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2018 April/May
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Grand Valley Marathon, May5, 239 Main
St, Palisade, 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K,
fund raiser for the Fruit & Wine Byway,
970.260.5848
-Drag Racing, Season Opening Day, May
5, Western Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Rd,
Gr Jct, gates open 8a, #1 Super Pro, Pro,
Sportsman, Jr., 970.243.9022
-Tulips & Juleps Derby Party, May 5,
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, Kentucky Derby
viewing party, 970.244.5506
-Rose Hill Rally Bike Tour/5k Walk, May 6,
Canyon View Park, 730 24 Rd, Gr Jct, begin
between 6:45-9a, Pre-register or walk up
from 6:30-9a, all riders must wear ANSI
approved helmets, 970.298.2478
-Western Colorado Agility Club Dog Trial,
May 11-13, Mesa County Fairgrounds Lion¡¯s
Park Complex, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 8a
daily, free, 970.270.7761
-Grand Valley Beer Fest, May 11, CMU
Meyer Ballroom, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct,
over 70 vendors, Wine station, VIP area,
970.248.1503
-Girls on the Run 5K, May 12, Shelledy
Elementary, 353 N Mesa St, Fruita, 10a,
970.257.9267
-Desert R.A.T.S. Classic 100K/50K Moun-
tain Bike Race, May12, Rabbit Valley
Trailhead Kokopelli Trail System, Loma,
303.249.1112
-Museums of Western Colorado Open
House & Free Day, May 12, All locations, Gr
Jct & Fruita, 970.242.0971
-Rabbit Valley Half Marathon, May12, Rab-
bit Valley Trailhead Kokopelli Trail System,
Loma, 303.249.1112
-Mother¡¯s Day Pancake Breakfast, May 13,
Orchard Mesa Lions Club, Mesa County
Fairgrounds Community Building, 2785
US 50, Gr Jct, eggs, sausage & pan-
cakes to eat, cake wheel & door prizes,
970.424.4980
-¡¯Macbeth¡¯, National Theatre Live, May 17,
7p, Regal Canyon View Theater, 648 Market
St, Gr Jct, 970.248.3558
-¡¯Unreal¡¯, A 4K Mountain Bike Film spon-
sored by Healthy Mesa County, May 17,
Avalon Theater, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, show-
casing the thrill-seeking world of mountain
biking, 970.263.5700
-Drag racing, May 18-19, Western Colorado
Dragway, 115 32 Rd, Gr Jct, Fri Street Le-
gal Drags, Sat #2 Super Pro, Pro, Sports-
man, Jr., 970.243.9022
-May 18-20, Grand Junction Off-Road En-
durance Mountain Bike Event & Four Peaks
Downtown Music Festival, 970.245.9697
-Horns & Frills Summer Exhibit, May 18-
Sep 16, Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550
Jurassic Ct, Fruita, 970.858.7282
-Regional Pickleball Tournament, May 19-
20, Lincoln Park Pickleball Courts, 1340
Gunnison Ave, Gr Jct, 3 divisions: men¡¯s,
women¡¯s & mixed at levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0,
4.5+, 970.254.3866
-Colorado State Series BMX Races, May 25-
27, Mesa County Fairgrounds BMX Track,
2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.812.3394
-Alpine Bank JUCO World Series Ban-
quet, May 25, Two Rivers Convention Ctr,
159 Main St, Gr Jct, 10 qualifying teams
introduced & new members of JUCO
Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame inducted,
970.245.9166
-Junior College World Series, May 26-31,
Suplizio Field, Gr Jct, 970.245.9166
-Truckin¡¯ on the Farm, May 26, Cross
Orchards, 3073 F Rd, Gr Jct, see Museum
website for details, 970.242.0971
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Spring Greenback Exchange, Apr 6, 5-6p,
in the IOOF Park, until sold out, bring $80
cash receive $100 worth of greenbacks
valid for use April 6-14 with local mer-
chants
-Celebrate Lake City, Apr 17, 5:30p, Lake
City Arts Council, 300 N Silver St, coincid-
ing with National Volunteer Week, honoring
citizen of the year, business of the year and
