Summit County Community Notes: 9-5-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 9-5-2012

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

The Community Veggie Dinner invites you to be our guest at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. “Squish Time in for Squash” featuring butternut squash and root vegetable soup, marinara sauce served with spaghetti squash, marinated vegetable salad, zucchini spice bread and pumpkin dip with flour tortillas and sliced apples. Limited seating, call or contact (970) 513-7242 or

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, 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.

The second annual Dillon Dam Brewery Vintage Car Show is on Saturday at the brewery. Show time is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you can register your 30-plus-year-old car by emailing with your car info, phone number and address or call (970) 262-7777. There will be judges, prizes and Dam beer/refreshments. All proceeds benefit League for Animals & People of the Summit .LAPS also has spay/neuter and medical/surgical programs to give financial aid for high veterinarian bills to low- income residents, along with $50 vouchers for spay/neuter for any income level, for anyone who either lives or works in Summit County. Vouchers are available at the animal shelter and financial aid applications are at all the local vet offices and the shelter. For more info, email

Synagogue of the Summit (SOS) is holding a youth-oriented presentation and discussion with Rabbi Joel Schwartzman on Sunday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the north branch of the Summit County Libraries, 651 Center Circle in Silverthorne. This event is open to SOS religious and Hebrew school students and their parents, as well as all other children in the community. The focus will center on all aspects of the upcoming High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). RSVP to Sue Payer at (970) 468-9529, or

Do you want to be a part of the Rocky Mountain’s favorite street party? Volunteer at Breckenridge’s 18th annual Oktoberfest. The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is currently seeking volunteers for Sept. 14-16. Duties include: merchandise sales, pouring beer (must be 21), ticket sales, set-up, break down and much more. The shifts are short, tons of fun and all volunteers receive free stuff!! For more info or to sign up for a shift, contact Gavin at (970) 453-5055.

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to host a weekend-long trail project at the Keystone Homestead on Sept. 15-16. How many times have you ridden your mountain bike or walked your dog in the network of trails between Breck, Keystone and Summit Cove? This is your opportunity to give back to those trails and help sustain them so that we can all enjoy them for a very long time. Volunteers will be fed, hydrated, given a free spot to camp and treated to live music on Sept. 15. Volunteers can sign up for one day or both days. This project also hosts a youth component for children ages 6-11, so now you really have no excuse. For more info or to sign up, visit or call (970) 262-3449.

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

Parents of kids ages 5-12, join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center for Active Parenting Now, a six-week workshop focused on improving communication, discipline techniques, teaching responsibility and encouraging your children to be their very best. The workshop is Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center from 5:30-8 p.m. Cost is $48 per person and includes child care and dinner. Visit for details or contact or (970) 262-3888 ext. 330 to register.

Learn how to move photos from your camera to your computer, how to organize and store photos and how to edit, touch up and improve photos using Picasa, a free photo-editing software that is very useful. The class will take place on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco, and cost is only $5 per person to attend. Questions? Call (970) 668-2940.

The annual Team Summit Colorado Ski Swap is Sept. 14-16 during Oktoberfest in Breckenridge at the Riverwalk Center. Buy new and gently used skis, boards, boots, clothing and accessories for the whole family at bargain prices. Do you have gear to sell? Drop off your slightly used or new gear to sell on Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., then come and shop the swap from 5-9 that night, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 15, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 16.

Timberline Learning Center hosts the third annual Wit, Wine and Dine at 6 p.m. on Sept. 22, at the Riverwalk Center in Breck. Cost: $65 per person and $360 for a table of six. The evening includes live comedy from Denver Comedy Works, complimentary wine, a fantastic dinner and a tremendous silent auction. Call (970) 453-9656 for additional info.

The center is now enrolling for infant and toddler programs for fall 2012. Visit to learn more. Families are welcome to call (970) 453-9656 or email

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