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2018 October/November
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Ski & Snowboard SWAP,
Oct 19-21, the best place to find all you need
for winter, alpine, snowboard, telemark & nordic
equipment, clothing, accessories, helmets, gloves,
goggles, new & used
-Vail Opening Day, Nov 16, Vail Mountain ski &
snowboard season, Nov 16-Apr 21, 2019
-Thanksgiving Scans For Cans, Nov 22, for any
passholder who scans their pass on Thanksgiving,
a canned food will be donated to those in need, Vail
--Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy, Oct 6,
half-marathon or 5-K run/walk through spectacular
Glenwood Canyon, shuffle the deck for Literacy Out-
reach, best poker hand wins $100, 2nd place hand
wins $50, all participants receive t-shirt, half-mara-
thon starts 9a sharp, 5-K follows 10a, buses return
participants from finish line at No Name exit back
to start, $25-$55, 970.945.5282, online registration
-Shining Mountains Film Festival, Oct 7-8, Aspen¡¯s
1st Native American film festival, explores Native
American culture, spirituality, vision, determina-
tion & strength through shorts & feature films,
1st session starts w/blessing by Roland McCook,
former Chairman of the Northern Ute Tribe Oct 7,
3:30p, Wheeler Opera House, 320 E Hyman Ave,
Aspen, $15 (Special price for Wins members),
-Chili Cook-Off & Jalapeno Eating Contest, Oct 11,
Garfield County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena, 1001
Railroad Ave, Rifle
-Autumn Paint Party, 5:30p, Oct 12, fun relaxing
creative adventure, eat, drink, create & socialize, no
experience necessary beginners encouraged to join
in the FUN, artist guides step-by-step to completed
painting within 2 hrs, $30, Glenwood Toys and Gifts,
822 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs
-Dave Ramsey¡¯s Financial Peace University, 6p,
Oct 18, Debt is normal. Be weird! Learn to follow a
prove plan, 9 week course for becoming debt free &
saving for emergencies while investing for retire-
ment & your family¡¯s future, Thursdays 6-8p, Defi-
ance Church, 2306 Blake Ave, Glenwood Springs,
childcare provided, $109, register at:
-Halloween Candy Buy Back, bring your Hallow-
een Candy, Nov 1, to All Kids Dental in Glenwood
Springs or Rifle between 3:30-5:30p, get $1/pound
of candy, all collected candy shipped to troops
overseas, enter to win $50 gift card if you bring
new items like Socks (black, brown, green or tan),
Energy Bars, Beef Jerky, individually packaged
Razors, Hand or Foot Warmers, Beverage Powder
Packets and Knit Hats & Scarves, see more item op-
tions at:
wishlist, prizes, free goodie bags & toothbrushes,
All Kids Dental Glenwood located upstairs in ANB
Bank Building, 2624 Grand Ave, Rifle location is 900
Airport Rd, 970.928.9500
-Aspen Choral Society Fundraiser, featuring Mack
Bailey playing/singing familiar & original songs,
Cowboy Corral fun-loving cowboy inspired singing &
story telling, Nov 3, 2p, Aspen Glen Club, 545 Bald
Eage Way, Carbondale, hors d¡¯oeuvres, cash bar,
$35 tickets avail on Aspen Choral Society webpage
until Oct 27, will Not be sold at the door
-Aspen Mountain opening day, Nov 22, 601 E Dean
St, Aspen, 970.923.1277, www.aspensnowmass.
-Holiday Lighting & Wine Walk, 6p, Nov 23, Holiday
Lights, Tastings, Ice Carving, Family Fun, after light-
ing at Hotel Colorado downtown Glenwood Springs
comes alive with its own lighting and a wine walk,
Hotel Colorado, pedestrian bridge and downtown
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
--Colorado National Monument Plein Air Invitation-
al, Fruita, Oct 1-5, 970.858.3617
-Film Series: House of Wax (1953), Oct 2,
7p, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave, Gr Jct,
-The Happiest Hour, Poe Project, Oct 3, Edgewater
Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, readings & per-
formances, Poe inspired cocktails, silent auction
-An All Female Cast presents 1776, Oct 4-6: 7:30p,
Oct 6: 2p, Moss Ctr Robinson Theatre, 1100 North
Ave, Gr Jct, $21/adult, $17/senior, $8/student
-Downtown Grand Junction Art Festival, Oct 5-6,
Main St, Gr Jct, 970.245.9697
-Western Colorado Agility Club, Oct 5-7, Dog Agility
Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds Lion¡¯s Park Com-
plex, 2785 Hwy 50,
Gr Jct, 8a daily, Free admission, 970.270.7761
-Canyon Edge Dance Classic, Oct 5-7, DoubleTree
Hotel, 743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, 713.252.3247
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show,
Oct 6-7, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered
Arena, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Free admission,
-Mesa County Libraries Comic Con, Oct 6, Two Riv-
ers Convention Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, celebration
