Summit County community notes: 8-25-13 |

Summit County community notes: 8-25-13

Roots Retreat Music and Healing Festival

Please join local musicians for a three-day summer camping, music and healing event in the mountains of Colorado, Aug. 23-25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Summit Community Care Clinic. There are numerous activities to enjoy in addition to the music, such as horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Come relax and rejuvenate with us at the beautiful Aspen Canyon Ranch! Visit the for more information and to purchase tickets.

Webster Pass Road delays

On Aug. 23-25, the Webster Pass Road will be in heavy use due to a large volunteer project that will close an old road scar. During these three days the road will remain open, but some short delays are possible. For more information please contact the Dillon Ranger District at (970) 468-5400.

Tuesday Twilight Trail Project in Breck

Spend happy hour on the trail Tuesday, Aug. 27 with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Maverick Sports Promotions. Volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. and work on the Baker’s Tank Trail until 8 p.m. A full schedule of Tuesday Twilight opportunities for the rest of the summer is available on our website. For more info, including directions and registration, for this event please visit

Computer Topics Buffet

In this seminar, George Kornreich will discuss a “buffet” of miscellaneous short topics that you, our members, have requested. Included will be, All Things Google: searching the web, viewing images, sharing documents, Google Earth, among others. Malware and virus protection, including common free programs available on the web. Email topics, such as adding attachments and images to your emails, web based vs POP email programs. Accessory Hardware, including flash drives (thumb drives), external hard drives, printers. If there are particular topics that YOU would like to have included, please email George Kornreich at as soon as possible. Saturday, Aug. 24, 9-11 a.m. at the Community & Senior Center, Frisco. The cost is $5, and the seminar is limited to 20 so please call the center to pre-register, (970) 668-2940.

Summit pickleball tourney

The Summit County Pickleball Club is holding its inter-club tournament on Aug. 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Dillon Town Park tennis courts on La Bonte Street in Dillon. Come out and watch the fastest-growing participant sport in the U.S. You can also chat with our players and find out how you can learn to play this fun game and join the Club. Pickleball is a great way to stay active and to socialize with a group of local enthusiasts.

Great Rubber Duck Race

It’s that time of year again … yellow ducks will be descending on Summit County, making their way to the 26th annual Great Rubber Duck Race sponsored by Grand Lodge on Peak 7. The race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 along the Blue River in Breckenridge! We still need dedicated individuals to help sell ducks throughout the month of August. We will be at the following locations: Dillon Farmers Market, Breck City Market, Dillon City Market, Breck post office, day of race (Aug. 31), day after race (Sept. 1). We have a variety of two- to four-hour shifts available to fit your schedule! Last year we raised close to $100,000 through this event. Your support will help us reach that goal again this year. Please email Candy Emerson at or call (970) 453.5970 to volunteer!

Applause! 19th annual Pig Roast

Applause! the special events, fundraising committee of the Breckenridge Music Festival, hosts a variety of parties and functions to support the BMF. Through these social affairs, Applause! volunteers provide a wonderful venue to strengthen the Summit County community and at the same time raise a substantial portion of the annual BMF budget. Everyone is invited to participate! Applause! presents the 19th annual Pig Roast at the wonderful home of hosts Sherrie and Chuck Calderini in Blue River. The event is a local institution and will feature great food, good company and the bluegrass sounds of local favorites The Pine Beatles. The Calderinis have hosted the event for the past 19 years. Sunday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. For reservations call Sherrie Calderini at (970) 453-8446 or Diana Dettemerring at (970) 453-0506.

Oktoberfest volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to serve at the Frisco Oktoberfest Friday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Frisco Adventure Park. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, food and beverage. Support this fundraiser for the Summit Community Orchestra by helping for a 4- to 6-hour shift. To volunteer, call Freddy Powell at (970) 668-3257.

Volunteer to help victims of assault

Are you ready for a new volunteer opportunity? Become a volunteer with Advocates for Victims of Assault. Work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma. Fall Volunteer training begins on Sept. 9. Please call (970) 668-3906 for more information or to sign up.

Help us spread the wildfire message!

Wildfire can be deadly and destructive. It is a constant threat in Summit County and throughout Colorado. The Summit County Wildfire Council and other organizations have allocated significant dollars to defensible space and wildfire preparedness and awareness in the county. To better define where those dollars are spent, the Wildfire Council is seeking input on how its message is received. Fill out a quick survey and be entered for a chance to win a number of prizes, including passes to the Breckenridge Recreation Center! Link:

Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival returns

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival will return to Summit County for its 16th season during the week of Sept. 14-21. Co-artistic directors Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills have invited four additional classical artists to join them for two public concerts and two soirees. Concerts will be held at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon; soirees will be held at private homes two evenings during the festival week. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. The soirees, $75, are always popular and sell out early. They can be reserved now at by calling (970) 797-4999 or visiting

Veterans benefits presentation

A representative from the Veterans Benefits Administration will speak Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Summit County Senior and Community Center. The presenter will discuss the myths of federal and state veterans benefits. Topics will include benefits for burial services, widow support, long-term care, health care, etc. Anyone that has served one day or more in the U.S. military will benefit from this presentation, which follows the senior Monday-night dinner but is open to the public. No fee.

Coats for Kids campaign

The second annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Campaign was jump-started with a significant donation by Century 21 Realty. Your monetary donations will enable the Knights to purchase new warm winter clothing for cold children in need. Please support this priority cause by sending your tax-deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. Call (970) 468-6566 for info.

