Summit Giving Briefs: Tim McClure Benefit returns for 27th year |

Summit Giving Briefs: Tim McClure Benefit returns for 27th year

Tim McClure founded the Summit Recycling Project, which is now the High Country Conservation Center. A conservation pioneer, McClure died with friend Steve Field in an avalanche in Little French Gulch in 1985. The annual benefit, held in his name, will take place on Friday, March 4 at the Ten Mile Room in the Village at Breckenridge.
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Tim McClure Memorial Benefit held in Breckenridge

High Country Conservation Center is hosting its 27th annual Tim McClure Memorial Benefit next Friday, March 4, in honor of the creator of the Summit Recycling Project. The event will feature a silent auction, live music, belly dancers, food and drink. It will also include recognition of local volunteers, educators, businesses and youth who make efforts to improve sustainability.

This year, Broken Compass Brewing, the Dillon Dam Brewery, New Belgium, Pug Ryan’s Brewery and Breckenridge Distillery will provide a beer, wine and spirits tasting.

The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Ten Mile Room in the Village in Breckenridge. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door; advance tickets include admission and one drink. Tickets may be purchased at

Soup for the Soul tickets on sale

Tickets for the Summit Community Care Clinic’s largest annual fundraiser event, “Soup for the Soul, Bread for the Clinic,” are on sale now. The event will take place on Friday, March 11 at the Keystone Conference Center, with a hearty soup dinner, live music, a silent auction and a brief presentation of the Care Clinic’s work.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m., and continues until 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 for individuals, or $600 for a table of 10. All tickets include dinner. To purchase tickets go to or contact Jordan at or (970) 423-8839.

Jazzercise class to benefit Women of the Summit

Local Jazzercise instructor Barbara Winch is offering a class this Sunday, Feb. 28 to benefit Women of the Summit. Proceeds will go to scholarship funds for graduating senior high school girls in Summit County.

Winch said she came up with the idea for the class after joining Women of the Summit last April. She hopes to raise at least $500 toward the fund.

“I hope we’ll get a nice turnout and people will have fun with the class,” Winch said.

The class is available for a suggested donation of $15. Located at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco, doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the class is from 3–4 p.m.

Bring comfortable exercise clothing, sneakers and water. For more information, contact Winch at

Dialogue Over Dinner held at Summit High

The Family and Intercultural Resource Center is hosting a Dialogue Over Dinner for parents of adolescents next Tuesday, March 3. The topic of discussion will be marijuana and its effects on adolescents. The event will provide parents an opportunity to hear from experts on the topic, and start a dialogue with each other. The free event is from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Summit High School.

—Compiled by Elise Reuter

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