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Summit County: Community Notes

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For Pets’ Sake Thrift Shop in Breckenridge needs you! Have fun, help homeless animals, and get in-store credit too! Our store is a fundraiser for Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Call Jenny at (970) 333-0281 to register for the upcoming volunteer orientation slated for Wednesday, from 6-8 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 the parkway. The town is looking for volunteers willing to assist with course control from 1-4 p.m. on the day of the event. Volunteers interested in this opportunity should contact Silverthorne police Sgt. Bryan Siebel at or call (970) 262-7320.

Summit Greens will be selling fresh mixed green, saut greens, culinary herbs and hanging herb baskets. Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Dillon Thrift and Treasure; Wednesdays noon to 2 p.m. at the Summit Community and Senior Center in Frisco; Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. at the Dillon Farmers Market. All sales will go until the last week in September. All proceeds to go sustain the greenhouses and Summit County’s sustainable food programs. Contact for more info. Order greens online at

There will be two orientation days for volunteers at the Summit County Animal Shelter in August. The first is slated for Wednesday. Volunteer orientation is from 10-11:15 a.m.; Dog class is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cat class is set for 1:15-2:15.The second orientation day is slated for Aug. 27. Volunteer orientation is from 10-11:15 a.m.; Dog class is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cat class is 1:15-2:15 p.m.Bring snack or water if attending all three classes. Sign up at the front desk if you plan to attend. If you have signed up and are unable to attend, call the shelter at (970) 668-3220. Maximum of 15 per class.

Want to learn the techniques and strategies of elk hunting? This course is geared for beginner and intermediate sportsmen of all ages. Topics will include scouting, locating, calling, shot placement, tracking, hunter safety and field care. The class will consist of lectures, videos and actual field scenarios. (Firearms and bows will not be used during class.) Free Primos hunting products will be given to the participants. The instructor for this class has over 35 years of big-game hunting experience and has taken several pope and young elk and deer, as well as other big- game animals during both archery and firearms seasons. Youth scholarships may be available so please contact our office. Please note there will be no refunds after the first day of the program and class space is limited to 10 students so register early. The class will take place at the Lake County Courthouse (505 Harrison Ave.) in Leadville on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For questions or to reserve a spot, call (719) 486-7484

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 email Tickets are available online at or by calling (970) 547-3100.

The Alliance for Historical Preservation still has six unsold booths for its annual art and craft show in Dillon. Local artists, crafters and musicians wanted. Call (970) 370-5726 or email for more info. Booths are $175.

The Summit County Libraries annual August Book Sale starts Friday, Aug. 12 and runs from noon to 6 p.m. as well as Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This sale is held 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

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