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Mountain Music, Arts & Culture



From Mild to WIld Outfitters offer wide range of Front Range raft trips



Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith

INSIDE MOUNTAIN MUSIC Garaj Mahal reunites for three-day Colorado run




Gilpin County historic sites begin summer hours

Hub Ned offers mountain residents coworking space



EVENTS CALENDAR Extensive listings of mountain music, arts and events


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Volume 11, Issue 5 • May 2018 Mountain Music, Arts & Culture

Enjoy Colorado’s many wild places on Public Lands Day

FRONT RANGE In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a state holiday for our public lands. The third Saturday in May, May 19 this year, is now recognized as Colorado Public Lands Day, a day to celebrate how our public lands are central to our economy and our quality of life. The state holiday is intended to encourage all Coloradans and visitors to the state to get outside and enjoy Colorado’s unparalleled public lands. Several voluntourism events take place across the state in celebration of the day including river cleanup, trash pickup and more. Coloradans know that our forests,

rivers, mountains, grasslands, and parks are a huge part of our economy, from fueling tourism and outdoor retailers to drawing in new businesses and residents. But more than that, our public lands are a place for people to connect with nature, challenge themselves to grow, get closer to the people they’re with, and learn about the world around us. Colorado Public Lands Day is a chance to get outside and enjoy Colorado’s unparalleled wild places and to give back to the public lands that provide us with so much. In honor of Colorado Public Lands Day, the Friends of Colorado State Parks will host its 3rd Annual Photo Campaign through May 21. This year,

the group is looking for photos of folks taking care of their public lands, specifically their state parks. To be considered, the photo must include people taking part in a stewardship activity at a Colorado State Park in May of 2018. E-mail the photo by May 21 to info@ For complete guidelines visit us at Learn more about the special day and events at

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ADDICTION RECOVERY GROUPS Sunday Gilpin County H.A.L.T. – St. Paul’s Church, Central City, 6 p.m. Fall River AA – 701 Elm, Estes Park, noon Monday Clear Creek Road Runners – United Church, Idaho Springs, 2 p.m.

New Beginnings NA – Nederland Community Presbyterian Church, Nederland, 7 p.m.

Monday Night Mountain Serenity Al-Anon – St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Nederland, 7 p.m.

Early Worms AA – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park, 7 a.m.

Fall River AA, Fallen Women of Fall River Group – 701 Elm, Estes Park, noon, 5:30 & 7 p.m.

St. Vrain AA – IOOF Hall, Lyons, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday NA Meeting – Loaves & Fishes, Idaho Springs, 7:30 p.m. AA Meeting – St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Nederland, 7 p.m. AA Meeting – Golden Gate Grange Community Center, 2 p.m. Christians in Recovery – Riverplace Facility, Estes Park, 6 p.m. Early Worms AA, Womens Round Table – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park, 7 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Women’s AA – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park, 6 p.m. Fall River AA – 701 Elm, Estes Park, noon & 7 p.m. Wednesday CODA Anonymous – Awareness Center, Idaho Springs, 6:30 p.m.

Gilpin County H.A.L.T. – St. Paul’s Church, Central City, 7 p.m.

Morning AA – Nederland Veterinary Hospital, 8 a.m. Canyon AA – Coal Creek Canyon United Power Offices., 7 p.m. Early Worms AA, Al-Anon – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park, 7 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Fall River AA – 701 Elm, Estes Park, noon & 7 p.m. Thursday Morning AA – Nederland Veterinary Hospital (Back Office), 8 a.m.

Clear Creek Road Runners – United Church, Idaho Springs, 2 p.m.

AA Meeting – Allenspark Fire Station, 5 p.m. Early Worms AA – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park, 7 a.m.

Fall River AA, New Horizons NA – 701 Elm, Estes Park, noon/7 p.m.

Friday Clear Creek Road Runners – United Church, Idaho

Springs, 2 p.m. AA Meeting – St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Nederland, 7 p.m. Early Worms AA – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park, 7 a.m. Fall River AA – 701 Elm, Estes Park, noon & 7 p.m. Estes Park Al-Anon – US Bank Building, Estes Park, 7 p.m. Free at Last NA – Harmony Foundation, Estes Park, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Early Worms AA – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, Estes Park, 7 a.m.

Fall River AA – 701 Elm, Estes Park, noon Al-Anon Newcomers – Harmony Foundation, Estes Park,


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MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

MAY 16

u West Coast Swing Night

Professional instructors offer drop-in one-hour, beginner West Coast Swing dance lessons followed by social dancing and practice weekly on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. through May at Elkins Distilling Co., 1825 North Lake Ave. in Estes Park. Lessons are $7 at the door. Everyone is welcome and a partner is not necessary. Call 970480-1848 or visit to learn more.


u C inco de Mayo: Ska Brewing

& NoGo Gilbillies

Salto Coffee Works, 112 E. 2nd St. in Nederland celebrates its six year anniversary, May 5 from 3-7 p.m. with a tap take-over by Ska Brewing and live music from NoGo Gilbillies from 4-6 p.m. Mexican food will be served until 7 p.m. Visit or call 303-258-3537 for additional information.


u Indoor Triathlon

The first Indoor Triathlon at the Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive, is May 6. Participants will swim in the lap pool, cruise on stationary bikes, and run on treadmills for one hour in waves of six starting on the half hour. Visit or call 970-5868191 for more details and registration information.

MAY 9, 16, 23 & 30

uW  omen’s Beginner Mountain

Biking Clinic

Join Lyons Parks and Recreation in Bohn Park, 199 2nd Ave., to learn new skills on the bike and shred on the trail, May 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. Ann Trombley, a coach, Olympian, and bike expert, hosts four clinics with evening rides to progress skills. Bring a fully-tuned bike, proper mountain biking shoes, helmet, and water. The classes are $160. Visit for more information.

u Cellar Beer Pairing Dinner

MAY 19

u Classic Auto Parade of Years

Enjoy an intimate night of locally crafted food and beer at Rock Cut Brewing, 390 W. Riverside Dr. in Estes Park when it hosts a Cellar Beer Pairing Dinner in its taproom, May 16 from 6-8 p.m. The event includes a reservation-only, five-course meal of small plates from Jubilations Catering paired with beers from the brewery’s cellar program. The dinner is $65 and includes food, beer and gratuity. Space is limited. Make reservations by e-mailing events@rockcutbrewing. com. Find details on Facebook, at rockcutbrewing. com or by calling 970-586-7300.

The 33rd classic Auto Parade of Years, commemorating the opening of Estes Park for the tourist season, begins in Lyons one block from the old rail station, May 19. A car show is staged on 4th Street between Main and Broadway from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. A caravan of cars then proceeds to Estes Park where another show is staged in the Library Bus Pullout, 170 MacGregor Ave. from about 1-5 p.m. Visit to learn more.

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It’s almost rafting season and time to clean up Clear Creek. Meet Downstream Adventures Rafting, May 20 from 9 a.m.-noon, at Harold A. Anderson Park in downtown Idaho Springs to get trash bags, sign waivers, and be assigned a place to clean. There will be an after-party and raffle for volunteers at Vintage Moose with Smokin’ Yards BBQ and Tommyknocker Brewery. Proceeds support Scraps-to-Soil. Visit for more information.

u Farm Tables Wednesdays

The Clock Tower Collective/Salto Coffee Works, 112 E. 2nd St. in Nederland and FARM n’ wild wellspring are teaming up for “Farm Tables” every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. from May 16-Oct. 10. FARM n’ wild is a smallscale diversified farm, organically growing only openpollinated varieties of vegetables available at slidingscale pricing. There should be freshly baked bread, eggs, honey, and wildflowers sourced locally. Call 303258-3537 or visit to learn more.

MAY 19

u Brewery Running Series

Westbound & Down Brewing Company, 1617 Miner St. in Idaho Springs, hosts the Colorado Brewery Running Series, May 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., for an un-timed, fun-run on a “5k-ish course” that begins and ends at the brewery. All runners, walkers, joggers, and spectators interested in enjoying the outdoors and craft beer are welcome. For $30, participants receive a beer from the brewery along with swag, “goodies” and giveaways from race partners and sponsors and a chance to win door prizes or more free beer. Registration also includes a post-race gathering with live music, food offerings, local vendors, and more. Registration is limited and available at Learn more at

MAY 20

u 6th Annual Clear Creek Clean Up

MAY 26-28

u Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff

Kick-off summer at The Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, May 26-28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., during the Memorial Day Kickoff Weekend featuring an Art Show with more than a dozen local artists, flea market, annual flowering basket sale, food and fun. Meet neighbors and friends old and new. Visit or call 303-747-2906 to learn more.

MAY 26

u Old Soul Performance

Old Soul is Arwen Ek creating original, soulful acoustic folk rock and blues music influenced by Ani DiFranco, Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. Catch her at The Stone Cup, 442 High St. in Lyons, May 26 from 10 a.m.-noon. An exciting, eclectic all-ages show is promised. Visit to learn more.

Sort yards provide free slash, yard waste disposal BOULDER COUNTY The Boulder County Community Forestry Sort Yard program, a free log and slash disposal service for Boulder County residents, will open for the 2018 season in May. County residents can drop off tree branches, logs, and yard waste free of charge in Nederland and Allenspark. The Nederland Area Sort Yard, 291 Ridge Road, opens for the 2018 season May 2. It operates Wednesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 13.

The Allenspark/Meeker Park Area Sort Yard, 8200 Hwy. 7 near Allenspark, opens for the 2018 season May 23. It operates Wednesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 6. Anyone using the sort yards are asked to clean out pickups or trailers before loading materials to keep trash and debris from mingling with material. All material must be securely tied down and separated within the load. Each type of material is unloaded in a different location. Haul pine cones, and

pine needles in reusable containers. The sort yards do not accept logs with branches, loose weeds and potted plants, rocks, dirt, fireplace ash, trash, sod and grass, construction waste or stumps and root balls. For more information about the sort yard program, visit the Community Forestry Sort Yards page at www. or contact Wayne Harrington at Call 303-678-6368 for the status of either location.

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Doors to Garaj Re-opened By Jeffrey V. Smith NEDERLAND ometimes life gets in the way of a good thing. Sometimes it’s just a snowbank. One of the most diverse, multi-dimensional and accomplished acts to fall under the jam-band umbrella unexpectedly brought more than a decade of heavy touring to a stop following an incident with black ice in 2010. Fans were shattered and left to experience their favorite band by downloading recordings of its nearly 1,000 live performances. Garaj Mahal is now reuniting with its longest-running line-up—Kai Eckhardt on bass, Alan Hertz on drums, Fareed Haque on guitar and Eric Levy on keys—for the first time since 2011 for a one-off, three-day Colorado run including a night at the Caribou Room, 55 Indian Peaks Dr. in Nederland, May 12 at 9 p.m. Progressive jam band Genetics opens the show. Tickets are $22 plus fees. The end of the band’s touring days came as a surprise to everyone. “In 2007, we became victim of the financial crisis in the U.S. Guarantees turned into door deals, which made touring at a loss dangerously possible,” Eckhardt explained. “Then we ditched our touring van into a snowbank


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Music near Ymir, BC in the Canadian wilderness. We slid out on black ice. That was the end of the band.” At that time Eckhardt had assumed control of the band’s business and had “considerable” debt to settle. “I borrowed money and floated the debt until the band had paid for itself from royalties from Harmonized Records. It took about five years. During those dues paying days, there was no playing. Garaj was down to one member. Now we are back in the black.” Thanks to some dedicated and “loyal” fans who “demanded a comeback,” most of the band came together “against all odds” for an “unlikely reunion” at a Canadian festival last summer. “To our surprise everyone was in great musical shape thanks to all of us diversifying our musical background with many projects, both national and international while on hiatus,” Eckhardt said. Band members “managed to put the past behind them” and played five sets at the event. Levy was unable to attend due to obligations with Night Ranger, a band he joined in 2011 soon after Garaj Mahal stopped touring. “It was great to play again with Garaj Mahal. There is a high level of Continued on page 8









Support the Estes Park School District’s music programs at the Estes Park Mountain Music Festival, May 12 at noon, at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way. Six bands, including Trout Steak Revival, Gasoline Lollipops and Chain Station, perform for $30.

Boulder’s SlideWok, which plays May 18 at the Pioneer Inn, 15 E. First St. in Nederland, is a five-piece band that blends improvisation and psychedelic into a jam-focused sound. SlideWok weaves through multiple genres while maintaining their own sound.

Nederland folk band Elephant Revival returns to Red Rocks Amphitheater for the third time, May 20. It is the nationally touring band’s final performance before beginning its “indefinite hiatus.” Blind Pilot and Hiss Golden Messenger open. Tickets start at $40.

The Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., hosts its annual Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest & Barbecue, May 28 from noon-5 p.m. The Gasoline Lollipops, The River Arkansas, Benyaro, Russ Chapman perform. Food includes smoked salmon, apple cider brisket and “all the fixins.

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NOTEWORTHY McEuen gets ‘gritty’ in new memoir



ohn McEuen—founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, host of Acoustic Traveller on Sirius/XM Satellite and one-time Clear Creek County local—released in April a memoir providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse “of the life of an enduring legend and his influence on American music.” The banjo player is one of the seminal figures who conceived and originated the fusion of folk, rock and country, a unique sound still hugely popular today. In addition to performing on tour with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and on dozens of bestselling albums, McEuen also has a successful solo performing and recording career. As a music producer, he won a Grammy for producing The Crow, a music album by Steve Martin, McEuen’s lifelong friend. McEuen writes candidly and movingly about the ups and downs in his life. Among the highs was his band’s tour of the Soviet Union in 1977, the first American group to perform there. Among the downs was a breakup of his family in the 1980s. McEuen is a born storyteller, and his tales of working with Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, the Allman Brothers Band, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Steve Martin and others will thrill fans of folk, rock, and country music alike. According to banjo picker, actor and writer Martin, “Beautifully written, John’s book is an intimate and revealing memoir of a long and diverse music career and the ups and downs of life on the road. We’ve each had a complicated and thrilling journey since our high school friendship sent us off into the world.”

Singer-songwriter series returns ALLENSPARK Songwriters In-The-Round, one of the best singer-songwriter showcases in the region, returns to The Old Gallery in Allenspark this summer for a series of unique performances featuring original music and the stories that inspired them in an intimate, respectful listening room environment. The series begins on May 26, continues July 28 and Aug. 25, and concludes on Sept. 29. During each concert, artists take turns playing original songs and sharing the stories behind them. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and cost $10 each. A cash bar will be available. The first night of the series is “Women in Song,” a celebration of the female songstress curated by Boulder singer-songwriter Shanna in a Dress known for her combination

of clever lyrics, sweet serenade, and tongue twisting rhymes. Songwriters in the Round continues, July 28, with performers from Boulder In-The-Round, a monthly singer-songwriter show at eTown. They return to close out the series, Sept. 29 as well. The Constellation Collective, founded by Dechen Hawk and Colin Robinson, lead the Songwriters InThe-Round night, Aug. 25. Expect a “stellar evening of music by an array of regional singer-songwriters.” Tickets to Songwriters In-TheRound are $10 each for ages 16 and older. They are available at The Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7, Distant Harbors, 79 Bus. Hwy. 7, and online at Visit or call 303-747-2906 to learn more.

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Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are Baltimore-based folk and roots act The Honey Dewdrops.

Performance Park Amphitheater hosts the annual Estes Park Jazz Fest.

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Festival features ‘finest’ jazz players ESTES PARK The mountains outside Rocky Mountain National Park come alive each year with the sounds of great jazz during the Estes Park Jazz Fest. The event is considered one of Colorado’s premier jazz events, noted for its commitment to excellence in the genre. JAZZ Enjoy two days of the finest national and regional jazz artists during the 28th annual Jazz Fest, June 2-3. Entry is $10 each day or $15 for both at the door. Children 12 and under and pets are admitted free. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. The year, enjoy music from seven jazz acts “amid the beautiful rock backdrop” of Performance Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 417 West Elkhorn Ave., sip on a selection of Colorado wines in the Wine Garden and enjoy food from on-site vendors.

Kick off the festival at noon Saturday with classic big band swing music from the Estes Park Big Band Swing followed by modern mainstream jazz saxophone and vocals from the Max Wagner Quartet at 1:10 p.m. “Top-flight innovative jazz trumpet” by the Gabriel Mervine Quartet is at 2:30 p.m. and “straight-ahead jazz, fusion and neo-soul” by Hancock Collective ends the day at 3:50 p.m. Quirktett, “four dynamic jazz vocalists with a great rhythm section,” start Sunday’s line-up at noon. World-class, cutting-edge New York jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and his New York Quintet take the stage at 1:40 p.m. and award-winning “deep blues” and eclectic violin from the Lionel Young Band concludes the festival at 3:40 p.m. For more information, contact Event Coordinator Kevin Benes at or 970-5773903. Visit jazz-fest.html to learn more.

Folk duo known for harmonies ESTES PARK The Honey Dewdrops bring their unique blend of folk and roots music to Estes Park, May 18, for a show at The Historic Park Theater, 130 Moraine Ave. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Colorado’s Sims & Groves Trio, featuring KC Groves with Bonnie and Taylor Sims, opens FOLK the show. The event is part of the Upstream Concert Series held at the intimate, 225-seat theater. The Honey Dewdrops, made up of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, is known for its tight harmonies and “clarity over ornamentation.” They can “rock and reel,” then “console you when you come back down.” Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. First row tickets are available for an added fee. Five dollars of every ticket is donated to non-profit The Pet Association. Visit and to learn more.

Enjoy award-winning bluegrass ROLLINSVILLE

Meadow Mountain, which won last year’s RockyGrass and Ullrgrass band competitions, is “emerging from the Colorado bluegrass scene with a desire to take their music across the world.” Rooted in traditional, hard-driving bluegrass, the band draws inspiration from many genres, culminating in a “powerful, unique acoustic sound.” Catch the act, June 1 at 9 p.m., with The Lonesome Days, another young, award-winning Colorado bluegrass band, at the Stage Stop, 60 Main St. in Rollinsville. Meadow Mountain began as a group of friends busking on the corner of the Vail farmers market, but it wasn’t long before they were playing gigs around Summit County and Vail. Band members spent time “tightening up their sound” as the house band aboard the cruise ship, The Norwegian Dawn. Since returning, the band has become one of the “premier voices” in the local bluegrass scene. Call 303-258-0649 or visit to learn more. There will be a free shuttle to and from Nederland.

