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2016 August/September
Pg 18 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Gunnison Car Show, Fri, Aug 19: Cruise-in with
Elvis Tribute artist, Aaron Black, Registration; Sat,
Aug 20:
Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast, Car Show, High
Octane Arts Festival, Poker Run, Colorado Re-
gional Mud Run & Tough Truck Races; Sun, Aug
21: Breakfast Caravan Cruise to Historic Crested
Butte, 970.641.2249, www.gunnisoncarclub.com/
show.html
-West Elk Bicycle Classic, Sep 4, a fundraiser
for Western State Colorado University Mountain
Sports, Sharon¡¯s Kids of Paonia/Crawford and
Bicycle Colorado, mass start timed event or gran
fondo, at 7a the ride leaves Gunnison to the Black
Canyon of the Gunnison and the towns of Craw-
ford & Paonia before climbing back over the 25mi
dirt Kebler pass to finish in Crested Butte, www.
westelkbicycleclassic.com
-Chili and Beer Festival, Sep 10, Crested Butte
Mountain Resort
-Crested Butte Film Festival, Sep 29-Oct 2, www.
cbfilmfest.org
-Oktoberfest, Sep 30, 3:30-6:30p, Gunnison Bank
& Trust Company, Sharie Lisowski: 970.641.0320
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Delta County Fair, Aug 6-13, Delta County Fair-
grounds, 403 S 4th St, Hotchkiss, enjoy the ¡®Farm
to Fiddle¡¯, celebrating the music and food of Delta
County, outdoor expo, poker run, a night of great
country music w/Redhead Express on Aug 12, 7p,
in the grandstands.
-DeltaFest, Aug 11, 6-8p, Downtown Delta, a
family-friendly, fun community event w/live music,
kids crafts & activities and tons of vendor booths.
-Farm to Fiddle Festival, Aug 12-13, Farm & Food,
Arts, Outdoors Expo, Music & Entertainment in
downtown Hotchkiss, complements Delta County
Fair, fun for the whole family.
-Aug 13, Area youth and ¡®youth-at-heart¡¯ are
invited to join in the celebration of Smokey
Bear¡¯s 712nd birthday at the Forest Service¡¯s
Grand Mesa Visitor Center, 20090 Baron Lake
Dr, Cedaredge, 970.856.4153
-Fire Dept. Chili Cook-Off, Sep 29, 5-8p, Ce-
daredge Fire Department, early afternoon Chili
drop off to enter the contest, forms available at
Cedaredge Food Town and the Chamber of Com-
merce
Montrose/Olathe/Ridgway/Ouray:
--August 5-9, OCPAG presents: San Juan
Chamber Music Fest, Multiple Events, 4H Events
Center & Wright Opera House, Ridgway/Ouray
-Olathe Sweet Corn Festival, Aug 6, 10a-9p,
Olathe Community Park, Olathe
-August 6, Weehawken presents the annual
Ladybug Release Party, Weehawken Children¡¯s
Garden, 1-2p, free, ladybug release party is
located at 1900 550 Uncompahgre National For-
est in Ouray, right next to the old Biota build-
ing right after the Rotary park and Ice Rink or
right next to the Ouray Riverside Inn & Camping
Cabins, for more info and to register visit Wee-
hawken Creative Arts at: www.weehawkenarts.
org or call 970.318.0150
-Aug 11-13, CO Gold Wing Road Riders, ¡®Wingin¡¯
The Rockies¡¯, 8a-5p, Friendship Hall, Montrose
-Aug 13, Partners Pistol Shoot, 10a-4p, San
Juan Shooting Range, Montrose
-August 13-14, Weehawken presents the 32nd
annual Ridgway Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Festi-
val, Hartwell Park, Ridgway
-August 19-20, Weehawken presents the Ouray
County Fork Fest, events in both Ridgway &
Ouray
-Aug 27, Founders Day Celebration, All Day,
Montrose Pavilion, Montrose
-Imogene Pass Run, Sep 10, 7a, a 17.1 mile race
from Ouray to Telluride via the Imogene Pass
-Sep 10, Mountain States Ranch Rodeo Finals, 3p,
Montrose County Fairgrounds
-Sep 10-11, Tribute to Aviation Weekend, 9a-4p,
Montrose Regional Airport
-Sep 24, Covered Bridge Hay rides & Pumpkin
patch, 11a-5p, Covered Bridge Ranch, Montrose
Norwood/Nucla/Naturita/Telluride:
--Story time at the Library, Thursdays, 11a-12p,
Norwood Library
-Free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney,
2-3:30p, 2nd Wed ea/month, Nucla Library, 544
Main St, and Naturita Community Library, 107
West 1st Ave, by computer link, volunteer attor-
neys answer questions, help fill out forms & ex-
plain the process & procedure, walk-ins welcome,
everyone helped on first-come, first-served basis
-August 5-7, 11a, The Telluride Jazz Festival cel-
ebrates jazz through invoking the great historic
names and providing a venue from which new
artists can explore their sound, 500 E Colorado
Ave, Telluride
-Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Aug 11-21,
11a, Enjoy classical chamber music in Telluride!
-The Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride cordially
invites you to participate in our exciting re-imag-
ining process for select renovations to the library,
Aug 17, 5:30p, the goal of this process is to hear
and explore opportunities to improve our library
and better serve the people of the region, light
refreshments will be served.
-Telluride Mushroom Festival, Aug 18-21, 11a,
brings together all things fungal!
-Aug 25, 12-2p, Patron Appreciation Day Cook-
out, Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride, we are
having a cookout on the back patio, food, kids¡¯
crafts, photo booth, fun for all, please help WPL
reduce waste by bringing your own re-usable
plates, cups and cutlery.
-August 26-27, 8p, Pretty Lights will head to
Colorado for a two-night run at picturesque Tel-
luride Town Park, 500 E Colorado Ave
-Telluride Film Festival, Aug 31-Sep 5, 8a, The
prestigious Telluride Film Festival showcases some
of the best in the industry.
-Sep 9-11, 5:30p, Telluride¡¯s 2nd Integrative
Wellness Summit, those in attendance will learn
on how to improve health and overall wellness,
Telluride Conference Center, 580 Mtn Village Blvd,
Mountain Village
-Imogene Pass Run, Sep 10, 7a, a 17.1 mile race
from Ouray to Telluride via the Imogene Pass.
-Join us for the 22nd Annual Telluride Blues &
Brews Festival, Sep 16-18, 11a, Telluride Town
Park, 500 E Colorado Ave, 877.358.7122
-The Mountains to Desert Ride, Sep 24, 7a, a
grueling bicycle race from Telluride to Gateway
Canyons, the goal is to raise $90,000 for the ben-
efit of the Just for Kids Foundation
-Festival of Cars & Colors, Sep 29-Oct 3, 9a,
celebrates classic cars matched with beautiful fall
colors, car show on Main St, Telluride
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
--The Barley and the Steamboat Soccer Club
present ¡®Red, White & Brew¡¯, Aug 3, 4p, Come
support the USA Women¡¯s Soccer team on their
way to Gold, The Barley, 635 S Lincoln Ave