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Summit County Community Notes: 10-27-2012

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 BMF office at (970) 453-9142 for tickets or (970) 468-6809 for info. Visit or

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).

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.

Having trouble finding affordable daycare on the weekends? The Breckenridge Recreation Center is offering weekend day care! Each day, your child will enjoy a healthy snack (provided) and activities that are designed to give your child structure and fun to their weekend! Activities will include swimming, climbing, gym games, ice skating, nordic skiing, arts & crafts and local field trips. Upcoming mini camp dates include Nov. 3, 21-24. For more info and to register, you can go to or call (970) 453-1734.

Former President Abe Lincoln comes alive, just in time for this year’s presidential election! Join us on Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., in the Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons, at the Main Library, Frisco, as we present “Presidential Qualifications by Abraham Lincoln.” Lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, John Voehl has performed as our 16th president more than 500 times in 20 different states, and has read more than 300 books about Lincoln, who he says “became the greatest [president] of all.” John believes in making Lincoln come alive for each audience member. This event is presented with the Colorado Humanities Council, and is a part of our “Elect to Read” program for adults, 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 e-mail at; visit; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; or simply come by and visit with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association is offering fall dining specials in participating restaurants as a fundraiser for Summit County Cares. Summit County Cares includes the care clinic, Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Advocates for Victims of Assault and social services. The restaurant community wants to give back to this collection of organizations that helps many of its employees, patrons and community members. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and get specials valid now through Nov. 15. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, The Summit Foundation, FIRC and participating restaurants.

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 contestThe 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.

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