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Summit County: Community Notes

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The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will host an afternoon tea at the Barney Ford House Museum on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. A $10 donation includes tea, sandwiches, scones and museum admission. Reservations are not required; please arrive anytime between noon and 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit museum operations and future exhibits. For more info, call (970) 453-9767 or visit

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) and Summit Thrift & Treasure will be closed Monday for a staff day. Thrift store donations will not be accepted this day, but will Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Town of Silverthorne is soliciting volunteers to assist with course control for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 27. Assistance is needed to ensure the course on the Blue River Parkway is successfully controlled for the 128 professional cyclists who will be racing through Silverthorne. In addition to ensuring a safe event, volunteers will get a great up-close view of the racers as they travel south on parkway. The town is looking for volunteers willing to assist with course control from 1-4 p.m. on the day of the event on Aug. 27. Volunteers interested in this opportunity should contact Silverthorne police Sgt. Bryan Siebel at or (970) 262-7320.

The Summit Seniors are taking donations forthe 24th annual Gigantic Rummage Sale and Silent Auction to be held Aug. 11-14 at the Summit Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco.Silent auction items needed are automobiles, boats, fur coats and collectibles. To donate, contact Evie Lau at (970) 468-2857 or Donations of clean and good condition rummage will be accepted at the center from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Please don’t leave items prior to those times. Large appliances, large furniture, TVs, computers without monitors, encyclopedias or magazines cannot be accepted.The event will open with a special pre-sale 5-8 p.m. Thursday. A donation of $10 per person will be charged for the pre-sale hours only. All sale proceeds benefit charitable organizations serving seniors in Summit County. To apply for these funds or for more information, call (970) 668-2940.

The Summit County Libraries annual August Book Sale starts Aug. 12 and runs from noon to 6 p.m. as well as Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale is put on by the Summit County Friends of the Library and will help raise much-needed funds for the libraries, which are used to sponsor programs that will benefit both residents and visitors in Summit County. Check out the extensive selection of available books while supporting your local libraries. For additional information, or to volunteer to assist with library events, contact Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or

Timberline Learning Center is a local, nonprofit early learning center for the children of Summit County. In order to offer competitive pay to Timberline’s teachers, ensure that students have low student-to-teacher ratios, and provide students with an atmosphere that cultivates bright and well-adjusted young minds, Timberline relies heavily on fundraisers to ensure these goals are met for the benefit of the whole community.The second annual Wit, Wine & Dine will take place at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. Every ticket purchased includes a selection of gourmet appetizer stations and an excellent dinner from Harvest Catering – an Argentine wine tasting to complement every course, and live comedy with Comedy Work’s own Jolly Demis. The evening will also include an exceptional silent auction and every ticket holder will have a chance to win one of several door prizes including dining and spa gift certificates. This is a one-of-a- kind event for a great cause and community support is needed.Reward yourself with an evening full of laughter and reward Timberline Learning Center with your support. Tickets are $65 per person. Tables are also available for purchase, sizes range from a four-top to an eight-top so invite your friends and family. Proceeds from this event will go directly to Timberline Learning Center and will be greatly appreciated. For more info, contact Timberline at (970) 453.9656 or Tickets are available online at or by calling (970) 547-3100.

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