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December 24, 2012
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Please join local birders for the third annual Eagle Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 5.

"This year we are focusing on getting kids involved in birding, so feel free to bring youngsters," said organizer Jan Fedrizzi.

Avid birders, all skill levels and owlers are greatly welcomed for this count, which is done in the Eagle-Gypsum area. Participants meet at 8 a.m. at the Eagle Regional Visitor Information Center parking lot, 100 Fairgrounds Road. Maps will be provided and assignments will be given at that time.

After the count, there is a compilation of data and potluck at 2 p.m. at the Fedrizzi residence, 0265 Fulford Drive. Yummy soup and hot drinks provided. Potluck dishes happily welcomed. RSVP to Jerry and Jan Fedrizzi, 328-6961,, for potluck and carpooling.

It's OK to count birds at home or in the count circle prior to and after the count day. For more information about the Jan. 5 Bird Count or Bird Count Week, contact Jerry Fedrizzi.

School's Out Camp is offered at the WECMRD Field House in Edwards and at the Gypsum Recreation Center for kids in grades K-5 during most of the Eagle County School District's days off. Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

At the Field House, activities may include the Anti-Gravity Center, gymnastics, rock climbing, sports, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and more. Camp days at the Field House are Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-3. The cost is $42 a day, or $35 with an annual member discount.

Activities at the Gypsum Rec Center may include swimming, rock climbing, gym games and many more activities in a fun, safe, supervised environment. Camp days at GRC are Dec. 27-28 and Jan. 2-4. Cost is $35 a day.

The holiday week means some special hours at the Eagle Ranch Fitness club.

On Monday, Dec. 31, the club will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the club will be closed on New Year's Day. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the club hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Starting in January, the Eagle Ranch Fitness Club will offer its third annual class challenge. The member who attends the most group fitness classes in the month of January will win free time on his or her membership. There will also be prizes for second and third place. Additional information about the challenge will be available at the front desk next week.

Slots are filling up fast for Carrie's "Fitter, Faster, Stronger" challenge starting Jan 2. Call Carrie at 970-618-5663 for more info and to reserve a space.

And for anyone who missed out on the club's membership sale during November, another membership promotion will launch Jan. 1.

The Porchlight Players is proud to present its third annual Valentine's Day Dinner Theater with a production of "The Full Monty!"

"The Full Monty" tells the story of six men who lost their jobs at a factory to a bad economy. The Chippendales come to town, and Jerry gets the idea that if he could get some guys together, they could earn an easy $50,000 in one night if they put on a Chippendales-like show.

The ladies of the town let them know that they don't have what it takes to sell tickets, so Jerry promises they'll go all the way - The Full Monty.

It all comes down to the last night - will they really go "The Full Monty"?

Tickets are $50 and include dinner catered by HP's Provisions and Catering, dessert, three drinks (beer, wine or soft drinks) and the show. All shows are at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch and start with dinner at 6 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at the group's website, Click on "Get Show Tickets." All shows have sold out the last two years, so get your tickets early for a fun-filled, touching Valentine's Day celebration.

Email Ann at ann.olin@porchlightplayers for more information.

The Whistling Bullets 4-H Shooting Sports Club is firing up again for this year.

An organizational meeting was recently held as an opportunity to pay the $40 registration fee for the year and address safety and questions.

Regular shooting starts on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Exhibit Hall.

For more information, call the CSU Extension office at 970-328-8630 or Dave Hammond at 970-390-2429.

• With the Christmas now past, Eagle's traditional 12th Night celebration will soon be fired up - literally. The Christmas tree bonfire is planned Sunday, Jan. 6, at Eagle Town Park. Drop off your tree and drop by for the fun.

• The popular Edwards Farmers Market is back in business for the winter season. Look for fresh produce and local products at the market, which is planned for Sundays, Dec. 1, through March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edwards Colorado Mountain College campus.

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