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Happening this week: First Friday art exhibit, Fiesta Fridays and more

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Editor’s note: For a list of more events and activities happening around the valley, visit http://www.vaildaily.com/calendar. Events are subject to change.

Friday, Sept. 4

Vail Valley Art Guild presents First Friday Exhibit in Minturn: Photographer Scott Pope and fine art painter Soodi Kick will have works on display from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Vail Valley Art Guild’s Minturn Gallery, located in Minturn on Main Street. Visit http://www.vailvalleyartguild.org for more information. Pope’s interest in photography began as a college student in the mid-1970s while attending the University of Oklahoma; Kick divides her time between Eagle and Raleigh, North Carolina, and was born in Iran before moving to England and the United States to study art.

“Flaming Texas Tree” photographed by Scott Pope.
Scott Pope

FirstBank Fiesta Fridays celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: During September, FirstBank is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with in-branch events and free food, an annual tradition. To participate and receive the free item (free tres leches cake from Fiesta’s Mexican Cantina in Edwards), customers must mention “FirstBank’s Fiesta Friday” when ordering on Fridays in September. Fiesta’s in Edwards is the local participating restaurant. For more information about FirstBank Fiesta Fridays, visit http://www.efirstbankblog.com/fiestafriday.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens presents Use Your Garden to Grow Your Garden workshop: Horticulturist Colin Lee will teach techniques for gathering this year’s seeds for next year’s blooms, including tips for scouting, collecting and cleaning seeds. Cost is $10 and free for members and volunteers of the Alpine Gardens. The workshop is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.

Friday, Sept. 18

Wine Classic at Vail: Sample from hundreds of high end wines at the Wine Classic at Vail, from the presenters of the Vail Craft Beer Classic. COVID-19 protocols make for a VIP experience with limits to crowd sizes. Masks will be required in some areas of the festival, among other protocols. Tickets are $69 and are available online.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Wine Classic at Vail: Sample from hundreds of high end wines at the Wine Classic at Vail, from the presenters of the Vail Craft Beer Classic. COVID-19 protocols make for a VIP experience with limits to crowd sizes. Masks will be required in some areas of the festival, among other protocols. Tickets are $69 and are available online.

Friday, Sept. 24

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens offers virtual presentation on American Pika: Chris Ray, Ph.D., of CU Boulder will present during this webinar from 6 to 7 p.m. on the influence of climate on the distribution of American Pika throughout western North America. Ray studies and models the dynamics of plant and animal populations. Her long-term project involves research on the American Pika, a species most impacted by alpine climate change. The virtual event is free with the option for a $10 donation to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. For more information, visit Visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.

Rick Spitzer | Special to the Daily |

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