Calling all wizards and muggles |

Calling all wizards and muggles

Daily Staff Report

EDWARDS – The Bookworm of Edwards is hosting a Harry Potter release party on Friday, July 15, at 9:30 p.m. All Hogwarts-loving kids and kids-at-heart are invited to come view an outdoor screening of the movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on the courtyard, have wizardry snacks and register to win a free copy of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Then, at the stroke of midnight, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will be released to wizards and muggles alike. For more information, or to reserve your copy of Harry Potter No. 6, call The Bookworm at 926-READ or go to the store at 0105 Edwards Village Boulevard next to the Gore Range Brewery. Proceeds from the prize drawing will benefit the Literacy Project.Beaver Creek Summer Rodeo Series ThursdaysBEAVER CREEK – A piece of the Wild West returns to the valley as the Beaver Creek Summer Rodeo Series rolls into town Thursdays through Aug. 25 . In addition to rodeo events, the eveings feature a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, mutton bustin’ and western barbecue.”In its fourth year, the Beaver Creek Summer Rodeo Series has become a Thursday night tradition for locals and guests. Friends and families can enjoy bull riding, barrel racing, great barbecue prepared by local chefs and much more,” said Tony O’Rourke, executive director of the Beaver Creek Resort Company.The rodeo will again take place at the Confluence site located south of the Seasons at Avon along the Eagle River in Avon. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and carry on until 8 p.m. There will be no rodeo on Thursday. The rodeo will instead be held Friday. There will not be a rodeo on Aug. 4.Tickets to the rodeo are $20 for VIP seating, $15 for adults (ages 18-64), $8 for seniors (ages 65 and up), $5 for Youth (ages 13-17) and children 12 years old and under are free. Tickets are available in-person in advance at the Beaver Creek Information Center or the evening of the event at the Rodeo box office. Free parking is available in Beaver Creek’s Elk Lot (formerly the East Day Lot) located along Highway 6 in Avon. Complimentary shuttle transport to the rodeo grounds will be provided. For more information about the event, call 845-9090 or visit Rock legends Poco play for free in Beaver CreekBEAVER CREEK – The band that brought you “Good Feelin’ To Know” and “Shoot for the Moon” will play Beaver Creek Saturday for free outdoor concert on the plaza.Poco is the band that defined country rock, resulting in million selling albums and top 20 hit singles over more than three decades of music. Poco’s current lineup consists of founding member and multi-instrumentalist Rusty Young, who also formed Buffalo Springfield, guitarist Paul Cotton, original drummer George Grantham and bassist Jack Sundrud. Their hit songs “Good Feelin’ To Know” and “Shoot for the Moon” are classics. Poco has two recent releases: “Running Horse,” which features work from the group’s 30-year career and Poco’s most current release, “Keep The Legend Alive,” is a live CD and with bonus DVD recorded at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre on May 20, 2004.For more information on the outdoor concert series, call 845-9090 or visit Rocks Modern Grill opens in Beaver Creek FridayBEAVER CREEK – Rocks Modern Grill is scheduled to open its doors Friday. Located adjacent to the newly-renovated Beaver Creek Lodge in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, Rocks Modern Grill will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Headed by newly-appointed Executive Chef John Trejo, the menu will feature classic American fare including burgers, steaks, fish and seafood with local and regional influence on flavor and presentation. Guests will have the options of dining inside the main restaurant, alfresco dining on the outside terrace or in the private wine room by reservations. Rocks will also offer daily specials, happy hour and live entertainment. Rocks Modern Grill’s design is inspired by hues of gold, burnt orange, red and copper. The interior features dyed concrete flooring, floor-to-ceiling baked glass panels and the Rocks Modern Grill logo carved in copper lettering in the rotunda. The focal point of the restaurant is the natural colored bar designed with stack laid stone and bar stools covered in brown ostrich skin with chromium legs. The ceiling features bronze tone louvres accented with red back lighting and a copper-torched boulder immerses from the center. Rocks