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Happenings
2016 February/March
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Jose, a young military officer, who is drawn to the
magnetic beauty of Carmen, the temptress of Seville,
FLC Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango,
970.247.7657
-Peanuts The Easter Beagle Express, Mar 26, Durango
& Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave, Du-
rango, ride in premium-class seating & enjoy crafts, sto-
rytelling, musical entertainment, games, refreshments &
other Easter-themed activities onboard
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--Feb 16, 5th Annual All You Need Is Heart (AYNIH)
event, a number of intellectual activities centered around
cardiac health & wellness, including comprehensive heart
health screenings for attendees, a silent & live auction, a
luncheon & guest speaker, www.startinghearts.org
-Vertical Express, Feb 27, Be part of the only national
event series that combines skiing & fundraising to em-
power people with MS, 7 events located in the nation¡¯s
top ski resorts, Vertical Express offers on-mountain &
apr¨¨s skiing activities for people of all ages & ability
levels, funds raised at these events support lifestyle em-
powerment programs for people with MS & their support
partners, www.mscando.org
-Feb 29-Mar 5, The Burton US Open Snowboarding
Championships, the longest-running snowboarding com-
petition in the world, attracting over 100 of the world¡¯s
top slopestyle & halfpipe competitors, competitions &
expo village by day, apr¨¦s parties & free live concerts by
night, Burton.com/USO
-Mar 6-11, Wounded warriors & their families are offered
4 days of winter outdoor adaptive ski/snowboard instruc-
tion along w/family meals, group social opportunities &
beneficial family bonding time, Wounded warriors receive
private, all-day certified adaptive ski/snowboard instruc-
tion, family members of all ages receive group ski/snow-
board lessons, childcare (if needed) as well as organized
evening family activities that provide time to share their
experiences. www.vailveteransprogram.org
-Mar 11-17, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail hosts the U16
Rocky/Central Junior Championships on Golden Peak in
Vail, www.skiclubvail.org
-Mar 30-Apr 2, Taste of Vail, promoting the Vail lifestyle
via the community¡¯s ever-evolving food & beverage as-
sets, www.tasteofvail.com
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Feb 4-9, FIS Masters Cup, racers take to the slopes of
Thunderbowl (Aspen Highlands) and Racer¡¯s Edge (But-
termilk) for a series of races, including Super G, Giant
Slalom, Downhill and Slalom.
-SKI SPREE! 2016, 9a, Cty Rd 117 & 526 Pine St,
Glenwood Springs, Treasure Hunt, Sat, Feb 6 on the
mountain and at the Hotel Colorado, giving away a
season pass & other cool prizes, you will be looking for
giant ¡®ANB Bank¡¯ monopoly money hanging around the
mountain and at the hotel, clues available a day early at
ANB Bank or can be found on the mountain, Chili Cook-
Off, at the Hotel Colorado, 5-8p, Fireworks at 8p can
be seen outside the hotel & from the pedestrian bridge,
¡®Tight Thump¡¯ performs at the Chili Cook-Off, Ski Spree
bracelets sold at Sunlight Mtn, Sunlight Ski & Bike, ANB
Bank of Glenwood Springs & the Glenwood Chamber,
$10/ea gets you into chili cook-off plus $10 off a lift
ticket on Feb 6 & 7, ¡®Need-4-Speed¡¯ competition, 11a,
Sun, Feb 7 on the mountain, register 9a, in the Sunlight
day lodge, 970.945.7491 x226
-WinterFest 2016, Feb 13, 9a, Hwy 133, Town of Red-
stone, fat bike & snow shoe races, crafts, movies for
the kids, beer tasting, music & a Bonfire at the General
Store, Sue: 970.704.1843, www.redstonecolorado.com
-Family Hoedown, Feb 13, 3-7p, Cozy Point Ranch, 210
Juniper Hill Rd, Snowmass Village, Saddle up for the
3rd Annual Family Hoedown, $25/adults, $15/children
3-12, kids under 3/free, Mechanical bull riding, live
music, pony rides, dinner & drinks are just a few of the
fun, family activities, presented by Aspen & Carbondale
Community Schools, 970.923.1170, for more details:
www.familyhoedown.org
-Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open, presented by Perky
Jerky, Feb 18, one of the last & longest running inde-
pendent open competitions in the nation, opens up the
X Games¡¯ Aspen Slopestyle & Superpipe courses to
amateur & professional level athletes, rail jam & big air
comps are also offered
-C-Town, Feb 25, 7p, 19 N 4TH St, Carbondale, Enjoy
