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Happenings
2014 June
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
School students(with valid ID), 970.254.3866
-Rope the Rockies, 2014 Western Colorado Champion-
ships, Jun 6-8, 2785 US 50, Gr Jct, Free admission. Open to
the public. 970.255.7100, www.ropetherockies.com
-Drag Racing, Jun 6-7, 115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Friday Night
Street Legal Drags / Young Guns Points #5; Saturday Su-
per Quick, Box, No-Box Points #1 / Jr. Dragster Points #5 /
Special Event-To be announced, 970.243.9022, for detailed
information: www.wcdra.com
-Grand Mesa Jeep Club Offroad Show, Jun 7, 2785 US
Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 9a-4p, Free admission, a gathering
of off road enthusiasts including all forms of motor-
ized recreation, as well as camping, hunting, & fishing,
970.858.1394, www.GMJC.Org
-Heritage Day at Cross Orchards, Jun 7, 3073 F Rd, Gr
Jct, 9a-4p, $5/Adults, $4/Seniors, $3.50/Kids (3-12 yrs),
$15/Immediate family, Museum Members admitted free!
970.242.0971
-Plateau Valley Saddle-Series Gymkhana, Jun 7, PV Rodeo
Grounds, 3060 Rodeo Road, Collbran, 8a sign-up, 9a ride
#1 of 3, events for all ages, family fun, Beauty & the Beast,
Barrel Racing & Mutton Busting, 970.487.3596
-4-H & FFA Livestock & Craft Exhibition, Jun 8, 10a, Col-
lbran Rodeo Grounds, 3060 Rodeo Road, Collbran, For
info call Town of Collbran: 970.487.3751
-Cross Orchards Kids Camp, Jun 9-13 & 23-27, 3073 F
Road, Gr Jct, For ages 7-11 years old, Mon-Fri 9-3, Hey
kids! Learn about life of yesteryear! All you will need to
bring is a sack lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen. We¡¯ll
provide the FUN! What do you think kids did 100 years
ago without computers, iPods, TVs... 970.254.3842
-Highline Hustle Sprint Triathlon, Jun 14, 1800 11 8/10
Rd, Loma, Race start: 7:30a (check-in begins 6:30a), For
ages 14+, event includes a 500 meter swim in Highline
Lake, a 16 mile bike road race, and a 3.5 mile trail run,
970.254.3866, Register online at: www.gjcity.org
-Bikers Against Diabetes Poker Run, Jun 14, All vehicles
welcome Starting at the Eagles, 1674 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
registration 9-11a, pick up poker card and map, $25 rider,
$10 passenger includes: poker card, door prizes, food &
live music by 3 Peace, benefits Community Hospital¡¯s
Diabetes Foundation, 970.314.3627
-Kart Racing for Heroes, Jun 14-15, Grand Junction Motor
Speedway, 3002 North I-70 Frontage Rd, Gr Jct, event was
created in an effort to combat the stress facing return-
ing veterans, policemen, firemen and first responders,
303.242.2929
-Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, Jun 15-Sep 21, 10a-
2p, downtown Palisade, the freshest, just-picked fruit &
vegetables directly from local Palisade growers. Food, art,
music, horse-drawn carriage winery tours, close-in park-
ing, 970.464.5602
-Desert R.A.T.S.(Race Across The Sand) Multi-day Foot-
race Adventure, Jun 15-21, Grand Junction to Moab, See
website for detailed info: geminiadventures.com
-Hot Tub Jazz: Jazz Among the Grapevines, Jun 17, 2087
Broadway, Gr Jct, Tickets available at The Art Center, Two
Rivers Winery & at the gate. Bring a picnic & lawn chair
and enjoy an evening of music and relaxation at Two Riv-
ers Winery, 970.260.8866
-Lincoln Park Open Track Meet, Jun 18, 12th & North
Av, Gr Jct, 6p, all ages welcome, Bring the whole family
and test your skills in an all ages, open track meet that
includes field & running events. ribbons awarded to all
competitors, 970.254.3866
-Black Canyon of the Gunnison Boat Tour, Jun 19, 462 Ute
Av, Gr Jct, Led by Zebulon Miracle, Register by Jun 12,
$65/Museum member; $70/Non-member, 970.242.0971
-Beanstalk Music & Arts Festival, a 3-day camping experi-
ence, where artistic expression through music & art work
in unison with the awe-inspiring environment of the
Rocky Mountains & Colorado River. The festival begins
June 12, 7p, & runs through June 15, at State Bridge, 127
Trough Road, in Bond. 970.653.4444
-King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament, June 13-15,
the largest beach doubles volleyball tourney in N. Amer-
ica, juniors, adults, co-ed teams & special Father/Son &
Father/Daughter divisions, FREE junior¡¯s beach doubles
volleyball clinic featuring All-Star beach professionals as
coaches. www.KingOfTheMountainVolleyball.com
-The Minturn Market, 101 Main St, Minturn, Saturdays,
Jun 14-Sep 14, 9a-2p, 970.827.5645.
