Summit Giving: Wounded Warriors Family Adventures seeks new board member |

Summit Giving: Wounded Warriors Family Adventures seeks new board member

Wounded Warriors Family Adventures, Inc. seeks new board member

With Wounded Warriors Family Adventures, volunteers from across Summit County host 15 to 20 seriously wounded warriors with their families for a five- to seven-day winter skiing program or a summer outdoor adventures program. The events include outdoor activities (guided by BOEC professional staff), stays at the Grand Timber Lodge and family enrichment programs for all family members. See the website for details about this organization. The WWFA is not affiliated with any other wounded warrior organization and has received national recognition for their unique programs. The WWFA has a Board of Directors of seven volunteers who oversee the programs of the two annual events. There is currently one opening on the Board, which meets four times per year and oversees the financial, legal, marketing and administrative operations of the organization. Persons interested in serving on this board are urged to call Bob Miller at (954) 871-9001 or Jeff Hjort at (303) 887-1145 to learn more.

Romp To Stomp event a success

The Tubbs Romp To Stomp Out Breast Cancer event in Frisco last Saturday, March 7, pulled in over 1,700 participants, 107 teams and raised $67,000 (with donations still accepted until March 31). First-place 3k race results are as follows: Womens Overall: Colleen Ihnken 18:39; Womens Masters: Colleen Ihnken: 18:39; Mens Overall: Chris Douville 16:24; Mens Masters: Mark Ayers 18:21; Survivor: Diane Groff 20:25.

Dialogue Over Dinner discusses brain development

Join FIRC for Dialogue Over Dinner on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Summit Middle School. Discuss brain development, discipline and boundaries in adolescents. Evening is free and includes dinner and child care. Teens are also invited to attend the dialogue with their parents.

Domus Pacis Family Respite hosts Food for Families Friday

On Friday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco, help create meals to nourish families on a cancer journey by allowing them time to relax and enjoy their respite week in Summit County. Join for the fun, meet some new friends and warm some tummies. Domus Pacis provides the recipes, ingredients and containers. You provide your time and a desire to make a difference. Bring an apron if available, a way to tie back or cover your hair and closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles. Donations of ingredients and food storage supplies are gratefully accepted for this project. Want to learn more about Domus Pacis Family Respite? Visit

Free electronic recycling event accepts electronics

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 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

Local young composers to perform original compositions

The public is invited to hear original compositions by local young composers in a free concert on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at Summit Middle School, 158 School Road in Frisco. Come support these aspiring young composers who entered their original compositions in the “First Annual Young Composers Competition” sponsored by Summit Music and Arts and The Breckenridge Music Festival’s “Music in the Schools” program funded by The Summit Foundation. For more details:

Sign up now for parenting class

FIRC is offering a six-session class for parents that have children ages 5-12 years old. The classes will be held Mondays, March 23 to April 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the FIRC office in Silverthorne. The classes will provide parents with strategies to improve communication with their child, use positive discipline, teach responsibility and talk with other parents facing similar struggles. Cost for the six-sessions is $48 per person and includes dinner, child care and materials. Must RSVP with Natalia (970) 455-0228. For more information visit

Free Tomando Control Colorado Class for Spanish speakers

A free class taught in Spanish to help people deal with the challenges of living with an ongoing health condition such as heart disease, a lung condition, diabetes or arthritis will be held on Thursdays from April 23 to May 28 at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, 340 Peak One Drive in Frisco. The free six-week class meets from 4:30-7 p.m. and is open to the community. Tomando Control Colorado is the chronic disease self-management program developed at Stanford University. Whatever the diagnosis, this class teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management. These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. For more information and to register, contact Kellee Jackson at COAW, 1-888-900-2629 or (720) 724-3809. Email For more information on the programs, visit

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,” “All the Things You Are,” plus many more. Welcoming three amazing and versatile 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

Library honors volunteers

Congratulations to the library volunteers who received awards at this year’s appreciation dinner. The library is grateful for Summit County’s continued support. Please congratulate Joyce Timson and Mary Lynne Kneller when you see them around town. Timson won the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award for her many hours of service to the South Branch including packing and unpacking books and materials for the move. Kneller was honored with the Van Woodford Service award for her time and dedication on the capital campaign committee and serving as the grant writer to the Summit County Library Foundation. Congratulations to both of these wonderful volunteers.

Range Safety Officers needed

Summit County is very fortunate to have a free shooting facility available to the public. In order to provide a safe, friendly and clean environment in which to shoot, the Summit Range Association is seeking volunteers to perform as Range Safety Officers (RSOs). These positions require approximately nine hours of training and orientation and a minimum of eight hours per month, preferably on weekends and holidays when the range experiences its highest usage. Duties include: supervising shooting activities, informing visitors of rules, promoting safety and helping to maintain range facilities and equipment. RSO Certification training will be provided on April 11 by NRA Chief Range Safety Officers for a registration fee of $35. For more information about becoming a Certified RSO, email: For more information about the Summit County Shooting Range, visit

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