Art, Ducks and Mountain Men
The last huge weekend of summer is here with the annual Crested Butte Arts Festival. Elk Avenue will be closed for the booths so get out and take a stroll down Crested Butte’s main street starting Friday. If you want to go back in time, head up Washington Gulch and check out the Mountain Man Rendezvous. The camp will seem like an 1800s trapper setting and those who stay out there immerse themselves in the time. Oh, and then there’s the Rotary Duckie race. That takes place Sunday afternoon and there’s opportunity to win cash and prizes so it can be a big weekend for everyone.
Sustainability Camp in Gunnison this month
The Coldharbour Sustainability Camp will be held August 14 to August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students in first to 12th grade are welcome to attend. Drop-off and pick-up will take place at the Gunnison Library. The cost is $200 for the whole week. Scholarships are available. The camp will be traveling around the valley to learn about sustainability development, and exploring the land at Coldharbour. Contact Mandy at email@example.com. Register at http://www.coldharbourinstitute.org/summer-programs.htm.
B’nai Butte events coming up
Congregation B’nai Butte has a gathering next week. Rabbi Robbi Sherwin will be in town and making her regular rounds at the T-Bar and Rumors August 11 and 12. A Shabbat dinner will be held Friday at the home of Liska Blodgett on 71 Cinnamon Mountain Rd., Mt Crested Butte. Call Liska at (847) 769-7800 with questions. The main event for the week will be August 12 at 7 p.m. with a special Havdallah service and pot luck dinner at the home of Ynette and Jim Hogue, 16 Morning Glory Way, Mt Crested Butte. There will be guests from the Aspen Jewish community who will be hiking from Aspen that day and it will be a celebration for both communities getting together. Call Ynette at (970) 349-1103 for more info.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Join others for an hour of German conversation on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at the Princess. All levels are welcome. Call Shelley at (303) 746-1999 with questions.
“Wine for our Watershed” tix on sale
The High Country Conservation Advocates presents “Wine for our Watershed,” a wine tasting with local expert and certified sommelier Aaron Tomcak of Mountain Spirits Liquor, Thursday, August 24 at 5 p.m. On this summer evening at the Depot, sample four different wines paired with appetizers made from locally sourced ingredients. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds will benefit HCCA’s water quality work to keep our headwaters healthy. To reserve your seat, please visit https://www.hccacb.org/wine-for-our-watershed.
August 3- Marcia Dowell, Claudia Bucholz, Carissa Duncan, Alec Solimeo
August 4- Steve Katzman, Patrick Curvin, Gina Morgan, Susie Schechtman, Duane Vandenbusche, James Law
August 5- Michael Helland, Robyn Zimmerman, Jerry Falkner, Olivia Bray, Dahlila Hickey, Quinn Winter, Frank Kugel
August 6- Jeremiah Robinson, Marlene Stajduhar, Paul Merck, Steve Landry
August 7- Scott Meyers, Kelly Ward, Mara McLaughlin, Daniel Davenport, Carrie Jo Chernoff, Laura Cass
August 8- Beth Gallagher, Martha Walton, Gail Buford, Ruth Romer, Heather Talbot, Alexis Miller, John Wickett, Judy Williams,
August 9- Skye Houseman, Scott Millard, Happy Brown, Jan Washburn, Neil Windsor
Cameo Question: Why is art important?