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Thursday Meadow Market

Vail Village | Willow Bridge Road |  Thursdays | 6/20 – 9/16 | New in 2024 is a weekly Meadow Market on the International Bridge in Vail Village.  Pick up your peaches, meat, dips and then come back Sunday to be ready for the entire week!

Walker Hayes

American country pop singer and songwriter Walker Hayes is bringing his Same Drunk Tour to The Amp on Friday, August 16th at 7:00pm. With smash hits including Getting Fancy and You Broke Up With Me, this is sure to be a night to remember.Gates open at 6:00pm, Show starts at 7:00pm.

History and Botanical Knowledge of the Native Utes

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Lynn Albers, Paleobotanist – History and Botanical Knowledge of the Native Utes Join local ethnobotanist, Lynn Albers, as she discusses the Ute peoples and their use of Colorado flora.  The Utes, or Nuche as they call themselves, were the historic indigenous peoples who lived in the Colorado High Country.  Lynn’s discussion … Continued

What Did the Dinosaurs Eat?

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Dr. Gussie Maccracken, Denver Museum of Nature and Science – What Did the Dinosaurs Eat? Dr. Maccracken studies fossil plants and their ecological interactions in deep time. She focuses on reconstructing ancient landscapes during the Late Cretaceous (Age of the Dinosaurs), across the Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction, and into the first million … Continued

Exploring the South Island of New Zealand

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Rowan Nygaard, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Longwood Gardens Exploring the South Island of New Zealand: Botany in Te Waka a Maui  This lecture will highlight the journey of an amateur botanist throughout much of the South Island of New Zealand. From subalpine scree to temperate rainforest, explore the fascinating plant … Continued

Dinosaurs of Eagle County

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Billy Doran, Executive Director, Museum at Dinosaur Junction – Dinosaurs of Eagle County Executive Director of The Museum at Dinosaur Junction, Billy Doran, will introduce participants to the world of dinosaurs, focusing on those that inhabited Eagle County in the Mesozoic  

Finding Your Inner Botanical Artist

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Dorothy DePaulo and Sharon Garett, Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, Finding Your Inner Botanical Artist: An Introduction to Botanical Art In this one-day workshop we will discuss the definition of botanical art and how it differs from other plant art. We will study plant structures, basic leaf shape, venation, and … Continued

Botanical Preamble

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Emily Griffoul and Nanette Kuich – Botanical Preamble  Emily Griffoul, Conservation Scientist, and Nanette Kuich, Education Director at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, will introduce the science of botany. The morning will be a classroom introduction to botany basics and the afternoon will be spent observing and keying local plants. Please bring … Continued

The Colorado Alpine EcoFlora Project

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Emily Griffoul, Conservation Scientist – An Introduction to the Colorado Alpine EcoFlora Project Are you interested in alpine plants and want to contribute to science? Join Betty Ford Alpine Garden’s Conservation Scientist, Emily Griffoul, for an introduction to the Colorado Alpine EcoFlora Project, a community-science botany project powered by iNaturalist, the … Continued

From the Ashes of Dinosaurs

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens From the Ashes of Dinosaurs – Dinosaur Extinction and the Rise of Modern Birds and Mammals The major extinction event that changed the earth from a world dominated by dinosaurs to one where their descendants, birds and mammals, now rule is remarkably exposed in Colorado. Join Dr. Tyler Lyson, Associate Curator … Continued

Lionshead Live

In partnership with the Town of Vail and Toyota, the Arrabelle at Vail Square presents the inaugural season of Lionshead Live! Centrally located in the heart of Lionshead Village at the base of Vail Mountain, this free music series aims to sustain the musical arts and entertainment vitality of the Vail Valley. Lionshead Live guarantees … Continued