This week is the calm before the storm. June is right around the corner and with it come jam-packed summer days and schedules. Take this week to treat yourself to some light entertainment before the holiday. Remember why it’s a short work week by paying tribute to the veterans who have fought for our freedom.
Western Line Dancing
Lasso your inner Wild West and learn to Western line dance to some country tunes in the Old Masonic Hall in the Upper Level Studio in Breckenridge from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Christine Armitage will be teaching all types of moves from the two-step to the shuffle. Register online at least 24 hours in advance to ensure you have a spot. No partners needed to participate.
Dine Out for the Summit Foundation
Dine out with a purpose and turn your Friday night, May 26, into a good deed. Grab a bite at Bold Restaurant and Bar and 15% of all proceeds will go to The Summit Foundation. Call (970) 423-5150 for reservations.
Sip and Ski at A-Basin
With the recent snow, skiers and snowboarders have still been playing on the slopes. Show your stuff at the Spring Rail Jam at A-Basin on Sunday, May 28, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The event is free and will take place on four different features. The top three winners in the categories of Snowboard Men and Women and Ski Men and Women will compete in a final round to win tickets, snowboards and more. Registration begins in the terrain park at 10 a.m.
After you’re done watching (or shredding) the Rail Jam on Sunday, make sure to check out the 16th annual Festival of the Brewpubs featuring a dozen breweries from around Colorado and beyond. Admission is $35 for a commemorative mug and sampling from 12-4 p.m. The festival will host food stations and live music, including music by the Freddy Jones Band.
Photos: A-Basin Website
Memorial Day Commemorations
In honor of local veterans, Summit County is putting together some wonderful Memorial Day celebrations for Monday, May 29.
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is putting on a free event in the Valley Brook Cemetery. The commemoration will include light refreshments, an interdenominational service, the placement of a wreath and the playing of Taps. The ceremony will take place from 10-11 a.m.
Dillon also will host a Memorial Day Ceremony. Gather in the Dillon Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to hear music by the Summit Concert Band and watch a flag-retirement ceremony as well as the local Boy Scouts presenting the colors. An open microphone session will give community members the opportunity to speak in remembrance or in honor of loved ones.