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Happenings
2016 June/July
Pg 17 - The Sunshine Express
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, July 9, vs Ogden, 7:05p
-Jul 9-10, Webe Dirt Bike Race, Powderhorn Mountain
Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, $10 admission,
10 years & under are free, 970.385.7554
-Jul 9-10, Major Mortgage Charity Softball Tourna-
ment, Canyon View Park, I-70 & 24 Rd, Gr Jct, regis-
tration $209/team, deadline Jul 5, 970.254.3866
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, July 10, vs Ogden, 7:05p
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, July 11, vs Ogden, 7:05p
-Jul 12-16, Mesa County Fair, County Fairgrounds,
2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, celebration of the county, its
residents, community & history, 970.256.1528
-Jul 18-23, Taco Bell Western Slope Open(Tennis &
Pickleball), Various Locations in Grand Junction, many
catergories to choose from, for all ages & levels of
play, call for info & entry forms, 970.986.8104
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, July 21 vs Billings, 7:05p
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, July 22 vs. Billings, 6:30p,
Fireworks Night
-Jul 23-24, Frontier Belles Horse Show, Mesa County
Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand
Junction, 8a, free to the public, 970.255.7100
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, July 23, vs Billings, 7:05p
-Jul 24, Sunday Scramble #1, Powderhorn Mountain
Resort, Mesa, in addition to the downhill mountain
biking, Colorado Backcountry Biker will be hosting a 4
race series on our downhill trails, 970.858.3917
-Jul 29, Chilled By The River, Western Colorado Bo-
tanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, a
laid back outdoor gathering offering beautiful scenery
along Grand Junction¡¯s riverfront, 970.243.5364
-Jul 30-31, Gears & Beers, Powderhorn Mountain
Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, beers, biking &
camping, 970.268.5700
-Jul 30, Monument Downhill 5K, Dos Hombres, Red-
lands, 421 Brach Dr, Gr Jct, begins at 8a
-Jul 30-31, Racing In The Rockies Barrel Series, Mesa
County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junction,
racing at its best in Western Colorado, 970.390.3712
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Gunnison Block Party, Jun 2, activities include: 4-7p:
Kids Bounce House, Face Painting presented by GAC,
Giant Jenga & more awesome games courtesy of the
Gunnison Library, 6:30p: 9 Mile Hill Live on Main, a
Beer Garden brought to you by the Gunnison Arts Ctr
-Jun 10-12, Special Olympics CO Summer Games, CMU,
1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, Friday night opening ceremonies
7:30p, Lincoln Park Stadium, 720.359.3100
-Jun 10, Spice Homeschool Curriculum Fair, Monument
View Bible Church, 1173 17 1/2 Road, Fruita, calling all
homeschoolers, come & browse or set up to sell/swap/
give away your used homeschool materials including cur-
riculum, books, games & more
-Jun 11-12, Kart Racing For Heros, Gr Jct Motor Speed-
way, 3002 North I-70 Frontage Rd, Gr Jct, 303.242.2929
-Jun 11, GJ Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Fun Fest, Two
Rivers Convention Ctr, 159 Main St, Grand Junction,
7a-2p, 970.254.0815
-Jun 11-12, Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show,
Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 2785 Hwy 50,
Grand Junction, 8a, free admission, 970.858.1604
-Jun 11, Children With Hope 5K/10K Run/Walk, Wingate
Elementary, 351 South Camp Rd, Grand Junction, com-
munity wide fundraising event for competitive runners &
recreational runners & walkers, supports the children¡¯s
home in Eldoret, Kenya, 970.256.1610
-Jun 11, 11a-3p, Ed Bozarth Mark Miller Chevrolet Buick
Charity Auto Show, 2595 Hwy 6 & 50, Grand Junction,
register to show a vehicle at 9a on show day for $15/
vehicle, 970.712.4935
-Jun 12, Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge, Suplizio Field,
12th St & North Ave, Gr Jct, 6p, ages 6-13, test your
skills in batting, throwing, base running, 970.254.3866
-Jun 13, Symphony Storytime, Mesa County Public Li-
brary, Fruita Branch, 324 N. Coulson, 10a, 970.243.4442
-Jun 15, Lincoln Park Open Track Meet, Lincoln Park
Track, Stocker Stadium, 12th & North Ave, Grand Junc-
tion, registration begins 5:30p, Do you run for fun? Chal-
lenge your friends & family to race among each other for
bragging rights, 970.254.3866
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, 1st home game of the sea-
son, Jun 17, vs. Orem, 6:30p, fireworks after the game
-Jun 17, Food Truck Friday - Palisade, St. Kathryn Cel-
lars, 785 Elberta Ave, every 3rd Friday of the month,
5:30-8:30p, 970.549.6233
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, Jun 18, vs Orem, 7:05p
-Jun 18-19, Rope The Rockies: 2016 Western CO
Championships, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered
Arena, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junction, free admission,
970.255.7100, www.ropetherockies.com
-Jun 18, Gunny Enduro: Mad Racing, Lunch Loops
Trail System, Gunny Loop Trail, Monument Rd, Gr Jct,
970.744.4450
-Jun 18, Take Part In Art Free Expo, Lincoln Park Barn,
1340 Gunnison Ave, Gr Jct, explore the different arts& cul-
tural organizations in the Grand Valley, 970.254.3876
-Jun 19-25, Desert Rats Multi-Day Footrace Adventure,
Kokopelli Trail from Grand Junction to Moab, UT
-Jun 19, Hill Climb: Mad Racing, Little Park Rd & Rosevale
Rd Intersection, Grand Junction, 970.744.4450
-Jun 24-26, 4H Club Horse Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds
Covered Arena, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 8a, 970.255.7100
-Jun 24, Food Truck Friday, Downtown Fruita, Mulberry &
Aspen St, food trucks & vendors will be lined up for you to
enjoy dinner, desserts & beverages
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, June 24 vs. Idaho Falls, 6:30p,
Fireworks Night
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, June 25, vs Idaho Falls, 7:05p
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, June 26, vs Idaho Falls, 7:05p
-Jun 27-30, Rodeo Bible Camp, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junction, presented by Stillwater
Cowboy Church, 970.640.1287
-Jul 1, City Hall Art Reception, 250 N 5th St, Grand Junc-
tion, 5:30-7p, features art from local artists & our sister
city El Espino, El Salvador, 970.254.3866
-Jul 2-3, Mtn Biking Kick-Off Weekend Party, Powderhorn
Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, beginning
the summer season at Powderhorn & the inaugural year of
lift-accessed downhill mountain biking, 970.268.5700
-Jul 3, 4TH Of July Fireworks Display, Snooks Bottom,
Fruita, 970.858.0360, Show at Dusk
-Jul 3, Family Fun Fair, Southside Marketplace, 455 Koko-
pelli Ctr, Fruita, something for all ages
-Jul 4, Independence Day Parade, Downtown Grand Junc-
tion, Main St, starts at 10a
-Jul 4, 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular, Lincoln Park, 12th
St & North Ave, Grand Junction, come to the GJ Rockies
game & stay in the stadium for fireworks or bring the fam-
ily & watch from Lincoln Park, 970.254.3866
-July 4th Celebration At The Pool, Lincoln Park Moyer Pool,
12th & North Ave, Grand Junction, admission $2.40/per-
son for all ages & includes waterslide(must be 42¡± tall for
slide), 970.254.3866
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, July 4, vs Orem, 6:30p,
Fireworks Night
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.7625, July 5, vs Orem, 7:05p
-Jul 8-10, CO Lavender Festival, Downtown Palisade,
events all weekend w/festival in the park on Saturday
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St & North Ave,
970.255.7625, July 8 vs. Ogden, 6:30p, Fireworks Night