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The Eagle County Seniors will host their Fall Jubilee fund-raiser Friday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle County Fairgrounds old exhibit hall.
The event will feature a barbecue dinner, auction, door prizes and entertainment. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and kids under the age of 12 and $25 for a family (two adults and two kids). Proceeds will benefit the seniors planned trip to New York.
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EVHS Booster Club End of Season Chili Dinner Fundraiser
The Eagle Valley High School Booster Club is up and running full force for the 2014-2015 year.
The club has a newly elected board full of energetic and driven individuals, and after only a few meetings they are hitting the ground running. Booster club leaders report that they have set some goals for the year and first and foremost the club wants to continue to raise money to support athletics and activities at EVHS.
The boosters have scheduled an End of Season Chili Dinner Fundraiser for fall sports athletes and needs support from fall athletic teams to pull off the event. The boosters are asking each team to bring items to make the dinner possible and the funds raised at events such as this come back to the teams and clubs.
Come and celebrate the EVHS fall athletes at the Booster Club Fall Chili Dinner and stay for the last regular season home football game against Palisade High School. The dinner is planned Friday, Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the EVHS cafeteria. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family (five members maxiumum).
To support the dinner, team food assignments are as follows:
JV & C Football Team – Chili
JV & C Volleyball Team – Desserts
Soccer Team – Crackers/Chopped Onion/Sour Cream
Cross Country – Shredded Cheese
Golf – Tortillas
Softball – Cornbread
Booster club will provide the bowls, utensils and drinks.
ARLINGTON & THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS
A moving and informative narration about the history of Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be presented at the Eagle Public Library Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
The presentation will feature Tom Tudor, who served as a sentinel, then relief commander, at Arlington’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from February 1969 to May 1970. He is vice president and treasurer of the Society of the Honor Guard: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and serves on the organization’s board of directors.
For more information, contact Robyn at 328-8800.
Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force
The Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force will host a roundtable discussion for the public Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards.
The Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force, established by the Colorado General Assembly (HB14-1202), is charged with studying the implications of the statewide assessment system for school districts, public schools, charter schools, educators and students and preparing a report of findings, including legislative recommendations, by January 31, 2015. The task force, comprised of 15 members representing parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and the business community, meets monthly as a whole group and holds additional subgroup meetings as needed.
Selected members of the Task Force will attend the session. The public is invited to discuss any issues of concern. The Task Force is particularly interested in responses to the following questions:
What would an effective statewide assessment system include?
How could Colorado improve its assessment system? Please provide specific examples.
Are you familiar with the local assessments that are administered to students according to requirements of your district? If so, do you believe these assessments are valuable? Why?
Materials related to the task force mission and the upcoming meeting in Edwards can be found at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdedepcom/taskforce. Stakeholders are also invited to provide written responses to these questions and/or any other feedback by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments will be shared with the task force at each meeting and posted on the web page.
Author tour nears for CMC’s Common Reader
Students and community members are invited to hear Tom Montgomery Fate, author of “Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild,” during a free public reading at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards Saturday, Oct. 24. The presentation will get under way at 7 p.m.
Fate’s memoir could be described as a tribute to one of America’s most esteemed literary icons, Henry David Thoreau, and his writing seeks to provide a contemporary context for Thoreau’s timeless ponderings on the natural environment and humans’ place in it. The book chronicles Fate’s experiences splitting time between his suburban Chicago home and a rustic cabin in the Michigan woods.
Copies of the book are available at local libraries and bookstores. The college is also sponsoring an art and creative writing contest, with cash prizes for six winners. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 23.
For more information, go to coloradomtn.edu/commonreader or call 800-621-8559.
Young Frankenstien auditions
The Porchlight Players Community Theater group will host auditions in October for their February production of the musical “Young Frankenstein.”
Principal and ensemble parts are available. Auditions are planned Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. Auditions will be held at the conference room of the Alpine Bank in Eagle. Performers should prepare a short song to sing and be ready to read for a variety of parts.
Show dates are Feb. 13-15 and 20-21, 2015 at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle.