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Join Dan “Endurance R Us” Timm on Tuesday nights August 6 through August 27, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for triathlon training. The class is geared toward athletes interested in completing their first triathlon or participating in the Avon High Country Triathlon on September 8th. Sessions will cover swim stroke development, bike handling, running technique and the crucial transition area. Nutrition and training principles will also be discussed. Cost is $50 per person. Call the Avon Recreation Center at 748-4060, 748-8293 or visit our http://www.avon.org.Fair is fairly soonThe Eagle County Fair & Rodeo is coming up. To enter all those non-perishable open class items, Eagle County residents must do so on Monday, July 29, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Exhibit Hall at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. All perishable items can be entered on Tuesday, July 30 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (yes in the morning) at the Exhibit Hall. Contestant Handbooks can be picked up at Wells Fargo in Eagle and Edwards and at the Eagle County Building in Eagle. For more information, call Glenda at 328-8632.Ashtanga Yoga WorkshopJeanie Manchester is running a progressive step toward learning the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga, and how to link the breath to the flow of traditional Ashtanga sequences. It’s Friday through Sunday, August 2-4, at the Yoga for Athletes Fitness Studio in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Vail. For more information please call us at 479-2929. It costs $40 per 2 hour session, $45 per two and a half hour session, or $150 for the entire workshop.Martial arts classes in EagleIt says here that mistaking combative sports for martial arts is something you or your child might be sorry for someday. Empowering, educational martial arts and self defense classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for adults and children at Alpine Gymnastics. Call 328-0404.Eagle County Garden TourThe CSU Cooperative Extension in Eagle County is running the Eagle County Garden Tour Saturday, July 27, 2002 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CSU has spent the past few weeks seeking out gardens which are excellent examples of successes in our challenging garden environment. Included in this year’sgardens are water features, naturalized gardens and delightful cottage gardens. CSU Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions at each of the gardens. The garden tour is self-directed. Participants will be able to visit each of the gardens at their leisure. To get directions and descriptions of the gardens, participants must register for $10 per car at the CSU Master Gardener booth in space #62 at the Minturn Market, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. For later arrivals, park at the Forest Service lot and take the free shuttle bus to the market. Bring your camera, a picnic lunch and supplies to take notes. Call 328-8630 for more info.


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