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Summit County Community Notes: 10-20-2012

ODIM (Organization for the Development of the Indigenous Maya) is dedicated to improving the well-being and future of the Maya people in the highlands of Guatemala through health care and education. ODIM functions in two villages and operates a clinic. Through its other programs, they provide a nutrition project for families with severely malnourished children, scholarships for children, cultural exchange for children and health education for hundreds in the community.

JoAn Dwyer is an “Individual Volunteer in Mission” with the United Methodist Church and has lived in Guatemala permanently since 2001. Dwyer will present her project on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Father Dyer UMC prior to the Community Dinner. All are welcome.

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.

Summit County Preschool is now enrolling children 2 1/2 to 5 years old for our school, and we are also enrolling children in our before and after-school program for children who attend Frisco Elementary. Contact Kristin at (970) 668-5508 ext 28 or email

Call (970) 453-9656 or email for information and to schedule a tour. Visit to learn more about our programs, philosophy, and how we can partner with your family.

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2013 Ullr Fest poster art contest. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. 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

A new nonprofit called Earth Medicine Housing, Inc. needs new local board members. We want to provide housing to the most, seniors, disabled and people who have take-home incomes lower than $1,500 or less. We want to provide housing for permanent, year-round residents. And we want to use innovative earth-friendly building methods, including solar, hot water floor heat, solar hot water and such. There may also be some self-help building projects. We may want to create a store for recycling and donated building products (Not furniture like Habitat for Humanity is doing.) We need someone to create a web site that can take donations and other kinds of volunteers as well. Contact: Karen Degenhart (970) 468-9111 or

The Rotary Club of Summit County and the Summit Daily News present the fourth annual Summit High Short Story Contest. The contest is open to all SHS students as well as home-schooled students.

• Word limit: 2,000

• Subject: Whatever you’d like

• Deadline: Midnight, Nov. 16

• Submission: Email your story as a Word document to with subject: short story contest

The top three winners will earn cash prizes and will read their stories aloud at a Rotary meeting. Winning stories will also be published in the Summit Daily News.

A few things to consider:

• Be sure to have your name and email address on your submission

• List the word count

• Spell check

• Creativity and good writing are the two main things to be judged, but proper grammar, spelling and style will figure heavily as well.

• Have fun.

Kids are back in school … A hint of fall is in the air! Breckenridge’s own Backstage Theatre welcomes all enthusiastic theater supporters who would like to join our volunteer corps. We hammer, nail, paint, create and most of all… participate! Whether working the box office on performance dates or assisting with advertising or set production, the Backstage volunteer has a plethora of opportunities! Interested? Contact

The town of Frisco is offering the cost of an energy audit for multi-family boards or homeowners associations that apply to the High Country Conservation Center. If the audit shows promising energy and cost savings, another $2,000 is available toward upgrades. This is a first-time program and we are looking for leads on multi-family housing in need of this service. Think your housing organization might benefit from an upgrade? Give us a call at (970) 668-5703 or email Lynne,

A few seats are still available for the Skype seminar at the Summit County Community and Senior Center on Oct. 27, from 9-11 a.m. The fee is $5. Call (970) 668-2940 to reserve a spot.