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Happenings
2015 March
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Mar 21, Cortez Farmers Market Annual
Spring Meeting, Southwest Memorial Hospital
Annex Building, Cortez
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa
Springs:
--Durango Independent Film Festival, Mar
4-8, downtown Durango, for more info: www.
durangofilm.org
-SheRide Snowboard Camp, Mar 6-8, Durango
Mtn Resort, 327 S Camino Del Rio, Learn
snowboarding surrounded by women, such a
safe, different experience from trying to for-
ever ¡°keep up with the boys¡±.
-Dance in the Rockies Annual Competition
Team Showcase, Mar 7, 6p, FLC Commu-
nity Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango,
970.247.7657
-Winter Brunch Train, Mar 7, Durango & Sil-
verton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave,
Durango, departs 9:45a, There is no better
way to unwind on a Saturday. Enjoy brunch &
music as you discover spectacular San Juan
Mountain scenery, arrives back in downtown
Durango 2:45p.
-Durango Bach Festival, Mar 8-14, 910 E 3rd
Ave, Durango, a wonderful week celebrating
the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, student
recitals, Bach¡¯s Lunch (weekday 1/2hour recit-
als at noon followed by lunch from Carver¡¯s),
a midweek concert Wed, closing concert Sat.
-Durango Celtic Festival, Mar 12-15, Henry
Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave, Durango,
Come get your Celt on, workshops & festivi-
ties at the ¡®Hank¡¯ & other venues in town, lots
of great music w/headliner band RUNA, more
info: www.DurangoCelticFestival.com
-Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival,
Mar 20-22, Strater Hotel, Durango, World-
renowned performers Swingin¡¯ It Up, live
music, silent film comedies, dance lessons,
after hours parties, for reservations & info:
1.800.247.4431
-Mar 21, Three Little Birds Craft Show, VFW,
Durango
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--Mar 8-9, Burton US Open, Vail Resorts, the
longest-running snowboarding competition in
the world, 970.SKI.VAIL
-Open Skating, Dobson Ice Arena, Noon-
1:30p, Mon, Wed & Fridays(Subject to
Change), Open to all ages & abilities, Skate
rentals $3, 970.479.2271
-Moonlit Snowshoe Tours, Walking Mountains
Science Ctr, Mar 10, Journey into the night by
snowshoe & learn about the habits of noc-
turnal animals & other mountain characters,
970.827.9725
-SpringFest, Mar 14, Beaver Creek Resort,
Performers of all types light up the spring-
themed stage for 4 fun filled weeks, kids
contests, 970.754.4636
-¡±They¡¯re brown, hot & there¡¯s plenty of
them!¡± The famous 4-H Rocky Mountain Oys-
ter Fry is returning Mar 14, 970.328.8630,
Hosted by Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, $16.
-Women of Ireland, Mar 18, 7:30p, Vilar Ctr,
Behold the beauty, power & passion of the
Women of Ireland, 970.845.TIXS
-Vail Film Festival, over 60 films, music, & ce-
lebrity tributes, Mar 26-29, Vail, 970.306.6843,
$10-$250
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Highland Bowl Inferno, Mar 7, Aspen Highlands,
How fast can YOU do a Highland Bowl lap?
-Red Bull Double Pipe, Mar 13-14, Buttermilk, 24
of the world¡¯s best snowboarders descend on As-
pen to test their hand on two perfectly groomed
halfpipes unlike anything ever seen before.
-Dinner Theater Show, March 13-14, 20-21, 27-
28, 6:30p, Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, a 2 hour
family fun dinner theater show with professional
talent, 970.945.9699
-Bud Light Spring Jam, Aspen-Snowmass, The
premier spring festival in the Rocky Mtns contin-
ues like never before, 2 weekends, Mar 13-15 &
Mar 20-22, competitions, gatherings, downtown
concerts, parties.
-NASTAR National Championships, Mar 19-22,
Snowmass, NASTAR celebrates the sport of alpine
racing and serves as a reunion for the top recre-
ational racers in the country.
