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2015 June
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Rodeo Days, Cortez Public Library, June 2 & June 9,
10a, stories, songs, explanations on rodeo & ranch
equipment, talks by the rodeo royalty, crafts, steer rop-
ing & a photo op, each child(accompanied by an adult
ticketholder) receives a free rodeo ticket for attending,
202 N Park St, Cortez, 970.565.8117
-Raising Readers preschool storytime, Cortez Pub-
lic Library, 202 N Park St, every Thu, 10:30a, Older
children craft 11:15a, songs, stories, crafts, silliness
using the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program,
-12th Annual Dolores River Festival, June 6, 10a-9p,
Joe Rowell Park, Dolores, vendors, events in & along
the river, great food & drink, music by national & local
acts all afternoon into the eve, $20, kids 12 & under
free, 970.570.7486
-Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo, June 11-13, 7-10p,
Montezuma County Fairgrounds, mutton busting, stick
horse races, carnival fun, rodeo dance, Saturday parade
1p in downtown Cortez,
-Mia & Jeff of the Play-Ground Theatre present ¡®The
Green Scene¡¯, June 17, 2p, Cortez Public Library, Intro-
ducing the world¡¯s first organic superhero, SUPERNATU-
RAL! With his sidekick Sprout on a mission to save the
planet from Toxic Waste¡¯s Pollution Potion, 202 N Park
St, Cortez, 970.565.8117
-Monthly Yard Waste Drop-Off, free, June 20, 8a-12p,
Bring tree limbs, leaves, plants, etc. to the town yard
waste drop off site for disposal every 3rd Sat through
Oct, Rd 39 North, Mancos, Some mulch avail.
-Open Acoustic Jam Session, 6-8:30p, bring your in-
struments, dancing shoes or listening ears for music at
the Grange, all are welcome, Mt Lookout Grange, 680
W Grand Ave, Mancos, 719.440.1890
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Concert Hall @ The Park, FREE live music, Buckley
Park, downtown Durango between 12th & 13th St off
Main Ave, Thursdays 5:30-7:30p, bring your picnic,
lawn chairs & the family for some great outdoor enter-
-True West Rodeo, Jun 3, 7-8p, La Plata County Fair-
grounds, Durango, features 6 rodeos, the last one dur-
ing Railfest weekend, broncs, bulls, Wild West enter-
tainment, Jun 3, Jun 17
-Adopt-a-thon, June 5-6, La Plata County Humane
Society, 1111 S Camino Del Rio, Durango, reduced pet
adoption fees, concession stand, store wide sales at the
Thrift Store, BBQ, hamburgers & brats from Sunnyside
Farms, beverages from Coca-Cola Durango
-Garden Tours, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:30-10:30a, An
easy walk on the River Trail to free tours of award win-
ning Demo Garden at Durango Public Library, reserva-
tions call 970.769.3091 or email: mj_palm22@hotmail.
-Dinosaur Train, June 5-7, Durango & Silverton Narrow
Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave, Durango, 10a-2p, based
on the hit PBS series Jim Henson¡¯s Dinosaur Train,
meet Buddy & T. rex, all passengers receive wristband
to enter the Nature Trackers Adventure Area in the
D&SNGRR yard
-Durango Farmers Market, June 6 & ea/Sat, 8a-12p,
1st National Bank Parking Lot, 259 W 9th St, Durango,
-Bella Dance Studio, Inc. Company Showcase, June 6,
4p, final show of the season, FLC Concert Hall, 1000
Rim Dr, Durango, 970.247.7657
-Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering 1st Annual Barn
Dance & Picnic, June 14, 5-8p, River Bend Ranch,
27846 Hwy 550, Durango, Tim Sullivan & his band w/
special guest Cowboy Poet Lindy Simmons, hot dogs,
soft drinks & s¡¯mores avail. or bring your own picnic
supper, BYOB, $15 at gate, free for children under 12,
benefits various programs of the Gathering
-Fun in the Sun Arts & Craft Show, June 26-27, noon-6p,
Buckley Park, Durango, 970.247.2117, fairandphoto@
--Free Hot Summer Nights Concerts, Gerald R. Ford
Amphitheater, Tue evenings, starts June 9 through-
out the summer, come early & enjoy yard games, free
music, beer tastings from Crazy Mountain Brewery, rock,
country, bluegrass, funk & beyond, doors open 5:30p,
all shows start 6:30p, 530 S Frontage Rd, E Vail Village,
-GoPro Mountain Games, June 4-7, showcases more
than 25 sports in pro & amateur categories for more
than $100K in prize money, venues range from Golden
Peak to Vail Mtn, Solaris Plaza, Vail Pass, Homestake
Creek, Lionshead Village, more info: www.mountain-
-Mountain Bike Race Series, Berry Creek Bash, June 10,
4:30p, Exit I-70 at Edwards (exit 163) and go north,
Berry Creek trail head access is on the right, across from
the Shaw Cancer Pavilion, hosted by Vail Rec District,
-Vail Mountain Cleanup Day, June 11, The U.S. Forest
Service & Vail Mtn. invite community volunteers to the
annual mountain cleanup, volunteers receive a single-
day lift ticket voucher for the 2015-2016 season and
are treated to a BBQ lunch compliments of Vail Resorts,
-Minturn Farmers Market, June 13,20,27, Downtown
Minturn, assortment of items from farm-fresh & organic
produce to great breakfast, 970.827.5645
-PWR/G3 Women¡¯s Wellness Retreat, Peak Wellness Re-
treat has partnered with the G3 Conference in Vail, June
14-16, aims to connect you with like-minded women,
Vail Resorts, 970.SKI.VAIL
-Vail Lacrosse Tourney by Vail Resorts, June 15-18,
starts 8a June 15 & ends approx. 2p June 18, registra-
tion is open, 970.SKI.VAIL
-Suzuki Music Camp, Beaver Creek Resort, June 15-26,
Suzuki students, faculty & teachers from all 50 states &
10 countries join together to enjoy the Colorado Suzuki
Institute, 970.754.4636
-June 15, Yoga @ your library, Vail Public Library, Bring a
mat & join yoga instructor Bridge Croke weekly for free
Align & Flow Yoga class, 970.479.2187
-Vail King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament, Vail
Athletic Field & Eagle-Vail Subdivision Fields, June 19-
21, beach doubles volleyball tournament, 970.948.0395
-La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race, Sum-
mer Solstice 5K, 10K & Kids¡¯ Fun Run, June 20, 9:30a,
single track winds through dense forest & aspen groves
showcasing a variety of terrain, Vail Rec District,
-Vail Farmers¡¯ Market & Art Show, June 21,28, 970.SKI.
