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Happening this week: Vail Craft Beer Classic, FAC at Beaver Creek and more

Editor’s note: For a list of more events and activities happening around the valley, visit http://www.vaildaily.com/calendar. Events are subject to change.

Friday, Aug. 14

Vail Craft Beer Classic: Promoters of the Vail Craft Beer Classic say they’ve found a silver lining of social distancing — a crowdless beer tasting in Vail. The Vail Craft Beer Classic will take place Aug. 14-15 with less than 200 tickets available to allow for social distancing. Attendees can expect no lines for beer, a host of Colorado and national breweries, unlimited craft beer samples, single-use cups to avoid contaminations, mask usage in designated areas and limited attendance of 175 people per 90-minute session. Tickets cost $49. Visit http://www.vailcraftbeerclassic.com for more information.

Friday Afternoon Club at Beaver Creek: Every Friday in Beaver Creek Village from 3 to 5 p.m., enjoy live music and activities for the whole family. Visit https://www.beavercreek.com/.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Vail Craft Beer Classic: Promoters of the Vail Craft Beer Classic say they’ve found a silver lining of social distancing — a crowdless beer tasting in Vail. The Vail Craft Beer Classic will take place Aug. 14-15 with less than 200 tickets available to allow for social distancing. Attendees can expect no lines for beer, a host of Colorado and national breweries, unlimited craft beer samples, single-use cups to avoid contaminations, mask usage in designated areas and limited attendance of 175 people per 90-minute session. Tickets cost $49. Visit http://www.vailcraftbeerclassic.com for more information.

Minturn Market: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Minturn Market takes place outdoors and features a variety of booths and is within walking distance of other Minturn establishments. Free parking is available.

Sunday, Aug. 16

Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show: Happening outdoors in the streets of Vail on Sundays, the farmers market has a variety of vendors. For the most updated information about the Vail Farmers Market, visit www.vailfarmersmarket.com.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Evening webinar on human impacts on alpine environments with Lloyd Athearn of Colorado Fourteeners Initiative: The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens present Lloyd Athearn for an evening webinar discussion of the severe impacts of human recreation in alpine environments and the work done by Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to preserve the delicate ecosystems. Athearn is the executive director of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, a nonprofit that began in 1993. The webinar is from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is free with a $10 suggested donation to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.

Colorado Classic Breakaway Dialogue Series presents digital panel discussion: The topic for the third part of the Colorado Classic’s Dialogue Series is “Getting a Seat at the Table in Sports & Business.” The series is a collection of conversations with leaders who have created their own paths to create change in both sports and business. Visit https://www.coloradoclassic.com/ to register.

The Westin Riverfront in Avon hosts community blood drive with Vitalant: From 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Vitalant will be collecting both whole blood donations and convalescent plasma units at The Westin in Avon. Vitalant is testing all blood donations for coronavirus antibodies in an effort to make that treatment more available for patients. To make an appointment, visit https://donors.vitalant.org/dwp/portal/dwa and reference code 10252.

Friday, Aug. 21

Spa Anjali at The Westin in Avon offering 45-minute sound bath meditation: Featuring Himalayan singing bowls with some light meditation, this class aims to reduce stress, enhance the body’s self-healing response, promote deeper sleep and provide relief from fatigue and more. The class is at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Register in advance by calling 970-790-2051.

Thursday, Aug. 27

Nutrition lecture on optimizing immunity led by certified master nutritionist therapist: Christine Pierangeli is the personal nutritionist at the Athletic Club at The Westin in Avon. The certified master nutritionist therapist will share practical tips on how to navigate the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and how to stay healthy by understanding the impact stress has on our immune function. The lecture is free but pre-registration is required at 970-790-2051.

Farm to Fork Picnic by Eagle Valley Land Trust: Picnic apart, but conserve together with the Eagle Valley Land Trust’s Farm to Fork Picnic, taking place where you choose — like your favorite open space or living room. Purchase the picnic baskets online before Aug. 15, no assembly required, and support EVLT’s mission of protecting more land and wildlife habitat in our community. Visit www.evlt.org for more information.