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.. …… VolunteerHave a little time on your hands? Volunteers needed to work in hospital gift shop and at information desk. Very interactive and enjoyable positions with flexible schedules. Please call Anne Smith at 479-5068. Help Patrick Kohl

An evening of food, live music, and a valley-wide silent auction to help Patrick Kohl will be held Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Eagle County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from 6-10 p.m. Patrick, the son of Janet and Tom Kohl and a graduate of Eagle Valley High School, suffered a serious brain injury when he fell down a steep flight of stairs in Boulder Dec. 4.Patrick has started recovering from his injuries since coming out of a drug-induced coma. On Christmas morning, he started walking. He is talking with friends and family members. Patrick did not have insurance at the time of his accident and his medical costs are mounting daily.The Jan. 7 event will be a “Cajun Boil” ( a sort of jambalaya dish) dinner, which will be served from 6-8:30 p.m. on a first-come first-serve basis. Several local bands have volunteered to provide musical entertainment. Expect to hear tunes from New Shoes, The Bluegrace Mountain Band, and Jazzoopah. There will also be a silent auction.Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for children ages 12 and under, and may be purchased in advance from the Kuttin Corner in Eagle and Columbine Market in Gypsum. Tickets will also be available at the door.The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is handling the bank account for the Kohl Fundraiser. Tax deductible donations may be mailed to the foundation at P.O. Box 1275, Avon, 81620. Write “Patrick Kohl” in the memo space. Donations may also be seny to Alpine Bank in Gypsum, P.O. Box 4100, Gypsum, or to Wells Fargo Bank in Eagle.Mmmmm, beer!Beer is as old as civilization itself. Saturday is a chance to get really civilized at the sixth annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival.

This year’s events are at Manor Vail Resort, a very civilized place.Events start Friday with a homebrew competition judging. A Friday brewmasters dinner is already sold out, but there are plenty of tickets left for the tasting, set for Saturday, Jan. 7 from 2 – 7 p.m.Small breweries from around the country are bringing their best “heavy” beers to the tasting. You’ll find refreshing, bubbly fermented malt beverages from: Anchor, Dillon Dam Brewery, New Belgium, and one called Delirium, which you have to love.In all more than 100 breweries will be at Manor Vail, helping the throngs get more civilized than they can stand. Tickets for the tasting are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Best of all, a ticket to the tasting gets you a free pass on an ECO bus or a half-price voucher for High Mountain Taxi. Safety is a civilized thing, too.For more information, call 524-1092, or go to http://www.bigbeersfestival.com…….



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