Roots Retreat Music
and Healing Festival
Please join local musicians for a three-day summer camping, music and healing event in the mountains of Colorado, Aug. 23-25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Summit Community Care Clinic. There are numerous activities to enjoy in addition to the music, such as horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Come relax and rejuvenate with us at the beautiful Aspen Canyon Ranch! Visit the www.rootsretreat.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
Summit in Honduras bake, craft sale
Summit in Honduras is having its Annual Bake and Craft Sale this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be fabulous baked goods, crafts from Honduras and local craftspeople, jewelry from Boulder artist Maggie Connolly, and Honduras coffee. Donations of baked goods and crafts are gratefully appreciated and all of the money raised will go to the educational and health outreach in rural mountain villages in northwestern Honduras. The sale will be in the Parish Hall of St. John’s at the corner of French and Lincoln in Breckenridge. For more information please call Maggie at 389-7544.
Summit County Preschool enrolling
Summit County Preschool in Frisco is now enrolling 4-year-olds in its preschool program as well as before/after school children who will be attending Frisco Elementary. Please contact the school at (970) 668-5508 for more information. Before/after school programming begins Aug. 21. The cost is $20 for Mondays and $15 per day Tuesday through Friday. The center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The before/after school programming is available on days the Summit School District is in session.
Volunteer for Krystal 93 BBQ of the Summit
Looking for a way to help the community? The Summit County Rotary Club is seeking volunteers to assist with the Krystal 93 BBQ of the Summit in Dillon on Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10. If you can help, please e-mail BBQvolunteer@summitrotary.com or call the BBQ Volunteer Hotline at (970) 513-3344. Thanks for your community support.
Volunteer needed for Breckenridge Oktoberfest
Would you like to be part of the fun during the 19th annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest? We need your help to make the biggest street party in the county a continued success. This year Oktoberfest will be held Sept. 13-15 and volunteers are need all three days to help serve beer or sell steins and drink tickets. Volunteer shifts are about four hours and everyone who helps out will receive a 2013 Oktoberfest beer stein and two drink tickets! Call Gavin Dalgliesh to sign up at (970) 453-5055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. PROST!
Approaching Medicare eligibility? Medicare 101 will explain the parts of Medicare and how they all work together. This free seminar is taught by a state trained SHIP volunteer and will help you navigate the medicare maze. Class is August 20 from 2-4 PM at the Community and Senior center in Frisco. Email email@example.com to reserve you spot.
‘What’s Up with Our Forests?’
Join Colorado State University Extension and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to explore the dynamic forests of Summit County. This 10-part “What’s up with Our Forests?” workshop series takes place at different trailhead locations throughout the county, offering participants guided hikes focused on current forest issues. Topics include tree ID, historic perspectives, stakeholder interest, the wildland-urban interface and community wildland fire issues. Hikes are free and all are welcome to attend on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. This week’s hike will meet at the North Ten Mile Creek Trailhead. Directions: From I-70 take Exit 201, Frisco Main Street. Turn away from Frisco (west) and park in the area just north of the interstate interchange. Please visit www.co.summit.co.us/extension or www.fdrd.org for locations and directions to all upcoming hikes.
Alpine Bank customer appreciation BBQ
Please join us on Friday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as we say thank you to our great customers! We’ll be cooking up a summertime barbecue, for you to enjoy, at the Frisco and Dillon locations of Alpine Bank.
Council of Governments workshop
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) officials and local residents will meet with representatives from Smart Growth America on Aug. 8 and 9, 2013, as part of a free, grant-funded technical-assistance program. The two-day workshop will provide tools and training to assist NWCCOG leaders as they develop strategies for the organization’s new role as a U.S. Economic Development Administration Economic Development District. These strategies will help NWCCOG communities to strengthen their economies while also maintaining the natural environment for which the region is known. Craig Chester, (202) 207-3355 x122, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachel Lunney, (970) 468-0295, email@example.com.
EduKate expands its outreach
For the past eight months, Colorado-based EduKate has sold totes and iPhone cases, donating partial profits to Guatemala nonprofit Starfish One-by-One. This program affords indigenous girls the opportunity to go to school. It is shown that educated girls break the cycle of poverty. To date, EduKate has sponsored more than 200 girls. EduKate is expanding its reach. Proceeds will now also support girls’ education in Tanzania and Cambodia through AfricAid and Lotus Outreach, both of which empower girls and provide scholarships. By expanding the scope of its outreach, EduKate will spread its message of women’s empowerment and the power of education across the globe. EduKate products are cute, but also a symbol of women’s empowerment. The EduKate team says, “Buy to give.” When you purchase an EduKate product, you get a new accessory and you help to empower and educate girls around the world. To learn more, visit www.EduKate.co.
