Summit County Community Notes: 9-6-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 9-6-2012

The Community Veggie Dinner invites you to be our guest at 6:30 tonight 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

Support the High Country Conservation Center by volunteering and making the Breck Oktoberfest, Sept. 14-16, a zero-waste event. Your time earns HC3 a donation which we use to help keep Summit County green. You also get two free beers and a sweet free T-shirt. All we need you to do is spend a shift educating guests about what zero waste means. If you’re unsure about what goes where yourself, don’t worry. We’ll be hosting short education sessions before each shift. Contact for additional information or to sign up.

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

Our gardeners had an amazing and bountiful harvest this year, and we invite everyone to come see the success. We are hosting a harvest party on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Silvana’s Community Gardens in Silverthorne (next to the rec center). This event is open to the public. Bring a dish to share and your own beverages.

The second annual Dillon Dam Brewery Vintage Car Show is on Saturday at the brewery. Showtime 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 & 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

If you enjoy singing and think you might like to be a part of “From Bach to the Beatles 2012,” plan to join us this September and October. The concert is for singers who want a satisfying musical experience, whose schedules allow a limited rehearsal commitment. The concert will include programming for choir from the music of J. S. Bach to the music of the Beatles, and some exceptional choral composers in between. Interested singers should attend an informational session on Friday beginning at 6 p.m. or Saturday at 10 a.m. at Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon with music directors Len Rhodes and Chris Keelan. There will be four three-hour rehearsals on Saturdays leading to the Oct. 28 performance. Visit for more info or call (970) 468-6809.

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The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival welcomes returning artistic directors Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills to a week of exciting public concerts and soirees in private homes, coming up Sunday through Sept. 14. The seven participating musicians will also conduct a workshop for Summit High School music students. Dr. Linda Shea, director of instrumental music at the high school, commented enthusiastically on the Alpenglow performances as ” …extraordinary; can’t get any better that that; top-quality musicians!” Plan to attend an Alpenglow concert and judge for yourself. Visit or call (970) 468-4774 for more info and to reserve seating for the soirees.

Join the Bristlecone Foundation Sept. 15 at the Frisco Nordic Center for the third annual High Country Hike for Hospice to benefit Bristlecone Health Services. The 3-mile loop will provide hikers with a panoramic view of the Tenmile Range and Dillon Reservoir. High Country Hike for Hospice is a family and pet-friendly event and leashed, tail-wagging dogs are welcome to join.Check-in for the hike starts at 9 a.m. and closes at 10 a.m. at the Frisco Nordic Center’s north parking Lot. Participants can begin hiking immediately after check-in. Hikers can register for $25 online at, by phone to (970) 668-8444 or the morning of the event at the check-in table. All funds raised from High Country Hike for Hospice go towards supporting the home care and hospice patients of Bristlecone Health Services. For more information please contact the Bristlecone Foundation office at (970) 668-8444.