Quick Picks: Jennifer Pharr Davis talks; Il Divo Colorado; Shark Week

A Great White shark coming out of the water biting while searching for Colossus in South Africa.

Endurance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis at a plaque at Springer Mountain, Georgia, marking the end of her record-breaking hike of the Appalachian Trail. She hiked 16-17 hours a day during her record-breaking trek.

Saturday and Sunday, 
Aug. 9–10

Trail tales

Jennifer Pharr Davis, who set the Appalachian Trail endurance speed record at 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes in 2011, will speak in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs.

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Davis will be at Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 461 Main St., in Grand Junction, and at 5:30 p.m. Sunday she will speak at Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 732 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.

The endurance hiker and author was the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and has hiked on six continents, logging more than 12,000 miles.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Take note

The young male group Il Divo Colorado, inspired by international musicians Il Divo and Josh Groban, comes to the Unitarian Universalist Church, 536 Ouray Ave., for a 7:30 p.m. show. Admission is free, but a suggested, tax-deductible donation of $10 can be made to benefit domestic violence programs in Grand Junction.

The program featuring Il Divo Colorado’s tenors Mat Coronado and David Siemens and baritone Kyle Thompson will contain popular Il Divo and Groban songs. There also will be music from soprano Belle Weathers, violinist Sandra Rivera, percussionist Joe Moher and pianist Kathryn Mientka.

Sunday, Aug. 10

Shark Week!

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week begins. The week-long event includes 13 shows dedicated to sharks, along with a live talk show, Shark After Dark, each night.

Among the shows this year are: “Zombie Sharks,” explores the catatonic zombie-like state sharks can achieve that orcas may have learned how to use to prey upon sharks; “Monster Hammerhead,” a look into a legendary hammerhead living off the coast of Florida; and “Great White Matrix,” a show about the surge in shark attacks off the coast of Australia, according to discovery.com.


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