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Welcome to Community Notes, where the Summit Daily offers a brief wrapup of happenings in and around Summit County. If you would like something mentioned in this space, send a description to calendar@summitdaily.com or fax (970) 668-0755. Please be brief (200 words or less) so we can share this space with others.While we attempt to include as many submissions as possible, space is limited, so we cannot guarantee all submissions will run.———Next chamber mixer set for Feb. 25SUMMIT COUNTY – Red Mountain Rock Gym and Bob Priest Financial will sponsor this month’s chamber mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Red Mountain Rock Gym in Silverthorne. Fee for members is $5, nonmembers $10. Fee includes food and beverages. Mountain Mentors will be at the event recruiting new mentors. For more information, call the Summit County Chamber at (970) 668-2051.———–Avalanche awareness slide show Feb. 27BRECKENRIDGE – Nick Logan of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center will give a talk and slide show about avalanche awareness, covering weather, terrain and snowpack, Thursday, Feb. 27, at Beaver Run in Breckenridge. The goal is to show people what they can watch for to help them make sound decisions when backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling or participating in any other form of outdoor recreation.Logan will look at local areas and some past accidents, and he’ll talk about what to do if you or someone with you is caught in an avalanche and what equipment to carry.This is a free seminar, and there is no need to sign up. Just show up at the Beaver Run conference center and follow the signs. (The exact room is yet to be decided.) The lecture and slide show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will go until around 8:30 p.m. Locals and visitors to Summit County are encouraged to attend – anyone who engages in backcountry recreation.——–Upcoming visitor information center “FUNraiser” concertSUMMIT COUNTY – Save the date on March 15 for a visitor information center “FUNraiser” concert at the Silverthorne Pavilion. The concert features Ted Wulfers & Beggar’s Bridge, a multi-talented band based in Chicago. The band just performed at the House of Blues in Chicago and was in Hollywood and Los Angeles this past week.In addition to live music, the event will have some blackjack tables, snacks and a full, catered bar. Babysitting also is available if reserved in advance.Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at the visitors centers in Frisco and Silverthorne or through chamber of commerce board members and diplomats. Call (970) 668-2051 for information or e-mailchristy@summitchamber.org or deana@summitchamber.org.The visitors centers experienced a major funding cut this year, and your support is extremely important and valued. The more you give to your visitors centers, the more they can give back to you and your business.


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