Top 16 ways to get involved in Summit County this week |

Top 16 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

Tools for Effective Philanthropy for Families and Indivduals

The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to host Tools for Effective Philanthropy for Families and Individuals, a workshop led by Philanthropic Strategist Bruce DeBoskey, J.D. on Thursday, July 31. Nationally recognized, Colorado-based philanthropy expert Bruce DeBoskey ( will help individuals achieve more effective, meaningful and joyful family and personal philanthropy. Through his extensive experience working with individuals and families, Bruce will help attendees answer the following questions about what inspires people to be philanthropic, how to get more involved, and how to connect generations through philanthropy. The workshop will be held at Beaver Run Resort on July 31 and will run from 9-11:30 a.m., with coffee and light breakfast offered at 8:30 a.m. For more information, or to RSVP to attend, contact The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or email

2014 Buccaneer 18 North American Championship

Summit County sailing enthusiasts are invited to sign up for the 2014 Buccaneer North American Championship held at Lake Dillon, Aug. 4-8. The only requirement to participate in this race is registration in the class association. Whil this is a competitive event it can be a great event for less experienced competitors, as well. Volunteers are also needed to help man the event. For more information, contact David Spira, Jim Daus or Sue Swisher

Rotary’s Krystal 93 Festival in the Park calls for volunteers

Sell tickets, pour beer and have fun while listening to live music and mingling with Summit County Residents and visitors. Save Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 for volunteering with The Rotary Club of Summit County to ensure a successful fundraising event that will support many local, national and international projects. To volunteer, please go to or call (970) 513-3344.

Rocky Mountain Triathlon volunteers needed

High Country Conservation Center is seeking volunteers for the Rocky Mountain Triathlon in Silverthorne on Sunday, July 27 from 7-11 a.m. For each volunteer provided, HC3 will receive a generous donation. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and a free beer upon completion of their shift. This is a great way to give back, while also enjoying this fun, energetic event. Please email for more information and to sign up for this event.

Breckenridge Beer Fest volunteers needed

High Country Conservation Center and Always Mountain Time are seeking volunteers for a new zero waste event, the Breckenridge Beer Festival on Saturday, July 26. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks including ticketing, checking ids, and educating the public on waste diversion at zero waste tents. This energetic event is proud to be zero waste for the first time this year. In addition to making the county a greener place, volunteers will receive an awesome t-shirt and a free beer to be consumed after volunteer shifts. Please email to learn more and to sign up for this fun, laid back event.

Summit Historical Society meeting

The Summit Historical Society’s annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 14, in the Bonnie Q BBQ Road House in Dillon. Appetizers, compliments of Doug Pierce of the Arapahoe Café, will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by a very interesting presentation by Beth and Bill Sagstetter of Georgetown, the authors of The Mining Camps Speak: A new Way to Explore the Ghost Towns of the American West. One of the things the Sagstetters write about in their book is tin cans, which provide clues to interpret a site. Do you know the difference between a hole-and-cap can and an open-top can? Can you date a can by the side seam and solder line? The Sagstetters will teach you what to look for when you find an old, rusty tin can as well as many other things to look for at old mining and town sites. For more information, contact Christy Nelson at or call (970) 468-2207.

Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & Keystone Adaptive Center

The 5th Annual “Tee it Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC” at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course will take place on Monday, Aug. 25. Registration and practice range will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start/scramble at 10:30 a.m. Door prizes and winner announcements will conclude the event. Cost is $100 per golfer or $400 per team. Cost includes practice range, 18 holes with cart, lunch, contests & door prizes. There will also be a small silent auction with a night stay in Durango, limited artwork , pro shop certificates and more. Corporate hole sponsorships are also available from $600 to $5,000. Last year, this event sold out with 144 golfers prepared to Tee It Up so that all abilities can participate in outdoor adventures. All information and registration forms are online at Please contact Marci Sloan if you would like to be a sponsor, contribute a door prize and/or silent auction item at (970) 453-6442 x20 or Proceeds from the “Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC” will go toward Keystone Adaptive Center and the Wounded Warriors Fund.

John Denver tribute concert and benefit

An amazing night of music at the Riverwalk Center on Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. with this sixth annual tribute to Colorado’s music legend, John Denver. Sing along with Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Calypso and more. As a celebration of Colorado, four of John Denver’s songs will be complemented with over 200 of John Fielder’s amazing Colorado photographs projected on the Riverwalk’s new 25 foot screen. The concert will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing week long respites in Summit County’s High Country for families impacted by cancer. Costs of tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for VIP seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Riverwalk Center or on-line through the Riverwalk Center website.

