This Week In Vail Event Calendar

This Week In Vail
A look at what's going on the next 7 days in Vail, CO.


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Recurring Event  BFAG Guided Tour


Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:30 AM

Learn about alpine plants and the environment during a guided garden tour.  Meet at the Schoolhouse Gift Shop.   Allow about one hour for the tour.  $5.00 per person.

Recurring Event  Volunteer Day


Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Help maintain the Gardens - tools, gloves and instruction provided.

Recurring Event  Hot Pieces of Meat Summer BBQ Series


Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:00 PM

Location: Four Seasons Resort

Poolside for $25

 The Chefs can't stand the heat, so they got out of the kitchen!!

   Live Action Stations

   $2.50 Cold Beer

   Grilled "Smokin" Hot" Meats

   Specialty Desserts

 

Complimentary Parking

www.fourseasons.com/vail

970-477-8600

Recurring Event  Evening Beaver Pond Tour


Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:00 PM

Mondays & Thursdays, June 16 - September 1, 2014

7 - 8.30 p.m.

Ages: All Ages

$6 child/$12 adult/$35 family of 5

Reservations required.

Beavers are one of the animals that define the Rocky Mountains and Vail is lucky to have a healthy beaver population right in town. The evening begins at the Nature Center with a brief presentation about beavers, followed by a drive to a beaver pond where there is an active lodge. Bring warm clothes and a flashlight.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional information: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Live Music: Brendan McKinney


Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:30 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

970-476-7676

www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Phil Long & Scott Rednor


Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:00 PM

Shakedown Bar - 304 Bridge Street

970-479-0556 or www.shakedownbarvail.com

Recurring Event  Yoga


Friday, August 22, 2014 9:00 AM

Connect with nature through Vinyasa Flow yoga in Vail's most beatuiful location.

Mats provided. $12.00 per person. 

Recurring Event  Friday Afternoon Club


Friday, August 22, 2014 5:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Club - the Vail tradition of celebrating Friday continues with a 11,000 ft family friendly party. Ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola from Lionshead to food, beverages, free lawn games and live music from 5pm - 8pm. Every Friday during the summer June 27 – Aug. 29. Weather permitting.

Concert lineup for Summer 2014:

6/27- Town Calvary (Johnny Schleper, Rob Eaton etc)
7/4- Hardscrabble
7/11- The Alitones- (Tommy Anderson etc)
7/18- Bluegrass & Bloodies
7/25- The Upside (Kevin Heinz)
8/1- Town Calvary
8/8- Alitones
8/15- Robby Peoples and the Bank Walkers
8/22- Drunken Hearts (Andrew Mcconethey)
8/29- Bluegrass and Bloodies

For additional information: 970-754-8245 or www.vail.com

  USA Pro Challenge Kick-Off Events


Friday, August 22, 2014 6:00 PM

Kickoff Event - Friday, Aug. 22 - Mountain Plaza in Vail Village. Includes Kids' activities and Ice Cream Après starting at 6 p.m. and a free family bike-in movie at 7:30 p.m

Recurring Event  S'mores and More: Family Campfire Program


Friday, August 22, 2014 7:00 PM

Wednesdays & Fridays, June 25 - August 29, 2014

7 - 8.30 p.m.

Ages: All Ages

$6 child/$12 adult/$35 family of 5

Reservations Required

A warm campfire, exciting stories of woodland adventures and the sweet smell of burning marshmallows fill this family program at the Vail Nature Center. A variety of themes are covered.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional information: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Live Music: Brendan McKinney


Friday, August 22, 2014 7:30 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

970-476-7676

www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Phil Long & Scott Rednor


Friday, August 22, 2014 9:00 PM

Shakedown Bar - 304 Bridge Street

970-479-0556 or www.shakedownbarvail.com

  Live Music: Brothers Keeper feat. Rob Eaton Jr.


Friday, August 22, 2014 11:00 PM

Shakedown Bar - 304 Bridge Street

970-479-0556 or www.shakedownbarvail.com

  USA Pro Challenge


Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 AM

Referred to as “America’s Race,” the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2014. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America’s most beautiful scenery

  • Stage 1: Monday, Aug. 18 – Aspen Circuit Race
  • Stage 2: Tuesday, Aug. 19 – Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 20 – Gunnison to Monarch Mountain (mountaintop finish)
  • Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 21 – Colorado Springs Circuit Race
  • Stage 5: Friday, Aug. 22 – Woodland Park to Breckenridge
  • Stage 6: Saturday, Aug. 23 – Vail Individual Time Trial
  • Stage 7: Sunday, Aug. 24 – ???

