Park Record Scene Clips for July 11-13, 2007 | ParkRecord.com

Park Record Scene Clips for July 11-13, 2007

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Celebrate 5th anniversary of Alf Engen museum

The Alf Engen museum five-year celebration will be held this Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Utah Olympic Park with family activities, including half-price off all park rides. The first 500 visitors get free hot dogs and sodas with a poster and community pin.

Historical presentations and discussions in the museum’s theater by staff members from the Park City Historical Society and Alan Engen, Alf’s son, will also be a part of Saturday’s event.

Alan Engen helped to develop the concept of the 29,000 square foot complex with the idea to create a dedicated Utah-based location to remember ski pioneers and athletes in snow sports. The building was completed in September of 2001. The latest athletes to be included in the museum’s exhibits are Ted Ligety, Stphanie Victor, and Stephen Hook, all of whom won gold medals at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. For more information, call (435) 638-4240.

Why kids should get lost in the woods

Author Richard Louv wrote the book "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder" about the necessity of kids’ exploration of nature.

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Louv was the featured speaker at 2006’s SIA Outdoor Retailer Show. He has said that kids are too plugged in to electronic video games and computers. According to his research, the amount of time children spend outside the home since 1970 has diminished significantly and to the detriment of child development.

Louv will discuss his book at the Jim Santy Auditorium at 1255 Park Avenue at 6 p.m.

Chamber music fest to feature Beethoven

The 23rd annual Park City and Salt Lake City Summer Music Festival will begin Thursday, July 12 and continue through July 23 at the Libby Gardner Hall in Salt Lake, the Park City Community Church and St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Park City. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and will feature Beethoven Piano Trio Op 70 #1 "Ghost," Martinu Duo for Violin and Viola, Shostakovich Quintet for Piano and Strings Op 57. Manuel Ramos, Monte Belknap, will play violins, Leslie Harlow will play viola, Armin Ksajikian will play cello, and John Jensen will play the piano. Call (435) 649-5309 for more information or visit http://www.pcmusicfestival.com .

Sustainable restaurant delays opening

Given the great feedback from the community, Chef Gavin and his

soon-to-be wife, Hannah are busy implementing all sorts of eco-friendly

elements into their plan for their restaurant, Salt. Though they had hoped to have the restaurant open before winter, they have re-evaluated their goals (and wedding plans) and will be opening Salt in spring of 2008.

In the meantime, Chef Gavin will be serving his food at the Park Silly Sunday Market. The "Think Green" campaign will continue through October 15, 2007 (the drawing for a complimentary dinner is still part of the reward for submitting ideas as well as a complimentary slice of watermelon at the Sunday market).

A classic kick-off

The Park City Food and Wine Classic will be held for the third year in a row beginning with a Mountain Kickoff Celebration tonight at 5 p.m. in Deer valley’s Silver Lake Lodge. The event will continue through Sunday, July 15, featuring music, educational wine seminars, local chefs and sommeliers, as well as a golf tournament. For details and tickets, visit http://www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com .

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