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Salvation Army bell ringers

The Salvation Army’s bell-ringing campaign is looking for volunteers to ring the bells and collect money. The money raised stays here in Summit County to help out our fellow residents. Volunteers are needed Dec. 1-23 at City Market in Dillon and Breckenridge, Safeway and Walmart in Frisco. Shifts are two hours. To sign up for shifts or for more information, contact FIRC at (970)262-3888 ext. 302.

4-H Online Survey

Take our 4-H Survey and be entered to win prizes, open to all Summit County residents. The survey will help our Summit County 4-H Council Club hear from the community on what programs they would like to see 4-H offer; and, of course, to recruit new volunteers to help us offer more opportunities. The survey, available at http://www.co.summit.co.us/4-H, will be open until Nov. 14. Any questions, please call (970) 668-4142.

Coffee chat with Lake Dillon Theatre

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is hosting a free public “coffee chat” at the Red Buffalo Coffee Shop at 358 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne on Nov. 8 and Nov. 22 between 9-11 a.m. This is your opportunity to chat informally with the staff of the theatre and ask questions or share thoughts about the theater company. You can also get updates about the organization and new programing for 2014. This is free and open to the public, just drop by and chat.

Free festive flower arrangement demo

The Summit County Garden Club is sponsoring a fun evening on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6–8 p.m. in the Mount Royal Room at the Summit County Commons in Frisco. Lily Giamanco, owner of The Little Flower Shop in Summit Cove, will be demonstrating flower arranging for the upcoming holidays. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP (970) 468-6640.

Mi Casa’s Tequila Dinner

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is pleased to announce its fifth annual Tequila Dinner featuring Avion tequila. Proceeds will benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault. The evening begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with a silent auction and hand-passed hors d’oeurves, followed by a four-course dinner paired with Avion tequilas. Tickets to this wonderful evening are $75 per person and may be purchased online at http://www.summitadvocates.org, by phone (970) 668-3906 or in person at Mi Casa. Advocates for Victims of Assault is a local nonprofit that provides services to enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma while promoting peace in our community. In addition to providing a 24-hour crisis line, it also helps with emergency shelter for women, men and children, and provides medical, legal and counseling referrals. Advocates also works with local community organizations to help create a violence-free community through safety, support, education and accountability. For more information on this event, contact the Advocates at (970) 668-3906 or Mi Casa at (970) 453-2071.

Blue River Bistro remodel

Blue River Bistro is getting a new look and new menu for the winter season and will be closed from Oct. 27 through Nov. 7. Reopening on Friday, Nov. 8, the Bistro’s dining room will have a fresh contemporary theme. New tables, chairs, flooring, light and fan fixtures, colors and refurbished woodwork are all sure to bring the restaurant to the next level. Along with the beautiful new dining room, Blue River Bistro will be rolling out a new winter dinner menu and drink list. As always, the Bistro will continue to offer the freshest local ingredients and progressive entrees, while keeping the old favorites locals have loved for years. See you in November at the Bistro!

Special event at the library

“Keep Calm and Read On,” the Summit County Libraries’ fall adult reading program, continues this week with a special event. Following the world-wide popularity of the BBC’s “Downton Abbey,” this Thursday, Nov. 7, the library will host a tea for all ladies and gentlemen. The Downton Abbey Tea will begin at 4 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room of the County Commons. It is free, and fashionable dress is welcome, but not required. All are cordially invited to join us for refreshments and games! Enter to win a Kindle Paper White e-reader by keeping track of your reading! Pick up a reading log at any Summit County library. When completed, turn it in for a lovely prize and an entry into the Grand Prize drawing. Our programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Public shooting range — annual meeting

The Summit Range Association, which manages the Summit County Shooting Range for Summit County, will hold its annual board of directors meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Summit Senior Center, 083 Nancy’s Place, in Frisco at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public as to the progress made by the Summit Range Association regarding the operation of the range and to elect officers to the board for the coming two-year terms. All interested shooters and members of the public are invited to attend.

