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Happenings
2015 October
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Montrose/Olathe/Ridgway/Ouray:
--The Amazing Corn Maze & The Great Pumpkin
Patch at DeVries Farm, 9a-6p, 60542 Gunnison Rd,
Olathe, Night maze in Oct each Fri & Sat 6-10p,
Straw bale maze & corn pit for the little ones, Oct
24 features the popular Pumpkin Chunkin¡¯ contest,
970.323.6559
-Pumpkin Patch & Hay Rides at the Covered Bridge,
through Oct 31, Wed-Fri 3-6p, Sat & Sun 11a-5p,
Activities & Refreshments included in $5 admis-
sion: Pumpkin Patch, Hay Ride, Hay Bale Maze, Hay
Stack Tunnel Slide(new!), Treasure Hunt, Climb the
Giant Haystack, Farm Animals, Camp Fire Marsh-
mallow Roast, Concession Cabin, new waterfront
picnic area, Group Field Trips available by appoint-
ment, 17249 6250 Rd, Montrose, 970.240.0106
-Montrose County Veteran¡¯s Service Officer will be
regularly available in the west end of the county,
3rd Wed ea/month, 10:30a-2p, any Veteran¡¯s with
questions or need of assistance are encouraged
to contact the Veteran¡¯s Services Officer at these
times, Montrose County Human Services Building,
851 Main St, Nucla, 970.864.7319, more info: Shel-
don Smith 970.249.2115, ssmith@montrosecounty.
net
-Black Canyon Sprint Triathlon, Oct 3, Montrose
Aquatic Ctr, 500 yard swim (10 laps) at the Mon-
trose Aquatic Ctr, then 24K (14.6 mile) bike course
winding through the west side of town, wraps up
with a 5K (3.1 mile) run finishing at the aquatic ctr,
Starts 6a, 970.596.4108, kevydavis@gmail.com,
www.bctri.com
-Ridgways 3rd Annual ¡®PAINT-IN-THE-PARK¡¯ Plein
Air Event, Oct 3, 8a-5p, Dennis Weaver Memorial
Park
-Ouray Oktoberfest Celebration, Oct 3, 5-10p
-Montrose Oktoberfest, Oct 3, All Day, Centennial
Plaza, Downtown Montrose
-DMEA Member Appreciation Day, Oct 8, In honor
of national Cooperative Month DMEA invites you to
join us for hot coffee, freshly baked treats & a spe-
cial DMEA ceramic coffee mug, Montrose HQ, 9a-4p
-Fall Harvest Festival at Montrose Farmers Mar-
ket, Oct 10, 9a-2p, Centennial Plaza, music, food,
fun, Family friendly activities, pumpkin decorating,
games, horse rides, Farm Fresh Fundraiser Potluck
from 11a-1p
-Ridgway Chamber Business After Hours, Oct 15,
5:30-7:30p, Trail Town Still
-ROCC Talk: ¡®The Colorado River & Drought - Who
Gets the Water?¡¯, Oct 15, 7-9:30p, Ridgway Com-
munity Ctr, Town Hall
-Autumn Celebrations Art & Craft Holiday Show,
Oct 16-17, Fri 3-7p, Sat 9a-4p, Montrose County
Fairgrounds Friendship Hall, 1001 N 2nd St, Mon-
trose, Art, crafts, gourmet foods, toys, home decor
& much more, vendors call 970.275.6547 or call
970.209.8221 for more information
-The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, Oct 16-
17, 7-9p, Wright Opera House, Ouray
-Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct 23-24, 9p-2a,
Wright Opera House, Ouray
-Moto Mayhem Western Slope Endurocross, Oct 24,
All Day, Montrose County Fairgrounds Grandstands
-Scarecrow Festival, Oct 24-25, Montrose Botanic
Gardens, Scarecrows of all sizes & designs on
display
-Masquerade Ball, Oct 24, 8p, The Lark & Sparrow,
511 E Main St, Montrose, 970.615.7277,
www.facebook.com/thelarkandsparrow
-Halloween Celebration, Oct 31, All Day, Black Can-
yon Golf Club, Montrose
-Trunk or Treat, Oct 31, All Day, Montrose County
Fairgrounds Friendship Hall
-SherBOOno Annual Halloween Party & Fundraiser,
Oct 31, 8p-12a, Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway
performances by Ballet Folklorico Tonantzin, Viva Colombia
& La Nueva Generacion, 970.209.5320
-Old Fossil Classic Golf Tournament, Oct 16, 876 18 1/2
Rd, Fruita, Proceeds benefit Family Health West & the
Museum of Western Colorado, see website for registration
& info, *If you think you¡¯re an old fossil, you probably are.
No questions asked, 970.858.7282
-Western Slope Reining Horse Association Harvest Buckle
Bonanza Show, Oct 16-18, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Free
admission for the public, 970.255.7100
-Survive Fashion Show, Oct 17, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, origi-
nally created to raise awareness/funds for Breast Cancer
Research, In 2012, ANEWU Salon partnered with the St.
