Top 28 ways to get involved in Summit County this week |

Top 28 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

End of summer dance

On Friday, Aug. 22, from 7-9 p.m., SAC presents and end of summer dance and celebration. This event is open to anyone with physical or develpomental disabilities and their friends and family. 18 and over. The celebration will take place at the Elk’s Lodge, 1321 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne. For questions contact Rebecca at (303) 587-1624.

Pro Challenge viewing with BHA

Enjoy the adrenaline rush of watching the first racer cross the finish line from the best view in town, the Barney Ford Lawn. Join the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for a Stage 5 Finish Watch Party during the USA Pro Challenge bike race. The party will include a big-screen live broadcast of the race, appetizers and refreshments. Friday, Aug. 22, 1-5 p.m. Cost: $50/Adult (ages 13+), $35/Child (ages 6-12), $15/Child (ages 5 and under). Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online, at the Welcome Center or by calling (970) 453-9767 x2.

Walk for Wilderness

Join the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), San Isabel National Forest, Leadville Ranger District and partners to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery in Lake County on Saturday, Sept. 6. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., registration begins at 9 a.m. Activities will include a scavenger hunt, backcountry cooking demonstrations and presentations about wilderness etiquette. There will also be two “Walk for Wilderness” hikes; a 1-mile hike along the Nature Trail loop and a 2.5-mile Rock Creek Loop.

Zero Waste warriors needed

HC3 is in need of Zero Waste volunteers for the stage 5 finish of the USA Pro Cycle Challenge. Volunteers will receive a swag bag from the Pro Challenge, a free event t-shirt, and a special VIP seating section for the after concert with Big Head Todd And The Monsters. Email or call (970) 668-5703 for more info or to sign up.

Volunteer for Breckenridge Oktoberfest

Would you like to be part of the fun during the 20th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest? Breckenridge need your help to make the biggest street party in the county a continued success. This year Oktoberfest will be held on Sept. 12 to 14 and volunteers are needed Sunday the 14 to help serve beer or sell steins and drink tickets. Volunteer shifts are about 4 hours and everyone who helps out will receive a 2014 Oktoberfest beer stein and 2 drink tickets. Call Gavin Dalgliesh to sign up at (970) 453-5055 or email

Town of Blue River seeking Farmer’s Market participants

On Sept. 14, the Town of Blue River will be Celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a Town. As part of the celebration, the Town of Blue River would like to host a Farmer’s Market. The market will be set up at Town Hall, 0110 Whispering Pines Circle, Blue River. Participants are responsible for providing their own table/tent and chairs. Space is limited. Deadline to sign up is Friday, Sept. 12. For more information, contact Michelle Eddy at (970) 547-0545.

Daddy Boot Camp

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) for Daddy Boot Camp, Thursday Aug. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the FIRC Silverthorne Office. This is a great opportunity for new and expecting dads to learn about taking care of newborns. RSVP with Michel at (970) 455-0232 or email

Free concert

The Summit Choral Society will present a free concert on Monday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m at the Christ Lutheran Church, Farmers Korner and on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Lord of the Mountain Church in Dillon. The concert will feature music from “The Newsies,” Mama Mia!” and “Jersey Boys.” Donations will be accepted for the Summit Choral Society.

Summit Foundation Day at Whole Foods

Save your grocery shopping for Aug. 20 at Whole Foods Market in Frisco to support The Summit Foundation. Whole Foods will donate 5% of sales on Aug. 20 to The Summit Foundation, a local community foundation that provides grants and scholarships. The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and all sales that day will apply. In addition- you may purchase your ducks for the 27th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race at Whole Foods that day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or

Protect premier wildflower trail

One of the best wildflower hikes in Summit County, Shrine Pass Trail, needs your help. Dig into your adventure this week and help improve this beautiful trail with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Copper Mountain Resort on Friday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This project is open to public participation of all ages. For project details visit the website,, or call (970)262-3449.

US Forest Service vegetation meeting

The US Forest Service will be holding a collaboration meeting to discuss potential vegetation management projects around Keystone, Tenderfoot and Swan Mountain. Vegetation management can be designed to address a variety of hazards, such as wildfire, while at the same time improve conditions for wildlife, watersheds, and forest resiliency. The Forest Service would like to get input from the public to help shape the project design, identify areas to manage, identify areas to avoid and share information. The meeting will be held on Aug. 20, from 2-4 p.m. at the Keystone Center.

Breck Rally for the Cure

The Third Annual Breck Rally for the Cure will be held at the Breckenridge Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. This tournament will benefit the Summit Community Care Clinic and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Bring your friends for a great day of golf supporting a cause that touches all. Team prizes, skills prizes, silent auction, and awards for best-dressed carts and people. Cost of $125.00 includes 18 holes of golf, cart, practice balls and lunch and a goody bag. Contact Marge at (970) 668-8751 for additional information.

CATCH afterschool program

Keystone Science School is seeking volunteers for the CATCH Afterschool Program. CATCH stands for Coordinated Approach to Child Health and is designed to promote healthy physical activity and eating behaviors in children. It aims to equip children with the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions, all while having fun. The program begins immediately following each school day and concludes at 5:30 p.m. You are invited to come assist with programming once a month, once a week, or as often as you would like. Contact Annie Markuson, Afterschool Program Manager, at (970) 468-2098 if you are interested in becoming a CATCH volunteer.

North Pole Adventurer Ryan Waters Benefit for BOEC

Ryan Waters is a professional mountaineer, guide and polar adventurer. He is the first American to complete the Adventurers Grand Slam by climbing the highest mountain on each continent – the Seven Summits – plus skiing unsupported full ski expeditions to the North and South Poles. Ryan is the also the First American to ski unsupported to both the North and South Poles which he did via unconventionally difficult means. In 2010, along with his expedition partner Cecilie Skog he became the first person to ski unsupported and unassisted across Antarctica during a 70 day, 1,117 mile/1,800 kilometer crossing of the continent via the South Pole. On May 6, 2014 along with Eric Larsen, he completed a 53-day full unsupported ski trip to the North Pole from Cape Discovery Canada. With his captivating photography and his self depreciating humor, he motivates and inspires while stressing the importance of teamwork and keeping a positive attitude in no matter the situation. Ryan Waters has generously offered to visit Breckenridge and speak about his explorations at Colorado Mountain College with proceeds benefitting the BOEC on Thursday, Aug. 21. Doors Open at 6pm and Presentation begins at 6:30pm. Suggested donation is $15 Adults / $5 Students. For all more information visit

Grant funds to benefit organizations serving seniors

The Summit County Senior Citizens, Inc. is accepting grant applications from organizations with existing programs for Senior Citizens in Summit County. Organizations that want to continue, enhance or develop programs for seniors are eligible to apply. Grants will be made by SCSC based on financial need and the value of the program to seniors. The grant funds are made available by proceeds from the Annual Summit Senior Rummage Sale happening Aug. 14 through Aug. 17. Application deadline is Aug. 23. For additional information: Jo Ring (970) 668-2940.

Headwater Hops Fest

The Headwater Hops Fest returns – to the west side of the Lake Dillon this year. Featuring all five breweries – including the brand new Broken Compass Brewery, and the Breckenridge Distillery – all at the Island Grill at Frisco Bay. Have you ever wondered where you beer comes from? The Hops Fest celebrates local beers brewed with fresh, clean mountain water – and how the nonprofit Blue River Watershed Group helps to preserve and protect that fabulous mountain water. Join the Watershed Group and its supporters from 5-8 p.m. at the Frisco Marina on Aug. 20 to taste those fresh mountain brews and support an excellent cause. Just $20 gets you a souvenir beer mug, a beer ticket (additional beer – $3 each), dinner, live entertainment by Randall McKinnon and a silent auction. For more information, call (970) 486-5581 or visit

Summit Classico Golf Tournament

Summit Stix & Kicks present the First Annual Summit Classico Golf Tournament on Sept. 21, at Keystone Ranch Golf Course. There’s a 10 a.m shotgun start, raffle, prizes, appetizers, cash bar and lots of fun for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Summit High School Lacrosse & Soccer teams. Register to play and/or sponsor a hole today at (970) 453-2400 or e-mail

John Fielder photo workshop

Nationally renowned nature photographer John Fielder will host an all day photography workshop on Sunday, Sept. 14 at his home in Silverthorne. This event will include both lecture and in the field personal instruction in nature landscape photography, as well as dinner prepared by Doug Schwartz, Chef at the CMC Culinary School. The cost is $300/person, with all proceeds going to Domus Pacis Family Respite. The mission of Domus Pacis is to provide families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in Summit County’s high country. For additional information or to reserve a space please call Vince at (970) 547-4745. Space is limited, so call early.

