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Eagle Ranch paving
The Town of Eagle Public Works will be repaving a section of Eagle Ranch Road between Sept. 19 and Oct. 1.
The street work will focus on the section of Eagle Ranch Road from Brush Creek Elementary School to Aiden’s Meadow.
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If possible, residents and other motorists are asked use an alternate route to avoid this section of Eagle Ranch Road during construction. Flag crews will be on site to direct traffic through the construction and short delays are expected.
Here’s a real chance to buy a pig in a poke.
Eagle Valley Baseball is conducting a raffle to help raise needed funds for the program. Tickets cost $10 and top prize is a fully processed pig. All packaging and delivery is included. Second prize is dinner and sleigh ride for four at 4Eagle Ranch and third prize is $200 off purchase of tires from Valley Tire.
“Our desire is to use these funds to provide our own Pete Nolan Field some TLC,” aid EV Baseball coach Mike Greear. “Our short wish list is to add more infield dirt, get a new clamshell for batting practice, new protective screens, field tools and of course baseball equipment.”
Local players have tickets in hand now and the winner will be announced Dec. 5 during a live drawing broadcast on KSKI Radio.
Horn Ranch stone quarry hike
Eagle County Open Space will be hosting a guided hike of the historic stone quarry at Horn Ranch from 9 to noon Saturday, Sept. 27.
The county’s Open Space Program acquired the rights to lead guided hikes across private land as part of the Horn Ranch Conservation and Recreation Project completed in 2013, which protected 403 acres of land and 1.4 miles of the Eagle River.
During the late 1800s, the quarry at Horn Ranch produced stones for Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel. Kathy Heicher, president of the Eagle County Historical Society, will join hikers to provide information about the early days of the ranch.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about a unique part of Eagle County history and the open space program’s plans for the property, as well as enjoy views of Red Canyon. This short hike is only open to the first 25 people who sign up. To register and obtain directions, contact Toby Sprunk at email@example.com.
Hay Day for horses
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is hosting its third annual Hay Day for Horses fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 4 beginning at 1 p.m.
The festivites are planned at 1001 Bruce Creek Road and will include food, music, wagon rides and games. Participants can meet rescue horses and attend training demonstrations.
For more information about the event or about Mountain Valley Horse Rescue visit http://www.mvhr.net.
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.
AN EVENING OF MEDITATION
Join Catherine Zeeb, PhD and CACIII (Certified Addictions Psychotherapist), of Bohemian Wisdom for an evening of guided meditation, an introduction to the seven chakras, and how to live in the present moment. The session is planned Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Eagle Public Library.
Zeeb is the author of “Begendings: a New Perspective” and “Begendings II : Life is the Present Moment.” Her books will be available for sale during the session.
To register for this free workshop, call Robyn at 328-8800 to reserve your spot.
Eagle County Fair and Rodeo Advisory Council openings
The Eagle County Fair and Rodeo Advisory Council has two openings for citizens who wish to serve the community by assisting with the annual Eagle County Fair & Rodeo.
Council members are expected to attend eleven monthly meetings, participate in one subcommittee and work every day of the event. Council appointments are for four year terms.
Applications are available online at http://www.eaglecounty.us/fairrodeo and are due by Friday, Oct. 10. Completed applications can be submitted via mail to P.O. Box 850, Eagle, CO 81631, via fax to 970-328-8899, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call the Fair & Rodeo office at 970-328-3646.
Certified wedding and event planner course offered at CMC
Colorado Mountain College has partnered with Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute, a nationally recognized training program for the wedding and event planning industry, to offer a Wedding and Event Planning Certification course.
Classes will be held on Mondays from Sept. 29 through Dec. 8 at the college’s Edwards campus and taught by Hollie Johnson Hawkins, an event professional in the Vail Valley for 17 years. Hawkins also has a private business, Events by Hollie, which oversees weddings and events nationwide.
The class covers the basic fundamentals of planning, orchestrating and delivering social events, including contracts, pricing formulas, marketing strategies and more. Students will also gain hands-on experience by attending real events, meeting with local vendors and participating in class trips to tour local venues and facilities.
Cost is $995. To register by phone, call 970-569-2900.
A grand opening for the new restroom facility at the town of Eagle’s Arroyo trailhead is planned this Friday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m.
Eagle Public Library will be hosting free movie matinees the first Sunday of each month through the end of 2014. The first showing will feature “Lars & the Real Girl” (PG) on Oct. 5. Refreshments and disucssion planned.
Broadway and Fourth Jewelers is planning a special engagement rings trunk show on Thursday, Oct. 2. Business owner Kristie Pooley is also planning wedding theme drawings for shoppers that day.