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2017 February/March
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-March for Meals Empty Bowls, March 8, 11:30a-
1:30p, CMC ceramics students create beautiful bowls
for community members to buy & fill w/delicious soups
that CMC culinary students create, proceeds go to GRH
Meals on Wheels, Grand River Health Ballroom, Rifle
-Grand River Gallop, April 1, 8-11p, 5K Run & 2K Fam-
ily Fun Run/Walk To benefit the Grand River Health
Meals on Wheels, wear your super hero costume,
501 Airport Rd, Rifle South Entrance, Dee Warwick
970.625.6215, register at:
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Community Contra Dance, 523 1/2 Main St, Gr Jct,
Margery Building, Upstairs, Feb 11, new dancer work-
shop 7p, Dance 7:30-10:30p, 970.260.5852
-Cage Wars MMA: Bad Blood In Junction, 159 Main
St, Gr Jct, Two Rivers Convention Center, Feb 11, an
action-packed mixed martial arts competition
-Chroma and Monochrome through Vida en Mov-
imiento, CMU Art Exhibit, 437 Colorado Ave, Gr Jct,
DDA Office Building, February 3-28, Mon-Sat, 12-5p,
-Constellations, Mesa Experimental Theatre, CMU,
1100 N 12th St, Gr Jct, Feb 11, A playful & intel-
ligent comedy with a powerful undertow of emotion,
-Winemaker Sweetheart Supper, 351 W 8th St, Pali-
sade, Feb 11, DeBeque Canyon Winery, food provided
by Cowboy and the Rose, 970.464.0550
-Harmony Acres¡¯ Evening at the Avalon, feat. Alycia
Vince, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, Feb 11, spend an unfor-
gettable evening while supporting the Harmony Acres
equine therapy programs that help people of all ages,
-Kids Valentine¡¯s Day Celebration, 2424 Hwy 6 & 50,
Gr Jct, Feb 11, Mesa Mall, Valentine¡¯s Day party where
kids can put their hearts into creating Valentine¡¯s Day
crafts and enjoy sweet treats, 970.242.0009
-Valentine¡¯s Dance for Boomers & Seniors, 625 27 1/2
Road, Gr Jct, Feb 11, Commons of Hilltop, get ready to
put on your dancing shoes, the area¡¯s best Valentine¡¯s
dance for boomers and seniors, bring a date, bring a
friend or just bring yourself, 970.243.8829
-Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus Quartets will
deliver acappella Singing Valentines, from Palisade to
Mack, 8a-8p, Feb 13-14, will go anywhere in the area
dressed in tuxedos and will serenade any woman, man
or several people w/two sweet love songs and will
present a red rose, a small box of Enstrom¡¯s candy, a
card with a personalized message & will pose with re-
cipients for keepsake photo, call 970.257.SONG[7664]
to order
-Sweet Heart Run & Health Expo, 324 N Coulson, Fruita
Community Center, February is National Heart Health Month
and the City of Fruita & Family Health West hosts the 10th
Annual Sweet Heart Run 5K/10K & Health Expo to promote
healthy hearts, Feb 18, 970.858.0360
-Be Our Guest: Colorado National Monument, Free Ad-
mission for President¡¯s Day, Fruita, Monday, February 20,
-25 Years of Grand Valley Western Screech-Owls: What
Have We Learned?, Lecture, 3940 27 1/2 Rd, Gr Jct, Feb 20,
First Presbyterian Church, What makes the Grand Valley so
perfect for Western Screech-owls?
-February Film Fest, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St, Gr Jct, Feb
21, 6p, free admission, this event is: minors under 21 with
parent or legal guardian, 970.773.1775
-My Fair Lady, Robinson Theatre, 1100 N 12th St, Gr Jct,
weekends from February 23-March 4, for dates/performance
times see CMU website, 970.248.1604
-Mesa County Safety Fair 2424 Hwy 6 & 50, Gr Jct, Feb 23,
Mesa Mall, 970.242.0009
-Business League Race #4 at Powderhorn, 48338 Powder-
horn Road, Mesa, Feb 24, 970.268.5700
-Grand Mesa Nordic Loppet Race, Skyway Trail, February
25, Hwy 65 on the Grand Mesa, 21K & 42K Freestyle, see
website for details & registration, 970.434.9753
-Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, 645 Main St, Gr
Jct, Feb 25-26, Avalon Theatre, the most prestigious moun-
tain festival in the world is celebrating its 41st anniversary
this year!
