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Happenings
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
2012 February
Fairs, Fests, Fun (continued)
music, organic food, a
yoga marketplace and
The offering begins with a kids race at 12p (length
more at multiple venues
to be determined prior to the race start and con-
throughout Crested
tingent on the ages of the participants). Adult race
Butte and Mt. Crested
is a 1.5-mile snowshoe loop and begins at 12:15p.
Butte. www.yogarock-
http://stepoutdoorscolorado.com/snowman-stomp-
sthebutte.com.
snowshoe-romp
- Prater Cup: Feb 22-26
- 20 - 24 SnowPACK (Purgatory Adventure Camp
Montrose/Ridgway/
for Kids) This kid's camp is an exciting, fun new
Ouray
day camp for children ages 7-12. Kids will make
- Saturday, Feb 11 -
new friends and participate in fun winter activi-
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
ties, such as tubing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing,
- Winter Arts & Crafts
scavenger hunts, building snow sculptures, forts
Festival at the Ouray
and igloos, and more! Other programs include
Community Center-
learning winter skills and safety and doing arts and
Spend an afternoon
crafts projects. Included: daily hot lunch, daily bus
or an entire weekend
transportation to/from Durango/Purgatory, winter
enjoying this three day
program gear rentals (such as tubes, snowshoes,
event featuring the
etc), arts & craft supplies and a free SnowPACK
talents of local artists.
t-shirt. Cost of program is $275 per child.
Admission is free, with
- 25 Comedy Nights at the Hank - 8:00 p.m. with
a Silent Auction at
headliner Lori Callahan featuring Brett Crandall.
which to bid on your
Callahan is a Colorado native based out of Denver.
More Cool Things To Do
favorite pieces!
She is one of the funniest working female headline
- Feb 14, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Valentine's Day Ro-
Behind the Scenes at Dinosaur Journey, Feb 24,
comedians working today.
deo & Juliet at the Wright Opera HouseTake your
5:30 pm for 90 minutes, $5. Our Behind-the-Scenes
- 25-26 Mogul Busters Weekend Camp This week-
sweetie out for an evening of music and fun at the
Tours allow participants to enter collections stor-
end camp will help improve participants' bump
Wright Opera House! Enjoy the sweet soul har-
age areas seldom open to the public. Hundreds of
skiing abilities. With two full days of coaching by
monies of Rodeo and Juliet at this Valentine's Day
artifacts not currently on display may be viewed,
Purgatory's top professionals, participants will be
concert sure to be a night to remember.
as well as laboratories and work areas. In addition
bumping with the best of `em in no time, from blue
- Montrose Home, Garden & Business Expo,
the exhibition halls will be open for a true museum
bump trails to double diamond bump terrain.
Friendship Hall, 1001 N 2nd, Montrose, Friday Feb
after dark experience. Dinosaur Journey Museum,
- 29 - Mar 4 SheRide Snowboard Camp - Share
18, 10A- 7P Saturday Feb 19, 8A-3P, FREE Admis-
550 Jurassic Ct, Fruita, 970.242.0971 ext211 www.
your passion or learn a new one during 3 fun-filled
sion! Call: 970.249.0824
museumofwesternco.org
days of riding, learning & laughing with other la-
Paonia/Hotchkiss/Cedaredge/Delta
Time Bandits - Dinner and a Movie, February 28,
dies. Learn to snowboard or dramatically improve
- Feb. 29 - Black Canyon Camera Club - Steve
7:15 pm, Free with Downtown dinner receipt - $5
your skills in a safe, fun and confidence building
Traudt Presentation, Mar 31, r.s.v.p. by Feb. 29 for
without. A young boy accidently joins a band of
environment. All skills welcome from beginners to
reduced class fee. Call Rae-Ann Simmons 856-7809
dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-
advanced. Camp Price: $680 ($575 For DMR Season
- Feb. 4 - Surface Creek Valley Historical Society
period looking for treasure to steal. Avalon Theatre,
Pass Holders), includes 3 days of on-hill coaching,
Annual Banquet, 6P
645 Main Street, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
video analysis, tuning clinic, evening reception/
- Feb. 4 - Grand opening Surface Creek Veterinary
Crazy For You, February 23, 2012 to March 4, 7:30
dinner and camp T-shirt.
Center, 17800 Hanson Rd., Cedaredge. Currently
pm Feb. 23­26 & Feb. 29­Mar. 3 and 2:00 pm Feb.
