Mountain Mix

November Mountain Mix – The Best of All the Rest

November 2
Armchair Travelogue: Wilds of Borneo
On Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. an Armchair Travelogue Event: Wilds of Borneo, takes place the CCCIA Hall. Join Orval Ray and Denise Wilson as they share their adventures and misadventures on the trip of a lifetime. From the pristine waters of Sipadan to the jungles of Bako National Park, come and experience The Wilds of Borneo. The evet is $5 and kids 12 and under are free. To RSVP, call Jane at 303-642-3129 or e-mail Visit to learn more.

November 4
Debunking Common Exercise
& Strength Training Myths
Veteran fitness trainer, Roy Cohen presents a hands-on discussion “Debunking Common Exercise & Strength Training Myths,” Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Nederland Community Center Fitness Studio Room. He will explain and breakdown myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes commonly associated with exercise and strength training. Cohen will also demonstrate several safe body weight exercises for functional fitness that can be done at home or in the office. The presentation is $5. Learn more at

November 6
Secrets of Forecasting Weather in Colorado
Joel Gratz, founding meteorologist at Open Snow will present “Secrets of Forecasting Weather in Colorado,” Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at Salto Coffee Works/Tin Shed Sports in Nederland. Shortly after moving to Boulder for graduate school, Gratz found most snow reports were inaccurate, so he set out to do a better job at predicting the powder he and his friends wanted to ski. He says, in a nutshell, there are no strong signals to indicate a below or above average snow fall this season, but “let’s hope for the best.” Join Gratz to learn more about snow and how to forecast it accurately. Salto will be serving “Kpow’s Bomb A$$ tacos” and craft beer on tap. RSVP to and visit for more information.

Final Watershed Master Plan Meeting
The Coal Creek Canyon Final Watershed Mater Plan is complete. Check it out, Nov. 6, from 6-9 p.m. at the CCCIA Hall, 31528 Colorado Hwy. 72, at a presentation hosted by TEG – The Environmental Group. The goals for this meeting are to review, discuss and evaluate the Final Master Plan and priorities for projects along Coal Creek and incorporate any final community feedback into the Master Plan. A community pot luck is planned with a presentation by the Middle School River Watch Group. Some snacks and drinks will be provided, but bring a dish to share. Now is the time to get started on the 30 projects identified to increase the flood resiliency of Coal Creek Canyon. Watch a 2 minute video at http:/ Visit or for more information.

November 7
First Friday Art Show
Nederland local artist Theresa Bagby shows off her incredible art at a First Friday Art Show at Salto Coffee Works, Nov. 7 from 6-9 p.m. Bagby will also be Salto’s featured artist for the month of November. The First Friday Art Show includes live music by Boulder’s Nice Work Jazz Combo, light appetizers and happy hour drinks all night long. The Nice Work Jazz Combo plays unique arrangements of jazz standards and popular tunes for your dancing and listening pleasure. Visit for more information.

November 8
Lyons Fire Protection District Black Tie Dinner Fundraiser
Join the members of the Lyons Fire Protection District for an unforgettable evening, Nov. 8 from 6-11 p.m., at The Greenbriar Inn, 8735 N. Foothills Hwy., including a gourmet meal, entertainment and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the rebuilding of Lyons Fire Station No. 2 lost during the 2013 flood. Rent a tuxedo for the black tie event from Men’s Wearhouse and support LFPD. Use the code 5536595. Tickets are available online at

Wildlife and Winter Hike
Volunteer Boulder County Parks & Open Space naturalists lead an easy one-mile hike at Mud Lake Open Space, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, to learn how animals prepare for and survive winter in the high country. The group will also look for signs of wildlife activity, including tracks, scat, and browse marks on trees and shrubs. Visit www. or call 303-678-6200 for more information.

November 13
Enriching Estes With a Giving Heart
Celebrate National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 13, to highlight the mark volunteers make on the community and learn about the 100-year tradition of philanthropy in Rocky Mountain National Park at the free Enriching Estes With a Giving Heart event. The event takes place at the YMCA of the Rockies, Willome Building from 4-6 p.m. Meet and mingle and visit non-profit booths while recognizing the individuals and organizations that make a difference and enhance the quality of life in Estes Park. Heavy hor d’oeuvres, beer and wine provided. Visit to learn more.

November 14
Winter Wellness presentation
Join Joelle Dunaetz, coach and trainer with Wellness in Balance and Gilpin Recreation for a Winter Wellness presentation at Gilpin Community Center, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. This class will focus on how participants can improve their health going into the winter season. Dunaetz will share how to improve the immune system, reduce chances of getting an illness and steps to take to be as healthy as possible in the cold seasons. With a focus as a wellness coach, Dinaetz offers practical, do-able ways for participants to move their bodies and practice good health habits. She works to remove the mental and physical barriers and understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle at any age. Offering different ways to improve wellbeing, contact Joelle Dunaetz at 303-642-0428 for more information or a private training.

November 21
Wine & Canvas
The Tapestry Coffee House presents Wine & Canvas, Nov. 21, with featured artist Jason Rideout. Come in and enjoy some wine while painting on canvas. Rideout will teach the basics of some fabulous art techniques and a dinner special as well as the regular menu of great food will be offered. Visit, e-mail or call 303-747-2838 for more information.

November 22
Peak to Peak Chamber Music Concert No. 3
The Oratorio Society of Estes Park and Allenspark Community Cultures Council presents chamber music, old and new, at the Peak to Peak Concert No. 3, Nov. 22 from 3-4 p.m., at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 2000 Ptarmigan Trail in Estes Park. Admission is free and donations accepted. Musicians include The Four Horns featuring Scott Anderson, Jerry Brubaker, Julie Esposito, and Carolyn LaVallee and the Q2 Strings with Mary Jo Andrews, Marti DeYoung, Kathy Hornbein, Claudia Hook, Karen Olson, and Jeff Tyler. A reception follows the concert for everyone to meet these leaders in the Oratorio Society Chamber Orchestra. For more information, call 970-586-2192 or visit

Santa’s North Pole Adventure & Holiday Lights Trains
Santa returns to the Georgetown Loop Railroad to pass out more presents and treats. Join Santa and his helpers aboard decorated, enclosed, heated coaches on weekends starting Nov. 22, the weekend before Thanksgiving, through Dec. 14, and then daily through Dec. 24. After the holiday, from Dec. 26 though Jan. 4, Santa comes back on vacation, and will be passing out goodies to the little ones. Holiday Lights Trains are offered on Friday and Saturday evenings starting Nov. 28 and running through Dec. 31. This train allows riders to enjoy a beautiful synchronized holiday music and light show in the forest above Georgetown. Winding through the beautiful snow covered Colorado Rocky Mountains in our enclosed heated coaches is a unique wintertime experience. Visit for more information.

5K Turkey Trot
The 2014 5K Turkey Trot returns to the Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, Nov. 22 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The course is a combination of roads, paths, and trails at the scenic Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village. Registration includes T-shirt and post-race meal. All proceeds benefit Easter Seals Colorado. For registration information, visit

November 29
Qi Gong and Dao Yin For Nourishing Life
The public is invited to come and learn Wudang Qi Gong and Dao Yin (Chinese yoga) to improve physical, emotional and spiritual health, Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa, 6120 Highway 7, Estes Park. These sacred ancient forms and healing techniques have been passed down for centuries only to Taoist priests in the temples of Wudang Mountain, China. Tuition in $99 in advance or $109 at the door. Bring a lunch or reserve an organic, vegan lunch for $15. Stay the night with special rates and attend Master Chen’s Sunday morning lecture and community Tai Chi for free. For more information and to register, visit or call 970-586-8133. For more infromation, visit

November 30
A-Basin Kids Ski Free Days
Celebrate your kids during Kids Ski Free Days from Nov. 30-Dec. 19 at Arapahoe Basin. Children 14 and under ski and ride for free without restrictions, no strings attached, no purchase necessary—just come to the ticket window and pick up a ticket. Also, on Saturdays and Sundays during Kids Ski Free Days, there will be a free hot chocolate bar in the A-Frame just for kids with kids entertainment from 2-4 p.m. Adults and kids can also take a free “One Run Lesson” from 10 a.m.-noon. Meet the Snowsports Instructors and sign up at the tent in the Base Area. Visit or call 1-888-ARAPAHOE to find out more.

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