Town Talk II
Howdy and welcome to Town Talk, the column that urges you to live your life so that-when you die, the preacher will not have to tell lies at your funeral.
Movin’ straight into it.
It’s Stinky Pierre Night
Tonight’s Stinky Pierre’s Inter-Cafe is special showcase for the youth of the valley, Youth Talent Night. It’s 7-9 p.m. in the lower level of the Ministry Center behind the Vail Interfaith Chapel. As usual, all performers are welcome with any talent to share. They also need an audience. As always, there’s no cost. Call Kim at 476-6610.
First time homebuyers class tonight
A First Time Homebuyer Class will be offered free to the public 5:30-9:30 p.m. tonight at the Avon Town Hall Council Chambers, 400 Benchmark Rd. The class will cover credit repair, loan approval process, real estate contracts and much more. A light supper will be provided by the class co-sponsors, High Life Properties and CTX Mortgage. Pre-registration is required. Please call Eagle County Housing Department.
The kind folks at Eagle River Presbyterian Church are hosting a free community dinner, 6 p.m. every Wednesday, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. They’re at 455 Nottingham Ranch Road. Go to the new roundabout on Highway 6, turn toward Wal-Mart, and Nottingham Ranch Road is on your right just past the roundabout. The church is at the end of the road. If you get lost, just listen for the sound of happy, laughing, well-fed people.
Get the kids ready
An Early Childhood Readiness Summit is tonight at Berry Creek Middle School. It’s for community members interested in early childhood issues. The event will feature Dr. Lisa Klein, a national expert in the field of kindergarten readiness. Call Jeanne McQueeny at 328-0774.
The good folks of the Eagle River Watershed Council are back with the Waterwise Wednesdays. Tonight they’ll cover The Value of Camp Hale: Wetlands, War and Water. There’s a 5 p.m. reception, and things get rolling at 5:30 p.m. in the Avon Library. Part of the discussion will deal with the water rights held by Aurora and Colorado Springs – which is a bunch of them.
Spatial learners, unite!
We have bunches of folks in our midst who don’t learn all that well when you talk to them. You have to show them, and they have to see it. The Gifted Education Team of Eagle County is hosting a seminar for visual-spatial learners, people who think in images rather than words. They’re about one-third of us, and Linda Silverman, Ph.D. will tell us how they learm and how to teach them. It’s 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Berry Creek Middle School. Call Bambi, 926-3604.
Horsin’ Around is back in the saddle. They’re are having spring break kids horse camps, and Sunday afternoon group lessons. Call 476-6726.
Redneck engineering test: Question 1
A front porch is constructed of 2×8 pine on 24-inch centers with a field
rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16 feet. The porch floor is 1-inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how many hound dogs will be killed?
Annie Vail Gleiberman going on 3 and a half years old, has been tearing up the slopes at Golden Peak all week long. Her sister, Cassidy, will have some catching up to do in the next year or two, and she just might be doing it on a snowboard.