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Western Slope Home & Recreation Expo
The region’s largest home show — the Western Slope Home & Recreation Expo — returns to the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgournds Friday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is open to the public and access is free but suggested donations of $2 per person benefit Habitat for Humanity in Eagle County
The expo features manufacturers and retailers from across the region showcasing remodeling and repair products including renewable windows, decking, motor homes, four-wheelers, campers, garage gear, sheds and more. The event also will feature sponsor giveaways, including a media room set up from American Furniture Warehouse. A kids’ area with a jumpy castle and pint-sized entertainment keeps children busy, allowing parents to enjoy the expo atmosphere.
For more information visit www.westernslopehomeshow.com.
Saturday, April 26 also marks a celebration of the town of Eagle’s trail system opening for the season.
Eagle’s open space trails network, located adjacent to Eagle Ranch, gets an official re-opening celebration for the first time this year. Each year, Eagle closes this section of its trails from December 15 to April 15 for wildlife.
The re-opening event, called The Cycle Effect Trail Jam, celebrates the extensive trail system touted by many as the next Moab – without the drive. It also provides a perfectly timed preview for riders planning to take part in the Firebird 40(ish) or the Firebird la Femme at the upcoming Eagle Outside Festival, May 17-18, 2014.
The April 26 celebration includes a trail checkpoint challenge, a Strider course for young riders, yoga on the lawn and a post-party at The Dusty Boot with live music, prizes and a fundraiser. The Cycle Effect Trail Jam is hosted by The Cycle Effect and sponsored by The Dusty Boot. Participation is free and more information can be found at www.eagleoutside.com.
The annual Eagle Community Clean Up and Recycle Day is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Up to 20 teams comprised of volunteers from local organizations and businesses will hit the streets, pathways, sidewalks, river banks, creek sides and open spaces to pick up trash throughout Eagle. It’s also a great time to donate and dispose of unwanted and unneeded items from home.
A variety of trash and recycle containers and donation trucks will be stationed in the parking lot behind the Capitol Movie Theater in Eagle Ranch to collect items including: recyclable metals; large amounts of trash; and furniture, clothing and toy donations. Alliance Record Services also will offer document shredding. Recyclable electronics will be collected at the Western Slope Home & Recreation Expo.
The Eagle Community Clean Up and Recycle Day is sponsored by the Eagle Ranch Association, the town of Eagle, the Dusty Boot and Mountain Beverage, and organized by the Eagle Chamber of Commerce and supported by Vail Honeywagon, Alliance Record Services and Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops. For information visit www.eaglechamber.co.
Eagle Baptist Church hosts Dr. Billy Martin
Dr. Billy Martin — a pastor, evangelist and Bible college professor — will visit Eagle Baptist Church next week for a special series.
Dr. Martin’s ministry has taken him to 47 nations in South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Canada as well as 150 evangelistic campaigns throughout the United States. He has spoken at major Christian conferences on four continents.
An accomplished Bible student, Dr. Martin’s messages will provide answers for some of life’s baffling problems. The public is welcome to attend his meetings.
Dr. Martin’s services are planned Sunday, April 27 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Eagle Baptist Church, located on U.S. Highway 6 west of Eagle. Additionally, services featuring Dr. Martin are planned Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m. The church will host dinners at 5:45 p.m. prior to Dr. Martin’s services. For additional information call 970-328-7792.
Small Steps to Health & Wealth
What if you could improve your health and your wealth at the same time this year?
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 new program offered by Colorado State University Extension that addresses how financial problems can affect your health and how poor health can affect your finances.
Not having success scheduling large chunks of time to work out? Good news — experts have found that small regular amounts of physical activity can add up to the same health benefits that longer sessions do. So if you don’t have 30 minutes to go for a long walk, try instead to get out for a quick walk three times a day for just 10 minutes
Are you concerned about not having enough emergency savings? Saving just $5 a day by skipping a visit to your favorite coffee shop or not buying lottery tickets or packing your lunch from home could end up being $1,825 in the bank at the end of the year.
• Trying to eat more vegetables? Check the freezer aisle. Frozen vegetables are affordable, quick and easy to use, and are just as nutritious as fresh vegetables. Try adding frozen corn, peas, broccoli, green beans, okra, or spinach to some of your favorite dishes, or eat them as a side dish.
The program is hands-on, packed full of useful health and finance tips, and offered in a supportive learning environment. Make 2014 your year to eat healthier, be more active, and give your finances a boost.
This free Lunch -n- Learn Series will be held at the Eagle Public Library, Tuesdays, April 29 and May 6, , from noon to 1 p.m. Just bring your own lunch. To register, contact CSU Extension, (970) 328-8630.
The state’s high school cycling coaches most definitely will be testing Eagle’s newly opened trails during their weekend-long Colorado High School Cycling League Coaches Summit, Friday through Sunday, Apr. 25 – 27. The Summit is part of Eagle’s commitment to the State High School Mountain Bike Championships, which were held in Eagle for the first time last October, and will return October 18 – 19, 2014. This truly is an honor, as Eagle is the only host destination to hold back-to-back high school state championship events. The annual Coaches Summit brings together coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders and parent volunteers to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies and build community. For information visit www.coloradomtb.org.
The second editon of the popular Mountain Bike Eagle trail guide will be available at local vendors and on line Friday, April 25. For more information visit MountainBikeEagle.com.
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.