Summit County Community Notes 6-6-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 6-6-12

Daily News staff reports

The Breckenridge Festival of Film today through Sunday is in great need of volunteers in theaters and the info center.For more information and to sign up, contact Kay at or (512) 422-0143.

Alpine Bank invites the community to a Free Community Shred Day today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the bank, 252 Dillon Ridge Rd, Dillon. Shred any unwanted documents with personal info. Limit seven copy paper size boxes per person.

The Summit County Libraries kicks off another exciting summer reading program with Ann Lincoln’s one-of-a-kind juggling, magic and comedy show, “I Dreamed I was a Genie.” This year, Lincoln becomes a “dreamy” genie and makes magical wishes come true as she entertains in front of a backdrop painted to look like a scene from “The Arabian Nights.” The show includes both silly and spectacular juggling, plus Lincoln’s dove and bunny will make magical appearances. A new routine will feature one lucky audience member seeming to float on air on a “magic carpet ride.” Lincoln will perform for kids at the main library, Frisco, at 10:30 a.m. today and will have a final show this afternoon at 1, at the north branch library, Silverthorne. The program is free to the public, and is geared toward kids, ages 3-11. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.Get involved in all that the Summit County Libraries have to offer this summer! To learn more about the many events and services available for children, teens and adults, visit

Summit County 4-H is again holding its summer Family Gymkhana series and the first race is Saturday at the fairgrounds in Silverthorne. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with events starting at 10. Age groups range from 8 years up through adults. For more info, contact Cindy at (970) 376-2933 or Kathie at (970) 668-4142

Coming up Saturday and Sunday, is the annual “Let’s Go Boating” fundraiser for LAPS at the Dillon Marina. This is an opportunity to take a cruise around Dillon Reservoir with experienced hands-on captained sail or pontoon boat tour for $20 per adult and $10 per child. (Children must be 12 years or older to sail.) Each year, the generous staff and volunteer captains at the marina donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the League for Animals and People of the Summit. Pontoon boat rides will be available for people with children under 12. Pontoon and sailboat cruises last approximately 45 minutes, and are being offered at these greatly reduced rates for this fundraiser only. Payment must be cash or check. Reservations can be made in person at the marina between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with the last boats going out between 4-5. While we love your pets, dogs are not allowed on the boats, but any well-behaved kids or adults are welcome. Also, mark your calendars for the 22nd annual K94K on Aug. 4 in Frisco.

The community is invited to celebrate National Trails Day with a morning of trail work and an afternoon barbecue with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, the Summit Fat Tire Society, Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service. Volunteers will meet at the Rainbow Lake Trailhead in Frisco at 9 a.m. on Saturday. A light breakfast will be provided as well as a barbecue sponsored by Pug Ryan’s Brewery at 1 p.m. for volunteers. Participants are encouraged to pre-register at our website. Visit for more info and to register online.

We are looking for volunteer cooks, chefs, nutritionists and dieticians to serve as volunteer co-instructors for our nutrition and cooking classes. Both English and Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed. Teach low-income local families and individuals how to prepare healthy snacks and meals for themselves and their families on a budget. The curriculum comes from Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters ( for whom FIRC is a satellite partner. The classes are generally one night a week for six weeks. Volunteers work with a co-instructor and lead a group of students through discussion and meal preparation during each class. Here’s a chance to share your expertise and help local families and individuals feed their families healthy meals on a budget while having a great time. Contact Rob at FIRC (970) 262-3888 x 322 or for more information.

Are you looking for a bargain? Then, stop by Valley Brook Neighborhood, in Breckenridge, for its first-ever neighborhood garage sale. The fun begins Saturday, from 7 a.m. to noon. With more than 30 new neighbors participating, there will be plenty of treasures just waiting for a new home. You will find everything from ski equipment to clothing to household items and more.Valley Brook is located at Tassels Loop across the street from Breck’s Public Works on Airport Road. Parking may be somewhat limited – consider carpooling with friends or taking public transportation.

The Silverthorne Elks Lodge will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser to benefit the animals of Swan Center Outreach on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 pre-purchased or $12 at the door, children are $5 at the door. Swan Center Outreach provides leadership and self-awareness programs, with rescued horses, that empower and support youth and adults in the achievement of their life goals, while demonstrating the educational, therapeutic and spiritual value of a loving relationship with animals. The event will feature live music with Randall McKinnon and Jim Shaw along with a silent auction. Pre-purchased tix may be obtained by calling Dr. Nancy Turner at (970) 333-2088 or the Elks Lodge at (970) 468-2561. Tax- deductible donations are also welcome. For more info about Swan Center, go to

Save the date for the Summit Lake Dillon Optimist Club’s annual golf tournament fundraiser on June 25 at the Ranch Course in Keystone. Tournament fees are $125 per golfer and include cart, driving range usage, box lunch and a gift bag. Come for a fun day of golf and help support our club so we can support local youth. Our club sponsors youth activities including basketball, volleyball, chess tournaments, oratorical and essay contests. Put a team together, sponsor a hole or advertise your business by donating a silent auction gift. Call Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811 or RJ Gildea at (970) 468-7250 for additional information.

The sixth annual Breckenridge Outhouse Races will take place at 2 p.m. on June 17 and teams are invited to register for free. Competitors can push or pull their way to the finish line for a chance to win cash, beer and merchandise. Gold Throne – $500; Silver Moon – $300; Bronze Bucket – $200; People’s Choice Golden Plunger – $100 The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on June 15. Visit to register and download a complete copy of the rules and regulations.

On Saturday, Horse Cents Thrift Store and Free Spirit Belly Dancers will co-host an open house at 252 Warren Ave. in Silverthorne. Both businesses operate out of the same off-the-beaten-path building just a few blocks from The Outlets. Free refreshments and dance entertainment will be offered to attendees from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as one-day-only specials at the store. Door prizes will also be awarded throughout.

Have you ever wondered how to set your grant application apart from others? What are the key elements to a great vs. a good proposal? Using the Colorado Common Grant application as a guide, this month’s “Souper Series” workshop, a joint venture with The Summit Foundation and Kaleidoscope Concepts, features the key elements to writing a great grant. The workshop is June 15, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and plan to join us. Seating is limited, so RSVP. Part 2 of the series will be July 13 and will cover researching grant funding for your program, building strategic alliances to leverage opportunities and enhancing your programs to be funding-worthy without sacrificing your mission. For more info, call Sharon at (970) 485-5056.

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