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2016 October/November
Pg 16 - The Sunshine Express
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show,
2785 US Hwy 50, Grand Jct, Mesa County Fair-
grounds Covered Arena, Saturday-Sunday, Octo-
ber 15-16, 8a, free admission, 970.858.1604
-Downtown Art Festival, Main St, Gr Jct, Oct 15,
formerly Downtown Art & Music Festival, this new
event focuses on the abundance of area artists
and local galleries, 970.245.9697
-Whitewater, October 15, Old Spanish Trail:
Whitewater Trailhead, Back to the Trail: 1st
Annual Old Spanish National Historic Trail Run,
Walk, Bike, and Horseback Ride, 970.245.8484
-October 15, Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience,
Doubletee by Hilton, $1000¡¯s in savings and give-
aways, the Grand Valley¡¯s Best in wedding plan-
ning and services, Man Cave & Games
-October 15, March Of Dimes Signature Chefs
Auction, Colorado Mesa University Meyer Ball-
room, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, 970.243.0894
-October 16, Orchard Treads: Ride/Run in the
Orchards, Palisade Produce, 756 37 8/10 Rd,
Palisade, 970.744.4450
-North Fork Karate Championship, Two Rivers
Convention Center, 159 Main St, Grand Junction,
Saturday, October 22, tournament starts 9:30a,
enjoy a Traditional Karate Tournament, Modified
WKF Rules, 970.263.5700
-Fall Day On The Farm, Cross Orchards, 3073
F Road, Grand Junction, Saturday, October 22,
$5/adult, $4/senior, $3.50/child or $15/family,
rates subject to change, please call to verify,
-Victory Life Church Women¡¯s Ministry will be
holding its annual craft extravaganza, Saturday,
October 22, 9a-3p, Victory Life Church, 2066
Hwy 6 & 50, Fruita, many types of vendors, local
crafters & artisans, 970.778.9416
-Trick or Treat Street & Halloween Carni-
val, Friday, October 28, Downtown Palisade,
-October 28, Creepy Treads, Canyon View Park,
730 24 Road, Grand Junction, get ready for Hal-
loween by donning your costumes and racing
under bright field lights and some glow lights,
-Truck N Treat, Downtown Fruita, 325 E Aspen
Ave, October 29, dress up in your favorite cos-
tume and head to Fruita, 970.858.0360
-Trick or Treat at the Museum at KOOL Monster
Mash, October 31, 4-7p, Dinosaur Journey Mu-
seum, 550 Jurassic Ct, Fruita, FREE admission,
times subject to change, please call to verify,
-Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Friday,
November 11, The National Park Service fee-free
day celebrating Veteran¡¯s Day, 970.858.3617
-Veterans Art Center¡¯s ¡®Veterans Day Art &
Music Extravaganza¡¯, November 11, Avalon
Theatre, 645 Main St, Grand Junction, 1-9p,
-The All Services Military Ball, 7p, Saturday, No-
vember 12, GJ DanceSport (formerly La Puerta),
421 Colorado Ave, Grand Junction, 970.208.5620
-November 12, GJ Symphony Gala - Masquer-
ade, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St,
Grand Junction, get carried away with an evening
of fine food & wine, music, bidding on exciting
live & silent auctions and more, 970.243.6787
Center For Children, 2057 South Broadway,
Grand Junction, Tiara Rado Golf Course, Sat-
urday, October 8, a football-themed golf
tournament to benefit CASA of Mesa County,
-October 8, SpringHill Suites, Downtown Gr Jct,
The Birth & Baby Expo is back in 2016! Grand
Valley families explore pregnancy, birth and baby
related education & options at this exciting event
-Oktoberfest, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic
Church, 790 26 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, Satur-
day, October 8, Dinner 6p, live music and danc-
ing to Alpine Echo after dinner, 970.242.6121
-October 15, Moonlight Miles 10K, Half Marathon
& Kids Dash, Colorado Riverfront Trail-Corn Lake
& Pear Park Sections, 361 32 Road, Clifton, join
us for this beautiful night race, 970.234.8772
-Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner/Show to
benefit the Western Slope Center for Children,
Saturday, October 15, Courtyard by Marriott, 765
Horizon Drive, Grand Jct, 970.245.3788
-4 Eagle Ranch, First Thursday Dance, 4098 CO
Hwy 131, Wolcott, October 6, 6p, if you¡¯re serious
about your country dancing, don¡¯t miss 4 Eagle
Ranch¡¯s 1st Thursday events ea/month, dancing,
food & fun, line dance instruction 6-7p, dancing
until 10:30p, $15 cover, a la carte buffet available
at 6p as well as bar with wine, beer & mixed drinks
--October 6-8, The Meeting, an unforgettable
weekend of film, music, industry conference, net-
working and all around snow stoke, 800.525.6200,
-5:30-8p, October 6, Beer, Brats & Bluegrass,
featuring the Roaring Fork Valley¡¯s own Buffalo Joe,
delicious brats and Aspen Brewing Company Beer,
tickets include dinner w/brats, hot dogs and sides,
one beer and a bluegrass concert, Email events@ or call 970.925.8050 for res-
ervations, Aspen Art Museum, 637 E Hyman Ave,
Members: $25/Adults, $15/Children; Non-mem-
bers: $35/Adults, $20/Children
-Punkin Chunkin, Oct
21, 4-7p, Stoney Ridge
Pavilion, Silt
-Silt Chili Cook-Off,
November 4, 5-8p, Town
Plaza, Silt
-Snowmass Mountain
Opening Day, November
24, aspensnowmass.
-Aspen Mountain Open-
ing Day, November 24,
-Silver Bells Annual
Fundraiser, Nov 26,
6-10p, live music, danc-
ing, dinner, silent &
live auctions and more,
while donating to a great
educational cause, St.
Regis Aspen Ballroom,
$125 includes dinner,
970.274.1462, jenna_, www.
Grand Junction/
--Dragonfly Gypsies
Horse Show, Mesa
County Fairgrounds
Covered Arena, 2785
Hwy 50, Grand Junction,
Friday-Saturday, Octo-
ber 7-8, 8a, Horse show
presented by Colorado
Gypsy Horse Lovers
Club, 970.255.7100
-October 8, Little Britch-
es Rodeo, Mesa County
Fairgrounds Covered
Arena, 2785 Hwy 50,
Grand Junction, free
admission, open to the
public, 970.255.7100
-Golf Tournament, Ben-
efit for the Western