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Happenings
2018 June/July
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thur 10:30a, Cor-
tez Public Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez,older children
welcome to join for a craft 11:15a, songs, stories,
crafts & silliness, for more info contact the library:
970.565.8117
-Montelores Early Childhood Council, monthly luncheon
meeting, 1st Monday monthly, 11:45a, downstairs
meeting room 110, Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway,
Cortez, public invited especially parents, bring your
own beverage, lunch provided so please RSVP to Vangi
McCoy: 970.749.7017
-Anasazi Heritage Center Curation Tours, 2p, Jun 21,
go beyond the exhibit space, explore collections area
where nearly four million artifacts are housed, ev-
ery Thu May-Oct, must be 12 or older, free, Anasazi
Heritage Ctr, 27501 CO Hwy 184, Dolores, reserve tour
space: 970.882.5613
-Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon, 5K & Fun Run, 7a,
Jun 23, beautiful courses offering stunning views of
the Mancos Valley & Mesa Verde, half marathon loop
course & out-and-back 5K mix of paved/dirt roads, half
distance includes challenging trail portion, fundraiser
for Mancos Public Library, $25-$70, 211 E 1st St, Man-
cos, mancoshalfmarathon.com
-The Big Picture Tour, 11a, Jun 28, 30-45 minutes,
encompasses high points of Canyons of the Ancients
National Monument Visitor Ctr & main gallery, free
with $3/person (ages 18 & up) admission to museum,
America the Beautiful National Park & Public Lands
passes accepted, 27501 Hwy 184, Dolores
-Lions club Christmas in July, July 7, Boyle Park, 150 E
Park St, Mancos, 970.533.7725
-Mancos Days, July 27-29, Boyle Park, 150 E Park
St, Mancos, 970.533.7725, www.facebook.com/man-
coscoloradodays
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Steamworks Half Marathon, June 9, 7:30a-12p, a
beautiful, fast course through the Animas River Valley,
post-race party sponsored by Steamworks Brewing,
competitive runners and folks running their first ever
half marathon, www.durangorunningclub.org
-Men Who Grill, June 9, 11a-2:30p, Buckley Park,
Durango, summertime means grilling time, a day of
feasting & fun, prizes & bragging rights, fundraiser for
the Women¡¯s Resource Ctr, advanced tickets at Maria¡¯s
Bookshop, Backcountry Experience or online at:
www.wrcdurango.org
-Durango Harley-Davidson re-Grand Opening Party,
June 9, 750 S Camino Del Rio, Durango
-Veterans Car Give Away, 1p, Jun 9, Elks Veterans
Committee, Durango Muffler, Bo Dean¡¯s Towing give
a car to a needy veteran, food & beverage included
with $10 donation, Durango Elks Lodge, 901 E 2nd
Ave, Durango
-Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering 4th Annual Barn
Dance and Picnic Fundraiser, Sun, Jun 10, Rotary
Park, behind the VFW, 1550 Main Ave
-True West Rodeo, La Plata County Fairgrounds,
6:30-9p, Wed, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18,
pro rodeo, tickets at the gate, food available, www.
truewestrodeo.com
-The Durango flea market, 7a-3p, Sundays, La Plata
County Fairgrounds, June 3-September 30
-Mutt n¡¯ Strut 5k & Festival for Dogs, Purgatory
Resort, June 23, 9a-12p, 5k run with your dog, 1k
option, Agility practice & competition, Trick & cos-
tume contest, Free training consultations w/certified
trainers, Splash pools for your dog, Prizes, www.
