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2016 April/May
Pg 17 - The Sunshine Express
musicians featuring local artists Taylor Malone &
singer/songwriter Rachael Thompson & several
other musicians, 323.270.6284
-Introduction to Butterflies, April 14, 7-9p, Cen-
tennial Room, 433 S 1st, off Uncompahgre Plaza,
Butterfly expert Mike Fisher will share information
about butterflies, Bring your questions, information:
970.240.2777 or
-Black Canyon Hunt & Outdoor Expo, Friday, April
15, 1-7p and Saturday, April 16, 8a-6p, Montrose
County Fairgrounds Friendship Hall, 1001 N 2nd St,
demonstrations, presentations & hands-on activities
for all ages. Info: or
970.275.6547 or
-Earth Week Big Country: Water, Land and Sky,
throughout city of Montrose, city is sponsoring &
coordinating activities for Earth Week, April 18-23,
week ends April 23 w/¡¯Big Country: Water, Land
and Sky Festival¡¯, 10a-4p, Riverbottom Park, great
live music, huge kiddie carnival, hot dog grill-out,
auction, local celebrity chef demos and the Mon-
trose High School agriculture petting zoo, for details
& weeks schedule go to:
-The Ute Indian Museum will show free documenta-
ries during Earth Week, April 18-23, in the Mon-
trose Downtown Visitor Center theatre room, 107 S
Cascade, info: 970.249.3098 or cj.brafford@state.
-MCF Gala: A Gatsby Affair, April 23, 7:30-10:30p,
Lark & Sparrow Historic Venue, 511 E Main, Join
the Montrose Community Foundation for ¡®A Swell
Affair¡¯ with a ¡®20s Flair, live music by Gypsy Swing
Band Swing Je T¡¯aime, dancing, horse racing,
hors d¡¯oeuvres and cocktails, $100, information:
970.249.3900 or or montro-
-Weehawken Spring Dance Performance, April 30,
1-3p & 6-8p, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr,
Montrose, Contact Ashley at 970.318.0150 or ques- or for more info: www.
-Cimarron Endurance Run, 50k & 30k foot race,
Sun, May 1, 2016, 7a, Cimarron, at Cerro Sum-
mit Recreation Area, $70, packet pickup: TBD in
Montrose or on race day starting at 5a, information:
719.429.9501 or or
-Story time, Norwood Library, Thursdays, 11a-12p
-Free legal clinic for parties w/no attorney, 2-3:30,
2ND Wed ea/month, Nucla Library, 544 Main St,
and Naturita Community Library, 107 West 1st Ave,
by computer, everyone helped on first-come, first-
served basis, April 13; May 11
-KOTO End of Season Street Dance, Apr 1, The
KOTO Street Dance is a FREE party on Colorado Ave
-The Ride Festival, KOTO & Telluride Green Room
present The Band of Heathens w/guest Brett Big-
elow, Sheridan Opera House, April 2, tickets $20
GA on the floor, $30 reserved seats balcony, doors
open 8p, show begins 9p, tickets available at KOTO
970.728.4334 or the Green Room 970.728.7999
-Spring Day on the Farm, 3073 F Rd, Grand Junction,
Cross Orchards Historic Site, Saturday, May 7, bring the
family and enjoy the beautiful site w/blooming flowers,
animals and historical demonstrations, 970.242.0971
-Desert R.A.T.S. Classic, 100K Mountain Bike Race & 50K
Fat Tire Race, Fruita, Fruita Trails, Saturday, May 7, new
this year the 50K will be a timed race, 303.249.1112
-Tulips & Juleps Derby Party, 641 Struthers Ave, Grand
Junction, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, Saturday,
May 7, mixer and fine arts auction followed by viewing of
the Kentucky Derby, 970.245.3288
-Downtown Music Festival, Main St, Downtown Grand
Junction, May 20-22, a full weekend with music per-
formed by local and national artists, 970.245.9697
-HITS Triathlon Series & Fitness Festival, 1800 11 8/10
Rd, Loma, Highline Lake State Park, Friday May 20-Sun-
day May 22, 845.247.7275
-Gr Jct Off-Road Endurance Mountain Bike Event & Free
Community Concert, 159 Main St & the Lunch Loops Trail
System, Grand Junction, May 20-21, Two Rivers Conven-
tion Ctr, hosted by the City of GJ with great cooperation
