Local briefs: Wiener dog races, Food Truck Fridays, and Library events
In a recent Go Play article about a hike along No Thoroughfare Canyon, it said folks can park a car on Glade Park Road. There is no Glade Park Road there; it should have been listed as Little Park Road.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
Connection Church (402 Grand Ave., Grand Junction) will host an event against sexual violence. The event is set for Thursday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. The group will walk through downtown Grand Junction’s farmers market and end at the church. The event is free and open to all ages.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIENER DOG RACES
The second annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Dog Races are set for Saturday, Aug. 8, between innings of the Grand Junction Rockies game at Suplizio Field. All proceeds from this event will benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society. The game starts at 7 p.m.
The winner will receive over $1000 in prizes, including complimentary tickets to two Colorado Rockies home games in Denver, lodging, a Shell gas card and more. First through third place winners will receive trophies and shirts.
If you have a Dachshund (wiener dog), whether AKC registered or not, beginning Monday, July 27, you can pick up an entry form along with complete rules and information at any of the following Wienerschnitzel locations: First Street & Grand Avenue and 2550 North Ave. in Grand Junction or the new Fruita Co-op Wienerschnitzel in Fruita (1650 Highway 6 and 50).
COLOR DASH 5K
Get colorful at the Color Dash 5K which is set for Saturday, July 25, starting at 9 a.m. at Canyon View Park (corner of 24 and G roads, Grand Junction). Proceeds benefit Mesa County Partners. Individuals can run for $40.
For more information, call 970-245-5555.
Wrap up the 2015 Mesa County Libraries Summer Reading Program by attending fun and entertaining shows by the Salida Circus, a circus-oriented performance group, at several library locations.
Salida Circus is scheduled to perform at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the Clifton Branch, 590 32 Road, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Fruita Branch, 324 N. Coulson, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue.
DeFord, a local musician who plays fun folk, blues, and bluegrass music, is scheduled to perform at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, at the Orchard Mesa Branch, 230 Lynwood St.
Jump! Into Reading is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the Palisade Branch, 119 W. Third St.
All events are open to kids and their families at no charge.
Also, Mesa County Libraries would like to remind all Summer Reading Program participants to turn in their bingo sheets by Saturday, Aug. 1.
For more information about the Summer Reading Program, please visit http://mesacountylibraries.org/srp/.
COLORADO SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
Snowmass Village will host the Colorado Scottish Festival Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2. The event is dog- and family-friendly, which includes bagpipes and pipe bands, Great Highland Athletes throwing a caber, Irish dancers and a British car show.
Tickets cost $125 for the entire weekend events.
For more information, visit http://www.scottishgames.org.
FOOD TRUCKS WANTED
Do you own a food business? Grand Valley Food Trucks, which hosts Food Truck Fridays throughout Colorado’s Grand Valley, is in search of more food businesses to attend their events. Trucks, tents or caterers are all welcome. Vendors are encouraged to attend any event for a possible guest night as well.
For more information contact email@example.com or on Facebook at Grand Valley Food Truck Fridays.
THEATRE PROJECT SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
The Theatre Project has its 2015-2016 Broadway Theatre season tickets on sale now. Students and seniors cost $27 and adults are $42. Tickets include discounted tickets to three musical productions (Cabaret, Alice in Wonderland: The Musical and Return to the Forbidden Planet), free popcorn, exclusive discounts on added performances and no waiting in line.
For more information, visit http://www.theatreprojectgj.com.
The Western Slope Triple Play Women’s Golf Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, July 24-26. This is the only three-day tournament for women in Colorado and will be played at Bookcliff Country Club (Friday, July 24), Tiara Rado (Saturday, July 25), and Redlands Mesa (Sunday, July 26). The 54-hole stroke play tournament is open to women with an active USGA Handicap Index. The entry fee of $215 per player includes green fees, cart, prize money, and shootout on Saturday.
This year’s event is sold out with 120 with of the region’s best players attending.
Proceeds benefit Hilltop’s Latimer House.
HIGH DESERT OPERA PERFORMANCES
A performance of Hansel & Gretel is set for Saturday, July 25, at Colorado Mesa University’s Robinson Theatre. Tickets cost between $10-$39 depending on seat selection.
For more information, visit http://www.highdesertopera.org.
GRAND JUNCTION FOR BERNIE SANDERS
April Ferguson will host a rally for support of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Lincoln Park (corner of 12th Street and Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction). The event is free and open to all ages.
For more information, call 970-549-4769 or find Grand Junction for Bernie Sanders on Facebook.
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