Friday, May 13, 2011

Boulder County Summer Camps for Kids

Arts, Music, Adventure and Educational Summer Fun Abounds

Kamp Kutandara offers a unique, cross-cultural program for ages 4-12.

Kamp Kutandara, June 6-17 and June 20-July 1

This is summer camp with a twist! Kamp Kutandara is a unique cross cultural program that gives children an in-depth opportunity to explore a wide range of music, dance and art from Africa in a day camp setting. Kids play by ear and build their musical confidence on all levels. If your kids are already doing music, this is the perfect match. If your kids haven¹t yet had success with conventional music - you'll love this! No prior musical experience necessary.

Activities include African Art, Drumming and Dance, Songs and Games, Zimbabwean Marimba (Ages 6-12 only).

Ages 4-5, 9-11:30 am
Ages 6-12, 9 am-1 pm

Learn more and register online:

Renaissance Adventures, May 27-August 19

Since 1995, Renaissance Adventures™ has offered quality educational and recreational youth programs - outdoor summer day quests, year-round after-school enrichment classes, workshops and presentations in schools and other children’s organizations, and performances and interactive events at birthday parties and festivals. Of the variety of programs offered, the primary one is a unique experiential learning game called Adventure Quest. Summer Quests are "a remarkable blend of imagination, creative problem-solving and artistic expression."

Full and half-day programs are available for ages 6-16.

Visit the website for more information and to register online:

Science Discovery, May 31-July 29

Science Discovery offers a wide variety of classes for ages 4-16. Math, science and technology are taught with hands-on activities that are fun and informative. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced teachers utilize university and community resources to produce a stimulating environment, both indoors and out, and a variety of field experiences. New classes are offered each summer. This year, Science Discovery will offer more than 200 classes, including 30 new classes, over their 9-week summer session.

Classes are offered 9am-4pm for ages 4-14.

For more information and to register online, visit

Hanuman Yoga and Music Festival Comes to Boulder, June 16-19

Boulder’s White Swan Records Celebrates 20 Years With
Music Festival Offerings

MC Yogi will perform at the Boulder Theater on Friday, June 17

It's been 20 years since White Swan Music first opened as a small music distributor in Boulder, Colorado. Two decades later, they're still small, but they have earned a big reputation as one of the leading record labels and music distributors in the yoga music market.

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, White Swan is joining forces with Hanuman Festival to stage a four-day Yoga and Music Festival in Boulder, running June 16-19, 2011. This will be the first major yoga festival held in Boulder, with concerts, workshops, kirtan and other events taking place all over town.

The main anniversary celebration, a Friday night concert at the Boulder Theater, features yoga hip-hopper MC Yogi bringing his unifying and uplifting stage show to Boulder for the first time along with Donna De Lory, longtime member of Madonna’s touring ensemble. Elevation Celebration, a Saturday night dance party at the Boulder Theater, features globehopping Globesonic DJ Fabian Alsultany, trance/chill trio Desert Dwellers, acrobats, yogis and other special guests.

MC Yogi’s exciting new sound combines his knowledge of yoga with his love for hip hop, bringing the wisdom of yoga to a whole new generation of modern mystics, truth seekers and urban yogis. Elephant Power, his eye-opening 2008 debut, still occupies the Top 15 on the iTunes World Music Chart. His first Boulder appearance features his new full band lineup, including stunning visuals programmed by MC Yogi’s wife and creative partner Amanda Giacomini, with whom he co-founded Yoga Toes Studio in Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Music has always been a catalyst in Donna De Lory's life. “It's my yoga,” she says. “It connects me to the divine.” The daughter of legendary producer Al De Lory, Donna has done six international tours with Madonna as a back-up singer and dancer.

A dedicated student of yoga, Donna is inspired by Indian devotional music, Western pop, Sanskrit mantras, North African grooves, psychedelic arrangements and dance beats – all of which find a place in her devotional pop sound. She has charted several Billboard dance tracks and has released five albums, the most recent being Remixes (White Swan Records).

“World Music Impresario” GlobeSonic DJ Alsultany is a DJ and producer, an entrepreneur and composer, a ritual connoisseur and all around music man. A first-generation American of Iraqi and Cuban descent, Alsultany has DJed at festivals, nightclubs, conferences and yoga and retreat centers across the globe. He has a series of compilations coming out with White Swan Records, beginning with Yoga Lounge.

As an ongoing collaboration between music producers Amani Friend, Rara Avis & Craig Kohland, Desert Dwellers draws on deep threads of electronic, world, dub and yogic influences. Prolific in the studio, they have released dozens of albums and remixes with several labels, including Boulder’s White Swan and Sounds True. Skillfully blending deep bass, earthy percussion and culture-crossing instrumentation, Desert Dwellers offers a spellbinding music beyond borders with echoes of our tribal past and future.

Here is a listing of the other music events taking place in Boulder during Hanuman Festival. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit

Thursday, June 16: Opening Kirtan-Trance-Dance with Suzanne Sterling & Brenda McMorrow (St. Julien Hotel)

Friday, June 17: NoonTunes on the Pearl Street Mall featuring Brenda McMorrow, flautist Gary Stroutsos, percussionist Duke Mushroom and hang master Masood Ali Khan.

Saturday, June 18: Bands on the Bricks with Desert Dwellers and special guests.

Saturday, June 18: Elevation Celebration Dance Party at the Boulder Theater. GlobeSonic DJ Fabian Alsultany brings his booty-shaking bag of music to Boulder, spinning a deep and wide set of global music with some special guest appearances.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Town of Eagle kicks off season with GET OUT EXPO May 14-15

Two days filled with events including:
Party for the Planet, Boneyard Boogie 10k run, Recreational Demonstrations, Art Show, Contests, Beer tasting, and much more

May 14-15, 2011

The Town of Eagle kicks off high season with a 2-day Get Out Expo filled with some of the Country’s leading bike manufacturers with their demo fleets along with fun and activities for the entire family. Spring is here and the opportunities to get out and play in Eagle are endless! Events take place throughout the two days in multiple locations within the Town of Eagle including Brush Creek Park and Eagle Ranch village. The Get Out Expo gives residents and visitors a chance to learn about the health of their planet, health of themselves and the health of their community. Guests are welcome with a special $99 hotel rate which includes a 3 course meal through the AmericInn and The Dusty Boot/Luigi’s Pasta House.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase all of the fun that the Town of Eagle has to offer. We have activities for everyone and welcome people to stay with a great $99 deal for a hotel and three course meal,” says John Shipp organizer of the two day event and owner of The Dusty Boot and Luigi’s Pasta House.

For the third year, demos of the latest gear will be a big draw. Representatives from the hottest bike manufacturers will be on hand to show off the latest and best bikes. Reps from Ibis, Maverick, Kona, Marin, Rocky Mountain, Orbea, Ellsworth, Parlee and more will be available to answer questions, offer bikes to ride and tempt you with the latest and greatest styles. In addition, Lakota Guides will be offering free rafting trips down the Eagle River. Street Swell and Honey Skate Boards will be on hand to show off their latest styles of boards. The event promises to be a who’s who of the latest gear!

“Our goal with this event is to become the premier outdoor lifestyle destination on the Western Slope, if not the state. Eagle offers great activities for the active person and the Get Out Expo is designed to showcase the latest and coolest gear and let you test drive almost any sport,” says Gabrie Higbie organizer of the event and Director of Sales at KZYR radio.

A big draw this year will be the “Chro-Moly”, Iron Chef –style bike making competition. 2 person teams will have 60 minutes to build a bike from parts. The bike then must be ridden 50 yards around a pylon and back. Teams will be scored based on ingenuity, speed and style. One winning team will receive $500 cash.

On Sunday morning- Bloody’s, Bikes and Boards will debut. A course will be set out for a parade in which participants are invited to ride anything with wheels. Bring out the cruiser bikes, skateboards or rollerblades and enjoy a spectacle. The Dusty Boot will be offering a bloody mary bar- sponsored by Finlandia Vodka and brunch will also be served.

Sunday afternoon will feature a “Green Bike” build. This program, introduced several years ago in Eagle, offers recycled bikes around town for anyone to borrow – and they are easily recognizable because they are painted green. More bikes are needed and current ones need to be maintained. So, bring your bike tools and join in the fun of learning how to maintain your bike while supporting the “green bikes” program.

