Summit County Community Notes 9-21-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 9-21-12

Daily News staff reports

Join the North Branch Library, the Family and Intercultural Resource Center and McGuire Law at 6 tonight at the library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, for a free information session about the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This policy benefits individuals who entered the United States without permission as a child or youth and provides an opportunity for them to receive deferred action for two years, subject to renewal, and to apply for work authorization. The session will include a presentation about the policy, including eligibility requirements, methods of application, risks and benefits of applying, and where to find more information. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about DACA or any other immigration-related issue and receive answers from a qualified immigration attorney. This bi-lingual Spanish/English event is free to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. Free food and child care will be provided. Registration is not required, but appreciated by calling McGuire Law at (720) 922-2988.

Summit Combined Housing Authority will present a free seminar today from noon to 1 p.m. at the County Commons in Frisco. Join us for this informative seminar on the basics of saving and investing, including the following:

> Preparing for the future (children and/or your own education, retirement)

> How owning a home fits into the equation

> Other investment strategies (stock market, IRAs, 401K, pension)

> Review budget to allocate funds for investing

Lunch and refreshments will be served. Call Joanne at (970) 423-7044 with questions.

Join OLE Nepal, a nonprofit created to benefit the education of children from Nepal’s most rural districts, for a buffet-style Nepali dinner followed by a slide show introducing OLE (Open Learning Exchange) from 6:30-10:30 p.m. tonight at the SOS Outreach Center in Frisco (110 3rd Ave.) Cost is $25 per person which includes dinner and the presentation. All proceeds will go directly to benefit the education of children from Nepal. There will also be a silent auction. RSVP to Namrata at (303) 709-6009.

Building a cohesive, dynamic team is one of the most effective ways for your organization to grow effectively. Kaleidoscope Concepts, which has been providing nonprofit training sessions in partnership with The Summit Foundation throughout this year, will be hosting a two-hour session today to address “How to make your Board a Winning Team.” The session will run from noon to 2 p.m., and includes a delicious soup/salad lunch. Consider bringing your key board members to this event. Both staff and board will find the time very useful. The training will in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons. To register or for more info, contact Judi La Point at (970) 389-6470

Join Friends of the Dillon Ranger District for a day of exciting projects to help take care our gorgeous county on National Public Lands Day on Saturday. Volunteers can choose between some lakeside fun helping realign the perimeter trail on the Frisco peninsula or participate in a litter pickup on Swan Mountain Road as part of FDRD’s Adopt-a-Road commitment. The day will kick off with a light breakfast at 9 and end around 1 p.m. with some afternoon snacks provided by FDRD. Each volunteer who helps out on Saturday will receive a one-day coupon for free entrance to all federal fee areas, good until September 2013. For more information or to register for this project, visit or call (970) 262-3449.

The Summit Foundation is looking for volunteers for the 18th annual Summit County Parade of Homes. This premier home tour takes place Saturday and Sunday, and Sept. 29-30. Volunteers greet attendees and exchange tickets and receipts for wristbands. As a benefit for volunteering, volunteers receive free entry to visit the parade homes for all four days. Homes may be staffed in Keystone, Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Silverthorne or Dillon. Volunteer shifts are from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., noon to 2:30 p.m. and 2:15-4:30. If interested, contact Elisabeth at (970) 453-5970 or

This is a rare opportunity for a piece of mountain history. Thanks to the generosity of Vail Resorts and Breckenridge Ski Resort, the Peak School in Breck is offering a limited quantity of genuine, four-person high-speed quad, Colorado Superchairs from Breckenridge for sale. These chairs are in excellent condition, with good padding on the seat. The school has a limited number of chairs for sale for $600 each. All proceeds benefit the school – a new independent school in the county. Visit for additional info and to purchase.

An unofficial “Commanders Call” will take place at Adriano’s Bistro, 240 Lake Dillon Dr., on Sept. 29 beginning at 2 p.m. This is a chance for all retired, active duty or veterans of all branches of the U.S. military to get together and meet with all those who have served. It will be hosted by a retired general who makes Dillon his home.

Call (970) 368-0508 after 3 p.m. daily to make required reservations. Seating is limited, 18 years and older.

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