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2019 April/May
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Crested Butte Pole, Pedal Paddle (CB3P), April
28-29, 8a-5p, multi-sport endurance race spans
length of Gunnison Valley starting in Crested
Butte, finishing in Gunnison, uphill/downhill ski
leg, road bike leg and kayak leg, Men/women indi-
viduals or teams relay-style, 970.349.6438
-CB Devo Bike Swap, May 4, 10a, $12, 1st Annual,
lots of quality gear for both adults & children,
All proceeds benefit Crested Butte Development
Team, Only bike specific gear in good condition
accepted, questions to Adam at: events@Crested-
ButteDevo.com
Original Growler Bike Race, May 25-26, for experi-
enced mountain bikers only, rugged, isolated back-
country terrain, Saturday Half-Growler 32-miles on
dirt, Sunday Full-Growler 64-miles on dirt, Sunday
half-Growler 32-miles on dirt, Sat starts 9a sharp,
Sun starts 7a sharp, 100% proceeds benefit Gun-
nison Trails
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Beat Night, April 18 & May 16, 6-9p, Louie¡¯s Loft,
202 Grand Ave, Paonia, hosted by Jeanine Devlin,
3rd Thursday monthly, Bring your original music,
poetry, short stories or ?, Call Jeanine for info,
970.683.8242
-Smith Mountain Rally, Apr 26-27, Delta, short
evening race Fri night, tour ride both the roads
surrounding the Smith Mountain future mountain
bike trails, shuttle provided for those braving Side-
winder Trail from Delta to Montrose, come support
the new trails coming to Smith Mountain
-Final Friday Frolic, Apr 26, Downtown Paonia, visit
galleries, studios, boutiques, restaurants, mingle
w/community, wine tasting, farm-to-table dinners,
live music, exhibition openings
-Pea Green Saturday Night, April 27, 6-10p, Pea
Green Community Ctr, Hwy 348 & Banner Rd,
Delta, evening of old-time & bluegrass music and
humor, The Last Spike & Gotta Be, comedy duo
the Pea Green Brothers, Food, beverages, $10 at
door, seating limited
-Robidoux Artist Camp, May 3-4, Fort Uncompah-
gre Interpretive Center, 440 Palmer St, Delta
-Farmers Social VOGA, May 7, 6-8p, Delicious
Orchards, 39126 Colorado 133, Hotchkiss
-Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, May 10-12, E
Hotchkiss Ave & 2nd St, Hotchkiss, a dog, its han-
dler, & their sheep, Spectators: Fri $4 (8a start),
Sat/Sun $5 (7a start), Dogs on leash welcome
-Apple Blossom Ride, Town Park, Cedaredge, May
11, 7a, Ride starts promptly 8a, registration in
Hard Core or AppleCore routes gets event perfor-
mance cycling jersey and $10 in BlossumBucks
used towards lunch at participating restaurants,
registrants in Applesauce ride gets ice cream at
midway point, printable maps available on website
-Pam¡¯s Jammin at Eames Cellars, May 12, 9:30a-
2p, Alfred Eames Cellars, 11931 4050 Rd, Pao-
nia, Ordinary Two will be playing from 10-2 w/
breaks, Ladies all receive a free tomato plant,
970.527.6290, pams-jammin.com
-Wild Food Feast Weekend, May 31-Jun 2, Elder-
berry¡¯s, Paonia, foraging, crafting, connecting with
your wildness, author Briana Wiles and Kat Mack-
innon, opening circle, talk and potluck, free & open
to public, Saturday night wild foods feast, Music,
stories and tea around the fire for dessert, Sun-
day morning preserving including techniques for
making storage and gathering containers, www.
