Summit Giving: Whole Foods Market food donation to FIRC worth $20,000 |

Summit Giving: Whole Foods Market food donation to FIRC worth $20,000

Whole Foods Market food donation to FIRC worth $20,000

Whole Foods Market announced its customers have raised over $20,000 of food during the store’s Feed4More campaign, which ran during the month of December 2014. The donated food will be delivered to the Summit Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) on Wednesday, March 4, as a result of donations made at the store during the campaign. Customers helped fight hunger in their communities by donating to the Feed4More program upon their checkout at Whole Foods Market. Their cash donation provides pantry staples free of artificial colors, flavors, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and hydrogenated fats to local nonprofit organizations and food pantries. Each store selects its beneficiaries and most recipients rely on the food to support their organizations through the spring. In addition to its Feed4More campaign, Whole Foods Market Frisco is holding its next 5% Community Giving Day on Tuesday, March 31, on which 5 percent of the store’s sales for the day will be donated to this quarter’s beneficiary, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.

NWCCI Action Group meeting focuses on home services

A roundtable discussion with local and regional experts covering home and community-based attendant service in Summit County held Thursday, March 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place in Frisco. Presenters with PeopleCare Health Services and the Northwest Colorado Center for Independence (NWCCI), including PeopleCare recruitment coordinator Bryan Miles and NWCII executive director Ian Engle. Contact NWCCI intern Steven Estes at (970) 668-6769 or for more information.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center benefit will support new hire

Please join for an evening of snow science, Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecasters, gourmet dinner and wine. Proceeds will support additional community education and funds to hire another backcountry forecaster. Currently, the CAIC employs seven seasonal backcountry forecasters who are responsible for forecasting for an area equivalent to seven Switzerlands. The CAIC offers free daily avalanche danger and weather forecasting across Colorado. They are also responsible for keeping highways clear of avalanche danger with the use of explosives. All participants will be registered to win a one-day avalanche class for six with a debrief at The Bully Ranch. Tickets must be purchased by March 5. Event will take place Friday, March 13, 6-9 p.m. at Balata in Edwards. Call Kelli for more information at (970) 390-9145.

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.

Tim McClure Benefit celebrates 26th year

Join the High Country Conservation Center for the 26th annual Tim McClure Benefit on Saturday, March 7 from 6-9 p.m. in the Ten Mile room in the Village at Breckenridge. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and tickets include a drink, appetizers, live music with High Five, belly dancers and a silent auction all benefitting HC3. Call (970) 668-5703 or visit for more information.

Tim McClure Benefit volunteer request

High Country Conservation Center is in need of volunteers for the 26th annual Tim McClure Benefit on Saturday, March 7. Volunteers will be responsible for a number of duties including setup, will call, silent auction help and break down. There are a number of shifts and positions available at varying time slots. In return for volunteering, volunteers will receive a drink ticket, appetizers, and free admission to the event. For more information or to sign up, email or call (970) 668-5703.

Romp to Stomp volunteers sought

The 13th annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series is still seeking volunteers for Saturday, March 7 at the Frisco Nordic Center. Volunteers needed for: setup (6:30-9 a.m.), bus greeters (7:15-9:30 a.m.), and parking (7:15-9:30 a.m.). Please email or sign up to volunteer online at

Free electronic recycling event in Frisco

Summit County Government and the High Country Conservation Center are partnering for a free electronics recycling event at the Frisco Summit Stage Bus Barn on Saturday, March 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. Funded by Ballot Measure 1A, this event is open to residents of Summit County and will accept computers, TVs, phones and electronic accessories. For more information please visit

Trout Unlimited meeting features author

This month’s meeting will feature Landon Mayer, a veteran Colorado Guide and author of several books and DVDs. He will give a look into his new book, “101 Trout Tips: A Guide’s Secrets, Tactics, and Techniques.” From his book he will share his of “out of the box” tips that really work to catch fish and help with “understanding the long and short game.” He also has step-by-step tying instructions in the back of the book. Books will be available for purchase. The meeting will be on Tuesday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Fatties Pizza Upstairs, 106 Ridge St., Breckenridge. RSVP to Sarah Barclay (970) 401-4697,

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