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Happenings
2016 August/September
Pg 17 - The Sunshine Express
-11th Annual Two Rivers Chautauqua, Sep 16-
17, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Rd,
Grand Junction, 970.242.0971
-Drag Racing, Western Colorado Dragway, Sep
16 - Street Legal Drags & Young Guns final,
970.243.9022, See website for details: www.
wcdra.com
-Drag Racing, Western Colorado Dragway, Sep
17 - Points #10 Super Pro, Pro ET, Sportsman,
Jrs final VW Race #2, 970.243.9022, See web-
site for details: www.wcdra.com
-Orchard Mesa Middle School 5K, Eagle Rim
Park, 2736 C Road, Grand Junction, Sep 17,
8:30a, 5k Walk/Run to benefit various programs
at Orchard Mesa Middle School, 970.549.7750
-Tour De Vineyards, Sep 17, Peach Bowl Park,
5th & Elberta, Palisade, a great way to celebrate
the start of fall by joining this 25-mile ride
through Colorado¡¯s Wine Country on paved roads
with a few hills, 303.635.2815
-Sep 23-25, Fruita Fall Festival, began just over
a century ago as a celebration of the harvest
for the farming community, 325 E Aspen Ave,
Downtown Fruita, 970.858.3894
-Old Fossil Classic Golf Tournament, Sep 23,
Adobe Creek Golf Course, 876 18 1/2 Road,
Fruita, proceeds benefit Family Health West and
the Museum of Western Colorado, 970.858.7282,
registration/info: www.museumofwesternco.com
-Downtown Car Show, Sep 24, 400 Main St,
Grand Junction, Main St rumbles with the sound
of hundreds of motors, 970.245.9697
-Be Our Guest, Sep 24, Colorado National Monu-
ment, Fruita, National Park Service fee free
day celebrating the National Public Lands Day,
970.858.3617
-Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show, Sep
29-Oct 2, Mesa County Fairgrounds Complex,
2785 US Hwy 50, Grand Junction, 970.255.7100
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Crested Butte Arts Festival, Aug 5-7,
970.349.1184, www.crestedbutteartsfestival.com
-Carving Up Colorado, Aug 18-20, Wood Carving
Contest, beer garden, Music, Legion Park,
Gunnison
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 20,
vs Idaho Falls, 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 21,
vs Idaho Falls at 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 22,
vs Idaho Falls at 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-Aug 25-28, Be our guest, Colorado National
Monument, Fruita, National Park Service fee
free days celebrating the National Park Ser-
vice¡¯s Birthday, 970.858.3617
-The 48th Annual Peach Promenade, Aug 26
& 27, presented by the Colorado West Area
Square Dance Council, Mt Garfield Middle
School, 3475 Front St, Clifton, 970.434.3543
-Participate in the Kokopelli Trail Run for a
great cause Aug 27, Mary¡¯s Loop - Kokopelli
Trail, Trail Head at I-70 exit 15, Loma, 16 mile
starts at 7a, 8 mile starts at 7:30a, informa-
tion subject to change, 970.270.6174
-Racing in the Rockies, Barrel Racing at its
best in Western Colorado, Aug 27-28, Mesa
County Fairgrounds, 2785 HWY 50, Grand
Junction, 970.390.3712
-The first annual Cornhole Tournament pre-
sented by the Grand Junction Symphony
Orchestra, Sherwood Park, 1301 E Sherwood
Dr, Grand Junction, REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Aug 24, 970.243.6787
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 28,
vs Orem, 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 29,
vs Orem at 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 30,
vs Orem at 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Aug 31,
vs Orem at 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-Western Colorado Bonsai Society Exhibit &
Reception, Western Colorado Center for the
Arts, 1803 North 7th St, Grand Junction,
Exhibit runs from September 2-10, opening
reception from 7-9p on Sep 2, 970.243.7337
-Drag Racing, Western Colorado Drag-
way, Sep 2 - Street Legal Drags & Fast 8,
970.243.9022, See website for details: www.
wcdra.com
-Spur Of The Moment 5K, Sep 3 at the Jr Service
League Park off Redlands Parkway and along the
Colorado Riverfront Trail, Gr Jct, Presented by Mesa
Monument Striders Running Club, 970.270.0774
-Westside Woofers Fly Ball Team Tournament, Sep
3-4, Mesa County Fairgrounds Lions Park, 2785 US
Hwy 50, Grand Junction, please leave your pets at
home, 970.201.8174
-Drag Racing, Western Colorado Dragway, Sep 3 -
Points #9 & Wally Event, 970.243.9022, See website
for details: www.wcdra.com
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Sep 5, vs Orem
at 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Sep 6, vs Ogden
at 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-Lincoln Park Open Track Meet, Sep 7, 5:30p, Lin-
coln Park Track Stocker Stadium, 12th and North
Ave, Grand Junction, Do you run for fun? Challenge
your friends and family to race among each other for
bragging rights, 970.254.3866
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, Sep 7, vs Ogden
at 7:05p; Sep 8, vs Ogden at 7:05p, 970.255.7625
-The 2016 Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge will
heat up Sep 9-10, Lincoln Park, 1340 Gunnison Ave,
Grand Junction, get ready for a smoking great time,
970.242.7788
-Desert¡¯s Edge Triathalon Festival, Sep 9-11, High-
line Lake State Park, 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma,
303.642.7917
-CO State Championship Finals BMX, Sep 9-11,
Mesa County Fairgrounds BMX Track, 2785 US Hwy
50, Grand Junction, it¡¯s a double-double-triple week-
end for the Colorado State Finals, the best of the
best in Colorado, 970.433.7159, grandvalleybmx.
com
-Dog Daze, Sep 10, 10a-Noon, Fruita Community
Pool, 324 N Coulson,Fruita, now that the outdoor
pool is closed to humans, let your dog come and
play in it, sponsored by Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic,
970.858.0360
-The Spirit of the Valley 5k, Sep 10, brings together
able-bodied paticipants and para-athletes for a day
of competition, fellowship and fun, a hearty buffet
will follow the race, St. Matthew¡¯s Episcopal Church,
3888 27 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, 970.242.3293