Library board seeks new member

The Summit County Library is seeking a dedicated person to fill one vacant position on the library board. Being a board member requires a time commitment of two to three hours per month, for one meeting in which members discuss and manage library policies, oversee the library budget and implement new strategies to achieve library objectives and goals. Board members will also be asked to assist with the new South Branch project, which will require some experience with fundraising and grant-writing. In addition, board members may serve on library committees, which will often require more time. If you are interested in becoming a library board member, please submit a letter of application and resume to: Summit County Library Board, P.O. Box 770, Frisco, CO 80443 by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. If you would like more information on this position or other volunteer opportunities with the Summit County Library, please call Joyce Dierauer, executive director, at (970) 668-4130. To learn more about the numerous services available at the Summit County Library, please visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Pinterest and Twitter, or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Free panel discussion at Lake Dillon Theatre

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company invites Summit County residents, businesses, and visitors to a free panel discussion on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m., which poses the question, “Why Do The Arts Matter to Our Community?” Panel members will discuss the social, cultural and economic impact of local arts organizations. Panelists include Deana Miller from Colorado Creative Industries, Julie Chandler with the National Repertory Orchestra and Mari Geasair with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The discussion is free to everyone and will be held in Suite 11 of The La Riva Building located at 135 Main St., Dillon, 80435. For more information, please contact the LDTC at 970.513.9386. This panel discussion is part of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s 2013 four-part panel series examining relevant arts-related topics for Summit County.

Live Auction and Holiday Bazaar

Horse Cents Thrift Store will hold its first Live Auction and Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 9. The event will feature more than 100 unique and interesting items culled from donations made to the thrift store. Among the items in the auction are collectibles, jewelry, artwork, unique housewares, small furniture pieces and an assortment of handcrafted items, to name just a few. There will also be a table filled with holiday decorations and small items suitable for gift giving. The Live Auction and Holiday Bazaar will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge. There will be a registration fee of $10 for anyone attending the live event, which will provide for one free beer or glass of wine, plus a $10 credit toward any auction purchase made. Cash bar and light refreshments will be offered. Rick Arnold, of Kenosha Auctions and Events Inc., has donated his auctioneering services for the evening. Many of the items to be sold can be previewed on his website at http://www.kenoshaauctioninc.com. Be sure to check out the “Auction 101” tab if you are unable to attend the event, but would like to participate via online bidding. Don’t miss this inaugural event. This really is the “cream of the crop.” For more information, or if you have an item to donate, contact JoAnne Casey at (970) 389-4821 or joanned@comcast.net. Proceeds will benefit the animals (mostly horses) used in the educational programs of Swan Center Outreach Inc., a Summit County 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Jewish overnight camp

Synagogue of the Summit will host a Jewish overnight camp information session on Nov. 10 from 10-11 a.m. at the Alpine Earth Center in Silverthorne. Representatives from Camp Inc., JCC Ranch Camp, Ramah Outdoor Adventure and Shwayder will be on site to present their camp programs and answer questions. Come learn about each camp’s program, dates, rates, incentives and scholarship information. This free info session is for parents and campers ages 8 to 17. For more information please visit http://www.synagogueofthesummit.org. Location: Alpine Earth Center, 998 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, Co 80498

Concert for Sandy Hook School foundation

Sandy Hook School Foundation is having a charity event in Summit County. Sandy Hook Foundation invites you to support the victims of Sandy Hook, CT at the local Senior Center in Frisco. In this event we are encouraging families to see every child’s potential and offer a beacon of hope and encouragement. This occasion will be a free concert featuring live music from local artists. Please contact Lisa Schroeder at lschroe31@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Donations will be accepted at the event or can be sent to: Sandy Hook School Foundation, P.O. Box 155, Newtown, CT.

U.S. Marine Corps 238th birthday celebration

Marines, Corpsmen, family and friends of the Corps, please help us to honor those serving, all who have served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, by coming together for some fellowship.

Sunday, Nov. 10 — 8 a.m. Summit County Justice Center, 501 N Park Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424 — Flag Raising Ceremony (Color Guard — Marine’s Prayer, National Anthem, Marine Corps Hymn, and a message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps.)

