Summit County community notes: 10-13-13
Seedling trees for conservation
Summit County Extension and the Colorado State Forest Service are partnering to provide local landowners with low-cost seedling trees, grown from native stock at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins. Seedlings are sold in lots of 30 or 50, and include native mountain species such as aspen, Engelmann spruce, Colorado blue spruce, limber pine and bristlecone pine. CSFS seedlings offer an affordable way to ensure a diverse, forested landscape on your property in years to come. Place your order early for the best selection, as popular varieties often run out. The extension office will accept orders until April 18, 2014. Seedlings will be available for pickup in Frisco in mid-May (exact date to be determined). To download an order form and for more information on selecting appropriate species for your property, visit the extension website at http://www.co.summit.co.us/Extension, or call (970) 668-3595.
Nordic Center volunteers needed
Breckenridge Nordic Center is seeking volunteers for Saturday, Oct. 19, to help us prepare for the upcoming winter season. Indoor and outdoor projects are available, and volunteers will receive trail passes in exchange for work. Additional work days scheduled for Oct. 23, 26 and 30 as well as on-demand days to suit your schedule. For more information and to RSVP, contact Annemarie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Affordable Healthcare Act seminar
Due to an overwhelming response, the Summit Chamber of Commerce and Arrow Insurance are sponsoring a second educational seminar on the new federally mandated healthcare legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 10:30 to noon at the Breckenridge CMC campus. This new legislation will affect virtually every American citizen and business owner. Learn about how it will affect you by attending this free seminar. Larry Stone of Stone CPA will address the tax considerations for business owners. No RSVP’s are needed but you can call 970-668-3811 for information.
Free Breck walking tour
No school? No sitter? No plans? Join the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for a FREE Historic Walking Tour of downtown Breckenridge at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18. All students and accompanying adults can learn fun facts and interesting tidbits and soak up local history. Please call (970) 453-9767 (x2) to make a reservation. Space is limited.
Frisco haunted house
The annual Frisco haunted house is gearing up for its most chilling haunted house yet! Come to the Frisco community building on Granite Street and Third Avenue this Halloween for a terrifying experience. The “Haunted Main Street” theme is sure to leave you shaking with fright. The haunted house is sponsored by the own of Frisco and benefits Mountain Mentors and Activities Run by Youth. The haunted house will be open 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Saturday, Oct. 26 and Thursday, Oct. 31, Halloween night. Cost is $5 per student, 7$ per adult or $20 for a family of four. The haunted house is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Beware!
Call for artists: Ullr Fest poster art
As part of the Ullr Fest community tradition, the Breckenridge Resort Chamber (GoBreck) is accepting submissions for the 2014 Ullr Fest poster art contest. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and should tie in to this year’s theme, “An Ullympic winter,” in honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Winning artwork will appear on the 2014 Breckenridge Ullr Fest poster, merchandise, advertising and other event collateral; the winning artist will receive a prize package of event merchandise. Submissions should be finished quality, about 14” x 17” in size, and can be submitted via email (email@example.com), in person at the GoBreck offices (111 Ski Hill Rd. in Breckenridge) or via U.S. mail to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, ATTN: Special Events, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424.
Thank you from HC3
The High Country Conservation Center would like to say thank you to all those involved in the fifth annual Local Harvest Dinner. First off, Vinny’s Restaurant, which has been such a loyal supporter of HC3 over the years. Then all of the local farmers, ranchers and hunters who donated food to this event, and last but not least all of the guests who were able to make it and support our environmental programs. We had a great time and hope you all did as well.
Free homebuyer education class
Have you ever wondered what steps are involved in purchasing a home? Come find out at our free homebuyer education class on Friday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco. You will learn the basics A-Z what it takes to purchase a home, as now sure is a great time to do so! The class is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and put on by the Summit Combined Housing Authority with help from local volunteers who will walk you through the lending process, real estate transaction, title company portion and home inspection. There will also be information on current down payment assistance programs and much more! Snacks will be provided. Please register so that we know how many people to expect; call Joy at (970) 423-7041 or email JoyK@summithousing.us to register for this great class.
