Summit County trail users

Today’s Breckenridge 100 mountain bike race means that large groups of riders will be using a number of area hiking trails. The trails will not be closed for the race, but hikers and bikers not racing are asked to use caution and to consider staying off the trails during the race. Riders will be on the following trails at the times listed: 1. Wheeler Trail from Peak 9 to Copper Mountain, 6:30-9:30 a.m. 2. Peaks Trail, 7:30-10 a.m. 3. Moonstone/Barney Ford trails, 8:30-11:30 a.m. 4. American Gulch Road, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 5. Westridge Colo. Trail, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 6. Blue River Trail/Indiana Creek Road, noon to 4 p.m. 7. Gold Dust Trail, noon to 5 p.m. 8. Bakers Tank Trail, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Please call Thane Wright at (970) 401-1422 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for sharing the trails with us!

Leadership Summit info meeting

Applications are being accepted for Leadership Summit Class of 2014. Local adults interested in collaborative leadership and community service are encouraged to apply. Attend an information meeting to learn about this year’s nine-month program, scheduled from September through May. Mingle with program alumni and administrators over coffee and pastries. RSVP for CMC Dillon Information Meeting (July 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m.) or CMC Breck Meeting (July 23, 8:30-9:30 a.m.). Contact Suzanne Price, (970) 468-5989 or

Tuesday Twilight Trail Project

Spend happy hour on the trail, Tuesday, July 16 with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Go-Lite. Volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at upper Salt Lick Trail (off Wilderness and Buffalo Drive) and work until 8 p.m. A full schedule of Tuesday Twilight opportunities for the rest of the summer are available on our website. For more info, directions and to register for this event please visit

Battle of the Bands

Come join us at Adriano’s Bistro in Dillon for the first annual Battle of the Bands! Brought to you by Adriano’s and the Dillon Dam Brewery, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Summit County, the town of Dillon, the Family Dental Clinic, and Krystal 93. There will be 10 local bands competing for a cash prize and an opportunity to be the opening act at the Dillon Amphitheatre. Merchandise available through iResort app. Bring all your friends for discounted beer, food and a good time. Saturday, July 13 starting at 10:30!

Guided tour of Valley Brook Cemetery

Breckenridge’s 1882 Valley Brook Cemetery is being nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Join the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for a free guided tour of the cemetery and learn about the National Register program. When: Wednesday, July 17, at 1 p.m. Where: Valley Brook Cemetery, 1095 Airport Road. Please park at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Cost: Free. For more info, call (970) 453-9767 x101 or email

After-hours business mixer

Summit Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the monthly after-hours business mixer with some education opportunities, great prizes to be raffled off, great door prizes and a lot of great food! Come join us at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne — just north of Target on July 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members get in for $5, non-members $15 — happy-hour prices on drinks. Bring your business cards, and be ready to meet new people, get some business done and have a good time. For additional information, contact us at

Art in the Limelight III

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Cast of Characters, with the Summit County Arts Council’s Arts Alive Gallery, announces its third Art in the Limelight event: a show-stopping evening of art, food and drink to be held at the Arts Alive Gallery at La Cima Mall, 500 Main St. in Breckenridge on Monday evening, July 22 from 5-8 p.m. All admission donations will benefit Lake Dillon Theatre Company. Enjoy gourmet “Prologue” (appetizers), “Act I” (salads), “Act II” (entrees) and “Epilogue” (dessert), paired with fine wines. Besides an opportunity to meet many local artists, there will be door-prize drawings (including art objects and tickets to the award-winning Lake Dillon Theatre.) Art will be available for purchase with a percentage of sales going to the Lake Dillon Theatre Company and to the Summit County Arts Council. You can’t have more fun than this for only $45 per guest ($35 for 2013 “Characters!”). And your attendance will support two of our Summit County art treasures. Please send your admission donation to: Lake Dillon Theatre COC c/o Sandi Bruns P.O. Box 1860, Frisco, CO 80443. BONUS! Your $45 guest donation will include a 2013 membership in the Cast of Characters. Questions? Sandi 970-668-0651

