Summit County Community Notes, 4-14-2013 |

Summit County Community Notes, 4-14-2013

It’s time to celebrate National Library Week at the Summit County Libraries. First sponsored by the American Library Association in 1958, this annual event was designed to recognize the importance of books and literacy in this country.To help us celebrate this special week, Denise Gard with Story Creations, will be performing with Sienna, her Border Collie and fellow entertainer! With 12 years of experience as a professional storyteller, children’s librarian, and school librarian, Denise will share some snowy tales that highlight Colorado, the North Pole and other frosty places. Sienna, in the role of the Ice Princess, discovers that the three little kittens really didn’t lose their mittens-they were stolen! Join Sienna as she hunts for the thief in this chilly tale. Kids of all ages are welcome. This is a free program!Denise will be performing at the Main Library, and both the North and South branches. > South Branch, Breckenridge – Tuesday, 11 a.m.> North Branch, Silverthorne – Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.> Main Library, Frisco – Wednesday, 1 p.m.We hope you will come and join the fun at the free presentation. For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by e-mail at; visit our website at; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; or simply come by and visit with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention month, FIRC and Prevent Child Abuse Colorado cordially invite you to a free dinner and author presentation, “The Sex-Wise Parent,” presented by Dr. Janet Rosenzweig from 5:30-6 p.m. on Monday at the Frisco Senior Center. Dinner and child care check-in will be available with the presentation, followed by a Q&A from 6-7:30. Spanish translation will be provided. The presentation is appropriate for parents of toddlers through adolescents. Call FIRC at (970) 262-3888 x 330 or email to reserve your space.

The Frisco chapter of the Summit County Chamber of Commerce will host an After Hours Business Mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on April 18 at the Hotel Frisco. (The ad in the SDN on April 10 incorrectly listed the location.) The Hotel Frisco is located on Main Street in Frisco. Cost of entry is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers and includes one free drink ticket for beer or wine, a light dinner and two raffle tickets to win a $200 circular saw donated by Lowes. Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to meet new contacts and have some fun. If you’d like for your business to get a bit more exposure, donate a door prize by calling Judi at (970) 389-6470 or send an email to

Parents who would like to visit Summit County Preschool for summer and fall enrollment are invited to an enrollment open house from 10 a.m. to noon and 3-5 p.m. on April 25. Stop in during those times to visit classrooms, meet teachers and complete paperwork for enrollment. Refreshments will be provided and questions will be answered. Summit County Preschool is located at 70 W. Main St. in Frisco and can be reached by phone at (970) 668-5508 or online at

Registration is now open for the 37th annual Salomon Run the Rockies weekend on June 8-9. Registration is available online at Current discounted prices are $50 for the half marathon and $40 for the 10K. The trail race registration is $40 for the 5K and 10K. Prices go up May 1. Day-of registration will be available for both races. Registration for the road race on June 8 is available at the Frisco Recreation Building at Third Avenue and Main Street from 6-8 a.m. The 5K and 10K trail race day-of registration will be available at the Frisco Day Lodge from 7-8 a.m. on Sunday, June 9. For more information, please contact Linsey Kach at (970) 668-9133 or

Help High Country Conservation Center honor Summit County’s deserving individuals, businesses and volunteers at this year’s Party for Planet being held on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. The Green Scene Awards are a great way to recognize someone you know who has been an environmental inspiration to you and others. Visit for details and a nomination form. All nominations are due by April 16.

The Alpine Earth Center in Silverthorne is screening “Dirt! The Movie” at 4 p.m. on April 14 and 6 p.m. on April 17. For this movie, presenters will be Sherie Sobke, from Alpine Earth Center, and Jen Santry, from High Country Conservation Center. Upcoming movies: “Dirt! The Movie,” “The Greater Good,” “Catching Babies,” “Genetic Roulette,” “Thrive,” “Beautiful Truth,” “Cats of Mirikitani” and “Law of Similars.” The fee is $5.

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