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Happenings
2014 November
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
-6th Annual Winter Market & Holiday Fair,
Nov 14-15, Eagle County Fairgrounds, Eagle,
970.949.0140
-Nov 21, Vail opens for the 2014/15 winter sea-
son!
-Nov 26, Opening Day at Beaver Creek! Lift begins
upload at 9a, 180 Offerson Rd, 970.754.4636
-Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competi-
tion, Nov 26, The top five recipes will compete
for bragging rights as the official cookie recipe of
Beaver Creek. Join us in Beaver Creek Village to
try each of the cookies & vote for your favorite!
970.754.4636
-Eagle-Vail Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving morning,
Nov 27, Pre-registration opens Nov 1 & closes Nov
27 at 12p, cost $10/person, Day of race registra-
tion is $15/person & begins 8:30a, Thanksgiving
morning, at the Eagle-Vail Pool & Pavilion. The
race begins at 9:30a, All proceeds benefit the
Youth Foundation after school PwrHRS program &
the Eric Spry Memorial Scholarship. Please visit
the website for more information: vvf.org
-Beaver Creek¡¯s 33rd Annual Tree Lighting Cer-
emony, Nov 28, 5p-1a, Get in the holiday spirit &
bring the whole family out to enjoy carolers, the
winner of the children¡¯s poetry contest, lighting
of the village, fireworks & a visit from Santa, All
around the ice rink in Beaver Creek Plaza, starts
w/figure skating show. 970.754.4636
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
-Bring in your Halloween Candy Nov 3 to All
Kids Dental, Glenwood Springs or Rifle, between
3:30-5:30p, get $1/pound for your candy which
will be shipped to troops overseas, enter to win
an iPod Shuffle if you bring in new items for our
troops (for item options visit: www.operation-
gratitude.com/get-involved/wishlist). Have fun
making a card for a solider to be sent with your
candy, prizes, free goodie bags & toothbrushes.
Free shipping supplied by FedEx. All Kids Dental
in Glenwood Springs is upstairs in the ANB Bank
Building, 2624 Grand Ave. The Rifle location is 900
Airport Rd. 970.928.9500
-Ten Thousand Villages is hosting its 28th Annual
International Gift Festival, Nov 7-15, Glenwood
Mennonite Church, 2306 Blake Ave, Glenwood
Springs, Times to attend are as follows: Week-
days: 12noon-6p; Saturdays: 9a-4p; Sunday:
Closed. For more info: 970.945.6848 or email:
goodsheplutheran@questoffice.net
-Aspen Art Museum: Family Workshop, Nov 8,
10a, Family Workshops are free monthly drop-
in opportunities that provide children & adults a
chance to explore the galleries & create works of
art on their own. 637 E Hyman Ave, aspenartmu-
seum.org
-3rd annual Ice Breaker Event Black Tie Break-
away, Benefits Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey
Association, Nov 8, 6-10p, 915 Grand Ave,
Glenwood Springs, $35 for the show, dinner, des-
sert (drinks extra), Glenwood Springs Vaudeville
Review, Fabulous Silent Auction & a Raffle Drawing
at 8:30p, 970.945.9699
-The Best Holiday Fair, The Unique Boutique, offers
amazing gifts by local artisans & Holiday Bake
Sale, Nov 8, 8a-4p, First United Methodist Church,
9th & Cooper, downtown Glenwood Springs,
970.947.0648
-Annual Veterans¡¯ Day Spaghetti Dinner, spon-
sored by American Legion Post 100, Nov 11, 4-7p,
97 N 3rd St #100, Carbondale, Free for Veterans,
$7 for others, 970.963.2381
-Carbondale¡¯s Annual Christmas Boutique, Nov
22, 8a-3p, at the Carbondale Firehouse, Hwy 133
South, Carbondale, Handmade gifts.
