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Ongoing Events Books and Cooks On the first Tuesday of the month at noon, host Chef Bud Thomas invites a local chef to prepare a dish from their favorite cookbook. Patrons cook, share tips and eat at the free event at the Wilkinson Public Library. 970.728.4519 Bungee Trampoline Lift your spirits—and the rest of you—with a ride on the bungee trampoline in Mountain Village’s Heritage Plaza. Riders from 25-200 pounds can ride from 1 to 6 p.m. daily between June 15 and August 21. 1.800.984.9068 Cemetery Tours Explore Telluride’s dramatic past with special guided tours through Lone Tree Cemetery. Tours are scheduled monthly on June 25, July 2, August 27 and September 10. Meet historian Andrea Benda at 3:45 p.m. at the Telluride Historical Museum. 970.728.3344 Fabulous Fridays at the Ah Haa School Young artists will have fun exploring different programs ranging from sculpture and claywork to painting and jewelry making as they complete a project each Friday from June 10 through August 12 (except July 22). 970.728.3886 Films at the Library Wilkinson Public Library presents four film series programs: Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque, Mountainfilm at the Library, Community Cinema and Telluride Music Lover’s Film Club. Cinematheque features TFF films, Mountainfilm shows select features from the festival, Community Cinema showcases Independent Lens movies, and each of the Music Lover’s flicks document some aspect of the world of music. All of the programs feature discussions and refreshments and are open to the public. 970.728.4519 Fireside Chats Listen to fascinating tales from the past with free historical talks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays from July 21 through August 11, sponsored by the Telluride Historical Museum. Meet at the Peaks Resort & Spa in Mountain Village. 970.728.3344 Green Business Roundtable Participate in ecological discussions hosted by The New Community Coalition at the Wilkinson Public Library on the second Friday of every month, May through September. newcommunitycoalition.org Meet the Author Series Between the Covers Bookstore and the Wilkinson Public Library collaborate to host authors and a reading/discussion of their work. 970.728.4519

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May 27 Gondola Opens for Summer Season Free public transportation connects Telluride and Mountain Village with a scenic 13-minute ride. mountain-village.co.us May 27-30 Mountainfilm in Telluride Mountainfilm celebrates the spirit of the mountains, culture and the environment with films, presentations, seminars and the gathering of proactive people. The 2011 theme is “Awareness Into Action.” mountainfilm.org June 3-5 Telluride Balloon Rally Hot air balloons launch at sunrise to fly above Telluride, and at sunset, the balloons are lit up and decorate the town’s main thoroughfare. This event is held annually, weather permitting. tellurideballoonfestival.com June 4 Huck Finn & Becky Thatcher Day Dress the kids up as Huck Finn or Becky Thatcher for a parade followed by a fishing and costume contest in Telluride Town Park. The local Elks Lodge provides fishing poles, prizes and refreshments. 970.728.6362 June 6-12 Wild West Fest—20th Anniversary Celebrate the culture and traditions of the West at this four-day, family oriented festival where the Sheridan Arts Foundation mentors and hosts inner-city youth. On June 9 in Elks Park, enjoy the ice cream social while watching performances by Yellowbird Native American Hoop Dancers and fiddler/storyteller Ken Waldman. Also performing at the Sheridan Opera House during the Fest are Bob Schneider (June 5) and Langhorn Slim (June 10). 970.728.6363

photo courtesy of mountainfilm/j. koskinen

June 11-12 Heritage Fest Listen to old cowboy stories, see performances by Ute Indian drummers and dancers, watch a historical reenactment, pan for gold, ride a stagecoach and learn about mining at this celebration of Telluride’s history. This year John Wontrobski hosts a “Law Enforcement Tour” exploring the drama of outlaws and heroes from Telluride’s past, starting at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday. 970.728.3344 June 16-19 Telluride Bluegrass Festival One of the country’s most renowned bluegrass music events, Telluride Bluegrass Festival is held each year during the weekend of the summer solstice. Thousands of people rally to hear the preeminent players in the genre play in our natural mountain amphitheatre. bluegrass.com

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Summer-Fall 2011 Telluride Magazine  

Telluride Magazine: San Juan, Bridal Veil Power Station, Roadtripping the Skyway, Telluride Regional Food Network

Summer-Fall 2011 Telluride Magazine  

Telluride Magazine: San Juan, Bridal Veil Power Station, Roadtripping the Skyway, Telluride Regional Food Network

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