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Happenings
2013 October
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
family-friendly event for kids 12 and under, All kids
should come in costume for fun which begins at 3:30p,
970.245.9697
-Truck N Treat, Oct 26, 325 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, Dress
up in your favorite costume and head to Fruita for the
seventh Annual Truck N Treat event. 10a-Noon, Fruita
Civic Center parking lot, 970.858.0360
-Join us for frightening festivities, Oct 26, Doubletree
by Hilton, 743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, 7p, A portion of
the proceeds benefits The House, shelter for homeless
youth. $25 per person includes: Dueling Pianos, Trick
or Treat Snack Stations, Entry into Costume Contest,
970.257.8138
-Creepy Canyon ¡®Cross, Cyclocross Series Race #2, Oct
26, Canyon View park, I-70 & 24 Road, Gr Jct, Kick-Off
your pre-Halloween celebrations with fast and fun bike
racing!
-Join Fruita businesses for Trick or Treat Street in
downtown Fruita on Oct 31, 3-5p, For more infor-
mation contact the Fruita Chamber of Commerce at
970.858.3894. This event is FREE.
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Hunter¡¯s Ball and Community Dinner, Oct 10. This
event is held on the Thursday before the first rifle
hunting season in Colorado. The HC/LC Chamber of
Commerce hosts this evening that features dinner, sev-
eral raffles, and door prizes that include hunting rifles,
handguns, and handmade quilts.
-Halloween Parade Presented by KBUT Radio, Oct 31,
Elk Ave, Crested Butte
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
--AppleFest, Oct 4-6, Cedaredge comes alive with
music, food, art and more. Thousands of locals and
visitors flock to Cedaredge to enjoy over 150 booths,
classic car show, antique tractor show, and much more.
-Colorado West Marching Band Parade and Fes-
tival, Oct 5, Gr Jct, Parade at 10a on Main Street
then field show at 1p at Stocker Stadium, 17
bands competing.
-Tour of the Moon Cycling Classic, Oct 5, This
grand cycling classic is considered one of the
premier recreational road rides in the western
United States. Gr Jct, 303.282.9020
-Drag Racing: King of the Track, Super Quick #4
Box-No Box, Oct 5, Western Colorado Dragway,
115 32 Road, Gr Jct, 970.243.9022
-Desert¡¯s Edge Triathlon Festival, Oct 5-6, The
perfect way to end the Colorado tri season. 1800
11 8/10 Rd, Loma, 303.642.7917
-Artspace and Open Studios Fall Tour, Gr Jct, No
fee. Open to the public. Oct 5 and Oct 12, 10a-5p,
970.640.8177
-Ladies Day Out, Oct 5, 9a-3p at Cabela¡¯s at Mesa
Mall, Cabela¡¯s celebrates the growing number of
women enjoying the outdoors, 2424 Hwy 6 & 50,
Gr Jct, 970.683.5000
-Tree Auction and Plant Sale (16th Annual), Oct 5,
2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, The plant sale is from 9a-
1p and the auction itself begins at 10a, Colorado
State University Master Gardeners, 970.244.1836
-Craft Fair, Clifton Christian Church, Oct 11-12,
Get ready for the holidays early! All proceeds
benefit the Clifton Christian Church Food Bank,
615 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 970.623.5996
-The Language of the Fantastic Literary Festival,
Oct 11-13, Second biennial Literary Festival of
245 W Main St, in Town Park, 970.856.6961, www.
cedaredgechamber.com/applefest.htm
-A free ¡°Medicare 101 And More¡± program, Sat morn-
ing, Oct 5, 10:30a-12noon, Delta Library downstairs
meeting room, 211 W 6th St, Delta. No reservations
required. For more info, contact RSVP Colorado West,
970.249.9639.
-The ¡®Living the Good Life Senior Expo¡¯, Oct 24, 8a-
1:30p, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison
River Dr., Delta. 970.712.2295.
