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Author visit

What: Talk by Craig Childs, author of the One Book, One Valley 2014 selection “Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession”

When: Thursday, April 3

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Colorado Mountain College Edwards Campus

Babysitter Basics Training Program

What: Babysitter training program offered by Colorado State University Extension and the Gypsum Public Library for kids in fifth through eighth grade

When: Mondays, April 7 through May 12

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Gypsum Public Library

Details: Participants must attend all five sessions to earn a participation certificate. The cost is $35 and covers supplies, snacks and a subscription to the monthly “Good Times with Kids” newsletter. Participants will learn about the responsibilities of being a reliable babysitter and child development, as well as fun activities to engage young children while babysitting. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, contact Eagle County CSU Extension at 970-328-8630. There will be no class on April 14.

Eagle Trails Open for the Season

What: Eagle Open Space trails opening

When: Tuesday, April 15

Details: All Eagle open space trails open for the season. Please try to avoid damage to roads or trails during wet conditions.

Eagle Trails Opening Bash

What: Celebration of the season opening for the town of Eagle trails system.

When: Saturday, April 19

Time: All day

Details: After party planned at the Dusty Boot Saloon and Steakhouse. For more information visit www.eagleoutside.com.

Gypsum Easter Egg Hunt

What: Easter celebration for local families with a pancake breakfast, more than 3,000 filled eggs and an appearance by the Easter Bunny

When: Saturday, April 19

Time: Gypsum Town Hall Park

Time: 9 a.m. pancake breakfast

10 a.m. egg hunt

11:30 a.m. Eggquatics underwater egg hunt at the Gypsum Recreation Center

Details: The egg hunt activities will be divided into age groups. For more information, visit www.townofgypsum.com

Trails West with the Gypsy Cowbelle

What: Performance by singer-storyteller Miss V, hosted by the Eagle Valley Library District and the Eagle County Historical Society

When: Tuesday, April 22

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Eagle Public Library

Details: Miss V chronicles the post Civil War era of exploration and Western settlement with stories and songs, bringing colorful characters to life. A reception will follow the presentation.

Short Track Bike Race

What: Vail Recreation District spring tune up series comes to Eagle

When: Wednesday, April 23

Time: Kids races start at 5:15 p.m.

Adult races start at 5:45

Where: Eagle County Fairgrounds

Details: No points or prizes, just a fun way to get in shape after a long winter. Races will take place on a short, dirt loop and racers have 20 minutes to ride as many laps as possible in that time. Kids races will be 5 and 10 minutes in length. The event after party is planned at the Dusty Boot.

Energy Smart Colorado Western Slope Home Show

What: Showcase for the latest in products and services for the home and garden. Home energy audits, window replacements, hot tubs and spas, landscaping and water treatment solutions and more

When: Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds

Details: E-waste Recycling will be at the home show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Suggested entry fee of $2 will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties. For more information contact 970-949-0140.

Community Pride Highway Cleanup and Eagle Cleanup Day

What: Clean up crews will pick up trash along Interstate 70, U.S. Highway 6 and around the town of Eagle.

When: Saturday, April 26

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Details: To volunteer for the Highway Cleanup please contact the Eagle Watershed Council at hwycleanup@erwc.org or call 970-926-3956. To volunteer for the Eagle Cleanup, email info@eaglechamber.co or call 970-306-2262. A volunteer barbecue is planned at the Broken Arrow Ranch in Arrowhead at noon.

Nimon-Walker Award

What: The Eagle County Historical Society will honor the Nottingham family with the 2014 Nimon-Walker award

When: Sunday, April 27

Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Eagle Public Library

Details: The Nimon-Walker Award recognizes individuals and groups whose work has help preserve the history of Eagle County. This year’s recipients are members of the Nottingham family of Avon. The reception will include a presentation by Ron Saldek of Tatanka Historical Associates.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

What: AARP driver safety class for area residents age 50 and older

When: Saturday, May 10

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Glenwood Springs Library at 815 Cooper Ave.

Details: Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 fee for non-members for the workbook and handouts, payable to the instructor. To register call 970-384-8747 or for more information email dspgws@rof.net.

Art Display

What: Soliciting local artists interested in displaying their work

Where: Gypsum Public Library

Details: Call 524-5080 for more information.


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