Summit County community notes: 9-15-13 |

Summit County community notes: 9-15-13

Alpenglow returns to Summit

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival welcomes returning artistic directors Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills to a week of exciting public concerts and soirees in private homes coming up Saturday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 21. Concerts will be at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is $ 20, half price for seniors and no charge for children and students. Soirees will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 20, also at 7 p.m. These settings allow chamber music to be enjoyed in the intimate atmosphere for which it was composed. The soirees ($75) sell out, so advanced booking is required. Visit or call (970) 797-4999 to reserve seating for the soirees. The participating musicians will also conduct a workshop for Summit County High School music students.

Windows 7 seminar

This seminar will provide in-depth instruction on organizing your photos and other documents on your computer using Windows Explorer, the file-management system provided with Windows 7. Bring your Windows 7 computers to the class and follow along. Topics will include: A tour of Windows Explorer … what it is, how to navigate within it and how to change its settings; how to use Windows Explorer to organize your documents, pictures and other files; the basics of “libraries” in Windows Explorer; how to download files or pictures from other sources (e-mails, cameras, thumb drives, the Internet, etc.) and place them where you want them on your computer; searching for files you can’t find on your computer; backing up your computer and your important data. The seminar will run Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the Senior Center in Frisco. The cost is $5 and the seminar is limited to 20 so please call the Senior Center to pre-register, (970) 668-2940.

Volunteer for Summit County Teens

The Summit County Library would like to invite all middle and high school students to the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, every Monday after school from 3-5 p.m. to do community service to help meet any requirements you may have for school or other organizations with which you are involved. Volunteer work can count toward the schools’ IB program, Scouting, etc. No need to call ahead. Snacks provided. For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet at (970) 468-5887 or janetg@co,; visit our website at ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Teens needed for Teen Advisory Board at library

If you are a Summit County teen, grades six to 12, then the Summit County Library needs your help! We are seeking new members for our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB meets once a month during the school year to plan events for middle and high school students, decorate the teen area, suggest books to add to our growing collection, and have lots of fun! Our next meeting is Monday, Sept. 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle in Silverthorne. Please join us at our upcoming meeting to help plan a party for Teen Read Week in October. Snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please email Janet, at or call (970) 468-5887.

Reading is a team effort for teens

The Summit County Library is looking for teen readers, from the middle and high schools, with active imaginations and a sense of fun for a missing-ending book club. This is a book club with a twist … each reader gets a book with the final pages of the story stapled closed. Please pick up your free book and a special surprise package throughout September at the North Branch of the Summit County Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne. Read the book all the way up to the stapled pages (the missing ending), then join us for the meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. We’ll provide the snacks, games and even a craft, and you provide the ending! Finally, the author’s ending is revealed, and the reader with the best guess at the ending will win a prize! For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet at (970) 468-5887 or janetg@co,; visit our website at ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Eagles Nest Wilderness Trail Project

The Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness needs volunteers for a trail maintenance project on Saturday, Sept. 14. We will be building drainage improvements along the Gore Range trail above Willow Brook. Volunteers meet at the Dillon Ranger District office in Silverthorne at 8 a.m. on Saturday and carpool to the trail head. A light breakfast will be provided. FENW provides tools and safety equipment. Volunteers should bring a lunch, plenty of water and any other gear needed for a day on the trail. Tailgate refreshments are provided at the end of the day, usually before 4 p.m. Please join us in this important work. For further information visit or contact Bill Reed at (970) 513-9741.

The Peak School rummage sale

Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Peak School 40 W. Main Street, Frisco. The Peak School will hold a multi-family rummage sale with lots of great items including office furniture, home furnishings, toys and games, clothing and more! Interested in donating items? Drop off items at The Peak School Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday Sept. 13 from 4-5 p.m. Only gently used items please! We will not accept: mattresses, refrigerators, computer equipment or televisions, cribs, car seats, skis/snowboards or ski boots/snowboard boots tires, paints/chemicals, items that are broken or materials with stains or holes in them.

