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Happenings
2019 October/November
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
--Trunk or Treat, Oct 30, The River Church,
860 Plymouth Dr, 6-7:30p, Dress up in favor-
ite costume and join us, a community-wide,
free, family event, more info, contact susan@
trcdurango, visit facebook.com/trcdurango or
call 970.247.7777
--Oct 31, Downtown Durango, 4-6p, Trick or
Treat at 100 stores & shops, for kids 10 & un-
der in costume accompanied by an adult
--Girls on the Run Durango 5K, Nov 9, 11a-
12p, Three Springs, 175 Mercado St, Durango,
dedicated to creating a world where every girl
knows & activates her limitless potential, free
to boldly pursue her dreams, www.gotrwest-
erncolorado.org
--The POLAR EXPRESS train ride, all ages,
warmth & fun of the Christmas season on
special trip to the North Pole, Nov 15-Jan 2,
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad,
www.durangotrain.com
--Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow, Nov 21,
FLC Community Concert Hall, 7:30-9:30p,
Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith come to town
to show their latest, greatest motion pic-
ture ¡®Jay & Silent Bob Reboot¡¯, $28-$49.50,
970.247.7657
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--Annual Vail Valley Cup Cindy Eskwith
Memorial Soccer Tournament, Oct 4-6, CSA
sanctioned teams U11 through U15 boys &
U11 through U19 girls teams, all teams play
minimum of 3 games weather permitting,
check in Fri eve Oct 4 at Lionshead Welcome
Ctr, 395 E Lionshead Circle, bottom level of
Parking Structure 5-9p, One rep from club
may check in multiple teams, a few Fri night
games, most games begin Sat morning 7:45a,
Brush Creek Park & Pavilion, 909 Capitol St,
Eagle, Vail Valley Soccer Club,
info@vailsoccer.com
--Vail LAX Jam, Vail Valley Lacrosse Club,
October 12-13, Eagle County Fairgrounds, 426
Fairgrounds Rd, Eagle, chris@vaillax.com
--Vail Opening Day, Wednesday, November 15
through April 19 2020
--10th Mountain Division torch lit formation
ski down, Friday evenings Nov 29, Dec 27,
Jan 3 & 17, Feb 14, Mar 6, Vail Village, base
of Gondola One, followed by parade of military
veterans from Gondola One down Bridge St
across the Covered Bridge, finishes at 10th
Mountain statue, film on history & legacy of
Vail animated w/fireworks, hot chocolate,
commemorative Legacy of Vail pin, EpicMix
photographers on site, post event history at
Colorado Snowsports Museum
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--John Denver Celebration, Oct 9-14, Join us
as we pay tribute to the music and legacy of
one of the most influential and famous
singers/songwriters of a generation,
www.aspenchamber.org/event-calendar/
john-denver-celebration
--ACES Harvest Party, Oct 12, 12-4p, Rock
Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Rd, Basalt,
$15/Adults, $5/Kids, 970.925.5756,
www.aspennature.org/learn/programs/
harvest-party
--Octoberfest on the Mountain w/Alpine Echo,
12-6p, Oct 12 & 19, Grab your dirndls &
lederhosen & head to the top of Glenwood
Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers
Plaza Rd, Glenwood Springs, oompah band
w/Bavarian pub songs, beer garden in The
Fort w/grilled brats & beer, popcorn, roasted
nuts, sauerkraut, pretzels, stein-holding
contest, keg bowling, hayrides, pumpkin
decorating, face painting for kids, fall-themed
games, pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin
patch for $3, Regular admission applies,
www.glenwoodcaverns.com/park-info/tickets
--Shining Mountains Film Festival, Oct 13-
14, Aspen¡¯s Native American film festival,
celebrate the spirit of our nation¡¯s indigenous
cultures, explore Native American culture,
spirituality, vision, determination & strength
through shorts & feature films, Wheeler
Opera House, 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen,
866.449.0464
--Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort
Association¡¯s Centennial Gala, 6-9p, Nov
2, Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St, Glenwood
Springs, Cheers to 100 Years, cocktail style
celebration, heavy hors d¡¯oeuvres stations,
silent auction, games throughout the
evening, dancing w/Hammered Straight &
Shady Lane, 7:30p awards presentation,
100 years champagne toast & cake
compliments of Hotel Colorado, Couples/$150
Singles/$75, VIP Corporate Sponsorship
$1500 incl admission for 10
--Snowmass Mountain Opening Day, Nov 28,
aspensnowmass.com/snowmass
--Aspen Mountain Opening Day, Nov 28,
We¡¯re excited & grateful to kick off the 2019-
2020 season, 970.923.1277,
contactus@aspensnowmass.com
--Community Dinner, Oct 13 & Nov 10, Mt.
Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave, Mancos, 6-9p,
The Grange provides main dish, please bring a
dish to share, a neighbor & a friend, contact
Jordan Lang, 719.440.1890
--Teen Game Night, Oct 18 & Nov 15, 7-10p,
Mancos Public Library, 211 W First St, Contact
Lee Hallberg 970.533.7600
--Free Yard Waste Drop Off, Oct 19, 8a-12p,
Road 39 Property, Mancos
--Mesa Verde National Park, Fee Free Day,
November 11, All day
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa
Springs:
--Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, October
3-6, Many locations in Durango & La Plata Coun-
ty, evening performances & Saturday daytime
sessions, art gallery showings, motorless parade,
poets & musicians from throughout the country,
Strater Theater, the Art Center, Cowboy Poetry
Train on Durango Silverton Narrow Guage rail-
road, www.durangocowboygathering.org
--Mercy Health Foundation¡¯s Journey of Hope 5K
run/walk, October 5, Three Springs, 8a-12p, fun-
draiser for the prevention & treatment of breast
cancer, Mercy Regional Breast Care Ctr, 1010
Three Springs Blvd, Durango, 8a Registration;
5K Runners start 9a, 5K Walkers start 9:15a,
970.764.6000, info@threespringsdurango.com
--Apple Days Harvest & Festival, October 5-6,
Buckley Park, 12th St & Main Ave, Durango, 11a-
4p, celebrate our region¡¯s apple abundance, feed
our community, reduce waste & save the bears,
Saturday harvesting apples from backyard trees
& orchards, Sunday in Buckley Park press apples
into fresh, local juice, tasty treats, apple pie
eating contest, family-friendly, featuring micro-
brews of cideries from Mancos to Denver, live
music from Stillwater Music Band & High Country
Hustle, free to attend, fresh pressed local juice
available for suggested donation, proceeds sup-
port The Good Food Collective,
info@goodfoodcollective.org
--Peanuts The Great Pumpkin Patch Express,
October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 479 Main Ave, Du-
rango, 10a, historic Durango & Silverton train, 30
min ride through Durango & Animas Valley to the
Pumpkin Patch, kids receive trick-or-treat bag to
collect goodies at the Pumpkin Patch, Snoopy &
Charlie Brown available for photos,
www.durangotrain.com
--Durango Double, Oct 12, Durango, 8:30a-
3:30p, Horse Gulch Hustle: challenging scenic
10.8-mile trail run, 1st leg of the Double but
also a great standalone event; Durango Double:
follow the Horse Gulch Hustle with a 17-mile
mountain bike ride, solo or 2-person team; Gena
Rych 5K: shorter family-friendly run/walk option
in memory of Gena; Kids Mini Double: run & ride
supporting Durango DEVO, event supported by
Ska Brewing Co, www.durangodouble.com
-Downtown Hot Air Balloon Glow, Oct 18, Du-
rango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 5th St
& Main Ave, 5:45-8p, part of the Animas Valley
Balloon Rally, get up close & personal w/hot air
balloons & pilots, themed candlesticks for kids,
free to attend, times subject to weather & wind
conditions