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Happenings
2014 August
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Comedy Show, Aug 2, Canyon Creek Bed &
Breakfast, 8-10p, 820 E Main St, Montrose
-Evenings of History: Brad Wallis, The History of
the Sherbino Family & the Sherbino Theater, Aug
5, 7:30p, $5, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway
-Ridgway MoonWalk, Downtown, Aug 8, 6-9p, Join
Ridgway Creative District, Weehawken Creative
Arts & Ridgway¡¯s galleries w/special guests and a
Harvest theme. Celebrate local talent! Brochures
w/map of participating locations at: Resource Art,
540 Sherman St
-Full Moon Party Comedy Show, Aug 8, Canyon
Creek Bed & Breakfast, 6-10p, 820 E Main St,
Montrose
-Spirit of the Marathon II Screening, Aug 8, 7p, A
free screening the evening prior to the Mt Sneffels
Marathon & Half-Marathon. Julie Weiss, aka Mara-
thon Goddess, is featured & will introduce the film.
Beer & wine avail, Seats limited, Wright Opera
House, Ouray
-Mt Sneffels Marathon & Half-Marathon, Aug 9,
6:30a-3p, Packet Pick-Up at the Hot Springs Pool
Friday, Aug 8, 5-8p. The 13.1 mile Half-Marathon
begins at Ouray Hot Springs Park & winds through
Ouray, then along the Uncompahgre River Valley
to Ridgway. Full Marathon goes from Ridgway to
Ouray back to Ridgway on the same course.
-Ridgway Arts & Crafts Rendezvous, Aug 9, 9a-5p,
and Aug 10, 10a-5p, Hartwell ¡®Town¡¯ Park, Ridgway
-Guided Tour of Ouray County Museum, Aug 13,
9-11a, Learn what curator Don Paulson thinks are
the gems of the museum during this 2 hr tour.
$10/person ($5/museum members). To pre-regis-
ter call: 970.325.4576
-Youth Appreciation Day, Aug 16, Aquatic Cen-
ter, Free Swim & Slide! Golfing, movies, crafts,
dancing, sports, dunk tank, face painting, jump
houses, carnival games, archery, Frisbee golfing,
museums, skate competition, bike rodeo, cook-
ing, food, drinks and so much more! 11:15a-
1:15p, & 2-4:15p, 25 Colorado Ave, Montrose,
970.249.7705, Free for youth under 18. Children
under 7 must be with any actively participating
adult. Adults $3, www.montroserec.com
-San Juan Chamber MusicFest: Wed, Aug 20,
7:30p, Classical Cafe, Ouray County 4-H Event
Center; Fri, Aug 22, 7:30p, Concert, Wright Opera
House; Sat, Aug 23, 2p, Family Concert, Wright
Opera House.
-Open Mic, Aug 21, 7-8p, Read or perform your
original prose, poetry or acoustic music at the
¡®Open Mic¡¯, by the fireplace in the Montrose Re-
gional Library, 970.964.2548
-Ouray Highgraders¡¯ Holidays Mining Competition,
Aug 22-24, Ouray Miner¡¯s Park.
-Grillin¡¯ & Chillin¡¯ Brew & Music Festival, Aug 23,
1-7p, Fellin Park, Ouray
-Aug 26, 10a, The Ouray County Historical Soci-
ety¡¯s annual historic quilt show opens. Exhibit runs
through Sep. Ouray County Museum.
-Aug 29-31, Black Canyon Invitational Soccer
Tournament, Fri: evening; Sat & Sun: all day, Sun-
set Mesa & Cerise Park Soccer Fields, Montrose,
970.209.8620
-Aug 29-31, Ouray County Fair & Rodeo
-Axel Project Bicycle Classic, Aug30, 7a-9p, 80mile
ride, Ridgway-Telluride over Dallas Divide, benefits
kids getting bikes, www.axelprojectride.com
Show, Aug 30-31, Mesa County Fairgrounds on
Orchard Mesa, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 8a, Free
admission, 970.858.1604
-Spur of the Moment 5K, Aug 31, Jr Service League
Park off of Redlands Parkway, & along the Colorado
Riverfront Trail, Gr Jct, Presented by Mesa Monu-
ment Striders Running Club, 970.270.0774
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
--42nd Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival, August
1-3, Elk Ave
-2014 Duckie Race, Aug 3, Gunnison
-Gypsy Jazz In Paradise, Aug 8-10, Presented by
Crested Butte Music Festival, Mt Crested Butte
-Gunnison Car Show Weekend, Aug 15-17, Car
Show, Carvin¡¯ Up Colorado & High Octane Arts &
Crafts Festival
-The People¡¯s Fair, Aug 30-31, Arts, Crafts, & More!
