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Arapahoe Basin Beach Party

Arapahoe Basin Beach Party

April 3rd, 11:30 AM - ?

The annual Arapahoe Basin Beach Party on Monday, April 3, beginning at 11:30 AM with optional skiing before and/or after. If you wish to join us, please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert item to share; the main course of barbeque will be catered by A-Basin and Loosey Goosey will provide water, wine and beer. Weather permitting, the party will be held outside on “The Beach” so please bring your food item in a dish heavy enough to prevent blowing off a table, serving utensils, and a chair to sit in. In case of bad weather, we will be in-side the A-frame on the second floor, in which case, due to Colorado liquor laws, we cannot provide the group’s wine and beer, but if desired, you will be able to purchase same at the 6th Alley Bar. If you missed the Awards Party on March 23, you can find both the Most Improved Skier/Boarder and the inaugural Nancy Macey Spirit award winners on our website http://looseygooseyski.com/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/LooseyGooseySki/. We will resume newsletter entries in October with information about the 2017-18 ski season. Have a great, safe summer.

AARP Safe Driving Class

AARP Safe Driving Class

April 8th, 9AM- 1PM

April 8th at 9AM. A fast-paced 4 hour class with updated information and activities complies with insurance discounts in most states. Participants have giving Clint Condict good reviews and enjoy the sessions. Hosted by Summit County Community Center in Frisco. Call (970) 668-2540 or enroll in the activity book at the Senior Center.

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50+ Winter Games

50+ Winter Games

February 12,13,14

50+ Winter Games The 37th Annual  50+ Winter Games  will be held on February  12, 13 and 14, 2017. They include a “Kick-off” dinner and Silent Auction on Sunday, the 12, at the Frisco Senior/Community Center,  Alpine Events on the 13th at Keystone, and Nordic events on the 14th at the Frisco Nordic Center. Fund raising will begin in August, 2016.  It’s fun and satisfying to raise funds for the Summit County Senior nutrition programs.  We contact local businesses to collect money as well as items for the Silent Auction.    If you’re interested, check with the Frisco Senior Center, or contact Barb Becker, bbleeski@q.com.    Volunteers to help with the dinner, silent auction, Alpine events and Nordic events will also be needed. You can participate in all the games for the low registration fee of $35.00. And you can also attend the dinner for another $15.00.  Check out our Website at SummitCounty50+WinterGames  to see all the fun activities, and the schedule of events.

2017 50+ Winter Games Photos

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Golf

Golf

The Summit County Seniors golf Program is an excellent way to meet other seniors who have the same passion for the sport.  The golf courses in the area are beautiful and challenging, and provide opportunities for all levels of players.  Golf courses in the Senior Program include the Keystone River and Ranch courses as well as the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. Three programs exist for the senior golfer as follows: First, Boomers on the Links  - the Seniors Golf Program promotes and supports a weekly Tuesday clinic at the Keystone River Course .  During these outings, participants play nine holes of golf, receive a group lesson and are treated to lunch for a reasonable price.  Those interested in this clinic should contact the Keystone Pro Shop at 970-498-1520 to reserve a spot. Second, the Seniors Golf Program Coordinator has arranged discounted green fees at each of the three courses identified above for senior members.  To avail themselves of this program, seniors must be up to date on dues and have purchased a Seniors Golf Card at the Senior Center for $ 5. Lastly, Special Golf Outings are arranged at courses that are usually outside the three mentioned above.  These outings give the senior golfer an opportunity to try courses not played before.  The objective is to have one outing each in the months of July and August. If you would like to help with the Senior Golf Program please contact Tim Lytle at tclytle45@yahoo.com.

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Trailwork

Trailwork

First Friday of the month, 9:00 - 12:00

Trailwork.  Join the seniors and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) on the first Friday of the month (June through September), 9:00 a.m. to noon, as they do campsite restoration (cleaning and rehab; no heavy lifting). Questions:  bonniesaunders1@yahoo.com.

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Senior Rowing Program

Senior Rowing Program

TBD

Senior Rowing Program.  In cooperation with the Summit County Senior Center, the Frisco Rowing Center (FRC) offers a special program for seniors twice a month from June to September.  Plan to enjoy rowing on Lake Dillon with its stunning scenery mirrored in early morning light.  FRC provides instruction for first-time rowers.  Watch the Senior Center’s newsletter for dates and times [insert link]. For additional details about rowing on Lake Dillon, please consult the FRC website at www.friscorowing.com.or Ronald C. Hopson at ron.hopson@netweave.com.

