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Junior Devils Soccer

Looking for something to amuse your kids during next week’s Monday school holiday? The Eagle Valley High School girls soccer team has it covered.

The team will present a skills clinic Monday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gypsum Recreation Center. Boys and girls ages kindergarten through seventh grade are welcome to attend. Cost is $25 and participants will be declared honorary team members for the rest of the season. The fee includes a camp shirt and admission to the March 28 game where the Lady Devils will face Battle Mountain.

Proceeds from the camp will go to the Lady Devils program for uniforms and equipment. Registration is due Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m. To register visit http://www.wecmred.org.

Love Your Brain Mini-Triathlon Fundraiser

Join Lisa Woods, Carrie Geddes, and Shannon Patterson for fun filled evening of exercise at the Eagle Ranch Fitness Club and get in your workout for a good cause at the Love your Brain Mini-Triathlon Fund-raiser.

The event is planned Friday, March 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The triathlon events include 30 minutes of spin, 30 minutes of barre and 30 minutes of yoga and $10 tickets can be purchased in advance at The Eagle Ranch Fitness Club front desk. Additionally, donations are accepted online at: https://www.classy.org/fundraise?fcid=411851. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event for $20 with all proceeds going to the Love Your Brain Foundation.

All participants will receive a coupon afterwards for 7 Hermits Brewery and there will be a raffle for some great prizes being donated by various Eagle Ranch businesses.

For more info or questions please visit The Eagle Ranch Fitness Club FaceBook page or call 970-328-5770. The LoveYourBrain Foundation has a mission of supporting brain injury survivors and their primary caregivers while also working to educate the population to reduce the numbers of TBIs occurring each year in the US.

CSU Extension offers Babysitter Basics

Colorado State University Extension is inviting all fifth through eighth grade students to attend the Babysitter Basics Training Program.

The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school holiday on Monday, March 23 at Homestake Peak Expeditionary Learning School, located at 750 Eagle Road in Eagle-Vail.

The cost is $35 and covers supplies, snacks and a subscription to the monthly “Good Times with Kids” newsletter.

Participants will learn about the responsibilities of being a reliable babysitter and child development, as well as fun activities to engage young children while babysitting.

Registration is required and space is limited. To register, contact Eagle County CSU Extension at 970-328-8630.

Murder at the Red Pony Saloon

Sign up for a night of mystery and mayhem in the Wild West as part of the local One Book One Valley program.

In honor of this year’s reading selection “Cold Dish,” the first volume in the Longmire mystery series, the Gypsum Public Library is hosting a mystery party. Participants will meet in the library for some refreshments and sleuthing. Solve the murder mystery and win a prize.

The event is planned Monday, March 23 and begins at 6 p.m.

Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club scholarship

The Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club is now accepting entries for its 2015 scholarships.

The group awards two $600 scholarships to winners of an essay contest. The essay theme is to “Express your views on the second amendment and how it pertains to a concealed carry permit in Colorado and neighboring states and the laws currently enforced at each state. Be specific please.”

Entries should be 500 to 600 works and double-spaced. The name of the applicant and contact information needs to be at the top of each page. Applications not following this format will not be considered.

Scholarships are available to any high school junior, senior and through college or continuing education.

Essays are due by May 12 and should be sent to: Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club, P.O. Box 477, Gypsum, CO 81637 or emailed to ldkhammond@gmail.com.

Around town

Eagle County Knights of Columbus are teaming up with Bonfils Blood Center in Denver to present a community blood drive today, March 19. The event is planned from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Brush Creek Pavilion. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 800-365-0006 or sign up on-line at http://www.bonfils.org. Please allow 45 minutes to one hour for your blood donation.

Kathy Heicher will be the featured speaker at tonight’s Glenwood Springs Winter Lecture Series event. She will be talking about her book “Eagle County Characters.” The event gets under way at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library.

St. Mary’s Preschool Bingo fund-raiser is planned this Saturday, March 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the old exhibit hall at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Bring the whole family to enjoy the fun.

The White River National Forest, Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District would like the public to participate in a collaborative process to help the Forest Service develop potential vegetation management treatments on public lands south of Eagle. A public open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at the Eagle Public Library. For more information regarding this project, contact Shelby Limberis at slimberis@fs.fed.us or (970) 827-5161.

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