The Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale is beginning its ninth fall/winter season and are holding an open house from September 9-12. Practices are once a week (although a child may participate more than one day for the same fee). Pick the day and place that is best for you. Weekly rehearsals are at Edwards Elementary on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Gypsum Elementary on Thursdays and Eagle Valley Elementary on Fridays. Practice times are: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for 1st through 3rd graders, 4:15 to 5:15 for 4th and 5th graders and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for 6th, 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday evening only at Edwards Elementary. Call director Liane Gulizia at 926-2228 or Marka Moser at 926-0577 for more information. Aunt Betty’s Recycled Reading in Eagle is starting a “Buy a Book for a Buck” program to send books to our troops overseas to help pass the time and ease the strain of being so far from home in uncertain conditions. Visit their store at 330 Broadway in downtown Eagle, select a book or two from the box for just $1 each, and they will send it on to our soldiers. The dollar helps cover the cost of the book and shipping. They can send books to individuals as well. If you have a loved one stationed overseas, provide them with the mailing address and they will be happy to send him or her books to share with their unit. This is for books only, no cards or letters will be included. Also, they do not need books donated for this as they have plenty of overstocks they are happy to send. Call us at 328-1340 if you want more information. The Eagle River Fire Protection District Resident Firefighters will host a carwash for the Denver Children’s Hospital Burn Camp Program this Saturday, September 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The burn camp program is designed for pediatric burn survivors, including children, teens, young adults and families. The program helps provide these children a camp type environment where they experience personal growth and gain social living skills that help them cope with their injuries and life after being burned. The cost to attend the winter camp is $300 per child. Bring your car to Station 7, located in Avon where firefighters will wash, dry and vacuum every vehicle for a donation. For more information, please contact Shane at 748-4767 Randy at 748-4757. The High Country Republican Women will host a luncheon next Wednesday, September 10, at The Gas-house Restaurant in Edwards. It starts at noon and the guest speaker will be Bev Christian-sen, Executive Director of the Eagle Valley Resource Center. $15 for non-members and $12 for members. Please RSVP to 390-7800. Everyone who walks, runs, hikes or bikes on local multi-use trails is asked to devote at least one day this summer to maintaining and improving the local trails. This Sunday, September 7, it will be the Lost Lake Trail. Lunch, tools and crew leaders will be provided and you are reminded to wear long pants, boots and bring gloves, water and rain gear. For more information, call Dawes at 476-1914. The Vail-Eagle Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its annual Youth Exchange Program. The program is for students between the ages of 16 and 18. At the time they depart students should not have graduated from high school. The program is open to the children of Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike. The exchange will take place during the 2004-2005 school year and will be for a one-year term. While cultural exchange, not travel, is the main purpose of the program, students on these year-long exchanges usually have opportunities to travel with their host families and other Rotary Exchange Students on organized tours. Application deadline is September 26 and can by obtained through the Vail-Eagle Valley Rotary Club, by contacting Jim Potter at 949-5828 or Montine Hansl at 476-2043, or visiting area high school counselors. We’ve been asked to pass along the following information to all of you tennis fans. This Saturday, September 6, Lodo Serves Tennis will be held to view the U.S. Open Women’s Tennis Finals. The evening begins at 6 p.m. and features a live, big-screen showing, fabulous hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction and plenty of fun. It will be held at the Outdoors at The Elephant Corral on Wazee Street in Lower Downtown Denver. The cost is $125 per person, attendance is limited and your tickets automatically enters you into a drawing for a trip for two to the 2004 U.S. Open, airfare included and worth $3,600. The proceeds will benefit Net Results which is a nontraditional intervention program that helps students improve their academic performance, increase their self esteem and take an active interest in their own education. If you can’t make it to the event but would like to make a donation, please send it to Net Results Junior Tennis, Box 2175, Denver, Colorado 80201. For more information, please call Jane at (303) 777-4015, (303) 321-9456 or visit: netresultsonline.com If stormy weather intrigues you, or if you enjoy sitting back and watching the clouds roll by, then Colorado State University needs you! Volunteers are needed to help collect, track and record the region’s rainfall and hail. Known as the Community Collaborative Rain and Hail Study, or CoCoRaHS, you only need a fascination with either to qualify for this important role that contributes data to the National Weather Service and CSU’s on-campus Climate Center.The Bureau of Reclamation will provide rain gauge equipment or volunteers can purchase them for ongoing use. It takes no scientific knowledge or education to become part of the team and people of all ages are encouraged to participate. The data collect-ed is critical for verifying weather forecasts, creating maps of storm patterns, checking the accuracy of radar, learning more about the stream levels in the Colorado River, and monitoring the drought and overall climate of Western Colorado. Once the informa-tion is collected, volunteers then input it online. To find out how to get involved, join Nolan Doesken at the Glenwood Springs Commun-ity Center on Wednesday, September 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 491-8545. The 7th Annual Business & Consumer Show will be held at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek on October 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. The show will feature booths from businesses, shops and restaurants from around the valley as well as great prize giveaways and exceptional networking opportunities. Early registration for reduced booth rates is available for interested businesses through September 22. The final registration deadline is October 16. Eagle County Sheriff Joseph Hoy has removed the restrictions on open burning on all non-federal lands in Eagle County effective immediately. With the recent wet weather, the fire danger has been lowered signifi-cantly but still urge extreme caution to those who wish to conduct open burning. There is still a large amount of fire fuel available with the high daytime temperatures and they pass along the following tips: douse campfires with water, stir and douse again and should be cold to the touch before it is abandoned. Large fires should be allowed to burn down when high winds are present and please use common sense when igniting a fire. Also, use a fire pit or fire ring to contain your burn. Local Vail artist, Nancy Rondeau, will be having her first watercolor only art show at the Vail Library Com-munity Room through September 14. A public reception will be held this Saturday, September 6, from 4 to 6 pm. The Avon Business Association has been formed and its mission statement is to create an independent and unified voice in protecting the interests of the Avon Business Community. They will endeavor to provide a line of communication and account-ability between the town and the community with a goal to preserve and enhance the economic vitality of the Avon Business Community. The Holy Cross Ranger District will be treating noxious weeds in the Meadow Mountain area including cutting, pulling, biological and herbicide treatment of up to 300 acres of musk thistle, plumeless thistle, Canada thistle, Russian knapweed, yellow toadflax and houndstongue in-festations. This will occur through September. Per-sons planning to use this area are advised to avoid direct contact with plants that have been sprayed until they have dried. For more infor-mation, call Steve at 328-6388.8 Don’t forget, the Colorado State Patrol will be working with local law enforcement agencies to protect everyone from impaired drivers. There will be no warnings – the message is simple – you drink and drive, you lose! And a reminder that the average person who is ar-rested for a DUI will pay ap-proximately $3,000 in fines, court costs and attorney fees. You can still remember someone special by making a donation to Mountain Hos-pice. Please make your check payable to the VVMC Foundation Memo: Mountain Hospice or send directly to Mountain Hospice, Box 4432, Vail, Colorado 81658. For more details, call 926-7455. The Eagle Valley Humane Society is always in need of volunteers to social-ize the dogs and cats at the Eagle County Animal Shelter. If you have some time to share, call Char at 328-PETS. Dog walking training classes take place on the last Tuesday of every month. Call if you would like to attend. Help end family violence! Become an Advo-cate! The Resource Center provides training to aid victims of violent crime and abuse. The training course will provide you with the knowledge, resources and support needed to support their 24-hour crisis line. To learn more about Advocates, please call 949-7097. If you are in crisis and need help, please call 949-7086. Do you need child care? The Eagle County Child Care Resource and Referral can help. They can direct you to licensed child care. A licensed child care provider has hours of regulated training, CPR and First Aid, up to date medical records and a state passed safety check. Why would you trust your child with anyone else? Please call 1-877-963-6779.
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