LIFT-UP’s Snow Strut Against Hunger day of snowshoeing and skiing on the Flat Tops will be held Saturday, March 23. Participants (preregistration required) can take a shuttle bus or drive 16 miles up the Buford Road west of New Castle, then ski or snowshoe one mile to a private cabin, where they can enjoy a chili lunch before spending the remainder of the day enjoying the views and snow.Proceeds help LIFT-UP raise even more money since the event qualifies the nonprofit for the Feinstein Million Dollar Challenge, a private foundation that has put up $1 million nationwide to help fight hunger.Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop in Glenwood Springs will offer a 50 percent discount on equipment rental. Simply present your ticket.Tickets are $20 adults, $10 children 16 and under, or $30 registration day. Registration forms are available at all LIFT-UP offices, area sports shops and recreation centers, or by calling 945-2005 or visiting http://www.active.com.
Tickets are on sale now for the second Beyond Bluegrass Festival of Acoustic Music, today through Sunday at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House.Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, veterans of the David Grisman Quintet, play at 8 p.m. tonight. The Tim O’Brien Band, with Bryan Sutton, Dirk Powell and Casey Driessen, plays at 8 p.m. Saturday.Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, eight-time Grammy winners, wrap up the festival with a show at 7 p.m. on Sunday.Admission for all shows is $95; for three shows of your choice, pay $75. Single tickets are also on sale.Admission to Mike Marshall and Darol Anger is $25, The Tim O’Brien Band is $30; and Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder is $30. Seating is reserved. To make a purchase or for more information, call the Wheeler Box Office at 920-5770 or visit beyondbluegrass.com.
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