Town Talk

Randy Wyrick

Heads up all you rhythmically impaired concierges. The Vail Valley Foundation is hosting a learn-to-dance-O-thon 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. today at the Ford Amphitheater. We’re talking salsa and cha cha lessons for concierges and media sleeze, so you can learn to fool persons of the opposite gender into believing you’re graceful. Presentation is everything. Beer, wine and other stuff will be consumed. Call 949-1999 for info.Hoosiers In Da HouseWe’d like to send a Big Town Talk Welcome to a Herd of Happy Hoosiers, vacationing in our Happy Valley. They’re the college buddies of the Vaily Daily’s Own Copy Queen Cassie Pence. They’re Derek, Tiffany, Beth, Josh and Brigid – who we’re making an Honorary Hoosier for this august occasion. Our spies, who are everywhere, tell us they all flew into the Eagle County airport together today. We’re willing to bet they made a dent in the liquor supply. Have too much fun while you’re here.It’s a fair deadlineThe 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.Bullriders ClassicAnd while we’re in the neighborhood, The Eagle County Fair & Rodeo kicks off tomorrow night with cowboys getting kicked off bulls with the Mr. T’s Bullriders Classic. It’s one of those glorious events that makes all the politically correct plebes wail and whine, which is why we love it. Go there. Have fun.ShowDown Town’s last standIt’s been way too long since we picked on Kevin Brubeck in this esteemed space, partly because we forgot, and partly because we owe him money. But Mesa National Banks, on which Brubeck rides herd, runs the free weekly family concert series in Eagle, ShowDown Town. Clumsy Lovers return to the area with their self described “Raging Celtic Bluegrass Rock” – also known asfiddle-fuelled supercharged folk-rock. The concerts begins at 6:30 p.m., with children’s activities beginning at 6:15pm.Red Canyon CapitalistsSusie Davis called to proclaim the glories of the students at Red Canyon High School. They’ve started a business called The SPOT, a popcorn wagon next door to Gore Range Brewery in Edwards Village Center. Buy some popcorn, a sno-kone or assorted other goodies. This entrepreneurial internship program is sponsored by The Youth Foundation, through a grant from United Way of Eagle River Valley. For more information about The Youth Foundation, call 970-926-8905.Christmas in JulyThe Turntable Restaurant in Minturn is in a holiday frame of mind. They’re doing Christmas in July, which works out well because it is July. Starting at noon, you can get a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, including pumpkin pie. It’ll set you back just $7.95 for adults and $5.95 for kids and folks over 60. Go there and sing a rousing chorus of Deck the Halls.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.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.

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