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Live traditional music prevalent at Rock Ledge Ranch's annual Holiday Evening Dec. 17

During the 2015 Holiday Evening event at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, docent Talia Ogren invites visitors into the dining room of the restored Orchard House, with the table laid out as it would have been in the early 1900s.
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Traditional music by three musical ensembles plus a dance group will highlight the annual Holiday Evening at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Saturday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m.
       Performing in the barn, the Colorado Frontier Army Band and Old Tyme Dancers are scheduled from 4:30 to 6, followed by Mark Gardner (banjo) with his son Vance (fiddle) from 7 to 8.
       The Dulcimer Club will play in the Rock Ledge House from 5:30 to 7.
       Admission is $8 - free to members of the ranch's Living History Association (LHA) - with discounts for seniors and children. The historically styled 230-acre ranch is off Gateway Road at 30th Street.
       Holiday Evening will also feature St. Nicholas in the Carriage House, tractor wagon rides, and the lighting of the Christmas pudding in the Orchard House at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30.
       Other scheduled activities include blacksmithing demonstrations, warming bonfires around the site, indoor crafts for kids and lantern-light tours to the 1860s homestead cabin.
       For more information on the event or how to join the LHA, call the ranch at 578-6777 or go to rockledgeranch.com.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 12/7/16; Outdoors: Rock Ledge Ranch)

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