With national campaigns for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday going off, Summit County's answer to holiday shopping is Summit Unchained, produced by the Summit Independent Business Alliance. Win prizes in independent locally owned businesses this holiday season. All entries in individual business drawings will also be eligible to win grand prizes. About $6,000 worth of prizes are available to win. Visit www.summitindependentbusiness.com and click on Events for the full prize listings.
Friday, 7 p.m., Buffalo Mtn. Room, County Commons, Frisco: "Holiday Time with Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow" The audience loved this show so much last fall, that he's back for an encore engagement! The terrific Jerry Barlow is back to sing, play celtic guitar and spin tales. The Grand Prize Drawing for the KINDLE PAPER WHITE eREADER prize basket and the other two prize baskets also will be held this evening at 8 p.m.Don't miss out on the fun! Please visit any of the Branches of the Summit County Library today, to pick up your game piece and get started toward a prize. For more information on other upcoming events or programs, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; please visit our website at www.summitcountylibraries.org; "like" us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; or simply come by any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
The town of Frisco and the Frisco BBQ Committee are accepting applications for the 2013 BBQ Nonprofit Partnership. Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status are encouraged to inquire and apply. The BBQ Non-profit Partnership is a great opportunity to fundraise and market your organization. The nonprofit partners selected will have the ability to generate funds based upon the agreed partnership responsibilities; a total of $35,000 is available to be awarded to six Summit County non-profit organizations. Information and applications are also available online at www.townoffrisco.com/events/nonprofit.
The town of Frisco is offering the cost of an energy audit for multi-family boards or homeowners associations that apply to the High Country Conservation Center. If the audit shows promising energy and cost savings, another $2,000 is available toward upgrades. This is a first-time program and we are looking for leads on multi-family housing in need of this service. Think your housing organization might benefit from an upgrade? Give us a call at (970) 668-5703 or email Lynne, email@example.com.
Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is accepting applications for the 2013 Colorado Master Gardener Training. This signature CSU Extension program provides a unique opportunity for local gardening enthusiasts to help their community while learning more about home gardening issues. The 2013 training will take place on Thursdays at the County Commons in Frisco, from Jan. 31 to April 4, with a volunteer orientation on April 11. The 10-week course offers comprehensive, research-based instruction in home-gardening topics, delivered via distance education and presented by CSU Extension specialists. Upon completion of training, master gardener trainees agree to contribute 50 hours of volunteer service toward home-gardening education. Cost: $250. A non-volunteer option is also available for $625, and is often chosen by professionals in the green industry as continuing education. Contact the CSU Extension office at (970) 668-4140 or write firstname.lastname@example.org for further info and to request an application form. Applications can also be downloaded at www.co.summit.co.us. The deadline to register is Friday.
We're looking for Summit High School graduates who want to be included in Tiger Tracker, the monthly profiles chronicling what people have been up to since graduation. If you are a SHS grad, or have a suggestion, contact Jessica Smith at email@example.com or (970) 668-4633.
The Rotary Club of Summit County (RCSC) would like to remind residents that we would be delighted to send some of our "care" packages to our troops stationed in Afghanistan. If you have a loved one - husband/wife, son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, niece/nephew or just a great friend - who is deployed in Afghanistan at the present time, do let us know. We'll be mailing packages to troops in November and during the Christmas season. We need to know his/her name, address, anticipated date of return, and your contact details. Call Al & Liz Wickert at (970) 453-4778 or send an email to RotaryLiz@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you. Contributions to this troop support effort would be gratefully received at the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Mark "Troop Support" on your check. Donations are tax deductible.
The Breckenridge Music Festival and Hang Time Custom Framing is now accepting entries for the 2013 poster contest. Original oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media paintings are being accepted until Dec. 1 at Hang Time Custom Framing in Breckenridge. Public voting will take place from Dec. 1-12. Art must be 18" x 24" or larger. Drop off or Fed Ex/UPS to Hang Time, at 135 S. Main St., Breckenridge, CO 80424. Winner receives $500, and 25 posters and cards of their featured art, and must donate original art to the BMF. For more info, contact Hang Time Framing at (970) 453-6335 or Hangtimebreck@msn.com.
Race of the Santas/Reindeer Run is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Blue River Plaza in Breckenridge. All proceeds benefit Summit County Adopt an Angel. Come out have a good time and support a great cause. Registration: $30 (Includes a santa suit, and yes, you keep the suit), $10 - if you wear your own santa suit. Registration for the Reindeer Run (open to children 12 and under) is $10, Registration includes antlers and bells. To register or for more info, go to www.gobreck.com or call (970) 453-5055.
The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimists Cub will turn 40 this year and our members would like to extend an invitation to attend a dinner to celebrate our years of service to the youth of Summit County. The date is Dec. 5, and the location is Bonnie Q BBQ at 134 Lake Dillon Drive in Dillon (behind the Lake Dillon Theatre).A buffet will be served at 6 p.m. and the cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required for this important event and you can contact Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811 for more info and to reserve a spot.