Summit County Community Notes 9-28-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 9-28-12

Daily News staff reports

Swan Center Outreach’s Horse Cents Thrift Store is having a sale to wrap up its winter hay fundraiser – $1 for most items from our back room or 50 percent off priced items storewide. The easiest way to get to Horse Cents is to take Exit 203 off I-70 E at Silverthorne, go north on Hwy. 9 and turn left on 3rd Street, then go three blocks to Warren Avenue, take a left, go around the curve and the building will be on your left (site of the old health club for those of you who have been around for awhile). Horse Cents is right inside the front door and sale hours are today and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash, check or credit card accepted. All proceeds go toward the care and feeding of 34 rescued horses, three llamas, an alpaca and three sheep who reside at Swan Center.

Every year the Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative presents the very popular full-moon walk through a character-filled Buckskin Cemetery near Alma. This year the event is on Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with all the old favorites of hot chocolate, cider, cookies and the colorful characters from Alma’s past.An added feature of Buckskin Day this year will be a presentation at the Alma Town Hall on Buckskin Road beginning at 5 sponsored by the South Park National Heritage Area in which local author Christy Wright will give a history of some of the folks buried at Buckskin Cemetery from her book “All That Lies Beneath.” Following her presentation, Sean Brubaker, a fine-art photographer will present a slide show of some of his many thought-provoking photographs of the cemetery. The indoor town hall presentations will conclude in time for attendees to grab dinner before traveling up Buckskin Road for the full-moon walk at the cemetery at 7:30. Kids, adults and those in-between are all welcome. Donations will be accepted at each event and will benefit the Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative’s projects to protect and promote the mountain’s trails, and natural and historic resources.

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. 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.

An unofficial “Commanders Call” will take place 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 in 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.

The BHA 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.

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The Summit Foundation is looking for volunteers for the 18th annual Summit County Parade of Homes. This home tour takes place Saturday and Sunday. 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 both days. Homes may be staffed in Keystone, Breck, Frisco, Copper Mtn., S’thorne 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

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 Summit County. Visit for additional information and to purchase.