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Band to revisit its original funk, groove Continued from page 4

musicianship that’s hard to find in a collective. Ten years of touring also created this family of friends, fans and supporters. It is like reconnecting to one’s own history,” Eckhardt explained. “Garaj Mahal has always been about pushing the envelope of musicianship. Everyone in this band brought unique spirit and energy to the Garaj. Most valuable is the concept of a band where nobody is the leader and everybody can alternate in taking on leadership. That is Garaj Mahal. It’s the hardest path, but also the most rewarding in terms of a personal learning experience.” When the band came together, it was a supergroup of sorts. As Eckhardt explained, “Hertz has Grateful dead roots via KVHW with [Steve] Kimmock, who played with Jerry Garcia. Levy has Chicago gospel roots. Fareed came out of the Zawinul Syndicate. Joe Zawinul played keyboards in Miles Davis’ band. I came out of the John McLaughlin trio. McLaughlin played guitar on Bitches Brew,which is again Miles Davis.” Despite their musical pedigrees, Eckhardt warns about expecting a certain sound based on their backgrounds. “Take this with a grain of salt,” he said. “Despite the intellectual nature of some of this musical lineage, we are about the groove,” Eckhardt said. “We all love the funk. The funk is what unites us. Garaj Mahal is a special kind of funk that can sit on a pocket for a very long time. And then, every once in a while, it explodes.” These “explosions,” and high level of musicianship, are why the band’s work has remained popular and stood the test of time. “We worked insanely hard and toured a lot back in those days. We documented plenty of music. I don’t take for granted that people remember us,” Eckhardt said. The other component is the tapers. “We have over two million downloads of our live shows from I used to feel terrible realizing I had given away all my music for free. But, apparently, there is a redeeming value. It took seven years to grow in our absence.” The current Colorado revival of Garaj Mahal was made possible by the band’s U.S. fan base and promoters in the state “who kept the flame alive,” according to Eckhardt. “We have deep history with Colorado. Jay Bianchi’s venues in Denver were home for us. Quixote’s, Dulcinea’s, Cervantes were all places we played repeatedly,” he said. “We also played in Nederland… back in the day. It was the Caribou Room in Nederland that reached out to us first for a reunion in the U.S. Jay followed up with an offer for two nights in Denver and the U.S. reunion was ready to go. We are extremely psyched to come to Colorado to meet our old and new fans and friends alike. Special thanks to Genetics for sharing their gear and fans and space and love for the music.” Fans know to expect the unexpected when it comes to Garaj Mahal, so it’s unknown what exactly will transpire when everyone is back on stage together again. “I will do my very best not to expect anything other than for myself to do the very best I can for the overall situation to be a success,” Eckhardt said. “The stage dynamics should be set by the energy in the room and the audience. No micro-management. That way I can stay open and authentic without falling into old patterns or setting unrealistic standards.” Although the band’s members are excited to get back together and Eckhardt has declared, “the doors of the Garaj have re-opened and together we shall ride it to the top,” the future after this run remains unclear. “No one knows if/when this line-up will perform together again,” Levy said in a recent online post. “Looking forward to playing creative, improvisational music with these talented musicians, and to seeing some old familiar faces too.” Eckhardt says the band currently has a “signifi-

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cant amount” of offers on the table for the future. Surprised by the interest from venues, the bassist is willing to see if there is a “viable lifeline” to find out where the “adventure” might take them next. “Before we can accept any of these we have to discuss the reality of everyone’s personal priorities,” he said. “There is uncertainty. I am hoping that we’ll have a chance to work it out in Colorado.” No matter what the future holds, Eckhardt, who performs with a number of other acts, will continue the work he began after the band’s demise. “The experience was scary enough to jolt me into activism,” he said. “After years of pondering the best way to change the plight of artists for the better, I joined Artists United in 2016.” The artist collective has 13,000 members and include all kinds of artists as well as those who practice non-professionally. “We are dedicated to becoming a huge organization with the muscle to advocate for ourselves, to generate funding and provide the services we need instead of waiting for things to change,” he said. “Please join Artists United today [at]. Membership is free. Your input counts.”

NOTEWORTHY Leftover Salmon - Something Higher


or any band to thrive on the road for nearly 30 years, there needs to be a constant source of renewal, a fresh spring of creativity at the center of the music that brings each member back for more. For Leftover Salmon, one of the great purveyors of Americana, this source came first from the American roots music traditions they came up with: bluegrass picking, Cajun two-stepping, the country blues. With its new album, Something Higher, due out May 4 on LoS Records, Leftover Salmon taps into everything from horn-blasting R&B to reverb-drenched desert noir, from the cosmic roots music sound they helped create to neo-New Orleans-meets-Appalachia liquefaction. There’s an unmistakable evolution to Leftover Salmon’s sound, and Something Higher has an edge to it that feels entirely new. To create Something Higher, Leftover Salmon returned to longtime producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos with a new mission: to record at the famed Wavelab Studio in Tucson, Arizona, and to go all analog. The warmth of analog, coupled with Berlin’s uncommonly attuned ear for the dynamics of larger bands, brought a more focused sound to the group and challenged them as well. “He’s always looking for that thing in a song or a groove that he hasn’t heard before,” says bassist Greg Garrison about Berlin, “which is tricky because he’s heard a lot of stuff already! He pushes the band to do something different, to surprise him.” Over 10 days in Tucson, Leftover Salmon laid out the new music, each songwriter bringing a songwriting kernel and letting the rest of the band work out new improvisations to craft the final song. The key to Leftover Salmon’s music, now more than ever, is the way they marry technical precision with easy groove. It’s a trick that old jazz players used to pull, a dance between virtuosity and the illusion of ease. In crafting the new music, founding members Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt provide a foundational focus and guiding spirit, while banjo player Andy Thorn keeps the band close to their original roots in backstage picking parties. The rhythm section—bassist Garrison, keyboardist Erik Deutsch, and drummer Alwyn Robinson—was a key focus point for Berlin, who drew out members’ backgrounds in jazz and hip-hop to zero in on the heart of Leftover Salmon: the groove.

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TRACKS 1. Places 7. Astral Traveler 2. S how Me Something 8. Foreign Fields Higher 9. Game Of Thorns 3. Southern Belle 10. Let In A Little Light 4. Analog 11. Winters Gone 5. House Of Cards 12. Burdened Heart 6. Evermore

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Open Season Historic sites open, begin summer hours CENTRAL CITY ilpin Historical Society museums—including the Gilpin History Museum and Coeur d’Alene Mine Shaft House—open for summer, May 26 at 10 a.m. Year-round tours of the Teller House, Opera House and Thomas House continue with longer hours. The Gilpin History Museum, 228 E. First High St. in Central City, is housed in a two-story stone building built in 1870 that served as a school until 1968. Since 1970 it has been home to the museum’s collections and exhibits focusing on life in, and the people of, Gilpin County from the 1860s to present. Displays include a mountain submarine, recreated Main Street, mining room, school room, and other special exhibits related to the county’s colorful history. The Coeur d’Alene Mine Shaft House on Academy Hill above Central City “serves as a constant reminder of Gilpin County’s mining heritage.” Developed in 1885, the Coeur d’Alene produced ore into the 1940s. Tours of the building allow visitors to see antique Coeur d’Alene Mine Shaft House; Central City mining equipment, the inner workings of a mine shaft house, and Opera House (top left); Teller House (top right) panoramic views of Central City and Black Hawk. Washington Hall, 117 Eureka St. in Central City is a National Historic Site and the oldest continually used public building in the state. It was built of hand-hewn square logs in 1862 and was the original county courthouse and jail. It is currently home to the Gilpin Historical Society’s Tour Office and Gilpin History Museum the Gilpin County Arts Association’s gallery. Year-Round Tours conducted by the Gilpin Historical Society TuesdaysSundays include the Teller House, which had its grand opening in 1872; the Opera House, built in 1878; and Thomas House, originally constructed in 1867 and considered “frozen in time.” Tours can be booked from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. until Memorial Day Weekend and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Tours begin at Washington Hall and cost $6 per person, per building or $5 per person, per building if more than one building is toured. Children 12 and under are free. Each historic property remains open through Sept. 30. Visit, Washington Hall and Gilpin Historical Thomas House Museum call 303-582-5283 or e-mail to learn more. Society Tour office

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Painting by Kathleen Lanzoni


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The Lyons Redstone Museum, 340 High St., opens on weekends during May, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sundays. From Memorial Day until October 1, it is open daily. It features Lyons history in displays, photographs, and genealogy.

Western Stars Gallery & Studio, 160 E. Main St. in Lyons, presents a poppy Sip N’ Paint night, May 10 at 6 p.m., for artists of all abilities led by instructor Betsy Hubner. The event is $35 per person and includes materials, one drink, instruction and your finished canvas painting.

Boulder County presents its fourth Juried Art Show this fall. Paint sessions led by Ranger Fowler and other local artists are held throughout spring and summer. The first, May 19, is at the Agricultural Heritage Center, 8348 Ute Hwy. near Lyons. Learn more online.

Join in a family-friendly evening of square dancing at The Old Gallery, May 27 from 7-9 p.m., including a live caller and Sage Grouse band. Whether you’re experienced or just want to try, you’ll have a great time. The dance is $10 for adults and $5 children under 12.

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Rollins Pass focus of new history book ROLLINSVILLE

Rollins Pass, a new book in Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series to be released in May, details the unique history of the “scenic route to the top of the world” in new and interesting ways. Local authors B. Travis Wright and Kate Wright are the co-founders of Preserve Rollins Pass and are also photographers, apprentice archaeologists, discoverers and technologists. Throughout the pages of this book, the authors thoughtfully detail the many heroes and legends of Rollins Pass – from worker John Trezise, to David Moffat and his respect for his men, to how Rollins himself wrote about his initial journeys on what would become known as Rollins Pass. To take the reader back in time, the authors incorporate the text of many historical newspaper articles, giving an added dimension to the zeitgeist and arc of the Rollins Pass story. The book contains many rare images in pristine quality. It is the only book on Rollins Pass to feature an image of John Quincy Adams Rollins, after whom Rollins Pass was named. Also included are several 19th-century stereocard images documenting landscapes as they were before the railroad. The work includes dozens of incredible photographs from the personal collection of a railroad engineer, John T. Trezise, who worked on Rollins Pass. Intrigued by the consistent inconsistencies regarding the elevation of Rollins Pass, the authors conducted primary research to get to the bottom of this mystery. As such, this is the only publication to date that explains, using the help of both the National Geodetic Survey and the US Geological Survey, what the exact elevation of Rollins Pass is and how older elevation values were derived. Unlike other published works on Rollins Pass, this is the only book to mention and dedicate a full-chapter to the 10,000 years of Native American history on the pass. The book includes a foreword by archaeologist Jason M. LaBelle, PhD, who studies the Native American presence on the pass and has concluded it holds “one of the greatest concentrations of ancient hunting structures documented in North America.” Finally, this is the only book on Rollins Pass to document discoveries made on the pass within the last decade – including modern-day discoveries of settlements, a derailed railcar, and more. Through their organization, Preserve Rollins Pass, the authors provide modern-day hikers and visitors with the means to directly contact interested archaeologists about artifacts found on the pass enabling more complete historical records to be created. With each published work, Travis and Kate assure proper preservation of materials and sources. While writing Rollins Pass, nearly 2,000 historical photographs and documents were digitally safeguarded and shared with academia, museums, and historical societies. Travis and Kate were selected to participate in the US Forest Service “Passport in Time” project where artifacts and features on Rollins Pass were classified as National Heritage Sites and given trinomials to be included in the Smithsonian’s national collection. The Wrights are co-authors to other academic research publications, including those documenting archaeological discoveries they made or contributed to on Rollins Pass. Visit www.arcadiapublishing. com to learn more

A train and passengers on top of Rollins Pass. Photo courtesy DPL/Western History Collection

Author-hosted event celebrates book release

LITTLETON Local authors, B. Travis and Kate Wright, present “Rollins Pass: Through the Lens of Time,” a special one-day event in celebration of their new book, Rollins Pass, May 12 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 South Santa Fe Dr. FILM & Discover Rollins Pass “as you’ve PHOTO never seen it before” through rare images and films on the big screen. With opening remarks by archaeologist Jason M. LaBelle, PhD, the authors hope to leave attendees with a renewed appreciation for the pass and its place in history. All tickets include complimentary appetizers, mimosas and beer. Most ticket levels include pre-release copies of Rollins Pass and accompanying postcard book. The evening includes a rare screening the silent film, “The White Desert,” with live piano by Hank Troy and moving pictures of trains battling the elements on Rollins (Corona) Pass. “Stone & Steel at the Top of the World” featuring Native American presence on Rollins Pass, will also be shown. There will be an author’s presentation featuring untold stories, rarely seen photographs and trivia as well. Tickets are $20-$75 in advance. For more information and purchase tickets, which are limited, visit

Chorale presents musical about train stranded on pass PEAK TO PEAK The Peak to Peak Chorale, a group of mountain neighbors “united by a love of singing and sharing great music” presents its annual spring musical play, May 4 in Central City, May 6 in Coal Creek Canyon and May 12 MUSICAL in Golden Gate Canyon. THEATER This year’s musical play tells the tale of a train trapped for days by a spring blizzard atop Rollins Pass in the 1900s. Backed by talented singers and musicians, actors portray the passengers and crew that departed from The Stage Stop and become stranded Page 12

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when a huge rotary snow plow stopped working. The first performance, May 3 at 6:30 p.m., is a dinner theater evening at the Central City Elks Lodge, 113 Main St. Adults are $30 and children 12 and under $15. Show only tickets are $15. The show, May 6, at Coal Creek Canyon Improvement Association Community Hall, 31528 Hwy. 72, and the final show, May 12, at Golden Gate Grange, 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road, begin at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served after each show. Adults are $15 and children 12 and under $10. Call 303-277-1843 or e-mail marith16@gmail. com to learn more.

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George Rowe Museum (seasonal) • Town Hall • U.S. Post Office GEORGETOWN

Alpine Restaurant • Troia’s Café & Marketplace • Guenella Pass Brewery • Clear Creek County Annex • Coopers on the Creek • Georgetown Community Center • Happy Cooker • Georgetown Market/Shell • Colorado Mountain Art Gallery • Whistle Stop Café • The Flipping Flea • Georgetown Jerky & Emporium • Sergeant Green Leaf • Georgetown Liquors • Kaffehuset • Lucha Cantina • Mother’s Saloon • Blue Sky Café EMPIRE

Lewis Sweet Shop • Jenny’s Empire Pizza • Colorado Country Store • Empire Dairy King • Mountain Xpress Coffee Shop • Serene Wellness Dispensary • Visitor Center DUMONT

The Highway Dispensary • Mill Creek Valley Historical Society IDAHO SPRINGS

Hilldaddy’s Wildfire Restaurant • Mountain Moonshine Liquor • Igadi Dispensary • Luxury Laundromat • MTN Prime • Clear Creek Liquor • Bouck Brothers Distillery • Visitor’s Center • Vintage Moose Saloon • Majestic Gallery • Sunshine Express • ARGO Mill & Tunnel • Echoes Hippy Shop • Gold Mine Smoke Shop • West Winds Tavern • Smoking Yards BBQ • Annie’s Gold • Elks Lodge No. 607 • Kind Mountain Collective • Beau Jos • Tommyknocker Brewery • Spice & Tea Exchange • Two Brothers Deli • Frothy Cup Coffee • Main Street Restaurant • Mountain Gems Jewelry • Bonfire Dispensary • The Soap Shop • Pick Axe Pizza • Mountain Medicinal Wellness RUSSELL GULCH

Wabi Pottery • Ghost Town Disc Golf Course (seasonal) BLACK HAWK

Mountain Mocha Café • RMO Dispensary • Eagles Mart Store CENTRAL CITY

Visitor’s Center • Golden Nugget Dispensary • RMO Dispensary Central City • Annie Oaklie’s Grocery & Liquor Store • Gilpin County Courthouse • Mountain Goat Glass Gallery • Green Grass Dispensary • Bonfire Dispensary • Dostal Alley Brewery & Casino • Igadi Dispensary MID-GILPIN COUNTY

Gilpin County Public Library • Underground Liquors • Taggarts Gas/Shell • Base Camp Campground & Pickle Liquor • Gilpin County Recreation Center ROLLINSVILLE

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Kwik-Mart/Sinclair • CCCIA Community Hall • Eldora Lodge NEDERLAND

Happy Trails Café • Nederland Feed & Pet • N’Cred Nice Cream • Nederland Community Center • Blue Owl Books & Boutique • Ned’s Restaurant • The Laundry Room • Glass Werx • Silver Stem Fine Cannabis • Dam Liquor • Pioneer Inn • James Peak Brewery • RTD Park N Ride • Salto Coffee Works • Backcountry Pizza • The Train Cars Coffee & Yogurt • Harvest House Dispensary • Endless Youth Boardshop • Indian Peaks Ace Hardware • Boulder Creek Lodge • Deli at 8236’ • Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar • Mountain Man Outdoor • Citywide Bank • Growhouse Dispensary • Mountain People’s Co-op • Peak Wine & Spirits • Kathmandu Restaurant • New Moon Bakery • Kwik-Mart Gas • Visitor Center ELDORA

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Millsite Inn • Glass Tipi Gallery • Utica St. Market • U.S. Post Office JAMESTOWN

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Pizza Bar 66 • Stone Cup • Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ • The Bud Depot Medical Dispensary • The Bud Depot Recreational Dispensary • Lyons Regional Library • Barking Dog Café • St. Vrain Market • Lyons Dairy Bar • Soapy Nick’s Laundromat • SNACK Soda Fountain • Redstone Liquor • Spirit Hound Distillers ALLENSPARK

The Old Gallery • Rock Creek Pizzeria & Tavern • U.S. Post Office • Eagle Plume’s Trading Post (seasonal) • Meadow Mountain Café ESTES PARK

Patterson Glassworks Studio • The Other Side • Lumpy Ridge Brewing • Sgt. Pepper’s Music • Lonigan’s Saloon • El-MexKal • Sweet Basilico • Cousin Pat’s • Estes Park Pet Supply • Aspen & Evergreen Gallery • Rambo’s Liquor • Bart’s Liquor • Antonio’s Real New York Pizza • Fajita Rita’s • Dad’s Laundry • Scratch • Rock Inn Mountain Tavern • Spur Liquor • The Wheel Bar • Estes Park Brewery • Rocky Mountain Discount Liquor • Elkins Distilling Company • Big Horn Restaurant • Macdonald’s Books • Ed’s Cantina • Kind Coffee • Mountain Dew Liquor • Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ • Inkwell & Brew BOULDER

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Hub Ned host Camille Thorson with owners Jen and Steve Karowe in one of the business’ several gathering spots (left). The main community work and event area at Hub Ned is bright and spacious (above). The private conference rooms also offer plenty of room to gather (center).

