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Summit County: Community Notes

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We are a nonprofit raising money for Animal Rescue of the Rockies and we need volunteers to help run our store in Breck. Our volunteer orientation is tonight from 5-7. It’s 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 Jody Anderson life celebration party is slated from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at Anderson’s house in Frisco. Food and drinks provided.

The fourth annual Beetlefest will carve its way onto 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, a 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 are 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.

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 additional information on this benefit or if you would like to learn how to assist students experiencing financial need, contact Debbie Devine, at or (970) 453-6757, ext. 2617.

The Greenlands Reserve Land Trust invites you to join us, in partnership with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, on Sunday to help build sediment-control structures in the Straight Creek Watershed. Straight Creek is the primary water supply for the Town of Dillon. Volunteers should meet at the Straight Creek Trailhead in Dillon (at the end of County Road 51) at 9 a.m. and should dress for a day outdoors – bring lunch, water, work gloves, layered clothing including long pants, long-sleeved shirt, sturdy boots, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, rain gear, insect repellent and lots of enthusiasm! Project will end by 3 p.m. or earlier. All ability levels are welcome.This effort is part of the FDRD’s Forest Stewards program (see For more information on GRLT, visit are requested to RSVP at (click on “Volunteer”) by Friday so that we can provide sufficient tools and crew leaders. For more info, con tact Sarah at (970) 262-3449 or, or Marge at (970) 468-4887 or

The 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 additional information or to sign up for a shift, please visit http://www.highcountryconservation.

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.

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

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. A $1 ticket (or six tix for $5) buys a chance to win a season pass for Copper, Loveland, A-Basin or the Vail Epic Pass.The optimist club supports a wide variety of extra-curricular activities in the Summit School District. 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, FirstBank or the Edward Jones office of Mark Nunn in Frisco. Call (970) 668-3811 for more info.

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.

Drop off old cell phones or ink cartridges at Summit County Preschool at 70 West Main St. in Frisco.

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