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2019 February/March
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Sausage Making, Feb 27, 5:30-7:30p, $65, learn
to prepare, season, grind & stuff your own links
in different styles with 3 types of meat - beef,
elk & wild boar, go home w/recipes & samples
from class, great for hunters, at the Nordic Inn,
instructor Chef Ivan Giani
-Red Lady Salvation Ball, Mar 8, 7:30p, bust out
your fabulous red attire & comfiest dancing shoes
& join High Country Conservation Advocates at
the Public House, North Mississippi Allstars, silent
auction, free appetizers, photobooth, RED liba-
tions, Red Lady coronation & raffle 10:30p, tickets
$30 incl 1yr HCCA membership
-Mar 28-30, The Grand Traverse, 40 mile back-
country ski race from Crested Butte-Aspen, race
begins midnight in Crested Butte, climbs more
than 7,800 vertical ft, ends in Aspen, teams of 2,
all racers must have mandatory gear to compete,
thegrandtraverse.org/ski
-KBUT¡¯s Soul Train Night, Mar 29, 9p, dance, party
& crown a new King & Queen of Soul, Crested
Butte/Gunnison dance party of the year; a must-
attend event for long-time residents and visitors
alike, $25, 970.349.5225, julia@kbut.org
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Kid¡¯s Pasta Project Valentine, Feb 11, 6-7:30p,
Edesia Kitchen, 395 Clark St, Paonia
-¡±Eat This, Not That Diet¡± Wine & Chocolate for
one night, Feb 14, 5-8p, Creamery Arts Cen-
ter, 165 W Bridge St, Hotchkiss, Valentine¡¯s Day
chocolate buffet, all you can eat $5/person, door
prizes, bring your sweetheart, kids welcome too
-Chocolate Affair, Feb 15, 6-8p, Blue Sage Center
for the Arts, 228 Grand Ave, Paonia, Wine, Choco-
late & Music, fundraiser for the Blue Sage w/Dave
Sheppard & Ellen Huttro
-Beat Night at Louie¡¯s Loft, Feb 21, Mar 21, 6-9p,
Louie¡¯s Loft, 202 Grand Ave, hosted by Jeanine
Devlin, 3rd Thur monthly, bring your original mu-
sic, poetry, short stories or ?, call Jeanine for info:
970.683.8242
-Farmers Social VOGA, Mar 5, 6-8p, Delicious
Orchards, 39126 Colorado 133, Hotchkiss
Montrose/Olathe/Ridgway/Ouray:
--Winter Bike to Work Day, Feb 8, 6:30-9a, Mon-
trose Visitor Ctr, swing by 107 S Cascade Ave on
your morning commute for FREE breakfast bur-
ritos & coffee, prizes awarded to commuter who
logs most miles the week of Feb 4-8
-Illuminate Showcase, Feb 8, 7-8:30p, Montrose
Pavilion, 2 act dance performance, solos, duos &
trios from upper level dancers in Ballet, Jazz, Cre-
ative Dance & Hip Hop, doors open 6:30p, tickets
avail online, $10/adults, $8/seniors & students
-February 14-16, Sherbino Theatre Company
presents ¡®Sherb Night Live¡¯, sketch comedy show,
in tradition of Saturday Night Live, poking fun at
all that is funny plus things that make Ridgway
so special, doors 7p, Shows start 7:30p, tickets
$12/advance, $15/door, Sherbino Theater, 604
Clinton St, Ridgway, contact Brian Scranton:
970.201.8570
Center for the Arts, 1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, romantic com-
edy for Valentine¡¯s Day, seating limited, special VIP pack-
age avail by calling The Theatre Project, 970.261.5363
-Bow Wow Film Festival, Feb 16, Avalon Theatre, 645
Main St, Gr Jct, celebrate our beloved canine companions
-Sweet Heart 5k 10k Run, Feb 16, 324 N Coulson,
Fruita, contact Fruita Community Ctr for more info,
970.858.0360
-Initiate Conference, Feb 21-22, Doubletree Hotel,
743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, 2-day conference dedicated to
development of marketing & public relations, join us in
expanding our industry knowledge, 970.471.3221
-Western CO Latino Chamber of Commerce 6th Anniver-
sary, Feb 22, Chez Lena-WCLCC, 2508 Blichman Ave,
Building B, Gr Jct, special VIP guest speaker, members
& Non-members invited, 970.852.9605
-MADHORN Fat Bike Races, Feb 22-24, Powderhorn
Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, fat bike
racing & demo on the snowy slopes, 970.744.4450
