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Exploration: Musical stargazing and an art exhibition in Hayden

Join Yampatika, Strings Music Festival and CMC's Paul McCudden for Musical Stargazing on Tuesday at Legacy Ranch.
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Musical Stargazing

Take your stargazing a step further this weekend.

Strings Music Festival and Yampatika have teamed up to bring Musical Stargazing, a new event, to the Legacy Ranch from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 26.

The first of its kind, this program will feature classical music by Quartet Bellini. After the music, learn basic astronomy from Colorado Mountain College Professor Paul McCudden as the sun sets and stars rise.

Telescopes will be onsite for stargazing. Shuttle pick-ups will be from the U.S. Forest Service building in Steamboat Springs at 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.

Mountain Tap to raise funds for “Saving the San Juans” efforts

Breweries across Colorado are joining forces to support a new initiative, “Save the San Juans Saturday,” in response to the unprecedented closure of the San Juan National Forest due to the 416 Fire.

On Saturday, Mountain Tap Brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold to the Community Emergency Relief Fund, which assists with a broad range of emergencies in Southwest Colorado and is currently focused on the 416 Fire efforts.

“As a fellow brewpub in a mountain outdoor recreation-centric community, we can imagine the pain the businesses are feeling in the south area of the state,” said Mountain Tap owner and brewmaster Rich Tucciarone in a news release. “What if our Routt National Forest had to close to the public for the busy summer recreation season?”

According to Ska Brewing in Durango, the Community Emergency Relief Fund has raised more than $80,000 for fire relief and hopes to raise $500,000.

Hayden’s first local artists exhibition

The Hayden Library and Friends of the Library are proudly presenting their first Local Artists Art Show.

Nine local artists will showcase new work in the show, which will run from June 22 to July 9. There will be an opening celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hayden Library.

Featured artists include: Jeffrey Simon from Whitewood Designs; Anne Lane from A Lane Arts; Sarann Fritts from My Dream Needlecraft; Patrick Zabel from ZabelArt; Lauretta Davidson, a weaving designer; Laurel Watson, acrylic painter; Michael Kenney, oil and acrylic painter; and Susan Koehler, oil painter.

“There is a perception that there is only an art community in Steamboat,” said Ana Lash, Hayden Library director. “But we discovered there are multiple artists right in our own backyard.”

There will also be refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library as well as musical entertainment by area musicians Arianna, Hadassah and Will Ward on violins and guitar.

“It is an exciting time to be in Hayden — the heart of the Yampa Valley — and having the library be the center of a burgeoning art community,” Lash said. “We especially want to encourage people to come and meet the artists and the community.”

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

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