TODAY'S SCHEDULE IN VAIL

  • Saturday, Aug. 23 - USA Pro Cycling Challenge Expo, noon to 6 p.m., Vail Village
  • Time Trial Forerunners, noon to 1 p.m., Start at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village
  • Time Trial Stage 6 Race, 1:05 to 4:15 p.m., Start at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village
  • Award Ceremony, 4:15 p.m., Solaris Plaza in Vail Village

www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com

Recurring Event  Adult Full-Day Nature Hikes


Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:00 AM

Tuesdays & Saturdays, June 7 - September 27, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ages: 18 and older, ability to hike in strenuous conditions required.

$50 per person or $45 VRD Res

Two days a week throughout the summer naturalist guides from the Nature Center lead participants on all-day hikes throughout the Holy Cross and Eagles Nest Wilderness areas. Hikes are at a pace that allows participants to enjoy the flora and fauna along the trail. Participants should be in healthy condition and accustomed to the altitude. Hike participants should bring extra clothing, rain gear, lunch, trail snacks, water and a camera. Transportation is provided from the Nature Center. Dogs are not allowed. Please call for hiking schedule and information about meeting locations.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional information: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  BFAG Guided Tour


Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:30 AM

Learn about alpine plants and the environment during a guided garden tour.  Meet at the Schoolhouse Gift Shop.   Allow about one hour for the tour.  $5.00 per person.

  Live Music: Texas Brandon


Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

  Sonnenalp Oktoberfest


Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:00 PM

Location: Sonnenalp Hotel

Live Music

Beer Hall Atmosphere

Authentic Fare

No Cost for Admission

For additional information: 970-479-5429

Recurring Event  Live Music: Brendan McKinney


Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:30 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

970-476-7676

www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Phil Long


Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 PM

Shakedown Bar - 304 Bridge Street

970-479-0556 or www.shakedownbarvail.com

  La Sportiva 5k & 10@10,000 Feet Trail Running Race


Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:00 AM

Eagle’s Nest
Vail Mountain – Top of Lionshead Village Gondola
Distances: 5k & 10k
Contact Info: Steve Croucher, Trail Running Race Director: 970.479.2280 x8 or scroucher@vailrec.com

http://www.vailrec.com/sports/trail-running-racing

Race Information
Bib pick up available Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. at Christy Sports in Vail or on-site at the base of the gondola on the day of the race from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The races begin at 9 a.m. at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola at Eagle's Nest on Vail Mountain. The race will also end at Eagle's Nest at the top of the mountain. Please be on the gondola no later than 8:30 a.m. to ensure an on-time start. The Gondola opens for racers and spectators from 8 to 9 a.m. The gondola will close at 9 a.m. Any racers or spectators who arrive after 9 a.m. will not be able to load the gondola to reach the race start.

Parking
Racers should park in the LionsHead parking structure where parking is free for the summer.

Recurring Event  Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show


Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:00 AM

Farmers' MarketThe Vail Farmers Market is entering its 11th year in Vail on Meadow Drive.

We have entertainment for everyone and bring people from all over to enjoy the Rocky Mountains on a Sunday. Enjoy strolling down Meadow Drive in Vail while tasting treats from Colorado.

Vail Farmers' Market

Recurring Event  Senior Golf Clinic


Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:00 AM

Location: Vail Golf Club

10 to 11 a.m., Sundays

Beginning June 15, 2014

$25 per clinic

Call 970-479-2260 to sign up

The Vail Golf Club will once again offer Senior Clinics for those ages 50 and older. These clinics will be offered weekly and often fill up. Instruction will include tips on balance and motion, maintaining or adding distance, using the latest technology in clubs and balls, learning scoring shots around the green and more. Happy Valley Grill will offer lunch entrees at 30% off to participants following the clinic and the Vail Golf Club pro shop offers 20% off of all merchandise to participants the day of the clinic.

www.vailrec.com



Recurring Event  Creekside Nature Tours from the Vail Farmer's Market


Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:00 AM

Sundays, June 15 through August 31, 2014

Depart from the Walking Mountains Science Center booth at the Vail Farmers' Market at 11 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

No cost, no reservations required

Ages: All Ages

Join the Nature Center for a casual stroll along Vail's streamside paths. Tours depart from the Walking Mountains Science Center Booth at the Vail Farmers' Market and end at the Vail Nature Center.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional informaton: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Jazz @ The Market


Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00 PM

Location: Jazz Tent at Solaris

www.vailjazz.org

Recurring Event  Live Music: Johnny Schleper


Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:00 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Creekside Nature Tours from the Vail Farmer's Market


Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:30 PM

Sundays, June 15 through August 31, 2014

Depart from the Walking Mountains Science Center booth at the Vail Farmers' Market at 11 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

No cost, no reservations required

Ages: All Ages

Join the Nature Center for a casual stroll along Vail's streamside paths. Tours depart from the Walking Mountains Science Center Booth at the Vail Farmers' Market and end at the Vail Nature Center.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional informaton: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Yoga


Monday, August 25, 2014 9:00 AM

Connect with nature through Vinyasa Flow yoga in Vail's most beatuiful location.

