Summit County nonprofit news: Summit Therapy Animals hosts workshop May 8 |

Summit County nonprofit news: Summit Therapy Animals hosts workshop May 8

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Become a therapy team

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 6-7 p.m. on May 8 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. Visit her website at

Summit Historical Society needs volunteers

The Summit Historical Society, an all-volunteer organization, needs people to help with the many activities scheduled for the summer months: becoming a trained docent leading tours through the Schoolhouse Museum on LaBonte Street in Dillon, assisting with minor repairs at historic sites, becoming part of the group providing goodies for Monday-evening “Pastry and the Past” series of talks held at the Dillon Community Church, etc. The society maintains an extensive archive staffed by volunteers. Extra hands are always welcome. Summit Historical Society needs helpers for the Ice Cream Social in Dillon on July 19. There are many other ways to help, such as setting up and taking down the tent at the Dillon Farmers Market on Fridays. Anyone who wants to become more involved in the society by serving on a committee or becoming board members is also welcome. If you are interested in joining a vibrant, active group of individuals, call the society office at (970) 468-2207 and speak to our administrator, Christy Nelson, or contact her at

Domuc Pacis Family Respite runs the Colfax Marathon

Come walk, run, volunteer or raise funds on behalf of Domus Pacis Family Respite at the Colfax Marathon, Denver’s Ultimate Urban Tour. Choose from seven different races that range from a 5K to 26.2-mile marathon, each taking participants through some of Denver’s most iconic landmarks. Your participation will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in the serenity of Summit County. The event is being held on the weekend of May 17-18. For more information call Vince at 547-4745 or to register please visit

Open Space and Trails volunteer kickoff party

Summit County Open Space and Trails Department invites all community members to the 2014 volunteer kickoff party, 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at the Frisco Nordic Center. Come find out about summer volunteer opportunities, including the popular “adopt” program and upcoming summer projects. Learn about Summit County Open Space properties and hiking and mountain biking trails in the county. Eat good food and receive some swag. Please RSVP by May 9 to Katie Kent at (970) 668-4092 or

Books and bikes donations

Frisco Fun Club is collecting used children’s bikes and books to use for summer day camp for children ages 5-12. Please bring gently used and functioning items to the Frisco Day Lodge between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 5-30. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sara at

Summit Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers

It’s time to get the current Summit Habitat for Humanity house done. Crews of framers have been working and the shell of the house is complete, the roof is on, windows are in and inside work has begun. Now more help is needed, whether it’s painting the siding before it goes on the house, general carpentry work, pulling wire, or doing construction clean up. Shifts are Monday through Saturday. The first shift is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the second shift is 1-5 p.m. Right now, Knights of Columbus are working on Thursdays. The build site is located at 72 Illinois Gulch Road at the south end of Breck. To reserve your spot, please e-mail Nancy at, or the Silverthorne ReStore (970) 423-7445.

4-H F-150 raffle ticket sales

Purchase $5 raffle tickets for the 2014 4-H Foundation F-150 truck on display at Alpine Bank in Dillon, May 19-30. Support Summit County 4-H by purchasing tickets at any Alpine Bank in Summit County. Come see the actual truck May 19-30. For more information, visit or call (970) 668-4142.

May food drive

The Summit County Cares food drive is going on during the month of May. Donate nonperishable items in the bins at City Market, Natural Grocers and the Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne post offices. The Summit County Cares food drive benefits the local food banks. For financial donations visit

Backstage needs help

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre welcomes volunteers to assist in productions. For more information, please contact

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