-Register by March 1, Rock Art of Canyon Pintado, Day Trip,
Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, March 18, Trip led
by Dr. John Seebach, registration includes transportation &
sack lunch, 970.242.0971
-Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo, 159 Main St, Gr
Jct, Mar 3-5, Two Rivers Convention Center, Fri & Sat 10a-
6p, Sun 10a-4p, $5 Adults, $3 Seniors, 12 & Under Free,
Times & Admission price subject to change, please verify
with HBA, 970.245.0253
-Business League Race #5 at Powderhorn, 48338 Powder-
horn Road, Mesa, Mar 3, 970.268.5700
-DreamCatcher Half Marathon, S. 7th St & Struthers Ave,
Gr Jct, Colorado Riverfront Trail-Watson Island Section,
March 4, 7a, see website for information & registration,
-CDA Adventure Ski Challenge at Powderhorn, 48338 Pow-
derhorn Road, Mesa, March 4, get your team ready for the
CDA Relay! 970.268.5700
-Birth of the Beat, 1400 N Fifth St, Gr Jct, Mar 7, Grand
Junction High School, celebrate the birth of the blues,
Broadway, jazz, movie musicals & more, 970.243.1979
-Horizon Sunrise Rotary Club presents ¡®A La Mode Dessert
Valley Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited, March 11,
Time & admission pricing TBA, Avalon Theatre, 645
Main Street, Gr Jct, 970.683.8879
-Evening of Art Gala, Fruita Recreation Center, 324
N Coulson, Fruita, Mar 11, enjoy local art, beer,
wine, music, silent auction, live demonstrations,
-The Hunting Film Tour: Ridgeline Redemption, March
17, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct
-Small Business Saturday Fair, Avalon Theatre, 645
Main St, Gr Jct, Mar 18, Shop local, shop small busi-
nesses all in one place on one day
-Colorado Masters Swimming Assoc. Short Track
State Championships, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, March
24-26, El Pomar Natatorium on CMU¡¯s main campus
-CWBRA Series Barrel Race, 2785 US 50, Gr Jct,
Mesa County Fairgrounds, March 25, 970.255.7100
-Alternative Health Expo, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, Mar
25, Two Rivers Convention Center, A day of Wellness
exploration with professionals from around the West,
-GJ Daily Sentinel RV Show, Mesa County Fair-
grounds Main Parking Lot, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
March 30-April 1, tour great trailers, toy haulers &
more! Thu & Fri 10a-6p, Sat 10a-5p, 970.256.4290
-Our Annual Spring Show ¡®The Grand Valley¡¯s Got Tal-
ent¡¯ Avalon Theater, April 1, 2p & 7p, $15 Adults, $10
Students with ID, for details call 970.257.SONG or
check on Facebook for Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony
Chorus or
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Trivia Nights Benefitting PAWS, The Brick Oven, Feb
15, 8-10p, individuals or teams play for $100 cash
prize, 2nd & 3rd place winners receive PAWS gear,
entry fee $10/person, you¡¯re welcome to play for free
but are not eligible for prizes, 223 Elk Ave, Crested
Butte, 970.209.3656,
-First Fridays Art Walk & Music, March 3, 5-8p,
showcases art venues every Friday, for a current list
of participating stops & artists stop by the Visitor¡¯s
Center, The Gunnison Gallery or the Gunnison Arts
Center for a flyer, 970.641.1501
-March 4, 2-6p, Colorado Crafted event, similar to
Chili & Beer Festival in Sep, Crafted features delicious
breweries, distilleries, ciders & food from all over the
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Ice Fishing Contest, Feb 4, 9:00a-3p, Island Lake,
-Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association Show, February 11,
10a-2p, Gallery de la Luz, Delta, 128 Palmer St
-Saint Valentine Soiree, February 11, 7-11p, Cirque
Cyclery, 232 Grand Ave, Paonia, ¡®Kiss & Tellers - True
stories on love¡¯, heartbreak & commitment, Emcee
& Songstress Taylor Hawk, Tellers: Alex Carr John-
son, Amy Williams, Claire Zaine, Felix Boumont, Jay
Canode, Jeanie Renee
-Free Day, Black Canyon National Park, Feb 20, the
North Rim of the Black Canyon is closed in winter so
you have to use the southern entrance
-Western Slope Soil Health Conference, Feb 23-24,
Delta, Keynote Speakers: Jon Lundgren, PhD, Agro-
Ecologist & CEO of Blue Dasher Farm, Keith Berns,
Co-owner/Operator of Green Cover Seed
-Pioneer Town Soup Supper, March 12, 11:30a-2p,
388 S Grand Mesa Dr, Cedaredge, Stolte Shed
-Cabin Fever Quilt Show, March 17-18, Delta County
Fairgrounds, 403 S 4th St, Hotchkiss, Come see what
amazing artists are doing with fabric, vote for your
favorite quilt, kids welcome
-Saint Patrick¡¯s Day Party, March 17, 7-11p, Cirque
Cyclery, 232 Grand Avenue, Paonia, with DJ Dustrops
-Spring Expo, Mar 31-Apr 1, Bill Heddles Recreation
Center, 530 N Palmer St, Delta
--Two Rascals Brewing Company Trivia Night, Feb 8
& 22, Mar 8 & 22, 7-9p, Teams compete in random
trivia to win gift certificates
-¡¯Snow Moon¡¯ Hike, Ridgway State Park, Friday, Feb-
ruary 10, 7-9p
-Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for Sweethearts &
Friends, Feb 11 & 14, 11a-3p, Main Street, Montrose,
carriage stop located at the South East corner of
Main & Townsend in front of Hypoxia
-Pioneer Social honoring the Galloway family, Feb 18,
2-4p, United Methodist Church, Park Ave, donations
-Second Chance Humane Society¡¯s Wine & Whiskers
Weekend, Mar 9, 6:30-8:30p Opening Night Mixer,
Fashion Cabaret, dance & music, silent auction, light
fare & cash bar, Mar 11, 5:30p-midnight Gala Event,
incl. delectable catered fare by Honga Im, silent &
live auctions, Fashion Cabaret, dance party, join us
for Happy Hour 5:30-6:30p for a FREE drink, Tickets
$15 advance for Thu night ($20/door), $45 advance
($50/door) for Sat night, Ouray County Event Ctr,
Ridgway, call 970.626.2273 to volunteer, sponsor or
donate, visit: for online
tickets or Second Chance Thrift Shops in Ridgway
& Telluride, VIP Sleep & Soak packages avail for
out of town W&W guests at: or
1.800.633.5868, Discount Shuttle Service at: or call 970.626.5121
-Poets & Writers of
CMU Reading Series,
354 Main St, Gr Jct,
Five 60 Salon, Feb 16,
7p, Poetry & prose by
CMU students & profs,
free event open to the
public, 970.256.9630
-Lion¡¯s Club Carnival
& Parade, 159 Main
St, Gr Jct, Two Rivers
Convention Ctr, Febru-
ary 18, parade at 1p,
carnival at 5p
-The Cannonball Run
at Powderhorn, 48338
Powderhorn Road,
Mesa, Feb 18, one of
the most physically
demanding races we
host, participants race
to see how many laps
they can complete
down Cannonball
in an all day race,
Competition¡¯, Mar 9,
Doubletree by Hilton,
743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct,
area chefs create deca-
dent desserts to com-
pete for the coveted
People¡¯s Choice Award,
attendees sample the
bite-sized desserts &
vote on their favorite
-Songs of Love and
Hate, 1100 N 12th
St, Gr Jct, CMU Ex-
perimental Theatre,
March 10-11, 7:30p,
-Mesa Meltdown
5K/20K Freestyle Cross
Country Ski Race,
March 11, simulta-
neous start for both
races at 11a, Skyway
Trail System on Grand
Mesa, 970.434.9753
-Fly Fishing Film Tour,
presented by Grand