Tools for schools
Alpine Bank is collecting new school supply donations for local children in need until Aug. 30. Any school necessities, from backpacks to paper to pencils, will be gladly accepted. Donations will be distributed to Summit County schools. Please drop donations off at any of our Summit County Alpine Bank locations.
Caregiver Memory Loss group
The Caregiver Memory Loss support group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Summit County Senior and Community Center. In addition to regular support conversations from each participant, the facilitator will review details from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference held in July. The conversations will cover new studies, research results and findings covering the spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias presented at the conference. No registration required. Drop-ins welcomed. For questions or details contact the facilitator, Sandy Bainbridge at (970) 584-0311.
Open Arms has openings
Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located in Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Hwy 9 Farmers Korner. For information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at www.OpenArmsKids.com, or follow us on Facebook.
Summit Music and Arts welcomes clarinetist Julianne Scott
Local nonprofit music presenter Summit Music and Arts welcomes Julianne Scott, principal clarinetist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, performing music for clarinet and piano by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Scriabin, and Gershwin with artistic director and pianist Len Rhodes on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m. SMAA continues to present its outstanding concert series at Lord of the Mountains, 56 Hwy 6, Dillon CO 80435. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; students and children free. Call (970) 468-6809.
KUVO jazz radio back on air
Summit Public Radio and TV and KUVO, public radio jazz and NPR news from Denver have announced that KUVO is back on the air at 89.7 after overcoming some technical difficulties. KUVO’s three digital streams are also now up and running. If you have a digital radio, check out the high-definition jazz and National Public Radio news programming. For information on all of SPRTV’s radio and TV programming, visit www.sprtv.org/summit/.
Women of Watercolor
The Women of Watercolor (WOW!) invite all to “Celebrate the Great Outdoors” at a new indoor venue: “Art Supply” at 201 South Ridge St. in Breckenridge. The public reception (party!) for the summer exhibition of paintings will be 4-8 p.m. on Aug. 10 in conjunction with Breck’s Second Saturday Art Walk. Please join WOW! for snacks, libation, celebration and art temptation. If you miss the opening, the show will be available for viewing daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 25. Supply yourself with colorful art at affordable prices, while exploring a brand-new art supply resource in our community. Questions? Kevin (970) 468-0898, Mary Lou (224) 688-8300 or Ann (970) 753-1679.
Breck Heritage Alliance events
August 1 — COLORADO DAY: Colorado will be celebrating 135 years of statehood. In honor of this event, we are offering discounted Saloon Tour tickets: buy one at full price and the second is only $1.35! This pricing is valid for the tours on Aug. 1, 2 and 3 only.
August 2 — LADIES’ FIRST FRIDAY: A fundraiser for the BHA at the Victorian Home of Barney Ford, 111 Washington Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. You’ll love the serenity of this hidden oasis while enjoying the proximity to downtown. Learn about this unique home and its former inhabitants, and listen as Sandie Mather brings out her “Anna Sadler Hamilton” character to explain what life was like for women at the turn of the century. Food, refreshments and a raffle — what could make for a better all-female Friday!
August 6 — HIKE WITH AN AUTHOR: The rich and wonderful history of Breckenridge has been researched and recorded by many local historians. In this exclusive summer series, you have the opportunity to enjoy a hike, lunch and discussion with Bill Fountain in French Gulch and again with Sandie Mather on Sept. 2 at Boreas Pass.
August 9 — 2ND ANNUAL THEOBALD AWARD RECEPTION: To honor and recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the preservation of Breckenridge’s History. Barney Ford Lawn, 4-6 p.m., complimentary refreshments will be served.
For information on all events please visit www.breckheritage.com.
Summit libraries need you
The Summit County Libraries are seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming book sale held by the Friends of the Library. The money generated from the sale will provide much-needed funds for the libraries and is used to sponsor programs that benefit residents and visitors alike. People are needed to help set up for the sale on Thursday, Aug. 8, around 3 p.m., in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the Main Branch, Frisco. We also need assistance during the sale, which runs on Friday, Aug. 9, from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, help is requested during the take-down process, which will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at the completion of the sale. If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help out your local library, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555.
