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Happenings
2015 June
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
June 5-7, event headquarters at the Wilson Pack-
ing Shed, 201 1st St, Paonia, $75, includes t-shirt,
sticker, beer tasting, movie at the Paradise Theatre
& Sun brunch at Fresh & Wyld, purchase tickets at
the Packing Shed or online at Brown Paper Tickets
-Plant Fair, June 6, Lions Pavilion, Town Park,
Cedaredge, 8a-noon, locally grown plants for sale,
annuals, perennials, house plants, misc pots &
gardening items, bring your questions, Friends &
Flowers Garden Club & Rose Garden Club
-Vaccination Clinic, June 6, 1-4p, Town Park Pavil-
ion, 1st annual Low Cost Dog Vaccination Clinic,
hosted by the Town of Cedaredge & Surface Creek
Veterinary Ctr
-Downtown DeltaFest, June 11, 5:30-8:30p, ven-
dors, food, music, games, more! Vendor Apps avail
at Chamber of Commerce, 301 Main St, Delta, or
under the ¡®Events¡¯ tab at: deltacolorado.org
-Pioneer Days, June 11-14, Hwy 92, Crawford,
parade, fair & fireworks
-Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Dept 4 Person Scramble
Fun-D-Raiser, June 13, 8a shotgun start, Cedar-
edge Golf Club, register at Cedaredge Golf Course
970.856.7781 or call 970.210.7945, $65/person,
players, hole sponsors & donations needed for this
1st annual Fire Dept Scramble
-Second Saturday Street Fair, June 13, 8a-1p, 3rd
St, Delta, Chamber of Commerce, 970.874.8616,
www.deltacolorado.org
-Sick Tree Day, June 13, sign up for our extremely
knowledgeable Tree Board to review your ailing
tree(s), at Town Hall or call 970.856.3123, free to
Town of Cedaredge utility customers
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
--Open Improv at the Sherbino, June 1 & 15, 7-9p,
Free, led by local Heather Toth, Ridgway
-Dolphin House Annual Golf Tournament, June 2,
The Links at Cobble Creek, Montrose
-Montrose Main In Motion, 5-8p, E Main St, Down-
town Montrose, 1st & 3rd Thu evenings June 4th &
18th, July 2nd & 16th, Aug 6th & 20th,
www.montroseinmotion.com
-Black Canyon Classic Car Show, June 5-6, Fri
night on S 1st St, Sat at Columbine Middle School
-Ridgway Farmer¡¯s Market, June 5,12,19,26, Town
Park, 10a-3p, www.farmersmarketridgway.com
-Homestead at Montrose Fundraiser Golf Tourna-
ment, June 6, 8:30a-2:30p, Black Canyon Golf
Course, 2-person team scramble format, 18-hole,
handicapped & flighted tournament, $55/player
includes golf, cart, range balls, lunch, prizes,
970.252.9359
-Delta County Rock Wrangler¡¯s Rock, Gem & Min-
eral Show, ¡®Rocks... Flowers of the Earth¡¯, June 6,
9a-5p, free for all ages, Bill Heddles Recreation
Ctr Gym, 530 Gunnison River Dr, Delta, minerals,
rocks, jewelry, fossils, demos, exhibits, prizes &
dealers, 970.874.0923
-Montrose Alternative Health Expo, June 6, 10a-
4p, Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S Townsend Ave,
Montrose, learn about organic foods, doulas, es-
sential oils, get a massage, find amazing products,
meet professionals from around the West, free,
970.639.0819, www.healersofthevalley.com/expo,
kathie@healersofthevalley.com
-CWBRA Barrel Race, June 12, All Day, Montrose
County Fairgrounds Arena
-Flag Day Celebration, June 12, 11:30a-1p, Cen-
tennial Plaza, Montrose, music, program & free
lunch to celebrate our nation¡¯s flag
-JIMBO Equestrian Scholarship Fundraiser, June 13,
7p, in cooperation w/O.C. Rodeo Association, live
music: Ghost River, silent auction, hearty appetiz-
ers, Ouray County 4-H Event Ctr, 22739 Hwy 550,
Ridgway, 970.626.3304
-Black Canyon Astronomy Festival, June 18-20,
Black Canyon National Park
-WCOC Annual Rummage Sale, June 19-20,
10a-4p, Ouray Community Ctr, 6th Ave, Ouray,
970.325.0228
-Life¡¯s a Jungle, Hang w/Dad for a Day, June 20,
10a-2p, Montrose County Fairgrounds, educational
& entertaining options, fathers & kids work their
way around Friendship Hall, games, activities,
climbing wall, dunk tank, bookmobile & much more
-NBHA Barrel Race, June 27, Montrose County
Fairgrounds Arena
-Ridgway River Festival, June 27, 8a, family-
friendly celebration of the Uncompahgre River &
our community, all-age river races, live music, local
food & drink, kids¡¯ activities, watershed educational
& cultural programs, ridgwayriverfestival.org
Norwood/Nucla/Naturita/Telluride:
--Wild West Fest, June 1-7, benefits Boys & Girls
Club of America, Sponsor a child!, Sheridan Arts
Foundation, 970.728.6363 ext 3
-Norwood Chamber Days, June 6, 7:30a-3p, a
re-ignition of past chamber days to celebrate the
vitality of Norwood, its businesses & citizens, ac-
tivities include pancake breakfast, Main St commu-
nity wide swap meet, mid day BBQ w/live music by
the Spor Brothers, 970.327.4928
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games, June 5-7,
Fri night opening ceremonies 7:30p, Lincoln Park Stadium,
1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, Sat/Sun events held at CMU &
Lincoln Park Stadium, 720.359.3100
-Grand Mesa Jeep Club Offroad Show & Parts Swap Meet,
June 6, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 9a-4p, free, gathering of off
road enthusiasts, incl. all forms of motorized recreation
plus camping, hunting, fishing, 970.858.1394, www.GMJC.
