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Summit Giving: Red, White & Blue Fire seeks volunteers for annual open house

Volunteer with firefighters

Red, White and Blue Fire seeks volunteers to assist with the annual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 3:30–7:30 p.m. at 316 N. Main St., Breckenridge. Help families and youth as they orient themselves with fire prevention, fire trucks, the fire house and more. Assistance is needed with food service. To reserve your spot, please contact Jackie Pike or Deb Kitts at or (970) 453-2474.

Volunteer for gondola evacuation training

Breckenridge Ski Patrol is looking for 150 volunteers to participate in their annual gondola evacuation training on Saturday, Oct. 11. The training exercise will begin at the base of the BreckConnect gondola at 8:30 a.m. and conclude around noon. Parking is free in the gondola lot and donuts will be available in the morning. Ski patrol will hold an optional open discussion and barbecue lunch following the training. Lunch details will be announced at the base of the gondola on the morning of the training. This exercise is a great way to educate the public on the ski patrol’s safety response techniques in the event a gondola evacuation is needed. All ski patrol members have previously acquired the necessary skills to safely conduct an evacuation. If interested in participating, please contact Duke Barlow, or (970) 453-5000 by Thursday, Oct. 9.

Volunteer with Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Are you a live theater aficionado who would love to participate with other enthusiastic folk? Breckenridge Backstage Theatre offer opportunities galore. No experience is required, just a willingness to join a very special group of volunteers. Interested? Contact

Optimist Club ski pass raffle

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. A $2 ticket (or six tickets for $10) buys a chance to win a season pass to Copper Mountain, Loveland, A-Basin, or the Vail Epic Pass. Your local Optimist Club supports a wide variety of activities for the youth of Summit County. The proceeds from the ski pass raffle are used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Summit High School. The drawing is Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Summit Community Center and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at any Alpine Bank or First Bank location, or Dillon Ridge Liquor.

HOWLaween Ball benefits local animal nonprofits

Come out to the second annual HOWLaween Ball on Friday, Oct. 24, from 7-11 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. There will be a DJ, dancing, costume contests, silent auction, cash bar, free snacks and a new fancy dessert bar at this adult Halloween party, which benefits four local animal welfare nonprofits: L.A.P.S., Far View Horse Rescue, Swan Center Outreach and Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Prizes will be awarded for scariest, funniest, sexiest costume, along with best couple and best group (three or more people). Check out last year’s photos and this year’s sponsors and auction items at Tickets are $18 in advance and can be purchased with a credit card (extra transaction fee charged) at or you can buy a hard copy ticket with a check or cash only (no credit cards at these locations and no extra fees) at Horse Cents Thrift Store in Silverthorne or ARR Thrift Store and The Summit Foundation office in Breckenridge. Email or LAPS@Your furry friend has to stay home for this event.

Dinner to honor Bob and Nancy Follett

Enjoy exotic cuisine provided by the Blue River Bistro as they host the World Cuisine Wine Dinner to benefit the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO). Bob and Nancy Follett will be the honored guests for the evening. Come enjoy a beautiful meal and take the opportunity to thank Bob and Nancy Follett for all they’ve done for the folks in Summit County over the years. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Blue River Bistro, 305 N. Main St., Breckenridge. Tickets for the event are only $75 per person and include an amazing four-course dinner, wine pairings, tax and gratuity. RSVP to the National Repertory Orchestra by calling (970) 453-5825 or visit Seating is limited so book soon.

Summit Community Care Clinic offers health coaching program

The health coaching program at the Summit Community Care Clinic has been designed to partner with you to help you transform your health goals into actions by developing a personalized plan to help you manage your condition and prevent you from being at higher risks for cardiovascular diseases. Contact the SCCC and to help you achieve your goals related to tobacco cessation, diabetes, hypertension, etc. Call (970) 668-6687 to schedule your health coaching appointment today.

Nutrition Support Group discusses Halloween

Meet on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the FIRC office in Silverthorne for the next Nutrition Support Group. Join Whitney Smith, RD, to talk about how to trick-or-treat and still have a healthy Halloween.

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