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2018 December/January
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Dec 16, Marimba Ensemble Workshop w/David
Alderdice, 10a, Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand
Ave, Paonia, experience the feeling of making
wonderful sounds & musical vibrations w/beau-
tiful wooden tuned percussion instruments tra-
ditional to Zimbabwe, explore rhythm, groove,
poly-rhythms, ensemble part playing, other
aspects of music, no experience necessary, all
instruments provided, ages 9-adult, students
under 18 $10, adults $20, 970.527.6610
-Veterans Coffee in Cedaredge, Dec 18, 10a-
12p, The Pondy, Generously donated by The
Pondy & Stacy¡¯s on Main, Welcome Home
Alliance for Veterans, Veteran service officer(s)
on hand
-Beat Night, Dec 20, 6-9p, Louie¡¯s Loft, 202
Grand Ave, Paonia, hosted by Jeanine Devlin,
3rd Thurs monthly, bring your original music,
poetry, short stories or ?, call Jeanine for info:
-Farmers Social VOGA, Jan 1, 6-8p, Delicious
Orchards, 39126 Colorado 133, Hotchkiss
-Black Canyon Astronomical Society Public
Meeting, Jan 15, 7-8p, Partners Building, 511 E
10th St, Delta, Public Welcome
--Dec 7, Ridgway¡¯s Noel Night, 5-9p, Treats &
deals along the way, Santa too, light parade
circling town park at 5:30p
-Weehawken Dance Presents The Polar Express,
Dec 16 & 17, young dancers from Cedaredge to
Silverton bring the story to the stage, a cast of
over 200 ages 3-Adult, Montrose Pavilion, 1800
Pavilion Dr, Montrose, Friday 6p (doors 5:30p),
Saturday 1p (doors 12:30p) and 6p (doors
5:30p), Sunday 1p (doors 12:30p), SPLIT CAST
General admission tickets available at 610 Arts
Collective, 610 Clinton St, in Montrose at Tif-
fany, Etc. and online, adults $17, seniors $13,
Children 12 & under $9, reserved seats avail-
able $25-$31, Trisha Oakland, 970.318.0150
-Art of Magic, Dec 8, 7-8:30p, 11 S Park Ave,
Montrose, $35, fun evening with incredible
magician Ty Gallenbeck, fundraiser for Montrose
Center for the arts, a local non-profit
-Garden of Lights, Dec 15-27, 5:30-8:30p,
Montrose Botanical Gardens, illuminated garden
paths & displays, horse-drawn wagon rides,
music, check website for details, online pay-
ment & advance tickets available
& viticulture, 970.464.0111
-Kidabaloo, Jan 19, Two River Convention Ctr, 159
Main St, Gr Jct, fun-filled kid¡¯s expo features
games, crafts, entertainment, Disney star,
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Crested Butte Light Up Night, Dec 7, 5:30p, Brick
Oven Pizzeria, 223 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, Free,
kicks off 5:15p from the 4-Way parking lot as Santa
heads down Elk in his big red firetruck
-Light Up Night at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, De-
cember 8, 5-7p, join us as we light the tree in
Mt. Crested Butte, Join us around the fire pit in
Mountaineer Square for s¡¯mores, cocoa, music, free
-Dec 15, 2p, Help us set the World record for the
most skiing Santas, Santa Ski & Crawl, all ages, you
need a Santa suit & either a season pass or a day lift
ticket, discounted Santa lift tickets available at
Crested Butte Rental Ctr middle level of the Treasury
Center, $40 if you¡¯re in full Santa Suit, top, bottom,
hat & beard, discounts available on lodging,
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Discover Health, Delta Library, through Dec 31, all
-Jingle & Mingle, Dec 8, Grand Mesa Arts & Events
Center, Cedaredge
-Dark Night 10th annual show at the Paradise Theatre,
Paonia, Thu & Fri, Dec 13-14, renown author Craig
Childs and friends, this year¡¯s visceral experience of
master storytelling, spoken word, visual multimedia
and live music accompaniment entitled ¡®Emergent
Kingdoms¡¯, from mountain lions & fireflies to sharks
& Bigfoot, family friendly, tickets available online at
BrownPaperTickets & in Paonia at The Paradise The-
atre, The Cirque & Lizzy¡¯s Market
-Little Sprouts Cookie Walk, Dec 15, 9a-12p, Silent
Auction of crafts, pictures, gift certificates, etc., fund-
raiser for the preschool, Grand Mesa Arts & Events Ctr,
195 W Main St, Cedaredge, Cookies/baked goods sell
for $4 small box & $10 for large box
-Annie The Musical, Dec 7, 8, 15, GJ High School
Auditorium, N 5th St, Gr Jct, America¡¯s most beloved
muscial, giving a whole new generation the chance to
experience this classic musical about never giving up hope,
-Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, Dec 8, 10a-3p, Fruita
Community Center, 324 N Coulson, free, 970.858.0360
-Hometown Holiday & Parade of Lights, Dec 8, Downtown
Fruita, 100 Aspen Ave, at Dusk, Holiday Tree Lighting
-Breakfast w/Santa, Dec 8, Dinosaur Journey Museum,
550 Jurassic Court, Fruita, 970.242.0971, space is limited
-Christmas Train Show by the Grand Valley Model Railroad
Club, Dec 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Cross Orchards
Historic Site, 3073 F Road, Grand Junction, 970.242.0971
-Grand Villa Annual Craft Fair, Dec 8, Grand Villa Assisted
Living, 2680 N 15th St, Gr Jct, do your holiday shopping
here inside Grand Villa, several outside vendors share their
talents w/you, many residents selling their homemade
items, 970.241.9706
-Moscow Ballet¡¯s Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec 10, Avalon
Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
-Cookies ¡®N¡¯ Clause, Movie & Storytime w/Santa, Dec
12, 6p, Fruita Community Ctr, 324 N Coulson St, listen
to a story, have a snack w/Santa, watch a kid-friendly
movie, bring a blanket & pillow & wear your pajamas,
-Victoria Sneak Peak Screening, Dec 12, 6:30-8p, Colorado
Mesa University, Escalante Hall, Room 243, 1020 Elm Ave,
Gr Jct, 970.245.1818
-Opening Weekend, Dec 13-16, Powderhorn Mountain
Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, official kick-off of the
season, Gilson Snowboards on site demoing 2019 snow-
boards, base area of the resort, 970.268.5700
-Santa Cause Fun Run, Dec 15, Las Colonias Amphitheater,
925 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, 5k/1k fundraiser to provide
new all inclusive playgrounds & equipment to Gr Jct, Dress
up & enjoy the Christmas spirit of giving, 970.260.1222
-Absolute Dance ¡®The Nutcracker¡¯, Dec 21-23, Robinson
Theatre, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, six performances of
thrilling choreography, dazzling costumes, a cast of 75
local performers, featured professi, 970.255.8322
-A Magical Cirque
Christmas, Dec 30,
Avalon Theatre,
645 Main St, Gr
Jct, a spell-binding
& incredible new
holiday production,
-New Year¡¯s Eve
Rail Jam, Dec 31,
Powderhorn Moun-
tain Resort, 48338
Powderhorn Rd, Mesa,
registration 3-4:30p,
practice 4:30-5p,
15 min riders meet-
ing after practice,
-VinCO Conference
& Trade Show, Jan
14-17, Two Rivers
Convention Ctr, 159
Main St, Gr Jct,
premier grape grow-
ing & winemaking
conference, top
experts in enology