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Happenings
2013 March
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
-Telluride Elks Lodge St Patricks Day Dinner & Music,
March 17, Elks Lodge, Telluride. St Paddy¡¯s Day Tra-
ditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Live Music.
6p. 970.708.4780. www.tellurideelks.org
-Burlesque: A fundraiser for Telluride Theatre, Mar 29-
30, 9p, Historic Sheridan Opera House, Telluride. Bur-
lesque is sexy. Burlesque is funny. Burlesque is daring.
Burlesque is scandalous. With plenty of pasties,
boylesque and many, many surprises. 970.728.6363.
Paonia/Hotchkiss/Cedaredge/Delta:
-March 2, 1st Annual Ice Fishing Contest, 9a-3p, island
lake on the Grand Mesa. Cash Prizes, Gift Certificates
and much more. Entry Fee $30.00, kids 17 and under
FREE!
-March 9, Mesa Meltdown
-Affordable Health Care Act Workshop/Presenta-
tion, March 13, 5:30p, Cedaredge Community Center,
970.257.7700
-March 15-17, Eckert Crane Days
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
-Torchlight Parades & Fireworks, March 17, 8-9p,
Steamboat Ski Area, The Steamboat Ski & Snowboard
School treats tourists and locals to spectacular on-snow
parades down the mountain lit only by torches.
-March 23, The Annual Cody¡¯s Challenge, a randonee
endurance ski race. Cody¡¯s Challenge allows partici-
pants the unique opportunity to climb, traverse and
descend a variety of trails across the mountain under
their own power through the use of specialized bind-
ings and skins.
-March 29-30, Ski 4 Yellow, which raised more than
$150,000 during its first two years, returns to the slopes
to continue the fight against cancer. Enjoy a weekend
on the slopes with friends, family and a sleuth of
Olympians, highlighted by a free live music concert in
Gondola Square.
(Thank you for mentioning The Sunshine Express when
you visit these events and our advertising sponsors!)
Participants will be divided into age categories for the
scramble. The Easter Bunny will be joining us, so bring
your camera. Info: 970.858.0360.
-The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and the City
of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation presents Garden
Talk Class: Backyard Bee Keeping, March 20, 12-1p, $5.
Pre-registration is encouraged. 655 Struthers Ave., Grand
Junction. Call GJ Parks and Rec at 970.254.3866.
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Ski For Hope Nordic Challenge & Ski-a-thon, March 2,
Crested Butte Trails.
-Weekend Warriors Ice Fishing Tournament, March 2-3,
Blue Mesa Lake, Gunnison
-USASA Boardercross, March 2-3, Crested Butte Resort
-7 Hours of the Banana benefit for Adaptive Sports Center,
March 3, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
-Junior Extremes Freeskiing & Snowboarding IFSA Na-
tional Competition, March 7-10, CB Mtn. Resort
-Sonofagunn Theater Performances, March 7-9, 14-16,
Gunnison Arts Center
-Readers Theatre presented by Crested Butte Mountain
Theatre, March 8-9, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
-Big Air on Elk Presented by Colorado FreeSkier, March 9,
Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
-FestEVOL Winter Concert, March 9, Crested Butte Resort
-Kids Rock Winter Concert Series ¡°Aloha in the Butte¡±
Presented by Trailhead Children¡¯s Museum, March 16,
CB Music Festival and CB Center for the Arts, Lodge at
Mountaineer Square
-The Velveteen Rabbitt presented by PHAMALY, March
23, Crested Butte Center for the Arts.
-39th Annual Al Johnson Uphill/Downhill Telemark Race,
March 24, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
-Full Moon Yurt Dinner (Nordic skis/snowshoes), March
26, CB Nordic Center¡¯s Magic Meadows Yurt
-Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, March 27, Crested Butte
Mountain Resort
-ArtWalk Evening, March 28, Studios & Galleries in
Downtown Crested Butte
-Elk Mtns Gr Traverse Film Festival, Mar 28, Cr.Butte
-Soul Train Presented by KBUT Radio, Mar 29, Cr. Butte
-Ruth Moody Band, March 29, Crested Butte Ctr for Arts.
-Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, March 29, (see Aspen
listings for details)
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
-Bus Stop by William Inge, March 8, 7:30p, Magic
Circle Theater, 420 South 12th St, Montrose, Tickets:
970.249.7838. www.magiccircleplayers.com
-March 14 & 16, In its 6th year, the Second Chance Hu-
mane Society Wine and Whiskers Carnival has grown to
the point that it now needs two nights for all of the fun!
Thur, Mar 14 is the Opening Night Mixer, 6-8p, focusing
mainly on the fashion show, with a small silent auction.
Sat, Mar 16 is the Mardi-Gras themed Gala Event, 5:30p-
midnight, with over 300 items available in the live and
silent auctions, decadent dishes from regional chefs and
the Fashion Cabaret, followed by dancing til midnight.
Tickets for Mar 14 are $15/advance and $20/door. Tickets
for Mar 16 are $40/advance and $45/door. Ouray County
4-H Event Center, Ridgway.
-Montrose Hospice Gala 2013: March 16, The Montrose
Pavilion. Info: 866.310.8900.
-March 17, St. Paddy Day Celebration, O¡¯Brien¡¯s Pub &
Grill, Ouray, ALL DAY. Drink specials and a live per-
formance from the Three Irishmen during Happy Hour.
Starting at 8p, dance the night away to the festive sounds
of Bone Wagon. 970.325.4386
-March 17, Spring Sing with Telluride Choral Society,
Wright Opera House, Ouray, 2p, The Ouray County
Performing Arts Guild is proud to present this afternoon
of ¡°A River Runs Through It¡±. Tickets are Adults $15,
Students $5. 970.325.4399
-March 31, Elks Easter Egg Hunt, starts 2p SHARP at
Ouray¡¯s Fellin Park. Public welcome; Free. Don¡¯t be late,
the park will be totally cleaned out by 2:10! In case of
REALLY bad weather (enough snow to bury the eggs),
event will be held at the lodge; check the park first. Free
stuffed animals to lucky kids who find prize eggs.