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2015 November
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Singing W/Santa, Nov 27, 5:45-7:30p, First
National Bank Parking Lot, 259 W 9th St, Du-
rango, Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6p to
lead everyone for a stroll and carol singing up
Main Ave to Buckley Park for hot cocoa, cookies
& the community Christmas tree lighting
--Nov 5, First Thursday Dance, 4 Eagle Ranch,
The Walker Williams Band will be playing and
Dean & Linda Wolz will be giving the dance les-
sons from 6-7p, 970.926.3372
-Nov 20, Vail Mountain Opening Day, The excite-
ment is contagious as the lifts start turning,
-Nov 25, Beaver Creek Opening Day,
-Nov 27-28, Warren Miller¡¯s ¡®Chasing Shadows¡¯,
Vilar Performing Arts Center, SHOW TIMES: Nov
27 at 3p & 8p; Nov 28 at 5p & 8p, 970.845.
--Carbondale Christmas Boutique, Nov 14, 8a-
3p, Carbondale Firehouse, Hwy 133 South, Car-
bondale, Holiday Craft Show, From Hwy 82 turn
right onto Hwy 133 Carbondale exit, Approx. 5
miles, Firehouse is on your left, 970.963.3045
-Nov 15, 2p, Defiance Community Players,
directed by Wendy Moore, present the Musi-
cal ¡®Fiddler on the Roof¡¯, $20/Adults, $15/Stu-
dents (18 and under) and Seniors, Tickets in
exact cash or check only sold at the Glenwood
Chamber and Sopris Lighting, Credit cards ac-
cepted only at the door 1 hour before the show,
Jeannie Miller Theatre, Glenwood Springs High
School Auditorium, 1521 Grand Ave
-Thanksjibbing, Nov 27, invite-only rail jam
takes place at 2p in Snowmass Base Village,
Come watch skiers & snowboarders throw down
for their piece of the cash purse & check out the
post-Thanksgiving action at Base Village, Kids
activities, a bouncy castle, Turkey Bowling, a
restaurant leftover challenge, a real live DJ and
much more, To participate in the turkey bowling
bring a non-perishable food item or donation for
Lift Up
-Aspen Winternational, Nov 28-29, The world¡¯s
fastest women skiers including US Olympic and
World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin will once again
take on Aspen Mountain¡¯s challenging slopes in
the only stop of the women¡¯s Audi FIS Ski World
Cup tour in the United States. In celebration of
opening Aspen Mountain for the winter season
during Thanksgiving weekend spectators near
and far are invited to the base of Lift 1A on
Aspen Mountain to enjoy prime viewing of the
finish line from the grandstands. Live television
coverage by NBC and NBC Sports will capture
the excitement that embodies World Cup racing.
The weekend includes the first Bud Light Hi-Fi
Concert Series of the season. Both events are
FREE and open to the public!
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Powderhorn National Ski Patrol Ski & Snow-
board Swap, Nov 6-7, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct,
Colorado Mesa University, A great place to get
new skiing & snowboarding equipment for the
upcoming season
-The Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus will
be hosting a Fundraiser at McCalister¡¯s Deli, 480
West Park, just off Patterson, Nov 8, 4-8p, All
you have to do is come, eat, enjoy and pay your
bill, say OK when asked if you want to credit
the Chorus or tell them to do so, then we get
a check for 15% of that. We then use part of
those funds to promote vocal music in our local
schools, Thanks! 970.257.SONG
-The Bookcliff Chorus invites men of all ages
high school & above to join them in singing tra-
ditional Christmas Carols, This Holiday Chorus
will meet for practice every Tue, 7-8p, from Nov
10-Dec 8, Following these rehearsals, the com-
bined group will perform at the Main St Christ-
mas Walk on Fri, Dec 11, and the following Sun-
day, Dec 13, at the Annual Christmas Concert,
6:30p, at the Northeast Christian Church, 2751
Patterson Rd, The music, arranged in four part
harmony, will be provided for participants, more
info call: 970.257.SONG(7664)
-Be Our Guest, Nov 11, Colorado National Monu-
ment, Fruita, National Park Service fee-free day
celebrating Veteran¡¯s Day, 970.858.3617
-Glacier Yetis Hockey, Nov 13-14, 2515 River-
side Parkway, Gr Jct, Fri 11/13 at 7p, Sat 11/14
at 10a, Both games vs. the Breckenridge Bucks,
-¡¯All That Jazz¡¯, GJ Symphony 13th Annual Gala,
Nov 14, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, Cocktails begin
5:30p, an evening of fine food & wine, live & silent
auctions & dancing to the sounds of the GJ Sym-
phony Orchestra, $150/person or $1500/table of
10, 970.243.6787
-Down N Dirty Barrel Race, Nov 14 & 21, 2785
Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 9a, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
-¡¯The Perfect Gift¡¯ Craft Fair pres. by The Rock,
Nov 14, 2170 Broadway, Gr Jct, free, 9-4:30p,
Over 50 artists, crafters, bakers and a few direct
sales vendors, a quality craft fair, Door prizes
given away throughout the day, 970.242.7625
-Grand Junction Cowboy
Poetry Gathering, Nov
6-7, Museum of West-
ern Colorado¡¯s Whitman
Educational Ctr, 248 S
Fourth St, Gr Jct
-Rim Rock Marathon,
Nov 7, James M Robb
Colorado River State
Park, Fruita, Full mara-
thon and 2 person
relay teams (limit of 30
teams), 26-mile point-
to-point marathon along
Rim Rock Dr, The route
winds through the Colo-
rado National Monument
and finishes in downtown
Fruita in Circle Park,
Spectators, friends &
families asked to meet
participants at Circle
-Nov 7, The Annual
Veteran¡¯s Day Parade,
Downtown on Main St in
Grand Junction, Starts
at 2p
-Rocky Mountain Wom-
en¡¯s Expo, Nov 7, 159
Main St, Gr Jct, Two Riv-
ers Convention Center,
-Panda Waddle 5K, Nov
7, 3118 E 1/2 Rd, Gr Jct,
Pear Park Elementary
fundraiser at Long Family
Park, Call for more infor-
mation: 970.254.5960
-Craft Bazaar, Nov 7,
1326 1st St, Gr Jct,
crafts, used books,
Grandma¡¯s Attic bar-
gains, delicious baked
goods, Free admission,