Theater performance to benefit Domus Pacis
Join us for lunch of award-winning BBQ from Bonnie Q BBQ at the Roadhouse in Dillon at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 and then on to a private performance of “The World Goes Round” at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, sponsored by an anonymous donor. An eclectic collection of love songs, torch songs and witty comic numbers from two of the greatest composers ever to grace the Broadway stage, John Kander and Fred Ebb, this musical spectacular will entertain and dazzle. The event will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing weeklong respites in the High Country for families impacted by cancer. Costs of tickets are $55/person and include lunch and show. Tickets are limited and can only be purchased by calling Vince at )970) 547-4745.
Seniors rummage sale
The Summit Seniors Gigantic Royal Rummage Sale and Silent Auction will be Thursday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Donations will be accepted noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Center. Please do not leave items outside the building at any other time. Clothes should be clean and good condition, and we will not accept large furniture, large appliances, TVs, computer monitors without the computers, mattresses, encyclopedias or magazines. The pre-sale will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, and there will be an admission fee of $10 for all ages 11 and over and $5 for all under 11. Regular sale hours with no admission fee will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.
10th Mountain Roller Dolls offers funding
10th Mountain Roller Dolls offer an opportunity for charitable organization to receive event funds from Aug. 17 Roller Derby bout “Mountains vs. Peaks.” The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are a recreational roller derby league, and 501(c)3, seeking WFTDA apprenticeship. While it is not required, preference is given to organizations with a focus on our priority areas: education, the environment and community. Consideration is given to nonprofits (501(c)3 status required) located in/or serving the communities of Summit, Eagle and Garfield counties and those that are willing to lend support to the 10th MRD in preparation and/or production of the event. Organizations can request a complete list of funding criteria and application at firstname.lastname@example.org and reply (to same address) or by mail to P.O. Box 1717 Gypsum, CO 81637 to receive funds from the Aug. 17 event “Mountains vs. Peaks” by Aug. 2 Completed applications will be forwarded internally to the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls Board of Directors, Events Committee and league members.
Backstage Theatre auditions
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is seeking actors ages 18-30 to play Nate and Zach (lead roles) and a local jock and “chick-magnet” (name tbd) for our upcoming production of “Zompocalypse Later.” Director is Christopher Willard. These are paid positions. Non-Equity only. Please send resume, headshot and video audition (one-minute comic monologue), if you have one, to director Willard at email@example.com. Emails of inquiry welcome.
‘Walk with a Doc’ this summer
“Walk with a Doc” is a free community walk-and-talk event led by a health-care practitioner from High Country Healthcare, Summit County’s Family Practice, Pediatrics and OB/GYN Specialists physicians group. Held every Saturday through Aug. 31 from 9-10 a.m., Walk with a Doc includes a brief presentation of preventive health tips and a 45-minute group walk, with topic handouts. Meet in the parking lot near the front entrance of the Medical Office Building at Summit Medical Center, 360 Peak One Drive in Frisco, walk on the Frisco recpath. All are welcome to join the walk! Just show up with your walking shoes and a bottle of water! Topics range from healthy eating, aging well, women’s health myths and more — visit HighCountryHealth.com for weekly topics.
North Branch Library closing for maintenance
SILVERTHORNE — The North Branch Library will be closed beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, through 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9. Our building is receiving a face-lift. Crews will be replacing the floor tiles in the entryway, hall, bathroom and meeting room entry, as well as in the kitchen during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to encourage you to visit our other two locations, at the County Commons, Frisco, and 504 Airport Drive, Breckenridge.
Leadership Summit info meeting
Applications are being accepted for Leadership Summit Class of 2014. Local adults interested in collaborative leadership and community service are encouraged to apply. Attend an information meeting to learn about this year’s nine-month program, scheduled from September through May. Mingle with program alumni and administrators over coffee and pastries. RSVP for CMC Dillon Information Meeting (July 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m.) or CMC Breck Meeting (July 23, 8:30-9:30 a.m.). Contact Suzanne Price, (970) 468-5989 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.coloradomtn.edu/web/business_industry/leadership_summit
LAPS Canine 4K
The 23rd annual LAPS Canine 4K will be held in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 3 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. NEW THIS YEAR: We will still award prizes for top winners in gender/age/run/walk categories, but will not be timing each participant (only the names of the top three finishers in each category will be recorded as they cross the line). Registration runs from 8-9 a.m. with race start at 9:15. Pre-register for discount and fast checkin on race day. (Download registration form or get more information from www.summmitlaps.com.) Pre-registration must be received by Saturday, July 27 for discount. Fees are PER DOG so bring the family! You can participate without a dog, but you will not be eligible for race prizes. We need plenty of volunteers from 7:15 a.m. to noon to help set up, handle dogs during 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.