purgatoryresort.com/events/mutt
-First Responders Appreciation Party, Durango
Harley-Davidson, 750 S Camino Del Rio, Durango,
June 30, 10a-2p, meet local law enforcement &
fire department personnel, bring the kids, climb in
firetrucks & EMS vehicles, music, food available for
donations
-Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show, July 6-8, 10a-
6p, La Plata County Fairgrounds, shop for rocks,
gems, minerals, beads, pearls, jewelry, tools,
household items, 60 vendors, pan for gold, new
educational displays, $2/adults, kids under 15 w/
adult free, details: www.durangorocks.org
-Scott Enduro Cup, July 14-15, 12a-12p, partici-
pate in a single race or purchase a season pass for
entire season, open to men, women, professionals,
amateurs, juniors, registration fees include race
entry, T-Shirt, Sierra Nevada beer voucher, lift ticket
for race days (where applicable), lunch on race day,
www.pedaldurango.com
-Hammers & High Heels, 7p, July 21, celebration
of our construction industry, mortgage lenders,
realtors, contractors, locals join to support Habitat
for Humanity of La Plata County, taco bar, beer, live
music, silent auctions, $25, Ska Brewing Co., 225
Girard St, Durango
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
July 27
Sixteen-Forty, Intrinzik, Montrose, 970.615.7280
Alex Guthrie (Free), Wheeler Opera House, Aspen,
970.920.5770
July 28
Chris Isaak, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
David Starr, La Veta Mercantile, La Veta,
719.742.3387
DeVotchKa, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
Liver Down The River, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway,
970.318.0892
GJ Symphony: Mozart¡¯s The Magic Flute, Moss Ctr
Robinson Theatre, Gr Jct, 970.243.6787
July 29
Wood & Wire, Dolores River Brewery, Dolores,
970.882.HOPS
Lion¡¯s Share, Legion Park, Gunnison, 970.641.4029
GJ Symphony: Mozart¡¯s The Magic Flute, Moss Ctr
Robinson Theatre, Gr Jct, 970.243.6787
Nina Gabianelli (Free), Wheeler Opera House, Aspen,
970.920.5770
July 31
Jackson Melnick, I Bar Ranch, Gunnison,
970.209.9796
July 10
The Teskey Brothers, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Cadillac Angels, I Bar Ranch, Gunnison, 970.209.9796
July 11
moe. (sold out), Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
July 12
Dubious Brothers, Cross Orchards Historic Site, Gr Jct,
970.261.7839
Rocky Mountain UkeFest All-Star Band (Free), Buckley
Park, Durango, 970.375.7321
July 13
The Ride Festival: String Cheese Incident, Sheryl
Crow, Grace Potter, Joe Russo¡¯s Almost Dead, The
Dirty Knobs w/Mike Campbell, Chris Robinson Broth-
erhood, ZZ Ward, Telluride Town Park, ridefestival.com
Lacey Black, Serious Texas BBQ South, Durango,
970.259.9507
ZZ Ward w/Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir
(Duo), Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
July 14
The Ride Festival: String Cheese Incident, Sheryl
Crow, Grace Potter, Joe Russo¡¯s Almost Dead, The
Dirty Knobs w/Mike Campbell, Chris Robinson Broth-
erhood, ZZ Ward, Telluride Town Park, ridefestival.com
Groovement, The Workshy, Neon Sky, FUNC Fest,
Riverbottom Park, Montrose, 970.497.8558
Boogie Machine, Grande River Vineyards, Palisade,
970.464.5867
July 15
The Ride Festival: String Cheese Incident, Sheryl
Crow, Grace Potter, Joe Russo¡¯s Almost Dead, The
Dirty Knobs w/Mike Campbell, Chris Robinson Broth-
erhood, ZZ Ward, Telluride Town Park, ridefestival.com
**An Evening w/Ann Wilson of Heart, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
9 Mile, Legion Park, Gunnison, 970.641.4029
July 16
Eric Johnson, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
July 17
The Scones, Two Rivers Winery & Chateau, Gr Jct,
970.243.7337
July 19
Michael McDonald, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
I Draw Slow (Free), Buckley Park, Durango,
970.375.7321
July 20
Michael Martin Murphey, Castle Creek Guitars,
Gunnison, 970.641.2747
In The Whale, Mesa Theater, Gr Jct, 970.241.1717
July 21
I Draw Slow, Dolores River Brewery, Dolores,
970.882.HOPS
July 22
David Starr, Palisade Farmer¡¯s Market, Downtown
Palisade, 970.464.5602
Farmer in the Sky, Legion Park, Gunnison, 970.641.4029
July 23
Jason Bonham¡¯s Led Zeppelin Evening, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
July 24
The Wailin¡¯ Jennys, FLC Community Concert Hall,
Durango, 970.247.7657
I Draw Slow, I Bar Ranch, Gunnison, 970.209.9796
July 25
Sawyer Brown, I Bar Ranch, Gunnison, 970.209.9796
Beats Antique, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
J-Calvin¡¯s Funk Express Concert, Leland House &
Rochester Hotel Secret Garden, Durango, 970.385.1920
July 26
An Evening w/Melissa Etheridge, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
Nina Gabianelli (Free), Wheeler Opera House, Aspen,
970.920.5770
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams (Free), Buckley Park,
Durango, 970.375.7321