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Local Spotlight: Sundance Volunteer Carol Dalton

Sundance Film Festival would not run like a well-oiled machine without a legion of volunteers, many of them local.

Carol Dalton, a Parkite who loves attending the festival, has been volunteering for over 20 years. “Friends were doing it and I've been a fan of independent films since my teens. Ever the rebel, my teenage friends and I saw Clockwork Orange, Deep Throat and Reefer Madness. I was hooked!”

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Film, CultureBarbara Bretz
YouTheatre on Stage

Jamie Wilcox has seen tremendous growth in her 6 years as director of The Egyptian Youtheatre program. The program offers from 15-18 weekly classes each fall and spring session and 20 summer camps for ages 5-18 and 2 outreach projects each summer for students age 5 and up.

Tickets are on sale now for 'ELF The Musical Jr'. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Get into the holiday spirit and support the Egyptian Youtheatre program!

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Celebrate the Season with Park City’s Electric Parade

The final days of autumn are upon us, and that means the holiday season is right on its heels. What better way to kick it off than to gather friends and family for Park City’s annual Electric Parade? Produced by the Historic Park City Alliance, the Electric Parade is a free community event that celebrates Small Business Saturday and starts the holiday season in grand style. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 25. Anyone is welcome to participate - register by November 20!

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The Alf Engen Ski Museum & the Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum: A Winter Sports Cultural Center

The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation was established in 1989 for the purpose of constructing a modest ski museum in honor of ski legend, Alf Engen. With the selection of Salt Lake City as host for the 2002 Winter Olympics, the concept was dramatically expanded to include a Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games gallery and other features which would transform the museum into a winter sports cultural center. Click here to support the Alf Engen Musuem during Live PC Give PC!

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Park City Celebrates Heritage on Miners' Day

The sounds of jack hammers will echo through the the hills of the mountain town of Park City, Utah as the 19th century mining town turned ski resort celebrates its past on Miners' Day on Monday, September 4.  The day long festival will feature a parade, Miners' Day 5k run, skateboard jam, an exciting mining skills competition, fun for kids and adults alike in City Park plus the annual Running of the Balls on Park City’s historic Main Street. 

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Historic Home Profile: Part of Park City Culture

Historic homes are part of Park City’s charm and culture. Eric Younger and wife Debi have been in Park City for about 27 years but the house they call home, has been here much longer. Built in the late 1880's, the house has been expanded, upgraded and renovated over the decades perched on its lot at 1027 Woodside Avenue.

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CultureBarbara Bretz
East Summit County Entertainment

Get out your summer calendars and take some notes. Entertainment opportunities abound....not only in Park City but also on the east side of our county. From the rodeo to live music and the County Fair, check out what the Eastside has to offer.

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CultureBarbara Bretz
Spirited: Prohibition in America at the Park City Museum

SPIRITED: Prohibition in America, is the temporary exhibit at Park City Museum appropriately located in the Saloon. Donna Kozlowski, Park City Chamber staffer assigned to the museum says, “This is one of the best exhibits we've ever had. It's so much more than just prohibition, it’s about the whole era.” Videos, photos, fashion, memorabilia and storyboards illustrate life in the USA during that era and the concerns which led up to the enactment of the 18th amendment.Be sure to visit before it closes on May 25.

 

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Leadership Park City Community Lecture

On Monday, March 20 at 7pm in Jim Santy Auditorium, Leadership Park City hosts their 10th annual Community Lecture, this one featuring speaker, David Pottruck, former CEO of Charles Schwab. His book Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds, is an honest, practical guide for aspiring leaders. Pottruck, is the most recent in a long line of remarkable people who have presented at the free Community Lecture series.

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Alf Engen Chair Ride

While the Games were in 2002, the Alf Engen Ski Museum keeps Utah’s Olympic legacy alive and bright from historic exhibits to virtual reality experiences. It has an interactive museum exhibit you won’t experience anyplace else:  Fly like a world-class ski jumper soaring off the K-120 Olympic ski jump at Utah Olympic Park, which is just a few kick-turns away from the museum.

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CultureJuliann Fritz