LAPS Canine 4K

The 23rd annual LAPS Canine 4K will be held in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 3 with pet supply vendors galore, prizes for top finishers in the run/walk race and a silent auction with loads of items and gift certificates. The 2.5-mile course will loop around Frisco, starting and ending in front of the Frisco gazebo on Main Street. NEW THIS YEAR: We will still award prizes for top winners in gender/age/run/walk categories, but will not be timing each participant (only the names of the top three finishers in each category will be recorded as they cross the line). Registration runs from 8-9 a.m. with race start at 9:15. Pre-register for discount and fast checkin on race day. (Download registration form or get more information from Pre-registration must be received by Saturday, July 27 for discount. Fees are PER DOG so bring the family! You can participate without a dog, but you will not be eligible for race prizes. We need plenty of volunteers from 7:15 a.m. to noon to help set up, handle dogs during registration, work the registration tables, hand out shirts and goodie bags, work at the silent auction or be race marshals. Please email

Wounded Warriors

Ten ATVs are needed for a day-long donation for Saturday, Aug. 10, for soldiers from Ft. Carson’s Wounded Warrior Transition Unit who will be spending the weekend in Breckenridge. ATV owners may drop the vehicles off for use by a solider or they may join the ride that is being planned. These soldiers enjoy meeting and recreating with local citizens. Call Dale Louis at (303) 818-8856 or (970) 547-1532.

Medicare seminar

Approaching Medicare eligibility? Attend Medicare 101 on Aug. 20 to learn about how Medicare works and what the various parts cover. Taught by trained Medicare SHIP navigator. Class will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior and Community Center in Frisco. Email at with name and phone number.

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. Equipment is available to borrow. Contact Bill (770) 286-7799 or Noreen (214) 923-9235.

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! Join Bill Fountain or Dr. Sandra Mather to explore local hiking trails and learn about the heritage of our town. Aug. 6: Hike with Bill Fountain, French Gulch, approximately three hours (one-hour presentation, two-hour hike); 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,

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

McCullough Gulch trail work

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District will conduct extensive trail reconstruction on the McCullough Gulch trail, south of Breckenridge. Trail Construction will take place Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 15 to Aug. 16. Hikers are highly encouraged to use alternate trails during this time or to return on the weekends. The trail will be impassable for much of the day, including access to White Falls loop hike. Hikers will be asked to wait up to 30 minutes, each way, to allow volunteers to work safely on the trail. For alternate trail suggestions, please visit the Dillon Ranger District website at or call (970) 468-5400 for more information.

John Denver ‘The Tribute’ Concert

Join us for an amazing night of music with the John Adams Band at Riverwalk Center on Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. for this fifth annual tribute to Colorado’s music legend, John Denver. Sing along with Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Calypso and more. The concert will benefit Domus Pacis Family’s mission of providing weeklong respites in the High Country for families impacted by cancer. (See Tickets are $25 for general admission, $50 for VIP seating and after-concert party at the Jade Garden. Tickets can be purchased at the Riverwalk Center and online through the Riverwalk Center website.

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer: Volunteers needed Aug. 3 & 4

The High Country Conservation Center needs you to volunteer for the 17th annual Keystone Bluegrass and Beer festival Aug. 3 and 4. Volunteers can sign up for a variety of jobs that keep this fun event running smoothly. In return you get a sweet event t-shirt and one free drink for consumption outside of your volunteer shift. By volunteering you will be making a difference in your community and keeping Summit County green by supporting HC3 with your time while earning us a donation from Keystone. Email for more information and to sign up!

Volunteer at new event in Frisco

Come help out the Make a Hero organization and have fun motivating adventure racers in Frisco’s newest event: Commando Extreme. The obstacle-style race will take place Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon and requires course marshals to motivate, direct and help facilitate along the 4-mile course. The event benefits the Make a Hero organization and offers a free t-shirt and BBQ lunch to volunteers. Volunteers will be required to be on site Aug. 3rd from 8 a.m. to noon. If interested click the inquire tab at the and check volunteers.

Photography workshop

to benefit Domus Pacis

Nationally renowned nature photographer John Fielder will host an all-day photography workshop on Saturday, Aug. 3 at his home in Silverthorne. The event will include personal instruction in nature landscape photography and technique, as well as dinner prepared by Doug Schwartz, chef at the CMC Culinary School. The cost is $275/person, with all proceeds going to Domus Pacis Family Respite. The mission of Domus Pacis is to provide families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in Summit County’s High Country. For additional information or to reserve a space please call Vince at (970) 547-4745. Space is limited, so call early.