-Nov 23, 9a, 4v4 Adult Flag Football Tournament, $100/
team helps support underprivileged children to afford
leagues & events. Prizes include a turkey & trophy for the
winning team, plus other prizes, Crown Mountain Park, 501
Eagle County Dr, El Jebel, 970.704.9200
-Snowmass Mountain Opening Day, Nov 27, aspensnow-
mass.com/snowmass
-Aspen Mountain Opening Day, Nov 27, aspensnowmass.
com/aspen-mountain
-Glenwood Vaudeville Review Theatre Opening Night, Nov
28, 6:30p; Holiday 2014: Nov 28-Jan 3, Doors Open Thurs-
day, Friday & Saturday 6:30p, Sunday 5:30p; Added Shows
Between Christmas & New Years w/two Shows on New
Years Eve; Spring 2015: Feb 6-April 25, Doors Open Friday
& Saturday 6:30p (No Sunday Show) for food, drinks &
entertainment, with show directly after, 970.945.9699
-Chair 9 Launch Party, Nov 29, 3-8p, Get your koozie for
$3 beers all season! Giveaways & live music. Chair 9 in The
Little Nell.
-Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Nature Valley Aspen Win-
ternational, Nov 29-30, The world¡¯s fastest women skiers
once again take Aspen Mountain by storm over Thanksgiv-
ing weekend. Spectators near & far are invited to the base
of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain to enjoy prime viewing of the
finish line from the grandstands. Live television coverage
by NBC & Versus will capture the excitement that embod-
ies World Cup racing. Plum TV will also be broadcasting all
the races live!! The weekend includes the first Bud Light
Hi-Fi Concert Series of the season. Both events are FREE &
open to the public! www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-
activities/events/aspen-winternational
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Family Science Night, Nov 6, 2660 Unaweep Ave, Gr Jct.
Come explore the world of critters with us, We¡¯ll be looking
into the lives of other creatures & wondering at the diver-
sity of life. 970.254.1626
-East Coast Swing Dance Party, Nov 7, 523 1/2 Main St, Gr
Junction, East Coast Swing dance lesson from 7-8p before
the party, Dance Party 8-10p, 970.712.2552
-Powderhorn National Ski Patrol Ski & Snowboard Swap,
Nov 7-8, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave, Gr
Junction, A great place to get new skiing & snowboarding
equipment for the coming season.
-Grand Junction Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Nov 7-8, 248
S 4th St, Gr Junction, Museum of Western Colorado¡¯s
Whitman Educational Center, Friday from 1-5p & 7-9p;
Saturday from 10a-5p & 7-9p, 970.242.0971
-Holiday House Bazaar, Nov 7-8, 522 White Ave, Gr Junc-
tion, First United Methodist Church, Friday 9a-3p; Sat-
urday 9a-2p. Lunch served from 11a-1p, offering soup,
salad, sandwiches & homemade pie. 970.242.4850
-Veteran¡¯s Day Parade, Nov 8, Main St, Gr Junction, Starts
at 2p, line up for Parade Entries at 1p
-Adventures of Mary Poppins, an original ballet, Nov 8,
1400 N 5th, Gr Junction, 11a & 4p, Tickets available at the
door. Join Mary Poppins, & an array of fun-loving charac-
ters on exciting adventures. 970.261.5363
-Warren Miller¡¯s ¡®No Turning Back¡¯, Nov 8, 1100 North Ave,
Gr Jct, family event, 7:30p, raffle during intermission.
Proceeds benefit the CMU Ski team. 970.248.1469
-Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Nov 11, National
Park Service fee-free day celebrating Veteran¡¯s Day.
-Downtown Gr Jct Tree Lighting, Nov 14, The Wells Fargo
Christmas Tree & the rest of Main St light up to officially
kick off the holiday season. Santa makes an appearance &
visits with kids while the Barbershop Chorus sings favorite
Christmas carols, event runs from 5-7p.
-Night Club Two-Step Dance Party, Nov 14, 523 1/2 Main
St, Gr Junction, Night Club Two-Step dance lesson from
7-8p, Dance Party 8-10p, 970.712.2552
-Tango Milonga Dance Party, Nov 15, 523 1/2 Main St, Gr
Jct, Dance 9p-Midnight, La Puerta Ballroom (Upstairs in
the Margery Building), Lesson offered 8-9p, 970.712.2552
-The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens & the City of
Grand Junction Parks & Rec presents Garden Talk Classes:
Viticulture, Nov 19, 655 Struthers Ave, Gr Junction, 12-1p,
$5 admission. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call GJ Parks
& Rec 970.254.3866.