If you have been yearning to enjoy our local music scene or indulge in an evening of food and wine, there are two notable events on tap that are sure to satisfy your desires. Best of all, they both support worthy nonprofits that are meeting local community needs. Why not make plans now to buy a ticket and take advantage of these unique spring offerings?

An Evening of Outstanding
Music Will Help You Celebrate
a Spring Snowfall

Picture it: You’re at home—maybe by a fire—on a cold, snowy spring evening in our beautiful mountain community. You’re enjoying a glass of wine, maybe a microbrew. It’s quiet—all too quiet—as it has been since the pandemic invaded. But wait! Tonight, amid the spring blizzard, you have an all-star line-up of music available at your fingertips, performed by the local bands you’ve been longing to hear again.

If this scenario sounds too good to be true, it’s not. The Boogie at the Barn team is creating a memorable musical event to connect you with the performers you’ve been missing. The Spring Blizzard Virtual Boogie Benefit Concert will be broadcast to coincide with the first predicted 6-plus inch snowstorm to occur between April 1 and May 16, and will air from 5-9 pm. If the snow does not fall between April 1 and May 16, the event will be broadcast on May 19 from 5-9 pm.

Ticket purchasers will be notified by email two days in advance of the Boogie event and there will be announcements on social media. It’s kind of like buying a ski pass and waiting to take advantage of a fresh powder day; a little planning mixed with spontaneity, and sure to delight!

The Boogie’s stellar musical line-up features Wendy Woo, Joe Bye & Friends, Band Kamp and Open Space. The event’s outstanding beneficiary is the Mountain Resource Center (MRC). Tickets are on sale at 

boogieatthebarn.com with a special pre-sale price of $23 per streaming ticket. Tickets will be $30 if purchased on the day of the event.

Proceeds will support the services MRC provides to strengthen and empower our community including a food bank, a veterans’ program, early childhood education and parenting classes, children’s health services, and mental health initiatives. To learn more, go to mrcco.org.

Watch for more Spring Blizzard Boogie details on social media. Be ready to get your Zoom on, turn up the volume and clear a space for your own personal dance floor! 

Enjoy Home Delivery of Wine
and Food Pairing to Benefit
Local Scholars

The 2021 “Sips for Scholarships” events create classy experiences for attendees from the comfort of their homes while raising money to help area students pursue their dreams of education beyond high school.

Creekside Cellars will host the April 28 event, sponsored by 1st Bank. Participants will have a choice of the winery’s Petit Verdot or Viognier accompanied by its generous, signature antipasto platter, which will arrive between 4 and 5 pm. To add a personal touch and to say thank you, deliveries will be made by members of the Bootstraps board of directors, who will be following safety protocols and wearing masks.

Attendees will receive instructions for logging into the evening’s featured program which begins at 6:30 pm. Organizers promise a few surprises before the “paddle raise” to garner donations for the scholarship program. With the ever-increasing cost of higher education, Bootstraps and participating local scholars rely on fundraising to bridge the gap between family resources and tuition.

The mission of Bootstraps, Inc., in partnership with the community, is to support the continuing education of promising students in the mountain area, with an emphasis on financial need. Since its creation in 1945, Bootstraps has awarded almost $4 million in scholarships and interest-free loans to more than 1,900 students.

Tickets for the April 28 event are on sale for $75 each or for $120 per couple. They can be purchased online at bootstrapsinc.org or by calling 720.630.9338.

Let Us Know About
Your Upcoming Fundraiser

Are you planning an event to raise money for a worthy nonprofit? We would love to write about your fundraiser in a future Community Matters column. Please email [email protected] with all the details. Information received by the 20th of the month will be considered for publication in the following month’s issue. We look forward to hearing from you!