Summit County weekend events calendar: 9-15-13 |

Summit County weekend events calendar: 9-15-13

People took advantage of Those Austrian Guys playing the 'Chicken Dance' song on the Blue River Plaza during a recent Breckenridge Oktoberfest. Today is the last day of Breckenridge Oktoberfest, with beer, food, music and dancing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. Visit for more information.
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Arts Alive

Breckenridge, every day

11 a.m., 500 S. Main St. La Cima Mall. It’s time again to celebrate Colorado Colors. The gallery is showing works inspired by our fall colors. The artist of the month is watercolorist, Emily Wahl. Please come meet Emily and see her work on the 2nd Saturday, September 14th, 4-8 p.m. Call 453-0450.

Country/Swing Dance Email List

Summit County, every day

6 p.m., Summit County. If you would like to be included in Silverthorne and Dillon’s Country Dance email list please send an email to: and we will add you to our list. Dances are held in Dillon and Silverthorne throughout the year. Don’t miss out on the fun. Sign up for notifications today. Call 970-262-3403.

19th Annual Oktoberfest

Breckenridge, September 15

11 a.m., Main Street Breckenridge. Get ready for a fun-filled weekend of fall foliage, great parties, Paulaner Bier, genuine German cuisine, collectable steins and special accommodation packages. Don’t miss the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains. Call 877-864-0868.

Oktoberfest Women’s Hockey Tournament

Breckenridge, September 15

5:45 p.m. – 11:45 p.m., Breckenridge. During your Oktoberfest celebration, stop into Stephen C. West Ice Arena for this exciting annual event. There are three divisions of play Friday through Sunday and no spectator fees. Come check out the action. Call 970-547-9974.

MATINEE: The Owl and the Pussycat, a Romantic Comedy by Bill Manhoff

Dillon, September 15

1:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lake Dillon Theater Company, 176 Lake Dillon Drive,Dillon. A brainy writer and aspiring actress meet under hilarious circumstances, ultimately finding themselves on a funny, bumpy, and touching journey of self-discovery and love. A smart and witty comedy, The Owl and The Pussycat is for mature audiences. Call 970-513-9386.

Dave Gerard playing the MotherLoaded Tavern

Breckenridge, September 15

4 p.m., MotherLoaded Tavern, 103 South Main Street, Breckenridge. Has shared the stage w/ Toots — Mayalls, Little Feat, Phish, Dave Matthews Band and Blues Traveler. Call 970-453-2572.

Karaoke Night

Frisco, September 15

10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Jonny-G’s Bar, Nightclub & Pizzeria. Come sing your heart out every Sunday night at Frisco’s only Karaoke night. Hosted by DJ Diviana. New songs added weekly! 10 p.m. no cover!! Call 970-668-5442.

Trivia at the Cala

Summit Cove, September 15

9 p.m. – 11 p.m., The Cala Inn, 40 Cove Blvd, Dillon. Test your knowledge during our live pub trivia with Kathleen. Prizes for winners. Call 468-1899.

Monday Open Mic & Local’s Jam Nite

Breckenridge, September 16

8:30 p.m., MotherLoaded Tavern, 103 South Main Street. Hosted by a very friendly Moose. Great quality and variety of music so come on down to listen or play. Call 453-2572.

$2 Trivia Tuesdays

Breckenridge, September 17

9 p.m., MotherLoaded Tavern, 103 South Main Street, Breck. Live hosted Trivia with prizes inc a bottle of Boone’s Farm for best team name. Call 453-2572.

Free Texas Hold’em Tournament

Frisco, September 17

7 p.m. – 2 a.m., Jonny-G’s Bar, Nightclub & Pizzeria, Frisco. Like Poker? We offer Frisco’s only poker night with 2 no entry fee Texas Hold’em tournaments. Games are at 7 p.m. — 10 p.m. Play to win great prizes and enjoy great food and drink specials. Call 970-668-5442.

Open Session Night at the Cala

Summit Cove, September 17

9 p.m. – midnight, The Cala Inn, 40 Cove Blvd, Dillon. Bring your instrument and play along with the other musicians or play solo, or just grab a pint and enjoy the music. Call 468-1899.

Tuesday Trivia Night

Dillon, September 17

7:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Adriano’s Bistro and Pizza, 240 Lake Dillon Dr., Dillon. Team up with your friends and join us for a fun night of Team Trivia. Food and drink specials with in house gift certificates too. Call 368-0508.