elderberrysfarm.com/wild-food-weekend
Montrose/Olathe/Ridgway/Ouray:
--Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, April
20, 5-10p, Ballroom, Full Conference Room, Lobby,
To purchase tickets call Tracy Reule 970.275.6547
or email ticketsrmef@gmail.com, proceeds benefit
elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting
heritage, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr
fun, rugged, desert run out & back mostly on the Kokopelli
Trail, 303.249.1112
-Dialogues des Carm¨¦lites, MET Opera Live on Screen, MAY
11, Regal Canyon View Theatre, 648 Market St,
Grand Junction, 970.248.3558
-Downtown Music Festival, Main St, Grand Junction, MAY
17-19, in conjunction w/Grand Junction Off-Road Endur-
ance Mountain Bike Event, 970.245.9697
-Grand Junction Off-Road Endurance Mtn Bike Event, by
Epic Rides, Main Street Downtown GJ & the Lunch Loops
Trail System, MAY 17-19, in conjunction w/Downtown Music
Festival, 520.623.1584
-Junior College World Series, Suplizio Field, Gr Jct, MAY 25-
31, 970.245.9166
-Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, 325 E Aspen Street,
Fruita, MAY 31, dedicated to the amazing story of one
chicken¡¯s will to live, 970.858.8373
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--GVAWL Pet Expo, April 6, 10a-2p, Free, Fred Field
Multipurpose Building, Gunnison, family and leashed dog
friendly, no cats, $10 Nail Trims, Pet Look-A-Like Contest,
Kids Coloring Contest, Pet-Related Vendors
-Cannival, April 19, 3 day campout festival celebrating life,
art, live music and our freedom to enjoy legal cannabis,
I Bar Ranch, Gunnison, strict 21+ event NO exceptions,
420-Olympix:4.2K race, wheelchair accessible, Movie
Lounge, Paint N¡¯ Smoke area, Morning Cannabis Sermon,
Yoga Workshops, Open forum Discussions, Mechanical
Bull Rodeo, Glassblowers, Industry Vendors, Food Trucks,
Massive bonfires, NO campfires at your site, MAIN STAGE
4:20p FRI: Joint Point, Aaron Kamm & the One Drops,
Dead Floyd, TENT STAGE 10:30p: MILLK; MAIN STAGE 12p
SAT: Dubbest, Triptihkal, Niceness, Zolopht, STIG, Arden
Park Roots, Bishop Gunn, TENT STAGE 10:30p: Mikey
Thunder
-Palisade Spring Art Show, 120 W 8th St, Palisade,
April 12-14, Veteran¡¯s Memorial Building/Community
Ctr, Local artists, paintings, photography, Fiber Art,
970.623.4360
-Memory 5k & Hoppy Easter Festival, April 13, Larch-
wood Inns, 2845 North 15th St, Grand Junction
-Caddyshack Golf Tournament, Bookcliff Country Club,
2730 G Rd, Grand Junction, April 13, 4 person Scramble
followed by lunch & prizes, 970.216.7543
-Trail Running Festival, 998 Hawkeye Road, I-70 Exit 11,
Fruita, APRIL 13-14, Mack Trailhead, Friday night packet
pickup and dinner, 303.249.1112
-BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair, 159 Main St, Grand
Junction, APRIL 16, Two Rivers Convention Ctr, en-
tertainment, free food, lively seminars, info booths,
970.243.8829
-Grand Junction Stand-Up Comedy, The Art Cen-
ter, 1803 N 7th St, Grand Junction, APRIL 20, David
Testroet headlining, Terri Barton Gregg featuring,
970.243.7337
-Easter Egg Hunt, 655 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction,
APRIL 20, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, Regis-
tration begins 10:30a, Age 1-2 in children¡¯s garden 11a,
Age 3-5 front lawn 11:20a, Age 6-8 in amphitheater
11:40a, Meet the Easter Bunny, 970.245.3288
-Color The Rock Run, Palisade Riverbend Park, 451
Pendleton St, Palisade, APRIL 20, 970.242.7625
-Old Fossil Golf Tournament, Adobe Creek National Golf
Course, 876 18 1/2 Road, Fruita, APRIL 26, contests in-
clude best team name, hole in one, closest to the creek,
longest drive, oldest fossil, more
-Career Center Spring Bazaar, 2935 North Ave, Grand
Junction, APRIL 27, Over 40 Vendors, proceeds ben-
efit Career Center¡¯s Program Development Fund,
970.254.6000
-GJ Renaissance Faire, April 27-28, Watson Island Park,
639 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, Heavy Armor Joust-
ing, Sword Fighting, Celtica, Comedy, Music, Artisans,
Craft Vendors, Fire Dancing, Historical Re-enactment,
Beer Garden, Mead, Faires, Mermaids, 970.462.7795
-Grand Valley Bank Brews & Cruise Festival, May 3-4,
Palisade Veterans Memorial Park, 120 W 8th St, Pali-
sade, 970.464.7458
-Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Downtown Fruita, 18 Rd Trail
Head, Fruita, May 5, world renowned trails, Bike Demo,
Downtown Product Expo, live music, 970.858.7220
-WCLCC CincoCinco 5K Run, Colorado Riverfront Trail,
925 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, MAY 3, over 150
runners & walkers, Cinco de Mayo party Edgewater
Brewery, 970.852.9605
-18 HRS of Fruita,
1800 11 8/10 Rd,
Loma, May 3-4,
Highline Lake State
Park, team & solo mtn
bike race, midnight
start, Limited to 100
teams & 30 solos,
970.858.7220
-Walk MS, MAY
4, Canyon View
Park, 728 24 Road,
Grand Junction,
970.263.4393
-Desert RATS MTB
Classic, Rabbit Valley
Trailhead, I-70 Exit 2,
Fruita, MAY 11, winds
through sagebrush,
ledgy slickrock, wind-
ing double track, san-
dy washes, fast jeep
trails, 303.249.1112
-Rabbit Valley Half
Marathon, Rabbit Val-
ley Trailhead, I-70 Exit
2, Fruita, MAY 11, a