Summit County Community Notes: 6-16-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 6-16-2012

The Arts Alive Gallery is putting out a call to all artists. The gallery will be having a show highlighting original works done at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens. The show will be titled “Breckenridge Alpine Gardens.” The gardens are located at 150 W. Adams St., next to the Blue River across from the Riverwalk Center. All mediums are encouraged – fiber, ceramic. sculpture, glass, painting and photography. Work should be dropped off at the gallery, located at 500 S. Main St. La Cima Mall between July 26-30. The show will be hung on July 31. There will be an opening reception for the show at the gallery on Aug. 11 between 4-8 p.m. as part of the 2nd Saturday Art Walk. If you have any questions, contact the gallery at 453 0450.

Gardening at altitude can present many challenges. Colorado Master Gardeners are here to help answer questions about gardening in the mountains. Call (970) 668-4141 to leave a message with your gardening questions. A Colorado Master Gardener volunteer will return your call. This service is provided by Colorado State University Extension in Summit County.

The Summit County Garden Club is open to all residents of the county, both full- and part-time. Membership affords you the opportunity to learn the “tricks” of high-altitude gardening from experienced club members, offers you camaraderie with fellow gardeners and gives you a chance to give back to our great community by helping to beautify public spaces. Joining also includes a ticket to our annual tour of private gardens. Questions about club membership, call Liz at (970) 453-4778 or visit

The July 4-6 craft show in Frisco sponsored by the Alliance for Historical Preservation still has booths available. Spaces are 10 x 10 and may be shared. The fee is $250 and there is a discount for Frisco crafters. Call (970) 370-5726 or email for more info. Handmade items only.

That’s right folks, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is one of the beneficiaries of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour put on by the Keystone Neighbourghood Association. Funds donated from this event will directly help implement programs designed to maintain the trail system in Summit, educate forest visitors and support community efforts for forest stewardship. So, here’s your chance to be a part of these efforts. FDRD is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of shifts (avg. three hours) at the Bacon Tour on Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24. Shifts are from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-6 and range from customer service info, will call, bacon runners and kids craft table. Each volunteer will receive free entry into the event, a free T-shirt and a drink ticket to be used after their shift. To sign up email or call (970) 262-3449.

Great question! Come find out on a free guided hike. All hikes are open to the general public and take place every Thursday from now until Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. Hikers meet at a different location each Thursday. These hikes are packed full of good info, fun activities and help us gain a better understanding of what is happening in the surrounding forest. It’s about the experience not the miles. Hikes are appropriate for all ages and are put together by CSU Extension, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Summit County government and the U.S. Forest Service. For more info,visit or call (970) 262-3449. Hope to see you on the trails.

The Summit County Community and Senior Center is offering a program of free and low-cost lunches for individuals age 55 and over. Lunches are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however “take-out” lunches can be arranged. Coupons for the lunches may be obtained at the following agencies: Community Care Clinic, FIRC, social services and the community and senior center. Some financial need requirements apply to receive the meal coupons. Reservations are required to attend the Tuesday/Thursday lunch. For more info, call (970) 668-2940.

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