The Eagle Valley High School Foundation will host its annual Fire & Ice Gala & Silent Auction this Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 11 p.m.The event has moved to the Gypsum Creek Golf Course Clubhouse for 2013.Tickets are $45 for singles and $80 for couples and are available for purchase at the EVHS main office, at the door of the event, or from EVHS Foundation members.This event is sponsored by the EVHS Foundation, which supports the high school with various fundraising events. The Fire & Ice Gala includes a silent auction, food, dancing, and drinks.
Danny, Sandy, Rizzo and the rest of the Grease gang will take the stage at Eagle Valley High School next week.EVHS drama and music students will perform the ever-popular musical "Grease" Thursday, March 14; Friday, March 15; and Saturday, March 16. Show times are 7 p.m. nightly.Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students (kindergarten through 12th grade) and seniors (65 and older), and $3 for children age 5 and younger. For tickets call 970-328-5813 or 970-328-1930.
Join the Eagle County Historical Society for a snowshoe history trek on East Brush Creek on Friday, March 15.Local historian Kathy Heicher will share stories about Ranger Brown, who tended the forest from 1920-1935. Learn also about the Civilian Conservation Corps camp established at Yeoman Park in 1940.The trek will be a moderate, approximate two-mile walk. A shorter trip is an option for those who may not want to walk the entire distance. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Sylvan Lake State Park Visitor Information Center parking lot. The group will carpool up East Brush Creek. Pack a lunch for a post-tour picnic at Yeoman Park Campground. The outing is free for members of the Eagle County Historical Society. A $5 donation to the Historical Society is suggested for non-members.Please RSVP to Heicher, 328-7104 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Zac Bryant and Andre Eisenmann of Eagle were recently recognized at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs First-Years Achieving Marks of Excellence reception for earning a 3.25 or higher grade point average during their first semester at UCCS. Congratulations!• The Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club is accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship award. Two $600 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must complete a 500- to 600-word essay (typed and double spaced) on the topic: "How do the current and pending gun laws and legislation before Congress affect you, your school experience and your future college or continuing education campus experience?" Name of the applicant and contact information needs to be at the top of each page. Applications not following this format will not be considered. For more information or to submit an essay, email email@example.com.• Eagle County 4-H Volunteers are pleased to announce the return of the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry 4-H Benefit on Saturday, March 16, at the Eagle River Center. Dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a live auction featuring western artwork, golf-passes, mountain cabin getaways and more. Local band Sometown will be playing until midnight. A cash bar will be open all evening. Tickets are available from 4-H members or at the door. The prices are $15 for adults, $10 for children (ages 6-12), and $10 for seniors (62 and older). Children age 5 and under are free. All proceeds from the event will go to 4-H scholarships, the Greg Burton Memorial Scholarship and Eagle County Fair Awards.
Colorado State University Extension of the Western Slope is recruiting interested citizens to attend in-depth training sessions on food safety and food preservation through the Master Food Safety Advisor Program. Training will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, March 14-28, at the Garfield County Extension Office Event Hall at the Rifle Fairgrounds, located at 1001 Railroad Ave. in Rifle. Cost of the training is $125 with a commitment of 20 hours of volunteer service. Space is limited.CSU's Master Food Safety Advisor Program is an intensive training on food safety and prevention of food-borne illness, as well as methods of canning, pickling, freezing and dehydrating. Master Food Safety Advisors must apply for selection to be in the program, must attend all trainings, must work cooperatively with other volunteers and give a minimum of 20 hours of service to the community by sharing their knowledge and teaching others."We are offering the program in order to expand CSU Extension's capabilities to provide the public with information from Colorado State University and the USDA by trained volunteers," said Glenda Wentworth, extension agent in Eagle County. According to Wentworth, experiences for volunteers may include answering consumer phone calls; providing information at local farmers markets, fairs and supermarkets; conducting presentations and workshops for community groups and schools; preparing educational displays; and writing articles for newsletters and newspapers.Applications are available at www.eaglecounty.us/csu or at the Eagle County Extension Office, located at 441 Broadway, in Eagle. Applications are due Thursday, March 7. For more information on becoming a Master Food Safety Advisor Volunteer, contact Wentworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-328-8630.