A&E briefs: Summit County Library hosts adult fall reading program
The Summit County Library is hosting its adult fall reading program — Stop Me if You’ve Read This One — with a variety of events throughout the season. Swing by the North Branch in Silverthorne, the Main Library in Frisco or the South Branch in Breckenridge and pick up a game card and flyer on the program. Patrons are asked to provide reviews, which will be shared county-wide. Each completed form entitles the patron to a drawing for one of three prize baskets. Donations for the baskets are currently accepted at each library. The drawing for the three prize baskets occurs on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library in Frisco after the finale of the Colorado author event, moderated by local resident and author, Beth Groundwater.
The South Branch Library in Breckenridge is joining the adult fall reading events Friday, Oct. 2 from 4:30-7 p.m. with a viewing and discussion on “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. New this year the program hosts brown bag lunchtime matinees. Bring your own bagged lunch, and visit the Main Library Oct. 2 at noon to view “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Broken Compass potluck returns
Broken Compass Brewing is starting its Monday night potluck up again after a brief hiatus on Monday, Oct. 7. The potlucks will be every Monday evening beginning at 7 p.m. On Oct. 7, the Breckenridge brewery will be having a coconut-themed potluck in celebration of winning a bronze medal for its Coconut Porter at the Great American Beer Festival last weekend. Every week, the brewery gives out a people’s choice award for the top three dishes, with first place winning a 64-ounce growler, a 32-ounce growler for second, and a pint for third. On Oct. 7, Broken Compass will give out an extra growler for best coconut dish.
CSU Extension now accepting master gardener applications
Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is accepting applications for the 2016 Colorado Master Gardener Training. This program provides an opportunity for local gardening enthusiasts to help their community while learning more about home gardening issues. The 2016 training will take place on Thursdays at the County Commons (37 Peak One Drive) in Frisco, from Jan. 28 to March 31. The 10-week course offers comprehensive, research-based instruction in home gardening topics, delivered via distance education technology and presented by CSU Extension specialists from around the state.
Upon completion of training, Colorado Master Gardener trainees agree to contribute 50 hours of volunteer service toward home gardening education. The cost of the training program is $170 plus book purchased by student (approximately $100). A non-volunteer option is also available for $530 plus book purchased by student, and is often chosen by professionals in the green industry as continuing education. Contact the CSU Extension office at (970) 668-4140 or write firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to request an application form. Applications can also be downloaded at http://www.SummitCountyCO.gov/Extension. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Tickets on sale for The Wood Brothers presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts
Breckenridge Creative Arts presents Americana group The Wood Brothers on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Tickets are priced at $25 advance and $30 day of show, and go on sale on Friday, Oct. 2 at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office, by phone at (970) 547-3100 or online at breckcreate.org. Made up of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood, plus multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, The Wood Brothers sit squarely at the crux of blues, rock, and bluegrass, equally improvisational and jamming as they are rocking. A stalwart on the Americana scene, the band spends most of their nights singing to strangers, something they’ve become addicted to — not for attention it draws but rather for the connection they feel with their audiences. This concert is part of a new performing arts series entitled “BCA Presents,” a program of year-round performances, lectures, and special events presented and hosted by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
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