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Happenings
2015 September
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Labor Day Rodeo Events, Sep 5, Ouray County
Fairgrounds
-Labor Day Weekend Parade, Sep 7, 10a, Ridgway,
HWY 62 & Sherman St
-Labor Day BBQ in the Park, Sep 7, 2015 10:30a,
Ridgway Hartwell ¡®Town¡¯ Park
-Jack¡¯s Antique Auction, Sep 11-12, Montrose
County Fairgrounds Friendship Hall
-Sherbinos 100th Birthday Celebration Weekend,
Sep 11, 6:30-9p, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway
-Imogene Pass Run, Sep 12, 7:30a, Ouray
-Ridgway Chamber GOLF SCRAMBLE, Sep 12, 2015
8a, Divide Ranch & Golf Course
-Pops in the Park Free Concert, Sep 13, 5p, Cobble
Creek Club House Patio, presented by Valley Sym-
phony Orchestra and Chorus, 699 Cobble Drive,
Montrose
-Ouray County Railroad Days, Sep 17-20, Ridgway
Railroad Museum
-Western Collectibles Show & Auction, Sep 18-20,
Montrose County Fairgrounds Friendship Hall
-Glow-in-the-Dark Disc Golf Tournament, Sep 19,
7p, Cerise Park, Montrose, Are you a Disc Golf
player, or would you like to support a great mu-
seum? Then please join us, shot gun start 8p, Pre-
registration $10/ea, day of the tournament $12/ea,
This event is a fundraiser for the Montrose County
Historical Museum. So grab your glow sticks and
discs for a fun night, for directions see: soccerfield-
sofcolorado.com/fields/cerise_park
-Weehawkens Annual Mt. Sneffels FIBER FESTI-
VAL, Sep 25-27, Ouray County 4-H Event Center
-Black Canyon Couples¡¯ Golf Tournament, Sep 26,
All Day, Black Canyon Golf Club, Montrose
-Moto Mayhem Western Slope Endurocross, Sep 26,
All Day, Montrose County Fairgrounds Grandstands
-Sharing Ministries Street Dance, Sep 26, 3-9p,
Centennial Plaza, Montrose, features 3 bands, Food,
beer, wine and hard cider will be sold, S Uncompah-
gre Ave between Main St and S 1st St, Admission
free for children under 10, $10 for 11 to 21 years,
$20 over 21, 970.240.8385; share@bresnan.net; or
www.sharingministries.com
Norwood/Nucla/Naturita/Telluride:
--Sep 9, free legal clinic for parties who have no
attorney, 2-4p, Nucla Public Library, 544 Main St,
Nucla, By computer link, volunteer attorneys will
answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain
the process and procedure for all areas of civil liti-
gation, including family law, property law, probate
law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small
claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders.
Walk-ins welcome, everyone helped on a 1st-come,
1st-served basis
-Integrative Wellness Summit At the Conference
Ctr, Sep 11-13, learn how to improve health and
overall wellness
-Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Sep 18-20,
-Discraft Ace Race, Disc Golf, Sep 12,
970.243.3974, 639 Struthers Ave, Gr Junction, for
ALL SKILL LEVELS, Beginners are encouraged to
join us for this event to learn the basics of the sport
-Dog Days at Lincoln Park Pool, Sep 13,
970.254.3866, 12th and North Ave, Gr Junction,
10a-2p, $5/ea, Up to four dogs belonging to the
same family can swim for $12
-Putts & Kicks 4 Hope Tournament, Sep 13, 2p,
970.683.6626, 222 29 Road, Gr Junction, Western
Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation¡¯s Fund-
raiser
-Gangster Gala, Two Rivers Chautauqua, Sep 17,
970.242.0971, 249 S 4th St, Gr Junction, live Big
Band music by The Frank Bregar Orchestra with
Randy Fosburgh Vocals will kick off the 2015 Two
Rivers Chautauqua activities, 7-9p, Historic Elks
Lodge Ballroom, $10/person, 970.242.0971
-Delaney Donates Golf Tournament, September 17,
2325 W Ridges Blvd, Gr Junction, Redlands Mesa
Golf, a fun filled day with not only golf but great
wines/drafts, delicious food, entertainment, raffles
and more, 970.242.6663
-Colorado Mountain Winefest, Sep 17-20,
970.464.0111, 451 Pendleton St, Palisade, Please
see website for full schedule of events: www.Colo-
radoWinefest.com
-Colorado Pro Rodeo Finals, Sep 18-20,
970.255.7100, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Junction, Colorado
Professional Rodeo Finals
-Tour de Vineyards, Sep 19, 303.635.2815, Pali-
sade, a great way to celebrate the start of fall by
joining this 25-mile ride through the Colorado¡¯s
Wine Country on paved roads with a few hills
-Grand Junction Horse Show, Sep 19,
970.255.7100, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Junction, 8a, Free
to the public
-Fall Fest at Powderhorn, Sep 19-20, 970.268.5700,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, See website for the
full line up of events for the weekend
-Rattlesnake Canyon Arches Hike, Sep 23,
970.242.0971, 462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, Did
you know that one of the largest collections of arch-
es in the United States is located just a few miles
from Grand Junction?
-Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show, Sep 24-
27, 970.255.7100, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Junction, Mesa
County Fairgrounds
-Fruita Fall Festival, Sep 25-27, 970.858.3894, 325
E Aspen Ave, Fruita, Friday thru Sunday, September
25-27, a celebration of the harvest for the farming
community, carnival, crafts, food, music
-Downtown Car Show, Sep 26, 970.245.9697, 400
Main St, Gr Junction, Vehicle owners bring antique
cars, muscle cars, classic cars and even motor-
cycles to display
-Colorado National Monument Free Admission Day,
Sep 26, 970.858.3617, Fruita, The National Park
Service fee free day celebrating the National Public
Lands Day
-Colorado West Marching Band Parade and Festi-
val, Sep 26, Downtown Gr Junction, Parade at 10a
downtown then field show at 12:30p at Stocker
Stadium, over a dozen bands competing, Parade
Free, Field Show Admission: $8 Adults/$6 Students,
Seniors, Military/Under 5 is free
-Moonlight Miles 10K & Half Marathon, Sep 26, 361
2 Chron. 7:14, We invite everyone to come
to join in prayer and worship together
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
--Sep 5-6, Wooden Nickel Golf Classic, 36
holes in 2 days, hosted by local favorite
Wooden Nickel and the Club at Crested Butte
-Sep 5-6, GORE-TEX Grand Traverse Moun-
tain Run & Bike, Calling all extreme runners
and mountain bikers
-Sep 6, Dave Wiens West Elk Bicycle Clas-
sic, Join Western State Colorado University¡¯s
Director of Mountain Sports, Dave Wiens, for
this 134-mile timed road tour
-Gunnison Angling Society, the local chapter
of Trout Unlimited, is hosting its 25th Annual
Superfly Fishing Tournament on Sep 11-12,
Almont, a classic two-fly contest, meaning
each two-person team has to choose the two
flies they will be fishing with for the duration
of the tournament to catch as many inches
of trout as possible, All ages and skill levels
are encouraged to participate. Registration
includes several meals, awards, guides and
more, $600, Visit: www.gunnisontu.org
-Sep 12-13, Pearl Pass Bike Tour to Aspen,
the oldest mountain bike event in the world
-Sep 12, Mt. Crested Butte Chili and Beer
Festival, Serving up hot chili and fine beer at
9,375 ft.
-Sep 13-19, Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival,
The 30th annual Vinotok will surely be one to
remember
-Sep 24-27, Crested Butte Film Festival,
Hike, Bike, Film in Crested Butte!
-Sep 26, Camp 4 Coffee Cart to Cart Run, A
half marathon and 19 mile course. The 19
mile course will run from Crested Butte to
Crested Butte South via Tony¡¯s trail
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
--DeltaFest, Sep 10, 5:30-7:30p, Delta,
Street vendors, food, music, all things Delta,
www.deltacolorado.org
-Sep 12, Music by the Valley Symphony
Orchestra for all to enjoy, Bring a chair and
a picnic, Cedaredge Town Park, Band Stand,
5p, Open to the public
-CHS Music Scramble, Cedaredge Golf
Course, Sep 19, Cedaredge Music Boosters,
Inc., a non-profit raising funds to send the
Cedaredge Band and Choir to Washington DC
for their very honorable invitation to play at
the 2016 Memorial Day celebration, 8a Shot-
gun start, $65/person
-Mountain Harvest Festival, Sep 24-27,
Paonia Downtown and in the Park, celebrat-
ing the lifestyle of the North Fork Valley, 3
sparkling autumn days of music, art, per-
formance, good food, local products, www.
mountainharvestfestival.com
-Grand Mesa Color Sunday, Sep 27, Grand
Mesa Visitor Center, US Forest Service, Grand
Mesa, No Admission Fee
Montrose/Olathe/Ridgway/Ouray:
--Free Film Night, Sep 1, 7p, Two Rascal¡¯s
Brewery Company, Montrose, Free popcorn
and local brew. Documentary films TBD are
shown on the third Wednesday of each month
32 Road, Clifton,
970-234-8772
-Color Sunday at
Powderhorn, Sep
27, 970.268.5700,
48338 Powderhorn
Rd, Mesa, Enjoy
the PRC Adventure
Challenge Race and
the beauty of the
change of colors at
Powderhorn, www.
powderhorn.com
-Fields of Faith:
Community Worship
& Prayer Event, Sep
29, 970.628.4690,
North Ave & 12th
St, Gr Junction, an
opportunity for our
community to stand
together in unity to
ask God to protect
and bless our valley