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Happenings
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
2013 February
-PrezFest Feb 15-18, The Village Plaza will come alive at
10a, Fee: $25, Location: Lincoln Park Barn. Transpor-
feature violin soloist by Kate Roth, and Jacob Helleck-
après ski time with our American Characters, parades, ice
tation not provided: Time: 11a, Fee: $5, Experience a
son will perform Dvorak's Rondo for Cello. Sat, Feb 23,
sculptures, performances & activities. Kids 14 & Under
cross country trip great for beginners! County Line is a
7:30p at Delta County Center for the Performing Arts;
can participate in the Beaver Creek Loves Kids PrezFest
groomed, flat two-mile loop on top of the Grand Mesa.
Sun, Feb 24, 3p at Montrose Pavilion.
Facebook competition to be "President of Beaver Creek."
-Poets & Writers of Colorado Mesa University Reading
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
The election winner chooses a Vice President and receives
Series, Feb 21, 970.256.9630, 524 Colorado Ave, Gr Junc-
-The Sheridan Arts Foundation's Young People's
a day full of "presidential perks" on Monday, Feb 18th!
tion, Planet Earth and the 4 Directions Gallery is pleased
Theater proudly presents "Godspell" (Adapted and
-Burton US Open, Feb 25-Mar 2, Since 1982, now the
to present, Charles McLeod, Randy Phillis, Alana Voth.
directed by Jennifer Julia), Performed by students in
longest running snowboarding competition in the world,
-Young Artists Competition Finals, February 24,
grades 9-12, Sheridan Opera House, Feb. 1, 2 & 4, 6p
970.243.6787, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, Grand
attracting top competitors. opensnowboarding.com
nightly, Adults $13, Children 12 & under $11 and lap
Junction Symphony Orchestra.
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/New Castle/Rifle:
children free, www.sheridanoperahouse.com
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Bud Light Big Air Fridays, Feb 8 - Mar 29, Fanny Hill,
-Chocolate Lovers' Fling "Vegas", Feb. 2, Mountain
Snowmass Mountain, Entering its 10th year at Snowmass.
-Junior Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Feb 1-2,
Village, You can dance, eat delectable chocolate, bid
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Big Air Fridays attracts competitors from near and far
at the silent auction, participate in the cash raffle, and
(including the occasional vacationer) to show off what
-27th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon, February 2,
support a great cause all at the same time.
they've been practicing all week. Athletes will showcase
Crested Butte
-Comedy Festival, Feb 14-18, Since 1999 the Sheridan
the newest and most progressive tricks around off of the
-The Winter Night Sky program and viewing, February
Opera House has been the home of the Telluride Com-
40 foot jump on upper Fanny Hill.
2, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
edy Festival.
-22nd Annual Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Feb-
-Owl Creek Chase, Feb 10, one of Colorado's largest pre-
Paonia/Hotchkiss/Cedaredge/Delta:
mier cross-country ski races since 1985. The challenging
ruary 6-10, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
-'The North Fork Valley' Historical Talk & Book Sign-
-Learn to Skate Ski for Free!, Feb 7. Cr. Butte Nordic Ctr.
course from Snowmass Village to Aspen presents tough
ing by Claudia King and Kathy McKee, Feb 8, 6:30p,
climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents & excellent snow.
-Lake City Balloon and snowmobile Rally, February 8-10,
Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia, 970.527.7243,
-Mardi Gras Celebration, Feb 12th, Snowmass celebrates
Lake City, contact Pam Wood at pawood@sopris.net
www.bluesage.org
31 years of Fat Tuesday revelry with the biggest Mardi
-Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Performance, February 9,
-The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce Annual
Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Deemed a National
Gras bash in the mountains. From mask-making for kids
Banquet, Feb 15, 6p, Dinner served at 6:30p at The
Cultural Treasure, the troupe has toured as Cultural
to a midafternoon madcap parade to crawdad boils, king
Graystone, 21565 North Road, Eckert, R.S.V.P. required
cake and parties at local bars, this authentic fete offers
Ambassadors to over 20 countries. 970.349.7487
w/payment by Feb 11, call 970.856.6961 between 9a-1p.
Cajun fun for every age. All Events Are Free!
-The Trailhead Express: A Sleigh Ride Adventure to
-Feb 18, 5p submission deadline for entries into Delta
-Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Feb 15-16, The company the Chi-
Uley's Cabin benefiting Trailhead's Children Museum,
County Write On! Anthology writing competition,
February 10, Mt. Crested Butte
cago Sun Times calls "simply breathtaking" Aspen Santa
all submissions must be made electronically through
Fe Ballet will keep you on the edge of your seat long after
-"The Wind in the Willows" (musical adaption) Present-
www.bluesage.org
ed by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, February 13-17,
the curtain falls.