- Durango Independent Film Festival Feb 29-Mar 4
offering 25% off entire bill that includes a dental
26 & March 4, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $6 students
Grand Junction/Gateway/Glenwood Springs
procedure. Call: 856.4474
and children. Rated G. CRAZY FOR YOUTM is the
- Definance Challenge - Fundraiser for Sunlight Ski
Telluride/Norwood/Nucla/Naturita
story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy,
Patrol, Feb 3, Sunlight Resort
- Women's Week, Feb 12-16
who's dream in life is to dance. And despite the
- Ski Spree, Feb 4, Sunlight Resort
- Young People's Theater program presents 13, Feb
serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fi-
- Town Race Series- Every Sunday in February,
3-4, Historic Sheridan Opera House
ancee, Bobby achieves his dream! Robinson The-
Sunlight Resort
- Sheridan Arts Foundation Comedy Festival, Feb
atre, 1231 N 12th Street, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604 www.
- American National Bank Endurance Challenge,
16-19, Historic Sheridan Opera House
coloradomesa.edu/theatre
Feb 25, Sunlight Resort
- 11th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling - Feb 6
83rd Annual LIONS Club Parade & Carnival
- Art Jewelers Guild Valentine's Show and Sale, Feb
- Feb 11, Mountain Village Winter Games, 11A-2P,
Feb 18, Parade 1 pm Downtown; Carnival 5 pm,
03, to Feb 11, 4-9 pm Feb 3; 10 am- 7 pm Feb 4 &
Mountain Village Nordic Trails, Cost:Free
Free entry; Game tickets avail.on site. Thousands of
11. Presented by the Art Jewelers Guild of Grand
- 2012 Gay Ski Week, Feb 25-Mar 3
prizes to be won at our booths. No kid should miss
Junction. Unique handcrafted jewelry made by
it! Two Rivers Convention Center, 145 Main Street,
local artisans. Varied Treasures, 309 Main Street,
Gr Jct, 970.260.1906.
GrJct, 970.243.1220 www.artjewelryguild.com
GJ Climbing Center Competition
- Sweet Heart 5k/10k and Health Expo, Feb 18, 10
February 10, 2012 6:00pm-9:00pm. Come be a part
am - 1 pm, $20 - $54, 5th Annual Sweet Heart Run
of the competition or just come to watch. Grand
and Health Expo sponsored by City of Fruita and
Junction Climbing Center, 1548 Independent Ave,
Family Health West. Free expo for all community
Gr Jct, 970.241.7622 www.gjclimbing.com/home-1
members! Register for 5k/10k and get a pair of Loki
Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective
brand gloves! (first 400) Fruita Community Center,
Feb 9, to Feb 11, 7:30 p.m, $10 adults, $8 seniors,
324 N. Coulson, Fruita, 970.858.0360 www.sweet-
$6 students. The dance collective, which includes
heartrun.com
dancers and teachers from the community as well
- 7th Annual Energy Forum & Expo, Feb 24, Forum
as CMU faculty, will entertain the audience with
9 am- 3:30 pm; Expo 8a-4p, Free. Energy for today
an eclectic collection of dances in various con-
& tomorrow; career opportunities; educational op-
temporary styles. Performing Arts Center Experi-
portunities. Join us as we bring together the bright-
mental Theatre, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction,
est minds, latest technology and the most visionary
970.248.1604 www.beyondboundariesdance.com
participants to discover together how we might
meet the energy needs of our children and grand-
7 signs you bought a bad computer:
children. Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main
7. Lower corner of screen has the words "Etch-a-
St, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700 www.energyexpoco.com
sketch" on it.
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City
6. It's celebrity spokesman is that "Hey Vern!" guy.
- Mac Attack Series Ice Fishing Contest, Feb 4, Blue
5. In order to start it, you need some jumper cables
Mesa Reservoir, Points based on most cumulative
and a friend's car.
inches of lake (mackinaw) trout.
4. Whenever you turn it on, all the dogs in your
- Alley Loop Nordic Race, Crested Butte Sat, Feb 4
neighborhood start howling.
- Moonlight Snowshoe Tours - Crested Butte
3. The screen often displays the message, "Ain't it
Mountain Resort Jan 9; Feb 7; Mar 8
break time yet?"
- 21st Annual Extreme Freeskiing Championships
2. The manual contains only one sentence: "Good
Wednesday, Feb 8-12
Luck!"
- Yoga Rocks the Butte, Feb 10 - 12, Features a
1. The only chip inside is a Dorito.
weekend of inspiring yoga classes, live outdoor