The Vail Performing Arts Academy has begun rehearsal with an all star local cast of talented students for their upcoming 2002 musical production The Music Man, Jr. to be presented at the Vilar Center on August 9 & 10. Tickets are $11 and are on sale now. Call 845-TIXS! To become a sponsor of this local event, call Annah at 926-2370.Kayak SwapThe end of the season Alpine Kayak Swap is Saturday and Sunday, at 30 Benchmark Rd., Avon, across from Wells Fargo Bank.Shrine Pass worship serviceThis very Sunday is the Shrine Pass Worship Service, Potluck Picnic and a Hike. It’s your chance to commune with God on a higher level. Members of Eagle River Presbyterian Church will be holding an outdoor worship on Julia’s Deck off of Shrine Pass Road at 10:30 a.m. The worship service will be followed by a potluck lunch. For those who want to continue the fun or walk off the calories, lunch is followed by a hike up the Shrine Pass Ridge Trail. Julia’s Deck is about five miles past the parking area at the crest of Shrine Pass Road. Allow about one hour of travel time from the Eagle-Vail area.Eagle River Presbyterian Church is building a new church home in Eagle-Vail. While the building is under construction, they’re worshipping at the Singletree Community Center on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office with any questions: 827-5547.Let’s get ready to rummageGet ready for the granddaddy of all garage sales. Volunteers have put in hundreds of hours sorting and marking rooms full of donated clothing, housewares, linens, toys, books, shoes, furniture, ski equipment and much, much more to be ready for the upcoming Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale at Maloit Park, set for Sat. and Sun., Aug. 17-18 and Aug. 24-45.Monday is the final day to donate stuff. Everything needs to be clean and useable. For information, call 476-5701, or 827-9426.This sale is an amazing feat of recycling, with goods displayed in roomslike a giant department store. Doors open the first day, Sat. Aug. 17 at6:45 a.m., with the auction beginning at 8 a.m. There will be a bake saleand silent auction the first day, with lunch served the first weekend. Allprofits help support more than 60 local non-profit groups.Be HumaneThe Eagle Valley Humane Society has been helping animals for 27 years inEagle County. Their success is due to the support of the community, bothdonating time and donating financially. Among the wonderful programs are the spay/neuter clinics, family pet assistance, bite prevention in the schools, and helping the adoptable shelter animals. Their cash donations have been down this year and their expenses have gone up. Every donation they get from change in our donation canisters to $1,000 counts tremendously. Please call Char Newman Quinn at 328-PETS, or mail a donation to PO Box 4105, Eagle, CO 81631. Remember, all cash donations are tax deductible.