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XC-Skiing group

XC-Skiing group

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM

Moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays, January through March, meeting at 9:30 a.m. to carpool or 10:00 at the trailhead.  The distances are usually four to six miles roundtrip.  Outings are suitable for all levels of skiers that have mastered snowplow and herringbone skills.  You need backcountry skis with metal edges and fish scales or know how to wax and/or bring along skins.  After each outing, a volunteer host will provide light appetizers, hearty soups, desserts and beverages in his or her home (a $5 donation is suggested). Questions: Bonnie Guthrie, bonniesaunders1@yahoo.com

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Snowshoe Hares

Snowshoe Hares

Mondays, 10:00 AM

Moderate-level backcountry trails on Mondays, January through March, meeting at 9:45 a.m. to leave a designated meeting point at 10:00.  The distances are usually two to four miles roundtrip or about 1.5 to two hours.  Outings are suitable for all levels of snowshoers and may contain some hills.  Dress in layers and be ready for fun. Questions: Diane Williford,  rdwilliford@outlook.com.

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Huff & Puff Snowshoe

Huff & Puff Snowshoe

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM

Group meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. during January and February (possibly March). The group has a new leader each week who has volunteered to organize the outing. The leader picks the trail, meeting time and location. Most outings are under four miles roundtrip and are designed for all levels with the hikes being shorter, slower and less elevation gain than the Snowshoe Hares (below). You should have your own snowshoes and winter hiking poles (have baskets on end) and be able to stay outdoors without shelter for two-plus hours. Questions: Janet Scervino, jscervino@gmail.com.

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Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats

Wednesdays, Check group page.

Mountain Goats (most difficult) hikes are every Wednesday, June through September.  The group communicates by Yahoogroups.  Our group name is “SummitMountainGoats,” no spaces, and this is the best way to know “the Goats.”  There are 150 members; however, a typical hiking group will have fewer than 15.  Most of our members are “virtual Goats” who enjoy the post-hike reports and photos.  To join, you need to be a member of Yahoo.com.  Then go to groups.yahoo.com and search for SummitMountainGoats.  Press the “join this group” button.  Scroll down the home page to the Message History section and select a summer month.  The pictures tell the stories of the Goats.

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Canine Companions

Canine Companions

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM

Canine Companions hike mostly moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays, April through October.  Reasonably well-behaved dogs as well as dogless (also well-behaved) people are welcome.  The group meets at 9:00 a.m. to carpool.  Bring leashes. Questions: Howard Brown, brown.howard2@gmail.com.

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Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs) backcountry hikes are June through mid-September (weather dependent) on Wednesday, meeting at 9:00 a.m.  The hikes average five to six miles roundtrip with 1,000 to 1,500 feet elevation gain.  An email list is maintained by Janice Barringer.  If you’d like your name added in order to be notified of any changes, please email her at janicebarringer@comcast.net.

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Walkie-Talkies

Walkie-Talkies

Tuesdays, 9:00 AM

Walkie-Talkies is a group for moderate-level abilities.  They hike on backcountry trails on Tuesdays, June through September, meeting at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead.  Hike distances are two to six miles round trip, with an elevation gain of no more than 1,800’ (easier hikes in June progressing to longer, more difficult hikes in September).  These hikes usually have a destination that includes mining artifacts, wildflowers and/or spectacular views (that’s where the talking comes in). Questions: Jilane Savignano, coloradobridgelady@gmail.com.

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Herd of Turtles (HOTs)

Herd of Turtles (HOTs)

Thursdays, 9:00 AM

Herd of Turtles (HOTs) hikes are on Thursdays, starting in June until the end of October.  This hiking group is perfect for people new to Summit County.  They normally hike a trail leaving at 9:00 a.m. and walk until around 11:00, then all turn around and hike back to the trailhead.  The fast hikers pick up the slower hikers on the way back.  Everyone hikes at his or her own speed, so slow, medium and fast hikers are all welcome.  After the hike, an optional lunch (usually at a restaurant) is planned for the group. Questions: Jan Vliet, janskifast@yahoo.com.  

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