Summit Giving: Free Thanksgiving dinner at Mi Casa restaurant in Breckenridge |

Summit Giving: Free Thanksgiving dinner at Mi Casa restaurant in Breckenridge

Free Thanksgiving dinner

Nov. 27 from 1-6 p.m. come to Mi Casa Restaurant, 600 Park Ave. in Breckenridge for the annual free Thanksgiving dinner. It is supported and organized by St. John’s Episcopal Church, Father Dyer United Methodist Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Breckenridge restaurant community and numerous volunteers. Everyone is welcome.

Adopt an Angel program provides toys for children

Last year, this program allowed approximately 500 children and 250 families to enjoy a brighter holiday season. Summit County fire departments, ambulance service and police agencies (Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne and Summit County Sheriff’s Office) participate in the program. Local retailers help with this program by displaying a Christmas tree in their lobby with ornaments that describe the age and gender of a child. Pick your “Angel” and purchase a new toy that will be appropriate for the child described on the ornament. After purchasing the gifts, bring the unwrapped gifts to your local fire, ambulance, police department or sheriff’s office. Include the ornaments with the gifts so we know who you had in mind for the gifts. On Dec. 18, the Silverthorne Pavilion will be turned into a giant toy factory where thousands of gifts will be given to registered families and children of Summit County. Extra gifts will be donated to local nonprofits who work with children. Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help the families pick and wrap the gifts and make the holiday as joyful as possible. If you would like to volunteer to be one of Santa’s helpers or if you would like to make a cash donation or be a corporate sponsor, contact the Silverthorne Police Department. The program relies heavily on donations and corporate sponsors. Because of the participation and generosity of Summit County residents and business owners, the program continues to be a huge success and makes a difference for many families in Summit County. For more information, visit or call (970) 262-7320.

Volunteer for Book and Bake Sale

The Summit County Library is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Summit County Friends of the Library Book & Bake sale. Set up begins on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain room at the Main Branch, Frisco. Volunteers are needed for set up, to donate baked goods and for helping with the book and bake sales. The book sale starts on Friday, Dec. 5, from noon to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items in the sale include fiction and non-fiction books, CDs, DVDs and music. Please contact the Main Library (970) 668-5555 if you can volunteer or donate baked goods.

A Holiday Evening in Provence benefits Domus Pacis Family Respite

In the evening of Saturday, Dec. 6 you are invited to a traditional French holiday celebration. Feast on such culinary delights as Daube a la Provencale and Buche de Noel. $60 per person. Reservation required. Seating is limited. Tickets online at

Support the NRO on #GivingTuesday

Are you starting to feel that holiday spirit? How about doing something special this holiday season by giving back to your community? This year, the National Repertory Orchestra is participating in #GivingTuesday, which will take place on Dec. 2. Similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday will use the power of social media to create national momentum around the holidays dedicated to giving. Please help support the NRO on #GivingTuesday by calling (970) 453-5825 or visiting Follow the story at #nromusic or @nromusic.

Domus Pacis Family Respite presents Home for the Holidays Tour

On Saturday, Dec. 6, enjoy continental breakfast at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge before touring six holiday homes in Breckenridge. Midday lunch of gourmet soups, salads and desserts prepared by Doug Schwartz and the Friends of Domus Pacis. Registration and breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m., ending at 12:30 p.m. Homes are open for touring from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is served between noon and 2 p.m. Boutique of holiday gifts available from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $35 per person; purchase tickets online at and at The Christmas Store in Breckenridge and Senior Center in Frisco.

Trout Unlimited meeting in Breckenridge

Tuesday, Dec. 2, come to Fatty’s Pizza Upstairs, 106 Ridge St. in Breckenridge from 6-8 p.m. for the first Trout Unlimited meeting of the year. Time to get together, talk fish and catch up on what the Gore Range Chapter has been up to this summer. Let’s raise a toast to a prestigious President’s award to very special members, Frisco Fly Fishing Derby, Swan River Restoration and Project Healing Waters just to name a few. Come and bring your fisher friends and hear what’s planned for 2015 and who to call to help, with numerous projects and events. Kindly RSVP to Sarah Barclay: Gore Range Chapter of Trout Unlimited, (970) 401-4697,

Volunteer with Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

The 41st season is here with an exciting array of theatrical presentations. If you love live theater, support the artistic endeavors of amazingly talented folk, can occasionally wield a hammer, saw or paintbrush, and enjoy the camaraderie and fun of working the box office, come join an enthusiastic group of dedicated theater volunteers. Contact for more information.

Shovel for Summit seniors

Summit County seniors are looking for help with snow shoveling. If you are interested in doing some shoveling this winter for local seniors, please contact Valerie at (970) 668-2941 or the front desk at (970) 668-2940.

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