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The Wheeler Film Series will present seven film programs in March at the Wheeler Opera House.The movie month opens Friday through Sunday, March 9-11, with “Venus,” starring Peter O’Toole in his Academy Award-nominated performance as an aged actor infatuated with his best friend’s young niece. Director Ali Selim’s “Sweet Land,” a love story about a woman who travels from Germany to rural Minnesota for an arranged marriage, set in the 1920s, is scheduled for March 12-14.Davaa Byambasuren’s “The Cave of the Yellow Dog,” a Mongolian film about a nomad girl and the dog she adopts, will be screened March 17 and 19. The Russian film”The Italian,” about an orphaned boy longing to be reunited with his family, shows March 21-23.March 24-25 brings Jeff Lipsky’s “Flannel Pajamas,” a dark romance starring Julianne Nicholson and Justin Kirk. “The History Boys,” an adaptation of the hit Broadway show, has encore screeenings March 28-29. The calendar concludes with a program of the 2006 Academy Award-nominated short films, March 30-31.All Wheeler Films start at 7:30 p.m., with additional après-ski screenings on selected weekends at 4:30 p.m.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass is accepting submissions to be considered for official artwork for its 2007 summer season. The selected artwork would be used for Jazz Aspen’s June and Labor Day Festivals, and could be used for the cover of the festival programs, posters and merchandise. Submissions should showcase a creative, out-of-the-box approach while tying in relevance to the Jazz Aspen festivals.The deadline for submissions is April 15. Interested artists should submit an optimized picture, under 3 MB, and their contact information to abeard@jazzaspen.org. Submissions may also be mailed to Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 110 E. Hallam, Suite 104, Aspen, CO 81611. Final artwork is not necessary for the initial submission.Further details are available at http://www.jazzaspen.org., or by calling 920-4996.A winner will be chosen by May 1. The prize for the winning artist is $750.

The 25th annual Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen is set for June 15-17.Among the chefs set to appear are Thomas Keller (“Secrets from the French Laundry”), Jacques and Claudine Pépin (“Cooking Chez Jacques”), Mario Batali (“The Pleasures of Tuscany”), Giada De Laurentiis (“Everyday Pasta”) and Laura Werlin (“The Cheese Course”). Wine seminars will be led by Danny Meyer, Joshua Wesson, Rory Callahan, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Steven Olson and others. Reserve wine tastings will focus on Screaming Eagle Wines, the red wines of Washington State, the 1982 vintage in Spain, Cabernet Sauvignons from Chateau Montelena Estate and more.In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Classic, Food & Wine magazine has launched Grow for Good, a campaign to raise $1 million for Farm to Table, a national initiative to support local farms and encourage sustainable agriculture. Four percent of the proceeds from every ticket sold to the Classic will go to Grow for Good, and Food & Wine will conduct additional fundraising efforts during the event.For Classic passes and further program information, go to http://www.foodandwine.com.


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