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Celebrate “A Night at the Museum” at Eagle Flight Days

Enterprise staff report

This weekend marks the return of one of this valley's signature summertime celebrations when Eagle Flight Days rolls into town.

This year, the Eagle Flight Days theme is "A Night at the Museum."

"We think this year's theme is a great one because it can cover everything from dinosaurs to American history," said organizer Roxie Deane. "The Eagle County Historical Society has been chosen as the parade grand marshal to honor all the group has done to preserve our local history."

From the baby contest and pet show that launch the fun on Friday afternoon to the kids talent show that winds up the event on Sunday afternoon, Eagle Flight Days offers something for all ages and all interests. Most activities are planned at Eagle Town Park.

Here is a run down on what's planned for the weekend:

Pet Show

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When: Friday, June 26

Time: 5 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Hosted by Castle Peak Veterinary Service. Local kids are invited to bring their pets — anything furry, feathery, scaly or slimy. A slew of prizes will be awarded, including best costume.

Contact: Castle Peak Veterinary at 328-5444

Baby Contest

When: Friday, June 26

Time: 5 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: This contest is for babies under the age of 2 years. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best smile

Best eyes

Biggest dimples

Best Western wear

Chubbiest feet

Best hat

Best swim suit

Most vocal

Baby relative look alike

Best hair

Contact: Mary Lou Yeik at 970-390-2843

Pancake Breakfast

When: Saturday, June 27

Time: 7 to 9 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Members of the Eagle Lions Club will serve up their signature flapjacks.

Contact: Look for the Lions Club trailer and the folks wearing purple vests.

Flight Days Parade

Theme: A Night at the Museum

When: Saturday, June 27

Time:10 a.m.

Where: Broadway

Details: Line-up begins at 9 a.m. on Fifth Street and judging will be at 9:30 a.m. This year's parade grand marshal is the Eagle County Historical Society.

Contact: Entry forms are available at Eagle Town Hall or on line at http://www.townofeagle.org. Completed forms can be mailed to Maureen Henderson, P.O. Box 3322 Eagle, CO. For additonal information contact Henderson at 970-404-2220.

Vail Precision Lawn Chair Brigade

What: Performance by Vail's famed lawnchair team following the parade

When: Saturday June 27

Time: 11 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Colorado VFW Band

What: Patriotic music concert presented by the 20-member Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9644 Band, based in Denver

When: Saturday, June 27

Time: 11 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Kids Crafts Tent

What: Free kids craft activities

When: Saturday, June 27

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Horseshoe Tournament

When: Competition is planned Saturday, June 27 beginning immediately after the parade

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Entry fee is $10 per person.

Silent Auction

What: Silent auction prizes include everything from golf and lodging packages to landscaping materials. Proceeds from the auction will help defray costs for the 2016 Flight Days celebration

When: Saturday, June 27

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Anyone who would like to donate an item for the silent auction should contact Rick Beveridge at 970-390-7594 or email rick@beveridgereadlestate.com.

Heritage Recipe Bake-Off

When: Saturday, June 27

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Whip up your best, time-honored family confection for this competition. Please provide enough for 100 small tastings. Serving supplies will be provided. Tasters will vote on first, second and third place trophies.

Amazing Crazeum Race

When: Saturday, June 27

Time: 1 p.m.

Where: Bull Pasture Park

Details: For ages 12 and older. Two-person teams will complete in an "Amazing Race" inspired contest. For information or to pre-register teams call 970-328-5277 or emailing sheryl@wecmrd.org.

Basketball Shoot-Out

When: Saturday, June 27

Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Register on site prior to competition start time. Prizes will be awarded.

Karaoke

When: Saturday, June 27

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: The karaoke options include thousands of songs. Sign up at the stage when the music begins.

Fun Run

When: Sunday, June 28

Time: 6:30 a.m. registration

7:30 a.m. start for 5K walk/run

8:15 a.m. start for 10K run

8:30 a.m. fun run

Where: Run starts at Fourth and Broadway and loops through Eagle Ranch

Details: Hosted by the Eagle Valley High School Foundation, the run honors the memory of Jake Brock. Cost is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. There is also a specail family registration option for $75. Pre-registration forms are available at Eagle Town Hall, Eagle Pharmacy and Alpine Bank. Registration will be accepted up to 15 minutes prior to each scheduled event. All participants will receive an event T-shirt. For additional information, contact Tiffany Myers at 970-390-6531 or Sara Jaramillo at 970-470-1624.

Yoga in the Park

When: Sunday, June 28

Time: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Instructors will donate their time for the class, but donations will be accepted.

Talent Show

When: Sunday, June 28

Time: Registration beings at 11 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. The show starts at noon.

Where: Eagle Town Park Centennial Stage

Details: Competition divisions are:

Preschool to age 6

Ages 7 to 9 years

Ages 10 to 13 years

Ages 14 to 17 years

Cash prizes for the top three finishers in each category.

Contact: Dawn Poff at 970-390-9478 or dawnpoff@vail.net