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Mid-Winter Summer Soiree, Feb 8, 7:30-9:30p,
Gunnison Arts Ctr, flowers, food & wine pairings, music
w/David Winn, wine tasting, hors d¡¯oeuvres & dessert,
$25/person, $45/couple, 970.641.4029
-Free Museum Day, Feb 20, 10a, Crested Butte Mtn
Heritage Museum, 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, all exhib-
its free all day, 970.349.1880, crestedbuttemuseum.com
-Dan Prater Memorial Cup, Feb 21, youth ski race, Crest-
ed Butte Mtn Resort, 877.547.5143, www.skicb.com
-Gothic Mountain Tour: A Grand Traverse Training Race,
Feb 23, 5:30a-5p, backcountry Ski Race circumnavigates
Gothic Mountain over 22 miles w/5000 vertical ft eleva-
tion gain/loss, Questions: events@cbnordic.org
-Dehydrating Foods, Leathers & Jerkies, Mar 25, 6-9p,
Carbondale Recreation & Community Ctr Gym, 567 Colo-
rado Ave, learn basic methods of drying fruits, vegetables,
herbs, leathers, jerkies, tasting & ideas for dehydrated
food use, instructor Carla Farrand, County Director, Fam-
ily & Consumer Science Agent, all classes have lecture &
cooking component, kids & families welcome, $10
-Teen Night, Mar 28, 7-9p, 4th Thu monthly, Stone House,
1100 E 16th St, Rifle, all teens invited to come create on
their own or w/instructor, supplies included, $5, www.
bookcliffsartscenter.org
-March 28, Aspen Cares Theatrical Fashion Show, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
-Mar 28-30, The Grand Traverse, 40 mile backcountry ski
race from Crested Butte to Aspen, race begins midnight in
Crested Butte, climbs more than 7,800 vertical ft, ends in
Aspen, teams of 2, all racers must have mandatory gear to
compete, thegrandtraverse.org/ski
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
Parachute:
--Gallery 88.1 Art Preview, Feb 8-9, KAFM Community
Radio, 1310 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, celebrate the talented local
artists of The Grand Valley, 970.241.8801
-Valentine¡¯s Day Craft Fair & Family Fun Day, Feb 9, First
Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Rd, Gr Jct, some-
thing fun to do with the whole family, 38 local vendors,
kids face painting, 970.424.0064
-Valentine¡¯s Faculty Gala, Feb 13, 7:30p, Love Recital Hall,
1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, $12/adults, $10/seniors, $5/stu-
dents, 800.410.6287
-Love Letter, Feb 14-16, Western Colorado Center for the
Arts, 1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, romantic comedy for Valen-
tine¡¯s Day, seating limited, special VIP package avail by
calling The Theatre Project, 970.261.5363
-Bow Wow Film Festival, Feb 16, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main
St, Gr Jct, celebrate our beloved canine companions
-Sweet Heart 5k 10k Run, Feb 16, 324 N Coulson, Fruita,
contact Fruita Community Ctr for more info, 970.858.0360
-Initiate Conference, Feb 21-22, Doubletree Hotel, 743
Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, 2-day conference dedicated to develop-
ment of marketing & public relations, join us in expanding
our industry knowledge, 970.471.3221
-Western CO Latino Chamber of Commerce 6th Anniver-
sary, Feb 22, Chez Lena-WCLCC, 2508 Blichman Ave,
Building B, Gr Jct, special VIP guest speaker, members &
Non-members invited, 970.852.9605
-MADHORN Fat Bike Races, Feb 22-24, Powderhorn Moun-
tain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, fat bike racing &
demo on the snowy slopes, 970.744.4450
-Gallery 88.1 Art
Preview, Feb 8-9,
KAFM Community
Radio, 1310 Ute Ave,
Gr Jct, celebrate the
talented local artists
of The Grand Valley,
970.241.8801
-Valentine¡¯s Day Craft
Fair & Family Fun Day,
Feb 9, First Church of
the Nazarene, 2802
Patterson Rd, Gr Jct,
something fun to do
with the whole fam-
ily, 38 local vendors,
kids face painting,
970.424.0064
-Valentine¡¯s Faculty
Gala, Feb 13, 7:30p,
Love Recital Hall,
1100 North Ave, Gr
Jct, $12/adults, $10/
seniors, $5/students,
800.410.6287
-Love Letter, Feb 14-
16, Western Colorado