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Happenings
2014 May
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Shrine Circus, May 23-24, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Mesa
County Fairgrounds Grandstands, Advanced Tickets:
Adults/$10, Children/$5, Day of Event/At the Gate:
Adults/$15, Children/$6
-Antique Truck & Tractor Show, May 24, 2785 US Hwy
50, Gr Jct, Mesa County Fairgrounds Lion¡¯s Park Complex
starting at 8a. Free admission, 970.255.7100
-2014 Junior College World Series, May 24-31, Suplizio
Field, Gr Jct, JUCO draws amazing young baseball players
full of talent, commitment & enthusiasm. 970.245.9166
-Memorial Day Walk/Run & Butterfly Release, May 25,
Collbran Rodeo Arena, 3060 Rodeo Rd, Collbran, The
butterflies you purchase will emerge from their envelopes
& alight on your hand for a moment before flying off, wit-
nessing the majesty of life, a photographic & educational
moment. 970.250.5188
-Night Club Two-Step Dance Party, May 30, 523 1/2 Main
St, Gr Jct, dance lessons 7p, Dance Party 8-10p. Bring your
friends & let¡¯s party! 970.712.2552
-Canyonlands Jet Boat Tour w/the Museum of the West,
May 31, 462 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, Led by David Bailey, Register
by May 24, $150/member; $170/Non-member, includes
transportation, jet boat ride & lunch, The 4 hour trip trav-
els through 2,200 foot canyon walls on the Colorado River
-5K Frolic & 3K Fun Run, May 31, 615 I-70 Business Loop,
Clifton, Entry includes raffle, course support & delicious
post-race goodies! Register by May 17 to be guaranteed a
tech shirt. Prizes awarded for top 3 in each age category.
-Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games, May 31-June
1, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, Colorado Mesa University,
More than 1200 athletes with disabilities from all over the
state compete in track & field, gymnastics, swimming,
power lifting, & soccer, over the course of two days.
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, May 31-June
1, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 8a, Mesa County Fairgrounds
on Orchard Mesa off Hwy 50. Free admission.
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Blue Mesa Fishing Tournament, May 3-4, Curecanti
National Recreation Area, Catch state record Lake Trout
on Colorado¡¯s largest lake! You & a teammate compete for
the grand prize. Weight of your 4 heaviest fish are com-
bined! 800.455.1290 or Email: info@gunnisonchamber.com
-Weekend Warrior Fishing Tournament, May 17-18, Blue
Mesa Lake, Curecanti National Recreation Area.
-Shrine Circus, May 22, 7-10p, Delta Round Up Club
Arena, Hwy 92 & 1800 Rd, a superb collection of aerialist,
acrobats, rare white tigers, & of course funny clowns as
well as the elephants. www.thejordanworldcircus.com
-Celebrate Cedaredge, May 30-31, celebrating the comple-
tion of the new Main St Streetscape project, dance on
Main St Fri night, Saturday stroll the street or hang out in
the park, business fair, wine tasting, plein air art paint-
ing, & local musicians. Dedication of Main St mid-day.
Pioneer Town tours too! 970.856.6961 or Email: cedar-
edgechamber@cedaredgechamber.com
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
--Ridgway Visitor Center Opens, May 1, Open Daily In
May, 10a-3p
-Open Bard Poetry Series, May 1, 6:30-9p, The Sherbino
Theater, Ridgway
-Jazz House Concert, May 3, 7:30p, at Lovely Ridgway
Home, An evening of jazz w/Ellyn Rucker, vocal & piano.
Reservations by phone: 970.626.2970, Tickets $25 each
-Montrose Wine Festival Friday, May 9-10, 5-9:30p, Mon-
trose, Contact 970.901.9993 for additional details:
www.montrosewineandfood.com
-Weehawken Dance presents Dance thru the Decades
Sun, May 11, 2-4p, The Sherbino Theater, Ridgway
-ROCC Parking Lot Sale, Sat, May 17, 8:30a-12p, Behind
Ridgway Public Library, antiques, jewelry, furniture,
clothing, sports equipment & more. $10/space to sellers,
pay on day of sale. Free to nonprofits & buyers.
-Love Your Valley Festival, Sat, May 17, 1-6p, Ridgway
Town Park, Free, live music by Funkdafari; micro brew
tasting from regional breweries $20
-Western Colorado Shrine Circus, Montrose County
Fairgrounds, May 21, 4:30 & 7:30, Three rings of afford-
able family fun, see death-defying aerial acts, animal
attractions including tigers & elephants. Witness a human
shoot out of a cannon, Camels, White Tigers, Clowns, El-
ephants, Globe of Death Riders, Zebras, Jugglers, Ponies,
& many more awesome acts that will thrill you! ***Acts
are subject to change***, 1001 N Second St, Montrose,
970.964.2180, $9 Adults, $7 Children, $40 Family Pak.
-May 25, RIGS Free Fly Fishing Clinic, Ridgway State Park
-Compassion Weekend 5k Run/Walk, Mon, May 26, 7:30a-
10a, Fellin City Park, Ouray, This year we are planning to
add a best costume category to the winners.
-Gunnison Growler Weekend, May 24-26, Hartman
Rocks Recreational Area, The biking season kicks off
with the 32-mile Half-Growler & 64-mile Full-Growler
mountain bike races, Both the Half & Full-Growler start
& finish in downtown Gunnison.
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
--Delta County Young Life fundraising banquet, May 2,
6:30p, Bill Heddles Rec Center, Delta, food catered by
Davetos, learn about how Young Life is making positive
changes in the lives of area kids. Entertainment: Jonah
Werner, folk-rock singer/songwriter & Young Life alum-
nus, no charge, but please RSVP to Ty at 970.216.5680.
-Hotchkiss Sheep Dog Trails, May 9-11, conveniently lo-
cated 1 block from downtown Hotchkiss. Sheep shearing
demonstrations held throughout Saturday. 970.399.7538,
baileysborders@gmail.com
-Insane 5K, May 10, the craziest, unique 5K that incor-
porates 12 extreme inflatable obstacles that are unlike
anything we¡¯ve ever seen before. townsquaremedia.com
-Delta¡¯s monthly street fairs kick off May 10 & will take
place the 2nd Sat of each month in June, Aug, Sept & Oct,
W Third St, next to Delta Area Chamber of Commerce,
10a-2p, 970.874.8616 or: www.DeltaColorado.org
-Spring Photography Workshop w/John Fielder on the
Gunnison River, May 16-19, Join Colorado¡¯s premier
landscape photographer on this exciting Gunnison Gorge
14-mile wilderness rafting journey, below Black Canyon
National Park, spectacular canyon scenery with unlim-
ited photographic opportunities both rafting on the river
& climbing to the top of mesas. Day hikes in pleasant
temperatures afford opportunities to photograph desert
wildflowers & cactus along with views of the river from
above. 303.368.5208 Fax: 303.696.1929, Booking Email:
Denise@DeniseRobert.com
-Golf Tournament, May 17, 8:30a-1:30p, Benefit for Lee
Mart¡¯s VFW Post 3571 of Delta & VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
-Ela Family Farm Tour, May 17-18, 30753 L Road,
Hotchkiss, Once a year we roll out the red carpet & give
our customers & friends the grand tour of our orchard.
Coordinated tours of local wineries & other farms Sat,
Our 2014 farm tour is Sun, 10a, see how we pack & cool
the fruit, our commercial kitchen, how we grow our fruit.
The best part of the tour? It¡¯s free! 970.872.3488, Booking
Email: jeni@elafamilyfarms.com