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Signs of summer

May Eynon

Though summer doesn’t officially kick off until the June 20 solstice, it certainly feels like a new season is here already. Restaurants have opened their patios for alfresco dining, flowers are blooming in beds and on hillsides, barbecues abound in back yards and local parks, and tennis, softball and soccer leagues are returning to competition.

With traffic increasing from the influx of visitors and second-home owners, cruiser bikes are the ideal way to get around town. Another sign of the new season is all of the equipment being heaved from garages and storage spaces as everyone gears up for summer adventures ” kayaks, bikes and many other toys.

Starting next week with the Food and Wine Classic, which kicks off June 18, events are lined up back to back. A sampling of what’s in store includes the free concert series, which returns to the slopes of Snowmass with shows on Wednesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 30, followed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Friday, July 2. Thursday night performances continue from July 8 through Aug. 26, with additional concerts on Saturday, July 17, and Aug. 14.

Aspen Highlands’ action-packed calendar includes Tuesday night “Outside at the Movies” with the screen on the green. Films will be shown starting on June 29.

For a complete list of not-to-be-missed adventures and activities, check out the summer race calendar on http://www.utemountaineer.com and the summer events calendar at http://www.aspenchamber.org.

Let the good times roll!

To contact May to send info, insight or invites, e-mail:

allthewaymaymay@hotmail.com


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