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Art, shopping and food


Bristlecone Foundation, in partnership with the Summit School District, is hosting a holiday workshop to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the annual Bristlecone Tree of Memories Celebration. The workshop will take place at Summit High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 and is free and open to Summit County students and their families.

Each participant will create two unique holiday ceramic ornaments, one to keep and one in support of the Tree of Memories celebration. Art teacher Sharon Jacobson-Speedy is generously donating her time and expertise. Summit High School is donating the use of the school’s art studio to paint, glaze and fire the ornaments for the traditional Tree of Memories celebration.

Bristlecone invites the community to the Tree of Memories celebration at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. The gathering will take place on the Frisco Town Hall lawn to honor and pay tribute to our loved ones in a ceremonial name reading and tree lighting. Immediately following the ceremony, everyone is welcome to join the festivities at the Bristlecone Health Services offices located at 18 School Road. Hot beverages and holiday cookies will be served.

All proceeds from the Tree of Memories celebration will benefit Bristlecone Health Services, the only provider of end-of-life and home health care in Summit County.

To order your keepsake ornament for the Tree of Memories please visit and click on the link to the Bristlecone Foundation or call (970) 668-8444 or e-mail

What: Breckenridge Music Festival Poster Reception and Art Event

Where: Ski Hill Picture Framing, 101 N. Main St. Suite C, Breckenridge

When: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday

Enjoy a festive evening of art, wine and hors d’oeuvres and have a voice in choosing the 2010 Breckenridge Music Festival (BMF) “Bach, Beethoven and Breckenridge” Poster artwork. From 5-7 p.m., there will be a juried reception to pick the new art, as well as a silent auction for all of the paintings entered. Drinks and refreshments will be served throughout the reception. You will have a chance to place bids by silent auction on artwork, with proceeds to benefit the artists and the BMF.

Summit County’s only local co-op gallery has gotten even better with a new space to showcase works of gallery artists. Arts Alive Gallery, the gallery of Summit Arts Council, has brightened the art scene with its newly remodeled interior. Come by and see what has been going on behind closed doors.

Arts Alive Gallery re-opens at 11 a.m. today. Browse the diverse selection of art for sale by local Co-op Artists that includes paintings, ceramics, photography, glass and fiber art, sculptures and more.

Arts Alive Gallery is located at 500 S. Main St., LaCima Mall, Breckenridge. For more information, call (970) 453-0450.

The Outlets at Silverthorne will host its fourth annual Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 21. This is an all-day shopping event to raise money for the following local charities: Summit County Preschool; Summit Cancer Support Group; CO-Motion Dance; Summit Community Orchestra; Think First Helmet Safety; National Repertory Orchestra; Summit Cove Elementary School PTSA; Breckenridge Outdoor Education; and Steamboat Youth Hockey.

Tickets for the event are $20; $10 of each ticket is tax deductible and will be donated to the individual’s designated charity listed above. The $20 ticket holders will receive: a chance to win some of the more than $20,000 in raffle prizes, exclusive shopping discounts, offers and giveaways, a gift goody bag, free lunch at Chipotle Mexican Grill, wine and beer sampling, entertainment, a dessert bar and free gift wrapping.

Register from 9-11 a.m. in the Green Village, Unit 246-O. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance from any of the nonprofit groups listed above or at the Outlets at Silverthorne Management/Guest Services Office located in the Green Village, next to Adidas, 246-V Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne.

For more information, call either Jayne Esser or Karin Batchelder at Outlets at Silverthorne, (970) 468-5780.

The Ullr Fest Poster Contest is back for 2010’s Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, Jan. 10-16, 2010. This year’s theme is “Ullr Fest: Live the Lore!” and artwork is being accepted. Artists can submit a “sketch” (painting, photograph, print, etc.) to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) by 5 p.m. Monday. The winning artwork will appear on the 2010 Breckenridge Ullr Fest poster, merchandise, advertising and branding of the event.

Sketches must be no larger than 14″ x 17″ and artists are asked to tie-in the “Ullr Fest: Live the Lore!” theme to their Ullr concept. From the submittals, the poster winner will be chosen by a select panel of judges. Artwork can be turned in 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″. Most importantly, let your imagination run wild and have fun with “Ullr Fest: Live the Lore!”

The person who submits the winning poster idea will receive a prize package of event merchandise from the BRC and his/her artwork displayed all over Breckenridge and beyond!

Past winners have used the respective year’s theme to tie-in a creative design with Ullr. Examples include a painting of Ullr mining snowflakes with subtle mining and skiing relics throughout, a historic locomotive with Ullr’s face rising from the steam, a cartoon-like superhero Ullr, a community picture with Ullr in the middle, etc. Creativity and tie-ins with the Breckenridge locale are encouraged.

For questions , contact Sally Croker at (970) 453-5074 or

John Fielder is coming to the Silverthorne Pavilion for a book signing and presentation of his new book, “Ranches of Colorado,” on Nov. 24, to benefit Continental Divide Land Trust.

The presentation takes place at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $10 per adult, and kids 17 and younger are free.

Breckenridge churches, with the cooperation of the Red White and Blue Fire Department, local restaurants, businesses and individuals of the community, will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for those in need who can’t necessarily provide a traditional meal for themselves, as well as resort area employees who may not have access to a Thanksgiving Day meal.

The dinner will held at the fire station on North Main Street in Breckenridge between noon and 5 p.m., Thanksgiving Day. Restaurants will be cooking and donating food for the event. Local residents are donating turkeys through City Market and providing desserts. Several local businesses have made monetary donations to help defray expenses. They are: Colorado Tents and Event, Alpine Bank, Bank of the West and 1st Bank.

MTV’s hit series “The Real World” is looking for its newest roommates in Denver Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions, creators of the hit MTV show “The Real World,” will be holding an open casting call at Hooters of Denver, 1390 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver.

Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo identification. Please be between the ages of 18 and 24 when you apply. For those who can’t make it to the open call, applications are still being accepted via e-mail. Visit for complete details on how you can apply.

Chocolate sampling, wine tasting, holiday shopping and live jazz are all part of the Holiday Chocolate Festival at the Broadmoor coming up on Sunday, Nov. 15 in Colorado Springs. The first-time event promises to become an annual favorite among chocolate lovers in Colorado.

More than 50 vendors will be at the festival, selling and sampling out some of the finest chocolates in the region. In addition to the chocolates, holiday gifts including handcrafted jewelry, antiques and European imports will be offered.

Teresa Farney, food editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette, will judge the truffle competition at 2 p.m. Julie Pech, “the Chocolate Therapist” will present a chocolate and wine pairing class during the wine tasting 4-6 p.m. And Chef Trusan of Trusan Cuisines will offer a truffle making demo at noon. Vibes on Velvet will provide the perfect mood-setting live music for the event – retro-style jazz with some holiday flair thrown in.

Fans of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie can meet Denise Nickerson, who starred as the “blueberry girl” in that film. She’ll be signing photos and meeting fans all day.

For guests traveling to the event, the Broadmoor is offering a special room rate of $160 per night. For reservations, mention the “chocolate festival” and call (719) 577-5775.

Show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Broadmoor’s Colorado Hall. Admission to the Holiday Chocolate Festival is $10. Children age 5-12 get in for $5. For more information, visit or call (303) 347-8252.

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