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2016 December/January
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Chocolate Walk 701 Colorado Ave,Gr Jct,
Dec 9, 5:30p, Meet at Enstrom Candies, $10,
-The Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus will
be strolling down Main St singing during the
Christmas Walk, Dec 9, 5p, We will be singing
at Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson
Rd, Dec 10-11, 6-9p, THEN on Dec 18, 6:30p,
at Northeast Christian Church on Patterson, our
annual Christmas Concert, 970.257.7664
-Jingle Bell Run 5K, 730 24 Rd, Gr Jct, Canyon
View Park Baseball Shelter, Dec 10, 5K Run/Walk
& Kids 1K Run/Walk, day of event registration is
$5 additional, see website for info, 970.254.3866
-Hometown Christmas & Parade of Lights, 100
Aspen Ave, Downtown Fruita, Dec 10, Shopping
& Activities, Arts & Craft Fair at the Community
Ctr from 10a-3p, 970.858.0360
-Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, 324 N Coulson,
Fruita, Dec 10, Fruita Community Ctr, 10a-3p,
FREE to the public, 970.858.0360
View Theatre, Dec 18, 10:55a, Fathom Events pres-
ents the Nutcracker performed by the Bolshoi Ballet,
a special event in cinemas nationwide, 970.248.3612
-The Nutcracker, Dec 21-23, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct,
Moss Ctr Robinson Theatre, Absolute Dance presents
the beloved classic ¡®The Nutcracker¡¯ with thrilling
choreography, dazzling costumes, a cast of 80 local
performers and featured professional guest artists,
-Guys & Dolls Broadway Musical, 1100 North Ave,
GJ, Dec 30, CMU Robinson Theatre, High Desert
Opera presents our 14th annual New Year¡¯s show
¡®Guys and Dolls¡¯, a fun Broadway Musical, described
as the ¡°Perfect musical¡± by the New York Daily News,
-New Year¡¯s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, 48338
Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, Dec 31, Powderhorn Mountain
Resort, the New Year¡¯s Eve Event of the Year, start
time 5p, see website for details, 970.268.5700
-Nordic Race Series, Jan 28-29, Skyway Trail Sys-
tem off Hwy 65 on the Grand Mesa, See website for
details, 970.434.9753
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Light Up Night, Crested Butte, Dec 9, 5:30-
7:30p, At 5:30p the procession from the 4-way
stop to the Brick Oven Pizzeria will begin, tree
lighting, music, bonfire, s¡¯mores and photos w/
Santa will follow
-Light Up Night, Mt. Crested Butte, Dec 10,
5:30-7:30p, Santa will light the Christmas
Tree, there will be fire engine rides, live music,
s¡¯mores and photos w/Santa
-First Fridays Art Walk and Music, Jan 6, 5-8p,
showcases fabulous art venues every Friday,
visitors are welcome to enjoy touring local art
galleries, a bistro bar, a brewery and the local
music scene, follow the route or create your
own for a fun evening in downtown Gunnison,
Free, 970.641.1501
-Fat Bike World Championships, Jan 26-29, for
all event details please see:\
events\Fat Bike Worlds
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--December 1, 5-8p, 4B¡¯s Brewery Cedaredge,
Western Slope Poker Tour, Every Thursday be-
ginning at 5p
-Parade of Lights, Dec 3, 4-6:30p, Main Street,
Cedaredge, CACC, 970.856.6961
-Dec 15 & Jan 19, 6-9p, Beat Night, hosted by
Jeanine Devlin, 3rd Thursday of every month,
Louie¡¯s Loft, 202 Grand Ave, Paonia, Bring your
original music, poetry, short stories or... Call
Jeanine for more info: 970.683.8242
-Thomas Waldo¡¯s Tavern in Paonia presents
¡®Club Waldo¡¯s¡¯ on the 3rd Friday of the month,
featuring DJs playing hiphop, Top 40 & more,
Dec 16-17 & Jan 20, 9p-1a, 238 Grand Ave,
-Shop Hotchkiss Day, Dec 17 & Jan 14, Spon-
sored by Hotchkiss Saturday Market & the
Downtown Merchants/Improvement Com-
mittee, Hotchkiss merchants will be offering
special sales & other fun things
--Winter Celebrations Art & Craft Show, Dec
2, 3-7p & Saturday, Dec 3, 10a-7p, Montrose
County Fairgrounds, 1001 N 2nd St, Montrose,
There is no cost to attend, 970.275.6547
-Parade of Lights, Dec 3, 5p, Main St, Mon-
trose, Begins at N Stough Ave, ends at Rio
Grande Ave
-MSP Presents: Ruin and Rose, Dec 8, 7-10p,
Doors at 7p, Movie at 7:30p, $10 at the door,
Ski film at the Sherbino,
-¡¯Garden of Lights¡¯, Dec 9-10, Dec 16-18 & Dec
27-28., 5:30-8:30p, Montrose Botanic Gar-
dens, an illuminated community & family event
for the holidays, adult $5, youth $3, 4 & under
free, families $12, festivities include colorful
energy efficient LED lighting placed around the
Gardens, Santa Claus, caroling, refreshments
and horse-drawn wagon rides, 970.240.2777
or or cweaver@
-8th Annual Wine, Chocolate, Cheese Festival,
Dec 10, 6p, 1930¡¯s Swing music by ¡®Take 5¡¯,
$15/person, Tickets available on line, Ouray
Community Center, 320 6th Ave, Ouray, www.
-Scrabble Fundraiser Tournament at the Sher-
bino, Saturday, Dec 10, 1-4p
-Grand Valley Model Rail-
road Club Christmas Train
Show, Dec 10-11, 10a-4p;
Dec 17-18, 10a-4p; Dec
23-24, 10a-4p; Dec 31-
Jan 1, 10a-4p, Cross Or-
chards Historic Site, 3073
F Road, Gr Jct, Children
$1, Adults/Seniors $4,
Family $7, 970.523.5990
-Opening Day at Powder-
horn, 48338 Powderhorn
Rd, Mesa, Dec 15, Pow-
derhorn Mountain Resort,
-Behind The Scenes Op-
erations Tour, Museum of
the West, 462 Ute Ave, Gr
Jct, Dec 15, enter collec-
tions storage areas that
are seldom open to the
public, 970.242.0971
-Gun Show by JC Produc-
tions, 12th St & North
Ave, Gr Jct, Dec 16-18,
Lincoln Park Barn, Friday
4-7p, Saturday 9a-5p,
Sunday 9a-2p, $5 Adults,
Children 12 & under Free
w/adult, 970.523.5377
-Cowboy Christmas in
Collbran, Corner of High
& Main St, Collbran,
Dec 17, Collbran Audi-
torium, Annual Cowboy
Christmas Ball & Festival,
-Santa Cause Run 5K/1K,
S 7th St & Struthers Ave,
GJ, Dec 17, Las Colonias
Park Confluence Shelter,
Come out for a 5K run or
walk that¡¯s in the spirit of
the season, 970.254.3866
-The Nutcracker Direct
from Moscow, 648 Market
St, Gr Jct, Regal Canyon