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Summit County Community Notes: 4-20-2013

Celebrate Earth Day this year with the High Country Conservation Center at its Party for the Planet at Pug's from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. Join the HCCC at Pug Ryan's Brewery in Dillon for live music, good food and drinks! Entry is $10 and you receive appetizers and two beers. All proceeds benefit High Country Conservation Center's new Summit Community Garden Network supporting five community gardens across Summit County. For more information, visit www.highcountryconservation.org.

Whether you like it or not, they're still there. Where? Afghanistan. Who are they? People, the sons and relatives of Summit County residents, who are serving our nation in our all volunteer military. They live under poor conditions, especially if they are serving in FOBs, Forward Operating Bases. They love receiving our packages filled with goodies and necessities, which although addressed to one soldier, are shared with their buddies.

We need your support in brightening the days of these brave, young people. Please get out your check book and send a donation to the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Put for "Troop Support" on the check, please. Please note that contributions are tax deductible as the SCRCF is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Thank you so much. For further information, contact (970) 453-4778.

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has a limited number of openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at www.OpenArmsChildcareAndPreschool.com, or follow us on Facebook.

The Summit County Wildfire Council invites Summit County property owners to learn more about the 2013 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program. This grant program provides assistance to eligible homeowner groups, allowing residents to conduct hazardous-fuels reduction (for example, tree-removal projects) in their neighborhoods. Effective fuels-reduction projects help protect Summit County communities and watersheds from the threat of wildfire. Interested community members can download a grant application from Summit County's Colorado State University Extension page, www.co.summit.co.us/extension. Grant applications will be accepted through April 26. Please call Dan Schroder at (970) 668-4140 for more information.

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths 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 (970) 668-9184 or visit www.summitcares.org.

Parents who would like to visit Summit County Preschool for summer and fall enrollment are invited to an enrollment open house from 10 a.m. to noon and from 3-5 p.m. on April 25. Stop in during those times to visit classrooms, meet our teachers and complete paperwork for enrollment. Refreshments will be provided and all of your questions about SCP will be answered!

The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to greet 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.


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