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We live here and we love our community, but Eagle has more to offer than the average resident or employee knows about.That's going to change on Wednesday, Aug. 29, when community residents, workers, business owners and anyone else who is interested comes together for the Eagle Marketing and Events Committee's Rediscover Eagle party.“We really wanted to host an event that both brings people on board with our new marketing program and gives people the tools they need to promote all that is best about our town,” said Eagle Marketing and Events Coordinator Meg Stepanek. “We really want everyone — especially employees from local shops and front desk people from local hotels and servers at local restaurants — to join us Aug. 29.”The information part of the evening is planned in a fun format and party-goers can enjoy food and libations, compliments of Eagle's great restaurants and taverns. Additionally, one lucky attendee will win a new cruiser bike.Watch for more information about the event in the Eagle Valley Enterprise and Vail Daily and get ready to Rediscover Eagle!

Eagle County Public Health has joined with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to help get children vaccinated before they start school. A $17,500 grant will allow Eagle County Public Health to increase vaccination opportunities for local families.“Unnecessary illness due to a preventable disease may result in a child missing school, a class trip, or an after-school activity. When we immunize our children against infectious diseases we give them the opportunity to learn and grow in a healthy environment,” said Becky Larson, epidemiologist for Eagle County.According to Public Health officials, immunizations are critical for keeping vaccine preventable diseases out of our community. “Ensuring your child is up-to-date on their immunizations before the first day of school is one of the best ways to protect the health of your child, their classmates, and the community,” said Theresa Carey, Eagle County public health nurse.All children are required to be up-to-date on their immunizations before the first day of school, per Colorado law. Elementary, middle and high-school students all have required immunizations, though they differ by age.Starting the week of Aug. 13, Eagle County's Public Health will be offering walk-in clinics for school immunizations at all three of its locations. Cost is $14 per immunization for those 18 and younger. No one will be turned away based on financial need. Parents are asked to bring their child's immunization records to the clinic. The clinic schedule is as follows:• Eagle, 551 BroadwayMonday, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon• Avon, 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Suite 107Monday, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon• El Jebel, 0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite EFriday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.For more information about immunizations, contact Eagle County Public Health at 970-748-7026 or visit www.eaglecounty.us.

The Eagle County Historical Society will host a presentation and social hour with Colorado historian and best-selling author Sandra Dallas at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle on Thursday, Sept. 27. The event starts at 6 p.m. and includes a cash bar.Tickets are available Sept. 1 at the Nearly Everything Store in Eagle and the Bookworm in Edwards. Cost is $25 in advance ($20 for ECHS members), $30 at the door or $200 for a table of 10.For more information, contact echs_eagle@yahoo.com.

High Country RSVP is sponsoring a driver safety class this Saturday. Any one working in education, including teachers, school staff, school cooks and bus drivers, can take the course for $5. The class is planned Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CMC Glenwood Center 1402 Blake Ave.To register call (970) 384-8747 or for more information email dspgws@rof.net.

• ShowDown Town, Eagle's popular Thursday night free concert series concludes tonight, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Eagle Town Park. Pack up a picnic basket and a cooler and head out to hear the music of The Congress and enjoy an evening with your neighbors. • It seems like the summer just started, but local students will be returning to classrooms in less than two weeks. The first day of classes for middle and high school students is Aug. 22 and elementary students will begin school Aug. 24.• The Eagle All-Hazards NOAA Weather Radio transmitter located at an elevation just below 11,000 feet near Eagle began broadcasting on July 19. The radio frequency is 162.450 Megahertz on the Weather Band, the power output is 100 watts and the station ID is WZ-2518.

Hospice of the Valley, a division of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley, will offer a 12-week workshop in Edwards to help those who have had a significant emotional loss of any kind. “This is an action program specifically designed to help people move beyond the losses in their life, which can mean learning how to cope with a divorce, loss of a home or the death of a loved one,” said Celynn McClarrinon, LSW, who is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist. “People often say that you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don't tell you specifically what you need to do to accomplish that. We give you the steps to heal from a loss.”McClarrinon is a graduate of the nationally recognized Grief Recovery Method and is a student of John W. James and Russell Friedman, founders of The Grief Recovery Institute and authors of The Grief Recovery Handbook.The class begins Monday, Aug. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel at 32138 U.S. Highway 6 in Edwards. The cost is $60 and all proceeds go to providing hospice care in Eagle County. Hospice of the Valley, a division of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley, is the only nonprofit provider who serves the terminally ill and their families in the Roaring Fork, Colorado, and Eagle River Valleys. The mission of the organization is to prevent and relieve suffering and promote quality of life for patients in home care and hospice. For additional information, contact Markey Butler at (970) 927-6656 or info@hchotv.org.

The Colorado State Patrol Women’s Resource Network has partnered with Food Bank of the Rockies to stop hunger and they encourage residents across Colorado to join in the fight. Items of need include paper towels, bath tissue, toiletries, canned goods and monetary donations. All contributions will help in providing necessities to families within Colorado communities. To make a donation in person, drop off items at a Colorado State Patrol Troop office. In Eagle, the office is located at 714 Castle Drive. The CSP’s Women’s Resource Network and Food Bank of the Rockies also have created a virtual food drive, which allows participants to donate online. To make a donation and to learn more about the fight against hunger, visit http://www.foodbankrockies.org/goto/ColoradoStatePatrol.Food-drive donations will be accepted through Sept. 2.


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