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Bonus Chef Rick Bayless tickets available Sept. 8 at Douglas County Libraries

Bonus Chef Rick Bayless tickets will be available Sept. 8 at Douglas County Libraries.
Bonus Chef Rick Bayless tickets will be available Sept. 8 at Douglas County Libraries.
Douglas County Libraries

By popular demand, Douglas County Libraries (DCL) will offer 20 additional tickets to its October “Cooking Demonstration & Tasting” with Chef Rick Bayless.

The additional tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, online at, by phone at 303-791-7323, or at any Douglas County Libraries location (cash or check only). Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

The library district sold its initial allotment of Rick Bayless Cooking Demo tickets within two days of putting them on sale in early August. Bayless is a well-known cookbook author, restaurateur, and public television personality specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine.

“We knew Rick Bayless was popular,” said Katie Klossner, community relations manager for Douglas County Libraries, “but we were still shocked at how quickly the tickets sold out. We’re very thankful the Lone Tree Recreation Center staff was able to help us accommodate more people. Plus, a higher attendance supports our fundraising efforts for Douglas County Libraries.”

The event will be held Wednesday, October 13 at 3 p.m. at Lone Tree Recreation Center (10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree). Attendees will see Bayless in action as he showcases his bacon-tomato guacamole and green herb ceviche. Both recipes are from his newest cookbook, “Fiesta at Rick’s: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends.”

The demonstration is part of a full day of activities that includes an evening author reception and presentation at The Wildlife Experience (10035 South Peoria Street, Parker). Tickets for evening events are also available. Chef Bayless’s cookbooks will be for sale at all events courtesy of Tattered Cover Book Store.

“A Day with Rick Bayless” is sponsored in part by DCL's title sponsor, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, as well as Colorado Community Newspapers, The Wildlife Experience, Tattered Cover Book Store, and Colorado Litho, Inc. A portion of proceeds will go to the Douglas County Libraries Foundation to support library literacy activities.

Cash and in-kind sponsorship opportunities are still available for this exciting event. As part of a generous grant, the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado will match new or increased donations made in 2010 or 2011 to Douglas County Libraries. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Katie Klossner at

For more event information, or to buy tickets or donate online, visit


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