Sunday, Nov. 10 — 6 p.m. Summit County Elks Lodge #2561, 1321 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 80498 — Dinner & Cake Ceremony — $10 per person. (Color Guard — Pledge of Allegiance, Marine Corps Hymn, a message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Marine’s Prayer, Dinner, Keynote Speaker and Cake Ceremony). Questions, comments or to volunteer, call Mac at (970) 409-8310

Veterans Day event

Frisco Elementary School will host its annual Veterans Day Event on Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We would like to extend an invite to ALL veterans to join us for lunch and an assembly, to honor your service to our country. We have opportunities as a classroom speaker as well. Please contact Leslie at (970) 409-8926 or mountainmom70@gmail.com for details.

Summit County Libraries Closed for Veteran’s Day

The Summit County Libraries will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Carriage House wine dinner

The Carriage House Early Learning Center is pleased to announce its 18th annual Wine Dinner taking place on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Taddeo’s Ristorante’ in Breckenridge. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a family-style dinner paired with wines. Tickets to this wonderful evening of are $90 per person, $500 for a table of six or $820 for a table of 10. Proceeds benefit the Carriage House. The Carriage House is an early learning center dedicated to providing high-quality and developmentally appropriate child care. We support the needs of families in the high country community while contributing to the wholesome growth of our future citizens. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Martha at The Carriage House at (970) 453-6423.

Mountain Top’s Kids Night Out

Mountain Top Children’s Museum is offering a Kids Night Out from 6-10 p.m. the night of the Carriage House Wine Dinner, Nov. 14. Kids will enjoy an evening of experiments, art projects and dinner from Mi Casa. This event is open to children ages 2-12 and cost $30 per child (and $10/additional sibling). Reservations are required, (970) 333-7353.

4-H STEM Trainings

Welcome STEM Enthusiasts! CSU Extension/Summit County 4-H are offering free trainings to help community members, parents, & teachers learn how to offer 4-H STEM programs at the school of your choice. Dr. Barbara Shaw, CSU Extension/4-H STEM Specialist and Kathie Kralik, Summit County 4-H Program Manager are offering STEM trainings Nov. 14 through Nov. 16. On Thursday, Nov. 14, join us at Summit Cove Elementary, 4:30-6:30 p.m., for a Robotics Training — no experience necessary; and on Friday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. or Saturday, Nov.16, 9-11 a.m., both at the County Commons in Frisco, trainings will be offered on how to get an afterschool STEM program going in your school with a focus on the 2013 National 4-H Science Experiment, 4-H Maps & Apps (GIS). http://www.4-H.org/NYSD Other STEM areas will also be offered to teach parents and volunteers how to put together a STEM program that fits into your schedule & interests. Please RSVP for these FREE CSU/4-H Trainings by Friday, November 8–kkralik@co.summit.co.us or 668-4142

Wine dinner at Wolf Rock

Wolf Rock Wine Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 14. $80 per ticket. You can also purchase a table of Eight at a discount. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers,and a four course dinner paired with Hess Family of Wine. Live & silent auction will be available. Purchase all tickets at http://www.summitadvocates.org or at (970) 668-3906.

Industrial rep sought for Colorado Basin Roundtable

The Colorado Basin Roundtable, a civic panel created by state legislation to study and recommend solutions to water-supply and environmental challenges in Colorado, has a vacancy for an “industrial representative.” Applicants must come from the Roundtable’s coverage area of Grand, Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Mesa counties. The position joins others from the agriculture, municipal water provider, water conservancy district, recreation, environmental and local government segments who are now working on Colorado’s Water Plan, a document scheduled to be completed in 2015 under executive order by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Roundtable members also take part in judging grants requests and distributing money to help solve water-supply and environmental issues in the Roundtable’s coverage area. Roundtable meetings take place from 1-4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month in Glenwood Springs. To learn more about the work of the Colorado Basin Roundtable and others across the state, visit the Colorado Water Conservation Board website (cwcb.state.co.us/) and click on “Basin Roundtables” under the “Water Management” section of the homepage. To apply, submit a letter of interest by Nov. 15 to Jim Pokrandt, Roundtable chair, at edinfo@crwcd.org or call (970) 945-8522, ext. 236.