organization of the year, enchiladas, a wine
& beer cash bar & star-shaped cookies,
970.944.2706
-Rotary Club of Gunnison Blue Mesa Lake
Fishing Tournament, May 5-6, Elk Creek
Marina on Blue Mesa Lake, Gunnison,
contact JoAnn Stone 970.641.2663 or cell
970.275.8037
-Packer Days, May 25-28, 9a-4p, Lake City
Town Park, 3rd St & Silver St, Lake City
Chamber of Commerce hosts Run For Your
Life survival 5K, Mystery Meat cook off,
Battlement Mesa Start: Bee Underwood Elementary, Finish:
Grand Valley Rec Ctr, Adults $15, Children $10, Family $40,
Mary Lee Mohrlang 970.216.5058
-Outdoor Heritage Day, Apr 28, Riverbend Park, 451 Pendleton
St, Palisade, Kids bring your parents & explore what Colorado¡¯s
outdoors have to offer, all activities free, 970.464.5602
-March for Babies, Apr 28, Long Family Memorial Park, 3118 E
1/2 Rd, Gr Jct, walk in support of moms, 970.812.1737
-Western Slope Barber Battle, 159 Main St, Grand Junction, Apr
29, Two Rivers Convention Center, Come watch some of Colo-
rado¡¯s best barbers battle it out LIVE on stage with celebrity
judge Rob the Original
-Daily Sentinel High School Sports Awards, May 2, Avalon The-
atre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, 970.256.4290
-Fruita Fat Tire Festival, May 4-6, Civic Center Downtown,
South Park Square, Fruita, 303.635.2815
-18 Hours of Fruita, May 4-5, Highline Lake State Park, 1800
11 8/10 Rd, Loma, 303.635.2815
-Western Slope Reining Horse Association Spring Spectacular
Show, May 4-6, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 2785
US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-USA Cycling Collegiate & Para Road National Championships,
May 4-6, CMU Campus & Various Locations, 1100 North Ave,
Gr Jct
-Cinco Cinco 5K Fun Run, May 4, Edgewater Brewery, 905
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, 970.250.5387
-Parachute Community Clean Up, May 4-5
-Spring Day on the Farm, May 5, Cross Orchards, 3073 F Rd,
Gr Jct, 970.242.0971
-Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival, May 5, Veterans Memorial
Park, 120 W Eighth St, Palisade, Rain or shine, 970.464.7458
-Southwest Arborfest, Apr 21, Noon-5p, Lincoln Park, 12th
& Gunnison, Gr Jct, free trees and several ways to join in
on the action, something for everyone, 970.254.3866
-Be Our Guest, Colorado National Monument, April 21,
Fruita, fee free day celebrating the first day of National
Parks Week, 970.858.3617
-Cage Wars 32: High Voltage, Apr 21, Two Rivers Conven-
tion Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, featuring MMA where you
can see future stars of the sport
-GJ Renaissance Faire, Apr 21, Watson Island Park behind
Botanical Gardens, 639 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, Travel back
in time when knights were noble, maids were merry & tur-
key legs were titanic, 670.462.7795
-Mesa View Elementary 5K, Apr 21, 9a, Eagle Rim Park,
2736 Cheyenne Drive, Gr Jct, 417.293.8311
-Karaoke Killer Mystery Dinner Theatre, Apr 21, Garfield¡¯s
Restaurant, 2148 Broadway, Gr Jct, contestants vie for the
title top vocalist, 970.628.1987
-Grand Junction Horse Show, Apr 22, Mesa County Fair-
grounds Covered Arena, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, free to the
public, 970.255.7100
-¡¯Unrest¡¯ Documentary, Fundraiser for Open Medicine
Foundation in Honor of the Gelpi Family, Apr 22, Avalon
Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
-WSCC Coin Show, APRIL 27-28, Mesa Mall, 2424 Hwy 6 &
50, Gr Jct, Fri 9a-5p, Sat 9a-4p, admission $2, under age
5 free, 970.270.7143
-Battle on the Mesa, Apr 28, 9a-12p, 5K Run, Family Fun
Run, Timed Bicycle Hill Climb Time Trials, FREE BBQ and
Drawings for race participants & families following final
event at Grand Valley Rec Ctr,