Peak School slots remaining
Space is quickly filling for the 2013-14 school year. With 100 percent recommitment from our current students and strong demand from new families, we only have a few slots remaining:
Division II (eighth & ninth grade) has two slots remaining
Division I (sixth & seventh grade) has three slots remaining
If you are or someone you know is considering the Peak School for next year, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. When all spaces are filled, we will start a wait list for next year.
To apply, simply visit Admissions (http://thepeakschool.org/ admissions/) on our website to learn more or to begin the application process. Almost 20 percent of our current students also receive some form of financial assistance, and more detailed information can be found at Tuition Assistance (http://thepeakschool.org/admissions/tuition-assistance/).
The Peak School is purchasing the Summit Daily News building in Frisco next month; we look forward to moving into our permanent home later this summer. To speak with the head of school or the admissions director directly, please call (970) 368-5601.
Enjoy breakfast at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne and help raise funds for the Dillon Cemetery. The Summit County Elks Lodge #2561 is hosting a fundraiser breakfast and the proceeds will be used to purchase and install headstones for unmarked graves.
In the past several years, the Dillon Cemetery Advisory Committee has raised funds to place new headstones on sites with unmarked or broken headstones. Ticket purchases will help fund headstones for the remaining 65 unmarked graves.
The breakfast will include an all-you-can-eat meal, including the Elks famous bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, Bob’s green chili and French toast at the Elks Lodge, 1321 Blue River Parkway (Hwy. 9), on May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Members of the Dillon Cemetery Advisory Committee will be in attendance. Tickets are $10/person in advance (call (970) 468-2561 after 4 p.m.) or $12 at the door; children 12 and under $5. Tickets may also be purchased at the Dillon Town Hall, 275 Lake Dillon Dr., Dillon. (970) 468-2403.
Summit Music and Arts
series ending on May 19
Summit Music and Arts closes its 2012-13 series on May 19, at 4 p.m. with “Matinee in the Mountains,” an afternoon of chamber music with Rachel Segal, violin; Phillip Stevens, viola; Charles Lee, cello; and Tamara Goldstein, piano. The program will feature solo pieces by Ástor Piazzola, for each player, with piano; and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25. Piazzolla is considered “the single most important figure in the history of tango, a towering giant whose shadow looms large over everything that preceded and followed him. Piazzolla’s place in Argentina’s greatest cultural export is roughly equivalent to that of Duke Ellington in jazz — the genius composer who took an earthy, sensual, even disreputable folk music and elevated it into a sophisticated form of high art.” Also featured is the epic Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25. Composed between 1856 and 1861, this masterpiece was performed for the first time by Clara Schumann in 1861 in Hamburg. It was also played in Vienna on Nov. 16, 1862, with Brahms himself at the piano supported by members of the Hellmesberger Quartet. It is scored for piano, violin, viola and cello. The concert will be held at Lord of the Mountains, 56 Hwy. 6 in Dillon. Tickets are available in advance for $15 or at the door for $20. Call (970) 468-6809 or visit www.sum mitmusicandarts.org.
Seminar on digital photography
This two-part seminar will address the basics of digital photography, from downloading pictures from your camera to your computer, to organizing and naming them, to making some basic (but important) enhancements to them and even showing them as slide shows on your computer or HDTV. Bring your cameras and computers to work along with us, if you wish. At a pace that all can handle, we’ll demonstrate the techniques using a computer running Windows 7 along with the free photo software package Windows Photo Gallery. The seminar is scheduled for the two Saturdays of May 11 and May 25 from 9-11 a.m. at the Senior Center in Frisco. The cost for each session is $5 (and you can attend one or both sessions). To register, please call (970) 668-2940. Walk-ins will need to be turned away if the class limit of 25 is reached on the day of the seminar.
Homeowner’s Series: Is your home really protected?
Wildfire experts Dan Gibbs and Dan Schroder will talk about what you should be asking your Realtor, your builder and your insurance agent in order to protect yourself and your property. Find out what wildfire protection features home builders are incorporating into new and renovated homes. Join us Wednesday night at the Frisco Community Center, Third and Granite. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Forest Health Task Force.
Bark for Life needs your help
Bark for Life is a dog-friendly event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. Volunteers are needed to help stage this event. If you are a dog person or you or someone you know has been touched by cancer, your help would be greatly appreciated. The meeting for volunteers is May 9 at the Buffalo Mountain Room at the Frisco Commons from 5:30-6:30 p.m.