Tuesday, August 9
Adult Full-Day Nature Hikes, Vail Nature Center, Ford Park
7 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, ongoing until Sept. 22
The Vail Nature Center’s naturalists guide participants on a full-day hike to enjoy the flora and fauna of Vail’s spectacular wilderness. The cost is $45 for Vail residents, $50 for all others. Reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 970-479-2291 or visit www.vailrec.com/nature.cfm.
Morning Bird Walks, Vail Nature Center, Ford Park
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, ongoing through Aug. 18
Join the Nature Center staff for a morning stroll through the meadows and woods along Gore Creek to learn about a great variety of local birds, plus what you can do to attract birds to your own backyard. The cost is $2 for Vail residents, $3 for all others. For more information, call 970-479-2291 or visit www.vailrec.com/nature.cfm
Children’s Story Hour: “Let’s play with food,” Town of Vail Public Library
10 a.m. – Baby Story and Playtime (birth to 18 months), Free
11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime (2 ½ to 5 years), Free
Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, children and caregivers join Cricket as she leads listeners in rhymes, songs, stories and more. Each story time also features an age appropriate art activity. Active participation is encouraged from everybody as children enjoy these pre-reading activities designed to be the building blocks for strong readers and students. This free event is interactive and educational. Call 970-479-2179 or visit www.vaillibrary.com for details.
Guided Ski Museum Tours, Meet at Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum
2 p.m., Free ($5 tour donation suggested)
A ski and snowboard historian guides guest through the museum, imparting nuggets of information and answering questions. Join us to learn more about our Hall of Fame, Colorado ski history, Winter Olympics, Vail’s history & the 10th Mountain Division. 970-476-1876 or www.skimuseum.net.
Summer Reading Program: One World, Many Stories, “Erica Sodos, Magician,” Town of Vail Public Library
1 to 3 p.m., Free
Each week this fun reading program includes exciting entertainers, musicians, stories, games and art for children in grades one through five. This week features one of our most exciting entertainers of the summer – Erica Sodos. Her shows include incredible magic, sleight of hand and some daring and hilarious physical theater. Erica is all about making art what it used to be……transformation. Her shows focus on the return of real magic and using that magic to increase one’s personal power. Registration for this free event is on-site every Tuesday, and parents are always welcome. Children receive prizes for reading. For venue information, call 970-479-2179 or visit www.vaillibrary.com
Vail International Dance Festival presents “Dance For $20.11,” Ford Amphitheater
Sampler Program with Popular Priced Tickets
In this mixed-bill sampler evening, the Vail International Dance Festival brings some of the world’s greatest dancers to Vail at an affordable price. Make a night of it as every reserved seat in the house is just $20.11 and lawn seating is only $11. 888-920-2787 or www.vaildance.org.
For information on close in paid parking, plus express and extended bus routes, visit www.vaileventparking.com.
Stories in the Sky Stargazing, Vail Nature Center, Ford Park
8:15 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays during August
From endless constellations to cascading shooting stars and full moons almost as bright as the sun, these seemingly-magical sights are realities in the mountains of Vail that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The costs are $5 per child, $10 per adult or $30 for a family of five. For details call 970-479-2291 or check out www.vailrec.com/nature.cfm.