Vail rec district has spring break activities |

Vail rec district has spring break activities

VAIL – Swimming, cooking, ice skating, arts and crafts, sledding and gymnastics are among the activities kids can participate in during spring break with the Vail Recreation District. The activities are open to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, from March 27 to March 31. The activities are part of the KidZone’s School’s Out Program and also will include Nordic Center adventures, and tours of TV8, the Vail Police Station, Colorado Ski Museum and the Golden Bear jewelry store. Advance reservations are required and cost is $35 per day for Eagle County School District students and $45 per day per child for non-district students. For more information, call the rec district’s Youth Services department at 479-2292. Workshop on Medicare prescription-drug plansEAGLE COUNTY – Eagle County Health & Human Services will host a workshop on the new Medicare prescription drug plans on April 1 at Eagle Valley Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon. The numerous options available to those entitled to Medicare prescription coverage has led to confusion in choosing from the 44 plans available in Colorado, Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Forinash said.”As the Medicare prescription plans are researched via the Internet, our computer-trained volunteers will essentially help seniors narrow the field to three plans for each participant,” Forinash said. “This will hopefully make it easier for the seniors to enroll in a single plan of their choice.” Medicare requires each drug plan to cover both brand name and generic drugs. However, it is unlikely that plans will cover all drugs, she said. Those eligible for Medicare may either enroll in a standard plan with lower premiums or select a higher premium plan with increased drug coverage. Standard plans will not cover vitamins over-the-counter, weight control drugs, or barbiturates, she said. For more information, or to schedule an appointment for the April 1 Medicare Prescriptions Workshop at Eagle Valley Middle School, call Nola Smith at 328-8840.Ski filmmakers, writers and singers honoredVAIL – Local filmmaker Roger Brown is among eight ski filmmakers and writers who will be honored by the International Skiing History Association during Skiing Heritage Week.The awards will be given out at a banquet at The Lodge at Vail on April 7.Brown, a Gypsum resident and longtime filmmaker, is being recognized for this book “Requiem for the West,” a history of skiing, ranching boating and other activities in the West and elsewhereThis year’s honorees are:• Robert Parker, author of “What Did You Do in the War, Dad?” The book recounts Parker’s combat experience in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II• Nick Howe, a journalist who worked for SKIING Magazine for 20 years.• Bill Briggs, a mountaineer and ski school honored for his two-decade career as a folk-singer, banjo-picker, bandleader and recording artist. • David Rowan, who died in 2005, was a founder of the National Ski Areas Association.• Lisa Olken, an Emmy-award winning producer at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting, for whom she made the documentary “A Century of Colorado Skiing.”• Jack McEnany, author of “Bode: Ski Fast, Be Good, Have Fun.”• Karen Lorentz, a longtime ski columnist for Vermont’s Rutland Herald and the author of several ski resort histories.Skiing Heritage Week will be held in Vail from April 7-9. For more information see; or contact Sarah Akeroyd at the Vail Chamber & Business Association at 477-0075 or, Colorado

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