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Gypsum Easter Festivities
The town of Gypsum’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is back again this year with thousands of filled eggs, a few surprise golden eggs, activities, crafts and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
The family friendly event will be held Saturday, April 19, at Gypsum Town Hall Park at 10 a.m. and will feature more than 3,000 eggs filled with candy and special prizes. The Easter Egg Hunt age divisions include: 1 to 4 years, 5 to 6 years and 7 to 12 years. The Easter Bunny will be making a guest appearance at the event.
In addition, Western Eagle County Municipal Recreation District will offer Eggquatics, an underwater egg hunt for awesome prizes. The event categories are infant to 2 years and 6 to 8 years at 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 5 years and 9 to 12 years at 11:45 a.m.
For early risers, the Gypsum Fire Department and the town of Gypsum will host a pancake breakfast before the egg hunt at 9 a.m. Donations to the Gypsum Fire Protection District are welcome.
“Easter is a time to welcome spring and the sunshine. We look forward to this great family event and welcome folks from Gypsum and Eagle,” said Gypsum Special Projects Coordinator Krista DeHerrera.
Parent’s Handbook of the Vail Valley has stepped up to sponsor the event. Publisher Alan Sandberg said, “The town of Gypsum has created so many great family events. The Easter Egg Hunt has grown tremendously over the years. It is well organized, fun for all and a safe environment for the kids. The event is perfect for The Parents Handbook to interact with local, down-valley parents and grand-parents.”
For more information about the Easter Egg Hunt and for those interested in volunteering contact Krista DeHerrera at 970-524-1727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun fare for grown ups at the Eagle Library
While the Eagle Public Library is known for its extensive programming for youngsters, the staff also plans lots of options for grown ups this spring including the following:
In celebration of One Book One Valley’s “Finders Keepers – a Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession”, come and watch the action-packed movie “National Treasure” on Sunday, April 6 at 1 p.m. This is a free event, and refreshments will be provided.
Read any good books lately? Wondering what to read next? Join librarians Amy G. and Robyn for Book Buzz on Thursday, April 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. Amy will share her favorite recent reads, and Robyn will read excerpts from those selections. This free event is open to the public.
Join Miss V the Gypsy Cowbelle as she chronicles the post-Civil War era of exploration and settling of the West in a special show planned Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. Stories and song bring to life colorful characters and oft-forgotten lifestyles that helped shape this unique period of American history. This free event is cosponsored by Eagle Valley Library District and the Eagle County Historical Society. Miss V presentation will be followed by refreshments, and an opportunity to visit with this bona fide troubadour. Call Robyn at 328-8800 for more information and visit www.gypsycowbelle.com.
Ready to live healthier? Want to improve your finances? Learn easy strategies you can start today. Bring in your own lunch and attend one or both of two free seminars in the Small Steps to Health and Wealth Lunch-N-Learn series. The sessions are planned Tuesdays, April 29 and May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. Discover links between your health and wealth habits and learn simple ways to make small changes that can make a big difference in both. Small Steps to Health and Wealth Colorado is a program offered by Colorado State University Extension that addresses how financial problems can affect your health and how poor health can affect your finances. The program is packed full of useful health and finance tips, and offered in a supportive learning environment. Each presentation will provide small step strategies to help you accomplish your goals. Eat healthier, be more active, and give your finances a boost! To register, contact CSU Extension at 970-328-8630.
Eagle Public Library’s book club spring schedule includes discussion of “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter on Monday, April 28 and “Sea Creatures” by Susanna Daniel on Monday, May 19. Book club session begin at 6:30 p.m.
Melee in the Mountains Mix-up Tournament
The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls will host their second annual Melee in the Mountains Tournament Saturday, May 17.
Teams from throughout the United States are expected to join in the fun. Skater check-in is at 11:30 a.m. and the championship bout is slated for 6 p.m.
There is roster room for 60 female players and 10 male skaters and the event will sell out. Early bird registration is $20. Rates go up May 1.
For more information visit www.10mountainrollerdolls.com.
New home for Grace Fellowship
Grace Fellowship dedicated its new church last Sunday morning, located in the Santa Fe Furniture building, one block east of Costco.
“It is an interesting story of how we converted 3,000 square feet of furniture store into a church,” said pastor Dan Rohlwing.
In 2008 Grace Fellowship started worshiping in the Gypsum Elementary School. The congregation then moved the next year to Eagle Valley High School. And then last July moved again to the Gypsum Town Hall.
“We finally have our permanent church home at Santa Fe,” said Rohlwing. “It is also quite ironic that Santa Fe in Spanish means Holy Faith. We have finally found our church home at Santa Fe, Holy Faith.”
Grace Fellowship is sharing its space with Vida Nueva Christian Center, the largest Hispanic ministry in the valley led by Pastors Mayra and Josue Rubio.
Free Income Tax Preparation and filing
If you are a senior, disabled or your household income is less than $49,000 per year RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) can prepare and electronically file your federal and state income taxes free of charge.
High Country RSVP volunteers are certified by the IRS and can prepare returns with credits, such as the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, and the Elderly and Disabled Credit. However, persons with complex business issues and rental properties must seek a paid preparer.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 15.
The local program is an AARP tax-aide site and serves clients from Aspen to Parachute, Eagle and Craig.
Call 970-384-8740 to schedule an appointment.
RSVP is a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College.
A bingo fund-raiser for Gypsum youth Jesse Myer’s People to People student exchange trip to Europe is planned Friday, April 4 at the Gypsum Fire Department. Cost is $15 for a set of bingo cards.
The Eagle Valley High School Lady Devils soccer team will host a fund-raiser at the Creekside Grill at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course Saturday, April 5. Enjoy dinner and help support the soccer girls.
Eagle resident and Azusa Pacific University student Steil Beagley made the academic Deans’ List at APU. Beagley is honored for a fall semester 2013 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Beagley is joined by 1,774 other students receiving the same honor.
Mark your calendars — the 9Health Fair will return to Eagle Valley High School on Saturday, May 3. The Eagle Lions Club is again organizing the event and several free screenings and low cost blood work will be offered.