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Summit Giving: Domus Pacis Family Respite needs cooks for Food for a Family Friday

Events for Elephant Aid

Carol Buckley, the founder of Elephant Aid International and co-founder of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, will be in Frisco Saturday, Oct. 25, to speak about her work and her award-winning book, “Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends.”

The book signing will take place 3–5 p.m. at The Next Page Books and Nosh in Frisco. A private fundraiser will be held Oct. 24 at the Beetlekill Blues showroom in Farmer’s Korner, where Buckley will speak about her work and her ongoing efforts to build chain-free corrals. Information is available by calling (970) 453-7100.

Domus Pacis needs cooks for Food for a Family Friday

Join Domus Pacis in Frisco on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place. Help create meals for families affected by cancer. Join for the fun, meet some new friends and warm some tummies. Domus Pacis provides the recipes, ingredients and containers. You provide your time and a desire to make a difference. Visit for more information.

Fundraiser at Eric’s

Local restaurant Downstairs at Eric’s will be hosting a fundraiser to support orphans in Kenya on Thursday, Oct. 23, 7–10 p.m. The event will provide pizza and draft beer for a cover fee of $20 per person. Guests can also participate in a raffle with donation items from businesses including Sun Logic, Motherloaded Tavern, Starbucks, Beloved, Kenosha and more. All proceeds will go to SAWA — Someone A World Away, a nonprofit organization started by Eric’s server, Cara Lawler. The organization provides support to the El Shadai Grace Children’s Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

FIRC features Summit Cooks Day

Join FIRC in celebrating National Cooks Day on Friday, Oct. 24. The goal is to get as many people in Summit County cooking the same healthy food on the same day as possible. Find recipes and discounts on ingredients at grocery stores throughout the county. For more information contact Matt at

BellyWeen fundraiser for AVA

Nov. 1 is the third annual BellyWeen — a family-friendly belly dance variety show benefiting Advocates for Victims of Assault at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. BellyWeen features over 30 belly dancers from around the high country including Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Kremmling, Eagle/Vail and Steamboat Springs who will be performing in elaborate costumes to music ranging from rock classics to alternative remixes. Tickets are $15 (cash or credit card) for every belly over 10 years old and there is a silent auction at intermission. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to by tickets in advance, please call (970) 668-3906.

Summit libraries present Goodies for GrownUps

All adults wishing to participate in this year’s Adult Fall Reading Program can stop by the North Branch in Silverthorne, the Main Library in Frisco or the South Branch in Breckenridge and pick up a Reading Bingo card. When you read “A Book That Scares You” or “A Book Your Friend Loves” and complete a row of five boxes on the Bingo card, turn it in to receive a small prize plus an entry into the drawing for one of three prize baskets. Donations for the baskets include a gift certificate to Bread & Salt, Boatyard Grill and Butterhorn Bakery. The drawing for three prize baskets occurs after the Goodies for GrownUps concert on Nov. 14. For more information on Goodies for GrownUps visit the website

Shopping Extravaganza supports local 4-H group

Support Summit County 4-H by purchasing your Shopping Extravaganza tickets online. The event will take place at the outlets at Silverthorne, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. Tickets are $20. Purchase your tickets for Summit County 4-H online at:

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