Town Talk for Aug. 22, 2002 |

Town Talk for Aug. 22, 2002

Randy Wyrick

The Avon Recreation Department is running the seventh annual Avon High Country Triathlon/Duathlon Sunday, Sept. 8. It starts at 7:30 a.m. The triathlon is part of the High Triathlon Series with Avon and Aspen.

Athletes may register by mail until Friday, Aug. 30 or in person at the Avon Recreation Center, located at 325 Benchmark Road, through Friday, Sept. 6. Get registration forms from the Town of Avon at 748-4060, or register on line at

It’s a woman thing

The Vail Valley Business Women are hosting a Habitat for Humanity workday, August 24, at the building site in Leadville. Anyone can attend even with the most tenuous connection, like you’ve always wanted to ask that woman out, and you’d feel more secure about it if she was holding a power tool. The only skill you need is how to sweat. Call Jennifer 949-1015.

Get literate, help others

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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.

Attention animal lovers

The Humane Society’s Eagle Valley Dog Rodeo is 1-4 p.m., Aug. 25 at the Eagle County Animal Shelter, just past the fairgrounds and ball parks in Eagle. There’s are competitions in agility, tennis ball, frisbee, and they want to see the dog with the most unusual trick. Call Char at 328-PETS, or 280-5738.

Your joke du jour

An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him, “How do you expect to get into Heaven?”

The boy thought it over and said, “Well, I’ll run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, ‘For Heaven’s sake, Dylan, come in or stay out!'”

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