Summit County Community Notes: 3-30-2013 |

Summit County Community Notes: 3-30-2013

Special to the Daily/Bill Linfield

Tale Spinners to meet

On Monday the Tale Spinners will host a free community presentation at the Senior Center. Former Ambassador Gary Grappo will give a presentation on “Challenges for the United States in the Middle East Today.” Garry had a 26-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, including service as ambassador to Oman and in high-ranking posts in Bagdad, Saudi Arabia and Jordan as well as Portugal, Nicaragua and Washington, D.C. He received numerous State Department awards for his service.

Caregiver support group

The Summit County Caregiver and Memory Loss Support Group will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Summit County Senior Center. The group meets to recognize the needs of those providing care for loved ones in the home and from a distance. There is an exchange of challenges and needs, and a sharing of resources available in the county and else where. The group is supported by Summit County Seniors, the Northwest Council on Aging and the Colorado Alzheimer’s Association. For details please call Sandy at (970) 584-0311. Drop-ins are welcome. One-on-one informational meetings are available.

Snow extends Nordic season

Silverthorne’s free Nordic Center, located at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks (2929 N. Golden Eagle Road), is extending the season through Sunday due to recent snowfall. Two courses at the Raven offer a variety of trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoe users. The North Course has challenging terrain with plenty of changes in elevation. Novices will be more comfortable on the South Course, which is flatter but still offers an abundance of twists and turns. Park at the clubhouse, where course rules are posted. Dogs are not allowed on the trails.

Garden plots available

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 Sunday. Find out more or download an online application for your garden plot at

Nominate a senior volunteer

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 Sunday. Each state’s winner receives $500.

Volunteer at the Backstage

Support and participate in live community theater in Breckenridge. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to welcome theater patrons, creative craftsmen to assist with set creation, cheerful individuals to distribute performance information throughout the county and anyone who embraces the performing arts. We have opportunities for you to become involved today! Interested? Contact

Fundraiser for preschool

The seventh Ladies Night Out fundraiser benefiting Lake Dillon Preschool will be held at 7 p.m. on April 5, at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Doors open Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $140 for a table of eight. This year’s entertainment will be Colorado Springs-based comedy group Improv Colorado. The event also will include a raffle. For more info or tickets, call 970-468-1606.

Spring book sale at libraries

The Summit County Libraries have announced the dates for the annual April book sale. This spring’s sale will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on April 5, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 6. This sale is organized by the Summit County Friends of the Library and will help raise funds for library programs that benefit Summit County residents and visitors alike. For additional information, or to volunteer to assist with the book sale or other library events, please contact Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or

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