Org
-June 6, the Gunny Enduro, by MAD Racing Colorado,
Little Park Rd, Gr Jct, 970.744.4450
-Plateau Valley Saddle-Series Gymkhana, June 6, 8a sign-
up, 9a ride #1 of 3, PV Rodeo Grounds, 3060 Rodeo Rd,
Collbran, 970.487.3596
-Freedom Trap Shoot Tournament, June 6, Grand Junc-
tion Trap Club, 116 32 Rd, check-in begins 8a, prizes,
970.549.5172
-Rope the Rockies, Western Colorado Championships,
June 6-7, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, free, open to the public,
970.255.7100, www.ropetherockies.com
-Colorado¡¯s Free Fishing Weekend, June 6-7, anglers of all
ages can fish without a license anywhere in the state this
weekend, 970.255.6100
-Larchwood Inns 5k Memory Run/Walk, June 6, 2845 N
15th St, Gr Jct, proceeds benefit the Alzheimer¡¯s Associa-
tion, 970.245.0022
-June 7, Little Park Road Hillclimb, by MAD Racing Colo-
rado, Little Park Rd, Gr Jct, 970.744.4450
-Drag Racing, June 12-13, 115 32 Rd, Gr Jct, FRI: $5
night, kids under 13 free, gates open 6p, cars run 7-11p;
SAT: $10, kids under 13 free, gates open 9a, JRS 10a-1p,
time trials 2-6p, eliminations 7p, 970.640.3987
-Highline Hustle Sprint Triathlon, June 13, Highline Lake
State Park, 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma, age 14+, check-in
begins 6:30a, race start 7:30a, 970.254.3866
-Back to the Future Rocker Ball, June 13, CMU Ctr Ball-
room, 1231 N 12 St, Gr Jct, 5:30p, buffet dinner, cash bar,
Rockestra performs, dancing, costume contest (50¡¯s or
80¡¯s), prizes, 970.243.6787
-Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Amateur Golf
Scramble, June 13, Adobe Creek, 876 18 1/2 Rd, Fruita,
8a shotgun start, $90 (golf, cart, prizes, range balls &
lunch), Bob 970.245.5424 or Jim 970.250.5861
-Womens ¡®Cast & Blast¡¯ clinic, June 13, Collbran, Women
interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting & fly
fishing invited, 8a-4p, 2-part class designed for novices,
970.255.6181
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, June 13-14,
Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 8a, free
admission, 970.858.1604
-Grand Junction is proud to be the start city for the 30th
tour of Ride The Rockies, starts June 13-15, ride takes
place over 7 days, June 14-20, cyclists ride 465 miles
ascending 40,537 vertical ft., 303.954.6700
-Palisade Farmer¡¯s Market, Sundays June 14-Sep 20, 10a-
2p, downtown Palisade, the freshest, just-picked fruit &
vegetables direct from local Palisade growers, food, art,
music, horse-drawn carriage winery tours, close-in park-
ing, 970.464.5602
-June 14-20, Dessert R.A.T.S.(Race Across the Sand)
multi-day footrace adventure, see website for detailed
info: geminiadventures.com
-Open Track Meet, June 17, Lincoln Park, 12th & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 6p, challenge friends & family to race among
each other for bragging rights, meet designed for track
stars of all ages & abilities, from diaper dashers to 1-mile
thrashers, 970.254.3866
-The Downtown Farmers¡¯ Market, Thu nights, 5:30-
8:30pm, June 18-Sep 24, Main St, Gr Jct, showcase of
farm products from the Western Slope & around Colorado,
970.245.9697
-Taste of Heaven Catering Father¡¯s Day Charity Car Show,
June 20, 2817 North Ave, Gr Jct, Cars, vendors, food, live
music, proceeds benefit Relay for Life, 970.243.9400
-CWBRA Series Barrel Race #6, June 20, 2785 Hwy 50,
Gr Jct, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 8a, 970.255.7100
-Boating Safety Course, by Colorado Parks & Wildlife,
June 20, Highline Lake State Park, 1800 11 8/10 Rd,
Loma, 303.291.7575
-Children With Hope 5k/10k Run & Walk, June 20,
351 South Camp Rd, Gr Jct, for competitive runners,
recreational runners & walkers, supports the children¡¯s
home in Eldoret, Kenya, custom Tech t-shirts for 1st
450 participants, race bag for all pre-registrations,
970.256.1610
-Opening Day, GJ Rockies Baseball, June 22, 12th St
& North Ave, Gr Jct, 1st home game of the season, vs.