Elk Ave, Crested Butte
-Dave Wiens West Elk Bicycle Classic, Aug 31
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
-International Serenity Run, Aug 2, Parade of Super
Bikers Celebration, 11a, Hwy 65 through Cedaredge
-Delta County Fair, Aug 4-10, Hotchkiss
-Wyall Tietz Memorial Golf Tournament, Aug 9, 18
hole scramble format, 4 person ladies & men. Fee
includes green fees, cart & lunch. 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Prizes & Special Event Prizes too! Cedaredge Golf
Course, 500 SE Jay Ave, 7:30a check-in; 8a shot-
gun start, $75.00 per player
-Smokey¡¯s 70th Birthday Party!, complete with cake
and ice cream, Grand Mesa Visitors Center, Hwy 65
on the Mesa, Aug 9, 10a-2p, Brenda Winfrey, Visitor
Information Specialist: 970.242.8211, No Charge
-Party in the Park, Aug 30, Marvelous Evening of
Food, Fun & Music, 445 W Main St, Cedaredge Town
Park, 5-7p: Meat Provided w/soft drinks, 6-7:30p:
Live Music by the David Starr Band, Cost: Your
potluck dish to share with your neighbors & friends.
970.856.3123
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
-Olathe Sweet Corn festival, Aug 2, Olathe Commu-
nity Park, Olathe, Tickets sold at front gate. Family,
Friends, Fun, Vendors, Arts & Crafts. 970.323.5601,
www.olathesweetcornfest.com
to join us, entry fee of $68 includes green
fees, coffee & pastry bar, plus lunch at The
Rock @Tiara Rado, 970.241.0410
-46th Annual Peach Promenade Square Dance,
Aug 22-23, 3475 Front St, Clifton, Please call
for info & registration: 970.434.3543
-Drag Racing, Aug 22-23, 115 32 Rd, Gr Jct,
Fri: Friday Night Street Legal Drags/Young
Guns Pts#8; Sat: Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman
Pts#9/Jr Dragster Pts#9/VW Mania Race,
970.243.9022, www.wcdra.com
-27th Annual Dinosaur Day, Aug 23, 550 Juras-
sic Ct, Fruita, See website for details: www.
museumofwesternco.org
-Baking & Canning Contest (a Fruita Fall Fes-
tival Centennial Event), Aug 23, 152 S Mesa,
Fruita, End Zone Sports Pub, 970.858.3894
-Colorado West Paint Horse Club Show,
Aug 23, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 8a, Mesa
County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, Free,
970.255.7100
-Roice-Hurst Humane Society RoundUp, Aug
23, 743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, benefit for the
homeless pets of Roice-Hurst Humane Soci-
ety, live & silent auctions, music, & friends!
970.434.7337, for more info or to purchase
tickets: RHHumaneSociety.com
-Western Colorado Senior Games, Aug 23-29,
12th St & North Ave, Gr Jct, for competitors 50
years & better as of Aug 23, 2014. Compete
in track & field, swimming, pickleball, golf,
billiards, basketball, run/walk, cards, dance,
bowling, so much more! 970.254.3866, Regis-
tration forms available at: www.gjcity.org
-Colorado State Championships BMX Finals,
Aug 23-24, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Admission
free for spectators. 970.433.7159, See website
for times: www.grandvalleybmx.com
-Summer Mountain Series Barrel Race &
Gymkhana, Aug 24, 3060 Rodeo Rd, Collbran
Rodeo Grounds, Exhib: 9a; Peewees: 10:45a;
Open Race: 11a, Jackpot 4d Barrels, First
year Horse, Peewees, Gymkhana, Fun for all &
AWARDS too! 970.270.6224
-Gr Jct Off-Road
Endurance Mtn Bike
Event & Free Commu-
nity Concert, Aug 29-
31, 159 Main St and
the Lunch Loops Trail
System, Gr Jct, 15
mile race on Fri, 30
mile race on Sat and
45 mile race on Sun,
Races start & end in
downtown Gr Jct.
-Western Colorado
Classic Auto Event,
Aug 30-31, Canyon
View Park, I-70 & 24
Rd, Gr Jct, Hilltop
Community Resourc-
es¡¯ Annual Auto Event
Fundraiser, 9a-4p,
on the grass & fully
fenced w/security
-Grand Valley Dres-
sage Society Horse