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
-The Aspen Snowmass Open, Feb 21, Buttermilk, one of
Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
-14th Airline Partners Summit, February 5-7. Recog-
the best open competitions in the nation! It attracts over
-Theatrical Celebration of Food, February 14, 2013, Gun-
nizing the importance of the company's relationships
350 athletes to compete on the famed X Games slopestyle
nison Arts Center
with its airline partners, the 14th Airline Partners Sum-
-Gothic Mountain Tour Presented by the Crested Butte
and superpipe courses.
mit brings top level airline executives to the resort for
Nordic Center, Februay 16
-Aspen Laff Festival, Wheeler Opera House, Feb 20
seminars that target issues affecting the travel indus-
-USASA Slopestyle Competition, February 17, Crested
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
try, a key note presentation and networking.
Butte Mountain Resort
-Deuces Wild, Feb 7, 970.243.7408, 550 Ouray Ave, Gr
-100th Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival, February
-'80s Party with the Six Million Dollar Band, February 17,
Junction, For ages 50+. Lady luck is on your side! Enjoy a
6-10. The oldest continuing Winter Carnival west of
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
delicious dinner, then play Vegas syle games for a chance
the Mississippi. For several days, the entire town is
-Winter Carnival (fun snow activities for kids), February
to win prizes galore.
given over to racing, ski jumping, a parade featuring
19, Jorgensen Park, Gunnison
-The Hunts, Feb 8, 970.243.1979, 1400 N 5th St, Grand
Steamboat's skiing high school band (the only one in
-USSA Dan Prater Memorial Cup Ski Race, February 21-
Junction, Award-winning family of nine, the Hunts mix
the United States), the famous ski jöring events down
24, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
champion fiddling with world-ranked step dancing and
Lincoln Ave, and the spectacular night show featuring
-Full Moon Bonfire (on skis or snowshoes) Gunnison
beautiful vocal harmonies, accompanied by acoustic and
the legendary Lighted Man & fireworks display.
Nordic Club, February 22, Van Tuyl Ranch
electric guitars and piano melodies.
-Bud Light Ski Mardi Gras, February 8-12, free
-Moonlight Cross-Country Ski Outing, February 23,
-Feb 9-10, Ski Spree, Sunlight Mountain Resort's annual
concerts, parades, a Cajun BBQ and beer festival and
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
mid-season celebration, features a torchlight parade,
more. The festival culminates on Fat Tuesday with an
-Full Moon Yurt Dinner (Nordic skis/snowshoes), Febru-
fireworks, novelty races, a chili cook-off and live music.
all-day celebration.
ary 24, CB Nordic Center's Magic Meadows Yurt
www.sunlightmtn.com or call 970.945.7491.
-A Steamboat Celebration Concert, February 10, 5:30p,
-Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, February 25, Crested Butte
-Taste of the Grand Valley, 11th Annual, February 11,
The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute
Mountain Resort
970.243.5364, 159 Main St., Grand Junction, 4p-7p, Adults
to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and the
-ArtWalk Evening, February 28, Studios & Galleries in
$13; Seniors $10; Children(ages 4-12) $6. Tickets are $2
100th anniversary of its Winter Carnival.
Downtown Crested Butte
more at the door. Two Rivers Convention Center.
-US Telemark National Championships, Feb 22-24,
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
-Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective, Feb 14-16, 1100
Top Telemark skiers in the Nation Compete for the
-Zikr Dance Ensemble, Sun, Feb 3, 2p-4p @ Wright Opera
North Ave., Gr Junction, The dance collective, which
National Title.
includes dancers and teachers from the community as well
House, A highly trained professional dance ensemble of-
-7th Annual RMYC Moonshine Ski and Dine, Febru-
as CMU faculty, entertains with an eclectic collection of
fering a spectrum of works that is based on dance rituals
ary 23, 5:30p-8:30p, hosted at scenic Catamount Lake
from many different ancient world cultures.
dances in various contemporary styles. 970.248.1604
House, cross country ski and snowshoe under the
-Garden Talk Class: Orchids 101, Feb 20, 970.254.3866, 655
-February 11-12, Winter Arts & Crafts Festival at the
moon's glow. Enjoy drinks, appetizers, chili, desserts
Struthers Ave., Gr Junction, The Western Colorado Botani-
Ouray Community Center, Three day event featuring
and a great silent auction. For info or to reserve a table
cal Gardens & the City of Grand Junction Parks & Recre-
the talents of local artists. Admission is free, with a Silent
contact Laura Karch 970.879.2135 or laura@rocky-
ation presents, 12p-1p. $5. Pre-registration encouraged.
Auction at which to bid on your favorite pieces!
mountainyouthcorps.com
Instructor: Debra Foster, High Desert Orchid Society.
-Salute to Youth! Orchestra Concert, Featuring several of
-Vertical Express for MS, Feb 24, Annual MS Fund-
-Cross Country Skiing at County Line, February 20,
our younger orchestra members as soloists on challeng-
raiser in Steamboat.
970.254.3866, Grand Mesa, Transportation provided: Time:
ing and beautiful pieces. Mozart's Violin Concerto will
Happy February Everybody!!