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Georgetown Loop Railroad! Ride the Pumpkin Festival Train First two weekends of October. Our children’s hay bale maze and treasure hunt add fun and excitement of a fall excursion. Oktoberfest! 3rd and 4th weekends of October. Free Bratwurst and hotdogs to all passengers. Free microbrew tasting (for riders over 21 yrs of age with proper i.d.)
Our enclosed, heated coaches make winding through the snow covered Rockies a unique experience this winter.
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Holiday Markets - Celebrate the Holiday Season! Many towns throughout the front range are hosting Holiday/Christmas markets for your shopping pleasure. Visit such places as Breckenridge, Georgetown, Aspen, Idaho Springs, Black Hawk and Central City, Leadville and more!
May 5: Gregory Day - The Governor’s Mansion, Denver. This is the kick-off event for the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold in Black Haw and Central City. Celebrate the man who started the rush and became the area’s first millionaire. Evening festivities will be hosted in Black Hawk/Central City.
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December 1, 2009 - April 13, 2010: Time Travel Tuesdays - A different program every Tuesday evening featuring living history performances, engaging lectures, first-person recollections, historical games, and more $5/person. Free to members. Locations Vary. 5:30 pm (970) 9253721. www.AspenHistory.org
Second Saturdays in the Arts District: The second Saturday of Each Month - Breckenridge Theatre, Fuqua, Livery Stable and Tin Shop Ridge Street. Stroll through the arts district on each second Saturday of the month and enjoy new exhibitions at the Breckenridge Theatre Gallery featuring the artwork of local artists. FREE!
Hot springs enthusiasts enjoy the water that has been rated among the top 10 springs in the world.
December 12: Aspen Summit For Life - Raising awareness on the importance of being an organ donor. Race from the base of Aspen Mountain to the top - at Night! www.SummitForLife.org
December 5: The Lighting of Breckenridge - FREE! 4:00 pm at 309 N Main Street. Come celebrate the holiday season in Breckenridge! Gather for hot cocoa, cookies and caroling. Santa arrives in his horse drawn carriage and leads a procession down Main Street to the Blue River Plaza where he counts down the lighting of the Town Tree.
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December 20 - January 2: Aspen Film Academy Screenings - Every year Aspen Film adds celluloid excitement to Aspen’s winter holidays with a slate of the year’s hottest films headlined by top directors and stars. Open to everyone, this two week extravaganza offers a sneek peek at some of the films everyone will be talking about come the Academy Awards. Harris Concert Hall. www.AspenFilm.org
BLACK HAWK and CENTRAL CITY December 5 - December 6: Tommyknocker Holidays - Gilpin County’s annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Teller House in Central City. FREE! Lots of Holiday gift items for sale from the Gilpin History Museum Gift Shop. Call (303) 582-3345 for additional information. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. December 12: Gilpin County Arts Festival - Community Center, Highway 46 &119. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. FREE! Purchase items from the Museum gift shop. We have a large selection of
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January 10, 2010 - January 17, 2010: Ullr Festival Week - Pronounced (Ooler), the mythical Norse God of Snow. Week Long of Fun! January 10 - Ullr Fest Skating Party; C West Ice Arena. $5 - includes skate rental. Pizza and soda additional fee. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. January 11 - Ullr Fest Nordic Party; Gold Run Nordic Center. Half price ski and snow shoe rental. 5:00 - 8:30 pm. A reception of light fare and cash bar. The 2010 Ullr King and Queen are crowned followed by a cross country ski or snow shoe (beginner level ability) out to the bon fire. January 13 - Ullympics; 8:00 - 8:00 pm at Carter Park. Participation is FREE. Co-ed teams of 4 compete in the retro ski relay, the group ski race, and the frying pan toss!!! After party follows at a yet to be determined Breckenridge pub. January 14 - Ullr Parade; 4:30 pm. Begins at North Main Street and winds
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Mia’s Italian Bistro By Chris Richcreek 1. In 2008, Jamie Moyer became the secondoldest pitcher to start a World Series game (45). Who was the oldest? 2. Entering 2009, name the managers who won Manger of the Year award in both the American League and the National League. 3. Name the last time a defensive lineman won The Associated Press’ NFL Most Valuable Player award.