Mary¡¯s Hospital Foundation to raise funds locally for cancer
survivorship, 970.298.2015
-Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience, Oct 17, 743 Horizon
Dr, Gr Jct, an intimate atmosphere with over 40 vendors
that you can get to know without feeling overwhelmed,
970.433.1254
-Deuces & Donuts (For Ages 50+), Oct 22, 550 Ouray Av,
Gr Jct, chance to win gift cards to local businesses and
restaurants, Wake up Lady Luck & play blackjack, poker or
spin the wheel, 970.254.3866
-Trick or Treat Street & Carnival, Palisade, Oct 23,
970.464.5602
-Truck N Treat, Oct 24, 325 E Aspen Ave, Fruita, Dress up
in your favorite costume, 10a-Noon, Fruita Civic Center
parking lot, a fun family event, 970.858.0360
-North Fork Karate Championship, Oct 24, 159 Main St, Gr
Jct, 9:30a, a Traditional Karate Tournament, Two Rivers
Convention Center, Modified WKF Rules, Age & Skill Level
Divisions, 970.263.5700, www.northforkkarate.com
-Craft Extravaganza, Oct 24, 2066 Hwy 6 & 50, Fruita,
9a-3p, Many types of vendors, local crafters & artisans,
Breakfast & lunch available to purchase, 970.778.9416
-Grand Valley Pony Club Halloween Fun Horse Show, Oct
25, 8a, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Mesa County Fairgrounds
Covered Arena, Free Admission, 970.270.4609
-Glacier Yetis Hockey, Oct 30-31, 2515 Riverside Pkwy, Gr
Jct, Fri 7p and Sat 10a, Both games vs Colorado Thunder-
birds, 970.242.7465
-Trick or Treat Street, Oct 31, 100 Aspen Av, downtown
Fruita, 3-5p, 970.858.3894
-Community Contra Dance, Oct 31, 523 1/2 Main St, Gr
Jct, Dance 7:30-10:30p, New Dancer Workshop 7p, La
Puerta Ballroom, Live Celtic/Old Time music, Come with or
without a partner, Connie 970.243.6736
-Canine Spooktacular, Oct 31, 740 Gunnison Av, Gr Jct, a
fun Halloween Costume Contest event for dogs & their
October 24, Gunnison, starts 11a w/food (while it lasts),
live music, pumpkin hunt, costume contest, all kinds of
games & prizes for the kids, so bring the whole fam-
ily, New 1st annual walk/run 5k starts 10a from the
I-Bar, event by Project Hope of Gunnison Valley bringing
awareness to domestic violence, 970.641.2712, out-
reach@hope4gv.org
-Trick or Treat on Main St, October 30-31, downtown
Gunnison, Local businesses welcome costume clad trick
or treaters
-Halloween Parade Presented by KBUT Radio, October
31, 5p, Elk Ave, Crested Butte, free walking parade
for kids of all ages, gather at 1st & Elk at 4:30p and
proceed to the Old Rock Library for crafts, snacks & a
children¡¯s movie, there will be candy/gifts stations along
parade route, Josh: 970.349.5225
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
--Chili Cook-Off, Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department,
210 S Grand Mesa, Oct 1, Bring your chili to the fire
house from 2:30-4p, Rules & applications at: Cedaredge
Area Chamber, Great Escape, or Cedaredge Food Town,
Judging 4p; Serving 5p, Cost: by Donation
-Kick off AppleFest at the famous Golden Gala, Oct 2,
7p, Cedaredge Civic Center, Enjoy Tapas by Greystone;
Wine, Beer & Cider by Williams Cellars and 4B¡¯s Brew-
ery; Dance to the live music of Ric & Karen, Purchase
tickets from the Chamber, 245 W Main St, 970.856.6961
-Cedaredge Applefest, Oct 3-4, Cedaredge comes alive
w/music, food, art, more, enjoy over 150 booths, classic
car show, antique tractor show, much more, cedaredge-
chamber.com/ap?plefest
-DMEA Member Appreciation Day, Oct 7, In honor of
national Cooperative Month DMEA invites you to join us
for hot coffee, freshly baked treats & a special DMEA
ceramic coffee mug, Read Service Center, Delta, 10a-3p
-Enjoy BINGO w/neighbors & friends on the 1st & 3rd
Wed every month, Cedaredge Community Center, All
proceeds go to Surface Creek Lions Club which in turn
goes back into our community, Light Dinner & snacks
available, 6p Dinner; 7p Bingo, $10/person for several
games
-2nd Saturday Street Fair, Oct 10, 8a-1p, 3 Rd St,
970.874.8616, www.deltacolorado.org
-Blessing of the Animals, Oct 11, Lions Pavilion, Cedar-
edge Town Park, 4p, open to the public
-Senior Expo, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, Oct
22, The things you do for yourself are gone when you
are gone; but the things you do for others remain as
your legacy, 9a-1:30p, Open to the public
friends, Great prizes,
¡®Best Canine Costume¡¯,
¡®Best Canine & Human
Costume Paring¡¯, ¡®Dog
with Best Personality¡¯,
Have you or your dog¡¯s
fortune told, Dough-
nuts, coffee & more,
970.241.0315
-Boston¡¯s Halloween
Softball Tournament,
Oct 31-Nov 1, I-70 & 24
Rd, Gr Jct, Canyon View
Park Fields, Earlybird
registration $159/team,
$209 after 10/23, No
registrations accepted
after midnight 10/29,
970.254.3866
Gunnison/Crested
Butte/Lake City:
-Oct 16, Earth Harvest
Fall Fundraiser, Gunnison
Arts Ctr, Celebrate the
bounty of the Earth!
-HopeFest Autumn Cel-
ebration, I-Bar Ranch,