Alpine Bank Chili Cook-off

Please join us for Alpine Bank’s eighth annual Customer Appreciation Chili Cook-off, as we celebrate great customers and great chili. It will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll serve up our favorite chili recipes for you to enjoy at our Breckenridge, Dillon and Frisco locations.

Breckenridge Nordic Ski Swap

Come get the best deals in the county on Nordic and Backcountry equipment and clothing at the Nordic Center Ski Swap, Nov. 15-17 at 1200 Ski Hill Road at the Breckenridge Nordic Center and Nov. 22-24 at 616 Recreation Way at the Frisco Recreation Center. Have gear or clothing to sell — earn store credit or cash for your items. No charge to consign items and no entry fee for the event, call us at 970-453-6855 or visit http://www.breckenridgenordic.com events calendar for details and times.

High School Short Story Contest

The Rotary Club of Summit County and The Summit Daily News present the fourth annual Summit High School Short Story Contest. The contest is open to all SHS students as well as home-schooled students.

• Word limit: 2,000

• Subject: Whatever you’d like

• Deadline: Midnight, Nov. 16

• Submission: E-mail your story as a Word document to btrollinger@summitdaily.com with subject: short story contest.

The top three winners will earn cash prizes and will read their stories aloud at a Rotary meeting. Winning stories will also be published in The Summit Daily News.

A few things to consider:

• Be sure to have your name and e-mail address on your submission.

• List the word count.

• Spell-check.

• Creativity and good writing are the two main qualities to be judged, but proper grammar, spelling and style will figure heavily as well.

• Have fun.

Head injury support group

Young Adults and High School Students Concussion and Head Injury Support Group: This group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6-7 p.m. at the Church at Agape Outpost. The address is 15404 Highway 9, Breckenridge, CO. This is a fun, informative and supportive group for survivors, their supporters and friends. Please join us! For more information, please contact Melissa Chang, an occupational therapist with Avalanche Physical Therapy, at (970) 668-6980 in the therapy department at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center/Avalanche PT and Sports Rehabilitation.

Christmas shopping helps your local library

The Friends of the Library are selling tickets for the Outlets at Silverthorne eighth annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. This annual event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Outlets at Silverthorne, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stores will stay open until 8 p.m. Those purchasing tickets will receive free: raffle ticket for over $25,000 in hourly giveaways and prizes, continental breakfast, lunch, beer, wine & cordial tastings, dessert bar, entertainment, shuttle service, goody bag and exclusive shopping discounts, offers and giveaways. Ticket prices are $20, with $10 of each ticket sold going directly to the Friends of the Library (FOL), who use the money to support many of the programs offered by the Summit County Library. Plus, when 75 or more tickets are sold, FOL is eligible to share in the raffle money, which further supports the Library. Tickets will be available at each of the Library locations. You may also purchase tickets or volunteer to help with the event by calling the Main Library at (970) 668-5555.

Rotary Thanksgiving dinner

Summit County Rotary Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday, Nov. 28 from noon to 3 p.m. Come and give thanks with your family and friends while enjoying a wonderful traditional Thanksgiving feast provided by the Keystone Conference Center. The dinner is free and everyone is welcome! For further information, call Wendy Myers at (970) 262-9336.

Summit County Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

The Summit County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, so that our staff may celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. We are thankful for all of our Library Patrons and hope that you enjoy this day. We will resume our regular business hours on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Summit County Library needs your help

The Summit County Library is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Book & Bake sale Friday, Dec. 6, from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., held by the Summit County Friends of the Library. The sale will provide funding for programs that benefit residents and visitors alike. Donations of any type of baked goods, such as pies, brownies, cookies, cakes and breads, are requested and appreciated. We also need people to help set up for the sale on Thursday, Dec. 5, around 3 p.m., in the Buffalo Mountain room at the Main Branch, Frisco. We also need assistance during the sale. In addition, help is requested during the take-down process, which will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at the completion of the sale. If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help out your local library, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555.