CMC Summer Technology Institute accepting applications

The CMC Summer Technology Institute has a few openings for the summer 2013 Institute, running July 22-26. The Institute is a week-long, technology-packed learning adventure for students who will be entering the sixth, seventh or eighth grades this September. Working in the new CMC computer lab, students will learn about the technical, creative and business aspects of technology. Subjects include website development, digital photography, Photoshop, digital video production, e-commerce shopping carts and more. All subjects are taught by experienced instructors and professionals. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0, Summit School District Average of 4 or better. Tuition: $495, includes daily breakfast and lunch. More information and applications are available at, or contact Robert Cartelli at or (970) 453-6757 x2629. Enrollment is limited to the first 15 qualified students.

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.

Rocky Mountain Triathlon volunteers needed

The High Country Conservation Center needs volunteers for the Rocky Mountain Triathlon in Silverthorne on Sunday, July 28. For each volunteer who signs up, the triathlon will make a generous donation to the High Country Conservation Center. What a great way to have fun, give back and make a donation to your favorite environmental nonprofit! Please email to learn more and sign up for this fun and fast-paced event.

Free GED prep classes at CMC

Colorado Mountain College offers GED preparation classes at the Dillon Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register now for the next five-week session beginning on Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. or Tuesday, July 9 at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 for the entire five-week session. There are five content areas to complete the GED: mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. CMC teachers can help you to prepare to successfully earn your GED! Contact Laura Pless at (970) 468-5989.

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

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!

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.

KSS Volunteer Days

Keystone Science School welcomes volunteers to help on a remodel project July 10, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If landscaping is your passion, we can coordinate dates to meet your schedule. Send questions and RSVP on remodeling and landscaping to Dennis via email at Volunteers are also appreciated with various special events. Contact Liz at for special event opportunities. Thank you!

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

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.

Senior Rummage Sale volunteers

Summit County Senior Citizens Inc. (SCSC) needs volunteers to assist with heavy lifting, moving donated furniture and transporting items from storage for the annual Senior Rummage Sale, a community fundraiser taking place Aug. 15-18. Volunteers are needed to help on Aug. 12, 13 and 18. Please call (970) 668-2940 if you are available to help out!

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:

Father Dyer needs ‘treasures’

Save your retired treasures or unwanted household items for the Father Dyer Church Treasure Sale, scheduled for Saturday, July 20. Proceeds from this event support the local human service programs of the church. Donated items will be accepted during the week of July 15. No adult clothing, mattresses or electronics will be accepted. For more information, send an email to or call (970) 453-2250.

Breck’s July Fourth parade

Be a part of this year’s Independence Day festivities in Breckenridge. Register your float by Tuesday, July 2, 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!

Volunteers needed for bike race

Volunteers are needed for the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race. Be a part of Summit County’s premier mountain bike event! The 12th annual Firecracker 50 will again be held on July 4, kicking off the town of Breckenridge parade on Main Street. The race will feature 750 riders and teams competing over two 25-mile laps in and around Breckenridge. Volunteers are needed in the evenings of the three days leading up to the race; throughout the day on July 4; and for teardown/cleanup on the 5th. We’ll need help preparing and staffing the on-course aid stations, general set up, rider registration, finish line timing and post-race cleanup. We will again be striving to make the race a zero-waste event, so volunteers will also be needed to handle the recycling/compost stations at Carter Park on race day. All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and bike socks, and food and drinks are provided for most shifts. This is an excellent, fun opportunity to get involved with an outstanding local event, and Summit school students can earn volunteer hours for next year! For more information please contact Jim at or (970) 406-8394.

‘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

Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers

Summit Public Radio & TV, a local nonprofit providing radio and free over-the-air TV to Summit County, has open positions on its board of directors. In order to better serve our community we have created three new positions and need to fill three existing positions. The existing positions are: Treasurer, Database Manager and Membership. The three new positions are Development Chair, Grants and Fundraising. These are all volunteer positions and require attendance at monthly meetings. We provide a valuable service to our community; to do so we need your help. If you are interested, or just have questions, please call Sue at 970-333-0209 or John at 970-406-8350 or contact

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.

Caregiver meeting

The July meeting of the Caregiver, Memory Loss Support Group has been moved to Monday, July 15. The meeting will be held at the Summit County Community Center from 1-2:30 p.m. Bristlecone Medical Services will be the guest presenter for the first 30 minutes of the meeting. Drop-ins are welcome. No registration required.

