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2019 April/May
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Bowl for Kids¡¯ Sake, April 6, Rolling Thunder Lanes,
Sky Ute Casino, 10a-5p, Big Brothers Big Sister of
Southwest Colorado, Form a team and register at:, click on Bowl for Kids¡¯ Sake tab, hourly
incentive prizes, door prizes, raffles, trivia contests,
more info 970.247.3720 or email
-Cannabis Crawl, 9a, Apr 6, hosted by DGO, 21+ only,
Free, Pick up map day of event at participating loca-
tions, crawl for exclusive discounts, giveaways, Q&A
sessions, more, End at 11th Street Station after party,
-Pond Skimming Party, April 7, Purgatory Resort,
1:30-4p, spectate or participate, space limited to 75
skiers, live music, local breweries, prizes for best cos-
tume, skim, best wipeout,
-Hemp Connections, 11a, Apr 7, first hemp event of
its kind in Four Corners, learn about industrial hemp
industry, how to get involved, Kind Hemp Co. host-
ing, Do you need hemp seeds or hemp clones? Do
you need help w/application process? Connect with
local hemp farmers for your CBD needs, local hemp
products from local hemp companies, $5/Adult, Free
for under 12, La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension
Building, 2500 Main Ave, Durango
-1st Annual Four Corners USBC Bowling Tournament,
April 12-14 & 19-20, Sky Ute Casino Resort, 9:30a-
10p, Rolling Thunder Lanes,
-Hozhoni Days Pow Wow, April 12, 12-9p, Native
American dance at Fort Lewis College
-Ski-Easter, Apr 13, Purgatory, 10a-2p, Little Kids Eas-
ter Egg Hunt, Tubing Hill,
-Record Store Day Vinyl Swap, 9a-3p, Apr 13, VFW
Hall, 1551 Main Ave, Durango, Free admission, Vendor
Spaces Avail, email: for
info, Sponsored by Four Corners Vinyl Record Club
-Durango Home and Ranch Show, April 27, La Plata
County Fairgrounds, 10a-4p,
-Durango Derby, 1p, May 4, celebrate the 145th Ken-
tucky Derby, Don your finest hats, spring outfits/suits,
afternoon of Horse Races, Gambling Tables, Raffle
Items, Yard Games, Mint Juleps, full bar avail, Ticket
incl 1 free drink & $5 gambling chips, Prizes for Best
Hat & Best Dressed, $35, Powerhouse Science Ctr,
Camino Del Rio, Durango
--YETI Semi-Pro Hockey, games approx. 3 hrs, food &
beverage, giveaways & contests, live announcer & DJ.
Friday, Saturday: through Apr 14, Dobson Arena, Vail
-Spring Family Concert, April 6, 4p, Vilar Performing
Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, FREE for
kids & students, $5/adult, Opera Colorado¡¯s production
of Hansel & Gretel, Sung in English, staged full cos-
tumes & set design, age 6 & up, Q&A session, Instru-
ment Petting Zoo, musical-themed arts & crafts
-Western Colorado Outdoor Sportsman¡¯s Expo, April
12-13, Fri 12-8p, Sat 9a-6p, Eagle River Ctr, Eagle
County Fairgrounds, hunting, fishing, rafting, stand
up paddle boarding, kayaking, camping, atv riding,
hiking, biking, mountain lifestyles, education, gear,
equipment, guide services, more
-Avon Egg Hunt, April 20, 10a-12p, Harry A. Notting-
ham Park, games, exhilarating inflatable features, bal-
loon artist, visit from the Easter Bunny, 10,000 eggs
filled w/toys & candy, FREE, offered by Town of Avon
--Colorado Open 2019, Sponsored by Dynamic Discs,
Apr 6, professional disc golf tournament, Glenwood
Springs Golf Club & Fire Mountain Disc Golf Course in
New Castle, learn more about this sport on the rise,
Glenwood Springs Golf Club will have food & drink
-Apr 7, last day Buttermilk season, Bacon Apprecia-
tion Day, bacon waffles at summit in morning, bacon
samplers around mtn, kid¡¯s games base area, bacon
& beer happy hour at Bumps restaurant, bartenders
brawl, 970.923.1227
-Apr 14, Aspen Highlands Closing Day, live DJ, cos-
tumes, informal BBQ, 970.923.1227
-Apr 21, Snowmass Village, Celebrate end of season
w/live entertainment, ski games & more
-Apr 21, Aspen Mountain closing day
-April 21, Sunrise Easter Service on Aspen Mountain
w/Aspen Chapel, starts 8:30a when sun is just high
enough over the mountains to warm attendees,
Footpass or valid skipass required to ride up Gon-
dola, 970.925.7184
-Easter Brunch, Apr 21, Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St,
Glenwood Springs, Bring children early for egg hunt
in courtyard, Easter Bunny at 9a, Brunch 10a-2p,
includes complimentary mimosa for adult, $45,
$21/12 & under, 5 & under/FREE, Make reservations
-Adopt-A-Thon, Adoption Fees Waived, 10:30a-5p,
Apr 27, All animals microchipped, vaccinated and
spayed or neutered, Goody bags for adopters cour-
tesy of Alpine Bank Carbondale, Colorado Animal
Rescue, 2801 County Rd 114, Glenwood Springs
-May 18, 10a, Ride for the Pass, recreational ride
