Summit County Community Notes: 9-24-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 9-24-2012

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.Your local Optimist Club supports a wide 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. 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.

Parents of children in middle school or high school are invited to join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center for Dialogue Over Dinner on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Summit Middle School cafeteria. Justin Pollack of Mountain River Naturopathic Clinic will be speaking on nutrition and health for teens. The cost is free and dinner and childcare are provided. RSVP with FIRC at (970) 262-3888 ext 330 or email

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is seeking items for display in the ski museum in Breck, including old Breckenridge Ski Resort maps, brochures, lift tickets, season passes, photographs, Ullr posters and other memorabilia from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Contact Beth Johnson at (970) 393-0776 or email if you would like to donate or loan an item for the ski museum exhibit.

An unofficial “Commanders Call” will be held at Adriano’s Bistro 240 Lake Dillon Dr. on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. This is a chance for all retired, active duty or veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces to get together and meet with all those who have served the military. 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.

On Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the town of Frisco will present a workshop for athletes that will focus on mental preparation for racing and training. Workshop director, Terry Chiplin, founder of Active Mind Race Camps, will guide participants on how to change self-belief, build confidence and how to develop a personalized visualization program. The workshop is open to adults 18 and older and is $65/person (includes lunch) and will take place at the Frisco Day Lodge. Pre-registration is required. Click or call (303) 304-9159 for more information and to register.

Summit Community Care Clinic with the support of a state grant from Women Wellness Connection is offering free women wellness exams and mammograms to women who qualified. Call Jenniffer at (970) 668-4057 or Yoli at (970) 668-6687.

Mark your calendars for a celebration of local and seasonal food at Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant in Frisco on Oct. 4. The dinner is a special, one-night-only feature of healthy recipes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients donated by local farmers and community gardens. It’s a unique opportunity to celebrate fall, show appreciation for all things local and support grassroots conservation efforts in Summit County. Proceeds benefit the High Country Conservation Center. Contact us at (970) 668-5703 or at for more info.

The Alliance for Historical Preservation is producing Jim Connor and Chris Collins in concert at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Oct. 7. Banjo virtuoso Connor is best known for his Kingston Trio membership, and also is the author of “Grandma’s Feather Bed.” Singer/songwriter Collins plays to packed houses nationally and in Aspen because of his John Denver renditions and ebullient stage persona. Nonprofit groups may purchase discounted tickets in advance for their own fundraising efforts by contacting AHP at (970) 370-5726 or

Beginning Sunday, any parcels that come strictly to your street address will be returned to the sender. The postal service is now delivering some parcels from UPS and FedEX. It is more important now than ever that when you order something, you give your PO Box number as part of the address. If the company you are ordering from will not accept your PO address, give them your address as follows:Your street address POB+ your box #Frisco/Copper Mountain, CO 80443Example: If my street address is 708 Comanche St. and my PO Box is 613, I would give them:708 Comanche St. POB 613Frisco/Copper Mountain, CO 80443Thank you for adding POB. This simple addition to your address will ensure that you get what you order. Sincerely,Frisco/Copper Mountain Post Office staff

Lake Dillon Preschool is seeking sponsors and vendors for our fall fundraiser: the third annual “Ready for Spaghetti!” community dinner. “Ready for Spaghetti!” is Nov. 10, at the Silverthorne Pavilion from 5-8:30 p.m. Historically, this event attracts approximately 125 kids and parents, and is a great opportunity for exposure for local businesses and companies. The event includes a delicious spaghetti dinner, cash bar, face painting, balloon artist, bouncy house, a performance by the kids of Lake Dillon Preschool and the Summit School of Dance – and of course vendors! We’re specifically looking for vendors of products that are geared toward kids and/or families. For more info on available sponsorship packages and vendor booths, email

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