Fred and Kathy Boyce benefit
The Celebrate Friends fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m., June 1 at the American Legion Hall, 601 Clark St., Fairplay. There will be a homemade Italian dinner, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 10 and under. Donations and contributions of desserts are most welcome. To donate auction items, call Linda Miller at (303) 720-8125. For more information call Brenda at (719) 207-0494.
Optimist Golf Tournament
The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimists invite you to tee it up for the youth of Summit County. Our annual Summer Solstice Golf Tournament will be held on June 24 at the Keystone Ranch Golf Club. The tournament supports all of the free programs offered by the Optimists, from basketball and volleyball to chess, oratorical and essay contests and student recognition events. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and tee time is 11. The fee is $125 per player and includes cart, driving range, a great buffet dinner and entry to our popular silent auction. Hole sponsorships are also available for $125. Help us bring out the best in your kids. Applications are available online at SummitOptimists.org or can be picked up at any Alpine Bank or the Edward Jones office in Frisco. Questions can be directed to Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811.
Dillon public meeting
The Town of Dillon will be holding a public meeting on June 6, 2013, to discuss the master planning of Dillon Town Park. We would like to invite all Summit County residents who have ideas to share about the park’s future direction and activities. This is the first of two public forums that will be held on the topic. Refreshments and a children’s activity area will be provided. The meeting will take place at Dillon Town Hall from 5-7 p.m.
Trout Unlimited monthly meeting
“Nutz and Boltz” — a fun meeting talking about what we accomplished during the winter. We will also look at the programs and plans we will have for the summer. This is an interactive meeting. Please bring your thoughts, ideas and comments about new programs or additions to what we have started and how we can be “the best”! We need help, so bring your calendars! This will be our last meeting until fall. As always, the meeting is open and free of charge! Come, enjoy, and support your T.U. 6 p.m., Thursday, June 6, upstairs at Fattie’s Pizza, 106 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge.
Memory loss support group
The next meeting of the Summit County Caregiver and Memory Loss Support Group will be Tuesday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center in Frisco. The topic of discussion will be “Planning a Vacation with Your Loved One.” Local caregivers are invited to a conference on June 13 in Glenwood Springs. There is no cost to attend. Please call the Summit County Senior and Community Center for details for this event from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School. Registration by May 30 is required. There is community funding available until July 1 for anyone that would like to take an online training course on caregiving for Alzheimer’s disease. The cost is $35 that will be immediately refunded upon completion of the course. Interested parties can check out the course at www.Alz.org. Please call Sandy Bainbridge at (970) 584-0311 for more details.
Zumba for Oklahoma
Join Cindy McCoy on Saturday for an hour of Zumba to raise money for the Oklahoma tornado victims. We will meet at Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon at 10:30 a.m. You can feel good times 2 — exercise and give! Suggested donation amount: generous. Hope to see you there.
Right Brain Success workshop
The Right Brain Success workshop, June 8 and 9, is a unique educational experience that will change your perspective about your brain, your mind and your life. Greater awareness and self-leadership are the keys to a happier life when your creative/intuitive ability is running the show. Call John Longhill, (970) 468-0924, or visit www.rightbrainsuccess.org. Presented by The Swan Center for Intuitive Living.
Swan Center: new
volunteer training class
The Swan Center is hosting a New Volunteer Training class on Saturday. SCO provides leadership and self-awareness programs, with rescued horses, that empower and support youths and adults in the achievement of their life goals. To sign up please visit our website.
National Running Day Fun Run
Come celebrate National Running Day and start your summer on the right foot! This is a great opportunity to jump-start the Summit Trail Running Series or just to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Light refreshments will be provided for all participants. There will be no timing or prizes for this event. Adult 5K is dependent upon trail conditions. 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, at the Breckenridge Rec Center. Free. Ages 5 and up.
Coed kickball league
Come out with your friends on Sunday afternoons this summer and get down on some good ol’ kickball action! Teams need a minimum of nine players (at least three of them women). Games are officiated and start on the hour from 4-7 p.m. at various locations in Breckenridge. A mandatory captains’ and free-agent meeting is on Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. The last day to register a team for the league is Sunday, June 16, by 6 p.m. Postseason play is one the last two Sundays of the season (August 18 or August 25). Sundays, June 23 to Aug. 25 at Kingdom Park Fields & Carter Park. $275 per team. Ages 18 and up.
Ready, Set, Go! wildfire workshop
Hey, landowners and homeowners of Summit County. Wildland fires are a real threat this summer. To help prepare you for the inevitable High Country wildfire, the cooperating partners of the Summit County Wildfire Council are hosting the Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Workshop, designed to educate homeowners about wildfire threats and response protocol. This free community event is Saturday, June 1, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop runs from 9 to noon. Topics for discussion include ember awareness and defensible space, evacuation kits and communication plans, community evacuations and firefighter response. Wildland fire trucks will be on display, and experts will answer questions.
Meeting for residents of
Bill’s Ranch neighborhood
Do you live in Bill’s Ranch neighborhood? If so, please attend this important free meeting on water and fire, topics vital to our neighborhood. Tell your Bill’s Ranch neighbors to come. Adults only, due to nature of wildfire presentation. Saturday, June 1, 3-5 p.m. at Church of Christ, Temple Trail and Seventh Avenue. Agenda: 3-4 p.m., “No Doubt, It’s Still a Drought,” Troy Wineland, Summit County Water Commissioner; 4-5 p.m., “Wildfire in Your Backyard,” Steve Lescher, P.I.O., Dillon Valley Fire Commission. Informational packets will be provided so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health equity seminar
The Care Clinic and the Colorado Trust are hosting a free “lunch and learn” to discuss health equity in Summit County and throughout the state. Access to health care is not equal for everyone — join us to discuss causes and solutions. Lunch will be provided. Thursday, June 6, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Miner’s Creek Room in the Medical Offices Building. Please RSVP to Brandi at email@example.com by May 30.
Lake Dillon Theatre needs volunteers
Thank you for being a vital part of the success of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The LDTC relies on volunteers’ enthusiasm, skills, and many talents to fulfill a variety of key roles. As Summit County’s only professional theater, we believe that the performing arts are an important part of any community and serve as a tool for awareness, education, and more. We want you to be a member of the LDTC family. This summer we have many great opportunities to volunteer with the LDTC: 1. Sunset at the Summit free concert series (now in its 20th season). 2. Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival (July 13 & 14). 3. NRO Fourth of July concert. 4. Battle of the Geeks annual softball game. To join us in providing professional and diverse entertainment and enrichment programs to our community, just go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot, http://vols.pt/hNbMQX. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account). Sign up! Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Resort Chamber May mixer
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the May mixer at Fatty’s, located at 106 South Ridge St., Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. The May mixer is sponsored by Fatty’s. Beer will be provided by Bud Light. Admission is $5 for BRC members and $10 for non-members. The BRC mixer is a great opportunity to network with other business people from the community in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For more information on the mixer contact the BRC at (970) 453.2913.
‘WAYMISH’ workshop coming
The Summit County Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with CMC’s Customized Business Services is offering an interactive workshop titled “Why Are You Making It so Hard for Me to Give You My Money? (WAYMISH for short). This workshop is intended for all businesses who deal with customers. If you’ve ever wondered how many customers your organization loses everyday — it may be more than you think. Sometimes a customer approaches your place of business, fully intending to buy something. Then, it happens … something frustrates the customer to the point that she changes her mind without spending a dime. The “it” is a WAYMISH, and two out of three times it results in the permanent loss of a customer — and you may not even be aware of it. Attend this important workshop on May 31, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at CMC Breckenridge and find out how you can keep your customers. Please register before Thursday, May 30, by calling CMC at 453-6757. Chamber members $45 and non-members $55; light breakfast will be provided.
