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Salute to the Flappers

Eagle County’s seniors remember the 1920s with a Salute to the Flappers. It’s Feb. 22 at the Eagle County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner starts at 5 p.m. Live and lively entertainment will ensue by the Crystal Crackers, a multi-media extravaganza. Door prizes, the Pete Meese Trio, dancing and more fun than the law allows. It’s $5 for folks over 60, $10 for folks under 60, and $25 per family. Chef Steve Carver will crank up the barbecue. Call 328-1005.

It wasn’t Get Hi Gallery

When we wrote a blurb about some kids hanging around places they shouldn’t Monday, it wasn’t Get Hi Gallery, which is what we said. We were, of course, wrong. The ever patient Jay explained that they weren’t open Monday, and no matter how much he wished the opposite were true, there are no adorable young women working there. We meant to say Sticky Green, home of Dazey and the aforementioned adorable woman. Sorry.

First time homebuyers unite tonight

You want to buy a house. The good people at Eagle County want you to buy a house. At 5:30 p.m. tonight, you can learn everything you need to know about taking the big step into grownupness. They’ll teach you about credit repair, the loan approval process, assistance programs, selecting a home and a bunch of other stuff. It’s FREE! Stockman’s Land Exchange and the county Housing Department is running it. To register, call 328-8770.

Middle East mess

Professor Jonathan Adelman will discuss “The Mess in the Middle East: What Went Wrong,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22 at the Vail Interfaith Chapel, as part of the Ernest Scheller III Annual Speakers Program sponsored by B’nai Vail. The community is invited to one or both discussions. Saturday, his presentation will focus on “The Arab-Israeli Conflict.” They’re free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 477-2992.

Salvation Army soldiers

The Sunday school classes of the First Lutheran Church of Gypsum are heading a food drive to replenish the Salvation Army’s food pantries across Eagle County.

Ranging in age from preschoolers through high school students, the youth are collecting canned goods and other needed items to help re-stock the Salvation Army shelves, depleted after the holidays. The food drive runs all month. Cash donations are also welcome. Checks can be sent to First Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 391, Gypsum, CO 81637.

Boutell memorial today

Long-time resident Benjamin Boutell’s memorial service is 7 p.m. Thursday in the Vail Interfaith Chapel. Ben’s friends and family members will remember and celebrate his life at 7 p.m., Thursday. If you would like to participate or have any questions, call Eileen Jacobs at 524-0275. She can put you directly in touch with Ben’s family.

Showshoe series cranks up

The fifth annual Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series is firing up. It’s a four-event series featuring 5K and 10K competitions, along with a Kids 1K Trot, all on Beaver Creek Mountain.

Registration at http://www.bcsnowshoe.com. A four-event pass, priced at $80, includes a Nike ACG Therma-Fit vest. Individual race registration is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the competition.

The remaining races are Feb. 22, with the North American Snowshoe Championships rounding out the series on March 15. All events begin at 11 a.m.

For more info, visit http://www.bcsnowshoe.com, or call Highline Sports and Entertainment at (970) 476-6797 or visit http://www.gohighline.com.

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