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Summit County: Community Notes

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Summit County Preschool is now accepting enrollment for children 2.5 years old to turning 4 years old. Contact Kristin at (970) 668-5508 ext 28 with any questions.

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. A $1 ticket (or six tickets for $5) buys a chance to win a season pass for Copper Mountain, Loveland, A-Basin, or the Vail Epic Pass.

The optimist club supports a wide variety of extracurricular activities in the Summit School District, including volleyball, basketball, chess tournaments, oratorical and essay contests. All proceeds from the raffle will go to support these and other local programs. The drawing is Sept. 21 and you need not be present to win. Tickets are available at any Alpine Bank, First Bank or the Edward Jones office of Mark Nunn in Frisco. Call (970) 668-3811 for more info.

The Summit Foundation is seeking volunteers to help at our annual Great Rubber Duck Race. We are looking for middle and high school students and adults who want to have fun, help the community and gain some community service hours. Positions are available selling ducks the last week of August, helping with the race on Saturday and with sorting ducks and getting them back in their homes on Sunday. We are also searching for seamsters and seamstresses to work on duck costumes. Call Chris Runyon at The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or email him at crunyon@summitfoundation.org if you are interested in getting your quack on!

High Country Conservation Center is looking for volunteers to help support zero-waste efforts at this year’s Oktoberfest. Volunteers will help educate visitors about composting and recycling as they go to sort their discards. This is a fun, high-paced volunteer opportunity that will help divert waste from the landfill, while raising money to support conservation efforts in Summit County. Volunteer shifts are two hours long and all volunteers receive an Oktoberfest T-shirt and

two beer or wine tickets. For more info or to sign up for a shift, please visit http://www.high countryconservation.org.

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up, the Summit Daily is looking for thoughts from our readers about their recollections of that day, what impacts it had on your life (or the lives of relatives, friends, etc.). Send your thoughts to editor@summitdaily.com if you’d like to have yours included in our roundup.

Summit Habitat for Humanity is in need of volunteers to help move the ReStore to a new space which is the quonset hut in Breckenridge. There are lots of volunteer opportunities, including cleaning, moving, landscaping, you name it! Shifts are available today and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 423-7445 or email barbara_shaffer@hotmail.com to schedule a shift!

Nationally renowned nature photographer John Fielder will host a photography workshop on Sept. 20 at his home in Silverthorne. This event will include personal instruction in nature landscape photography and technique, as well as dinner prepared by Doug Schwartz, chef at

the CMC Culinary School. The cost is $250/person, with all proceeds going to Domus Pacis Family Respite. The mission of Domus Pacis is to provide families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in Summit County’s High Country. For additional info or to reserve a space, call Vince at (970) 547-4745. Space is limited, so call early.

For 14 years, the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival has provided an extraordinary musical experience for Summit County residents and visitors.

This year’s festival dates are Sept. 11-16.

Longtime participating musicians Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills are returning as co-artistic directors this year. They have invited three additional musicians to join them in making beautiful music for our audiences.

Public concerts will be at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 16. Admission is $ 20 for adults, no charge for students and children. Additionally, soirees in private homes on Sept. 11 and Sept. 15 will provide the intimate setting in which this music is meant to be played.

A goal of the festival is to acquaint young people with chamber music technique and performance. Accordingly, students are invited to the public concerts free of charge and the festival musicians coordinate with high school music classes to provide a workshop during festival week. Alpenglow also awards a scholarship annually to a senior planning to continue music studies in college.


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