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
--22nd Annual Montrose Visual Arts Guild Art Exhibi-
tion, Oct 4-6, 9a-5p, Camelot Gardens, The show is to
promote public awareness of the visual arts and artists
and their significant contributions to the western area
of Colorado. The Guild also gives a scholarship each
year to a qualifing graduating senior from Montrose
County who is mastering in the arts, montrosevisual-
artsguild.org
-Oktoberfest, Oct 5, 1-6p, Centennial Plaza, 433 S 1st
St, Montrose, For the 3rd year, All Points Transit is the
non-profit sponsor of the Montrose Oktoberfest! Please
join us to drink some delicious beer, enjoy live music
and dine on Oktoberfest fare, all while supporting a
great cause! Cost is $20. For general questions regard-
ing Oktoberfest, please Call 970.240.7914 or email
adam@aydesigngallery.com
-Oktoberfest, Oct 5, Ouray Community Center & 6th
Ave, Cold beers, hot brats, and great company are all
on tap at the annual Ouray Oktoberfest celebration.
Festivities also include the Annual Jeep Raffle, polka
dancing, and door prizes. The annual Jeep Raffle, now
48 years old, supports Fourth of July and New Year¡¯s
Eve fireworks in Ouray, an annual student scholarship,
the purchase of a new Jeep and community events.
-RACC Parking Lot Sale & Chili Cookoff, Oct 12, Ridg-
way Public Library Parking Lot.
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
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-Haunted History: Lamplight Cemetary Tour,
Oct 3, Telluride, Enjoy local lore and ghostly tales
from the grave at Lone Tree Cemetery. Dress
warmly and bring your own flashlight. Meet at
the Museum. $5 Suggested donation.
-4th Annual Telluride Horror Show, Oct 11-13,
Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre. For
three days, film fans will experience the latest
horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films.
-Haunted History: Pumpkin Carving, Oct 24, Tel-
luride, Bring your own pumpkin to carve while
enjoying snacks and apple cider in the Museum
amphitheater. Carving tools and markers will be
provided. $5 suggested donation.
-KOTO Halloween Bash, Oct 26, Telluride, Dress
in your best costume and come on out for KO-
TO¡¯s annual Halloween Bash!
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
--Steamboat Color Run, Oct 19, 4-6:00p, Howelsen Hill
Rodeo Grounds
-Halloween Stroll, Oct 31, 5-7p, Downtown Steamboat,
Lincoln Ave, Mainstreet is closed to traffic and filled
with ghouls and goblins alike, all participating in a
fun-filled Halloween.
Thank you for mentioning The Sunshine
Express when you visit these events
and our advertising sponsors!
writers and readers, at CMU and downtown Gr
Jct, 970.256.4662
-GJ Champs Bowling Tournament, hosted by the
Grand Junction Veteran¡¯s Golden Age Games
Team, Oct 12, Orchard Mesa Bowling Lanes. Reg-
istration begins at 2p with bowling at 3p. $30 per
person, $105 per 4 person team. 295 27 Road, Gr
Jct, 970.245.6175
-The 2nd Annual Wayne Cooley Memorial 4-H
Golf Tournament, Oct 12, Bookcliff Country Club
Golf Course, 2730 G Road, Gr Jct, Raising funds to
support Tri-River Area and State 4-H Programs.
$100 per player includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, and
prizes. Register at: www.advancing.colostate.edu/
cooleygolf2013.
-Gem & Mineral Show, Oct 19-20, 159 Main Street,
Gr Jct, Sat: 9a-6p; Sun: 9a-4p, $3 adults, $1 stu-
dents(12-18). Kids 11 and under are free with an
adult, 970.263.5700
-Rollin¡¯ On The River 5K Run, 3K Walk/Roll, Oct
19, 655 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, Run, Walk and Roll
on the Riverfront Trail beginning at the Botanical
Gardens. This will be a noncompetitive family fun
event benefitting Strive (formerly Mesa Develop-
mental Service) children¡¯s programs for children
with developmental delays and disabilities,
970.256.8612
-The Palisade 3rd Annual Trick or Treat Street and
Halloween Carnival, Fri, Oct 25, The event will be-
gin downtown with a touch-a-truck and trick-or-
treating the downtown businesses from 4-6p. We
are also adding a pet parade at 5:30p, 970.464.5602
-Spooktacular, Oct 26, 6th & Main St, Gr Jct, a