Summit County community notes: 10-27-13 |

Summit County community notes: 10-27-13

Summit High School says muchas gracias!

A HUGE thank you to charitable Summit County from Summit High School’s Spanish Honor Society and Summit in Honduras! We asked that our community go through and simplify their lives by cleaning out, and the outpouring of donations we received for the Fill-A-Truck ARC fundraiser was truly overwhelming. A VERY special thank you to the following businesses that were so generous in their donations — Recycled Sports, FIRC in Dillon, FIRC in Breckenridge, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Horse Cents Thrift, For Pet’s Sake, A Furniture Find, Mountain Comfort, Alpine Accents, Sogno, Krystal 93, Summit Daily News, LIFT 106/KRKY/KSMT and all of our wonderful neighbors and community! Your generosity will help offset the cost for the nine high school students traveling in November 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. We are so fortunate and thankful to live in such a giving and amazing community. Muchas gracias!

Inaugural adult Howlaween Ball

Eat, drink and be scary at the Howlaween Ball. The adult ball is fun for everyone 21 and older, with costume contests, dancing, appetizers, cash bar and huge silent auction. This event is a fundraiser for four local animal nonprofit organizations, including LAPS, Far View Horse Rescue/Fairplay, Animal Rescue of the Rockies/Breck and Swan Center Outreach/Silverthorne. Even though we are all involved with animals, this is a no-pets event. Friday, Oct. 25, from 7-11 p.m., Silverthorne Pavilion, $13 in advance and $18 at the door,

Free festive flower arrangement demo

The Summit County Garden Club is sponsoring a fun evening on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6–8 p.m. in the Mount Royal Room at the Summit County Commons in Frisco. Lily Giamanco, owner of The Little Flower Shop in Summit Cove, will be demonstrating flower arranging for the upcoming holidays. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP (970) 468-6640.

Haunted tours in the Brown Hotel

Evil is lurking in the Brown Hotel! You’ll see ghastly folk, hear stories of deathly love, see tragic endings, murder and mayhem. The thing about stories and nightmares is that they are real! Halloween night, Oct. 31, Thursday. $12 includes one Witches Brew (cocktail of choice) or a soft drink. 5:30-8 p.m. For an additional $10 there will be Paranormal Tours after 8 p.m. 208 North Ridge St., Breckenridge. Call for reservations: Jamie, (970) 485-2894, (970) 343-9169 or email:

Industrial rep sought for Colorado Basin Roundtable

The Colorado Basin Roundtable, a civic panel created by state legislation to study and recommend solutions to water-supply and environmental challenges in Colorado, has a vacancy for an “industrial representative.” Applicants must come from the Roundtable’s coverage area of Grand, Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Mesa counties. The position joins others from the agriculture, municipal water provider, water conservancy district, recreation, environmental and local government segments who are now working on Colorado’s Water Plan, a document scheduled to be completed in 2015 under executive order by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Roundtable members also take part in judging grants requests and distributing money to help solve water-supply and environmental issues in the Roundtable’s coverage area. Roundtable meetings take place from 1-4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month in Glenwood Springs. To learn more about the work of the Colorado Basin Roundtable and others across the state, visit the Colorado Water Conservation Board website ( and click on “Basin Roundtables” under the “Water Management” section of the homepage. To apply, submit a letter of interest by Nov. 15 to Jim Pokrandt, Roundtable chair, at or call (970) 945-8522, ext. 236.

Blue River Bistro remodel

A local Breckenridge favorite, Blue River Bistro, is getting a new look and new menu for the winter season and will be closed from Oct. 27 through Nov. 7. Reopening on Friday, Nov. 8, the Bistro’s dining room will have a fresh contemporary theme. New tables, chairs, flooring, light and fan fixtures, colors and refurbished woodwork are all sure to bring the restaurant to the next level. Along with the beautiful new dining room, Blue River Bistro will be rolling out a new winter dinner menu and drink list. As always, the Bistro will continue to offer the freshest local ingredients and progressive entrees, while keeping the old favorites locals have loved for years. See you in November at the Bistro!

Keystone Science School looking for outdoor gear

Are you looking to clean out and sort through your winter and summer gear? Please think of donating those items to Keystone Science School. KSS is in search of quality outdoor gear that can be used by our fabulous teaching staff and the students we serve. We are looking for x-country skis/boots/poles, in any size. We are also in need of synthetic warm layers (jackets, pants, fleece), rain gear (jackets, pants), hiking boots, sleeping bags, tents and backpacks (minimum 1,400 cubic inches). We have set up a drop-off station on the KSS campus, located at 1053 Soda Ridge Road, Keystone. Gear can be left in the KSS trailer, located in the parking lot to the left of the entrance, just past the Keystone Stables. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Horton, (970) 468-2098. We thank you in advance for your generous donations!

Library board seeks new member

The Summit County Library is seeking a dedicated person to fill one vacant position on the library board. Being a board member requires a time commitment of two to three hours per month, for one meeting in which members discuss and manage library policies, oversee the library budget and implement new strategies to achieve library objectives and goals. Board members will also be asked to assist with the new South Branch project, which will require some experience with fundraising and grant-writing. In addition, board members may serve on library committees, which will often require more time. If you are interested in becoming a library board member, please submit a letter of application and resume to: Summit County Library Board, P.O. Box 770, Frisco, CO 80443 by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. If you would like more information on this position or other volunteer opportunities with the Summit County Library, please call Joyce Dierauer, executive director, at (970) 668-4130. To learn more about the numerous services available at the Summit County Library, please visit our website at; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Pinterest and Twitter, or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Extreme Baseball thanks

Summit Extreme Baseball, Summit Youth Baseball and American Legion Baseball would like to extend our utmost appreciation and thanks to the Rotary Club of Summit County for “Make A Difference Day.” Many volunteers, including members of the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, assisted us in improving our new indoor Baseball Academy across the hall from the Bowling Alley in Dillon. Volunteers removed debris, cleaned and painted to help make this amazing facility a better place to serve our local youth athletes.

Jewish overnight camp

Synagogue of the Summit will host a Jewish overnight camp information session on Nov. 10 from 10-11 a.m. at the Alpine Earth Center in Silverthorne. Representatives from Camp Inc., JCC Ranch Camp, Ramah Outdoor Adventure and Shwayder will be on site to present their camp programs and answer questions. Come learn about each camp’s program, dates, rates, incentives and scholarship information. This free info session is for parents and campers ages 8 to 17. For more information please visit

Location: Alpine Earth Center, 998 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, Co 80498

High School Short Story Contest

The Rotary Club of Summit County and The Summit Daily News present the fourth annual Summit High School Short Story Contest. The contest is open to all SHS students as well as home-schooled students.

• Word limit: 2,000

• Subject: Whatever you’d like

• Deadline: Midnight, Nov. 16

• Submission: E-mail your story as a Word document to with subject: short story contest.

The top three winners will earn cash prizes and will read their stories aloud at a Rotary meeting. Winning stories will also be published in The Summit Daily News.

A few things to consider:

• Be sure to have your name and e-mail address on your submission.

• List the word count.

• Spell-check.

• Creativity and good writing are the two main qualities to be judged, but proper grammar, spelling and style will figure heavily as well.

• Have fun.

Trout Unlimited monthly meeting

For our first meeting come hear renowned guide, author and fly-tier Pat Dorsey, of the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen. Pat will present “Tail Waters,” everything you want to know about fishing in Colorado’s great tailwater rivers! Pat’s knowledge as a fisherman and guide is respected throughout the state. Come learn cool stuff from one of Colorado’s top guides! This event is free, open to the pubic, and food and libations may be purchased. Tuesdaty, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. at Fatties Pizza, upstairs, 106 Ridge St., Breckenridge.

Mi Casa’s Tequila Dinner

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is pleased to announce its fifth annual Tequila Dinner featuring Avion tequila. Proceeds will benefit Advocates for Victims of Assault. The evening begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with a silent auction and hand-passed hors d’oeurves, followed by a four-course dinner paired with Avion tequilas. Tickets to this wonderful evening are $75 per person and may be purchased online at, by phone (970) 668-3906 or in person at Mi Casa. Advocates for Victims of Assault is a local nonprofit that provides services to 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, it also helps with emergency shelter for women, men and children, and provides 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. For more information on this event, contact the Advocates at (970) 668-3906 or Mi Casa at (970) 453-2071.

Free musical theater dance class

Calling all kids ages 6-16 who enjoy playing pretend, dress-up, putting on plays, acting out new roles. Have we got a class for you! Summit School of Dance is offering a FREE class on Friday, Oct 25, at 4:30 p.m. Wear your Halloween costume and join us for Beach Blanket Zombies!! For more info call (970) 668-3975.

It pays to get A’s

At Alpine Bank, we want to reward your child for earning good grades. Each grading period, bring a copy of your child’s most recent report card to Alpine Bank in Breckenridge, Dillon or Frisco. We will draw five report cards from each branch, and each of those report cards will receive $10 for A’s or 4’s and 3’s and $5 for B’s or 2’s for five main subjects. That means a straight-A report card will earn your child $50 CASH! The deadline for submission of report cards for this quarter will be Nov. 22. Please limit submissions to one report card per child per quarter.

Fundraiser for Olympic hopeful Mikaela Matthews

Join 2014 Olympic hopeful Mikaela Matthews, an alumna of Team Summit Colorado, for an evening of fun and entertainment at the Backcountry Brewery on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and live entertainment by Randall McKinnon. Admission is free. Please bring a nonperishable food item to help stock the Summit County Food Bank and receive a free ticket for door prize drawings. Please stop by and help support Mikaela toward a successful 2014 season!

Open Arms has openings

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has current openings available for preschool students. We have highly trained teachers who offer a quality academic curriculum with Christian values to prepare students for kindergarten and beyond. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy 9, Farmer’s Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook.

Fall spiritual conference

The Swan Center for Intuitive Living is hosting a spiritual conference at the Keystone Center in Keystone, Oct. 25, 26 & 27. This is an opportunity for you to see all the Swan Center has to offer — including free workshop previews on Right Brain Success, Inventing Your Life, Living Intuitively and Spirituality and Horses. The Swan Center for Intuitive Living introduces individuals to the limitless possibilities available to them, and to provide them with a bridge from where they are in life to where they want to be. This is accomplished by providing people with knowledge and experiences that lead to higher levels of awareness, a life of balance and a fulfillment of one’s true purpose. All areas of study are based upon a core belief that we are here to love and serve all of God’s creations at the highest level, by developing our natural talents to the fullest degree, while using them to serve others. Contact John Longhill at (970) 468-0924 or email at swan or visit our website at for more information.

Kenosha Steakhouse supports HC3

Kenosha Steakhouse on Main Street in Breckenridge has kindly invited the High Country Conservation Center to join in its fall EAT-DRINK-GIVE series. 5 percent of sales all day Wednesday, Oct. 30, will go to support the High Country Conservation Center. No reservation needed. Just go have a great time and know that you are helping to support HC3 and getting a great meal to boot. Learn more about HC3 at

Carriage House wine dinner

The Carriage House Early Learning Center is pleased to announce its 18th annual Wine Dinner taking place on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Taddeo’s Ristorante’ in Breckenridge. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a family-style dinner paired with wines. Tickets to this wonderful evening of are $90 per person, $500 for a table of six or $820 for a table of 10. Proceeds benefit the Carriage House. The Carriage House is an early learning center dedicated to providing high-quality and developmentally appropriate child care. We support the needs of families in the high country community while contributing to the wholesome growth of our future citizens. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Martha at The Carriage House at (970) 453-6423.

Mountain Top’s Kids Night Out

Mountain Top Children’s Museum is offering a Kids Night Out from 6-10 p.m. the night of the Carriage House Wine Dinner. Kids will enjoy an evening of experiments, art projects and dinner from Mi Casa. This event is open to children ages 2-12 and cost $30 per child (and $10/additional sibling). Reservations are required, (970) 333-7353.

