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Giving briefs: FIRC hosts food pantry

Summit mobile food pantry

Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), in partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies, will be hosting a “mobile food pantry” in their parking lot at 241 W. 4th St. in Silverthorne on Thursday, July 23. There are no requirements or restrictions to receive the food, which is free of charge. The mobile pantry will run from 10 a.m. until the food is gone. Participants should bring their own bags and boxes for transporting the food. For more information, FIRC may be reached at (970) 262-3888.

Photography workshop with Bill Linfield

Acclaimed local photographer Bill Linfield will offer a photography workshop at the Wild About Colorado Art & Outdoor Festival in Breckenridge on Thursday, July 23, 10 a.m. During this workshop, Bill will convey his passion and skill set for landscape and wildlife photography. Bill explains: “Living is Summit County is like living in a photographer’s paradise!” Please sign up in advance as space is limited. Cost is $50 per person, and proceeds from the workshop and Wild About Colorado Festival benefit Continental Divide Land Trust. For more information and to register for Bill’s workshop and all other Wild About Colorado activities please call (970) 453-3875 or visit

John Denver Tribute to benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite

On Friday, July 24, at the Riverwalk Center, come celebrate Colorado’s High Country through the music of the iconic songwriter and singer John Denver with the amazing John Adams Band and the award winning landscape photography of John Fielder. Sing along to such favorites as “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song,” and “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” Through the collaboration of John Adams and John Fielder, the music of John Denver will come to life on the Riverwalk’s big screen. This celebration will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite whose mission is to provide families going thru their cancer journey with a week of peace and respite here in Summit County. Cost of tickets are $30 (GA) and $45 (VIP) and can be purchased at or (970) 547-3100.

The 25th Annual Canine 4K Run/Walk for LAPS

The 25th Annual Canine 4K Run/Walk happens on Saturday, Aug. 1, in Frisco, and we have some special fun lined up to celebrate our silver anniversary … local Country/Folk singing favorite Randall McKinnon will entertain you during the 4K this year, while you munch on free donuts, bananas and delicious Abbey’s Coffee or wander through the huge Silent Auction/Flea Market or visit all the pet-related Vendors. There will be a small agility course set up to try your skills, and each paid registration receives a custom designed tee shirt (by Squeeze Designz/Liz Litwiller), a doggie goodie bag with treats and coupons and a chance to win door prizes. To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, all registrations before Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. (Mailed in registrations must be received by Saturday, July 25) will be $25 per dog. Race Day pricing will be $25 for LAPS members and $30 for non-members. Order online with Eventbrite until Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. when online registration closes (small extra fee for online registration). Go to to get Eventbrite link and to download a registration form to bring on event day. Dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccination (tags or certificate from vet). Questions or want to volunteer? Please email

What’s your Everest 2015 fundraising event

Hike alongside wounded veterans and Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, between July 31 and Aug. 1. Brought to you by the local Fort Collins nonprofit, No Barriers, What’s Your Everest is a mountain climb fundraising event to bring free, transformational, outdoor programming to wounded veterans, people of diverse abilities and youth. This year, we are offering an opportunity to summit three 14ers in one day, as well as hikes and climbs for every ability level. Create your own team, bring your family or set a solo goal. We all face barriers in life…physical, emotional, social … but no matter what the challenge, here at No Barriers, we believe that, “What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.” Learn more and register today: or check it out on Facebook:

Summit Public Radio/TV breakfast fundraiser at the Elk’s Club

Come enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at the Elk’s Club in Silverthorne on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Ticket price is $10 pre-purchased or $12 at the door. Children under 12 are $5 with a paying adult. Not only will you be getting your money’s worth with this all-you-can eat breakfast, but you’ll also be supporting Summit Public Radio/TV. Contact to purchase tickets, or just show up on Aug. 2 with friends, family and your appetite.

Play for a Cure

The fourth annual Breck Rally for the Cure returns to the beautiful Breckenridge Golf Club, on Monday, Aug. 24. So, gather your golfing friends to form a team, or just play as a couple or a single, and join us for a great day of golf and “Play For a Cure.” Awareness is a crucial step in eliminating breast cancer forever, and, when detected early, the breast cancer survival rate is 98 percent. This event benefits the Summit Community Care Clinic and their Breast Cancer Awareness Program and the Susan G. Komen Denver Affiliate. The Rally is a co-ed event, and the entry cost is $125.00 per player, this includes 18 holes of golf, cart and range balls, a box lunch and a goody bag. Hole Sponsors are always welcome! Please contact Marge at 668-8751 for additional information.

4-H F-150 raffle tickets for STEM programs

Support Summit County 4-H STEM programs, and get a chance to win a 2015 F-150 Truck. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20 available from 4-H leaders/parents at Alpine Bank in Frisco, Dillon and Copper Mountain now through Aug. 28. Raffle proceeds help fund the 4-H STEM program supplies and equipment in Summit County to reach 1,000 youth annually. For details, please visit: Tickets also available in your Summit County Extension/4-H office in the County Commons in Frisco; (970) 668-4142. CSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.

Out of the Darkness community walk

Join us for the Summit County Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Outlets at Silverthorne (309 Rainbow Drive) at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Learn more at

Theater Managers needed at Breckenridge Film Festival

Do you love film? Do you love volunteering? The Breckenridge Film Festival needs dedicated and trustworthy volunteers to oversee venues and to screen films during the Sept. 17-20 festival. Organized, personable people wanted — couples welcome. Theater managers and projectionists must have some level of technical experience. Due to the nature of the volunteer post, a small stipend is provided. Inquire at with subject line: Theater Manager. Interested in general volunteer opportunities? Email to find out more.

Domus Pacis Family Respite photographer and massage therapist volunteers

Are you a great people photographer or a massage therapist looking for a way to give back? Provide either care givers or cancer patients who are in Summit County a special treat of relaxation, perhaps the first time in a long while through massage. Or take photos of the families, many with young children, using our beautiful mountains as a backdrop, and capture memories of their time here through photographs. You provide your time and a desire to make a difference. Contact or call (720) 273-0245. Want to learn more about Domus Pacis Family Respite? Visit

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