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February’s top ten

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It’s too bad February is the shortest month of the year, because it’s one of the best of the year … and we’re already a week into it. Here are 10 events in February that we don’t want to miss:1) People affected by multiple sclerosis and snow enthusiasts are invited to raise money and MS awareness at the Vertical Express for MS in Lionshead and Golden Peak on Feb. 12, from 7 a.m. 5 p.m. This event actually happens at 22 resorts nationwide, but our local event will be huge.2) The Vail Valley Theatre Company presents “An Evening On Broadway” at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on both Feb. 12 and 13, and tickets are $55.This year’s show promises to be delightfully wicked it will feature Broadway song and dance that teems with the seven deadly sins.3) Rebirth Brass Band will blow the roof off Checkpoint Charlie at the Budweiser Street Beat in Vail on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6 8 p.m. A good ol’ N’Orleans brass band is tough to beat (bust out that oh-so-liberating hippy dance). Plus, it’s free!4) SOS Series Slopestyle event rocks Golden Peak on Feb. 19.Not only will this be a great spectator event, but it’s also open to anyone with the skills and the guts to enter.Register for only $25 by calling (970) 845-7040 or by visiting sosoutreach.org on-line.5) Shakedown Street, a Grateful Dead cover band known for its rockin’ performances, plays at The Sandbar Sports Grill in West Vail on Feb. 19. It’s a good night to pretend you’re from Telluride and have some fun being crunchy.6) Great snowriding continues on Feb. 23, when the Park-ology Competition Series begins in Zoom Room at Beaver Creek.The event has a pipe and park program for kids ages 3 17, with progressive terrain and instruction for aspiring freeriders.Call the Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School for more information and reservations at (800) 475-4543 or (970) 845-5464.7) The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, with Principal Guest Conductor Peter Oundjian, performs at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $48.8) The Derek Trucks Band plays Club 8150 in Vail on Thursday, Feb. 24. The doors open at 9 p.m. Get tickets in advance for $16 at Mojo Music or Club 8150 or get them for $18 at the door.This entertaining band blends jazz, rock, blues and world music into a definitive sound.9) Meet the Wilderness’ Hit the Slopes ski fundraiser on Feb. 26 promises to be a good time. For only $50, enter an on-mountain scavenger hunt and get a one-day lift ticket from Vail Resorts.Call (970) 926-9376 to ensure your spot.10) Save some energy for a Tele Workshop at Golden Peak on Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. The freeheeling revolution is sweeping ski country. So men, grow out your beards and ladies, throw out your razors and become one with the mountain. The lesson cost $67. For more information contact the Vail Nordic Center at (970) 479-3210. By Chris Black


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