Leadville Jewish cemetery cleanup weekend starts today
The B’nai Vail congregation is holding Shabbat on the Mountain at 9:15 a.m. at the Lionshead ticket booth in the Vail Village today, followed by a trail cleanup on top of Vail Mountain. A pot-luck dinner and havdallah service will follow at 5:30 p.m. at the St. George Episcopal Church, 200 West 4th St. in Leadville. Bring a dish that will feed six to eight people. The meal will be shared with Leadville’s homeless.
On Sunday, the annual cleanup of the Leadville Jewish cemetery will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 477-2992 for more information.
Breck’s first cardboard
BRECKENRIDGE – Summit County does not have a drive-in theater, but that won’t stop some people from having summer fun at the movies.
The Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Mountain Top Children’s Museum present the inaugural Cardboard Extravaganza and Drive-In Movie, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
The day starts at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge with construction of cardboard box cars for the “drive-in” movie. The entry fee is $5. In addition to making cars, children can make their own Flubber (for the movie, “Flubber”), participate in an experiment in the auto lab to measure the speed and distance of their cars and create a Wild Wheel Work of Art.
At 12:45 p.m., everyone will participate in a car parade with their new cardboard box cars. The car parade will travel from the Riverwalk Center up Washington Avenue to the Breckenridge Theatre on Ridge Street.
Then, at 1:15 p.m., the “drive-in” will show “Flubber.” For more information, call the Mountain Top Children’s Museum at (970) 333-7353.
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, in cooperation with the Summit County government, is hosting three public forums to seek ideas and recommendations from Summit County taxpayers regarding how local governments and special districts can reduce the costs and increase the efficiencies of delivering public services. The next session is 7-9 p.m. Aug. 14 at the County Courthouse in Breckenridge.
All are invited to come and share their ideas.
Friends of the Summit County Libraries to hold
Summer Book Sale
The Friends of the Summit County Libraries will hold a Summer Book Sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons near Frisco.
“We have an incredible selection of books this summer, including a number of new books,” said Friends of the Libraries president Liz Bidinotto. “This will be a great opportunity to restock your reading shelves.”
All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Summit County Libraries, a nonprofit group providing financial and volunteer assistance to the Summit County Libraries.
The selection will include mysteries and histories, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, foreign language books and cookbooks. You’ll also find videotapes and books on tape.
On Friday, hard-covers will be $2, paperbacks $1 and magazines just 10 cents. On Saturday, the prices for hard-covers drop to $1, and paperbacks will be .50, although the selection may not be as great as on Friday. After 3 p.m. on Saturday, you can fill a bag with books for just $3.
“This sale is especially important to the libraries in Summit County because of the significant budget cuts,” noted Bidinotto. “The Friends of the Libraries have been asked to assume a larger portion of the circulation budget for the Summit County libraries. The funds raised during this sale will be used to purchase books and support other library services.”
For more information, call (970) 668-5555.
House with the Red Door fundraiser
The House with the Red Door, a safe haven for young adults in Summit County, is holding the inaugural High Tea and High Country Fashions fundraiser from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Summit County Community Center in Frisco.
Tickets are $20 and are good for lunch, dessert and tea. Proceeds will be used for training volunteers in counseling, coaching and grant-writing. More than 60 people volunteer at the House with the Red Door, which was named Outstanding Community Organization in 2002 by the Summit Foundation.
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