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Arts & Entertainment news in Summit County

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 barbecue 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.

After spending the winter at the beach, local singer and songwriter Nancy Cook is back in Summit County for the summer with a new performance schedule. Starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Spruce Inn in Frisco, Cook will perform about once a week across Summit County. Her show at the Blue Spruce Inn is one of only two there this summer. Cook will frequent local hot spots including The CB Grill in Copper Mountain, Barlow Plaza in Estes Park and the Dillon Farmers Market.

The town of Frisco is sending out a request for businesses, locals and visitors to submit floats for the Fabulous Fourth of July Parade. It is free to enter the parade, which can be done online at There are four categories; winners can receive prize money and trophies in all four. The Frisco parade starts at 12:30 p.m. July 4 at Creekside Drive in Frisco.

Fairplay’s neighboring town, South Park, has announced dates, details and ticket information for Summerfest 2012. On August 17-19 at the American Safari Ranch in Fairplay, South Park will host a weekend of music, adventure and creativity. The main music stages will feature Lez Zeppelin and the Motet, as well as ATV and horseback riding, camping, fishing, and an emerging artist workshop with Barry Fey of Feyline Productions. Early bird ticket specials are available; $20 for a day pass or $100 for a weekend pass. There are also discounted tickets for children. For more information visit

Josh Galvin, who recently made a live appearance on Castle Rock Radio, will be broadcasting live on Radio Free Minturn. Today from 4-6 p.m., Galvin will be on the Smokin’ with BBQ Brad Show. Listen to the show at To catch a live performance, Galvin will be performing as the Artist du Jour at the Dillon Farmers Market from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Local favorite Amy Mathesius and guitar player Jesse Porter will be back in Summit County to perform this weekend. Mathesius and Porter will be at the Pour House in Summit Cove Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Breckenridge Farmers Market Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

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

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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