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Free public talk and slide show: “Adventure Travel in South America’

BRECKENRIDGE – Adventure travel consultant and nature photographer Tom Damon will present an informative slide show highlighting travel opportunities in South America. The free presentation, “Adventure Travel in South America,” begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Speakeasy Theatre on the Breckenridge campus of Colorado Mountain College at 103 S. Harris St.

Come experience a breathtaking journey along the spine of the Andes mountains from Ecuador’s snow-capped volcanoes, Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, Peru’s Machu Picchu and Cordillera Blanca, to the Amazon rainforest and Galapagos Islands. Receive a free trip- planning brochure, ask questions and receive helpful advice for your next adventure in South America.

Southwind Adventures of Littleton specializes in nature, cultural and adventure tours to South America. Following principles of ecotourism, Southwind works with local guides, practices low-impact camping and keeps group sizes small. Trips can be customized for individual interests and dates of travel. For more information, go online to

Free fly-fishing retreat for women with breast cancer

KREMMLING – There will be a Casting for Recovery retreat at the Elktrout Lodge in Kremmling June 6-8. Any woman living in Colorado who has or has had breast cancer is eligible for the program. The number of participants is limited. The deadline for submitting a request to attend the retreat is March 28.

The free weekend will take place in the tranquil setting of Elktrout Lodge overlooking the picturesque Colorado River. This retreat incorporates counseling, educational services and fly-fishing to promote mental and physical healing. The casting motion provides a gentle exercise for joint and soft tissue stretching, fly-fishing provides stress relief and promotes a sense of calm, while the social interactions offer women a chance to share, laugh, vent and rejuvenate.

Casting for Recovery (CFR) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit program. Women trained specifically for the CFR program staff each retreat, which includes at least two health-care professionals and four fly-fishing instructors. The only costs to the participants are travel to the retreat and the cost of a fishing license. Comfortable accommodations and healthy meals are provided at no cost to the participants. All the necessary fishing gear will be provided.

This program is supported by Elktrout Lodge and the Hampshire Foundation.

For more information, or if you are interested in attending, please contact: Casting for Recovery, PMB-257, 946 Great Plain Ave., Needham, MA 02492; (888) 553-3500;;

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