Summit County Community Notes: 3-23-2013 |

Summit County Community Notes: 3-23-2013

Those “Characters” are at it again! Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Cast of Characters is staging its fourth annual Wine Tasting and Membership Event at a beautiful Keystone home from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 . Interested persons (with good character!) are invited to participate for only $15 “admission” and a bottle of their favorite wine under $20. Admission donations will “role” over into a 2013 CO’C membership “if it all tastes right”! Appetizers will be served. To reserve your spot (and become the “Character” you’ve always known you are) send your $15 (per guest) tax-deductible donation to LDTC Cast of Characters: Don Parsons, Membership VP, P.O. Box 272, Dillon, CO 8043. Please include your email (for directions) and snail mail, addresses and phone number. Questions or reservations? Sandi at 668-0651 or Don at 406-1341.The Cast of Characters acts voluntarily to stage friend-raisers, fun-raisers, fund-raisers and other suitable projects and productions in support of the mission of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company.

The FIRC Bag Shop in La Riva Mall in Dillon will be open Saturdays in March from 1-4 p.m. for shopping. Volunteers use donated material to make shopping and wine bags, aprons, iPad holders and more. Money raised is donated to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center’s food bank program. New volunteers are welcome. For more information visit

The search is on for Colorado’s outstanding senior volunteers. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, the Salute to Senior Service program recognizes senior volunteers for the contributions they make in local communities. Friends, co-workers, family members and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to nominate deserving seniors for possible state and national honors. Nominations will be accepted through March 31. Each state’s winners receive $500 and one national winner receives $5,000 to donate to the winners’ charities of choice.

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youth ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” They are looking for volunteers to spend 8 hours each month with one of the 48 youth waiting for a mentor. Call 668-9184 or visit

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) for Dialogue Over Dinner on Thursday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Summit Middle School Cafeteria. We will be discussing Cyber Safety for Adolescents, presented by Detective Blank & Officer Ortega of the Breckenridge Police Department. Learn more information about internet scams, social media safety for your family, and current cyber issues and safety for adolescents. The evening is free and includes dinner and child care. Please RSVP with Kerri at (970)262-3888 ext. 330 or email

High Country Conservation Center has officially launched the new Summit Community Garden Network website. The SCGN benefits all community gardens by providing gardeners, visitors, teachers, youth and families with a one-stop- shop for garden and local food resources. Thanks to the SCGN, one plot application now applies to all five of our gardens, including Silvana’s , Nancy’s, The Living Classroom, Breckenridge and Dillon Valley Elementary. We are now accepting applications from new and returning plot holders. All garden plots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Completed applications are due by March 31. Find out more or download an online application for your garden plot at

Silverthorne’s free Nordic Center, located at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks (2929 North Golden Eagle Road), will offer an extended season this year due to the significant recent snowfall. The season will be extended through March 31. Two courses at the Raven offer a variety of trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Parking is located at the clubhouse, where course rules are posted. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the trails and that the groomed routes are intended for use by those with skis and snowshoes only, as regular foot traffic damages the grooming.

The town of Frisco puts on a local Easter egg hunt every year. On March 31, the town will have 5,000 eggs that need to be strategically hidden between Madison and Second Avenues at the Frisco Historic Park. The town is looking for about 15-20 volunteers who could help hide eggs, inform parents when to have their kids start, assist with crowd control and help with any cleanup at the end of the event. The Easter egg hunt starts at noon and the town would like volunteers to help from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Contact the Frisco Information Center to sign up as an Easter volunteer: 668-5547 or The town will provide bagels, donuts and coffee for your efforts.

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