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Happenings
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
2012 October
-John Denver Week, Oct 10-13, An array of events
-Gunnison Valley Observatory Open
from concerts to picnics to pay tribute to John
for Public Viewing, Oct 5, 6, 12, 13,
Denver. All events support the expansion of John
19, 20, 26 ,27, Gunnison
Denver's music, causes, and ideas. 970.987.2759,
-Gunnison Farmers' Market, Oct. 6 &
john-denver.org
13, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
-Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest, Oct 5-6, Carbondale
-Crested Butte Farmers' Market, Oct.
-Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Half Marathon & 5K,
7, 14. Elk Avenue & Second Street
Oct 6,
-Waunita Living History Days, Oct
-13th Annual Frontier Historical Society and
12-14, Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
Museum Historic Ghost Walk, Oct 12-13, 19-20 &
near Gunnison
26-27. Guides take participants by lantern-light
-Halloween Parade Presented by
through Linwood Cemetery, where actors portray
KBUT Radio, Oct. 31, Elk Avenue,
people who lived in Glenwood Springs 100 years
Crested Butte
ago, including gunslinger and dentist, John "Doc"
-Hunter's Ball and Community
Holliday.
Dinner, Oct 11.This event is held on
-13th Annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest,
the Thursday before the first rifle
Oct 13, Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs
hunting season in Colorado. The HC/
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
LC Chamber of Commerce hosts this
-2nd Annual Helping Hearts Hafla and Variety
evening that features dinner, several
Show, Oct 6th, Lincoln Park Barn, Grand Junc-
raffles, and door prizes that include
tion, 970.260.9657, This is an event to raise money
hunting rifles, handguns, and hand-
for the local Special Olympics Athletes. Dancing,
made quilts. Lake City
singing, entertainment, silent auction, and more.
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
-31st Annual Oktoberfest, Oct 6, 6th & Colorado,
-Oktoberfest & 48th Annual Jeep
970.242.2657, We will enjoy the Brat's, Beer, great
Raffle Drawing, Oct 6, Ouray Com-
German Music and Dancing--German Gem-
munity Center, Cold beers, hot
uetlichkeit. For vendor information; please contact
brats, and great company are all on
Kristin Brethauer at 970.270.0809.
tap at the annual Ouray Oktober-
-Tour of the Moon Cycling Classic, Oct 6th,
fest celebration. The festivities also
Colorado National Monument, 303.635.2815. Join
include the Annual Jeep Raffle, polka
us for the Inaugural ICONLasik TOUR OF THE
dancing, and door prizes. The annual
MOON. The Ride will be limited to the first 2000
Jeep Raffle, now 48 years old, sup-
registered participants. Cyclists can choose from
ports Fourth of July and New Year's
the classic 41 mile tour or the extended 62 mile
Eve fireworks in Ouray, an annual
tour. Both courses will start and finish at Two
student scholarship, the purchase of
Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand
a new Jeep and community events.
-11th Annual Black Canyon Sprint Triathlon, Oct
-Halloween Bash with DJ Sunday Smith, Oct 31,
Junction. Upon returning from their ride, partici-
6, 8a, This event begins with a 500 yard swim 10
O'Brien's Pub & Grill
pants enter the "Harvest Moon Celebration." This
laps at the Montrose Aquatic Center, then con-
-Ouray Main Street Trick-Or-Treat, Oct 31
post-ride party includes music, a healthy lunch,
tinues with a 24K 14.6 mile bike course winding
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
prize drawings and cycling expo throughout the
through the west side of town, and wraps up
-Third Annual Harvest Dinner, Norwood, Satur-
afternoon.
with a 5K 3.1 mile run that finishes at the aquatic
day, Oct 6, Wright Stuff Foundation
-Walk 4 Life, Oct 6, Western Colorado Botanical
center. Entry fees range from $30 to $50 for youth,
-Fall Tilt Bike Race, Oct 6, Mountain Village, A
Gardens, 816.294.6272, Both a fun and fund-rais-
from $50 to $90 for adult 19+, from 60 to $90 for
12-hour endurance downhill mountain bike race
ing event, featuring a three mile walk along the
youth team, and from $80 to $120 for team regular
challenge, geared towards experienced riders.
Colorado River, Walk 4 Life brings people togeth-
and family. T-shirts may be mailed for registra-
-Oct 12-14, This year marks the 3rd Annual Tel-
er to promote breast cancer awareness, education,
tions received after 9/10. Awards will be given to
luride Horror Show, a 3 day genre film festival in
detection, and support.
overall top male and female, as well as top three
world-famous Telluride.
Proceeds from Walk 4 Life will fund breast cancer
finishers in the following: team, family team,
Paonia/Hotchkiss/Cedaredge/Delta:
awareness and detection as well as mammogra-
youth team 1st-5th, 6th-8th grades,youth male
-Oct 4, Chili Cook-Off, at the Cedaredge Fire
phy screening exams for low income, uninsured
and female1st-5th grade and 6th-8th grade, male
House, serving: 5-8p. Donations of chili and
individuals in Mesa County. 100% of the proceeds
and female 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-
Entries in the contest must be received at the
stay in Mesa County for mammogram services
44,45-49,50-54, 55-59,60-64, 65-69, 70+.
firehouse between 2:30 and 4p, Thursday, October
-Western Slope Animal Expo, Oct 6, Mesa County
-Rhythm Run 10K/5K, Oct 21, Town Park, Ridg-
4th in a heating unit. NO ENTRY FEE.
Fairgounds, 970.255.7100, Western Slope Animal
way
-Oct 5, 19th Golden Gala, 7-11p, Cedaredge Com-
Services and many local animal organizations in
-125th Anniversary HALLOWEEN BALL, Oct 27,
munity Center, music by the David Starr Band.
celebrating the joy and companionship of animals.
Beaumont Hotel Grand Ballroom. CostumeCon-
Tickets $40 at Starr's Guitars, Munson's Main
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
test, Prizes, DJ & Dancing, Cash Bar, Costume
Street Gallery, and Chamber. Only 150 tickets will
-First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Gal-
Required, Who will you be?
be sold. Credit card purchase avail. at Chamber.
leries & Locations, Oct. 5 Gunnison