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Arts and Entertainment Calendar

MUSICFriday, Dec. 12Christmas with Claddagh – Claddagh, Grand County’s finest Irish band is hosting a two-night Christmas extravaganza 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12 at 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Fraser Historic Church (including guest artist Tom Camillo). Ticket prices ($15 per person or $25 for two people) include appetizers and dessert; cash bar available. (970) 887-3066.Meanbottle – Country, rockabilly and garage band Meanbottle plays at the Winter Park Pub starting around 8:30 p.m. No cover. (970) 726-4929.Fable – Daniel Rondeau (of Neighborhood Heroes) n Friends play for Java Mic Night starting at 7 p.m. at the Fraser Rocky Mountain Roastery. $5 cover?. (970) 726-4400.Oly – Singer, songwriter and guitar player Eric Oly Olson plays a variety of rock-oriented tunes (mostly originals) starting about 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-9965.Jed Henry – Wish Captain Freedom a happy birthday with musician Jed Henry at a costume party and celebration starting at 10 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. Henry plays what he calls polk (punk and folk) acoustic. No cover. (970) 726-4297.Adam Lynam – Guitarist Adam Lynam kicks off new happy hour live music sessions 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the Crooked Creek Saloon. No cover. (970) 726-9250.Brad Pregeant – Brad Pregeant plays New Orleans jazz piano and more at Carolines Cuisine, 9921 U.S. Hwy. 34 near Grand Lake. 6 p.m. No cover. (970) 627-9404.John Brown – Acoustic guitar starting at 9 p.m. Friday evenings at Grumpys in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-0123.Uprights – Traci Maddox of The Uprights plays classical, show tunes, jazz and more on piano 6 to 9 p.m. Friday nights at Gasthaus Eichler restaurant in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-5133. DJ Tanro – DJ Tanro kicks off the funky mix Fridays starting at 9 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-4297.Funky Mix Fridays – Live mixes with NefaRio until 2 a.m. at Freestyles sports bar in Winter Park. Free shuffleboard and darts all night, featuring foosball and the only dome hockey table in town. (970) 726-4297.Saturday, Dec. 13Shawn Kellerman – The Grand County Blues Society presents a blues concert featuring guitar slinger Shawn Kellerman starting at 9 p.m. at Smokin Moes at Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park. $12. (970) 531-1641, http://www.grandblues.org.Blackdog – Blackdog combines thick funk rhythm and soul with great songwriting and musicianship at the Winter Park Pub starting around 8:30 p.m. No cover. (970) 726-4929.Christmas with Claddagh – Claddagh, Grand County’s finest Irish band is hosting a Christmas extravaganza 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fraser Historic Church. Ticket prices ($15 per person or $25 for two people) include appetizers and dessert; cash bar available. E-mail knaples@rkymtnhi.com or call (970) 887-3066.Royall – Tom Camillo and Jake Royall rock out Freestyles in Winter Park starting around 9 p.m. for the 21 and older crowd. No cover. (970) 726-4297.Oly – Eric Oly Olson plays originals and covers on guitar 5 to 8 p.m. for dinner guests at Hecks at Devils Thumb Ranch and Resort in Tabernash. No cover. (970) 726-5633.Jed Henry – Jed Henry plays folk and punk acoustic (polk) and has a bunch of new music to play starting at 10 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-3026.DJ Normski & Friends – DJ Normski and special guests, including songstress Jessica Jones & Company, perform for a dinner show 8 to 10 p.m. at the Willow Creek Grill & Bar in Granby. No cover. (970) 887-0885.Music festival – The annual music festival starts at 6:30 p.m. at St. Annes Catholic Church in Grand Lake, with caroling across town and refreshments and hot drinks at Trinity Church in the Pines. Free. (970) 627-3510.9-Toed Bob & The Stragglers – 9-Toed Bob and The Stragglers play a variety of tunes starting about 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-9965.DJ Social – DJ Social starts playing groovy tunes, mon, at 9 p.m. at the R&R Bar at the Inn at SilverCreek in south Granby. No cover. (970) 887-4951.Washboard Annie – All-around entertainer Washboard Annie is set to play in the gazebo at Winter Park Village 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free. Call (970) 726-6563.George Clay – Variety of country and easy listening tunes starting at 9 p.m. Saturday evenings at Grumpys in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-0123.Sunday, Dec. 14Grand Chorale – The