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Summit Giving: Headwater Hops Festival celebrates clean water for great beer

Headwater Hops Festival celebrates clean water

The Blue River Watershed Group hosts its annual “Headwater Hops Fest” fundraiser this Thursday, Aug. 6 at Pug Ryan’s Tiki Bar at the Dillon Marina from 5-8 p.m. Mountain water equals better beer. And preserving and protecting that fabulous mountain water is the group’s foremost mission. Enjoy an evening of sampling from Summit County breweries and the Breckenridge Distillery, celebrating our clean water and great beer. Live music will be provided by Amy Mathesius. Dinner is included in the ticket price. An amazing silent auction includes ski passes, rounds of golf throughout the county, rafting, fly-fishing, apparel, wine and even Broncos, Rockies and CU Buffs sporting event tickets! Blue River Watershed Group representatives will provide updates on their restoration efforts within the Tenmile and Swan River watersheds. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at

Last call for book sale volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Summit County Friends of the Library August book sale. Set up begins this Thursday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain room and Mt. Royal rooms at the Frisco County Commons in Frisco. Volunteers are needed for set up and for helping with the book sale. The book sale starts on Friday, Aug. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, help is requested during the take-down process, which will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at the completion of the sale. If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help out your local library, please call the Main Library at (970) 668-5555.

Local trail building volunteer opportunity

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating and enabling people to care for Colorado’s amazing outdoors, is seeking volunteers to help construct a new section of the Tenderfoot Mountain Trail on Aug. 15 and 16. Volunteers are needed to construct one mile of new trail that will be part of a 21-mile motorized and non-motorized trail system set to be completed by 2017. The system will provide extensive recreational opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and motorcycle users. No experience necessary; free camping and meals provided; minimum age 16. Learn more and register at or call (303) 715-1010.

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.

Rally for the Cure

The fourth annual Breck Rally for the Cure returns to the beautiful Breckenridge Golf Club Monday, Aug. 24. Gather your golfing friends to form a team, or just play as a couple or a single, and join us for a great day of golf and “Play For a Cure.” Awareness is a crucial step in eliminating breast cancer forever, and, when detected early, the breast cancer survival rate is 98 percent. This event benefits the Summit Community Care Clinic and their Breast Cancer Awareness Program and the Susan G. Komen Denver Affiliate. The rally is a co-ed event and the entry cost is $125 per player, this includes 18 holes of golf, cart and range balls, a box lunch and a goody bag. Hole sponsors are always welcome! Please contact Marge at 668-8751 for additional information.

Advocates for Victims of Assault volunteer training

Upcoming volunteer training starts Aug. 24. The training is five weeks long, twice a week and will prepare you to respond to domestic violence, sex assault and other trauma related calls. Message or call for additional information (970) 668-3906.

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

Summit in Honduras bake sale

Summit in Honduras would like to thank everyone who made our eighth annual Bake and Craft Sale so successful. Thank you to all who baked incredibly delicious goodies and to all who bought them. Everyone who helped us on Saturday and Sunday, you helped make it all possible. The funds we raised go directly to the outreach of Summit in Honduras and will help make a huge difference in the lives of the people we serve in Northwestern Honduras. The money will be used to help teachers and students in rural schools and help support our outreach to a children’s home, “Amigos de Jesus” and with our Medical Partner clinic, “Manos Amigas.” It will also help us deliver water filters through “Potters for Peace.”

4-H F-150 raffle tickets for STEM programs

Support Summit County 4-H STEM programs and get a chance to win a 2015 F-150 Truck. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20 available from 4-H leaders/parents at Alpine Bank in Frisco, Dillon and Copper Mountain now through Aug. 28. Raffle proceeds help fund the 4-H STEM program supplies and equipment in Summit County to reach 1,000 youth annually. For details, please visit: Tickets also available in your Summit County Extension/4-H office in the County Commons in Frisco; (970) 668-4142.

Domus Pacis Family Respite seeks volunteers

Are you a great people photographer or a massage therapist looking for a way to give back? Provide either care givers or cancer patients who are in Summit County a special treat of relaxation, perhaps the first time in a long while through massage. Or take photos of the families. Contact or call (720) 273-0245. Want to learn more about Domus Pacis Family Respite? Visit

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