Community Notes for July 29, 2013 |

Community Notes for July 29, 2013

BRC July Mixer

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the July mixer at Wedgewood Lodge at 535 4 O’clock Road in Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday. The July Mixer is sponsored by Black Diamond Catering and Wedgewood Lodge. Beer will be provided by Bud Light and appetizers will provided by Black Diamond Catering. Admission is $5 for BRC members, $10 for non-members. 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 Breckenridge Resort Chamber at (970) 453-2913.

Library event for Summit County teens

“Have Book — Will Travel” summer reading finale! After a summer of traveling through the magic of books and your imagination, this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program is winding down. The grand finale will take place on Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, with food, games, prizes and more! Each eight hours read and marked on your “passport” earns free books and prizes, along with an entry into the grand prize drawing for a MINI LAPTOP AND A $100 iTUNES GIFT CARD. Get involved in all that the Summit County Libraries has to offer this summer! To learn more about the many events and services available for children, teens and adults, please visit the website at ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and say hello at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

EduKate expands its outreach

For the past eight months, Colorado-based EduKate has sold totes and iPhone cases, donating partial profits to Guatemala nonprofit Starfish One-by-One. This program affords indigenous girls the opportunity to go to school. It is shown that educated girls break the cycle of poverty. To date, EduKate has sponsored more than 200 girls. EduKate is expanding its reach. Proceeds will now also support girls’ education in Tanzania and Cambodia through AfricAid and Lotus Outreach, both of which empower girls and provide scholarships. By expanding the scope of its outreach, EduKate will spread its message of women’s empowerment and the power of education across the globe. EduKate products are cute, but also a symbol of women’s empowerment. The EduKate team says, “Buy to give.” When you purchase an EduKate product, you get a new accessory and you help to empower and educate girls around the world. To learn more, visit

Summit Music and Arts welcomes clarinetist Julianne Scott

Local nonprofit music presenter Summit Music and Arts welcomes Julianne Scott, principal clarinetist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, performing music for clarinet and piano by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Scriabin, and Gershwin with artistic director and pianist Len Rhodes on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m. SMAA continues to present its outstanding concert series at Lord of the Mountains, 56 Hwy 6, Dillon CO 80435. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; students and children free. Call (970) 468-6809.

Breck Heritage Alliance events

August 1 — COLORADO DAY: Colorado will be celebrating 135 years of statehood. In honor of this event, we are offering discounted Saloon Tour tickets: buy one at full price and the second is only $1.35! This pricing is valid for the tours on Aug. 1, 2 and 3 only.

August 2 — LADIES’ FIRST FRIDAY: A fundraiser for the BHA at the Victorian Home of Barney Ford, 111 Washington Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. You’ll love the serenity of this hidden oasis while enjoying the proximity to downtown. Learn about this unique home and its former inhabitants, and listen as Sandie Mather brings out her “Anna Sadler Hamilton” character to explain what life was like for women at the turn of the century. Food, refreshments and a raffle — what could make for a better all-female Friday!

August 6 — 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 Bill Fountain in French Gulch and again with Sandie Mather on Sept. 2 at Boreas Pass.

August 9 — 2ND ANNUAL THEOBALD AWARD RECEPTION: To honor and recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the preservation of Breckenridge’s History. Barney Ford Lawn, 4-6 p.m., complimentary refreshments will be served.

For information on all events please visit

‘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 for weekly topics.

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