Summit County Community Notes: 4-5-2013 |

Summit County Community Notes: 4-5-2013

Summit Music and Arts welcomes the return of Duo Esprit, a harp and viola group, at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Lord of the Mountains, 56 Highway. 6 in Dillon.

The program “Esprit Encore!” – performed by Ann Marie Liss, harp, and Basil Vendryes, viola – will feature music of Ferrante, Malloy, Kehn, Goldfinger and Berg (all written for Duo Esprit), as well as music of Vaughan Williams, Chopin, Gershwin and Bridge. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call (970) 468-6809 or visit

The Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund is having a fundraiser at Ollie’s in Breckenridge from 7-10 p.m. on April 4 to raise $4,000 for an engine rebuild for the firetruck the group donated for use in Cambodia. Please come enjoy an evening of fun and bidding on 65 silent-auction items from local restaurants and businesses.

Swan Center Outreach is hosting a new volunteer training class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Come learn what it means to be a part of the Swan Center team. Swan Center Outreach provides leadership and self-awareness programs with rescued horses that empower and support youth and adults in the achievement of their life goals, while demonstrating the educational, therapeutic and spiritual values of a loving relationship with animals. The center is located on a beautiful 300-acre ranch in the Lower Blue River Valley just 15 minutes north of Silverthorne. To sign up, visit

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 from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Stop in during those times to visit classrooms, meet our teachers and complete paperwork for enrollment. Refreshments will be provided and all of your questions about SCP will be answered!

Advocates for Victims of Assault is hosting a Black Tie Bingo event from 6-10 p.m on Saturday, April 6 at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. Tickets are $50, or you can buy a table of eight for $350.

The Alliance for Historical Preservation is seeking local crafters for a July 4 show in Frisco. Booth spaces are available for $150 for a two- or three-day show. Call (970) 370-5726 or email for further information.

The Frisco Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer sports camps and Frisco Fun Club, a summer day camp. In-person registration opens for Frisco Fun Club from 5-7p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Frisco Day Lodge.

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.

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 2013 Seedling Trees for Conservation program is wrapping up for the season. Seedlings are grown at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins and are made available to Summit County property owners through the Colorado State University Extension office in Frisco. Orders for seedlings must be received by the office on or before Friday, April 12. Seedlings will be delivered to Frisco for pick-up on May 1 and 2. For more information or to download an order form, visit the, or call the extension office at (970) 668-3595.

Are you looking for service opportunities in Summit County? Domus Pacis Family Respite is a local nonprofit that provides respites or getaways to families dealing with all stages of cancer. Domus Pacis is looking for new volunteers to help bake and prepare meals for families who are visiting Summit County and taking a break from their day-to-day dealings with cancer. If you are interested in cooking, helping out in the office, or if you have another special talent you would like to share with us, please contact Meredith Long at or (970) 547-4745.

Learn how to buy a house from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 13 in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco. You will learn the basics, from A to Z, of what it takes to purchase a home. The class is free and is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and put on by the Summit Combined Housing Authority with help from local volunteers who will walk you through the lending process, real estate transaction, title company portion and home inspection. To register, call Joy at (970) 423-7041 or email to register for this great class.

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 1st. Day-of registration will be available for both races. Registration for the road race on June 8 is available at the Frisco Recreation Building, located at Third Avenue and Main Street, between 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

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is seeking nominations for the second annual Theobald Award to recognize outstanding contributions to the history of the Breckenridge area. The award will identify a person, business or project that exemplifies the town’s commitment to historic preservation, celebrates the history of Breckenridge in a unique way, demonstrates leadership and volunteerism, or both, for historic preservation and heritage tourism, and uncovers new facts or stories about Breckenridge’s history. Visit for more information. The deadline for nominations is April 19. The award ceremony will take place late summer 2013.

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