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Tesoro Cultural Center’s Farolito Lighting and Pinecone Ceremony

From: November 29 2015 @ 4:30 pm
To: November 29 2015 @ 6:00 pm

WHERE: The Fort 19192 Highway 8 Morrison, CO 80465

Following Thanksgiving, from 4:30-6 p.m. on Nov. 29, Tesoro Cultural Center's Farolito Lighting and Pinecone Ceremony is a unique alternative to the typical tree-lighting ceremony, reenacting holiday traditions of the 19th century. During the annual event, guests watch as a chosen honoree lights the farolitos – paper bags filled with sand and illuminated with candles – in the open-air courtyard of The Fort, and onlookers sing 1830s and 1840s Christmas carols. Additionally, as part of the Pinecone Ceremony, guests are given a pinecone and a piece of paper, and are invited to write a message to someone who lives far away or has passed. The message is tucked inside the pinecone, and tossed into a bonfire; 19th century ancestors believed that as the fire burned the pinecones, the messages were transported to the heavens. Hot cider, Mexican hot chocolate and biscochito cookies are served, and the event is free and open to the public.

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Holiday Auction Party

From: December 01 2015 @ 6:00 pm
To: December 01 2015 @ 9:00 pm

WHERE: The Fort 19192 Highway 8 Morrison, CO 80465

In support of Tesoro Cultural Center's ongoing educational programming, the annual Holiday Auction Party will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 1 at The Fort. A $25 donation per person includes hearty hors d'oeuvres of The Fort’s culinary specialties, a cash bar, live entertainment, valet parking, a silent auction and a live auction. Auction items include Native American art, Spanish Colonial art, photography packages, paintings, hand-crafted jewelry and much more. Reservations are highly encouraged.

Summit for Life

From: December 04 2015 @ 5:00 pm
To: December 05 2015 @ 11:30 pm

WHERE: Aspen Mountain, Aspen

A weekend celebration of life in Aspen, CO, which features a nighttime uphill race on Aspen Mountain benefitting the Chris Klug Foundation, a cause dedicated to promoting lifesaving organ and tissue donation. In this exciting event, contestants race from the base of Aspen Mountain all the way to the top. They will climb 3,267 vertical feet over 2.5 miles uphill and at night! Racers climb at their own pace using their own lighting and non-motorized equipment like Kahtoola Microspikes, climbing skins, or other gear. All physical abilities and ages are welcome to participate! When racers and supporters reach the summit, dinner will be provided by The Little Nell along with live music, a raffle with great prizes and awards presented by liver precipient and Olympic Bronze Medalist Chris Klug. All participants will receive an amazing racer bag and top fundraiser and top racers will receive prizes!

FRESH - December 2015

From: December 04 2015 @ 7:30 pm
To: December 04 2015 @ 9:30 pm

WHERE: University of Colorado Boulder

An informal showcase of works by student choreographers.

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