Summit Giving: Fundraiser for Roots del Mundo at Dillon Amphitheatre |

Summit Giving: Fundraiser for Roots del Mundo at Dillon Amphitheatre

Roots del Mundo bilingual learning community holds fundraiser

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Roots del Mundo is hosting a swing-dance fundraiser at the Dillon Amphitheatre. Entry and participation are free, and the Summit Swing Dance Organization will offer music and lessons. Roots del Mundo will be providing four styles of chili crafted by locals, with fresh toppings, fresh juice made in front of you and fresh nonalcoholic ginger beer, as well as gluten-, grain- and dairy-free Bun in the Oven baked goods.

Concessions are available by donation, with the money directly benefitting Roots del Mundo. This event is sponsored by Bun in the Oven and Grand Lodge Breckenridge. Roots del Mundo is Summit County’s only aspiring bilingual, hands-on, student-centered alternative learning community.

The organization is raising funds to send a local, bilingual educator to receive training and then gently guide learners to develop their innate genius, generosity of spirit and gratitude for all living things.

For more information about Roots del Mundo, visit or

Domus Pacis Family Respite hosts Food for Families Friday

On Friday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. meet at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place in Frisco. Help create meals to nourish families on a cancer journey by allowing them time to relax and enjoy their respite week in Summit County.

Join us 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. Bring an apron if available, a way to tie back or cover your hair and closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles.

Donations of ingredients and food storage supplies are gratefully accepted for this monthly project, and we would love your help delivering to the families.

Want to learn more about Domus Pacis Family Respite? Visit

Electronics recycling event

Please bring your old and tired electronics to the 8th annual Electronics Recycling Fundraiser event on Friday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit High School parking lot. Metech Recycling, a certified e-Stewards Recycler, will be bringing a truck to haul old electronics away.

People can drive their vehicles up to the Metech Recycling Truck, parked in front of the school, and our crew will be happy to unload. Prices range from $5, $12 or $25 dollars, depending on the size of the electronic device being recycled. In the past we have recycled everything from broken cell phones to huge, rear projector televisions.

One thing we don’t recycle is refrigerators. We can accept cash, checks or credit cards. Over 95 percent of all materials will be fully recycled for re-manufacture. No recycled materials will be incinerated, land-filled or shipped abroad to be dumped.

Visit the Metech website at <; for more detailed information. Ten percent of proceeds benefit Summit High School. They will support SHS recycling efforts and help provide technology devices for all students.

For more information, contact Taylor Lathrop, (970) 368-1124,

Volunteers needed for USA Pro Challenge

USA Pro Challenge comes to Summit County in a big way this summer with race stages in Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin. A variety of volunteers are needed for Stages 4 and 5 on Aug. 20 and 21.

The Stage 4 Finish descends Hoosier Pass, passes through the iconic Moonstone section, and finishes in downtown Breckenridge. Friday, Aug. 21 features a day of time trials for men and the inaugural Women’s USA Pro Challenge race. Volunteers are needed for parking, hospitality, course marshals and ambassadors.

To sign up, please go to, and click on Volunteer. Once registered you will be directed to the assignment website where you can select the job that best suits you and your schedule.

Learn more about the festivities surrounding this exciting week of biking in the Summit at Please direct any volunteer question to Breckenridge LOC Volunteer Director Mary Quinn at

Zero Waste Warriors needed

HC3 is in need of Zero Waste volunteers for the USA Pro Cycle Challenge at all locations of the Summit County Stages — Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and the town of Breckenridge. Volunteers will receive a swag bag from the Pro Challenge, a free event t-shirt and the opportunity to be a part of the exciting race villages.

For more information on working this exciting event, email or call (970) 668-5703.

Advocates breakfast at the Elks Lodge

Please help Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault with a fundraiser — all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Elks Lodge on Sunday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $10 if you pre-purchase your ticket, $12 at the door.

Call the office of Advocates of Victims of Assault for tickets at (970) 668-3906 or call Mo (970) 389-4646.

4-H F-150 raffle tickets still available

Last chance to win the 4-H 2015 F-150 truck raffle and support Summit County 4-H STEM programs. F-150 raffle tickets are available at Alpine Banks in Frisco, Dillon, Copper Mountain until Friday, Aug. 28. $5/ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Contact your local CSU Extension/Summit County 4-H at (970) 668-4142 or for truck details visit:

Drawings for the truck and cash prizes on Sept. 26 — need not be present to win. Thank you for supporting kids in Summit County 4-H programs.

Grant funds available

Summit County Senior Citizens, Inc., is accepting grant applications from organizations that have programs benefitting senior citizens in Summit County. Program development applications are, also, welcome. Grants are made based on financial need and the value of the program to seniors. Monies are from the proceeds of the annual Rummage Sale and Silent Auction and other senior fundraisers. For information contact Summit County Seniors, (970) 668-2940 or e-mail Electronic submission of grant applications will be most appreciated to

Applications may also be mailed to P.O. Box 1845, Frisco, CO 80443 or brought to 0083 Nancy’s Place (Summit County Community and Senior Center). Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 18.

Theater Managers needed at Breckenridge Film Festival

The Breckenridge Film Festival needs dedicated and trustworthy volunteers to oversee venues and to screen films during the Sept. 17-20 festival. Organized, personable people wanted — couples welcome.

Theater managers and projectionists must have some level of technical experience. Due to the nature of the volunteer post, a small stipend is provided. Inquire at with subject line: Theater Manager. Email to find out more.

Out of the Darkness community walk

Join us for the Summit County Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Outlets at Silverthorne (309 Rainbow Drive) at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Learn more at

Donate your gently used device

Keystone Science School serves the local and regional communities by engaging them in outdoor science programs. We are looking for donations of gently used, late-model: digital cameras, iTouchs and/or iPhones to help instructors document learning and fun while in the field with students. Keystone Science School is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. Please call Kendra at (970) 455-4234, or email with questions and/or donations. Thank you for your support.

Art loving volunteers wanted

Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee (SCAEC) is looking for people to help solicit artists, coordinate displays and generally serve on the committee with their time and talents. The SCAEC is responsible for coordinating public arts displays in Summit County, most specifically The Art Forum in the County Commons Library. The committee meets once a month. If you’re interested in being a part of the SCAEC or would like more information, please email

Summit Historical Society seeks volunteers

Are you interested in history, or are you eager to share the heritage of Summit County with visitors? The Summit Historical Society is looking for volunteers to be guides at the 1883 Schoolhouse Museum, Myers cabin and the Honeymoon cabin located at 403 LaBonte St. in Dillon. The museum is open to Tuesday, June 16 through Saturday, Aug. 29. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Two-hour shifts are available for those of you with very busy schedules. A script is provided. For more information, contact Christy at or (970) 468-2207.

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