August 2015 Around Town 2


National Oyster Day at Jax Fish House

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar are celebrating National Oyster Day with free oysters and incredible specials once again. On Wednesday, August 5, all Jax Fish Houses will dish out 100 half-dozen fresh-shucked oysters on the half-shell for free. These pillows of pleasure will be served first-come, first-served starting at 4 p.m. Surprise guest shuckers will be popping rocks alongside the Jax crew at some Jax locations. Featured as the free oyster will be Jax’s proprietary Emersum oyster, sustainably harvested from the Chesapeake Bay by Travis and Ryan Croxton of the Rappahannock River Oyster Company. Guests will also get the chance to try Jax’s rotating selection of oysters from across the country, as well as celebrated recipes and Jax favorites like: Rockefeller, Buffalo Fried, Mornay Baked, and Dynamite Oysters, depending on the location. Happy hour runs from 4  – 6 p.m. at all Jax stores and include signature cocktails, beer and wine specials, and delicious bites.

Jack’s Benevolent Bash

On Sunday, August 2, The Post Brewing Company will host Jack’s Benevolent Bash, an annual event that benefits The Autism Society of Boulder County and The Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant. Jack’s Benevolent Bash will bring together The POST’s chef, brewer and restaurant friends from across the country to cook, eat, drink and play together. Chef Brett Smith of The POST created the Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant in 2012 in honor of his dear friend John Ferrigno’s son Jack, who had autism and passed away due to a seizure disorder when he was only 8 years old. Over the last three years they have raised $75,000 to send 150 developmentally challenged kids to fun, confidence-building summer camps. Jack’s Benevolent Bash will run from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Koenig Center at the University of Colorado, where The Adam Bodine Trio will play live music throughout and Bret Saunders from KBCO will MC the event. Get tickets online.

Liquor Limo Launches in Boulder

Liquor Limo, the premiere shopping experience for wine, liquor and beer delivery, launches in Boulder. The free app, now available for download on iOS and Android, offers seamless, scheduled liquor delivery or in-store pickup. Unlike competitors, Liquor Limo offers free delivery on orders of more than $50, and there is no need to tip. Liquor Limo partners with local neighborhood liquor stores, including Hazel’s Beverage World, to provide their inventory and delivery services to customers, with a minimum order, typically $25. Valid photo ID proving the user is 21 years of age or older is required to register the app, and is also verified upon delivery, which can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance. App users have direct access to local liquor stores’ inventory, and Liquor Limo never marks up prices on any products. All payments are remitted to partner liquor stores directly through the app, via the customer’s securely stored payment information. Currently, the delivery service has 15 retail partners providing liquor delivery in the following markets: Avon, Vail, Frisco (Beavercreek, Lake Dillon), Pueblo, Stapleton, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Durango, Carbondale, Montrose, Thornton, Fort Collins, Greeley and Denver. Additional markets across the country will follow.

Harpeth Rising Performance in Boulder

For the past six years, Harpeth Rising has challenged the boundaries of folk music and created a sound that is both excitingly unique and surprisingly familiar.  Their virtuosic instrumentals of banjo and violin mixed with cello and foot percussion create an exciting and unique blend of musical genres that include folk, rock, bluegrass and roots music.  Their original lyrics, conveyed through powerful three-part vocals, are both gritty and poignant. Harpeth Rising began touring both nationally and internationally in 2010 with performances that include the Kerrville Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, London Folk Festival, Blissfest, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Music City Roots, The Bluebird and ROMP Music Festival.  The trio has recently relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, to be closer to their southern Indiana roots, and join the growing eclectic musical and cultural landscape of the region. This experienced trio performed at Shine restaurant in Boulder on July 26 to promote their release of their upcoming album “Shifted,” which will release in August. If you missed their performance in Boulder, be sure to pick up a copy of the album and check their upcoming tour dates.

International Robotics Competition

On June 27th, Longmont Museum hosted 13 teams of high school students competed in four different contests programming a humanoid robot. Students were challenged to get their robot to dance, play interactive games, discuss movies and more. The NAO robot, created by international robotics company Aldebaran, is a 58-cm tall humanoid robot with the ability to see, hear, communicate and interact with its surroundings. The goal of the competition was to get students excited and motivated to learn, especially in math, science, programming and technology disciplines included in STEM learning, in addition to teamwork and creativity.

Boulder’s Ale Trail

The ale trail is the creation of Boulder’s own Martin Mapes, though he dislikes taking too much credit for the idea. The trail was created by making the connection between all the breweries sprouting up in the Boulder and Longmont areas and their close proximity to the Longmont-Boulder Regional Trail. After the website launched in January, the ale trail gained four sponsoring breweries all along the trail, with hopes that more breweries will begin sponsoring as well. The trail itself is almost completely flat, and the scenery alternates between suburban and rural. The path winds its way through housing subdivisions, past a disc golf course and through a field where prairie dogs scurry through the grass as airplanes from nearby Boulder Airport fly overhead. And there are almost no cars to be seen. Although the website and idea has only been launched for about six months, it’s only a matter of time before the idea takes off.

There With Care’s Red Carpet Adventure

Join There With Care on Saturday, September 13th, for another amazing Red Carpet event. Last year was a huge success for the families served at There With Care. With the generosity of everyone involved, the event was filled with love. Held in both Denver and Boulder, each event was sold out and the venues were filled with gracious and caring guests. The incredible musicians who were involved last year and this year share a deep connection to the mission of There With Care. Funds raised during the live and silent auctions allowed There With Care to continue to provide a wide range of meaningful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis with compassion and care. Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to attend this one-of-a-kind event.