Mardi Gras party
Celebrate winter and put on your party shoes Feb. 21, at the fourth annual Mardi Gras Ball at St. Clare of Assisi School. St. Clare and Vail Christian High School sponsor the festive fund-raiser each year, and it’s always a sellout. Tickets for the dinner, dance and auction are $100 per person or $1,200 for a table of 10. All proceeds benefit the two schools in Edwards. To reserve a ticket or a table, call Jennifer at 926-8980.
See “The Boyfriend’
The Vail Mountain School players will present “The Boyfriend” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14. Set in Madame Dubonnet’s Villa Caprice for “perfect young ladies,” this spoof of British musical comedies probes “friendly,” mid-century international relations. Come and see veterans and newcomers alike grace the “old” stage one last time. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Beaver Creek Film Series
The Beaver Creek Film Series is back. It’s a four-film series in the Vilar Center that kicks off with a cocktail party at 6 p.m. the movies start at 7 p.m. Tonight it’s “The War Bride,” starring Anna Friel and Brenda Fricker, and directed by Lyndon Chubbuc. The movie runs 103 minutes and goes something like this: Lily and Sophie are two young women working during the blitz in the East End of London. They meet and fall for two Canadian servicemen and are married soon after. When the men are shipped off to war, Lily and Sophie receive instructions that they are to travel to Canada to live with their new in-laws. All four films are $20, or $8 individually. Cookies and coffee will be served in the lobby after the film. Call 476-0954 for info.
Be a babysitter
You can learn what it takes to handle other people’s kids with a Babysitter Basics Training Program. It’s for fifth- to eighth-graders at the Avon Public Library, 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17. You’ll need to invest $25 of your hard-earned dollars for the fees. Scholarships are available. Call Glenda at 328-8630 or pick up a brochure at the Avon Public Library.
From bluegrass to Broadway
Please join the students of Eagle Valley Christian Academy for Part II of their music series “A Survey of Western Music.” This is a weekly 30-minute concert and lecture series highlighting various genres of music from bluegrass to Broadway. Community members will be presenting and performing in this series. Come to EVCA, located at the Vail Bible Church, 39209 Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail, 2:30-3 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon.
VCHS visitation days
Vail Christian High School is hosting Visitors Days Feb. 12 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It’s for eighth-grade students and their parents to learn more about VCHS. Vail Christian is located at the corner of Lake Creek Road and Highway 6 in Edwards. Call Shelley Gile, admissions aoordinator, at 926-3015 for scheduling details and to make a reservation.
The kind folks at Eagle River Presbyterian Church are hosting a free community dinner at 6 p.m. every Wednesday. They’re at 455 Nottingham Ranch Road. Go to the new roundabout on Highway 6, turn toward Wal-Mart, and Nottingham Ranch Road is on your right just past the roundabout. The church is at the end of the road. If you get lost, just listen for the sound of happy, laughing, well-fed people.
Family History Center open
Attention genealogy enthusiasts! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 930 Valley Road, Gypsum,-has a dandy Family History Center open to the public – FREE OF CHARGE. Now is a great time to think about families and to do genealogy work for your ancestors! To set up appointment time(s) and for more information, please call Mrs. Fowler at 524-7194.
Coffee is your friend
Vail Mountain Coffee Roasters want you to be awake when you write checks to support local schools. They’ve put together Berry Creek Middle School Blend coffee. It’s a fund-raiser for the school’s Parent Teacher Association. Any Berry Creek Middle School student can get you an order form. Drop the form by the school office by noon on any Friday, and the coffee will be delivered by the following Thursday. The coffee costs $10 for a 12-ounce bag of whole bean coffee. Buy five bags and get one free. For more information, call Bonnie Vesey at 926-5641or email email@example.com.
Be an advocate
The Resource Center wants you to take advocate training, so you can help victims of violent crime, which you want to do. Training starts April 22, runs three weeks two nights a week. Call Yvonne Hubbert 748-8806, or the Resource Center at 949-7097.
Get literate, help others
The Literacy Project is looking for volunteers to help with both adults and middle school students. The Literacy Project is a free tutoring program and requires volunteers to meet with their student two hours each week. Call 949-5026 and ask for Sloan.
Eye on Everest
Just in time for Christmas and the adventurer on your list, the critically acclaimed Everest film “Farther Than the Eye Can See” has now been released on DVD and VHS. It chronicles the Everest summit by blind climber Erik Weinhenmayer and his guide and local guy Eric Alexander. It’s $25 which includes shipping and handling. Send the order to Higher Summits/Eric Alexander, PO Box 6102, Vail, CO 81658-6102, or oder online at http://www.highersummits.com. The film won the “Best of Festival” Award at the Taos Mountain Film Festival, and played to another standing ovation at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.
CALLING ALL CREATIVES!
BACH ON THE ROCKS LOGO DESIGN CONTEST
Vail, CO. – Bach on the Rocks, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’s young
professionals group is soliciting creative logo designs. Submit logo
designs for Bach on the Rocks to firstname.lastname@example.org by
January 30, 2004 for the chance to win your choice of a FREE 2004 Bach on
the Rocks or Club Bravo membership and a $100 gift certificate to Riverhouse
Restaurant. Two runners up will receive their choice of $20 off a Bach on
the Rocks membership or two lawn ticket vouchers to a Bravo! orchestra
concert. Winners will be determined at the February Bach on the Rocks Board
Bach on the Rocks is an organization founded by Bravo! Vail Valley Music
Festival to provide a social outlet for young professionals in the Vail
Valley, to introduce the young community to Bravo! events and to classical
music in general, to support Bravo! through fundraisers and social events
and to create leadership opportunities.
Benefits to membership include: a Bravo! season pass that provides free lawn
seating at Bravo! orchestra concerts, free or discounted upgrades to
reserved seating for select concerts, ticket discounts for chamber music
concerts, invitations to social events prior to and following Bravo
concerts, advanced invitation to the 2004 Young Professional’s Soiree,
networking opportunities with other young people in community, *$10 off a
bottle of wine from Vail Myriad Inc. at the Main Concession at the Gerald R.
Ford Amphitheater during Bravo! performances and discounts at select
The coming 17th Bravo! Festival promises another spectacular season of music
again featuring the Rochester Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony and the New York
Philharmonic with the magnificent Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, June 27
through August 4, 2004. Relish the artistic excellence of the Festival and
its fantastic musicians in the reserved seating sections or relax on the
lawn with friends, family, a picnic basket and wine at the Gerald R. Ford
Amphitheater Vilar Pavilion. Enjoy the exquisite sounds of chamber music at
the intimate Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek and other Festival
venues throughout the Vail Valley. For additional program details please
visit our website at http://www.vailmusicfestival.org
or call 877.812.5700.