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2015 April
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Durango Community Shelter & Southwest Safe-
house, info: Sue Johnson-Erner 970.529.4612, or
Beverly Cunningham 970.565.4740
-Peanuts The Easter Beagle Express, Apr 4, 8a-
5p, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad,
479 Main Ave, Durango, premium-class seat-
ing, crafts, storytelling, musical entertainment,
games, refreshments, Easter-themed activities
onboard, everyone gets a souvenir mug that can
be refilled all day with non-alcoholic beverages
from the Concession Car, 1.888.872.4607 or
-Duranglers Fly Fishing Festival, Apr 4-5, Duran-
glers Fly Fishing Shop, 923 Main Ave, Durango,
2 days of fun, education, clinics, deals, demos,
doorbuster specials and drawings, 970.385.4081
-¡¯Diggin¡¯ it in Durango¡¯ USAV Sanctioned Girls
Volleyball Tournament, Apr 4-5, 10a-10p, for de-
tails and info email:
-Open House, The Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave,
Durango, Apr 16, 4-7p, Join us in downtown
Durango for special 2015 room dedications, hotel
tours, hors d¡¯oeuvers & live entertainment
-Durango Wine Experience, Apr 23-25, 3 days
of educational seminars, wine dinners & unique
tastings featuring hundreds of wineries, artisan
spirits & craft beers
-Durango Home & Ranch Show, Apr 25: 10a-5p &
Apr 26: 10a-3p, La Plata County Fairgrounds, Du-
rango, Discover everything for the home, brought
to you by Four Corners Expo, 970.375.4511,
--Taste of Vail, Apr 8-11, showcases more than
30 of Vail¡¯s finest chefs & restaurateurs along-
side the owners & winemakers from nearly
50 of the countries¡¯ top wineries, valley wide,
-Beaver Creek Closing Day, Apr 12
-Spring Back to Vail, April 17-19, the biggest
end-of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains, free
live concerts, the infamous World Pond Skimming
Championships, apres after-dark parties, base
area giveaways, and so much more, Vail Village,
Golden Peak, 970.SKI.VAIL
--The Smith Optics Grudge Match rail jam, Apr 5,
Buttermilk Mtn, head2head bracket style snow-
board competition, winner takes $1000, top 4
get sweet Smith gear, register in person at Radio
Boardshop, 400 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, or call
970.925.9373, Free, 2-2:30p Practice; 2:30-4p
Competition; 4p Awards, HELMETS ARE RE-
QUIRED TO COMPETE, all competitors must sign
a release waiver.
-To celebrate closing day Apr 5, Buttermilk Mtn
hosts Bacon Appreciation Day: 9a-Bacon Waffles
at the top of Summit Express; 11:30a-Bacon
Samplers at bottom of West, Main, Tiehack lifts &
No Problem Cabin; 12:30p-Bacon wrapped scal-
lops at Patrol Headquarters; Lunch hour-Bacon
specials at Cliffhouse & Bumps restaurants;
2:30p-Bacon dessert at the Beach at Bumps &
Bacon & Beer Happy hour at Bumps; 3:30p-Kid¡¯s
games in the Base Area; 4p-Bartender¡¯s Brawl,
*Cost associated w/lunches/Happy Hour/Bar-
tenders Brawl, All other bacon items free while
supplies last.
-Grand River Health¡¯s Pharmacy Drug Take Back
Program, 2nd Wed ea/month, 9-11a, Grand River
Health Medical Clinic upstairs, 501 Airport Rd,
Rifle, Bring expired or unused medications and we
will dispose of them properly & safely. Medication
items accepted include: Prescription meds, over
the counter meds, medical samples, pet meds,
vitamins, inhalers, medicated ointments & lotions,
liquid Meds, insulin needles, Sorry we cannot ac-
cept thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol
cans, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste or per-
sonal care products, controlled substances such as
Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, or Cough Syrup with
Codeine. Please call 970.625.6578 for info on how
to properly dispose of those medications.
-Audi Power of Snowmass, Apr 11, 9a, new event
challenges participants to ski the most vertical ft
in 1 day, not about speed but strategy to reach
the 4 peaks of Snowmass while logging as much
vertical descent as you can, participants will be
tracked with GPS devices, early entry $45, $50
race day, discount racer lift tickets available at
Snowmass ticket office, helmets required, Flaik
GPS units distributed morning of race day,
-Glenwood Sunset Rotary & Roaring Fork Young
Professionals Student Career Fair, Apr 15, 12-5p,
GSHS Gymnasium, 1521 Grand Ave, Glenwood
Springs, opportunity to showcase & fill temporary
or full time positions & converse with students
interested in career options, participation is FREE,
we only ask that you provide your own table, a
company banner & 2 or more company repre-
sentatives, for more info or to request a sign up
packet contact Mark Mark Gould Jr 970.379.8326, or Altai Chuluun
-Health and Wellness Expo, Apr 25, 10a-4p,
Ramada Inn & Suites, 124 W 6th St, Glenwood
Springs, learn to take control of your own health,
interactive exhibits, informative seminars, product
& service samples, build relationships with local
providers, 970.945.6535, see more:
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Easter Egg Scramble, Apr 1, 4-5p, The Fruita
Community Center lawn will be full of plastic eggs
to find, participants will be divided into age cat-
egories, 324 N Coulson St, 970.858.0360
-Grand Junction Sumphony Orchestra Variety
Show, Apr 1, 7:30p, Moss Performing Arts Ctr
Recital Hall, 1231 N 12 St, Gr Jct, A fun evening
of music & comedy featuring GJS staff, board
members, orchestra members & special guests,
-Grand Junction Horse Show, Apr 4, 8a, 2785 Hwy
50, Gr Jct, Free to the public, 970.255.7100
-Botanical Gardens Easter Egg Hunt, Apr 4, 641
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, registration begins 10a,
3 age groups, 10,000 eggs, the Easter bunny,
games, more, please bring your own basket,
-Messiah Choral Society presents its 11th annual
full performance of Messiah as a musical gift to
our community, free admission, Apr 5, 2:30p,
Grand Junction High School Auditorium, 1400 N
5th St, 970.245.4914
-Brewfest fundraiser to benefit March of Dimes,
Apr 8, 5p, 2531 N 12th St, Gr Jct, $25 includes
all-you-can-drink from participating breweries &
live music on the patio, 970.243.0894
-Turkey Hunting 101 by Colorado Parks & Wild-
life, Apr 9, 711 Independent Ave, Gr Jct, as
turkey hunting continues to grow in popularity,
the need for instruction & education is critical for
a safe, successful experience, 970.255.6100
-Comedy night w/comedian Bill Blank, Apr 9,
436 Main St, Gr Jct, 970.248.9022
-Colorado Mesa University Rodeo, Apr 10-11,
2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, for tickets & info call Kevin
Bates at 970.260.3851 or email: kbates@colora-
-Palisade International Honey Bee Festival, Apr
10-11, 3rd & Main, Downtown Palisade, celebrat-
ing the industrious honeybee, features street
vendors, children¡¯s events, educational exhibits
& live entertainment, 970.464.5777
-Western Colorado Botanical Gardens & City of
Grand Junction Parks & Rec present Garden Talk
Class: Butterfly Waystation Gardens, Apr 15,
12-1p, $5, instructor Marilyn Thompson, 655
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, Pre-registration encour-
aged, 970.254.3866
-Arbor Day, Palisade, Apr 16, 567 W 5th
St, See the Town of Palisade website or call
970.464.5602 for more info
-Colorado Discover Ability Chefs¡¯ Dinner, Apr 17,
743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, features cuisine of local
chefs who donate their time & expertise, paired
w/wine donated by local wineries, 4-course din-
ner, silent & live auctions, awards to dedicated
volunteers, 970.257.1222
-Southwest Arborfest, Apr 18, 12th & Gunnison,
Gr Jct, free admission, live music, Colorado craft
brew beer garden, chili tasting, jalapeno-eating
contest, tree seedling giveaway, green-minded
vendors, demonstrations, 970.254.3866
-Rumble at 18 Road bike trails, Fruita, Apr 18-
19, 970.744.4450
There are a few changes this year, for details &
-Main Street Battle of the Bands in Celebration
of Record Store Day, Apr 18, 530 Main St, Gr
Jct, Triple Play Records, 10a-6p, Thirty 15 min-
ute spots available by application only, winners
guaranteed a paid gig, 970.243.3974
-Altrusa Art Fair, Apr 18-24, 1803 N 7th St,
Gr Jct, Opening reception & awards Apr 18,
-Be Our Guest, Colorado National Monument,
Fruita, Apr 18-19, National Park Service fee free
days celebrating the opening weekend of Nation-
al Parks Week, 970.858.3617
-Racing in the Rockies Summer Barrel Series,
Apr 18-19, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy
50, Gr Jct, barrel racing at its best in western
Colorado, 970.390.3712, more info: www.rac-
-Colorado West Paint Horse Club Show, Apr 19,
8a, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena,
2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Arbor Day, Fruita, Apr 22, 4-6p, Circle Park, W
Aspen Ave, kids crafts, tree planting, punch &
cookies, educational resources, tree giveaways,