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A special book release party is planned Wednesday, March 28, for Eagle resident and first-time author Molly Fiore.

The event is planned at Paradigms Restaurant between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.

Fiore recently published "Opting In," described as "a searingly honest and inspiring story." In her writing, Fiore describes her journey from a time when she literally considered suicide to a moment when she instead opted in favor of forging a new life for herself.

Copies of "Opting In" will be available for purchase at the book release party and can be found at The Bookworm in Edwards and at Rouge in Eagle.

After opening in 2010, Manto's Pizza in Gypsum is finally settled enough to host a grand opening celebration Friday and Saturday, March 30-31.

"Come on in on Friday Night the 30th for an All You Can Eat Pizza Night" reads the restaurant's Facebook page. "On Saturday the 31st, we will have fun for all ages, and many give-a-ways. Stay tuned for further details. It's all still in the works."

Manto's is at 106 Oakridge Drive, in the Gypsum Creek Center with Spring Creek Floral and Mac's Liquor. A menu and other information about the restaurant can be found on line at www.mantospizza.com or by calling 524-6266.

Manto's features "authentic East Coast Italian from the Philadelphia area." Its hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6 p.m., featuring $2 domestic and draft beers, cocktail specials, $2 pizza slices, half-price appetizers and more.

The popular 9Health Fair has been presented locally for decades, but this year the event has a new location.

The 9Health Fair is planned Saturday, March 31, at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Eagle Lions Club and Vail Valley Medical Center, the event will include $30 blood chemistry screenings, which give participants information about blood sugar (glucose), cholesterol, triglycerides, liver, kidney, bone and muscle function, and may show warning signs of diabetes, heart disease and other concerns.

In addition to the blood chemistry screening, other low-cost blood work offerings are prostate specific antigen, $25; colon cancer screening kit, $20; and blood count screening, $15. Blood draw participants are asked to drink plenty of water the night before and morning of the fair because that is the best way to prevent any issues during the blood-draw experience

Free screenings at the 9Health Fair include blood pressure, breast exams, Ask a Medical Question, oral, vision, hearing, foot, skin and more.

New to the 9Health Fair this year is an online registration option. Visit www.9healthfair.org for additional information.

The Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club will award to $600 scholarships to any local student pursuing higher education.

The scholarships are available for students who are high school juniors, 2012 graduates, enrolled in college or pursuing continuing education.

The application for the scholarship award is a 500- to 600-word essay regarding the Second Amendment and how actions by the current Colorado Legislature affect the right to bear arms. Essays should be double spaced and should contain the applicant's name and contact information at the top of each page.

Essays are due by 5 p.m. Monday, May 7, and can be sent to the Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club, P.O. Box 477, Gypsum, CO 81637, faxed to (970) 328-7818 or emailed to ldkhammond@gmail.com.

Essays will be evaluated by the board of directors and recipients will be notified by the board. The scholarship money will be sent directly to the winners' schools.


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