Work W Where You Live New business offers mountain residents coworking space

By Jeffrey V. Smith NEDERLAND orking where you live is much easier said than done when living in a rural mountain community. Jobs are limited and so are resources for those who work at home. Steve and Jen Karowe hope to change that standard in the Peak to Peak region with Hub Ned, a coworking, private office and meeting space they carved out of their new Nederland building at 80 Big Springs Drive. Hub Ned offers a brand new, green-friendly workspace with options from “hot desks” to dedicated offices accessible 24/7 along with large and small conference rooms. A host is on duty during open hours to welcome visitors, assist with logistical needs, keep things clean and connect business people to each other. There’s also hard-wired internet and professional computer printers as well as a kitchen, shower and other perks like great views of the mountains and town. “The whole point of the building and the coworking space is to have a place for people who live in Nederland to be able to work in Nederland so they don’t have to go down the hill to one of the other coworking spaces, or to an office or something,” Jen said. “If people can work from home, if they’re allowed to work remotely or if they are self-employed and get distracted by the laundry or the dog or the lack of WiFi, they can come here and buckle down to get the job done. So, basically, we are just trying to support anyone who is trying to make some money and give them a place to do that.” Continued on page 18




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Elkins Distilling Co., 1825 N. Lake Ave. in Estes Park, celebrates Cinco De Mayo and the Kentucky Derby, May 5, with a crawfish boil featuring live crawfish from Louisiana. The Derby kicks off at 4:50 p.m. and crawfish will be ready after 4 p.m. The event is free.

The Sugarloaf Fire Department hosts its annual garage sale, May 25-28 at Fire Station 2, 1360 Sugar Loaf Road. The garage sale, which benefits the fire department, is among the biggest in the area. The event is organized and staffed with volunteers from the community.

Idaho Springs hosts its 9th annual Summer Kick Off Parade & BBQ, June 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m. followed by a free BBQ in Citizens Park at noon. Everyone is welcome to come, relax, and enjoy a little bit of what Idaho Springs has to offer.

To give everyone an opportunity to get out and “get some hits,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting anglers of all ages to participate in its annual Free Fishing Weekend, June 2-3. While no license is needed, all other state rules and regulations apply.

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Kick-off summer with outdoor adventure, craft beer, live music


The unofficial kick-off to summer is back. The 2018 Burning Can Festival at the Lyons Outdoor Games presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and the Town of Lyons is the ultimate weekend for lovers of adventure, craft beer, music, and camping. Pre-sale tickets and onsite camping reservations can be purchased now for the June 2 fest in Lyons’ Bohn Park. This year’s Burning Can lineup includes a beer fest celebrating craft beer in a can featuring more than Watch world-class athletes perform in the 70 craft breweries, over 250 canned beers, adventure BMX competitions. sports, trail running, biking, yoga, a kids’ zone, plus Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith Colorado craft cuisine from popular local vendors. The music and dance vibes will be in full effect with three music headliners including alternative country band Son Volt, rock-n-roll band The Sheepdogs and alternative rock band Mo Lowda & The Humble. The Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is quickly growing as one of the top outdoor lifestyle festivals in the U.S. It’s won two Elevation Outdoors Best of the Rockies Awards, including Best Multisport Fest. Proceeds from the festival benefit the CAN’d Aid Foundation and the Town of Lyons’ Park, Recreation and Cultural Department, which promotes Lyons as a vibrant, unique and outdoororiented Colorado community. The Town of Lyons crafted the Lyons Outdoor Games in 2004 to celebrate the recreational opportunities, and love of the outdoors and environment that embodies the spirit of Lyons. Creating community-focused, outdoor events to showcase local parks and vistas benefits local residents, businesses and visitors alike. Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games features both participant and spectator sport competitions including the legendary mountain bike and trials rider Jeff Lenosky performing jaw-dropping demos. Lenosky is a three-time National Champion and World Record Holder for the highest bunny hop on a mountain bike (45.5 inches). Attendees can also join mountain bike clinics throughout the weekend. The La Sportiva Trail Run Relay is a fun-focused team trail running race along a hilly single track trail in the foothills of Lyons. Some teams can also opt to down a can of beer before each lap in the ‘Beer Relay’ category. Ticket holders can also watch world-class athletes perform in both open and professional competitions. The day’s line-up includes BMX/Dirt Jump competitions and Slalom Kayak Competitions. The festival’s quirky side shines through with features like “Dock Dogs” dog jumping contests, yoga sessions, a corn-hole tournament, a disc golf tournament, and slackline demos with Slackline Industries. To purchase tickets, reserve camping spots, view a complete list of fest activities and stay up-todate with new announcements, visit

Trail-running festival returns to park GILPIN COUNTY The Golden Gate Dirty 30 is a two-day trailrunning festival in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, June 2-3, featuring 50km, 12-mile and seven-mile races to benefit Gilpin County High School Athletics. Cash prizes for the top three male and female 50K racers and RUNNING top three male and female 12 mile racers will be awarded. The “best post-race party in trail running,” featuring music, expo and a meal begins at 12:30 p.m. and an awards ceremony takes place at 3:30 p.m. in the Red Barn in the park. The 50K event takes place, June 2, with start times at 6 a.m., 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. The other races take place, June 3. The 12-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and the seven-mile race starts at 9 a.m. Both take Page 16

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place on a single track trail in single loop courses. All friends, family and spectators will be directed to the shuttle lot at the Gilpin County Fairgrounds Parking Lot. Shuttle buses will take spectators to aid 2 and 3 and then back to the finish line. Family and friends may purchase a lunch including burgers, brats, veggie burgers, pasta salad and chips for $10. Bring a plate and fork to reduce trash. This year’s proceeds go to Gilpin County High School Athletics, which supports the event by setting up aid stations, organizing food and equipment, directing traffic and recording runners. Registration, which includes a T-shirt and many other perks, is $95 for the seven-mile event, $110 for the 12-mile event and $140 for the 50km race. Visit for complete details, registration link, maps and more information.

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Georgetown Pack Burro Race

Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith

Pack burro racing season begins

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY Celebrate our state animal and the only sport indigenous to Colorado during Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend, which features events, May 26 in Georgetown, and May 27 in Idaho Springs. The entry fee for each event is $50, but it’s free to watch. SPECIAL The burro-racing season in ColoraEVENT do, which commemorates the state’s early miners and their burros, runs from late May through September. There are five events in five mountain towns, each part of a festival celebrating history. The “Triple Crown” races are in Fairplay, Leadville and Buena Vista. In a typical burro race a runner and a burro complete a course with the runner leading a burro carrying a 33-pound pack saddle that must include a pick, gold pan and shovel. Riding the burro or any form of cruelty is not allowed. The 14th Annual Historic Georgetown Railroad & Mining Days Pack Burro Race kicks off race weekend in Clear Creek County, May 26. The race begins in downtown Georgetown, goes to Empire and returns over an eight to nine mile course. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 11 a.m. A prize for the runner who picks up the most trash will be awarded. The 17th Annual Idaho Springs Mining Days Festival and Pack Burro Race continues the fun, May 27. This race is between 5-6 miles, which is perfect for first timers. Weigh-in begins at 10 a.m. followed by a parade and race start on Miner Street at noon. Learn the basics of pack burro racing during special Clear Creek Recreation Center classes, May 17 and 20. The program prepares participants for the Idaho Springs race and will cover the history of the sport, proper care of a burro, how to properly pack a burro and how to run with a burro. Classes are $205-$225 and include race registration, burro to race and equipment. Visit to learn more. Find complete race information, including maps, history and rules, online at and For entry information, contact Race Director Bill Lee at 720-234-8200 and or Co-Race Director Brad Wann at 303-906-2269 and

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Hub Ned membership includes use of a large community kitchen area or one of the small, private conference spaces. Photos by Jeffrey V. Smith

Coworking space supports local businesses Continued from page 14

The idea for a “nice, professional” community coworking space in the mountains developed when Steve was conceptualizing a building to relocate his Boulder-based African basket business to his long-time hometown of Nederland. “I started hearing about all these [coworking] hubs around Boulder, Denver, the country and the world, and I was thinking it would be awesome for up here because we are all landlocked and everybody drives down to Boulder and back so often, he said. “We had this space available, so we thought it would be great just to try it.” Although the concept is popular in most urban areas, the Karowes have found many mountain residents are unfamiliar with the idea of a coworking space. “It’s a place to work in the community for people who work remotely and want to have some sort of connection to other humans,” Jen explained. “In this area, you can get a little isolated. A lot of people live here because they like that, but sometimes you don’t want it every day of your life, especially in the winter.” One of the most important assets Hub Ned offers is its fiber optic WiFi. “We paid to bring it all in and that’s a huge selling point for up here… We felt we were really positioned well here because of the geography of people in the Peak to Peak area not having good internet and not having easy access to this kind of a place without driving 45 minutes or more,” Steve explained. In addition to a large, open community work space on the main level, there is a room upstairs with seven “private” desks for rent. “If you want to keep your stuff here, you would have your personal filing cabinet that you can lock, and you can leave your computer if you want or just your pen and pencil and it’s your desk,” Jen said. “You would also have a key to the building, so you can come in anytime.” There are also two conference room spaces upstairs which are already being used regularly by local organizations. Although unexpected, the Karowes are excited about how the building’s occupants and Hub Ned users are coming together. “It’ really cool how it’s like a community,” Steve said. “It’s just neat bePage 18

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cause when I was building it, it was just a building. But because of the kind of place Nederland is, it really has turned into a community. You see people you know and friends in the building all the time.” Steve also points out that Hub Ned provides jobs to three locals and their 15 offices are filled with people who live within 15 minutes of their work space. A solar panel company located in the building has local owners who moved the company up from Boulder and can now hire local. “It’s really neat just to see that how much this building has helped with creating jobs for people that live up here and keeping people up here,” he said. The Karowes also want the space to support people who are business-minded, so they are making the space available for business development workshops, “lunch and learn” classes and other events. Hub Ned has already attracted a wide range of workers including an attorney, accountant, data entry person, writer, recruiter, software developer and other internet-based business people. Now that it has been open for several months, the Karowes now hope Peak to Peak residents will come check out Hub Ned. “We have free day-passes that we’ll give out to anyone who wants to see the space and try it out,” Steve said. “We’re in the mode of just opening up and getting the word out and have people come in and try it. We figure the more people that see the space and sit here for a day will be energized and tell their friends it’s actually pretty nice over there.” According to Jen, the couple are very invested in the community and only have the best intentions when it comes to serving the town. “Being locals, we care about the community. Our kids are in kindergarten and first grade [in Nederland], so we’re not going anywhere,” Jen said. “We tried really hard to make sure we built a place that people weren’t going to be totally offended by… It’s funny to see people walk in the door, stop and say, ‘this is really nice.’” Visit or call 303-848-2520 to learn about membership options, which range in price from $45-$250 a month, and upcoming events. Stop in Hub Ned in person at 80 Big Springs Dr. to tour the space and inquire about a free day pass.

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Fresh, organic produce is delivered to Gilpin County twice a month through the Holistic Homestead.

Local non-profit pools resources for healthy food GILPIN COUNTY The Holistic Homestead, a Gilpin County-based non-profit, grass roots organization dedicated to “improving the health of our community,” began a Community Supported Agriculture program in February to improve local access to fresh, wholesome and healthy food. Members can pick up twice-monthly “shares” of produce delivered to the High Country Professional Building, 972 Golden Gate Canyon Road. Community Supported Agriculture is a way for communities to pool resources and encourage local, small farmers and to bring fresh produce into rural areas. Traditionally, CSA programs require a large up-front expense, but the Holistic Homestead uses Colorado Fresh Produce, a broker for small, organic farmers, to purchase fruits and vegetables in bulk. The broker is able to supply organic produce year round, and with a greater variety than found or grown in Gilpin County, especially in the winter, including oranges, bananas and lettuce as well as tomatoes, onions, carrots, oranges, apples, lettuce, broccoli, potatoes and more. Membership in the Holistic Homestead program is $30 a month for a full share and pick-up is the first the third Saturday of each month. The more members, the greater the selection. Any remaining produce is donated to the Gilpin Food Bank. The Holistic Homestead hosts a Mountain Mama Mother’s Day Tea Party, May 13 from 3-6 p.m. Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mountain Mama tea, healthy snacks, foot baths and rejuvenating herbal face masks. The event is free for moms and kids or $20 for others. New members are always welcome. The Holistic Homestead is also looking for residents who grow enough produce in Gilpin County to sell. Learn more about the CSA program and other offerings at Sign up or ask questions via e-mail at or call 303-582-3001.


Lake Estes Marina

Photo by Jeffrey V. Smith

Lake Estes Marina begins season ESTES PARK Estes Valley Recreation and Park District opens the Lake Estes Marina for its 60th season, May 5. Boats can be launched into Lake Estes and boat rentals will begin at the marina store for BOATING the summer season. Hours at the store expand to seven days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. “We are excited to get the 2018 season started after another cold and windy winter,” said Annie Hanson, Lake Estes Marina Manager. She added that “several of our staff members spent part of the off-season getting certified to complete the inspections and decontaminations. Our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible for our customers.” New regulations have been put in place at Lake Estes to adhere to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Aquatic Nuisance Species Program. Colorado ANS regulations require all motorized and trailered watercraft to submit to an inspection, and, if needed, a decontamination upon entry and exit of Colorado waters following boating out of state, boating on positive or suspect water, or when entering a water body where inspections are required by the managing agency. This inspection requirement includes hand-powered boats brought to Lake Estes on trailers. These rules do not apply to non-motorized boats launched by hand. Although no schedule is currently available for the inspection times, Hanson said the best option is to come into the marina store to request an

spection. The gate for the boat launch now remains closed and locked outside of business hours, and boats will only be permitted to launch after inspection. “The best way to enjoy early morning or late afternoon fishing is to purchase an overnight dock slip and complete the inspection during business hours,” said Hanson. “We also added a 10-person pontoon boat to increase the availability of boats for rent, which do not need inspection at every use.” Annual and day-use vehicle-use permits, which cost $23 to $29 for annuals and $5 for day-use, are required for parking at Cherokee Draw, Wapiti Meadows and the Lake Estes Marina. Day use is covered by the annual permit. Boat-use fees are also required for any boat launching into Lake Estes, including standup paddleboards, kayaks and canoes. Fees are $5 per boat for a one-day pass or $28 to $46 for an annual pass depending on residency and power source. All boats must launch from the marina area. This is the 60th season of EVRPD’s management of marina. The district, which was called Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Recreation District when it first started managing the recreation on Lake Estes, sold the first boat permit in early May 1958, after taking over operations from the Lake Estes Boat Service. At various times, concessionaires were employed to help with the day-to-day operations. For all of the latest information about hours, inspections, fishing and boating at the Lake Estes Marina, visit or For specific questions, call marina staff at 970-586-2011.

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Making a Stand Tavern focuses on good beer, food, conversation

By Jeffrey V. Smith COAL CREEK CANYON nnette and Tom Lambeth walked away from their careers on the East Coast to “semi-retire” in Colorado and reinvent their lives. Now they’re working harder than ever to make Last Stand Tavern, their recentlyopened business in Coal Creek Canyon, the perfect place for neighborhood residents to gather for “good food, good beer, and good conversation.” The tavern, located in the former Westfalen Hof restaurant, is a sports bar serving traditional American food—including traditional Philly cheesesteaks, hand-made burgers and other house-made selections—along with a large variety of beer. Thirteen large-screen TVs ensure a view of multiple sports, including local teams, major events, pay-per-view happenings and just about anything else, from most any seat in the house. There’s a separate, yet open, bar room and a large dining area featuring a wall of windows framing spectacular mountain scenery. A large, sunny deck is steps away from both and shares the same unobstructed views as the dining area. “Our tag line is actually, ‘It’s not just a sports tavern, it’s a destination,” Annette said. “For people in the canyon, this is kind of their family room and a place they can meet their neighbors. Several neighbors have met each other that have never had the opportunity to do so. But for people that are coming from Arvada or Westminster or Golden, it’s a destination. You’re not just going to stumble across us. You are going to have to really come into the canyon and make this a place you want to go.” According to the Lambeths, Last Stand Tavern was born in the basement of their Philadelphia home many years ago. As an “avid home brewer,” Tom was known to always have a selection of beer on tap for his family, friends and neighbors. As the venue for their annual holiday parties, Last Stand Tavern became “the place to be for great beer, good food, drinks and plenty of holiday cheer.” The concept and spirit of the original—including Tom’s enormous beer can collection—has now been reinvented in Coal Creek Canyon. The Lambeths move to Colorado was not surprising for those who know them. The couple fell in love with the state and the West decades ago during family ski and snowboarding trips, which they took multiple times a year. Their son, Troy, and daughter, Micaela, were equally captivated by this part of the country, and decided to go to college in Leadville and Bozeman respectively. Micaela ultimately transferred to a


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school in Gunnison. Annette and Tom Lambeth opened Last Stand Tavern in a former German “We both came to the conclurestaurant in Coal Creek Canyon earlier this year. Photos by Jeffrey V. Smith sion that we always wanted to come out and see them, but we just didn’t see them enough, so we decided to kind of consultant that has been invaluable to us,” Annette semi-retire. We gave up our careers back East about said. “He worked with us right after we [purchased four years ago and then moved out here to be closer the building], and just has been a godsend to us.” to the kids,” Tom explained. “We don’t consider our Things fell into place with the location, renovaselves locals, but I guess we are because we’re not tions and the advice they received. The same can just here for seven days and then going home.” be said about their staff. “We’re really fortunate to Although they love the state, the Lambeths have have the group of guys and women that we have had to adjust to living here. “It took us a while to get today. They all mesh together really well. Their perused to it.,” Tom said. “Colorado is very laid back sonalities are really great,” Tom said. “We thought and we’re east coast mentality. We’re go, go, go, go, we’d be going through people until we found a nice but we’ve slowed down a little, except for now. Now core group. Most of them are from the canyon, some the after-burners have kicked in. We love it here.” of them are from farther into Boulder, but they all While living in Colorado was a long-time comknow each other. Unbeknownst to them we hired ing, starting a business in Coal Creek Canyon was them... it’s like a reunion of sorts.” not. “Why did we choose this canyon? We didn’t. Kitchen Manager Bryce Vogel is the son of a longThis place chose us,” Tom said. “We were looking time friend who relocated from Iowa where he had for a bar/restaurant and went all the way to Fairthe same position at a 355-seat restaurant. He also play… we were willing to sell the house and move brought along a trusted line chef and friend to help. into a place that might have had on-site lodging. We “[Bryce] completely puts his arms around his responlooked at campsites, we looked at restaurants, bars sibility in the kitchen and we couldn’t be happier,” and we were kind of striking out. Then all of a sudTom said. den [Annette] came across some obscure ad.” Last Stand Tavern doesn’t use frozen or pro The two came up to look at the former German cessed foods and items like its three-cheese macarestaurant from the outside, and “just fell in love” roni and cheese are made in-house. “Everything is with the views and all the open space inside. “Me as fresh as it can be. We try to do as much as we being a builder and developer, I just saw a potential can by hand, because we know that flavor can’t be for more seats, more of a meeting area, which is matched when you get it in a bag or a can,” Tom what we wanted—a place to have good food, good said. “If that was the case, everybody could do it at beers and good conversation,” Tom said. home. We want to provide something you can’t do The Lambeths put in a bid and they took it right at home.” away. “It was like that. We had to jump on it quick According to the Lambeths, they are excited the because, to us, we felt if someone else came up to response so far has been “overwhelmingly” positive. look at it they would snag it in a heartbeat,” Tom “We appreciate that positive feedback… we’re not said. “We acted very quickly and recklessly. That’s going to be perfect, ever, but we want to improve, really the best way to put it.” The two quickly reand we want to learn. Positive feedback with intent tired and began making renovations on the buildto help us improve is great,” Annette said. ing themselves. It was up and running within three “We wanted an American Tavern/Pub comfort months and open less than two months later, just food place where you can go and just hang out. We in time for the Super Bowl, after Boulder County want to keep it simple with comfort-type food,” Tom permitting slowed down the process. said. “The quickest way to describe it… is good “We’ve never done this in life, so the learning beer, good food, good conversation. That’s it. I think curve is pretty steep, but we did hire a restaurant we’ve met all three of those criteria.”

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From Mild to Wild Outfitters offer wide range of Front Range raft trips FRONT RANGE olorado is one of the best places in America to experience a white water rafting adventure. More major rivers start here than in any other, and the most popular white water river in the country is in the state. Most begin their runs in astoundingly scenic locations, cutting through alpine forests and carving stunning canyons. With an abundance of professional companies and numerous expert guides offering a wide range of river rafting trips ranging from challenging, adrenaline-pumping white water to more relaxing family-friendly floats, Colorado has it all. The Front Range region of Colorado offers two major whitewater rafting rivers, both unique in their own ways and easy to reach, with companies offering trips lasting a few hours or all day. Located in a historic, mining valley along Interstate 70 about a half-hour west of Denver, Clear Creek is a steep, narrow, technical river that is both challenging and fun. It attracts boaters visiting the Front Range, and those traveling through on their way to the high country. Once on the water, the interstate goes unnoticed as paddlers drop through the steep and narrow bed. Numerous companies provide professionally guided trips on the creek. Excursions offer Class I-V rapids from May to July and sometimes into August. “Clear Creek is the steepest commercially rafted river in Colorado, translating to more rapids per mile and more fun and excitement,” Suzen Raymond, coowner of Mile-Hi Rafting, said. She points out the river is not only close to most Front Range locations, “raft trips on Clear Creek continue to be affordable.”


CLEAR CREEK RAFTING COMPANIES (STATE-LICENCED) The Adventure Company 203 N. Main St., Breckenridge, CO • 800-497-RAFT Adventures in Whitewater 1041 C.R. 308, Dumont, CO • 970-724-1122 AVA Idaho Springs 431 Chicago Creek Road, Idaho Springs, CO • 800-370-0581 Browns Canyon Rafting 33295 U.S. 6, Idaho Springs, CO • 719-275-2890 Clear Creek Rafting Co 350 Whitewater Road, Idaho Springs, CO • 303-567-1000

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Clear Creek is the steepest professionally rafted waterway in the state.

The Cache La Poudre River is northwest of Fort Collins and within 90 minutes of Denver and Estes Park. Named by French fur trappers, it has everything from mild to wild including deep canyons and clear waters. Not only does the Cache La Poudre offer great runs, but rafting here is unique since it is Colorado’s first and only federally designated National Wild and Scenic River. Rafters can observe world-class scenery and bighorn sheep, deer, eagles and other wild-life while enjoying Class II- IV stretches of whitewater. Several whitewater raft companies operate out of Estes Park, although river access is out of the area. In both Clear Creek County and along the Poudre, rafting is an easy activity to build an entire vacation around or add to a larger itinerary. Many outfitters offer packages combining rafting with other activities including historic train rides, zip lines, mine tours, ATV adventures, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, hiking and mountain biking. The best part of white water rafting is almost anyone can do it. While accidents can happen, the sport is considered safe and fun for people of nearly all

Colorado Adventure Center 2697 Stanley Road, Idaho Springs, CO • 877-947-7238 Downstream Adventures 409 E. Park Ave., Empire, CO • 303-848-4595 GeoTours Whitewater Raft Trips 229 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO • 800-660-7238 KODI Rafting 999 C.R. 308, Dumont, CO • 970-668-1548 Liquid Descent 1896 Stanley Road, Idaho Springs, CO • 970-372.2870 Mad Adventures 20 W. Dumont Road, Dumont, CO • 800-451-4844

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ages and abilities. It is important to know a river trip’s intensity changes by time of year. A trip later in the season could be a leisurely ride through mild waters or, if in May or June, a thrilling adventure through the rapids. Once the decision is made on when to go, choosing a qualified, licensed outfitter offering trips that suit the appropriate skill level is the next step. State-certified companies have all the expertise needed to lead their guest safely down the river and are accustomed to guiding trips for seasoned rafters and those who have never been on the water before. Most outfitters offer a variety of trips—from more family-friendly options that make wonderful experiences for children and first-timers to more extreme adventures for the seasoned veteran—which can be selected based on your experience level, fitness and desires for the trip. Even though winter snows didn’t stack up as in some years, spring snow and precipitation should create perfect white water conditions. “We are planning on a good to excellent season for rafting on Clear Creek,” Raymond said.

Mile-Hi Rafting 3627 Alvarado Road, Dumont, CO • 303-416-5997 Performance Tours, Inc. 115 Gregg Dr., 81211 Buena Vista, CO • 800-328-7238 Raft Masters 2804 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO • 719-275-6645 Rocky Mountain Adventures 1117 N. Hwy 287, Fort Collins, CO • 800-858-6808 Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting 1313 Idaho St., Idaho Springs, CO • 303-900-4802 Timberline Tours 1432 Chambers Ave., Eagle, CO • 800-831-1414


(STATE-LICENCED) A1 Wildwater 2801 N. Shields St., Fort Collins, CO • 970-224-3379 A Wanderlust Adventure 4120 W County Road 54 G, Laporte, CO • 800-745-7238 Rapid Transit Rafting 161 Virginia Dr., Estes Park, CO • 800-367-8523 Mountain Whitewater Descents 1329 U.S. 287, Fort Collins, CO • 888-855-8874 Rocky Mountain Adventures 1117 N. Hwy 287, Fort Collins, CO • 800-858-6808






All dates and times are subject to change. Idaho Springs BUFFALO RESTAURANT/ WESTBOUND & DOWN 1617 Miner St. • 720-502-3121 •

Wednesdays Live Music. 6:30 p.m. Free. WEST WINDS TAVERN 1633 Miner St. • 303-567-0982

6/1 Hillbilly Riot. 9 p.m. Free. Central City CENTRAL JAZZ W/DRAGON SMOKE, NOLA CENTRAL ALLSTARS

6/9 at various locations, Grand Z. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $35-$70. MILE HIGH ROOM @ GRAND Z CASINO 321 Gregory St. • 303-582-0800 •

5/4 Big Sandy & His Fly Right Boys. 9 p.m. Free. 5/5 Rick Lewis Project. 9 p.m. Free. 5/11-12 New Family Dog. 8 p.m. Free. 5/18-19 Walker Williams. 8 p.m. Free. 5/25-27 Big Thompson Flood. 8 p.m. Free. Black Hawk BAR 8042 @ AMERISTAR CASINO 11 Richman St. • 720-946-4000 •

5/4-5 DJ Groove. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 5/11-12 DJ Bedz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 5/18-19 DJ EJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 5/25-26 DJ Chonz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 5/27 DJ Nunez. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. STAGE BAR @ MONARCH CASINO 488 Main St., Black Hawk •

5/4-5 PJ Zahn. 5-10 p.m. Free. 5/4-5 Brian Hornbuckle Band. 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 5/11-12 The JV3. 5-10 p.m. Free. 5/11-12 Boomers. 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 5/18-19 Chris Daniels & The Kings. 5-10 p.m. Free. 5/18-19 Live to Tell. 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 5/25-26 Boogie Machine. 5-10 p.m. Free. 5/25-26 Midnight Party Machine. 10:30 p.m. Free. Rollinsville STAGE STOP 60 Main St. • 303-258-0649 •

5/4 “May the 4th Be with You” Stars Wars Party w/ Big Thompson Flood. 9 p.m.-midnight. Free. 5/6 Family Mountain Jam Fundraiser for Jenny O. Noon-10 p.m. Donations. 5/11 A Bear’s Choice. 9 p.m.-midnight. Free. 5/19 Most Excellent Adult Prom Ever. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 6/1 Meadow Mountain, Lonesome Days. 9 p.m. $5. Nederland THE CARIBOU ROOM 55 Indian Peaks Dr. • 303-258-3637 •

5/4 Flash Mountain Flood, Cycles, Banshee Tree. 9 p.m. $12-$15. 5/12 Garaj Mahal, Genetics. 9 p.m. $22.

NED’S 121 N. Jefferson St. •

6/1 Bonnie & The Clydes. 9 p.m. $10. 6/3 Laurie Dameron. 5-7 p.m. Free. 6/10 Danny Shafer. 5-7 p.m. Free. 6/10 Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons. 7:30 p.m. $10. 6/15 The Blue Canyon Boys. 9 p.m. $7.

Sundays Samba Jazz Night w/The Ned Trio. 6-9 p.m. Free.

GOLD HILL STORE & PUB 531 Main St. • 303-443-7724 •

5/18 Eminence Ensemble, Dog City Disco. 9 p.m. $10-$15. 6/15 The Slackers, The Alcapones. 9 p.m. $20.

PIONEER INN 15 E. 1st St. • 303-258-7733 •

5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 Jam Night Open Jam. 10 p.m. Free. 5/5 Green Buddha w/members of Dharma Krewe, Euforquestra & Dopapod. 10 p.m. Free. 5/11 Highway 50. 10 p.m. Free. 5/19 SlideWok. 10 p.m. Free. 5/25 The Symbols. 10 p.m. Free. 5/31 Signal Test. 10 p.m. Free. 5/25 The Symbols. 10 p.m. Free. Tuesdays Open Mic. 9 p.m. Free. Wednesdays Blues Night. 10 p.m. Free. ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER BAR 35 E 1st St. • 303-258-1100 •

Thursdays Bluegrass Performance Jam w/Curly Collins & Open Pick. 6-9 p.m. Free. SALTO COFFEE WORKS/ CLOCK TOWER COLLECTIVE 112 E. 2nd St. • 303-258-3537 •

5/4 First Friday w/Dusty & Artists The Windy Brothers. 5-9 p.m. Free. 5/5 Cinco de Mayo/6th Anniversary Celebration w/ NoGo Gilbillies, Ska Brewing. 4-7 p.m. Free. 6/1 First Friday w/Eric Stone & Artist Annette Croughwell. 5-9 p.m. Free. VERY NICE BREWING 20 Lakeview Dr., Suite 112 •

5/4 Bob Barrick. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/5 The Fremonts. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/10 Open Mic. 7-9 p.m. Free. 5/11 Chris Smith. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/12 Ryan Hutchens. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/17 Celtic Session hosted by The Gael. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/18 David Cole. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/19 Bo DePena. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/25 Snowbound Hounds. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/26 Ravin Wolf. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/27 Aural Elixir. 6-8 p.m. Free. Wednesdays Vinyl Night. 6 p.m. Free. Gold Hill GOLD HILL INN 401 Main St. • 303-443-6475 •

5/4 Zydecoasters. 9 p.m. $7. 5/6 Hazel Hue. 5-7 p.m. Free. 5/11 The Deer. 9 p.m. $10. 5/18 Caribou Mountain Collective. 9 p.m. $10. 5/20 Silent Bear. 5-7 p.m. Free. 5/20 Strangebyrds. 7:30 p.m. $7. 5/25 Ragged Union w/Benny Galloway. 9 p.m. $10. 5/27 New Family Dog Duo. 5-7 p.m. Free. 5/28 Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest & Barbecue w/Gasoline Lollipops, The River Arkansas, Benyaro, Russ Chapman. Noon-5 p.m. $20-$35

5/12 Back Country Gosel & Bluegrass. 1-3 p.m. Free 5/19 Mary Russel, Robb Candler & Freinds. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/26 No Bird Ever Flew. 6-8 p.m. Free. KGNU CHARLES SAWTELLE MEMORIAL MOUNTAIN JAM, 28TH ANNUAL

7/24 at Gold Hill Inn. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $20-$25. 401 Main St. 303-515-4522. Four Mile Canyon SALINA SCHOOLHOUSE 175 Gold Run Road •

7/6 Mike Block & Sandeep Das. 7:30 p.m. $. Jamestown JAMESTOWN MERCANTILE 108 Main St. • 303-442-5847 •

5/3 O Ryne Warner. 8-10 p.m. Free. 5/5 Cinco de Merco w/The Alcapones. 8 p.m. Free. 5/10 Ryan Dart. 8-10 p.m. Free. 5/11 Jay Stott. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/12 “Jamestown Gem & Jam” Mineral, Jewelry & Music Festival. Noon-10 p.m. Free. 5/17 John Mieras. 8-10 p.m. Free. 5/18 Tales of Hoffman. 6-8 p.m. Free. 5/19 George Nelson Band. 8-10 p.m. Free. 5/24 Chris Sheldon & Friends. 8-10 p.m. Free. 5/25 Bonnie & the Clydes. 8-10 p.m. Free. Allenspark THE OLD GALLERY 14863 Hwy. 7 • 303 747 2906 •

5/26, 7/28 Songwriters in the Round. 7-9 p.m. $. 6/30 Hogablusa. TBD. $. Lyons LYONS FORK 450 Main St. •

7/15 Zak Sloan. 7 p.m. Free. MOJO TAQUERIA 216 E. Main St. • 303-823-2321 •

5/5 Elisa & Leo. 4-7 p.m. Free. OSKAR BLUES GRILL & BREW 303 Main St. •

5/4 Billy Shaddox. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 5/5 The Ginny Mules. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 5/11 Monocle Band. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 5/12 Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams. 8:3011:30 p.m. $5 5/18 Espresso. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 5/19 Clay Rose & Adam Perry. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 5/25 Rockabilly Night w/The Von Hodads, Crime City Curs. 8:30 p.m. $5 5/26 Flash Mountain Flood. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $5 Tuesdays Bluegrass Jam. 7-10 p.m. Free. PIZZA BAR 66 430 Main St. • 303-823-6262 •

5/12, 5/26 Karaoke. 9:30 p.m. Free.

SPIRIT HOUND DISTILLERY 4196 U.S. 36 • 303-823-5696 •

5/3 Open Mic w/KC Groves, 7-9 p.m. Free. 5/19 World Whisky Day w/Joe Kuckla. 5-8 p.m. Free. THE STONE CUP 442 High St. • 303-823-2345 •

5/5 Antonio Lopez. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 5/6 Caleb Ryan Martin. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 5/12 Natalie Padilla. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 5/13 Jill Cohn. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 5/19 Harmony & Brad. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 5/20 John Mieras. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 5/26 Old Soul w/Arwen Ek. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 5/27 Ran Off the Rooster. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Estes Park AMERICAN LEGION POST #119 850 N. St. Vrain Ave. • 970-586-6118 •

5/25 The Ready Most Sincerely Dead, The New Continental Blues Band. 6-10 p.m. $. THE BARREL CRAFT BEER, WINE & SPIRITS GARDEN 251 Moraine Ave., Estes Park •

5/3 Elise Fair. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/4 Wood & Wire. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/5 Clandestine Amigo. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/10 Rod Fraser. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/11, 6/28 Hunter Hamilton Group. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/12 Lunde Station. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/13 Jenn Cleary & Mad Dog Friedman. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/17, 8/17, 10/19 Bo DePeña. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/18 Taggart & Silas. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/19, 7/4, 7/21 Crowboy. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/24, 6/14, 7/12, 7/27 VuduSunshine. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/25, 7/6, 8/3 Ran Off the Rooster. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/26 Cable Ten. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/27, 9/2 Kind Mountain Band. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/28 Steve Ertl. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/31, 6/21, 6/29 Dale Cisek Band. 6-9 p.m. Free. 6/1, 7/13, 8/10 Dahlby & Nadine. 6-9 p.m. Free. 6/2 Hotfoot. 6-9 p.m. Free. 6/7 Brian Johnson Trio. 6-9 p.m. Free. Tuesdays through 10/30 Geeks Who Drink Trivia. 8. p.m. Free. BIG BANG CONCERT & FIREWORKS VIEWING

7/4 The Fab 4, The Beverly Belles at Estes Park Events Complex. 5:30 p.m. Free-$15. 1125 Rooftop Way. BOND PARK 170 MacGregor Ave. •

5/5 Duck Race Festival w/“Cowboy” Brad Fitch, more. 1 p.m. Free. Sundays, Mondays 6/10-8/13 Cowboy Sing Along w/Brad Fitch. 7-8 p.m. Free. EARTHWOOD COLLECTIONS 141 E. Elkhorn Ave. • 970-577-8100 •

5/4, 6/1 First Friday Art Groove Celebration w/Max Wagner & Stu MacAskie. 5-8 p.m. Free. ESTES PARK MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

5/12 Estes Park Mountain Music Festival. Noon10 p.m. $30. 1125 Rooftop Way.

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6/26 at Performance Park Amphitheater. 5-9 p.m. Free. 417 W. Elkhorn Ave. 970-577-9900. HISTORIC PARK THEATER 130 Moraine Ave. • 970-586-8904 •

5/6 Cary Morin. 4 p.m. $20-$25. 5/18 The Honey Dewdrops w/KC Groves, Bonnie & Taylor Sims. 7 p.m. $35-$45. 6/15 Ray Wiley Hubbard. 8:30 p.m. $50-$75. JAZZ FEST, 28TH ANNUAL

6/2-3 at Performance Park Amphitheater. $10-$15. 435 W. Elkhorn Ave. 970-577-9900. LONIGANS PUB 110 West Elkhorn Ave. • 970-586-4346 •

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays Karaoke Night. 9 p.m. Free. Thursdays International Night. 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Free.


Thursdays Dempsey Fox Duo Jazz Night. 6-9 p.m. Free. Saturdays David Berg Piano & Song. 6-9 p.m. Free. WHEEL BAR Elkhorn • 970-586-9381 •

Tuesdays Lip Sync Battle. 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Free.