Tools for Schools

Alpine Bank is helping local school children return to school this fall with the supplies required to ensure success during the school year. “Tools for Schools” is a community effort that enables donated school supplies to reach children who may not be able to afford them. To participate, community members may purchase basic school supplies for children of varying grades. Donated supplies can be dropped off at Alpine Bank in Breckenridge, Frisco, and Dillon until Aug. 31. Supplies will then be delivered to local schools for appropriate distribution.

Keystone Oktoberfest Das Bier Burner 5K

Take part in the Das Bier Burner 5K Fun Run. A portion of the proceeds of the event go to support SOS Outreach, a youth development nonprofit that fosters self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision making in under-served youth. Register for the event at All ages welcome. Advanced registration until Sept. 4, $35 adults 21+, $20 young adult 13 – 20, $15 youth 12 and under. Contact race director Alyssa Hubbard, (970) 368-7023 with inquiries and about volunteer or sponsorship.

SCHA board members

The Summit Combined Housing Authority (SCHA) is seeking individuals to fill at least 3 open positions on its volunteer advisory board. Persons must be able to devote two to four hours per month (on average) to SCHA board meetings and other associated functions. SCHA is looking for this board to provide informed input regarding current events and their effects on local housing issues from various industries such as: insurance, property management, school district, healthcare resources, etc. Please direct your letter of interest to SCHA Executive Director, Jennifer Kermode, and drop them at the SCHA office 110 Ski Hill Road in Breckenridge, or email it to by Aug. 25.

Colorado Romp to Stomp Student Fellowship

The Colorado Romp to Stomp is looking for a college or high school student volunteer. This fellowship is for the event obsessed, do-gooder and outdoor adventure seeker. Together, in a multi-regional team share the responsibility of overall event success and fundraising for Susan G. Komen® Colorado. The student volunteer position will assist the Regional Coordinator with the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series for the Frisco event on March 7, 2015. As part of the staff and volunteer team, they will support and benefit from experiential learning in the fields of marketing events support, events logistics and planning, fundraising, social media management, and public relations. For the complete job description, email

Volunteer for Pro Challenge

About 150 volunteers are still needed to help with the event. The Breckenridge Stage is a finish on Friday, Aug. 22, and there’s no school that day in Summit. The riders will arrive in Breckenridge at the end of stage #5 which starts in Woodland Park, CO. They will travel over Hoosier Pass, do a lap around town, up and over Moonstone, and back down Main Street for a really fast and exciting, downhill finish in front of a massive crowd. Help is needed all over the course, from the top of Hoosier to the Finish Line, with many stations in between. To volunteer for Stage #5 in Breckenridge, visit

Summit Historical Society fundraiser

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Summit Historical Society’s fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. Rick Hague will lead a very special and unique tour of the Washington Mine south of Breckenridge. Following the tour, participants will enjoy a miner’s meal complete with pasty and other goodies. The cost is $25 for SHS members and $35 for non-members ($10 can go toward the cost of a membership). Reservations are required by Aug. 14 for this fundraising event. Call Christy Nelson at (970) 468-2207 to reserve your spot. Directions to the Washington Mine are available.

Summit County Garden Tour: seeking gardens

After a very successful 2014 Summit County Garden Tour we are now looking for gardens for the 2015 Tour. We will be featuring gardens in the Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, and Keystone areas. If you would like to submit your garden to be considered for next year’s tour please email Lynn Horstmann at or Marcia Probasco at with a detailed description and pictures, if possible, of the garden. We will be making our selection by Sep. 1. We would like to thank all the gardeners for this year’s tour and thank the Summit County community for their support.

4-H F150 Truck Raffle

Support Summit County 4-H and win a 2014 Ford F-150 Truck. $5 tickets are available at Alpine Bank locations in Summit County through Sept. 3. Drawing on Sept. 27 — need not be present to win. Visit Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool offers summer program

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool is accepting summer enrollment for children ages three through six. The new summer program offers quality curriculum based on the following weekly themes: Art Alive, Mad Science, Wild West, Around the World, Superheroes and Princesses, and Fun in the Sun. A minimum of two days is required for any week attended. Daily cost is $55 and includes materials, snacks and drinks; just bring a lunch. Parents are welcome to visit the center, located within Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Highway 9 Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229 or visit

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.

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