Ten ATVs are needed for a day-long donation for Saturday, Aug. 10, for soldiers from Ft. Carson’s Wounded Warrior Transition Unit who will be spending the weekend in Breckenridge. ATV owners may drop the vehicles off for use by a solider or they may join the ride that is being planned. These soldiers enjoy meeting and recreating with local citizens. Call Dale Louis at (303) 818-8856 or (970) 547-1532.
Approaching Medicare eligibility? Attend Medicare 101 on Aug. 20 to learn about how Medicare works and what the various parts cover. Taught by trained Medicare SHIP navigator. Class will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior and Community Center in Frisco. Email at email@example.com with name and phone number.
Come play pickleball
Come learn and play the fastest-growing sport in America — pickleball! Reserved times: Frisco Town Courts, Galena and Sixth, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Dillon Town Courts, on LaBonte, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to noon; and Silverthorne Recreation Center, Sundays 1-4 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Equipment is available to borrow. Contact Bill (770) 286-7799 or Noreen (214) 923-9235.
Options for long-term care
The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is pleased to announce that it will become the Case Management Agency for Central Mountain Options for Long Term Care (CMOLTC). This change will take effect July 1, 2013. UAACOG-AAA office is located at 139 E. Third St., Salida, CO 81201. You may reach the staff at (719) 539-3341, or toll free at (877) 610-3341.
Hike with an author
The rich and wonderful history of Breckenridge has been researched and recorded by many local historians. In this exclusive summer series, you have the opportunity to enjoy a hike, lunch and discussion with one of these fascinating authors! Join Bill Fountain or Dr. Sandra Mather to explore local hiking trails and learn about the heritage of our town. Aug. 6: Hike with Bill Fountain, French Gulch, approximately three hours (one-hour presentation, two-hour hike); Sept. 2, 2013: Hike with Sandra Mather, Ph.D., Boreas Pass, approximately three hours. Cost $30/adult (ages 13 and older), $20/child (ages 4-12). A bag lunch is provided for the hike. Reservations are required by 8 p.m. the evening before the hike and can be made at the Welcome Center or by calling (970) 453-9767, x2. For more information visit, www.breckheritage.com.
Host a foreign student
Hosting a foreign student can bring a whole new perspective to your family. Having someone from another country stay in your home can be a real eye-opener for kids and parents alike. Suddenly your “American-ness” is showing. The ordinary way you do things, the typical activities and rhythms of your day are revealed as not the only way or best way of doing something. The thought of hosting an international student might be intimidating at first. “What if he hears me yelling at the kids?” “What if she thinks we are total freaks?” But don’t fear! Students adapt quickly and won’t embarrass you or tell your family secrets. There is something about being a part of a family that instills that even in an apparent stranger. The beauty is that after a few weeks, that stranger suddenly becomes an integral part of your family. For information on hosting a student please contact Mary Elizabeth Johnson at (303) 709-2180 or visit www.edutrav.org
McCullough Gulch trail work
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District will conduct extensive trail reconstruction on the McCullough Gulch trail, south of Breckenridge. Trail Construction will take place Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 15 to Aug. 16. Hikers are highly encouraged to use alternate trails during this time or to return on the weekends. The trail will be impassable for much of the day, including access to White Falls loop hike. Hikers will be asked to wait up to 30 minutes, each way, to allow volunteers to work safely on the trail. For alternate trail suggestions, please visit the Dillon Ranger District website at www.dillonrangerdistrict.com or call (970) 468-5400 for more information.
Keystone Bluegrass & Beer: Volunteers needed Aug. 3 & 4
The High Country Conservation Center needs you to volunteer for the 17th annual Keystone Bluegrass and Beer festival Aug. 3 and 4. Volunteers can sign up for a variety of jobs that keep this fun event running smoothly. In return you get a sweet event t-shirt and one free drink for consumption outside of your volunteer shift. By volunteering you will be making a difference in your community and keeping Summit County green by supporting HC3 with your time while earning us a donation from Keystone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up!
Volunteer at new event in Frisco
Come help out the Make a Hero organization and have fun motivating adventure racers in Frisco’s newest event: Commando Extreme. The obstacle-style race will take place Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon and requires course marshals to motivate, direct and help facilitate along the 4-mile course. The event benefits the Make a Hero organization and offers a free t-shirt and BBQ lunch to volunteers. Volunteers will be required to be on site Aug. 3rd from 8 a.m. to noon. If interested click the inquire tab at the www.Commandoextreme.com and check volunteers.
