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Don’t miss the action in Eagle this weekend

Vail Daily staff report
Eagle, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado “-Eagle, Colorado will be a hopping spot this weekend with three large scale events planned.

The 9Health Fair (see related story on page 1) starts the action followed by the Western Slope Home and Recreation Expo on both Saturday and Sunday and the Party for the Planet on Saturday. Here’s the rundown:

Eagle Valley residents will party local, while thinking global, this Saturday, April 25.

The second annual Party for the Planet, an Earth Day celebration complete with music, food, activities, and 30 information booths will entertain and educate Eagle Valley residents.

More than 1,500 people are expected to attend the event in downtown Eagle.

The party will begin with tree planting along Brush Creek at 9:30 a.m. The party will then make its way to downtown Eagle where information booths will showcase environmentally friendly improvements to local businesses, and people will enjoy parades and other activities.

Live music by Hardscrabble and Little Hercules will set the tone of the event and there will be food vender and a beer garden.

The Second Annual Bighorn Toyota Western Slope Home and Recreation Expo is slated this weekend at the Eagle County Fairgrounds Eagle River Center

The event is planned Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Western Slope Home and Recreation Expo will give homeowners and builders an opportunity to see thousands of home ideas under one roof. According to organizer Holli Snyder of NRC Broadcasting 95 booth venders including environmentally friendly products, flooring options, landscape architects, window ideas, closet solutions and home spas have signed up for the show. Home Depot plans a special presentation and Rifle Equipment plans an equipment rodeo to give adults the opportunity to ride around in some heavy duty gear outside the center. The show also includes kids activities including bouncy castles and pony rides. One lucky visitor will win a spa door prize.

Both Saturday and Sunday, professional educator Mark Eatherton will offer a 2 p.m. presentation title “How to go green, without losing all your green.” His presentation will focus on solar thermal and ground source heat pump options. Eatherton will also have a product demonstration both days at 11 a.m. on RGI Radiant Windows.

The event features free parking on-site and a $2 suggested donation per person upon entry. All donations will be given to Habitat for Humanity. Non perishable food items will be collected for the Salvation Army’s food bank collection.

Food vendors will be on hand throughout the entire event.

Sponsors for the home expo include American Furniture Warehouse, Bighorn Toyota, Wildflower Farm, Renewal by Anderson, Rifle Equipment, Innovative Electronic Systems, Habitat for Humanity, The Dusty Boot, Rocky Mountain Spray Foam and Waterproofing, The Roofing Company, CenturyTel, Comcast, Spascapes and Land Design by Ellison.

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