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Live music, farmers markets, virtual biking events and more: Tricia’s weekend picks 7/24/20

Vail Jazz in the Park

COVID-19 times are bringing some creative ideas to the musical landscape. This summer, Vail Jazz’s schedule has been reduced quite a bit but they are still keeping people moving to the smooth jazz sounds at the “lower bench” at Ford Park. This large, flat, grassy area between Gore Creek and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and just west of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater provides a great backdrop and allows for social distancing while enjoying the Vail Jazz line up.  

The lawn is sectioned off into pods where you and your group can sit and enjoy a performance on Friday nights through Sept. 4. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items – chairs (legs must be no more than four inches), blankets, snacks, beverages, and alcohol is allowed. There will be no food or beverage vendors on-site, so let’s see how creative those picnic spreads can be! 

For all July performances, the venue will open at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-7:30 p.m. For August and September performances, the venue opens at 4 p.m., music is from 5-6:30 p.m.

Vail Jazz is bringing in a variety of artists for these free shows, but you do need advanced reservations. Vail Jazz will also stream the shows live from their Facebook page. For more information and the line up of musicians, visit vailjazz.org.

Edwards Corner Farmers Market

We are pleased to have a few farmers markets this year, one being held on Saturday mornings is the Edwards Corner Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 19. Each week, the Edwards Corner Farmers Market features locally grown fresh produce, meats and eggs along with a local massage therapist, stylish offerings from Wild Heart Clothing, Eye Pieces of Vail and more.

Grab breakfast and a coffee or a golden root ginger turmeric latte from Hovey & Harrison, which is located in the middle of the venue and become inspired by the goods being sold to make a delicious meal over the weekend.

The Edwards Corner Farmers Market does require market-goers to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and wear a mask, stay six-feet apart, shop in as small of groups as possible and follow the one-way traffic through the market.

Support local and regional farmers and businesses and get your shopping done for the week in the open-air setting of the Edwards Corner parking lot, at the corner of Highway 6 and Edwards Village Blvd. For more information, go to edwardscornerfarmersmarket.com.

GoPro Mountain Games Elements

The GoPro Mountain Games did not go on as planned this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the Vail Valley Foundation, the nonprofit organization that puts this event on each summer, has set up some cool and socially-distant ways for you to still stay active and feel like you are a part of something bigger. The GoPro Mountain Games Elements is a series of events that showcase some of the sports the GoPro Games embraces. On Saturday, mountain bike enthusiasts can take part in the first virtual ride.

All levels of bikers are able to participate in this virtual ride on your favorite trail with family and friends. Do the classic XC Mountain Bike route or keep it casual with a fun ride around your neighborhood trails.

Free event registration (with a suggested donation). Riders will have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 to complete their ride and upload their activity tracker (Strava, Garmin, FitBit, etc.) link to the Mountain Games Registration system and/or share their ride on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MTNGamesElements, if they would like to receive $5 off their 2021 event registration.

You can also participate in the Bike Ride and a Movie portion of this, which is a $10 event registration fee that includes one ticket to “Teton Gravity Research: Accomplice,” showing at The Amp in Vail on Saturday evening and a pair of Smartwool socks. Socks are only redeemable in-person at The Amp the night of the movie. Please note, registration for the bike and movie category closes Friday, July 24 at 6 p.m. For more information, check out mountaingames.com.

SunsetLIVE! In Avon

Close down the weekend with a little live music on Nottingham Lake in Avon. SunsetLIVE! Is a weekly offering that showcases local musical acts every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. until Sept. 6 on the back of the Avon Performance Pavilion, barring any new public health orders that may place new restrictions on holding events.

“SunsetLIVE! was designed to provide ambient entertainment to those enjoying Nottingham Lake this summer,” said Danita Dempsey, Culture, Arts & Special Events Manager for the town of Avon. “Who and a doesn’t want to enjoy music and a sunset from a paddleboard?”

Listen to the live music from the lake or from the shore, grab a fishing pole, have a picnic or just enjoy the sunset. Bring your own chairs are seating is limited.

The town of Avon did have to cancel the AvonLIVE! and Special Edition AvonLIVE! concerts due in part to multiple groups of 175 people no longer being allowed per the public health orders. Visit avon.org to see the musical line up for the next several Sundays.

Open for Business: Wax It Skin Studio

Name of business: Wax It Skin Studio

Physical address: 70 Benchmark Road #101A Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-343-4728

Email: booking@waxitskinstudio.com

Website: http://waxitskinstudio.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We are a full-service skincare and aesthetics studio that offers various types of skin treatments such as microneedling, dermaplaning, and organic custom facials as well as waxing services. Eyebrows are our specialty! We have a variety of specialty brow treatments such as brow henna, brow lamination, and microblading, a semi-permanent technique used to create full, symmetrical, perfectly-shaped eyebrows. 

