Saturday, October 2

6 — 8 p.m. — ”The Darling, the Daring and the Decadent” melodrama opens at Montrose Center for the Arts (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), 11 S. Park Ave. An interactive performance featuring “May West,” Annette Kellerman, the Mermaid Queen and “Harry Houdini.” The audience can ask questions and learn about the characters being played. Tickets $20; free for those older than 60 (donations appreciated). Purchase at

7 p.m. — Colorado Pro Rodeo state finals rodeo competitions continue at Montrose County Fairgrounds and Event Center, featuring “tough enough to wear pink,”promotion for breast cancer awareness. Tickets/info at; $12/adults and $6 kids 12 and younger (free for kids under 3).

Sunday, October 3

12:30 — 3 p.m. — United Methodist Church block party, South First Street between South Park and Mesa avenues. Church is at 19 S. Park Ave. Free event, with ice cream sundae bar, pumpkin patch, crafts, bounce house, dunk tank, live music by Tia Brown & Company, and more. Information about event, worship and other happenings at

1 p.m. — State championship titles awards for the Colorado Pro Rodeo finals, with recognition for Donate Life Colorado. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets/info at; $12/adults and $6 kids 12 and younger (free for kids under 3).

Monday, October 4

1 — 3 p.m. — Great Old Broads for Wilderness sponsors a GMUG forest plan-writing workshop; Frontier Field Pavilion, Ridgway (soccer field/baseball diamond). Parking lot accessed from County Road 23. Offer your ideas to the Forest Service for its draft plan that will guide management on the GMUG for decades. Workshop offers info and guidance for commenting. Workshop info:

Saturday, October 9

8 a.m. — 29th annual Bosom Buddies Walk/Run at the Montrose Pavilion. Registration is at 8; walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Bosom Buddies breast cancer support services. Visit for link to register online or to download a registration form to turn it at the walk. Entry fee is $35.

9 a.m. 1 p.m. — Tri-River Area Master Gardeners annual plant sale, Mesa County Extension Office, 2775 U.S. 50, Grand Junction.

11a.m. — 12th Annual Blessing of the Animals at Lions Park, 602 N. Nevada. Children may bring stuffed animals to be blessed. Photographs of beloved animals will also be blessed. Sponsored by the Spiritual Awareness Center; 970-252-0908.

1 — 6 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Cerise Park, featuring local beer, wine, cider and seltzer, plus the first public shows at the Rotary Amphitheater, with music by Iron Horse, Zolopht and Cousin Curtiss. The fun includes a costume contest, stein-hoisting, stein relay, circus performers and more. Event benefits All Points Transit; presented by TEI Rock Drills, Telluride Express and Black Canyon Homebrewers Association. Tickets: $35 in advance and $45 at the gate. Purchase at

Sunday, October 10

4 — 7 p.m. — Haven House annual wine and cheese fundraiser; 43 Black Bear Way, Divide Ranch, Ridgway. Haven House Transitional Living Center presents information about its programs and community benefits of helping families transition out of homelessness and to self-sufficiency. Questions: Lil, 949-903-6161. Donations also welcome via

Wednesday, October 13

8 a.m. — The League of Women Voters of the Ucompahgre Valley hosts its ballet info presentation at the Forum, CMU’s Cascade Room.

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