Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Breckenridge’s International Snow Sculpture Competition teams need hosts

#Summit County, Colorado.

Host a team of the International Snow Sculpture Competition
The International Snow Sculpture Competition is looking for hosts. As a host, you will be assigned to a specific snow sculpting team. Hosts are not responsible for lodging or paying for any of their team’s expenses. Throughout the week, hosts visit their teams usually two to three times daily to ask if they need anything and make them feel welcome. Other expectations of hosts include taking your team on a tour of the event site and taking them out for Wednesday night’s dine around program. Hosts would need to be available from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. Being a host is a great way to establish international relationships that could last a lifetime. There will be an informational meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 6 from 6–8 p.m. For more details, and to RSVP, please email Heather Pease at heatherp@townofbreckenridge.com.
Summit Stage extends run time for New Year’s
The Summit Stage is encouraging residents and visitors to stay safe this New Year’s Eve by taking the bus to and from holiday festivities. Summit County’s free public transportation system will operate with extra capacity on Dec. 31 beginning at 8 p.m.
Summit Stage managers will be stationed at key stops throughout the county during the entire evening, dispatching overflow buses as needed on existing routes and schedules. Buses will be on standby at Breckenridge Station at the end of the night to ensure that all passengers traveling out of the town get a ride. Last buses depart from Copper Mountain at 1 a.m., from Keystone’s River Run at 1:25 a.m., from Silverthorne at 1:15 a.m., from Breckenridge at 1:35 a.m. and from Frisco Station (to Breckenridge or Silverthorne) at 1:30 a.m. Buses on most Summit Stage routes run every 30 minutes during the day and once every hour at night. For maps, routes and detailed schedule information, visitwww.summitstage.com, or call 970-668-0999.
New volunteer training class for Swan Center Outreach
Swan Center Outreach is hosting a new volunteer training class this Saturday, Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at their ranch north of Silverthorne. Come join for a day of learning the history of Swan Center Outreach, animal communication and how to feed and care for more than 40 animals. Swan Center Outreach provides leadership and self-awareness programs, with rescued horses, that empower and support youth and adults in the achievement of their life goals.
Christmas tree recycling service offered
Summit County Venture Scout Crew 888 is providing Christmas tree recycling service Jan. 4 and 10. Venture Scout Crew 888 will be picking up Christmas trees from your home and taking them to a recycling center for mulch or use at a community event. Suggested donation is $10. One hundred percent of your donation will be used to support equipment purchases and educational scouting activities. To schedule tree pickup, please visit http://summitcrew888.wix.com/tree, no later than Jan. 9 or call (970) 333-9535 for more information.
Keystone Science School seeks volunteers
Keystone Science School is looking for community volunteers to help facilitate a grant-funded astronomy program being offered to all Summit County fourth-graders and their families. Volunteers will have the chance to work with students in station-based activities and take a tour of the observatory. No previous astronomy knowledge is required. The program will be held on the following dates: Jan. 13, 14, 15, 29 and Feb. 3 and 4. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at Keystone Science School’s campus at 5:45 p.m. and stay until 9 p.m., dinner and coffee will be provided. For more information or to sign up for a date, please contact Kristina Horton at (970) 468-2098 or email KHorton@KeystoneScienceSchool.org.
Elks Lodge fundraiser breakfast supports local Girl Scouts
Sunday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, Girl Scout Troop #4061 would like to invite the community for a breakfast fundraiser at the Elks Lodge #2561 located at 1321 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast of eggs, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, and the best bacon in town. Tickets are only $10 pre-purchased or $12 at the door. Children under 12 are $5. There will be cookies available to taste, and Girl Scout cookie sales will begin on Feb. 8. To purchase tickets, please contact Joan Jardon at joanjardon@comcast.net or (970) 406-0778 or Sue Moran at artsmoran@yahoo.com.
Summit County Cares supports locals in need
Please help the Summit County Cares holiday fundraiser reach $50,000 by Dec. 31. One hundred percent of donations are used to help locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or difficulty paying for medical care. This is Summit County’s largest emergency assistance fund, and last year it helped more than 700 children and individuals in crisis. Donations accepted through The Summit Foundation’s Summit County Cares fund. SummitFoundation.org.
Shovel for Summit seniors
Summit County Seniors are looking for help with snow shoveling. If you are interested in doing some shoveling this winter for local seniors, please contact Valerie at (970) 668-2941 or the front desk at (970) 668-2940.
Volunteer with Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
The 41st season is here with an exciting array of theatrical presentations. If you love live theater, support the artistic endeavors of amazingly talented folk, can occasionally wield a hammer, saw, or paintbrush and enjoy the camaraderie and fun of working the box office, come join an enthusiastic group of dedicated theater volunteers. Contact nanageralyn@gmail.com for more information.
Romp to Stomp seeks volunteers
Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series seeks volunteers. It’s Romp to Stomp time on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Frisco Nordic Center. The Tubbs Romp to Stomp benefits Susan G. Komen® Colorado. Volunteers are needed for several positions the week prior, Friday night’s Pink Party and all day Saturday for the event. Save the date and please reply ASAP. Please contact Melissa if you are interested at covolunteer.romptostomp@gmail.com or register athttp://tubbsromptostomp.com/co/volunteer. Stomping out breast cancer one snowshoe step at a time
Courtesy of the Summit Daily News.