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2018 October/November
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Art & Chocolate Walk, Nov 24, 101 W 3rd St,
Downtown Palisade, pick up punch card at any
participating merchant, locations on Blue Pig Gal-
lery website, 970.464.4819
-J$ Cattle Co. Team Roping & Barrel Racing, Nov
24-25, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50,
Gr Jct, 801.388.3276
-Olde Fashioned Christmas, Nov 30-Dec 1,
Downtown Palisade, Experience Olde Fashioned
Christmas, 970.464.7458
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct 20, 10p, Elk
Ave at 2nd St, Mallardi Cabaret cast of characters
guide you through audience-interactive showing
of the original 1975 ¡®The Rocky Horror Picture
Show¡¯, dress as RHPS character or come as you
are, doors open 10p, show starts midnight, $15/
advance, $20/door entry plus audience participa-
tion kit, seating limited, 970.340.0306
-Paradise Cleanup, Oct 21, 10:30a, Free, over
20 nonprofits, land mgmt agencies, local ranch-
ers, governments & businesses join in Paradise
Cleanup of the upper valleys, meet 10:30a at
Visitor Ctr parking lot in Crested Butte, barbecue,
beer & prizes follow at 3p, fun for all
-Sage Burner Trail Race, 50k, 28k, 13k, 5k, Oct
27, 7a-5p, Hartman Rocks Recreation Area of
Gunnison, race offers technical slickrock, smooth
singletrack & doubletrack for speed, 360 degree
views of the Maroon Bells, San Juan Mountains &
Gunnison Basin, Start Times: 50K/28k-8a,13K-
8:30a, 5K-9a, Elevation Gain: 50K-4500¡¯, 28K-
3500¡¯, 13K-1800¡¯, 5K-500¡¯
-Snow Sports Swap, Nov 2-3, Fri 6-9p, Sat 9a-1p,
Lodge at Mountaineer Square, 620 Gothic Rd,
Crested Butte
-Opening Day, Crested Butte Mountain Resort,
Nov 22, 2018/2019 Season Nov 22-Apr 7 2019
-Crested Butte Thanksgiving Nordic Ski Camp,
Nov 22-25, all clinic costs include complimentary
CB Nordic trail pass,
Round Robin Refresher: Nov 22, 9-11:30a;
Introductory Technique Lessons: Nov 23-24,
12:30-2p & 2-3:30p; Full Day Clinics: Nov 23-24,
9a-3:30p; Kids Ski Camp: Full Day, Nov 23-24,
9a-3:30p, U16 Junior Training Camp: 2 1/2 days
of skills, drills, games & easy distance skiing;
if you have questions or need help deciding on
which group best suits you email: skischool@
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Discover Health, Delta Library, Oct 1-Dec 31,
all day
-Friday Chocolate Milk Club Rides, Oct 5, 4-6p,
Jumbo Mtn, Paonia, ride on Jumbo Mountain w/
Artisanal Chocolate Maker Antonio Marxuach,
after ride enjoy a decadent chocolate milk, $10,
all abilities, 970.294.8061, email: puravidagar-
-Paradise 90th Anniversary, Oct 5, 7:30-8:30p,
Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave, Paonia, Char-
lie Chaplin¡¯s ¡®A Dog¡¯s Life¡¯ with live music ac-
companiment, tickets $25/advance, $30/door,
-Antique Car Show, Oct 6, 9a-3p, Pioneer Town,
388 S Grand Mesa Dr, Cedaredge
-Beat Night, Oct 18, 6-9p, Louie¡¯s Loft, 202
Grand Ave, Paonia, hosted by Jeanine Devlin, 3rd
Thursday every month, bring your original music,
poetry, short stories or ?, call Jeanine for info:
-Gears & Beers, Oct 20, 10a-10p, Remedy Juice
Bar Cafe, 232 Grand Ave, Paonia, portion of
proceeds benefit Western Slope Conservation
Ctr, group rides leaving from Cirque Cyclery, 11a
Road Rides, 12p Mountain Bike Rides, New Jumbo
Trail Maps Available; Regional Craft Beer Tasting,
3p, Remedy Cafe at The Cirque, food, tapas &
drink specials, live music w/Sam Peart, 4p Live
music w/Jericho, family friendly, festive attire
encouraged & welcome
-Guitar Masterclass Workshop with Goran Iva-
novic & Fareed Haque, Oct 20, 11a-4p, Paradise
Theatre, 215 Grand Ave, Paonia, two amazing
world renowned acoustic guitar players give
in-depth masterclass inspiring attendees with
rhythms, melodies, techniques, ideas stemming
from the flamenco, jazz, rock & Balkan music
traditions, bring a notebook & your guitar or in-
strument, age 13-adult, Students under 18/$15,
Adults/$30, 970.527.6610
-Farmers Social VOGA, Nov 6, 6-8p, Delicious
Orchards, 39126 Colorado 133, Hotchkiss
-Applefest, Oct 4-7, bringing together local
businesses, apple orchards, artists, musicians,
200+ vendors, over 20,000 attendees, Oct 4:
Cedaredge Fire Department Chili Cook Off,
Cedaredge Fire Station, 5-8p, all Donations
Accepted; Oct 5: Vendor Appreciation, The Beer
Garden, 5-6p, Junior Rodeo, 7-9p, Concert,
The Old Slaughterhouse, 8p; Oct 6: Cedaredge
FFA Pancake Breakfast, $7, Masonic Hall, 7:30-
