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Happenings
2014 September
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
-Mushrooms of our region, Sept 4, 7-8p, Local myco-
phile Amy McBride teaches how to hunt & harvest edible
mushrooms from surrounding forests. Montrose Library.
-Sept 6-7, Comedy Show, Canyon Creek B&B Full Moon
Party, Montrose
-Log Hill Lungbuster Bike Challenge, Sept 7, 12-3p, 15
mile time trial starting in Ridgway and ending near the
Divide Ranch & Country Club on Log Hill. $40 includes
a T-shirt, refreshments and a grab bag of other sponor
donated items. Maria Jones, ochs@ouraynet.com,
970.325.4576, www.loghilllungbusterchallenge.com
-Glow in the Dark Disc Golf Tournament, Sept 13, Reg-
istration 7p; Shotgun start 8p, Cerise Park, 400 Shanes
Wy, Montrose, 970.249.2085, Pre-registration $10/ea;
Day of Tournament $12/ea, Fundraiser for Montrose
County Historical Museum; www.montrosehistory.org
-Montrose Botanic Gardens Lecture Series: ¡®Putting Your
Garden to Bed¡¯, Sept 17, 6:30-8:30p, Montrose Botanic
Garden, south of the Pavilion Events Ctr, 1800 E Pavilion
Pl, Montrose, 970.249.1115
-Ouray County Railroad Days, Sept 18, 9a-5p, Ridg-
way Railroad Museum, Guided hikes along the Silverton
Railroad right-of-way on Red Mountain, talks, auto tours,
rides of RGS Motor no. 1, etc. Contact: Don Paulson,
drpaulson@ouraynet.com, 970.325.9031, for details see:
ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org
-Sunrise Creek: Alzheimer¡¯s Walk, Sept 20, 8a, Walk be-
gins and ends at Sunrise Creek. 970.240.0600 for info.
-Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble,
Sept 20, Divide Ranch & Golf Club, Ridgway, Contact:
Gale Ingram, racc@ridgwaycolorado.com, 970.626.5014
-Sneffels Fiber Festival Gala Opening, Sept 26, 5-7p,
Ouray County 4-H Event Ctr, $10 Donation includes Wine
& Appetizers, Contact: Jennifer Randolph, questions@
weehawkenarts.org, 970.626.3105, More Info: www.
weehawkenarts.org
-Sneffels Fiber Festival, Sept 27-28, 9a-5p, Ouray County
4-H Event Center, 22739 Hwy 550, Ridgway, Featuring:
Fiber Vendors, Food, Workshops, Demonstrations & Live
Animals! Free, donations gratefully accepted, Contact:
Jennifer Randolph, questions@weehawkenarts.org,
970.626.3105, More Info: www.weehawkenarts.org
-Tribute to Western Movies Day, Sept 27, Remembering
and featuring 40+ Hollywood and TV Westerns filmed
in Colorado from 1926-2013, music, vendors, children¡¯s
games, demos from the 19th century, blacksmithing, etc.
9a-3p, Museum of the Mountain West, US Hwy 50 & Mi-
ami Rd, just east of Montrose, 970.240.3400, $10 adults,
$5 children, www.mountainwestmuseum.com
-Fruita Fall Festival, Sept 26-28, 325 E Aspen Ave, Fruita,
See festival website for hours and event listing. This is the
Big One! 970.858.3894, www.fruitafallfestival.com
-Steam Punk Convention with a Twist, Sept 26-28, 718
Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, see website for full event details:
www.steampunkconventionwithatwist.com
-Downtown Car Show, Sept 27, 400 Main St, Gr Jct, an-
tique cars, muscle cars, classic cars and even motorcycles
on display. 970.245.9697
-Colorado National Monument Free Admission Day, Fruita,
Sept 27, 970.858.3617
-Grand Finale, Rimrock Rodeo, Sept 27, 927 Hwy 340,
Fruita, 970.434.7515
-Disney¡¯s Sleeping Beauty Kids, Sept 27, Youth Theatre
Project, 1400 N 5th, Gr Jct, 2 & 7p, 970.261.5363
-Color Weekend at Powderhorn, Sept 27-28, 48338 Pow-
derhorn Rd, Mesa, see: www.powderhorn.com
-Color Sunday on the Grand Mesa, Sept 28, Grand Mesa
Scenic Byway, Mesa, Visitor Ctr open 9a-5p. 970.856.4153
-9th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair held on Color Sunday,
Sept 28, 10a-3p, Mesa Community Ctr, Hwy 65 in Mesa,
interested in booth space? call Terri: 970.447.0014. The
Plateau Valley 4H Turkey dinner will be served 10:30a-3p.
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-September 3-7, The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not
for the faint of heart. Repeat, not for the faint of heart and
you must be in great shape.
-15th Annual Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off, Sept
6, Mt Crested Butte.
-Sept 5-6, Gunnison Angling Society is hosting its 24th
Annual Superfly Fishing Tournament.
-Sept 7-8, Wooden Nickel Golf Classic Contact the Club at
Crested Butte for further details!
-38th Annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour The 38th An-
nual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour on Sept 13-14 is the
oldest mountain bike event in the world.
-Sept 14-20, Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival, Every Autumn
Equinox, the town of Crested Butte comes together
-Sept 20-21, Uncorked Wine & Music Festival, Lake City
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
-Listen & Learn presentation, Sept 11, 12-1p, Cedaredge
Community Center, 140 NW 2nd St, no charge, presented
by Bobbie Miller w/DCMH and Region 10 Community Solu-
tions, and Paul Ash, Delta Coordinator, advance registra-
tion appreciated: 970.249.2436 X201; 1.855.500.6050
-Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Steamboat Springs and
Hayden, Sept 12-15, free events celebrating the region¡¯s
Sandhill Cranes, Contact Nancy Merrill: 970.276.1933 or
ColoradoCranes@gmail.com, www.coloradocranes.org
-Western Colorado Bonsai Society Exhibit & Reception,
1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, Exhibit runs Sept 5-13, Opein-
ing reception, 7-9p, Sept 5. 970.243.7337
-Filthy 5K & Filthy Kid, Sept 6, 28 1/4 Road & F Road,
Gr Jct, Come test your skills in the dirtiest and zaniest
race in the Grand Valley. 970.254.3866
-Grand Mesa Poker Run, Sept 6, 2747 Crossroad Blvd,
Gr Jct, 8:30a-3p, Starts in Grand Junction, Harley Da-
vidson, 2747 Crossroad Blvd, ends at VFW 1247, 1404
Ute Ave. 8:30a Pancake breakfast, 970.434.7053
-Documentary: Holy Ghost: Be Bold, Be Brave, 736
24.5 Road, Gr Jct, Sept 6, 7p in the CVVC Chapel
-Dog Days at Lincoln Park Pool, Sept 7, 12th & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 10a-2p, $5 each. 970.254.3866
-Grease, the Musical, The Theatre Project Stage, 835
N 26th St, Gr Jct, Sept 12-13 and Sept 19-20, 7p, Sat
matinee 2p, 970.261.5363
-Bud Light Pork n Hops Challenge, Sept 12-13, Lincoln
Park, 1340 Gunnison Ave, Gr Jct, Get ready for a
smoking great time. 970.254.3844
-Colorado Pro Rodeo Finals, Sept 12-14, 2785 US Hwy
50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines, 50th Anniver-
sary Gala & Concert, Sept 13, 1221 N 12th St, Gr Jct,
970.858.4839
-Walk to End Alzheimer¡¯s, Sept 13, 3118 E 1/2 Rd, Gr
Jct, Registration 8a, walk begins at 9a, 970.256.1274
-Desert¡¯s Edge Triathlon Festival, Sept 13-14, 1800 11
8/10 Rd, Loma, 303.642.7917
-Avalon Ribbon Cutting & Open House, Sept 17, 645
Main St, Grd Jct, tour the newly renovated Historic
Avalon Theatre in downtown Gr Jct. 970.263.5700
-Sept 17, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, Western Colorado Hu-
man Resource Association Fall Conference, Two Rivers
Convention Ctr. Breakfast & Lunch included! Prizes &
giveaways! It¡¯s informative, it¡¯s a networking opportu-
nity. 970.241.2338
-Colorado Mountain Winefest, Sept 18-21, 451 Pend-
leton St, Palisade, 970.464.0111
-Drag Racing, Sept 19-20, 115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Fri.
Sept. 19th Friday Night Street Legal Drags/Young
Guns Points#10; Sept 20th Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman
Points#10/Jr. Dragster Points#11, 970.243.9022
-Fall Fest at Powderhorn, Sept 20-21, 48338 Powder-
horn Rd., Mesa, 970.268.5700 www.powderhorn.com
-Trek Dirt Series Women¡¯s Mountain Bike Camp, Sept
20-21, Fruita, www.dirtseries.com
-Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show, Sept 25-
28, 2785 US Highway 50, Gr Jct, Mesa County Fair-
grounds, 970.255.7100