Summit County Community Notes: 11-12-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 11-12-2012

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) for the parenting workshop How to Use Time-Out Effectively presented by early childhood specialist Susan Turner, on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Frisco Senior Center. The class is free and includes dinner and childcare. Please RSVP at (970) 262-3888 ext. 330 or email

The superstorm Sandy has delivered a hugely devastating blow to the East Coast. The Rotary Club of Summit County is encouraging all in Summit County to contribute to its rescue by sending checks to the Summit County Rotary Charitable Foundation, and specify “Sandy relief” in the memo. All of these funds will be aggregated (no administrative reductions whatsoever) and sent to a Rotary fund established to afford relief in New Jersey, New York and other hard-hit areas. Please make out checks to Summit County Rotary Charitable Foundation and send to PO Box 4401, Frisco 80443.

Registration for the 2013 Optimist basketball season is under way. Please pick up your registration form in the front foyer or from the PE teachers at any of the six elementary schools. Deadline for registering is Friday. The program is open to any third- to fifth-graders. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to learn the game and improve your skills. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Guilfoyle at (719) 839-0971 or

Join us on Facebook for Alpine Bank’s nonprofit Facebook challenge. Alpine Bank has selected Family & Intercultural Resource Center(FIRC) as one of seven community nonprofits to compete for the most votes. For every vote that FIRC receives, the bank will donate $1 in support. Then at the end of the challenge, the nonprofit with the most votes will receive an additional $500 donation from Alpine Bank. Participating is easy. Simply go to Alpine Bank’s Facebook page and click on the ‘Contest’ app tab at the top of the page. You will then be able to vote for the nonprofit of your choice. You can only vote once, so choose carefully. This will take you just a minute to do and will help support seven wonderful nonprofits. Everyone’s a winner. But you better hurry; the challenge will only run from Nov. 1 through Nov. 16, so vote today.

Have you ever wondered what steps are involved in purchasing a home? Come find out at our free homebuyer education class on Thursday, from 12:30-5 p.m. in the Ute Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. You will learn the basics A-Z what it takes to purchase a home, as now sure is a great time to do so! The class is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, put on by the Summit Combined Housing Authority with help from local volunteers who will walk you through the lending process, real estate transaction, title company portion and home inspection. There will also be information on current down payment assistance programs and more! Snacks will be provided. Register so that we know how many people to expect; call Joy at (970) 423-7041 or email to register for this great class.￿

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 website that can take donations and other kinds of volunteers as well. Contact: Karen Degenhart (970) 468-9111 or

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