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Happenings
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
2012 March
- 14th Annual Fly Fishing Expo, March 31, 9a, Free ad-
mission. All day fly fishing activities with many youth
activities. Programs, fly tying demos, vendors raffles,
and more! DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive,
Gr Jct, 970.210.7941 www.grand-valley-anglers.org
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
- Black Canyon Fly Fishing Show, Saturday, March 3,
9a - 4p. Friendship Hall, 1001 N 2nd , Montrose. Fly
Fishing Show presented by Gunnison Gorge Anglers,
Kids contest for great prizes, door prize for coming
to the show. Hourly fishing,shows, exhibitors and
vendors. 40 local & regional fly tyers. Bamboo Rod
collection, rod appraisals by Jeff Hatton. Inside casting
ponds! FREE Admission! www.visitmontrose.com/
Calendar. 970.249.0824.
- Hospice Gala, Saturday, March 3, 6:30p-12Midnight
at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Mon-
trose, The Montrose Pavilion is proud to present
The Hospice Gala Party 2012: Fabulous, Fun, Philan-
thropy! 6:30p: Champagne reception & silent auction,
7:30p: Dinner, 9p: Dance to the music of the Jakarta
Band! Call 970.240.7776 for info.
- Dearly Departed, March 9, by David Bottrell and Jes-
sie Jones at the Magic Circle Community Theatre, 420
S. 12th St, Montrose. Directed by Merrilee Robertson
& Mary Dietrich.
www.magiccircleplayers.com For more info, details,
and tickets call 970.249.7838.
- Sneffels Half Loop Backcountry Nordic Event, Sat-
urday, March 10, 4am. A 34.4 mile (full course) or 23.8
mile (short course) backcountry ski race. The race will
traverse the Alder Creek/Dallas Trail System, which
connects the 5 huts of San Juan Hut Systems. Any and
Fairs, Fests, Fun (continued)
all types of skis are allowed: from AT `heavy metal'
families for a full weekend of championship ski racing ac-
to `toothpicks & tennis shoes.' Racers are required
tion. Located on Bill's Run and Wonderbump. Saturday is
Grand Junction/Gateway/Rifle:
to have an avalanche transceiver. Entry fee: $100
Giant Slalom, Sunday is Slalom. Powderhorn Resort, 48338
- Home Improvement and Remodeling Expo, March 2,
per racer. Register by phone 970.626.3033. For info
Powderhorn Rd, Grand Mesa Co Hwy 65, 970.268.5700
to March 4, Friday & Saturday 10a-6p; Sunday 10a-4p.
visit: www.sanjuanhuts.com/ski-nordic-adventures/
www.powderhorn.com/whats-happening-at-powderhorn
Adults $5, Children (ages 6+) & Seniors (60+) $3, Fam-
sneffels-half-loop
- Hero Mania, March 12, to March 16, $5 or all 5 for $20. Ex-
ily (Immediate Family Only) $15. Join the Housing &
- Wine & Whiskers V, Saturday, March 10, 5:30p. This
perience The Avengers Movie Series in style at The Avalon
Building Association of Northwestern Colorado's 2012
Mardi-Gras themed evening includes a live and silent
Theatre. Dress up as your favorite superhero or Villain and
Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo! With over 100
auction stocked with over 300 items and the sizzling
enter for your chance to win fabulous prizes. SHOWTIMES:
different vendors, there is something here for everyone!
and dazzling Fashion Cabaret followed by danc-
March 12: Captain America: The First Avenger.10:15, 1:15,
This is an event not to be missed! Two Rivers Conven-
ing to the eclectic tunes of DJ Antone. Starts at 5:30p
4:15, 7:15. March 13: Iron Man 10:15, 1:15, 4:15, 7:15--(Din-
tion Center, 159 Main Street, Gr Jct, 970.245.0253 www.
with complimentary wine and beer for the first hour.
ner and a Movie). March 14: Iron Man II 10:15, 1:15, 4:15,
hbanwco.com
crawfish, gumbo, and decadent bread pudding with
7:15. March 15: The Incredible Hulk 10:15, 1:15, 4:15, 7:15.
