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Party for the planet in Vail Valley Saturday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily

EAGLE – Eagle is will party for the environment on Saturday.

The party begins with the Eagle Town Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by tree planting along Brush Creek from 10 a.m. to noon. The festivities continue from the Dusty Boot to Brush Creek Park and Pavilion in Eagle. Besides vendors and musical entertainment from local bands Hardscrabble and Frogs Gone Fishin’, this year features a variety of educational activities for kids and their parents, as well as Recon Recycled Art Exhibit.

“Sustainability today is about new ways of doing things – positive lifestyle changes and exciting new technologies,” said Matt Scherr, executive director of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability. “It just makes us want to throw a party.”

Grub from Nicky’s Quickies, Smiling Moose, The Dusty Boot and Luigi’s Pastahouse is available for partygoers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with locally brewed beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company available at noon. Water will also be available but bring your own water bottle or creative water-drinking container.

Party for the Planet is a project of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, Gore Range Natural Science School and KZYR-The Zephyr. And is sponsored by Dusty Boot, Luigi’s Pastahouse and the town of Eagle.

8 to 11 a.m. – Eagle Town clean up

10 a.m. to noon – Tree planting along Brush Creek

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Recon Recycled Art Exhibit

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The KidsZone

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Guided wetlands hike along Brush Creek (all ages) presented by Gore Range Natural Science School

1 to 2 p.m. – Water insects seminar for kids in kindergarten on up

2:30 p.m. – Greening your groceries and growing your own seminar, presented by Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and Todd Rymer, Colorado Mountain Collage director of culinary education

3 p.m. – Backyard composting seminar

Stage schedule

9 to 11 a.m. – KZYR broadcasting live

11 to 11:30 a.m. – Yoga Off Broadway sun salutations

11:30 a.m. to noon – Inyodo Martial Arts demonstration

Noon to 1:30 p.m. – DJ Weez spins tunes

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Hardscrabble performs

3:30 p.m. – Frogs Gone Fishin’ performs at The Dusty Boot

KidsZone schedule

Noon to 2 p.m. – Frozen Fun by Aspen Ice

Noon – Hipster hula hoopin’ contest

12:45 p.m. – Recycling relays

1:30 p.m. – Worm eating contest

2:15 to 3 p.m. – Legged Races

3 p.m. – Eco scavenger hunt

All events take place at the Brush Creek Park in Eagle unless noted. Visit for more information.

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