Grand Chorale, a local 20 man barbershop chorale group, is presenting its Annual Christmas Show at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA Chapel. Joining the Grand Chorale will be three local quartets Fortune, PHIL and Four on the Floor. Free admission, donations appreciated. http://www.grandchorale.org or call (970) 726-4626 or (970) 887-3802. Holiday concert- A Christmas pageant (including performances by Peggy Mann, Brad Pregeant, J.R. Faivre, the Elliott Family, Joe Rooyakers, Grace Little, Wanda Kitterman, Robert Cannon, Stillwater Chapel Praise Team, and the Middle Park High School Swing Choir) is scheduled at 6 p.m. at the Grand Lake Community House, followed by the popular live nativity, also indoors. Free. (970) 627-3001.Tim Connelly – 5 p.m. on the deck at Shipwreck Landing North at the old Adolphs in Old Town Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-9397.Live DJ – Sundays are fundays at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park with a live DJ for crowds ages 21 and older. Starts at 9 p.m. (970) 726-3026.Uprights – Ella Knight of The Uprights plays classical, show tunes, jazz and more on piano 6 to 9 p.m. Friday nights at Gasthaus Eichler restaurant in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-5133. Monday, Dec. 15Brad Pregeant – Granby Library is hosting a Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. Entertainers include professional pianist Brad Pregeant, the Middle Park High School jazz band, the East Grand Middle School Swing Choir and Kenya Marte on bagpipes. (970) 887-2149.Music on the Mall – The Fraser Valley Elementary School will perform for Cooper Creek Squares Music on the Mall series at 4 p.m. (970) 726-8891, ext. 21.Tim Connelly – Solo at Shipwreck Landing in Old Town Winter Park starting around 4 p.m. No cover. (970) 726-9397.Open Mic and Locals Night – 10 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Happy hour all night. Hosted by Hippie. Free. (970) 726-3026.Tuesday, Dec. 16Open Mic – Freestyles in Winter Park hosts open mic nights on Tuesdays starting at 9 p.m. No cover. Call (970) 726-4297.Wednesday, Dec. 17Thursday, Dec. 18Nine-Toed Bob – Nine-Toed Bob plays a variety of rock covers about 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-9965.DJ Christyle – DJ Christyle plays hip-hop starting at 9:30 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-4297.Open Mic Night – Thursday night is Open Mic Night with new host Adam Lynam at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. Starts about 9:30 p.m. No cover. (970) 726-9250.Open mic – Winter Park Winery (395 Zerex in Fraser) is hosting open mic nights 8 to 10:30 p.m. No cover, wine for purchase. (970) 726-4514.VISUAL ARTSFriday, Dec. 12Art exhibition – ART Out of Thin Air presents an art exhibition at the Grand Arts Council open house at the Grand Arts Center 5 to 7 p.m. on Park Avenue in Grand Lake. See the new lower level, now ready for occupancy. (970) 627-0517.Knitting for kids – The Kremmling Library presents a knitting program for school-age children starting at 3 p.m. and continuing Fridays through May. Free. (970) 724-9228.Saturday, Dec. 13Book sale – The Friends of the Fraser Library are holding a one-day sale of new andnearly new books 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fraser Valley Library Community Room. Profits help the library purchase additional books. (970) 726-5689.Book sale – The Kremmling Library is hosting a book sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec.13. The library has many gently used books for children and adults that would make great presents. (970) 724-9228.Sunday, Dec. 14Monday, Dec. 15Model railroad – Residents and guests are invited to come out to see a special model railroad display at the Granby Town Hall. Operating schedule is as follows: noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30.Book group – The Hot Sulphur Springs Library sponsors a Monday night book discussion group at 7 p.m. at the library. (970) 725-3942.Writing club – The Rough-Writers INK Writers Group meets in Granby at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month (at Granby Library). Membership is free and open to everyone. (970) 531-1907.Tuesday, Dec. 16Model railroad – Residents and guests are invited to come out to see a special model railroad display at the Granby Town Hall. Operating schedule is as follows: noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30.Wednesday, Dec. 17Model railroad – Residents and guests are invited to come out to see a special model railroad display at the Granby Town Hall. Operating schedule is as follows: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30.Book