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Happenings
2013 March
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-NASTAR National Championships, March 20-24,
Snowmass Resort.
-Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, March 29-30, Based
on the tradition of mail routes which connected the
Colorado mining towns of Crested Butte and Aspen
in the 1880s, the 40-mile course starts at 9,000 feet in
Crested Butte, takes skiers thru Mt. Crested Butte Ski
Resort, over 2 mountain passes and finishes in Aspen
-March 29-30, CORE Party has been the most anticipat-
ed outdoor concert of the season so this year... we¡¯re
doubling up! That¡¯s right, TWO days of free concerts
in Downtown Aspen. Mark your calendars and get
ready for back-to-back days of great live music.
-¡¯Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American
Super Heroines¡¯ traces the fascinating evolution and
legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic
book super heroine in the 1940¡¯s to the blockbust-
ers of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular
representations of powerful women often reflect
society¡¯s anxieties about women¡¯s liberation. This free
presentation is brought to you by Chevron and CMC.
March 29, 7-8:30p, A reception with refreshments will
be served after the film. Rifle CMC Auditorium, 3695
Airport Rd, Rifle, For more info call 970.625.1871.
www.coloradomtn.edu
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Home Improvement and Remodeling Expo, March
1-3, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St,
Grand Junction, Fri, Mar 1: 10a-6p; Sat, Mar 2: 10a-
6p; Sun, Mar 3: 10a-4p. Join the Housing & Building
Association of Northwestern Colorado¡¯s 2013 Home
Improvement & Remodeling Expo! With over 100 dif-
ferent vendors, there is something here for everyone.
This is an event not to be missed! For more info visit
www.hbanwco.com or call 970.245.0253.
-Lecture: Cosmology: The Evolutionary Biology of the
Cosmos, March 14, 248 S. 4th (4th & Ute), Grand Junc-
tion, 7-9p, Presenter: Dr. Jared Workman, Assistant
Professor of Physics at CMU. This lecture is part of the
Changing Landscapes of Science: Space, the Last Fron-
tier Lecture Series sponsored by the John McConnell
Math and Science Center and the Museum of Western
Colorado. 970.254.1626
-Fruita Farm & Ranch Day, March 16, 1650 US Hwy
6 & 50, Fruita, 9a-3p at the Fruita CO-OP. A fun day
with the area farming and ranching community and
agriculture vendors. For more information call the
Fruita CO-OP Country Ace Hardware at 970.858.3667.
-Edesia Wine & Food Adventure, Mar 18, 1-5p, The
Wine Country Inn, $49 per person: Must be 21 to at-
tend. A fundraiser for the Marillac Clinic. Restaurants,
wineries, distilleries and other local food and beverage
artisans offer samplings of their finest. While sampling
the feast, enjoy live entertainment, time with friends
and a stroll through Colorado¡¯s Wine Country. Live
music this year provided by Influx and Mike Gazdak,
Krystyn Hartman, Randy Fosburgh and Eric Nohe.
You will receive an etched Edesia Riedel glass with
your admission. 970.464.5777.
-Let Freedom Sing, With Grand Junction Symphony
Orchestra and Western Colorado Chorale, Monte
Atkinson, Director. March 18-19, Moss Perform-
ing Arts Center Recital Hall, 1100 North 12th Gr Jct,
970.243.6787
-Easter Egg Scramble, March 20, 4-5p, 324 N Coulson
St, Fruita, The Fruita Community Center lawn will be
full of plastic eggs. Bring your youngster to the park
present a musical merriment that will include jigs and
ballads at 7p. Buy tickets at: www.brownpapertickets.
com/event/274837
-Mar 16, Comedy Nights at the Henry Strater Theater,
Comedian Lori Callahan headlines, and the opener
is Rick Bryan. Show starts at 8p (doors open at 7:15p)
Advance tickets $10. Tickets at the door are $12.
970.375.7160.
-Mar 16, Steampunk Stomp II Benefit, A benefit stomp
for Durango Discovery at the Powerhouse. Huzzah, a
Steampunk extravaganza featuring retro-futurist dress-
up and other arcana.
-Mar 17, St. Patrick¡¯s Day Celebration, Durango Moun-
tain Resort
-St. Patrick¡¯s Day Parade, March 17, Green is the color
for the 2013 St. Patrick¡¯s Day Parade! Join us downtown
Durango at 4:30p.
-St. Patrick¡¯s Day Train, March 17, Enjoy a bit o¡¯ blarney
when EVERYONE is Irish or Irish at heart! Enjoy live
music in the Premium coaches and Irish drink specials
for everyone on the train all day!
-Mar 17-23, 5th Annual Durango Bach Festival, A
celebration of Johan Sebastian Bach. The week is kicked
off with a student recital. Each day of the week a half-
hour recital will occur at noon followed by lunch from
Carver Brewing Co. Wednesday night is an extended
works concert with multiple artists. The week wraps
up with a closing concert on Sat 7:30p at St. Columba
Catholic Church.
-Mar 22-24, Be a part of the first-ever Durango Ragtime
& Early Jazz Festival in Durango. World-renowned
performers will be Swingin It Up at the historic Strater
Hotel, live music, silent movies, dance lessons, sym-
posiums, after hours parties, and more! Learn more at
DurangoRagtimeFestival.com
-Mar 29-31, DEVO Bike Swap, LaPlata County Fair-
grounds to benefit DEVO, a junior development cycling
program. Volunteers are needed. Contact sarah@duran-
godevo.com or 970.779.8480.
-Mar 30, Family Days, Let¡¯s Make a Pinwheel, 1-3p at
The Animas Museum. Drop by and enjoy the blustery
early spring weather with this classic handmade toy.
Free event. Call 970.259.2402 for more info.
Eagle/Gypsum/Avon/Vail:
-Vail Global Energy Forum, March 2, Beaver Creek,
Vilar Performing Arts Center.
-March 2, Beaver Creek¡¯s signature Talon¡¯s Challenge
event tackles nearly 24,000 vertical and showcases
the mountain¡¯s toughest 13 black and double-black
diamond runs in one day. Participants return year after
year and come from all over to earn a spot on the elec-
tronic wall of fame at Red Tail Camp.
-Pink Vail, March 9, Vail turns pink in support of Shaw
Regional Cancer Center. Pink Vail is the world¡¯s largest
ski and ride event, apres party, and concert to benefit
cancer survivorshop. More details at www.pinkvail.
com
-SpringFest, March 16-April 6, Performers of all types
will light up the spring-themed stage throughout these
three fun filled weeks. Kids can enter contests, take
photos with our spring characters, join in parades and
so much more!
-March 22-24, The Korbel American Ski Classic,
America¡¯s longest running annual celebration of skiing
has brought together celebrities from all walks of life,
along with some of the greatest names in ski racing his-
tory for five fun-filled days of Vail spring sun and snow
for the Volvo Legends Giant Slalom and Korbel Ford
Cup competitions. A full slate of social events paints a
festive backdrop for the racecourse action, honoring the
sport¡¯s superstars, while also helping to raise funds for
worthy community causes.
-Easter Egg Hunt, March 30, If you¡¯re around for easter
weekend, come join us at Creekside Park just below the
main village where 3,000 easter eggs will be hidden for
the youngsters to search out, plus a special appearance
from the Easter Bunny. So bring the little ones and your
camera to capture the great memories!
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
-The Aspen Camp for the Deaf and hard of hearing
musical celebration benefit w/Beatlemania Now, March
9, Belly Up, Aspen, www.AspenCamp.org
-Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Encore! March 16
-St. Paddy¡¯s Day Celebration, March 17th, Snowmass
goes all-out green with a full line-up of Irish fun. Celtic
dancers, a Lucky Leprechaun Scavenger hunt, free tra-
ditional and rock concerts, green beer, and much more
highlight this fast-growing street celebration that takes
over Snowmass with Emerald Isle spirit.
-March 21-31. The 13th annual Bud Light Spring Jam,
the premier spring festival in the Rocky Mountains,
will bring two weekends of competitions, downtown
concerts and parties to Aspen/Snowmass.
-March 23, KickAspen Big Air Invitational, the best re-
gional ski and snowboard athletes will compete under
the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain.