Yeahbut Shoehead performance benefits Carriage House July 1 |

Yeahbut Shoehead performance benefits Carriage House July 1

BRECKENRIDGE – Join the Carriage House Early Learning Center for Music in the Mountains on Tuesday, July 1 at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with a barbecue, kids games and activities on the Riverwalk Center lawn. At 7 p.m. the toe tappin’, innovative family performance group Yeahbut Shoehead will take the stage. All tickets are $5. This year, as part of the Riverwalk Center Kids Calliope Series, Yeahbut Shoehead will perform at Music in the Mountains, the annual fundraiser for the Carriage House Early Learning Center in Breckenridge. From 5:30-6:45 p.m., this popular family event provides kids activities with the Mountain Top Children’s Museum. Beginning at 5:30 p.m Hearthstone Catering will provide a barbecue featuring hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, sodas and watermelon for just $6 a platter.

At 7 p.m., following the barbecue, there will be a performance by Yeahbut Shoehead. This four-piece family band is lead by five time winner of Westword’s Best of Denver poll, Michael Stanwood. The band includes three of Denver’s more formidable musicians – Thomas Blomster on percussion, Ron Bland on bass, and Dexter Payne on winds and reeds. What makes them all unique are the many other ethnic instruments (didgeridoo, Thai khaen, African marimba and others) that they weave in and out of Stanwood’s memorable tunes. All of Stanwood’s songs are original and feature themes that children can identify with – popcorn, sneezes, rocks and monsters to name a few.

Tickets are available by calling the Riverwalk Center box office at (970) 547-3100. Music in the Mountains 2003 is sponsored in part by Silverthorne GMC/Pontiac/Buick and Cadillac, Colorado Community First National Bank, Tonti Management and the Town of Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.

Garden club metes $2,000 in grants

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Garden Club awarded $2,000 in grants to five groups – Timberline Adult Day Service, the Family Advisory Network, Summit Recycling Project and the Mountain Pines and Reserve at Frisco homeowners associations – that want to begin garden projects.

Each year, the club disburses money to encourage interest in gardening in the High Country, to enhance public gardens and to educate the community about high-altitude gardening.

The club’s annual self-guided garden tour raises the grant money.

This year’s tour is set for July 26. Ten gardens will highlight some of the most mature, unusual and new alpine gardens in the county. Features will include architectural landscaping, confined-space, wildfire and rock gardens, and numerous perennial, annual and native plants.

Registration for the tour will take place from 8:30-10:30 at the Silverthorne Pavilion. A detailed map and garden descriptions is available at the pavilion. Master gardeners Nancy Swett, Suzie Rawles and Lisa Clement will be available at the registration desk to answer general gardening questions.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the tour. For more information, contact Joyce Stucker at (970) 547-2170.

BOEC to host Quandary trail-building project

BRECKENRIDGE – The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center will sponsor a trail-building and maintenance project on Quandary Peak in June.

The local nonprofit organization has adopted the 14,265-foot mountain under the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) and plans to work on the trail there June 28-29.

For more information, call the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center at (970) 453-5633.

Additionally, the CFI will hold a fundraiser May 1, featuring a “Fourteeners Near and Far” presentation, climbing stories from various Western states and a silent auction of gear and other merchandise. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the American Mountaineering Center at 710 Tenth St. in Golden. Tickets are $10; all proceeds benefit CFI’s preservation programs.

The Golden-based nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of the natural integrity of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. This year, volunteers will work on Mount Evans, Mount Sneffels and Mount Massive; educate fellow fourteener-enthusiasts as CFI Peak Stewards; serve as members of the Volunteer Leadership Program; and work in the field as Adopt-a-Peak team members.

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