Come celebrate KSPN’s annual birthday celebration this spring at the Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-Au. Blitzenbanger is one of the oldest community wide celebrations in the mountains attracting locals from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and beyond. Taking overAspen Highlands on Saturday March 8th from 1-6 p.m., the Blitzenbanger Winter Brew-Au will combine local and regional brewers for a unlimited tasting beer festival along with the live entertainment, tons of giveaways and a Hawaiian themed luau.
Get your unlimited tasting tickets now for only $20 and get an official Blitzenbanger t-shirt! But don’t wait, t-shirts only guaranteed through 2/24 and will sell out!!
A portion of the proceeds from the Blitzenbanger Brew-Au will be donated to the United Way of Garfield County.
The Eagle Valley Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is having it’s annual banquet! Moe’s BBQ, Budweiser, Silent Auction, Raffles, and a Live Auction – come enjoy the entertainment, help raise money for a great cause, and have a good time.
A Vail Jazz Foundation event
SET 1: 8:00 pm
SET 2: 9:15 pm
Diego is a fast rising star among jazz guitarists. Performing at the Vail Jazz Party in 2012 and 2013, Diego wowed the crowd with his complex and melodic guitar. Capturing audiences around the world, Diego has performed in more than 50 countries. “He has received awards twice at the “Montreux Jazz Festival” as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Diego Figueiredo performs one amazing concert uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.” Figueiredo will be joined by Bob Rebholz on saxophone, Eduardo “Bijoux” Barbosa on bass and Allan Finney on drums. Ticket prices increase at the door.
The Town of Vail’s ongoing actions to enhance the economy, grow a balanced community and elevate the quality of the experience will be the focus of the town’s Annual Community Meeting and Open House which takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Donovan Pavilion. The event is sponsored by the Vail Town Council and staff.
Full-time and part-time residents, business owners, property owners, employees and others interested in the state of the community are encouraged to attend. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with informational displays on a variety of topics of community interest.
The evening’s program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome by Mayor Andy Daly, introductions by Town Manager Stan Zemler and brief updates on ongoing projects including plans for the Vail I-70 Underpass, Timber Ridge redevelopment, residential wildfire assessment, community wide recycling, Gore Creek water quality and the planned remodel of the Golf and Nordic Center Clubhouse. Special guests will include Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Resorts, and Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation. Jarnot will provide an update on Vail Mountain activities while Folz will share information on planning for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. An overview of the town’s financial performance will also be presented in which sales tax collections recorded a record high in 2013.
A question and answer session will follow the presentations with time for additional one-on-one discussions and open house displays for the remainder of the evening. Representatives from the town’s other partner agencies, including the Vail Recreation District, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Department of Transportation and local waste hauling companies will also be on hand to answer questions.
Boyd Norton: Nature Photographer
Boyd Norton, a conservation photographer for over 40 years, will share a slide show of his stunning photography and discuss sustainability issues of Africa’s Serengeti. Selected as “one of the 40 most influential nature photographers from around the globe” by Outdoor Photography Magazine, Norton has made conservation his life’s work and he has campaigned for the preservation of wilderness in the United States and throughout the globe.
318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620
“Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect” is a documentary that shows why simply being employed does not necessarily mean economic self-sufficiency for women in Colorado. In fact, it may actually work against them. The film chronicles the stories of three women who have suffered “the cliff effect” and explains a little-known snag in state and county law which can put some families in economic jeopardy if they accept a raise or promotion at work.
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado partnered with I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS to create this new documentary.
The evening will include:
5:30 Refreshments and Celebration
6:00 Screening of “Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect” documentary
6:30 Legislative Update with Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research, The Bell Policy Center, Kathleen Lyons, Economic Services Director, Eagle County Health & Human Services, Louise Myrland, VP of Community Initiatives and Investments, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Please RSVP to [email protected].
For more information, contact Rebecca Matlon at (970) 926-0331.
“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