Summit County Community Notes 1-14-13 |

Summit County Community Notes 1-14-13

Daily News staff reports

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Breckenridge stages of the USA Pro Challenge will host a general information meeting tonight at 5:30 in the Council Chambers at town hall, located at 150 Ski Hill Road in Breck.

Community members interested in a longer-term volunteer commitment with the LOC are encouraged to attend. The race rolls through Colorado Aug. 19-25, with Breck hosting the Stage 2 finish and Stage 3 start, Aug. 20-21.

Visit for additional information.

Summit Choral Society rehearsals begin tonight and will be held each Monday, 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church at Farmer’s Korner in preparation for the spring concert in April and a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May. The director is Jill Schroeder-Dorn. In New York, we will be singing under the direction of John Rutter, internationally known conductor and composer. We will be working on Brahms Requiem and lighter music. All interested singers are welcome.

Do you want to get in a good workout and help out a good cause at the same time? The snow sculpture championships need a few good stompers on Thursday. Help stomp down the massive blocks of snow the sculptors will carve into a beautiful work of art. Shifts are available from 8-10 a.m., 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Contact Heather Bridges at (970) 453-3187 ext. 3 or

The High Country Conservation Center hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Thursday at the Speakeasy Theater. Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking and beautiful cinematography to inspire solutions to restore the earth and human communities. The films instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us. Our anchor films include “Chasing Water” and “Save the Farm.” All proceeds benefit HC3, and tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit or call (970) 668-5703 to purchase tickets.

Would you like to be a positive influence in a teenager’s life? Pre-collegiate is looking for mentors for their middle school program. A commitment of (the first Monday of the month) for a total of 2 hours (3-5 p.m). Interested? Contact Mary Lockard

The Keystone Science School is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help facilitate a hands-on free astronomy program for all Summit County fourth-graders and their families. No previous astronomy knowledge is required and all volunteers will have the chance to experience our on-site observatory to view the night sky. The program runs today through Thursday, Jan. 22 and 29, starting at 5:45 p.m. and lasting until 9 at the science school campus. For additional info or to sign up for a date, contact Amanda Seidler at (970) 468-2098 or email

Get ready to visit exciting new places, without having to worry about delayed flights, lost luggage and the other hassles of traveling when the Friends of the Library present the annual Travel Slide Show Series. The program begins on Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., and runs every other Friday through March 22. This event is held in the Blue River Meeting Room of the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne.

Past destinations have included Cuba, Cambodia, France, Italy and many other European countries, India, Africa, The Galapagos Islands, just to name a few. This year’s itinerary will include visits to Mount Kilimanjaro; Alaska; the Silk Road through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgystan; The Dalmatian Coast; and many more!

For more info on the series or to participate in future slide shows, call Janet at (970) 468-5887. To find out about additional upcoming events and programs, volunteer opportunities or how you can help the Summit County Library through donations, call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or email at

A new year…an exciting new season… and we are looking for enthusiastic souls who want to participate in the myriad opportunities we offer. Whether staffing the box office during performances or helping to build the actual sets, intriguing possibilities await. Interested? Contact for more information.

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