Cathy Walton-Smith – TV coverage puts Grand Lake on the map |

Cathy Walton-Smith – TV coverage puts Grand Lake on the map

Cathy Walton-Smith / View from the LakeGrand Lake, Colorado

Last week the film crew from Fox 31 Television was in Grand Lake for two days working with the Chamber and several businesses producing commercials that could help put us on the map – maybe even the weather map. They have promised to come back for some of our events this summer, including the Chili Cook-Off. If you’re not a Fox 31 fan, you need to be one, as they are now fans of Grand Lake.The next show from Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre opens Friday. “Pirates of Penzance” is a Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the early days of musical comedy. This fresh adaptation features sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters, and an eccentric Major-General. Perfect entertainment for the entire family. 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. See you there.Share your smile and some history at the Kauffman House Museum in Grand Lake. Be a volunteer for only three hours, 1 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 Grand Lake Women’s Club will hold their annual tea at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Fire Station. Grand County Characters will be the program. All women are welcome. Members are asked to bring a goodie for the tea. If you have questions, call Ann Feucht at 617-8172 or Muriel Johnson at 627-0874Also on Thursday 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 features Sarah Clements, fiddle player extraordinaire with the Irish band Claddagh. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the sounds come rain or shine. Please check the calendar on or the Sky-Hi Daily News for the list of performers scheduled throughout the summer.On Sunday, June 21, The Society of Song and Story will host an afternoon drop-in event at the Grand Arts Center on Park Ave. in Grand Lake. For just $2, listeners and entertainers alike can enjoy a fun afternoon, starting at 1:30 p.m. Bring your original work (stories, songs, poetry) and your instruments to join in the fun. Or just come to listen to the amazing creative works performed by the authors. These events often end in a jam session. Funds raised will benefit the Grand Arts Council for continued renovations on the Center.The 23rd Annual Two Day Independent Sports Club Golf Tournament is June 27-28 at the Grand Lake Golf Course. Teams consist of 4 players. Entry fees are $200 per golfer. This includes greens fees, cart fees and lunch for both days as well as appetizers at the Welcome Party on Friday evening June 26 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, contact Ed Peterson at 627-8869.Tickets are now on sale at the Grand Lake Art Gallery for the annual Art & Architecture 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.Don’t miss the fourth annual “Tops of The Rockies” on Sunday, June 28, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Grand Lake Yacht Club. It is a fundraiser for the Juniper Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Grand County Library Inc. Wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres will be served as guests socialize among the creative tabletops. During the evening the tabletops and other items and services will be auctioned off, including two vacation homes for a week each, one in Florida and the other on the west shore of Grand Lake. Advance tickets are still only $55 and can be reserved at or send your checks to Juniper Library, P.O. Bob 506, Grand Lake. Tickets at the door will be $65. Enjoy a fun evening for a great cause.

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