"Farther Than The Eye Can See’
Local Mount Everest climbers Erik Weihenmayer and Eric Alexander will be on hand Thursday when a movie depicting their Everest assault at 7 p.m. Thursday is shown at the Ford Amphitheater. Weihenmayer is the first blind climber to summit Everest. Local filmmaker Roger Brown made the movie. The night is a benefit for local nonprofits, including the Vail Symposium and Adventures Beyond Limits. It’s $10 for adults, and free for kids accompanied by a paying adult.
Belated birthday Fonz
The family of (Fonz) Lorenzo Sandoval would like to wish him a very happy birthday. To all his softball buddies and basketball buddies, if you see him buy him a glass of milk for a change. His birthday was Tuesday.
Free food alert
The Vail Valley Convention and Tourism Bureau’s August Business After Hours Mixer is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Evergreen Lodge in Vail.
Go get great stuff to eat and drink, while doing the whole network thing. It’s free to VVCTB members, everyone else pays $15. For information, call 477-4026.
Dog gone, dog found
It seems that a small brown lab with no tag or information has decided to stay at Karl Hafer’s house. He apparently likes it with Karl and will not leave. The pup was found in Eagle-Vail River Side Court. Call Karl at 331-4797.
The Vail Recreation District would like to congratulate their favorite outdoors woman, Jean McGuey for being named a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Colorado Mountain Club. Way to go, Jean!
Back to school
Edwards Elementary School will host a back to school meet and greet the teachers at 2 p.m. today. Come by, meet everyone and get all cranked up for the new school year.
Let’s Get Ready To Rummage
Shop ’til you drop without putting a dent in the pocketbook this Saturday and
Sunday at the 39th ANNUAL EAGLE VALLEY COMMUNITY FUND AUCTION AND RUMMAGE SALE’s HALF PRICE WEEKEND – same location, where everything will be half price or “let’s make a deal.” Hours Saturday are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 926-0577, 827-9426 or 476-5701.
It’s time to register for the second annual Evans Chaffee Construction Group (ECCG) Kickball Classic on Saturday at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. Organizations and individuals throughout the Vail Valley are invited to organize a team of 8-12 players to help raise money for a worthy cause. They have room for 32 teams, and it’s $200 per team.
All the money goes to CASA, an organization that provides court-appointed advocates for children who have been victims of negligence or abuse. In addition to the kickball tournament, a pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch will be served. Both meals are open to the public. For more info, go to http://www.evanschaffee.com, or call 845-0466.
The Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation’s 18th annual Casual Bicycle Classic, a benefit ride for ECO Trails and the Eagle County Regional Trails System, is Sunday, Sept. 7. It’s a 38-mile bike ride along the recreational path from Breckenridge to Vail. There will be bus transportation over to the ride start, T-shirt, refreshments on the course, chances to win prizes, and a southwestern style barbeque following the ride. Pre-registration cost for adults is $45, kids 7-14 will be $35. Cost on the day of the ride will be $50 for adults, $40 for kids. Kids 6 and under are free. The shuttle to Breckenridge leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail. A shuttle will also be available to the Vail Pass Summit, and a shuttle will be provided back to Breckenridge after the barbeque following the ride. Riders interested in cycling both directions (76 miles) will meet at the Sonnenalp Resort at 7:30 a.m. Call the Sonnenalp Concierge desk at 479-5429 or 1-800-654-8312 or Ellie at ECO Trails at 328-3523.
Presidential Prayer Team
Former President Gerald announced he is adding his name to the Honorary Committee of The Presidential Prayer Team. As a former occupant of the Oval Office, Ford said he knows first-hand the pressures and responsibilities that come with being the leader of the free world.
Stinky Pierre’s is back
Stinky Pierre’s Intercafe returns to Vail next Wednesday evening, August 27th, for a night of open mic entertainment. Stinky Pierre’s is located in the lower level of the Ministry Center behind Vail Chapel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the entertainment runs from 7-9 p.m. If you have talent, or not, you’re welcome to get on stage and try your hand. It’s free, and donations are always welcome. Call Kim for more information or to reserve a time slot at 476-6610.
All that jazz
The Vail Jazz Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 9th annual Vail Jazz Festival’s Labor Day Weekend Party, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1 at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. To volunteer, please call 479-6146.