“Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession” by Craig Childs – Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend.
Summary: “To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero–or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs’s riveting new book is a ghost story–an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection.”
A Vail Symposium event
Is the practice of creating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) ethically sound? Are foods made with GMOs safe for you and your family? How should these foods be labeled? And could they be used to address world hunger? What are the myths and realities of GMOs and how do they impact our lives? Join two GMO experts—Jeffery Smith and Gregory Stock—from opposing sides of the debate for a conversation about the truth behind GMOs. Their conversation will be moderated by Rohn Robbins.
Want a fun and creative night out in the company of friends? The Vail Recreation District and the Vail Public Library are collaborating on a Cocktails and Canvas – Wine Bottle Painting class. Cocktails and Canvas classes are the perfect way to enjoy a social evening of painting that is totally stress free! An instructor will guide you through a step by step demonstration of the featured acrylic painting, and you will leave with your own unique masterpiece ready to display. Brushes, paints, and aprons are included; bring your own wine bottle with the label removed that is ready for painting.
Lauren Merrill from Alpine Arts Center says, “We’re excited to work with the Town of Vail Public Library and Vail Recreation District to put on this event for the community. Painting wine bottles is a twist on our popular Cocktails & Canvas class, and a great way to spend a social night out. Even if you’ve never painted before, the class is step by step so you can follow along, or feel free to bring in your own design and try something on your own. The best part of our Social Art Series classes is seeing the variety of work that gets created all in one evening, and it’s always a fun night out compared to the typical dinner and a movie or bar scene.”
Wine and Beer available for purchase if 21 or older. Bring your own empty, label-removed wine bottle with cork. Don’t have a bottle? Some will be provided. Price includes materials and artistic instruction, underwritten by the Town of Vail Public Library.
Reservations Required: 970-479-2292, ext. 5
If Randy Newman’s self-titled 1968 debut on Reprise Records, co-produced by his childhood friend Lenny Waronker and the now equally legendary arranger Van Dyke Parks, seemed out of step with the times upon its release, that’s perhaps because he had created something timeless. Newman combined sophisticated orchestrations and indelible melodies with story-song lyrics that veered between the unabashedly romantic and the sarcastically humorous. A song like “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today,” its simple words harboring heartbreaking emotion, is arguably an American standard, covered by an astonishingly wide range of artists, including Judy Collins, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson, Nina Simone, and, most recently, Nonesuch label-mate Audra McDonald. The albums that followed—12 Songs (1970) and Sail Away (1972)—are also regarded as classics now. The Los Angeles-born Newman spent considerable time in New Orleans with his mother’s family during his childhood; his 1974 Good Old Boys is a masterful and controversial exploration of Southern culture, its history and ingrained prejudices, as well as the views and misconceptions of outsiders.
Newman is also a five-time Grammy Award winner, and the recipient, in 2002, of the Recording Academy’s prestigious Governors’ Award. He has also garnered three Emmys: in 2004 for the title theme to Monk, in 1991 for songs composed for the short-lived but well-regarded musical series Cop Rock and again for Monk in 2010 for Best Original Lyrics and Music for the song When I’m Gone which appeared in the series finale.
In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘ The Works ‘, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen . Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will rock you.
Registration: 8:00 a.m. day-of the event
Kids Race: 11:00 a.m.
Calcutta: 12:00 p.m.
Adult Races: 1:00 p.m.
(Times are approximate)
Equestrian skijoring consists of a team of a single horse, generally guided by a rider, pulling the person on skis who carries no poles and simply hangs onto a tow rope in a manner akin to water skiing.
This is an outdoor event, dress appropriately. Lawn chairs or similar recommended. No alcohol. No pets. Parking: Free event parking available in the Municipal Lot, across from the Turntable Restaurant.
Did you know that worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer EVERY three minutes? Sadly, one out of five of these kids diagnosed will not survive. Often, the children who do live will deal with a host of health issues.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation is committed to conquering childhood cancers! The foundation currently funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the Feds.
You can support the St. Baldrick’s Eagle event in one of three ways: make a BALD statement and shave in solidarity, Donate $, or volunteer!
Event features include: a live remote on KSKE Ski Country with morning host, Jeffrey Cash (from 1 – 3 pm), food and drinks, ‘Barbers’ Rodeo’ and Silent Auction.
New this year is the ‘Haircut Hall of Fame’ and a live auction for a “Date with Nate” and other local firemen.
The post event party happens immediately after the shave-a-thon at the Dusty Boot in Eagle Ranch. 20% of food and drink proceeds will be donated to St. Baldrick’s!
Join the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District and raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, fighting childhood cancer! Shave your head, sponsor a shavee, or donate directly. It will be a great time for all! For more information, call Cindy Pettit at (970) 376-0027 or visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/306/2014 to sign up!
Silent auction featuring items from Eagle Ranch Golf Course, By Nature Gallery, Generation BC, Colorado Cheesesteak Company, and others!
The Vail Recreation District will host its third annual Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle 10k, 5k and kids 1k fun run, in celebration of all things green on St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the Vail Nordic Center. The race, which will include a snowshoe and Yaktrax category, will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 and will be followed by a post-race gathering that will include a free Blood Mary and Irish Coffee Bar provided by Avon Liquor, free seasonal ale from Crazy Mountain Brewery and a free participant dinner provided by Big Delicious Catering.