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Happenings
2013 December/January
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
will begin. Photographer available. 970.254.3866.
-Fruita Hometown Christmas & Parade of Lights, Dec
14, Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at Fruita Rec Ctr, 8a-2p,
Parade of Lights, 5:30p, Line up begins at Elm St & Aspen
Ave at 4:30p. Also: ¡®Catching the Clause¡¯ mile run!
-Carols and Brass: Western Colorado Chorale, Dec 19-
20, 7:30p, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, Call GJ Symphony at
970.243.6787 to reserve tickets.
-Dec 19-22, Tchaikovsky¡¯s ¡®The Nutcracker¡¯, presented by
Absolute Dance, Reserved Seating available $15-$30, 1231
N 12 St, Gr Jct, 970.255.8322.
-Christmas Party, Senior Rec Center, 550 Ouray Ave, Gr
Jct, Dec 19, a Senior Center Special Event, 970.858.7825
-Mientka Quartet, Western Slope Concert Series, Jan 3,
7:30p, Gorgeous music for viola, cello, & piano, joined
on some pieces by accomplished ballerina Rosemarie
Mientka, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave,
Gr Jct, 970.241.4579
-Jan 18, 7:30p, GJ Rockestra Concert, Robinson Theatre,
Colorado Mesa University, 970.243.6787
-Belle Epoque; an Evening of Beautiful Song, Jan 25,
7:30p, Two Rivers Winery & Chateau. 2087 Broadway, Gr
Jct, 970.243.6787
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Night of Lights, Dec 6, Main St, Gunnison
-Holiday Bazaar, Dec 7, Crested Butte Community School
-Light Up Night, Dec 14, Elk Ave, Crested Butte
-Citizens Races, Dec 14 & 21, Crested Butte Nordic Center
-Gingerbread Competition, Dec 21-28, Mt. Crested Butte
Town Center Assoc, Make your best edible gingerbread
house by Dec 20 to win great prizes, kids, adults, & pro-
fessional categories.
-Torchlight Parade, Dec 24, Crested Butte Mtn Resort
-Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Dec 31, Crested Butte
Mountain Resort
-Olde Fashioned Christmas, Dec 6-7, Downtown Pali-
sade, Holiday shopping & music, gingerbread house
competition, soup challenge, horse-drawn carriage rides,
guided historic walking tours($5), & more. 970.464.7458.
www.palisadecoc.com
-The Messiah Choral Society of Gr Junction, 7th Annual
Messiah Sing-a-Long, open to everyone who wants to
sing or listen to Handel¡¯s Messiah. Join as a choir per-
former on Dec 7, 2p-5p, First Baptist Church, 720 Grand
Ave. Arrive by 1:45p to get seated with your vocal sec-
tion (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Base). Come warm up your
voice & sing, no auditions, no rehearsals, no pressure.
Or come to just listen to Handel¡¯s complete performance.
A free event. Donations can be made to Messiah Choral
Society, 2102 S. Broadway, GJ CO 81507 or at the event.
Scores avail. for use with a deposit of $8, to be returned
as you leave and return the score. Optional to purchase
the score for the $8.
-Parade of Lights & Winter Festival, Dec 7, Main St, Gr
Jct, Thousands of enchanted spectators line the street to
watch over 100 floats light up the night. Parade starts ap-
prox. at 5p. 970.245.9697.
-Jingle Bell Run, Dec 7, 5K Run/Walk, 9a, $24/$30day
of event; Kids 1K Run/Walk, 10a, $19/$25day of event.
Canyon View Park Baseball Shelter, 730 24 Rd, Gr Jct,
970.254.3866.
-Dec 7, Father to the Fatherless Intl. 2nd annual Christ-
mas Bazaar, craft show w/local businesses & vendors,
silent auction, bake sale, several large raffle drawings,
music, 483 30 Road, Gr Jct, 970.234.9751.
-34th Annual HOG Toy Run, Dec 7, ALL Motorcycles
welcome. Ride leaves Gr Jct Harley Davidson at NOON,
cost is 1 new, unwrapped toy to be donated to the Salva-
tion Army and distributed to needy kids for Christmas.
2787 Crossroads Blvd, Gr Jct, 970.270.1716.
-New Year¡¯s Eve Yurt Dinner & Party, Dec 31, Crested
Butte Nordic Center¡¯s Magic Meadows Yurt
-ArtWalk Evening, Dec 31, Studios & Galleries in CB.
-USASA Rail Jam & Slopestyle, Jan 11-12.
-Songwriter¡¯s Festival, Jan 16-19, The Crested Butte
Songwriters Festival raises money for cancer research
and brings in some of country music¡¯s top songwriters.
-Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Jan 16, Cr Butte Mtn.
-Jan 17-19, 2nd Annual Roost the Butte, 4 snowmobile
events: snowcross, hillcross, snowovals and hill drag.
Watch from the terrain park or bottom of Gold Link lift.
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
--1st Annual Festival of Trees, through Dec 7, Crawford
Town Hall, Hwy 92, 4-7p. Over 20 trees donated, draw-
ings trees & wreaths on Dec 7 during Community Pot-
luck/Musical Program at Town Hall at 5p. More info:
Lynne Watkins, 970.921.5252, Connie, 970.921.5583.
