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Upward Athletics opens today

Keep your skating skill honed all year round at Upward Athletics/Alpine Gymnastics. The half-pipe and bowl sections open Saturday, Feb. 8th. The skatepark is indoor and requires a fee. Two hour sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bring your brain bucket. Call 328-1224. Skatboard classes begin Tuesday and space is limited.

Charlie Brown lives at Vail Mountain School

The Vail Mountain School theater department is presenting the Broadway musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” adapted from Charles Schultz’ famous comic strip “Peanuts.” The play has been in production since the beginning of January and features two student casts under the direction of Vail Mountain School music teacher, Don Watson. The players are accompanied by Vail piano legend at the piano, Mickey Poage.

It’s at Vail Mountain School, 6 p.m. Saturday, with a matinee performance at 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and free for pre-schoolers.

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dinner and Dance

Dads and daughters can enjoy a heart-warming evening together at a special dinner dance planned just for them. The dress is semi-formal and dinner and dancing will be included in the price.

It’s 6:30 p.m., Feb. 8 at the Singletree Community Center and costs $20 per couple and $5 for each additional kid.

Call the Avon Recreation Department at (970) 748-4060.

Free the heel, free the mind

Beaver Creek is hosting a women’s telemark workshop, taught by women Beaver Creek Ski School instructors, for beginner, intermediate and advanced female telemark skiers. The workshop welcomes females of all abilities, from expert to never-evers, ages 17 and up. Participants concentrate on technique and movement analysis, and video work. Cost is $99 for one day ($62 with a season pass or ticket holders).

Meet at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at 8:30 a.m., earlier if you need gear. Reservations are not necessary, but if you need more info call the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at (970) 845-5313.

Our global village

With the threat of war looming ever larger, we consider the world and our place in it. And that leads us to this question:

Question: What best exemplifies globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana’s death.

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess and her Egyptian boyfriend crash in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was allegedly under the influence of Scottish whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

And this was sent to us by an American, using Bill Gates’ technology which he borrowed from the Japanese. And you are probably going to e-mail this on one of the IBM clones that use Taiwanese-made chips, and Korean-made monitors, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by lorries driven by Indians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, trucked by New Jersey union members, and finally sold to you!

That, dear friends, is Globalization.

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