Summit Giving: Home for the Holidays Tour supports Domus Pacis Family Respite |

Summit Giving: Home for the Holidays Tour supports Domus Pacis Family Respite

Home for the Holidays Tour supports Domus Pacis Family Respite

On Saturday, Dec. 6, enjoy continental breakfast at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge before touring six holiday homes in Breckenridge. Midday lunch of 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 Breck and Senior Center in Frisco.

Celebrate a holiday evening in Provence

On 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

Men’s night for holiday shopping at Horse Cents Thrift Store

Horse Cents Thrift Store is extending an invitation to all men of the community to get an early start on their holiday shopping this year during special evening hours to be held on Thursday, Dec. 4. The thrift store will be open from 6-8 p.m. and staffed specifically to assist gentlemen patrons with gift purchases. With over 2,000 square feet of quality new and used items, volunteer shopping assistants are confident that they can find the perfect gift for most anyone on your list. Gift items could include cross-country skis, a fur coat, framed artwork, unique mirrors and furniture pieces, a string of pearls, great book or a beautiful holiday outfit — all at affordable prices. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this first ever Men’s Night at Horse Cents Thrift Store on Thursday, Dec. 4. Located at 252 Warren Ave. in Silverthorne across from the Comcast building.

Holiday cookie bake sale to benefit church outreach programs

Come to the annual St. John’s Cookie Bake Sale this Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 S. French St., Breckenridge to stock up on delectable holiday treats. Proceeds will benefit St. John’s outreach programs.

Frisco Elementary presents Butter Braid fundraiser

The fifth-grade classes at Frisco Elementary are currently selling Butter Braids to raise funds for upcoming projects and events. The proceeds will help the students with their exhibition night, promotion, night at the museum field trip and yearbook production. Butter Braid pastries are light and flaky and come in a variety of flavors including cinnamon, cherry, blueberry and cream cheese, and apple. The pastries come frozen and are great for breakfast, dessert, après ski or any special occasion. Simply thaw, rise and bake. For more information please visit To order please contact your favorite Frisco Elementary fifth-grader or call the school at (970) 368-1500 by Dec. 9. The Butter Braids will be available for delivery on Dec. 16, just in time for the holidays.

Dine Out to Donate

Treat yourself to an evening out and help the community. Dine Out to Donate is Thursday, Dec. 11. The Blue River Bistro, The Boatyard, Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub, Bagalis and Greco’s Pastaria are donating 20 percent of dinner sales to the Summit County Cares fund, which helps locals who are unable to afford basic needs. For more information, visit

Summit County Cares donations needed

Please help the Summit County Cares holiday fundraiser reach $50,000 by Dec. 31. One hundred percent of donations are used to help locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or difficulty paying for medical care. This is Summit County’s largest emergency assistance fund, and last year it helped more than 700 children and individuals in crisis. Donations accepted through The Summit Foundation’s Summit County Cares fund. For more information, visit

Volunteer for Salvation Army bell ringing

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time again for the Salvation Army bell ringing campaign. Thanks again to everyone who helped out last year. Sign up with your friends or family to help out a great cause. The money raised here stays in Summit County to help out fellow residents. The campaign starts on Sunday, Dec. 11, and runs until Wednesday, Dec. 24. Bells will be ringing only at City Market in Dillon this year. Shifts run for two hours 1-3, 3-5 and 5-7 p.m. Contact the FIRC at (970) 262-3888 to sign up for your shifts today. For information, please contact the FIRC at (970) 262-3888.

Boy Scout Christmas Tree Lot is open

Boy Scout Troop 187’s annual Christmas Tree Lot opened on Nov. 28. The lot is located at the Riverwalk Center/Tiger Dredge parking lot, and will operate while supplies last. Fresh-cut firs from 5-12 feet tall, as well as 14- and 20-inch wreaths will be for sale. Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday 4-6:30 p.m., and Friday 4-7 p.m.

Donate gifts to the Adopt an Angel program

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.

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.

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.

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.

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