and road bike race up Highway 82 toward Indepen-
dence Pass BEFORE opened to cars for the season,
benefits Independence Pass Foundation, followed
by party, St. Regis, raffle prizes & giveaways, $45,
$75/family, Contact Dina Belmonte 970.379.1222,
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
--Saddlehorn Parking Lot-Visiter¡¯s Ctr, Rimrock Rd,
Grand Junction, APR 5, Colorado National Monu-
ment, 1st public viewing of the year, after Dusk,
-A Night at the Races, 2785 US Hwy 50, Grand
Junction, APR 5, Mesa County Fair Grounds, fun,
food, picking winners & waging w/funny money, live
auction, Silent Auction, 970.261.9180
-AAA CO Vacations Showcase, 743 Horizon Dr, Gr
Jct, APR 6, over 30+ exhibitors from top travel
companies, Talk one-on-one w/travel experts,
-EdZOOcation Day, 2424 Old Hwy 6 & 50, Grand
Junction, APR 6, Children¡¯s Nature Center, fundraiser
for the Children¡¯s Nature Center, 970.241.1000
-Macbeth, 1100 North Ave, Grand Junction, April 11-
13 & 18-20, 7:30p, and April 14 & 20, 2p, Robinson
Theatre, $21/adult, $17/senior, $8/student
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thur 10:30a, Cortez
Public Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez,older children wel-
come to join for a craft 11:15a, songs, stories, crafts &
silliness, for more info contact the library: 970.565.8117
-Montelores Early Childhood Council, monthly luncheon
meeting, 1st Monday monthly, 11:45a, downstairs meet-
ing room 110, Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Cortez,
public invited especially parents, bring your own bever-
age, lunch provided so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy:
-Montezuma Community Barn and Contra Dance, 3p,
Apr 14, alcohol/smoke free, live band, No experience
or partner required, Local & regional musicians, text
970.739.4383 for details, Students $5, Adults $10, Family
Pricing Avail, Legacy Dance, 20 W Main St, Cortez
-April 20, Mesa Verde National Park Fee Free Day, All day
-VFW Aux. Easter Egg Hunt, April 20, Mancos Community
Center, 130 W Grand Ave, Mancos, contact Queenie Barz
-Hop Into Spring Hunter Jumper Show, Apr 20, all ages
and abilities, Classes from lead-line and ground poles up
to 3¡¯ hunters, Free, Montezuma County Fairgrounds,
30100 Hwy 160, Cortez
-Easter Brunch, Apr 21, Scrambled eggs, Pancakes, Ba-
con, Sausage, Ham carving station, Potatoes, biscuits &
gravy, croissants, muffins, rolls & danish, bagels, fruits,
salads, vegetables, desserts, beverages, 11a-1p, RSVP
970.565.3557, $15, $7.50 children 6 & under, Cortez Elks
Lodge, 2100 N Dolores Rd, Cortez
-Cookbook Giveaway & Exchange, Apr 27, spice up your
bookshelf, Bring your tired favorites to swap out or just
snag something new, 12-3p, library meeting room, Free,
Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave, Dolores
-Spring Hoedown, 5-11p, Apr 27, Montezuma School
to Farm Project, Mancos Opera House, 136 Grand Ave,
music by the Six Dollar String Band and the Afrobeatniks,
Food from the 4 Dope Gringos, beer & wine also avail,
silent & live auction, costume contest for King & Queen of
the Hoedown, $15/Advance, $20/door, 17 & under free
-Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival, 12p, May 8,
Hosted by Cortez Cultural Ctr, 25 N Market St,
Cortez, regional wildlife specialists volunteer as tour
guides and lecturers, explore birding hotspots, Overnight
tours offer different environs, 970.565.1151, www.ute-
-May 13, Healing Share, 5:30-6:45p, Hands on energy
healers invited to monthly group treatment sharing,
give and receive energy healing in casual atmosphere of
friendship, honor, positive energy, $5 donation, Essence
of Healing, 164 E Frontage St, Mancos, Contact
Kimberly Cox, 970.560.5677
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Duranglers Fly Fishing Festival, April 5-6, 10a-6p, fun,
knowledge, gear demos, clinics, deals, giveaways, show-
ing of 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour,
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
May 23
Desert Dwellers, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Take Me Home: Music of John Denver w/Jim Curry,
FLC Community Concert Hall, Durango, 970.247.7657
May 24
DeadPhish Orchestra, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 25
The Deer, Dolores River Brewery, 970.882.HOPS
Clay Parker & Jodi James w/Roy Catlin, Healthy
Rhythm Art Gallery, Montrose, 323.270.6284
Trace Bundy: Acoustic Ninja, Wright Opera House,
Ouray, 970.325.4399
May 30
The Teskey Brothers w/Moorea Masa & The Mood
(no cover before 9p), Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
May 31
Space Between Shadows, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway,