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Hurricane relief efforts

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There are several hurricane relief efforts under way or planned in Eagle County: • Go to Dine Out the Help. On Oct. 5 participating restaurants that are members of the Colorado Restaurants will donate a portion of sales to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Restaurants can sign up at coloradorestaurants.com by Sept. 29. — “Take a breath for the Big Easy” aerobic madness Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Aria Spa and Club. Participants are encouraged to raise a $100 donation for the American Red Cross. Donations of any amount are welcome. Call 476-7400 to sign up, or contact Patti Hyre at 479-5947 for more information. This effort is in conjunction with the Spin-a-thon at the spa. — Red Canyon High School in conjunction with Gypsum Creek Middle School is sponsoring a chili cook-off and silent auction at the Eagle Pavilion on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Entry is $5 to grab some chili, and all proceeds go to a districtwide fund Alpine Bank is matching.– Dr. Bruce Weinstein, the “Ethics Guy,” leads a community presentation on ethics in the workplace at the Vilar Center from noon-1 p.m., Thursday. Open to the public; donations will be collected at the door. Proceeds go to the Salvation Army and the local Red Cross chapters. Contact Seth Ehrlich at 845-7040 or seth@sosoutreach.org. — Vail resident Susi Brenden will sell “Vail Cares” bracelets for $5 each at the Big Easy concert Oct. 1 at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail. For more information call Susi Brenden, 476-7550.– Big Easy Benefit. Featuring Voices of the Wetlands All Star Band, a benefit for the musicians of New Orleans. Band members include Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit and others. The event is from 12:30-7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Ford Amphitheater. For tickets or more information, call 926-7770.– Colorado Mountain College has opened up 57 classroom spaces for students affected by Hurricane Katrina. The spots are available at the college’s residential campuses at Glenwood Springs and Leadville.The college has listed its resources through the National Emergency Resource Registry, found at http://www.fema.org.For more information about CMC’s offer, call Debbie Novak at 1-800-621-8559.– “Cans for Katrina”: Here’s what Jane Leptovska and Karli Scherer are doing in their “Cans for Katrina” effort. Drop-off boxes for canned food are at the Vail Daily Building in Eagle-Vail, Battle Mountain High School, Red Sandstone Elementary School and the Avon Recreation Center. Items can also be dropped off at Scherer’s home. Call 331-9920 to set up a time. Cans for cash donations are at Mojo Music in Avon, Radio Shack in Avon, Avon Bakery and the Blue Moose in Beaver Creek.– Verbatim Booksellers and The Bookworm will donate $1 for every “Lord of the Flies” copy sold as part of the September valleywide read program. Alpine Bank will match the total donation amount up to $50,000. Verbatim owner Robert Aiken chose the book because it “illustrates the savageness of mob mentality and the results of a society broken down,” he said.• This off-season Terra Bistro wants to raise $50,000 for Katrina relief. They are donating 25 percent of each bill to the relief fund. Call 476-6836 for reservations.Vail, Colorado