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Summit County: Community Notes

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The Summit Choral Society will begin rehearsing for its holiday concert tonight at the Agape Outpost at 7. We are a community choir always looking for new members. Rehearsals are every Monday at the Outpost from 7-9. No rehearsal on holidays and no audition necessary. For more info, call Elisia at (970) 368-0268.

The ReStore is located at the northeast corner of CR 450 and Highway 9 in Breck. The driveway is conveniently located directly across the street from the 7-Eleven and is in the quonset hut, last known as Brooks Furniture. Visitors to the ReStore will find a wide variety of good used furniture, lamps, home accessories and surplus/used building supplies. Store hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come and visit us – there are bargains galore. Tax-deductible donations are accepted, but call first to make sure your item is on our “most wanted” list. Volunteers are always welcome. There are shifts on all three of those days, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. where you can help make a difference. Call (970) 453-1445 during store hours for additional info.

Yearning to hear and to sing favorite tunes sung in four-part barbershop harmony? Come join our fun-loving women’s chorus who meet every Tuesday evening, 7-9 p.m., downstairs at Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon. For details, call Mary Jo Shell at (970) 406-8386 or Corinne Bair (970) 262-9273

Emily Heck of Summit High School has been recognized as a 2011-2012 Discus Award winner for her achievements in the areas of arts, academics and community service. The Discus Awards is a national program that provides recognition and scholarship opportunities to all-around high school students who excel in three of 10 key attributes. Heck is now eligible for 2011-2012 Discus Awards scholarships. Also, Heck created a multimedia profile highlighting her achievements, which may be viewed in the Discus Awards Winners Gallery at http://www.DiscusAwards.com/winners.

Community members who want to make a difference in Summit County are invited to an information meeting about this year’s Leadership Summit program. Stop by for coffee and a pastry to meet with program administrators and alumni from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday at CMC in Dillon or Friday at CMC in Breckenridge.Now in its eighth year, Leadership Summit combines community awareness with leadership development. Participants can expect to gain enhanced communication skills, a spark in creativity, exposure to future business trends and encouragement to think outside the box. The nine-month program begins Nov. 17. Applications are due Oct. 5 for individuals who live or work in Summit County. Some partial scholarships are available. For more info, contact program administrator Suzanne Hyman at (970) 468-5989 or shyman@coloradomtn.edu or visit http://www.coloradomtn.edu/LeadershipSummit.

The Summit County Libraries will hold a public forum from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 to discuss ideas and opinions from Summit County residents on expanding or building a new building for the South Branch library facility. The meeting will be at the current South Branch library, 504 Airport Road, in Breckenridge Those unable to attend the meeting can send comments and feedback, via the library’s home page at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org. For additional information on this project, contact Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or joyced@co.summit.co.us.

The Summit Concert Band is a community-based group focused on providing quality entertainment at events throughout Summit County and the central mountain region. Visitors and part-time residents, as well as full-time residents of the Summit area are welcome to participate in rehearsals and concerts. The band rehearses on most Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.; rehearsal location is usually the Summit High band room. For more info, go to http://www.summitconcertband.org or send an email to info@summitconcertband.org.


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