Open Arms enrollment

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool is open for enrollment in its summer program. Open Arms is Christ-centered and provides learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Parents are welcome to visit the center, located in Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit the website at, or follow the school on Facebook.

Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month

Discounted adoption fees for cats/kittens for the month of June. Summit County Animal Shelter, 0058 Nancy’s Place, Frisco.

‘What’s Up With Our Forests?’

Join Colorado State University Extension and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to explore the dynamic forests of Summit County. This 10-part “What’s Up With Our Forests?” workshop series takes place at different trailheads throughout Summit County, offering participants guided hikes focused on current forest issues. Topics include tree identification, historic perspectives, stakeholder interest, the wildland-urban interface and community wildfire issues. Hikes are free and all are welcome to attend, Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. Please visit or call Dan at 970-668-4140 for locations and directions to all upcoming hikes.

Electronics recycling event

The 6th annual Community Electronics Recycling Event will be held at Summit High School Friday, August 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Metech Recycling, a certified e-Stewards recycler, will bring a truck to haul old electronics away. Just drive up to the truck parked in front of the school and a crew will unload it. Prices range from $2 to $15, depending on the size of the electronic device being recycled. Last year we recycled everything from broken cell phones to huge, rear-projector televisions! (We don’t recycle refrigerators.) We can accept cash, checks or credit cards. Over 95 percent of all materials will be fully recycled for re-manufacture. No recycled materials will be incinerated, land-filled or shipped abroad to be dumped. Visit the Metech website at for more information. Summit High School receives 10 percent of the proceeds. Contact after August 1: Taylor Lathrop, (970) 368-1124,

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 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.

Summit Therapy Animals seeking volunteers

Make a Difference with your dog at schools, libraries, hospitals and more. Come learn what it takes to be a therapy team. Summit Therapy Animals is holding its “How to become a therapy team” workshop from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on June 18 in the Loveland Room at the Community & Senior Center in Frisco. Contact Jan at (970) 262-1511 for more details. Please leave your pet partner at home; this is an informational event.

Optimist Golf Tournament

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimists invite you to tee it up for the youth of Summit County. Our annual Summer Solstice Golf Tournament will be held on June 24 at the Keystone Ranch Golf Club. The tournament supports all of the free programs offered by the Optimists, from basketball and volleyball to chess, oratorical and essay contests and student recognition events. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and tee time is 11. The fee is $125 per player and includes cart, driving range, a great buffet dinner and entry to our popular silent auction. Hole sponsorships are also available for $125. Help us bring out the best in your kids. Applications are available online at or can be picked up at any Alpine Bank or the Edward Jones office in Frisco. Questions can be directed to Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811.

Backstage welcomes volunteers

The exciting and highly entertaining summer season is upon us. We encourage enthusiastic folk who would like to support and be a part of Breckenridge’s own Backstage Theatre to join us. For more information, contact Opportunities abound. You don’t want to miss the fun.

Lake Dillon Theatre needs volunteers

Thank you for being a vital part of the success of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The LDTC relies on volunteers’ enthusiasm, skills, and many talents to fulfill a variety of key roles. As Summit County’s only professional theater, we believe that the performing arts are an important part of any community and serve as a tool for awareness, education, and more. We want you to be a member of the LDTC family. This summer we have many great opportunities to volunteer with the LDTC: 1. Sunset at the Summit free concert series (now in its 20th season). 2. Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival (July 13 & 14). 3. NRO Fourth of July concert. 4. Battle of the Geeks annual softball game. To join us in providing professional and diverse entertainment and enrichment programs to our community, just go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot, Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account). Sign up! Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Open Arms has openings

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings for infants and preschoolers for our upcoming summer program. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Our Vacation Bible School program is taking place July 29 through August 2, from 9-11:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church at 16072, Highway 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook.

Creative writing group looking for new members

Looking to expand your creative writing skills? Summit County writers group looking for two new members. We meet about eight times a year at various members’ homes. We do dinner prior to the meeting. Call (970) 547-9999 or (970) 262-9448.

