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2014 September
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Sept 14, Harvest Celebration with the Gallop-
ing Goose, vendors & more. Contact the Dolores
Chamber at 970.882.4018 for more info.
-The Cortez Cultural Center & Dolores River An-
glers¡¯ chapter of Trout Unlimited are sponsoring
a ¡°Basics of Fly Fishing¡± weekend workshop. Sept
19, 6-9p, and streamside coaching Sept 20, 9a-4p.
Participants will be teamed with experienced fly
fisher coaches who know what works in the area.
The workshop is women and high-school -youth
friendly. The class is for those who are new to fly
fishing and those who desire a refresher course.
$35. Registration forms available at the Cortez
Cultural Center or online at: cortezculturalcenter.
-Sept 20, Tim Sullivan & his band play at the
American Legion Post 75, 320 N Harrison St, Cor-
tez. Dance Starts 7p, 970.565.8151.
-Sept 21, Harvest Fest featuring Old Germany
Menu, beer and more at Ground Hog Lake & RV
-Sept 26-28, Mancos Valley Mesa Verde Country
Balloon Festival, Mancos.
-Sept 27, Mesa Verde National Park Free Admis-
sion Day! National Public Lands Day.
-Mancos Valley Art Fest & Street Fair, Sept 27,
Food, music, art demos and hands-on art for kids
& grown ups too. Dancing in the street and old
time carriage rides. Mancos, 970.533.7434.
-Animas City Day, Sept 6, Animas Museum and the
area north of Durango that was Animas City. Also
that day the museum hosts the Animas City School
Reunion for former students who attended school
in the building that now houses the museum.
-Whole Expo, Sept 6-7, The Holistic Health and
Ecological Conference & Exposition. Sat, 10a-7p;
Sun, 10a-5p, La Plata County Fairgrounds.
-10-Minute Play Festival, Sept 19-20, Open to the
public, 7:30p, Durango Arts Center; and Sept 21,
Open to the public, 2p, Durango Arts Center.
-Colorfest Weekend, Pagosa Springs, Sept 19-21,
get ready for an incredible weekend complete with
color, excitement and high flying fun!
-Autumn Arts Festival, Sept 20-21, A juried arts
and crafts festival on 2nd Ave between 6th and
9th St. Free to the public, 10a-5p, open until 6p
on Sat.
-Womens Mountain Bike Camp, Sept 27-28, 9a-4p,
presented by TREK, Buckley Park in downtown
-Vail Oktoberfest, Sept 5-7, Oktoberfest¡¯s dual cel-
ebration weekends will happen in Lionshead Sept
5-7 and Vail Village Sept 12-14, Call Vail Central
Reservations for great room rates in Vail Village!
-Vail Automotive Classic Show, Sept 5-7, The most
comprehensive auto, aircraft and motorcycle show
in Western Colorado, a weekend filled with auto-
mobile and aircraft events in the Vail Valley, The
Wheels & Wings Show is an open expo of over 200
cars, airplanes and helicopters, and tons of motor-
cycles, spectacular aerobatics show, airplane rides,
food vendors, beer tent, and children¡¯s activity
hangar. Immediately following is the Vail Automo-
tive Classic Auto Auction (car viewing 3-4:30p,
auction starts at 4:30p). The weekend concludes
with the Vail Automotive Classic Select Car Show
on Sunday, Vail Village, 9a-3p, for more informa-
tion please visit:
-The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament, Sept
9-14, a catch and release fly-fishing tournament
with International, U.S., Youth and Adaptive an-
glers competing on the best trout waters in
award winning musicians, outdoor stages, VIP events
and intimate house concerts. Blending music, food,
wine and entertainment to create a one-of-a-kind event,
68 Avondale Lane, Vilar Center, Beaver Creek Resort,
-Banned Books Week Film Showings, Sept 22-26,
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read in
our country, highlights the value of free and open access
to information. Banned Books Week brings together the
entire book community, librarians, booksellers, publish-
ers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in
shared support of the freedom to seek and to express
ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or un-
popular. During this year¡¯s Banned Books Week, the
Vail Public Library will be showing films based on books
that have been banned or challenged in the past, These
movies are free and open to the public. Popcorn will
be served. 292 West Meadow Dr, Lionshead, Vail Public
Library, 970.479.2187.
-Lionshead Wine, Spirit & Chocolate Fest, Sept 26-27,
featuring Colorado wine and spirit growers who are on
hand for tastings, serving, and selling their fruits of the
vine, plus creative Chocolate dessert samplings will be
for sale, For more info visit:
-Top Shelf Harvest, Sept 27, A boutique event pairing
delights of Colorado-based distilleries and Vail restau-
rants offering a mixologist contest, demos and more.
-Sept 6, Aspen Mac & Cheese Fest, Hopkins Ave.
-High Rockies Wild West Country Dance, Sept 6, 7-10p,
Country Dancers Vail to Rifle, Steamboat to Aspen,
Come on out & dance! Excellent country music dance
mix, upgraded sound, big wood dance floor, nice - and
gorgeous :) - people, and some of the best dancers on
the Western slope, dance lesson from 6-7p, then dance
our boots off until we¡¯re too tired to move. Take a group
photo with your friends in our old-timey cowboy corner.
No partner or experience necessary. Wear your best
cowboy gear, and be sure to wear a cowboy hat! Snacks
& water provided & you¡¯re welcome to bring your own
adult beverages. Dance $14/person, Class $5/person,
Downtown Glenwood Springs in the Masonic Temple,
901 Colorado Ave, 970.379.4956,
-30th Annual TriGlenwood Triathlon, Sept 7, 6:30a,
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. The swim is an open swim
of 7 lengths of the pool (approx. 825 meters). The bike
ride is a 15-mile round trip to Canyon Creek Exit 109 (I-
70) and back. The run is 4.75 miles through Glenwood
Springs. For more info about the course & registration
-Sept 12-13, Snowmass Wine Festival, Snowmass.
-Sept 12-14, Snowmass Balloon Festival, Snowmass.
-Rally the Valley, a community-wide fundraiser, Sept 20,
8:30a, to support patients at the Calaway Young Cancer
Center at Valley View Hospital. There are multiple ways
in which you may Rally, choose a 24.5-mile bike ride or
a 4-mile walk. Kids under the age of 13 can participate
in a fun, short parade, Peyton¡¯s Parade. Or you just join
us for the lunch & party at Sayre Park, 1798 Grand Ave,
-52nd Annual Fall Art Festival Gala & reception, Sept 23,
12-10p, Ramada Inn, 124 W 6th St, Glenwood Springs,
970.319.0062, Opening Day Gala & Evening Recep-
tion for Purchase Patrons of the 52nd Annual Fall Arts
-52nd Annual Fall Art Festival, Sept 24-28, 3-10p,
Ramada Inn, 124 W 6th St, Glenwood Springs,
-2014 DOCNA National Championships, Sept 26-28,
8:30a, Q¡¯s with a view. Agility Western Regional Cham-
pionships hosted by Zippity Do Dogs Agility Club,
Bridges High School, 455 S 3rd St, Carbondale. Held
outside on the grass.
-Sept. 26-Oct. 1, Aspen Filmfest, Wheeler Operahouse
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Make Your Mark Collage Exhibit & Reception, Art Cen-
ter, 1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, Exhibit runs September 3-29,
opening reception with Elizabeth St. Hilaire-Nelson Sept
5, 7-9p, 970.241.8561
-Family Science Night, Sept 4, 2660 Unaweep Ave,
Gr Jct, opportunities for kids of all ages to participate
in hands-on experiments! Admission $5 at the door,
6-8:30p, 970.254.1626
-City Hall Art Reception ¡®City Employees Show¡¯, 250 N
5th St, Gr Jct, City Employees display their talents in
this exhibit at City Hall running Sept-Dec, Opening Re-
ception Sept 5, 5:30-7p, 970.254.3866
-Maverick Hoedown, Sept 5, 1455 N 12th St, Gr Jct,
festivities will be held in the University Center ballroom
from 6-11p, Tickets are $75/person, and include a BBQ
buffet, wine, beer and fantastic live country & western
music, 970.248.1758
-Sept 5, location TBD, Fruita, The Riverfront Commis-
sion, the City of Fruita, and Mesa County invite you to
attend the Grand Opening of the Monument View section
of the Colorado Riverfront Trail. 970.683.4333
-It¡¯s Not So Much - Poetry and Dance Performance, Sept
5, 1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, A collaborative dance piece
between poet Carol Christ, choreographer Matthew Lind-
strom, and dancer Laura Bradley 970.243.7337
-Drag Racing, 115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Sept 5: Friday
Night Street Legal Drags / Young Guns Points#9; Sept
6: Super Quick, Box, No-Box Points#4 / Jr. Dragster
Points#10, 970.243.9022, detailed information:
Colorado, 5 person teams compete for gold, silver,
bronze medals and The Cup. The tournament is orga-
nized and operated to promote U.S. and international
competition in the sport of fly fishing and to provide
program and monetary support to Project Healing
Waters Fly Fishing, whose mission is to assist in the
physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled ac-
tive duty military personnel and veterans through
fly fishing and fly tying education and outings. The
America Cup will be the producing entity for the
Youth World Fly Fishing Championships in 2015 and
the Men¡¯s World Fly Fishing Championships in 2016.
For more details visit:
-Vail Living Well Summit, Sep 11-13, a two & a half
day summit designed to help you live longer, bet-
ter and influence positive change in your well-being
and the world around you, more than 20 experiential
sessions each day, this summit will leave you in-
spired, engaged and will elevate you to a new level.
For more info and to register, visit:
-Rendezvous Music Festival at Beaver Creek, a unique
and intimate 2 day fall music experience, Sept 19-20,