Events and Calendar for Breckenridge and Dillon

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What’s an Oceanographer Doing in Colorado? @ CMC in Breckenridge
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

What’s an Oceanographer Doing in Colorado? flyer

What is an oceanographer doing in a land-locked state? How does an oceanographer study climate change? What are climate models? Would you like to see a simple demonstration of how carbon dioxide warms the atmosphere? Then come to Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge on March 6 to learn more about climate change, oceanography and climate model research that’s taking place at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Laura Landrum is an oceanographer in the climate and global dynamics division of the NCAR in Boulder. Her primary projects include using NCAR’s climate model to research climate dynamics of Antarctic and Arctic sea ice. She also works on modelling the climate system of the past millennium. Landrum has a strong connection with mountain communities and lifestyles – she has taught alpine and telemark skiing for more than 20 years in Washington and Colorado.

Landrum will give a kid talk for school-aged children from 6:30-7:15 p.m. followed by a community talk from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6 at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. The event will be held in the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium and is free and open to the public. CMC in Breckenridge is at 107 Denison Placer Road. Call Heidi Kunzek at 453-6757 ext. 2614 or go to for more information.

Kid’s Talk 6:30 pm-7:15 pm

Community Talk 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Mindful or Mindless: Why Does it Matter in Today’s Busy World? @ CMC in Breckenridge
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mindful or Mindless: Why Does it Matter in Today’s Busy World?
Mindfulness-based practices have been shown to decrease symptoms related to stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic illness Kim will facilitate a number of mindfulness-based practices that audience members can integrate into their day-to-day living.

Spring Break 3/16-3/20 No Classes, Campus Open
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day

Spring Break March 16th – 20th.
Campus open but no classes.

8th Annual CMC Summit Poetry Slam @ CMC in Breckenridge
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come Celebrate Colorado Mountain College’s
8th Annual Poetry Slam
in the Finkel Auditorium of CMC’s Breckenridge Campus
Poems in Spanish Welcome!
Aceptamos Poemas en Espanol
Food!    Prizes!    Entertaining, Enlightening Poetry Readings!
Witness surprising performances of Spoken Word Poets from Summit County community and schools
Take your stand at the microphone and rap out your own poem. The simple guidelines are:

  • The poem must be your own.
  • The poem must be no longer than 3 minutes in length.
  • Performers use no props other than a simple folder, if they have not memorized their poem.
  • No group pieces or music.

You can workshop your poem beforehand at CMC’s writing lab. Mondays in Dillon from two until four, and Wednesdays in Breckenridge from two until four. See office for room numbers. (Plan to attend if you want some feedback before you go live on March 26.)

Speaker Series Presents: Between Families Author Talk and Book Signing @ CMC in Breckenridge
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Speaker Series Presents: Between Families Author Talk and Book Signing
Karin Mitchell, debut novelist and writing instructor will give a talk, reading, and book signing. Release party for Karin’s book “Between Families” Hear powerful stories about institutional living, and the need for stories to inspire them. Childcare and refreshments provided. Fictionalized, Yet Highly Authentic Novel Offers Unique Perspective into Child Welfare System.
6:30-9pm childcare will be provided and you must RSVP for childcare. Please RSVP for childcare to

“Losing the West” film screening @ CMC in Breckenridge
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Losing the West” film screening with filmmaker Alex Warren- a documentary about the protection of open space and agricultural lands. With farm and ranch land dwindling due to population growth and development, who will raise our crops and livestock? How do we protect our fertile lands and dwindling resources and still feed twice as many people? Through the life of a 70 year old cowboy, “Losing The West” explores these issues and proposes some possible solutions for future generations.

Internship Information Night @ CMC in Breckenridge
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Robert Cartelli for an opportunity for students and community partners to start conversations around SU15, FA15, and even SP16 internship opportunities. Save the date.  Instructors- invite your students!  Feel free to put me in touch with community partners that may like to attend.

Spring Semester Classes End
May 1 all-day

Spring semester classes end.

Summer Semester Classes Begin
May 11 @ 11:03 pm – May 12 @ 12:03 am

Summer semester classes begin

Memorial Day – CMC Closed
May 25 all-day

CMC closed for observance of Memorial Day

Tobacco Free Campus graphic.