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Happenings
Pg 12 - The Sunshine Express
2012 October
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Concerts
the United States Congress, was founded
by a group of current and former Congres-
Fall is here and Baby, it's cold outside. Here are some
sional staffers during President Ronald
great concerts sure to warm up your night. Always call
Reagan's administration.
venues to confirm concert information:
-Durango Cowboy Gathering, Oct 4-7,
October 1
Poetry, Music and a Parade highlight the
Buckethead, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
events downtown. 970.375.7160
October 3
-Durango Double Marathon, Oct 6-7, www.
Kelly Joe Phelps, Steve's Guitars, Carbondale,
durangodouble.com
970.963.3304
-2012 Cowboy Poet Train, Friday, Oct 5,
October 4
You will be delighted and amused on this
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Festival
very special D&SNGRR trip to Cascade
Grounds, Durango, 970.749.2995
Canyon! Durango Cowboy Poetry Gather-
Mary Lindsey Bailey, Oboe Concert, Moss Per-
ing entertainers will be performing on-
forming Arts Center Recital Hall, Grand Junc-
board and during the lunch stop at Cascade
tion, 970.248.1604
Canyon. Hear the music, poetry, stories
October 5
and yes, a few tall tales of the West!
Robotic Pirate Monkey, Mesa Theater, Grand
-Durango Heritage Celebration, Oct 11-14, Won-
October 21
Junction, 970.241.1717
derful events such as, Period Re-enactments,
J Boog, Hot Rain, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Corb Lund, Turn of the Century, Montrose,
1880's heritage train ride, a Promenade on the
Janiva Magness, Abbey Theater, Durango,
970.209.1419
Boulevard in period fashions, a Grand Victorian
970.385.1711
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Festival
Ball and more.
October 24
Grounds, Durango, 970.749.2995
-PeanutsTM The Great Pumpkin Patch Express, Oct
Don Williams, Two River Conv. Center, Grand Junc-
October 6
13, 14, 20 & 21. Ride the train and bring home the
tion, 970.263.5700
West Water Outlaws, Ghost Ranch Saloon,
perfect pumpkin. Meet Charlie Brown, Lucy, and
Abigail Washburn, Steve's Guitars, Carbondale,
Steamboat, 970.879.9898
Snoopy!
970.963.3304
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Festival
-Durango Heritage Train, Oct 14, Don't miss this
October 25
Grounds, Durango, 970.749.2995
once-a-year opportunity to experience an 1880's
Abigail Washburn, Sheridan Opera House, Tellu-
October 7
steam train ride into the Old West. Authentic,
ride, 970.728.6363
DevilDriver, Mesa Theater, Grand Junction,
historic rail cars full of stylishly dressed Victori-
October 26
970.241.1717
ans, cowboys and cowgirls make their way north
Euforquestra, Abbey Theater, Durango, 970.385.1711
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Festival
from Durango into untamed territories ruled by
Jill Cohn, Bonfire Brewing, Eagle, 970.306.7113
Grounds, Durango, 970.749.2995
robbers and bandits. Famous, as well as infamous,
October 28
October 8
old west characters are known to travel this route.
The Motet, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver
Supersuckers, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Bring your sense of adventure and get ready for a
Creek, 970.845.8497
October 9
fun journey into the past. (Victorian or Old West
Beats Antique, Belly, Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
The Psychedelic Furs, Belly Up, Aspen,
costume is required for this event).
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
970.544.9800
-14th, Durango Apple Days, 11a-4p in Downtown
The Dunwells, Fort Lewis College, Durango,
Durango's Buckley Park at 11th and Main Avenue
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
877.352.2656
Eagle/Gypsum/Vail:
-5-6th, Bring it to Market: Heritage Harvest
October 10
-Vail Valley Challenge Cup Soccer, Oct 6-7. Every
Celebration, Cortez Cultural Center in Cortez.
Supersuckers, Mesa Theater, Grand Junction,
year 100 teams from across the state of Colorado
Celebrating our agricultural heritage. Cider-mak-
970.241.1717
partcipate in the Vail Valley Challenge Cup soccer
ing, corn roast, recipe swap, taffy pull, lectures
October 11
tournament.
from local farmers. For more information, call
Supersuckers, Abbey Theater, Durango,
-5th Annual MS Skate-A-Thon, Eagle Ice Rink,
970.565.1151.
970.385.1711
Eagle. Oct 13, 5p-7p, Fundraising Event, Every
-Jones Farm located at 25450 Road M, Cortez, CO
Matisyahu, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
Lap Counts. 317.339.0829, MSskate-a-thon@hot-
will hold its annual PumpkinFest on Oct 13-14
970.728.6363
mail.com
from 10a-4p. There is a $3 entry fee that includes:
October 13
-The Xfinity Free Family Fun Fair, Vail, Friday,
Haunted House, Games, Swings, Tricycles, and
Marcia Ball, Community Concert Hall, Fort
October 19 and Saturday, October 20 at Dobson
more. 970.759.4502, or 970.799.2785
Lewis College, Durango, 877.352.2656
Arena. 970.949.0140 or visit www.alwaysmoun-
-27th, Pumpkin Festival, Cortez Cultural Center in
October 14
taintime.com/kske
Cortez. Let's get ready for Halloween! Join us for
Gregory Alan Isakov, Vilar Performing Arts Cen-
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/New Castle/Rifle:
costume contests & treat parade, hayrides, & Four
ter, Beaver Creek, 970.845.8497
-Aspen Filmfest, Oct 1-7, A feast of full length fea-
Corner's Community Band. For more information,
Shpongle, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
tures and documentaries from around the world.
call 970.565.1151
October 18
Post screening dialogues, premieres, surprise
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
Caravan of Thieves, 3rd Street Performing Arts
films, sneak previews and parties to enjoy the full
-The Capitol Steps, 7:30p, Fort Lewis College
Center, Carbondale, 970.963.3221
festival experience. Call 970.925.6882 for info or
Community Concert Hall. The only comedy
Michael Menert, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
visit aspenfilm.org
troupe in America that attempts to be funnier than