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Happenings
2013 July
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
the event that John Denver put on the map is back!
featuring Billy Dean and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
-Step Into Great presents: ¡®The Power of 7 Steps¡¯ on
July 19-21, in the Calaway Room at the Third Street
Center in Carbondale. Come be inspired by Lauri
Rubinstein to Live to your fullest potential, Own your
worth, and Step into greatness. This seminar will help
you create the balance between you, your career and
your relationships. To reserve your spot visit www.
StepIntoGreat.com or contact Lauri Rubinstein at
970.704.1711 or via email at Lauri@StepIntoGreat.com
-Aspen Valley Marathon, July 20, Run the Marathon,
Half or 5k family fun run along the banks of the Roar-
ing Fork River on the Rio Grande Trail. Registration
on active.com 970.319.3579 aspenvalleymarathon.com
-Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Presented by Spald-
ing, July 25, Grab your teammate and sign up for this
new mountain tournament.
-4th Annual Automobili Exotica, July 26, Catch some
of your favorite cars coming from Denver to Snow-
mass over 12,000 ft Independence Pass.
-July 26-28, Carbondale Mountain Fair, Sopris Park
-Grand River Classic Car and Motorcycle Days, July
26-28, Glenwoood Springs
-ACES Annual Mushroom Fair, Jul 27, Hallam Lake
-Aspen Arts Festival, Jul 27-28, Wagner Park
-Golf Classic, July 29-30, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and
PGA Pro Fred Funk host an intimate dinner, concert,
and a day on the links to benefit Challenge Aspen.
970.923.0578 challengeaspen.org
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-From Our Laboratories to Yours: Student, Instructor,
and Open Studio Exhibit, 1803 N 7th St, Grand Junc-
tion, First Friday Reception July 5, 7-9p, Exhibit runs
July 2-27, entry is available at www.gjartcenter.org,
970.243.7337
--Family Science Night: Liberty and Science For
All, July 3, 2660 Unaweep Avenue, Grand Junc-
tion, 6-8:30p, an evening of patriotic experiments.
970.254.1626
-Independence Day Parade, July 4, Downtown on
Main Street in Grand Junction. Starts 10a.
-4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, 12th St & North
Ave, Grand Junction, at Lincoln Park. General admis-
sion $5, Tickets available at area City Market stores
and the GJ Parks and Rec office. Premium seats are
$10 and only available at the GJ Parks and Rec office,
970.254.3866
-Independence Day Party at the Senior Center, July
4, 550 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, 10a at the Senior
Recreation Center. $3 in advance and $5 at the door,
970.243.7408
-July 4th Celebration at the Pool, 12th and North
Ave, Admission is $2.37 per person for all ages,
970.254.3866
-Mesa County Fair Frontier Belles Horse Show, 2785
Hwy 50, Grand Junction, July 6-7 at 8a, Free to the
public, 970.255.7100
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, July 9-15, 12th St
& North Ave, Gr Jct, Friday the 12th there will be a
Fireworks show! July 9-12 vs. Billings; July 13-15 vs.
Great Falls, Mon-Sat games at 7:05p, Sunday games at
4p, Admission: Ages 3-11 $7, Ages 12 and Up $10
-Deuces Wild, July 10, 550 Ouray Ave, Grand Junc-
tion, For ages 50+. Enjoy a tasty dinner and then take
a gamble on playing the wheel, blackjack, or poker. At
the end of the night, your earned chips increase your
chances to win amazing prizes! 970.243.7408
-Culinary Demonstration Series, July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20,
26-27, Chefs from local restaurants provide compli-
mentary culinary demonstrations at the Culinary
Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza, Friday &
Saturdays at 5p.
-36th Annual La Sportiva Vail Hill Climb, July 6
-July 9, 16, 23, 30, Bring the whole family out for a great
selection of family ¡®Movies Under the Stars¡¯ at the base
of Beaver Creek on the Back Lawn near the Buckaroo
Gondola. All movies are complimentary and begin at
dusk, approximately 8:30p. Visit www.beavercreek.
com for movie details.
-LG Tri 2013: Splash Grind Sprint, A Benefit for VVCF,
July 13, Eagle
-Vail Soccer Invitational, July 19-21
-XTERRA & XTERRA Trail Run, July 20-21, Beaver
Creek XTERRA¡¯s off road triathlon includes a mile
swim in Nottingham Lake in Avon, a mountain bike
ride up and across Beaver Creek Mountain, gaining
2,000 vertical feet in the first five miles, plus a challeng-
ing run that climbs 1,300 vertical feet. The XTERRA
competitive events are open to all ability levels with
individual and team categories. There is also the free
kids¡¯ duathlon at Beaver Creek
-Vail Half Marathon, July 21
-Kick-It 3v3 Soccer Tournament, July 26-28, Kick It is
celebrating 23 years of being the original and largest
national 3v3 grassroots soccer tournament tour in the
U.S., providing over 5,000,000 kids and families with a
fun, safe and healthy sports experience.
-Colorado Eagle River Ride, July 27, Cycling enthusi-
asts enjoy this non-competitive ride highlighted by a
local Century route which takes riders from the base of
Beaver Creek on a scenic journey north, and includes a
stretch on the dirt along Colorado River Road, rid-
ers of all ages are welcome. For those electing shorter
distances, choose from 100-km or a 42-mile bike ride
along the Eagle River.
-Vail¡¯s National Dance Day Dance-a-Thon, July 27,
Join internet sensation Matt Harding from the hit
YouTube series ¡°Where the Hell is Matt?¡± plus 2013
Vail International Dance Festival artists for a fun-filled
dance-a-thon extravaganza at Solaris Plaza. Similar to a
walk-a-thon, participants raise money by dancing.
-Vail International Dance Festival, July 28-Aug 9
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Summer of Music Outdoor Concert Series, Wednes-
days through July 31, Two Rivers Park, Glenwood
-The Valley Divas, a women¡¯s networking group, July
3, 5:30-7p at Konnyaku in Carbondale. 970.704.1711.
-Aspen Art Museum Fourth of July Picnic, July 4
-4th of July Downtown Fanfare, Glenwood Springs
-Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, July 4,
Downtown Aspen
-Boogie¡¯s Diner Buddy Five-Mile Race, July 4, Down-
town Aspen
-Buddy Program Bash for the Buddies, Aspen, Jul 5
-Aspen Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair, Jul 5-14
-Aspen Institute Socrates Dinner, July 6
-Aspen Valley Marathon/Half Marathon/5k Race As-
pen, July 6, Basalt
-Aspen Historical Society presents Chautauqua, July
8-12, Wheeler/Stallard Grounds
-Master of the Mass, July 12-14, Snowmass Enduro
Mountain Bike Races. 4 stages over 3 days.
-Susan G. Komen Aspen Race for the Cure, July 13, Rio
Grande Park
-Deaf Camp Picnic, Jul 19-20. After a 15+ year hiatus,
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
-July 2, Full Dolores River Dialogue Meeting. Dolores
Water Conservancy District, Cortez, 7-9p
-4th of July celebrations, Fireworks display at Parque
de Vida in Cortez, 970.566.4048 and Boyle Park in Man-
cos, 970.533.7434.
-The Mancos Public Library will host a celebration of
local music, featuring musicians from all over the area
and renowned violinists, on July 5 at 7p. 970.533.7600
-For Pets¡¯ Sake Humane Society is holding their fun-
draiser ¡®Pennies For Pets¡¯ on Saturday morning, July
6, at the Cortez Farmers¡¯ Market. Bring your spare
change to the For Pets¡¯ Sake table at the Market¡¯s Com-
munity Booth. All donations are used to help the pets
of Montezuma and Dolores counties live healthier and
happier lives.
-July 6, Fireworks and celebration at Ground Hog Lake
and RV Park outside Dolores. Call 970.739.5533 for
more information.
-The Halos Youth Choir from Dove of the Desert
U.M.C., Glendale, Arizona, will be coming to the Cor-
tez Public Library, Wed, July 10, 2p. Performing their
Pops Concert: ¡°Bring the House Down.¡± Part of the
Family Entertainment Series of the ¡°Dig into Reading¡±
Summer Reading Program. 202 N. Park St, Cortez,
970.565.8117.
-GRAND SUMMER NIGHT, gallery walk and carriage
rides through historic Mancos. July 26, Mancos Valley
Chamber of Commerce 970.533.7434
-2013 Mancos Colorado Days, July 26-28, Family
fun, parades, softball, music and great food, call
970.533.7725, volunteers needed.
-July 27, 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off, Ground Hog Lake
and RV Park, outside Dolores, 970.739.5533
-Montezuma County Fair, July 29-Aug 3, Exhibits,
animals, judging, food. Fun for the entire family. Mont-
ezuma County Fairgrounds. 970.565.3123
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
-Crossroads Benefit Event, July 10 , Glacier Club
-Art on the Animas, July 12-14, 970.247.2117
-Pagosa Duathlon, July 13, Pagosa Springs, Epic single-
track mountain run/bike race for the trail enthusiast.
Two races to choose from, plus a kids fun race too!
-Family Festivo, Tuesday, July 16, Durango Discovery
Museum
-Renaissance and Pirate Festival, July 20-21, Join the
fun in downtown Pagosa Springs!
-Fiesta Days, July 20-28, The annual parade showcases
local flavor and color, The rodeo provides some of the
best entertainment.
-Cruise a Thong Weekend, July 27-28, The Cruise a
Thong is a triathlon designed for the not-quite-hard-
core athlete in all of us. Pagosa Springs.
-Hair of the Dog Disc Golf Tournament, July 28, during
the Cruise a Thong Weekend. Pagosa Springs.
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
-Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, July 2, 11,
18, Presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
-Independence Day Celebration, July 4, Celebrate
the birth of our nation under the blue skies of Beaver
Creek. Ride the Centennial lift up to Spruce Saddle
with your mountain bike and cruise down. Try fly fish-
ing on the Eagle River or nearby creeks. Whatever you
choose to do by day, head to the Beaver Creek back
lawn located next to the Centennial Chair lift by night
for a celebration for all ages. Great food and fireworks
top off the evening.
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun