Cathy Walton-Smith: Maybe Follies will alleviate this ‘fever’ |

Cathy Walton-Smith: Maybe Follies will alleviate this ‘fever’

Cathy Walton-Smith / View from the LakeGrand Lake, Colorado

Cabin Fever.Pronunciation: kae bihn fee vEr. Definition NOUN: Extreme anxiety, restlessness, irritability caused by being confined to a small space or isolated for a length of time, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region during winter. Extremely contagious You get it from your friends who left you behind while they are tanning in Mexico.Its what happens when you cant go fishing because the ice is too thin to walk on, but too thick for your boat. You know you have it when you wake up and look outside and swear youre in Cleveland.The Grand Arts Council is once again putting on the Cabin Fever Follies talent show April 25, at the Historic Grand Lake Community House. They are actively seeking talent from around the county. This is an open venue for any kind of stage act family entertainment only and a maximum of five minutes of on-stage time. Think up a funny skit, learn a song, dust off the old clarinet, or do the same thing you did last year. Call Jan Sears at 887-0339 for more info. Tickets are now on sale at the Grand Lake Art Gallery, adults – $12, kids under 12 – $5. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Grand Lake Community House.Local Artist Donna Lyons has donated a framed original watercolor titled “Beaver Pond Study” (valued at $250) that was painted plein air in Rocky Mountain National Parks Kawuneeche Valley to be given away on May 23. To be entered into the drawing please bring two non-perishable food items to The Grand Lake Art Gallery, fill out the entry form and await your chance to win this beautiful painting. Any non-perishable food items are appreciated but most needed are Mac & Cheese, soups, Tuna & Hamburger Helper, rice, spaghetti, ramen noodles and peanut butter.The firefighters will be hosting an Easter Egg Coloring at the Grand Lake Fire Station (201 West Portal Road) at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10. All preschool and school-aged children are invited. Then they will all need to come back the next day for the big Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11, at the Grand Lake Town Park at 11 a.m. Hosted by the Grand Lake Fire Department. Additional thanks goes to: Granby Dairy, Max & Ts, Mountain Food Market, Pancho & Leftys, Sagebrush, Terrace Inn, Max & Ts for all donations that make this event possible.April is here and Sagebrush BBQ & Grill wants to show its appreciation to local residents. Theyve cut the Friday night crab leg special to $19.95. Dont miss it.The 9Health Fairs continue in Grand County in April. The Granby fair is April 18, 7-11 a.m. at the elementary school, and the Fraser fair is April 25, 7:30-11:45 a.m. at the elementary school. You can pre-register for these at With many locals not being able to afford health insurance and a majority of others with high deductibles, this is an important event for our community. Take advantage of more than 20 free and low-cost health screenings and education. Vision, blood pressure, oral health, foot health, mental health, hearing, skin cancer, breast cancer, finger-stick glucose test and more. For the cost of a co-pay, you can have a 31-component blood chemistry screening. You must fast for 12 hours prior to blood draw, you may drink water, black tea or coffee. (Be sure to take all prescribed medications and diabetics should not fast.) Dont miss this great benefit to our county.Happy birthday to Louie Heckert, wherever you are. Keep on dancin, Louie!And the beat goes on.Cathy Walton-Smith,

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