FREETIME: Your ‘Planning Ahead’ calendar of events
Below are some exciting events planned for the coming days and weeks of things to do in the Grand Valley. There’s something for everyone’s taste so don’t be a shut-in, get out there and live like Ron Paul’s coming to town …
9/26-29: Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show, MC Fairgrounds
9/27-29: Fruita Fall Festival, downtown Fruita
9/28: Community Contra Dance, La Puerta Ballroom
9/28: Downtown Car Show, Main Street
9/28: Spirit of the Valley 5K, benefit for Colo. DiscoverAbility
9/28: Rimrock Rodeo grand finale
9/28-29: Color Weekend, Powderhorn
10/2: Voca People, GJHS auditorium
10/3-6: Zippity Do Dogs AKC Dog Show, MC Fairgrounds
10/5: Gateway Dynamite Shoot, Gateway gun range
10/5: “A Night For Heroes,” Mesa Theater
10/5: Tree Auction & Plant Sale, MC Fairgrounds
10/5: Tour of the Moon Cycling Classic
10/5: 32nd annual Oktoberfest, downtown GJ
10/5: Ladies Day Out, Cabela’s
10/5-6: Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival
10/5 & 12: Fall Artspace & Open Studio Tour, self-guided
10/6: Ray Bonneville, KAFM Radio Room
10/7: Firkin Fundraiser for C.L.A.W.S., Kannah Creek Brewpub
10/9: Hunks – the Show, Mesa Theater
10/9: Ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, Moss Perf. Arts Center
10/10: Fall Choral Concert, CMU
10/10-12: “Vanities,” Mesa Experimental Theatre, CMU
10/11-13: The Language of the Fantastic literary festival, CMU
10/12: 18th annual Empty Bowls, Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen
10/12: Taste of Riverside, Whitman Education Center
10/12: Hymn For Her, Cavalcade
10/12-13: Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, MC Fairgrounds
10/14: Frankstrong live, Mesa Theater
10/17: Doctor Robert (Beatles trib), KAFM Radio Room
10/18: Underwater Dream Machine live, Cavalcade
10/18: Grand Valley Blend (concert), Two Rivers Winery
10/18-19: F-Town Gear Down Bike & Film Fest, downtown Fruita
10/19: Fall Day on the Farm, Cross Orchards
10/19: Hitched in GJ Bridal Experience, DoubleTree Hotel
10/20: Rusted Root, Mesa Theater
10/26: Jared Shaw & Friends live, Cavalcade
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