Friends of the Library week

Please join us as we celebrate Friends of the Library Week at the Summit County Libraries. This special week is designated to show our Friends how much we appreciate their support and all they do for the Summit libraries. The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit, volunteer group organized in Summit County in 1960 and incorporated in 1977. The Friends of the Library work hard to increase public awareness, use and support of libraries; to provide financial assistance by purchasing special items in support of library programs; and to sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of Summit County, such as the Travel Slide Show Series, all three of the book sales and the Teen Summer Reading Program. Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated. The Friends meet the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons Building in Frisco. Anyone interested in learning more about this wonderful group is welcome! If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call 668-5555; visit our website at; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Pinterest or Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Trout Unlimited monthly meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. at Fatties Pizza — upstairs, 106 Ridge Street. For our first meeting come hear renouned guide, author, fly tier Pat Dorsey of the Blue Quill angler, Evergreen, will present “Tail Waters,” everything you want to know about fishing in Colorado’s great tailwater rivers! Pat’s knowledge and respect as a fisherman and guide is well known throughout the state of Colorado. Come learn cool stuff from one of the top guides in the state! This event is free, open to the pubic, and food and libations may be purchased.

4-H STEM Trainings

Welcome STEM Enthusiasts! CSU Extension/Summit County 4-H are offering free trainings to help community members, parents, & teachers learn how to offer 4-H STEM programs at the school of your choice. Dr. Barbara Shaw, CSU Extension/4-H STEM Specialist and Kathie Kralik, Summit County 4-H Program Manager are offering STEM trainings Nov. 14 through Nov. 16. On Thursday, Nov. 14, join us at Summit Cove Elementary, 4:30-6:30 p.m., for a Robotics Training — no experience necessary; and on Friday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. or Saturday, Nov.16, 9-11 a.m., both at the County Commons in Frisco, trainings will be offered on how to get an afterschool STEM program going in your school with a focus on the 2013 National 4-H Science Experiment, 4-H Maps & Apps (GIS). Other STEM areas will also be offered to teach parents and volunteers how to put together a STEM program that fits into your schedule & interests. Please RSVP for these FREE CSU/4-H Trainings by Friday, November 8– or 668-4142

Ribbon Cutting at Art Supply Breckenridge

Please join us for a ribbon cutting at Art Supply Breckenridge on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. at 201 South Ridge Street in Breckenridge. Art Supply Breckenridge offers art supplies and artist workshops to adults and children. The celebration will include appetizers, prizes, three minute pastel portraits by Cecelia Eidemiller, watercolor workshop demos with Mauricio Menesa, a children’s coloring contest and a ribbon cutting by the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.

BooFest 2013

Upper Blue Elementary presents the first annual BooFest 2013 Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11-3 at Upper Blue Elementary located at 1200 Airport Rd in Breckenridge. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 1st Bank in Breckenridge. Carnival events include carnival booths full of games and prizes, haunted house, bouncy house, face painting, and our first ever Punkin Chunkin! Try your hand at catapulting a pumpkin and see how far it goes!! Enjoy treats and eats and pick up some goodies at the silent auction. Fun for the whole family of all ages.

Brain injury support group

Brain Injury Support Group, which meets the fourth Thursday of every month will be meeting on Oct. 24, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, in the classrooms on the first floor. Our presenter will be David R. Singleton, ABM, is a Certified Anat Baniel Method (ABM) Practitioner in Summit County and works at the Summit Movement Center. The topic will be, “New Avenues of Healing After a Brain Injury.” The ABM was created by Anat Baniel who was one of Moshe Feldenkrais’s protégés when he died. This support group is for survivors of a brain injury, their supporters and friends. Please join us! For more 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.

Wine dinner at Wolf Rock

Wolf Rock Wine Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 14th. $80 per ticket. You can also purchase a table of Eight at a discount. The evening begins at 6pm with appetizers,and a four course dinner paired with Hess Family of Wine. Live & silent auction will be available. Purchase all tickets at or at (970) 668-3906.

