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Thurs., Nov. 25

Buena Vista

9 a.m. – Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition hosts the second annual Turkey Trot 5K starting on South Main Square. Choice of two courses; awards given to top and last finishers. For more information and to register, visit

Noon-2 p.m. – Eighth annual Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 118 S. Gunnison Ave. Dine in and carry out offered. To RSVP, call 719-395-8424 or 719-395-6597.


Noon-2 p.m. – Free Salida Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Salida Community Center, 305 F St. Open to all; carry-out and delivery only. For delivery, call 719-539-3351 by 5 p.m. Nov. 23.

Fri., Nov. 26


Virtual Schoolhouse Holiday Auction benefiting the Schoolhouse at Poncha Springs, part of the Chaffee County Childcare Initiative, offers a chance to bid on holiday gifts from local businesses. Submit bids at through Nov. 30.


10 a.m. – Inaugural Christmas Mountain 5-Mile Run, for all ages and abilities, starts at Riverside Park. Course is scenic and flat. Prizes for top finishers by age group. Registration costs $35 and proceeds go to Chaffee County Community Foundation Emergency Response Fund. Register at

3 p.m. until after fireworksBook signing with authors Linda “L.C.” Ditchkus and Laurel McHargue at The Book Haven, 109 N. F St.

6 p.m.Parade of Lights on downtown F Street, followed by lighting of Christmas Mountain USA, opening of Holiday Park and fireworks.

7:30 p.m. – Live music with Christopher James at High Side Bar & Grill, 300 W. Sackett Ave.

Sat., Nov. 27


Noon-5 p.m. – Leadville Main Street Program and Leadville Lake County Chamber of Commerce host the sixth annual Shop Leadville and Small Business Saturday at local businesses. Free swag and warm-up by the fire pit in Zaitz Park on Harrison Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets. 

Sun., Nov. 28


2-7 p.m.Motherlode Holiday Market at Freight, 320 E. Ninth St., features wares by local artisans, from homemade breads to silversmiths. 


3 p.m. – Walden Chamber Music Society concert features musicians Aaron Boyd, Matt Diekman, Camilla Bonzo and Jo Boatright playing music by Schumann, Beethoven and Brahms. Tickets cost $20 at Free admission for students. Masks and COVID vaccination required.

5-7 p.m.Queer and Trans Post-Thanksgiving Holiday Potluck at Sellars Project Space, 300 W. Sackett Ave. Take a dish to share; tableware and drinks will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, email

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