August 2021 Lariat Loop Newsletter
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August 2021 Newsletter

This month, we're profiling three Lariat Loop members:

1. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
(720)865-2494
https://www.redrocksonline.com/
This open-air amphitheatre is built into a rock structure and hosts some of the biggest performers in the world. The Visitor Center houses exhibits related to the park and amphitheatre, special even spaces, restrooms and retail space.

2. The Fort Restaurant
19192 CO-8, Morrison
(303)697-4771
https://thefort.com/
The Fort is a full-scale adobe replica of a famous 19th century fur trading fort. The menu is inspired by the Trappers, traders and American Indian recipes of that era, and we’re known as “New Foods of the Old West”. The Fort sells more buffalo entrees than any other independent restaurant, and is known for our game meats, seafood, vegetarian options,  and home made desserts. The Fort has an extensive wine selection and has earned the Wine Spectator Award each year for over 10years. 

3. Lutheran Medical Center

8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge
(303)425-4500
https://www.sclhealth.org/locations/lutheran-medical-center/
Lutheran Medical Center is a community-based, acute-care hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. It includes Lutheran Hospice Center and Lutheran Spine Center at Denver West. Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a nonprofit faith-based health system with 11 hospitals in three states.


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Center for the Arts Evergreen Events presents:
 
August 13, 2021
120 for $120 Opening Reception, 4-7pm | Gala Selection event September 10, 5-8pm
 
120 for $120 has become one of CAE’s signature fundraising events. For this exhibit and auction event, 120 works of art are collected throughout the spring and summer and exhibited during August. On the night of the gala event, ticket buyers scan the walls, building their list of artworks that excite them. When the ticket buyer’s number is drawn, they choose from the pieces that are still hanging. This year, the 120 for $120 exhibit opens for public pre-viewing on August 13, and the gala event is Friday, September 10 from 5-8 pm (drawing begins promptly at 6 pm). There are two ways to participate in the September 10 event, either in person or via Zoom. Tickets for the selection event will sell out quickly and may be purchased at https://evergreenarts.org/event/120-for-120/.
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Center for the Arts Evergreen Events presents:
 
August 27, 2021
Moors & McCumber (part of CAE’s Summer Concert Series)
Outdoor seating starts at 6:30pm – concert starts at 7pm
Tickets $25 (https://evergreenarts.org/2021-concert-series/)
BYO chair or blanket; Food available for purchase from Slife’s Devil Dogs and Sweet Freeze Shave Ice; Beer and wine available for donations
 
Join us on Friday, August 27, as we welcome Americana duo Moors & McCumber to the CAE outdoor stage. James Moors and Kort McCumber grew up in different places and listening to different kinds of music – classical, rock, bluegrass, you name it. But when they met ten years ago, they knew they’d found something golden. Since then, they’ve been cultivating their wide-ranging musical influences in songs that delve into love and life through haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies, and dazzling instrumental proficiency. As Grammy award-winning producer Lloyd Maines puts it, “these guys should be playing every major festival in the country. They bring it all to the stage and deliver it in a big way.” Moors & McCumber have also been called “a modern-day version of Crosby, Stills and Nash.” Don’t miss this third concert in CAE’s new Summer Concert Series!
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Where Are the Elk?

At the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, this is one of the most asked questions we receive. We often have the answer, but not always! So, we decided to increase our chances of being able to direct folks by creating an event that partners local artists by installing elk-inspired pieces at local businesses. Everyone is encouraged to go visit each of the businesses acting as a host site to enjoy a wide variety of artwork. We are lucky to have some very established artists participating and some newer, younger artists just getting started. Where are the elk, you ask? Go to evergreenchamber.org for a map to all the locations! I will bet that while you are discovering some really awesome artwork, you will also find some local businesses that are new to you too! Artwork will be up for viewing until September 9th.

Nancy Judge, President/CEO
Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce
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 From the Evergreen Park & Recreation District:

Boating Season at Evergreen Lake
Evergreen Park & Recreation District is open Mon-Sun, 8 a.m. -  7 p.m. for boating/paddleboards at Evergreen Lake. Check out the website for costs and lake rules. 
https://www.evergreenrecreation.com/221/Boating-Paddleboarding
 
 
Evergreen Trail Race Series – Staunton State Park 20K – August 7
Join us at Staunton State Park for a beautiful 20k trail race. Runners will start at 8,215 feet of elevation and reach an elevation of 9,579 feet at the Eagle Cliff Overlook. Please bring a water bottle. This is a cup-free race.  
https://www.evergreenrecreation.com/249/Evergreen-Trail-Race-Series

EPRD Summer Concert Series August 11, 6 – 7:30 PM
Free concerts on the lawn in front of Evergreen Lake House. Get ready to enjoy a picnic under the stars with friends and family while enjoying music from a range of talent, both local and national. The music acts feature Americana, rock, jazz, pop, Motown, country, and bluegrass. It's an unforgettable summer experience! Parking is very limited.This is a family-friendly, free event. Bring a blanket and a picnic, or feel free to use one of our food truck vendors.
https://www.evergreenrecreation.com/257/Summer-Concert-Series
 
 
Kids Triathlon, August 15
Kids ages 5 to 10 years get to swim, bike, and run in this friendly triathlon at Buchanan Park Rec Center and the Buchanan Trail. Registration is required.
https://www.evergreenrecreation.com/255/Kids-Triathlon
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Dino Ridge presents:

DINOSAUR OF THE MONTH CLUB
It's not too late to join the new year-long collector's club launched in June for dinosaur fans of all ages. Each month, members pick up a dinosaur figure representing one of the types of Cretaceous or Jurassic period creatures identified through fossil remains found at Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison. An informational card listing details about each month's dinosaur will have you sounding like a paleontologist at your next party. For example, did you know the first ever Stegosaurus fossil was excavated at Dinosaur Ridge in 1877? The 12-month program costs $100 and requires going to the Main Visitor Center to pick up each month's surprise dinosaur. You can join by calling 303-697-3466 x115 or emailing [email protected].
 
WALK WITH A GEOLOGIST
If you haven't yet explored Triceratops Trail near Fossil Trace Golf Course in Golden, you are in for a rare treat that includes closeup viewing of fossilized prehistoric plant imprints, insect trackways, bird-like Therapods, duck-billed Hadrosaurids, and most impressively a giant Tyrannosaurus footprint near some old stomping grounds of numerous Triceratops. The best way to experience the trail is on a walk with a geologist to hear detailed explanations about the rock formations and history of fossil finds. The next scheduled walk is happening Saturday, August 14 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 and registration is online at dinoridge.org or by calling 303-697-3466 x103.
 
FIELD TRIP TO THE FORT COLLINS MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY
Join a small group of likewise curious locals on a guided field trip to Fort Collins where a Museum of Discovery curator will take us on a VIP tour of the exhibits. The 16,000 square foot main gallery combines exhibits in an open floor plan currently features a Smithsonian exhibition called Life in One Cubic Foot. Learn what a cubic foot of land, water, or air reveals about the amazing diversity of our planet. We'll also study the museum's fossil wall to see the plants and animals that called Fort Collins home millions of years before there was a Fort Collins. Space is limited, register at dinoridge.org or email [email protected] for details. Lunch is included.
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