Summit County Community Notes: 2-23-2013 |

Summit County Community Notes: 2-23-2013

Help our community and pay off your library late fees through this year’s Food for Fines event. With the continued economic challenges, many people are turning to our local food bank for help feeding their families and providing necessities. To help meet the demand, the Summit County libraries will collect food and other items in place of monetary fines for overdue library materials, through Sunday. According to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center, items specifically requested are: > Diapers and/or wipes> Rice > Pasta> Canned tuna> Canned fruit> Black and pinto beans> Pasta sauce> Cereal> Granola and protein bars> Toiletries (toothbrushes, paste, deodorant)Only these requested by FIRC will be accepted at this time. Note that food cannot be used in payment for lost library materials. Share your love to help our community this year, and gain a clean slate with the library and no fines. There are no set required amounts to cover your fines – let your conscious be your guide. For more info, call the main library at (970) 668-5555; visit or simply come by any of our locations in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Summit School District is taking applications for preschool for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications may be downloaded from the district’s website ( Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Oct. 1 to apply. Applications are accepted year-round. Applications turned in by March 15 will be considered for the first round of enrollment. Call Beth O’Riley at (970) 368-1022, if you have further questions.

In honor of the Theobald family’s long-standing history in Breckenridge as well as its commitment to historic preservation and heritage tourism, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will present the second annual Theobald Award. The award will recognize outstanding contributions to the history of the Breckenridge area. Visit or call (970)453-9767 for additional information. The deadline for nominations is April 19.

Part 2 of a two-part seminar is Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center and will cover a wide range of subjects that beginning computer users will want to master to have an enjoyable and productive time using their computers. The class will focus on computers running Windows 7, so bring your Windows 7 laptop if you have one (though that is not mandatory). Topics will include:> A basic understanding of what computers are all about and what you can do with them> The basics of using your mouse and keyboard> How to get started, from turning the computer on to recognizing the key features of the computer and learning how to find them and use them> Some of the more interesting and useful programs you may want to use> Basics of the Internet – what it is and how to get to it on your computer, plus the fundamentals of Internet security.Class size is limited to 25, so call (970) 668-2940 to pre-register. Cost is $5 per person.

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