FREETIME: Your ‘Planning Ahead’ calendar of events |

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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