Summit Giving: Trout Unlimited meeting features presentation on Kamchatka fly-fishing |

Summit Giving: Trout Unlimited meeting features presentation on Kamchatka fly-fishing

Trout Unlimited meeting features presentation on Kamchatka

Will Blair from Longmont, who is part owner of the Best of Kamchatka outfitters, one of Russia’s premier outfitters, will share about where some of the most genetically pure and seldom-fished rainbow trout in the world live. For many fly-fishers, Kamchatka is on the top of the bucket list. Come see magnificent slides, videos and learn more on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion, breakout room. Bring all your friends and anyone even slightly interested in fishing. RSVP to Sarah Barclay at (970) 401-4697 or

Firehose Relay to benefit Burn Camps Program

Fire departments from across Colorado will team up to participate in a unique slalom-style event on Friday, Feb. 27, at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Teams of five firefighters race down a 15-gate slalom course while holding on to 50 feet of fire hose. Come out to cheer on these men and women as they raise money to benefit the Burn Camps Program at The Children’s Hospital of Colorado. The fun is on the lower High Noon trail from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The best views are from the south end of the A-Frame from the Perch or A-Frame deck.

Open house about potential BHA upgrade to Milne Park

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is considering upgrades to Milne Park, located at the corner of Lincoln and Harris streets. The public is invited to attend an informal open house on Monday, March 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center to review and comment on conceptual designs for the park. For more information, call (970) 453-9767, ext. 2, or email

Free public forum from Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology invites the community to a free public forum on “Little Guys, Big Jobs: Microbes at Work in Your Body” at Colorado Mountain College Auditorium in Breckenridge (107 Denison Placer Road) on Tuesday, March 3, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Learn about the roles bacteria play in the gut, on the skin and in other tissues and in cancer and fighting infection. The panel will consist of Dr. Yasmine Belkaid, chief of the mucosal immunology section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health; Dr. Wendy Garrett, a physician scientist and medical oncologist at the Harvard School of Public Health; and Dr. Eric Pamer, head of the Division of General Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Brief presentations will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session. Keystone Symposia is a Silverthorne-based nonprofit that convenes internationally recognized research conferences for the world’s leading life scientists. It is holding a scientific research conference on “Gut Microbiota Modulation of Host Physiology” at Keystone Conference Center, Sunday, March 1, through Friday, March 6. For more information, visit or call (970) 262-2676.

Eagles Tribute Concert benefits Domus Pacis Family Respite

On Saturday, March 7, come to the Riverwalk Center for a tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the ’70s — the Eagles — to benefit Domus Pacis. Flashback to such great hits as “Hotel California,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy” with Colorado’s very own The Long Run. This group, known for its authentic renditions and beautiful harmonies, features Steve Weinmeister, lead singer for the ’70s multi-platinum recording artist Firefall. The proceeds from the night will go to benefit Domus Pacis’ mission of providing week respites in Summit County for families going through their cancer journies. General admission tickets are $30 and VIP tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at or For more info, contact Vince White-Petteruti at (970) 547-4745.

Petits Fours and Petticoats event honors women in history

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Frisco Historic Park & Museum and Summit Historical Society are co-hosting “Petits Fours & Petticoats: Celebrating Historical Women of Summit County.” View costumes from the SHS archive, hear Mrs. William Briggle tell the story of her life in Breckenridge, and learn about tea etiquette before enjoying a real Victorian tea. Costumes are encouraged. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at, or call (970) 453-9767, ext. 2. The event will take place on Saturday, March 7, at the Dillon Community Church, 371 E. LaBonte St., Dillon.

Green Scene Awards nominations now accepted

The High Country Conservation Center is seeking nominations for Green Scene Awards to be presented at the Tim McClure Benefit on Saturday, March 7. This event will be held at The Village in Breckenridge at 6 p.m. Green Scene Awards honor community members, businesses, educators and youth who have contributed to the sustainability of this mountain community in 2014. For more information, visit or call (970) 668-5703.

Summit County Garden Club 2015 kickoff meeting

Join the Summit County Garden Club 2015 Kickoff Meeting at the Frisco County Commons, 0037 County Road 1005 in the Buffalo Mountain Room, on Tuesday, March 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All current and prospective members are welcome. RSVP to Lynn at (970) 268-6680 or Skype (970) 468-6640.

Support group for law-enforcment professionals

Attend a free, weekly Spiritual Support Group for Law Enforcement Professionals on Sundays in February and March (except March 22) in Frisco. The group will meet in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the Frisco County Commons from 4 to 5 p.m. and is open to all law-enforcement officers. This nondenominational group will keep the focus on being uplifted, supported, positive and spiritually healthy. For more information, contact Tanya Lelo at (720) 362-1874.

NRO presents the “Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern”

The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) presents “Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern,” featuring songs such as “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “All the Things You Are,” plus many more, welcoming three performers: singers Marcia Ragonetti and Steven Taylor and pianist Travis Yamamoto. Join the NRO at the Silverthorne Pavilion at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Reservations can be made by calling (970) 453-5825 or online at

4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training

Summit County 4-H Shooting Sports needs volunteer leaders to help with archery, shotgun and rifle programs held during the summer. State 4-H training is coming to Grand County Extension & Blue Valley Sportsman’s club Friday, April 10, through Sunday, April 12. Summit County 4-H will pay your $95 registration fee for new volunteers who are willing to help offer shooting sports this summer. CSU background check is required. Thanks to the Friends of the NRA, 4-H has all of the equipment for the 4-H shooting sports programs. Contact Summit County 4-H program manager Kathie Kralik at or (970) 668-4142 for details. Registration is due by Tuesday, March 31.

Wellness vendors can now apply for 9Health Fair

Apply now for vendor space at the 9Health Fair on Saturday, April 18, at Summit High School from 7 a.m. to noon. A new area that includes interactive demonstrations and education in the area of wellness is being added to the Summit County 9Health Fair. The following categories and examples are potential options in the Total Wellness Zone: Fitness/Activity/Safety — Zumba, yoga, sports testing, running, hiking, biking; Nutrition/Gardening/Cooking — cooking demos, garden clubs; Complimentary Practices — massage, meditation, acupuncture, essential oils, chiropractors; Fun/Atmosphere — music, food booths; Related Wellness Activities — financial health, emotional health, living wills. If you are interested in applying for space, contact Mike Spry at or (303) 842-9829. Booth space is free, and space will be assigned on a first come, first served basis until all available spaces are filled. All vendors must meet the 9Health Guidelines for participation. This is primarily an opportunity to educate about your product or service. Sales of healthy snacks and food items will be permitted.

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