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

In our line of work, cleanliness, sanitation, and disinfection are imperative! Everyone is required to wear a facemask at all times during all services. Guests are kindly asked to wash their hands upon entering the spa. We’ve added Dyson HEPA air filters to improve air quality and circulation. Additionally, we’ve added extra time in between each guest to ensure plenty of time for proper sanitation practices. 

The hardest change has been our no-touch greeting policy; all we want to do right now is to give everyone a big hug! Eventually, we hope this will change, but for now, air hugs and elbow bumps will have to do.

How can the community support you?

Come in and see us; we want to get to know you and be your go-to for all things brows, skin and beauty! We want to give back to our community and say thank you to all those who’ve supported us during this crazy, difficult time. During the month of July, get 20% facial treatments. Mention this deal while booking your appointment or during your appointment to receive the discount. 

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Check out our website at waxitskinstudio.com for current availability. Follow our Facebook page or Instagram (@waxitskinstudio) for news, deals, last-minute openings, fun spa content and local specials. 

What’s the response been? What comments have you heard from the public or from your employees? 

Everyone is so excited to be back in the studio, clients and staff included! We all feel giddy getting back into our self-care routines, especially after an emotionally taxing time. We’ve had nothing but positive responses from our guests and we are so thankful for that! We’ve really missed taking care of people. It feels very comforting getting back to some sort of “normal” routine again, even if it’s a little different!

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

Operating safely and responsibly is most important. We are following strict cleaning and disinfection practices while staying aware and informed of current regulations and prioritizing our own health. We’re fortunate to live in such a beautiful place with the mountains as our playground! The future may bring some more ups and downs, but for now, we are optimistic and hopeful that things are on the upward swing. 

Open for Business: Lookout Lobby Bar at The Westin

Name of business: The Lookout Lobby Bar at The Westin

Physical address: 126 Riverfront Lane

Phone number: 970-790-6600

Website: www.westinriverfront.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The Lookout is now open from noon to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and noon to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Guests can enjoy live local music Fridays through Mondays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Lookout is also hosting a special Sunday cocktail class each Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

Westin guests will be treated to a refreshed lobby experience this summer, including expanded dining and cocktail menus from The Lookout Lobby Bar. The new menu includes a variety of bites, snacks, salads and boards, including the cheese and charcuterie board and a seafood board featuring smoked trout pate, salmon rillette and tuna confit. Enjoy a cup of Red Bird Farms chicken soup or a delicious Sweet Corn or Wild Mushroom Flatbread. Sandwich choices include a bison burger, crispy Red Bird Farms chicken or a wild mushroom French dip. Large plates include grilled salmon with kale, sweet corn, roasted fingerling potatoes in aged balsamic or a grilled flatiron steak with wild mushrooms, farro spring vegetables and a bourbon demi-glace. The Lookout also serves an extensive list of wines by the glass, seasonal cocktails and Colorado craft beers.

How can the community support you?

Visit The Westin Riverfront for a delicious cocktail, snack or meal!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings? 

Our website: www.westinriverfront.com

What’s the response been?

Our employees are excited to be back at work and creating delicious meals and cocktails to share with our community.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

The Lookout has implemented extensive new safety precautions, including enhanced cleaning protocols and set social distancing guidelines. The Westin Riverfront staff is required to wear gloves and masks.

Open for Business: EagleVail Swimming Pool

Name of business: EagleVail Swimming Pool

Physical address: 450 Eagle Road, Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-949-1203

Email: swimmingpool@eaglevail.org

Website: eaglevail.org

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The EagleVail Swimming Pool offers lap swimming, swim team, swim school and recreation swimming.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

The pool is divided into seven different sections for recreational swimming. There are two sessions per day. We have implemented an online booking system that allows the guest to reserve a specific picnic area with the accompanying pool section. The picnic areas and pool sections allow the guest to maintain six feet distance at all times.  All guests shower before entering the pool. Every picnic area and any multi-touch surface areas are cleaned by pool staff between sessions.

Lap swimming reservations are set up to allow a maximum of two people per lane.  Swimmers are encouraged to start at opposite ends of the pool and to shower before entering the pool. Swim team is being offered this summer with a limited number of participants. There are no spaces available. Swim school is being offered with parents involved in the water as part of the lesson. The Saturday sessions start July 11 at 10 a.m.  Space is available. Please go to eaglevail.org to learn more.

