Around Town

Today


Buena Vista

6 p.m. – Beginner two-step and swing dance at the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main St. Line dancing at 7:30 p.m. $5 per lesson or $8 for both lessons. Call Bill Ridout for info: 918-902-6094.

6 p.m. – Howie plays for Concerts in the Park in McPhelemy Park.

Fairplay

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fairplay Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show at Fairplay River Park Event Site, 200 Platte Drive, features 24 dealers with mineral specimens, rough, slab, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, tools and equipment. Free admission, free parking.

Salida

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Free “Celebrating the Spirit of the Crone” polymer clay workshop at Box of Bubbles, 206 E St. Create your own piece of art. Preregister at dianelara@hotmail.com or 719-580-5941.

11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. – Pints for a Purpose at 50 Burger, 445 E. U.S. 50, gives 30 percent of beer sales to benefit Central Colorado Conservancy.

1-3 p.m. – Free Paper Crafts Workshop for kids ages 10-14 at Salida Regional Library, 405 E St.

5-7 p.m. – Chef and author Chris Clarke reads from her book, “Clarke Wanders: The World,” at The Biker and The Baker, 123 W. First St.

5-7 p.m. – Janice Reich, Steve Schmidt and Patti Vincent: Artists’ Opening Reception at Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Free admission with complimentary beverages and snacks.

6-7 p.m. – Free “No-Drop” Indoor Group Ride at Absolute Bikes, 330 W. Sackett Ave. Take your bike and trainer.

6-8 p.m. – Sirsy performs rock and soul “with just the right amount of sass” at the Thursdays at Six free concert in Riverside Park.

7:30 p.m. – Bonnie Culpepper serves up contemporary rock, folk, Americana, jam, bluegrass, jazz, and blues at Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden, 128 N. F St.

9 p.m. – Karaoke at Boathouse Cantina, 228 N. F St.

9 p.m. – DJDJ and Ladies’ Night at Victoria Tavern, 143 N. F St. DJDJ spins all genres.

Friday


Buena Vista

6-9 p.m. – Guitarist-singer-songwriter Sean Farley performs at The Lariat, 206 E. Main St.

8 p.m. – Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo Dance at VFW Post No. 1166, 27318 CR 314. Admission is $10; ages 6 and younger admitted free.

9:30 p.m. – Multi-instrumentalist Mark Lavengood plays at The Lariat, 206 E. Main St. $10 cover charge.

Coaldale

7 p.m. – Bruce Hayes and Alex Johnstone perform at the Coaldale Schoolhouse, 287 Hayden Creek Road. Donation of $12 recommended or $8 with a dessert. RSVP: bruce@brucehayes.com.

Fairplay

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fairplay Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show at Fairplay River Park Event Site, 200 Platte Drive, features 24 dealers with mineral specimens, rough, slab, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, tools and equipment. Free admission, free parking.

Poncha Springs

5-7 p.m. – John Drew Peterson sings and plays guitar at Vino Salida, 10495 CR 120.

Salida

7:30 a.m. – Spirit Hike is an 8- to 11-mile hike with nature-based mindfulness meditation. Meet at north parking area of Salida Safeway at 7:30 a.m. for carpooling. For more information, call Lisa at SoulTerra, 970-531-0574.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – 21st annual Headwaters Institute, an all-day workshop for first-year river guides and the public, at Salida Rotary Scout Hut. Topics include fire ecology, local geology, stream ecology, wildlife and public lands issues. Cost for the public is $20 and includes picnic lunch and after-party. Register at garna.org/calendar/headwaters-institute-6-7-19/.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Ark-Valley Humane Society Pet Food Drive at High Country Bank, 7360 U.S. 50, with free microchip coupons and engraved name tags. The bank will donate $1 for every pound of food donated. 719-395-2737.

2-4 p.m. – Chess Club at First Christian Church, 302 E. Fourth St. Info: 719-221-4017; leave message.

5:30-7 p.m. – Women’s Singing Circle at Yoga Tonic, 132 E. First St. No experience necessary. $5-10 suggested donation.

7 p.m. – Hogan and Moss perform a free show at Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden, 128 N. F St.

7:30 p.m. – Bent Ears plays a free jazz, blues, funk and classic rock show at Soulcraft Brewing, 248 W. U.S. 50.

