Events and Calendar for Breckenridge and Dillon

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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

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

A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury @ CMC in Breckenridge
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Normal Life: A Sister's Odyssey Through Brain Injury
Please join St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and Summit Medical Center Health Foundation for a FREE community talk. Lyrysa Smith, author of A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury, will discuss her sister’s experience with brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning and share how her family copes using courage, creativity, determination and love, while always struggling with the unrelenting dilemmas of brain injury. Meet and greet with the author. Books available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Losing the West Film screening

“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.

Business Mentor Series with Mo Kanwischer @ ELEVATE coSPACE & Evo 3 Workspace
Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Business Mentor Series
Mo Kanwischer Business Model Canvas
Learn how to use the Business Model Canvas tool to focus and strategize for your business. Using the canvas, based on the book, Business Model Generation (Written By: Alexander Osterwalkder & Yves Pigneur) we’ll create “a shared language for describing, visualizing, assessing, and changing business models” This workshop will cover the building blocks used in the Canvas and allow business owners, senior management and key employees to visually view and innovate for your business. Breakfast served at 8:30am.

Location: Elevate co Space, 711 Granite St., Frisco, CO 80773, 970-968-5802

Summit County Start-up Weekend @ ELEVATE coSPACE & Evo 3 Workspace
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm

What is Startup Weekend? 

It’s an opportunity for you to pitch a new idea or join a team working on a new idea and bring that business to life in one weekend. 54 hours! Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations on Sunday in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Spring Semester Classes End
May 1 all-day

Spring semester classes end.

SBDC 2nd Annual Healthy Mountain Business Symposium @ CMC in Breckenridge
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Health & Wellness Symposium
Connect with business leaders to discuss innovative services to maximize profits for rural/resort regions of Colorado.
Health and Wellness Professionals • Employers • Insurers • Practitioners and Healers • Teachers and Mentors •
Non-profits and Business Owners • Anyone Who Wants to Grow Their Business!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Meridith Marshall, Health & Wellness Champion, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

8:00 am  Registration & Healthy Breakfast
8:30 am  Introduction – Health & Wellness Champions
10:00 am  Workshop Sessions 1: Health Links Innovation Certification  Thinking Big Across Partnerships
12:00 pm  Yummy & Healthy Lunch
1:30 pm  Panel Discussion: “Healthy Workers… Means Healthy Bottom Lines”
Workshop Sessions 2: Marketing At Your Fingertips – Top 10 Tax Mistakes
3:00 pm  Workshop Sessions 3: Money Cafe… Show me the money – CPR for your Human Resources
5:00 pm  Health & Wellness Expo – Networking/Giveaways

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

Summer semester classes begin

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