Top 15 ways to get involved in Summit County this week
May 13, 2014
Dining passports support South Branch Library
Proceeds from the Breckenridge Restaurant Association’s (BRA) Dining Passports this spring will benefit the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library. The historic brick schoolhouse on Harris Street is undergoing major renovations, bringing Breckenridge a greatly expanded library, updated movie theater, office space for local nonprofits and a gathering place for the whole community. For more info on the community center project, please visit http://breckheritage.com/community-center-and-library/ . Each restaurant listed in the Dining Passport lists its own terms, promotions and schedules. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants.
Summit Historical Society needs volunteers
The Summit Historical Society, an all-volunteer organization, needs people to help with the many activities scheduled for the summer months. Do you like talking to visitors about Summit County’s exciting history? Become a trained docent leading tours through the Schoolhouse Museum on LaBonte Street in Dillon. Are you handy with tools and a paint brush? Historic sites always need minor repairs. Do you like to prepare desserts? Become part of the group providing goodies for Monday evening Pastry and the Past series of talks held at the Dillon Community Church. Do you like working with historical artifacts, photographs and maps? The Society maintains an extensive archive staffed by volunteers. Extra hands are always welcome. Do you like helping with friendly social events? Summit Historical Society needs helpers for the Ice Cream Social in Dillon on July 19. There are many other ways to help such as setting up and taking down the tent at the Dillon Farmer’s Market on Fridays. Anyone who wants to become more involved in the Society by serving on a committee or becoming Board members is also welcome. If you are interested in joining a vibrant, active group of individuals, call the Society office at (970) 468-2207 and speak to our administrator, Christy Nelson, or contact her at email@example.com.
Summit Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
It’s time to ‘rock-n-roll’ and get the Summit Habitat for Humanity House done. Crews of framers have been working and the shell of the house is complete, the roof is on, windows are in and inside work began. Now your help is needed. Whether it’s painting the siding before it goes on the house, general carpentry work, pulling wire, or doing construction clean up. The weather’s finally turning nice and this is a great opportunity to make a lasting contribution to Summit County. Shifts are Monday through Saturday. The first shift is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the second shift is 1-5 p.m. Right now, Knights of Columbus are working on Thursdays. The build site is located at 72 Illinois Gulch Road at the south end of Breckenridge. To reserve your spot, please e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Silverthorne ReStore (970) 423-7445.
Backstage Theater volunteers
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre welcomes volunteers. As the season changes and delightful thoughts of bikes and hikes emerge, why not also consider joining the enthusiastic live theatre supporters who assist in productions? The summertime shows promise to bring smiles, laughter, and an awakening of the creative within. For more information , please contact email@example.com.
4-H F-150 raffle ticket sales
Purchase your $5 raffle tickets for the 2014 4-H Foundation F-150 Truck on display at Alpine Bank in Dillon, May 19-30. Support Summit County 4-H by purchasing tickets at any Alpine Bank in Summit County. Come see the actual truck May 19-30. http://www.co4hfoundation.colostate.edu or (970) 668-4142.
Summit County Cares May Food Drive
The Summit County Cares Food Drive is going on during the month of May. Donate nonperishable items at the donation bins at City Market, Natural Grocers and the Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne Post Offices. The Summit County Cares food drive benefits the local food banks. For financial donations visit SummitFoundation.org
Books and bikes donations
Frisco Fun Club is collecting used children’s bikes and books to use for summer day camp for children ages 5-12. Please bring gently used and functioning items to the Frisco Day Lodge between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday-Friday, May 5-30. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sara at SaraS@townoffrisco.com .
