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 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Forest Health Task Force.
Little Red Schoolhouse needs volunteers
Little Red Schoolhouse is looking for new board members. Knowledge in the areas of fundraising or finance a plus. Please send letters of interest to Greta@littleredbreck.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue survey
Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue is conducting a community survey on its website and at locations throughout the fire-protection district to measure the community’s level of fire safety, awareness of fire-department services and emergency preparedness. The survey is online at www.ldfr.org, and firefighters periodically will be outside local businesses asking for feedback from residents, business owners and property owners.
Call for art: 2013 USA Pro Challenge local poster contest
The local organizing committee for the Breckenridge stages of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge is accepting submissions for the Host City Poster Contest. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, and should tie in with the race and cycling in Breckenridge. Winning artwork will appear locally on posters, merchandise, advertising and, potentially, other event collateral. The winning artist will receive a prize package of event merchandise and VIP passes to the event in Breckenridge. Submissions must be 11 1/2 by 17 1/2 inches (to accommodate for bleeds) and preferably submitted via email (email@example.com). Accepted file formats include .jpg (300 dpi) or .pdf. Artists may also submit work in person at the Breckenridge Resort Chamber offices (111 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge) or via U.S. Mail to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, ATTN: UPCC Poster Contest, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424. Connect online for the latest news and updates on the Stage 5 finish: BreckProCycling.com, Twitter.com/BreckProCycling or Facebook.com/BreckenridgeQPC.
Summit County moms clean house
Summit County moms are cleaning house. A bunch of moms have gotten together to hold a mega-sale on used kids clothing, toys, outdoor gear and maternity items. The sale will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Summit County Senior & Community Center. Open to the public. Get ready to shop for deals. If you would like a table to sell your kids items at the sale, the cost is $20. Tables and chairs are provided. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Sarah Thorsteinson at (970) 393-3939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summit Music and Arts series ending
Summit Music and Arts closes its 2012-13 series on Sunday 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.