Summit County Libraries closed for holiday

The Summit County Libraries will be open on Christmas Eve, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We will be closed all day on Christmas, and all day on New Year’s Day, so that our staff will have the opportunity to enjoy some time with their families. We hope you all enjoy this wonderful holiday season!

Weekly Job Seeker Workshop

Go2Work offers free weekly workshops for job seekers. Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. Workshops are offered at Colorado Mountain College, in Dillon, in the Computer Lab, Room 11. 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, and earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate! Go2Work also offers 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. All Services are free & no pre-registration is required. Contact Jason Read at (970) 468-5989, or via email at jread@coloradomtn.edu.

Recycle Candy Wrappers at Summit Cove Elementary

Students and teachers at Summit Cove Elementary joined Terracycle to turn trash into cash, and more importantly, to reduce trash going to our local landfill. Recycle any brand or any size candy wrapper (no gum wrappers or candy boxes) and SCE gets 1 cent per wrapper. Collection boxes will be in the school cafeteria through mid-November and at the Fall Carnival (Nov. 1 5-8 p.m.).

Keystone Science School looking for outdoor gear

Are you looking to clean out and sort through your winter and summer gear? Please think of donating those items to Keystone Science School. KSS is in search of quality outdoor gear that can be used by our fabulous teaching staff and the students we serve. We are looking for x-country skis/boots/poles, in any size. We are also in need of synthetic warm layers (jackets, pants, fleece), rain gear (jackets, pants), hiking boots, sleeping bags, tents and backpacks (minimum 1,400 cubic inches). We have set up a drop-off station on the KSS campus, located at 1053 Soda Ridge Road, Keystone. Gear can be left in the KSS trailer, located in the parking lot to the left of the entrance, just past the Keystone Stables. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Horton, (970) 468-2098. We thank you in advance for your generous donations!

Support your local library

With 2013 quickly winding down, many of you are considering charitable donations as a way to trim your tax bill. One idea, to help make the most of your end-of-year gift, is to support your local library foundation. The Summit County Library Foundation supports a variety of programs and services at each of the Summit County Library’s three branches. These include the children’s summer reading programs; continued expansion of the downloadable e-book and audio book collections; funding for the Library’s community relations events; and the purchase of special equipment that will improve available services for our patrons. To reach our financial goals to fully support these programs and more, the Foundation recently launched its Annual Fall Fund Raising campaign and is seeking donations to help it continue to fund these programs. If you are able to support the Foundation, please make your contribution, by check, to: The Summit County Library Foundation, P.O. Box 770, Frisco, CO 80443. You may also pay by credit card, or by using Paypal on the website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org/library-foundation.

Friends of the Library week

Please join us as we celebrate Friends of the Library Week at the Summit County Libraries. This special week is designated to show our Friends how much we appreciate their support and all they do for the Summit libraries. The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit, volunteer group organized in Summit County in 1960 and incorporated in 1977. The Friends of the Library work hard to increase public awareness, use and support of libraries; to provide financial assistance by purchasing special items in support of library programs; and to sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of Summit County, such as the Travel Slide Show Series, all three of the book sales and the Teen Summer Reading Program. Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated. The Friends meet the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons Building in Frisco. Anyone interested in learning more about this wonderful group is welcome! If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call 668-5555; visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org.; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Pinterest or Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

It pays to get A’s

At Alpine Bank, we want to reward your child for earning good grades. Each grading period, bring a copy of your child’s most recent report card to Alpine Bank in Breckenridge, Dillon or Frisco. We will draw five report cards from each branch, and each of those report cards will receive $10 for A’s or 4’s and 3’s and $5 for B’s or 2’s for five main subjects. That means a straight-A report card will earn your child $50 cash! The deadline for submission of report cards for this quarter will be Nov. 22. Please limit submissions to one report card per child per quarter.

