Benefit for fire victims
Tame the Flame, a benefit for Fourmile fire victims, will be held on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at Harpo’s Sports Grill in Boulder. Money raised will go to Foothills United Way, and Avery Brewing and Boulder Beer will provide complimentary beverages to attendees. There will also be a silent auction with items donated from the Fox Theatre, the Dark Horse, The Sink and others. Cost is $20, $15 for students, and includes a buffet meal. Harpo’s Sports Grill is located at 2860 Arapahoe Ave. For more information, call 303-444-9464.
The new grill in town
Ted’s Montana Grill, the American grill co-founded by media entrepreneur Ted Turner and awardwinning restaurateur George McKerrow Jr., will open its first restaurant in Boulder at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4. Located downtown at 1701 Pearl St., the restaurant marks the company’s ninth location in Colorado. The menu features classic dishes like steaks, meatloaf, pot roast, crab cakes and salmon, as well as 20 different varieties of beef or bison burgers. The restaurant will incorporate single-stream recycling and a composting program in partnership with Western Disposal and the City of Boulder. For more information, visit www.tedsmontanagrill.com.
Drink wine, help kids
The Young Fund’s 8th Annual Wine Tasting to benefit The Children’s Hospital in Denver will be held Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at Hai Bar Below, located at 3600 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. Tickets are $35 per person and include wine tasting and sushi samples. There will also be a silent auction.
Established in 2003, the Young Fund is an organization with The Children’s Hospital that gives young professionals a way to support patients and their families and the chance to learn the value of philanthropy. For more information, visit www.theyoungfund.org
Can-do attitude gets awards
Ball Corporation and ColoradoBiz recognized Oskar Blues’ efforts to support the Colorado Craft Beer movement in September with two awards. Ball Corporation, the producer of Oskar Blues cans, presented Oskar Blues with the “Ball Can Ambassador Award” on Sept. 20 at the Longmont brewery. That same week, ColoradoBiz announced the that Oskar Blues is a finalist for their Top Company Award, which is one of its Colorado’s most competitive business awards.
The Ball Can Ambassador Award celebrates the partnership of Oskar Blues and Ball Corporation, and recognizes the leadership position Oskar Blues has earned by fostering the “Craft Beer in a Can” market in the United States.
Now in its 23rd year, the ColoradoBiz Top Company Award is judged on the basis of sustained financial performance, operational excellence and community involvement. A complete list of companies and categories can be found at www. cobizmag.com.
The don’s wine fest
Wine in the Pines 2010, a celebration of the wine and work of director Francis Ford Coppola, will be held Oct. 22 and 23 in Keystone. The experience begins Friday evening with the Winemaker’s Dinner.
Guests are encouraged to wear pinstripes, pearls and denim. On Saturday, the grand ballroom doors will open to the International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting at the Keystone Conference Center. Savor creations from AAA Four Diamond restaurants Keystone Ranch, Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge and Der Fondue Chessel, plus 500 international wines.
Enjoy an evening of savory cuisine, extraordinary wines, a dessert spread that is as artful as it is sumptuous, live and silent auctions, and musical entertainment by jazz diva Tina Navarro. This magical evening of romance and fantasy will conclude with the Wine in the Pines afterparty, complete with dancing and live entertainment featuring The Jerseys.
Keystone Resort will offer promotional room rates at Keystone Lodge. For ticket information, call 303-691-9339.