club – The Brown Bag Book Clubs selection this month is The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans. The book club will meet at the Kremmling Library at 11:30 a.m. (970) 724-9228.Thursday, Dec. 18PERFORMING ARTSFriday, Dec. 12Live theater – The Grand Theatre Co. presents sketch comedy HA-HA Holidays starting at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. Rated PG, some material not suitable for children. Tickets are still available to reserve for shows Dec. 12 and 13. $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for children 12 and under. Bring a can of food (for the Mountain Family Center) to the show and get $3 off one adult ticket. (970) 726-5048, http://www.grandtheatreco.com.Saturday, Dec. 13Live theater – The Grand Theatre Co. presents the final performance of sketch comedy HA-HA Holidays starting at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. Rated PG, some material not suitable for children. Tickets are still available to reserve for the show. $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for children 12 and under. Bring a can of food (for the Mountain Family Center) to the show and get $3 off one adult ticket. (970) 726-5048, http://www.grandtheatreco.com.Live theater – Many residents present Christmas Tapestry, a play about small miracles from disaster starting at 6 p.m. at Fraser Valley Baptist Church, 100 Doc Susie Ave. Free. (970) 726-8020.Sunday, Dec. 14Play and benefit – The Mountain Valley Christian Academy presents a school benefit 5 to 8 p.m. in the West Grand High School auditorium, including silent auction (with a rare hunt opportunity), bake sale, food drive and raffle, Christmas carols, and play Bows of Holly. Admission is free and there is a chili supper for $5 per person or $15 for families of three or more. (970) 724-9604, (970) 509-0215.Christmas pageant – A Christmas pageant is scheduled at 6 p.m. at the Grand Lake Community House, followed by the popular live nativity, also indoors. (970) 627-3001.Christmas program – A Children’s Christmas Celebration/Parents Day Out is scheduled 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fraser Valley Baptist Church. Sing, dance, play and craft as the church re-tells the Christmas story in kid-friendly ways. (970) 726-8020 x 206.Monday, Dec. 15Tuesday, Dec. 16Wednesday, Dec. 17Thursday, Dec. 18MISCELLANEOUS OTHER ENTERTAINMENTFriday, Dec. 12Full Moon Ski – The Grand Lake Touring Center is hosting a Full Moon Ski with hot chocolate 5 to 9 p.m. $5 trail pass, $10 rentals. (970) 627-8008.Chess club – Joy’s Garden at the Stage Coach Inn in Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting a chess club 3 to 5 p.m. every Friday with instructor Jim Hildred. Call (970) 724-3324.Youth knitting – The Kremmling Library announces knitting for school-age children at 4 to 5 p.m. Free. (970) 724-9228.Karaoke – 10 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Free. (970) 726-3026.Funky Mix Fridays – Live mixes with NefaRio until 2 a.m. at Freestyles sports bar in Winter Park. Free shuffleboard and darts all night, featuring foosball and the only dome hockey table in town. (970) 726-4297.Saturday, Dec. 13Santa visit – Santa will be visiting the General Store at Cooper Creek Square 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13. (970) 8891, ext. 21.Breakfast w/Santa – The Bears Den in Grand Lake hosts Breakfast with Santa Dec. 13. (970) 627-3385 for information/registration.Rides w/Santa – The Grand Lake Fire Protection District is once again providing fire truck rides with Santa at 11 a.m. starting at the town park. (970) 627-8428.Santa visit – Santa will be visiting children in the gazebo at Winter Park Village 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. (970) 726-6563.Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Saturdays at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, 20, Feb. 7 and March 21; and at 1 p.m. Dec. 13 through March 21. Beginners (including children 8 years or older) meet at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center. Bring your own snowshoes and ski poles with large baskets. (970) 627-3471 for reservations.Ski clinic – The Grand Nordic club announces a free ski clinic 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Devils Thumb Ranch. Equipment demos with Swix, Salomon, and others. (970) 726-8231.Sunday, Dec. 14Santa visit – Santa will be visiting Cascades Cabin at Cooper Creek Square 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. (970) 8891, ext. 21.Santa visit – Santa will be visiting children in the gazebo at Winter Park Village 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. (970) 726-6563.Locals Day – The Grand Lake Touring Center is hosting a free day of cross-country skiing for locals 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trail pass free, as well as equipment rental and chili while supplies last. (970) 627-8008.Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Sundays at 1 p.m. through March 15. Intermediate athletes (including children 8 years or older) meet at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center. Altitude gains of up to 500 feet. Bring your own snowshoes and ski poles with large baskets. (970) 627-3471 for reservations.Fundays – Sundays are fundays at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park with a live DJ starting at 9 p.m. for the 21+ crowd. (970) 726-3026.NFL Sundays – NFL Sunday Ticket through January at Freestyles in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Broncos parties – Cheer for the Broncos at the Parshall Inn on Sundays. Prizes, contests and Happy Hour prices. (970) 725-3215.Shuffleboard – The Gateway Inn in Grand Lake is hosting an open-invite shuffleboard tournament starting at 4 p.m. $1 per game, plus $1 donation toward the winning pot. (970) 627-2400.Poker tournament – Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m., action follows suit at 7:30 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. No fee. (970) 726-4297.Monday, Dec. 15Santa visit – Santa will be visiting Christys Sports at Cooper Creek Square 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15. (970) 8891, ext. 21.Kill the Keg – Kill the Keg Nights with a shuffleboard and fooseball tournament at 8 and 10 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Texas Hold Em – Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser hosts Texas Hold Em tournaments starting at 8:15 p.m. The top 40 players from each set of 10 games wins a chance for a trip to Las Vegas. Free. (970) 726-9250.Tuesday, Dec. 16Pool tournament – Pool tournaments at 8 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Cost is $5 to participate. Prize for winner. (970) 726-3026.Trivia Night – Hosted by Hulkstar starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. Each nights top three winners receive a $25 gift certificate. (970) 726-9250.Martini Night – Freestyles in Winter Park hosts $5 Martini Night Tuesdays with happy hour 4 to 8 p.m. Call (970) 726-4297 for more info.Texas Hold Em – Every Thursday night Buckets Saloon in Winter Park is hosting free Texas Hold Em games starting at 8 p.m. Win a trip to Las Vegas. (970) 726-3026.Texas Hold Em – The Barking Dog Pub next to the County Seat Grill in Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting a 12-week series of Texas Hold Em games at 8 p.m. No entry fee. $250 grand prize. Call (970) 725-3309.Wednesday, Dec. 17Ski area opens – Dec. 17 is opening day for SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch, conditions permitting. Call (888) 850-4615 or visit http://www.granbyranch.com.Santa visits – Santa Claus will be visiting the Kremmling Library for story times Dec. 17 and 18. The time for the Thursday story time is changed from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on that day. (970) 724-9228.Pool tournaments – The County Seat Pub in Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting pool tournaments starting at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 24. $5 entry. Prize for winner. (970) 725-3309.Trivia – Test your knowledge at 6 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-9965.Ladies Night & DJs – The first two drinks for the ladies are free starting at 9 p.m. every Wednesday during Ladies Night at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. DJs all night. Ladies get in for free and guys pay $5. (970) 726-3026.Texas Hold Em – The Parshall Inn is hosting Texas Hold Em games at 8 p.m. No entry fee. Prizes. Call (970) 725-3215.Thursday, Dec. 18Chamber mixer – The Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber announces a Holiday Mixer at the Wildhorse Inn 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP to visitorcenter@playwinterpark.com.Santa visits – Santa Claus will be visiting the Kremmling Library for story time at 11 a.m. Dec. 18. (970) 724-9228.Pool tournaments – Mike Baird hosts pool tournaments at Grumpys in Grand Lake. (970) 627-0123.Texas Hold Em – Friendly card game. Sign-up at 6:15 p.m. at the Gateway Inn in Grand Lake. Game begins at 6:30 p.m. House prizes. Free. (970) 627-2400.Texas Hold Em – Buckets Saloon in Winter Park is hosting free Texas Hold Em games starting at 8 p.m. Win a trip to Las Vegas. (970) 726-3026.

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