Modern Grill, inspired by nature, shares the name and standards of Richard C. Kessler’s hotel, restaurant and gallery collection. For more information, call 845-1730 or visit Town adds one more concertEAGLE – Conventional wisdom dictates that if five treats are good, then six will be even better, especially if they are all free. Fully subscribing to this theory, the Vail Valley Foundation recently finalized this summer’s ShowDown Town free concert series schedule, including an additional show for the 2005 season.The concerts will run every Thursday evening through July 28, with shows getting under way at 6:30 p.m. in Eagle Town Park. In addition to the free concerts, activities for children are also built into each week’s schedule such as face painting, crafts or caricature drawings.The Motet will offer up a unique blend of Afro-Cuban funk and jazz for the Thursday free concert. July’s shows will include the Louisiana roots stylings of Bluerunners on July 7, Vail native, J.E. Borgen brings his touted brand of folk rock on July 14 and the Southern soul and funk of the Gamble Brothers Band on July 21. The series will conclude with the bluegrass sounds of Hot Buttered Rum String Band on July 28.The American National Bank ShowDown Town free concert series is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information on ShowDown Town or the foundation, contact 949-1999 or visit summer outdoor concert series rocks Beaver Creek PlazaBEAVER CREEK – Beaver Creek is the place to be on Saturday afternoons this summer as the resort kicks off its new Summer Outdoor Concert Series Saturday.Families and friends can groove to live music performed by regional and national favorites. Concerts are open to the public and admission is free. Performances run from 4:30-6 p.m. on Saturdays on the outdoor Beaver Creek Plaza, unless otherwise noted.Country music legends Brooks and Dunn will perform an outdoor concert from 7-8:30 p.m. on the Beaver Creek Lawn on Thursday, July 28. General admission is $60 per person plus $2 box office fee per ticket for this particular concert. Tickets are available by calling the Vilar Center Box Office at 845.TIXS or visiting Lion Reggae is coming to the SandbarWEST VAIL – The Rising Lion Band will be out on its “Conscious music for the people” tour Part II across the U.S. June 21-July 16. They will be playing at the Sandbar in West Vail July 9. With a mix of roots and dancehall reggae, R&B, rock, blues and hip-hop in their sound, Rising Lion has developed a reputation for bringing good vibes to every show they play with their conscious lyrics and soul stirring music. RRising Lion has been in the studio recording tracks for a third full – length release due out some time in late 2005 early 2006. With songs like, “I am Going,” “Push on Natty Dread” and “My Life,” this album will be a testament to the experiences and growth of the artist over the past 3 years. ising Lion tour information can be found at http://www.risinglion.comDance festival offers Performance Plus PassVAIL – The airlines have frequent flier programs, retailers have “buy-one-get-one-free” promotions, and now, the Vail International Dance Festival has the “Performance Plus Pass,” a new multiticket offer for the 2005 season.Priced at $55, the Performance Plus Pass is a nontransferable punch pass, good for one general admission lawn seat for all five Vail International Dance Festival performances at the Ford Amphitheater.In addition to the initial savings of $30 on individual general admission tickets priced at $17, the Performance Plus Pass will also allow the holder to upgrade to a reserved seat, if available, one hour prior to the start of the performance for no additional charge. Reserved seats are priced between $55-$85 apiece, depending on the performance. Performance Plus also entitles the holder to a $10 discount on the purchase of a bottle of wine, with a limit of one bottle per show.”This is a great program, not just from a financial standpoint,” Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation, said. “Even if you never get upgraded, if you go to four of the five performances you’ve saved money. Add to that a discount on wine and the tremendous artists we have assembled for this year’s festival, and you have a tremendous return on your investment.”The 2005 Vail International Dance Festival runs from July 30 through Aug. 7, with performances at the Ford Amphitheater and Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek. Headlining the 2005 festival will be Inaki Urlezaga and Tamara Rojo of the Royal Ballet of London, along with