Cathy Walton-Smith – Grand Lake theater poised to raise curtain on another season
Curtain up. Light the lights. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre is back. This Friday is opening night for “Brigadoon.” This classic Lerner and Lowe musical about two tourists who wander into a magical village in the highlands of Scotland, could be about Grand Lake – except that one night lasts 100 years. Season tickets are on sale now for all four productions at $84 or individual shows at $28 each. Pick them up at the town park box office or call 970-627-3421. Show time is 8 p.m.Everyone’s invited to the Grand Lake Area Historical Society’s Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Fire Station meeting room. Cheryl Pennington will speak about the photo colorization process she uses with antique and vintage photos, and GL Town Planner Abbi Jo Wittman along with Grand County Preservation Board President Dave Lively will discuss their work with historic designation for the area. Refreshments will be served. This is a public event, so come, learn and munch the goodies.Also on Wednesday, the Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce free picnic dinner for Chamber Members and potential Chamber Members is at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Park. All members are encouraged to bring their families and to invite non-member businesses to attend. The Chamber will be sharing its marketing, advertising and special event plans for the upcoming months, discussing volunteer opportunities, signing up new Members and offering Members a chance to meet and visit with the Chamber Board. Please RSVP to Betty at the Visitor’s Center at 627-3402.Local artists Patty Alander and Donna Lyons have their own gallery show in Denver. The show, Making Marks: Impressions in Texture and Line, is at the 910 Event Gallery at 910 Santa Fe. Meet them there for the 3rd Friday art walk on June 19. The Friday events are from 6-9 p.m. and most of the galleries on Santa Fe are open and hosting their own receptions, so it should be a fun night for art. Stop in and give a little mountain support if you’re in the area.Share your smile and some history at the Kauffman House Museum in Grand Lake. Be a volunteer for only three hours, one day a week. Training is easy and no experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome: teens, parents, singles and seniors. Call Katie (970) 887-0715.The Terrace Inn has announced its new “Happy Hour & 1/2” every day from 4-5:30 p.m. During that time period buy one entree and get one of equal or lesser price for 1/2 off. House wines and bottled beer will be available at a special price. The Terrace Inn serves dinner Monday-Saturday from 4-9 p.m.Beginning this Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. and every Thursday through Sept. 3, the Grand Lake Chamber, the Grand Arts Council and the Sky-Hi Daily News are pleased to present Music in the Park, a free weekly music series in the Town Park at the Gazebo.This week Music in the Park features Simple Grace, a family of musicians from Nebraska that many may have heard perform at Stillwater Chapel. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the sounds of Simple Grace. Next week, Sarah Clements of Claddagh will perform. Please check the calendar on http://www.grandlakechamber.com or the Sky-Hi Daily News for the list of performers scheduled throughout the summer.April and Ken at the Circle H will have live music this Saturday. Matt and Bobby of Hunker Down are appearing on Saturday, June 13, with music starting around 7:30. This show may encourage a few other musicians to join along in a jam session. Please spread the word.The 23rd Annual Two Day Independent Sports Club Golf Tournament is June 27 and 28 at the Grand Lake Golf Course. Teams consist of 4 players. Entry fees are $200.00 per golfer. This includes greens fees, cart fees and lunch for both days as well as appetizers at the Welcome Party Friday evening the 26th at the Gateway. In addition to tournament prizes and a goody bag, the event also includes live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit the youth of Grand County through the Independent Sports Club. For more information, or to register a team or an individual, please contact Ed Peterson at 627-8869.Tickets are now on sale at the Grand Lake Art Gallery for the annual Art & Archeticture Tour hosted by the Grand Arts Council. The tour is June 27 from 1-5 p.m. This self-guided event includes five Grand Lake area homes that “you’d just love to get inside.” Tickets are $25 per person to tour all five homes plus an after-tour reception at the Bears Den. In addition, the “Sixth Home Dinner” is spectacular. Join other tour-goers at a fabulous “sixth home” for a full five course gourmet dinner catered by Caroline’s Cuisine. Tickets for the entire tour plus the sixth home dinner are $150 by advance reservation only. Hurry, seating is limited.It’s summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime.
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