Town Talk for Sept. 2, 2002 |

Town Talk for Sept. 2, 2002

Story hour occurs every Tues and Weds at the Vail Library, but this day will be a very special one for preschool aged children. The audience will have only been one to three years old when the tragedy of last September occurred, and for this will not be a commemorative for them, but a way to be together as a community, especially for some very important members of our community: the very young.

The event will occur in the community room at the library.

Ballroom brilliance

Instructor Patricia Riggins brings her 25 years of professional dance experience to this dance course offered at the Avon Recreation Center. She will teach the fox trot, waltz, swing, cha cha, and the rumba during a 10-week class. Couples are recommended, but singles are welcome. It’s Sundays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., and the advanced session will be held on Sundays from 7:45 to 9:00 p.m. Sessions begin Sept. 22, and will run through Nov. 24. It costs $90 per person or $165 per couple. Call 748-4060, 748-8293 or go to

Licensed to drive new hours

Starting this week, the drivers license branch in the Avon Center building will see some different hours. Due to a staffing change, the office will be open Monday through Friday from 8-11:45 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. They’ll do road tests on Monday and Friday by appointment only. For an appointment, call 949-3156. Road tests are also offered by third party testers. Companies needing groups of 25 or more should call 720-929-8603 to arrange testing.

You Joke du jour

Comprehending Engineers

A pastor, a doctor and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed: “What’s with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!”

The doctor chimed in: “I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such ineptitude!”

The pastor said: “Hey, here comes the greens keeper. Let’s have a word with him.” “Say George, what’s with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?”

The greens keeper replied: “Oh, yes, that’s a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime.”

The group was silent for a moment. The pastor said: “That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.”

The doctor said: “Good idea. And I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there’s anything he can do for them.”

The engineer said, “Why can’t these guys play at night?”

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