10:30a, Applefest 5K, Town Park, 8-9:30a,
-Truck-N-Treat, Oct 27, Civic Center Park, 325 E As-
pen, Fruita, a safe alternative for your kids to collect
candy, 970.858.0360
-Boo ¡®n Brew, Oct 27, 12-2p, Mesa Mall, Chuck-
E-Cheese Parking Lot, 2424 Hwy 6 & 50, Gr Jct,
-Triple Play Ace Race, Oct 28, Watson Island Disc
Golf Course, 639 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, hosted
by Triple Play Records & Watson Island Coalition,
-KOOL Monster Mash, Trick or Treat at Dinosaur
Journey Museum, Jurassic Ct, Fruita, FREE admission,
times subject to change, 970.858.7282
-Trick or Treat St, Oct 31, 3-5p, 100 Aspen Ave,
Downtown Fruita, join businesses for Trick or Treat,
-Western Slope Cowboy Gathering, Nov 2-3, Whitman
Educational Ctr, 248 S 4th St, Gr Jct, 970.242.0971
-Rim Rock Run, Nov 3, Fruita, Colorado National
Monument, Full marathon & relay 2 person team
marathon, 26-mile point-to-point along Rim Rock Dr
plus downhill half marathon starts at Highland View
pull-off, 970.248.1469
-Pear Park Panda Waddle 5K, Nov 3, Long Family
Park, 3118 E 1/2 Road, Gr Jct, Pear Park Elementary
fundraiser, 970.254.5960
-Peter & the Starcatcher, Nov 8-10, GJ High School
Auditorium, 1400 N 5th St, Gr Jct, 970.254.6900
-J$ Cattle Co. Team Roping & Barrel Racing, Nov 10-
11, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
-Be Our Guest, Colorado National Monument, Nov 11,
Fruita, National Park Service fee-free days, celebrat-
ing Veteran¡¯s Day, free for everyone not just vets/
military, 970.858.3617
-Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting, Nov 16, 4th & Main
St, Gr Jct, Main St lights up to officially kick off the
holiday season, 970.245.9697
-Grand Junction Turkey Trot 5K & Little Gobbler Run,
Nov 22, 9:30a, starts/ends at Two Rivers Convention
Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, 970.210.0281
-Vineyards Senior Resource Fair, Oct 10, 10a-1p, The Vine-
yards Memory Care, 1530 Walnut Ave, Gr Jct, 970.243.7224
-Golf Tournament, Benefit for Western Slope Ctr For Children,
Oct 13, Tiara Rado Golf Course, 2057 S Broadway, Gr Jct,
football-themed Golf Tournament, 970.254.3866
-CWBRA Barrel Racing Finals Race, Oct 13, Mesa County
Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, barrel racing Finals Race,
-Animal Care Fair, Oct 13, Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broad-
way, Gr Jct, 970.462.6892
-Oktoberfest: Amped!, Oct 13, Las Colonias Amphitheater,
925 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct
-Grand Valley Open Studios Tour, Oct 13-14, Various Stu-
dios in the Area, Gr Jct, Tour Map available on website,
-¡¯Deadly Family Reunion¡¯ at Cattlemen¡¯s Corral, Mesa Murder
Mysteries, Oct 13, Cattlemen¡¯s Bar & Grill Sale Barn, 1369 12
1/2 Rd, Loma, supports Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learn-
ing Ctr, 970.261.9180
-CWBRA Barrel Racing, 1st Race of 2019 Season, Oct
14, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
-Birth & Baby Expo, Oct 14, Double Tree by Hilton, 743 Hori-
zon Dr, Gr Jct, explore pregnancy, birth, baby related educa-
tion & options, 970.712.4545
-Fields of Faith, Oct 14, CMU Walker Field, Corner of 12th &
Orchard Ave, Gr Jct, opportunity for Christians to stand in
unity and ask God to bless & protect our land, our community
and our schools, 970.628.4690
-Fall Day on the Farm, Oct 20, Cross Orchards, 3073 F Road,
Gr Jct, travel back to simpler times, 970.242.0971
-Western Slope Classic/Collector Car Auction, Oct 20, Two
Rivers Convention Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, Free admission,
-Hope of the Grand Valley 5k/10k Run/Walk, Oct 20, Fruita
Community Ctr, 324 N Coulson St, Fruita, 970.778.4880
-Community Streets: Ride, Walk, Play, Oct 20, Downtown Gr
Jct, 10th St from Belford to Main, 970.244.1420
-Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience, Oct 20, Double Tree by
Hilton, 743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, a place to plan your whole
wedding all in one day, 970.433.1254
-Trick, Track & Treat,
Open Track Meet, Oct
25, 5:30p, Lincoln
Park Track Stocker
Stadium, 12th &
North Ave, Gr Jct,
come dressed in your
Halloween best for a
howling good time,
-Harvest Fest, Oct 26,
Riverbend Park, 451
Pendleton St, Pali-
sade, 970.464.5602
-Palisade Trick-or-
Treat St, Oct 26,
Downtown Palisade,
visit downtown
businesses for
-Downtown Spook-
tacular, Oct 27, 3-5p,
Main St, Downtown
Gr Jct, Trick-or-
Treating & activites,