Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
2012 April
Fairs, Fests, Fun (continued)
of dollars worth of door prizes will be given away
to those who attend. A ceremony will be held at
- Otto Mears Exhibit, April 19 to July 6, Learn
For more info or to register, call the Bill Heddles
12:50 p.m. honoring nominees for this year's Vol-
about the career of this famous Colorado entrepre-
Recreation Center at 970.874.0923.
unteer of the Year award. Two Rivers Convention
Dolores/Dove Creek/Cortez/Mancos
Center, 1st and Main Street, Gr Jct, 970.243.8829
- Colorado Children's Chorale, April 27, Wright
- Pueblo Run, Sat. April 28, starting at 9a. Support
Opera House
the Cortez Cultural Center and enjoy fitness and
- Dragon Unchained Renaissance and Pirate Fan-
friends at the Pueblo-to-Pueblo 11 Mile, 10K, or 2
tasy Faire April 20-22, 29 Road along the Colorado
- KOTO Street Dance, April 6, Main Street Tellu-
Mile run. In 2012 we've added a 30 Mile Bike Race!
River, Go back in time with merchants, performers,
ride, This annual aprés-winter block party is tra-
Register on-line at pueblorunandbike2012.event-
food and much more. Camping available for a fee
ditionally held on the last Friday of the ski season. 970.565.1151.
for those who want to have a full fair experience.
(Saturday April 7 is reserved in case of inclement
Durango/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs
29 Road along the Colorado River, 312 29 Road, Gr
weather.) Telluride closes its main street for live
- Durango Bluegrass Meltdown April 20-22
Jct, 970.901.4128 www.thundermountainhistory.
music, dancing, and a beer garden.
- Durango Home and Ranch Show, Apr 28 & 29.
- Closing Day, Telluride, April 8
Since 1995, over 100 vendors displaying their
- Extreme Promotions/Super Cross April 21, Mesa
- 3rd Annual Lone Cone Hackers Golf Tourna-
products and services for home and ranch build-
County Fairgrounds Grandstands
ment, for Norwood HS scholarship fund. Moab
ing and remodeling projects. The event is held in
- 11th Annual SouthWest ArborFest, April 21,
Golf Course, Apr 22, Shotgun start 8:30a. Register
the Extension Building at the fairgrounds. Com-
11a-4p, Free. Jalapeno Eating Contest, Last Person
by Apr 15th, call Glen 970.327.4617. $50/person
mercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Food, Gate
Standing Wins $100. Chili/Salsa Competition and
includes golf, cart, and lunch.
Admission, Handicapped Access. La Plata County
Tasting. FREE Tree Seedlings. Touch-A-Truck.
- Crafter's Coop, Nucla, April 26-29, May3-5, Free
Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-
Live Entertainment. Largest Craft Beer Expo on
admission, 475 Main Nucla, 970.859.74825. (Satur-
4p. or 970.375.4511 or
the Western Slope ($20 includes commemorative
day April 7 is reserved in case of inclement weath-
glass). Lincoln Park, 12 & Gunnison Ave, Gr Jct,
er.) Telluride closes its main street for live music,
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute/Rifle
dancing, and a beer garden.
- Grand Junction Horse Show April 1, Mesa
- Closing Day, Telluride, April 8
County Fairgrounds Covered Arena
- Fruita Fat Tire Festival April 26-29, Fruita, Moun-
- 3rd Annual Lone Cone Hackers Golf Tourna-
- April Fool's 5K Run, Apr 7, 10a (We will have
tain and desert rides, a bike expo in downtown
ment, for Norwood HS scholarship fund. Moab
day-of registration at the Botanical Gardens start-
Fruita at the Civic Center Park, the ever popular
Golf Course, Apr 22, Shotgun start 8:30a. Register
ing at 8a). ($20 per adult; $15 per child under 12)
beer garden and more! Plus, road rides through
by Apr 15th, call Glen 970.327.4617. $50/person
On line or at Central High School. $35/$30 day
Colorado National Monument, over Douglas Pass,
includes golf, cart, and lunch.
of run. RUN, WALK or WADDLE and Dress like
and through wine country.
