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Benchtalk August 11, 2017

Chefs battle it out Friday at the Center

The loudest culinary event of the year is this Friday at the CB Center for the Arts! Chefs on the Edge is the gastronomic game show where your best boisterous behavior is the perfect table manner. Competition begins at 6 p.m. with three teams. They’ll clash knives and sauce pans trying to impress Celebrity Judges Michael Busse (Garlic Mike’s), Danielle Riesz-Gutter (Wildflour Sweets) and Kathy King (Guest Sous Chef with Soupçon Bistro). Emcee Michael Marchitelli will keep the audience informed of the cooking acrobatics on stage with audience members participating in culinary trivia and a chance at door prizes.

Ski resort parking lot closure for Outerbike starting Monday

CBMR’s main parking lot at the corner of Treasury and Emmons Road will be closed starting Monday August 14 for the Outerbike demo village set up. It will reopen the morning of Tuesday August 22 after cleanup is complete. Take the Mountain Express bus from town, or try to carpool and make sure to park in the lower free lot on Snowmass Road starting Monday August 14.

Final Public Policy Forum to address climate change with Wirth and Harte

Former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth will be speaking with John Harte on climate change and his research at RMBL at the Crested Butte Public Policy Forum on Wednesday, August 16. This is the final forum of the summer and is guaranteed to be entertaining and informative.

Shofar Fellowship offers weekly messianic honoring of Shabbat

The Shofar Fellowship and Discovery Time each week is on Shabbat (Sabbath/Saturday) at 9 a.m. at 1825 N. Highway 135 in Gunnison (house in Discount Self Storage complex). Whether you are Jewish, Christian, seeker, searcher, non-believer, committed or curious, join the fellowship every Shabbat for praise and worship of Adonai and to learn about the rich Hebraic Covenant Heritage of faith in Yeshua HaMashiach (the Messiah). Shabbat Brunch to break bread while people fellowship together is $3 per person. For more information call 349-1899.

Film Fest presents I Am Not Your Negro at the GAC

In collaboration with the Crested Butte Film Festival, the Gunnison Arts Center presents the film I Am Not Your Negro in the monthly film series, this Saturday, August 19 in the Black Box Theater. Doors open at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7 p.m. I Am Not Your Negro is a challenging and deeply insightful account of what it means to be black and white in America. The PG-13, 95-minute documentary is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Admission is $10. Full bar and popcorn will be available.

Salsa Rueda & Rum at GAC

Enjoy a night under the Gunnison Art Center Courtyard lights in a fun and easy Dance AND Series event, Salsa Rueda & Rum, on Friday, August 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy sipping on refreshing rum-inspired cocktails and Latin-style apps, with instructor/caller Linny Ramundo, for  $20 per person. Dancers will learn and execute basic salsa moves in a circular formation while listening to a caller and consistently changing partners. This is a no-pressure way to get exposed to basic salsa rhythms.


August 10- Chris Gaither, Bruce Alpern

August 11- Amy Williams, Kathleen Ross, Steve Cook, Doug Kroft

August 12- Linda Priest, Mert Theaker, Jewel Millard, Spencer Madison

August 13- Peter Chase, Rick Gaither, Cea Anderson, Faith Gasparrini, Tina Curvin, Bill Husted

August 14- Mary Kunes, Katie & Maddie Thomas, Rosie Ewert, Aidan Gunderson

August 15-Chris Morgan

August 16- Marc Shellhorn, John Councilman, Jay Leonard, Allen Beck, Ian Hatchett

CAMEOS: What do you do to beat the summer crowds?

Early start. Meaghan Kelley
Crawl in a hole somewhere. J.C. Leacock
Work and take the dog for a swim. Ruschael Worthen
Isolate and visit relatives. Kris Curtis
Go really high! Emily Bouchard
BAXTER GULCH: The Western Slope Conservation Corps has been hard at work with the Land Trust and the Town of Crested Butte for the past five weeks to repair fences, spray and pull noxious weeds, and align the Baxter Gulch Trail to the Forest Service boundary with guidance from the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. photo by Lydia Stern
BOOK SIGNING: Marty Graves and Mike Graber chatted with local author Sandra Cortner at her book signing at Townie Books on Saturday, July 29. photo by Lydia Stern
“P.A.W.S.ING” FOR THANKS: P.A.W.S. would like to extend a special thank you to Black Tie Ski Rentals for their continued support of P.A.W.S. and what we do for the community. Last week they presented us with a check for $1,000. Their timely donation will help us to have a new roof constructed over our outdoor kennels which will prevent the snow from destroying them as happened this past winter. courtesy photo

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