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February 6, 2013
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The Free Family Fun Fair is back!

The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Eagle River Center, located at the county fairgrounds in Eagle.

The free activities include martial arts and gymnastics demonstrations, a climbing wall, an inflatable slide, face painting, bouncy castles and more. Sponsors include NRC 365 and the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District.

For additional information, call 970-949-0140.

The Whistling Bullets 4-H Shooting Sports Club will host a Hunter Education class Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17, at the old Exhibition Hall at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

Times are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Successful completion of a Hunter Education class is required to purchase a hunting license in Colorado. Class cost is $10 payable at the door on Feb. 16. The 4-H club will sell coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast items and lunch both days.

Any student 12 years old or younger is required to have a parent or guardian present both days. For more information and to pre-register, contact Dave Hammond at 970-328-7818 or 970-390-2429.

• This year's selection for the Eagle Public Library Russian literature reading club is "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov. Copies of "Lolita" are available at the circulation desk at the Eagle Public Library. For more information, call 970-328-8800. Book club participants will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26, for celebratory zakuski (hors d'hoeuvres) and discussion. Register your email with Jaci Spuhler ( before Feb. 1 to receive daily fascinating facts about this classic.

• The Eagle Chamber believes it's important to acknowledge our business leaders with the 2012 Business of the Year Award. Nominations are open to current Eagle Chamber members and recommendations are limited to Eagle Chamber members. Please submit nomination(s) on or before Tuesday, Feb. 12, via email to The recipient of the award will be recognized at the Eagle Vision 20/20 Event, on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at Eagle Town Hall.

• The Eagle Valley High School Booster Club February Bingo Night is slated Wednesday, Feb. 27. The action gets under way at 6:30 p.m. at Gypsum Town Hall and a $15 fee buys 37 chances to win. For more information, contact Cindy Schwartz at 970-524-1751.

The Gypsum Eggstravaganza celebrates Easter on Saturday, March 30, with some special events.

A Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny starts the day at 10 a.m. in Lundgren Theater Park. Donations are requested to support the Eagle Valley High School Cheerleaders.

"Eggquatics" at the Gypsum Recreation Center starts at 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 10. There is a $5 fee for non-members at the rec center.

The Gypsum Cleanup is Saturday, May 11, at the Gypsum Sports Complex on 3295 Cooley Mesa Road.

There will be free dumping for town residents from 8 a.m. to noon. The service is not available to businesses. Proof of residence will be required. Dumpers must bring a utility bill and photo ID.

Residents should be prepared to unload their own vehicles. The town encourages people to bring friends who will help them unload. Trips will be limited to one per address for a large truck and/or trailer.

Refrigerators will be accepted with proof of freon removal. Four tires per household will be accepted. Lawn debris must be bagged or contained.

Oil, paint, batteries, chemicals, flammable materials, vehicles and hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Volunteers are greatly appreciated. To offer help or get more information, call 524-1740 or visit

The town of Gypsum is hosting a Party in the Park series on Friday nights from June 7 through July 5.

The Friday night events provide free fun for the whole family at Lundgren Theater. Concerts, kid crafts and a bounce house start at 7 p.m. and are followed by a movie at dusk.

The band/movie lineup is:

• June 7 - Soul School/"The Pacifier"

• June 14 - Funkiphino/"The Hunger Games"

• June 21 - Porchlight Players Children's Theater presents "Aladdin"

• June 28 - Already Gone/"Brave"

• July 5 - Celebrate America Night, featuring music by The Devonshires, a family friendly 1960s and '70s rock and roll revival band never seen before in Eagle County, followed by the movie "Over the Hedge."

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