How can the community support you?

Please go to eaglevail.org and pre-book a time at the pool. We do not take drop-ins.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our website is the best source of information regarding the pool. We also have regular postings on Facebook and a weekly email blast. Please spread the word!

What’s the response been?

The guests are very happy to see the cleanliness and organization at the pool. We have had feedback from cancer patients, pregnant ladies, local and visiting families that is a pleasure to use the facility.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

This summer we will most likely stay as we are. There has been an increase in COVID cases in Eagle County and we intend to continue to provide a safe and friendly environment for swimmers.

Open for Business: Bubbles Day Spa

Name of business: ​Bubbles Day Spa

Physical address: ​150 E. Beaver Creek Blvd 102-B Avon, Colorado 81620

Phone number: ​970-445-2626

Email: bubblesdayspaavon@gmail.com

Website: bubblesdayspa.com

 What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We are offering massage, waxing, lash lift, brow and lash tint, spray tanning, body treatments as well as free skincare consultation. We are open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

Bubbles Day Spa is following all protocols and guidelines for cleaning and sanitation procedures from the town of Avon and DORA. We are making sure everyone that enters our doors wears a mask at all times including when we are providing our services. Hand sanitizer is provided. We are using disposable items for each client.

How can the community support you?

We are offering our Bubbletastic Membership for only $67 per month. People can also support us by purchasing gift certificates, buying our skincare retail line and the most important way to support us is to schedule an appointment and get to know our little family.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

People can find us our Facebook page: @bubblesdayspa, Instagram: bubblesdayspa and website bubblesdayspa.com.

What’s the response been? What comments have you heard from the public or from your employees? 

Our community is ready to get out, they need massages and they understand we have had to make a lot of changes to perform them. Currently, we are not able to offer facials at this time, we are hoping to do so in July. Our employees are ready they want to work and we are healthy.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We are here to provide the best service in the Vail Valley no matter what happens in the future. We will be working hard to adapt and support our community in any way we can. We have always had great protocols in cleaning and sanitation and will continue these practices. We are hoping to provide our full menu soon. No matter what happens, we will always work really hard to keep growing.

Open for Business: Avon Frame Shoppe

Name of business: Avon Frame Shoppe

Physical address: 281 Metcalf Road, Unit 205 Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-845-9556

Email: wpt@avonframeshoppe.com

Website: avonframeshoppe.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The Avon Frame Shoppe offers custom fine art and poster framing as well as mirrors.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times

To ensure everyone’s safety, we will be allowing one customer in the shop at a time. Asking our customers to wear masks, bring your own or one can be provided. We will also, of course, be wearing masks and doing our best to keep an appropriate distance. Business hours may vary, so we recommend calling ahead.

How can the community support you?

Schedule an appointment. After months of staring at the same old walls, let us help you shake things up and get a fresh take on old favorites or new art! 

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Every piece of art combined with each client makes for very personalized offerings. Follow us on our Instagram page: avonframe

What’s the response been?

We’ve been very lucky to have so many supportive clients.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We will be following all state and local guidelines for everyone’s health and safety.

Revolution Power Yoga granted Lululemon Ambassador Relief Fund

When Julie Kiddoo opened Revolution Power Yoga ten years ago, it was never about the money. Enter the worldwide pandemic this spring and although connection meant more than currency, Kiddoo knew that they needed to do everything they could to sustain the beloved yoga studio and the community it created.

“Revolution Power Yoga has always been about building a community around the practice and methodology of Baptiste yoga,” Kiddoo said. “Our purpose has always been to elevate, transform and empower people so that they live in possibility, connection and purpose.”

That philosophy and dedication led to a phone call from the Lululemon Vail store. Kiddoo is an ambassador for Lululemon, and it was a scheduled call that turned out to be so much more. Revolution Power Yoga had received a grant from the Lululemon Ambassador Relief Fund.

“We couldn’t believe it. With tears of gratitude and acknowledgment, we immediately understood that our communities will now be able to survive,” Kiddoo said. “Lululemon is a company that goes way beyond the product. Their purpose is to elevate the world by unleashing the full potential within every one of us,” Kiddoo said. 

The money will go to help Revolution Power Yoga’s newest studio, located in Glenwood Springs, survive the effects of the pandemic.

“It’s hard to believe Revolution Power Yoga Glenwood Springs was only open for six months before we had to close the doors. The family, friendships and connections we made in that time gave us the strength to get through, and we cannot wait to get back to building a community there,” Kiddoo said.

