Local Slow Food convivum meets Jan. 5 | VailDaily.com

Local Slow Food convivum meets Jan. 5

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EDWARDS – The annual meeting for the Slow Food Vail Valley convivium will be at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Eagle County Health Services District classroom located behind the Edwards Post Office.The meeting will discuss the direction to undertake in 2006 and the projects that we will pursue, in addition to the ongoing Battle Mountain greenhouse and Earth Day projects.The local membership is up to 41, and anyone interested in joining Slow Food can attend the meeting. Slow Food is an international organization that belives the enjoyment of wholesome food is essential to the pursuit of happiness. It is an educational organization dedicated to promoting stewardship of the land and ecologically sound food production; reviving the kitchen and the table as the centers of pleasure, culture, and community; invigorating and proliferating regional, seasonal culinary traditions; creating a collaborative, ecologically-oriented, and virtuous globalization; and living a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life. For more information, call 476-0954.Former Leftover Salmon frontman to play the 8150 VAIL – Drew Emmitt continues his tour in support of his sophomore solo release on Compass Records, “Across the Bridge,” with a stop at 8150 Jan. 24.Drew’s lineup for this performance spotlights the strong foundation that has long supported Leftover Salmon and includes band members Greg Garrison on bass (Leftover Salmon), Tyler Grant on guitar and Jeff Sipe on drums. This latest record features Emmitt in his musical home and first love – playing bluegrass. He performs on mandolin, fiddle, banjo and acoustic and electric guitars, as well as, harmonica and flute. On “Across the Bridge,” Emmitt is once again joined by his band Matt Flinner (banjo, mandolin, bouzouki), Greg Garrison (bass, harmony vocals) and Ross Martin (guitar), as well as special guests Paul Barrere, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Jim Lauderdale, Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury and Stuart Duncan. Tickets for his 8150 performance is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival holiday gift certificates availableVail – Gift certificates are now available throughout this holiday season for tickets to the 19th season of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. From June 28 through Aug. 3, performances by the Rochester Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, New York Philharmonic and chamber musicians will once again fill the Vail Valley with classical music. Order gift certificates by calling 877-812-5700. For program details, call 827-5700 or visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org.Vail, Colorado

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