Photography workshop to benefit Domus Pacis
Nationally renowned nature photographer John Fielder will host an all-day photography workshop on Saturday, Aug. 3 at his home in Silverthorne. The event will include personal instruction in nature landscape photography and technique, as well as dinner prepared by Doug Schwartz, chef at the CMC Culinary School. The cost is $275/person, with all proceeds going to Domus Pacis Family Respite. The mission of Domus Pacis is to provide families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in Summit County’s High Country. For additional information or to reserve a space please call Vince at (970) 547-4745. Space is limited, so call early.
Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers
Summit Public Radio & TV is seeking several board members to fill specific positions. Our nonprofit organization is managed by an all volunteer, working board - we have no paid staff. As a result of this management structure, 100 percent of all contributions are used for operations. The positions are: Membership Coordinator, works to retain and expand membership, including annual membership campaign; Events Coordinator, works with SPRTV board to organize events that promote awareness or thank our members; Grants Coordinator, maintains awareness of grant funding opportunities to support operating and capital requirements and coordinates grant applications.
Free GED prep classes at CMC
Colorado Mountain College offers GED preparation classes at the Dillon Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register now for the next five-week session beginning on Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. or Tuesday, July 9 at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 for the entire five-week session. There are five content areas to complete the GED: mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. CMC teachers can help you to prepare to successfully earn your GED! Contact Laura Pless at (970) 468-5989.
Go2Work free weekly workshops for job seekers
Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. Colorado Mountain College in Dillon in the Computer Lab, Room 11. Services available: 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 and skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program. Also: information on CMC 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. All services are free and no pre-registration is required! Contact: Jason Read at (970) 468-5989 or email@example.com.
Support Black Forest fire victims
In support of the hundreds of victims of the devastating Black Forest fire, Alpine Bank will host a food drive to collect donations for their benefit. Contributions can be dropped off at any Summit County Alpine Bank location through July 10. Items needed include: water, sports drinks, canned and boxed meals, soup, cereal, peanut butter, snacks and canned fruits and vegetables. After July 10, collected donations will be delivered to the Salvation Army and the Care and Share food bank in Colorado Springs for distribution to fire victims.
KSS Volunteer Days
Keystone Science School welcomes volunteers to help on a remodel project Aug. 1 and Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If landscaping is your passion, we can coordinate dates to meet your schedule. Send questions and RSVP on remodeling and landscaping to Dennis via email at dkuhn@KeystoneScienceSchool.org. Volunteers are also appreciated with various special events. Contact Liz at ltrower@KeystoneScienceSchool.org for special event opportunities. Thank you!
The Summit Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn, is currently rehearsing for its summer program. They recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, singing the Brahms Requiem. The current program is of lighter music, including songs of New York and Broadway. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Farmers Korner across from the high school. We do vocal exercises and work on music for our current program. If you enjoy singing, please join us. Questions? Phone (970) 262-2235.
Senior Rummage Sale volunteers
Summit County Senior Citizens Inc. (SCSC) needs volunteers to assist with heavy lifting, moving donated furniture and transporting items from storage for the annual Senior Rummage Sale, a community fundraiser taking place Aug. 15-18. Volunteers are needed to help on Aug. 12, 13 and 18. Please call (970) 668-2940 if you are available to help out!
Pulling 4 Colorado event
The Summit County “Pulling 4 Colorado” event will be held at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, located at 0093 Nancy’s Place (CR 1014) in Frisco on July 13. The fun will begin at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast and a short presentation. Groups will then head out to specified locations for a few hours of pulling weeds and learning more about how weeds affect our environment. Lunch will be served to returning volunteers beginning at noon at the community center. Bring your kids, gloves and a good strong back and plan on a great day. Sponsors: Summit County Weed Department, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Town of Breckenridge. Questions? Call (970) 668-4218. To RSVP, email: LisaT@co.summit.co.us.
Father Dyer needs ‘treasures’
Save your retired treasures or unwanted household items for the Father Dyer Church Treasure Sale, scheduled for Saturday, July 20. Proceeds from this event support the local human service programs of the church. Donated items will be accepted during the week of July 15. No adult clothing, mattresses or electronics will be accepted. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 453-2250.
Breck’s July Fourth parade
Be a part of this year’s Independence Day festivities in Breckenridge. Register your float by Tuesday, July 2, at 5 p.m. for the emcee to announce your float as it goes by the grandstand. The Breckenridge 4th of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Breckenridge, and parade lineup begins at 9. For more info, go to GOBRECK.com/events and you can either register online or print out a registration form or call (970) 453-5055 for more info. The parade is FREE to enter and we look forward to seeing you there!
