Top 13 ways to get involved in Summit this week |

Top 13 ways to get involved in Summit this week

Breckenridge Alpine Garden Program

On May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ther will be a work session followed by lunch at Kenosha Steakhouse at about noon to welcome new members. This is an ongoing Club project, begun in 2003. Located on the Blue River, the goal is to make the Breckenridge Alpine Garden into a town showplace garden. The group works with the Town of Breckenridge on this project. They provide the irrigation and gravel from time to time. It is amazing how many people pass through the garden while working there, and comment on how beautiful it is. Members also tend the “Plant Select” Demonstration Garden which was established in 2003 and was the initial area adopted by the Club. Just bring some favorite tools and gloves to participate. Coordinators: Suzie Rawles, Pat Steiner.

4-H Summer programs

Kids ages 5-18, join Summit County 4-H for the summer for just $40. New 4-H programs starting in June–4-H Jazz & Hip-Hop Dance; 4-H Culinary “Around the World”; 4-H Healthy “Quick & Simple” cooking; 4-H Fiber Art (Quilting, cross stitch, knitting, weaving, embroidery, needlepoint); 4-H Hand-Sewing (ages 5-8); ,4-H Archery, Rifle.22, Shotgun (ages 8-18), 4-H Mnt. Biking, 4-H Gardening and more. Enroll in 4-H Online today: Summit County 4-H clubs fill up fast–enroll today. (970) 668-4142 or

P.E.O Chapter IB Scholarship Applications Available

The Dillon Chapter of P.E.O. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a woman either in her last two years of college, pursuing a post-graduate degree or enrolled in her final year of a vocational/technical program. Applicants must be Summit County residents or graduates of Summit School District and must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, commitment to goals and community involvement. Email or call 970-468-5023 for an application, due with transcripts June 6. Interviews will be held in June. P.E.O. provides educational opportunities for women by offering scholarships, grants, awards and loans.

Summit Historical Society needs volunteers

The Summit Historical Society, an all-volunteer organization, needs people to help with the many activities scheduled for the summer months. Do you like talking to visitors about Summit County’s exciting history? Become a trained docent leading tours through the Schoolhouse Museum on LaBonte Street in Dillon. Are you handy with tools and a paint brush? Historic sites always need minor repairs. Do you like to prepare desserts? Become part of the group providing goodies for Monday evening Pastry and the Past series of talks held at the Dillon Community Church. Do you like working with historical artifacts, photographs and maps? The Society maintains an extensive archive staffed by volunteers. Extra hands are always welcome. Do you like helping with friendly social events? Summit Historical Society needs helpers for the Ice Cream Social in Dillon on July 19. There are many other ways to help such as setting up and taking down the tent at the Dillon Farmer’s Market on Fridays. Anyone who wants to become more involved in the Society by serving on a committee or becoming Board members is also welcome. If you are interested in joining a vibrant, active group of individuals, call the Society office at (970) 468-2207 and speak to our administrator, Christy Nelson, or contact her at

Summit Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers

It’s time to ‘rock-n-roll’ and get the Summit Habitat for Humanity House done. Crews of framers have been working and the shell of the house is complete, the roof is on, windows are in and inside work began. Now your help is needed. Whether it’s painting the siding before it goes on the house, general carpentry work, pulling wire, or doing construction clean up. The weather’s finally turning nice and this is a great opportunity to make a lasting contribution to Summit County. Shifts are Monday through Saturday. The first shift is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the second shift is 1-5 p.m. Right now, Knights of Columbus are working on Thursdays. The build site is located at 72 Illinois Gulch Road at the south end of Breckenridge. To reserve your spot, please e-mail Nancy at, or the Silverthorne ReStore (970) 423-7445.

Backstage Theater volunteers

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre welcomes volunteers. As the season changes and delightful thoughts of bikes and hikes emerge, why not also consider joining the enthusiastic live theatre supporters who assist in productions? The summertime shows promise to bring smiles, laughter, and an awakening of the creative within. For more information , please contact

4-H F-150 raffle ticket sales

Purchase your $5 raffle tickets for the 2014 4-H Foundation F-150 Truck on display at Alpine Bank in Dillon, May 19-30. Support Summit County 4-H by purchasing tickets at any Alpine Bank in Summit County. Come see the actual truck May 19-30. or (970) 668-4142.

Summit County Cares May Food Drive

The Summit County Cares Food Drive is going on during the month of May. Donate nonperishable items at the donation bins at City Market, Natural Grocers and the Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne Post Offices. The Summit County Cares food drive benefits the local food banks. For financial donations visit

Books and bikes donations

Frisco Fun Club is collecting used children’s bikes and books to use for summer day camp for children ages 5-12. Please bring gently used and functioning items to the Frisco Day Lodge between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday-Friday, May 5-30. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sara at

Father Dyer Church needs ‘treasures’

On Saturday, July 19, the Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge will hold its annual Treasure Sale. Proceeds of this event support the local special assistance programs (e.g. rental assistance, transportation, emergency lodging, etc.) of the Church. If you have unwanted “Treasures” and would be willing to donate them to this cause, please hold onto them until the week of July 14. No adult clothing, mattresses or electronics will be accepted. For more information, send an email to

Breckenridge Dining Passport

Proceeds from the Breckenridge Restaurant Association’s (BRA) Dining Passports this spring will benefit the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center in the old CMC building in Breckenridge. The historic brick schoolhouse on Harris Street is undergoing major rehabilitation to become the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library, bringing Breckenridge a greatly expanded library, updated movie theater, office space for local non-profits and a gathering place for the whole community. For more info on the community center project, please visit is just one of the ways in which the Breckenridge Restaurant Association and its members give back to the community. The BRA supports other community events and programs, including support for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Dew Tour, various concerts and events, customer service training and the culinary kitchen at Colorado Mountain College. With your Dining Passport make a whirlwind tour of the vibrant Breckenridge dining scene during spring, 2014. The restaurants listed in the passport have teamed up to present, in one spot, their spring promotions, awesome menus and great values. Each restaurant lists its own terms, promotions and schedules. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and get specials valid now through June 12. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants. See for the full listing of passport specials.

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

Leadville National fish hatchery 125 year celebration

The Friends of the Leadville National Fish Hatchery invite you to the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the hatchery at 2846 Hwy 300, Leadville, Colo., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be activities throughout the day and evening on Saturday, July 26, including tours, a horseshoe tournament, a guided labyrinth walk, demonstration of Tenkara fly fishing techniques and equipment, supervised kids’ events, cake and lemonade, and dance music in the early evening. For additional information contact Judy Cole at (719) 486-0176.

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