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Summit County community notes: 8-18-13

Choral society breakfast

The Summit Choral Society will hold a benefit breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge, 1321 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. Part of the proceeds will help to fund a music scholarship for a high school senior. The food will be plentiful and good; the bacon is outstanding. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from choral society members or by calling Sandy at (970) 668-3248. The breakfast is a prelude to our two free concerts on Monday, Aug. 19 at Christ Lutheran Church and Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Silverthorne Pavilion, both beginning at 7 p.m. The music will feature songs about New York and Broadway show tunes as we reminisce on our trip to Carnegie Hall in May.

Pro Challenge volunteers needed

We need Zero Waste volunteers for the Pro Challenge in Breckenridge on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and Wednesday, Aug. 21. This is going to be a fun and fast-paced event. Volunteers can make a difference by diverting waste away from the landfill while helping athletes and followers compost and recycle. This is a great way to give back and meet some fantastic people. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, a drink ticket and a very cool swag bag from Pro Challenge. For more information or to sign up email cassidy@highcountryconservation.org or call (970) 668-5703.

King Boletus Mushroom Festival

The 17th annual King Boletus Mushroom Festival, a fundraiser for Buena Vista Heritage, will be Aug. 17-18 in Buena Vista. The event features a two-day mushroom seminar with classroom lectures and mountain forays. The mushroom festival educates participants in the art of hunting for and identifying mushrooms in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Registration fee is $80 ($70 for Buena Vista Heritage members) and includes lunch on Saturday, a wine-and-cheese reception Saturday evening and a light lunch on Sunday. The seminar starts on Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 338 N. Railroad St., with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. Mushroom expert Ellen Jacobson and other members of the Colorado Mycological Society will present slides, display tables, handouts and information on locating and identifying mushrooms. In the afternoon, attendees will carpool to the local mountains to go on mushroom forays. After the forays, participants will gather to compare and identify the mushrooms they have collected. A reception at the historic Turner Farm, 829 W. Main, St., will follow. The festival will continue on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 a.m. with more mushroom-hunting forays into the mountains. Participants will return to the American Legion Hall for more identification, question-and-answer sessions and a light lunch of mushroom-based snacks and pizza. For information or to register, call (719) 395-8458 or visit www.buenavistaheritage.org/Mushroom-Fest-2013.

Brain Injury Support Group

Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 22, at The Church at Agape Outpost for our Summer Pot Luck Picnic and Get Together. This support group is for all brain-injury survivors, their supporters and friends and meets the fourth Thursday of every month. Come join us! For information, please contact St. Anthony Summit Medical Center - PT/OT/ST Department at (970) 668-6980 or Avalanche PT and Sports Rehabilitation in Frisco at (970) 668-0888 (at either number ask for Melissa Chang, OTR, or Kim Ramey, PT). Please note, we are not meeting at the hospital for this special date.

Great Rubber Duck Race

It’s that time of year again ... yellow ducks will be descending on Summit County, making their way to the 26th annual Great Rubber Duck Race sponsored by Grand Lodge on Peak 7. The race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 along the Blue River in Breckenridge! We still need dedicated individuals to help sell ducks throughout the month of August. We will be at the following locations: Dillon Farmers Market, Breck City Market, Dillon City Market, Breck post office, day of race (Aug. 31), day after race (Sept. 1). We have a variety of two- to four-hour shifts available to fit your schedule! Last year we raised close to $100,000 through this event. Your support will help us reach that goal again this year. Please email Candy Emerson at duck@summitfoundation.org or call (970) 453.5970 to volunteer!

Annual Christy Sports Powder Daze Event

Christy Sports, a local specialty ski and snowboard retailer, will hold its Powder Daze ski and snowboard sale event on Aug. 23, starting at 9 a.m. in the Dillon Christy Sports parking lot at 817 Highway 6. The Powder Daze event provides locals with up to 70 percent off of gear and apparel, ensuring that everyone can get the necessary equipment, making it easy to truly enjoy the winter season. In addition to incredible deals on gear, Christy Sports has partnered with Copper Mountain, providing an exclusive pass deal. For the length of the sale, customers who buy a 4-Pack for $149 get a 5th day free! This deal is non-transferrable, has no blackout dates, and is only available at Powder Daze. Sale dates and hours: Friday, Aug. 23 to Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Oktoberfest volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to serve at the Frisco Oktoberfest Friday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Frisco Adventure Park. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, food and beverage. Support this fundraiser for the Summit Community Orchestra by helping for a 4- to 6-hour shift. To volunteer, call Freddy Powell at (970) 668-3257.