this wonderful talent & variety show, at Steve¡¯s Guitars,
benefiting your community radio station, KDNK, fun for
everyone! 970.963.0139
-Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering, Feb 27, pre-
mier endurance race series utilizing the unique & amaz-
ing terrain of each of the 4 Aspen/Snowmass moun-
tains, designed to test the limits & skills of both elite &
recreational athletes, Sport Division has a 6a race start
in Snowmass Base Village, Power of Two Rec Division
begins 8a, base of Aspen Highlands
-Colorado Junior Freeride Championships, Mar 5-6,
Aspen Highlands, IFSA-sanctioned regional competi-
tion, skiers & riders are judged on line choice, fluidity,
control, technique, style & energy
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon meeting,
1st Mon ea/month, 11:45a, rm. 110, Johnson Building,
925 S Broadway, Cortez, The public is invited especially
parents, Lunch provided so please RSVP to Vangi Mc-
Coy: 970.749.7017
-Gaming Daze, Wednesdays, 3:45-5p, Mancos Pub-
lic Library, 211 W First St, Mancos, Free after-school
program for youth ages 8+, come try your hand at
Wii, board games, Legos, Twister and other fun games
& activities, Snacks provided, Contact Lee Hallberg:
970.533.7600
-Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public Library, 202
N Park St, Cortez, every Thu, 10:30a, offers songs, sto-
ries, crafts & silliness using the Early Childhood Literacy
Initiative program, 970.565.8117
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--50th Anniversary Reunion Weekend, Feb 4-7, Purga-
tory Resort, 1 Skier Place, Durango, concerts, cocktail
parties, fun on-snow activities all weekend, 2 amazing
1965-themed rock concerts on Fri & Sat night, a time
capsule to collect all of your favorite memories of Pur-
gatory Resort, torchlight parade & fireworks Sat evening
-Tap Factory, Feb 10, 7-9p, FLC Concert Hall, 1000 Rim
Dr, Durango, spirited, rhythm-based theater show w/a
cast of 8 talented performers, showcasing urban tap
dance, percussion, hip-hop, comedy & acrobatics, utiliz-
ing props such as oil barrels, a stepladder, trash bins, a
toolbox, brooms, cans, mallets & more for a toe-tapping
evening of ¡°fun, powerful, poetic & sexy¡± entertainment
-Silverton¡¯s 7th Annual Skijoring Race, Feb 13-14, high
noon, Blair St, Skijoring, or ski driving, is a little bit like
water skiing but with the skier pulled behind a single
horse that originated in Norway & Sweden
-Mar 2-6, 9a-10p, Durango Independent Film Festival,
various venues in Downtown Durango
-Dance in the Rockies: Competition Team Showcase,
Mar 5, 6p, FLC Concert Hall, Durango, 970.247.7657
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
SHEL, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, 970.728.6363
Tony Rosario, The Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood,
970.327.4969
Robby Overfield Band, Chipeta Solar Springs Resort
Kiva Conference Ctr, Ridgway, 800.633.5868
Steamboat Symphony Orchestra: Scheherazade,
Strings Pavilion, Steamboat, 970.879.5056 X105
Goonies(free), Gondola Square, Steamboat,
970.879.6111
March 20
Leftover Salmon, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Marco Benevento, Crested Butte Ctr for the Arts,
970.349.7487
March 24
Bruce Cockburn, FLC Concert Hall, Durango,
970.247.7657
David Starr, CB¡¯s Tavern, Delta, 970.399.3292
March 25
Core Party: Big Gigantic, FREE Bud Light Hi-Fi
Concert Series, Aspen/Snowmass
March 26
Big Gigantic, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
David Starr, Cavalcade, Fruita, 970.260.5413
Jakubi(free), Gondola Square, Steamboat,
970.879.6111
March 27
Everlast, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 28
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
March 29
A Great Big World w/Genevieve, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 30
Los Lonely Boys, FLC Concert Hall, Durango,
970.247.7657
-Durango Celtic Festival,
Mar 10-13, 11a-10p,
The Strater Hotel, 699
Main Ave, Durango
-Banff Mountain Film
Festival, Sat, Mar
12, 7p, FLC Com-
munity Concert Hall,
1000 Rim Dr, Durango,
970.247.7657
-Durango Ragtime &
Early Jazz Festival, Mar
18-20, The Strater Ho-
tel, 699 Main Ave, Du-
rango, World-renowned
performers play at the
historic Strater Hotel for
3 days filled w/live mu-
sic, silent film comedies,
dance lessons, after
hours parties & more
-Mar 19, 12-4p, The
State Street Ballet
offers a full-length pro-
duction of the riveting
drama ¡®Carmen¡¯, the
love story of Don