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2018 August/September
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Family 5K Walk/Run, 8a, Aug 18, adult & Kid¡¯s 5K,
Kid¡¯s one mile, supports Durango Pregnancy Center, medals awarded,
treats from Serious Delights, Back to
School Bash game booths & face painting, $15-$35,
Durango Community Recreation Ctr, 2700 Main Ave
-San Juan Brewfest, Aug 25, Buckley Park, 1200
block of Main Ave, Durango, 50 breweries, live
bands, benefits United Way of SW Colorado, $35-
-WholeExpo, Sep 8, 80 exhibitors, holistic & envi-
ronmental products & services, nutritional & herbal
products, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, paintings,
musical instruments, crystals, chiropractors, spiri-
tual consultants, shamans, energy workers, mas-
sage, aura photos, decode heart line, admission $5
for both days, Students with ID $2, kids under 12 &
seniors over 65 Free, La Plata County Fairgrounds,
2500 Main Ave, Durango
--Two stages of the 2018 Colorado Classic in Vail
including a circuit race for elite men & women cy-
clists, Vail Village, Aug 16-17, concludes w/stages in
Denver Aug 18-19, parking info:
-TransRockies Run, point-to-point trail running race,
access/traverse wild & fantastic scenery, Aug 18-19
-Gourmet On Gore, festival of wine, spirits, food &
jazz, Vail Village, Aug 31-Sep 3, open-air tasting,
world-class wine, beer & spirits paired with culinary
delights from Vail¡¯s top culinary experts
-Sep 7-9, Vail Automotive Classic, F.A.C.C. (Friday
Afternoon Car Club) at Hotel Gasthof Gramsham-
mer, Vail Village, Mountain Road Tour, Country West-
ern Hoedown Benefit at Vail Golf Club, Vail Village
Car Show, vintage, custom, classic cars, awards
-Vail Oktoberfest, Munich comes to Vail, celebration
of beer, music & autumn, Sep 7-9 & Sep 14-16
-Finish Line for 95 rare vintage race cars driving
through Lionshead Village, 3-5:30p, Sep 14, free to
public car show, September 15, 9a-noon, Lionshead
-Taste of Vail Fall Wine & Food Classic, Sep 22,
several outdoor experiences followed by food & wine
tasting including hiking, cycling, yoga, fly-fishing
and horseback riding
--27th Annual Ducky Derby, Aug 11, 10:30a-4p,
Duck Drop 2:18p, Rio Grande Park, Mill St & Rio
Grande Pl, Aspen, Free, Grand Prize $10,000 or a
Special Lucky Duck Worth a million dollars, plus
more prizes, Rotary Club of Aspen, 970.309.9753,
-Aspen BBQ Cook-Off, Aug 16, 6-9p, Ajax Tavern,
$95, BBQ competition & community fundraiser
featuring chefs from Aspen¡¯s top restaurants, live
music, you be the judge, admission includes food,
drinks, dancing, proceeds benefit Aspen Homeless
Shelter, 970.920.4600
-Veteran¡¯s Pig Roast, Aug 17, 6-9p, The Doors
Tribute, Stoney Ridge Pavilion, Silt, Free
-Silt Raptor Festival, Aug 18-19, Stoney Ridge
-Mountain Man Trade Fair, Aug 24-26, gathering
of mountain men & women pre 1840¡¯s, demos on
primitive technologies, beadwork, blacksmithing,
brain tanning, the elite in the bucktanning meth-
ods Wild Bill Howser, Buffalo Barb & Dirty Shirt Joe,
Woodman & Harpoon Harry entertain, food & bever-
ages avail for purchase, FREE, donations accepted
to help keep the Silt Historical Park open, 707
Orchard, Silt, noon-5p, August 25th 9a-5p, August
26th 9a-2p, Pattie Peterson 970.319.3711,
-MotherLode Volleyball Classic, Aug 29-Sep 3, at-
tracts players from all over the USA & Canada com-
peting in 21 divisions, one of the Country¡¯s most
exciting volleyball Events, Aspen, www.motherlode- or
-Sep 1, 6-8a, Grand Traverse Mountain Run, point-
to-point ultra marathon from Crested Butte to
Aspen, follows route of Grand Traverse Backcountry
Ski race, runners travel 40 miles across the Elk
Mountains with over 6,000¡¯ of elevation gain
-Sep 2, 7a-5p, Grand Traverse Mountain Bike race,
point-to-point from Aspen to Crested Butte, bikers
travel 40 miles across Elk Mountains, course starts
with 3000¡¯ ascent up Aspen Mountain continuing
deep into the Elk Mountains, race is not for the
