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Happenings
2016 April/May
Pg 15 - The Sunshine Express
-Pirates of the Dolores!, The 2016 Spring Awards Ban-
quet, April 16, Dolores Community Ctr, Dolores
-Free Admission To Mesa Verde National Park, April 16-
24, 35853 Rd H.5, Mancos
-Pueblo-To-Pueblo Run/Bike Event, April 30,7a-12p,
Cortez Cultural Ctr, 25 N Market St, Cortez
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--The Fly Fishing Festival, April 1-2, Duranglers, 923
Main Ave, Durango, Join Duranglers Fly Fishing & Sup-
plies for an educating weekend of fly fishing, deals,
demos and more, a fun weekend of fishing perfect for
the whole family, for full schedule & additional event
details visit Duranglers Flies & Supplies
-22nd Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, April 15-17,
Downtown Durango, Main St, bands, food, venues &
entertainment through town & along the Animas River,
during the day there will be free concerts followed by
hours of concerts at night
-May7, 6:30-9:30p, Durango Dance: Annual Dance
Recital, students of all ages performing, enjoy a family
friendly evening full of joyful dance, Children age 4 &
younger are FREE if sitting in a lap, Community Concert
Hall at FLC, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango, 970.247.7657
-May 8, 5-8p, Ballet Durango: Harmony in Motion,
From the eclectic melodies and movements of
¡®Beethoven & Friends¡¯ to a touch of the classics in ¡®Cop-
pelia Variations¡¯, this evening of dance is sure to please
an audience of all ages, featuring the student dancers
of Ballet Durango & the members of the Durango Youth
Ballet under the direction of Ballet Durango Artistic
Director Frances Rosser Taylor & the faculty of Ballet
Durango, an evening of beautiful dance, FLC Concert
Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango, 970.247.7657
-May 14, 4-7p, Bella Dance Studio, Inc.¡¯s Bella Danzante
8, local dancers of all ages perform pieces in a variety
of styles, show includes work presented by Bella Dance
Company, Bella Dance Studio¡¯s youth program for danc-
ers who travel & perform nationally, Children under the
age of five who sit with a parent or guardian are FREE,
FLC Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango, 970.247.7657
-Taste of Durango, May 15, 11a-3p, Animas City The-
atre, 128 E College Dr, Durango¡¯s premier food & drink
festival to support downtown businesses, taste count-
less samples, music, dancing and fun for the whole
family, taste tokens are available to purchase starting at
10:45a
-May 21, 6-10p, Dance in the Rockies¡¯ 27th Annual Re-
cital, enjoy dancers ages 3 through pre-professional as
they present all styles of dance, FLC Concert Hall, 1000
Rim Dr, Durango, 970.247.7657
-Vail Whitewater Race Series, May 10-Jun 7, three race
categories: kayak (under 9¡¯6¡±), 2-person raft, stand up
paddle board (SUP); different course challenges weekly,
two round format consists of an individual time trial with
results determining seeding for the second round head-to-
head race, Lakota Guides onsite w/rafts available for R2
Teams to use, after party in Vail Village each week where
cash & product prizes awarded to winners of all 3 cat-
egories and all participants & spectators over 21 receive
a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company,
See: www.vailrec.com for more info & after party host
locations
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--ACES & Patagonia Snowmass host the internationally
acclaimed Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Fri, April 1, 6:30p,
Wheeler Opera House, showcases 12 short films that both
inform people about the state of the world and inspire
them to take action, all ages event includes cash bar,
gear give-aways and more, $12 advance, $15 at the door,
970.925.5756, www.aspennature.org
-Apr 3, Buttermilk closing day
-The Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,
Apr 9, 5-6p Red Carpet Reception, 6:15-9p Induction Cer-
emony, 9p-12a Afterburner Party, St. Regis Aspen Resort,
Grand Astor Ballroom, 906.485.6323, www.skihall.com
-Apr 10, Aspen Highlands closing day
-Apr 10, Snowmass Mountain closing day
-Schneetag, Apr 10, Schneetag is the German word for
¡®snow day¡¯, invites teams of four to create a craft that
they will pilot down a slope and attempt to float across a
