Top 20 ways to get involved in Summit County this week |

Top 20 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

Mountain Melee

2nd Annual “Melee in the Mountains” to benefit The Red Ribbon Project Roller Derby Mix-up Tournament at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are hosting a roller derby mix-up tournament featuring a round-robin elimination, a coed bout and championship game. This event is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink, 1700 Bull Pasture Road. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. The action begins at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at or from your favorite derby girl. Pre-sale ticket price for adults is $8, $10 at the door. Students and seniors pay $5 and children under 5 and Military are free. Available concessions include Heidi’s Deli of Eagle, draft beer from the Bonfire Brewery and team baked goods. The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls will be donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to The Red Ribbon Project. For more information, check out

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.

Breckenridge Film Fest call for entries

Filmmakers and friends of filmmakers are invited to submit films to be considered for inclusion in the Sept. 18-21 festival. If accepted, filmmakers will be invited to visit Breckenridge during the festival, and are eligible for complimentary lodging accommodations on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to generous lodging sponsors. Chosen filmmakers also receive the accolades of being selected to participate in one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the country, and will cross paths with potential distributors. Don’t delay while the fee submissions are low (student rates are even lower). Fees are not waived, please do not request a fee waiver. Visit or to submit.

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 Dan Schroder at 970-668-4140 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

Summit County fitness support group

The Summit County Fitness Support Group will meet the last Monday of the month to discuss a variety of fitness and holistic health topics. On April 28, the group will discuss Life Coaching 101 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the FIRC Silverthorne Office. Claudine Norden will discuss life coaching and how it can help you. For more information contact or call (970) 455-0236.

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

Fundraising opportunities

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.

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.

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 123. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and participating restaurants. See for the full listing of passport specials.

Swim team summer program

The Summit County Swim Team offers developmental and competitive swimming instruction for youth ages 7-18. For information:

Cinco de Mayo with Mi Casa

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is pleased to announce the 31st Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration to raise funds for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Willie Whalen Memorial Fund. The fundraiser begins at 5p.m. on Monday, May 5 with a special buffet featuring Mexican & Southwestern culinary creations by Executive Chef Bruce Carlton. Come early and enjoy the food and drink. Menu to include: Beef Barbacoa with guajillo, ancho chiles & avocado leaf, Home Style Pork Carnitas with pickled red onion, Chicken Chile Rellenos, Jalapeño Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeño Chalupas, Chicken Tinga and Housemade Desserts, just to name a few items. A Silent Auction will be held from 5-8:45 p.m.. There will be giveaways throughout the evening along with live music with Drew Reges starting at 8:30 p.m. Admission to this fun-filled evening is $25 for adults and $12 for kids under twelve, with all proceeds going to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Willie Whalen Memorial Fund. Tickets may be purchased at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Breckenridge. For more information about the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, contact Tracey Roach or Julie Ludwig at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina at (970) 453-2071.

State of the river public meeting

The annual Summit State of the River public meeting is set for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the Summit County Community and Senior Center. The Colorado River District and the Blue River Watershed Group sponsor this update of snowpack, runoff, reservoir operation and weather conditions. After two lean snowpack years in Summit County and Western Colorado, the trend changed rapidly this winter with what is called the fourth best Summit County snowpack on record. The State of the River meeting will provide details on how the runoff will behave, flooding concerns and reservoir operations. Summit is home to two important reservoirs, Green Mountain and Dillon. Keynote speaker Nolan Doesken, the state climatologist, will discuss the weather patterns that produced the good snowpack and the outlook for the summer. He also will explain the weather pattern that produced the devastating floods on the Front Range last September. For more information, please contact: Jim Pokrandt, Colorado River District:, (970) 945-8522 x 236.

Domuc Pacis Family Respite runs the Colfax Marathon

Come walk, run, volunteer, or fundraise on behalf of Domus Pacis Family Respite at the Colfax Marathon, Denver’s Ultimate Urban Tour. Choose between 7 different races that range from a 5k to 26.2k full marathon, each taking participants through some of Denver’s most iconic landmarks. Your participation will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in the serenity of Summit County. The event is being held on the weekend of May 17 – 18. For more information call Vince at 547-4745 or to register please visit

Becoming a therapy team

Make a Difference with your dog at schools, libraries, hospitals and more. Come learn what it takes to be a Therapy Team. Summit Therapy Animals is holding their “How to become a therapy team” workshop from 6-7 p.m. on May 8 in the Loveland Room at the Community & Senior Center in Frisco. Contact Jan at (970) 262-1511 for more details. Please leave your pet partner at home, this is an informational event.

Gore Range High School meeting

Gore Range High School developers and interested parties will be meeting at Carciniera La Perla, 1161 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne on Wednesday, May, 7, at 5:30 p.m.

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

Lake Dillon Preschool Board of Directors

Lake Dillon Preschool is looking for Summit County residents interested in becoming members of the Board of Directors. Board members meet once every other month to plan for the future of the school as well as serve on various committees such as fundraising, marketing and enrollment, building and maintenance, administration and finance. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact (970) 468-1606, or

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