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The Keystone Center offers workshops

KEYSTONE – The Keystone Center (TKC) will offer its inaugural Keystone Summer Institute on Science, Public Policy and Consensus-Building July 21-23.

The institute will present eight summer workshops designed to expand the knowledge and skills of people interested in public policy negotiation, mediation and facilitation. Eight workshops featuring national experts are scheduled, and fees and costs have been kept to a minimum to encourage participation by the public.

The Institute will be led by The Keystone Center staff, including Peter S. Adler, Ph.D., director of science and public policy; Thomas P. Grumbly, president and chief executive officer of The Keystone Center; and Mary Davis Hamlin, senior facilitator. Other national experts leading sessions will be Howard Bellman, former secretary of labor from Wisconsin; Dr. Penelope Canan, professor of sociology at the University of Denver; Dr. Juliana Birkhoff of Resolve Inc.; and Dr. Kem Lowry, chairman of the University of Hawaii’s department of urban and regional planning.

Fees to attend the summer institute range from $35 to $150. For $750, an individual may attend all sessions and receive a box lunch each day.

The Keystone Center is a nonprofit public policy and educational organization founded in 1975.

TKC’s mission is to foster critical thinking and problem-solving through education, analysis and dialogue with all segments of civil society. To register for The Keystone Summer Institute, or for more information on TKC, write to The Keystone Center, 1628 Sts. John Road, Keystone, CO 80435, call (970) 513-5801, or visit the Web site at

Vail Summer Sports Festival fun for the family

VAIL – The Summer Sports Festival offers everyone an opportunity to celebrate the outdoor living in Vail. For beginners and experts alike in any summer sport, there is much to learn and share at the festival.

Demonstrations, expo booths and clinics showcasing kayaking, fly-fishing, mountain biking, skateboarding, golf and more offer a perfect time to pick up a new sport or discuss with others your fields of interest.

The Vail Summer Sports Festival will take place July 26-27 in Vail and Lionshead villages. For more information please call (970) 476-6797.

Summit Seniors Rummage Sale

SUMMIT COUNTY – It is not too soon to start thinking about this year’s Summit Seniors Rummage Sale, arguably the mother of all garage sales.

The sale will be Aug. 8-10 at the Summit Community and Senior Center, a long stone’s throw south of Frisco.

Donations of items will be accepted at the center on Thursday, Aug. 7. Large pieces of furniture (sofas, hide-a-beds, dining room sets and so on) and large appliances will not be accepted.

The sale annually yields around $15,000, all of which, after expenses, is donated to others. Traditionally, the entire amount went to Bristlecone Home Care and Hospice. The Senior Council voted recently to give a portion of this year’s returns to Timberline Adult Day Services, which has its operations at the center.

So gather up your surplus odds and ends (skis, bicycles, clothing, office supplies, computers, what have you) and get them to the center Aug. 7.

Support for abuse victims

SUMMIT COUNTY – WINGS Foundation provides support services for men and women who were sexually abused as children, and educational presentations on childhood sexual abuse and its impact on adults. WINGS Foundation works to break the cycle and heal the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by providing education, support services and advocacy to adults throughout Colorado.

For more information contact the WINGS office at (303) 238-8660 or at 1-800-373-8671. or visit our Web site at

SHS class of ’73 reunion

FARMER’S KORNER – The Summit County High School Class of 1973 is having a reunion the weekend of July 19-20. The class invites anyone from the classes of 1971-75 to join us at the Frisco Best Western Hotel. There will be a pay-as-you-go bar, and food can be ordered. We will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19. We have other events planned for the weekend and will fill in everyone on the details at the kickoff July 19. Please come join us for the memories and the renewals of old friendships.

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