Girl Scouts: Learn how to join
Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made — those are the moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts! Summit County Girl Scouts invite all girls in grades K-12 to come experience the fun of Girl Scouting this Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Senior Center in Frisco. Older scouts will lead activities for girls while volunteers talk to parents and answer any questions. Contact Cricket Hawkins at (970) 379-9059 or Cricket.Hawkins@gscolorado.org for more information.
Adult reading program at Summit libraries this fall
The Summit County Library is celebrating the fall with a fun adult reading program — Great Britain style! This special reading program, especially geared for adults ages 18 and over, will begin Oct. 21 and run through Nov. 22. Just stop by any of the three library locations to pick up your reading log to get started. Check off a crown or a cuppa for each hour you read. When all are checked (for a total of 17 hours of reading), turn this in to any library branch for a prize and entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Kindle PaperWhite eReader, which will be held on Nov. 22., while two other winners will receive special gift baskets filled with goodies! For those voracious readers, there is a limit of five entries.
In addition to the Grand Prize Drawing, we have many special events planned, all taking place at the County Commons in Frisco, and all free to the public! The schedule for this year’s fall programming is:
• Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.: Celtic and Irish musical group, “Gobs O’ Phun”
• Friday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Authors Panel, with local authors Margaret Bailey, Lindsay Eland, Sandy Mather and Janice Parrish
• Thursday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m.: Downton Abbey Tea
• Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.: An Evening with Dave Cooper, photographer, climber and author
• Friday, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m.: Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man — hauntingly beautiful music in the Celtic tradition
The Grand Prize Drawing for the Kindle PaperWhite eReader prize basket and the other two prize baskets also will be held this evening!
Please visit any of the branches of the Summit County Libraries today to pick up your game piece and get started toward a prize. For more information on other upcoming events or programs, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; please visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org
Howlaween volunteers needed
Adult volunteers are needed for the first annual Howlaween Ball at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Friday, Oct 25th. Volunteers are needed to assist with decorations/set up, registration, food, Silent Auction and clean up. Various shifts starting at 3:00 p.m. and throughout the event. You can volunteer on-line by going to http://www.signupgenius.com, e-mailing email@example.com or call 970-389-6370. The Howlaween Ball is a fundraiser for four local animal non-profit organizations including Swan Center Outreach, LAPS, Animal Rescue of the Rockies and Far View Horse Rescue.
Hazard tree removal on CR51
The Colorado State Forest Service, town of Dillon, Denver Water Board and U.S. Forest Service are partnering to complete a hazard tree project along County Road 51 in Dillon. CR 51, aka Straight Creek Road, will have intermittent closures for the next couple of weeks due to a hazard tree removal project. Flaggers will be on site to allow traffic through the project area. Be aware that closures could be as long as 20-30 minutes.
Eat, drink and be scary at the first annual Howlaween Ball on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7-11 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. This adult Halloween costume ball is full of spooktacular excitement featuring costume contests, DJ and dancing, free appetizers, cash bar and a huge silent auction. Tickets are only $13 in advance or $18 at the door. Purchase tickets and find out more about the event at http://www.HOWLaween.com. This is a fundraiser for four local animal non-profit organizations including Swan Center Outreach, LAPS, Far View Horse Rescue and Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Although it’s a fundraiser for animals, please leave your pets at home!
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New SOS Outreach website
After 20 years of serving at-risk youth, SOS Outreach just launched a new website and logo featuring the Morse code distress signal — S.O.S. The new image highlights that SOS Outreach is responding to at-risk youth signaling for help, and the website offers ease of mobility and quick access to information, with a fresh, pictorial look. Please visit http://www.sosoutreach.org.
‘Stepping On’ fall-prevention workshop
When: Fridays, Oct. 11 to Nov. 22 (with the exception of one Thursday instead of Friday on Oct. 24). Where: St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center Classrooms. Bristlecone Home Health Foundation and Summit Medical Center Health Foundation are sponsoring a free fall-prevention workshop. The seven-week workshop is for seniors who have a fear of falling or have fallen in the last year. The “Stepping On” program has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people. The workshops are led by health professionals. Information is provided on exercise, vision, safety and medications. To RSVP and for questions: (970)668-6980.