feint of heart, post-race meal & entertainment expo
at Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area finish
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
--Free Admission into State Parks, Aug 6, celebrat-
ing Colorado Day offering free entrance at all 42
state parks
-LEGO: Battle of the Builds, adult event, 2650
North Ave, Unit 110, Grand Junction, Aug 7,
Steadfast Delights, bring a kit to build, then we
stop-motion film our creations battle each other,
-SiriusXM Presents Jason Mraz: Have It All, The
Movie, 648 Market Street, Grand Junction, Aug 7,
Regal Canyon View, family film about joy, success
and artistic collaboration, Grammy Award-winning
singer/songwriter Jason Mraz takes us on a cre-
ative journey that features music from his sixth
studio album ¡®Know¡¯
-Pioneer NW League All Star Game, 12th Street &
North Ave,
Grand Junction, Suplizio Field, 970.255.7625
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, 12th Street &
North Ave, Grand Junction, Aug 8-9, Suplizio Field,
KERS, Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, 2087
Broadway, Grand Junction, Aug 10, come-as-you-
are-gala, wine and appetizers, pet-themed silent
-Food Truck Friday Fruita, 325 E. Aspen Avenue,
Fruita, Aug 10, Civic Center Park
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
September 8
MarchFourth, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Symphony in the Park, Cedaredge Town Park,
September 11
Severin Browne, Grand Mesa Events & Arts Ctr,
September 13
Yacht Rock Revue, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 14
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride Town Park,
September 15
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride Town Park,
September 16
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride Town Park,
Tessa Lark, Michael D. Palm Theatre, Telluride,
September 19
California Honeydrops, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 20
Charly Bliss (No cover until 10:30p), Belly Up, Aspen,
Sarah McQuaid, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway,
September 24
Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Avalon Theatre, Gr Jct,
September 27
Not Fade Away: The Ultimate Buddy Holly
Experience, GJ High School, 970.243.1979
September 28
Get The Led Out, FLC Community Concert Hall, Durango,
September 30
Ghostland Observatory w/Gibbz, Belly Up, Aspen,
Comedy: Rodney Carrington, mature audiences only,
Avalon Theatre, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thur 10:30a, Cortez
Public Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez,older children wel-
come 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 meet-
ing room 110, Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Cortez,
public invited especially parents, bring your own bever-
age, lunch provided so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy:
-Escalante Days & Mountain Bike Race, 8a, Aug 11, Dolores
Medical Ctr, Boggy Draw Trail System overlooking McPhee
Lake, 50-mile, 33-mile, 18-mile, 13-mile categories, Chip-
timed event, hundreds of riders, 5K Fun Run pets/strollers
welcome, Escalante Days weekend, vendors, activities, live
music, Registration, course maps, info at:
-Aug 11, Sep 8, Night with the Ancients Astronomy Pro-
gram, 8:30p, Explore with our Park Ranger various cultural
stories told with the night sky, dress in layers, bring a
flashlight (red light preferred) and blanket to sit on, if
weather is not good for night sky viewing will be indoors,
meet in front of museum, restrooms not avail, free pro-
gram, more info call: 970.882.5600
-Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest riverside festival, Aug
18, Cottonwood Park, Mancos, music starts 1p w/back-to-
back shows by the Fiery Furnace Marching Band, Stillhouse
Junkies, Carute Roma, Afrobeatniks, Microbrews, wine,
cider, freshly prepared food for sale, Painted Turtle Studio
kids¡¯ tent, dogs welcome on leash, after-party at Mancos
Brewing Company w/Charlie Milo Trio, www.mancosbrew-