The Park Record Clips for Dec. 5-7, 2007
On the slopes of Deer Valley Resort, astronaut Buzz Aldrin will join entertainers Carlos Bernard, Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Susie Essman, Patrick Warburton and members of the Kennedy family — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chris Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Maxwell Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, Sheila Kennedy. The occasion? The resort’s annual Celebrity Skifest for Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9.
The invitational ski event pairs Olympic ski legends with celebrities for a weekend of skiing, live music and fundraising. Skiers in attendance will include Steve Mahre, Tommy Moe and Deer Valley Ambassador of Skiing Heidi Voelker.
This year proceeds will go to the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international coalition of citizen advocates who patrol and protect local water bodies. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a principal member of the alliance, will also be speaking at the Eccles Center on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Filmmaker’s got musical talent
Katie Strand, producer of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival selection, "Nanking," will also be performing at Mulligan’s on Main Street tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 5. Catch a free screening at the Santy Auditorium (1255 Park Ave.) of "Nanking," the story of Japan’s massacre of China’s capitol, then follow strand to Old Town to listen to her original folk music. The screening starts at 7 p.m. and is part of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Series. For more information, visit http://www.katiestrand.com.
Freeheeling caught on film
Thursday, Powderwhore will premiere its new movie tonight at Harry O’s at 427 Main St. at 8 p.m. The Utah-based production company says this year they have a "different groove." Homegrown talent will be featured in the film conquering freeheel skiing, including Nick Devore, last season’s U.S. Freeskiing Champion at Snowbird. Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 for students. For more information, visit http://www.harryos-pc.com or http://www.powderwhore.com.
Literature for less
Friends of the Summit County Libraries will host a book sale Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6505 N. Landmark Drive. The sale will include half-off prices for new books, hard backs, paperbacks, craft kits, journals, calendars, and kids’ software. New members and renewals are welcome. Dues are $10 a year. Thursday, the sale will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The sale will continue Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Saturday, Dec. 8, the sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (435) 615-3900.
Ski to benefit People’s Heath Clinic
Friday, Dec. 7 is Park City Mountain Resort’s Ski Benefit Day. The annual event is a day the resort offers $25 day passes to benefit a charity. This year proceeds will go to The People’s Health Clinic. Discounted ski tickets must be purchased in advance from Dolly’s Bookstore, Jans, Cole Sport, White Pine Touring and Norda’s at Redstone Towne Center. Tickets must be purchased before Friday. For more information, call (435) 649-8179 or visit http://www.peopleshealthclinic.org.
Make music together
Billed as an "Itsy Bitsy Woodstock," the Park City Arts and Music Conservatory at 1612 Ute Blvd., Suite 208, will host a gathering at 10:15 a.m. Today, Wednesday, Dec. 5. The one-hour event is intended to unite infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups. All are free to move, sing, play instruments and have fun. For more information, call (801) 463-9067 or visit http://www.imaginationplace.com.
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