Summit County Community Notes: 8-15-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 8-15-2012

Rummage sale and silent auction items needed for huge annual sale Thursday through Sunday at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Need automobiles, used musical instruments in good condition, collectibles, fur coats for silent auction. Contact Evie Lau at (970) 468-2857 or Donations of good, usable rummage accepted at the center

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Pre-sale 5-8 p.m. Thursday, $10 for age 11 and up, $5 for age 10 and under. Regular sale hours, free admission, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. For further info, call (970) 668-2940.

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is returning to Summit County on Aug. 24. The local organizing committee (LOC) for the Breckenridge stage of this race invites businesses and citizens to an informational meeting tonight at 5:30 in the Council Chambers of the Breckenridge Town Hall, 150 Ski Hill Road. Detailed race and community impact information will be presented, including road closures, parking, transportation and a detailed event schedule. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Have you ever wondered what steps are involved in purchasing a home? Come find out at our free homebuyer education class on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco. The class is free and is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, put on by the Summit Combined Housing Authority with help from local volunteers who will walk you through the lending process, real estate transaction, title company portion and home inspection. There will also be information on current down payment assistance programs and much more. Call Joy at (970) 423-7041 or email to register for this great class.

The Summit County Habitat Restore is moving this week and needs volunteers through Friday. If you can assist with a shift or two we would greatly appreciate it. Current shifts are 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. though Friday or all day if you have the availability. We need people daily and need a larger group on Thursday throughout the day. Volunteers are needed to clean, move, pack, unpack, etc. Let us know what day and time you are available at so we can match your needs to ours as we have opportunities for everyone.

Registration is open online for the Summit Trail Running Series race at Morning Thunder which is tonight at 5:45. Pre-registration fees are $17 and free for runners 18 and under. There is an option of short or long course; the short course for this location is a 5k and the long course a 10k. Come out and run the trails. For additional info, check out or call (970) 453-1734.

Come join the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the U.S. Forest Service on Saturday for a day outdoors restoring habitat along the Swan River near Breck. Members of Blue River Watershed Group and Trout Unlimited will be joining volunteers for the day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Work will include transplanting native willows, spreading seeds and protecting stream banks from erosion. Coffee and muffins will kick off the day with refreshments and snacks in the parking lot afterwards. Pre-register and get all the meetings times and locations at or call (970) 262-3449 Monday through Friday.

The Summit Foundation is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Great Rubber Duck Race, Sept. 1. Volunteers are needed to sell ducks at various sales locations in Breckenridge, Frisco and Dillon. Volunteers are also needed on race day. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Nancy Miller at (970) 453-5970.

The Keystone Ranch is hosting a special Garden to Table Dinner on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. at the Keystone Ranch. Enjoy a night of live music, a silent auction, sustainable and local food, Colorado wines and local microbreweries. Garden to Table is a fundraiser benefiting the High Country Conservation Center and the new Summit County Community Garden Network – supporting five community gardens across Summit. Cost: $80 includes a fabulous dinner and drinks. Call (970) 496-4386 for reservations or contact for more info.

Do you have some time to spend and interest in volunteering at the Community Care Clinic? Folks with medical certifications can help with patients. Non-medical folks perform all sorts of administrative duties. A partial list includes copying, shredding, helping orient new patients, assembling dental packets and help with one-time projects. A major time commitment is not required, just whatever you can offer. If you are interested, contact our volunteer coordinator Maggie Cox at or call her at (970) 668-6884.

Walk With A Doc is a free community walk-and-talk event led by a health care practitioner from High Country Healthcare, Summit County’s family practice, urgent care and OB GYN specialists physicians group. Every Saturday through Aug. 25 from 9-10 a.m., Walk With A Doc includes a brief presentation of preventive health tips and a 45-minute group walk with topic handouts. Meet in the parking lot near the front entrance to the Medical Office Building at Summit Medical Center, 360 Peak One Dr., Frisco, walk on the Frisco recpath. All are welcome. Visit for weekly topics and practitioners.

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