Volunteers needed for bike race
Volunteers are needed for the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race. Be a part of Summit County’s premier mountain bike event! The 12th annual Firecracker 50 will again be held on July 4, kicking off the town of Breckenridge parade on Main Street. The race will feature 750 riders and teams competing over two 25-mile laps in and around Breckenridge. Volunteers are needed in the evenings of the three days leading up to the race; throughout the day on July 4; and for teardown/cleanup on the 5th. We’ll need help preparing and staffing the on-course aid stations, general set up, rider registration, finish line timing and post-race cleanup. We will again be striving to make the race a zero-waste event, so volunteers will also be needed to handle the recycling/compost stations at Carter Park on race day. All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and bike socks, and food and drinks are provided for most shifts. This is an excellent, fun opportunity to get involved with an outstanding local event, and Summit school students can earn volunteer hours for next year! For more information please contact Jim at email@example.com or (970) 406-8394.
‘3 on 3 at the Summit’: July 5-7
Benefiting Mountain Mentors
Hoop Dreams Inc, a new nonprofit in Summit County, is putting on a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the high country. The main event is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Breckenridge rec center over the Fourth of July Weekend. The tournament will run Saturday and Sunday, with both adult and youth divisions, and both divisions will be coed. Friday will have FREE events for players of all ages. Hoop Dreams Inc will be at the court from 1-4 p.m., with basketball contests, competitions and even a little instruction going on through the afternoon for anyone interested in coming by the court. Anyone can participate and shoot for a chance to win some cool stuff! Stop by any time to check out the scene, find out more about Hoop Dreams Inc, donate to Mountain Mentors and buy a snack or Gatorade to help support the Summit Schools Athletic Department! Hope to see you there! For information visit www.3on3atthesummit.com.
Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers
Summit Public Radio & TV, a local nonprofit providing radio and free over-the-air TV to Summit County, has open positions on its board of directors. In order to better serve our community we have created three new positions and need to fill three existing positions. The existing positions are: Treasurer, Database Manager and Membership. The three new positions are Development Chair, Grants and Fundraising. These are all volunteer positions and require attendance at monthly meetings. We provide a valuable service to our community; to do so we need your help. If you are interested, or just have questions, please call Sue at 970-333-0209 or John at 970-406-8350 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Breck Montessori 50/50 Raffle
Want to win Cash? Breckenridge Montessori is hosting its first 50/50 Raffle, in which one lucky winner will be drawn to win 50 percent of the entire value of tickets sold. Tickets are only $10. The drawing will be held at the school at 6 p.m. on July 10. Everyone is welcome to join us for a potluck BBQ. We will supply hotdogs, hamburgers and a veggie version; you just need to bring a side dish; or you can just stop in and find out who the winner is. You do not need to be present to win. Breckenridge Montessori is a full member American Montessori Society Non-Profit Preschool. All proceeds from the event will help to cover operating costs and purchase new materials. For more information or to buy tickets please visit us at www.breckenridgemontessori.com or call the school directly at (970) 547-7661.
The July meeting of the Caregiver, Memory Loss Support Group has been moved to Monday, July 15. The meeting will be held at the Summit County Community Center from 1-2:30 p.m. Bristlecone Medical Services will be the guest presenter for the first 30 minutes of the meeting. Drop-ins are welcome. No registration required.
Open Arms enrollment
Open Arms Childcare and Preschool is open for enrollment in its summer program. Open Arms is Christ-centered and provides learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Parents are welcome to visit the center, located in Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit the website at www.OpenArmsKids.com, or follow the school on Facebook.
Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month
Discounted adoption fees for cats/kittens for the month of June. Summit County Animal Shelter, 0058 Nancy’s Place, Frisco.
‘What’s Up With Our Forests?’
Join Colorado State University Extension and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to explore the dynamic forests of Summit County. This 10-part “What’s Up With Our Forests?” workshop series takes place at different trailheads throughout Summit County, offering participants guided hikes focused on current forest issues. Topics include tree identification, historic perspectives, stakeholder interest, the wildland-urban interface and community wildfire issues. Hikes are free and all are welcome to attend, Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. Please visit www.co.summit.co.us/extension or call Dan at 970-668-4140 for locations and directions to all upcoming hikes.
Electronics recycling event
The 6th annual Community Electronics Recycling Event will be held at Summit High School Friday, August 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Metech Recycling, a certified e-Stewards recycler, will bring a truck to haul old electronics away. Just drive up to the truck parked in front of the school and a crew will unload it. Prices range from $2 to $15, depending on the size of the electronic device being recycled. Last year we recycled everything from broken cell phones to huge, rear-projector televisions! (We don’t recycle refrigerators.) We can accept cash, checks or credit cards. Over 95 percent of all materials will be fully recycled for re-manufacture. No recycled materials will be incinerated, land-filled or shipped abroad to be dumped. Visit the Metech website at www.metechrecycling.com for more information. Summit High School receives 10 percent of the proceeds. Contact after August 1: Taylor Lathrop, (970) 368-1124, email@example.com.
