Summit Giving: 5 percent of sales on Nov. 5 at Kenosha Steakhouse, Rita’s will go to FIRC |

Summit Giving: 5 percent of sales on Nov. 5 at Kenosha Steakhouse, Rita’s will go to FIRC

Breckenridge restaurants donate to FIRC

Kenosha Steakhouse and Rita’s in Breckenridge are donating 5 percent of lunch and dinner sales on Nov. 5 to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC). Money raised will support FIRC’s parenting classes and emergency assistance programs.

Fundraiser benefits high school Spanish immersion service project

This summer eight members of Spanish Honors Society at Summit High School will be traveling to Honduras for a Spanish immersion service project. There will be a fundraiser Nov. 8 and 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the CMC parking lot in Breckenridge. It is the ARC ‘Fill A Truck’ event. People can bring: gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry, small furniture, household items, home décor, toys, games, sports equipment, small appliances, books, CDs, linens, etc. These items have to be in bags or boxes that will be loaded into the truck. Cannot accept large furniture, TVs, computers, mattresses, mirrors without a frame or backing, tires, toilets or trash compactors.

Carriage House hosts wine dinner

The Carriage House will be hosting the 19th annual Wine Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at Taddeo’s Ristorante. The evening will include a silent auction and appetizers followed by a three-course family-style dinner paired with great wines. Tickets are $90 per person, or $820 for a table of 10. For reservations call the Carriage House at (970) 453-6423.

Girl Scouts host mother/daughter events

Local Girl Scout troops 14061, 13829 and 10501 will host a Mother Daughter Dance and Shop ’Til You Drop event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. Tickets include pizza, drink and dance lessons, where attendees will learn the cupid shuffle, the wobble, belly dancing, pom-poms and even musical theater. Shopping vendors include the Pampered Chef, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Mary Kay, Jamberry Nails, Origami Owl custom jewelry, Isagenix, Nerium and Essential Advantage, plus candles, body lotions and oils. Tickets are $15 per girl (Mom gets in free) in advance or $20 at the door. Email or call (970) 406-0778 for tickets or more information.

Copper Mountain grant cycle is now open

Copper Mountain employees are excited to announce the opening of the 2014-15 Copper Environmental Foundation’s grant cycle. The Copper Environmental Foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake counties. Grant funds are raised solely by the donations from Copper Mountain employees and distributed within Summit County and the surrounding areas. Grant applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 31 to be considered for 2014-15 grants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Steve Miller, president of the Copper Environmental Foundation,, to discuss potential projects before submitting an application. Eligible recipients include private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Proposed projects should have an aspect of environmental education and/or environmental action resulting in a positive impact on the environment. Projects that have the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are also strongly encouraged. Applications can be downloaded at Completed applications can be emailed to Applications submissions are only accepted by email.

Volunteer with the Nordic centers

The Breckenridge and Frisco Nordic centers are looking for volunteers for the next couple of weekends to help with various preseason projects. Hours can be exchanged for trail passes. If you are interested send an email to with what days you can help.

Become a library board member

Summit County Library’s board of directors has two openings for five-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2015. These volunteer positions would end on Dec. 30, 2019. Candidates are welcome from all areas of Summit County and of all ages. Responsibilities include attending monthly board meetings, developing policy, overseeing the library budget, evaluating staff, developing long-range goals and plans for the library. Serving on a committee appointed by the board president may also be expected. A letter of interest indicating why you want to serve on the Library Board, what skills and talents you have that would benefit the library, past board experiences and a resume are required and due on Nov. 10. Interviews are on Nov. 20. This is a volunteer position with no compensation.

SCAEC seeking board members

The Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee (SCAEC) is seeking additional board members to assist with promoting local Summit County artists. The SCAEC is looking for members who have a good eye and would help displaying art pieces at The Art Forum at the County Commons in Frisco. Other duties could be establishing a Facebook presence or help with the website. The committee meets once a month, usually on the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m., for about one hour at the County Commons in Frisco. If you’re interested contact

Volunteer with Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Are you a live theatre aficionado who would love to participate with other enthusiastic folk? Breckenridge Backstage Theatre offer opportunities galore. No experience is required, just a willingness to join a very special group of volunteers. Interested? Contact

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