Applause! 19th annual Pig Roast

Applause! the special events, fundraising committee of the Breckenridge Music Festival, hosts a variety of parties and functions to support the BMF. Through these social affairs, Applause! volunteers provide a wonderful venue to strengthen the Summit County community and at the same time raise a substantial portion of the annual BMF budget. Everyone is invited to participate! Applause! presents the 19th annual Pig Roast at the wonderful home of hosts Sherrie and Chuck Calderini in Blue River. The event has become a local institution and will feature great food, good company and the blue grass sounds of local favorite band The Pine Beatles. The Calderinis have hosted the event for the past 19 years. “We got the idea to do a pig roast because it worked well in Illinois, and we thought it would be a perfect thing to do in our Breckenridge surroundings,” Sherrie Calderini said. “This has certainly proven to be the case, and we have met so many wonderful people hosting it.” Sunday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. For reservations call Sherrie Calderini at (970) 453-8446 or Diana Dettemerring at (970) 453-0506.

Get info on Leadership Summit program

Leadership Summit, now in its ninth year, will select up to 20 Summit County citizens, all of whom have a demonstrated interest in community engagement and leadership, to participate in this year’s program of nine full-day community-focused sessions meeting once a month, September through May. Founded by a group of Summit County Rotarians, the program provides an opportunity for participants to broaden their knowledge of the community while enhancing their leadership skills. For more information, attend an information meeting (Aug. 14, 5-6 p.m. at CMC Breck, or Aug. 15, 8:15-9:15 a.m. at CMC Dillon) or request an application from Suzanne at (970) 468-5989 or sprice@coloradomtn.edu.

Seniors rummage sale, silent auction

The Summit Seniors Annual Gigantic Rummage Sale and Silent Auction continues today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. There is no admission fee. Indoor sales, with the exception of boutique items, will be $2 per bagful today. Boutique and all other items will be greatly reduced. Sale proceeds benefit charitable organizations serving seniors in Summit County. Last year’s recipients were the NRO, Community Care Clinic, Colorado Avalanche, Timberline Adult Day Service, Bristlecone, Swan Mountain Rescue Center and Family and Intercultural Resource Center. To apply for these funds or for more information, call (970) 668-2940.

Resort Chamber mixer

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the August Member Appreciation Mixer at Alpine Bank located at 110 North Main St., Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The mixer is sponsored by Alpine Bank. Beer will be provided by Bud Light. There is no cost to attend the mixer. The BRC mixer is a great opportunity to network with other business people from the community in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For more information contact the BRC at (970) 453-2913.

Volunteer to help victims of assault

Are you ready for a new volunteer opportunity? Become a volunteer with Advocates for Victims of Assault. Work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma. Fall Volunteer training begins on Sept. 9. Please call (970) 668-3906 for more information or to sign up.

Help us spread the wildfire message!

Wildfire can be deadly and destructive. It is a constant threat in Summit County and throughout Colorado. The Summit County Wildfire Council and other organizations have allocated significant dollars to defensible space and wildfire preparedness and awareness in the county. To better define where those dollars are spent, the Wildfire Council is seeking input on how its message is received. Fill out a quick survey and be entered for a chance to win a number of prizes, including passes to the Breckenridge Recreation Center! Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/96RQJG.

Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival returns

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival will return to Summit County for its 16th season during the week of Sept. 14-21. Co-artistic directors Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills have invited four additional classical artists to join them for two public concerts and two soirees. Concerts will be held at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon; soirees will be held at private homes two evenings during the festival week. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. The soirees, $75, are always popular and sell out early. They can be reserved now at by calling (970) 797-4999 or visiting www.alpenglowchambermusic.org.

The Summit Foundation awards scholarships

In July, The Summit Foundation awarded $20,000 to 33 college sophomores to continue their pursuit of post-secondary education. 2012 graduates of Summit High School, Lake County High School, South Park High School, West Grand High School and Vail Mountain School who received scholarships from The Summit Foundation for their freshman year were eligible to apply for continuing education scholarship awards. Congratulations to these recipients: Rachel Baumgardner, Kiana Benson, Emily Bilenduke, Katy Bilisoly, Drake Blass, Bianca Bolcato, Emma Charneskie, Melissa Chumbley, Hailey Curnutte, Curtis Dankof, Kayla Duplan, Casey Farrell, Aaron Fatora, Emily Griffith, Challen Gutekunst. Kevin Heil, Emily Hrycaj, Sarah Johnson, Monica Martinez, Jennifer Monroe, Amanda Moore, Mackenzie Morgan, Emily Patterson, Tayla Reller, Karen Saenz, Clinton Sawyer, Tanner Shelden, Ali Springer, Kira Stone, Evan Streit, Kayla Tanton, Kyle Vanderkooi, Meghan Vice. Additional sophomore, junior and senior college scholarships were awarded from The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund, a donor advised fund established at The Summit Foundation. These awards totaled $25,000. Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund Scholarships: Robin Harris, Francisco Holquin, Justin Hollenbeck, Grace Lincenberg.

Real-life homeowner wildfire experiences

We will hear directly from a homeowner who has gone through a major wildfire, lost much and published a book about the experience to help others be better prepared for similar outcomes. Award-winning author and researcher Linda Masterson tackles a subject she knows all too well in “Surviving Wildfire: Get Prepared, Stay Alive, Rebuild Your Life (A Handbook for Homeowners).” Masterson’s home and 72-acre tree farm burned to the ground in a Colorado wildfire in 2011, leaving her with little but her laptop and a fierce determination to get back on her feet and get on with her life. Read more about Masterson, her history, mission and goals. Masterson will talk about next steps: what homeowners, associations, property managers, and other stakeholders can do to better protect themselves, their animals and their property against wildfire. What you need to be asking your insurance agents, how you can best protect yourself to help prepare for future recovery and more. Aug. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Summit County Community Center, Third and Granite, Frisco; contact: Howard Hallman, (719) 491-1807.

Coats for Kids campaign

The second annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Campaign was jump-started with a significant donation by Century 21 Realty. Your monetary donations will enable the Knights to purchase new warm winter clothing for cold children in need. Please support this priority cause by sending your tax-deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. Call (970) 468-6566 for info.

Come play pickleball!

Come learn and play the fastest-growing sport in America — pickleball! Reserved times: Frisco Town Courts, Galena and Sixth, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Dillon Town Courts, on LaBonte, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon; and Silverthorne Recreation Center, Sundays 1-4 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lessons for newcomers at Frisco and Dillon begin at 11 a.m. Equipment is available to borrow. Contact Bill (770) 286-7799 or Noreen (14) 923-9235.

Health care workshop

The Summit Independent Business Alliance (SIBA) is offering a free workshop on the Affordable Healthcare Act and its impacts on small business on Aug. 22. As part of its Business Builders Toolbox series, SIBA has assembled a variety of experts to help you navigate the upcoming changes in the health care landscape and what they mean to you and your business. Join SIBA’s panel on Thursday, Aug. 22, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Summit Senior & Community Center, Hoosier Room, 151 Peak One Blvd., Frisco. Feel free to bring your lunch. The Colorado Healthcare Exchange will begin operating in October for plans to begin in January 2014. SIBA is bringing together resources to help you wade through what this means to you — from a macro to a micro level. The panel will include: the Small Business Administration (Amy McDowell); the health care “Hub” for our region, the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (TJ DuFresne); an “assistant” for this area from the Family and Intercultural Resource Center (Rob Murphy); and a local insurance broker (Betty Naftz, from Insurance of the Rockies). Come with your questions and leave with answers and resources. There is no charge to attend. See www.summitindependentbusiness.com for more information.

Request for proposals

The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board of the Fifth Judicial District, which is Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties, is seeking grant applications from agencies and organizations to provide assistance services to crime victims. The funding cycle is Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014. The board is committed to funding programs that provide direct services to crime victims and implement the Victims’ Rights Amendment. It may also consider scholarships for training that is related to the welfare of victims. Revenue for this fund is generated from a surcharge or fees assessed to people who are convicted of felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and fish and game violations. These funds are authorized by Title 24, Article 4.2, Colorado Revised Statutes. During the 2013 12-month grant cycle, the board awarded a total of $300,230.00 to 12 agencies that provide services to victims in the Fifth Judicial District. It is anticipated that approximately $300,000 will be available for the 2014 grant cycle. FUNDING PRIORITIES: Programs that are required to implement the Victim’s Rights Constitutional Amendment, programs that provide direct services to crime victims and witnesses as outlined in the V.A.L.E. statute, victim-related training, equipment and personnel needs of law enforcement agencies. The V.A.L.E. Board may also take into consideration actors other than those stated above, in making their final decisions. Board members may award money for projects not designated in the priority categories. Completed grant applications must be received by the board administrator by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. You may request a grant application or information regarding scholarships by contacting the V.A.L.E. Board Administrator, Kathleen Maher at (970) 453-2327, ext. 113 or by writing c/o The Office of the District Attorney, P.O. Box 488, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or kmaher@da5.us.

