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Betty wants you

The Betty Ford Alpine Garden officially opens this weekend, with all the alpine botanical splendor you’ve been craving. The gift shop is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, and will remain open as long as there are lovers of flora and fauna.

For the uninitiated, The Betty Ford Alpine Garden is actually open all the time. You can walk through it any time you need a little peace of mind. Actual alpine garden tours run at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Thursday and Saturday. You’ll learn about our unique alpine environment, one of the finest rock gardens in North America. For more info, go to http://www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org.

Girls just wanna have fun

The Vail golf course opened Wednesday, May 21, a perfect golf day, blue skies and 72 degrees. The Vail Women’s Golf Association (VWGA) had a great turn out for the “Black Ball” event: a three-woman team event.

First place low gross went to the team of Gail Molloy, Sally Rose and Lynn Gottlieb.-First place low net went to the team of Karen Leake, Phylis Finley and Dana Bieliunas.

By joining the VWGA you can play in the Wednesday events for a green fee of only $35, the best deal in this spiral arm of the universe.

Next week’s event will be a low-gross, low-net event and Derby Day qualifier. Jennifer Buynack, the new PGA golf teaching professional in Vail, will be on hand for a free five-minute quickie lesson and to answer questions before play. Call for tee times for Wednesday, May 28, at 479-2260.

Also, the annual VWGA Invitational is June 24 and 25, and there are still some openings for two-man teams.

Join Club Bravo!

An incredible season of music for one incredibly low price.

Until June 7, just $95 will get you into every Bravo! performance this summer at the Ford Amphitheater. This year’s concerts are sure to be sellouts with the Rochester Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony and America’s flagship orchestra, the New York Philharmonic. Call 970-827-5700; http://www.vailmusicfestival.org.

Let’s get ready to rummage

The Great Masonic Garage Sale is holding Dollar Day today. Basically, they hand you a kitchen-sized trash bag, you hand them one American dollar, and you fill your trash bag up with all the stuff you can stuff into it. Last weekend’s kickoff was a huge success, and they want to thank everyone. The Masonic Lodge is at the corner of Third and Capital streets in Eagle. Show up around 8 a.m. Saturday.

Women rule the Rockies

Just got a call from the Women of the Rockies Book Club at the Park Hyatt. They started “Have Faith,” a program where they sell used books on the Internet and donate proceeds to The Heuga Center. The Hyatt’s Blues and Brews celebration this weekend will benefit the “Have Faith” program and The Heuga Center. People can bring lightly used hardcover books to Blues and Brews this weekend and donate them there. Books, Blues and Brews at the Beav. It doesn’t get any better.


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