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Free Fly Tying Classes & Perfect Gifts for your Fly Fisherman/woman!

Kirk's Fly Fishing mountain lake

 

If you like fly fishing, but don't know how to tie your own ties, you are just learning to fly fish and want to learn a new skill, or you’re just looking for a great way to spend some quality time with friends and family while learning something new then Kirk's Fly Shop in Estes Park is the place for you.  

Kirk's Fly Shop is offering free fly tying classes every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. through March 2015.  No need to bring anything, as materials are provided at the class.  

 

Kirk's Fly Shop fishing materials
 
 
Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your fly fisherman or fisherwoman?  Head down to Kirk's annual Holiday Event on Saturday, December 13th where you will find both famous and local authors who will be doing book signings, door prizes, food ... AND everything in shop will be 20% off with one item per customer 50% off!  Also, if you're looking for guide fly rods and/or guide waders, they are also selling for 50% off right now! 
 
Kirk’s is located at 230 E. Elkhorn Avenue (Main Street) in downtown Estes Park, across from City Hall and just down from the Dairy Queen. It is easiest to park in the parking lot located just off of the Dairy Queen and walk a couple of shops back down to Kirks Fly Shop, or park across the street in the parking areas around Bond Park.

39th Annual Estes Park Music Festival (2014-2015)

Do you like classical music?  Then pick a Sunday afternoon this winter, and head to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park for a Music Festival concert.  Add a romantic dinner and overnight stay at one of Estes Park’s lodges for a relaxing weekend.

 

                                              Estes Park Music Festival Jubilate Sacred Singers  Jubilate Sacred Singers


The Estes Park Music Festival began in 1977 with concerts by the newly formed Colorado Chamber Orchestra from Boulder.  It has since grown over the last 38 years and is now in its 39th year.

You can attend these concerts most Sunday afternoons between October and April.  There will be 25 concerts during this year's winter series of concerts, of which two are free!  The first free concert was on November 2nd by the US Air Force Academy Band (Rampart Winds), and the second free concert will be on April 4, 2015 and will feature the duo of Peggy Lyon on the piano and Gregory Dufford on the clarinet.  Many national and international award winning artists have come to perform in Estes Park over the past several years.

Upcoming concerts in 2014 are:

Nov 16:  Jorgensen  and Bryant (violin and piano)
Nov 23:  William Westney (piano)
Nov 30:  Pan Nation (Steel Drums)
Dec 7:  Jubilate Sacred Singers (chorus)
Dec 14:  Windy Peak (Jazz/Classical)
Dec 21:  Sorcha Barr and Sara Corry (flute-harp)
Dec 28:  Paul Shinn Trio (jazz)

The summer months bring three major orchestral concerts held at the end of July and the beginning of August.  This summer they will be welcoming a new music director, celebrated Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni.    

Do you want to expose your children to the classical genre of music?  Children and students are admitted free of charge, so this is a great way to give them this exposure.   The concerts range from soloists, to ensembles, to choral groups.  

 

                                         Estes Park Music Festival Pan Nation Steel Drums  Pan Nation


For a complete listing of the concerts, please check out their web page:  www.estesparkmusicfestival.org