Summit Concert Band: call for players

Summit Concert Band is open for new musicians. We are particularly looking for percussionists/drummers, and woodwind and brass players of all abilities are encouraged to join us. Summit County visitors and residents (part-time or full-time) are welcome to participate in rehearsals and concerts. The Summit Concert Band rehearses on most Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.; rehearsal location is normally the Summit High School band room. For more information, including calendar and locations of rehearsals and performances, go to the band website, Send e-mail to

Go2Work: Free weekly workshops for job seekers

Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. in Computer Lab Room 11 at Colorado Mountain College in Dillon. Services available include: 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. Also: skill training through Career Ready 101, a web-based study program; information on Colorado Mountain College 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.

Breckenridge Montessori enrolling for fall 2013

Breckenridge Montessori is currently enrolling for the 2013-14 school year. The preschool is a full member of the American Montessori Society and teaches a full Montessori curriculum of practical life, sensorial, language, math and cultural. The school is open Monday-Friday for children aged 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. For more information please visit our website at or call us at (970) 547-7661. Space is limited.

Umpires needed Summit baseball and softball

Summit Youth Baseball and Softball and American Legion are looking for umpires for the upcoming youth baseball and softball season. We are also looking for an umpire in chief. Please call 262-5778. Games will begin the week of June 3.

Keystone Science School seeks volunteers

How can you make an impact at Keystone Science School? Volunteer opportunities are endless. You could help improve our landscaping, assist with our technology needs, enhance our interior office space, assist with special events, preserve our photo albums, support our administrative needs, build a stage for kids to perform on, or get the TeePees in place for camp. For more information on volunteering, contact Amanda Seidler at

Peak School slots remaining

Space is quickly filling for the 2013-14 school year. With 100 percent recommitment from our current students and strong demand from new families, we only have a few slots remaining:

Division II (8th & 9th grade) has 2 slots remaining

Division I (6th & 7th grade) has 3 slots remaining

If you are or someone you know is considering the Peak School for next year, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. When all spaces are filled, we will start a wait list for next year.

To apply, simply visit Admissions ( on our website to learn more or to begin the application process. Almost 20 percent of our current students also receive some form of financial assistance, and more detailed information can be found at Tuition Assistance (

The Peak School is purchasing the Summit Daily News building in Frisco next month; we look forward to moving into our permanent home later this summer. To speak with the head of school or the admissions director directly, please call (970) 368-5601.

Little Red Schoolhouse needs volunteers

Little Red Schoolhouse is looking for new board members. Knowledge in the areas of fund-raising or finance a plus. Please send letters of interest to

Call for entries: Breck’s Outhouse Races

The seventh annual Breckenridge Outhouse Races will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. Teams are invited to register for free. Competitors can push or pull their way to the finish line for a chance to win cash, beer and merchandise. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Visit to register and download a complete copy of the rules and regulations. Need inspiration? View photos and video on the Breck Connection. The Outhouse Races are a part of Breckenridge’s annual heritage celebration, Kingdom Days, which takes place during the town’s summer kickoff, June 14-16. The three-day lineup includes museum and walking tours with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, the official opening of the Summer Fun Park at Breckenridge Ski Resort, National Repertory Orchestra opening night, the start of the Sunday Market at Main Street Station, Breckenridge Town Party and free kids’ activities including gold-panning, historic hikes and more. See the full schedule on and call (970) 453-9767 to reserve space on guided historic tours.

The Summit County Library sends a big thank you to community!

The Summit County Library would like to thank everyone who helped with our recent book sale. Our gratitude goes out to all of the volunteers and staff and Friends of the Libraries members who donated their time and energy; community members who donated books prior to the sale; and to all who supported us by visiting and purchasing available books. We could not have done it without the help of each of you. The Friends of the Library book sale proceeds of $2292.80 will go toward assisting the library in purchasing new materials, covering operational costs, assisting with the upcoming summer reading program and much more. All of these programs and materials help us to better serve Summit County residents and visitors. For more information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities or to learn how you can help the Summit County Libraries through donations, please call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555, or contact her by e-mail at; visit our website at; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Run until: July 15

Father Dyer Church Needs “Treasures”

Save your retired treasures or unwanted household items for the Father Dyer Church Treasure Sale which is scheduled for Saturday, July 20. Proceeds of this event support the local human service programs of the Church. Donated items will be accepted during the week of July 15th. No adult clothing, mattresses, or electronics will be accepted. For more information, send an email to

