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Happenings
2014 October
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
for all children aged 2-11 years old. Trains
depart Durango station at 10a & 11:30a.
On Oct 11 there will also be a 1p departure.
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
-Autumn Fest at Gypsum Creek, Fun-filled
2 Lady Best Ball Golf Tournament, Oct 4, A
day of GOLF, LUNCH and PRIZES! Grab your
nearest golf partner and sign up soon. $65.
Field limited. Must have a valid USGA GHIN
handicap to participate, 530 Cotton Ranch
Dr, Gypsum, 970.524.6200
-Annual SSCV Ski Swap, Oct 24-26, Prod-
ucts include everything from alpine, snow-
board, telemark and nordic equipment. All
ranges of winter clothing and accessories
such as helmets, gloves and goggles will
also be available for purchase. Vendors will
have their best selection of new and used
products at this years swap. Used gear from
the general public will be available at great
prices. A percentage of the sales from the
SWAP benefit Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
which allows SSCV to continue its mission
to inspire character growth and excellence
and its vision to stand as both a leading
youth development organization and the
premier ski and snowboard competition
program in the world, 321 E Lionshead
Circle, Vail Village, 970.479.2454
-Fall Festival, Oct 31, Gypsum Rec Ctr, Gyp-
sum, Old Fashioned Carnival Games: Kids
win candy & toy prizes, Jumping Castles,
Jazz the Clown, Kids Crafts, Face painting,
Pumkin Patch, Live Music, Free Hotdogs &
popcorn while they last, Cake Walk, Mu-
sic, Horse Rides, Petting Zoo and Haunted
Maze! Free, Family Friendly, Costumes
Welcome!
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
-Aspen, Hockey Mountain High, Oct 3-5
-The 2nd Aspen TNT (Town -N- Trail) 10K
Race, Oct 4, 9a, Koch Park, Aspen, a unique
route on various trails, bike paths & side-
walks around town, benefits Nat. MS So-
ciety: Colorado/Wyoming Chapter. Begins/
ends in Koch Park followed by post-race
party at the Limelight Hotel, live music,
food & drinks, giveaways, CASH prizes for
top male & female runners & best costume!
-Oct 4, the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race
for Literacy. A half-marathon (13.1-mile)
run & 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk on
the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon,
half-marathon begins 9a; 5K starts 10a.
*Park at the race finish: No Name rest area,
Exit 119 off I-70, east of Glenwood Springs.
Half Marathon bus transportation to race
start leaves 8:15a sharp; 5K leaves 9:30a.
Overflow parking available free at Glenwood
Canyon Resort, 970.945.5282, or e-mail:
mfredendall@literacyoutreach.org
-Glenwood Springs Fire Dept Firehouse
Adventure Day, Oct 11, 10a-2p, GWS Fire
Station at 8th & Cooper, Food, beverages,
demonstrations, tours of fire engines &
ambulances, family activities, fun, Bring un-
wanted eye glasses to donate to Lions Club,
info: 970.384.6480
-Rock ¡®N Roast, Oct 17, 6-10p, the Gathering Center
at The Orchard, Carbondale, benefits Valley Early
childhood programs including Children¡¯s Rocky Mtn
School, Growing Years and Mt Sopris Montessori
School, features a wine wall, music, silent auction &
a drawing for great prizes. Food provided by the val-
ley¡¯s best roasters. Must be 21 to attend. For more
information: 970.963.3506 ext 2
-The 15th Annual Culinary Arts, Wine & Brewfest,
Wines from around the world, hand crafted Mico-
brewed beers, favorite local restaurants, a huge
silent auction, wine grab bags, special room rates
at Ramada Inn-Glenwood Springs; cooking demo &
wine pairing, Oct 18, Ramada Inn & Suites, 124 W
6th St, Glenwood Springs, 5-8p, Must be 21 to at-
tend, Reserve tickets: 970.945.2414 or visit: www.
glenwoodarts.org
-Biz-Opoly Business Trade Fair, Oct 24, 12p-7p,
Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs,
970.945.6589
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Acclaimed mountaineer Jeff Evans to appear at
CMU! Oct 2, 1455 N 12th St, Gr Jct, 7:30p, CMU
Ballroom, open to the public at no cost (No tickets
needed). Jeff Evans, published author & most note-
able for summiting Mount Everest, 970.256.4080
-Family Science Night, Oct 2, 2660 Unaweep Ave,
Gr Jct, explore science w/activities & experiments,
fun for children of all ages, 6-8:30p, John McConnell
Math & Science Ctr, $5/family, 970.254.1626
-1st Friday Art Opening Reception, The Art Ctr, Oct
3, 1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, Free, open to the public,
6:30-9p, 970.243.7337, www.gjartcenter.org
-Gun Show by JC Productions, Oct 3-5, 2785 Hwy
50, Gr Jct, Doors open 4p on Friday and 9a on Sat-
urday & Sunday. $5/adult, 970.255.7100
-Oct 4, Gr Jct, Join us for the Icon LASIK, Tour of
the Moon, Grand Cycling Classic, Oct 4, Gr Jct,
Colorado National Monument, 303.282.9020
-Oktoberfest, Oct 4, Main St, 3rd to 5th St, Gr Jct,
fresh Bavarian food, German Beer & German Wine,
live entertainment, dancing and shopping from ven-
dors near and far. 970.242.7788
-Rollin¡¯ On The River 3K Walk/Roll, Oct 4, 655
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, It¡¯s a Sock Walk! Wear crazy
socks, knee socks, costumes/themes encouraged,
begins at the Botanical Gardens, a noncompetitive
family fun event benefitting Strive (formerly Mesa
Developmental Service, 970.256.8612
-Spirit of the Valley 5K Run, Walk ¡®n Roll, Oct 4,
3888 27 1/2 Rd, Gr Jct, brings together Mesa
County¡¯s able-bodied and physically challenged run-
ners, walkers and rollers, features a great course,
spectacular buffet breakfast, live rock ¡®n roll & super
kids¡¯ activities, benefits Colorado Discoverability,
970.242.3293
-Superhero 5K Fun Run/Walk, Oct 4, CMU, 1100
North Ave, Gr Jct, first annual, races, activities,
prizes for all skill levels/ages, obstacle course
for kids, prizes for the best Superhero costume,
970.242.4191
-Colorado West Marching Band Parade & Festival,
Oct 4, Main St, Gr Jct, 10a, field show 12:30p,
Stocker Stadium, over a dozen bands competing.
-Drag Racing: Points Tie-Breaker / King of the Track
/ Test & Tune & Jackpot Race, Oct 4, 115 32 Rd,
Gr Jct, Western Colorado Dragway, 970.243.9022,
www.wcdra.com