Community Notes 3-28-13 |

Community Notes 3-28-13

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) for Dialogue Over Dinner from 5:30–7:30 p.m. today at the Summit Middle School Cafeteria. We will be discussing Cyber Safety for Adolescents, with detective Blank and officer Ortega of the Breckenridge Police Department. Learn more about internet scams, social media safety for your family and current cyber issues and safety for adolescents. The evening is free and includes dinner and child care. Please RSVP with Kerri at (970) 262-3888, ext. 330, or email

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 winner receives $500, and one national winner receives $5,000 to donate to the winner’s charities of choice.

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

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. We have opportunities for you to become involved today! Interested? Contact

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.

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

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.

The seventh annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser benefiting Lake Dillon Preschool will be held on Friday, April 5, at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $140 for a reserved table of eight. This year’s entertainment will be Improv Colorado, a Colorado Springs-based group that specializes in short-form improvisational comedy. The event also will include a raffle – including a $575 Spring Cleaning Package and $500 Spa Package – pampering and shopping with more than a dozen vendor booths, cocktails, dessert and door prizes. For more info or tickets, call 970-468-1606 or visit

The Summit County Libraries have announced the dates for the annual April book sale. This spring’s sale will be held from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. This sale is held by the Summit County Friends of the Library and will help raise funds for the libraries, which are used for programs that benefit Summit County residents and visitors alike. For additional information, or to volunteer to assist with library events, please contact Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or

The Summit County Wildfire Council invites Summit County property owners to learn more about the 2013 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program. This grant program provides assistance to eligible homeowner groups, allowing residents to conduct hazardous-fuels reduction (for example, tree-removal projects) in their neighborhoods. Effective fuels-reduction projects help protect Summit County communities and watersheds from the threat of wildfire. Interested community members can download a grant application from Summit County’s Colorado State University Extension page, Grant applications will be accepted through April 26. Please call Dan Schroder at (970) 668-4140 for more information.

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has a limited number of openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook.

On Monday, April 1, 2013, the Tale Spinners will host a free community presentation at the Senior Center. Former Ambassador Gary Grappo will give a presentation on “Challenges for the United States in the Middle East Today.” Garry had a 26-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, including service as ambassador to Oman and in high-ranking posts in Bagdad, Saudi Arabia and Jordan as well as Portugal, Nicaragua and Washington, D.C. He received numerous State Department awards for his service.

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