Top 14 ways to get involved in Summit County this week |

Top 14 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

Phantom Ranch Ball

Continental Divide Land Trust’s 7th annual “phantom” event, the Phantom Ranch Ball, takes place on Tuesday, April 1. The Phantom Ranch Ball is a non-event, one that you don’t have to attend. Yet each ticket is the “door prize” drawing to win the original painting by local artist Joanne Hanson of “Late for Haying – Phantom Ranch 2014” created specially to help support CDLT’s land conservation efforts. Each ticket to the Phantom Ranch Ball is $25; spending the evening at home is priceless. To order your tickets to the Phantom Ranch Ball and help support Continental Divide Land Trust, contact CDLT at (970) 453-3875 or order on-line at Please order by April 1.

Volunteers for CSU Extension Outreach

Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is seeking dedicated, community-minded volunteers to serve on the Extension Advisory Committee. The committee will help Extension prioritize new and continuing educational needs in the local community. The advisory committee meets quarterly and appointments are for three year terms. Letters of interest are due April 4, and can be sent to: CSU Extension – Summit County, P.O. Box 5660, Frisco, CO 80443, or email to: Interested individuals will also be required to complete an application and background check. To request an application or if you have questions, please call (970) 668-3595.

Zero Waste volunteers needed

The High Country Conservation Center is seeking Zero Waste volunteers to help out at the Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) conference at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Volunteers must be 21 years or older. Volunteers will get a free t-shirt, pizza dinner, a reusable Breckenridge bag and are entered to win a bottle of liquor from the Breckenridge Distillery. Your time and effort helps earn the Conservation Center a generous donation from MTS. Check out to learn more. Call (970) 668-5703 or email with questions.

Trivia night fever

The largest Trivia Night ever held in Summit County is Saturday, April 5, 2014, presented by Grand Lodge on Peak 7, with the proceeds going to the Education Foundation of the Summit for our public school students and teachers. Trivia Night Fever is from 7-10 p.m. at Beaver Run Resort Conference Center, 620 Village Road, Breckenridge. Teams of ten will be competing for major prizes including lift tickets, vacations, ski gear and more. Tickets available now for $25 per person – $30 at the door – and includes appetizers and your first Left Hand Brewery Beer. Tables of ten can also be purchased for $250. Purchases can be made at The event is sponsored by Beaver Run Resort, Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Left Hand Brewery. More sponsorships are available, including corporate tables, please contact Karin Bearnarth at 970-547-3205.

Summit County needs new foster parents

Summit County is seeking caring adults interested in helping local children and families by becoming foster parents, who provide short- or long-term homes for babies, children or teens. Men and women ages 21 or older, of any income level, are eligible to become foster parents and may be married, single or divorced, with or without children. For more information, contact Emily Tracy at (970) 668-9739 or Foster parents help ensure that children remain in their community by providing them with safe, healthy and stable environments locally.

Summit Reads #2 book discussion

Join fellow Summit County readers in the Mt. Royal Room at the Frisco County Commons on April 2 at 5:30 p.m. for the second book discussion on the 2014 Community Book Choice, “Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution” by Auden Schendler. Dan Schroeder, CSU Extension, will lead the discussion. All Summit County readers are invited to this free event.

Range Safety Officers needed

Summit County is very fortunate to have a free shooting facility available to the public through the efforts of volunteers and the generosity of Summit County government. In order to provide a safe, friendly and clean environment in which to shoot, the Summit Range Association is seeking volunteers to perform as Range Safety Officers (RSOs). These positions require approximately 8-hours of training and orientation and a minimum of two 4-hour shifts per month, preferably on weekends and holidays when the range experiences its highest usage. Volunteers can schedule shifts at their convenience. Duties include: supervising shooting activities, informing visitors of rules, promoting safety and helping to maintain range facilities and equipment. Free RSO Certification will be provided by NRA Chief Range Safety Officers in exchange for the time commitment. For more information about the Summit County Shooting Range, see our web site at To volunteer, or for more inormation about becoming a Certified RSO, email:

Ice melt fundraiser

Do you think you can guess the moment that the Ice on Lake Dillon will melt? The Summit County Rotary Club’s annual Ice Melt Contest is now on. Guesses are just $5 each and can be made at now through April 20. The closest guess wins $4,000 and all funds raised go to community projects. Help Rotary help the community. For more information call (970) 485-1377.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative needs volunteers

The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) is seeking volunteers for the coming summer. Founded in 1994, CFI is the only volunteer organization with the responsibility to protect Colorado’s highest peaks. The Peak Steward Program trains volunteers to work with climbers and educate them about ‘Leave No Trace’ principles, the fragility of high alpine ecosystems, and how best to have a safe and enjoyable experience on 14,000-foot peaks. CFI will have two training opportunities coming up in May. After one day of training, you will work with a peak steward mentor for a day. If you are interested, or if you have further questions, please contact our Peak Steward coordinator, Len Shipman, at or (970) 262-1511.

Backstage Theatre looking for volunteers

Springtime is in the air. Come join the enthusiastic volunteers at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre. All who support the exciting prospect of live theatre are welcome. Contact for more information.

Summit Seed Library launches April 1

The Summit Seed Library will be located at the Summit County Main Branch Library located in Frisco. Seeds will be available for check out starting April 1. Check out or email for more details.

Flowerama plant sale

The volunteers of Lake Dillon Theatre Company are staging a colorful, spectacular “Flowerama” to brighten your deck and grow their many programs. Fresh and direct from Denver’s Welby Gardens spectacular patio planters and hanging baskets, priced right and suited to our mountain environment, await your “casting call.” Pre-order now and save 10% over already low retail prices. Order larger plants not available for public sale. Have first dibs and unlimited selection on the exclusive pre-order pick-up afternoon Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014 at Frisco’s Pink Plant Place, 4th Avenue between Main and Galena. If there are any plants left, Flowerama may be open to the public on Thursday, Jun. 12. We hope to do most of our sales through pre-orders and to our savvy pre-order patrons. A pre-order form is available at www, Please click on “Special Events.” Absolute deadline for pre-orders is April 7. Questions: Sandi 668-0651, Susan 389-7579, Dyann 468-5817.

Domus Pacis Family Respite benefit carnival

Grab your friends and family and join the Breckenridge Ski and Ride School on Saturday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m. at CMC in Breckenridge for an evening of family fun, games, food and prizes. Your attendance will support Domus Pacis Family Respite, a local non-profit that offers families going through their cancer journey a week of respite here in Summit County’s high country. Admission is just $15 for adults 21+ and $5 for kids and includes drinks and pizza. Call (970) 555-5555 for more information.

8th Annual Summit Hockey Classic

The 8th Annual Summit Hockey Classic will take to the ice at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. Vail Summit Orthopaedics, PeakOne Surgery Center, Copper Mountain Resort and Beaver Run Resort will battle for the trophy. Each team has drafted players from a pool of hockey celebrities from the NHL, Division I colleges, coaches and the best local Summit County hockey players to form teams of 16 players. Milan Hejduk, who played for the Colorado Avalanche, will be participating in this year’s Hockey Classic. A “Puck Huck” competition will take place each evening. All spectators will receive a puck upon entry that will be tossed on to the ice during an intermission. New this year,the Realtors Challenge Musical Chairs Competition on the ice on Friday night at approximately 7 p.m.. With the generosity of local individuals and businesses, there will be a silent auction held in the lobby of the outside rink both evenings. On Saturday evening the “Celebrity Shootout” will take place between the consolation game and the championship game, approximately 6 p.m.. The celebrity skaters will shoot out on all four of the Hockey Classic goalies – Wren Arbuthnot, Brian Lobato, Marty Wakelyn and Chip Webb. Game tickets are $5 per evening and available at the door.

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