Mats provided. $12.00 per person. 

Recurring Event  BFAG Guided Tour


Monday, August 25, 2014 10:30 AM

Learn about alpine plants and the environment during a guided garden tour.  Meet at the Schoolhouse Gift Shop.   Allow about one hour for the tour.  $5.00 per person.

Recurring Event  Volunteer Day


Monday, August 25, 2014 12:00 PM

Help maintain the Gardens - tools, gloves and instruction provided.

  Monday Matinee - Walking with Dinosaurs


Monday, August 25, 2014 3:30 PM

Free movie and popcorn in the Vail Public Library Community Room.

Recurring Event  Aikido


Monday, August 25, 2014 5:30 PM

Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday at the Imagination Station in Lionshead. For more information contact Todd Fessenden at (970) 401-2145 or vailaikikai@gmail.com.

www.vailaikikai.com

Recurring Event  Evening Beaver Pond Tour


Monday, August 25, 2014 7:00 PM

Mondays & Thursdays, June 16 - September 1, 2014

7 - 8.30 p.m.

Ages: All Ages

$6 child/$12 adult/$35 family of 5

Reservations required.

Beavers are one of the animals that define the Rocky Mountains and Vail is lucky to have a healthy beaver population right in town. The evening begins at the Nature Center with a brief presentation about beavers, followed by a drive to a beaver pond where there is an active lodge. Bring warm clothes and a flashlight.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional information: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Adult Full-Day Nature Hikes


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:00 AM

Tuesdays & Saturdays, June 7 - September 27, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ages: 18 and older, ability to hike in strenuous conditions required.

$50 per person or $45 VRD Res

Two days a week throughout the summer naturalist guides from the Nature Center lead participants on all-day hikes throughout the Holy Cross and Eagles Nest Wilderness areas. Hikes are at a pace that allows participants to enjoy the flora and fauna along the trail. Participants should be in healthy condition and accustomed to the altitude. Hike participants should bring extra clothing, rain gear, lunch, trail snacks, water and a camera. Transportation is provided from the Nature Center. Dogs are not allowed. Please call for hiking schedule and information about meeting locations.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional information: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Baby Story time


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:00 AM

Babies from 0 - 18 months are invited to this interactive weekly program with songs, stories and movement. It's a great opportunity for babies and moms/dads to play together in a literary environment. Vail Public Library 970-479-2197, www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Preschool Storytime


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:00 AM

Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, children and caregivers join Cricket as she leads listeners in rhymes, songs, stories and more. Each story time also features an age appropriate art activity. At the Vail Public Library. 970-479-2184 www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Coors Light Coaching Hour


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:00 PM

Location: Vail Golf Club

5 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays

Beginning June 3, 2014

$25 per clinic

Call 970-479-2260 to sign up

This weekly program is limited to 16 people and includes unlimited range balls, two Coors and instruction from the Vail Golf Club professional staff. A perfect opportunity to practice golf prior to the Tuesday night free concerts at the Ford Amphitheater. 

www.vailrec.com


Recurring Event  Hot Summer Nights Concert Series


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:30 PM

The best place to be in Vail during the summer: Vail Valley Foundation’s immensely popular Tuesday night concert series. Concerts take place at the Ford Amphitheater in Ford Park, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Schedule of performers available on the website.

Tonight's Lineup: John Brown's Body

777-2015

www.vvf.org

Recurring Event  Live Music: Johnny Schleper


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 7:30 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

970-476-7676 or www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Stories in the Sky: Stargazing


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:00 PM

Tuesdays, June 17 - August 26, 2014

8.45 - 10 p.m. June & July

8.15 - 9.30 p.m. August

Ages: All Ages

$6 child/$12 adult/$35 family of 5

Reservations Required

From endless constellations, cascading shooting stars and full moons almost as bright as the sun, these are the realities in the mountains of Vail that should be experienced by all. Learn the constellation myths of different cultures and how to locate them in the sky.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional information: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Hot Summer Nights Afterparty: Brothers Keeper Trio