Safe Summer Kick Off
The 12th annual Safe Summer Kick Off will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silverthorne Elementary School. The event is sponsored by the Silverthorne Police Department and other emergency service agencies in Summit County. It’s a great way to kick off the summer, by providing education and equipment to keep children safe. During the event, there will be free giveaways of bike/skateboarding helmets, water bottles, fishing poles and safety equipment. There will be free fingerprinting for children, helmet decorating, music and activities, and a chance to take a tour of emergency service vehicles and equipment. Certified technicians will do car-seat inspections to check for proper fit and safety. Essay contest winners will receive their prizes. For information, contact the Silverthorne Police Department at (970) 262-7320.
National Trails Day project
How often do you use trails in Summit County? Once a month? Twice a week? Three times a day? (Don’t we all wish?) If everyone in Summit County volunteered one day on a trail-maintenance project, Summit County would have the most bomber and amazing trails in Colorado! People from all over the nation will be out busting a move on a trail, begging for attention on National Trails Day. You don’t want to be the odd one out, do you? Join us on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Frisco peninsula. We will start the day with a light breakfast and end the day with a lunch from Pug Ryan’s Steakhouse and Brewery. This is a collaborative project involving the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, the Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness, the Summit Fat Tire Society, Maverick Sports Promotions and the U.S. Forest Service. For more information or to register for this project please visit www.fdrd.org or call (970) 262-3449.
Open Arms has openings
Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings for infants and preschoolers for our upcoming summer program. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Our Vacation Bible School program is taking place July 29 through August 2, from 9-11:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church at 16072, Highway 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at www.OpenArmsChildcareAndPreschool.com or follow us on Facebook.
Creative writing group looking for new members
Looking to expand your creative writing skills? Summit County writers group looking for two new members. We meet about eight times a year at various members’ homes. We do dinner prior to the meeting. Call (970) 547-9999 or (970) 262-9448.
Cooking Matters for Teens
The Family & Intercultural Resource Center and CMC are offering Cooking Matters for Teens. The five-session course, held Thursdays and Sundays from June 9-27, is aimed at youth from ages 12-18. We will teach basic safety and nutrition, prepare meals together, send participants home with groceries and have a Class Cook Off on the final day. It will be held at the Breckenridge CMC kitchens and taught by Dr. Jannine Walldan. To register, please contact Bethany Hughes at the FIRC. Phone: (970) 455-0225. Email: BethanyH@summitfirc.org. For more information, visit summitfirc.org.
Summit Concert Band: call for players
Summit Concert Band is open for new musicians. We are particularly looking for percussionists/drummers, and woodwind and brass players of all abilities are encouraged to join us. Summit County visitors and residents (part-time or full-time) are welcome to participate in rehearsals and concerts. The Summit Concert Band rehearses on most Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.; rehearsal location is normally the Summit High School band room. For more information, including calendar and locations of rehearsals and performances, go to the band website, http://summitconcertband.org. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breckenridge Dining Passports
The Breckenridge Restaurant Association (BRA) is offering spring dining specials at participating restaurants as a fundraiser for its scholarship program. In 2013 alone, the BRA awarded about $9,000 in scholarships to local high school students. In order to replenish this fund, the $10 donation for the passports will go toward the scholarship program. This also allows the BRA to support other community events and programs, including the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Dew Tour, various concerts and events, customer service training and the culinary kitchen at Colorado Mountain College. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and get specials valid now through June 13. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants.
Go2Work: Free weekly workshops for job seekers
Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. in Computer Lab Room 11 at Colorado Mountain College in Dillon. Services available include: computer access, Internet job searches, job application and resume assistance, interviewing skills, interest inventories, computer-based work-skill enhancement, skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys. Earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate. Also: skill training through Career Ready 101, a web-based study program; information on Colorado Mountain College classes and financial aid; information on other training and educational resources; online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center; information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits; and referrals to additional services.