TAVERN 1929 @ MARYS LAKE LODGE 2625 Marys Lake Road. • 970-586-5958 •

5/4 at Central City Elks Lodge. 6:30 p.m. $15-$30 Coal Creek Canyon

5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 Rod Fraser. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/5 David Henning. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/12 Gregg Green. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/19 Jason Hicks. 6-9 p.m. Free. 5/26 Steve Irtl. 6-9 p.m. Free.


THE OTHER SIDE RESTAURANT 900 Moraine Ave. • 970-586-2171 •

Saturdays Dempsey/Fox Duo. 5-8 p.m. Free. Sundays Joseph Lingenfelter. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. PERFORMANCE PARK 435 W. Elkhorn Ave. •

6/2-3 Jazz Fest. Noon-5 p.m. Free. 6/16 Summer Series w/Just Jazz Quintet. 7 p.m. Free. 6/26 Friends of Folk Festival. 5-9 p.m. Free ROCK INN MOUNTAIN TAVERN 1675 Hwy. 66 • 970-586-4116 •

5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 Jon Pickett. 6 p.m. Free 5/4 Thunder & Rain. 9 p.m. Free. 5/5, 5/19, 6/3, 6/17, 7/18 Sean Flynn. 6 p.m. Free 5/6, 6/19, 7/24, 8/21 Neal Whitlock. 6 p.m. Free 5/11, 6/6, 6/20, 7/10 David Potter. 5 p.m. Free. 5/12, 5/26, 7/8 KC Groves Acoustic Duo. 6 p.m. Free. 5/13 Mother’s Day w/Will Thomas. 5 p.m. Free. 5/18, 6/27, 8/16 Jay Roemer. 6 p.m. Free 5/25, 6/12, 7/17, 8/14 Chain Station. 10 p.m. Free 5/27, 6/5 Dan Martin. 6 p.m. Free. 6/4, 6/26, 7/22 Erinn Peet-Lukes Duo. 6 p.m. Free. 6/10, 7/11 Jay Stott. 5 p.m. Free. Thursdays Open Bluegrass Jam, 6 p.m. Free.

5/6 at CCCIA Community Hall. 3 p.m. $10-$15. 31528 Hwy. 72. Golden Gate Canyon PEAK TO PEAK CHORALE DINNER THEATER: “STRANDED AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD”

5/12 at CCCIA Community Hall. 3 p.m. $10-$15. 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road. Estes Park MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS FACULTY CONCERT

6/3, 6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 9/2 at Rocky Ridge Music Center. 3 p.m. Donations. 465 Longs Peak Road. 970-586-4031. ROCKY RIDGE MUSIC CENTER FUN-DRAISER DINNER & MUSIC

5/7 at Dunraven Inn.5-7 p.m. $40. 2470 Hwy. 66. 303-449-1106. CRAFTS & FIBER Gilpin County MOJITO CREEK 365 S. Beaver Creek Road • 970-302-0606 •

5/10-13 Finnabair Retreat. SOLD OUT 5/12 Sat. Morning w/Finnabair 9 a.m. $150 5/12 Sat. Afternoon w/Finnabair 2 p.m. $150


5/9, 5/23 at Coal Creek Coffee. 6-8 p.m. Free. 30509 Hwy. 72. Nederland NEDKNITS

5/8, 6/13 at Nederland Community Library, 1-3 p.m. Free. Allenspark STITCH ‘N RIPPERS QUILTERS

Mondays at New Covenant Church. 1-5 p.m. Free. 1423 C.R. 84. 303-747-2593. WARPED WEAVERS

Tuesdays at Kelley House. 8:30 a.m. Free. 18720 Hwy. 7. Lyons ART-4-ART TRADING CARDS

5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18 at Lyons Regional Library. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. 405 Main St. 303-823-5165.



5/9, 6/13, 7/11 at Good Samaritan Village. 6:30 p.m. $10-$35. 1901 Ptarmigan Trail. 5/24, 8/23, 9/27, 10/25 at Makerspace in Estes Valley Library. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 970-586-4209.

Wednesdays at Nederland Community Center. 6-7 p.m. $12. 750 Hwy. 72. 720-273-8399. nederlandco. org/community-center Fourmile Canyon



5/6, 6/3 at Salina School House. 4-5:30 p.m. $10. 536 Gold Run Road. Sunshine Canyon

5/24, 9/27 at Estes Valley Library. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 970-962-4011. Wednesdays Fiber Project Social at Weavers Attic in Old Church Shops. 1 p.m. Free. Saturdays, Sundays Weaving Demonstrations at The Weavers Attic in Old Church Shops. 1-3 p.m. Free. 157 W. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-2978. ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET & FIBER FESTIVAL

6/7-10 at Estes Park Events Complex. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1209 Manford Ave. ESTES VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER 660 Community Dr. • 970-586-8191 •

THE STANLEY HOTEL 333 Wonderview Ave. • 970-577-4000 •

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Wednesdays through 5/23 at Clear Creek Rec. Center. 7:15 p.m. $72. 98 12th Ave. 303-5674822. Gilpin County


6/5-7/14 at Art Center of Estes Park. 517 Big Thompson Ave. #245.

5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21 at Gilpin County Community Center. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Free-$5. 250 Norton Dr., Black Hawk. 303-582-1453.


7/22 at Lyons Farmette. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $225. 4121 Ute Hwy. Estes Park

Wednesdays through 5/23 at Gilpin County Community Center. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $135-$155. Saturdays through 5/26 at Gilpin County Community Center. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $135-$155. 250 Norton Dr., Black Hawk. 303-582-1453.

5/12 KISS FM Prom Night Rewind. 7:30-11:30 p.m. $45-$80. 6/8 Tommy Emmanuel. 8-11 p.m. $59.50-$65.



5/4 Jimbo Schneeman. 4-6 p.m. Free. 5/11 John McKay. 4-6 p.m. Free. 5/18 Great Blue. 4-6 p.m. Free. 5/25 The Whys. 4-6 p.m. Free. 6/1 Laurie Dameron. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 6/8 John Mieras. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 6/15 Chandler Holt. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 6/22 Idlewhile. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 6/29 Dylan McCarthy. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free.

Thursdays through 5/24 at Gilpin County Community Center. 5:30-8 p.m. $135-$155.

Tuesdays Estes Park Medical Center. 1 p.m. Free. 555 Prospect Ave. 970-324-7805. @TrailRidgeQuilters

7/24 at Lyons Farmette. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $125. 4121 Ute Hwy.


Mondays Arts & Crafts. 9 a.m.-noon. $.



Fridays at Gilpin County Recreation Center. 9:30 a.m. $7.25-$9.25. 250 Norton Dr., Black Hawk. Nederland


SNOWY PEAKS WINERY LOUNGE 292 Moraine Ave. • 970-586-2099 •

5/24, 6/22 Quilting Beyond Basics. 1-3 p.m. $20. 5/19, 6/23, 7/21, 8/25, 9/22 Building in Lace Shawl Class. 10 a.m.-noon. $60 5/27, 6/24 Block of the Month Class. 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. $60 5/20 Building in Lace Class. 2-4 p.m. $60 5/21 Toe -Up Socks. 1:30-4:30 p.m. $60. 6/4 Toe -Up Socks. 2-3 p.m. $60.



6/8 at Art Center of Estes Park. 5-8 p.m. 517 Big Thompson Ave. #245. THE STITCHIN’ DEN 165 Virginia Dr. • 970-577-8210 •

5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21 Beginning to Knit Class. 1-3 p.m. $20. 5/7 Toe -Up Socks. 2-4 p.m. $60. 5/10, 5/24, 6/14, 6/28 Beginning Crochet Class. 1-3 p.m. $20. 5/10, 6/14 Beginning Quilting. 1-3 p.m. $20.

THE STARHOUSE 3476 Sunshine Canyon • 303-245-8452 •

Mondays Guided/Contact Improv Technique & Exploration. 5:30-7 p.m. $12-$15. Wednesdays Immediate/Advanced Contemporary Ballet. 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. $12-$15. Wednesdays Immediate/Advanced Modern Movement. 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. $12-$15. Fridays Immediate/Advanced Modern Movement. 9-10:30 a.m. $12-$15. Allenspark SQUARE DANCE W/SAGE GROUSE

5/27 at The Old Gallery. 7-9 p.m. $5-$10. 14863 Hwy. 7. 303-747-2906. Estes Park ADULT JAZZ DANCE SESSION 2

Wednesdays through 5/23 Estes Valley Community Center. 1-2 p.m. & 2:15-3:15 p.m. $48/ session. 660 Community Dr. 970-586-8191. DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE

5/ 19, 6/16 at Estes Park Yoga. 4-6 p.m. $10. 145 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-3254. WEST COAST SWING NIGHT

Tuesdays through 5/29 at Elkins Distilling Company. $7. 1825 North Lake Ave. 970-480-1848.



5/11 at Idaho Springs Public Library. 5 p.m. Free. Nederland BACKDOOR THEATRE 750 Hwy. 72 • 303-258-0188 •

Fridays, Saturdays Feature Film Screening, 7 p.m. $3-$6. Estes Park HISTORIC PARK THEATRE 130 Moraine Ave. • 970-586-8904 •

Mondays-Sundays Feature Film Screenings. Various Times. $. REEL MOUNTAIN THEATRE 543 Big Thompson Ave. • 970-586-4227 •

Mondays-Sundays Feature Film Screenings. Various Times. $. FINE ART & GALLERY EVENTS Central City “SPRING FEVER” ART SHOW

5/5-6/30 at the Visitor Center Showcase Gallery. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 103 Eureka St. 303-582-3345. GILPIN ARTS 71ST ANNUAL JURIED SHOW

Daily 5/25-8/10 at Washington Hall. 10 a.m. Free. 117 Eureka St. 303-582-5952. Gilpin County “WILD IMAGINARIUM” BY ARTIST HEATHER CARR

6/19-20 “Watercolor Adventure” Class. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $157.50-$175. 6/23 “Beginning Professional Colored Pencil” Class. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $31.50-$35. ART MARKET OF ESTES PARK, 19TH ANNUAL

5/26-28 at Bond Park. TBD. Free. 170 MacGregor Ave. 970-586-5882. ASPEN & EVERGREEN GALLERY 356 E. Elkhorn Ave. • 970-586-4355 •


5/10, 6/14 at Nederland Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Free. 303-258-0799. Allenspark BOOK CLUB


5/12 at Lyons Redstone Museum. 4:30-6 p.m. Free. 340 High St. 303-823-5271.

5/17, 6/21 at Walt Self Center. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. 355 Railroad Ave. 303-823-8250.

LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM 340 High St. • 303-823-5271 •

5/4, 6/1 at Earthwood Artisans Gallery. 360 East Elkhorn Ave. FIRST FRIDAY ART CELEBRATION

5/4, 6/1 Artists Gabrielle Gewirtz & Karen Barnett w/Musicians Max Wagner & Stu MacAskie at Earthwood Collections. 5-8 p.m. Free. 141 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-577-8100. FIRST FRIDAY! ART GROOVE ART GALLERY WALK

5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7 at various locations. 5-8 p.m. Free. GLITZY GLASS WINE & BEER GLASS PAINTING

6/8, 7/13, 8/10 at The Barrel. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 251 Moraine Ave. $. LE PAINTED GRAPE WINE & BEER GLASS PAINTING

6/13, 7/11, 8/8 at The Barrel. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 251 Moraine Ave. $.


Wednesdays at Lyons Regional Library. 10:30 a.m. Free. 405 Main St. 303-823-5165. Estes Park FRIDAY BOOK CLUB

6/22 at Estes Valley Library. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-8116. JANE PARNELL: AUTHOR OF ‘OFF TRAIL – FINDING MY WAY HOME IN THE COLORADO ROCKIES’

5/17 at Estes Valley Library. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-8116. NEWCOMER’S MORNING BOOK CLUB

5/7 at Estes Valley Library. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-8116. MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES



Fridays, Saturdays Murphy’s Resort. 7-9 p.m. $35. 1650 Big Thompson Ave. 970-480-2955.

ARGO GOLD MILL & TUNNEL 2350 Riverside Dr. • 303-567-2421 •


6/23-24 at Nederland Visitor Center Parking Lot. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Lyons LYONS TOWN HALL ART SHOW 432 5th Ave., Lyons • 303-823-6622 •

through 7/13 “Four Seasons Spring Show” Exhibit. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. POPPIES SIP N’ PAINT

5/10 at Western Stars Gallery. 6-8 p.m. $35. 160 E. Main St. 303-747-3818. Estes Park ART CENTER OF ESTES PARK 517 Big Thompson Ave. • 970-586-5882 •

6/15-16 “Diving into Watercolor Wax Batik” Class. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $157.50-$175.

5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18 at James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum. 11 a.m. Free. 6352 Fourmile Canyon Dr. Lyons


VISITOR CENTER HERITAGE MUSEUM 2060 Miner St. • 303-567-4382 •

5/4 First Friday w/Dusty & Artists the Windy Brothers. 5-9 p.m. Free. 6/1 First Friday w/Eric Stone & Artist Annette Croughwell. 5-9 p.m. Free.


5/11, 6/8 at The Old Gallery, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. 14863 Hwy. 7. 303-747-2906. Lyons



Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 5/27-10/29 Museum Open. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Fourmile Canyon

5/4 First Friday & Samarita’s Purse Clean Water Project Silent Auction. 5-8 p.m. Free.

Tuesdays-Saturdays through 5/31 at Gilpin County Library. 9 a.m.-close. Free. 15131 Hwy. 119. 303-5825777. Coal Creek Canyon Thursdays Kathy Bremers class at CCCIA Community Hall. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $15. 31528 Hwy. 72. 303815-3255. Nederland


Mondays 6/4-8/27 at George Hix Riverside Plaza. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 970-586-6838.


6/7-8 at Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $144-$160. 1895 Fall River Road. 970-586-0108. LITERARY EVENTS & BOOK CLUBS Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs Mondays-Sundays Museum Open. Free. Thursdays-Mondays Museum & Tours. 10 a.m.3 p.m., $14-$22. THE UNDERHILL MUSEUM 1414 Miner St. • 303-567-4709 •

ENOS MILLS CABIN MUSEUM 6760 Hwy. 7 • 970-586-4706 •

Daily Museum Open by Appointment. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10-$20. ESTES PARK MUSEUM 200 4th St. • 970-586-6256 •

Fridays-Saturdays Museum Open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Sundays Museum Open. 1-4 p.m. Free. HISTORIC FALL RIVER HYDROPLANT 1754 Fish Hatchery Road • 970-586-6256 •

Tuesdays-Sundays 5/29-9/2 Museum Open. 1-4 p.m. $. MACGREGOR RANCH MUSEUM 180 MacGregor Lane • 970-586-3749 •

Tuesdays-Saturdays 5/26-9/3 Museum Open. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 STAGE & THEATER Silver Plume “THE LADY OR THE DEVIL” A MUSICAL MELODRAMA

7/3 at George Downing Playhouse. 6 p.m. $15-$35. 303-569-2023. WRITING



5/26 Open for Season. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. GILPIN HISTORY MUSEUM


5/21 Book Group: “Where the Water Goes.” 6 p.m. Free. Gilpin County

Tuesdays-Sundays at Teller House. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Tuesdays-Sundays at Central City Opera House. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Tuesdays-Sundays at Thomas House Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Nederland

5/2 Wednesday Lunch Book Club: “Boys in the Boat.” Noon. Free. 5/8 Tuesday Evening Book Club: “The Muralist.” 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Coal Creek Canyon

Saturdays Museum Open. 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Donations. Sundays Museum Open. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Donations. Estes Park

Saturdays-Sundays Museum Open. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Central City

5/26 Open for Season. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

GILPIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 15131 Hwy. 119 • 303-582-5777 •



GILLASPIE HOUSE MUSEUM 2 N. Bridge St. • 303-258-3082


Saturdays, Sundays 6/1-9/30 Museum Open. Noon-4 p.m.

5/3, 6/7 at Coal Creek Coffee. 6:30 p.m. Free. 30509 Hwy. 72. Free.


Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 5/27-10/29 at Nederland Mining Museum. 2 p.m. Free. 200 N. Bridge St.

Nederland 5/9, 5/23, 6/13, 6/27 at Nederland Community Library. 1 p.m. Free. 303-258-0799. NEDERLAND AREA SENIORS WRITING SKILLS GROUP

5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18 at Nederland Community Library. 1p.m. Free. 303-258-0799. Allenspark MEMOIR WRITING CLASS

6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 at The Old Gallery. 10 a.m.11:30 p.m. $. 14863 Hwy. 7. Lyons WORD WEDNESDAYS W/KAYANN SHORT

5/2, 6/6 at Lyons Regional Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 405 Main St. 303-823-5165.

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Saturdays, Sundays at MTN Prime. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $. 1600 Miner St. 720-428-8515. Black Hawk BRUNCH

Saturdays-Sundays at Bourbon Street Café @ Mardi Gras Casino. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $. 300 Main St. 303-582-5600. CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

Saturdays-Sundays at Centennial Buffet @ Ameristar Black Hawk. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $19.99. 720-946-4000. CHAMPAGNE & MIMOSA BRUNCH

Saturdays-Sundays at The Buffet @ Monarch Casino, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $19.99. 488 Main St. 303582-1000. Golden Gate Canyon MOTHER’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST

5/13 at Golden Gate Grange. 8-10:30 a.m. Free-$. 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road. 303-273-9516. PANCAKE BREAKFAST

6/10, 10/14 at Golden Gate Grange. 8-10:30 a.m. $. 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road. 303-273-9516. Coal Creek Canyon PANCAKE BREAKFAST

5/5, 9/22 at CCCIA Community Hall. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $ 31528 Hwy. 72. 303-642-1540. Rollinsville BRUNCH

Saturdays, Sundays at Stage Stop. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $. 60 Main St. 303-258-0649. Nederland BRUNCH

Sundays at Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar. 10 a.m.2 p.m. $. 35 E 1st St. 303-258-1100. MOUNTAIN MIDLIFE SOCIAL BREAKFAST

5/12, 6/9 Nederland Community Center. 11 a.m. $5-$8 w/registration. 750 Hwy. 72. 303-258-0799. MOUNTAIN MIDLIFE SOCIAL BRUNCH

5/13, 6/10 Nederland Community Center. 11 a.m. $5-$8 w/registration. 750 Hwy. 72. 303-258-0799. Lyons WEEKEND BRUNCH

Saturdays, Sundays at The Stone Cup. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $. 442 High St. 303-823-2345. Estes Park MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

5/13 at Latitude 105 Alehouse. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $. 101 South St. Vrain Ave. 970-586-2332. Page 26

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5/13 Mother’s Day Brunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $10$39. 1700 Big Thompson Ave. 970-577-6400.

