Top 12 ways to get involved in Summit County this week |

Top 12 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

Boots and Bingo for AVA

May 3 from 6-10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne for a night of great food, great company and a great cause. Six games of bingo including prizes, food & wine, photo booth, wine & whiskey wall and a cash bar. Prizes include Denver Zoo 4 Pack, Strawberry Hot Springs, Copper Mountain Day Passes, Ski Cooper Day Passes, Stand Up Paddle, Guided Fly Fishing Excursion, gift certificates to local merchants and many more. Advocates for Victims of Assault is a local non-profit organization which provides services that enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma while promoting peace in our community. In addition to providing a 24 hour crisis line, AVA also help with emergency shelter for women, men, and children, and provide medical, legal and counseling referrals. Advocates also works with local community organizations to help create a violence-free community through safety, support, education and accountability. Proceeds from this event will benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault. Tickets can be purchased from Advocates by calling (970) 668-3906. Visit us at for additional information.

Backstage seeks volunteers

2014 promises to be a grand year of entertainment and growth for the theatre. Join enthusiastic volunteers and be a part of all the excitement. Opportunities to participate abound. Contact for more information.

Brecekenridge Heritage Alliance seeks nominations

In honor of the Theobald family’s long-standing history in Breckenridge as well their commitment to historic preservation and heritage tourism, the BHA will present the 3rd Annual Theobald Award in summer 2014. The award will identify a person, business or project that exemplifies the Town’s commitment to historic preservation, celebrates the history of Breckenridge in a unique way, or demonstrates leadership and/or volunteerism for historic preservation. Visit for more information. The deadline for nominations is May 16, 2014.

Party for the Planet and Green Scene Awards

Celebrate Earth Day this year with Party for the Planet at Pug’s on Tuesday, April 22. Join us from 5-8 p.m. at Pug Ryan’s Brewery in Dillon for drinks, great food, and live music with Arnie Green. Entry is $15 and you receive appetizers and two beers. All proceeds benefit High Country Conservation. The Green Scene Awards will also be held in conjunction with Party for the Planet at Pug’s on Tuesday, April 22. You can nominate your favorite green individual, business, or volunteer by filling out a nomination form online at Nominations are due by Friday, April 18.

Trail for adoption

Trail Segment 7.1, from the Gold Hill Trailhead to the top of the 10 Mile Range will go up for adoption this season. The previous volunteer cut trees, maintained water bars, and posted signs. He believes it would be great to have one or several people from Summit County itself volunteer to maintain those 8 miles. It’s a lot of fun, good exercise, and gives you a good feeling. Potential adopters, please contact the Colorado Trail Foundation Adopt-A-Trail Coordinator, Janet Farrar, at You can check out the trail adoption program at

Social dances

Through the generosity of the Town of Dillon, the Lake Dillon Amphitheater and Summit Swing Dance will be offering social dances every Tuesday night from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning June 10 through the end of August this summer. The event will be an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to raise money for their causes. No admission will be charged, however, donations can be requested and concessions can also be a source of income. There will be no overhead for your organization and all donations and income from concessions will go the direct benefit of your organization. For more information or to reserve a night, email or call (970) 468-4876 after 4/13.

HC3 internships for SHS and CMC students

The High Country Conservation Center is looking for Summit High School and Colorado Mountain College students to participate in the 2014 Summit CSA program. HC3 has partnered with CMC and The Summit Foundation to offer a summer internship and scholarship for outstanding students interested in urban farming, sustainable agriculture, and community food systems. This is a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in food advocacy, policy, and education. Visit for more details or contact Jen Santry at Online applications are due by Friday, May 2.

Pre-applications for Summit wildfire protection grants

Summit County government has grant funds available for eligible neighborhoods, subdivisions and homeowners associations to conduct wildfire mitigation projects. The Summit County Wildfire Grant Program provides matching funds to assist property owners with the costs of creating defensible space by removing hazardous fuels that elevate wildfire risk. Pre-applications from eligible homeowner groups are due May 16. Successful pre-applicants will work with local wildfire mitigation experts to plan their projects. For more information, and to download a pre-application, visit, or contact Beth Huron at (970) 668-3595 or

Donations for After-Prom

The third annual Summit High School After-Prom event will take place Saturday, April 26. After Prom is a terrific all-night party held at the Silverthorne Rec Center that allows SHS students to enjoy even more of their Prom evening. Once again the goal is to provide a safe, substance free and most importantly fun environment for our Summit High School Juniors and Seniors. The cost for students to attend is $10 which covers all After Prom festivities. Sponsors are looking for both raffle prizes ­gift certificates and other fun items that high school students would enjoy – as well as cash donations to help purchase larger raffle prizes. Please consider making a donation by either going to donate online <; or mailing in a donation to After Prom Committee c/o Peggy Hiller, PO Box 3723, Dillon, CO 80435, or contact her at In addition, if you have a used car or truck that you are willing to donate for the grand prize, please contact Peggy Hiller.

CASA volunteer training

When a child is abused or neglected, a judge appoints a trained volunteer to listen to the child, report the child’s wishes, and make recommendations to the court. This person is called a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, or a CASA volunteer. CASA of the Continental Divide’s trained volunteers serve children in the 5th Judicial District of Colorado (Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, and Summit counties) and commit to finding them safe and permanent homes as soon as possible. To learn more about becoming a CASA in your county, call (970) 513-9390 or go to

Shooting range meeting

The Summit Range Association, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that manages and operates with the Summit County Shooting Range, is holding their quarterly Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. All interested members of the public are invited to attend. The Association is seeking volunteers and/or shooting enthusiasts who would be interested in helping to supervise and improve the Range. For more information visit, or call (970) 513-9480

Summit Seniors board members

The job of board members is to carry out and advance the mission and strategies. The mission reads “To improve the quality of life for the members of the Summit County Senior Center and other senior citizens (those over 55) of Summit County by providing services and opportunities for residents and visitors for recreation, intellectual stimulation, physical activity, volunteering and sociability through programming and philanthropic endeavors both within the Senior Center and the greater community. Elections will be held in early June and the annual term begins on July 1. Ideal skills and backgrounds being sought for board members include one or more of the following, (1) Marketing & Communication (2) 0rganizational and Leadership (3) Planning & Administration (4) Financial/Business (5) Senior Services (6) Activities/Programs (indoor and outdoor) (7) Volunteering (8) Human Resources and (9) Grant Management. Interested parties please contact Niki at the Senior and Community Center at (970) 668-2940 no later than May 6.

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