Today’s top five things to do in Summit County |

Today’s top five things to do in Summit County

The National Repertory Orchestra will present its 55th season opening night concert at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center on Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Music director Carl Topilow and the National Repertory Orchestra will start the summer off with a bang as they present their season opener, titled “Welcome to the New World.” It will feature Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World,” the piece for which this concert is named. The program also includes John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80 and Reinhold Gliere’s Harp Concerto in E-flat major, Opus 74, performed by NRO harpist Marion Ravot. For more information on this concert, ticket sales and a complete schedule for the NRO’s 2014 season, visit
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Summit Endurance Foundation Community Kickoff Party

Frisco, June 12

6 p.m., Backcountry Brewery, 720 Main St. Extended Happy Hour and schwag. Meet and network with those passionate about endurance sports. Find new friends/running buddies/reconnect with those summer biking friends. $20 suggested donation.

21st Annual Frisco Colorado BBQ Kickoff Concert

Frisco, June 12

7:30 p.m., Town of Frisco, 300 Main Street. Join the Town of Frisco for the 21st Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge. Help kick off 2014 with a concert Thursday evening featuring London Souls.

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Frisco, June 12

9 p.m., Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St. Mike Zito, Devon Allman, Cyril Neville = the soul of the south. With amplified soul for the new generation, The Royal Southern Brotherhood drag their thrilling new brand of blues-rock and white-hot musicianship from the Southern States onto the world stage. Tickets are $15.

Guided Wilderness Hike

Breckenridge, June 12

10 a.m., Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St. Professional guides on weekly hikes throughout the Breckenridge backcountry. From easy to difficult, these hikes entice your senses and teach you all you ever wanted to know about this high alpine home. Be sure to dress for the weather and anticipate thunderstorms. Bring water, rain jacket, sunscreen, and hiking boots or shoes. No dogs allowed. All ages welcome. Children under 4 must be in a carrying pack. June 12: Lower Flume Trail: Mines of the Times (Easy-Moderate).

Be a Scientist

Frisco, June 12 & 13

9 a.m., Main Branch – Summit County Library, 0037 County Road 1005. In connection with the summer reading program students can Be a Scientist. Each library will have a Be a Scientist kit for school-aged children to complete. This program is a go-at-your-own-pace list of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) projects. Each project can be completed at home on the student’s available time. (970) 668-5555.

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