5/16 at Rock Cut Brewing. 6-8 p.m. $65. 390 W Riverside Dr. 970-586-7300.


5/13 at Waterfront Grill at Estes Park Resort. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $10-$39. 1700 Big Thompson Ave. 970-577-6400. MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET

5/13 at Nicky’s Steakhouse. Noon-4 p.m. $. 1350 Fall River Road. 970-586-5376. MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET

5/13 at Stanley Hotel. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $29-$60. 333 Wonderview Ave. 970-577-4001.

ESTES PARK BREWERY 470 Prospect Village Dr. • 970-586-5421 •

Mondays Six Pack Special.11 a.m. $6 Tuesdays, Thursdays Two-For-One Burgers. 11 a.m. $. Wednesdays Pizza Specials. 11 a.m. $. Fridays Half Off Appetizers. 11 a.m. $. ESTES PARK WINE FESTIVAL, 4TH ANNUAL

8/11-12 at Bond Park. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $30-$75. 170 Macgregor Ave. 970-218-4545. WINE PAIRING DINNER W/ELK COVE

THE OTHER SIDE RESTAURANT 900 Moraine Ave. • 970-586-2171 •

5/8 at Bird & Jim. 6:30 p.m. $. 915 Moraine Ave. 970-586-9832.

5/13 Mother’s Day Brunch. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $. Sundays Champagne Brunch. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $.



Sundays at Sweet Basilico, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $. 430 Prospect Village Dr. 970-586-3899. BEER, WINE & SPIRITS TASTINGS Gilpin County UNDERGROUND LIQUOR 15107 Hwy. 119 • 303-582-6034 •

5/12, 5/26 Tasting Event. 3 p.m. Free. Rollinsville MID COUNTY LIQUORS 17218 Hwy. 119, Black Hawk • 303-642-7686

5/12 Tommyknocker Brewing Beer Tasting. 25:30 p.m. Free. 5/26 Odd 13 Brewing Beer Tasting. 2-5:30 p.m. Free. 6/9 Mike Hard Flavors Tasting. 2-5:30 p.m. Free. 6/23 Double Cross Vodka Moscow Mule Tasting. 2-5:30 p.m. Free. PINT NIGHT W/LUMPY RIDGE BREWING

5/4 at Stage Stop. 8 a.m.-1 a.m. 60 Main St. $5. 970235-1752. Nederland WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Fridays Peak Wine & Spirits. 4 p.m. Free. 150 N. Jefferson St. 303-258-1595. Lyons WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS

Wednesdays at Pizza Bar 66. 11 a.m.-close. $5. 430 Main St. 303-823-6262. WINTER DINNERS

Thursdays, Fridays at The Stone Cup. 5:30-9 p.m. $. 442 High St. 303-823-2345. WORLD WHISKY DAY w/JOE KUCKLA

5/19 at Spirit Hound Distillers w/Joe Kuckla. 5-8 p.m. Free. 4196 U.S. 36. 303-823-5696. Estes Park THE BARREL 251 Moraine Ave. • 970-616-2090 •

5/31 Special Tapping w/Crazy Mountain. 6-8 p.m. Free. 6/7 Special Tapping w/Epic. 5-7 p.m. Free. 6/14 Special Tapping w/Avery. 5-7 p.m. Free. 6/21 Special Tapping w/Stem Ciders. 5-7 p.m. Free. 6/28 Special Tapping w/Great Divide. 5-7 p.m. Free. 7/5 Special Tapping w/Left Hand. 5-7 p.m. Free. 7/12 Special Tapping w/Funkwerks vs. River North. 5-7 p.m. Free.

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5/12 at The Spice & Tea Exchange. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $25-$35 w/registration. 1634 Miner St. 303-9938018.


5/2 at Centennial Buffet @ Ameristar Black Hawk. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 720-946-4000. blackhawk. MILITARY WEDNESDAY

Wednesdays at Main Street Café @ Saratoga Casino. 4 p.m. $11.99. 101 Main St. 303-582-6100. SEASONS BUFFET @ LODGE CASINO 240 Main St. • 303-582-1771 •

Sundays-Thursdays All-You-Can-Eat Surf & Turf Buffet. 4-9:30 p.m. $17.99. Fridays-Saturdays All-You-Can-Eat Surf & Turf Buffet. 4-11 p.m. $24.49. Saturdays-Sundays at Seasons Buffet @ Lodge Casino. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $16.99. 240 Main St. 303582-1771. SEAFOOD SPECTACULAR

Fridays-Sundays at The Buffet @ Monarch Casino. 3:30-10 p.m. $24.99. 488 Main St. 303-582-1000. Golden Gate Canyon RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE

Wednesdays at Beau Jo’s. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. $. 1517 Miner St. 303-567-4376. Central City

6/8-9 at Golden Gate Grange. 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road. Free. 303-273-9516. Rollinsville




Mondays Free Ice Cream/Half-Off Meals at Retro Deli & Mid City Grill @ Century Casino. Free. 102 Main St. 303-582-5050.

Sundays at Stage Stop. 9 a.m.-close. $. 303-2580649. Coal Creek Canyon



Thursdays Half-Off Food at Century Casino. 8 a.m. $. 102 Main St. 303-582-5050. Black Hawk

5/5 at Last Stand Tavern. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 32138 Hwy. 72. 303-642-3180. PASTOR’S PANTRY FOOD DISTRIBUTION


Wednesdays at Whispering Pines Church. 3 p.m. Free. 73 Gross Dam Road. 303-642-3201. Nederland

5/3 at Crook’s Palace. 3 p.m. $50. 200 Gregory St. FISH FRYDAY

Fridays at Bourbon Street Café @ Mardi Gras Casino. 4 p.m. $11.99. 300 Main St. 303-582-5600. HIGH TEA AT THE STROEHELE HOUSE


5/5 at Salto Coffee Works w/NoGo Gilbillies and Ska Brewing. 4-7 p.m. Free. 112 E. 2nd St. 303258.3537.

5/19, 9/8 at the Stroehele House. 2-4 p.m. $30. 231 Chase St. 303-582-5283.

CSU BBQ competition returns ESTES PARK

Join CSU at the Stanley Hotel, 333 E. Wonderview Ave., for the ultimate kick-off to summer at the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain BBQ Showdown, May 26-27. The Stanley Hotel front lawn hosts live music, speakers and plenty of great BBQ. For those looking to get in on the competition, enter your best brisket, sausage, beef, pork, and lamb ribs, pork shoulder, and chicken. Visit ansci. to learn more.




Wednesdays 5/16-10/17 at Clock Tower Collective/Salto Coffee Works. 4-7 p.m. $. 112 E. 2nd St. 303-258-3537.

5/1, 6/3 at The Old Gallery. 6 p.m. Free. 14863 Hwy. 7. 303-747-2906. Lyons



Tuesdays-Saturdays Evening Show. 5:30-8 p.m. $15-$35. Sundays Matinee Show. 1 p.m. $15-$35.


LONIGANS PUB 110 West Elkhorn Ave. • 970-586-4346 •

Fridays at Lyons Dairy Bar. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $7. 138 Main St. 303-823-5800.

Thursdays Ladies Night Specials & Free Games. 5 p.m. Free-$.



PENELOPE’S BURGERS & FRIES 229 W. Elkhorn Ave. • 970-586-2277 •

5/7, 5/21 at The Deli @ 8236’. 7-9 p.m. Free. 34 E. 1st St. 303-258-1113

7/11 Fresh Catering Farm Dinner. 6-9 p.m. $110. 7/18, 9/26 GB Culinary Farm Dinner. 6-9 p.m. $95.

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays Buy 1, Get 1 Burgers. $. MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON

5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2, 9/6 at Idaho Springs Elks Lodge. 4 p.m. Free. 303-670-7543.



5/10 at Estes Valley Community Center. Noon. $5$7. 660 Community Dr. 970-586-8191.


5/12, 5/26 at Alpine Botanicals. 10 a.m.-noon. $. 92 East 1st St.

5/2 “Central City History.” Noon. $. 5/7 “Food Handling Safety.” Noon. $. 5/9 Third Grade Interviews. Noon. $. 6/6 “Identity Theft.” Noon. $. Mondays, Wednesdays Luncheon. Noon. $. PIONEER INN 15 E. First St. • 303-258-7733 •

Mondays Sandwich Special. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $10.95. Fridays Flat Iron Steak Special. 4-9 p.m. $12.95. Sundays Stir Fry Special. 4-9 p.m. $9.95. MOUNTAIN MIDLIFE SOCIAL DINNER

5/25 at Nederland Community Center. 5 p.m. $5$10 w/registration. 303-258-0799. Mountain-MidLife-Social-Group NEDERLAND AREA SENIORS LUNCH

Mondays, Wednesdays at Nederland Community Center. Noon. $. 750 Hwy. 72. 303-258-0799. NEDERLAND FOOD PANTRY 750 Hwy. 72 • 720-418-0892 •

5/3, 5/31, 6/7, 6/28 at Nederland Community Center, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Saturdays at Nederland Community Center, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER BAR 35 E 1st St. • 303-258-1100 •

Sundays “Sunday Special Sauce” Menu. 4-8 p.m. $. Gold Hill JORDAN’S FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA

5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 at Gold Hill Store & Pub. 5-8 p.m. $. 531 Main St. 303-443-7724. OPENING NIGHT, 56TH ANNUAL

5/4 at Gold Hill Inn. 5 p.m. $. 303-443-6461. TACO TUESDAY NIGHT

Wednesdays at Lyons Community Church. 3:305 p.m. Free. 350 W. Main St. 720-864-4309. MUSIC & FOOD TRUCKS W/DYNAMIC DISTRACTION & SUMMIT TACOS

5/26 at Spirit Hound Distillers. 5-8 p.m. Free. 4196 Ute Hwy. 303-823-5696. Estes Park CSU BBQ SHOWDOWN, 2ND ANNUAL

5/26-27 at the Stanley Hotel. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free$15. 333 Wonderview Ave. 970-577-4000. ansci. COUSIN PAT’S PUB & GRILL 451 S. St. Vrain Ave. • 970-586-7287

Mondays All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $5.95 Tuesdays Burger Madness. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $6.95 Wednesdays Wing Wednesday. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. .50¢ Thursdays Personal Pizzas. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $6.95 Fridays Fish & Chips. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $10.95 DERBY DE MAYO CRAWFISH BOIL

5/5 at Elkins Distilling Co. 4 p.m. $. 1825 N. Lake Ave. DUNRAVEN INN 2470 Hwy. 66 • 970-586-6409 •

Mondays Buy One Get One Half Off Meatballs. 4-8 p.m. $. Tuesdays Buy One Get One Half Off Italian Favorites. 4-8 p.m. $. Wednesdays Soup, Salad & Wine. 4-8 p.m. $18 Thursdays Chef’s Special. 4-8 p.m. $. Fridays Buy One Get One Free Filets. 4-8 p.m. $. ESTES VALLEY FARMERS MARKET

Thursdays 6/7-9/27 at Bond Park. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 170 MacGregor Ave. FATHER’S DAY DINNER

6/17 at Latitude 105. 4-9 p.m. $. 101 S. Saint Vrain Ave. 970-586-2332.

5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 6/5, 6/19 at Gold Hill Store & Pub. 4:30-8:30 p.m. $. 531 Main St. 303-443-7724. Jamestown



HUNTERS CHOP HOUSE 1690 Big Thompson Ave. •

5/8 at The Jamestown Mercantile. 6 p.m. $65 w/reservations. 108 Main St. jamestownmercantilecafe@ Allenspark COMMUNITY CUPBOARD FOOD BANK

5/2, 5/16 at The Old Gallery. 2-4 p.m. Free. 14863 Hwy. 7. 303-747-2906. HOMEMADE BBQ DAYS

5/11-12 at Meadow Mountain Café. 4-8 p.m. 441 Bus. Hwy. 7. 303-747-2541.

5/23, 6/6 at Estes Valley Library. 2-4:30 p.m. $30 w/ registration. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-498-6008. Fridays Fish Friday. 11a.m. $9.99. Saturdays BOGO Steak. 11a.m. $. Sundays BOGO Spaghetti. 11a.m. $. LAZY B CHUCKWAGON AT ELKHORN LODGE 600 W. Elkhorn Ave. • 970-235-9400 •

6/16 Opening Night. 5:30-8 p.m. $15-$35. 7/17, 8/7, 9/15 Special Guest Brad Fitch. 5:30-8 p.m. $15-$35.


THE WHEEL BAR 132 E Elkhorn Ave. • 970-586-9381 •

5/12 at Rocky Mountain Village Camp. 5 p.m. $. 2644 Alvarado Road.

Tuesdays Soup Day. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $.


TABLE – A CULINARY JOURNEY AT STANLEY HOTEL 333 Wonderview Ave. • 970-577-4160 •

5/10 Central Committee Meeting at Beau Jo’s. 6:30 p.m. Free. 1517 Miner St.

5/4-5 Chef Jordan Hayes of Ultreia. 6:30 p.m. $95 w/ reservations. 5/11-12 Nicholas Ames of Colt & Gray. 6:30 p.m. $95 w/reservations. 5/18-19 Josh Chesterson of Modern Market. 6:30 p.m. $95 w/reservations. 5/25-26 TBA. 6:30 p.m. $95 w/reservations. 6/1-2 TBA. 6:30 p.m. $95 w/reservations. 6/9-10 TBA. 6:30 p.m. $95 w/reservations.


5/10, 6/14 Meeting at Elks Lodge No. 607. Noon. Free. 1600 Colorado Blvd. @columbinegardenclub

THE OTHER SIDE RESTAURANT 900 Moraine Ave. • 970-586-2171 •

5/4 Seafood Buffet. 5-9 p.m. $. 5/18 Mexican Buffet. 5-9 p.m. $. SMOKIN’ DAVES BBQ 820 Moraine Ave. • 970-577-7427 •

Mondays Buy 1, Get 1 Free BBQ Sandwich. 11 a.m. $. Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Ribs. 11 a.m. $16.95 Wednesdays Buy 1, Get 1 Half-Pound Burger. 11 a.m. $. Fridays Smoked Prime Rib Special. 11 a.m. $15.95 Saturdays 10% Off Food Order. 11 a.m. $. Sundays $2 Off Apps, Craft, Draft, Beers, Wines & Wells. 11 a.m. $. “YAPPY HOUR” FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS

5/12-13, 6/16-17, 7/7-8, 8/25-26 at Latitude 105. 4-6 p.m. $. 101 S. Saint Vrain Ave. WATERFRONT GRILL @ ESTES PARK RESORT 1700 Big Thompson Ave. •

5/13 Mother’s Day Brunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $10-$39. Thursdays Dempsey Fox Duo Jazz Night. 6-9 p.m. Free. Saturdays David Berg Piano & Song. 6-9 p.m. Free. Sunday-Saturday Famous “Happiest Hour.” 4-6 p.m. & 8-9 p.m. $. Jefferson County FOOD SAFETY TRAINING FOR COLORADO COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCERS

5/4 at Jefferson County Extension Office. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $40 w/registration. 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden.


5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27 at Vintage Moose Saloon. 6 p.m. $. 123 16th Ave. IDAHO SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD MEETING

5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12 Meeting at The Majestic Building. 6-8 p.m. Free. 1636 Miner St. 303-5670387. IDAHO SPRINGS ELKS LODGE #607 1600 Colorado Blvd. • 303-567-9996

5/1, 5/15 Lodge Meeting at Idaho Springs Elks Lodge #607. 7 p.m. Free. IDAHO SPRINGS LIONS CLUB MEETING

5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21 at Wildfire Restaurant. Noon. Free. 2910 Colorado Blvd. IDAHO SPRINGS VFW POST 4121

5/3, 6/7 Meeting at Idaho Springs Elks Lodge #607. 7 p.m. Free. 1600 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CLEAR CREEK

Fridays Marion’s Restaurant. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free. 2805 Colorado Blvd. 303-478-4784. Nevadaville NEVADA MASONIC LODGE NO. 4

5/12 Meeting and dinner at Nevada Masonic Lodge No. 4. 5:30 p.m. Free. Central City CENTRAL CITY ELKS LODGE #557 113 Main St. • 303-582-5181

5/5 Central Jazz Festival Q&A. 9-10 a.m. Free. 5/14 Meeting at Central City Elks Lodge #557. Free. CENTRAL MASONIC LODGE #6 AF & AM 111 Eureka St. •

5/9 at Central Lodge # 6 AF & AM. 6 p.m. Free. Gilpin County GILPIN COUNTY REPUBLICANS MEETING

5/3, 6/7 at Gilpin County Public Library. 7:30 p.m. Free. 15131 Hwy. 119, Black Hawk. GILPIN COUNTY DEMOCRATS

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Golden Gate Canyon GOLDEN GATE GRANGE 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road •

5/3, 6/7, 7/5 Grange Meeting. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Coal Creek Canyon COAL CREEK CANYON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

6/2 at CCCIA Community Hall. 6-9 p.m. 31528 Hwy. 72. THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP BOARD MEETING

5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2, 9/6 at CCCIA Community Hall. 5:30 p.m. Free. 31528 Hwy. 72. HOMESTEADERS’ CLUB: MACRAME WITH INNA SCHNEIDEN


5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17 Lodge Meeting. 6-7 p.m. Free. 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29 Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-Noon. ESTES PARK WOMEN’S CLUB

5/9 Luncheon & “Young Chataquans” at Other Side Restaurant. 11:30 a.m. $20. 900 Moraine Ave. 970586-5701. ESTES VALLEY MODEL RAILROADERS

5/2, 6/6, 7/14 at Estes Valley Library. 6:30-8:45 p.m. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-2629. ESTES VALLEY SUNRISE ROTARY

Tuesdays at Other Side Restaurant. 7 a.m. Free. 900 Moraine Ave. MAYOR’S CHAT

5/10 at CCCIA Community Hall. 7 p.m. Free. 31528 Hwy. 72, Coal Creek Canyon.

5/3 at Coffee on the Rocks. 1:30 p.m. 510 Moraine Ave. 970-586-5331.



6/14 at CCCIA Community Hall. 7 p.m. Free. 31528 Hwy. 72, Coal Creek Canyon.

5/21, 9/17 at Estes Valley Library. 6 p.m. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave.



6/9, 7/14, 8/18, 9/22 Meeting at CCCIA Community Hall. 7-9 p.m. $. 31528 Hwy. 72. Nederland

Thursdays at Rodeway Inn. Noon. Free. 1701 N. Lake Ave.



