Summit County Community Notes 9-26-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 9-26-12

Daily News staff reports

The Summit Nordic Ski Club will be hosting its annual open house and informational meeting tonight at 5:30. Come join us at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge to learn more about joining our club.

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association is offering fall dining specials in participating restaurants as a fundraiser for Summit County Cares. Summit County Cares includes the care clinic, Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Advocates for Victims of Assault and social services. The restaurant community wants to give back to this collection of organizations that helps many of its employees, patrons and community members. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and get specials valid now through Nov. 15. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, The Summit Foundation, FIRC and participating restaurants.

Do you know someone or some nonprofit organization that has truly made a difference by their volunteer or community activities? The Summit Foundation is currently accepting nominations for The Summit Foundation Philanthropy Awards. In November, the 22nd annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day in Summit County will honor outstanding philanthropic and volunteer achievements in ten categories. Sponsored this year by Wells Fargo Bank and Climax Molybdenum, the evening is one of the most emotional and fulfilling events that The Summit Foundation hosts each year. The achievements of both the nominees and winners demonstrate why we all feel so blessed to spend time in Summit County and be a part of the activities of the charitable organizations. Over the past 21 years, 212 individuals, families, community organizations and businesses have been recognized for their generosity and support to our community. The event will be held at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center in Breckenridge on Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.These awards are sponsored this year by Well Fargo Bank. Nominations are being accepted in recognition of outstanding philanthropic and volunteer contributions in ten categories. The categories are Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Board Member, Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Professional in a Nonprofit Organization, Outstanding Youth, Outstanding Youth Mentor, Outstanding Citizen, Outstanding Nonprofit Organization and Outstanding business. Applications are available from The Summit Foundation Office, Wells Fargo Bank Summit County Bank locations and The Summit Foundation website This is your opportunity to recognize and thank those who have demonstrated outstanding support and community involvement. Deadline for entry: No later than noon on Friday, Oct. 12. Deliver to: The Summit Foundation, 111 A Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge; or Mail to: P.O. Box 4000, Breckenridge, CO 80424. Nomination forms and criteria are available from under the “Events” tab or by calling the foundation at (970) 453-5970. For more information contact: Lee Zimmerman (970) 453-5970,

The Summit Community Orchestra is seeking more string players. If you play an orchestral string instrument, we have a spot for you. We are especially in need of violins. The SCO is a nonprofit, volunteer orchestra in Summit County under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Evans. It is composed of fine musicians from Summit and surrounding counties. Our mission is to promote joy and appreciation of classical music in the community through offering free concerts and providing educational opportunities for young musicians. If interested, call Ann at (970) 262-1880.

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 US 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.

Parents of children in middle school or high school are invited to join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center for Dialogue Over Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 27, 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

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.

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