SAGE Special Speaker Event
Summit Advocates for Gifted Education (SAGE) is pleased to host Jim Delisle, Ph.D., on Oct. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Summit School District (SSD) Central Administration Building in Frisco. Dr. Delisle is an author and advocate on the topic of gifted education. He will be speaking about “The Top Ten Strategies for Raising a Happy and Successful Gifted Child,” and will address some strategies for teacher/parent collaboration with gifted students. SSD educators are eligible for two contact hours applied to line advancement. RSVP by Oct. 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure enough refreshments, materials and child care are available.
Spanish Honor Society seeks your support
Students from Summit High School Spanish Honor Society are looking for household items you’re ready to clear out for a good cause! The students will be traveling with Summit In Honduras on a Spanish immersion service trip to rural Honduras to volunteer at an orphanage, paint a school and create a nursery at a medical clinic. To make their trip possible and to help pay for supplies to perform these services, they are holding a fundraiser Oct. 12 and 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. You can help by donating gently used household items such as clothing, including shoes, jewelry and accessories; home decor; toys, games and sports equipment; linens; small appliances; books, CDs, records and tapes; knickknacks and small furniture. We cannot accept furniture that takes more than two people to load, TVs, computer monitors, building materials or hazardous materials, mattresses or box springs, mirrors without a frame or backing, tires, toilets and trash compactors. Questions? Please contact Reena John at (512) 924-5481 or Tina Schroeter at (512) 422-0790 or email email@example.com. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you on Oct. 12 or 13 at the CMC parking lot in Breckenridge from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fall hours at Breck rec center
The Breckenridge Recreation Center will move to fall hours beginning Monday, Oct. 14. The recreation center will close one hour later Mondays through Fridays only. Fall hours Monday-Friday will be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Weekend hours are unchanged. Monday-Friday hours will remain in effect until the winter season beginning Dec. 1. Please see Recreation Center Hours online for more information.
Go2Work free weekly workshops for job seekers
Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m., Colorado Mountain College in Dillon in the Computer Lab Room 11
Services available include:
• Computer access
• Internet job searches
• Job application and resume assistance
• Interviewing skills
• Interest inventories
• Computer-based work skill enhancement
• Skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys
• Earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate!
• Skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program.
• Information on Colorado Mountain College classes and financial aid
• Information on other training and educational resources
• Online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center
• Information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits
• Referrals to additional services
All Services are Free & No Pre-Registration is Required! Contact Jason Read, (970) 468-5989, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frisco Adventure Park COO Breakfast
The Frisco Adventure Park COO Breakfast, presented by the Summit Chamber of Commerce, is being held at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge on Oct. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. There might be confusion on where the event is being held and this is just to confirm the event will be held at the Beaver Run Resort. We look forward to a completely sold out event, so get there early and have a great time.
Take ‘The Great Adventure’!
A Journey through the Bible, with Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray and Sarah Christmyer. A Story of Salvation using The Bible Timeline learning system to get across the “big picture.” This system simplifies the biblical narrative by dividing it into 12 periods of Bible history, focusing on 14 of the 73 books of the Bible that tell the story in order from Creation to the time of the Church. Once that overall context is learned, the rest of the Bible is read from within the understanding that framework provides. If you are Catholic and want a better understanding of Sacred Scripture; If you were raised Catholic but have fallen away or attend Mass only on Christmas and Easter; If you are not Catholic but your Christian faith is hungry for a Bible-study class; If you are not Christian and want to know why Christians are so zealous about God’s plan through His son Jesus Christ; then join the Great Adventure at Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne. This will be a 24-class adventure from November 2013 through May 2014. Call Larry at (970) 513-0045 for more details or request information by email from email@example.com.
