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Happenings
2015 August
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program,
970.565.8117
-Escalante Days, It¡¯s an All-School Reunion, Au-
gust 7-8, Flanders Park, Dolores
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa
Springs:
--Kennebec Mountain Run, August 1, 8a-4p,
LaPlata Canyon
-LaPlata County Fair, August 1-9, La Plata County
Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango
-Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race, August 8, 8a-
12p, Purgatory Resort, #1 Skier Place, Durango,
5K, 10K & kids mud run
-True West Railfest, August 13-16, Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave,
Durango
-Stan the Marathon Man¡¯s Alzheimer¡¯s 5K, August
15, 7a-11:30p, Cottonwood Inn, 450 Prospector
Ave, Durango
-True West Rodeo, August 16, 7p, La Plata County
Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango
-Durango Blues Train, August 21-22, 6:30-10p,
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479
Main Ave, Durango
-Mushroom Festival, August 22, 9:30a-6p, Purga-
tory Resort, #1 Skier Place, Durango
-Thirsty 13 Half Marathon, August 29, 8-11a,
Hesperus to Durango: Backcountry Experience
(Packet Pickup), 1205 Camino Del Rio
Durango
-San Juan Brewfest, August 29, 1-5p, Buckley
Park, Main Ave, Durango, fun, beer, food, music
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--Vail International Dance Festival, now through
August 10
-Vail Rotary Duck Race, August 6, Vail Village
-August 6, Pardee Palooza, State Bridge, Mu-
sic & camping experience in the mountains,
970.653.4444
-Kids Adventure Games, August 6-9,
970.479.2279
-August 10-16, FIPS-Mouche World Youth Fly
Fishing Championship, Vail
-Ed Fest craft beer & music festival, Edwards,
August 15, 970.926.3009
-August 21, PWR Women in Wellness Weekend,
outdoor adventure, fitness, education, delicious
healthy food, fun, 970.SKI.VAIL
-August 23, La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Run
Race, 5k & 10k trail running race, Both races
start 9a, 970.479.2279
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike, Aug 1,
Aspen-Snowmass
-Red Bull Rise, Aug 2-3, Aspen Mountain
-Essential Oils 101, Aug 6, 6-8p, essential oil
training at our small Alpaca farm in Silt, Bring a
friend & receive a FREE gift, Visit with our ani-
mals & learn how we not only care for our family
with essential oils, but also our Alpacas! Please
RSVP, 84 Lariat Road, Silt
-All Kids Dental ¡®Movie Night in the Park¡¯, Sayre
Park, August 6, begins 7p, Free movie ¡®Big Hero
6¡¯ starts 8p, free popcorn & prizes, bring chairs
& blankets, 1702 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs,
970.928.9500
-The Shindig, Aug 9, 5-8p, Get your old-time get-
up on & don¡¯t miss this delightful journey into
Carbondale¡¯s not-so-distant past, River
Valley Ranch, 333 River Valley Ranch Rd,
Carbondale, 781.632.3326
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Western Slope Kids Fun Fest, for ages
pre-school to 6th grade, Aug 1, 12th St &
North Ave, Gr Junction, 10a-1p, Lincoln Park,
970.201.2216
-CWBRA Series Barrel Race #9, Aug 1, 2785
Hwy 50, Gr Junction, 8a, 970.255.7100
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, Aug
1-2, 12th St & North Ave, Gr Junction,
970.255.7625
-Free Admission Day Colorado State Parks,
Aug 4
-Dinosaurs of Rabbit Valley One Day Tour,
Aug 4, 550 Jurassic Ct, Fruita, 970.242.0971
-Mule Deer 101, by Colorado Parks & Wild-
life, Aug 5, 711 Independent Ave, Gr Junc-
tion, 970.255.6100
-Gr Junction Rockies Baseball, Aug
6-12, 12th St & North Ave, Gr Junction,
970.255.7625
-Yankee Boy Basin One-day Jeep Tour, Aug 7,
462 Ute Ave, Gr Junction, 970.242.0971
-Food Truck Friday, Aug 7, 422 White Ave, Gr
Junction, 970.549.6233
-Hot Summer Night Car Show, Aug 8, 2285
River Rd, Gr Junction, Allen Unique Autos,
Free, Live entertainment, auto museum
tours, prizes & giveaways, 970.263.7410
-Brewfest, Aug 8, 2531 N 12th St, Gr Junc-
tion, $25 includes all-you-can-drink from
participating breweries, live music on the
patio, All proceeds benefit March of Dimes,
970.243.0894
-Grand Junction Horse Show, Aug 8, 2785
Hwy 50, Gr Junction, 8a, Free, 970.255.7100
-Boating Safety Course, Aug 8, 1800 11
8/10 Rd, Loma, 303.291.7575
-Colorado West Paint Horse Club Show,
Aug 9, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Junction, 8A,
970.255.7100
-Palisade Peach Festival, Aug 12-16, 451
Pendleton St, Palisade, 970.464.7458, See
website for all the details: palisadepeachfest.
