Summit County Community Notes: 4-6-2013 |

Summit County Community Notes: 4-6-2013

Summit Music and Arts welcomes the return of Duo Esprit, a harp and viola group, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at Lord of the Mountains, 56 Hwy. 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

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

Learn how to buy a house from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, 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.

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; online registration will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9. To see a complete list of summer camps and programs visit or call 970-668-2558.

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.

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

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is seeking nominations for the second annual Theobald Award, which recognizes 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; or uncovers new facts or stories about the town’s history. Visit for more information. The deadline for nominations is April 19. The award ceremony will take place late summer 2013.

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings in the infant and preschool rooms. Parents may visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook.

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

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.

The support group of the Lake Dillon Theatre, “The Cast of Characters,” is staging a “FLOWERAMA” to brighten your deck and grow the Lake Dillon Theatre. Fresh and direct from Denver’s Welby Gardens, patio planters and hanging baskets, priced right and suited to our mountain environment await your “casting call”! Order before April 10 to save 10 to 15 percent over regular retail prices and save on specialty pots as well. Choose to “early audition” additional pots for the spots on your stage at Frisco’s Pink Plant Place at N. Fourth Avenue between Main and Galena on pre-order pickup day Friday, June 14.

The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to greet 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

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths 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.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youth waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit

The Summit County Wildfire Council invites Summit County property owners to learn more about the 2013 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program. This grant program provides assistance to eligible homeowner groups, allowing residents to conduct hazardous-fuels reduction (for example, tree-removal projects) in their neighborhoods. Effective fuels-reduction projects help protect Summit County communities and watersheds from the threat of wildfire. Interested community members can download a grant application from Summit County’s Colorado State University Extension page, Grant applications will be accepted through April 26. Please call Dan Schroder at (970) 668-4140 for more information.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to successfully compost in the high country? Be a worm farmer? Make the best soil for your garden? Reduce the waste in your home kitchen? High Country Conservation Center and Colorado Mountain College are proud to present the 2013 Master Mountain Composter Program. Starting April 16 through April 25, MMC classes will run from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the CMC campus in Breckenridge. Applications are now available at and are due Monday, April 15. Drop-ins are also welcome for $20 a class. For more info, visit

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