Summit County Community Notes 10-25-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 10-25-12

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Brain Injury Support Group, which meets the fourth Thursday of every month will be meeting tonight at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, in the first-floor classrooms from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We will be having a guest speaker, Kirstie Taylor, MSW, LCSW, and care navigator. She will be presenting, “How to access local and state resources for services” and more specifically, “How to navigate your care if you are over 55 years.” This group is for all brain-injury survivors, their supporters and friends. For more info, contact Kim Ramey, director of PT/OT/ST, at (970) 668-6980 in the therapy department at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center/Avalanche PT and Sports Rehabilitation. Note the meeting on Nov. 22, will be cancelled since it is Thanksgiving.

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at the coroner’s office? Then, join us on Friday at 7 p.m., in the Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons, at the Main Library, Frisco, as we “Chat with the Summit Coroner’s Office.” In keeping with the “spirit” of Halloween, we’ll find out what it takes to become a coroner, why one would want to and what mysteries are uncovered in this special and important job. Regan Wood, deputy coroner, will speak about her experiences, explain a CSI investigation and answer questions. This event is part of our “Elect to Read” program for adults, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Libraries. For more info on this or other events or programs, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by email at or visit

Enjoy a musical journey through time with a unique choir composed of local community singers as they perform music of Bach, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Lennon/McCartney and many well-known composers in the second annual “From Bach to the Beatles” concert on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Lord of the Mountain Church in Dillon. Lord of the Mountain’s organist/pianist Len Rhodes and conductor Chris Keelan lead the 30+members. Co-sponsored by Breckenridge Music Festival and Summit Music and Arts. Tickets are free for students and children 18 and under; $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Call the BMF office at (970) 453-9142 for tickets or (970) 468-6809 for info. Visit or

The Breckenridge Music Festival and Hang Time Custom Framing is now accepting entries for the 2013 poster contest. Original oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media paintings are being accepted until Dec. 1 at Hang Time Custom Framing in Breckenridge. Public voting will take place from Dec. 1-12. Art must be 18″ x 24″ or larger. Drop off or Fed Ex/UPS to Hang Time, at 135 S. Main St., Breckenridge, CO 80424. Winner receives $500, and 25 posters and cards of their featured art, and must donate original art to the BMF. For more info, contact Hang Time Framing at (970) 453-6335 or

The third annual running of the Spookytooth 5k will take place Sunday at 10 a.m. Runners will run through the haunted streets of the course near Summit High School. In-race trick-or-treating, ghouls, goblins, zombies and demons will scare you at every turn. Proceeds benefit SHS track and Keystone Science School. There are a limited number of cool synthetic race T-shirts (first 60 runners will get one). More info and registration at:

Gleiforst has recently retired from the Summit School District after 32 years of service. Her caring, compassionate, nurturing personality has won the hearts of everyone she has met. Gleiforst has faced some hard times with medical issues and we need your support! Breakfast will be Sunday at the Summit County Elks Lodge, 1321 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne. Advance tickets available at Frisco Elementary M-F from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $10 for adults in advance, and $12 at the door. Children 0-12 $5. Large silent auction (cash & checks only).

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Learn what lies ahead for the American investor in the year 2020 at a free luncheon seminar presented by Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds. The “2020 Vision” focuses on the challenges and the opportunities that will become center stage over the next eight years. The seminar will be held at Q4U Restaurant in Frisco on Tuesday beginning at 11:45 a.m. Call the Edward Jones office of Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811 to reserve a seat. Lunch will be provided.

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

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