Summit County Community Notes 9-2-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 9-2-12

Daily News staff reports

Marina Mutt Day is on Monday at the Dillon Marina, and it always has a huge crowd participating in all kinds of doggie contests and winning some really cool stuff for humans and dogs. The event will run from roughly 2-4 in the afternoon. All proceeds benefit LAPS. Email for more info.

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. A $2 ticket (or six tickets for $10) buys a chance to win a season pass to Copper Mountain, Loveland, A-Basin, or the Vail Epic Pass.The optimist club supports a variety of activities for the youth of Summit County, including basketball, volleyball, oratorical and essay contests, and chess tournaments. The proceeds from the ski pass raffle are used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Summit High School. The drawing is Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at any Alpine Bank or First Bank location, Dillon Ridge Liquor, or the Edward Jones office of Mark Nunn in Frisco.

Breckenridge Cub Scout Pack 187 is having its first pack meeting of the year on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Upper Blue Elementary, and all boys in first through fifth grades are invited to join the pack. We will be registering all Cub Scouts and organizing our dens. Pack meetings are the first Tuesday of every month and dens usually meet twice a month. For more info, contact Cubmaster Chris Johnson at

Frisco’s newest event, Fall Fest, will carve its way onto Frisco’s Main Street on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This all-day festival has something for everyone, including art shows, firemen games, wood-carving and live music. The event celebrates our mountain environment and benefits Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. Volunteers are needed to help with the Mount Royal Hill Climb Race, pour and sell beer, assist with a cake walk and help direct volunteers. Contact Sarah Slaton at or call (970) 262-3449 for more info.

Do you have some time to spend and interest in volunteering at the Summit 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.

As of Saturday, all Care Cards will be by appointment only. Call us for more info or to schedule an appointment with our eligibility coordinator at (970) 668-6681.

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Are you ready for a new adventure? Become a volunteer for Advocates for Victims of Assault here in Summit County and make a difference. As a volunteer on call, you will work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and grief/trauma. Fall volunteer training begins Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 17 each Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. If you would like to sign up for the training or just have questions, call Advocates at (970) 668-3906.

In an effort to promote Jewish awareness and education, Chabad Hebrew School offers a stimulating yet friendly environment where children embrace their Jewish roots and gain a true sense of Jewish pride, no matter their level of observance or affiliation. The Hebrew school is an innovative school that provides an academic and enjoyable environment where children acquire a broad knowledge of Judaism through a motivating and challenging venue. Through Hebrew reading, writing, Jewish history, holidays and more, the students gain an appreciation for the joys, values and traditions of our heritage as it is vividly brought to life by the dedicated and enthusiastic teachers whose creativity and dynamism make every lesson a unique learning experience. Registration for the school is now open for the upcoming 2012-13 year. Hebrew school classes begin in September. Classes are held on Sunday mornings in Frisco. To register your child and for further info, contact Doba Mintz at (970) 476-7887 or

Timberline Learning Center is now enrolling for infant and toddler programs for fall 2012. We are open Monday through Friday, from 7a.m. to 6 p.m., and all weekday holidays. Visit to learn more. Families are welcome to call (970) 453-9656 or email to gather info and schedule a tour.

The Keystone Science School, in partnership with Colorado River District, Aurora Water and Denver Water, will be hosting a standards-based, educational, three-day water program known as H2O Outdoors. Open to all Colorado high school students, H2O Outdoors will take place Oct. 13-15. The aim of the program is to provide students with insight into the world of Colorado’s water supply, laws and quality through hands-on experience in watershed observation. At the close of the program, students will present their findings during a “town hall”-formatted dialogue. Meals and dorm-style housing are provided to all students and chaperones come from the science school. Colorado students can enjoy this experience for only $25. Registration forms and fees are due by Sept. 14. For more info about H2O Outdoors or to register, contact Amanda Seidler at (970) 468-2098 or visit

Join the Hearthstone Restaurant and the Family & Intercultural Resource Center Sept. 20 for the 19th annual Wine Dinner. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, a four-course dinner paired with Torres wines and a silent auction. Tickets are $100 and the Hearthstone generously donates 100 percent of all sales to FIRC emergency assistance and parenting education programs. Space is limited. Call (970) 262-3888 ext. 306 or (970) 453-1148 for reservations or visit for additional details.