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2015 May
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Gunnison Arts Center Spring Theatre Perfor-
mance, May 7-9
-Lego Engineering Workshop w/architect Andrew
Hadley, May 9
-Sage Burner 25K & 50K trail running race, May
16, presented by Western State Colorado Uni-
versity Track & Field
-May 16-17, Join the 5th Annual Blue Mesa Fish-
ing Tournament and fish Gunnison¡¯s Blue Mesa,
Colorado¡¯s largest lake at Curecanti National
Recreation Area, 877.448.1410
-Gunnison Growler Weekend, May 23, Gunnison,
Biking is a way of life here in Gunnison County
--Crawford Fire Auxiliary Yard Sale, May 1-2,
Fundraiser for fireworks for Pioneer Days, Open
to the public
-Piano Four Hands Dinner & Concert, Blue Sage
Center for the Arts, Paonia, May 1 - 6-9p, May 2
- 7:30-9p, The popular piano four-hands concert
returns to the Blue Sage Classical Music Series
in a special seated dinner event
-MOPS Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, May 2,
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser & dessert auction
w/homemade goodies & silent auction featuring
items donated generously by local businesses,
Delta 1st Baptist Church, Delta, Dinner 6p;
Silent Auction 5:30-6:30p, $8 Adults; $3 ages
4-12; under 4 is free
-Winemaker Dinners at the Living Farm, May
12, 6-8:30p, 120 Grand Ave, Paonia, join Stone
Cottage Cellars for a 5 course dinner starting
6p, $60/person; limited seating; reservations
required, 970.527.3779
-Apple Blossom Bike Tour, May 30, join in the
fundraiser for the BSA Troop 482 & area youth
groups, rides for all skill levels, Cedaredge Colo-
rado during Celebrate Cedaredge Day, 8a, www.
-Celebrate Cedaredge, Saturday, May 30, Cedar-
edge, a day of fun, food, entertainment & prizes,
Main St, 9a-3p
-Ela Family Farms & Tour, Ela Family Farms, May
30-31, Once a year we roll out the red carpet &
give our customers & friends the grand tour of
our orchard
--Black Canyon Hunt & Outdoor Expo, May 1-2,
Montrose County Fairgrounds, Friendship Hall,
1001 N 2nd St, Montrose, 970.275.2048
-Ridgway Amateur Sculpting Contest & Moon-
walk, May 2, 1-7p
-Cimarron 50k Endurance Run, May 3, 7a,
Cimarron, Cerro Summit Recreation Area, one
out & back along county Rd P77 & Cimarron Rd,
5,920 ft of elevation change (2,960 gain/2,960
loss), max elevation 8,712 ft, aid stations ap-
prox. every 5 mi, limited to 200 participants, 9
hr cutoff, 0.0% asphalt, packet pickup May 1st,
location TBD in Montrose, or on race day starting
at 5a, 970.765.7255
-Open Improv at the Sherbino, May 4, 7-9p,
Free, led by local Heather Toth, Ridgway
-May 7-10, Lion¡¯s Club Carnival, Montrose
County Fairgrounds
-Ouray Fork Fest, May 8-9, Weehawken Cre-
ative Arts is excited to announce the 2nd Annual
Ouray ForkFest
-Phantom Of The Opera, May 8, Love Story of
Disfigured Erik & Christine, Magic Circle Theater,
420 S 12th St, Montrose
-Garden Affair, May 9, annuals, perennials &
hanging baskets for sale, Master Gardeners
available to answer questions & help shoppers
choose the best plants for their gardens, 9a-1p,
Botanic Gardens, 1800 Pavilion Dr, Montrose,
-Mission to Ride, May 9, benefits The Lion¡¯s Club
KidSight Program & COPMOBA, non competitive
bicycling tour for riders of all abilities, road &
mtn routes offered, The Century Ride & 40 mile
road routes feature Black Canyon of the Gunni-
son Nat Park,
-Weehawken Dance Company Show, Wright
Opera House, May 10, 7-8:30p
-Montrose Water Sports Park, dedication & com-
munity pancake breakfast, May 16, 8-9:30a,
Riverbottom Park, $5/ea includes pancakes,
sausage, coffee/juice, butter & syrup, ribbon
cutting ceremony from 10-10:30a, followed by
the official 1st descent, 970.497.8558
-Grand Mesa Llama Classic, May 15-17, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr
Jct, 8a, Mesa County Fairgrounds on Orchard Mesa, Free
admission, 970.255.7100
-HITS Triathlon Series & Fitness Festival, May 15-17, 1800
11 8/10 Rd, Loma, 845.247.7275, schedule, info & regis-
tration at:
-Disney¡¯s Winnie the Pooh Kids, May 15-16, 1400 N 5th,
Gr Jct, Performances Fri 7p & Sat 2p, 970.261.5363
-Antique Truck & Tractor Show, May 16, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr
Jct, Mesa County Fairgrounds Lion¡¯s Park Complex, 8a,
Free admission, 970.255.7100
-Insane Inflatable 5K Obstacle Run, May 16, 1065 Hwy 6
& 50, Mack, get ready to experience the most fun, wild &
insane obstacle run.
-Palisade Gran Fondo, May 16, 600 Logan Ave, Palisade,
The Peach Bowl Park, see website for more details, a
timed road cycling event through the orchards & vineyards
-Moms Everyday Expo, May 16, 159 Main St, Gr Jct,
everything moms need to know for their families fea-
turing over 70 exhibitors w/special interest items for
families with children who are newborns to college age,
-Maifest, German Labor Day & celebration of Spring, May
17, 4-7p, The Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers, Gr Jct,
970.243.3659, No cover charge, Alpine Echo local Bavar-
ian band, outdoor event bring your own chairs, drinks &
food can be ordered from the Brewery menu including
Brats, come one, come all for some good German
Gemuetlichkeit! 970.242.2657
-Shrine Circus, May 22-23, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
Mesa County Fairgrounds Grandstands, buy tick-
ets from any Shriner or at local City Market stores,
-Junior College World Series, May 23-30, Suplizio
Field, Gr Jct, 970.245.9166
-Butterfly Release & Collbran Historical Social Walk,
May 24, Memorial program sit down brunch followed
by The Butterfly Release, Purchase your butterfly now
to release on May 24, 818.269.9948
-Art & Music Festival, May 29-31, Main St, Gr Jct
-Gr Jct Off-Road Endurance Mtn Bike Event & Free
Community Concert, May 29-31, 159 Main St, Lunch
Loops Trail System, Gr Jct, 520.623.1584
-Boating Safety Course by Colorado Parks & Wildlife,
May 30, 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma, Highline Lake State
Park, 303.291.7575
-5k Frolic, May 30, 615 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton
Christian Church, raffle prizes, course support & post-
race goodies, register by May 16, 970.201.0855
-Bikers Against Diabetes Poker Run, May 31, 1674
Hwy 50, Gr Jct, benefits Community Hospital¡¯s Dia-
betes Foundation, open to all vehicles, registration
9-11a, pick up poker card & map, 970.314.3627
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
--Gunnison Kiwanis Club Fishing Tournament, May
2-3, Blue Mesa
-Mountain Bike Spring Boot Camp, May 2-3, Hartman