from the GJ Bureau of Land Management Field Office,
U.S., 520.623.1584
-Fruita History Day, Fruita Civic Ctr, 325 E Aspen Ave,
Saturday May 21, 10a-3p
-Heart & Soul Day: a Holistic Metaphysical Spiritual
Event, 767 Horizon Dr, Grand Junction, May 21, Court-
yard & Residence Inn by Marriott, find a large assort-
ment of services available such as Reiki, Dream Analysis,
Handwriting for Healing, Animal Communication & more,
-Shrine Circus, Mesa County Fairgrounds Grandstands,
2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junction, May 27-28, advanced
tickets availbale from any Shriner or at local City Markets
-Alpine Bank JUCO World Series 2016 Banquet, 159 Main
St, Grand Junction, Two Rivers Convention Ctr, May 27,
social hour at 6p, dinner at 7p, 970.245.9166
-Junior College World Series, Suplizio Field, Grand Junc-
tion, May 28-Jun 3, Grand Junction is proud to have been
the host of the Junior College Baseball World Series for
over 50 years
-Racing in the Rockies Barrel Series, 2785 Hwy 50,
Grand Junction, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Saturday-
Monday, May 28-30, 970.390.3712
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
-April 1-3, Flauschink, a spring holiday started in 1969
by George Sibley, among others, to celebrate the ¡°flush-
ing out of winter¡±, Crested Butte
-April 2, Pond Skim, The end of ski season is another
excuse to celebrate, dress up in silly costumes and have
wacky events, like the Slush Huck, Crested Butte
-April 3, Crested Butte Mountain Resort¡¯s Closing Day,
enjoy the sun, some turns & live music, thanks for a
great season!
-April 8-10, Ultimate Snowmobiler, Now in its third year
this 8-event snowmobile contest will crown the Ultimate
Snowmobiler, produced by 357 Productions, Crested
-Headwaters Poetry Festival, April 15-17, Gunnison Ctr
for the Arts, Gunnison, award-winning Colorado poets
from across the Western Slope will read their work, teach
writing workshops and lead panel discussions, hobnob
with writers, explore the power of the pen and hone your
own word-smithing skills, poets include: Art Goodtimes,
Rosemerry Trommer, Wendy Vid-lock, Kyle Harvey, Mark
Todd, George Sibley, Alan War-tez, Elizabyth Hiscox,
Douglas Jones and David Rothman, to learn more go to: and click on EVENTS then click on
Headwaters Poetry Festival, 970.641.4029
-April 24, Crested Butte Pole, Paddle & Pedal, An ex-
treme endurance event that spans the entire Gunnison
Valley, start with an uphill/downhill ski leg on Mt. Crested
-Four Elements Fashion Runway Show & Art Exhibit,
Gunnison Ctr for the Arts, Gunnison, Earth. Water. Fire.
Air. connecting fashion enthusiasts with the opportunity
old and all dogs must be on a leash, Lions Pavilion, Cedar-
edge Town Park, 1-4p, Rabies & DHPP Shots $10/ea
-Support Group for Caregivers, Apr 20, May 18, Do you
care for a loved one with a Dementia?, Cedaredge Civic
Ctr, Centennial Room, starts 1:30p, No Fee
-Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave, Paonia, 4th Annual
Paonia Film Festival, Fri, Apr 29 - Screening All Selected
Films; Sat, Apr 30 - Red Carpet Gala & Award Ceremony
-Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, May 6-8, Hotch-
kiss, Richard Bailey: 970.399.7538, Gordon Hebenstreit:
970.589.2139, Go to the ENTRY INFORMATION & FORM
-North Fork Solar Fair, May 13, 4-6:30p, Paonia, Solar En-
ergy International (SEI), hosted by Colorado Farm & Food
Alliance, watch for more details or contact 970.823.2769,
-Heritage Day, May 27-28, Pioneer Town, 338 S Grand
Mesa Dr, Cedaredge, A festival celebrating our heritage
and harvest through arts, music and dance events that
often include demonstrations and classes
-Annual Ela Family Farm tour for Memorial Day weekend,
May 28-29, Ela Family Farms, 30753 L Rd, Hotchkiss,
farm dinner on May 28, farm tour 10a on May 29, www.
-Little Britches Rodeo, May 28-29, Rodeo Grounds, Cedar-
edge is proud to host the longest continuous Little Britches
Rodeo in the world,
-Skylight Jazz Films, The Lark & Sparrow, 511 East Main,
Montrose, join us each Friday at 8p in April for a Jazz
film series chronicling the history of Jazz and significant
Jazz artists followed by an After-Hours Jazz/Blues jam
session starting at 10:30p, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Office:
-Montrose Woman¡¯s Club Flea Market, April 2, 8a-4p,
Montrose Fairgrounds Friendship Hall, fundraiser for local
charities, Sat, April 2, 8a-4p, over 100 tables of bargains
to create fashion designs & 2-dimensional wall art,
these fashion designs & wall art will be on display
in the Main Gallery for the month of May, submit
completed designs and/or 2-D wall art by April
29 from 10a-6p or April 30 from 10a-2p, artists
can submit up to 3 entries, $10/entry for non-
members, $8/entry for members, Runway Show:
May 27, 7p, Tickets: $15/adults, $10/kids(12-) &
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Apr 5, Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn, 1978 Hard-
ing Rd, Paonia, North Fork Storytelling Event, 6-8p
-Operation Smiles, April 9, 1-5p, Reve Portraits
will give you the gift of portraits in exchange for
a $24 donation to Operation Smile, the highly
regarded charity that provides free surgeries for
children suffering with cleft lips, cleft palates and
other facial deformities, 110 SE Frontier Ave, Suite
C, Cedaredge, 970.712.0970
-Spaghetti Dinner, Apr 15, All Saints Lutheran,
Fundraiser for Cedaredge VFW, come enjoy some
great spaghetti and time with friends, 4:30-7p
-Delta County Spring Expo, Apr 15-16, Bill Heddles
Recreation Ctr, 530 Gunnison River Dr, Delta, Ven-
dor registration available now, contact Delta Area
Chamber of Commerce for info: 970.874.8616
-Farm-to-Table Weekend, Apr 15-17, Bross Ho-
tel Bed & Breakfast, 312 Onarga Ave, Paonia,
-Spring Book Sale, Friends of Cedaredge Public
Library, Apr 16, Large selection of hard cover &
paperback books, books on CD¡¯s, large print and
children¡¯s in all categories fiction & non-fiction,
music CD and DVD¡¯s also, Stolte Shed at Pioneer
Town, 9a-3p, Open to the public
-Low Cost Dog Vaccination Clinic, Apr 16, Surface
Creek Veterinary Ctr & the Town of Cedaredge Low
Cost Dog Vaccination, no puppies under 4 months
including antiques, jewelry,
household items, collectibles &
furniture, 970.249.6381
-Herb Walk, April 3, 1:30p, at
Herbs & Spice and Everything
Nice, 508 E. Main, Montrose,
learn to recognize locally grow-
ing herbs you can eat or make
into a salve or tincture, bring
a camera & notepad, walk lim-
ited must be signed up, $10,
information: 970.249.8566
-San Juan Independent
Film Festival, April 8-10,
4:30-8p, Montrose Pavilion,
1800 Pavilion Dr, Montrose,
award-winning films from
around the world, $10-$125,
970.252.9303 X4 or email
-Healthy Rhythm Music Servic-
es present Saturday Night Live
@ The Gallery, April 9, 7-9p,
Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery,
68 S Grand Ave, Montrose, $5,
music by young Colorado