Summit County Community Notes: 12-16-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 12-16-2012

Join Silverthorne Recreation Center’s water safety instructors in a 5:30 p.m. parent and infant class or a 6:15 parent and toddler class. Play and have fun while learning age-appropriate progressions and water safety. Stay and play after class. Free with daily admission or pass. For questions and/or registration: sbarth@ or (970) 262-7392.

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 Wednesday, December 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.

The largest workforce housing survey ever conducted in Summit County began Dec. 6, and citizens are encouraged to complete these by Thursday. All returned surveys will be entered into a drawing for a $100 grocery gift card.

The goal is to reach as many households as possible to accurately assess the local workforce in terms of housing affordability, availability and suitability. The info gained from this survey will be combined with other housing and employment data to develop a Summit County Workforce Housing Needs Assessment, which will provide a road map for workforce housing policies and planning for future projects.

Please watch for this survey and the prepaid return envelope which will be left at your door. This is an important effort and your input is critical in order to provide a true picture of the needs in our community. Please participate by completing the survey delivered to your door and returning it in the prepaid envelope within 10 days.

The Summit County communities of Summit County, towns of Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne have contracted with RRC Associates, Inc. of Boulder to conduct this confidential survey of the local workforce.

For additional info, contact Laurie Best at

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., Friday.

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 on Jan. 14-17, 22, and 29 starting at 5:45 p.m. and lasting until 9 at the Keystone Science School campus. For more info or to sign up for a date, contact Amanda Seidler at (970) 468-2098 or email

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