Saturday


Buena Vista

8:30 a.m. – Volunteer naturalist Bob Hickey leads a Cottonwood Overlook Loop Hike, sponsored by Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. Meet at parking area along south side of U.S. 24/285 at the intersection with CR 307. Info: 719-539-7289 or ahra@state.co.us.

9-10 a.m. – Community dog walk, an hour-long walk for dogs and their owners, starts at northeast corner of East Main and Railroad streets.

10 a.m. – Buena Vista Event Cooperative Dog Show at the Watershed, 410 E. Main St., is open to all breeds and will award prizes for Most Adorable, Most Unique and Beast in Show. No talent necessary, but costumes are welcome, and owners should plan to tell a story about their pet. Audience members can watch for free; participants register at the door for $7. Come early to register.

1-3 p.m. – Banana Belt Stamp Club at Buena Vista Library. All levels welcome. 303-915-9572, bananabeltstampclub@live.com.

5-8 p.m. – Zac Grant Band performs at House Rock Kitchen, 421 E. Main St.

6 p.m. – Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo at Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds. Advance tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-12 at BV Chamber of Commerce. Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults, $10 for kids. Kids younger than 6 admitted free.

9:30 p.m. – Leadville Cherokee plays “alternative rock” at The Lariat, 206 E. Main St. $5 cover charge.

Fairplay

7:45 a.m. –South Park Trail Marathon and Half Marathon. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. at South Park City in Fairplay. humanpotentialrunning.com/races/south-park-marathon/.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fairplay Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show at Fairplay River Park Event Site, 200 Platte Drive, features 24 dealers with mineral specimens, rough, slab, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, tools and equipment. Free admission, free parking.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fairplay’s Wearable Art Fest on Front Street features “art to wear” vendors, beer and wine garden and food.

Noon-4 p.m. – Fundraiser for a child with cancer at American Legion Post No. 172 includes a silent auction and music by Split Window. Rocky Mountain Rural Health (719-836-2169) is sponsor for the event and cash contributions can be made through that organization.

Hartsel

10 a.m. – Downare Brothers Ranch Auction, 2 miles south of Hartsel on Colo. 9, will sell traditional farm and ranch equipment, plus a horse-drawn manure plow, antique grinding stone and a Freightliner ambulance.

Poncha Springs

5-7 p.m. – Chris Nasca performs at Vino Salida, 10495 CR 120.

6-8 p.m. – “Cirque du Chaffee,” the 14th annual For Kids’ Sake Fundraiser, hosted by Family & Youth Initiatives at Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 CR 120, features circus performers, ska band Swashbuckling Doctors, silent auction, appetizers and mocktails. Tickets cost $20 and are available at chaffeecountyfyi.org by clicking on the donate button or at the FYI office in the Touber Building, 448 E. First St., Suite 226.

Salida

8 a.m.-1 p.m. – Farmers Market at Alpine Park, F and Fourth streets.

8 a.m.-noon – Ark Valley Helping Hands Senior Saturday Work Day for volunteers to visit elders’ homes doing outside work. Meet at 8 a.m. in lower parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd. Barbecue will follow at noon. Call Sara Ward at 719-530-1198 or email info@arkvalleyhelpinghands.org.

9 a.m. – Community dog walk, an hour-long walk for dogs and their owners around Salida, starts at the F Street bridge.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Summer Gathering at Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center, 8913 U.S. 50, has family activities and site visits all day. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Live music and homemade pie, 2-4 p.m. For details visit HutchinsonHomestead.org or call 719-239-0955. $5/person or $10/family.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Offbeat Boatique is a pop-up art gallery hosted by Creative SPLAT at Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden, 128 N. F St. Items include home and yard decor, tie-dyed women’s and baby apparel, beachy items and samples of custom fishing poles.

1:30-4 p.m. – Monarch Mavericks square dancing at Salida Community Center, 305 F St. 539-7877, Monarch Mavericks Facebook page or monarch.mavericks@yahoo.com.

4-5 p.m. – West African Song Workshop at Salida School of Yoga, 121 E. First St. For details call Mary Beth at 808-283-2968.

6 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park presents “The Merchant of Venice,” an all-ages show, at Riverside Park. $10 suggested donation.

7:30 p.m. – Troublesome Creek Daredevils play a free high-energy bluegrass show at Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden, 128 N. F St.

8 p.m. – Adam Ashley and the Cash Only Band play country/Southern rock at The 146 Taphouse, 146 W. First St.

Sunday


Buena Vista

10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Farmers Market at South Main Town Square.

