Summit County Community Notes: 3-24-2013
Ryan Summerlin March 24, 2013
The search is on for Colorado’s outstanding senior volunteers. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, the Salute to Senior Service program recognizes senior volunteers for the contributions they make in local communities. Friends, co-workers, family members and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to nominate deserving seniors for possible state and national honors. Nominations will be accepted through March 31. Each state’s winners receive $500, and one national winner receives $5,000 to donate to the winner’s charities of choice.
The town of Frisco puts on a local Easter egg hunt every year. On March 31, the town will have 5,000 eggs that need to be strategically hidden between Madison and Second avenues at the Frisco Historic Park. The town is looking for about 15-20 volunteers who can help hide eggs, inform parents when to have their kids start, assist with crowd control and help with any cleanup at the end of the event. The egg hunt starts at noon, and the town would like volunteers to help from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact the Frisco Information Center to sign up as an Easter volunteer: 668-5547 or TOFinfo@townoffrisco.com. The town will provide bagels, donuts and coffee for your efforts.
High Country Conservation Center has officially launched the new Summit Community Garden Network website. The SCGN benefits all community gardens by providing gardeners, visitors, teachers, youth and families with a one-stop shop for garden and local food resources. Thanks to the SCGN, one plot application now applies to all five of our gardens, including Silvana’s, Nancy’s, The Living Classroom, Breckenridge and Dillon Valley Elementary. We are now accepting applications from new and returning plot holders. All garden plots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Completed applications are due by March 31. Find out more or download an online application for your garden plot at www.SummitGardenNetwork.org.
Silverthorne’s free Nordic Center, located at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks (2929 N. Golden Eagle Road), will offer an extended season this year due to the significant recent snowfall. The season will be extended through March 31. Two courses at the Raven offer a variety of trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoe users. The North Course has more challenging terrain with plenty of changes in elevation. Novices will be most comfortable on the South Course, which is flatter but still offers an abundance of twists and turns. Parking is located at the clubhouse, where course rules are posted. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the trails and that the groomed routes are intended for use by those with skis and snowshoes only, as regular foot traffic damages the grooming.
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Human Services is supporting for Brain Injury Awareness Month with a live webinar on March 25. The presentation topic is “What you need to know when returning to work after a brain injury!” The webinar is at the Medical Office Building in the Ten Mile Room, which is on the second floor. The address is 360 Peak One Dr., Frisco. Please note that the regularly scheduled Brain Injury Support Group will not meet this month due to this event.
The FIRC Bag Shop in La Riva Mall in Dillon will be open for shopping from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays in March. Volunteers use donated material to make shopping and wine bags, aprons, iPad holders and more. Money raised is donated to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center’s food bank program. New volunteers are welcome. For more information visit SummitFIRC.org
Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youth ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youth waiting for a mentor. Call 668-9184 or visit www.summitcares.org.
Advocates for Victims of Assault is hosting a Black Tie Bingo event from 6-10 p.m on Saturday, April 6 at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. Tickets are $50, or you can buy a table of eight for $350.
On Tuesday, you can help bring some sunshine into the life of a family challenged with cancer and see a comedy at the same time. On that evening, Lake Dillon Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite. Domus Pacis brings Colorado cancer patients and their families to the beautiful mountains of Summit County to enjoy being together in peaceful surroundings. To find out more, visit: www.domuspacis.org and to purchase tickets go to lakedillontheatre.org.
The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box office folk to welcome theater patrons, creative craftsmen to assist with set creation, cheerful individuals to distribute performance information throughout the county and anyone who embraces the performing arts. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.