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2013 October
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
one of the first American Taiko ensembles invited to
tour Japan. Audience members will be drawn to the
empowering sounds of the Taiko and inspired by the
continued possibilities, renewal and transformation
that the rhythm and beat invokes. 970.845.TIXS
--Art Show and Sale, Oct 1-31, At the Silt Historical
Park, 707 Orchard Ave, Silt, Normal Park Hours: Tue-
Sat, Noon-5p, Artist Reception Oct 4, 4-8p, Wine and
light appetizers served. Come visit the park and all the
restored buildings.
-Oct 2, 7:30p, the Roaring Fork Cultural Council and
the Mount Sopris Historical Society present Tribal
Elder O. Roland McCook, Thunder River Theatre, Car-
bondale. Tickets $20 and available at: www.roaring- Contact 970.379.0114.
-The Valley Divas, women¡¯s networking group, Oct 2,
5:30-7p, Konnyaku, Carbondale. $12 includes appetiz-
ers, house drink & tip. Bring a business card for door
prize drawings and networking. RSVP or for more
info contact Lauri Rubinstein: 970.704.1711 or Lauri@
-Aspen Art Museum Roaring Fork Open, Oct 4-27,
Aspen Art Museum
-Hockey Mountain High, Oct 4-6, Lewis Ice Arena, A
hockey tournament with open and recreational divi-
sion with a limit of forty teams from all over the coun-
try. Discount lodging, after-party, and other specials
for players. 970.429.1766
-Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest, Oct 4-5, Carbondale
-13th Annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest, Oct 5,
Ramada Inn Glenwood
-ACES Harvest Party, Oct 19, Rock Bottom Ranch
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Zippity Do Dogs AKC Dog Show, Oct 3-6, 2785
US Highway 50, Gr Jct, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
-Little Britches Rodeo, Oct 4-6, Free admission. Open to
the public. 2785 US 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Gun Show by JC Productions, Oct 4-6, Doors open at
4p on Fri and at 9a on Sat and Sun. $5 per adult. 2785
US 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Oktoberfest 2013! Oct 5, from 10a-10p, 6th & Colorado,
Grand Junction. 970.270.0809
exploring all kinds of writings, both fiction and non-fiction,
Upstairs at the Cortez Cultural Center, Free, 970.565.1151
-Window into Malawi, Midge Kirk and Joanie Trussel, Oct
23, 6:30p in the Cortez Cultural Center Gallery, $5/Members
free. 970.565.1151
-Annual Halloween Kids Costume and Downtown treat pa-
rade, Oct 25, 1:30p in the plaza at the Cortez Cultural Center.
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
-The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Oct 3-6, Gathering
Headquarters is at the Historic Strater Hotel, Durango.
-Robot Rumpus, Oct 5, 9p, Fall fundraiser for the Durango
Discovery Museum. An exciting cocktail party with live
music and entertainment, drinks, appetizers, and robotic
surprises all night long. Robot costumes and ardiuno wear-
ables encouraged. Larry will be dressed as R2-D2. Durango
Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango. Tickets
are $35 ($40 at the door) and are on sale at: www.durango- and at the front desk of the museum. Tickets
include food, 2 drinks, and all of the highly calibrated fun
you can imagine. This event is for humanoids 21 years of age
and older.
-6th Anual Durango Heritage Clebration, Oct 10-13, This
event commemorates Durango¡¯s colorful and diverse his-
tory, focusing on the period from the town¡¯s incorporation
in 1881 until 1912. A large number of event goers will be
dressed in authentic period attire throughout the celebra-
tion. We encourage everyone to join in the fun by donning
your Victorian or Old West finery, This event is open to the
-Durango Double Marathon, October 12-13, 2013, or Half
Marathon or a Trail Run or do more than one.
-Vail Valley Cup Soccer, Oct 4-6, Every year 100 teams from
across the state of Colorado partcipate in the Vail Valley
Challenge Cup soccer tournament. For more information
-Oct 13, San Jose Taiko, Vilar Performing Arts Center,
Powerful, Spellbinding and Propulsive Sounds by the Taiko
Drums. Experience the rhythmic heartbeat and spiritual
essence of Japan and its people as San Jose Taiko thrills the
audience with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive
sounds of the Taiko drums. Inspired by traditional Japanese
drumming and founded in 1973, San Jose Taiko became
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
-Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public Library, 202
N Park St, Every Thu at 10:30a, and every Sat at 10:30a
at the Cortez Farmers Market, Elm & Main St(weather
permitting), for preschool-aged children. Raising
Readers Storytime offers songs, stories, crafts and sil-
liness and uses the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative
program. 970.565.8117.
-Southwest Colorado Concerts presents the San Juan
Symphony, performing a program of modern and clas-
sical music on Oct 6, at 3p at the Montezuma-Cortez
High School Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the
door beginning at 2p. For more information contact
Joyce Stevenson at 970.565.4757
-3rd Annual Montezuma Dolores Caregiver Forum, A
support and networking forum for senior caregivers,
Oct 10, Cortez Senior Center, 107 N Chestnut Street.
Elder care speakers, a health fair, door prizes, and
more. Complimentary breakfast from 8-9a, with the
forum running from 9a-3:30p. Call Sue at 970.565.4166
to register or for more details.
-Sat, Oct 12, The Children¡¯s Kiva Montessori Preschool
and Kindergarten will hold their fall yard sale, 7a-2p,
at 1204 East Empire Street in Cortez. Adult and kids
clothing, furniture, kids and baby items, and more
will be sold to benefit their tuition assistance program.
Donations for the sale will be accepted at the Chil-
dren¡¯s Kiva on Friday, October 11 from 9a-noon. Call
970.565.8586 for more information.
-Mancos Valley Community Summit, Mancos Valley
Resources invites residents of the Mancos Valley to
come together to discuss Mancos¡¯ collective resources,
needs, and opportunities for collaboration at the
Mancos Community Center on Oct 12, from 10a-2p.
Discussion areas will include agriculture, health and
wellness, arts and culture, history and heritage, educa-
tion, and recreation. A light lunch will be provided for
-Who does she think she is? Art film and discussion
with Brenda Ives, Oct 16, 6:30p in the Cortez Cultural
Center Gallery, $5/Members free. 970.565.1151
-Literary Explorations, Jennifer Hope, Oct 20, 6:30p,
Ongoing discussion group, 3rd Sun of the month,
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun