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2017 April/May
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
tournament, round-robin elimination, culminating w/
championship bout, event includes children¡¯s activities,
silent auction, concessions, entertainment, 10thmoun-
--Apr 9, 1:30p, Schneetag, the German word for ¡®snow
day¡¯, translates as ¡°daredevils willing to propel them-
selves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a
craft they built themselves¡±, Aspen Highlands, Entry is
Free, 970.923.1227
-CMC Spring Fine Arts Show Reception, Apr 21, 7-9p,
Celebrating Garfield County artists, CMC Airport Rd, Rifle
-Rifle Animal Shelter¡¯s ¡®Strut for Mutts¡¯, Apr 22, 8a-12p,
5K Walk/Run FUNdraiser, Deerfield Park, 300 E 30th
S, Rifle, 970.625.8808,
-Spring Fling Fashion Show, May 6, 7-10p, New Ute The-
ater, 132 E 4th St, Rifle
-Ride for the Pass, May 20, 10a, recreational ride & road
bike race up Highway 82 toward Independence Pass,
enjoy this beautiful Scenic Byway BEFORE it is opened to
cars for the season
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Quintessence, CMU Art Exhibit, 437 Colorado Ave,
Gr Jct, DDA Office Building, on display from Apr 4-29,
Mon-Sat, 12-5p, 970.248.1833
-Writers Night w/Arn McConnell, 443 N 6th St, Gr Jct,
Mesa County Central Library, 970.243.1220
-Business Expo, Fruita Community Center, 324 N Coul-
son, April 6, 4-7p, 970.858.3894
-Art is our Bee¡¯s Wax, Exhibit & Reception, Apr 7, 5-8p,
101 W 3rd St, Palisade, Blue Pig Gallery, featuring a bee
demo & honey wine tasting, 970.464.4819
-Grand Junction Native American Arts Auction & Ap-
praisal Clinic, 2790 Crossroads Blvd, Gr Jct, Grand
Vista Hotel, Apr 7-8, please verify location w/Museum,
-Palisade International Honeybee Festival, 3rd & Main,
Downtown Palisade, Apr 8, a fun-filled, educational day
celebrating the industrious honeybee, 970.464.5777
-Palisade Peach Festival Poster Art Contest & Reception,
101 W 3rd St, Palisade, Apr 10-28, Blue Pig Gallery,
-From Powell to Power: An Evening of Colorado River
History, w/Tom Martin, Apr 10, 750 Main St, Gr Jct, The
Factory, 970.263.7902
-Easter Egg Scramble, 324 N Coulson St, Fruita Com-
munity Ctr, Apr 12, 4-5p, The lawn will be full of plastic
eggs to find, Bring your youngster to the park for a fun
egg hunt, 970.858.0360
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
-Iron Horse Bicycle Clas-
sic, May 27-29, Durango
& Silverton Narrow
Gauge Railroad, 479
Main Ave, Durango
--Taste of Vail, Apr 5-8,
events include the Debut
of Rose, Lamp Cookoff,
Mountaintop Picnic &
Annual Grand Tasting,
Elevate your palate,
-Spring Back to Vail,
Apr 14-16, World Pond
Skimming Champion-
ships, live music, the
Bud Light Bags Tourna-
ment, sponsor expo vil-
lage, on-mountain luau,
apr¨¦s parties, giveaways
& more,
-Skate Melee in the
Mountains, Apr 29, mix-
up roller derby
-Zippity Do Dogs Agility Dog Show, 2785 US Hwy 50,
Gr Jct, Apr 14-16, Mesa County Fairgrounds
-Experience the Passion, 2327 Broadway, Gr Jct, Apr
14, Redlands Community Church, experience some
of the sights, sounds and scents of the Passion of our
Lord, exhibits representing many scenes from the last
hours of Christ¡¯s life here on earth, 970.245.9020
-Be Our Guest: Colorado National Monument, Fruita,
Apr 15-16, Apr 22-23, fee free days celebrating Na-
tional Parks Week, 970.858.3617
-Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breafast, 2066 Hwy
6 & 50, Fruita, Apr 15, Victory Life Church, pan-
cake breakfast at 9:30a before the egg hunt at 11a,
-Easter Egg Hunt, 641 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, Apr
15, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 15,000
eggs for ages 0 to 8, bring your own basket please,
-Arbor Day, West Aspen Ave, Fruita, Apr 19, Fruita
Circle Park, Kids crafts, tree planting, punch & cookies,
educational resources, tree giveaways, 970.858.0360
-Southwest Arborfest, 12th & Gunnison, Gr Jct, Lincoln
Park, April 22, Noon-5p, Beer tasting, admission $20,
-Grand Junction Horse Show, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, April 22, 8a,
Free to the public, 970.255.7100
-Best Slope Bull Brawl, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Apr 22,
Mesa County Fairgrounds, Riders from all over the
country, bulls, beer, vendors, Plus special guest Ty
