Arts Calendar

Mountain Arts Calendar – December 2017

All dates, times & prices are subject to change

CLASSICAL MUSIC
Estes Park
• Dec. 2: Estes Park Chorale “We Need a Little Christmas Concert,” Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 2-4pm, $10
• Dec. 15-16: Oratorio Society of Estes Park: Bach to Ballet to Brubaker, Estes Park High School, 7-8:30pm, donations
• Tuesdays-Wednesdays: James Davis’ Spanish & Classical Guitar, Twin Owls Steak House, 6pm, free
• Friday-Saturday: Ray Young Jazz Piano, Nicky’s Steakhouse, 6pm, free
Summit County
• Dec. 24: Santa at A-Basin w/Summit Choral Society, Arapahoe Basin, 11am-1pm, free

CRAFTS/SEWING/QUILTING
Georgetown
• Dec. 7: Adult Craft Night, John Tomay Memorial Library, 5:30pm, free
• Dec. 20: Make Gingerbread Houses, John Tomay Memorial Library, 1-3pm, free
Idaho Springs
• Dec. 4: Adult Craft Night, Idaho Springs Library, 5:30pm, free
• Dec. 22: Make Gingerbread Houses, Idaho Springs Library, 5:1-3pm, free
Gilpin County
• Dec. 1, 15 & 29: Friday Stitching Circle, Gilpin County Library, noon-3pm, free
• Dec. 7, 21 & Jan. 4: Stitchers Get-Together, Gilpin County Community Center, 8:30am-noon, free
Golden Gate Canyon
• Dec. 2: Wreath Making & Kid’s Crafts, Golden Gate Grange, 10am, $
Coal Creek Canyon
• Dec. 5 & Jan. 2: Coal Creek Quilters, Coal Creek Coffee, 6pm, free
Nederland
• Dec. 5: Quirky Quilters, Nederland Community Library, 10am-noon, free
• Dec. 14: Ned Knits, Nederland Community Library, 1-3pm, free
Allenspark
• Dec. 14 & 28: Courageous Creators, The Old Gallery, 2-4pm, free
• Tuesdays: Warped Weavers, Kelley House, 8:30am, free
Lyons
• Dec. 1: Lucky Stars For Beginners, Lyons Quilting, 10am, $50
• Dec. 2: Quiltworx Bootcamp, Lyons Quilting,
10am, $30
• Dec. 4: Collage, Lyons Quilting, 10am, $75
• Dec. 6: Open Sewing, Lyons Quilting, 10am $10
• Dec. 10: Quiltworx Anonymous, Lyons Quilting, 1pm, $10
• Dec. 16: Art-4-Art Trading Cards, Lyons Regional Library, 12:30-1:30pm, free
• Dec. 19: Gypsy Wife Quilt-A-Long Class, Lyons Quilting, 10am, $15-$35
Estes Park
• Dec. 2: Make and Take – Holiday Wrapping, Tags & Bags, Estes Valley Library, 11am-3pm, free
• Dec. 2: Color Theory, The Stitchin’ Den, 1-4pm, $30
• Dec. 7 & 21: Beginning to Knit Class, The Stitchin’ Den, 1pm, $20
• Dec. 14: Beginning Quilting, The Stitchin’ Den, 1pm, $20
• Dec. 14 & 28: Beginning Crochet, The Stitchin’ Den, 1pm, $20
• Dec. 21: Adult Coloring Club, Estes Valley Library, 3pm, free
• Dec. 28: Quilting – Beyond Basics, The Stitchin’ Den, 1pm, $20
• Mondays: Palette Pals Open Art Studio, Estes Park Senior Center, 9am-noon, free
• Mondays: Stitch ‘n Rippers Quilters, New Covenant Church, 1pm, free
• Tuesdays: Trail Ridge Quilters, Estes Park Medical Center, 1pm, free
• Wednesdays: Chat, Knit, Spin & Weave Any Handwork, Weavers Attic, 1pm, free
• Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays: Weaving Demonstrations, Old Church Shops Weavers Attic, 1pm, free
• Fridays: Friday Fireplace Flames Craft Group, Estes Park Senior Center, 9:30am, free