Tequila dinner at Mi Casa

Mi Casa Tequila Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 6th. $75 per ticket. The 4 course dinner begins at 6pm at Mi Casa in Breckenridge. Tequila from Avion tequila will be paired with an amazing dinner. There will also be an awesome silent auction. Purchase all tickets at or at (970) 668-3906.

Belly dance variety show

Bellyween, a belly dance variety show on Saturday, Oct. 26th. $10 per person. 6:30pm at the Riverwalk in Breckenridge. Purchase all tickets at or at (970) 668-3906.

Retirement plans for business owners: Free workshop

If you’re self-employed or own a small business, whether your business is a corporation or a sole proprietorship, this free seminar is for you! It will profile the various types of retirement savings plans that may serve your (and your employees’) needs. It will also cover issues such as costs, tax benefits, timing requirements and possible benefits and limitations associated with 401(k), IRA, Roth IRA, SIMPLE IRA and SEP IRA Plans. This is a hands-on seminar. Be sure to bring a calculator and information about your budget, assets and expenses. Presented by Aleda Kresge, CFP, Affinity Wealth Management Group. The Summit Independent Business Alliance will offer the workshop on Thursday, Oct. 24, at noon SHARP (feel free to bring your own lunch) at the Summit Community and Senior Center, 151 Peak One Blvd., Frisco. Join us to find out what will work best for you and your business!

Dance party by Summit Advocates

Turn the Beat Around Dance Party on Saturday, Oct. 26th. $20 per person. 7-10pm at the Holiday Inn, Frisco. Dance party with a costume and dance contest, silent auction, wine wall and tons of fun. Help us raise $7,000 to name a room after Stephanie Roller at our new Shelter. Purchase all tickets at or at (970) 668-3906.

BRC October Mixer

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the October Mixer at Summit Thrift and Treasure located at 1745 Airport Road, Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The October Mixer is sponsored by DexOne Colorado, Summit Thrift and Treasure and The Lost Cajun. Beer will be provided by Bud Light. Cost is $5 members/$10 nonmembers. The BRC mixer is a great opportunity to network with other business people from the community in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For more information on the mixer contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at (970) 453-2913.

Advocates for Victims of Assault events

Turn the Beat Around Dance Party on Saturday, Oct. 26. $20 per person, 7-10 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Frisco. Dance party with a costume and dance contest, silent auction, wine wall and tons of fun. Help us raise $7,000 to name a room after Stephanie Roller at our new Shelter.

Bellyween, a belly dance variety show on Saturday, Oct. 26. $10 per person, 6:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.

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.

2014 Master Gardener Training

Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is accepting applications for the 2014 Colorado Master Gardener Training. This signature CSU Extension program provides a unique opportunity for local gardening enthusiasts to help their community while learning more about home gardening issues. The 2014 training will take place on Thursdays at the County Commons building in Frisco, from Jan. 23 to March 27. The 10-week course offers comprehensive, research-based instruction in home gardening topics, delivered via distance education technology and presented by CSU Extension specialists from around the state. Upon completion of training, Colorado Master Gardener trainees agree to contribute 50 hours of volunteer service toward home gardening education. The cost of the training program is $265. A non-volunteer option is also available for $625, and is often chosen by professionals in the green industry as continuing education. Please contact the CSU Extension office at (970) 668-4140 or write for further information and to request an application form. Applications can also be downloaded at The deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 13.

Roots Community School/Escuela Comunitaria Roots

Please join us at our next community outreach and informational session. We’ll be meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 85 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Roots, Learning and Community School, will foster multicultural, bi-literate learning that is experiential, trans-disciplinary, collaborative and empowering by nurturing, cultivating and encouraging self-directedness. For updates visit Roots Community School – CO on FACEBOOK.

Por favor, venga a participar de nuestra próxima reunión informativa para la comunidad. Nos vamos a reunir el miércoles 23 de octubre a las 7 pm en el Senior Center, 85 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Roots, va a ser un Centro Comunal de Aprendizaje, el cual promoverá aprendizaje multicultural, y bi-literario que es experiencial, multidisciplinario, colaborativo, y que empodera a través de un vínculo cálido y de confianza, y que a su vez cultiva y motiva auto-dirección en los niños. Para actualizaciones visite: Roots Community School – CO en FACEBOOK.

