Summit County Community Notes: 12-13-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 12-13-2012

Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Backcountry Brewery, which is located at 720 Main St., Frisco. Tickets are available at or at Summit County Preschool, 70 W. Main St. Frisco. Cash or checks can be accepted at the school. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

This is the fifth annual breakfast with Santa, a fundraiser for the school. This event is geared toward families with young children. All will enjoy a delicious breakfast as the children tell Santa all the items on his/her list. New this year, Breakfast with Santa will feature a silent auction of five decorated Christmas trees and table prizes. Kay Beaton will be on hand to take professional photos of the little ones with Santa.

Celebrate the joy and hope of the holiday season with the Lord of the Mountains Sanctuary Choir as it performs the cantata “Tapestry of Light,” A Celtic Christmas Celebration. This free choral concert is presented by Summit Music and Arts as part of its 2012-13 Concert Series on Sunday, at 5 p.m. at Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon. LOTM music director, organist, and choral director Len Rhodes will direct the choir from the piano.

“Tapestry of Light” is a cantata containing traditional carols and lush Celtic melodies, scripture readings and candlelight. Familiar tunes and thoughtful narration underscore the uplifting theme of the work. This jubilant cantata contains recognizable melodies such as “I Saw Three Ships,” “Sussex Carol,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Greensleeves,” and “Londonderry Air,” which are not ordinarily associated with Christmas. The concert will also contain some other seasonal music. There will be a reception following this cantata.

Elves have adorned the holiday tree with author’s faces at the North Branch of Summit County Library, Silverthorne! Come see how many of the faces you can identify. There are 48 authors dating from several hundred years BCE to the present. The authors include writers of children’s books and poetry, as well as authors of adult classic and popular works. A list of names is provided to help you determine their identities. When you’re tired of guessing, we’ll provide a key to the pictures to satisfy your curiosity.

While you’re in the library, don’t miss our festive display of children’s holiday books on Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. The library also has holiday stories by such well-known authors as John Grisham, Debbie Macomber, Richard Paul Evans, Anne Perry, Mary Higgins Clark, Dave Berry, and James Patterson. Topics include books on decorating, cooking, making and wrapping gifts, throwing successful parties and more – everything you need to make your holiday season fun and unique.

The week before Christmas, our special Preschool Story Time events will bring out the holiday cheer in your young ones. These take place at the North Branch Library, Silverthorne on Tuesday, December 18, and Wednesday, December 19, 10:30 a.m. And, finally, the Main Library, County Commons, Frisco, will hold their Preschool Story Time on Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. We hope you’ll join us for stories, crafts, games and fun!

For more information on this or 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; visit our website at; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; or simply come by and visit with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Come join Doug Pierce, owner of the Arapahoe Cafe and Pub, as he and staff celebrate their 10th anniversary with the cafe! From Monday through Friday help commemorate this special occasion by enjoying great breakfast specials, 2-for-1 specials and complimentary champagne served with dinner entrees. Catch the cafe’s new video, filmed by the folks at 9 NEWS, at At our site you’ll also find great recipes, delicious menus and a pictorial history of Summit County that makes the cafe a truly unique experience. Thanks to all for a great 10 years; we look forward to seeing you!

Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is seeking dedicated, community-minded volunteers to serve on the Extension Advisory Committee. The committee will help Extension prioritize new and continuing educational needs in the community. The committee meets quarterly and appointments are for 3-year terms. The Board of County Commissioners will make appointments to the Extension Advisory Committee in early 2013. To apply, send a letter expressing your interest and background to: CSU Extension – Summit County, P.O. Box 5660, Frisco, CO 80443 Or email to: Interested individuals will also be required to complete an application. To request an application or if you have questions, call (970) 668-3595. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Dec. 21.

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