GED prep classes at CMC
Colorado Mountain College offers GED preparation classes at the Dillon Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register now for the new session beginning on Oct. 9! Currently, there are five content-area exams necessary to complete the GED. They are mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. Students may focus on preparing for any or all subjects with the support of CMC’s team of dedicated GED instructors. Preparation is the key to completing the GED and earning your certificate. Earning your GED can open the door to higher education, career development and increased wages. Registration for GED prep classes at CMC costs $30 per seven-week session. There are big changes coming to the GED in 2014, so register now! It’s never too late (or too soon) to complete your General Education Development! Contact Professor Laura Pless at (970) 468-5989 for more information or stop by CMC’s Dillon Campus located at 333 Fiedler Ave., across from Summit Thrift and Treasure.
Tax planning seminar
The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to host Hope and Change – a Tax Planning Seminar for 2013 on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3. With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the implementation of several key revenue raising provisions of the 2010 Health Care Act, change in taxes is a certainty for 2013. This free workshop will help you learn how you will personally be impacted in 2013. On the morning of October 3, the tax experts from Eide Bailly, LLP will be covering the following topics and more:
– The Medicare Contribution Tax
– 2013 Individual Tax Rates
– Capital Gains Taxes
– Itemized Deduction Phase Outs and Limitations
– Maximizing Charitable Deductions and Other Tax Planning Opportunities
The Summit Foundation Trustee Steve Smith will moderate the discussion. This will be an interactive workshop using comprehensive illustrations to highlight how tax law changes will impact individual taxpayers in 2013. The workshop will emphasize practical strategies for managing your tax liability and how charitable deductions can play into those strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the fear and apprehension out of your 2013 tax return. To learn more about the workshop, which will be held at Beaver Run Resort from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, or to RSVP, call The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRC looking for cooking class volunteers
Are you passionate about cooking food and eating healthy? Cooking Matters is a national program designed to teach youths, teens, adults and families how to cook and eat healthy and nutritious foods. If this interests you, think about becoming a Cooking Matters volunteer with the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC). We will be holding a volunteer training and information session on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Blue River Room in the Silverthorne Library. To RSVP or for more information, contact Matt Madsen at FRIC, email@example.com, or call (970) 380-1275.
Thank you from Alpenglow
Thank you to our community, sponsors, volunteers, contributors and advertisers for making the 16th season the best ever. The festival’s board of trustees appreciates the enthusiastic response of Summit County music lovers to a most exciting season under the artistic direction of Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills. Concertgoers welcomed the six outstanding professional musicians whose performances both thrilled and challenged listeners. The ensemble presented outstanding performances of classic repertoire as well as newer works at each of the four concerts. Thank you to our audiences for supporting this extraordinary music. We especially appreciate our soiree hosts, Wayne and Mollie Brunetti, Kevin McLane and Mike Ragsdale, for generously offering their homes and providing the intimate settings in which this music is meant to be played. We are most grateful to Lord of the Mountain Church for allowing us to use its facility for our public concerts.
Wine Dinner raises $52K for FIRC
The Hearthstone Restaurant’s 20th annual Wine Dinner was the most successful in event history, as over $50,000 was raised for the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. Thanks to the generosity of the 80 guests in attendance and a $20,000 match by Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Tom and Nancy Keltner, the guests stepped up to the challenge of raising over $21,000 in donation matches to help with the construction costs of FIRC’s new Silverthorne offices. FIRC purchased the old Silverthorne post office through a low-interest USDA loan. The new office space will provide Summit County with a larger food bank, multipurpose space for parenting, life skills and cooking classes, and space for FIRC’s growing staff and programs. FIRC hopes to move into the new space by January 2014. For more information please visit SummitFIRC.org.