-Mountain Bike Race Series, Battle at Bellyache, June
24, 4:30p, Larkburger Youth Series racers start & finish
at the pool/ice rink & race 1 or 2 short loops on the Hay-
maker Trail, 970.479.2279
-Author Tama Kieves presents ¡®Inspired & Unstop-
pable Success: The New Way to Wildly Succeed at
Work, Passion and Life¡¯, are you ready to follow your
own rebel brilliance & become an inspired & unstop-
pable force? Will you dare to reach for what you really
want? June 25, $65, hosted by Vail Leadership Institute,
-Beaver Creek Rodeo Series, 5p, Thursdays June 25-Aug
13, Traer Creek, dust off your cowboy boots & tack on
some spurs, 970.845.9090
-The Vail Lacrosse Shootout, June 27-Jul 4, an invitation-
al lacrosse tournament that includes approx. 96 teams,
Vail Resorts, 970.SKI.VAIL
--Comedy w/Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, adult content, dinner
8p, show starts 9p, $25/person, Glenwood Vaudeville
Theatre, 915 Grand Ave, Glenwood Spgs, 970.945.9699
-Aspen Eco Fest, June 6-7, 10a-5p, 100+ street ven-
dors & demos, free, shop & enjoy everything hand-
made, remade, natural, organic, up-cycled, or energy
efficient, 970.948.7423,
-Snowmass Mammoth Fest, June 12-14, music, brews
& chili, Snowmass Village, on-site camping, area lodg-
ing packages, late night shows, national touring bands,
grand beer tasting with over 25 microbreweries, the
International Chili Society(ICS) tasting & contest,
-Dinner Theater Show, Glenwood Vaudeville Revue,
Glenwood Springs, family friendly dinner theater show
w/jokes, skits & comedy routines, June 12, 6:30p,
-USA Pro Challenge, in partnership w/Aspen Silver Cy-
cling present The Aspen Gran Fondo, June 13, 7a, an
epic 50 mi group bike ride in Aspen, registration closes
June 12,
-Aspen Historical Society Bear Dance, June 13-14,
northern & southern Ute tribal members traditional
spring social dance in Aspen¡¯s Rio Grande Park, the
public is invited, 970.925.3721,
-Heritage Fire, June 19, a wood-fired meat-laden feast
featuring chefs & farmers working together to spot-
light traditional outdoor cooking techniques, an epic
showcase of wineries, breweries, craft distilleries, 40+
notable chefs & butchers cooking 3,000 pounds of
heritage breed animals in celebration of breed diversity
& family farming,
-Strawberry Days Festival, June 19-21, 12p-10p, Sayre
Park aka Strawberry Park, 1702 Grand Ave, Glenwood
Springs, FamilyFest area w/interactive, entertaining
& creative experiences for kids, arts & crafts fair, food
court, old-fashioned carnival, parade down Main St, full
entertainment line-up, free strawberries & ice cream
on Saturday, 970.945.6589
-Aspen Summer Words, June 21-26, welcomes
anyone with a passion for the written word, writing
workshops & discussions w/Aspen Words¡¯ award-
winning faculty & publishing experts, attending authors
Richard Russo, Andre Dubus III, Ann Hood, among
others, 970.925.3122,
-¡¯Colorado Bike to Work Day¡¯ by City of Aspen Trans-
portation, June 24, ride your bike to Paepcke Park
in Aspen, stop by between 7-10a for free food, bike
safety checks, kids¡¯ bike safety tips, answers to ques-
tions from the Bike Guru, wear your helmet to get a
special gift, visit and join free
to receive tools to make your commute greener, faster,
easier & cheaper including finding carpool or biking
partners, traffic & transportation alerts, cost & carbon
savings calculators, 970.429.2868
-Mountain Rural Philanthropy Days, June 24-26, 9a,
join 300 nonprofit professionals, statewide & local
funders, government officials, community leaders from
Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin & Summit at this one of a
kind conference in Rifle, 970.319.3939
-Aspen Institute¡¯s Aspen Ideas Festival, June 25-
Jul 4, dialogue & conversation with leading thinkers
from around the globe, Aspen Meadows Campus,
-Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience, June 26-28,
25th anniversary, headline performances at Bene-
dict Music Tent, includes a free nightly lawn party,
food, beverages & more prior to the main-stage acts,
-Aspen Backcountry Marathon, June 27, full marathon
run almost exclusively on dirt trails, challenges even
the well trained athlete, open to individuals & relay
teams, 970.429.2093, www.aspenbackcountrymara-
-ACES farm-to-table meals at beautiful Rock Bottom
Ranch where we celebrate our region¡¯s harvests, w/
talented local chefs, an interactive farm tour & more,
June 27, 6:30-8:30p, 970.925.5756,
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun