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VMS holiday dinner dance and auction

The Vail Mountain School’s 27th annual holiday dinner and auction, “A Starry November Night with a Hot and Spicy Beat,” takes place at 6 p.m., Nov. 30, at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Mark your calendar for an evening of salsa dancing, martini madness, and wild, crazy bidding. You will be bidding on a trip to France and St. Croix, among other grand things. Call Peggy Weiskittel at the school 476-3850 to reserve tickets.

Saturday is a Beary Warm Affair

Kicking off the winter season in style, the Inaugural “Polar Bear Affair” is 6:30 p.m. today at the Colorado Ski Museum in Vail. The Kimberly Linn McDonald Foundation is putting on the event, a benefit for the Battle Mountain Nordic Skiers, the speech, debate and theater participants, and the annual Eagle County Charter Academy valedictorian.

For more information on the Kimberly Linn McDonald Foundation, or on the Polar Bear Affair, call Pat McDonald at 926-8202. Make donations to: The KLM Foundation, c/o First Bank of Avon, P.O. Box 5270, Avon, Colorado, 81620.

Family CD Central

The Family Learning Center is selling personalized children’s cd’s for $15. There are eight songs on each cd and each is personalized to include your child’s name. The songs are fun songs that help your child learn their name, letters, and numbers and more. There are over 800 names to choose from and names can also be customized. This is a great gift idea for Christmas. The Family Learning Center will receive $5 from every sale to help with the purchase of classroom supplies. The deadline to order is Dec. 12. Checks can be made payable to the Family Learning Center. For more information call the Learning Center at 926-7070.

Bundle of joy

Paul and Mary Witt are the proud parents of their third, and as of yet, unnamed son. He was born at the Vail Valley Medical Center Nov. 21 and weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces. He joins Benjamin, 5, and David, 3.

A big thanks

Billy Ettawil and Matt Thompson, aspiring chefs of Battle Mountain High School, would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses for their generous donations to the junior class dinner and talent show Nov. 15. The dinner was a huge success. We would like to give special thanks to Larkspur Restaurant for their donation of plates and to Judy Denker for her time and assistance. Thank you to the following sponsors: Wal-Mart, City Market in Avon, Safeway, Vail Daily and BZ Bee.


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