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Happenings
2013 April
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Tour, Apr 21, at 3p & 7p. Celebrate the Spirit of
Earth Day with Film! Tickets $13 advance, $18
day of show; available at the Paradise Theater and
KVNF Community Radio and online at www.para-
diseofpaonia.com
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
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The Montrose Women¡¯s Club Annual Flea Market
will be held Saturday, Apr 6, from 8a-4p, at the
Montrose County Fairgrounds.
-The Montrose Community Band free concert on
Apr 14, at 3p, at the Montrose Pavilion. The concert
is entitled ¡°American Highlights¡±. For more info
please call 970.596.1188. www.montroseband.com
-Spring Concert Ouray, Apr 21, 3p, Wright Opera
-Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Apr 25-28, South Park
Square, Fruita, the 18th year of this Singletrack
Mountain Bike tradition. Come ride miles of pris-
tine MTB Trails, meet MTB friends from around
the world and support those who support the
passion, the lifestyle and the sport we all enjoy.
303.635.2815
-CMU¡¯s Spring Into Dance, Apr 26-27, 1100 North
Ave, Gr Jct, Dance Department¡¯s semi-annual
dance reperatory featuring a variety of styles from
contemporary to entertaining tap pieces as well as
ballet, jazz and hip hop. Colorado Mesa University
faculty and nationally-renowned guest choreogra-
phers along with selected student choreographers,
City Of Gunnison, 970.901.6215.
-Out & Back Bike Adventure Kickoff Presented
by Gunnison Nordic Club, Apr 15.
-3rd Annual San Juan Mining Conference, April
18-19, Moseley Art Center in Lake City. April
18th will feature speakers from local, state and
federal agencies sharing knowledge on all as-
pects of mining, including effects on communi-
ties and water quality. The conference is free.
-Herb Class Series: Ouchie Ointment, Apr 20,
Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, Crested
Butte.
-Flavors of Gunnison, Apr 22-28, Dining specials
for $18.80, the year of the town¡¯s incorporation.
-First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Apr 5, Various
Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
-Slush Huck & Pond Skim Competitions & Live
Music, Apr 6, Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
-Closing Day for Crested Butte Nordic Center
& Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Apr 7, (Live
Music at CBMR)
-Gunnison Sage-Grouse Festival, Saturday Apr 13
from 9a-3p, at the Western State Colorado Univer-
sity Center, and on the roads, trails and sage-cov-
ered hills in & around Gunnison. For more info
contact: John Messner, Facility/Event Manager,
Headwall to a hysterical finish. The unique-
ness and creativity of the race make it an event
looked forward to every year.
-6th Annual Splashdown Pond Skim & Closing
Day, Apr 14. The Steamboat Ski Area closes out
its 50th Anniversary Season with special Sprin-
galicious Festival events including the finale
concert as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat
Golden Anniversary Free Concert Series.
(Thank you for mentioning The Sunshine
Express when you visit these events as well
as our advertising sponsors!)
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
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Delta¡¯s Home and Garden Show, Apr 5-6
-Free ¡°Medicare 101 And More¡±, Apr 6, 11a to 1p,
Delta Public Library, 211 W. 6th St., Delta. This
program, titled ¡°Are You New To Medicare?¡±
will help those attending understand more about
Medicare and the available benefits. Presented by
the Retired Senior Volunteer Program-Colorado
West, Inc. (RSVP), AeroCare, the Colorado Health
Foundation, and the State Health Insurance As-
sistance Program (SHIP). For more info, contact
RSVP Colorado West at 970.249.9639
-The Paradise Theatre Presents Mountainfilm on
have created a concert
that has something for
everyone. 970.248.1604
-Friday Hikes, Apr 26,
Devils Canyon Road,
Fruita, 9a-3p. Sheep
Herders Cabin; Devils
Canyon, Ages: 18+. Fun
hikes, great company,
and beautiful places!
Lunch is included. Reg-
istration deadline is two
days prior to the event.
Email lorieg@gjcity.org
for driving directions.
970.254.3866
-Grow Your Art Busi-
ness Conference, Apr 27,
225 N. 5th St Room 205,
Gr Jction, Fees: key-
note speaker only - $15;
full day - $55; student
discount with valid ID
- $25; Artspace mem-
bers - $45. Call Linda at
970.640.8177 for more
info or contact her by
email at artspaceopen-
studios@gmail.com.
-Outdoor Heritage Day
(6th Annual), Apr 27,
at Riverbend Park in
Palisade, Kids bring
your parents and explore
what Colorado¡¯s out-
doors have to offer! All
activities and lunch are
free. .22 Rifle Shooting
and Archery, Fishing
Clinic and Fly Fishing
(bring your pole or use
one of ours), Hands-on
Activities.
-CMU Women¡¯s Choir,
Apr 30, 1231 N. 12th St,
Gr Jct.
Gunnison/Crested
Butte/Lake City:
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Flauschink, Apr 3-7,
Crested Butte & Mt.
Crested Butte
-¡¯The Exit Interview¡¯ pre-
sented by CB Mountain
Theatre, Apr 3-7, 10-13,
Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
House, Ouray
-Ouray County Mud Fest,
April 26-28, Ouray Com-
munity Center & Ouray
County Fairgrounds
-Valley Symphony Con-
cert, Apr 28, 3-5p at the
Auditorium Pavilion, l800
Pavilion Drive, Montrose
Norwood/Naturita/Nu-
cla/Telluride:
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4th Apr, The First
Thursday Art Walk is a
celebration of the arts in
downtown Telluride for
art lovers, community &
friends.
-5th Apr, Telluride,
KOTO Pink Flamingo
End of Season Street
Dance & costume contest.
Celebrate the season and
show us your pink!
-5th Apr, Telluride, The
Sheridan Arts Founda-
tion will celebrate closing
weekend with a night full
of foot-stomping blue-
grass meets electronic
Americana.
-7th Apr, Telluride Ski
Resort closing day
Steamboat Springs/
Craig:
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Billy Kidd¡¯s 70th Birth-
day, Apr 13, Steamboat
Ski Area, Steamboat¡¯s Di-
rector of Skiing, Olympic
Silver medalist and World
Champion celebrates his
own milestone during the
resort¡¯s Golden Anniver-
sary.
-33rd Annual Cardboard
Classic, Apr 13. Steam-
boat¡¯s traditional rite of
spring celebrating over
three decades of fun,
features homemade crafts
constructed only from
cardboard, glue, string,
water based paint, duct
tape and masking tape
racing down the face of