- Crafter's Coop, Nucla, April 26-29, May3-5, Free
a fool! All proceeds benefit CHS Service Learn-
admission, 475 Main Nucla, 970.859.74825.
ing! Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 7th &
- Gifts for the Goddess Costume Ball & Art Exhibit,
Struthers, Gr Jct, 970.216.9627 www.aprilfools5k.
New Pueblo to Pueblo Bike Race
April 27, 6p, god and goddess attire requested, $8
The Cortez Cultural Center announces the addition
requested donation at the door for the Costume
- Western Slope Reining Horse Association Show
of a Bicycle Race to the Pueblo-to-Pueblo running
Ball, exhibiting artists exempt. "Make Art, not
April 8, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena
event. Registration is capped for the bike race, so
War" is the motto. This is what "The Goddess
- 5th Annual RV Show April 12-14, Mesa County
register early! 11 mile and 10K participants will
Show" is about. Please consider joining our fun
Fairgrounds Main Parking Lot
assemble at the Center and be bussed to the race
and submitting artworks and/or taking the stage
- 9th Annual MOG Fest April 13-14, We're planning
starts. Bus leaves at 8:10a. The 2 mile run/walk will
for a poem or a song. Art to be displayed April 27
the best MOG Fest yet! Outdoor & Cycling Indus-
start at the Center at 9:15a. The Bike Race will start
thru May 31. Planet Earth & The 4 Directions Gal-
try Manufacturers, Reps & Retailers.
at the Center at 9a. Visit
lery, 524 Colorado Ave, Gr Jct, 970.256.9630
- AKC Agility Dog Show April 14-15, Mesa County
for course maps. 11 Mile, 10K, and 30 Mile Bike
- Intellitec College Open House & Car Show, April
Fairgrounds, Lions Park, Grand Valley Kennel
Race: $28 adults on or before Apr 21; $30 thereafter.
28, 10a-2p Free. Hot dogs, chips and soda. Fun for
Club Sanctioned match breed, obedience and rally
2 Mile Run/Walk: $10 on or before Apr 21; or $15
the whole family! Climbing wall, Jumping House,
thereafter. Includes a T-shirt if registered before
GJHS Jazz Band performance. Booths and Demon-
- Rumble at 18 Road Bike Race April 14, Fruita,
Apr 15. Racers must complete registration on-line
strations including Intellitec Clubs & Classes and
Epic mountain bike Race at 18 Road for all skill
at Race day
free Chair Massages. Event will honor three local
levels. Visit for complete event infor-
check-in is 7:15a to 8a at the Center, 25 N Market
area National Guard units. Intellitec College, 772
mation, pricing and directions.
St. Race kits can be picked up at the Center Fri, Apr
Horizon Dr., Gr Jct, 970.245.8101
- Western Colorado Decorative Artists First
27, from 10a to 5p and 7:15 to 8a on race day, Apr
Congregatioal Church 1425 N 5th Street, Grand
28. Must sign a waiver at that time. Top 3 overall
- Mayfaire Festival, April 28, 10a-1p, $10/child.
Junction, April 14, Social gathering at 9a, Busi-
male and female winners in the 11 Mile, 10K, and
Mayfaire Festival celebrates Springtime. Children
ness Meeting at 9:30a. We will be painting at three
30 Mile Bike Race will receive awards. Awards cer-
are welcomed to participate in crafts, dance and
different tables on round ornaments, everthing
emony will be held upon completion of the 11 mile
sing around the maypole and enjoy a puppet play.
provided. We will be painting roses, angels and
run, approx. 11:30a. Ribbons for the 11 mile and
This is a family friendly event. All proceeds go to
snowmen. Please come join us. For more info call
10K runs given in several age categories for both
River Canyon School, a non-profit organization.
male and female. Ribbons for the 2 mile run/walk
There will also be a Silent Auction! Sherwood Park,
- 12th Annual Senior Fair, Apr 19, 9a-3p, It's free,
also given in several age categories. $100 awarded
1st Street & Sherwood Drive, Gr Jct, 970.639.0514
informational and fun! This year's BeaconFest will
to the runner who breaks the 11 mile course record.
feature an exciting line up of entertainment, free
This is not a closed course.
- Gold, Gem & Treasure Show April 28-29, Mesa
food, lively seminars and informational booths
For more information call 970.565.1151.
County Fairgounds Community Building.
from over 81 senior related businesses. Thousands