Summit County community notes: 8-29-13
Capture the Flag with Young Life
Summit Young Life is kicking off the school year with a huge game of Capture the Flag on Sept. 9. The game is at Frisco’s Peninsula Recreation Area and begins at 7:07 p. m. All high school students are welcome! Wear dark clothes, bring a friend and enjoy hot cocoa after the game.
Win a chainsaw and support FDRD
Need a chainsaw to prepare for this upcoming winter? You can win a Stihl MS 251 chainsaw package by participating in a special opportunity drawing that benefits Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. Just guess the number of sunflower seeds in one of three jars around the county to win! Guesses are one for $1 or six for $5. You can find guessing jars at the Dillon Ranger District front desk, the Frisco Visitor Information Center, and the Breckenridge Building Center through Sept. 6. Winner will be announced at 3:30 p.m. at Frisco Fall Fest on Sept. 7. Winner does not need to be present at Fall Fest to win, but must be able to pick up their chainsaw package in Silverthorne at a later date, as it cannot be shipped. Visit http://www.fdrd.org for more info. Questions? Contact us at (970) 262-3449 or email@example.com. Happy guessing!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GED prep classes
Colorado Mountain College offers GED preparation classes at the Dillon Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register now for the current session! There are five content-area exams necessary to complete the GED; they are Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies. CMC teachers can help you to prepare to successfully earn your GED! Contact Laura Pless at (970) 468-5989 for more information!
Breck Film Fest needs volunteers!
See some films, meet filmmakers, get involved with the community. The volunteer party is Aug. 29 at the Pioneer Room in Breck and we can help you there or sign up at the link below. Honestly, the festival does not happen without our volunteers! We have a high attendance of filmmakers this year, so it is your chance to ask a filmmaker questions and see some really interesting and inspiring independent films. Please go here to sign up http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/904094FABA829A31-volunteer , contact email@example.com for more info, or come see us at the volunteer party!
Hike with an author
Sept. 2 – Hike with Sandra Mather, Ph.D. Boreas Pass, approximately 3 hours. Cost: $30/adult (ages 13+), $20/Child (ages 4-12). Book all three hikes and save! $75/adult (ages 13+), $50/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. Please visit the website, http://www.breckheritage.com, for FAQ regarding hikes.
Ribbon cutting at Modern Mountain Apothecary
Please join us for a ribbon cutting at Modern Mountain Apothecary on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. at 101 South Main Street. Modern Mountain Apothecary was formerly known as The B Boutique. They are celebrating their new name and one year in business. The celebration will include prizes and a ribbon cutting by the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.
Dinner, seminar at Senior Center
The Community Veggie Dinner invites you to “be our Guest” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Barbara Taylor will share her personal story, “From Hollywood to Hope” as a prelude to a four-week free seminar on “How to Be Happy, Healthy and Confident in all your Relationships.” Our menu for the evening will be: Vegan Cheesy Muffin Pizzas, BBQ Soy Curls in Pita Bread, Veggie Stuffed Zucchini Rounds, Veggie Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Relish Dish with Dip, Pistachio Pudding Bars, Fruit Pie and Pistachiogurt. Limited Seating – Please call 970-513-7242 or contact CopperMtnSDA@aol.com.
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, among other things:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/96RQJG.
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 http://www.alpenglowchambermusic.org.
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. This is a no-fee event.
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.
Come play pickleball!
Come learn and play the fastest-growing sport in America — pickleball! Reserved times: Frisco Town Courts, Galena and Sixth, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Dillon Town Courts, on LaBonte, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon; and Silverthorne Recreation Center, Sundays 1-4 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lessons for newcomers at Frisco and Dillon begin at 11 a.m. Equipment is available to borrow. Contact Bill (770) 286-7799 or Noreen (14) 923-9235.
Request for proposals
The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board of the Fifth Judicial District, which is Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties, is seeking grant applications from agencies and organizations to provide assistance services to crime victims. The funding cycle is Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014. The board is committed to funding programs that provide direct services to crime victims and implement the Victims’ Rights Amendment. It may also consider scholarships for training that is related to the welfare of victims. Revenue for this fund is generated from a surcharge or fees assessed to people who are convicted of felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and fish and game violations. These funds are authorized by Title 24, Article 4.2, Colorado Revised Statutes. During the 2013 12-month grant cycle, the board awarded a total of $300,230.00 to 12 agencies that provide services to victims in the Fifth Judicial District. It is anticipated that approximately $300,000 will be available for the 2014 grant cycle. FUNDING PRIORITIES: Programs that are required to implement the Victim’s Rights Constitutional Amendment, programs that provide direct services to crime victims and witnesses as outlined in the V.A.L.E. statute, victim-related training, equipment and personnel needs of law enforcement agencies. The V.A.L.E. Board may also take into consideration actors other than those stated above, in making their final decisions. Board members may award money for projects not designated in the priority categories. Completed grant applications must be received by the board administrator by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. You may request a grant application or information regarding scholarships by contacting the V.A.L.E. Board Administrator, Kathleen Maher at (970) 453-2327, ext. 113 or by writing c/o The Office of the District Attorney, P.O. Box 488, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or email@example.com.
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.
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 http://www.OpenArmsKids.com, 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 range from healthy eating, aging well, women’s health myths and more — visit HighCountryHealth.com for weekly topics.
North Branch Library closing
SILVERTHORNE — 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, http://www.breckheritage.com.
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 http://www.edutrav.org
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.summitcares.org.
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