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2013 May
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Suplizio Field. Grand Junction is proud to have
been the host of the Junior College Baseball
World Series for over 50 years.
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Gunnison Kiwanis Club Fishing Tournament,
May 4-5, Blue Mesa Lake, Gunnison.
-Ten Minute Plays presented by CB Mountain
Theatre, May 15-18, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre.
-Weekend Warrior Fishing Tournament, May 18-
19, Blue Mesa Lake, Gunnison.
-Gunnison Growler Weekend, May 24-26, Half-
Growler & Full-Growler mountain bike races,
Growler Gran Fondo bike ride, Townie Takeover
Tour, Sage Burner trail running races, Gunnison.
-Herb Class Series: Dandy Dandelions, May 25,
Art Studio, Center for the Arts, Crested Butte.
-Sage Burner Trail Race, May 27, Gunnison.
- Spring Fling, Saturday May 4, 2013 at the Ce-
daredge Community Center. Bring your whole
family it¡¯s free! Live music by Rick and Karen!
-Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials May
10, 11, 12, We invite you to be our guest and wit-
ness truly one of the greatest and most dynamic
working partnerships. A dog, a handler and the
stock (in this case the sheep). With just a few well
timed whistles, the dog takes charge of the sheep
and completes the assigned task. It is important
to note that the dogs are trained but the sheep
are not. Hotchkiss, 970.872.3226.
-May Free Live Music at the Trail Town Still:
5/3- Suzanne Paris; 5/10- Aunt Bee & Uncle
Durty; 5/17- Bruce Hayes; 5/18- Rob Jones; 5/24-
Donny Morales; 5/31- Kevin Vernon. 240 Palo-
mino Trail, Ridgway, 970.626.3060 or visit: www.
-Ridgway Balloon Festival, May 10, 3 day event:
Fri night Balloon Glow, Pilot party, & music in
Hartwell Park. Balloon lift off Sat & Sun morning
end. Visiting chefs from all over the country as
well as Vail Valley favorites, serve up delicious
barbeque fare complemented by microbrews pro-
vided by a variety of breweries. Taste your way
around the plaza while listening to a full lineup of
free blues concerts each day.
-La Sportiva Trail Running Series, Boneyard Boo-
gie Trail Run, May 18, Vail.
-Vail, May 27, Inaugural Memorial Day running
race: Valor Half-Marathon Run and Valor 5-Mile
Run/Walk, plus 1-Mile Family Run. Spring temps
& stunning Gore Range views. Post-race brunch at
Manor Vail Lodge and Valor Finisher medal to all
-Ride for the Pass, May 18, a fundraiser for the
Independence Pass Foundation. Bicycle race up
Independence Pass.
-Aspen Cycling Criterium, May 19, A closed-route
race in the heart of downtown Aspen, pulse-
quickening, adrenaline-pumping, high-speed
cycling fun.
-Dandelion Days Celebration, May 11, Carbon-
dale. After a group of concerned citizens success-
fully lobbied to end the spraying of herbicide on
its parks and playgrounds, the Town of Carbon-
dale elected to adopt the dandelion as its official
Town Flower. Now we celebrate their springtime
arrival every year with a festival of sustainability.
-Walk MS/5K Run, May 18, Glenwood Springs.
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Bloomin¡¯ Deals Plant Sale, May 4, 9a-4p, Western
Colorado Botanical Gardens, food and entertainment.
-Mesa View Craft Fair, May 4, Mesa View Elementary.
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, May 4-5,
Mesa County Fairgrounds.
-Fruita History Day, May 4, A fun day of exhibits, slide
shows, music, and photographs of historic Fruita and
surrounding areas including Colorado National Monu-
ment. Bring in stories of old-time Fruita or old photo-
-Drag Racing: Super Quick #1 Box-No Box, May 4,
Western Colorado Dragway.
-Maifest - German Celebration of Spring, Sun-
day, May 5, 2013 from 2-5 PM at Palisade Brew-
ing Company, Available from the bar: Brats and
German Potato Salad, Music by Alpine Echo, Join
the German American Club of Western Colorado
for this German celebration of spring. $5 Cover
Charge, 2-5p, Palisade Brewing Company, 200
Peach Avenue Palisade, 970.242.2657
-Rose Hill Rally, May 5, 17th Annual St. Mary¡¯s
Hospital Foundation¡¯s family friendly bike ride
through the scenic farm country around Grand
Junction and Fruita. Proceeds benefit Rose Hill
Hospitality House.
-Monster Slam Spring, May 10-11, Mesa County
Fairgrounds Grandstands.
-Art & Jazz Festival, May 10-12, A celebration of
art and music, this outdoor event features high
quality street vendors, live music, extended shop-
ping hours and other fun activities. 248 South 4th
St. Gr Jct, 970.245.9697
-Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, May 17-18,
-Grand Mesa Llama Classic, May 17-19, Mesa
County Fairgrounds.
-Spring Barrel Tasting, May 18-19, Grand Junction
and Palisade Wineries.
-Multi Band Concert sponsored by Loki, 2-10p,
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens amphithe-
-GJ Rockestra, May 18, CMU Robinson Theatre.
-Drag Racing: Points #2 / Div 7 ET #1, May 18,
Western Colorado Dragway.
-Western Slope Reining Horse Association Show,
May 23-26, Mesa County Fairgrounds.
-Shrine Circus, May 24-25, Mesa County Fair-
-Junior College World Series, May 25 - June 1,