Photo: Original Hieroglyphics crew at Agave, Feb. 22
Today |10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vail Recreation District
Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).VRD staff will provide materials and teach some simple techniques that are too messy or too tough to try to do on your own at home. Plan to have a great time while you make a mess! Call 970-479-2292 for more information. Drop-In: $5. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com.
Cocktails & Canvas
Today | 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Alpine Arts Center
An instructor will guide you through a step-by-step demonstration of the featured acrylic painting, and you will leave with your own unique masterpiece on stretched canvas ready to display. Canvases, brushes, paints, easels, and aprons are included. Beer, wine and snacks can be purchased at the bar throughout the night. Cocktails & Canvas is a perfect way to enjoy a social evening of painting! 16 +. $40. For more information, visit www. alpineartscenter.org, or call 970-926-2732.
Daytime Snowshoe Tours
Today | 2 to 3 p.m.
Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests on top of of Vail Mountain. Participants will learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations in a beautiful mountain setting. Hikers will spend an hour outside in the winter environment so snow pants, warm hats, gloves and sturdy boots are required. Snowshoes are provided. Ages 10 and up can participate for free. Call 970-754-4675 for more information. No reservation required, just show up. All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride ticket to use the gondola before 3:30 p.m. daily. This program runs from 2-3 p.m. Dec. 14, 2016, to April 1, 2017. 10 and up. Free with lift ticket or Vail Scenic Ride ticket. For more information, visit http://www.walkingmountains.org, or call 970-827-9725.
Guided Tree Trail
Today | Betty Ford
Join the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens’ education coordinator for a serene and educational experience as participants make their way through the gardens by snowshoe on this guided tour. Afterward warm up in the education center with a cup of hot chocolate or tea and learn about the alpine environment and flowers. Adult- and youth-sized snowshoes and poles are available for $5. This tour is held from 10-11:30 a.m. Learn more by calling 970-476-0103. $5 for equipment rentals. For more information, visit http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Sun.
Vail Recreation District
Located in the Community Programming room, located above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure.The Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a Thoughts Flow to inspire experimental play, a Play Wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a light table and builder boards that inspire problem-solving, and a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion.Call 970-479-2292 for more information. Children two to 12 and their families. Costs: $5 per day, $10 per week, $20 per month or $40 a year. Adults and children under two are free. Family memberships are available. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com/.
Paint Your Own Pottery. 10 a.m.-2 p.m Mon. Wed. Fri, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues. Thurs, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Vail Recreation District. Located in the Community Programming room (above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure).Choose and buy unpainted pottery that becomes your canvas! Paint simple designs or a masterpiece, then VRD staff will glaze and fire it for you. Make a gift, design a keepsake or personalize your morning coffee mug. Call 970-479-2292 for more information. All ages. $5 studio fee and pottery starting at $5. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com/.
Preschool Story Time. 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Vail Public Library. Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, children and caregivers join Vail Public Library children in rhymes, songs, stories and more. Each story time also features an age appropriate art activity. Active participation is encouraged as your child enjoys these pre-reading activities designed as the building blocks for strong readers and students. ages 3-6 . Free. For more information, visit http://www.vaillibrary.com, or call 970-479-2179.
Public Skating. 5-6:30 p.m. Sat, 1:30-3 p.m. Sun, 12-1:30 p.m. Mon, 12-1:30 p.m. Wed, 1:30-3 p.m. Thurs, 4-5:30 p.m. Fri. Vail Recreation District. Located at Dobson Ice Arena, 321 East Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO.For the recreational skater, Dobson Ice Arena hosts open skating sessions for all ages and abilities. Call 970-479-2271 for more information. Admission: $2 for ages 4 and under, $5 for ages 5-12, $6 for ages 13 and older. Season punch cards available. Skate rentals: $3. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com/.
Adult/teen Open Gymnastics. 8-9 p.m. Monday and Thursdays. Vail Recreation District. Located at the Vail Gymnastics Center, 545 North Frontage Road, Vail.Open gym offers athletes of all levels, ages 13 years and older, an opportunity to utilize the Gymnastics Center equipment including trampoline, tumbling mat, foam pit and more. Call 970-479-2287 for more information. Ages 13 and older. $10 per session. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com/.