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2018 February/March
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-CWBRA Series Barrel Race, Mar 28, Mesa County
Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-One Act Opera, A Mid Summer Night¡¯s Dream, Mar
30-31, 7:30p, CMU Center Meyer Ballroom, 1100
North Ave, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Military Appreciation, Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Factory, Crested Butte, it¡¯s #MilitaryMonth, offering
discounts & deals to active military, retired military,
their legal dependents, disabled veterans & Depart-
ment of Defense employees, 15% OFF through Feb
8
-An Evening w/Jamie Ford, Feb 8, 7p, Crested Butte
Library, NY Times Bestselling author Jamie Ford will
read from his latest novel ¡®Love and Other Consola-
tion Prizes¡¯ named one of the best historical fiction
novels of the year by Library Journal
-Miner¡¯s Ball, Feb 10, 6p, Crested Butte Mountain
Heritage Museum, 331 Elk Ave, enjoy a meal pre-
pared by David Wooding, new owner of Soupcon,
and John Leonardi, sous chef of Soupcon for 6 yrs
and owner of Denim Catering, Coal Creek Distillery
will be mixing special drinks, live music, $50 for
Museum members, $65 non-members
-National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Feb 11,
9:15a-2p, Mountaineer Field House, WSCU campus,
Gunnison, registration 9:15a, FREE skills clinic w/
female collegiate athletes 10a-12noon, clinic open
to any girl in Gunnison Valley ages K-8, after clinic
lunch & panel on ¡®The Power of Sport¡¯, lunch & pan-
el FREE to any students & clinic participants, $20
for community members, proceeds benefit womens
athletics, contact Katie Benoit: 970.943.2026
-Gunni Gras Mardi Gras Parade, Feb 13, 5-7p, Gun-
nison
- Lake City Ice Park group ice climbing, Mar 3, 8a-
4p, Irwin Guides, 330 Belleview Ave, Crested Butte,
$125, min 3 people to run, 970.349.5430
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--BINGO, Surface Creek Valley Lions Club, Feb 7 &
21, Mar 7 & 21, evening of fun & community while
supporting your local Lions Club, proceeds go back
to your community in various programs & dona-
tions, Masonic Lodge, W Main St & SW 3rd St, light
Dinner 6p, Bingo 7p, Cost: Minimum $10/person
-A SweetArt Evening, Feb 14, 7-9p, The Apple
Shed, Cedaredge, an evening with your Valentine
with drinks, sweets & music, tickets $20/person
and can be purchased at Starr¡¯s Guitars and Reve
Portraits
-Soil Health Conference, Feb 22-23, Delta Ctr for
Performing Arts, Grand Ave, Delta, Allen Wil-
liams Ph.D., a very well-known name in soil health
scheduled to be key note speaker, local & regional
experts on area soil health, a special conference
-Madhorn Fat Bike Races, Feb 24-25, Powderhorn Moun-
tain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, see website for
details & registration, 970.268.5700
-Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo, Mar 2-4, Two
Rivers Convention Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, Hours: Fri
& Sat 10a-6p, Sun 10a-4p, $5 Adults, $3 Seniors, 12 &
Under Free (Times & Admission subject to change, please
verify with HBA), 970.245.0253
-DreamCatcher Half Marathon, Mar 3, Colorado Riverfront
Trail, Watson Island Section, S 7th St & Struthers Ave, Gr
Jct, see website for info & registration, 970.234.8772
-Disney¡¯s The Little Mermaid, Jr, Mar 3, GJ High School,
1400 N 5th St, Gr Jct, Youth Theatre Project presents, box
office opens 1 hour prior to show for ticket purchase at
door, 970.261.5363
-Palisade Peach Festival Poster Art Contest & Reception,
Mar 9, The Blue Pig Gallery, 101 W 3rd St, Palisade, dis-
plays submissions of original art for the 2018 Peach Festi-
val poster contest, participate by voting for your favorite,
970.464.4819
-TJL Pre-season Softball Tournament, Mar 10-11, Canyon
View Park, I-70 & 24 Rd, Gr Jct, 970.254.3866
-CWBRA Series Barrel Race, Mar 14, Mesa County Fair-
grounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Lezginka Dance Co., Mar 15, GJ High School, 1400 N 5th
St, Gr Jct, ethnic dance troupe founded in 1958, Lezginka
offers a program of fiery folk dances expressing love for
their native Daghestan, 970.243.1979
-U-12 Championships, Mar 17, Powderhorn Mountain
Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, come support racers
from different mountains that visit Powderhorn to com-
pete, 970.268.5700
-Leprechan Hunt, Mar 17, Powderhorn Mountain Resort,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, join us for some family fun
hunting for Leprechans, 970.268.5700
-Mesa Meltdown, 5K & 20K Freestyle XC Ski Race, Mar 18,
10a, Skyway Trail, Grand Mesa, 970.434.9753
-Daily Sentinel RV Show, Mar 22-24, Mesa County Fair-
grounds Main Parking Lot, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, tour great
trailers, toy haulers, over 100 campers, 5th wheels & mo-
tor homes to browse, 970.256.4290
-Closing Weekend, March 24-25, Powderhorn Mountain
Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, Pond Skim Sat after-
noon, 970.268.5700
-Alternative Health Expo, Mar 24, Two Rivers Convention
Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, Wellness exploration with
professionals from around the West, discover ancient
techniques, learn about the newest products & services,
970.639.0819
-Alternative Health Expo, Mar 24, Two Rivers Convention
Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, Wellness exploration with profes-
sionals from around the West, discover ancient techniques,
learn about the newest products & services, 970.639.0819
-CWBRA Barrel Race, Mar 24, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/Parachute:
--Colorado Experience Screening: White Gold, Feb 6, Mu-
seum of the West, 462 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, 970.242.0971
-L¡¯Elisir d¡¯Amore - MET Opera Live on Screen in HD, Feb
10 & 14, Regal Canyon View Theatre, 648 Market St, Gr
Jct, 970.248.3558
-SnowSlay Rail Jam, Feb 11, 25, Mar 11, Powderhorn
Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, Lower
Peace Park, open to both skiers & boarders of all ages,
970.268.5700
-Indies at the Avalon Winter Series, Feb 12, 19, 26, Ava-
lon Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, 5 week film series takes
place Mon evenings, our focus on out of the ordinary films
is sure to surprise & delight movie-goers, 970.263.5700
-Let Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus serenade your
loved ones on Valentine¡¯s Day, Quartets deliver Singing
Valentines from Palisade to Mack from 8a-8p, Feb 13-14,
in addition to singing the quartets present a red rose, a
small box of Enstrom¡¯s candy and a card with a personal-
ized message and will pose with recipient for a keepsake
photo, call 970.257.SONG[7664] to order
-KAFM ¡®PARTY GRAS¡¯, Feb 13, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St,
Gr Jct, slip into your Masks, pick up some beads for Fat
Tuesday, 970.241.8801
-A Man and His Prostate, starring Ed Asner, Feb 14,
7-time Emmy Award-winning television icon Ed Asner
is coming to the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct,
970.263.5700
-GJ Lion¡¯s Club Carnival & Parade, Feb 17, Two Rivers
Convention Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, starts w/parade at
1p, carnival at 5p, hang loose & have fun
-Kid Olympics, Feb 17, Powderhorn Mountain Resort,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, all PHAST participants
go through the course showing off skills they acquired
through the season, open to public 1-2p, 970.268.5700
-Sweet Heart Run & Health Expo, Feb 17, 9a-1p, Fruita
Community Ctr, 324 N Coulson, Fruita, 5k & 10k run and
health expo featuring variety of vendors promoting health
& wellness, 970.858.0360
-Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce
(WCLCC) five-year anniversary, Feb 21, members and
non-members invited, 5-7:30p, Western Colorado Com-
munity College¡¯s student run Chez Lena Restaurant,
2508 Blichman Ave, Gr Jct, food, drinks, live music and
VIP Speaker, $25 for members and non-members, RSVP
by Feb 19, tickets available on EVENTBRITE, more info:
wclatinochamber.org or info@wclatinochamber.org or
970.712.8663
-Thoroughly Modern Millie (Rated PG), Feb 22-Mar 3,
CMU Moss Ctr Robinson Theatre, 1231 N 12th St, Gr Jct,
970.248.1604
-Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Feb 24-25, Ava-
lon Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, exhilarating & provoca-
tive collection of films that explore the mountain world,
new landscapes & remote cultures