Open Arms has openings

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has current openings available for preschool students. We have highly trained teachers who offer a quality academic curriculum with Christian values to prepare students for kindergarten and beyond. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy 9, Farmer’s Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at http://www.OpenArmsChildcareAndPreschool.com or follow us on Facebook.

CMC English language classes

Students can register for English Language classes this week at Colorado Mountain College in Dillon. The cost to register is very low and financial aid is available. Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Monday and Wednesday mornings, with childcare available! Now is a great time for employers to encourage workers who speak foreign languages to learn English. For more information contact professor Sharon Aguiar at (970) 468-5989.

CMC clases de inglés

Estudiantes pueden inscribir para clases de inglés esta semana al colegio CMC en Dillon. El precio es muy bajo y becas son disponibles. Las clases reúnen los martes y jueves en la tarde y en los lunes y miércoles en la mañana con guardería disponible. Para más información llame a la profesora Sharon Aguiar al (970) 468-5989.

Breckenridge Dining Passports

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association (BRA) is offering fall dining specials at participating restaurants as a fundraiser for Summit County Cares, a collection of organizations that includes the Care Clinic, Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Advocates for Victims of Assault and Social Services. The restaurant community wants to give back to the organizations that help many of its employees, patrons and community members. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and are valid now through Nov. 14. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, the Summit Foundation and participating restaurants.

N’Balance class

Join us for a community-based balance class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Classes started Oct. 22 and run through Dec. 5, with no class during Thanksgiving week. Come improve your balance, increase core and leg strength, improve posture and enhance your ability to navigate obstacles! This class is taught by Pat Aden, PT with Avalanche Physical Therapy. The suggested donation is $5 per class.

Take ‘The Great Adventure’!

A Journey through the Bible, with Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray and Sarah Christmyer. A Story of Salvation using The Bible Timeline learning system to get across the “big picture.” This system simplifies the biblical narrative by dividing it into 12 periods of Bible history, focusing on 14 of the 73 books of the Bible that tell the story in order from Creation to the time of the Church. Once that overall context is learned, the rest of the Bible is read from within the understanding that framework provides. If you are Catholic and want a better understanding of Sacred Scripture; If you were raised Catholic but have fallen away or attend Mass only on Christmas and Easter; If you are not Catholic but your Christian faith is hungry for a Bible-study class; If you are not Christian and want to know why Christians are so zealous about God’s plan through His son Jesus Christ; then join the Great Adventure at Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne. This will be a 24-class adventure from November 2013 through May 2014. Call Larry at (970) 513-0045 for more details or request information by email from larry@cattlehedging.com.

2014 Master Gardener Training

Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is accepting applications for the 2014 Colorado Master Gardener Training. This signature CSU Extension program provides a unique opportunity for local gardening enthusiasts to help their community while learning more about home gardening issues. The 2014 training will take place on Thursdays at the County Commons building in Frisco, from Jan. 23 to March 27. The 10-week course offers comprehensive, research-based instruction in home gardening topics, delivered via distance education technology and presented by CSU Extension specialists from around the state. Upon completion of training, Colorado Master Gardener trainees agree to contribute 50 hours of volunteer service toward home gardening education. The cost of the training program is $265. A non-volunteer option is also available for $625, and is often chosen by professionals in the green industry as continuing education. Please contact the CSU Extension office at (970) 668-4140 or write dan.schroder@colostate.edu for further information and to request an application form. Applications can also be downloaded at http://www.co.summit.co.us/extension. The deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 13.

Travel slide show series at North Branch Library

Get ready to visit exciting new places without having to worry about delayed flights, lost luggage and the other hassles of traveling when the Friends of the Library present the annual Travel Slide Show Series. The program begins this year on Jan. 31, 2014, at 7 p.m. This event will be held in the Blue River Meeting Room of the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne. During our first program, we learn that winter can be a magical time of year for outdoor photography. Join local photographer and author Dave Cooper on a journey through the Western States and Canada, as he shares his own images from his favorite winter locations and offering tips to improve your winter shots. We are still looking for participants for this year’s Travel Slide Show Series. If you would like to share your photos from your own travel adventures and experiences with our community, please call Janet at (970) 468-5887

