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The Eagle Flight Days committee is seeking donations for the annual Flight Days Auction.

Proceeds from the auction help fund the next year's Flight Days festivities. This year the fund-raiser will be a silent auction that takes place on Saturday June 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eagle Town Park. Auction items in the past have ranged from rounds of golf to a season ski pass to lodging packages.

All proceeds from the auction directly off-set the expenses associated with the annual town celebration. Last year's auction raised approximately $7,000 which is roughly one-half of the event's operating expenses.

If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact Rick Beveridge at 970-390-7594 or rick@bevrealestate.com.

Think sweet for inspiration - specifically think of your favorite candy - for this year's Flight Days celebration.

The theme for Flight Days 2012 is "How Sweet it is" and the action will begin Friday, June 22, and continue through Sunday, June 24, and all the crowd-pleasing favorite activities will be back including the pet show and baby contest on Friday; blooperball, horseshoes, a cookie bakeoff and a silent auction on Saturday; and a 10K and 5K run and the youth talent show on Sunday.

Friday night's concert begins at 8:30 p.m. and features Chris Daniels and the Kings. Saturday's concert also begins at 8:30 p.m. and features Hot Posse. Throughout the weekend there will be rides, food and vendor booths, and lots of action at Town Park.

The event's popular parade will march down Broadway at 10 a.m. Saturday. Flight Days organizers hope that local residents find great inspiration in the candy theme as they fashion floats for the parade. The entry fee is just $10 and parade forms can be found on line at www.townofeagle.org. Completed forms can be returned to Eagle Town Hall and 200 Broadway or the Eagle Valley Enterprise office at 108 W. Second St. For more information contact Pam Boyd at 328-6656 Ext. 4.

Don't miss the fun and remember How Sweet It Is to spend Flight Days weekend in Eagle.

Gypsum's popular free music and a movie series - The People's Friday - launches June 8 with a showing of "Inkheart" and music by Instant Cash, a Johnny Cash tribute band.

The Instant Cash Band was founded in 2010 by Andre' Lemieux and brings a fresh interpretation of Johnny's music to the concert stage in a way that remains relevant to a younger audience as well as the most die hard Cash fan.

The Instant Cash Band performs the classic songs of Johnny Cash with clean, updated versions of the classic Cash sound. The show is suitable for audiences of all ages.

The People's Friday shows include kids crafts and activities in addition to music and movies. The fun gets underway at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. For more details visit www.townofgypsum.com.

Singer/songwriter Jill Cohn has scheduled a special performance at Eagle's Bonfire Brewery Friday, June 15.

Cohn will take the stage at 7 p.m. She will be joined by Bay area guitarist Dave Sampson.

Cohn is returning to the road in support of her ninth CD titled "Beautiful I Love You." This is her first release in nearly four years. Cohn's music pays homage to artists such as Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell, but she has a sound and style all her own.

A full-time musician since 1996, Cohn has received critical acclaim for her independent CDs and has had her music used in television productions. She has toured nationally for nearly 15 years with the support of fans, radio and press.

Don't miss her June 15 date at the Bonfire.

Cora L. Nuebecker is the Artist of the Month at Red Canyon Cafe in Eagle

Cora brings many of the artistic sensibilities from the 1960's and a touch of 1890's Art Nouveau to a current generation. Her deep color and flowing line are enticing intriguing, intricate and peaceful.

Cora did much of her growing up in the Eagle Valley. She has since returned after graduating from the University of Colorado where she earned her degree in religious studies. She works primarily with Prismacolor Pencils and combines the precision of pencils with color work usually seen only in oil pastels.

The Porchlight Players have scheduled auditions for their upcoming productions of "The Apple Tree" and "The Full Monty."

Auditions will be held Sunday, June 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Eagle Alpine Bank downstairs conference room. There are many roles available for men, women and teens as well as several non-singing roles in both shows. For the auditions, hopefuls should prepare a song of their own choice for singing roles.

"The Apple Tree" will be performed Aug. 24 and 25 in Gypsum at the Lundgren Theater and Sept. 8 and 9 in Eagle at the Centennial Stage in the park. Rehearsals will begin late June/early July.

"The Full Monty" will be the Porchlight Players Valentine's Day show, Feb. 8-10 and 15-17, at the Brush Creek Pavilion. Rehearsals start in early December (with a break for the holidays) and continue through early February.

For additional information, contact Nancy Lorenzi (director, "The Apple Tree") at 328-0842 or Ann Olin (director, "The Full Monty") at 328-9892 or email ann.olin@porchlightplayers.com.

• The Jody Hern Memorial Golf Tournament, which honors the memory of the Eagle Valley High School graduate, loving father and husband and good friend, and raises money for the annual scholarship awarded in his name is planned Saturday, June 16, the Eagle Ranch Golf Club. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Tournament entry fee is $125 per person and includes green/cart fees, complimentary driving range balls, grill lunch and an awards presentation. For tournament information contact Shawn Morrison at 720-341-7948 or shwanmorrison@haselden.com.

• The McCoy Old/New Timers Father's Day Picnic is planned Sunday, June 17 at the McCoy Community Building. The church service begins at 10:15 a.m. and the picnic begins at noon. Participants should bring a favorite dish to share and a favorite local mountain picture for display. For more information or to help with event preparations, contact Rose at 970-653-4483 or Edith at 970-653-9691.

• Alexandra Parker of Eagle, a senior College of Arts and Sciences student and Nicole Parker of Eagle, a fourth year School of Pharmacy and Health Professions student were named to the Dean's List at Creighton University for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's Honor Roll. Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,200 undergraduate and 3,500 professional school and graduate students.

• Krista Boni of Eagle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish/Adolescence Education from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on May 18. Marist is an independent comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,200 full-time undergraduate students. Founded in 1929, the college offers 43 major fields of undergraduate study and 12 graduate degree programs. Congratulations, Krista.

• The Eagle Chamber of Commerce June Business after Hours Mixer is planned Thursday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at American National Bank. Stop by for food, libations and conversation.

Mountain Valley Lutheran Church of Eagle is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School June 11-15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

All children, ages 3 through fourth grade (in fall) are invited to attend and they travel back in time through Bible stories, craft projects, music and games. Please call 328-6718 for more information or to register your child.

The next Alive @ 25 class is planned Monday, June 25, at the Colorado Department of Transportation/Colorado State Patrol building in Glenwood Springs. Class begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.

Alive at 25 is a four and a half-hour driver awareness program sponsored by the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation (501c3 nonprofit). This single-class program has proven to be the most effective driver awareness class in the United States and it demonstrates a substantially lower percentage of teen deaths compared to those who did not take this class or took another class.

The cost is $39 for those taking the class to attain their driver permits. Those who are required to attend due to courts or other authorities have a $79 tuition. This National Safety Council multimedia class is designed specifically for those drivers (or soon to be drivers) between the ages of 14 through 24.

The program is taught by current or retired Colorado State Patrol Troopers. Successful completion of this program will result in the immediate issuance of a National Safety Council Certificate, eligibility to get a driver's permit six months early, waiver of the required six hours of behind-the-wheel practice with a commercial instructor, and a possible reduction in liability insurance. For further information, to sign up or make a tuition payment, go to www.aliveat25.us.


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