Open space and trail volunteer kick-off party
Summit County Open Space and Trails Department invites all community members to the 2014 volunteer kick-off party, 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at the Frisco Nordic Center. Come find out about summer volunteer opportunities, including the popular “adopt” program and upcoming summer projects. Learn about Summit County Open Space properties and hiking and mountain biking trails in the county. Eat good food and receive free swag. Please RSVP by May 9 to Katie Kent at (970) 668-4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Dyer Church needs ‘treasures’
On Saturday, July 19, the Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge will hold its annual Treasure Sale. Proceeds of this event support the local special assistance programs (e.g. rental assistance, transportation, emergency lodging, etc.) of the Church. If you have unwanted “Treasures” and would be willing to donate them to this cause, please hold onto them until the week of July 14. No adult clothing, mattresses or electronics will be accepted. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
Lake Dillon Preschool Board of Directors
Lake Dillon Preschool is looking for Summit County residents interested in becoming members of the Board of Directors. Board members meet once every other month to plan for the future of the school as well as serve on various committees such as fundraising, marketing and enrollment, building and maintenance, administration and finance. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact (970) 468-1606, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Domuc Pacis Family Respite runs the Colfax Marathon
Come walk, run, volunteer, or fundraise on behalf of Domus Pacis Family Respite at the Colfax Marathon, Denver’s Ultimate Urban Tour. Choose between 7 different races that range from a 5k to 26.2k full marathon, each taking participants through some of Denver’s most iconic landmarks. Your participation will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in the serenity of Summit County. The event is being held on the weekend of May 17 – 18. For more information call Vince at 547-4745 or to register please visit http://www.runcolfax.org.
Breckenridge Dining Passport
Proceeds from the Breckenridge Restaurant Association’s (BRA) Dining Passports this spring will benefit the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center in the old CMC building in Breckenridge. The historic brick schoolhouse on Harris Street is undergoing major rehabilitation to become the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library, bringing Breckenridge a greatly expanded library, updated movie theater, office space for local non-profits and a gathering place for the whole community. For more info on the community center project, please visit http://www.bgvcenter.org.This is just one of the ways in which the Breckenridge Restaurant Association and its members give back to the community. The BRA supports other community events and programs, including support for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Dew Tour, various concerts and events, customer service training and the culinary kitchen at Colorado Mountain College. With your Dining Passport make a whirlwind tour of the vibrant Breckenridge dining scene during spring, 2014. The restaurants listed in the passport have teamed up to present, in one spot, their spring promotions, awesome menus and great values. Each restaurant lists its own terms, promotions and schedules. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and get specials valid now through June 123. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants. See http://www.breckenridgediningguide.com for the full listing of passport specials.
Brecekenridge Heritage Alliance seeks nominations
In honor of the Theobald family’s long-standing history in Breckenridge as well their commitment to historic preservation and heritage tourism, the BHA will present the 3rd Annual Theobald Award in summer 2014. The award will identify a person, business or project that exemplifies the Town’s commitment to historic preservation, celebrates the history of Breckenridge in a unique way, or demonstrates leadership and/or volunteerism for historic preservation. Visit breckheritage.com for more information. The deadline for nominations is May 16, 2014.
Pre-applications for Summit wildfire protection grants
Summit County government has grant funds available for eligible neighborhoods, subdivisions and homeowners associations to conduct wildfire mitigation projects. The Summit County Wildfire Grant Program provides matching funds to assist property owners with the costs of creating defensible space by removing hazardous fuels that elevate wildfire risk. Pre-applications from eligible homeowner groups are due May 16. Successful pre-applicants will work with local wildfire mitigation experts to plan their projects. For more information, and to download a pre-application, visit http://www.co.summit.co.us/wildfiregrants, or contact Dan Schroder at 970-668-4140 or email@example.com.
CASA volunteer training
When a child is abused or neglected, a judge appoints a trained volunteer to listen to the child, report the child’s wishes, and make recommendations to the court. This person is called a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, or a CASA volunteer. CASA of the Continental Divide’s trained volunteers serve children in the 5th Judicial District of Colorado (Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, and Summit counties) and commit to finding them safe and permanent homes as soon as possible. To learn more about becoming a CASA in your county, call (970) 513-9390 or go to http://www.MtnCASA.org.