Smith, Adults $18, Students $12, 970.640.6903
-Earth Day Clean Up at Devil¡¯s Canyon Trailhead, Devils
Canyon Rd, Fruita, Apr 22, you¡¯re invited to help,
-Village Fair 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off, 2695 Pat-
terson #4, Gr Jct, Apr 23, $5 admission fee buys a
ticket to sample all the various chilis & cast a ballot,
-Cowboy Slam Cycle Poetry Night, Summer Cycling
Jamboree Event, 549 Main St, Gr Jct, Brown Cycles
Bike Shop, Apr 26, 7-9p, Read your favorite cycle poem
or draw one out of the magic helmet, 970.245.7939
-Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Apr 27-30, Civic Center, Down-
town Fruita, 303.635.2815
-USA Cycling Collegiate & Para Road National Cham-
pionships, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, Apr 27-30, CMU
Campus & Various Other Locations
-An Evening w/Eleanor Roosevelt: The Power Of Words,
in the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, April
28, 7p, 970.241.8801
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thu, 10:30a, Cortez
Public Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez, songs, stories,
crafts & silliness, 970.565.8117
-Four Corners Home & Garden Show, April 7-8, Montezu-
ma County Fairgrounds, 30100 US Hwy 160, Cortez
-Cortez Gun & Sportsman Show, April 21-23, Montezuma
County Fairgrounds, 30100 US Hwy 160, Cortez, The
largest gun show in the 4 corners, Guns, ammo, hunting
supplies, knives & outdoor equipment
-April 21, 6-11p, Dolores Community Center, Dolores,
Mountainfilm On Tour, night of award-winning films from
Telluride¡¯s Mountainfilm Festival, Outdoor Gear Auction
Items, Raffle, Food, Drink & Kid Zone
-Gin & Jazz 2017, Dolores Chamber Spring Banquet,
April 22, 6-9p, Dolores Community Center
-April 29, 7a-12p, Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N Market
St, Cortez, Pueblo to Pueblo Run & Bike Event, 5k, half-
marathon, or bike the 25 mile race route, great prizes
-Steve Blackwell¡¯s Ultimate Outdoor Gun Show, May 5-7,
Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 US Hwy 160,
-Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival, May 10-14,
Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N Market St, Cortez, cortez-
-12 Hours of Mesa Verde Endurance Mountain Bike Race,
May 13, Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 US Hwy
160, Cortez
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Comedy Night, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave,
Durango, April 8, 8p, Headliner Ricardo Rocha and Ian
Gilb, Doors 7:30 PM, show 8p, Tickets $10 advance, $12
at the door
-Run the Rim 10K & 5K, Apr 9, 9:45a-1:30p, Fort Lewis
College, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango, All proceeds go toward a
scholarship fund for eligible Exercise Science students
-Hozhoni Days Powwow, Apr 14-15, Fort Lewis College,
1000 Rim Dr, Durango, pageantry, speakers, powwow-
ing & celebration of cultures that is Fort Lewis College¡¯s
longest-standing student-led tradition
-Apr 15, 9:45a-3p, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge
Railroad, 479 Main Ave, Durango, Peanuts Easter Bea-
gle Express train to Cascade Canyon, caters to children
2-4 years old, craft projects, live music, games, songs
and prizes, After train ride will be an Easter egg hunt in
the museum
-Easter Brunch, Apr 16, 9a-4p, Kennebec Caf¨¦, 4 Co Rd
124, Hesperus
-Durango Home & Ranch show, Apr 29, 10a-4p, La Plata
County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango, Find ideas
for your home and more
-Narrow Gauge Day, MAY 5, 11a-2p, Durango & Silverton
Railroad, 479 Main Ave, Durango, Known fondly around
here as Hot Dog Day, live music, free picnic for all
-Taste Of Durango, MAY 21, Downtown Durango, premier
food festival & best summer kick-off party in Durango
-Raft Guide School, May 22-28, Durango Rivertrippers,
724 Main Ave, Durango, If you¡¯re looking for an adven-
turous, exciting, fast paced way to make money this
summer then look no further
May 24
Planet Earth II: Cities(No Cover), Belly Up, Aspen,
May 25
Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers, Mesa Theater, Gr
Jct, 970.773.1775
May 27
Trace Bundy, Wright Opera House, Ouray,
May 28
Trace Bundy, Wright Opera House, Ouray,
May 31
Planet Earth II: A World of Wonder(No Cover),
Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800