5/22, 6/26 at Hub Ned. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 80 Big Springs Dr., Suite 202 Fourmile Canyon AIRLINK AMATEUR RADIO GROUP ANNUAL MEETING & GET TOGETHER

5/6 at Poorman Fire Station 2 p.m. Free. 1740 Fourmile Canyon Dr. 303-447-0187 Allenspark ALLENSPARK AREA CLUB

5/15, 6/12, 7/17 at The Old Gallery. 6-9 p.m. $. 14863 Hwy. 7. SOCRATES DISCUSSION GROUP

6/2, 6/16, 6/30 at The Old Gallery. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. 14863 Hwy. 7. 303-747-2906. Estes Park AMERICAN LEGION POST 119 850 N. St. Vrain Ave. • 970-586-6118 •

5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11 Sons of the American Legion Meeting. 6 p.m. Free. 5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8 Auxiliary Meeting. 6 p.m. Free. 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21 Post 119 Legionnaires Meeting. 6 p.m. Free. AVIATION INTERNATIONALE ESTES PARK

5/9, 7/11, 8/8 at Estes Valley Library. 6:30 p.m. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. ESTES PARK EQUESTRIAN CLUB MEETING

5/10, 6/14, 7/12 at Estes Valley Library. 6 p.m. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-8116. ESTES PARK GARDEN CLUB MEETING

5/14 at Estes Valley Library. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-6435. ESTES PARK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

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5/12 at Project Support Senior Center. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $. 1402 Miner St. IDAHO SPRINGS MINING DAYS FESTIVAL & PACK BURRO RACE, 17TH ANNUAL

5/27 at Miner Street Downtown. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free$50. 720-234-8200. IDAHO SPRINGS SUMMER KICK-OFF PARADE & FREE BBQ, 9TH ANNUAL

6/2 at Miner Street. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. colorado. gov/idahosprings MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY BY IDAHO SPRINGS VFW POST 4121

5/28 at Citizen’s Park. 11 a.m.-Noon. Free. MOUNT EVANS SCENIC BYWAY Idaho Springs to Mt. Evans Summit • 303-567-4382 •

5/25 Opening Day. Hwy. 103/Hwy. 5. Free-$. Central City MADAM LOU BUNCH DAY & FAMOUS BED RACES

Create rain barrel, enjoy beer COAL CREEK CANYON

Coal Creek Canyon Watershed Partnership presents Barrels and Brews, a rain barrel workshop, May 31 from 6:30 - 8 p.m., at the CCCIA Community Hall, 31528 Hwy. 72. Zachary Lance of the River Network will present a short educational session on how rain barrels play a role in managing water in Colorado. Learn how to install a rain barrel properly to a house and reduce water bills and protect rivers. Participants will also make their own rain barrel to take home while enjoying local craft beers. The workshop is $30 including the rain barrel. Reservations and advance payment are required to take a rain barrel home. Anyone interested in participating for educational purpose only, are welcome to attend without payment. Call 303-586-1491, e-mail or stop by CCCWP offices at 30509 Hwy. 72 to reserve a space and rain barrel. Visit to learn more. Gilpin County GILPIN ELEMENTARY SPAGHETTI DINNER/SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER

5/11 at Gilpin County School. 10595 Hwy. 119. 69 p.m. $5-$8. HIGH COUNTRY AUXILIARY/ GILPIN COUNTY FLEA MARKET

6/8-9 at Gilpin County Fairgrounds. 8 a.m-4 p.m. Free. 230 Norton Dr. 303-582-5214. Golden Gate Canyon RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE

6/8-9 at Golden Gate Grange. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $. 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road. Nederland MOUNTAIN FORUM FOR PEACE YARD SALE

6/1-3 at Nederland Community Center. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 750 Hwy. 72. NEDERLAND FARMER’S MARKET

5/20, 6/10 at Guercio Field. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 200 East St. SORT YARD OPEN - NEDERLAND

6/16 at Main Street. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Coal Creek Canyon

Wednesdays-Saturdays 5/2-10/13 at Nederland Area Sort Yard. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $. 291 Ridge Road. 303-258-3622.



5/31 at CCCIA Community Hall. 6:30-8 p.m. $30. 31528 Hwy. 72. 303-586-1491 CANYON CLEAN-UP

5/26 at CCCIA Community Hall. 8-10 a.m. Free. 31528 Hwy. 72. 303-642-7121. MOUNTAIN ARTISANS GUILD SPRING SALE

6/15-16 at CCCIA Community Hall. 5:30 p.m. Free. 31528 Hwy. 72.

Wednesdays-Saturdays 5/23-10/6 at Meeker Park/Allenspark Sort Yard. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $. 8200 Hwy. 7. 303-586-3259. Sugar Loaf

5/12 at Jamestown Mercantile. Noon-10 p.m. Free. 108 Main St. Allenspark RUN LIKE THE WIND 5K

7/7 at The Old Gallery. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. “SUMMER KICK OFF” ART OPENING

5/26-28 at The Old Gallery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 14863 Hwy. 7. 303-747-2906. Lyons BURNING CAN FESTIVAL & LYONS OUTDOOR GAMES

6/2 at Bohn Park. 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. $5-$65. 199 2nd Ave. LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS, 42ND ANNUAL

6/30 at Sandstone Park. 303-823-8250. LYONS SPRING CLEAN: COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE

5/12 at Sandstone Park. 9 a.m. Free. LYONS SPRING CLEAN: CLEANUP DAY

5/19 at Waste Water Treatment Plant. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free-$. 2nd Avenue. Estes Park ALMOST SUMMER HORSE SHOW


6/2-4 at Stanley Park Fairgrounds. TBA. $. 1209 Manford Ave. 303-590.8248.

5/25-28 at Fire Station # 2. 9 a.m-5 p.m. Free. 1360 Sugar Loaf Road. Gold Hill


6/30-7/1 at Stanley Park Fairgrounds. TBA. $. 1209 Manford Ave.



6/2 at Bluebird Lodge. 7 p.m. $110. 720-822-4943

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5/26-28 at Bond Park. Free. TBD. 170 MacGregor Ave.




6/27 at Estes Park Visitor Center. 6-9 a.m. Free. 500 Big Thompson Ave. CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION

5/4 at Estes Park Events Complex. 5:30-10:30 p.m. 1125 Rooftop Way. CLASSIC AUTO PARADE OF THE YEARS, 33RD ANNUAL


6/15-17 at Stanley Park Fairgrounds. TBA. $. 1209 Manford Ave. CROSSROADS GARAGE SALE

5/11-12 at Estes Park Events Complex Barn W. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 1125 Rooftop Way. 970-5866104. DUCK WADDLE 5K

5/5 at Estes Valley Library Entrance. 9 a.m. $23-$30. Elkhorn & MacGregor Avenues.


Mondays at Lyons Regional Library. 2:45 p.m. Free. 405 Main St. 303-823-5165. LYONS SPRING CLASSIC PINBALL TOURNAMENT, 14TH ANNUAL

5/25-26 Lyons Classic Pinball. 9:30 a.m. $40. 339-A Main St. 303-823-6100. MONTHLY PINBALL TOURNAMENT

5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20 Lyons Classic Pinball. 7:30 p.m. $5. 339-A Main St. 303-823-6100. Estes Park AMERICAN LEGION POST 119 850 N. St. Vrain Ave. • 970-586-6118 •

5/15 Bingo. 6 p.m. $2-$10. Fridays Queen of Hearts. 7-9 p.m. $. Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays Free Pool. 3-9 p.m. THE BARREL 251 Moraine Ave., Estes Park •


Tuesdays through 10/30 Geeks Who Drink Trivia. 8. p.m.

7/13-15 at Estes Park Events Complex. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $30-$75. 1125 Rooftop Way.

CHIPPER’S LANES 555 S. St. Vrain Ave. • 970-586-8625 •


5/5 at Bond Park, Riverside Plaza, Nicky’s Steakhouse. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 970-480-5002. ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET & FIBER FESTIVAL

6/7-10 at Estes Park Events Complex. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1209 Manford Ave. 970-218-4545. www. LOVE THE LOCALS SALE, 8TH ANNUAL

5/24 at Brownfield’s Souvenirs & Outdoor Gear. 1-8 p.m. $. 350 E Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-3275. ROTARY DISTRICT CONFERENCE

5/3-5 at Estes Park Events Complex. $135-$250. 1125 Rooftop Way. SAFETY FAIR

5/19 at Estes Park Events Complex. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 1125 Rooftop Way. 970-577-3822. SCANDINAVIAN MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

6/22-24 at Bond Park. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 170 MacGregor Ave.

Mondays Monday Bowling Special. 11 a.m. $1. Tuesdays Two’fers Specials. 6 p.m. $2. Wednesdays Ladies Night. 6 p.m. $. Thursdays Thursday Night Unlimited. 6 p.m. $6. Fridays Locals Appreciation. 3-7 p.m. $. Sundays Sunday Funday. 11am, $10.

Thursdays Gentle Yoga. 9-10 a.m. $9 Saturdays Vinyasa Yoga. 9-10:30 a.m. $10. Sundays Restorative Yoga. 9-10 a.m. $9. TYPE 2 DIABETES PREVENTION EDUCATION

through December at Idaho Springs Community Resource Center. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 1531 Colorado Blvd. 303-670-7538. Black Hawk 7 HEALING STARS ONENESS CENTER 460 Gregory St. • 720-324-6875 •

Sundays Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga. 11 a.m. $15 Mondays Mat Pilates. 5:30 p.m. $7 Wednesdays Mat Pilates. 2 p.m. $7 Wednesdays Adult Martial Arts. 6:15 p.m. $7 Fridays Cultivating Compassion w/Arwen Ek. Noon. $7 Fridays Sacred Dance w/Arwen Ek. 1 p.m. $7 Golden Gate Canyon GOLDEN GATE GRANGE 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road •

Mondays Yoga. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $. Thursdays Yoga. 5-6 p.m. $. Gilpin County GILPIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER 250 Norton Dr., Black Hawk •

Mondays, Thursdays Hatha Yoga. 9:30-10:45 a.m. $5-$9.25. Wednesdays Tai Chi. 6-7 p.m. $5-$9.25. Rollinsville SHOSHONI YOGA RETREAT 21614 Hwy. 119 • 303-642-0116 •

Mondays, Fridays at United Methodist Church, 1 p.m. Free. 1509 Fish Hatchery Road. 970-5770789.

Thursdays Locals Night. 4-7:30 p.m. $25. Fridays Parent & Tot Yoga. 11 a.m.-noon. $10-$20. Sundays Community Yoga. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $25. Coal Creek Canyon

ESTES VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER 660 Community Dr. • 970-586-8191 •

CCCIA COMMUNITY HALL 31528 Hwy. 72 • 303-642-1540.


Mondays Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling. 10 a.m. $. Mondays, Fridays Mahjong Drop-in Games. 12:30-4 p.m. Thursdays Bridge Drop-in Lessons. 11:15 a.m. $. Thursdays Bridge Games. 12:30-4 p.m. $. GAME NIGHT

5/12 Belle Bonfils Blood Drive 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mondays Yoga. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $. Wednesdays, Fridays Yoga. 9-10 a.m. $. Nederland COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE BY FOUR POINTS ACUPUNCTURE

Thursdays through May 31 at Elkins Distilling. 68 p.m. Free. 1825 N. Lake Ave.

5/30 at Hub Ned. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 80 Big Springs Dr. 303-502-7071.

ROCK CUT BREWING 390 W Riverside Dr. • 970-586-7300 •

NEDERLAND COMMUNITY CENTER 750 Hwy. 72 • 303-258-7475 •

Tuesdays Trivia Night. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Sundays Bingo. 6-7:30 p.m. $2-$10.

Tuesdays, Thursdays Adult Tai Chi, Nederland Community Center, 8-9pm, $3-$4.

5/5-6 at Downtown Estes Park. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.


TADASANA MOUNTAIN YOGA 20 Lakeview Dr. • 303-258-9642 •


CLEAR CREEK RECREATION CENTER 98 12th Ave. • 303-567-4822 •


Idaho Springs GAME NIGHT 5/12 Elks Lodge #607, 6 p.m. Free. 1600 Colorado Blvd. @IdahoSpringsElksLodge607 Central City BINGO GAME

Thursdays Hourly at Century Casino. 11 a.m. Free. 102 Main St. 303-582-5050. Coal Creek Canyon GAME NIGHT

5/12 at CCCIA Community Hall. 5:30 p.m. Free. 31528 Hwy. 72. 303-642-1540.

Idaho Springs Mondays, Wednesdays Beginning Yoga. 10:3011:30 a.m. Free-$8. Mondays, Wednesdays Yoga. 5-6 p.m. Free-$8. Mondays, Wednesdays Continuing Yoga. 910:15 a.m. Free-$8. Thursdays Tai Chi. 6-7 p.m. $5. THE YOGA ROOM 1424 Miner St., Idaho Springs •

5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2 Yin Yoga. 5:30-7 p.m. $10. Sundays Restorative Yoga. 9-10 a.m. $9 Mondays Vinyasa Yoga, 9-10 a.m. $9 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays Vinyasa Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $9

Sundays Sacred Sound Vinyasa. 10:45 a.m.-noon. $15. Sundays Slow Flow. 5-6:30 p.m. $15. Sundays Holistic Homestead Community Meditation. 6:45-7:15 p.m. Free. Sundays, Mondays Restorative Flow. 9 a.m. $15. Mondays Zazen Meditation. 6:30-7:30 a.m. $15. Mondays Ashtanga Yoga. 5:45-7:15 p.m. $15. Mondays-Fridays Mountain Flow. noon-1 p.m. $. Tuesdays Vinyasa Flow. 9 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. $15. Tuesdays Power/Restore Fusion. 5:45-7:15 p.m. $15. Wednesdays Slow Flow. 9-10:15 a.m. $15. Wednesdays Power Vinyasa Level 1. 5:45 p.m. $15. Wednesdays Yin Yoga. 7-8:15 p.m. $15. Thursdays Ashtanga Yoga. 9-10:15 a.m. $15. Thursdays Yoga/Pilates Fusion. 5:45-6:45 p.m. $15. Fridays Hatha Yoga. 9-10:15 a.m. $15.

Fridays Mountain Fitness. 10:45-11:30 a.m. $15. Fridays Happy Hour Yoga. 5:45-6:45 p.m. $15. Saturdays Power Vinyasa Level 2. 9-10:15 a.m. $15. Saturdays Hatha Slow Yoga. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $15. Fourmile Canyon YOGA

Mondays at the Salina School House. 8:45-10:15 a.m. $. 604 Gold Run Road. Sunshine Canyon THE STARHOUSE 3476 Sunshine Canyon Road • 303-245-8452 •

5/3 The Grace of Creation – The Journey Begins Anew. 7-9 p.m. $25. 5/5 Deep Peace Concert w/ Paul Temple’s RadianceMatrix. 8 p.m. $15-$20. 5/11 Labyrinth @ The StarHouse 7 p.m. $25. 5/12 Deeper Dances of Universal Peace 7:15 p.m. $15. 5/17 Ecstatic Dance 7 p.m. $10-$15. 5/19 Stirring the Shakti: 10th Annual Women’s Retreat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $135. 5/22 Conscious Breathwork for Transformation & Awakening 6:45 p.m. $40-$50. 5/26-28 Tummo w/Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche. 10 a.m. $70-$240. 6/2 StarHouse Kirtan w/Scott & Shanti Medina & Friends. 7:30 p.m. $15. 6/2-3 “The Further Path” Environmental Faery Ritual Magic for the 21st Century & Beyond. 10 a.m. $225. 6/7-8 Sacred Arts for Our Unfolding Future – Connecting with the Archetypes of our Nation. $25-$50. Ward PHUNTSOK CHOLING RETREAT CENTER Ward, CO •

Sundays Sunday Chants & Sitting Meditation, 8:3010 a.m. Free. Sundays LINK Live Teaching. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Allenspark THE OLD GALLERY 14863 Hwy. 7 • 303-747-2906 •

Mondays Meditation. 10-11:30 a.m. $. Mondays Intermediate Yoga. 6-7:30 p.m. $10. Tuesdays Beginner/Gentle Yoga. 9:30-11 a.m. $10. Lyons MĀYAMA MOVEMENT STUDIO 625 4th Ave. • 720-245-5448 •

Sundays Nia. 10:15-11:30 a.m. $15. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Nia. 9-10 a.m. $15. Tuesdays Restorative Flow & Strengthening. 8:309:45 a.m. $15. Tuesdays Restorative Yoga. 10-11:15 a.m. $15. Tuesdays Barre Body. 7:15-8:15 p.m. $15. Wednesdays Yoga Flow. 7-8:15 p.m. $15. Thursdays Barre Body. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $15 Thursdays Gentle Nia. 9:45-10:45 p.m. $15. Fridays Nia. 9-10 a.m. $15. Saturdays Yoga Flow. 9-10:15 a.m. $15. QIGONG W/STILLWATER HEALING ARTS

Thursdays through 5/31 at Hart Family Farm. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $15 w/registration. 2154 Apple Valley Road. Estes Park COMMUNITY TAI CHI

Mondays, Wednesdays Estes Valley Library. 67 p.m. Free. 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-619-0392.

