Community Notes for 7/2/13 |

Community Notes for 7/2/13

Breckenridge 100 race volunteers needed

We need volunteers for the Breckenridge 100 being held on July 14 in Breck. July 13: setting up at Carter Park. July 14: working the registration table, food and beverage pickups from local restaurants, aid station assistance, course marshaling and course cleaning. Volunteers will receive a race crew t-shirt, dinner after the race, refreshments and the rewarding opportunity to support amazing athletes while raising money for the High Country Conservation Center. Email for more information or to sign up!

4th of July train ride

Kids! ride in a cute train in the Frisco Fourth of July Parade. It’s free. The Alliance for Historical Preservation entry includes a child-sized train that needs riders! If you’ve never been in a parade or if you are too little to just watch, join us! Reserve your space and get directions by calling AHP at (970) 370-5726 or Only room for six little ones plus a parent or two so reserve today!

NRO dinner and dance

The Breckenridge-based National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) announces Western dinner and dancing in a special event called “Dancing on the Peaks.” Dance the night away with the NRO at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Breckenridge. The July 20 event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60/person and $600 for a table of 10. This is the fourth year that the NRO has presented “Dancing on the Peaks,” which promises to be a rip-roaring good time. There will be a buffet and open bar, as well as a dance floor and dance lessons. NRO musicians will serenade the audience with Big Band-era favorites. For the first time, dinner and dancing will be accompanied by a silent auction. NRO conductor Carl Topilow will also present a live auction for two aspiring conductors to jump onstage and lead the orchestra. For those too shy to conduct the orchestra, the silent auction will have plenty of incredible items, such as ski passes from Vail Resorts, a ski pass from Arapahoe Basin, golf at Keystone River and Ranch courses and a culinary class form Colorado Mountain College. For ticket information and purchase, please call the NRO at (970) 453-5825. Ticket purchases may also be made online by visiting

Pulling 4 Colorado event

The Summit County “Pulling 4 Colorado” event will be held at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, located at 0093 Nancy’s Place (CR 1014) in Frisco on July 13. The fun will begin at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast and a short presentation. Groups will then head out to specified locations for a few hours of pulling weeds and learning more about how weeds affect our environment. Lunch will be served to returning volunteers beginning at noon at the community center. Bring your kids, gloves and a good strong back and plan on a great day. Sponsors: Summit County Weed Department, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Town of Breckenridge. Questions? Call (970) 668-4218. To RSVP, email:

Breck Montessori 50/50 Raffle

Want to win Cash? Breckenridge Montessori is hosting its first 50/50 Raffle, in which one lucky winner will be drawn to win 50 percent of the entire value of tickets sold. Tickets are only $10. The drawing will be held at the school at 6 p.m. on July 10. Everyone is welcome to join us for a potluck BBQ. We will supply hotdogs, hamburgers and a veggie version; you just need to bring a side dish; or you can just stop in and find out who the winner is. You do not need to be present to win. Breckenridge Montessori is a full member American Montessori Society Non-Profit Preschool. All proceeds from the event will help to cover operating costs and purchase new materials. For more information or to buy tickets please visit us at or call the school directly at (970) 547-7661.

‘3 on 3 at the Summit’: July 5-7

Benefiting Mountain Mentors

Hoop Dreams Inc, a new nonprofit in Summit County, is putting on a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the high country. The main event is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Breckenridge rec center over the Fourth of July weekend. The tournament will run Saturday and Sunday, with both adult and youth divisions, and both divisions will be coed. Friday will have FREE events for players of all ages. Hoop Dreams Inc will be at the court from 1-4 p.m., with basketball contests, competitions and even a little instruction going on through the afternoon for anyone interested in coming by the court. Anyone can participate and shoot for a chance to win some cool stuff! Stop by any time to check out the scene, find out more about Hoop Dreams Inc, donate to Mountain Mentors and buy a snack or Gatorade to help support the Summit Schools Athletic Department! Hope to see you there! For information visit

Support Black Forest fire victims

In support of the hundreds of victims of the devastating Black Forest fire, Alpine Bank will host a food drive to collect donations for their benefit. Contributions can be dropped off at any Summit County Alpine Bank location through July 10. Items needed include: water, sports drinks, canned and boxed meals, soup, cereal, peanut butter, snacks and canned fruits and vegetables. After July 10, collected donations will be delivered to the Salvation Army and the Care and Share food bank in Colorado Springs for distribution to fire victims.

Breck’s July Fourth parade

Be a part of this year’s Independence Day festivities in Breckenridge. Register your float by today at 5 p.m. for the emcee to announce your float as it goes by the grandstand. The Breckenridge 4th of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Breckenridge, and parade lineup begins at 9. For more info, go to and you can either register online or print out a registration form or call (970) 453-5055 for more info. The parade is FREE to enter and we look forward to seeing you there!

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