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2017 December/January
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Merry Treadmas - Urban Tread Adventures #5,
Dec 16, Las Colonias Park, 709 Struthers Ave, Gr
Jct, course winds its way on the Watson Island disc
golf course, 970.744.4450
-Cowboy Christmas Ball & Festival, Collbran Audi-
torium, corner of High & Main St, Collbran, Dec 16,
970.487.3751
-Santa Cause Run, Dec 16, Las Colonias Park, 925
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, 970.245.7424
-Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train
Show, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road,
Gr Jct, Dec 16-17, 970.242.0971
-¡¯Cookies ¡®N¡¯ Clause¡¯ Movie/Storytime w/Santa,
Fruita Community Ctr, 324 N Coulson St, Fruita,
Dec 20, 6p, Listen to a story, have a snack w/
Santa, watch a kid-friendly movie, bring blanket &
pillow & wear your pajamas, 970.858.0360
-Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train
Show, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road,
Gr Jct, Dec 23-24, 970.242.0971
-Much Ado About Murder, Dec 29-30, Garfield¡¯s
Restaurant, 2148 Broadway, Gr Jct, audience inter-
active show sure to please the entire family, enjoy
a delicious buffet dinner & dessert while solving a
murder, 970.245.8080
-Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train
Show, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road,
Gr Jct, Dec 30-31, 970.242.0971
-New Year¡¯s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Dec
31, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powder-
horn Rd, Mesa, come watch the New Year¡¯s Eve
event of the year, 970.268.5700
-New Year¡¯s Eve Celebration by High Desert Opera,
Dec 31, CMU Robinson Theatre, 12th & North
Ave, Gr Jct, live orchestra, dozegers & dancers,
970.523.9605
-New Year¡¯s Celebration by High Desert Opera, Jan
5, CMU Robinson Theatre, 12th & North Ave, Gr Jct,
live orchestra, dozegers & dancers, 970.523.9605
-Madhorn Fat Bike Race #1, Jan 13, Powderhorn
Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, see
website for details & registration, 970.268.5700
-USASA SlopeStyle & Rail Jam, Jan 20-21, Pow-
derhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd,
Mesa, see website for event details, 970.268.5700
-Grand Mesa Summit Challenge Sled Dog Race, Jan
27-28, Grand Mesa National Forest, Hwy 65 Mesa
Top Trail Parking Lot, 970.201.9577
-Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!, Jan 31, Avalon
Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700,
www.shopkinslive.com
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--1st Fridays Art Walk & Music, Dec1 & Jan 5, 5-8p,
showcases art venues every Fri, tour local galleries,
a bistro bar, a brewery & the local music scene in
downtown Gunnison, No fee, 970.641.1501
-Tree Permit Sales, Dec 7, 9a-5p, Tree cutting per-
mits will be sold by the Forest Service at Crested
Butte Visitor Ctr, 601 Elk Ave, $8/tree, max 5 trees
-Santa¡¯s House, Dec 9, 10a-1p, visit Santa Clause
& his helpers in IOOF Park, Gunnison
-Family Game Night, free, Dec 15, 6-8p, calling all
Board Game Geeks, learn a new game or play an
old favorite w/someone new, games available for
all ages, we¡¯ll throw on some tunes, break out the
boards, munch some snacks and have fun, chil-
dren under 9 years of age must be accompanied
by a responsible parent or caregiver, Crested Butte
Library, 504 Maroon, 970.349.6535
-Lake City Group Ice Climbing, Jan 13, 8a-4p, Irwin
Guides, 330 Belleview Ave, Crested Butte, Lake
City Ice Park has app. 15 routes with 60 to 100 foot
pitches w/mixed grades WI 3 to 5, the ice routes
are created by a series of pipes that run from the
city water tanks to the park, the park is an hour
drive from Crested Butte, $125, min 3 people to
run, 970.349.5430, www.Irwinguides.com
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/Parachute:
--Holiday Light Tour for age 50+, Dec 7, 5:30-8p, $7,
Lincoln Park Barn, 12th & Gunnison, Gr Jct, 970.254.3866
-WCCC culinary program¡¯s Winter Dinner Fundraiser, Dec 7,
5:30p, Western Colorado Community College, 2508
Blichmann Ave, Gr Jct, 970.255.2600
-Chocolate Walk, Dec 8, 5:30p, $12, Enstrom Candies,
701 Colorado Ave, Gr Jct, 970.254.3866
