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Summit County Community Notes: 3-31-2013

Looking for musicians to join local rock/blues band. Need vocalist, guitarist (rhythm or lead and bass) and keyboards. Knowledge of music theory a plus. Must be willing to rehearse two times per week in Silverthorne and be available for local performances this summer in Summit County.

For more info, contact Danny at (970) 819-5547.

The search is on for Colorado's outstanding senior volunteers. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, the Salute to Senior Service program recognizes senior volunteers for the contributions they make in local communities. Friends, co-workers, family members and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to nominate deserving seniors for possible state and national honors. Nominations will be accepted through March 31. Each state's winner receives $500, and one national winner receives $5,000 to donate to the winner's charities of choice.

High Country Conservation Center has officially launched the new Summit Community Garden Network website. The SCGN benefits all community gardens by providing gardeners, visitors, teachers, youth and families with a one-stop shop for garden and local food resources. Thanks to the SCGN, one plot application now applies to all five of our gardens, including Silvana's, Nancy's, the Living Classroom, Breckenridge and Dillon Valley Elementary. We are now accepting applications from new and returning plot holders. All garden plots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Completed applications are due by March 31. Find out more or download an online application for your garden plot at www.SummitGardenNetwork.org.

Support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge . The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to welcome theater patrons, creative craftsmen to assist with set creation, cheerful individuals to distribute performance information throughout the county and anyone who embraces the performing arts. We have opportunities for you to become involved today! Interested? Contact nanageralyn@gmail.com.

Silverthorne's free Nordic Center, located at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks (2929 N. Golden Eagle Road), is extending the season through March 31 due to recent snowfall. Two courses at the Raven offer a variety of trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoe users. The North Course has challenging terrain with plenty of changes in elevation. Novices will be more comfortable on the South Course, which is flatter but still offers an abundance of twists and turns. Park at the clubhouse. Dogs are not allowed on the trails.

Advocates for Victims of Assault is hosting a Black Tie Bingo event from 6-10 p.m on Saturday, April 6 at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. Tickets are $50, or you can buy a table of eight for $350.

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youth ages 8-16. Their mission is "to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult." The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youth waiting for a mentor. Call 668-9184 or visit www.summitcares.org.

The annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser benefiting Lake Dillon Preschool will be held on Friday, April 5 at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $140 for a table of eight. This year's entertainment will be Improv Colorado, a Colorado Springs-based group that specializes in short-form improvisational comedy. The event also will include a raffle - with a $575 Spring Cleaning Package and $500 Spa Package - pampering and shopping with more than a dozen vendor booths, cocktails, dessert and door prizes. For more info or tickets, call 970-468-1606 or visit www.lakedillonpreschool.com.

The Summit County Libraries need volunteers to assist with the upcoming book sale held by the Summit County Friends of the Library. The money generated by the sale will be used for programs that benefit Summit County residents and visitors alike. People are needed to help set up for the sale at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the Buffalo Mountain room at the Main Branch, Frisco. We also need assistance during the sale, which runs from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Also, help is needed during the take-down process, which will begin at 5 p.m. Please call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555.


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The Summit Daily Updated Mar 30, 2013 11:53PM Published Mar 30, 2013 11:50PM Copyright 2013 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.