Summit Preschool taking applications
Summit County Preschool is now taking applications for before- and after-school child care for elementary-age children attending Frisco Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by at 70 W. Main St. in Frisco to pick up an enrollment packet. Before-school hours start at 7:30 a.m., and the students are taken to the bus stop for transportation to school. After-school students are transported from the school to a bus stop near the preschool where they are picked up and care is provided until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $20 for Mondays and $15 a day Tuesday through Friday.
Summit Therapy Animals seeking volunteers
Make a Difference with your dog at schools, libraries, hospitals and more. Come learn what it takes to be a therapy team. Summit Therapy Animals is holding its “How to become a therapy team” workshop from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on June 18 in the Loveland Room at the Community & Senior Center in Frisco. Contact Jan at (970) 262-1511 for more details. Please leave your pet partner at home; this is an informational event. www.summit-therapy-animals.org.
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.
Backstage welcomes volunteers
The exciting and highly entertaining summer season is upon us. We encourage enthusiastic folk who would like to support and be a part of Breckenridge’s own Backstage Theatre to join us. For more information, contact email@example.com. Opportunities abound. You don’t want to miss the fun.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Breckenridge Montessori enrolling for fall 2013
Breckenridge Montessori is currently enrolling for the 2013-14 school year. The preschool is a full member of the American Montessori Society and teaches a full Montessori curriculum of practical life, sensorial, language, math and cultural. The school is open Monday-Friday for children aged 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. For more information please visit our website at www.breckenridgemontessori.com or call us at (970) 547-7661. Space is limited.
Umpires needed Summit baseball and softball
Summit Youth Baseball and Softball and American Legion are looking for umpires for the upcoming youth baseball and softball season. We are also looking for an umpire in chief. Please call 262-5778. Games will begin the week of June 3.
Keystone Science School seeks volunteers
How can you make an impact at Keystone Science School? Volunteer opportunities are endless. You could help improve our landscaping, assist with our technology needs, enhance our interior office space, assist with special events, preserve our photo albums, support our administrative needs, build a stage for kids to perform on, or get the TeePees in place for camp. For more information on volunteering, contact Amanda Seidler at aseidler@KeystoneScienceSchool.org.
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.
Little Red Schoolhouse needs volunteers
Little Red Schoolhouse is looking for new board members. Knowledge in the areas of fund-raising or finance a plus. Please send letters of interest to Greta@littleredbreck.com.
Call for entries: Breck’s Outhouse Races
The seventh annual Breckenridge Outhouse Races will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. Teams are invited to register for free. Competitors can push or pull their way to the finish line for a chance to win cash, beer and merchandise. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Visit GoBreck.com to register and download a complete copy of the rules and regulations. Need inspiration? View photos and video on the Breck Connection. The Outhouse Races are a part of Breckenridge’s annual heritage celebration, Kingdom Days, which takes place during the town’s summer kickoff, June 14-16. The three-day lineup includes museum and walking tours with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, the official opening of the Summer Fun Park at Breckenridge Ski Resort, National Repertory Orchestra opening night, the start of the Sunday Market at Main Street Station, Breckenridge Town Party and free kids’ activities including gold-panning, historic hikes and more. See the full schedule on GoBreck.com and call (970) 453-9767 to reserve space on guided historic tours.
The Summit County Library sends a big thank you to community!
The Summit County Library would like to thank everyone who helped with our recent book sale. Our gratitude goes out to all of the volunteers and staff and Friends of the Libraries members who donated their time and energy; community members who donated books prior to the sale; and to all who supported us by visiting and purchasing available books. We could not have done it without the help of each of you. The Friends of the Library book sale proceeds of $2292.80 will go toward assisting the library in purchasing new materials, covering operational costs, assisting with the upcoming summer reading program and much more. All of these programs and materials help us to better serve Summit County residents and visitors. For more information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities or to learn how you can help the Summit County Libraries through donations, please call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555, or contact her by e-mail at email@example.com; visit our website at www.summitcountylibraries.org; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
Run until: July 15
Father Dyer Church Needs “Treasures”
Save your retired treasures or unwanted household items for the Father Dyer Church Treasure Sale which is scheduled for Saturday, July 20. Proceeds of this event support the local human service programs of the Church. Donated items will be accepted during the week of July 15th. No adult clothing, mattresses, or electronics will be accepted. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
FLOWERAMA! Plant sale for Lake Dillon Theatre
Are you ready to bloom? Lake Dillon Theatre’s support group, The Cast of Characters (COC), is staging a colorful, spectacular “FLOWERAMA” to brighten your deck and grow The Lake Dillon Theatre. Fresh and direct from Denver’s Welby Gardens, beautiful patio planters and hanging baskets, priced right and suited to our mountain environment (sun or shade) await your “casting call.” Audition our 12-inch colorful mixed-bloom hanging and patio pots in many varieties to suit the spots on your stage on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until our “summer stock” is gone) at Frisco’s Pink Plant Place, N. Fourth Avenue, between Main and Galena. At $35.00 a pot, our prices get even better when you become a “Character” (a member of COC!). What nicer way can there be to grow live professional theater in our community? Questions? Call Sandi, (970) 668-0651; Dyann, (970) 468-5817; or Sherrie, (970) 453-8446.