Revolution Power Yoga in the Traer Creek Plaza reopened June 1 and the Glenwood Springs location will reopen June 8.

“In a short time, Revolution Glenwood Springs has built such a strong foundation that is rooted in our local community. We grow stronger together and this grant will allow the studio to continue to thrive and grow through empowerment and connection,” said Grace Tennant, a yoga teacher at Revolution Power Yoga.

“We are deeply humbled and honored to have received this grant. Thank you, Lululemon and Lululemon Vail! Thank you for supporting our community. I am filled with gratitude and hope of continuing to build an incredible future for our new yoga community on and off the mat,” Kiddoo said.

Open for Business: The Salon at Spa Anjali

Name of business: Salon at Spa Anjali

Physical address: 126 Riverfront Lane Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-790-3020

Email: info@spaanjali.com

Website: www.spaanjali.com    

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Located inside The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, the Salon at Spa Anjali is now open and offering haircuts, color treatments and highlights. Manicures and pedicures will be available starting the week of May 11.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

The Salon at Spa Anjali has implemented several new precautions for the safety of our staff and clients. Both stylists and clients are required to wear masks. The mask must loop behind the ears and not behind the head. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. We will have fresh capes and linens for each guest and each station will be disinfected between clients. There will be no more than two stylists and three clients in the salon at once and we ask that you arrive solo to your appointment. Please be advised there will not be a blow-dry included with your service at this time.

How can the community support you?

Spa Anjali is currently offering a gift certificate sale, good for both salon and spa treatments once Spa Anjali reopens. Buy a $125 gift certificate for just $100 or a $200 gift certificate for $175 by visiting this website: https://shop.spaanjali.com/vouchers/category/

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our website: www.spaanjali.com

What’s the response been?

Our stylists are excited to get back to work and to reconnect with their clients.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

We look forward to safely welcoming clients both old and new. A fresh haircut or color treatment can make anyone feel a little bit better right now!

Open for Business: The Athletic Club at The Westin Riverfront

Name of Business: The Athletic Club at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa             

Physical Address: 126 Riverfront Lane, Avon

Phone Number: 970-790-2052

Email: club@athleticclubwestin.com

Website: athleticclubwestin.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

The Athletic Club at The Westin is reopening to members Friday. Daily operations will be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Athletic Club at The Westin is a state-of-the-art fitness center offering extensive cardio and weightlifting equipment plus more than 60 group exercise classes weekly, including yoga, Pilates, cycling and movement. All-inclusive memberships and daily drop-in rates are available.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

We launched a new virtual gym during Colorado’s stay-at-home order, and we will continue to offer our on-demand library of virtual fitness classes to our members.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our website, athleticclubwestin.com.

What’s the response been?

Many of our members have been enjoying our virtual classes, and we are thrilled to welcome everyone back into the Athletic Club in a safe manner because we understand that exercise is extremely important for physical and mental wellbeing.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

The health and safety of our members and associates is our top priority, and we are following the advice and guidelines of Eagle County, the Centers for Disease Control and Marriott International. To help prevent the spread of the virus, the Athletic Club is requiring all associates to wear masks, adding new gym wipe stations throughout the facility, increasing the housekeeping presence and using hospital-grade cleaning agents and electrostatic spraying.

To follow social distancing guidelines, the Athletic Club has staged all weight and cardio equipment to be at least 6 feet apart and will be limiting gym usage and fitness class sizes. The hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas and pools will remain closed in accordance with Eagle County regulations.

Open for Business: Wishes the Toy Store

Name of Business: Wishes the Toy Store

Physical Address: 240 Chapel Place Avon, CO 81620

Phone Number: 970-845-0456

Email: asyouwishkids@gmail.com           

Website: www.wisheskids.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Games, puzzles, toys, new spring kid’s clothing, and fun outdoor activities for curbside pickup. And as always, free, fun wrapping!

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

We are doing personal shopping by sending photo boards of ideas for categories requested by our customers. We also have a form you can fill out online. After choosing what you would like, we offer curbside pickup the same day!

How can the community support you?

Buy all your new outdoor toys, games, puzzles, and birthday presents from us here at Wishes. We also offer gift certificates that can be used over the phone if you don’t know what to get.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Follow us @wishestoystore on Facebook and Instagram or go to our website: www.wisheskids.com

What’s the response been?

Everyone’s excited to get new fun indoor activities and outdoor toys to keep their kids busy while at home.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

We are taking it day by day as the recommendations seem to constantly change. To keep our customers and staff safe, we plan on doing curbside pickup only for the next couple of weeks.