of comics, science fiction, superheroes, fandom of
all types, 970.243.4442
-CARnival of ART, Oct 6, Grand Junction Subaru,
651 Market St, Gr Jct, unique opportunity to
preview/purchase some artwork to be available
during Grand Valley Open Studios Tour Oct 13-14,
-Coates Creek Schoolhouse Annual Pancake Break-
fast, Oct 6, DS Rd, 16 Miles West of Glade Park
Store, Glade Park, delicious breakfast w/home-
made sourdough pancakes, no more dirt road,
Bump-n-Jump for kids, $8/age 12 & up, $5/under
12, 970.712.3360
-Talbott¡¯s Orchard Crit Cross (Sat) & Orchard Cross
(Sun), Oct 6-7, Talbott Farms, 3782 F 1/4 Rd,
Palisade, test out a new concept: Crit on the dirt
roads, double tracks around the orchard trees,
-Poe vs Shakespeare: Cornhole Fundraiser, Oct 7,
Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, fun
fundraiser for Geek Parties of the Grand Valley
--Oktoberfest Golf Tournament, Oct 13, 10a, Shotgun start
10a, $10,000 hole in one prize, 20 four player teams, $50/
player, does NOT include green fees or cart, mulligans
avail, silent auction, lunch to follow, 3 flights, closest to
pin contests, longest putt, sign up at Conquistador Golf
Course, 2018 N Dolores Rd, Cortez
-Community Harvest Dinner, Oct 14, 3-8p, Mancos Com-
munity Ctr, 130 W Grand Ave, Mancos
-Lighthouse Christian Academy Fall Fest Silent Auction, Oct
20, 4p, Montezuma County Annex Building, 107 N Chest-
nut St, Cortez, K-12 school serving Montezuma & Dolores
Counties hosts, funds support low tuition costs & scholar-
ship for qualifying families,
-Lions club kids Halloween, Oct 31, Mancos Community Ctr,
130 W Grand Ave, Mancos
-Lions club Christmas Bazar, Nov 17, Mancos Community
Ctr, 130 W Grand Ave, Mancos
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Oct 4, Many loca-
tions in Durango & La Plata County, performances, art
gallery showings, motorless parade, poets, musicians, new
Cowboy Poetry Train on Durango Silverton Narrow Guage
-Apple Days Festival, Oct 6, 11a-4p, Buckley Park, cel-
ebrate our region¡¯s apple abundance, feed our community,
reduce waste & save the bears, Sat harvest apples from
backyard trees/orchards, Sun press apples into fresh, local
juice, listen to live music, enter apple pie eating contest,
-Durango Botanical Society¡¯s Bulb Sale, Oct 13, La Plata
County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango, Mike Smed-
ley humor columnist/garden aficionado entertains with a
talk on bulbs 9a, Extension Ctr, sale starts 10a, Exhibit
Hall, 1000s of bulbs directly from Holland chosen specifi-
cally for our climate, Free
-Animas Valley Balloon Rally, Oct 19-21, 8:15a-7:30p,
Downtown & the Animas Valley, Hwy 550 N & Hermosa
Meadows Rd, Oct 19 media flight 8:15a; 2 mass ascensions
Oct 20 & 21 8:15-8:30a, tethered hot air balloon rides
avail for $10, nighttime Balloon Glows Fri & Sat night
-Full Moon Ghost Crawl, Oct 26, The train depot, 479 Main
Ave, 9-10p, resident paranormal observer & Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad museum curator Jeff El-
lingson guides you on walking tour of the most haunted
locations at the railroad,
-Jazz on the Hill, Featuring Storm Large, Oct 27, 7:30p,
fundraiser w/dinner on the Plaza, concert with the ¡°Pink
Martini¡± vocalist & band, ¡®After Glow¡¯ for dessert, $25-$52,
FLC Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango
-Girls on the Run Durango 5K, Nov 10, Three Springs, 175
Mercado St, Durango, 9a arrive, 10a start, contact Sherry
O¡¯Toole 970.764.6000,
-What A Girl Wants Expo, Nov 10, 10a-4p, La Plata County
Fairgrounds, $5 general admission adult, kids 12 & under
free, $15 for Women¡¯s Resource Center Cocktail Competi-
tion wristband (all proceeds donated to WRC), competition
12-3:30p, awards at 3:45p, featuring all things of interest
to women, jewelry, hair & nail salons, cosmetics, clothing
& accessories, sports, children¡¯s products, health & fitness,
food & cooking, cars, self defense products, self-improve-
ment, home businesses, more
-The Polar Express Train Ride, Nov 16-Jan 3, The train
depot, 479 Main Ave, Durango, 5:15-7:15p, all ages,
experience the warmth & fun of the Christmas season on a
special trip to the North Pole,
-Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:30a, Nov 22, La Plata
County Fairgrounds, 2500 N Main Avenue, Durango, free
event for entire community, to volunteer or have a meal
delivered call 970.259.4061 after Nov 1, donation of pies
always welcome
--Colorado High School Cycling, Championships, Oct 6-7,
Haymaker Classic course, fast flat lower sections, several
moderate climbs, rock bridges, winding berms, fun rollers
& a twisty slalom descent, approx 5.4 miles, 520¡¯ elevation
gain/lap, Eagle BMX Park, 1700 Bull Pasture Rd, Eagle