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Happenings
2019 December/January
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thur 10:30a,
Cortez Public Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez,older
children welcome 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 lun-
cheon meeting, 1st Monday monthly, 11:45a, down-
stairs meeting room 110, Johnson Building, 925 S
Broadway, Cortez, public invited especially parents,
bring your own beverage, lunch provided so please
RSVP to Vangi McCoy: 970.749.7017
-Dec 6, Mancos Olde Fashion Christmas, 5-8p,
Rudolph Fun Run 5p, followed by Tree Lighting
at Pioneer Park, Santa visits the Community Ctr,
Christmas movie for kids at Mancos Public Library,
Grand Ave, Mancos
-Festival on the Plaza, December 7, Cortez Cultural
Center Plaza, 25 N Market St, Cortez
-Dolores Christmas Bazaar, Dolores Community
Center, December 7, 8a-4p, Galloping Goose Histori-
cal Society Goose-related gifts for sale, jackets,
hats, shirts, books, pins, glasses, DVDs, 50 vendors
selling arts & crafts, gifts, candies, food, Santa
11:30a, www.dolorescommunitycenter.com
-Four Corners Realtors Christmas Parade of Lights,
December 7, Main St, Cortez
-Dec 8, Jan 12, Community Dinner, Mt Lookout
Grange, 6-9p, every 2nd Sunday 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, jordan.ann.
lang@gmail.com
-Mesa Verde National Park, Luminaria Open House,
December 12, Mesa Verde, Luminaria display, re-
freshments, entertainment
-Dec 14, Winter Holiday Market, 10a-4p, Arts,
crafts, shopping, fun, Mancos Community Ctr, 130
W Grand Ave, Mancos
-Celebrate the holidays with Goose No. 5 & Santa
Claus, Galloping Goose Historical Museum, Christ-
mas revelry & old-fashioned fun, ride on Goose No.
5 while volunteers read Christmas stories, carol-
ing, hot cocoa, bonfire, every child receives special
gift bag from Santa, 4-7p, Saturday, December 14,
Dolores, Admission is free
-4-States Junior Rodeo, Jan 18-19, Montezuma
County Fairgrounds, Cortez
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Christmas Tree Train, Dec 1-15, Ride regular Cas-
cade Canyon Train but come prepared to cut your
own Christmas Tree, San Juan National Forest iden-
tified an area adjacent to the tracks near Cascade
Wye needing hazardous fuels reduction so by cutting
small white fir trees passengers help reduce wildfire
danger along the railroad, tree cutting permits may
be reserved through us & purchased that morning
from SJMA volunteers, D&SNGRR will provide saws,
bring weather appropriate clothing, permit cost $8
in addition to regular winter train fare, one tree up
to 20¡¯ tall can be cut by each family for personal
use, December 1, 8, 15, train departure 9:45a,
returns 2:45p, 479 Main Ave, Durango
-Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, Dec 6-8, Christmas de-
cor, food, more, family friendly, no dogs, wheelchair
accessible, 2-7p Friday, 9a-5p Sat, 10a-2p Sun, La
Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango
-Noel Night, Dec 6, Durango¡¯s downtown Christmas
Party, discounts, raffles, holiday refreshments, par-
ties, live music & entertainment
-Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar, Dec 6-7, Animas
Museum, Friday 5-7p, Saturday 9-3p, hand-crafted
items from local artists & crafters, company, con-
versation, refreshments, books, 3065 W 2nd Ave,
970.259.2402.
-The Nutcracker Ballet, Dec 13-15, State Street Ballet
of Santa Barbara w/San Juan Symphony, all ages,
Friday 7:30p, Saturday 2p & 7:30p, Sunday 2p, Fort
Lewis College Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr,
Durango
-Holiday Farmers Market, Dec 14, quality handmade
holiday gift items, fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses,
live entertainment, hot prepared food, La Plata County
Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango
-New Years At Purgatory, Dec 31, dinner at Hoody¡¯s,
buffet-style w/carving stations, desserts, build-your-
own hot chocolate bar, 2 seatings 5 & 7p, drop kids
2mo-10yrs off w/licensed staff at Purgatory¡¯s slope-
side child care where they¡¯ll get dinner, do arts &
crafts, play games, watch movies, eat snacks, 6p
torchlight parade down the mountain, fireworks dis-
play, celebrate all night w/live music at Night Rail Jam
after fireworks, Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Pl, Durango
-Durango Wedding Expo, Jan 11, La Plata County Fair-
grounds, Durango¡¯s top wedding professionals, plan
your perfect wedding, win door prizes, all visitors take
home a bag of swag, pre-registration avail online, La
Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango
-Rock N¡¯ Roll Snowdown, Jan 29-Feb 1, Rock N¡¯ Roll
lovers from all over the world come to Durango to
jam, dress up as your favorite Rock N¡¯ Roll musician,
many exciting events & activities around town
-Snowdown Light Parade, Jan 31, Durango¡¯s only
night time parade, lighted floats compete for trophies
in 10 divisions w/special emphasis on use of lights,
Downtown Durango, Main St
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--Minturn Holiday Tree Lighting, Dec 6, 6-7:30p,
Downtown Minturn Main St & Toledo, small-town tree
lighting celebration for locals & visitors, Kid¡¯s Trivia &
Prizes, Reading of ¡®Twas the Night Before Christmas,
Free Hot Cocoa, Music, more info www.minturn.org
-Eagle County Gives Rally, Dec 9, 4:30-6:30p, Maya,
126 Riverfront Ln, Avon, tequila & tortilla chips, 1st
100 drinks free, vote for favorite nonprofit to win
$250, view nonprofits at EagleCoGives.org
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
January 3
SunSquabi, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
BoomBox w/GoodSex, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
Leonard Curry Trio, Glenwood Caverns Adventure
Park, Glenwood Springs, 800.530.1635
January 4
SunSquabi, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
The Motet, Club Red, Telluride, 970.729.2279
Dillon Francis, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Mountain Harmony Quartet, Glenwood Caverns
Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, 800.530.1635
January 5
The Motet, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 7
Aaron Watson w/Chris Roberts & the
Professionals, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 8
AJ Fullerton, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
Papadosio, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 9
Whiffenpoofs, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
James Murphy DJ set, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
January 10
Papadosio, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
Pat Green, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Charley Wagner, Glenwood Caverns Adventure
Park, Glenwood Springs, 800.530.1635
January 11
Papadosio, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
January 12
The New Mastersounds w/RODINA, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 15
Fruition, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 16
The New Mastersounds, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
AJ Fullerton Band, Sherbino Theater, Ridgway,
970.318.0892
January 17
The Low End, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park,
Glenwood Springs, 800.530.1635
January 18
Black Pistol Fire w/Blackillac, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
January 22
ILLENIUM, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 24
Alesso (sold out), Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Chasing Avalon, Glenwood Caverns Adventure
Park, Glenwood Springs, 800.530.1635
January 25
Rae Sremmurd, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 26
Bazzi, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
The Association, the original group, GJ High
School, Gr Jct, 970.270.5055
January 28
Railroad Earth, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 29
Railroad Earth, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
January 31
Martin Taylor & Laurence Juber, The Little
Nell, Aspen, 970.920.4996
Painters Stage, Glenwood Caverns Adven-
ture Park, Glenwood Springs, 800.530.1635