Carriage House enrolling

Carriage House Early Learning Center is now enrolling in its toddler and preschool programs. Please call (970) 453-6423 for more information.

Become a Mountain Mentor

Join us in Breckenridge at The Warming Hut’s beautiful patio on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5 7 p.m. for a fun meet and greet! Make a big difference in the life of a Summit County youth by volunteering to become a Mountain Mentor! We currently have 57 youths waiting for mentors. Mix and mingle with current mentors and mentees and find out why this is such a special program! When you sign up for more information on the program, you will receive a coupon for a beer and appetizer at The Warming Hut! It’s a fun and casual evening where you can learn more about the Mountain Mentors program. For more information, contact Sarah Provino (970) 668.9184 or sarahp@co.summit.co.us.

Roots Retreat Music and Healing Festival

Please join local musicians for a three-day summer camping, music and healing event in the mountains of Colorado, Aug. 23-25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Summit Community Care Clinic. There are numerous activities to enjoy in addition to the music, such as horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Come relax and rejuvenate with us at the beautiful Aspen Canyon Ranch! Visit the www.rootsretreat.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Summit County Preschool enrolling

Summit County Preschool in Frisco is now enrolling 4-year-olds in its preschool program as well as before/after school children who will be attending Frisco Elementary. Please contact the school at (970) 668-5508 for more information. Before/after school programming begins Aug. 21. The cost is $20 for Mondays and $15 per day Tuesday through Friday. The center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The before/after school programming is available on days the Summit School District is in session.

Free Medicare seminar

Approaching Medicare eligibility? Medicare 101 will explain the parts of Medicare and how they all work together. This free seminar is taught by a state-trained SHIP volunteer and will help you navigate the Medicare maze. Class is Aug. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Email jwaid@bresnan.net to reserve your spot.

Tools for schools

Alpine Bank is collecting new school supply donations for local children in need until Aug. 30. Any school necessities, from backpacks to paper to pencils, will be gladly accepted. Donations will be distributed to Summit County schools. Please drop donations off at any of our Summit County Alpine Bank locations.

Open Arms has openings

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located in Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Hwy 9 Farmers Korner. For information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at www.OpenArmsKids.com, or follow us on Facebook.

KUVO jazz radio back on air

Summit Public Radio and TV and KUVO, public radio jazz and NPR news from Denver have announced that KUVO is back on the air at 89.7 after overcoming some technical difficulties. KUVO’s three digital streams are also now up and running. If you have a digital radio, check out the high-definition jazz and National Public Radio news programming. For information on all of SPRTV’s radio and TV programming, visit www.sprtv.org/summit/.

10th Mountain Roller Dolls offers funding

10th Mountain Roller Dolls offer an opportunity for charitable organization to receive event funds from the Aug. 17 Roller Derby bout “Mountains vs. Peaks.” The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are a recreational roller derby league, and 501(c)3, seeking WFTDA apprenticeship. While it is not required, preference is given to organizations with a focus on our priority areas: education, the environment and community. Consideration is given to nonprofits (501(c)3 status required) located in/or serving the communities of Summit, Eagle and Garfield counties and those that are willing to lend support to the 10th MRD in preparation and/or production of the event. Organizations can request a complete list of funding criteria and application at 8wheelincat@comcast.net and reply (to same address) or by mail to P.O. Box 1717 Gypsum, CO 81637 to receive funds from the Aug. 17 event “Mountains vs. Peaks” by Aug. 2 Completed applications will be forwarded internally to the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls Board of Directors, Events Committee and league members.

Backstage Theatre auditions

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is seeking actors ages 18-30 to play Nate and Zach (lead roles) and a local jock and “chick-magnet” (name tbd) for our upcoming production of “Zompocalypse Later.” Director is Christopher Willard. These are paid positions. Non-Equity only. Please send resume, headshot and video audition (one-minute comic monologue), if you have one, to director Willard at artistic_director@hotmail.com. Emails of inquiry welcome.

