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2017 April/May
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Barrel Into Spring Wine Tasting, Palisade, Apr 29-30,
behind the scenes winery & vineyard tours, exquisitely
prepared gourmet meals, tasting of wines that are not
readily available to general public, 970.255.1471
-Outdoor Heritage Day, 451 Pendleton St, Palisade,
Riverbend Park, April 29, Kids bring your parents &
explore what Colorado¡¯s outdoors have to offer, all
activities free, 970.464.5602
-Red Baron Ball to benefit Family Health West, featur-
ing Bee Gee¡¯s Gold, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, Avalon The-
atre, April 29, 970.858.2108
-March for Babies, 3118 E 1/2 Rd, Gr Jct, Apr 29, Long
Family Memorial Park, Walk with us to raise money for
babies right here in our community, a celebration for
the whole family, 970.243.0894
-Viva el Vio, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, Apr 29, CMU
Ballroom, fun wine-tasting event featuring incredible
wines & scrumptious food, Whiskey-tasting available in
VIP section
-Blended & Blessed: Keys to Step Family Success,
736 24 1/2 Rd, Gr Jct, Apr 29, Canyon View Vine-
yard Church, FREE one day livestream for step-family
couples, single parents, dating couples w/kids & those
who care about blended families, 970.242.7970
-Western Slope Reining Horse Association Spring Spec-
tacular Show, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, May 3-7, Mesa
County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, see website for
details, 970.255.7100
-CMU football team hosts ¡®Legends Golf Open¡¯, May
5-6, Friday social & auction in Meyer Ballroom, music,
food & drinks, Saturday golf scramble, Redlands Mesa
Golf Course, shotgun start 8a, Fee includes green fees,
cart, practice balls, golf shirt, food, $200/golfer or
$800/team, Sponsorships available from $250-$5,000,
To register or for more info:
-18 Hours of Fruita, 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma, Highline
Lake State Park, May 5-6, See website or call for event
schedule & registration: 303.635.2815
-Big Kid Prom, 538 Main St, Gr Jct, May 5, Mesa The-
ater, It¡¯s that time of year again, 970.773.1775
-Cinco Cinco 5K Fun Run & Cinco de Mayo Party,
905 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, Edgewater Brewery, May
5, 5p, starting/finish line at Edgewater Brewery,
-Girls on the Run 5K, 325 E Aspen Ave, Fruita Commu-
nity Ctr, May 6, 10a, 970.257.9267
-Spring Day on the Farm, 3073 F Rd, Gr Jct, Cross Or-
chards Historic Site, May 6, bring the family, enjoy the
beautiful site w/blooming flowers, animals, historical
demonstrations, 970.242.0971
Gr Jct, Canyon View Park, May 7, 970.242.5940
-Grand Junction Renaissance Faire, Riverside Parkway
& 7th St, Gr Jct, May 12-13, Las Colonias Park/Watson
Island, There¡¯s something for the whole family in our
enchanted faire, 970.462.7795
-Yost Events Team Roping, 2785 US HWY 50, Gr Jct, May
13-14, 10a, Mesa County Fairgrounds, National Team
Roping, 520.251.1495
-Mother¡¯s Day Pancake Breakfast, Orchard Mesa Lions
Club, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, May 14, Mesa County
Fairgrounds, Community Building, Eggs, sausage, pan-
cakes, Free flowers for ladies, Cake Wheel & Door Prizes,
-Gr Jct Off-Road Endurance, Mtn. Bike Event, 159 Main
St, Gr Jct, May 19-21, Two Rivers Convention Ctr & the
Lunch Loops Trail System, 520.623.1584
-Grand Mesa Kokopelli Llama Show, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr
Jct, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, May 20,
Free admission, 970.640.8028
-Racing in the Rockies Barrel Series, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr
Jct, May 20-21, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 970.390.3712
-Beer, Gear & Grub, 455 Kokopelli Center, Fruita, South-
side Marketplace, May 20, Noon-6p, 970.858.3894
-Disability Health Fair, 740 Gunnison Ave, Gr Jct, May 20,
Center for Independence, providing screenings, demon-
strations, activities & resource info for the disability com-
munity, food & door prizes, 970.241.0315
-Shrine Circus, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, May 24-25, Mesa
County Fairgrounds, three rings of affordable family fun,
-Alpine Bank JUCO World Series Banquet, 159 Main St, Gr
Jct, Two Rivers Convention Ctr, May 26, social hour 6p,
-Kayaks On Snow, Apr 15, contestants¡¯ race head to
head down a specifically designed course featuring
berms, banks, bumps and ending in an icy pond,
Monarch Mountain
-April 16, Celebrate the end of the ski season &
beginning of whitewater season w/Gunbarrel chal-
lenge, parking lot cook-off, tailgate party, Monarch
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Apr 8, 11a-7p, Hummin¡¯ Bird Farms, 29934 Sting-
ley Gulch Rd, Hotchkiss, We will be planting our first
garlic crop & invite our friends, family & community
to join us, yummy lunch provided to all who partici-
-Free Days at Black Canyon National Park, Apr 15-
16, Apr 22-23
-Apr 20, Louie¡¯s Pizza, 202 Grand Ave, Paonia, Beat
Night hosted by Jeanine Renee, 3rd Thur ea/month,
bring your original poetry, prose, short stories or
music, 970.683.8242
-Taste of Spring Delta, Apr 22, 5-8p, Bill Heddles
Recreation Ctr, 530 Gunnison River Dr, Delta
-Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, May 12-14, E Hotch-
kiss Ave & 2nd St, Hotchkiss
-Apple Blossom Ride, May 13, Cedaredge, Treat
yourself & your bike to a beautiful ride
-Heritage Days, May 27, Pioneer Town, 388 S Grand
Mesa Dr, Cedaredge, festival celebrating our heri-
tage & harvest through arts, music & dance events
that often include demonstrations & classes
--San Juan Independent Film Festival, Apr 14-15,
3-11:59p, Montrose Pavilion
-Apr 15, Montrose Mayhem Roller Derby, 11a-5p,
Friendship Hall at the Montrose Fair Grounds, FREE
w/suggested donation of $5 to benefit both our
league and Partners Mentoring
-Palisade Brews &
Cruise Festival, 120
W Eighth St, Palisade,
Veterans Memorial
Park, May 6, Noon-5p,
Rain or shine event,
-Grand Valley Mara-
thon, 239 Main St,
Palisade, May 6,
Palisade Fruit & Wine
Byway, 1/2 Marathon,
10K & 5K fund raiser,
-Tulips & Juleps, 655
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct,
May 6, Botanical Gar-
dens, Kentucky Derby
party, benefits Strive
Foundation¡¯s support
of services to children
w/developmental or
intellectual disabilities,
-Rose Hill Rally Bike
Ride, 730 24 Rd,
dinner 7p, 970.245.9166
-Junior College Baseball
World Series, Suplizio
Field, Gr Jct, May 27-Jun
2, 970.245.9166
Gunnison, Crested
Butte, Lake City
--Gunnison Valley Animal
Welfare League (GVAWL)
Pet Expo, Apr 8, 11a-2p,
Multipurpose Room, Fred¡¯s
Field, get your dog¡¯s nails
clipped, speak with a local
veterinarian, meet local
businesses, All well-be-
haved, leashed dogs are
welcome, 970.641.1173 or
email to: gvawlcentral@