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4. For which two schools was John Calipari an assistant men’s basketball coach before becoming the head coach at UMass in 1988?
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5. Name the last NHL team before Pittsburgh in 2009 to win Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals on the road after the home team won the first six games.
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6. Who is the only driver to win an Indianapolis 500, a Daytona 500 and a Formula One driving championship? 7. Roger Federer and Andy Roddick played the longest Grand Slam final in tennis history at Wimbledon in 2009 (77 games). Who had held the mark? Answers 1. Jack Quinn was 46 when he started Game Four of the 1929 World Series for Philadelphia. 2. Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, Jim Leyland and Lou Piniella. 3. Minnesota’s Alan Page in 1971. 4. The University of Kansas and the University of Pittsburgh. 5. Montreal in 1971. 6. Mario Andretti. 7. Gerald Patterson and John Hawkes played 71 games in the 1927 Australian Open final. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.
GEORGETOWN, IDAHO SPRINGS and SILVER PLUME December 5-6 and 12-13: 50th Annual Christmas Market - Georgetown. Roasted chestnuts, horse-drawn wagon rides. FREE entertainment, the St. Lucia Children’s Procession, Holiday Museum Tours, and hand-crafted goods provided by local artisans and craftsmen. Admission is FREE! December 12, 18, and 19: Christmas at Hamil House - Georgetown. Join us for a Christmas evening in classic Victorian style. Ticket price includes open bar, heavy hors d’oevres, entertainment, caroling with the Silver Plume Singers, traditional Tree Lighting ceremony, readings, wassail bowl and toasts, and general good cheer. Reservations Required. Call for details (303) 569-2840, or go to www. HistoricGeorgetown.org
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LEADVILLE February 13, 2010: Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting - Leadville. At the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. This is a semi-formal event. Come join us for an elegant evening of good food and wine with your sweetheart. For information and reservations call the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum: (719) 4861229 To place your event in this section, send an email to: Info@TidbitsOfDenver.com as far ahead of your event as possible.
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Rivera, Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon -- an $84 million dollar investment that, By Mark Vasto some analysts think, will earn the Yankees $1.3 billion worth of profit due to their World Series win (I have no idea how they The Over the Hill Gang From 1970 to 1976, George Allen coached calculate that, but I’ll take their word for it). the oldest team in the National Football With exception of Damon and Matsui, the League, and they were affectionately original four came up through the Yankees’ dubbed “the over the hill gang.” This motley minor-league system, with salaries below crew went on to record seven winning $150,000 to start. They have been on the ring-winning teams and will all be enshrined seasons and a Super Bowl appearance. The New York Yankees haven’t had a losing in the Hall of Fame. And the correlation season since 1992. So, if you’re a 17-year- between those wins and their performance old Yankee fan, you’ve never known is also inarguable. Jeter has a lifetime anything but winning. They’ve been in 14 World Series average of .321; Posada, in of the past 15 playoffs and have won five 111 postseason games, has accounted for World Series crowns during that span, their 89 clutch runs; in 88 games Rivera has a last coming in 2000, meaning the drought 0.74 ERA. is over for the Yankee fans under the age Some will argue that Pettitte doesn’t deserve the Hall of Fame, but he does. of 10. Most of the credit will be given to the Pettitte has won more postseason games payroll -- FOX commentators mentioned than any pitcher ever, with 18 (and for those that starting pitchers C.C. Sabathia’s and who argue he had more opportunities, his A.J. Burnett’s contracts alone were worth numbers are still impressive). Facing the more than $400 million combined. Pricey, best competition in the major leagues, young free agents like first baseman Mark Pettitte has pitched 40 games, faced 1,046 Texeira and outfielder Nick Swisher were batters for a record of 18-9, with 249 innings also brought (bought?) into the fold for pitched and 169 strikeouts). Yes, we know you hate the Yankees, but even the most casual of fans has to concede that these men have a mountain’s worth of talent. So call them over the hill if you must The Kansas City Royals’ entire payroll -- just make sure you call them winners. this season was $81.3 million. That’s an important statistic, because that is almost Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter and what the Yankees spent on their time- publisher of The Kansas City Luminary. tested, legendary brigade of Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. this season. Over at third base is Alex Rodriguez, who doesn’t get extra points for finally hitting in the postseason (that’s what he was paid to do).
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