5-9 p.m. – Coral Creek plays Americana/newgrass at River Runners, 801 Front Loop.

6 p.m. – AJ Fullerton plays progressive roots and blues at The Lariat, 206 E. Main St.

1:30 p.m. – – Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo at Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds. Advance tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-12 at BV Chamber of Commerce. Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults, $10 for kids. Kids younger than 6 admitted free.

Fairplay

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fairplay Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show at Fairplay River Park Event Site, 200 Platte Drive, features 24 dealers with mineral specimens, rough, slab, jewelry, cabochons, beads, fossils, petrified wood, tools and equipment. Free admission, free parking.

10 a.m-4 p.m. – Fairplay’s Wearable Art Fest on Front Street features “art to wear” vendors, beer and wine garden and food.

Salida

1 p.m. – Nasca & Hayes perform a free show at Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden, 128 N. F St.

2:30 p.m. – “Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti,” a biopic of post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin, is shown at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Admission is $8.

6 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park presents “The Merchant of Venice,” an all-ages show, at Riverside Park. $10 suggested donation.

6:30-9:30 p.m. – Storytelling band The Novelists plays jazz, acoustic folk and progressive rock at A Church, 419 D St. Tickets are $16 in advance at brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the door.

Monday


Buena Vista

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Qigong at Buena Vista Public Library, 131 Linderman Ave. 719-395-8700.

5 p.m. – AJ Fullerton plays progressive roots and blues at The Lariat, 206 E. Main St.

6-9 p.m. – Free weekly music series Mondays with Smith and Friends at the Surf Hotel, 1012 Front Loop.

6-9 p.m. – Genre-bending Preachervan plays at The Lariat, 206 E. Main St.

Salida

All day – Moonlight Monday at Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub, 242 F St. Every Monday, Moonlight Pizza gives 10 percent of its proceeds to a different Salida-area charity.

Tuesday


Buena Vista

6 p.m. – Intermediate two-step and swing dance at the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main St. Waltz lessons at 7:30 p.m. $5 per lesson or $8 for both lessons. Call Bill Ridout for info: 918-902-6094.

6 p.m. – AJ Fullerton plays progressive roots and blues at The Lariat, 206 E. Main St.

6:30-8:30 p.m. – Buena Vista Celtic and Old-Time Music Jam at Creekside Gathering Place, 203 Cedar St. Take an instrument and a tune to share. All abilities are welcome. Free, but donations accepted. 719-395-6704.

7:15-8:30 p.m. – Adult Hip-Hop dance at Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main St. 719-395-1939.

Salida

10-11 a.m. – Colorado Parks & Wildlife offers Tots on Tuesdays with free nature games, arts, crafts, stories, songs and discovery for kids ages 2-4 in Riverside Park. This week’s topic is “Quack, Ribbit, Swish.” cpw.state.co.us or 719-539-3771 for info.

6-7 p.m. – Free “No-Drop” Indoor Group Ride at Absolute Bikes, 330 W. Sackett Ave. Take your bike and trainer.

6 p.m. – Free Trivia Night at Soulcraft Brewing, 248 W. U.S. 50.

Wednesday


Buena Vista

Noon-2 p.m. – Young at Heart Monthly Luncheon Potluck for those older than 55 at Buena Vista Community Center Aspen Room, 715 E. Main St. For information, call Ron or Linda Rak at 303-456-9058.

7 p.m. – Open Mike Night at The Lariat, 206 E. Main St.

Salida

9 a.m. – La Groupe Francais Debutantes, a free French conversational group, meets at The Book Haven, 109 N. F St. 719-221-0157.

10-11:30 a.m. – Junior Rangers with Colorado Parks & Wildlife is a free opportunity for kids ages 5-11 to explore and discover the natural world in Riverside Park. This week’s topic is “Big Furry Critters.” cpw.state.co.us or 719-439-3771 for info.

10-11 a.m. – Party People Magicians perform a free show at A Church, 419 D St. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. Sponsored by Salida Regional Library.

5-8:30 p.m. – Kickoff to FIBArk at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Food from the grill will be available from 5-7 p.m. and music with Mo’Champipple from 7-8:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

6-8 p.m. – Free Community Game Night at A Church, 419 D St., features a potluck, games for all ages and a scavenger hunt through downtown.

7 p.m. – Bruce Hayes performs a free show at Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden, 128 N. F St.

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