Food & Garden
Pg 9 - The Sunshine Express
Happy Valentine's Day!
We love you so much, oh yes we do,
so much so, that we picked these
happy flowers, just for you!
passengers 21 and over. In addition to the
above amenities, fare includes a private car
Here are some really yummy treats to partake
attendant and complimentary non-alcoholic
of this Valentine's holiday:
beverages throughout the day. Deluxe-Class
- Jazz Dinner Dance, Feb 4, 6 pm dinner, 7-10
is $99 for adults and $59 for children age 4-11.
pm dance. Advance ticket purchase required
This class of service also offers complimentary
(241-2433) $15 adults, $10 students. Dance
non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day.
only $7 adults, $5 students. Adance tickets at
The train departs Durango at 10a and returns
Jaza Junction, Back Porch Music and any GJHS
at 3p. *All fares are subject to a 6% Historic
jazz student. Dining, dancing, live music.
Preservation Fee. Seating is limited and ad-
Food catered by Olive Garden. Lincoln Park
vance reservations are required. For informa-
Barn, 12th Street and Teller Avenue, Gr Jct,
tion and reservations, call 970.247.2733 or
888.872.4607 or visit www.durangotrain.com
- High Desert Opera's Sweetheart Gala, Feb
- "Love Letters", Friday 10th 6:00pm, Sunday
4, 6:00 pm, Reserved seating only - $125 per
12th 12:00pm, Tuesday 14th 6:00pm, $45.00/
person or put together a table of 8 for $800.
person or Valentine's Day VIP special $150/
Love, dance and music are in the air as High
couple. Play with your food! Smoke and Mir-
Desert Opera kicks off the month of February
rors Theatre Company will be performing
with the Sweetheart Gala, a fund-raising event
the romantic comedy, "Love Letters". Valen-
complete with food, fine dining, and high
tine's Day VIP special includes the play, three
class entertainment. This event features a gala
course meal, bottle of champagne or a local
evening of fine wine, dining, and dancing to
red/white wine, red rose, and dessert med-
Show And Treats
Scott Betts' Hot Tub Jazz. Vocalists from High
ley. Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main
Desert Opera will also perform, and a silent
Rodeo & Juliet Live at the Wright Opera
Street, Gr JCt, 970.263.5700 www.monumenta-
auction of unique acquisitions will be held.
House, Tuesday, Feb 14, 7:30P
Bookcliff Country Club, Fireside Room, 2730
This Valentine's Day, The Ouray County Per-
- The Princess Bride - Dinner and a Movie,
G Road, Gr Jct, 970.250.3545 www.HighDeser-
forming Arts Guild, Colorado Creative Indus-
Feb 14, 7:15 pm, Free with downtown restau-
tries, O'Briens Pub & Grill & Mouse's Choco-
rant receipt or $5. A classic fairy tale, with
- Sweethearts, Swing and Sweets, Celebrate
lates, are featuring American roots county folk
swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful
Valentine's Day and Join us for a VSA Fund-
band, Rodeo and Juliet, at the Wright Opera
princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a
raising Event! The event will feature cash
House in Ouray.
kindly grandfather). Avalon Theatre, 645 Main
bar & an amazing array of hors d'oeuvres &
Hailing from Nashville, TN, Rodeo and Juliet
Street, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
sweets plus dancing to Swing City Express!
are a classic American Roots band. The hus-
- Valentine's Day Backcountry Hut Trip, The
Sat, Feb 11, 6:30-11:00p, Montrose Pavilion,
band and wife duet, Janet Lee Harris and
quintessential romantic voyage. Treat your
$40 per person, $350 for a table for 10.
Dwight Harris have a smooth timeless sound
honey to a romantic 3 day 2 night stay in a
- Heart to Heart Event, Friday Feb 11, 6P,
reminiscent of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams
beautiful backcountry lodge. Enjoy private
Grand Mesa Oncology Infusion Center, The
with influences by Bob Dylan, Everly Brothers,
guided skiing and a romantic gourmet dinner
Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation
Buddy Holly, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou
complete with wine and chocolate for dessert.
is hosting an evening of dinner, entertainment,
This is an experience to remember for a life-
dancing and silent auction celebrating Val-
Show your ticket stub at Mouse's Chocolates
time. Location: TBD, Event Hosted By: Apex
entine's Day. Proceeds will benefit Oncology
for $.50 off any beverage. Ticket offer also
Mountain School, www.apexmountainschool.
Services at Delta County Memorial Hospital
available at O'Briens Pub & Grill for $1.00 off
com 970.949.9111. Wed, Feb 15, all day.
and provide healthcare scholarships for area
any wine, beer or desert (day of show only).
Love Is In The Air
students. Tickets are $75 by Jan 31 and $85
More information, check out www.adven-
after Jan 31 and may be purchased at www.
turesofrodeoandjuliet.com or www.ocpag.org.
dcmhfoundation.org Contact: Kathy Sramek,
Education/PR Director, ksramek@deltahospi-
tal.org, 970.874.2291 Fax: 970.874.2204
Colorado Beans Can Add Warmth This Winter
- Romance on the Rails, Valentine's Brunch
Colorado produces a wide range of bean
Train, Sat, Feb 11, The Durango & Silverton
varieties including pinto, light red kidney and
Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering a brunch
black. In 2010, Colorado ranked eighth nation-
train as a unique way to celebrate Valentine's
ally in dry bean production with 125 million
Day. Cars offered for this package are the Pre-
pounds, valued at $30 million. Beans are high
mium-Class Cinco Animas or Alamosa Parlor
in protein and fiber and low in fat, calories
car or the Deluxe-Class San Juan car. Passen-
and sodium. A diet including beans may
gers will receive a hot brunch buffet, dessert, a
reduce the risk of heart disease and certain
treat from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory,
"For it was not into my ear you whispered,
cancers. Look for Colorado beans at your local
a complimentary glass of wine or sparkling
but into my heart. It was not my lips you
grocery store or at restaurants across the state.
cider and ladies will receive a red rose. Premi-
kissed, but my soul." - Judy Garland
um-class is $149* per person and is for