Teens in for a spooky treat
The Summit County Library invites all Summit County Teens, from middle school through high school, to celebrate Teen Read Week, beginning Sunday, Oct. 13, and running through Saturday, Oct. 19. This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library.” Come and join the creepy fun on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m., at the North Branch Library, Silverthorne, as we “Seek the unknown” with LeeAnna Jonas of Spirit Realm Investigative Project. She and her all-girl team specialize in the mining towns of Colorado. They use scientific equipment and metaphysical sensitivity during investigations. LeeAnna and her team have done over 50 investigations and have been featured on the “Paranormal Challenge” and “My Ghost Story.” They will talk about their experiences with the paranormal and demonstrate the equipment they use. This event is free to the public. For more information on Teen Read Week, check out http://teenreadweek.ning.com/. And for more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please call Janet Good, at (970) 468-5887 or contact her by e-mail at janetg@co,summit.co.us; visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
LDTC is looking for volunteers
Help professional live theatre thrive in Summit County! The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is seeking patrons and volunteers to become Lake Dillon Theatre Company Ambassadors. Ambassadors are not merely patrons or volunteers (although they are often both.) Ambassadors are the people IN THE KNOW about all things Lake Dillon Theatre Company. Please join us for a fun and informative training at the theatre on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m., to get the inside scoop and learn more about how you can help the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. RSVP required. Call Mari at (970) 513-1151 x 107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breckenridge Dining Passports
The Breckenridge Restaurant Association (BRA) is offering fall dining specials at participating restaurants as a fundraiser for Summit County Cares, a collection of organizations that includes the Care Clinic, Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Advocates for Victims of Assault and Social Services. The restaurant community wants to give back to the organizations that help many of its employees, patrons and community members. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and are valid now through Nov. 14. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, the Summit Foundation and participating restaurants.
Brain Injury Support Group
Brain Injury Support Group, which meets the fourth Thursday of every month will meet Sept. 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, in the classrooms on the first floor. Cynthia E. Parker, with Adult Mental Health Services LLC, will be the guest speaker and will be doing a presentation on “Fatigue — What Can Help the Struggle after a Brain Injury?” This support group is for survivors of a brain injury, their supporters and friends. Please join us! For information, please contact Kim Ramey or Melissa Chang in the PT/OT/ST Department at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center at (970) 668-6980, or at Avalanche PT and Sports Rehabilitation at (970) 668-0888.
Summit County’s new seed library
High Country Conservation Center is working with community gardeners and Colorado Mountain College students to develop a new community seed library. The seed library will offer free access to seeds and seed-saving education to everyone in our community. Saving seeds specific to Summit County is an important step in strengthening our local food system. Locally adapted seeds are more resilient and regionally adapted to our soil and microclimate. We need your help to raise $1,000 to launch this program. To support the Summit Seed Library Campaign and to find out how you can get involved, please visit ioby.org/project/summit-county-seed-library or contact Jen Santry at (970) 668-5703.
Optimist Club ski pass raffle
The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. A $2 ticket (or six tickets for $10) buys a chance to win a season pass to Copper Mountain, Loveland, A-Basin or the Vail Epic Pass. Your local Optimist Club supports a wide variety of activities for the youth of Summit County, including basketball, volleyball, oratorical and essay contests and chess tournaments. The proceeds from the ski pass raffle are used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Summit High School. The drawing is Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Summit Community Center and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at any Alpine Bank or First Bank location, Dillon Ridge Liquor, or the Edward Jones office of Mark Nunn in Frisco.
Volunteer for Summit County Teens
The Summit County Library would like to invite all middle and high school students to the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, every Monday after school from 3-5 p.m. to do community service to help meet any requirements you may have for school or other organizations with which you are involved. Volunteer work can count toward the schools’ IB program, Scouting, etc. No need to call ahead. Snacks provided. For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet at (970) 468-5887 or janetg@co,summit.co.us; visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
Reading is a team effort for teens
The Summit County Library is looking for teen readers, from the middle and high schools, with active imaginations and a sense of fun for a missing-ending book club. This is a book club with a twist … each reader gets a book with the final pages of the story stapled closed. Please pick up your free book and a special surprise package throughout September at the North Branch of the Summit County Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne. Read the book all the way up to the stapled pages (the missing ending), then join us for the meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. We’ll provide the snacks, games and even a craft, and you provide the ending! Finally, the author’s ending is revealed, and the reader with the best guess at the ending will win a prize! For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet at (970) 468-5887 or janetg@co,summit.co.us; visit our website at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
Coats for Kids campaign
The second annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Campaign was jump-started with a significant donation by Century 21 Realty. Your monetary donations will enable the Knights to purchase new warm winter clothing for cold children in need. Please support this priority cause by sending your tax-deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. Call (970) 468-6566 for info.
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