Summit County community notes |

Summit County community notes

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

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.

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

Summit Greens will be selling fresh mixed green, saut greens, culinary herbs and hanging herb baskets. Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Dillon Thrift and Treasure; Wednesdays noon to 2 p.m. at the Summit Community and Senior Center in Frisco; Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. at the Dillon Farmers Market. All sales will go until the last week in September. All proceeds to go sustain the greenhouses and Summit County’s sustainable food programs. Contact for more info. Order greens online at

The fourth annual Beetlefest will carve its way on to Frisco’s Main Street on Saturday 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! 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.

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center for its premier fundraiser at the Hearthstone Restaurant on Sept. 15. This year will feature a five-course meal paired with wines from ZD Winery of Napa. The evening will begin at 6 with a silent auction and followed by dinner. The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is matching up to $4,000 in direct program donations to FIRC given throughout the night. This is the 18th annual Wine Dinner for the Hearthstone where they generously donate 100 percent of ticket sales to the nonprofit benefiting. Tickets are $100. Contact FIRC at (970) 262-3888 ext. 306 or the Hearthstone at (970) 453-1148 to reserve your space. Complete details are available at

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.

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.

Summit Huts Association is looking for volunteers to help out this summer and fall with projects at Francie’s Cabin, Janet’s Cabin, Section House & Ken’s Cabin. Volunteers receive a certificate good for one night in the Hutmasters’ Quarters of any Summit hut for each day volunteered. Scheduled dates, locations and projects are: Sept. 10 & 11 – Janet’s CabinPreparation for winter season – heli re-supply, preseason clean up, firewood stacking, loading and unloading nets. Volunteers needed at staging area (Copper Mountain) and at Janet’s Cabin. Date is heli and weather dependent (15-20 volunteers). Oct. 1 – Section House & Ken’s CabinPreparation for winter season – scrub down, firewood chopping, hauling and stacking (8-10 volunteers). Space on all volunteer days is limited and you need to sign up in advance. If you would like to sign up for any of the volunteer days, have questions or would like more info, visit the website (, email ( or call (970) 453-8583.

Advocates for Victims of Assault is starting its fall volunteer training on Sept. 19. If you are interested in working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other traumas please contact us for more info. The training is on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 from Sept 19 through Oct. 19. Dinner will be provided. Call Lori at (970) 668-3906 if interested.

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