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DAO HOUSE 6120 Hwy. 72 • 970-586-4094 •

5/2-5/6 Brain, Body & Spirit Intensive. TBD. $. 5/7-13 The Alchemy of Tai Chi. TBD. $. Sundays Wu Dang Chen Sunday Sermon. 8:30 a.m. Sundays Community Tai Chi Class. 9 a.m. Free. ESTES PARK MEDICAL CENTER 555 Prospect Ave., Estes Park •

5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/9, 9/6 Basic Life Support/CPR Class: Healthcare Provider. Estes Park Health Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $. 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18 Basic Life Support/CPR Class: NON-Healthcare Provider. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $. 5/30-31 PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $. ESTES PARK YOGA 145 East Elkhorn, Unit 200 • 970-586-3254 •

5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7 Community All Levels Yoga. 6 p.m. Free. 5/11, 6/8 Kirtan. 6:30-8 p.m. Donations. 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21 Sacred Sister Circle. 2-4 p.m. Donations w/registration. 5/19, 6/16 Dances of Universal Peace. 4-6 p.m. $. 5/26-27 Yoga Warriors International Training. 9 a.m.5 p.m. $495. Sundays Sacred Flow. 9 a.m.-noon. $. Sundays Zen Meditation. 6:30-7:15 p.m. $. Mondays Beginner Yoga. 6 p.m. $. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays Level 2 Yoga. 8:30 a.m. $. Tuesdays Yin Yoga. 6 p.m. $. Wednesdays Pilates. 10:30 a.m. $. Wednesdays Ashtanga Primary Series. 7-8:30 p.m. $. Wednesdays, Thursdays Level 1 Yoga. 8:30 a.m. $. ESTES VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER 660 Community Dr. • 970-586-8191 •

5/4, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2, 9/6 First Thursday Meditation. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. 5/8 Nutrition, Mindfulness & the Brain. 1-2:30 p.m. Free 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 Being Mortal Book Discussion. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17 Drop-in Blood Pressure Clinic. 12:30-1 p.m. Free 5/21 Self-Care Massage. 1-2:30 p.m. $10 5/23 Medicare Counseling. 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Mondays Chair Yoga. 8-8:45 a.m. Free w/admission. Wednesdays Tai Chi. 9:30-10:15 a.m. $. Wednesdays through May 9 Living Well with Diabetes. 1:30-4 p.m. $. Thursdays Senior Yoga. 10 a.m. Free w/admission Fridays through 6/29 Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-being at Any Age. 10-11:30 p.m. Free. NUTRITION, MINDFULNESS & THE BRAIN

5/8 Estes Valley Community Center. 1-2:30 p.m. 660 Community Dr. 970-586-8191. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEALTH CLUB 1230 Big Thompson Ave. • 970-577-1900 •


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6/16 Gilpin County Community Center, 1-4 p.m. Free. 250 Norton Dr., Black Hawk. 303-582-1453. POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY, DROUGHT RESISTANT NATIVE PLANTS FOR THE MOUNTAINS

5/29 at the Gilpin County Fairgrounds Exhibit Barn. 6:30 p.m. $5. 250 Norton Dr. 303-582-9106. gilpin. TREES, SHRUBS & SMALL FRUITS FOR THE MOUNTAINS

5/1 at the Gilpin County Fairgrounds Exhibit Barn. 6:30 p.m. $5. 250 Norton Dr. 303-582-9106. gilpin. WILDERNESS CPR CLASS & FIRST AID

6/2-3 at the Gilpin County Community Center. 1-5 p.m. $140 w/registration. 250 Norton Dr. 303-5829106. Golden Gate Canyon BEAR BASICS PRESENTATION

5/20 at Golden Gate Grange. 3-5 p.m. Free. 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road. 303-273-9516. Nederland BEARS ON THE MOUTNAIN TALK W/ COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE

6/10 at Wild Bear Nature Center. 6 p.m. Free. 20 Lakeview Dr. 303-258-0495. THE CHEMISTRY OF HERBAL EXTRACTION & SPAGYRIC PREPARATION

6/3 at Alpine Botanicals. 1-2:30 p.m. $20 w/registration. 92 East 1st St. HUB NED 80 Big Springs Dr. #202 • 303-848-2520 •

5/1, 5/3 Web Essentials: Intro to HTML & CSS. 6-9 p.m. $45 (member discount). 5/7 Career Workshop: Resume and Cover Letter Writing. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 5/15 Professional Development Workshop: Business Writing Lunch & Learn. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 (member discount). 5/22 Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of Greater Nederland. 7-8:30 p.m. Free 5/23 Career Workshop: Interviewing Techniques. 7-8:30 p.m. Free 5/30 Community Acupuncture Night. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $. INTUITIVE EATING SERIES W/HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST ERIKA ELIZABETH

5/12, 5/26 at Alpine Botanicals. 10 a.m.-noon. $40/ per class. 92 East 1st St. MOOSE ON THE MOUTNAIN TALK W/ COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE

5/17 at Wild Bear Nature Center. 6 p.m. Free. 20 Lakeview Dr. 303-258-0495. Lyons DISTILLERY TOURS


5/12 at Lyons Redstone Museum. 4:30-6 p.m. Free. 340 High St. 303-823-5271. SPRING BACKYARD COMPOST WORKSHOP

5/15 at Lyons Town Hall. 5:45-8:15 p.m. Free. 432 5th Ave. 720-564-2226. Estes Park 100 YEARS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN RMNP

5/4 at Rocky Mountain Conservancy. 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. $72-$80. 1895 Fall River Road. 970-5863262. AMERICAN LEGION POST 119 850 N. St. Vrain Ave. • 970-586-6118 •

6/4 Our Wonderful World: Motorcycle Adventure on the Silk Road. 7-8 p.m. Free. 6/11 Our Wonderful World: Capes of the World. 7-8 p.m. Free. 6/18 Our Wonderful World: Traversing the Southern Silk Road. 7-8 p.m. Free. 6/25 Our Wonderful World: Australia & Time Travel. 7-8 p.m. Free. BEES & POLLINATION

5/16 at Estes Valley Community Garden. 3:454:20 p.m. Free. 380 Community Drive. ESTES PARK MOUNTAIN SHOP 2050 Big Thompson Ave. •

5/12 “Cycling Iceland: A Magical Land of Wind and Water, Fire & Ice” Presentation. 7-8:30 p.m. $10.

5/26, 6/23 at Estes Park Memorial Observatory. 7 p.m. Free. 1600 Manford Ave. 970-586-5668. ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONSERVANCY FIELD INSTITUTE 1895 Fall River Road • 970-586-3262 •

5/4 There’s More to This Place than Meets the Eye: 100 Years of Environmental Change in RMNP. 8:304:30 p.m. $72-$80. 5/5 Leave No Trace: Awareness & Principles. 9 a.m.5 p.m. $72-$80. 5/18 Life as An Owl. 2-10 p.m. SOLD OUT 5/19 Orienteering for Beginners: Map & Compass Basics in RMNP. 12:30-5 p.m. $36-$40. 5/24 Birds at Twilight. 5:30-10 p.m. $36-$40. 5/25 Life Signs: Tracking the Invisible. 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. $72-$80. 6/2 Falcons: Streamlined for Speed. 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. $72-$80. 6/7, 6/21, 8/30, 9/6 Birding with a Naturalist 7-11:30 a.m. $36-$40. Wednesdays, Thursdays 6/6-9/13 Journey to the Top! A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45-$75

5/23 Communicating Your Cause: Nonprofit Advocacy Strategies. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free.


ESTES VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER 660 Community Dr. • 970-586-8191 •

5/15 Drip Irrigation for the Home Garden. 1-2 p.m. & 7-8 p.m. Free w/registration. Tuesdays Supreme Court Discussion. 10:30 a.m.noon. Free. Thursdays 5/17-6/21 Best of the Bard. 9:3011 a.m. $48. ESTES VALLEY LIBRARY 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. • 970-586-8116 •

5/1, 6/5, 8/7, 9/4 Great Decisions Discussion Group. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 5/2 Interactive Electronics w/Arduino. 6-8 p.m. Free w/registration. 5/7 Google Photos: Back-up & Free Up Space. 2-3:30 p.m. Free w/registration. 5/9 Tech Express. 4:30-6 p.m. Free. 5/10 BBB Charity Accreditation. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free w/registration. 5/23 Digital Movies, Music, and TV Shows w/hoopla. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 6/6 Beginning Ukulele Class. 9:30-10:30 p.m. Free.


6/9 Camping w/Bears & Other Wildlife. 7-8 p.m. Free.

5/9 at Lyons Regional Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 405 Main St.


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5/3 at Walt Self Building. 10:30 a.m. $8. 335 Railroad Ave. 303-823-8250.

5/5 at Rocky Mountain Conservancy. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $72-$80. 1895 Fall River Road. 970-586-3262.

ESTES PARK NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER 1700 Brodie Ave. • 970-480-7805 •

Mondays-Fridays at Spirit Hound Distillery. 11 a.m. Free. 4196 Ute Hwy. 303-823-5696.



Sundays at Rams Horn Village Resort. 5-6 p.m. 1565 Hwy. 66.

Idaho Springs Mondays through 5/28 at Clear Creek Recreation Center. TBA. $250/team. 98 12th Ave. 303-5674822. MOUNT EVANS ASCENT

6/9 at Echo Lake Campground. 6:30 a.m. $95 w/ registration. CLEAR CREEK RECREATION CENTER 98 12th Ave. • 303-567-4822 •

5/22, 5/29 Learn to Kayak Roll. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40+ 5/1, 5/8 Intro to Whitewater Kayaking. 6:308:30 p.m. $80+ Mondays SilverSneakers Classic. 8-9 a.m. Free w/ admission. Mondays RIP. 4-5 p.m. Free w/admission. Mondays through 5/28 Co-Ed Dodgeball League. TBD. $250/team Mondays, Wednesdays Aqua Zumba. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free w/admission. Tuesdays Beginner Pilates. 3-4 p.m. Free w/admission. Tuesdays through 5/22 3-on-3 Adult Basketball League. 6-9 p.m. $125/team. Tuesdays, Thursdays Core Conditioning. 8:309:30 a.m. Free w/admission. Tuesdays, Thursdays Water Aerobics. 10-11 a.m. Free w/admission. Tuesdays, Thursdays Vortex Class. 11 a.m.-noon. Free w/admission. Wednesdays Drop-in Adult Pickleball. 1-3 p.m. Free w/admission. Wednesdays, Fridays SilverSneakers Cardio. 8-9 a.m. Free w/admission.


ALL DATES, TIMES AND DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Thursdays Turbo Kick. 5-6 p.m. Free w/admission. Thursdays Adult Drop-In Volleyball. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free w/admission. Fridays SilverSneakers Cardio. 8-9 a.m. Free w/ admission. Saturdays Turbo Kick Express. 8:35-9:05 a.m. Free w/admission. Saturday RIP. 9:05-9:55 a.m. Free w/admission. Saturdays Nia. 10-11 a.m. Free w/admission. 303567-4822. PROJECT SUPPORT SENIOR CENTER 1402 Miner St. • 303-567-4822 •

Tuesdays Sit & Fit. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $. WESTBOUND & DOWN BREWING 5K BEER RUN

5/19 at Westbound & Down Brewing Company. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $30-$40. 1617 Miner St. 7 HEALING STARS ONENESS CENTER 460 Gregory St. • 720-324-6875 •


5/12, 6/9 at Nederland Community Center. 10:15 a.m. Free w/registration. 750 Hwy. 72. 303-258-0799. NEDERLAND COMMUNITY CENTER 750 Hwy. 72 • 303-258-7475 •

Mondays Zumba. 6-7 p.m. S3-$4. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays Pickleball. 10 a.m.-Noon. $. Mondays, Wednesdays Pickleball. 6-8 p.m. $. Tuesdays Adult Basketball. 6-8 p.m. $3-$4. Tuesdays, Thursdays Zumba. 6-7 p.m. $3-$4. Thursdays Women’s Pickleball. 8:30-10:30 a.m. $. Thursdays Indoor Soccer. 6-8 p.m. $3-$4. SENIORS EXERCISE

Mondays, Wednesdays at St. Rita’s Catholic Church. 10:30 a.m. Free. 326 Hwy. 119. 303-258-0799. Lyons

Mondays Mat Pilates. 5:30 p.m. $7 Wednesdays Mat Pilates. 2 p.m. $7 Wednesdays Adult Martial Arts. 6:15 p.m. $7 Golden Gate Canyon



5/9 at Lyons Regional Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 405 Main St.

6/2-3 Golden Gate Canyon State Park. 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $95-$140. Gilpin County EQUESTRIAN PLAY DAYS

7/7, 8/4 at Gilpin County Fairgrounds 6 a.m.-5 p.m. GILPIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER 250 Norton Dr., Black Hawk •

Sundays Pilates. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $. Mondays Bootcamp. 6:15-7:15 p.m. $. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Aquacize. 9:3010:30 a.m. $. Tuesdays Quick & Tone. 8:15-9:45 a.m. $. Tuesdays, Thursdays Pickleball. 10 a.m.-noon. $. Tuesdays, Thursdays Aquacize. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $. Tuesdays, Thursdays Tae Kwon Do. 6-7:30 a.m. $. Tuesdays, Thursdays Aquacize. 9:30-10:30 p.m. $. Wednesdays Mommy Workout Group. 11:30 a.m.2 p.m. $. Wednesdays Guts & Glutes. 6:15-7:15 p.m. $. Wednesdays, Fridays Adult Strengthen, Stretch & Balance. 11am-noon, $. Thursdays Bootcamp. 8:15-9:15 a.m. $. Saturdays Bootcamp. 9:15-10:30 a.m. $. MOUNTAIN PLANT SALE

6/9 at Gilpin Fairgrounds Exhibit Barn. 9 a.m. 230 Norton Dr. PEAK TO PEAK GYMKHANA

6/23-23, 7/21-22 at Gilpin County Fairgrounds. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 230 Norton Dr. Coal Creek Canyon CCCIA COMMUNITY HALL 31528 Hwy. 72 • 303-642-1540.

Wednesdays Elevate Conditioning Super Circuit Class. 7-8 p.m. $. Nederland BIGFOOT MEMORIAL HIKE

5/18, 6/15 at Nederland Community Center. 10 a.m. Free w/registration. 750 Hwy. 72. 303-258-0799.

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Tuesdays Stanley Hotel. 6 p.m. Free. 333 E Wonderview Ave. 970-214-4128. ADULT SOFTBALL

Mondays, Wednesdays 5/30-8/1 Stanley Park Ballfieds. TBA. $475/team. 380 Community Dr. 970-586-8189. CHIPPER’S LANES 555 S. St. Vrain Ave. • 970-586-8625 •

Sundays Sunday Funday Specials. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $ Mondays Monday Bowling Special. 11 a.m. $1 Tuesdays Two’fers Specials. 6 p.m.-midnight, $ Wednesdays Ladies Night. 6 p.m.-midnight, $ Thursdays Thursday Night Unlimited Bowling. 6 p.m.-midnight, $ Fridays Locals Appreciation w/Happy Hour & Appetizers. 3-7 p.m. $. ESTES PARK GUN & ARCHERY CLUB Community Dr. & U.S. 36 • 970-586-2426 •


5/5, 6/2, 9/15 Jim Boyd Basics of Pistol Shooting Course at Indoor Range. 8 a.m-5 p.m. $. 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4 Jim Boyd Advanced Pistol Skills Review at Indoor Range. 5-7 p.m. $. 6/9 Jim Boyd Defensive Pistol Class at Indoor Range. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $. Saturdays 6/2-10/20 Public Shoot Saturday at Outdoor Range. 9 a.m.-noon. $.

6/2 at Bohn Park. $30-$60. 199 2nd Ave.


Tuesdays, Thursdays at Lavern M Johnson Park. 3-6 p.m. Free. FLY FISHING 101


Mondays through 5/28 at Walt Self Building. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $5 335 Railroad Ave. 303-8236622. POP FITNESS OUTDOOR CLASS: CORE STRENGTH-FITNESS STARTS HERE

5/7, 5/9 at LaVern Johnson Park. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $20. 600 Park Dr. POP FITNESS OUTDOOR CLASS: HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING

5/14, 5/16 at LaVern Johnson Park. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $20. 600 Park Dr. POP FITNESS OUTDOOR CLASS: BELLY BUSTER

6/4, 6/6 at LaVern Johnson Park. 6:30-7:30 a.m. $20. 600 Park Dr. POP FITNESS OUTDOOR CLASS: FLASHBACK FITNESS

6/25, 6/27 at Bohn Park. 7-8 p.m. $20. 199 2nd Ave. REDSTONE CYCLERY

355 Main St. • 303-823-5810 • 5/11 Rocky Mountain Demo Day. 2-6 p.m. Free. Tuesdays Tuesday Group Ride. 6 p.m. Free. “STAY FIT” FITNESS CLASSES

Tuesdays, Thursdays at Walt Self Building. 10:3011:30 a.m. $. 335 Railroad Ave. 303-823-6622. WOMEN’S BEGINNER MOUNTAIN BIKING CLINIC W/ ANN TROMBLEY

5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 at Bohn Park. 6-8 p.m. $160/4 classes. 199 2nd Ave. WILDFLOWER HIKE

5/26 at Bald Mountain Scenic Area. 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

6/17 at The Dao House. 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $75-$110 w/registration 6120 Hwy. 7. ESTES VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER 660 Community Dr. • 970-586-8191 •

Mondays, Wednesdays Pickleball. 7-10 a.m. $5. Tuesdays, Thursdays through 5/24 N’Balance Class Series. 1:30-2:30 p. m. Free w/registration Thursdays Pickleball. 6:30-9 p.m. $5. Saturdays Pickleball. 8-10 a.m. $5. EVRPD INDOOR TRIATHLON

5/6 at Estes Valley Community Center. 8-10 a.m. $25. 660 Community Dr. 970-586-8191.

5/18-19 at the Dao House. TBA. $99/day. 6120 Hwy. 72. 970-586-4094. HORSEMANSHIP SERIES: FROM THE GROUND UP

5/20-21 at the Dao House. TBA. $99/day. 6120 Hwy. 72. 970-586-4094. HORSEMANSHIP SERIES: TO NEW HEIGHTS

5/23-27 at the Dao House. TBA. $99/day. 6120 Hwy. 72. 970-586-4094. MARINA OPENING, 60TH ANNUAL

5/5 at Lake Estes Marina. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $. 1770 Big Thompson Ave. 970-586-2011 OPEN GYM BASKETBALL

Mondays Estes Park Middle School. 7:30-9 p.m. $5. 1500 Manford Ave. PARTY WITH THE STARS

6/15 at RMNP Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead. 8:30 p.m. Free. 970-586-1206. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEALTH CLUB 1230 Big Thompson Ave. • 970-577-1900 •

Mondays Bootcamp. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $10. Mondays Cardio Circuit. 5:30-6:30 a.m. $10. Mondays Functional Training. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Tuesdays Insanity. 6-7 a.m. $10. Tuesdays 20/20/20. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $10. Tuesdays Cardio Bag. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Tuesdays, Thursdays Silver Sneakers. 10-11 a.m. $10. Wednesdays Cycling. 7:30-8:30 a.m. $10 Wednesdays Barre. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $10. Wednesdays Functional Training. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Thursdays Cardio Bag. 6-7am, $10. Thursdays Pilates. 8:30-9:30am, $10. Thursdays Stretching & Flexibility. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $10. Fridays Functional Training. 8:30-9:30am, $10. Saturdays Cardio Bag. 9:30-10:30am, $10. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK 970-586-1206 •

6/15 “Party with the Stars” at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead. 8:30 p.m. Free w/admission.


6/2 at Lake Estes Marina. 8 a.m.-noon. $3-$4. 1770 Big Thompson Ave. 970-586-2011.

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MMAC Monthly May 2018  

This is the May 2018 issue of the MMAC Monthly (Mountain Music, Arts & Culture) covering the arts, music, food, lifestyle and culture of the...

MMAC Monthly May 2018  

This is the May 2018 issue of the MMAC Monthly (Mountain Music, Arts & Culture) covering the arts, music, food, lifestyle and culture of the...