Summit County Community Notes 6-18-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 6-18-12

Daily News staff report

Renown speaker Pam Stenzel will talk on the costs of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease during a program called “Sex Still Comes with a Price Tag” tonight, from 7-9 at the Silverthorne Pavilion. The free program is geared toward parents, teens (7-12th grade) and young adults.

On Tuesday, join Friends of the Dillon Ranger District for an evening of trail work and fun. Volunteers will meet at 5:30 at the Whispering Pines Trailhead in Summit Cove. For directions to the trailhead, and to register, visit

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.

Agape Outpost is hosting a fundraiser yard sale on Saturday to benefit the Seven Sisters Aftercare Home In Assam, India. This ministry is committed to providing holistic, transformational aftercare for victims of child sex trafficking. The ministry directors are Don and Janice Hughes. They lived in India in 2006 and 2007, where Don set up a new field office for the International Justice Mission in Kolkata, India. The focus of that work was rescuing children from forced prostitution. This ministry will provide the aftercare for the rescued girls.

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!

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 and Sunday. 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

The Summit Combined Housing Authority has announced a new Homeowner Lunch-N-Learn summer series. This new monthly learning opportunity for locals takes place at the Mount Royal Room, County Commons, Frisco. All classes run from noon to 1 p.m., and lunch and refreshments will be served.

Dates and topics for the series include:

Dare to Repair – Wednesday

Focus on hands-on basic maintenance and repair, tools and repairs such as fixing a leaking faucet, a running toilet and how to caulk

Do you know your loan? – Aug. 24

Includes reviewing terms of the loan, prepayment penalties and dealing with mortgage adjustments. Plus refinancing, insurance overview and escrows

Financial Fitness – Sept. 21

Preparing for the future (college, retirement), how owning a home fits into the equation, investment strategies, budget review for investing

Class sizes are limited, so please register early. To sign up for one or all of the Lunch-n-Learn summer series, please call or email Joanne at (970) 423-7044 or

These classes are sponsored in part by donations from the Summit Foundation, CARHOF, US Bank and Bank of the West. For information on other programs offered through the Housing Authority, please go to their website

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