75x20 foot pond, every team has a theme & will perform
a skit before they descend, event is just as ridiculous &
entertaining as it sounds, Free, Contact Brendan Collins
970.923.1227, bcollins2@aspensnowmass.com
-Apr 17, Aspen Mountain closing day
-Dogs ¡®n Doughnuts, Apr 24, 9a-12p, Enjoy a sweet treat
and meet the dog of your dreams, CARE Dogs for adop-
tion, $25, free dog themed doughnuts, free personalized
pet ID tags, Sweet Coloradough, 2430 S Glen Ave, Glen-
wood Springs, Parking at Sweet Coloradough, additional
parking at Big John¡¯s Ace Hardware and on 27th or 23rd st
-2016 Walk MS Glenwood Springs & 5K Run, May 14,
7a-1p, Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave,
Registration opens 7a, 5K Run begins 8a, 5K has a $25
registration fee, Walk MS begins 9a, route takes place
along the Roaring Fork River utilizing the concrete-paved
City of Glenwood Springs River Trail System, 1.5 mile, 3
mile & 5 mile routes available, no registration fee but we
encourage fundraising, music, silent auction and $5 pan-
cake breakfast at the event, 970.263.4393
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
-Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon meet-
ing, 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 McCoy: 970.749.7017
-Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public Library, 202
N Park St, Cortez, every Thu, 10:30a, Older children
are welcome to join us for a craft at 11:15a, offers
songs, stories, crafts & silliness, 970.565.8117
-4-6p, Movie Mondays at Mancos Public Library, 211 W
First St, Mancos
-Gaming Daze, Wednesdays, 3:45-5p, Mancos Public
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
-Home, Garden & Car Show, April 8-9, 5p, Montezuma
County Fairgrounds, 30100 US Hwy 160, Cortez
-Low Cost Rabies and Dog Licensing Clinic, April 9,
8am-12p, Mancos Veterinary Hospital, 299 E Hwy 160
Frontage Rd, Mancos, Low-cost rabies vaccination
and dog licensing. Bring your dog on a leash or in a
carrier. Cost is $15 for an altered dog and $20 for an
unaltered dog for annual license plus $10 rabies vac-
cination. Contact Mancos Town Hall: 970.533.7725
-Cortez Gun Show, April 15-17, 5p, Montezuma
County Fairgrounds, 30100 US Hwy 160, Cortez
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
May 7
Opal Moon, Cattlemens Banquet,
Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood, 970.327.4969
May 11
Mancos School District Blue Jayz
Singers & Blue Jazz Band, ¡®Let¡¯s
Dance¡¯, Mancos Community Ctr,
Mancos, 970.533.7748 X307
May 13
A.J. Croce, FLC Concert Hall, Duran-
go, 970.247.7657
May 14
Women Songwriters of the
Uncompahgre Valley, The Lark &
Sparrow, Montrose, 970.615.7277
May 17
John Bayley & the Warrior
Band, Two Rivers Winery, Gr Jct,
970.260.1628
May 20
Rising Appalachia w/Arouna
Diarra, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
-Pink Vail, April 2, the world¡¯s biggest
ski day to conquer cancer, live music,
costume contest, themed deck parties
and the Celebration Ski Down on Vail
Mountain, all ages & abilities can partici-
pate and skiing is not required, 100% of
proceeds benefit patient care and survi-
vorship programming at Shaw Regional
Cancer Ctr, to get involved visit: www.
pinkvail.com
-Vail Film Festival, April 7-10, The Colo-
rado Film Institute¡¯s mission is to foster
independent film through film screenings,
panels, workshops, networking events
and educational projects, www.vailfilm-
festival.com
-Vail Closing Day, April 10, Spring Back to
Vail spring bash celebrating the close of
the winter season, events throughout the
weekend including the World Pond Skim-
ming Championships, live music, sponsor
Expo Village, apr¨¦s parties, giveaways,
more, World Pond Skimming Champion-
ships held at Golden Peak at 3p, www.
vail.com/events/springback.aspx
May 21
Rock & Roll Academy annual Spring Concert,
Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, 970.728.6363
May 22
Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Mayday,
Stevie Stone, Ces Cru, Mesa Theater, Gr Jct,
970.773.1775
May 24
Cedaredge Band & Choir D.C. Send Off
Concert, Cedaredge Town Park Band Stand &
Main Street Parade
May 28
Mike Gwinn & The Northfork Flyers, The Lark
& Sparrow, Montrose, 970.615.7277
May 29
B.o.B - stfu US Tour, w/Scotty ATL & London
Jae, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800