Seedling trees for conservation

Summit County Extension and the Colorado State Forest Service are partnering to provide local landowners with low-cost seedling trees, grown from native stock at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins. Seedlings are sold in lots of 30 or 50, and include native mountain species such as aspen, Engelmann spruce, Colorado blue spruce, limber pine and bristlecone pine. CSFS seedlings offer an affordable way to ensure a diverse, forested landscape on your property in years to come. Place your order early for the best selection, as popular varieties often run out. The extension office will accept orders until April 18, 2014. Seedlings will be available for pickup in Frisco in mid-May (exact date to be determined). To download an order form and for more information on selecting appropriate species for your property, visit the extension website at http://www.co.summit.co.us/Extension, or call (970) 668-3595.

Knights of Columbus thank you

The second annual “Coats for Kids Campaign” provided warm winter clothing for 500 children. This was made possible in large part because compassionate and caring individuals realized the need. A special thanks to Hudson Auto- Tim Weiers, Century 21- Amy Smits, Bank of the West, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, B.B.C., Dillon Ridge Liqours, Hertz, Summit Foundation, Target Rotary, all Summit Churches and schools, Pat and Jack Thomass, Daniel Stratna, Chuck Leathers, Betty Stielow, Tom Driemeyer, Mary Jo and John Culver, Michael Bruggeman, Tommy Barnart, Krystal 93, Summit Daily, and Walmart- Elizabeth, Gammie, Bridget, and April.

Summit High School says muchas gracias!

A huge thank you to charitable Summit County from Summit High School’s Spanish Honor Society and Summit in Honduras! We asked that our community go through and simplify their lives by cleaning out, and the outpouring of donations we received for the Fill-A-Truck ARC fundraiser was truly overwhelming. A very special thank you to the following businesses that were so generous in their donations — Recycled Sports, FIRC in Dillon, FIRC in Breckenridge, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Horse Cents Thrift, For Pet’s Sake, A Furniture Find, Mountain Comfort, Alpine Accents, Sogno, Krystal 93, Summit Daily News, LIFT 106/KRKY/KSMT and all of our wonderful neighbors and community! Your generosity will help offset the cost for the nine high school students traveling in November on a Spanish immersion service trip to rural Honduras to volunteer at an orphanage, paint a school and create a nursery at a medical clinic. We are so fortunate and thankful to live in such a giving and amazing community. Muchas gracias!

Extreme Baseball thanks

Summit Extreme Baseball, Summit Youth Baseball and American Legion Baseball would like to extend our utmost appreciation and thanks to the Rotary Club of Summit County for “Make A Difference Day.” Many volunteers, including members of the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, assisted us in improving our new indoor Baseball Academy across the hall from the Bowling Alley in Dillon. Volunteers removed debris, cleaned and painted to help make this amazing facility a better place to serve our local youth athletes.

Thank for from the Summit Baseball Academy

Summit Extreme, Summit Youth Baseball and Summit Tigers American Legion would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude for the incredible generosity of the many sponsors of the new Summit Baseball Academy across the hall from the Bowling Alley in Dillon. Grand Slam sponsors include: Stan Miller Inc., Helton Backhoe Service, Taylor Electric, The Summit Foundation, Greg Hess Contracting, Inc., Orr Concrete, Inc., Everist Materials, JVC & KB Mechanical Contractors, Morgan Flooring, iON, Quandary Grille; Dos Locos, Grand Lodge on Peak 7, La Riva Del Lago, Law Office of William R. Falcone, Peak 1 Express, Stuhr & Associates, and White Mountain Tours.

Other generous sponsors include: Lowe’s, Mountain Building Solutions, Pika Glass, Superior Alarm, Summit Roll Offs, Summit County Waste Facility, Breckenridge Building Center, Vail Valley Fire & Sprinkler, Mountain Escapes Accents, Acorn Creek Builders, Linda Pasternak, US Bank, High Country Healing, and Pug Ryan’s Brewery.

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