-Cookies & Milk w/Santa, Dec 8, Mesa Mall, 2424 Hwy 6 &
50, Gr Jct, 970.242.0009
-Redlands Lions Club Chili Supper & Cake Wheel Raffle
Fundraiser, Dec 8, Redlands Middle School, 2200 Broadway,
Gr Jct, enjoy yummy homemade chili or potato soup, bread
& beverages, 970.640.5754
-Holiday Craft Fair, Dec 9, Fruita Community Ctr, 324 N
Coulson, 10a-3p, FREE to the public, 970.858.0360
-Fruita Parade of Lights, 100 Aspen Ave, Dec 9, Dusk
-Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train Show,
Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, Gr Jct,
Dec 9-10, 970.242.0971
-Moscow Ballet¡¯s Great Russian Nutcracker, 25th Anniver-
sary Tour, Dec 11, 7p, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct,
970.263.5700
-Opening Day, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Dec 15, 48338
Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, 970.268.5700
-Frost, A Winters Tale, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct,
Dec 15-16, Western Colorado Dance Theater welcomes you
to be a part of the most magical dance production of the
year, 970.241.0041
-Old Fashioned Cookie Exchange & Caroling w/Aspen
Historical Society, Dec 21, 4-6p, Bring cookies, eat cook-
ies, take cookies home, holiday caroling led by a pianist,
hot chocolate, cider & mulled wine, bonfire on museum
grounds, families of all ages invited, bring a dozen cook-
ies or more to exchange, Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620
W Bleeker St, Aspen, 970.925.3721
-Winter Stoke Film Fest, Dec 21, 6-9:30p, free event,
free pizza, prize giveaways, tickets available starting Dec
8, limited to first 275 people, avalanche awareness short
film, locally submitted videos, big prize giveaways, War-
ren Miller film ¡®Line of Descent¡¯ presented by Volkswagen,
no admission charge, donations welcome support Rifle
Recreation¡¯s Sunlight Winter Sports Bus, Ute Theater/
Events Center, 132 E 4th St, Rifle, 970.665.6570
-A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage, Dec 23, 3:30p
& 6:30p, all-new touring stage adaptation of Charles
M. Schulz¡¯s classic animated television special set to
Vince Guaraldi¡¯s unforgettable music, Wheeler Opera
House, 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, $35/child, $55/adult,
970.920.5770
-Neil Berg¡¯s Broadway Holiday, Dec 25, 6:30p, Direct from
New York 5 of Broadway¡¯s brightest stars take you on a
journey through Broadway history w/classic shows, also
features much loved holiday tunes, Wheeler Opera House,
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, $60, 970.920.5770
-Audi Ajax Cup, Dec 27-30, action packed race & lively
apr¨¨s party, a stacked roster of pros, re-imagined race
viewing area & packed schedule of events, 970.205.5100
-Winterskl, Jan 11-14, Aspen¡¯s
annual toast to winter, fea-
tures Wintersculpt, WinterFest,
a canine fashion show, fire-
works, Downtown Aspen, Free,
970.925.1940
-Ironfly Competition, Jan 25,
6-10p, Riverside Grill, 181 Basalt
Center Circle, Basalt, Roar-
ing Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club
& Roaring Fork Conservancy
present a night of fun, laughs &
creative fly designs, suggested
donation $5/spectators, $20/
competitors, fly tying event,
competitors provided w/secret,
funky materials that must be
used in each fly, MUST pre-
register: Youth division(free) 16
& under limited to 10, Adult Divi-
sion limited to 25, bring your fly
tying vice & all of your fly tying
tools & be willing to share some
supplies w/fellow competitors,
drink/menu specials available,
970.927.1290
-X Games, Buttermilk Mountain,
Jan 25-28, all sport competitions
free, for ticketing info, concert
details & hospitality offerings
visit: xgames.espn.com/xgames/
information/aspen-2018/tickets
-Glenwood Springs Chamber
Annual Awards Gala, Jan 27,
5:30-11:30p, Hotel Colorado,
526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs,
theme is ¡®Hello, Goodbye: Memo-
ries & Milestones¡¯, largest annual
gathering of business owners
& employers in our community,
includes Citizen of the Year,
businesses of the year, ATHENA
presentations, dinner, dancing to
live music, auction, casino style
gaming, sponsorships available
from $100 & include significant
marketing exposure for your
business