Summit County community notes |

Summit County community notes

Nationally renown 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.

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 Mountain HOPE Foundation, which is a hippotherapy program located in Summit County, is seeking volunteers for the Breckenridge Oktoberfest. The foundation has been named a beneficiary of this popular annual celebration, which will take place on Sept. 16-18 in Breck. Volunteers are needed for Saturday, Sept. 17, and/or Sunday, Sept. 18, for either a 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. time slot or a 2:15-6:15 p.m. time slot each day. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that benefits individuals with a variety of disabilities, including but not limited to: cerebral palsy, autism, and brain injuries. The money from Oktoberfest will be used to fund scholarships for those who would otherwise not be able to participate in the foundation’s program. If you would like to learn more about volunteering for Oktoberfest to support the foundation, contact Deb Neyland at (970) 453-5048 or To learn more about Oktoberfest, visit

Summer is here! The Backstage Theatre offers fun and hilarity for one and all. We welcome new volunteers to join us in a host of supportive endeavors… painting, constructing, advertising, box office and many more. Just email for more info.

We are a nonprofit store raising money for Animal Rescue of the Rockies and we need volunteers to help run our store in Breckenridge Our volunteer orientation day is Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. It is a fun and you get to earn in store credit while helping save the lives of hundreds of animals.Call Jenny to register at (970) 333-0281

The fourth annual Beetlefest will carve its way on to Frisco’s Main Street on Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for lumberjack shows, live music, the 4k Beetle Stomp Fun Run, bug petting zoo, Slug Bug and more! Come and enjoy beer and food booths plus unique crafts, displays and products from forests devastated by the mountain pine beetle. The event benefits Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. Volunteers needed for this exciting and zany festival. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Contact Gail Culp at (970) 376-1008, or to sign-up.

It’s time to “Fall into Reading” at the Summit County libraries. Book Bingo, a reading game for adults 18 and over, starts Tuesday and runs through Nov. 30. Pick up a Book Bingo card at any branch of the library. One completed BINGO line earns a treat and an entry into the grand prize drawing for an E-reader.For more information on any upcoming events at the Summit County Libraries, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by e-mail at; visit; add our Facebook page to your favorites; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations in Frisco Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Colorado Mountain College and Noodles & Company have teamed up to raise money for a scholarship fund for students attending either of the Summit locations of CMC. Noodles & Company will donate 25 percent of all sales made on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. The fundraiser applies to either dine-in or carry-out customers – just mention “CMC.” Noodles & Company is located at 265 Dillon Ridge Rd, Dillon, between the former Blockbuster and Walgreens stores. For more information on this benefit or would like to learn how to assist students experiencing financial need, contact Debbie Devine, at or (970) 453-6757, ext. 2617

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