Town Talk for August 10 |

Town Talk for August 10

Vail, CO Colorado
Join Colorado Mountain College in Edwards as we welcome one of our two new instructional chairs, Rachel Pokrandt! Rachel will supervise English/developmental studies, humanities, social sciences, studio and performing arts, sustainability studies, communication and foreign languages, and education. Rachel comes to CMC Edwards from Front Range Community College, in Fort Collins, where she held the position of dean of instruction. Rachel has also worked in the nonprofit sector, managing sustainability education programs, developing curriculum and providing educator training for major Fortune 500 companies. Rachel holds bachelor's degrees in theatre and education, and a master’s degree in business administration. She has more than 10 years of experience teaching in the K-12 and higher education setting.

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Calling all tots ages 2 to 5! Get ready for a fun, free morning of Strider competition at the first annual Strider Cup sponsored by KidSport on Saturday at 10 a.m.! Race starts and ends at the International Bridge in the village. Only 28 spots remain – sign up today at or call the VRD Sports Department at 970-479-2280 for more information. There will be day-of registration at 9 a.m. at KidSport in Vail Village. Helmet and Strider bike required. Come join for a morning of fun for the whole family!

What’s as American as pie? Community gardens – of course! So come out and support the Eagle-Vail Community Garden on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minturn Farmers Market at our bake sale fundraiser. Pick up a delicous pie for your summer weekend. Coconut, chocolate Kahlua, key lime – oh my! We are accepting donations of baked goods today. To donate and arrange a pickup or drop-off, email Cassie at or call her at 970-401-3656.

On Thursday at Agave, come and experience the Vail Valley Theatre Company’s “Heroes and Villains” cabaret, a fun romp through the world of musical theatre through the eyes of the heroes and villains that bring it to life. Musical direction by Bob Finnie. Doors open and dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Only 100 tickets will be sold, so be sure to buy yours ahead of time, or you may miss out! Ticket price includes dinner, two drinks, dessert and an amazing show!

Jennifer Gilbert, of NYC’s Save the Date, cast of “The Real Housewives of NYC” and author of “I never Promised you a Goodie Bag,” will be speaking at the Literacy Project’s annual luncheon on Tuesday in Avon at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. She is an amazing national event planner, speaker and author. Please RSVP to 970-949-5026 or purchase a ticket at

Sign up now for an author’s workshop at The Bookworm of Edwards focusing on what it takes to publicize your book. Our three experts offer perspectives on social media, event speaking, bookstore placement and more. For more information, contact us at 970-926-READ or

Attention all yogis!Yoga + Land takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Eagle-Vail Community Gardens.We hope to see you there!Revolution Power Yoga and Eagle Valley Land Trust are presenting Yoga + Land, a summer series of yoga events to connect people to the land. Join us for 90 minutes of yoga followed by healthy snacks and beverages. Yoga for Land will also feature a kids yoga class and supervised play time for children, so the whole family can attend! A $10 donation to your local land trust is suggested to participate.For more information, visit or

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