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2013 April
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-April Fools 5k Run/Walk at Connected Lakes
(3rd Annual), Apr 13, (off Broadway on Power
Road) Join us for a wacky, fun race, which will
include great food, great music, great company,
and a Costume Contest.
-Lunar, Jupiter & Orion Visual Observing &
Photography, Apr 13, Colorado National Monu-
ment, Grand Junction, at Dusk, Bring your tripod
and DSLR for instruction by Western Colorado
Astronomy Club in photographing the night sky.
Weather permitting, you will see planets, spring-
time galaxies, star forming nebulae, and clusters.
Telescopes will be set up.
-Walk from Obesity: 5K, Apr 13, 2746 Chey-
enne Drive, Grand Junction, Online registra-
tion - $25.00, On-site registration will be $35.00.
Children under the age of 12 are FREE! All
registrations include a Walk from Obesity t-shirt!
Register as a Team. Eagle Rim Park, Orchard
Mesa. 970.298.6401
-The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and
the City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation
presents Garden Talk Classes: Landscaping with
Lavendar and General Garden Design. Apr 17,
12-1p. $5 admission. Pre-registration is encour-
aged. Call the GJ Parks and Rec at 970.254.3866
-Lincoln Park Open Track Meet, Apr 18, 12th
and North Ave, Grand Junction, 5:30p, all ages
welcome. Bring the whole family and test your
skills in an all ages, open track meet that includes
field and running events. Ribbons awarded to all
-The BEACON Senior Newspaper is having
a party and you¡¯re invited. The 13th annual
BeaconFest Senior Fair will be held from 9a-3p
on Apr 18 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159
Main St. in Gr Jct. Free Admission. 970.243.8829
-Drag Racing: Points Race #1, Apr 20, 115 32
Road, Gr Jct, Western Colorado Dragway. See
website for information.
Welcome Center the day of the show only, start-
ing at 9a and are offered on a first come first serve
basis. The doors open at the 5p, and the show
starts at 5:30p. Beverages and snacks will be avail-
able for purchase.
Closing Day, Buttermilk Mountain April 7
-22nd Annual Aspen Shortsfest, Wheeler Opera
House, Apr 9-14.
-AWF Winter Words: Apr 12, Cheryl Strayed
-Closing Day: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands
& Snowmass Ski Areas, Apr 14
-Schneetag. Apr 14, This hilarious event is one not
to miss. The 6th annual Schneetag event (pro-
nounced Sch-knee Tog) invites teams of four to
create a craft that they will pilot down a slope at
Spider Sabich and attempt to float across a 30x20
foot pond. Every team has a theme and will per-
form a skit before they descend. This event is just
as ridiculous and entertaining as it sounds. Prizes
included a trip to the Summer X Games in Los
Angeles, tickets to a Colorado Rockies game in
Denver and tickets to Rock Jam.
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel RV Show, Apr 4-6,
Mesa County Fairgrounds, Thu 10-6, Fri 10-6, Sat
10-5. For info please go to the fairgrounds website 970.255.7100
-Western Colorado Fly Fishing Expo, Apr 6, Free
Admission, DoubleTree Hotel in Grand Junction
on Horizon Drive. Fishing programs, fly tying
demonstrations, many youth activities, outdoor
recreation vendors, door prizes, raffles, and more.
-Celebrate Harmony: Bookcliff Harmony Barber-
shop Chorus Spring Concert, Apr 6, at the Avalon
with performances at 2 and 7p. The title of the
show is ¡°Celebrate Harmony¡± because this year is
the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony
Society and the 45th anniversary of the Bookcliff
Chorus Chapter. 970.255.9992
-Grand Junction Horse Show, Apr 6, 8a, Free to
the public. Fuzzy all breeds show. 970.255.7100
-Palisade Art Lovers 33rd Annual Peach Blossom
Art Show, Apr 11-14, 120 W. 8th St., Palisade, Join
the Palisade Art Lovers as they commemorate the
passage into spring with their annual Peach Blos-
som Art Show.
-Rhythms & Sounds of Spring: Grand Junction
Centennial Band, Apr 11, presents ¡°The Rhythms
& Sounds of Spring¡± Adults $10. Seniors 65 &
Older & Ages 6-12 $5. 5 & under free. Guest
Performers: Deborah Anderson(Instructor) Dance
Group: Synthesis Irish Dancers. 970.260.0112
-Festival for Creative Pianists, Apr 12-13, 1100
North Ave., Grand Junction, Friday - Judges &
Director Recital and Saturday - Winners Recital.
-Dragon Unchained Renaissance & Pirate Fantasy
Faire, Apr 12-21, 312 29 Rd (By the Colorado River
off 29 Road), Grand Junction, Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday for two weekends! April 12-14 and
19-21, from 10a to 6p. Daily admission is free to
the public. Step back in time and experience his-
tory. Live demonstrations, great food and mer-
chants with unique wares.
-Colorado Mesa University Rodeo, Apr 12-13,
2785 U.S. 50, Grand Junction, 6p each evening and
slack will be run Saturday morning and is free
to attend. Evening performances require tickets.
Advanced tickets are $5 or tickets are $10 at the
gate. For ticket info please call Kevin Bates at
-Rumble at 18 Road (2nd Annual), Apr 13-14, 18
Road Bike Trails, Fruita. Registration is now open
for the USA Cycling Nationals Qualifier Cross
Country and Short Track Mountain Bike Race.
Top 10 riders in each class and category qualify
to compete in USA Cycling 2013 Mountain Biking
National Championships.