Town Talk for May 9 |

Town Talk for May 9

Vail, CO, Colorado
A team of seven students from Gypsum Creek Middle School, named "Wolves in Black," qualified to attend the Destination Imagination Global Final competition in Knoxville, Tenn. Please help them raise funds to get there by attending a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course today at 5:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction. Adults eat for $12 and kids (8 and younger) eat for $8. Financial donations are also accepted and can be dropped off or mailed to Community Banks, P.O. Box 9450, Avon, CO 81620, for Wolves in Black DI Global Fund. You can also contact Michelle Vasquez, team manager, at

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Battle Mountain High School’s student council is hosting a blood drive today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come help save a life!

Drop-in softball is held at the Ford Park ballfields Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Men and women of all abilities are welcome; $3 per person. Come out and have some fun, hit some balls, meet some new people and maybe get picked up on a team if you don’t already have one! We’ll split up into teams and play some fun games until dark.

Eagle County Healthy Aging is offering a free healthy grocery store tour with a dietitian for seniors ages 60 or older on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Eagle City Market. This group will meet outside of the store or inside the front lobby in case of inclement weather. Come learn how to navigate your local grocery store to build a healthier plate. For more information, please call 970-328-8896.

Campout for the Cause provides a platform for conscious artists, fans, families and community members to come together to support great causes and create magic along the river. Now in its fourth year, it has grown from a two-day event with eight bands and 300 fans to a four-day festival with more than 25 acts and an estimated attendance of 2,000. Campout for the Cause has donated more than $10,000 while creating a sustainable fundraising platform with annual growth potential. This year our goal is to raise $15,000 though ticket sales, donations, a silent auction and a new program guide.

Sponsors are needed for the program guide, and three sponsorship levels are available. The deadline is Thursday. For more information, call Laura Cohen at 970-390-1227.

Campout will be once again supporting All Hands and The Realm of Caring. The All Hands Volunteers organization is a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering disaster relief volunteers around the world. The Realm of Caring, an Edwards based 501(c)(3), is establishing a youth music camp for underprivileged local children at State Bridge.

Red Sandstone Elementary is doing a recycling fundraiser of electronics: old cellphones, iPods, iPads, Playstations, e-books, MP3 players, laptops, digital cameras, video recorders, GPS devices, radar detectors, Wii, handheld games, etc.

The fundraiser is a great way to dispose of your old electronics responsibly and not put toxins into our landfills. It is even tax-deductible. Simply drop items off at Red Sandstone Elementary at 551 North Frontage Road next to the pedestrian bridge. Any questions, please contact Mary Hawkins at 970-328-2910.