Grand Valley Days coming this weekend |

Grand Valley Days coming this weekend

Grand Valley Days is this weekend and the schedule is packed with events. On Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. there is the rodeo at the Grand Valley Park Association Arena. The fee is $20 per car for this rodeo only.On Saturday, July 22, the fun starts at 7 a.m. with the VFW Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center. Then, at, 9 a.m., there is the first Annual Grand Valley Days Bike Poker Run (contact Brenda or Dan Locker at 216-1537 for details.At 10 a.m., Grand Marshals Jerry and Mary Satterfield will lead the parade, which travels down East Second. Sarah Orona reports that the parade line-up looks really good – I know that Battlement Mesa Company’s float is going to be outstanding, although Alpine Bank thinks that their float is better – you judge.After the parade, there will be Firemen’s Street Sports, held on the lawn of the Literacy Center, and also a Kid’s Bike Rodeo, sponsored by the Parachute Police Department, held in the parking lot of the Literacy CenterThen, at 11 a.m., there will be a pie and ice cream social to benefit Morrisania Community House. There will be live music and lots of homemade pie and ice cream.At 2 p.m., take part in fun and games in the parking lot of the Grand Valley Pub and Grille (after the conclusion of the Poker Run).Saturday night at 7, there is a rodeo at the Grand Valley Park Association Arena. At 9 p.m., gear up for the street dance located at Cottonwood Park, with the band REDXX, sponsored by Alpine Bank.Get fit fastExpress Workout at the activity center every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Drop ins are welcome; the cost is $5 per class. For more information, call Alison at 948-0986.Make a splashAn adult Tiki Pool Party is planned from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, on the deck of the activity center. A live DJ will be playing classic rock music from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. Adults may participate in dinner and dancing, along with swimming, until 8 p.m. Because a cash bar will be part of the festivities, folks must be 21 years old to attend. Tickets are on sale now at the front desk of the activity center – $17 each or two tickets for $30.Workout after workEvening exercise classes at the activity center include yoga at 6:15 p.m. every Monday and Thursday, and a water exercise class from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.Craft Fair applications due Sept. 15Mary Anderson would like to remind everyone that applications for a booth at the Parks & Rec Annual Craft Fair need to be back to her by Sept. 15. If you did not receive an application in the mail, call Mary at 285-0388. The craft fair will be held on Nov. 18 at Grand Valley High School.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at

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