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The bad news is the Eagle Valley High School Foundation's Fire & Ice Gala was postponed last weekend. The good news is you can still plan on attending.The foundation made the announcement last Friday."Because the Gypsum Creek Golf Course is under new management there were unforeseen problems in getting the necessary arrangements made in time," read the Foundation's Facebook announcement. "The plan is to find a new date for this spring that will still work to hold this very important event."The announcement also noted that any silent auction items that were donated for the event will be held and used when the gala is rescheduled. "Once the new date is confirmed it will be advertised and promoted so that the Fire & Ice Gala can be the successful event that all of the stakeholders deserve. Thank you for your understanding and support of EVHS and the EVHS Foundation," the announcement concluded.

Local residents will line up this Saturday for the honor of having their heads shaved in support of pediatric cancer research as the St. Baldrick's event returns to Eagle.Festivities will commence at 1 p.m. at the Eagle Fire Station. In addition to the hair-shaving fun, there will be a silent auction, food, barbers' rodeo, and a Knights of the Bald Table celebration honoring those who have shaved their heads for the past seven years. More than 100 men, women and children are expected to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancerThe St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, hosts the signature head-shaving events. Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick's Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.For more information or to donate online, visit www.stbaldricks.org and search Eagle, Colorado. The Eagle St. Baldrick's event raises more than $35,000 each year and volunteers hope the 2013 event will set a new fundraising record.

CSU Extension and Eagle County 4-H volunteers are pleased to announce the return of the Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed 4-H Benefit on Saturday, March 16, in the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. 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. Ticket 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. Proceeds from the event go to 4-H scholarships, the Greg Burton Memorial Scholarship and Eagle County Fair Awards.For more information, contact 4-H/Youth Development Agent Jenny Wood at jenny.wood@eaglecounty.us or 970-328-8631 or visit www.eaglecounty.us/csu.

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 Kathy Heicher, 328-7104 or e-mail kheicher@gmail.com.

Sylvan Lake State Park visitors with a valid vehicle pass can borrow snowshoes for free from the Sylvan Lake State Park Visitor Center. Explore the trails around the lake or at the Meadows Day Use Area. The Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 970-328-2021.

Dance the night away at the Brush Creek Saloon Friday, March 29, and help some local kids fund service trips to Nicaragua and Cambodia.Jake Bukovich, Harry Kuller and Ben and David Witt are planning the 2013 service trips through the Children's Global Alliance. As part of their fund-raising efforts, their parents are hosting the Brush Creek Saloon dance party.A $10 donation includes two drawing entries for great door prizes. The event will include a DJ, dancing and lots of fun.

• 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 ldkhammond@gmail.com.• Easter is arriving early this year. For youngsters, free Easter egg hunts are planned both at Eagle Town Park and Lundgren Theater Park in Gypsum on Saturday, March 30. Events in both communities get under way at 10 a.m.

The Whistling Bullets 4-H shooting Sports Club would like to thank the businesses that helped them stage a successful Hunter Safety course last month. Costco, Columbine Market and Eagle City Market all assisted the club. "Their support for local youth and adults is greatly appreciated," said club leader Dave Hammond."The class had 32 participants and all successfully completed the course," Hammond added. "Congratulations to the students."


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