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Summit County Community Notes: 10-11-2012

Need a little inspiration in your life? Join us on Friday at 7 p.m., at the Main Library, Frisco, as as four Colorado authors discuss their craft and read from their works, followed by an audience Q&A. Meet Beth Groundwater, “Wicked Eddies”; Greg Hill, “East of Denver”; Paula Scanland, “A Suffering Heart”; and Mark Stevens, “Antler Dust.” This event is part of our “Elect to Read” Fall reading program for adults, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Libraries. For more info on this or other upcoming events or programs, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by email at; or simply come by and visit with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breck and S’thorne.

The 14th annual Make a Difference Day is Saturday. Volunteers and sites needed! Join a day of service and give back to Summit County. Free breakfast, lunch and T-shirt giveaway for volunteers. To register as a site or to volunteer for the event, go to Questions? Call (970) 668-9196.

The Summit Community Orchestra is seeking more string players. If you play an orchestral string instrument, we have a spot for you. We are especially in need of violins. The SCO is a nonprofit, volunteer orchestra in Summit County under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Evans. It is composed of fine musicians from Summit and surrounding counties. Our mission is to promote joy and appreciation of classical music in the community through offering free concerts and providing educational opportunities for young musicians. If interested, call Ann at (970) 262-1880.

Basses and tenors are still needed as part of a community choir performing in the concert “From Bach to Beatles 2012.” The concert will include repertoire for choir from the sacred music of J. S. Bach to music of the Beatles, with many choral pieces in between. Pianist/organist Leonard Rhodes and director Chris Keelan invite you to participate in this performance which is designed to create an enjoyable choral performance opportunity within a limited time frame. This session will offer singers a chance to ascertain the level of difficulty and degree of individual preparation required. There will be four three-hour rehearsals each Saturday in October preparing for the Oct. 28 performance. This event is jointly sponsored by Summit Music and Arts and the Breckenridge Music Festival. More info, call (970) 468-6809.

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. A $2 ticket (or six tickets for $10) buys a chance to win a season pass to Copper Mountain, Loveland, A-Basin or the Vail Epic Pass.Your local Optimist club supports a wide variety of activities for the youth of Summit County, including basketball, volleyball, oratorical and essay contests, and chess tournaments. The proceeds from the ski pass raffle are used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Summit High School. The drawing is Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at any Alpine Bank or First Bank location, Dillon Ridge Liquor, or the Edward Jones office of Mark Nunn in Frisco.

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2013 Ullr Fest poster art contest. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 5, and should tie in to the 50th “Golden” anniversary theme. Winning artwork will appear on 2013 Ullr Fest poster, merchandise, advertising and other event collateral; the winning artist will receive a prize package of event merchandise.Concept sketches must be no larger than 14″ x 17″ and can be submitted via email (, in person at the BRC offices (111 Ski Hill Rd. in Breck) or via U.S. mail to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, ATTN: Special Events, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424. The winning artist will be required to submit final art at a poster size of 14″ x 17.” For questions regarding the contest, contact Gavin Dalgliesh at (970) 453-5055 or

Lake Dillon Preschool is seeking sponsors and vendors for our fall fundraiser: the third annual “Ready for Spaghetti!” community dinner. “Ready for Spaghetti!” is Nov. 10, at the Silverthorne Pavilion from 5-8:30 p.m. Historically, this event attracts approximately 125 kids and parents, and is a great opportunity for exposure for local businesses and companies. The event includes a delicious spaghetti dinner, cash bar, face painting, balloon artist, bouncy house, a performance by the kids of Lake Dillon Preschool and the Summit School of Dance – and of course vendors! We’re specifically looking for vendors of products that are geared toward kids and/or families. For more info on available sponsorship packages and vendor booths, email

Rare opportunity for a piece of mountain history! Thanks to the generosity of Vail Resorts and Breckenridge Ski Resort, The Peak School in Breck is offering a limited quantity of genuine, four-person high-speed quad, Colorado Superchairs from Breckenridge for sale. These chairs are in excellent condition, with good padding on the seat. The Peak School has a limited number of chairs for sale for $600 each. All proceeds benefit the school – a new independent school in Summit. Visit for more information and to purchase.