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9:00 PM

Shakedown Bar - 304 Bridge Street

970-479-0556 or www.shakedownbarvail.com

Recurring Event  Adult Half-Day Hikes


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:30 AM

Wednesdays, June 11 - September 24, 2014

8.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ages: 18 and older

$35 per person or $30 VRD Res

In the Rockies, we are fortunate to be surrounded by an abundance of beauty and biodiversity. Learn the basic skills you need to identifying local plants and wildlife, as well as fascinating information about their historic and modern uses. What berries are edible, what plants might save your life if you were stranded in the backcountry? Our expert naturalists will teach you on a leisurely hike on various trails in the Vail area. While easier and slower-paced than full-day hikes, participants must be able to hike 3-6 miles at high altitude. Hike participants should bring rain gear, trail snacks, water and a camera. Participants should wear sturdy footwear that is comfortable. Transportation is provided from the Nature Center. Dogs are not allowed. Please call for hiking schedule and information about meeting locations.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional information: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Yoga


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:00 AM

Connect with nature through Vinyasa Flow yoga in Vail's most beatuiful location.

Mats provided. $12.00 per person. 

Recurring Event  Toddler Storytime


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:00 AM

Toddler story hours contain songs, finger plays, art activities with sensory experiences and, of course, books. Active participation is encouraged from everybody as children enjoy these pre-reading activities designed to be the building blocks for strong readers and students. At the Vail Public Library. 479-2184 www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Preschool Storytime


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:00 AM

Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, children and caregivers join Cricket as she leads listeners in rhymes, songs, stories and more. Each story time also features an age appropriate art activity. At the Vail Public Library. 970-479-2184 www.vaillibrary.com

Recurring Event  Art Walk


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:00 AM

Meet at the Vail Village Welcome Center

Meet each Wednesday morning at the Vail Village Welcome Center on the top level of the parking structure for a free guided tour of Vail Village and the public art collection. After an introduction to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, the hour long tour winds its way through the Village with discussions of the history of the Vail Valley, the founding of Vail mountain, the master planning of the Village, and the importance of site-specific art. The Town’s public art collection includes 40 works ranging from painting, sculptures, murals, playground components, to site-integrated art.


  Vail Recreation District MTB Race #7


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:00 PM

Location TBD

Youth 8+ through adults (multiple race skill categories)

Contact: Beth Pappas, Mountain Bike Race Director: 970.479.2280 x9 or bpappas@vailrec.com

http://www.vailrec.com/sports/mountain-bike-racing/mtb-race-series

  Vail Summer Bluegrass Concert Series


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:00 PM

Tonight's Perfomer: Drew Emmitt Band

The inaugural Vail Summer Bluegrass Series will take place in Lionshead Village summer 2014. The Series will host nationally known bluegrass bands, local-to-CO craft breweries and feature the Lionshead Merchants Association.

www.vailbluegrass.com

  Personalized Paper Project - "Brag Books"


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:30 PM

The Town of Vail Public Library welcomes back local artist and author, Helen Hiebert, for a special personalized paper project.

 At 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 will be creating "Brag Books." Learn how to cut windows in your envelopes and turn them into photo holders, and then learn a unique way to hinge the envelopes to create book pages. Whether it is your summer vacation photos or the newest addition to your family, Helen's mini- photo albums will be a memorable keepsake or gift.

Helen Hiebert is a nationally recognized papermaker and artist whose products have been featured in House and Garden, Country Living, Oregon Home, and Architectural Records magazines. Hiebert is the author of many titles including “The Papermaker’s Companion,” “Papermaking with Plants,” and “Paper Illuminated.”

The cost for each workshop is $10 which includes materials and instruction. You may attend one, two or all three workshops but must R.S.V.P for each one. Space is limited so please R.S.V.P. to Liz Willhoff at 970-479-2190 or lwillhoff@vailgov.com.

Recurring Event  Aikido


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:30 PM

Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday at the Imagination Station in Lionshead. For more information contact Todd Fessenden at (970) 401-2145 or vailaikikai@gmail.com.

www.vailaikikai.com

Recurring Event  S'mores and More: Family Campfire Program


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:00 PM

Wednesdays & Fridays, June 25 - August 29, 2014

7 - 8.30 p.m.

Ages: All Ages

$6 child/$12 adult/$35 family of 5

Reservations Required

A warm campfire, exciting stories of woodland adventures and the sweet smell of burning marshmallows fill this family program at the Vail Nature Center. A variety of themes are covered.

Vail Nature Center: 601 Vail Valley Drive

For additional information: 970-479-2291

Recurring Event  Live Music: Brendan McKinney


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:30 PM

The Red Lion - 304 Bridge Street

970-476-7676

www.theredlion.com

Recurring Event  Live Music: Dave Tucker


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:00 PM

Shakedown Bar - 304 Bridge Street

970-479-0556 or www.shakedownbarvail.com
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