Summit County Search and Rescue – Presented by Glen Kraatz Join us for a talk on the history of Search and Rescue in Colorado and how Summit County’s Team has grown to be what it is today. View a slide show of past missions and hear tales of “you-wouldn’t-believe-it” rescues by the Summit County Rescue Group.
Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce July 7, 2011, 5:30p.m – 7:30pm. Shannon McNally got her first guitar and JJ Cale album at the age of 12 and never looked back. Combined with the classic rock she grew up listening to – The Allman Brothers, Dr. John and Hendrix – it’s the musical center of gravity she brought to her 2002 Capitol Records debut “Jukebox Sparrow,” gaining notice from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Leno and Letterman. This decidedly rare approach for a woman drew the same accolades for indie-based Geronimo, helmed by Charlie Sexton. Now, on the self-produced Coldwater, McNally leads her Mississippi-based band, Hot Sauce through the juncture where country and soul music meet – made all the more powerful by the keys of the late, great Jim Dickinson (his last recording.) Refreshments sales benefit the Carriage House Early Learning Center.
Railroads of Frisco (Then & Now) – Presented by Bob Schoppe Discover and relive Frisco’s railroad history in this fascinating then and now photographic presentation.
Join us at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco for another exciting magic lantern show. Featuring Mark Twain (Hugh Bingham) and Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel who will present a slideshow lecture on mining and tavern history of Colorado. Libations encouraged during the lecture to help you swallow some improbable stretchers. Location: Backcountry Brewery Main Street, Frisco CO Cost: Free – No reservations required. For more information please contact the Frisco Historic Park & Museum (970) 668-3428
The New Familiars July 14, 2011 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm For Years now, North Carolina’s The New Familiars have been touring & playing their own style of American Rock & Roll wherever and whenever they can. Drawing from the vast influences that they’ve collected throughout their collective careers, this quartet has shaped a sound that combines the nitty-gritty roots music of the Appalachia with guitar-drenched-drum-driven anthems of Rock & Roll. Through collective songwriting, howling harmonies, & multi-instrumental talent, their show can take you from a back porch hoe-down to a full on rock show at the change of an instrument. Having played hundreds of shows from the sunny beaches of FL to the bustling cities of MA and from the Smokies to the Rockies, these gentlemen have seen some miles and have some stories. On an almost constant state of tour, they have managed to release a few EPs, a VINYL single, and are currently on tour with their NEW LIVE ALBUM; all the while continuing work on a full length album. Look for them to be playing somewhere near you soon. Refreshment sales benefit Summit Nordic Ski Club
Where the Wild Things Are – Presented by Sarah Slaton Come and learn the who, what, where, when, and why of Summit County wildlife. Get wild and explore the rich diversity of the area’s fauna.
Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels July 21, 2011 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm If the late night scene on Broadway Street in Nashville, Tennessee could talk, they’d sing you a Casey James Prestwood tune. Drenched in the honest twang that made Gram Parsons and Hanks Williams household names, the classic crooner’s carefree vocals and careful guitar playing feel more like country than a worn-in pair of cowboy boots. Refreshments sales benefit Summit Tigers Baseball
Join the Frisco Historic Park & Museum for a fascinating look back in time at Frisco’s historic buildings and landmarks on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Meet at the Schoolhouse Museum at 120 Main Street. No reservations required. Water and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. For more information on the tour please contact the Frisco Historic Park & Museum at 970-68-3428 or visit www.friscohistoricpark.com. The tour is FREE and will be approximately 90 minutes in duration.
Dillon, Denver and the Dam – Presented by Sandra Mather This local author and historian will share the captivating history behind the Dillon Reservoir project and the feats of engineering which took place in the 1960s.
The Raven and the Writing Desk July 28, 2011, 5:30 pm – 7:30pm The Raven and the Writing Desk – Literate and soulful, this ambitious debut is a bracing alloy of baroque pop and romantic sensibilities. Soaring melodies and interweaving layers of rhythm make this a sonically consistent yet eclectic affair. At turns dreamily introspective, jaunty and delicately poignant, these songs are like thematically linked short stories of passion and peril. — Murphy WESTWORD Refreshment sales benefit the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District