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New gallery space for

County Commons lobby

The Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee (SCAEC), a nonprofit county group, is leading the efforts to remodel the lobby space at the County Commons. The refurbished space will create a new gallery-life public space to showcase Summit County’s talented artists. New lights have been installed, the walls have been painted and the display cases will be improved. The SCAEC is asking the public’s help in matching a grant they received from the Summit Foundation. If you can help, please send your tax-exempt donation to the Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee, PO Box 1855, Frisco, CO 80443.



Volunteer training



Swan Center Outreach is hosting a new volunteer training class this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9-1 p.m. Come join our team for a life-changing experience on a historic Colorado ranch. Learn how to care for our beautiful horses, llama’s, sheep, goats and alpaca and be a part of our amazing educational programs for kids and adults. Visit our website at http://www.swancenter.org to fill out an online application or call John Longhill at (970) 468-0924 for more information.

Informative meeting

On Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 4-6 p.m. the Summit County Building Inspection Department will be hosting an informative meeting that will take you from the submittal process through the issuance of your Certificate of Occupancy/Completion. Items to be discussed include: Submittal Process, Plan Review, Code Changes for the 2012 Code Adoption, Inspections, and Closing out the permit. The meeting is at the Community and Senior Center in Frisco.

Adopt-an-Angel fundraiser

Please join us at our Fundraiser Breakfast to benefit Adopt an Angel located at the Summit County Elks Lodge #2561 (1321 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne) on Dec. 7, from 9 am – 12 p.m. There will be door prizes from places such as Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Outlets at Silverthorne, Nike, Olive Infusion, Pearl Izumi, group ski lesson at Keystone, and more. Tickets are $10 pre-purchased or $12.00 at the door, children under 12 are $5.00 at the door. We hope to see you there. For questions go to http://www.summitangel.org.

All-you-can-eat breakfast

and silent auction fundraiser

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 9 am – 12 p.m., at the Elks Lodge (1321 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne) for live music with Randall McKinnon, Jim and Roseanne Shaw. Proceeds benefit the animals and programs of Swan Center Outreach, a Silverthorne non profit which partners horses, llamas, sheep, and goats with children and adults for programs on self awareness and leadership. Tickets $12 at door, children under 12 – $5.

Adopt-an-Angel gift donations

Summit County Adopt-an-Angel program needs your help. Families in need, who were referred by several county agencies, will be coming to the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday, Dec. 19 between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to receive gifts for their children. We need gifts to provide all the families on the referral list. Donations can be made on-line at http://www.summitangel.org or you can get an ornament from one of our many Angel trees around the county and unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at any Police Department by Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. Summit County Emergency Service agencies appreciate your help and continued support for this program.

Calling Bird and

Wildlife Watchers

Join us for a fun outing to about winter birds and animal tracks. The outing is hosted by Continental Divide Land Trust and takes place Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cobb & Ebert Placer Open Space property. Cobb &Ebert is located east of Breckenridge. From Breckenridge, take Wellington Road East and proceed to the three-way intersection with French Gulch Road. Continue East on French Gulch Road for about 4 miles to the trail head parking area with the USFS kiosk signs. We will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tour lasts until about noon. Bring warm clothes, water, snowshoes, and binoculars if you have them. Suggested donation of $5 per person, kids free. For more information contact Continental Divide Land Trust at (970) 453-3875, http://www.CDLT.org, or info@cdlt.org, or lead volunteer Kaitlyn Farrar at (802) 681-8369, or Kfarrar17@gmail.com

Bernese Mountain Dog parade

Join other Berner lovers out on Main St. Breckenridge for the Third Annual Bernese Mountain Dog Parade on Dec. 7. An expected 70+ Bernese Mountain Dogs will lead the procession from the Red, White and Blue Fire Station (located at 316 N. Main St, Breckenridge) four blocks to the Blue River Plaza for the lighting of the town tree. Gather in front of the fire station for pictures, doggie mingling, hot cocoa, and cookies starting at 4:30 p.m. with the procession slated to begin at 5:15 p.m. Festive holiday attire is encouraged for both humans and dogs! While it is the Bernese Mountain Dog Parade, all well socialized dogs are welcome and we ask to make sure you bring a bag or two so everyone can clean up after themselves. Feel free to contact gavind@gobreck.com with any questions.

Visit Santa at Frisco Historic Park

On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Santa and his reindeer will be visiting in the Frisco Historic Park where kids can talk with him about their Christmas wishes! Parents can bring a camera and capture the moment. For more information please call 1-800-424-1554, or go to http://www.wassaildays.com

Santa’s Calling

If you have a special child in your life that would enjoy talking with Santa over the phone, Santa’s Calling is a good opportunity for the local kids in the area to get their wish list in. Santa will be calling on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m. To sign up, a responsible adult should fill out a form at one of the following locations: Info Center, Museum, Stork & Bear, or Town Hall by noon on Dec. 10! For more information please call 1-800-424-1554, or go to http://www.wassaildays.com

Christmas tree sale

Boy Scout Troop 187 in Breckenridge is holding their annual Christmas Tree Sale beginning on Saturday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 23, or while supplies last. Start your holiday season with a fresh, beautiful tree and support your local Boy Scouts. Varieties include Scotch Pine, Concolor Fir and Fraser Fir which are available in sizes ranging from 5 – 12 feet. 14” and 20” wreaths are also available for purchase along with tree stands. Come visit us at the Riverwalk Center/Tiger Dredge Lot on the corner of Park Avenue and Washington in Breckenridge. The hours of operation are as follows: Monday – Thursday 4 – 6:30 p.m., Friday – 4–7 p.m., Saturday – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday – 11 – 6:30 p.m. Thank you for supporting your local Boy Scouts through this one-and-only fundraiser.

Dillon Small Business

Open House

On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2-6 p.m. several Dillon small businesses will be hosting and Open House at Elevation Fitness, located at 124 Main Street, Suite 101. Host businesses are Summit Chiropractic, Summit Academy of Rock, Café ProFusion, Paleoleka Grain Free Granola, The Surf Shop, the Arapahoe Café, and Elevation Fitness. Join us for refreshments, samples and information regarding these great local businesses. Call (970) 468-7597 for more information.

SOS classes

SOS will be holding religious school classes on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Alpine Gardens, 998 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne. For further information, please contact info@synagogueofthesummit.org.


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