-Vail Farmers¡¯ Market & Art Show, Sundays Jun 15-Oct 5,
For more details, please see: www.vailfarmersmarket.com
-Vail Mountain Cleanup Day, Jun 17, Vail Mountain &
Vail Resorts Echo invite community volunteers to join
employees for the annual mountain cleanup, Upload via
Gondola One with Mountaintop Express Lift (#3) also
running for transport.
-Jazz @ Vail Farmers¡¯ Market, Sundays Jun 22-Aug 24, 12-
3p, FREE outdoor concerts featuring local & regionally-
based jazz talent at Vail Farmers¡¯ Market & Art Show.
-Jun 27-29, Vail Arts Festival, 100 artists selling works of
art in 13 mediums in an outdoor Festival settting, located
in Lionshead Village & the Arrabelle at Vail Square, free
to attend, free children¡¯s activities & entertainment.
-The Vail Lacrosse Shootout, Jun 29 -Jul 6, several venues
in the Vail area including the Vail Athletic Field, Vail
Mountain School & Donovan Park in Vail; Homestake
Peak school & Eagle-Vail stadium in Eagle-Vail; Notting-
ham Park in Avon & Freedom Park in Edwards. Vail Ath-
letic Field features a vending tent where souvenir apparel
can be purchased. Tourney programs w/game schedules
available at all field locations. www.vaillacrosse.com
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--The Valley Divas women¡¯s networking group, Jun
4, Mi Casita, Main St, Carbondale, 5:30-7p. To RSVP:
970.704.1711 or via email: Lauri@StepIntoGreat.com
-Defiance Community Players fundraiser & silent auction,
June 13, 6p, Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, 915 Grand Ave,
Glenwood Springs. Experience the Vaudeville¡¯s all-new
summer show, a few inside acts, a great new tap number
featuring John Goss, and the laugh-a-thon, tickets are $30
($15 goes to Defiance Community Players). 970.379.5940
-Roaring Fork Rotary Foundation Hosts ¡®The Interna-
tional Happening¡¯, June 14, 5p, The Gathering Center
at The Orchard, Carbondale, celebrate Music, Culture
& Cuisine from around the world. International Food
Market created by our valley restaurants, dance to Night
Plane, meander through the huge silent auction & bid on
amazing trips during the live auction. $125/person, and
support the humanitarian efforts of the club. For info:
www.CarbondaleRotary.com
-Bike to Work Day, June 25, Paepcke Park, Aspen. Stop by
between 7-10a for free food, bike safety checks from Four
Mountain Sports, & kids¡¯ bike safety tips, plus tire chang-
ing demos from 8-8:30a. Wear your helmet & get a special
gift, for every level from beginner to seasoned cyclist.
Visit CommuterConnect.net and join for Free to receive
all the tools you need to make your commute greener,
faster, easier & cheaper, For more info: 970.429.2868 or
visit: www.CommuterConnect.net
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Night Waves: Teen Night & Pool Party, Jun 6, 12th &
North Av, Gr Jct, $7 or $5 if you bring a non-perishable
food item for the Food Bank of the Rockies. For Middle
-Jun 7, ¡®Tear it up 4 Tyler¡¯ Memorial Skateboard Com-
petition, Durango Skate Park. Registration begins 10a,
Competition starts 11a, Includes a bowl, street & best
trick throw down. Skaters of all abilities & ages wel-
come. For more info: 970.259.8182 or 970.946.7799.
-Jun 7, Steamworks Animas Valley Half Marathon, 8a
start at Baker¡¯s Bridge & finish at Durango Sports Club.
E-mail: steamworks.half@gmain.com for more info.
-San Juan Shrine Circus, Jun 7, 2p & 7p, LaPlata County
Fairgrounds
-The Rockwood Cemetery, A special talk by Ruth Lam-
bert at the Animas Museum, Jun 7.
-Jun 7, Men Who Grill, 11a-3p, Main Ave at 12th St, Du-
rango. Amateur grilling teams create their best grilled
delights for you to sample. Enjoy food, music, & fun
for the whole family.
-Animas River Days, Jun 7-8, a venue for public gather-
ing with whitewater competitions as well as educa-
tion of the community regarding waterway resources
& conservation. Jun 8: Inflatable River Relay, race to
Santa Rita in this 3-4 person inflatable river relay race,
meet at 29th street at 12p.
-Hiking the Full Flower Moon, Jun 13, a night hike
with the experts of Durango Nature Studies. Pre-regis-
tration is required by calling 970.769.1800. $10/person.
Contact: sally@durangonaturestudies.org
-Jun 14, Motor Expo, Enjoy vintage cars along Main
Ave between 8th St & 12th St in downtown Durango.
-Jun 14, Four Corners Civil War Ball, 6:30-10:30p,
LaPlata County Fairgrounds. Participants are required
to attend in 1860s regalia.
-Jun 15, Love, Dad, A special Fathers Day program
including excerpts from literature & letters by famous
fathers to their children. 3-4p, Durango Arts Center.
-Fun in the Sun Arts & Crafts Show, Jun 20-21,
8a-NOON, Buckley Park, Durango.
-Bicycle Tour of Colorado, Jun 24-25, Colorado¡¯s
original loop ride passes through Durango. We provide
camping areas, baggage transportation, routeAbout
the BTC maps, road markings, snack & water stations
every 15-30 miles, bicycle repair services, & medical
support along route. 303.985.1180 for registration/info.
-Jun 27-29, Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville pres-
ents ¡®The Dame of Durango¡¯, 699 Main Av, Durango,
970.375.7160. Runs Tue-Sun Eves, show is appropriate
for all ages! Great for families! Doors open 7:15p, show
begins PROMPTLY at 7:45p.
-Jun 28, Mac & Cheese Festival, 2-6p, Santa Rita Park,
Durango, fundraiser for Children¡¯s Miracle Network,
ticket allows access to 20+ tastings of Mac & Cheese,
20+ 1 oz tastings of wine, beer & spirits, gourmet
cheese, olive oil, gelato sampling, parking, all stage
entertainment, glass/lanyard/plate to keep, $45. Must
be 21 years of age or older.
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--GoPro Mountain Games, June 5-8, showcases over 25
sports in professional & amateur categories for more
than $100K prize money, venues range from Golden
Peak to Vail Mountain, Solaris Plaza, Vail Pass, Home-
stake Creek & now Lionshead Village, info: www.
mountaingames.com/summer
-Fun Free Friday, Jun 6, Gypsum Creek Golf Course,
6-7:30p, Adult Introduction to Golf begins! Never-
Evers, beginners, even if you are just Thinking about
trying golf, join in the fun every Friday through the
end of June. No golf clubs? Don¡¯t worry, the friendly
folks at Gypsum Creek Golf Course will have what you
need. Check in at the Golf Shop. 970.524.6200.