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2014 February
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Feb 14, The Vail Valley Charitable Fund Sweet-
heart Snowshoe! Do something truly unique this
Valentine¡¯s Day and join us in Vail for a Valen-
tine¡¯s Day full moon snowshoe on Vail Mountain.
-PrezFest, Feb 15-21, The Village Plaza comes
alive at apr¨¨s ski time with American Characters,
parades, ice sculptures, performances and activi-
ties. Kids 14 & Under can participate in the Beaver
Creek Loves Kids PrezFest Facebook competition,
to be ¡®President of Beaver Creek¡¯, The election
winner chooses a Vice President and receives a
day full of ¡®presidential perks¡¯ on Feb 18.
-Feb 22, The Vail Mountain Winter Uphill, all
ages and abilities are welcome! attempt to climb
Vail Mountain in this mother of all races. Yak-
trax, snowshoes, spikes, Nordic or touring skis,
splitboards and all other traction devices are
welcome. 100% of all entries go to support lit-
eracy in Eagle County and the US Mountain
Running Team. Online Registration ONLY at:
--SkiMo Race Series, Feb 4, Aspen Highlands
-Free Class for Adults on The Teen Brain, Technol-
ogy & Sex, New Castle Library, Feb 4, 545p-715p,
-Ski Spree, Feb 8-9, Sunlight Mtn, Fireworks, Chili
Cook Off, Need-4-Speed Competition, Rail Jams,
Live music and fun for the entire family.
-Free Class for Adults on The Teen Brain, Tech-
nology & Sex, in Spanish, Basalt Library, Feb 13,
545p-715p, 970.319.1779
-AMF&S Winter Music Series, Feb 13, Join the
Aspen Music Festival & School for 3 elegant Win-
ter Music recitals, Harris Concert Hall, 2005 Van
Cliburn Competition winner, pianist Joyce Yang.
-IFSA Jr Big Mountain Regionals, Feb 15, Sunlight
Mtn, A Big Mountain Competition held on the
East Ridge.
open 7:15p. $12 at the door, $10 in advance.
-Feb 8, Sweethearts of the Arts, 5-7p, fundraising
event for Durango Arts Center.
-3rd Annual Snowman Stomp Snowshoe Romp,
Feb 8, Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse
-Moon Rise/Sunset Cross Country Ski Social, Feb
14, The Pagosa Nordic Club invites you to join
them for a fun moonrise/sunset soup & chili fam-
ily X-C Ski social.
-Feb 14, Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum
Raffle, raffling off brand new Honda Rancher ES.
You don¡¯t have to be present to win, Stop by dur-
ing regular business hours to buy tickets, or call to
purchase tickets via credit card payment over the
phone. $20 a piece or 6 for $100. 970.563.9583
-Feb 14, A Magical Night in France, Surprise your
valentine with a romantic & magical evening. En-
joy a French-inspired 4-course dinner with wine
followed by the movie Chocolat. Durango Arts
Center starts 5:30p w/champagne & appetizers
followed by dinner & dessert, movie starts 7:30p.
Proceeds benefit Durango Film. $75 per person.
Tables of 6 or 8 available. 970.375.7779
-Winterfest Weekend, Feb 14-16, Festivities: Win-
terFest Chilly Bowl, Nordic Club Races, Snowman
Stomp/Snowshoe Romp, Anything Goes Downhill
Sled Race, Hot Toddy for the Body Contest, 5th
Annual Penguin Plunge, Pagosa Springs
-Feb 15-16, 5th Annual Silverton Skijoring, Cow-
boys and skiers unite for this exciting and unique
event on Blaire Street in Silverton, Horses pull
snow skiers through obstacles.
-Durango Film Festival, Feb 26-March 2, An inde-
pendent film festival in venues in downtown.
-Feb 7-8, The Vail Vertical Express for Can Do MS,
annual skiing extravaganza at Vail Mountain, help
families living with MS. Registration $25, Register
online at:
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
-Cortez Cultural Center¡¯s Abracadabra Sweet-
heart Ball, Cortez Elks Lodge, Feb 1, $45, Dinner,
silent auction, magic show by Mysto the Magi
and dancing to the music of disc jockey Hocus
Pocus. 970.565.1151
-Montelores Early Childhood Council, monthly
luncheon meeting, Feb 3, 11:45a, Johnson Build-
ing, 525 S Broadway, downstairs room 110, Cor-
tez, Lunch provided so please RSVP: 970.749.7017
-Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public
Library, 202 N Park St, 10:30a, preschool-aged
children. Older children welcome for the craft at
11:15a, 970.565.8117. Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
-Mesa Verde National Park Winter Festival,
Feb 8, 10a-3p, Morefield Campground in the
park. Activities include fun races, primitive
skills demonstrations, a wildlife walk, and kid¡¯s
activities. Visit the Mesa Verde web page or call
-Mesa Verde National Park moonlight skiing and
snowshoeing at Morefield Campground, Feb 15,
7:30-10:30p. A park ranger will tell Native Ameri-
can star stories, hot drinks and cookies will be
provided out on the trail. Visit the Mesa Verde
web page or call 970.529.4461
-Victorian Fashions and Dressmaking Techniques
workshop, Cortez Cultural Center, Feb 15, 10a to
2p. Lunch on your own. Members free, $5 all oth-
ers. Pre-registration requested: 970.565.1151
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
Feb 6, Colin Quinn, stand-up comedian and vet-
eran of Saturday Night Live, 7-9:00p, Fort Lewis
College Community Concert Hall
-Feb 7, Chocolate Fantasia, 5p, La Plata County
Fairgrounds. sponsored by Rocky Mountain
Chocolate Factory, local restaurants and caterers
-Feb 8, Comedy Night, Henry Strater Theatre,
David Testroet and Eric Henderson, 8p. Doors
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun