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Happenings
2015 May
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Tumble at Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ, top
barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs
in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented
by thirst quenching microbrews, music includes Dan
Treanor¡¯s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown, The
Delta Sonics & more, attendees vote on Sat & Sun for
People¡¯s Choice Best Barbecue Vendor, Big Green Egg
Backyard amateur BBQ competition, Cut & Slice Golf
Event benefiting Can Do Multiple Sclerosis on May 25th
at Beaver Creek Golf Club, Kids¡¯ Fun Zone activities,
arts & crafts for kids 12 & under, Village Hall, Beaver
Creek, 303.532.6141
-May 25, Vail Valor Races, marathon, marathon relay,
half-marathon, 5-mile, or 1-mile family fun run, post-
race brunch, technical t-shirt and Valor finisher medal
to all runners, Vail Veterans Program is the official char-
ity partner, sign up solo or form a team, register on:
active.com
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Free Comic Book Day! May 2, 10a-5p, visit any of the
6 Garfield County Libraries to pick up your free comic
book provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, around
the corner from 8th st & Cooper Ave, On street & park-
ing lot avail. on Cooper Ave, 970.945.5958
-Growing Plants That Heal, May 5, 6-7:30p, Providence
Apothecary, 713 Cooper Ave, Suite 100, Glenwood
Springs, You might be surprised to learn that you can
grow herbal medicines in your own back yard, learn
about medicinal plants we will be selling at our Moth-
ers Day plant sale, discuss soil types, medicinal uses &
some wild crafting techniques, call to reserve a spot,
$15, 970.928.3440
-Annual Meeting, Colorado/Wyoming Society of Ameri-
can Foresters, jointly held w/Colorado Timber Industry
Association & Colorado Tree Farmers Association, Hotel
Colorado, May 7- Partners in Forestry Workshop - Public
Invited, May 8- Workshop theme ¡®Partners Working for
Thriving Forests¡¯, May 9- Field Trip to Eagle Valley Clean
Energy Biomass Plant, 970.390.3234
-Mother¡¯s Day Mile, 1 mile race, May 10, 1p, Glen-
wood Medical Associates parking lot, 1906 Blake Ave,
Glenwood Springs, fund raiser for Advocate Safehouse
Project, open to women, men, families, roses for Moms,
huge gift basket silent auction, kids¡¯ activities, win race
category awards, everyone gets a slice of homemade
apple pie, 970.928.2070
-Ride for the Pass, May 16, a fundraiser for the Inde-
pendence Pass Foundation, Cyclists race up to the top
of Independence Pass at 12,095 feet.
-Glenwood Springs Walk MS & 5K Run, registration
opens 7a, 5K race begins 8a, walk begins 9a, walk ends
1p, takes place along the bike path through Glenwood
Canyon between the No Name Rest Area & the Griz-
zly Creek Rest Area, entertainment, activities, music,
prizes, $5 pancake breakfast, 970.263.4393
-Join Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested
Butte, at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, May
22, 6p, to kickoff the 2015 ¡®Music on the Mountain¡¯ live
music series, enjoy a summer eve filled w/live Beatles
music, drink specials & a FREE tram ride starting at 4p
in exchange for a canned food donation to benefit the
LIFT-UP food pantry, more info:
www.doctorroberttribute.com
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Fine Art Auction, the Art Center, May 1, 1803 N 7th
St, Gr Jct, 5p: Reception, preview, & silent auction, 7p:
Live fine art auction, Tickets $20, Cash beer & wine
bar, free hors d¡¯oeuvres provided by The Art Center
Guild, preview of auction items beginning Apr 30 at 9a,
970.243.7337
-Food Truck Friday, May 1, 422 White Ave, Gr Jct, vari-
ety of food vendors; dinner, dessert & beverages will be
at the event for you to enjoy some local Grand Valley
fare, 970.549.6233
-18 Hours of Fruita, May 1-2, 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma,
Highline Lake State Park, see website or call for event
schedule & registration: 303.635.2815
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, May 2-3,
2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 8a, Mesa County Fairgrounds on
Orchard Mesa, Free admission, 970.858.1604
-Spring Day on the Farm, May 2, Cross Orchards Historic
Site 3073 F Rd, Gr Jct, $5/Adults, $4/Seniors, $3.50/
Kids age 3-12, $15/Immediate family, Museum Mem-
bers free, bring the family & enjoy the beautiful site w/
blooming flowers, animals & historical demonstrations,
970.242.0971
-Cinco de Mayo Celebration, May 2, Main St, Gr Jct,
between 4th & 7th St, Variety of art, craft, food vendors
& entertainment, 970.248.3658
-1st annual ¡®Cinco Cinco 5K¡¯, sponsored by Western
Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce (WCLCC) & Latin
Anglo Alliance Foundation, May 2, race starts & finishes
at Eagle Rim Park running along the Colorado Riverfront
Trail in historic Las Colonias area, runners/walkers,
strollers & children under 5 on Strider bikes welcome,
packet pick-up at Eagle Rim Park West Shelter, 2736
Cheyenne Dr, Gr Jct, 7:30-8:30a, race starts promptly
9a, adults $20; 17 & under $8, register: 970.250.5387,
www.wclatinochamber.org or email:
nicoleruiz@hapgj.org
-Beat Beethoven 5K, May 2, 905 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct,
$20 Pre-Registration, $25 Day of Race, gives racers the
opportunity to try and beat Beethoven in a foot race,
both literally and musically, race course will follow the
riverfront trail, 970.243.6787
-Grand Junction MS Walk, May 2, I-70 & 24 Rd, Gr Jct,
Canyon View Park, 7:30a, 970.263.4393, for registration
& info go to: www.walkmscolorado.org
-Relay For Life at Colorado Mesa University, May 2-3,
1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, in the Delta Quad (between
Wubben Hall & the Fine Arts Bldg.), a 12 hour overnight
relay from 6p to 6a, participation is open to the public,
951.830.2440
-Veterans Bowling Tournamant, May 2, 295 27 Rd, Gr
Jct, Win cash prizes & support our local Veterans¡¯ Golden
Age Games Team, everyone is invited! 970.245.6175
-Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival, May 2, 120 W 8th St,
Palisade, Noon-6p, see website for tickets & detailed
event schedule, a NO PET and NO COOLER event, must
be 21+, tickets available for non-drinking admission,
970.464.7458
-Viva el Vino, May 2, 1455 N 12th St, Gr Jct, in the
beautiful CMU ballroom, the Grand Valley¡¯s premier
wine-tasting event, over 15 wine & beer vendors along
with delicious food
-Community Contra Dance, May 2, 523 1/2 Main St, Gr
Jct, 7:30-10:30p, new dancer workshop at 7p, La Puerta
Ballroom upstairs in the Margery Building, Adults-$8,
Students-$5, Ages 10-17-$4, live Celtic/Old Time music
with ¡®Fifth Reel¡¯ including Mick Wilson, 970.243.6736
-Shimmy for the Shelter, May 2, 2817 North Ave, Gr
Jct, a benefit dinner & show for Latimer House, tickets
$35/adults, $20/ages 12 & under, for tickets contact Jan
Stanko: 970.250.8700 or your favorite local belly dancer
-Rose Hill Rally, May 3, 730 24 Rd, Gr Jct, a family
friendly, recreational bike ride through the scenic farm
country around Grand Junction & Fruita, 50K & 100K (31
& 62 mile) routes fully supported with rest stops, emer-
gency vehicles & bike mechanics, 970.242.5940
-Addi¡¯s Cupcake Trot, Family Friendly 5K, May 3,
1135 18 Rd, Fruita, a 5K run/walk to raise money for
The Heart Institute of Aurora, Colorado Hypoplastic
Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Tissue Bank, for rejec-
tion research under the guidance of Dr. Miyamoto,
970.216.9055
-Dinosaur Tracks of Moab One Day Tour, May 4, 550
Jurassic Ct, Fruita, discover dinosaur trackways of
the Jurassic & Cretaceous periods, stopping for short
hikes (each < 1 mile) at three different track sites,
970.242.0971
-La Fille mal gard¨¦e, Royal Ballet in Cinemas, May 5,
648 Market St, Gr Jct, 7p, behind-the-scenes look at
the Royal Opera House & exclusive interviews with art-
ists from The Royal Ballet, screened in select cinemas
nationwide, 970.248.3612
-Chamber and Women¡¯s Choir, May 7, 1231 N 12th
St, Gr Jct, $15 adult, $10 senior, $5 students,
970.248.1604
-Lecture: Making a Little Candy For a Few of Our
Friends, May 7, 248 S 4th, Gr Jct, 7-9p, presented
by Doug Simons, President, Enstrom Candies,
970.242.0971
-Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association pres-
ents Colorado Canyons Classic Golf Tournament, May
8, Adobe Creek & Tiara Rado golf courses, 876 18 1/2
Rd & 2057 S Broadway, Gr Jct, registration Party May
7, 5-7p at The Club House at Adobe Creek Golf Course,
Tournament May 8, Adobe Creek & Tiara Rado Golf
Courses, two shotgun starts.
