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The Town of Vail’s ongoing actions to enhance the economy, grow a balanced community and elevate the quality of the experience will be the focus of the town’s Annual Community Meeting and Open House which takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the Donovan Pavilion. The event is sponsored by the Vail Town Council and staff.
Full-time and part-time residents, business owners, property owners, employees and others interested in the state of the community are encouraged to attend. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with informational displays on a variety of topics of community interest.
The evening’s program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome by Mayor Andy Daly, introductions by Town Manager Stan Zemler and brief updates on ongoing projects including plans for the Vail I-70 Underpass, Timber Ridge redevelopment, residential wildfire assessment, community wide recycling, Gore Creek water quality and the planned remodel of the Golf and Nordic Center Clubhouse. Special guests will include Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Resorts, and Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation. Jarnot will provide an update on Vail Mountain activities while Folz will share information on planning for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. An overview of the town’s financial performance will also be presented in which sales tax collections recorded a record high in 2013.
A question and answer session will follow the presentations with time for additional one-on-one discussions and open house displays for the remainder of the evening. Representatives from the town’s other partner agencies, including the Vail Recreation District, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Department of Transportation and local waste hauling companies will also be on hand to answer questions.
Boyd Norton: Nature Photographer
Boyd Norton, a conservation photographer for over 40 years, will share a slide show of his stunning photography and discuss sustainability issues of Africa’s Serengeti. Selected as “one of the 40 most influential nature photographers from around the globe” by Outdoor Photography Magazine, Norton has made conservation his life’s work and he has campaigned for the preservation of wilderness in the United States and throughout the globe.
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“Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect” is a documentary that shows why simply being employed does not necessarily mean economic self-sufficiency for women in Colorado. In fact, it may actually work against them. The film chronicles the stories of three women who have suffered “the cliff effect” and explains a little-known snag in state and county law which can put some families in economic jeopardy if they accept a raise or promotion at work.
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado partnered with I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS to create this new documentary.
The evening will include:
5:30 Refreshments and Celebration
6:00 Screening of “Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect” documentary
6:30 Legislative Update with Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research, The Bell Policy Center, Kathleen Lyons, Economic Services Director, Eagle County Health & Human Services, Louise Myrland, VP of Community Initiatives and Investments, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Please RSVP to [email protected].
For more information, contact Rebecca Matlon at (970) 926-0331.
“Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession” by Craig Childs – Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend.
Summary: “To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero–or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs’s riveting new book is a ghost story–an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection.”
A Vail Symposium event
Is the practice of creating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) ethically sound? Are foods made with GMOs safe for you and your family? How should these foods be labeled? And could they be used to address world hunger? What are the myths and realities of GMOs and how do they impact our lives? Join two GMO experts—Jeffery Smith and Gregory Stock—from opposing sides of the debate for a conversation about the truth behind GMOs. Their conversation will be moderated by Rohn Robbins.
Want a fun and creative night out in the company of friends? The Vail Recreation District and the Vail Public Library are collaborating on a Cocktails and Canvas – Wine Bottle Painting class. Cocktails and Canvas classes are the perfect way to enjoy a social evening of painting that is totally stress free! An instructor will guide you through a step by step demonstration of the featured acrylic painting, and you will leave with your own unique masterpiece ready to display. Brushes, paints, and aprons are included; bring your own wine bottle with the label removed that is ready for painting.
Lauren Merrill from Alpine Arts Center says, “We’re excited to work with the Town of Vail Public Library and Vail Recreation District to put on this event for the community. Painting wine bottles is a twist on our popular Cocktails & Canvas class, and a great way to spend a social night out. Even if you’ve never painted before, the class is step by step so you can follow along, or feel free to bring in your own design and try something on your own. The best part of our Social Art Series classes is seeing the variety of work that gets created all in one evening, and it’s always a fun night out compared to the typical dinner and a movie or bar scene.”
Wine and Beer available for purchase if 21 or older. Bring your own empty, label-removed wine bottle with cork. Don’t have a bottle? Some will be provided. Price includes materials and artistic instruction, underwritten by the Town of Vail Public Library.
Reservations Required: 970-479-2292, ext. 5
If Randy Newman’s self-titled 1968 debut on Reprise Records, co-produced by his childhood friend Lenny Waronker and the now equally legendary arranger Van Dyke Parks, seemed out of step with the times upon its release, that’s perhaps because he had created something timeless. Newman combined sophisticated orchestrations and indelible melodies with story-song lyrics that veered between the unabashedly romantic and the sarcastically humorous. A song like “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today,” its simple words harboring heartbreaking emotion, is arguably an American standard, covered by an astonishingly wide range of artists, including Judy Collins, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson, Nina Simone, and, most recently, Nonesuch label-mate Audra McDonald. The albums that followed—12 Songs (1970) and Sail Away (1972)—are also regarded as classics now. The Los Angeles-born Newman spent considerable time in New Orleans with his mother’s family during his childhood; his 1974 Good Old Boys is a masterful and controversial exploration of Southern culture, its history and ingrained prejudices, as well as the views and misconceptions of outsiders.
Newman is also a five-time Grammy Award winner, and the recipient, in 2002, of the Recording Academy’s prestigious Governors’ Award. He has also garnered three Emmys: in 2004 for the title theme to Monk, in 1991 for songs composed for the short-lived but well-regarded musical series Cop Rock and again for Monk in 2010 for Best Original Lyrics and Music for the song When I’m Gone which appeared in the series finale.
In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘ The Works ‘, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen . Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will rock you.
Registration: 8:00 a.m. day-of the event
Kids Race: 11:00 a.m.
Calcutta: 12:00 p.m.
Adult Races: 1:00 p.m.
(Times are approximate)
Equestrian skijoring consists of a team of a single horse, generally guided by a rider, pulling the person on skis who carries no poles and simply hangs onto a tow rope in a manner akin to water skiing.
This is an outdoor event, dress appropriately. Lawn chairs or similar recommended. No alcohol. No pets. Parking: Free event parking available in the Municipal Lot, across from the Turntable Restaurant.
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