Summit in Honduras Craft and Bake Sale

The 7th Annual Summit in Honduras Craft and Bake Sale will take place on Saturday July 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday July 27 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Fresh artisan bread and many baked goodies along with beautiful jewelry from Maggie Connolly a Boulder artist and much more. This event has become one of the most important fundraisers for Summit in Honduras. To donate baked goods please bring your donations to the back of the little yellow church at the corner of French and Lincoln (St. John’s), the Parish Hall Saturday after 10 a.m., or Sunday morning. Please call (970) 389-7544 for more information.

LAPS 24th Annual K9-4K

The 24th Annual LAPS Canine 4K will be held in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 2 with Pet Supply Vendors galore, prizes for top finishers in the run/walk race and a Silent Auction with loads of items and gift certificates. The 2.5 mile course will loop around Frisco, starting & ending in front of the Frisco gazebo on Main Street. Registration runs from 8-9 a.m. with race start at 9:15 a.m. Preregister for a discount and fast check in on race day (download registration form or get more info & photos from ). Preregistration must be received by Saturday July 26 for discount. Fees are per dog so bring the family. LAPS members: $22 (or $27 after July 26 & race day); Nonmembers: $25 (or $30 after July 26 & race day). Cash or check only on race day, but you can pay with a credit card on the website through the end of July. All proceeds benefit local pets & their people through financial aid from LAPS. You’ll receive a doggie goodie bag, custom t-shirt and other surprises per entry and be eligible for Door Prizes. Free Abbey’s coffee, donuts, and lemonade. Silent Auction will include large & small items. LAPS needs plenty of volunteers from 7:15 a.m. to Noon to help set up, be dog handlers for registration, work the registration tables, hand out shirts and goodie bags, work at the Silent Auction or be race marshals, please email

Summit County 4-H Horse Program

Summit County 4-H needs an adult horse volunteer leader at the Breckenridge Equestrian Center. If you have equine experience and like helping kids learn more about horses, we’re looking for you. 4-H Leaders are covered by liability as a bona-fide CSU volunteer. Western and/or English disciplines needed. A group of kids are boarding their horses at the Breck Equestrian Center that would benefit from learning with an adult 4-H Leader. Contact Summit County 4-H to discuss your interests 668-4142 or

Run. Fun. Run.

The Carriage House will host the 3rd Annual Run.Fun.Run on August 18 at Carter Park in Breckenridge. The race will begin at 9 a.m., pregistration can be completed at Tickets are $25 for kids in advance, $30 day of and $30 for adults preregistered, $35 day of. If you are interested in volunteering, or sponsoring the event, contact Martha (970) 453-6423.

Free chipping program helps residents protect homes from wildfire

Summit County government and the Summit County Wildfire Council are helping residents and property owners create defensible space by providing free chipping and disposal of branches, logs and small trees. Residents can clear woody vegetation from around their homes and stack it in slash piles near the road on their neighborhood’s designated chipping week; crews will chip the material and haul it away at no cost. Chipping crews will move through the Upper Blue and Tenmile basins in July and through the Snake River and Lower Blue basins in August. For more information, including a detailed schedule by neighborhood, visit or call (970) 668-4140.

Summit Historical Society needs volunteers

The Summit Historical Society, an all-volunteer organization, needs people to help with the many activities scheduled for the summer months. Do you like talking to visitors about Summit County’s exciting history? Become a trained docent leading tours through the Schoolhouse Museum on LaBonte Street in Dillon. Are you handy with tools and a paint brush? Historic sites always need minor repairs. Do you like to prepare desserts? Become part of the group providing goodies for Monday evening Pastry and the Past series of talks held at the Dillon Community Church. Do you like working with historical artifacts, photographs and maps? The Society maintains an extensive archive staffed by volunteers. Extra hands are always welcome. There are many other ways to help such as setting up and taking down the tent at the Dillon Farmer’s Market on Fridays. Anyone who wants to become more involved in the Society by serving on a committee or becoming board members is also welcome. If you are interested in joining a vibrant, active group of individuals, call the Society office at (970) 468-2207 and speak to administrator, Christy Nelson, or contact her at

Backstage Theatre needs volunteers

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre welcomes volunteers. As the season changes and delightful thoughts of bikes and hikes emerge, why not also consider joining the enthusiastic live theater supporters who assist in productions? The summertime shows promise to bring smiles, laughter, and an awakening of the creative within. For more information , please contact

This Week with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Dig into your adventure and help improve the National Forest Lands with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. This week’s trail maintenance projects span across Summit County, including the Pinball Alley Trail, Peaks Trail, and Shrine Pass Trail. You’re also invited for a free weekly guided educational hike. All projects are open to public and include all ages. For project details visit, or call (970)262-3449.

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