-The Denver Broncos are coming to Downtown Gr Jct,
May 8, autographs & photo opps on Main St with play-
ers, cheerleaders & Miles the Mascot, 5-6:30p, www.
denverbroncos.com/fans/salute-to-fans-tour.html
-Aspen¡¯s Historic Jerome Hotel One-day Tour, May 8,
462 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, a journey through Aspen¡¯s his-
tory as seen through the historic Hotel Jerome, built
in 1889 complete w/steam heat, electricity, a hydro
powered elevator, barber shop, 970.242.0971
-Behind The Scenes Tour, Museum of the West, May
8, 462 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, enter collections storage areas
that are seldom open to the public, hundreds of arti-
facts not currently on display may be viewed, as well
as labs & work areas, 970.242.0971
-Grand Valley Marathon, May 9, Palisade, Marathon,
Half Marathon, 10K or 5K, runners see some of the
most historic & scenic areas in the Grand Valley
-Grand Valley Pony Club Horse Show, May 9, 2785
Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered
Arena, Free Admission, 8a, 970.270.4609
-The Gauntlet, May 9, 3002 N I-70 Frontage Rd, Gr
Jct, 7a, Gr Jct Motor Speedway, a mud-running, air-
sucking, muscle-pounding, 5k obstacle race, come
rain, snow, man-eating gnats or apocalypse, Western
Colorado Contractors¡¯ Association dares you to push
your limits to benefit Special Olympics, 970.245.1384
-Art on the Corner, New Exhibit Installation & Recep-
tion, May 9, Main St, downtown Gr Jct, 7-11:30a,
evening artist reception time & location TBA,
970.245.9697
-Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show, May 9-10, 159 Main
St, Gr Jct, 9a-6p May 9, 9a-4p May 10, $3 adults,
$1 students 11-18, Kids under 11 free w/adult,
970.270.8068
-Orchard Mesa Lions Club Mother¡¯s Day Pancake
Breakfast, May 10, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Oral History Program: Fort Robidoux, May 14, 248 S
4th St, Gr Jct, noon, Whitman Educational Center, free
to the public, 970.242.0971
-¡¯Hatching the Past¡¯ Exhibit Opening, May 15, 550
Jurassic Ct, Fruita, runs from May 15 through Labor
Day, 7 days/week, $8.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $5.25
children, $24.50 immediate family groups, Free to
museum members, 970.858.7282
-Grand Valley Beer Festival, May 15, 1455 N 12th St,
Gr Jct, 4-9p, Tickets $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door,
proceeds support Maverick Club¡¯s Student-Athlete
Scholarship Fund, live music, tasting, people¡¯s choice
competition, craft brews from 50 breweries in Colorado
& around the world, advance tickets at Fisher¡¯s Liquor
Barn & Kannah Creek, 970.248.1503
-Food Truck Friday, Palisade, May 15, 785 Elberta Ave,
Palisade, every 3rd Fri May-Sep, 5-9p, in the parking
lot of St. Kathryn Cellars, 970.549.6233, www.face-
book.com/GrandValleyFoodTrucks
-Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, May 15-16, 325 E
Aspen Ave, Fruita, 5k run, disc golf tournament, wing
& peep eating contests, live music, delicious food, arti-
san booths, 970.858.0360