FLOWERAMA! Plant sale for Lake Dillon Theatre

Are you ready to bloom? Lake Dillon Theatre’s support group, The Cast of Characters (COC), is staging a colorful, spectacular “FLOWERAMA” to brighten your deck and grow The Lake Dillon Theatre. Fresh and direct from Denver’s Welby Gardens, beautiful patio planters and hanging baskets, priced right and suited to our mountain environment (sun or shade) await your “casting call.” Audition our 12-inch colorful mixed-bloom hanging and patio pots in many varieties to suit the spots on your stage on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until our “summer stock” is gone) at Frisco’s Pink Plant Place, N. Fourth Avenue, between Main and Galena. At $35.00 a pot, our prices get even better when you become a “Character” (a member of COC!). What nicer way can there be to grow live professional theater in our community? Questions? Call Sandi, (970) 668-0651; Dyann, (970) 468-5817; or Sherrie, (970) 453-8446.

Exploring food for kids

Bethany Hughes of FIRC, has started a series of six snack-time lessons and activities for the 4-year-olds’ class at Summit County Preschool. The children learn about new foods, and the lessons are designed to help them start making healthy food choices at an early age. The children engage in a short lesson and then get to enjoy the snack made during the lesson.

RUN: As needed

Registration now open for 37th Run the Rockies

Registration is now open for the 37th annual Salomon Run the Rockies weekend, June 8-9. Registration is available online at Day-of registration will be available for both races. Registration for the road race on June 8 is available at the Frisco Recreation Building at Third Avenue and Main Street from 6-8 a.m. Day-of registration for the 5K and 10K trail races will be available at the Frisco Day Lodge from 7-8 a.m. on Sunday, June 9. For more information, please contact Linsey Kach at (970) 668-9133 or

RUN: As needed

Volunteer for Domus Pacis nonprofit

Are you looking for service opportunities in Summit County? Domus Pacis Family Respite is a local nonprofit that provides respites or getaways to families dealing with all stages of cancer. Domus Pacis is looking for new volunteers to help bake and prepare meals for families who are visiting Summit County and taking a break from their day-to-day dealings with cancer. If you are interested in cooking, helping out in the office, or if you have another special talent you would like to share with us, please contact Meredith Long at or (970) 547-4745.

Run: As needed

A call for county crafters

The Alliance for Historical Preservation is seeking local crafters for a July 4 show in Frisco. Booth spaces are available for $150 for a two- or three-day show. Call (970) 370-5726 or email for further information.

Volunteer at the Backstage

The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to greet 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

RUN: As needed

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

RUN: whenever needed

Open Arms summer program

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings for infants and preschoolers for our upcoming summer program. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant-through-preschool-aged children. Our Vacation Bible School program is taking place July 29 through August 2 from 9-11:30 a.m. 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.

RUN: whenever needed

Support our deployed troops

Whether you like it or not, they’re still there. Where? Afghanistan. Who are they? People, the sons and relatives of Summit County residents, who are serving our nation in our all volunteer military. They live under poor conditions, especially if they are serving in FOBs, Forward Operating Bases. They love receiving our packages filled with goodies and necessities, which although addressed to one soldier, are shared with their buddies. We need your support in brightening the days of these brave young people. Please get out your check book and send a donation to the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Put for “Troop Support” on the check, please. Please note that contributions are tax deductible as the SCRCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Thank you so much. For further information, contact (970) 453-4778.

Run: As needed

Get involved with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is getting ready to kick off the 2013 volunteer season. FDRD works in partnership with the Dillon Ranger District to inspire stewardship of our local White River National Forest. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are currently looking for committed and passionate volunteers to join the Forest Stewards Program in any one of the following initiatives:

Ranger Patroller — Hike your favorite trails in a Forest Service volunteer uniform to educate trail users. (Applications due by May 17: Training date scheduled for June 1.)

Crew Leader — Gain new skills and lead groups during trail and service projects. (Applications due by May 17: Training date scheduled for June 22.)

Get involved today and join FDRD’s 2013 season! For more information or to apply please contact Sarah Slaton, program manager, at (970) 262-3449 or All approved applicants are required to attend FDRD’s mandatory training sessions. If you can’t commit as a forest steward but still want to get out and help, be sure to check FDRD’s online calendar this summer at and register for one of the ongoing projects.

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