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This is Joel and Ian. It is not Diane and Elaine, the Coors Light Twins, who have obvious attributes that Joel and Ian do not. Still, these are guys who have to be EXTREMELY secure in their masculinity to dress like this.

Walk for GoodThere’s a one-mile benefit walk for hunger relief in Tanzania, Thanksgiving morning in Eagle. Meet 10:30 a.m. at Eagle Town Park where donations will be accepted to purchase maize, the primary food source in Tanzania. The actual walk begins at 11 a.m. Participants can purchase replica bag of maize for $17 as Christmas tree ornaments. That money will buy a 220-pound bag of maize, which will feed one Tanzanian family for a month. If you can’t attend, send money to First Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 391, Gypsum, CO 81637. Please note “Prayer Walk” in the memo portion of the check.Ring in the HolidaysThe Vail Valley Salvation Army needs you to help ring the Salvation Army bells during the holiday season. The money pays for the Salvation Army food pantry, holiday food basket program and the emergency assistance fund. They’ll be ringing bells in Avon, Vail, Edwards, Minturn, Gypsum and Eagle. Get your group involved. They’ll be ringing Nov. 28-Dec. 24. Call 926-3704.The Best Way to Spend New Year’s EveY04, a New Year’s Eve celebration for high school to age 20 youth, needs nearly 100 adult (over age 21) volunteers to adequately staff the event. Benefits for volunteers include dinner (pizza, subs and salad), a gift from Aria Spa & Club, training for your position, and entry in the volunteer prize raffle with things like lodging and meal certificates and other cool stuff. Call VRD Youth Services at 479.2292 or email to sign up.Idea WildWine and dine on the wild side. Idea Wild raises money to buy gear for biologists who are working to maintain the planet’s biodiversity. It’s great work, and we just have one planet. Be part of it. Dec. 6 at Vail’s Savory Inn, they’re hosting “Wine and Dine on the Wild Side.” The evening’s exotic fanfare features live animals, costumed servers, a silent auction, a red snapper entree, and stunning paintings by international wildlife artist D. Arthur Wilson. For reservations, call 331-9824.Book Him!This came to us from New Yorker magazine.Were it not for the exploits of literary agent to the tabloid stars David Vigliano, we’d have no publishing gossip at all. Before Neverland ranch was invaded by California law enforcement, Michael Jackson was preparing to take time off from baby-dangling and extreme-sport plastic surgery to pen his memoirs. We hear our good friend Mr. Vigliano, who also reps Jessica Simpson and the Pope, flew to the ranch to meet with Jackson about a book. (We were going to crack that we hoped it wasn’t a children’s book, but that would be in horrifically bad taste, and we’re above that.) The book would be sold as an autographed limited edition, with a mass-market version to follow. Given that Jackson may soon find himself with plenty of time to write, we’re optimistic the book will happen.

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