FILM/PHOTOGRAPHY
Georgetown
• Dec. 2-3 & 9-10: Christmas Market Art Exhibit & “Christmas Gift” Movie, Georgetown Heritage Center, noon-4pm, donations
Idaho Springs
• Dec. 9: Dive In Movie – “Elf,” Clear Creek Recreation Center, 6pm, $
Nederland
• Dec. 6: Dinner & A Movie Series [Family Night] – “The Goonies,” Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar, 6-8pm, free
• Dec 13: Dinner & A Movie Series – “The Big Lebowski,” Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar, 7-9pm, free
• Dec 20: Dinner & A Movie Series – “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar, 7-9pm, free
• Dec 27: Dinner & A Movie Series – “Labyrinth,” Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar, 7-9pm, free
• Fridays-Saturdays: Film Screening, Backdoor Theater, $3/$6
Lyons
• Dec. 1-Jan. 5: “Commercial Photography” Lyons Area Photographers Showcase, Lyons Town Hall,
Estes Park
• Mondays-Sundays: Film Screenings, Historic Park Theater, $
• Mondays-Sundays: Film Screenings, Reel Mountain Theater, $

FINE ART/PAINTING/GALLERY EVENTS
Georgetown
• Dec. 2-3 & 9-10: Christmas Market Art Exhibit & “Christmas Gift” Movie, Georgetown Heritage Center, noon-4pm, donations
Evergreen
• Dec. 1-24: “Holiday Treasures” Exhibition, Shadow Mountain Gallery, 10am-5:30pm, $
Idaho Springs
• Dec. 2: Clear Creek Recreation Center’s Wine & Unwind w/Amie Harvey, Elks Lodge #607, 6pm, $40
Coal Creek Canyon
• Thursdays: Watercolor Painting Class w/Kathy Bremers, CCCIA Community Hall, 9:30am-noon, $15
Lyons
• Dec. 3: Mala Making Workshop, Western Stars Gallery & Studio, 6-9pm, $25-$50
• Dec. 10: Holiday Kids’ Gift Painting Class, Western Stars Gallery & Studio, 1-3pm, $25
• Dec. 15: Holiday Sip n’ Paint, Western Stars Gallery & Studio, 6-8pm, $35
Estes Park
• Dec. 1: Special Holiday Event – Meet Our Artists w/David Potter, Aspen & Evergreen Gallery, 5-7pm, free
• Dec. 1-31: Annual Holiday Art Show, Earthwood Collections & Earthwood Artisans, 10am-9pm, free
• Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: Sip & Paint, Murphy’s Resort, 7pm, $45
• Fridays-Mondays: (through Dec. 29): Artist Bill Fritz’ “A New Beginning” Exhibit Opening Reception, Art Center of Estes Park, 10am-5pm, free