The two days are jam packed with activities including:


~ Eagle Town Clean Up

~ La Sportiva’s Boneyard Boogie 10k run presented by the Dusty Boot
~ Willow and Cottonwood tree planting along Brush Creek in Eagle

10:30am - 3pm
~ Vail Honeywagon’s Party for the Planet featuring exhibitors and activities about mother earth – benefitting the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and Walking Mountains Science Center
~ Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability presents the Recycled Art Show in the Brush Creek Studio
~ Copters for a Cure helicopter rides - benefitting Round-up River Ranch

10:30am- 11am
~ Inyodo Martial Arts Demonstration

~ Get Out Expo featuring outdoor recreation vendors, bike rides, free rafting trips, kids activities provided by WECMRD
~ Beer Garden opens at Party for the Planet
~ Yoga in the Park with Yoga off Broadway

~ Tricycle Races for Kids offered by WECMRD at Get Out Expo

~ Street Swell longboard slalom race

12 noon
~ Walking Mountains Science Center guided hike along Brush Creek Featuring a study of Macroinvertebrates

~ Kids scooter races at Get Out Expo brought to you by WECMRD

~ DJ Weez spins on stage at Party for the Planet

~ Chro”moly” competition begins

~ Rob Drabkin rocks at The Dusty Boot. Rob is a multi-year Westword winner for best singer and songwriter (Often compared to Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson)


~ Outdoor Spin Class offered by the Eagle Ranch Fitness Center

~ BB&B Bike Parade (Bloody’s, Bikes and Boards)

~ Get Out Outdoor Expo
~ Ride the latest bike, check out the latest gear

12 noon
~ Cruiser slalom

~ Green Bike build with the Community

~ Live music on the deck at The Dusty Boot

For more information, visit the Get Out Expo website and Facebook page. Party for the Planet can be found on the Party for the Planet website and also on Facebook. For more information, visit the Town of Eagle website.

ABIDE at Dougfest 2011

A benefit show for Nederland's favorite "dude," Doug Guthrie.
15 bands for $15 bucks!

WHERE: The newly renovated Nederland Community Center
WHEN: May 14, 2pm-12am

This showcase of Nederland's world class talent features the reunion of Runaway Truck Ramp, Vince Herman and friends, Ethereal Plan, Black Dog, the Zydecoasters and many, many more. With the NEDER-HAZE PERCUSSION PROJECT, a giant drum experiment to be recorded and produced by Sweetwave Audio. So, if you have a drum "Brang it-Bang it". Family friendly (kids 12 under free), parking lot bowling, great raffle prizes, dude look alike contest, white russians and be on the look out for an impromptu percussion parade.


Doug Guthrie (an on and off again resident of Nederland) was paralyzed in a car accident last August. His story of survival is miraculous. He died twice on the scene of the accident and then awoke from a coma hours before he was to be taken off life support. With the abiding love and tireless efforts of friends and family, Doug made his way from a mangled car wreck in Texas to Craig hospital in Denver, one of the top spinal injury facilities in the world.

He did not have insurance, though, and desperately needs funds to continue his therapy. For more information on Doug's story go to

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Hosts World-Class Climber Conrad Anker on May 11

Anker will share his experiences summiting Everest, discovering the body of George Mallory, and being featured in the IMAX Film, The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

American rock climber, mountaineer, author, and environmental activist Conrad Anker will speak first-hand about his remarkable experiences during an event at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Anker’s intrepid adventures have led him to challenging terrain all over the world including Alaska, Antarctica, Patagonia, and the Himalayas. He is featured in the IMAX film currently playing the Museum, The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest.

Anker has summitted Everest twice, and one of his expeditions resulted in the discovery of the body of George Mallory, the preeminent Everest explorer of the 1920s. In The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, Anker retraces the journey of Mallory to determine whether he succeeded in summiting Everest before he died—making him the first to conquer the world’s highest peak.

An Evening with World-Class Climber, Conrad Anker will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 in Phipps IMAX Theater. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Anker will be available for book and DVD signings. For IMAX showtimes and prices please visit, .


The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit the Denver Museum of Nature & Science website or call 303-370-6000.