‘Walk with a Doc’ this summer

“Walk with a Doc” is a free community walk-and-talk event led by a health-care practitioner from High Country Healthcare, Summit County’s Family Practice, Pediatrics and OB/GYN Specialists physicians group. Held every Saturday through Aug. 31 from 9-10 a.m., Walk with a Doc includes a brief presentation of preventive health tips and a 45-minute group walk, with topic handouts. Meet in the parking lot near the front entrance of the Medical Office Building at Summit Medical Center, 360 Peak One Drive in Frisco, walk on the Frisco recpath. All are welcome to join the walk! Just show up with your walking shoes and a bottle of water! Topics range from healthy eating, aging well, women’s health myths and more — visit HighCountryHealth.com for weekly topics.

North Branch Library closing

The North Branch Library will be closed beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, through 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9. Our building is receiving a face-lift. Crews will be replacing the floor tiles in the entryway, hall, bathroom and meeting room entry, as well as in the kitchen during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to encourage you to visit our other two locations, at the County Commons, Frisco, and 504 Airport Drive, Breckenridge.

Options for long-term care

The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is pleased to announce that it will become the Case Management Agency for Central Mountain Options for Long Term Care (CMOLTC). This change will take effect July 1, 2013. UAACOG-AAA office is located at 139 E. Third St., Salida, CO 81201. You may reach the staff at (719) 539-3341, or toll free at (877) 610-3341.

Hike with an author

The rich and wonderful history of Breckenridge has been researched and recorded by many local historians. In this exclusive summer series, you have the opportunity to enjoy a hike, lunch and discussion with one of these fascinating authors! Sept. 2, 2013: Hike with Sandra Mather, Ph.D., Boreas Pass, approximately three hours. Cost $30/adult (ages 13 and older), $20/child (ages 4-12). A bag lunch is provided for the hike. Reservations are required by 8 p.m. the evening before the hike and can be made at the Welcome Center or by calling (970) 453-9767, x2. For more information visit, www.breckheritage.com.

Host a foreign student

Hosting a foreign student can bring a whole new perspective to your family. Having someone from another country stay in your home can be a real eye-opener for kids and parents alike. Suddenly your “American-ness” is showing. The ordinary way you do things, the typical activities and rhythms of your day are revealed as not the only way or best way of doing something. The thought of hosting an international student might be intimidating at first. “What if he hears me yelling at the kids?” “What if she thinks we are total freaks?” But don’t fear! Students adapt quickly and won’t embarrass you or tell your family secrets. There is something about being a part of a family that instills that even in an apparent stranger. The beauty is that after a few weeks, that stranger suddenly becomes an integral part of your family. For information on hosting a student please contact Mary Elizabeth Johnson at (303) 709-2180 or visit www.edutrav.org

Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers

Summit Public Radio & TV is seeking several board members to fill specific positions. Our nonprofit organization is managed by an all volunteer, working board - we have no paid staff. As a result of this management structure, 100 percent of all contributions are used for operations. The positions are: Membership Coordinator, works to retain and expand membership, including annual membership campaign; Events Coordinator, works with SPRTV board to organize events that promote awareness or thank our members; Grants Coordinator, maintains awareness of grant funding opportunities to support operating and capital requirements and coordinates grant applications.

Go2Work free weekly workshops for job seekers

Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. Colorado Mountain College in Dillon in the Computer Lab, Room 11. Services available: computer access, Internet job searches, job application and resume assistance, interviewing skills, interest inventories, computer-based work-skill enhancement, skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys. Earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate and skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program. Also: information on CMC classes and financial aid; information on other training and educational resources; online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center; information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits; and referrals to additional services. All services are free and no pre-registration is required! Contact: Jason Read at (970) 468-5989 or jread@coloradomtn.edu.

Enjoy singing?

The Summit Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn, is currently rehearsing for its summer program. They recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, singing the Brahms Requiem. The current program is of lighter music, including songs of New York and Broadway. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Farmers Korner across from the high school. We do vocal exercises and work on music for our current program. If you enjoy singing, please join us. Questions? Phone (970) 262-2235.

Summit Preschool taking applications

Summit County Preschool is now taking applications for before- and after-school child care for elementary-age children attending Frisco Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year. Please email director@summitcountypreschool.com or stop by at 70 W. Main St. in Frisco to pick up an enrollment packet. Before-school hours start at 7:30 a.m., and the students are taken to the bus stop for transportation to school. After-school students are transported from the school to a bus stop near the preschool where they are picked up and care is provided until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $20 for Mondays and $15 a day Tuesday through Friday.

Mentor group needs volunteers

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths 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 youths waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit www.summitcares.org.


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