LITERARY EVENTS/BOOK GROUPS
Idaho Springs
• Dec. 18: Book Group, Idaho Springs Library, 6pm, free
Gilpin County
• Dec. 6: First Wednesday Lunch Book Club – “Murder at the Brown Palace,” Gilpin County Public Library, noon, free
• Dec. 12: Second Tuesday Book Club, Gilpin County Public Library, 6:30pm, free
Coal Creek Canyon
• Dec. 7: Coal Creek Book Club – “The Wonder,” Coal Creek Coffee, 6:30pm, free
Nederland
• Dec. 14: Mountain MidLIfe Book Group, TBD, 6:30pm, free w/registration
Allenspark
• Dec. 8: Women’s Book Club – “Glass Houses,” The Old Gallery, 4pm, free
Lyons
• Dec. 21: Active Adult 50+ Book Club, Walt Self Center, 12:30pm, free
• Wednesdays: All Ages Story Time & Craft, Lyons Regional Library, 10:30am, free
Estes Park
• Dec. 1: “Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes – Colorado” Book Signing & Presentation, Estes Park Mountain Shop, 7-9pm, free
• Dec. 1-2: Holiday Used Book Sale, Estes Valley Library, 10am-4pm, free
• Dec. 5: Author Gennifer Choldenko, Estes Park High School, 8:30am-1:15pm, free
• Dec. 8-9: Polar Express Trolley Ride & Reading, Estes Valley Library, 6:20-7:30pm, free-$5
• Dec. 15:, “A Season To Lie” Author Emily Littlejohn Book Signing, Macdonald Book Shop, TBD, free
• Dec. 17: “Ann Strange Owl: A Northern Cheyenne Memoir” Authors Ann Strange Owl & Sharon Arms, Macdonald Book Shop, 1-3pm, free
• Dec. 19: Reading is Doctor Recommended – “The Joy Diet,” Estes Valley Library, 7-8:30pm, free

MUSEUMS
Georgetown
• Dec. 2-3 & 9-10: Christmas Market Self-Guided Tours, Hotel de Paris, 10am-5pm, $3-$7
Idaho Springs
• Mondays-Sundays: Museum Open, Visitor Center Heritage Museum, free
• Thursdays-Mondays: Museum & Tours Open, Argo Gold Mill & Tunnel, 10am-3pm, $14-$22
• Saturdays-Sundays: Museum Open, The Underhill Museum, 11am-5pm, free
Central City
• Tuesdays-Sundays: Museum Open, Thomas House, 10am-4pm, $5
Estes Park
• Fridays-Saturdays: Museum Open, Estes Park Museum, 10am-4pm, free
• Sunday: Museum Open, Estes Park Museum, 1-4pm, free

THEATER/OPERA/DANCE/FASHION
Idaho Springs
• Mondays (through March 19): Mainstream/Beginning Square Dancing, Clear Creek Recreation Center, 6:30, $6
Gilpin County
• Fridays: Cardio Dance, Gilpin County Recreation Center, 9:30am, $7.25/$9.25
Golden Gate Canyon
• Dec. 8: Peak to Peak Chorale – “Winter Mischief; or, Florence meets the TommyKnocker,” Golden Gate Grange, 7pm, $
Nederland
• Mondays: International Folk Dancing, Nederland Community Center, 7pm, $5
• Wednesdays: Soul Sweat/Planet Motion, Nederland Community Center, 6-7pm, $12
Fourmile Canyon
• Dec. 3: “So We Know We Can Dance,” Salina Schoolhouse, 4-5:30pm, $10
Sunshine Canyon
• Dec. 7: Ecstatic Dance, The StarHouse, 7pm, $10-$15
Estes Park
• Dec. 1-2: The Kitchen Witches, American Legion Post #119, 7pm, $15
• Dec. 3: The Kitchen Witches, American Legion Post #119, 2pm, $15
• Dec. 6, 13 & 20: Ageless Boogie Jazz Dance Classes, Estes Park Senior Center, 1-2pm, $44-$58/6 weeks
• Dec. 16: Dances of Universal Peace, Estes Park Yoga, 4-6pm, $10

WRITING
Georgetown
• Wednesdays: Women’s Writing Group, Sol, 6:30pm, free
Nederland
• Dec. 4 & 18: Writing Skills, Nederland Community Center, 1:15pm, free
• Dec. 13 & 27: Writing Life Stories, Nederland Community Center, 1pm, free
• Dec. 19: Writer’s Circle, Nederland Community Library, 5pm, free
Lyons
• Dec. 6: Word Wednesdays w/Kayann Short, Ph.D, Lyons Regional Library, 6:30-8pm, free

© Originally published in the December 2017 issue of the MMAC Monthly

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