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Keystone Science School hosts bike drive for Summer CATCH Camp

Elise Reuter
ereuter@summitdaily.com

Tickets to the Continental Divide Land Trust's Phantom Ranc h Ball provide a chance to win this painting, "A Dream," by JoAnn Dufty.

KSS HOSTS BIKE DRIVE FOR SUMMER CATCH CAMP

Next summer, the Keystone Science School will add bikes to its Summer CATCH Camp program. The program, developed to promote physical activity and teach local elementary students proper nutrition, will also teach participants to safely ride bicycles and maintain their equipment.

KSS program director Dave Miller said the goal was to provide each camper who successfully participates in each CATCH camp with a bicycle, helmet and basic repair kit by the end of the program.

To raise enough bikes for the program, KSS will host several events through the CATCH Bicycle Program, including a Bike Drive from February to June. Both children's and adults' bikes may be donated at Keystone Science School or Red Buffalo Coffee during business hours.

On April 21, KSS will host a Bike N' Art Bash at the Silverthorne Pavilion. The one-day bike drive will features short films from the Breckenridge Film Festival, an art show, interactive art stations and bike tuning from Wilderness Sports technicians. Food and beer will be available for purchase, and attendees will get a chance to win a brand new specialized Stumpjumper or Rhyme.

The Bike N' Art Bash will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Tickets for adults are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets for kids are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased through the Silverthorne Rec Center or by calling (970) 262-7370.

Repair of all bikes donated to the program will take place from April to June, and all restored bikes not fit for program use will be sold throughout Summit County from May to July to support the purchase of helmets and other supplies for the CATCH bike program. For more information, visit keystonescienceschool.org.

PHANTOM RANCH BALL RETURNS

The Continental Divide and Land Trust will host its ninth annual Phantom Ranch Ball on Friday, April 1. The charitable "non-event" benefits the Land Trust's conservation programs in protecting Summit County's open space and ranching heritage through land preservation agreements, stewardship and education.

Each ticket to the phantom event is a chance to win this year's "door prize" drawing of the original framed mixed media painting "A Dream" by JoAnn Dufty. Dufty, a former member of the board of directors for the Continental Divide Land Trust, was committed to the organization's cause. Her daughter, Kim Dufty, currently serves as board president for Continental Divide Land Trust.

Tickets are $25.00 and will be available until Friday, April 1st. To order Phantom Ranch Ball tickets contact CDLT at (970) 453-3875, or order online at http://www.CDLT.org.

ROCKY MOUNtAIN ELK FOUNDATION HOSTS BANQUET

The Summit County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host their 26th annual fundraising banquet on Sat. April 2 at Warren Station in Keystone. The mission of the RMEF is to ensure the future of elk and other wildlife by conserving their habitat. Since 1990, the Summit County Chapter has netted over $857,900 which equates to conserving & enhancing over 4,000 acres of wildlife habitat.

The night will feature good food, raffles, auctions, and more. To register, go to http://www.rmef.org/Events/StateChapterEvents. Tickets are limited, and walk-ins will be an additional $10. Meals and raffle tickets may be purchased separately, in addition to a drawing at each table for a .308 rifle. Doors open at 4:30 and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

— Compiled by Elise Reuter

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