Plan your week with these upcoming Vail Valley activities
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Monday, July 31
Bravo! Vail comes to Eagle — The Danish String Quartet in town for the Bravo! Vail Music Festival will perform a free hour-long chamber music concert at Brush Creek Pavilion at 6 p.m. Not a bad way to take a break from work. Visit http://www.BravoVail.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Art for a cause, paired with music — The Alpine Arts Center’s Empty Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Salvation Army takes place at the Avon Performance Pavilion with views overlooking Nottingham Lake. Tony Gulizia and Brian Loftus provide the music. Cost: $25. Visit http://www.AlpineArtsCenter.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
Concerts in the Park — In its third year, the Avon Live free Concerts in the Park series returns to Nottingham Park on Wednesdays in August (except Aug. 9). Food and beverages, including beer, will be available for purchase from local food vendors. Visit http://www.Avon.org.
Not in my back yard — The Vail Symposium’s NIMBY Jamboree takes a look at creating a healthy community through workforce housing. Speaking will be representatives from the towns as well as a nonprofit building company and a development company CEO. There are two sessions Wednesday (one including a field trip), and one Thursday. Cost: $25 per session ($50 for all three). Visit http://www.VailySymposium.org.
Thursday, Aug. 3
Take a hike — The Nature Discovery Center in Vail leads evening hikes on Thursdays and Fridays on Vail Mountain as the sun starts to set and wildlife become more active. The hike is for most ages and abilities and is free. The Nature Discovery Center is located atop the Eagle Bahn gondola in Lionshead. Visit http://www.WalkingMountains.org.
Friday, Aug. 4
Farm to Table, in the streets of Vail — The Vail Farmers’ Market brings together local chefs for its Farm to Table Dinner on West Meadow Drive in Vail. Visit http://www.VailFarmersMarket.com.
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