com
-Western Slope Reining Horse Association
Slide Show, Aug 12-16, 2785 US Hwy 50,
Gr Junction, Free admission for the public,
970.255.7100
-Museum Gallery Tour, Museum of the
West, Aug 14, 462 Ute Ave, Gr Junction,
970.242.0971
-March of Dimes Golf Tournament, Aug
14, 2325 W Ridges Blvd, Gr Junction,
12-1p Shotgun Start, Redlands Mesa Golf
Club, 4 Person Scramble with Mulligan¡¯s,
970.242.5201
-Facts & Tracks Lecture/Walk, Aug 14, 655
Struthers Ave, Gr Junction, Western Colo-
rado Botanical Gardens, Noon, $5, Pre-regis-
tration is encouraged, 970.254.3866
-The Love Bug Movie Night, Aug 21, 2285
River Rd, Gr Junction, Allen Unique Au-
tos, WIN A RIDE in Tammy¡¯s original 1967
¡®Herbie¡¯, $5, 8p, Movie begins at Dusk, Bring
your own chairs, 970.263.7410
-Tiara Rado Ladies¡¯ Club Golf Tournament, Aug 21,
2057 S Broadway, Gr Junction, 970.241.0410
-Pool Party w/ Rapture Ruckus & Jonathon Thu-
lin, Aug 21, 12th & North Ave, Gr Junction, Lincoln
Park pool, Concert starts 8p, gates open 7:30p,
970.812.1292
-Food Truck Friday, Palisade, Aug 21, 785 Elberta
Ave, Palisade, 970.549.6233
-Peach Promenade Square Dance, Aug 21-22, 3475
Front St, Clifton, 970.434.3543
-Mile High National BMX, Aug 21-23, 2785 Hwy 50,
Gr Junction, 970.433.7159
-Drag Racing, Aug 21-22, 115 32 Rd, Gr Junction,
970.640.3987
-Dinosaur Day, Aug 22, 550 Jurassic Ct, Fruita,
970.858.7282
-Feast of Skulls, Aug 22, 550 Jurassic Ct, Fruita,
970.858.7282
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, Aug 22-27, 12th St
& North Ave, Gr Junction, 970.255.7625
-Western Colorado Senior Games, Aug 22-28, 12th St
& North Ave, Gr Junction, for competitors 50 years &
better as of Aug 22, Compete in track & field, swim-
ming, pickleball, golf, billiards, basketball, run/walk,
cards, dance, bowling, more! 970.254.3866
-Colorado Canyons Color Classic, Aug 22-23, 2785
Hwy 50, Gr Junction, 8a, Mesa County Fairgrounds
Covered Arena, 970.255.7100
-Be Our Guest, Colorado National Monument, Aug 25,
Nat Park Service fee free day, 970.858.3617
-Colorado West Peach Classic Cribbage Tourna-
ment, Aug 28-30, 2751 Crossroads Blvd, Gr Jct,
970.245.2004
-CWBRA Series Barrel Race #13, Aug 28, 2785
Hwy 50, Gr Junction, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
970.255.7100
-Food Truck Friday, Fruita, Aug 28, 325 E Aspen Ave,
Fruita
-Drag Racing, Aug 28-29, 115 32 Rd, Gr Junction,
970.640.3987
-Racing in the Rockies Summer Barrel Series, Aug
29-30, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Junction, Mesa County Fair-
grounds, 970.390.3712