Summit County Community Notes: 11-14-2012
Ryan Summerlin November 14, 2012
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber Ambassadors are hosting the November mixer at Cecilia’s at 520 S. Main St., La Cima Mall from 5-7 p.m. today. Admission is $5 for BRC members and $10 for non-members. For more info on the mixer, contact the BRC at (970) 453-2913.
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 JoyK@summithousing.us to register for this great class.
Trout Unlimited’s monthly meeting will be Thursday at Fatties Pizza upstairs-106 So. Ridge, Breckenridge beginning at 6 p.m. Pizza and beverages may be purchased. The program will be “Plumbing 101” It’s all about water! Hear Coloradan Scott Hummer, project manager for Colorado Water Trust. He speaks about water history in Colorado, diversion – where is comes from, where it goes and how water affects our fish. Hummer was the first water commissioner in the Blue River Basin and was with them for 20 years. The event is free and open to the public. Come, enjoy, bring your fishing buddies, friends and support our local Trout Unlimited chapter.
Wolf Rock Steakhouse in Keystone, in conjunction with The Hess Collection of wine, is sponsoring a wine dinner to benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault on Thursday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $80. Join us for a four-course dinner paired with Hess Collection wines. Dinner will be preceded by appetizers and a specially selected Hess wine. The evening will also feature a silent auction with donated items from our community, as well as sports and celebrity memorabilia and vacation trips.Advocates for Victims of Assault is a local nonprofit organization, which provides services that enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence sexual assault, and trauma while promoting peace in our community. In addition to providing a 24-hour crisis line, we also help with emergency shelter for women, men, and children and provide medical, legal and counseling referrals. Advocates also works with local community organizations to help create a violence-free community through safety, support, education and accountability. Proceeds from this event will benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault. Tickets can be purchased from Wolf Rock Steakhouse, or Advocates by calling (970) 668-3906. You can also purchase tickets online at www.summitadvocates.org.
The Friends of the Library are selling tickets for the Outlets at Silverthorne seventh annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Outlets. Those purchasing tickets will receive:> Free raffle ticket for over $20,000 in prizes> Free continental breakfast > Free lunch > Free beer, wine & cordial tastings > Free dessert bar > Free entertainment> Free shuttle service> Free goody bag > Exclusive shopping discounts, offers and giveawaysTicket prices are $20, with $10 of each ticket sold going directly to the Friends of the Library (FOL), who use the money to support many of the programs offered by the Summit County Library. Plus, when 75 or more tickets are sold, FOL is eligible to share in the raffle money, which further supports the library. Enjoy a fun-filled holiday event while supporting your Summit County Libraries by buying your ticket today! Tickets will be available at each of the library locations. You may also purchase tickets or volunteer to help with the event by calling the Main Library at (970) 668-5555. For more info on other upcoming events or programs, or to learn how about volunteer opportunities, contact Joyce Dierauer at firstname.lastname@example.org; visit www.summitcountylibraries.org or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
The Breckenridge Festival of Film hosts its annual Hollywood & Wine fundraiser Saturday at Beaver Run Resort. The event features food, wines, independent short films and a silent auction. Tickets are $35 and proceeds support the 33rd annual Breckenridge Festival of Film, taking place this year Sept. 19-22. Saturday’s event is “Hollywood Breckenridge attire” and takes place from 6-9 p.m. in the Imperial Ballroom. Tickets: www.breckfilmfest.com; Info: (970) 389-1950.
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.