N’Balance class

Join us for a community-based balance class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Classes start Tuesday, Oct. 22 and run through Dec. 5, with no class during Thanksgiving week. Come improve your balance, increase core and leg strength, improve posture and enhance your ability to navigate obstacles! This class is taught by Pat Aden, PT with Avalanche Physical Therapy. There will be a FREE balance assessment on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 1:15-3 p.m. at the Senior Center, please call 668-2940 to reserve space in this beneficial class! The suggested donation is $5 per class.

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Fall Festivals

Celebrate all things fall with two weekends of family-friendly fun at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Fall Festivals, taking place Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Sevens restaurant outdoor patio. The events will feature an array of fall activities and entertainment, including pumpkin and caramel apple decorating, trick-or-treating throughout the resort, a photo booth and bounce house, face painting, balloon art, dancing and karaoke with DJ Summit and more. Costumes are encouraged! The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Fall Festivals are free to attend and open to the public. Sevens will have a fall-themed food and drink menu available for purchase, and designated street parking will be available on Ski Hill Road.

Agape pumpkin patch

This is our first year to offer a pumpkin patch to our community. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun experience for families as we celebrate the fall season. Proceeds from pumpkin sales will go to supporting ministry to children locally and in orphanages and aftercare homes around the world. If you would like to schedule a field trip to the patch, please contact Carolyn Atkinson at (970) 485-2787. We would be happy to set up a time for you for you to bring your group, take pictures and hear a story or two. Kids can also color a fall coloring page, make a craft, etc. Field trips are on a first-come, first-served basis with limited availability, so call early to set up a time. The patch is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and is indoors! Prices start at $.50 for miniature pumpkins and increase based on the size of the pumpkin. The Church at Agape Outpost, 15404 Highway 9, Breckenridge, (970) 453-1247 x101.

Rotary Thanksgiving dinner

Summit County Rotary Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday, Nov. 28 from noon to 3 p.m. Come and give thanks with your family and friends while enjoying a wonderful traditional Thanksgiving feast provided by the Keystone Conference Center. The dinner is free and everyone is welcome! For further information, call Wendy Myers at (970) 262-9336.

CMC English language classes

Students can register for English Language classes this week at Colorado Mountain College in Dillon. The cost to register is very low and financial aid is available. Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Monday and Wednesday mornings, with childcare available! Now is a great time for employers to encourage workers who speak foreign languages to learn English. For more information contact professor Sharon Aguiar at (970) 468-5989.

CMC clases de inglés

Estudiantes pueden inscribir para clases de inglés esta semana al colegio CMC en Dillon. El precio es muy bajo y becas son disponibles. Las clases reúnen los martes y jueves en la tarde y en los lunes y miércoles en la mañana con guardería disponible. Para más información llame a la profesora Sharon Aguiar al (970) 468-5989.

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, or call (970) 668-3595.

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 2014 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 (, 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.

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; please visit our website at

Howlaween volunteers needed

Adult volunteers are needed for the inaugural Howlaween Ball at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Friday, Oct 25. Volunteers are needed to assist with decorations/set up, registration, food, silent auction and cleanup. Various shifts starting at 3 p.m. and throughout the event. You can volunteer online by going to, e-mailing or calling (970) 389-6370. The Howlaween Ball is a fundraiser for four local animal nonprofit 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.

Howlaween Ball

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 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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The Summit Daily News’ mission is to connect our community. Please take a few minutes to provide feedback on how we are doing in 2013. The purpose of this survey is to gain a deeper understanding of how locals, visitors and second-home owners access and use our newspapers, magazines and websites. In August 2012 over 700 readers participated in a survey that has shaped some of the changes we made over the last year to our editorial content and advertising programs. This survey is shorter and asks specific questions on which we are seeking additional details. We value your opinions and thank you in advance for your input to this important process. One survey per person, please. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and you could win a iPad mini! Visit today!

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

‘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.

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,

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

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 or contact Jen Santry at (970) 668-5703.

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,; visit our website at ; “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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