Thank you from Easter Seals Camp Excel

Easter Seals Camp Excel is a summer day camp that serves children, teenagers and young adults in Summit County with disabilities. We serve a diverse group of individuals and their families, and our mission is to provide exciting, safe and one-of-a-kind experiences for all of our campers. Summer 2013 is only the third year for our camp, but we had a fantastic adventure-filled summer thanks to the overwhelming support we received this year from the community. We would like to give special recognition and send out a huge thank you to all the businesses and organizations in Summit County that have made this summer possible for our kiddos. We could not have done it without you! Our 2013 Easter Seals Camp Excel season has ended, but we will pick back up next summer and continue to provide services to families that have children with disabilities in Summit County. Please check us out on our website at or on our Facebook page.

Free homebuyer education class

Have you ever wondered what steps are involved in purchasing a home? Come find out at our free homebuyer education class on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 12:30-5 p.m. in the Mount Royal Room at the County Commons in Frisco. You will learn the basics A-Z what it takes to purchase a home, as now sure is a great time to do so! The class is free and is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and 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! The class is free and snacks will be provided. Please pre-register so that we know how many people to expect; call Joanne at (970) 423-7044 or email with any questions or to register for this great class.

Join Breckenridge Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is open to all boys in first through fifth grades. Breckenridge Cub Scout Pack 187 meets once a month and dens typically meet twice a month. Please join us at our first Pack Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Upper Blue Elementary cafeteria from 6:30–7:30 p.m. to get organized and pay dues. Dens will have the opportunity to plan out their year and choose their own meeting time. For more information please contact cub master Chris Johnson at or committee chair Jen Gallagher at or check out our website

Thanks from the Summit County Libraries

The Summit County Libraries would like to thank everyone who helped with our recent book sale. Our gratitude goes out to all of the volunteers, staff and Friends of the Libraries members who donated their time and energy; community members who donated books prior to the sale; and to all of those who supported us by visiting and purchasing books. This sale would not have been possible without the help of each one of you. The Friends of the Library book sale proceeds of $3,509.86 will go toward assisting the library in purchasing new materials, covering operational costs, assisting with the upcoming fall programming and much more — all of which helps us to better serve our patrons and the residents and visitors of Summit County. For more information on any upcoming events, volunteer opportunities or to learn how you can help the Summit County Libraries through donations, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or; visit our website at; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Recruitment via social networking conference

A recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that employers are increasingly using social networking platforms to recruit job candidates. In fact, 77 percent of respondents said they use social networking in their candidate searches. Recognizing the growing impact of social media in the recruitment process, the 2013 Colorado SHRM State Conference is featuring a presentation titled “Leveraging Social Media to Recruit Tomorrow’s Talent,” by Brian Rhonemus, managing director of banking and financial services at Angott Search Group (ASG). The presentation takes place on Aug. 29 at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center in Keystone.

Open Arms Childcare & Preschool enrolling

Summer is almost over, and that means preparing for another school year! Open Arms Childcare & Preschool is currently enrolling preschool students for the fall. We have highly trained teachers that offer quality curriculum to prepare the students for kindergarten and beyond. Open Arms is located at 16072 Highway 9, Farmers Korner. For more information, please call (970) 237-3229, visit, or follow us on Facebook.

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.

Thanks from Far View

The Far View Horse Rescue would like to thank Corey Pusey and the Summit County Boy Scouts, Troop 40, and their families for all the hard work at the horse rescue. Corey and his troop spent countless hours building a buck-and-rail perimeter fence for the Far View Horse Rescue’s new obstacle course to help with horse rehabilitation. They received a permit from the Forest Service to cut down trees and transport them to the rescue to construct the fencing. The obstacle course helps to build trust with the rescued horses and to teach them new skills. Congratulations, Corey, on your Eagle Scout project, and thank you, Troop 40, for all your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.

N’Balance class

Join us for a community-based balance class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 3 and run through Dec. 5, with no class on Thursday, Sept. 12, Oct. 22 or during Thanksgiving week. Come improve your balance, increase core and leg strength, improve posture and enhance your ability to navigate obstacles! This class is taught by Pat Aden, PT with Avalanche Physical Therapy. There will be a FREE balance assessment on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 1:15-3 p.m. at the Senior Center, please call 668-2940 to reserve space in this beneficial class! The suggested donation is $5 per class.

Go2Work free 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

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: 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!

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:

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

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.

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 took 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.

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.

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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