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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 (8th & 9th grade) has 2 slots remaining.

Division I (6th & 7th grade) has 3 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.

Dillon Cemetery fundraiser breakfast

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, CO. (970) 468-2403.

Summit Music and Arts series ending

Summit Music and Arts closes its 2012-13 series on Sunday, 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 November 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 summitmusicandarts.org.

Summit Concert Band looking for players

Summit Concert Band is currently preparing for its summer concert season. The band is open to new musicians, especially percussionists/drummers, tubaists and euphonium players. The Summit Concert Band is a community-based group focused on providing quality entertainment at events throughout Summit County and the central Colorado mountain region. The band rehearses on most Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Summit High School band room. For more information, including a calendar of rehearsals and performances, go to the band website, http://summitconcertband.org. Send email to info@summitconcertband.org to respond to this community note.

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 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). Each session is limited to 25, so please call the Senior Center to pre-register, (970) 668-2940. Walk-ins will need to be turned away if the class limit is reached on the day of the seminar.

P.E.O Chapter IB scholarship available

The Dillon Chapter of P.E.O. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a woman who is in her junior or senior year of college, pursuing a post-graduate degree, or enrolled in her final year of a vocational/technical program. The applicant must be a Summit County resident or graduate of Summit School District, or both. Criteria for this scholarship include a demonstration of academic achievement, financial need, commitment to goals and community involvement. To request an application, contact Patty Fry at pfry757@gmail.com or call (970) 390-8398. Completed applications must be received by May 31; transcripts will be required. Interviews will be conducted in June. P.E.O. provides educational opportunities for women by offering scholarships, grants, awards and loans to help women enhance their lives through learning.


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