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Summit County charity and nonprofit news

Money Matters class teaches financial skills

FIRC and FirstBank are hosting a free Money Matters class on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the FIRC Office in Silverthorne. Learn how to set financial goals, track daily spending habits and identify ways to decrease spending. Dinner included and child care is limited. Must RSVP with Natalia at or call (970) 455-0228.

FIRC to host Frozen-themed kids’ party

FIRC presents the Frozen Party for Kids on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Cost is free with a suggested $5 donation to FIRC’s parenting programs. The event will include bounce houses, facepainting by Maria, snowman crafts and more. Sponsored by Breckenridge Grand Vacations and FIRC. For more information visit

Christmas tree recycling service available

Venture Scout Crew 888 will be picking up Christmas trees from your home and taking them to a recycling center for mulch or use at a community event.

Suggested donation: $10. One hundred percent of your donation will be used to support equipment purchases and educational scouting activities. To schedule tree pickup, please visit, no later than Jan. 9 or call (970) 333-9535 for more information.

Elks Lodge fundraiser breakfast benefits local Girl Scouts

Sunday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, Girl Scout Troop #4061 would like to invite the community for a breakfast fundraiser at the Elks Lodge #2561 located at 1321 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of eggs, biscuits and gravy, potatoes and bacon. Tickets are only $10 pre-purchased or $12 at the door. Children under 12 are $5. There will be cookies available to taste, and Girl Scout cookie sales will begin on Feb. 8. To purchase tickets, please contact Joan Jardon at or (970) 406-0778 or Sue Moran at

Host the International Snow Sculpture competitors

The International Snow Sculpture Competition is looking for hosts. As a host, you will be assigned to a specific snow sculpting team. Hosts are not responsible for lodging or paying for any of their team’s expenses. Throughout the week, hosts visit their teams usually two to three times daily to ask if they need anything and make them feel welcome. Other expectations of hosts include taking your team on a tour of the event site and taking them out for Wednesday night’s dine around program. Hosts would need to be available from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. There will be an informational meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 6 from 6-8 p.m. For more details, and to RSVP, please email Heather Pease at

Dialogue Over Dinner takes place Jan. 14

Parents learn more about health, nutrition and sleep for adolescents at Dialogue Over Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Summit Middle School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The evening is free and includes dinner by All Seasons Catering and child care. Please RSVP with Natalia at (970) 455-0228 or email For more information visit

Volunteers needed for Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The High Country Conservation Center is seeking volunteers for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival the evening of Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. The environmental film series is the final event of Ullr Fest in Breckenridge and benefits HC3 and the Continental Divide Land Trust. Please visit or call (970) 668-5703 to sign up.

4-H Horse Project winter meetings scheduled

Summit County 4-H is hosting two winter meetings for new and returning horse members, Tuesday, Jan. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 10, 4:30–6 p.m., County Commons/Frisco. Please RSVP for pizza at: or (970) 668-4142. Meetings are open to Summit County 4-H members ages 8-18 who plan to lease or own a horse to work on record books, demonstrations, educational opportunities and 4-H level skills. All youth participating in the summer Open/4-H Horse shows and Gymkhanas are required to have passed Colorado 4-H level one written and riding tests to be eligible to participate. These 4-H winter meetings will prepare youth to learn and pass the required level tests. Welcome and thank you to 4-H leader, Patty Schellman, who has more than 35 years of equine teaching experience and is a certified Western and English riding instructor. Enroll in Summit County 4-H at:

Romp to Stomp seeks volunteers

Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series seeks volunteers for the Saturday, March 7 event at the Frisco Nordic Center. The Tubbs Romp to Stomp benefits Susan G. Komen Colorado. Volunteers are needed for several positions the week prior, Friday night’s Pink Party and all day Saturday for the event. Please contact Melissa if you are interested at or register at Stomping out breast cancer one snowshoe step at a time.

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