Summit Giving: Take pet photos with Santa and the Grinch to benefit LAPS |

Summit Giving: Take pet photos with Santa and the Grinch to benefit LAPS

Photos with Santa fundraiser benefits LAPS

League for Animals & People of the Summit (LAPS) will hold their annual fundraiser — pet photos with Santa and the Grinch — on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chapel in the Frisco Historic Park. Bring your furry friend and have photos taken with Santa and the Grinch. Photos will be taken by professional photographer Emily Schmutz of Keeping Composure Photography. Emily will take three to five photos. For an additional $10 you can have your photos put on a disk for personal use or for an additional fee have Emily create holiday cards for you. LAPS also welcomes those who want a nice portrait without Santa or the Grinch as well as those without a pet at this event. All proceeds benefit League for Animals & People of the Summit’s programs for spay/neuter and medical/surgical financial aid for less fortunate local families. Sitting fees are $22 for LAPS members for one pet and $24 for non-members for one pet, with the second pet half price. Humans are included for free when accompanied by a pet.

Summit County Orchestra presents Fall Concert

Soloists will be featured playing concertos by Handel, Vivaldi, Svendsen, Mozart and Schönberg at the Summit Community Orchestra Fall Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Dillon Community Church. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Come hear fine soloists including cello, harp, violin and woodwinds accompanied by the string orchestra. The SCO is a nonprofit organization composed of talented musicians from the local area focused on promoting joy and appreciation of classical music in the community by offering free concerts and providing educational opportunities for young musicians. For more information, go to

Shopping Extravaganza supports NRO

Support the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) by purchasing Shopping Extravaganza tickets. Come to the Outlets at Silverthorne from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. For only $20 you get free breakfast, lunch, entertainment, shopping discounts, giveaways, desserts, beer, wine and cordial sampling, and much more. Purchase your tickets by calling the NRO at (970) 453-5825 or online at

Carriage House hosts Wine Dinner

The Carriage House will be hosting the 19th annual Wine Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at Taddeo’s Ristorante. The evening will include a silent auction and appetizers followed by a three-course family style dinner paired with great wines. Tickets are $90 per person, or $820 for a table of 10. For reservations call the Carriage House at (970) 453-6423.

Become a library board member

Summit County Library’s board of directors has two openings for five-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2015. These volunteer positions would end on Dec. 30, 2019. Candidates are welcome from all areas of Summit County and of all ages. Responsibilities include attending monthly board meetings, developing policy, overseeing the library budget, evaluating staff, developing long-range goals and plans for the library. Serving on a committee appointed by the board president may also be expected. A letter of interest indicating why you want to serve on the Library Board, what skills and talents you have that would benefit the library, past board experiences, and a resume are required and due on Nov. 10. Interviews are on Nov. 20. This is a volunteer position with no compensation.

Volunteer with the Nordic centers

The Breckenridge and Frisco Nordic centers are looking for volunteers for the next couple of weekends to help with various preseason projects. Hours can be exchanged for trail passes. If you are interested send an email to with what days you can help.

SCAEC seeking board members

The Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee (SCAEC) is seeking additional board members to assist with promoting local Summit County artists. The SCAEC is looking for members who have a good eye and would help displaying art pieces at The Art Forum at the County Commons in Frisco. Other duties could be establishing a Facebook presence or help with the website. The committee meets once a month, usually on the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m., for about one hour at the County Commons in Frisco. If you’re interested contact

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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