Summit County Community Notes 6-19-12

Daily News staff reports

Tonight, 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

Carriage House Early Learning Center in Breckenridge is now enrolling children age 8 weeks through 6 years. Call (970) 453-6423 for more info. Our mission is to provide high-quality, nurturing, enriching, developmentally appropriate child care in a safe environment.

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber Ambassadors are hosting the June mixer at the Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Ave. in Breck from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday. Admission is $5 for BRC and Summit Chamber members and $10 for non-members. A free community concert presented by the National Repertory Orchestra will follow the mixer at 7. For info, contact the BRC at (970) 453-2913.

As part of the Summit County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program, the Denver Zoo brings nocturnal animal friends for a visit Wednesday.

The animals will be at the Main Library, Frisco, at 10:30 a.m., before heading to the North Branch Library, Silverthorne at 1 p.m.

The South Branch Library in Breck will have a special visit from the National Repertory Orchestra at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Both programs are free to the public and fun for the whole family!

To learn more about the many events and services available for children, teens and adults, visit the website at http://www.summit; “like: us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check us out at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge, or Silverthorne.

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, U.S. Bank and Bank of the West. For additional information on other programs offered through the Housing Authority, go to

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

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