Free dinner |

Free dinner

The kind folks at Eagle River Presbyterian Church are hosting a free community dinner at 6 p.m. every Wednesday, including New Year’s Eve.They’re at 455 Nottingham Ranch Road. Go to the new roundabout on Highway 6, turn toward Wal-Mart, and take a right on Nottingham Ranch Road, just past the roundabout. If you get lost, listen for the sound of happy, laughing, well-fed people.Coffee is your friendVail Mountain Coffee Roasters wants you to be wide awake when you write checks to support local schools. They’ve put together Berry Creek Middle School Blend coffee, a fund-raiser for the school’s Parent Teacher Association. Any Berry Creek Middle School student can get you an order form. Drop the form by the school office before noon on any Friday, and the coffee will be delivered by the following Thursday. The cost is $10 for a 12 ounce bag of whole-bean coffee, and if you buy five bags, you get one free. Make your checks payable to the BCMS PTA.For more information, call Bonnie Vesey at 926-5641, or email into the carpoolAnyone interested in carpooling from Leadville-Edwards on a daily basis? Monday through Friday, normal business hours, but can be flexible. We can split the daily driving and keep each other company at the same time!If you are interested, please call 970.569.3704 or via email best way to spend New Year’s EveY04, a New Year’s Eve celebration for high school to age 20 youth, needs nearly 100 adult (over age 21) volunteers to adequately staff the event. Benefits for volunteers include dinner (pizza, subs and salad), a gift from Aria Spa & Club, training for your position, and entry in the volunteer prize raffle – a chance to win things like lodging, meal certificates and other cool stuff.Call VRD Youth Services at 479-2292 or email to sign up.Krispy Kremes are comingYou need donuts, and the Battle Mountain High School ski team wants to provide them for you on Jan. 14 and Feb. 11. The Krispy Kremes will be freshly made early those mornings and delivered to participating businesses by mid-morning. The money will purchase equipment and supplies and cover the team’s travel expenses.Send a check to “BMHS Ski Boosters” for $7 per dozen – along with your name, phone, e-mail and business delivery address – to P.O. Box 249, Minturn, CO 81645. You must pay seven days in advance. Email Kathryn Benysh at programThe popular Mother/Daughter Challenge Group for eighth-grade girls is back, but with a twist. This year the program is open to fathers or mothers and their eighth-grade daughters. Meet the Wilderness (MTW) is recruiting participants for this unique experiential program, which begins on Jan. 14. MTW is partnering with local counselors to form a program that helps to create better bonds between the parent and daughter. This program provides groups with a variety of team building activities to focus on relationship and communication strengthening.It is free of charge and meets for seven sessions on selected Wednesdays, January-March. Sessions last from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Berry Creek Middle School. Those interested should call Meet the Wilderness at 926.9376 or email info@meetthewilderness.orgGet literate, help othersThe Literacy Project is looking for volunteers to help with both adults and middle school students. The Literacy Project is a free tutoring program and requires volunteers to meet with their student two hours each week. Call 949-5026 and ask for Sloan.More government bashing1. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. – Winston Churchill2. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. – Mark Twain3. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. – Herbert Spencer