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Happenings
2014 April
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
or email to: kbates@coloradomesa.edu
-Palisade International Honey Bee Festival, Apr 11-12,
Downtown Palisade, 3rd & Main, 2 fun-filled and edu-
cational days of celebrating the industrious honeybee.
celebration features street vendors, children¡¯s events,
educational exhibits and live entertainment. 970.464.5777
-Zoo¡¯BEE¡¯lievers 5K Walk/Run Race, Apr 12, Palisade,
Proceeds benefit The BEE ZONE, at the the Grand Valley
Zoologicial Quest¡¯s children¡¯s zoo in Fruita, 970.216.5934
-Fly Fishing Expo, Apr 12, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Hori-
zon Dr, Gr Jct, Free, 9a-4p, Fishing programs, fly tying
demos, youth activities, outdoor rec vendors, door prizes,
raffles, banquet, reservations required, $35. Contact Steve:
mccallsr@gmail.com or 970.210.7941 or go to the website:
grand-valley-anglers.org/home.htm
-Grand Valley¡¯s Got Talent, Apr 12, 2p and 7p, Fruita
Monument HS Auditorium, The Bookcliff Harmony
Chorus & Quartets, Sweet Adeline¡¯s Quartet, Local Youth
Choirs and Singers from Schools in the Grand Valley.
Due to the limited seating of this year¡¯s venue, you MUST
get your tickets in advance and then confirm your atten-
dance, phone 970.255.9992 for ticket information and to
confirm tickets already purchased.
-Classics: Carmen, Apr 12, 1400 N 5th, Gr Junction High
School Auditorium, 7:30p, Kirk Gustafson, conduc-
tor, Buffy Baggott, mezzo, Mark Thomsen, tenor, Kelly
Anderson, baritone, Grand Junction Symphony Chorus,
Grand Valley Children¡¯s Choir, 970.243.6787
-Garden Talk Class: Backyard Bee Keeping, Apr 16, 655
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, presented by the Western Colorado
Botanical Gardens and the City of Grand Junction Parks
& Recreation, 12noon-1p, $5 admission, Pre-registration is
encouraged, call the GJ Parks & Rec: 970.254.3866
Palisade, Street Dance w/music by Ron Koss and beer gar-
den by Palisade Brewery in the downtown Palisade Plaza
area, Palisade Chamber of Commerce: 970.464.7458
-Waltz Dance Party, Apr 4, 523 1/2 Main St, Gr Jct, Dance
8-10p, LaPuerta Ballroom Upstairs Margery Building, Les-
son offered from 7-8p before the dance party. 970.712.2552
-Festival for Creative Pianists, Apr 4-5, Guest Artist Luke
Gillespie Trio - April 4: 7:30p; Celebration of Students¡¯
Best Recital - April 5: 7:30p, Moss Performing Arts Center
Recital Hall, Box Office: 970.248.1604
-Grand Junction Horse Show, Apr 5, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
8a, Free to the public, 970.255.7100
-Bike Rodeo, Apr 5, Palisade Community Center, 120 W
8th St, Bike safety checks, rules of the road, bike obstacle
course, prizes, basic tune-up demos for adults and teens,
limited number of bikes and helmets for the event so you
are encouraged to bring your own, 970.464.5602.
-Community BBQ & Softball Tournament, Apr 5, 120 8th
St, Palisade, Tickets available at the Town of Palisade.
Palisade Chamber of Commerce: 970.464.7458
-Apr 5-6, 1425 I.5 Rd, Fruita, To help ladies of all ages
learn how to bowhunt safely and responsibly, Colo-
rado Parks and Wildlife is offering a free, women-only
Bowhunter Education class at Horsethief Canyon State
Wildlife Area near Fruita, Space is limited, 970.255.6100,
to register: www.register-ed.com/events/view/40893
-Palisade Art Lovers 34th Annual Peach Blossom Art
Show, Apr 10-13, 120 West 8th St, Palisade
-Rumba Dance Party, Apr 11, 523 1/2 Main St, Gr Jct,
Dance 8-10p, LaPuerta Ballroom Upstairs Margery Build-
ing, Lesson offered 7-8p before the party, 970.712.2552.
-Colorado Mesa University Rodeo, Apr 11-12, 2785 US 50,
Gr Jct, For tickets and info call Kevin Bates: 970.260.3851,
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
-Taste of Vail, Apr 3, The nation¡¯s premier spring food
and wine festival, features food and wine tastings,
interactive seminars and a huge mountain-top picnic,
showcases more than 30 of Vail¡¯s finest chefs and res-
taurateurs, alongside the owners and winemakers from
nearly 50 of the countries¡¯ top wineries. Vail, Valley
Wide, 970.926.5665, www.tasteofvail.com
-SpringFest, Amazing weather and amazing activi-
ties are the cornerstones of Beaver Creek Loves Kids
SpringFest. Performers of all types will light up the
spring-themed stage throughout these three fun filled
weeks. Kids can enter contests, take photos with our
spring characters, join in parades and so much more!
All SpringFest activities are free and fun for ¡°kids¡± of
all ages. 970.754.4636
-Spring Back to Vail, Apr 7-20, the biggest end-of-
season bash in the Rocky Mountains! free live concerts,
the infamous World Pond Skimming Championships,
apr¨¨s after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and so
much more! www.vail.com/springback
-Comedy Night at the Back Bowl, Apr 19, 8p-1a, 50
Chambers Ave, Eagle, 970.328.BOWL, or visit:
www.thebackbowl.com
-Foosball Tournament, April 22, Draw your part-
ner (DYP) foosball tournament. Signups start at 8p.
Matches at 8:30p. First place gets Ca$h, second and
third get gift certificates to Bob¡¯s Place. Admission $5,
Bob¡¯s Place, 100 West Beaver Creek Boulevard, Avon,
970.845.8556, www.bobsplaceavon.com
-Vail & Beaver Creek Closing Day, Apr 20.
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Closing Day Buttermilk Mountain, Apr 6
-Aspen Highlands Closing Day, Apr 13
-Closing Day Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Ski
Areas, Apr 20
-Apr 20, Schneetag (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) invites
teams of four to create a craft that they will pilot down
a slope at Spider Sabich and attempt to float across
a 30x20 foot pond. Every team has a theme and will
perform a skit before they descend. This event is just as
ridiculous and entertaining as it sounds. Prizes include
a trip to the Summer X Games in Los Angeles, tickets
to a Colorado Rockies game in Denver and tickets to
Rock Jam.
-Dinner Theater Show, Apr 24-26, 6:30-8:30p, A two
hour family fun dinner theater show with professional
talent performing a variety of comedy skits, jokes,
high energy dance numbers, unique novelty songs and
original comedic presentations that are guaranteed
to entertain, and help you laugh your worries away,
and all this while you savor a meal prepared by many
of the Glenwood Springs best restaurants. Glenwood
Vaudeville Review, 970.945.9699, www.gvrshow.com
-5Point Film Festival, Apr 24-27, Carbondale, 5Point
Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds,
to connect generations through shared experience,
to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate
through film.
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Grand Junction Daily Sentinel RV Show, Apr 3, 4, & 5,
Mesa County Fairgrounds Main Parking Lot, 2785 US
Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Thur 10-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Tour great
trailers, toy haulers and more from: Centennial RV, Bob
Scott RVs, Humphrey RV & Trailer, Mattas Marine &
RV, Summer¡¯s Rocky Mountain Motors and RV, and
Western Slope Trailer Sales, 970.255.7100.
-Street Dance and Beer Garden, Apr 4, 3rd & Main St,