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Happenings
2019 February/March
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Mancos Melt, Mar 14-16, all day
-VFW Aux. St Patricks Day dinner, Mar 16, Mancos
Community Center, 130 W Grand Ave, Mancos
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Durango Independent Film Festival, Feb 27-Mar 3,
Animas City Theatre, Gaslight Twin Theatre & the Du-
rango Stadium 9 Theatre, films for everyone, families
and the adventurous, tickets sold at the theatres 15
min before showtime
-Durango Celtic Festival, Mar 7-10, 11a-11p, Celtic
music, world-class entertainment, informative work-
shops, regularly sells out, purchase passes & learn
more at: www.durangocelticfestival.com
-Coke Race, 10a, Mar 10, Nordic Center at Purgatory,
sponsored by Coca-Cola, races for Nordic skiers, fat
bikes & snow shoes, distances for both adults & kids,
$10-$20, across Hwy 550 just north of Purgatory Re-
sort entrance, Durango, durangonordic.org
-Durango High Noon Rotary¡¯s Casino Night, 5:30p,
Mar 16, DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino Del Rio, Du-
rango, fundraiser for college & VoTech scholarships,
$55, theme is GameTime, dress in your favorite sports
wear (jersey, swimsuit, ski gear, etc.), tickets at door
or call Teri
Simmons 970.759.1180
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--YETI Semi-Pro Hockey, games approx. 3 hrs start
to finish, enhanced w/food & beverage, in-between
period giveaways & contests, live announcer & DJ.
Friday,
Saturday: Feb 15-Mar 15, Friday, Saturday: Mar 22-
Apr 14, Dobson Arena, Vail
-10th Mountain Legacy Parade to commemorate the
founders of Vail Mountain, Feb 15 & March 8, 6p, Base
of Gondola One, Vail Village, torch lit formation ski
down, Camp Hale 10th Mountain Video animated
w/fireworks, Military Veteran Parade in Traditional
Uniform, Hot chocolate, Commemorative Legacy of
Vail pin, EpicMix Photographers on site, post event:
history at Colorado Snowsports Museum
-Rocky Mtn Ski Fest, raise money for Vail Veterans
Program, Celebrity Ski Scavenger Hunt, Apres Ski
Concert, more, Feb 21, Vail
-Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, Vail
Mtn, Olympic Medalists Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark,
Aymu Hirano, Jamie Anderson, many more, Feb 25-
Mar 2, 10a-7p, Golden Peak, Free, 4 nights free music,
daily apr¨¨s, late night shows w/special guests at
Shakedown, Chill fundraiser, kids learn-to-ride Riglet
park, Burton Girls Ride Days & gatherings, closing
party at Dobson Ice arena
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Ski Spree/Taste of Sunlight, Feb 9-10, 9a, Sunlight
Mtn Resort, 10901 County Rd 117, Glenwood Springs,
Mountain Treasure Hunt kicks off the day, Taste of
Sunlight 2p, Great food, free music, 25 awesome
prizes, find the over-sized dollar bills and go to Guest
Services to redeem for prizes, free Yoga both morn-
ings
-Owl Creek Chase, Snowmass Cross Country Ctr, 446
Clubhouse Dr, Feb , 9a: 21K Classic race starts, 9:30a:
21K Skate race starts, prize Money top 3 overall Men
& top 3 overall Women (classic race only) $125, $75,
$50, registration fee $45, 970.429.2093,
www.aspenspecialevents.com/owl-creek-chase
-Valentine¡¯s Day family craft, Anderson Ranch, 5263
Owl Creek Road, Snowmass Village, Feb 12, 3:30-
5p, kids & family enjoy hot chocolate & cookies while
making a special Valentine for those they love, Free,
970.923.3181, andersonranch.org
-Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open, Feb 14-16, long
running independent open competition, X Games
Aspen Slopestyle, Superpipe & Big Air courses open
to amateur & professional level athletes, rail jam &
big air competition, Buttermilk Mtn, 38700 Hwy 82,
Aspen, bcollins@aspensnowmass.com
-Aspen Laugh Festival, Feb 15, 20-23, Lineup:
Feb 15 Jim Gaffigan, Feb 20 Nate Bargatze,
Feb 21 Kathleen Madigan, Feb 22 Alex Edelman, Feb
22 Triple the Laughs, Feb 22 Tig Notaro,
Feb 23 Gary Gulman, Feb 23 Jo Koy, Wheeler Opera
House, 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, 970.920.5770,
www.wheeleroperahouse.com/laugh-fest
-Family Hoedown, Feb 16, 3-7p, Cozy Point Ranch,
210 Juniper Hill Rd, Snowmass, mechanical bull rid-
ing, live music, pony rides, zorbs, eurobungy,
dinner, online auction begins Feb 5 for trips,
outdoor activities, gift certificates, more, event
by Aspen & Carbondale Community Schools, $25/
adults, $15/children 3-12, kids under 3 free, tickets
at: www.familyhoedown.org
-Snowshoe Shuffle, Feb 17, 9a, Sunlight Mountain
Resort, 10901 County Rd 117, Glenwood Springs,
8K race at 10a, Snowshoes available for free use,
friendly leashed pets welcome, registration 9a or
online at: coloradoanimalrescue.org
-Straight Up Magic, Feb 17, 4:30 & 7:30p, Jason
Bishop performs stunning, state of the art magic
& illusions, America¡¯s hottest illusionist, Wheeler
Opera House, Aspen, $35/adult, $17.50/children,
970.920.5770
-Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Feb 21, 6p,
Vaudeville Revue, 915 Grand Ave, Glenwood
Springs, Middle Colorado Watershed Council benefit
for the MCWC, doors 6p, Films 7p, Tickets at:
www.midcowatershed.org
-GSES Fun Food Cookoff & Game Night fund raiser,
Mar 8, 5-8p, Glenwood Elementary School, 915
School St, Glenwood Springs, soups, tamales, taco
bar, Western themed foods, Mac n Cheese, games,
fun stuff, silent auction
-America¡¯s Uphill, Mar 9, 7-9:45a, climb up Aspen
Mountain using snowshoes, track skis, telemark
skis or alpine touring gear, start at Base of Little
Nell, finish at Sundeck Restaurant, inspection of
race course prior to race day recommended, $40
pre-registration, $50 race day, visit:
www.aspenspecialevents.com/americas-uphill
-Bud Light Spring Jam, Mar 15-25, competitions,
downtown concerts, parties, Aspen/Snowmass, free,
www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/
events/bud-light-spring-jam
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thur 10:30a, Cortez
Public Library, 202 N Park St, older children welcome for
a craft 11:15a, songs, stories, crafts & silliness, for more
info: 970.565.8117
-Montelores Early Childhood Council, luncheon meeting,
1st Monday monthly, 11:45a, downstairs meeting room
110, Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Cortez, public
invited, BYO beverage, lunch provided, RSVP to Vangi
McCoy: 970.749.7017
-Montezuma Community Barn & Contra Dance, 3p, Feb 10
& Mar 10, folk dancing, alcohol/smoke free environment,
live band, no experience or partner required, local &
regional musicians, caller introduces, teaches, times steps
to create beautiful folk dances, if you can walk you can do
this dance, students $5, adults $10, family pricing avail,
Legacy Dance, 20 W Main St, Cortez, 970.739.4383
-Live Storytelling, The Raven Narratives, Feb 15, 7:30p,
people of all colors, ages, perspectives share authentic
experiences & understanding through dynamic storytell-
ing, live audience, podcasts of the stories avail in iTunes
directory, on Stitcher and on SoundCloud, $15/online,
$20/door, Sunflower Theatre, 8 E Main St, Cortez
-Women¡¯s Singing Circle, 5:30-7:30p, Feb 22, last Friday
monthly, Mancos Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 470
Grand Ave, Mancos, no singing experience needed,
connect with other women in Four Corners area, children
always welcome, $10
-The Martian Chronicles, 7p, Mar 1-3, live 3-part multi-
media performance on stage, also broadcast live over
KSJD radio & ksjd.org, adapted/directed by Desiree
Henderson, original music by Delbert Anderson, original
illustrations by James Ayers, $15/online per night,
$30/online all 3 nights, $18/door per night, Sunflower
Theatre, 8 E Main St, Cortez
-Community Dinner, Mt. Lookout Grange, Mar 10, 6-9p,
every 2nd Sun monthly, the Grange provides main dish,
please bring a dish to share, a neighbor & a friend, 680
Grand Ave, Mancos, contact Jordan Lang, 719.440.1890
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
March 16
The Head And The Heart, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
March 17
Galactic featuring Erica Falls, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
March 18
Excision, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 20
ZHU, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 21
ZHU (sold out), Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 22
STS9 (sold out), Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 23
STS9 (sold out), Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Glenn Miller Orchestra, FLC Community
Concert Hall, Durango, 970.247.7657
March 24
STS9, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 26
Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna, FLC Community Concert
Hall, Durango, 970.247.7657
March 27
The Lil Smokies, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
The Riverside w/Roy Catlin, Healthy Rhythm Art
Gallery, Montrose, 323.270.6284
March 28
Ghost Light, Center for the Performing Arts, Crested
Butte, 970.349.7487
March 29
G. Love & Special Sauce w/Ben Sparaco & The New
Effect, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
March 30
G. Love & Special Sauce w/Ben Sparaco & The New
Effect, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800