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Happenings
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
2012 May
Fairs, Fests, Fun (continued)
- Pagosa Fiber Festival, May 25-27, a celebration of the
efforts of a growing cottage industry involved in fiber-
related businesses.
- Iron Horse Bicycle Classic May 26-28. 2500 bicycles
race the train to Silverton. Come to ride or cheer on
your favorite.
- 35th Annual, Animas Surgical Hospital, Narrow
Gauge 10 Mile & 5K Runs, May 27. A scenic Durango
race. 970.382.2549 www.go-dmt.org
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
- Home & Garden Show 2012, Friday May 4, Montezu-
ma County Fairgrounds, 30100 Hwy 160, Cortez,
festivalnet.com
- Habitat for Humanity-Montezuma County Fund
Raiser Yard Sale. Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma
County is holding a yard sale in the Big R parking lot
in Cortez on Saturday, May 5th from 9a-2p. There will
be building materials as well as new and used house-
- Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival, May 4-6, Public can
"Juanita Ulloa" directly from Austin, Texas and Javier's
hold furnishings, appliances, and sporting goods. For
watch for free. Competitors: $30-125. Ranchstyle is one of
Mariachi San Jose from Grand Junction. Robinson The-
more info call 970.565.8327.
the few festivals in the country that includes slopestyle
ater at Moss Performing Arts Center, 12th & Glenwood
- National Day of Prayer. The 61st National Day of
competitions, a trick-filled genre that allows riders to ne-
Ave., Gr Jct, 970.778.6116 www.juanitamusic.com
Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 3rd, at 7p, at
gotiate jumps, large drops and wooden obstacles. There
- 7th Annual Head to Toe Women's Expo, May 10, 11a-
the Montezuma County Annex located at 103 North
will be NO on site spectator parking at the Ranchstyle
7p, Five themed zones, Dozens of exhibitor booths; new,
Chestnut in Cortez. For more information contact
venue this year. All spectators must ride the shuttle bus
`Try It Today' demo; business & health education; and
Elaine Beecher at 970.739.9785.
from one of two shuttle pick up points: Downtown GJ
seminars. Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St.,
- Indoor Flea Market. An indoor flea market will be
Wellsfargo Parking lot or Redlands DosHombres. Go to
Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
held on Friday, May 4th from 8a-1p at St. Barnabas
www.bikereg.com for free shuttle pass. 20650 Rim View
- Monster Truck Show, May 11-12, Gates open at 5:30p;
Church Hall, located at the corner of North and Elm
Dr, Glade Park, 970.243.2453 www.ranchstyle.co/home.
7p Show, Food and drink available. Advanced ticket $20
Streets in Cortez. Vendors will include local non-profit
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adults, $15 children at local City Market Stores. Western
groups, the League of Women Voters, Compassionate
- Run/Walk/Bike - Family Fun Day! May 5, Bicyclists
Slope Motor Sports/Monster Truck Show. Mesa County
Friends, and SWOS art students.
will depart the State Park parking lot promptly at 9a and
Fairgrounds Grandstand, 2785 US Highway 50, Grand
- Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, On May 12th, US
the runners and walkers will leave at 9:30a. Cost: $15.00
Junction, 970.255.7100
Postal Service letter carriers across the country will be
through May 4th, $20.00 day of the event.In celebration
- Monument Madness Criterium, May 12, 9a-1p. Riders
collecting food for families in need. To donate, collect
of 25 years of the Colorado Riverfront Commission,
must pre-register. Spectators welcome. Free. Criterium
and bag non-perishable food items and place them by
is hosting a family-friendly 5K walk/run teamed with
bicycle race loops on Blichman Ave/Eisenhauer St/Fore-
your mailbox on May 12th. Visit helpstampouthunger.
a 14-mile bicycle ride. The Colorado Riverfront Com-
sight Circle. Parking at Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic.
com for more information.
mission was established in 1987 by the City of Grand
Rocky Mountain Orthopedics, 627 25 1/2 Road, Gr Jct,
Gateway/Grand Junction/Parachute:
Junction and Mesa County, later joined and supported
970.904.5707 www.ltrsports.com
- CMU Wind Symphony, May 4, 7:30p. $10 Adults,
by the Town of Palisade and the City of Fruita. Proceeds
- 7th Annual Gateway Auto Festival, May 12, Gates
$8 Seniors, $5 Students. The featured piece on the
will go towards building and maintaining the riverfront
Open at 8a, Judging at 9a. Advance Tickets are $15 for
concert is a new composition by Justin Freer entitled
trail system. Goal to establish an uninterrupted public
adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. At the Gate
"Rio's Convergence", depicting, in sound, the Rio
trail spanning the distance from Palisade to Fruita. James
Tickets: $20/$15. Over 200 classic and antique cars will
Grand river from its life in the north, to the smash-
M. Robb/Colorado River State Park, Corn Lake Section
be exhibited in celebration of the anniversary of the
ing gorges of Colorado, to the sublime panoramas of
(32 Road & Colorado River), Gr Jct, 970.683.4333 www.