- Colorado Riverfront Trail Family Fun Day, March 3,
bourbon sauce). Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at
March 16: Thor 10:15, 1:15, 4:15, 7:15. Avalon Theatre, 645
4-8p. Early Bird ticket prices: $12.50-$20.00 Come cel-
the door and available at the Second Chance Thrift
Main St, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
ebrate 25th Anniversary of Riverfront Commission, enjoy
Shop, Telluride Veterinary Clinic, Buckskin Booksell-
- Edesia: A Palisade Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure,
big screen video games, jousting, bungee run, airbrush
ers in Ouray or DaLee Spa in Montrose. respond to
March 18, 1-5p, $49. Glenn Smith, Chef in Residence at the
tattoos, food/drink specials and more. Bananas Fun Park,
this email or call 626.2273 for details.Contact Kelly at
Cooking School of Aspen, will be the featured celebrity
2469 Riverside Parkway, Gr Jct, 970.683.4333, 858.0360,
626.2273 or Kelly@adoptmountainpets.org for details.
expert demonstrating his skills at Edesia: A Palisade Culi-
464.5062 www.riverfrontproject.org
Ouray County 4-H Events Center.
nary, Wine & Spirits Adventure. Smith wears many profes-
- Telefest 2012, March 3, 9a. $60.00 Lift ticket and clinic,
Norwood/Nucla/Naturita/Telluride:
sional hats, from private chef/caterer to television cooking
$25 Clinics; $10 Party; $15 T-Shirts. A Nordic downhill
- Daffodil Days, Pick up pre-orders and purchases at
show host to standup comedian. "Chef Glenn's versatility
extravaganza! Guest clinicians, equipment demos, fun
The Happy Belli Deli at 160 Grand Avenue, Norwood
and personality promise an informed good time for our
events and an Apres-Nord Party with live music by
on Wednesday, March 7, from 11a-3p, and Thursday
guests," says Jerome Strack, WCI general manager who is
Alpine Shore. New exciting additions this year! Powder-
and Friday March 8 & 9, from 8a-3p. If you need to
coordinating the event. 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade,
horn Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, on the Grand Mesa,
pick up your flowers after these hours, you may con-
970.464.5777
970.268.5700 www.powderhorn.com/whats-happening-
tact Sue Berg at 970.209.5055
www.edesiapalisade.com
at-powderhorn
- A Taste of Latin Flavor! Mar 16, Historic Sheridan
- Maverick Classic Downtown Criterium, March 24, 5p
- Plant Show, 8a-5p, March 3; 10a-4p, March 4, Plant
Opera House, This evening of food, drink and en-
- 10p Main Street will be closed at 4p; Parking garage at
Show West sponsored by the Western Colorado Afri-
tertainment features Spanish tapas, Latin American
Rood and 5th closes at 3p, Free. CMU Cycling Team will
can Violet Society, Desert High Orchid Society, Chinle
wines, traditional music and an array of dance dem-
host a downtown criterium as part of the weekend's racing
Cactus and Succulent Society, Western Colorado Bonsai
onstrations: tango, merengue, salsa and more!
activities. The course planned: White Ave; 6th St; Main St;
Society, Colorado Desert Herb Society and Grand Junc-
- Burlesque: A Fundraiser for Telluride Theatre, Mar
3rd St. Start/finish at US Bank on White Avenue, between
tion Garden Club. Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road, Gr Jct.
30-31, Historic Sheridan Opera House.
4th and 5th. Public viewing areas on White Avenue, Main,
- CMU Symphony Orchestra, March 8, 7:30p, $10 adults,
3rd and 6th
$8 seniors, $5 students. CMU Symphony and Concert
Streets. US Bank,
Choir team up to present evening of Waltzes and Clas-
422 White Avenue,
sics. The first will half will feature the CMU Concert
Grand Junction,
Choir with three works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's
970.270.9771
"Ave Verum Corpus," Gustav Holst's "Psalm 148" and
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Gwyneth Walker's "River Songs," her most famous
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choral and orchestra piece. Monte Atkinson will be the
- Brian Regan,
guest conductor for these pieces. During the second half
March 29, at 7:30p,
of the program, the Symphony Orchestra will take you
Tickets - $42.50
to Vienna, performing two famous waltzes by Johann
and Up! Brian
Strauss Jr., "Emperor Waltz" and the beautiful "Blue
Regan, has distin-
Danube Waltz." The concert will conclude with Franz
guished himself as
Lehar's "Gold and Silver Waltz." Moss Performing Arts
one of the premier
Center Robinson Theatre, 1100 North Avenue, Gr Jct,
comedians in
970.248.1604
the country. The
- Western Colorado Decorative Artists, First Congrega-
perfect balance of
tional Church, 1425 N. 5th St, Grand Jct, March 10, 9a
sophisticated writ-
social time, 9:30a Business meeting. This month Renee
ing and physical-
Herring will teach us how to use alcohol inks. You are
ity, Brian fills the-
invited to join us. For more information call 970.640.2751
aters nationwide
- Western Weekend & J5 Racing Finale at Powderhorn,
with fervent fans
March 10, to March 11, 9a. We celebrate Western Week-
that span genera-
end with live music from Honey Don't, barbeque food,
tions. lon Theater,
western dress up contest, and of course hay bales! There
645 Main Street,
are lots of exciting activities for kids as well as the kids at
Grand Junction,
heart! Powderhorn welcomes the J5 racers and their
Call 970.263.5700