Exploring food for kids
Bethany Hughes of FIRC, has started a series of six snack-time lessons and activities for the 4-year-olds’ class at Summit County Preschool. The children learn about new foods, and the lessons are designed to help them start making healthy food choices at an early age. The children engage in a short lesson and then get to enjoy the snack made during the lesson.
RUN: As needed
Registration now open for 37th Run the Rockies
Registration is now open for the 37th annual Salomon Run the Rockies weekend, June 8-9. Registration is available online at www.RuntheRockies.com. Day-of registration will be available for both races. Registration for the road race on June 8 is available at the Frisco Recreation Building at Third Avenue and Main Street from 6-8 a.m. Day-of registration for the 5K and 10K trail races will be available at the Frisco Day Lodge from 7-8 a.m. on Sunday, June 9. For more information, please contact Linsey Kach at (970) 668-9133 or email@example.com.
RUN: As needed
Volunteer for Domus Pacis nonprofit
Are you looking for service opportunities in Summit County? Domus Pacis Family Respite is a local nonprofit that provides respites or getaways to families dealing with all stages of cancer. Domus Pacis is looking for new volunteers to help bake and prepare meals for families who are visiting Summit County and taking a break from their day-to-day dealings with cancer. If you are interested in cooking, helping out in the office, or if you have another special talent you would like to share with us, please contact Meredith Long at Meredith.Long@DomusPacis.org or (970) 547-4745.
Run: As needed
A call for county crafters
The Alliance for Historical Preservation is seeking local crafters for a July 4 show in Frisco. Booth spaces are available for $150 for a two- or three-day show. Call (970) 370-5726 or email AHPFrisco@gmail.com for further information.
Volunteer at the Backstage
The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to greet theater patrons, creative craftsmen to assist with set creation, cheerful individuals to distribute performance information throughout the county and anyone who embraces the performing arts. We have opportunities for you to become involved today. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUN: As needed
Mentor group needs volunteers
Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youths waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit www.summitcares.org.
RUN: whenever needed
Open Arms summer program
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, 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at www.OpenArmsChildcareAndPreschool.com, or follow us on Facebook.
RUN: whenever needed
Support our deployed troops
Whether you like it or not, they’re still there. Where? Afghanistan. Who are they? People, the sons and relatives of Summit County residents, who are serving our nation in our all volunteer military. They live under poor conditions, especially if they are serving in FOBs, Forward Operating Bases. They love receiving our packages filled with goodies and necessities, which although addressed to one soldier, are shared with their buddies. We need your support in brightening the days of these brave young people. Please get out your check book and send a donation to the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Put for “Troop Support” on the check, please. Please note that contributions are tax deductible as the SCRCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Thank you so much. For further information, contact (970) 453-4778.
Run: As needed
Get involved with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is getting ready to kick off the 2013 volunteer season. FDRD works in partnership with the Dillon Ranger District to inspire stewardship of our local White River National Forest. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are currently looking for committed and passionate volunteers to join the Forest Stewards Program in any one of the following initiatives:
Ranger Patroller — Hike your favorite trails in a Forest Service volunteer uniform to educate trail users. (Applications due by May 17: Training date scheduled for June 1.)
Crew Leader — Gain new skills and lead groups during trail and service projects. (Applications due by May 17: Training date scheduled for June 22.)
Get involved today and join FDRD’s 2013 season! For more information or to apply please contact Sarah Slaton, program manager, at (970) 262-3449 or email@example.com. All approved applicants are required to attend FDRD’s mandatory training sessions. If you can’t commit as a forest steward but still want to get out and help, be sure to check FDRD’s online calendar this summer at www.fdrd.org and register for one of the ongoing projects.