Volunteer opportunities with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Dig into your adventure this week by helping to improve national forest lands with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. This week’s volunteer projects include a convenient two-hour evening Twilight Project at Pinball Alley Trail in Breckenridge; a dispersed campsite restoration project at Rock Creek in Silverthorne; or live out your youthful dreams of becoming a scientist during “Fish Shocking” at Straight Creek in Dillon. There is also a free guided educational hike at the Peaks Trail. All projects are open to public participation of all ages. For project details visit www.fdrd.org, or call (970) 262-3449.
F150 truck raffle supports 4-H
Support Summit County 4-H and win a 2014 Ford F-150 Truck. $5 tickets are available at Alpine Bank locations in Summit County through Sept. 3. Drawing on Sept. 27 — need not be present to win. Visit www.co4hfoundation.colostate.edu. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.
Theobald Award reception
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will present the third annual Theobald Award on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to honor outstanding contributions to the preservation of Breckenridge’s history. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Barney Ford House Museum Lawn (award presentation at 5:30 p.m.). Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call (970) 453-9767 x2.
Hike Montezuma with Summit Historical Society
The Summit Historical Society is repeating its very popular hike in Montezuma and Sts. John on Tuesday, July 29. Reservations are due no later than Thursday, July 24. The group will meet at the Montezuma schoolhouse at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 for SHS members and $35 for non-members. Mary Ellen Gilliland will lead a walkabout through the town of Montezuma. Roger Thweatt will lead a jeep tour to the town of Sts. John. Following the excursions, participants will enjoy a miner’s lunch at the schoolhouse. To make reservations or for more information, call Christy Nelson at the SHS office: (970) 468-2207.
Home Energy Efficiency Workshop
Come join the High Country Conservation Center on Wednesday, July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about home energy efficiency strategies and rebate opportunities. Held at the Frisco Community and Senior Center — Fremont Room. For more information contact HC3 at (970) 668-5703.
Philanthropy workshop for individuals and families
The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to host a workshop led by philanthropic strategist Bruce DeBoskey, J.D. on Thursday, July 31. Nationally recognized, Colorado-based philanthropy expert Bruce DeBoskey (deboskeygroup.com) will help individuals achieve more effective, meaningful and joyful family and personal philanthropy. Through his extensive experience working with individuals and families, Bruce will help attendees identify what inspires people to be philanthropic, how to get family members more involved in philanthropy, and how to connect generations through philanthropy. The workshop will be held at Beaver Run Resort on July 31 and will run from 9-11:30 a.m., with coffee and light breakfast offered at 8:30 a.m. For more information, or to RSVP to attend, contact The Summit Foundation (summitfoundation.org) at (970) 453-5970 or email email@example.com.
Rotary’s Krystal 93 Festival in the Park calls for volunteers
Sell tickets, pour beer and have fun while listening to live music and mingling with Summit County residents and visitors. Save Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 for volunteering with The Rotary Club of Summit County to ensure a successful fundraising event that will support many local, national and international projects. To volunteer, please go to FestivalinthePark.net or call (970) 513-3344.
Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & Keystone Adaptive Center
The fifth annual “Tee it Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC” at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course will take place on Monday, Aug. 25. Registration and practice range will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start/scramble at 10:30 a.m. Door prizes and winner announcements will conclude the event. Cost is $100 per golfer or $400 per team. Cost includes practice range, 18 holes with cart, lunch, contests and door prizes. There will also be a small silent auction with a night stay in Durango, limited artwork, pro shop certificates and more. Corporate hole sponsorships are also available from $600 to $5,000. Last year, this event sold out with 144 golfers prepared to Tee It Up so that all abilities can participate in outdoor adventures. All information and registration forms are online at www.boec.org. Please contact Marci Sloan if you would like to be a sponsor, contribute a door prize and/or silent auction item at (970) 453-6442 x20 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the “Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC” will go toward Keystone Adaptive Center and the Wounded Warriors Fund.
LAPS 24th Annual K9-4K
The 24th Annual LAPS Canine 4K will be held in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 2 with pet supply vendors galore, prizes for top finishers in the run/walk race and a silent auction with loads of items and gift certificates. The 2.5-mile course will loop around Frisco, starting and ending in front of the Frisco gazebo on Main Street. Registration runs from 8-9 a.m. with race start at 9:15 a.m. Preregister for a discount and fast check-in on race day (download registration form or get more info and photos from www.summmitlaps.com). Preregistration must be received by Saturday, July 26 for discount. Fees are per dog so bring the family. LAPS members: $22 (or $27 after July 26 and race day); Nonmembers: $25 (or $30 after July 26 and race day). Cash or check only on race day, but you can pay with a credit card on the website through the end of July. All proceeds benefit local pets and their people through financial aid from LAPS. You’ll receive a doggie goodie bag, custom T-shirt and other surprises per entry and be eligible for door prizes. Free Abbey’s coffee, donuts, and lemonade. Silent auction will include large and small items. LAPS needs plenty of volunteers from 7:15 a.m. to noon to help set up, be dog handlers for registration, work the registration tables, hand out shirts and goodie bags, work at the silent auction or be race marshals, please email LAPS@colorado.net