Ladies Night

Frisco, September 18

9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Jonny-G’s Bar, Nightclub & Pizzeria. Frisco’s only and longest running Ladies Night goes down every Wednesday night. The dance floor is packed with DJ Crisp spinnin new — old school hip hop and more. No cover. Call 970-668-5442.


Silverthorne, September 18

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., 1321 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne. Fun for the whole family. Win cash prizes- $10 buy-in plus $1 progressive card. Support the local Elks Lodge charities and events. Featuring Jackpot Progressive Blackout game, and Double Action final. Under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Call 970-468-2561.

Open Mic at the Moose Jaw

Frisco, September 19

10 p.m., Main St., Frisco. Open Mic w/John Truscelli every Thursday.

Thursday Night Live Trivia

Frisco, September 19

9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Jonny-G’s Bar, Nightclub & Pizzeria, Frisco. Come in and test your brain. Live Trivia hosted by Kathleen starts @ 9 p.m. with 3 great rounds of trivia fun. Prizes rewarded after each round and a grand prize to the winning team! Call 668-5442.


Hip-Hop Night & Open Mic Freestyle Jam

Frisco, September 15

9 p.m. – 2 a.m., The Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St., Frisco. Open freestyle jam and poetry slam hosted by Mikey P, Key and JI. Performances throughout the night by the hosts. No cover. Call 970-708-7042.

Live Grateful Dead Music to Benefit the Co Springs Fire Dept

Breckenridge, September 16

9 p.m., three20south, 320 S Main St., Breckenridge. The Sloping Companion presents “a grateful dead celebration” to benefit the CO springs fire Dept ft music from Pete Jive and Easy Riders. Call 970 368-3204.


Breckenridge Recreation Center Daily Activities

Breckenridge, every day

8 a.m., Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge. Breckenridge Mountain Camp No School Mini Camp 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tumbling Tots 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Family Gym Time 10 a.m. – noon Tennis Drop-In Clinic – Extreme Fridays 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Beginner Fencing – NEW! 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Call 970-453-1734.

Beginner Adult & Youth Fencing

Breckenridge, September 15

4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. Our adult/junior beginner drop-in class is structured for anyone ages 8 and older. This introductory class teaches participants the basics and fundamentals of fencing. Classes are held Fridays and Sundays. Call 547-4321.

Family Gym Time

Breckenridge, September 16, 18

10 a.m. – noon, Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. Enjoy family playtime every Monday, Wednesday — Friday. Our inflatable jungle — gym mates will be set up so kids can have a warm indoor place to play — socialize. Open play, no instruction provided. Parent supervision required. $6/Drop-In. No class Oct 7, 9, 11, Dec 25, Jan 1. Call 453-1734.

Putt & Play Junction Closing Weekend

Breckenridge, September 15

10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Breckenridge. Wrap up the inaugural season of Putt — Play Junction at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena! Unlimited mini-golf, bounce houses, basketball and lawn games for just $10 per person or $32 for a family admission. Call 970-547-9974.

Drop-In Tennis Clinic – All Levels

Breckenridge, September 16

10:30 a.m. – noon, Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge. No matter your skill level, our drop-in clinics will give you a workout with drills and point play coached by our tennis pros. Have a great time learning the game, meeting local players, refining skills and improving fitness levels without a long-term commitment. All levels are welcome. Ages 16+. Call 970-453-1734.

French Gulch Dredge Boat Hike

Breckenridge, September 16

10 a.m. – noon, Meets at trail head. Call for directions. Hike through Breckenridge’s fabled Golden Horseshoe, the location of dozens of early mining operations. Along the way are scenic views and former mine sites. Weather permitting. Call for reservations and pricing. Call 970-453-9767 x2.


Barney Ford Victorian Home

Breckenridge, Daily except Monday

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 111 East Washington Avenue. The Barney Ford House Museum honors the escaped slave who prospered and became a prominent entrepreneur and black civil right leader in Colorado. Call 453-9767, x2.

Edwin Carter Discovery Center

Breckenridge, Daily except Monday

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 111 North Ridge Street. Explore the home and museum of Edwin Carter, miner turned taxidermist and naturalist. View many original Rocky Mountain specimens and enjoy interactive displays honoring Carter’s legacy. Call 453-9767, x2.

