April 2017 Around Town

The Summer Camp Your Kids Will Never Forget

For a state that has everything to offer, it’s amazing that we still hear those two dreaded words from our kids, “I’m bored!” Well, guess what? We’ve got a remedy for that this summer. Community Sailing of Colorado offers an incredible series of summer camps for kids ages 5-17 in Boulder and Denver. Learn to Sail, Intermediate, Advanced, and even a Stand Up Paddleboard/Windsurfing Camp are all part of what we do to cure the summer boredom blues. We even trick campers into learning through experiential education as we help bring the physics of sailing to life. Camps run from 9:00am-3:30pm (M-F) and in just one week we help them become confident sailors through applied problem solving, teamwork, and creativity. We also have Free Sail Nights for the whole family to join in the fun! For more information visit CommunitySailing.org

Denver International Wine Festival Recognized by Food and Wine Magazine

The Denver International Wine Festival has been recognized by Food and Wine magazine as one of the “Best Wine Festivals Across America”.

From the many wine festivals around the country, it was recognized along with renowned festivals such as the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, the Nantucket Wine Festival, Taste Washington and the New York Wine Experience.

Organized by wine journalists rather than a local promotion board, the Denver International Wine Festival draws in winemakers from across the globe, many of them underrepresented at similar festivals. (Esoteric wines are welcome; Hungarian wines were a highlight of the 2016 event.) The Pairsine Chefs Fine Food and Wine Pairing Competition is a yearly favorite, where Colorado chefs compete to create dishes paired with two standout wines, with the audience tasting and determining the winner. Wine tours show off several of Colorado’s still little-known wineries”.

Now in its 13th year, the Denver International Wine Festival, hosted by Wine Country Network, Inc., attracts vintners from around the world, and showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region. Its signature wine and food pairing event, Pairsine, features some of Colorado’s top chefs creating gourmet food pairings for gold-medal wines from the Denver International Wine Competition, and draws hundreds of attendees each year. The 2017 Denver International Wine Festival will take place November 1-3 at the Denver Marriott Westminster. DenverWineFest.com

Unlock the Keys to Spring at Keystone Resort

In the midst of the fourth snowiest winter ever at Keystone Resort, the resort is primed as the perfect location for a family spring skiing and snowboarding getaway. With more than 18 feet of snow this season, Keystone previously announced a season extension through Sunday, April 16, allowing for additional time to hit the slopes this spring. With current lodging offers providing up to 40 percent savings, and all kids 12 and younger skiing and snowboarding for free with any stay of two nights or more when booked through Keystone, families can enjoy the benefits of a spring ski trip together.

March and April offer skiers and riders the chance to enjoy plentiful soft snow, sunny afternoons and late-season powder days, all perfect for creating lifelong family experiences in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. For a full schedule of events, information on lodging, lift tickets, ski school and activities, visit KeystoneResort.com

Parker Orthodontics Announces College Scholarship Program

Dr. Jeff Collins, of Parker Orthodontics, is committed to supporting the Parker community in various ways. His latest effort is the establishment of the Parker Orthodontics Smiling Senior Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating high school senior in the Parker area. “I truly value our community and part of my mission is to share smiles, not only through orthodontic treatment, but in giving back and supporting our youth.  I’m honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the education of a student in our community,” explains Dr. Collins.

Scholarship applications are available on the Parker Orthodontics website. A brief questionnaire, a sealed transcript and a letter of acceptance from the chosen college is required to be considered for the scholarship. All application materials must be returned to Parker Orthodontics by Friday, April 7th. For more information visit, ParkerOrthodontics.com