Orem, 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-Loudwire Music Festival, June 26-28, Jam Ranch, 1065
Hwy 6 & 50, Mack, rock music, part of the Loudwire
brand featuring Loudwire.com the leading rock & metal
internet destination
-Drag Racing, June 26-27, 115 32 Rd, Gr Jct, FRI:
$5 night, kids under 13 free, gates open 6p, cars run
7-11p; SAT: $10, kids under 13 free, gates open 9a, Jrs
10a-1p, time trials 2-6p, eliminations 7p; 970.640.3987
-June 27, Mud Dash & Fitness Competition at Powder-
horn, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, 970.268.5700, more
info & details: www.powderhorn.com
-Plateau Valley Saddle-Series Gymkhana, PV Rodeo
Grounds, 3060 Rodeo Rd, Collbran, June 27, 8a sign-up,
9a ride #2 of 3, 970.487.3596
-Grand Junction Horse Show, June 27, 8a, Free,
Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
970.255.7100
-Grand River Diversion Dam 100th Anniversary Celebra-
tion, June 27, Veteran¡¯s Memorial Community Ctr, 120
W 8th St, Palisade, the ¡°dam birthday party¡± to cele-
brate this wonderful dam which provides irrigation water
for 50,000 acres in the Grand Valley, 970.464.2177
-Dark Sky Walk, June 27, Colorado National Monument,
1750 Rimrock Dr, Fruita, meet at the monument Visitor
Ctr for a ranger led Dark Sky Walk, walks are about 2
hrs in length & cover about 1 mile, 970.858.3617
-Fruita Farmer¡¯s Market, Saturdays 8:30a-12:30p,
June 27-Sept 19, downtown Fruita on the Civic Center
lawn, 325 E Aspen Ave, weather & crops permitting,
970.858.3894, info@fruitachamber.org
-The Color Vibe 5K, June 28, 2424 Hwy 6 & 50, Gr Jct,
free for spectators, see website to register, get ready
for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! www.
thecolorvibe.com/grandjunction.php
-Colorado West Paint Horse Club Show, June 28, 8a,
Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 2785 Hwy 50,
Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
--Crested Butte Farmers Market, June 7,14,21,28, 100
block of Elk Ave
-Gunnison River Festival, June 12-14, Celebrate the
Gunnison River with a jam-packed weekend of events
-Gunnison Farmers Market, June 20,27, some of the fin-
est food grown in the North Fork Valley
-Bicycle Tour of Colorado, Crested Butte stop, June 24-
26, brings the best of Colorado landscape & culture to
cycling enthusiasts
-Crested Butte Bike Week, June 25-28, the oldest
mountain bike festival in the world!
-Crested Butte Music Festival, 6-week music fest kicks
off June 25, runs through Aug 9, performers Boston
Brass, American String Quartet, pianist Alexander
Schimpf, opera star Barry Banks, also features three
mini-festivals: bluegrass, opera & gypsy jazz, www.
crestedbuttemusicfestival.org
-Splatter Dash Run, June 27, 1k or 5k run, start at To-
tem Pole Park in Crested Butte at 9a with a white shirt
(included in the registration cost), have color added
along the way & finish back at the park for family fun,
pre-registration $10 kids 12 & under, $20 adults, regis-
ter on-site additional $5
-Bridges of the Butte
24-Hour Townie Tour,
June 27-28, test your
endurance with this wacky
Crested Butte event
-Kids Fishing Derby & Out-
door Sports Expo, June
30, fun day of fishing for
the whole family for FREE,
fishing tips & tricks, edu-
cational booths, archery
range, 22 shooting trailer,
10a-2p, Packman Pond in
Gunnison¡¯s Jorgenson Park
Hotchkiss/Paonia/
Cedaredge/Delta:
--June 3, BINGO, 1st &
3rd Wed ea/month, Ce-
daredge Community Ctr,
proceeds go to Surface
Creek Lions Club which in
turn goes back into our
community, light dinner &
snacks available 6p, bingo
7p, $10/person includes
several games
-Gears & Beers Festival,