow the library on Facebook and Twitter or check the website at summitcountylibraries.org for more information.

Teton Gravity Research film serves as fundraiser for Timberline Learning Center

From the award-winning filmmaking crew that created 2014’s “Almost Ablaze,” comes the story of one weird winter and the people who celebrate it — “Paradise Waits” — a ski and snowboard film. Screenings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. take place on Friday, Feb. 19, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge (107 Denison Placer Road). A cash bar, concessions, pizza and giveaways support Timberline Learning Center, a child-care and early-learning center in Breckenridge. Tickets and more information can be found at TimberlineLearningCenter.com or (970) 453-9656.

Immigration dramas presented at Lord of the Mountains

The Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) and High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowship present two immigration dramas as part of a regular Sunday service at Lord of the Mountain Church, 56 Highway 6, Dillon. “Foundations” and “Boat Person,” are directed by Maria Cheng, co-founder of TEA and a Summit County resident.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, “Foundations” tells the story of a brave and precocious young woman who survives the fall of the Shah and radical Islam, immigrates to the U.S. and becomes a successful architect. It is written by Jon Vogels and stars Lilli Hokama, who just played Scheherazade in Aurora Fox’s “Arabian Nights.”

On Feb. 28, “Boat Person,” written and performed by Peter Trinh, recounts his parents surviving the fall of Saigon, their harrowing escape to freedom against the perils of the high seas — facing storms, pirates and starvation, and their eventual rescue by the U.S. Navy and finally finding safe haven in Denver.

Shows are free, but there is limited general seating. Please call (970) 513-0315 to reserve a seat.

Theatre Esprit Asia is the Southwest’s first and only award-winning Asian American theater company, based in Aurora. It has won 13 awards in its three years of existence, including best play/actress/lighting/choreography and People’s Choice at the Colorado Theatre Festival.


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