Historic Walking Tour

Breckenridge, Wednesday-Sunday

11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 203 South Main Street. Take a tour through Breckenridge’s Nationally Recognized Historic District with a local expert. Along the way, hear stories about the hardy souls who lived in Breckenridge more than 100 years ago. Reservations not required, call for pricing. Call 453-9767, x2.

Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour

Breckenridge, September 15

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Valley Brook Cemetery, Breckenridge. Hear the tales of Breckenridge’s past from beyond the grave. The historic Victorian cemetery dates back to 1882 and reflects the area’s rich mining history. Weather permitting; Call for pricing and reservations. Call 453-9767 x2.

Gold and Silver Mine Tour

Breckenridge, September 15

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 465 Illinois Gulch Road, Breckenridge. Take a journey back in time to Breckenridge’s hard-rock mining ear. Walk underground for a first-hand mining experience and learn to pan for gold on site. Tours at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Call 453-9767 x2.

High Line Railroad Park

Breckenridge, September 15

11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 189 Boreas Pass Road, Breckenridge. See Engine No. 9 on the original narrow-gauge track that came into Breckenridge over Boreas Pass and a restored rotary snowplow. Learn about the history of the railroad and how it transformed the town. Call 453-9767 x2.

Summit Ski Exhibit

Breckenridge, Daily except Monday

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 308-B South Main Street. Celebrate the first 100 years of skiing in Summit County with a ski documentary and vintage equipment and clothing. This exhibit is a colorful look into the history of skiing. Call 453-9767, x2.


Breckenridge Preschool and Youth Monday Swim Lessons

Breckenridge, September 16

3:45 p.m., Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. Fall Session 1 of Preschool Level 1 — 2 (6-6:35 p.m.) and Youth Level 1 — 2 (3:45-4:20 p.m.) swimming lessons begin, ages 2-11. Please visit website for fees, other sessions and easy online registration. Call 453-1734.


4-H Truck Raffle

Summit County, Every day

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alpine Bank locations in Summit County. Summit County 4-H is selling raffle tickets for a 2013 F-150 4×4 super crew truck from the Colorado 4-H Foundation. Tickets are available at Alpine Bank in Summit County thru Sept. 12. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Call 668-4142.


Community Dinner

Breckenridge, September 15

6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Father Dyer Church Basement, 310 Wellington Rd, Breckenridge. Free community fellowship meal. Call 970-453-2250.

Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy

Dillon, September 16

6-8 p.m., Lord of the Mountains Church, US Hwy 6 and 50 Evergreen Rd. Weekly classes on Mindfulness Meditation and its application in everyday life. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Area retreats, videos and downloads are also available. Classes are by donation. Call 389-3612.

Monday Night Senior Dinner

Frisco, September 16

6-7 p.m., Summit Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place. Weekly dinner at the Senior Center. Cost is $8 per person. RSVP to 668-2944 by 9 a.m. the day of the dinner you wish to attend.

Community Dinner

Dillon, September 17

5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne. A free community dinner is served to all those who wished to attend. Call 970-389-0015.

Por Tu Familia

Frisco, September 17

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Miner’s Creek Room, 360 Peak One Dr. Main Office Building Frisco. La Clínica Comunitaria estará llevando a cabo un Taller de Educación para Diabéticos. Estos talleres se llevan a cabo los segundos martes de cada mes. Ofreceremos exámenes de glucosa completamente gratis. Es un evento abierto a toda la comunidad del condado de Summit y condados aledaños. Call 970-668-4040.

Tuesday Lunch

Frisco, September 17

noon – 1 p.m., Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Seniors age 55 — over are invited to attend lunch every Tuesday at the Senior Center. Cost is $3 to $5 (sliding scale based on income). RSVP by 9 a.m. to 970-668-2944.

Tuesday Party Bridge

Frisco, September 17

12:50 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Community and Senior Center, Frisco. Party Bridge every Tuesday from 12:50-4:30 p.m. Relaxed atmosphere. Everyone welcome. Call 970-453-1206.


Al-Anon Meeting

Fairplay, September 16

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 6th St., Senior Center, Fairplay. Call 970-389-4444.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Summit County, various meetings

8 p.m. – 10 p.m., Meetings available throughout Summit County. Questions call 453-2905.

Summit County Republicans Monthly Meeting

Frisco, September 16

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. All registered Republicans are welcome. Call 453-2961.

Tuesday Night Frisco AA Meeting

Frisco, September 17

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Frisco County Commons Building, Mt. Royal Room. AA open discussion meeting for AA members and guests. Call 485-0151.

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