Arts & Entertainment briefs for Summit County |

Arts & Entertainment briefs for Summit County

Aaron BibleSummit Daily News

Test your legs and lungs during the inaugural trail run at Arapahoe Basin. The race will start at almost 11,000 feet above sea level and will top off with a mid-mountain BBQ and live music. It takes place Sunday July 1. Times are as follows: Summit Division- 10:30am; Mid-way Division- 10:45a.m. The Race costs $15; race and lunch is $25; lift/lunch is $20. Visit to register.

Amateur outdoor photographers are invited to capture the bright colors of spring with a full-day landscape photography workshop with John Fielder Sunday, June 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event is headquartered at The Photo Shop at 300 South Main Street in Breckenridge for a morning slide show presentation, the workshop goes out into the field for an afternoon wandering the side streets of old town Breckenridge photographing historic buildings, elaborately painted Victorian homes and colorful flowers of early spring. Then, a short drive out of town, scenic backcountry locations come into focus as lime green leafing aspens, icy waterfalls and a mountain meadow beaver pond take center stage. It’s appropriate for all levels of outdoor photographer, especially beginners and intermediates. Cost is $395 per person. For more info contact or call (303) 368-5208.

Every June, the Colorado Children’s Chorale hosts a free performance workshop at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail for Eagle/Summit County kids. In two weeks the Chorale is traveling to Austria and Italy to participate in an international music festival. The Colorado Children’s Chorale Free Performance Workshop is open to children 8-11 years of age. It takes place June 13-15 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Participants sing and dance in a free performance 7 p.m., Friday June 15. Register online at, or call (303) 892-5600.

DooWop Denny and his Rockin’ Oldies Show are returning to Summit County for the 13th year. Starting Sunday, DooWop Denny will be playing from 4-7 p.m. at the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco every week until Sept. 9. Drop in for drinks, a bite to eat and some favorite fifties and sixties tunes. For more information call (970) 668-5900.

Carbondale will celebrate the arts throughout June, and the rest of the summer season. Carbondale, the recent co-recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Arts Award, will showcase the town’s talent through music, theater, community events, art classes and more. June 21 marks the opening of “Euphora’s Box,” the Thunder River Theater Company’s summer show. The Carbondale Clay Center offers beginning and advanced potters. And the Summer of Music Concert Series will kick off July 1. To keep up with the events, visit, call (970) 963-1890 or email

Health enthusiasts can hike with a Mount Everest climber, mountain bike with an Xterra champion, learn how to extend their life span with the nation’s leading doctors and researchers and participate in a variety of interactive events at Living at Your Peak, the Rocky Mountain region’s premier wellness experience. The inaugural summit, held September 13-15, in Vail, is the nation’s only gathering designed to help health-conscious individuals and influencers discover how to live longer, better and impact the wellbeing of their world. The event will feature leading fitness and health experts from across the country, including women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova as the keynote speaker. For more information or to register, visit

Starting June 15, the Breckenridge Ski Resort will host half and full-day day camp sessions for all kids at the Peak 8 Breckenridge Fun Park. The half or full-day sessions, with drop off beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending as late as 5:30 p.m. on the longest days, will include a variety of activities and games. Morning and afternoon half-day sessions are $50 per session, and full-day sessions are $92. A five-session full-day package is also available for $260. Reservations for the camps are required and need to be made at least 48 hours in advance. For more information, visit the day camp website at

The Dillon Yacht Club Junior Sailing Summer Camps are currently taking registrations for its Junior Sailing Program. The camps begin June 25 and run Monday through Friday, for ages 10 to 18. There are camps for beginners and intermediates and all courses feature full-time certified instructors. Price is $300 per week with discounts for race weeks and multiple weeks. Focus is on safety, fun and sailing skills. Info: (970) 480-SAIL or

The 12th annual exhibition of historic female artists, “Colorado & the West: Historic Women Artists,” is on view through July at Denver’s David Cook Galleries, 1637 Wazee St. Recognized for its quality programming and high-caliber western arts exhibits in Denver’s LoDo art’s district, David Cook galleries presents works by Dorothy Brett, Margaret Carlson, Marian Cronk, Eve Drewelowe, Paulina Everitt, Helen Forbes and Irene Fowler, among others, in this annual exhibition featuring more than 100 historic paintings and works on paper by distinguished female artists of Colorado and the West through the mid-20th century. The show also includes works in various media from the 1860’s by Native American women of the Southwest U.S. The show opened with a reception May 16. View the online exhibition at

The Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market, an award-winning art, design, craft and vintage market is opening a call for vendors. They are also looking for food vendors for each market. The Horseshoe Market will be in Leadville on June 23. They will have 30-50 local vendors selling fine art, handmade goods and antiques and vintage products and food. For more information and to apply go to

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