American Ballet Theatre’s Paloma Herrera and Marcelo Gomes.Other festival highlights include the popular International Evenings of Dance, a pair of Different Dimensions evenings, and a complimentary performance by Houston’s FLY Dance Company, combining classical music and hip-hop dance.The new Performance Plus Pass will go on sale June 1 and may be purchased at the Vilar Center/Ford Amphitheater Box Office at 845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787). Individual tickets for the 2005 Vail International Dance Festival are currently on sale through the box office or online at Calling all drama queens and kingsBEAVER CREEK – Almost two decades later and hundreds of laughing kids, the Beaver Creek Children’s Theatre Company is offering Children’s Theatre Workshops. Open to kids ages 5 to 12, these four-day workshops include instruction in all areas of theatrical production and creative dramatics. Participants explore their imagination, create characters, learn more about theatre, all while building a show from scratch. Not to mention the kids have a lot of fun, organizers said.On the final day of each workshop, children will star in a live performance open to the public with the adult members of the Beaver Creek Children’s Theatre Company on the Beaver Creek plaza. “We really enjoy introducing children to the fun and creativity of theatre,” said Brian Hall, director of the theater company. “It is a lot of fun for us to see their self-confidence grow and to develop friendships with some great kids.” Kids also receive a Beaver Creek Children’s Theatre T-shirt and a certificate of achievement with a cast photo. The dates of the workshops are July 11-14 and July 25-28. Both sessions run from 9 a.m.-noon with a cost of $185 per child. The drop off location is at the Beaver Creek Children’s Museum. For more information, contact Blue Creek Productions at 926-5855. Red Cliff Studio Tour scheduled for AugustRED CLIFF – The 8th annual Red Cliff Studio Tour will be held in the old mining town of Red Cliff Aug. 27-28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Attendees can walk, bike or drive through the town stopping at artists’ workshops – most which are also their homes – to view their creations and chat with the artists. Last year 12 artists participated and over 500 people promenaded through town. This year since Mango’s restaurant, famous for its fish tacos, will be under renovation, a local, nonprofit group of citizens will host a lunch at the school house to benefit the local children. For more information, e-mail Barb Bomier at sculptors visit the Vail Valley in JulyEDWARDS – Seven master sculptors from Ortisei, Italy, will be carving on the lawn in front of Philinda Gallery in Edwards Friday to Monday. The gallery will host an artist reception honoring UNIKA, the organization of the seven artists, Saturday from 5-8 p.m.”Their work is awesome and incredible. They will also be sculpting in Beaver Creek on the promenade,” said Linda Waldbaum, co-owner of the gallery.For more information, contact the gallery at 926-9265 or e-mail at festival wants to take you dining and dancing VAIL – The 2005 Vail International Dance Festival, July 30 through Aug. 7, has put together a special “Dine and Dance” gift package that includes two reserved seat tickets to select festival performances and a $100 voucher for dinner at Terra Bistro Restaurant.Dine and Dance gift packages are priced at $199, which represents over $50 in savings. The package ticket must be used at the Different Dimensions performances on Sunday, July 31, and Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.Both performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and a limited number of packages are available. The dinner voucher must be used for the night of the selected performance.”With Terra Bistro’s location, you can enjoy a great meal and then walk over to the amphitheater for a terrific dance performance,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation.The July 31 Different Dimensions performance will feature more classical oriented offerings, courtesy of Trey McIntyre Project, Ballet Rosario Suarez and Iñaki Ballet Concierto. The Aug. 2 Different Dimensions will feature a more contemporary program, with Smuin Ballet and Dominic Walsh Dance Theater.To purchase a “Dine & Dance” package, contact the Vail International Dance Festival at 748-5907.The 2005 Vail International Dance Festival is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the dance festival or the foundation, contact 949-1999 or visit, Colorado

Support Local Journalism