-Holiday Art Fair, Dec 6-7, Bluesage Center for the
Arts, Paonia, www.bluesage.org
-Holiday Season Kick-off, Dec 7, 2-7:30p, Main Street,
Cedaredge, face painters, a band, elves & Santa, Parade
of Lights at 6p.
-Delta Snokrusers¡¯ Christmas Party, Dec 7, 2p, Alexan-
der Lake Lodge, 21221 Baron Lake Drive, Grand Mesa,
Registration Not Required. Club ride, 2p to decorate
the tree & ride further, snow permitting. Bring shatter-
proof ornaments and/or garland. At 6p, potluck dinner
at Alexander Lake Lodge. The club will provide ham,
plates, silverware & ice tea. RSVP Lorri Brave to sign
up for a dish, 970.856.3612. Info: 970.856.2539.
-Gingerbread Festival, Sat, Dec 14, Bluesage Center for
the Arts, Paonia, www.bluesage.org
-Christmas Bird Count, Delta, Dec 21, 8a-12p, Meet
8a in Delta City Market parking lot, more info: Amy
Seglund, 970.252.6014, amy.seglund@state.co.us
-Christmas Bird Count, Hotchkiss, Jan 4, 8a-12p, Meet
8a, in Hotchkiss City Market parking lot, more info:
Jason Beason, 970.310.5117, jason.beason@rmbo.org.
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
-Montrose Parade Of lights, Sat, Dec 7, 5p, Main St
-Montrose Winter Farmers Market, Dec 7 & 21, 10a-1p,
inside behind the Straw Hat Farm Market.
-Christmas in Colorado, Montrose Fairgrounds Exhibit
Hall, 1001 N 2nd St, Fri, Dec 13, 3-7p & Sat, Dec l4, 9a-
4p. Admission Free. Up to 100 Quality Booths. Spon-
sored by Shabby Chic¡¯ Boutiques, 970.640.2152, www.
shabbychicgj.com/contact_us.html
-Yule Fest Victorian Christmas Holidays, Dec 13-15,
festive activities, concerts, festivals, shopping, Ouray
-Colorado Wine Fest, Dec 14, Ouray Community Ctr.
-Ridgway MoonWalk Art Outing, Dec 17, The Ridgway
Creative District & Weehawken Creative Arts present a
monthly gallery tour coinciding with the full moon!
-Ouray Ice Festival, Jan 9-12
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
-The Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride, resumes
Sunday hours Dec 1. Opening time Mon-Fri returns to
10a as of Dec 2. WPL hours are Sun: 12p-5p; Mon-Thu:
10a-8p; Friday & Saturday: 10a-6p.
-Noel Night, Dec 4, Telluride, Local retailers & restau-
rants offer discounts up to 40%off.
-Noel Night, Fri Dec 6, Norwood.
-Wilkinson Public Library, make Christmas cards &
decorate cookies, Dec 7, 1-5p, for kids AND adults,
materials provided, free.
-Wilkinson Public Library, Dec 8, 1p, showing of the
holiday classic, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, free.
-Grand Valley Model RR Club Christmas Train Show,
10a-4p on: Dec 7-8; Dec 14-15; Dec 21-22; Dec 28-29, Jan
4-5, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, Gr Jct.
-Bookcliff Harmony Chorus Christmas Concert, Dec
8, 6p, Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Rd.
Concert entitled ¡®We Need a Little Christmas!¡¯ features
Chorus w/guest performances by Grand Mesa Sweet
Adeline¡¯s Chorus, Colorado Mesa University Quartet
¡®Tone it Down¡¯, Joel Brown and BBHC quartets. No
charge; but a freewill offering will be taken/shared
by the church & chorus. Join us for Afterglow &
refreshments after we celebrate the season with song!
970.255.9992, Bookcliff.groupanize.com
-CMU Holiday Concert, Dec 8, 3p, Moss Center Robin-
son Theatre, 1231 N 12th St, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604.
-Holiday Open House at the Business Incubator, Dec
12, 4-7:30p, 2591 Legacy Way, Gr Jct, 970.243.5242, Free
admission, food, drinks, music, vendor booths, & silent
auction. Join us for a great time! 970.243.5242.
-Sounds of the Season, Presented by the Palisade High
School Choral Music Program, Dec 13-14, Jubilee
Family Church, 483 30 Road, Gr Jct, 3 performances.
$10 includes performance, holiday dessert & beverage.
970.210.1787.
-Classics: ¡®Tis the Season, Dec 14, 7:30p, Gr Jct High
School Auditorium, 1400 N 5th, Kirk Gustafson, con-
ductor; Amy Owens, soprano; Mark Thomsen, tenor;
Shea Owens, baritone; Central High, Fruita Monument
High & Gr Jct High Choruses, 970.243.6787
-Candy Cane Hunt, Dec 14, Lincoln Park Barn, 910 N
12th St, Gr Jct, for ages under 12, holiday craft, cook-
ies, & cocoa. Mesa County Library¡¯s ¡®Santa¡¯s New Suit¡¯
puppet show. At exactly 11a the hunt for candy canes