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Happenings
2016 August/September
Pg 16 - The Sunshine Express
-Back To School Bike Rodeo, Aug 13, 9a-noon,
Kids ages 5 and up, Fruita Community Center,
324 N Coulson St, Fruita, 970.858.0360, esti-
mated time to complete is 30 minutes.
-Tour Of The Valley, Aug 13, beginning and end-
ing at the Canyon View Medical Plaza, 2373 G
Road, Grand Junction, choose a 30, 55, 75 or
100 mile ride, 970.256.6222
-Boston¡¯s Softball Tournament, Aug 13-14,
Canyon View Park, I-70 and 24 Road, Grand
Junction, registration is $209 per team, no
registrations accepted after midnight Aug 11,
970.254.3866
-Home, Holistic Health & Beauty Expo, Aug 13,
Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St,
Grand Junction, 9a-4p, 970.363.6535
-Rimrock Rodeo, Rim Rock Adventures Arena,
927 Hwy 340, Fruita, Tuesdays through Aug 30,
Grand Finale will be Sep 24, $10 per person,
ages 10 & under free, 970.260.9287
-Ice Cream Social, Aug 18, Downtown Palisade,
a free family event to kick off the 48th annual
Palisade Peach Festival, 970.464.5602
-Roice-Hurst Humane Society Roundup, Double-
Tree Hotel, 743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, Aug 19, join
us as we celebrate our 4th annual RoundUp
event to benefit the homeless pets of Roice-Hurst
Humane Society, 970.434.7337
-Chance Ensemble presents ¡®John Muir: Uni-
versity of the Wilderness¡¯, John Muir¡¯s writings
inspired a generation of Americans in the late
1800s to protect areas like Yosemite, Glacier
Bay & the Grand Canyon, in celebration of the
centennial of the National Park Service join staff
and volunteers Aug 19, at 7p to listen to John
Muir¡¯s words against the backdrop of the canyons
of Colorado National Monument w/musical score
from Chance Ensemble, free, Saddlehorn Picnic
area, 1/4 mile from the visitor ctr, 4 miles from
the west(Fruita) entrance, bring your own chair,
insect repellent & refreshments, parking in picnic
area limited, reservations strongly encouraged,
call 970.858.3617 ext 360, visitor ctr open 8a-6p
daily, more info: www.nps.gov/colm
-Palisade Peach Festival, Aug 19-20, Riverbend
Park, 451 Pendleton St,970.464.7458, see web-
site for all the details: palisadepeachfest.com
-Drag Racing, Western Colorado Dragway,
Aug 19 - Street Legal Drags & Young Guns,
970.243.9022, See website for details: www.
wcdra.com
-Drag Racing, Western Colorado Dragway, Aug 20
¨C Points Race #8 & VW Race #1, 970.243.9022,
See website for details: www.wcdra.com
-Aug 20-26, The 16th Annual Western Colo-
rado Senior Games, is for competitors 50 years
and better as of Aug 20, 2016, Lincoln Park
Track, 12th St & North Ave, Grand Junction,
970.254.3866
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 5
vs Missoula, 6:30p Fireworks Night
-Lincoln Park Moyer Pool Luau, Aug 5, 8-10p,
$7/person or $5 if you bring canned food
items to donate, includes water slide for those
over 42¡± tall, 970.254.3866
-Drag Racing, Western Colorado Dragway, Aug
5: Street Legal Drags & Fast 8, 970.243.9022,
for details: www.wcdra.com
-Looking for something to do on a hot Fri-
day night? Come to the Glacier Ice Arena,
pick your favorite team to cheer on for Fri-
day Night Hockey, Adult league games start
6p, Aug 5, 2515 Riverside Pkwy, Gr Jct,
970.242.7465
-Cops N Cars Car Show, benefits Special
Olympics, Aug 6, 8a-5p, Fruita Monument
High School, 1102 Wildcat Ave, 970.858.2250
-GJ Horse Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds
Covered Arena, 2785 Hwy 50, Aug 6, 8a, Free
to the public, 970.255.7100
-Local 2808 Firefighters Charity Golf Tourna-
ment, Aug 6, Tiara Rado Golf Course, 2057 S
Broadway, Gr Jct, 303.817.3195
-Drag Racing, Western Colorado Dragway, Aug
6: Points #7 Double Points, 970.243.9022, for
details: www.wcdra.com
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 6,
vs Missoula, 7:05p
-Powderhorn Mtn Resort Sunday Scramble #2,
Aug 7, In addition to downhill mountain bik-
ing, Colorado Backcountry Biker will be host-
ing a four(4) race series on our downhill trails,
48338 Powderhorn Rd,
Mesa, 970.858.3917
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 7,
vs Missoula, 7:05p
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 8,
vs Helena, 7:05p
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 9,
vs Helena, 7:05p
-Western Slope Reining Horse Association
Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered
Arena, 2785 US Hwy 50, Aug 10-14, Free ad-
mission for the public, 970.255.7100
-Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug
10, vs Helena, 7:05p
-Friendship Force of western Colorado, a non-
profit Travel/Cultural organization invites you
to an ¡®Ice Cream Social¡¯, August 11, 6:15p, at
787 N Sedona Ct, Gr Jct, Jeff Parker¡¯s home,
gathering will REPLACE regular Aug meeting,
there will not be a meeting in Sep, regular
meeting reconvenes Oct 20, 6:15p, at the Red
Cross building, 5th St & Gunnison
-CO Hempfest, Aug 12-13, The Lynn Property,
57510 Highway 330, Collbran, come celebrate
American freedom and boost your business!
970.487.3318
-All Kids Dental of Glenwood Springs & Rifle hosts
¡®Movie Night in the Park¡¯, Aug 11, fun begins 7p,
Free movie ¡®Zootopia¡¯ at 8p, free popcorn, bottled
water, photo booth, games & prizes, bring your own
chairs & blankets, our way of saying thanks to par-
ents, patients & our community while providing a bit
of fun too, 970.928.9500 or visit: www.AKDsmiles.
com
-Aspen Backcountry Marathon, Aug 13, Utilizing
the amazing trails that surround Aspen, this full
marathon is run almost exclusively on dirt trails, the
diversity and elevation gain will challenge even the
well trained athlete, open to individuals and relay
teams, 970.429.2093, www.aspenbackcountryma-
rathon.com
-Ducky Derby, GRAND PRIZE FOR 2016 IS $10,000
CASH!!! Join us Aug 13, when we plan to release
30,000 of the most adorable yellow rubber ducks
you¡¯ve ever seen into Aspen¡¯s Roaring Fork River
where they¡¯ll ¡®paddle¡¯ their way to the finish line
and might just make you a winner, fun and festivi-
ties begin at 11a, make sure you stick around for
the ¡®Duck Drop¡¯ at 2:10p, Rio Grande Park, admis-
sion Free, 970.309.9753, chris@BendonAdams.
com or www.fundlyenterprise.com/Event/Ducky-
Derby2016#
-Aspen BBQ Cook-Off, Aug 25, 6p, BBQ competition
& community fundraiser featuring talented chefs
from Aspen¡¯s top restaurants, chefs showcase their
best BBQ and let you be the judge, admission in-
cludes food, drinks & dancing, all profits and auction
proceeds go directly to the Aspen Homeless Shelter,
private tables for $5000++ are available for up to
8 people, including wine, family style dinner service
and tableside visits from the participating chefs.
-Mother Lode Vollyball Classic, Aug 31-Sep 5, www.
motherlodevolleyball.com
-Mac And Cheese Festival, Sep 10, 2-5p, Free for all
to sample the best Mac N¡¯ Cheese creations in the
Aspen area, bring your own spoon and let¡¯s keep
this event enviromentally friendly, YOU get to VOTE
for your favorites in each of the following catego-
ries: People¡¯s Choice Award, Chef¡¯s Choice Award,
Judges Choice Award, Kid¡¯s Choice Award and Best
Theme Award, E Hopkins Ave between Monarch &
Mill St, Free, www.aspenrecreation.com/mac-and-
cheese-festival
-Aspen Filmfest, Sep 21-25, showcasing narra-
tive & documentary features, a dynamic mix of
award-worthy fall previews and acclaimed inde-
pendent films from the international festival circuit,
970.925.6882, www.aspenfilm.org
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Gr Jct Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 4 vs
Missoula, 7:05p
-Back To School Splash At The Pool, Lincoln Park
Moyer Pool, Aug 5, 1:30-7:30p, Youth admission
$2.50, includes water slide for those over 42¡± tall,
12th & North Ave, Gr Jct, 970.254.3866