Carriage House enrolling

Carriage House Early Learning Center is now enrolling in its toddler and preschool programs. Please call (970) 453-6423 for more information.

Free Medicare seminar

Approaching Medicare eligibility? Medicare 101 will explain the parts of Medicare and how they all work together. This free seminar is taught by a state-trained SHIP volunteer and will help you navigate the Medicare maze. Class is Aug. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Email to reserve your spot.

Tools for schools

Alpine Bank is collecting new school supply donations for local children in need until Aug. 30. Any school necessities, from backpacks to paper to pencils, will be gladly accepted. Donations will be distributed to Summit County schools. Please drop donations off at any of our Summit County Alpine Bank locations.

Open Arms has openings

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located in Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Hwy 9 Farmers Korner. For information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook.

‘Walk with a Doc’ this summer

“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, Pediatrics and OB/GYN Specialists physicians group. Held every Saturday through Aug. 31 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 of the Medical Office Building at Summit Medical Center, 360 Peak One Drive in Frisco, walk on the Frisco recpath. All are welcome to join the walk! Just show up with your walking shoes and a bottle of water! Topics include healthy eating, aging well, women’s health and more — visit for weekly topics.

KUVO jazz radio back on air

Summit Public Radio and TV and KUVO, public radio jazz and NPR news from Denver have announced that KUVO is back on the air at 89.7 after overcoming some technical difficulties. KUVO’s three digital streams are also now up and running. If you have a digital radio, check out the high-definition jazz and National Public Radio news programming. For information on all of SPRTV’s radio and TV programming, visit

Backstage Theatre auditions

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is seeking actors ages 18-30 to play roles in our upcoming production of “Zompocalypse Later.” These are paid positions. Non-Equity only. Please send resume, headshot and video audition (one-minute comic monologue), if you have one, to director Christopher Willard at Emails of inquiry welcome.

North Branch Library closing

The North Branch Library will be closed beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, through 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9. Our building is receiving a face-lift. Crews will be replacing the floor tiles in the entryway, hall, bathroom and meeting room entry, as well as in the kitchen during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to encourage you to visit our other two locations, at the County Commons, Frisco, and 504 Airport Drive, Breckenridge.

Options for long-term care

The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is pleased to announce that it will become the Case Management Agency for Central Mountain Options for Long Term Care (CMOLTC). This change will take effect July 1, 2013. UAACOG-AAA office is located at 139 E. Third St., Salida, CO 81201. You may reach the staff at (719) 539-3341, or toll free at (877) 610-3341.

Hike with an author

The rich and wonderful history of Breckenridge has been researched and recorded by many local historians. In this exclusive summer series, you have the opportunity to enjoy a hike, lunch and discussion with one of these fascinating authors! Sept. 2, 2013: Hike with Sandra Mather, Ph.D., Boreas Pass, approximately three hours. Cost $30/adult (ages 13 and older), $20/child (ages 4-12). A bag lunch is provided for the hike. Reservations are required by 8 p.m. the evening before the hike and can be made at the Welcome Center or by calling (970) 453-9767, x2. For more information visit,

Host a foreign student

Hosting a foreign student can bring a whole new perspective to your family. Having someone from another country stay in your home can be a real eye-opener for kids and parents alike. Suddenly your “American-ness” is showing. The ordinary way you do things, the typical activities and rhythms of your day are revealed as not the only way or best way of doing something. The thought of hosting an international student might be intimidating at first. “What if he hears me yelling at the kids?” “What if she thinks we are total freaks?” But don’t fear! Students adapt quickly and won’t embarrass you or tell your family secrets. There is something about being a part of a family that instills that even in an apparent stranger. The beauty is that after a few weeks, that stranger suddenly becomes an integral part of your family. For information on hosting a student please contact Mary Elizabeth Johnson at (303) 709-2180 or visit

Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers

Summit Public Radio & TV is seeking several board members to fill specific positions. Our nonprofit organization is managed by an all volunteer, working board – we have no paid staff. As a result of this management structure, 100 percent of all contributions are used for operations. The positions are: Membership Coordinator, works to retain and expand membership, including annual membership campaign; Events Coordinator, works with SPRTV board to organize events that promote awareness or thank our members; Grants Coordinator, maintains awareness of grant funding opportunities to support operating and capital requirements and coordinates grant applications.

Go2Work free weekly workshops for job seekers

Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. Colorado Mountain College in Dillon in the Computer Lab, Room 11. Services available: computer access, Internet job searches, job application and resume assistance, interviewing skills, interest inventories, computer-based work-skill enhancement, skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys. Earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate and skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program. Also: information on CMC classes and financial aid; information on other training and educational resources; online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center; information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits; and referrals to additional services. All services are free and no pre-registration is required! Contact: Jason Read at (970) 468-5989 or

Enjoy singing?

The Summit Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn, is currently rehearsing for its summer program. They recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, singing the Brahms Requiem. The current program is of lighter music, including songs of New York and Broadway. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Farmers Korner across from the high school. We do vocal exercises and work on music for our current program. If you enjoy singing, please join us. Questions? Phone (970) 262-2235.

Summit Preschool taking applications

Summit County Preschool is now taking applications for before- and after-school child care for elementary-age children attending Frisco Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year. Please email or stop by at 70 W. Main St. in Frisco to pick up an enrollment packet. Before-school hours start at 7:30 a.m., and the students are taken to the bus stop for transportation to school. After-school students are transported from the school to a bus stop near the preschool where they are picked up and care is provided until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $20 for Mondays and $15 a day Tuesday through Friday.

Mentor group needs volunteers

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youths waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit

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