Summit County Community Notes 12-17-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 12-17-12

Daily News staff reports

Time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ullr Fest, Jan. 6-12. The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is currently taking nominations for the 2013 Ullr King and Queen. The royal Ullr couple should be fun-loving and enthusiastic. They should love Breck and embrace its zany qualities. And last but not least … they should truly appreciate the white, fluffy blessings of Ullr. Email your nomination for the perfect Ullr couple to Sandy Metzger at by Wednesday. Include reasons why they are deserving of this honor.

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 KSS campus. For more info or to sign up, contact Amanda Seidler at (970) 468-2098 or email

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: or (970) 262-7392.

Counseling intuitive Karin Prescott presents an overview of the science related to our intuition tonight from 7:30-9 at Harmony Health and Massage (118 S. Ridge St.) Learn how sensory data, brainwaves, neuroplasticity and genetics affect intuition and how to create your reality at will using your own intuition. Prescott’s work focuses on the transformation process to create well-being and spark interest in spiritual growth.

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our nine-week Nordic skiing program. Sessions are on non-consecutive Mondays (skipping holidays and school time off), beginning today, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kids will be placed in lesson groups based on their ability level. $68 per child includes equipment rental. Call (970) 496-4275 or email for a schedule and to register.

Volunteers are needed for the 2012 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign through Dec. 23 at the City Markets in Breck and Dillon along with the Safeway and Walmart in Frisco. Shifts are for two hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1-3 and 5-7.Proceeds from the campaign benefit Summit County individuals/families in need. To volunteer, contact social services at (970) 668-9164, (970) 668-9160 or FIRC at (970) 262-3888 ext. 302. Donations (made payable to Salvation Army) can be made at all locations or mailed to: Summit County Social Services, PO Box 869, Frisco, CO 80443.

Summit County’s answer to holiday shopping is Summit Unchained, produced by the Summit Independent Business Alliance. Win prizes in independent locally owned businesses this holiday season. All entries in individual business drawings will also be eligible to win grand prizes. Roughly $6,000 worth of prizes are available to win. Visit and click on Events for the full prize listings.

We’re looking for Summit High School graduates who want to be included in Tiger Tracker, the monthly profiles chronicling what people have been up to since graduation. If you are a SHS grad, or have a suggestion, contact Jessica Smith at or (970) 668-4633.

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