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Firkin Fundraiser, Mar 2, 1960 N 12th St, Gr
Jct, Kannah Creek will be tapping a firkin (a
specialty keg), 100% of sales & donations from
5p until midnight go to benefit March of Dimes,
970.243.0894
-Focus on the Family presents ¡®The Drop Box:
Don¡¯t throw them away, bring them here¡¯, Mar
3-5, 7p each evening, 648 Market St, Gr Jct,
970.248.3612
-¡¯Undertow¡¯, CMU Exhibit, Mar 4-20, Mon-Sat, 12-
5p, also a First Friday Reception, Mar 6, 6-10p,
to view the exhibit & meet the artist, artist talk
6:30p, free, Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery,
437 Colorado Ave, Gr Jct, 970.248.1833
-Join the Housing & Building Association of North-
western Colorado¡¯s 2015 Home Improvement &
Remodeling Expo! Mar 6-8, Fri-Sat 10a-6p; Sun
10a-4p, with over 100 different vendors, there
is something here for everyone! 159 Main St, Gr
Jct, 970.245.0253
-DreamCatcher Half Marathon, Mar 7, 7a, S 7th
St & Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, 970.234.8772
-USASA Skier/Boarder Cross at Powderhorn, Mar
7, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, 970.268.5700,
see website for more info: www.powderhorn.com
-Barrel & Pole Series Finals, Mar 7, with events
scheduled in Rifle, Grand Junction & New Castle,
we¡¯re hoping to reach the seasoned 4D veterans
& new enthusiasts as well, 2785 US 50, Gr Jct,
970.948.4400
-The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers Edition),
Mar 7, Performances at 2p and 7p, 1400 N 5th,
Gr Jct, 970.261.5363
-Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Mar 7, join us for a
scrumptious meal with homemade pies!, great
fellowship & door prizes, 237 32 Rd, Gr Jct,
970.434.5683
-Square Dance (Fundraiser), Mar 12, Fruita Com-
munity Center, 324 N Coulson, just $6/person,
dancing 6:30-8:30p, refreshments available, fund
raising activity to assist the 2015 GJ VA
-Author Meet & Greet, Mar 14, Palisade Library,
119 W 3rd St, Palisade, 2-4p, free, refreshments
provided, 970.464.7557
-The Western Slope On Tap Craft Beer Festival,
Mar 14, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50,
Gr Jct, 970.242.7788
-St. Patrick¡¯s Corned Beef & Cabbage Fundraiser,
Mar 14, come for a wee bit o¡¯ fun to the Fruitvale
Lions Club all-you-can-eat St. Patrick¡¯s Corned
Beef & Cabbage fundraiser, silent auction, cake
wheel raffle, 126 2nd St, Clifton, 970.640.5754
-Steampunk Convention with a Twist, Mar 14-15,
The Grand Valley Steampunk Society presents the
best Steampunk, Science Ficition, Fantasy & Doc-
tor Who convention this side of the Rockies, fash-
ion show, costume contest, gaming room, High
Tea w/the Queen, victorian time travelers ball,
more, 718 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, 970.589.1367
-Under 12 Championships at Powderhorn, Mar
14-15, Come watch some amazing youth as they
compete in the U12 Championships, 48338 Pow-
derhorn Rd, Mesa, 970.268.5700
-Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation Banquet, Mar 16, din-
ner & benefit auction, Two Rivers Convention Ctr,
159 Main St, Gr Jct, 970.263.8039
-The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens & the
City of Gr Jct Parks & Recreation present Garden
Talk Class: Spring Tree Care, Mar 18, 12-1p, 655
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, $5, pre-registration encour-
aged, call 970.254.3866, instructor Tom Ziola
-GJ Daily Sentinel RV Show, Mar 19-21, Mesa
County Fairgrounds, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
970.256.4290, Thu 10-6, Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5, Free
admission, tour great trailers, toy haulers & more
-Fruita ¡®Night of Stars¡¯ Talent Show, Mar 20,
7-10p, Fruita Middle School, 239 N Maple St,
Fruita, Admission is minimal but performers get
in free, performers of all ages take the stage,
if you¡¯re interested in performing, please call
970.858.0360
-Moab Tracks, Rock Art & Arches One-day Tour,
Mar 20, 462 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, day-long tour from
the heart of Moab, Utah, visit the best tracks left
by dinosaurs & rock art left by Native Peoples
in the red rock canyon country of eastern Utah,
970.242.0971
-Messier Marathon Star Viewing, Mar 20, 1800 11
8/10 Rd, Loma, Western Colorado Astronomy Club
annual Messier Marathon Viewing Event, Highline
State Park. Try to observe all the objects cataloged
by Charles Messier in one night! 970.812.3661
-Public Star Viewing(Messier Marathon alt. date),
Mar 21, 1750 Rim Rock Dr, Fruita, Western Colo-
rado Astronomy Club public viewing & alternate
date for Messier Marathon, telescopes will be set
up, meet in Saddlehorn picnic area parking lot
just after sunset, vehicle permit may be required
to enter monument, 970.812.3661, www.wcacas-
tronomy.org
-Colorado West Paint Horse Club Show, Mar 21-22,
8a, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 2785
US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Powderhorn End of Season Celebration Week-
end, Mar 27-29, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa,
970.268.5700
-Walking & Biking Trails Summit, Mar 13, Two Riv-
ers Convention Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, discuss
the important role trails play in the health, safety
& prosperity of our community, breakfast & lunch
provided, see website for fees & to register:
www.trailsummit.com