Get ready for autumn in Eagle and Gypsum next weekend
There wasn’t much organized fun planned during the Labor Day weekend for the downvalley communities of Eagle and Gypsum, but those communities will more than make up for that during the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13.
FORE the future
The Eagle and Gypsum chambers of commerce will kick off next weekend’s fun with the Fore the Future autumn golf classic.
The event is planned for Friday, Sept. 11, at the Eagle Ranch Golf Club. There will be an 11 a.m. shotgun start, and the cost is $125 per person or $500 to sponsor a four-person team.
The event funds local high school scholarships, and in recognition of the 9/11 anniversary, local first responders and military members will hit from the front tees.
The entry fee includes golf, a skills contest and an apres party featuring live music, a silent auction and prizes.
For more information, visit the website http://www.eaglechamber.co.
Vail Valley Vintage Market
Lone Star Revival’s Vail Valley Vintage Market is debuting at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13.
The Vail Valley Vintage Market is an upscale junk sale offering antiques, one-of-a-kind vintage finds, specialty artisans, unique hand-crafted jewelry, creative home designs, fun clothing and all kinds of vintage and retro treasures.
Market hours are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $5. There will be a VIP early-entry party from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The $20 admission price includes champagne, exclusive discounts and a first peek at the market fare.
There will also be food and beer sales, yard games and family fun. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Eagle River Cleanup
As the rivers begin to calm and seasons start to change, the Eagle River Watershed Council is gearing up for its 21st annual Eagle River Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 12.
The tradition began in 1994, when Trout Unlimited organized the first Eagle River Cleanup. There were two tents and 24 volunteers, half of whom were Vail Resorts ski patrollers with radios and trucks. The event culminated with a silent auction, which included a season ski pass and raised a total of $400.
Over the past 21 years, the Eagle River Cleanup has grown tremendously and become a fall tradition for many environmentally- and community-minded families, groups and companies. This year, more than 350 volunteers are expected for the countywide event, organized by the Eagle River Watershed Council, presented by Vail Resorts EpicPromise, sponsored by many local businesses and supported by volunteers from Red Cliff to Dotsero to East Vail.
From 9 a.m. to noon, teams of volunteers will head for the riverbanks along the Eagle and Upper Colorado Rivers, as well as Gore Creek, to pick up trash and show support for the conservation and enhancement of our local watershed. All told, the community effort will clean nearly 70 miles of river throughout Eagle County.
Following the cleanup, volunteers and their families are invited to the Broken Arrow at Arrowhead from noon to 2 p.m. for a thank-you barbecue provided by Vail Resorts, the Broken Arrow and Arrowhead Alpine Club. The party features music from the Turntable Revue, beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. and a prize drawing for the entire family.
More volunteers are always needed. Call the Eagle River Watershed Council at 970-827-5406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or join an existing team. Volunteers meet on the river at assigned locations on the day of the event, so they must preregister.
Sweet Leaf Pioneer, Eagle’s only medical and retail marijuana operation, will host its first ever Pioneer Daze Hemp Fest on Saturday, Sept. 12.
This event is free to the public and will feature booths showcasing different kinds of hemp-related products and services. Four bands will play live music throughout the day, and Jason Lauve, A.K.A. Mister Hemp, will be a special guest speaker.
Ekahi Grill and The Lost Cajun will sell food, and 7 Hermits Brewery will sell beer. Hemp-based massages will be offered, and 710 Labs will be at the Sweet Leaf Pioneer store with coupons and giveaways.
Booths will be set up around the Sweet Leaf Pioneer location, on Chambers Avenue at the Eagle Tech Center. This nonsmoking event will happen rain or shine. To learn more, visit the Pioneer Daze Facebook page.