Gateway Auto Museum. Partial proceeds go to Part-
Texas, converging with many rivers along the way.
riverfrontproject.org
ners. 6:30-7p, Silent Auction for Partners. Friday May
The featured soloist for the evening is Kristyn Pults, a
- Rose Hill Rally & Raffle, May 6, 7a-2p. Adults $30 and
11, Meet and Greet, $55. Saturday May 12, David Starr
senior music education major from Fruita Monument
Youth (12 & under) $20. $5 more after April 20. Cyclists
Band performing on the Mission Bell 3:30-5:30p, plated
High School, performing Bernhard Heiden's "Diver-
of all ages and abilities will enjoy this non-competitive
dinner with guest speakers from the Edison 2, $75, at
sion" for Alto Saxophone and Band. Also in the concert
tour through the beautiful farm country of Grand Valley.
7p. Gateway Auto Museum, 4300 Hwy 141, Gateway,
is Dana Wilson's "Shortcut Home", David Holsinger's
Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Rose Hill Hospitality House.
970.931.2895
"On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss" and Pierre Leemans
RAFFLE: POWDERHORN SEASON PASSES Powder-
- Western Colordo Deorative Artists, 1425 n 5th Street ,
"March of the Begian Paratroopers." The CMU Wind
horn Mountain Resort has donated one Powderhorn
Grand Junction, May 12, We will be celebrating our 30th
Symphony will conclude the concert doing something
Family Pass and two Powderhorn Season Passes for the
Anniversry as a National Chapter. We will be painting a
it has never done before, by performing movie music!
2012-2013 ski season which will be raffled off on May
tea pot, with a cup and saucer.on a shirt.
The selected piece is a symphonic suite from "Robin
6, at 1p, at the Rose Hill Rally. You do not have to be
- Grand Valley Pony Club Show, May 12-13, 8a, Free.
Hood Prince of Thieves." Robinson Theatre, 11th &
present to win. You may purchase raffle tickets online
Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 2785 US Hwy
North Ave., Gr Jct, 970.248.1604 www.coloradomesa.
(whether or not you register to ride in the Rose Hill Ral-
50, Gr Jct, Hotline: 970.255.7100; Office: 970.255.7107
edu/music/performances.html
ly.) Raffle ticket questions 970.242.5940, only 1,000 will
- Grand Mesa Llama Classic, May 18-20, 8a, Free to
- - Spring Day at Cross Orchards, May 5, 10a-4p. $5/
be sold! Beginning and Ending at Canyon View Park.
the public. Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena,
adult, $4/senior, $3.50/child or $15/family. Travel back
Riders will go to Fruita & Highline Lake. 970.256.0606
2785 US Highway 50, Grand Junction, 970.255.7100 or
to simpler times and discover the quiet ambiance of
www.stmarygj.org/rosehillrally
970.255.7107
Cross Orchards Historic Site. Come for an hour or stay
- The Music of Mexico, May 6, 4p. Pre-sale tickets: $10
- The Gauntlet, May 19, Registration begins 7a. Race at
all day! We've got plenty of things that you'll remem-
Adults, $5 students and children. Cost at the door: $15
9a. Students 12-17, $20 early reg/$25 day of reg: Ages
ber for years to come. There will be historic demonstra-
Adults, students and children $10. Tickets at Back Porch
18+, $40 early/$50 day of: Teams of 4, $160 early reg
tions, baby farm animals, blacksmithing and much
Music, Roper Music, GJ Symphony, Leon's Restaurant.
only. Similar to Warrior Dash and Muddy Buddy events,
more. Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, Gr Jct,
Javier de los Santos, Classical Guitar, Presents THE MU-
The Gauntlet is a 2 mile mud run, obstacle event benefit-
970.434.9814 www.museumofwesternco.org
SIC OF MEXICO with the High Priestess of OPERACHI
ting Special Olympics of Western Colorado.