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The Agenda: Week of October 10

Progressive bluegrass at the Vilar, an Olympics for mountain men and women and a yoga festival you won't want to miss highlight this week's must-do local events.

October 10, 2016

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Mandolin Orange performs at the Vilar Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday. They'll be certain to play tunes from their latest release, Blindfaller.

There's plenty going on this week in the Valley, so grab your calendar and start making plans.

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The duo that is Mandolin Orange.

Jump start the weekend on Thursday October 13, with a 7:30 p.m. gig by Mandolin Orange. Part of the Vilar Center's Underground Sound concert series, tickets for this show are $24. You don't have to be a bluegrass fan to appreciate this North Carolina duo's music, and they'll probably feature plenty of tunes from their latest release, Blindfaller, (you can give it a listen here) as well as songs from their previous releases, all of which showcase a powerful intimacy and unique take on this traditional American genre. Tickets will run you $25.

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Peace, tranquillity and core strength are a just three of the benefits of yoga.

If you're curious about yoga or already familiar with the practice (which happens to be a great way to strengthen your core and increase flexibility for skiing and snowboarding), you'll want to check out the Eagle YogaFest which runs from October 14 through October 16th, It's a week of all things yoga and health as this fourth annual celebration of mindful yoga in the mountains takes over Eagle. Participants will  from the best local, regional, and national yoga teachers including; Jessica Jollie, Carson Efrid, Julia Clarke, Corina Benner, and others. With yoga, meditation, hiking and other activities it's a great chance to relax, renew and restore while enjoying the unmatched, picturesque views of Eagle, Colorado. Tickets range between  $35-$150 and can be purchased here.

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If yoga sounds a bit to ethereal for you, then don't despair. Rough and ready types can't go wrong by checking out the 8th annual Man of The Cliff on October 15 and 16th, in Avon's Nottingham Park. Featuring rugged outdoor activities and contests such as axe throwing and keg tosses (don't forget the spear toss and the speed chop) are open to everyone and give you the opportunity to get in touch with your inner mountain man. Better yet, Man of the Cliff donates all funds generated by the event to the local charity, First Descents, which provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults who have been impacted by cancer.

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