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Downtown Car Show, Schoolhouse Rock Among Events For Weekend of September 26-29

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It’s that time of the week again where everyone is preparing for the weekend. And, as usual, here’s a list of events going on this weekend:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

  • Grand Junction High School’s Drama Department will present Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple at 7:00 p.m. at Grand Junction High School’s auditorium, 1400 North 5TH Street in Grand Junction. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
  • The beloved 1970s pop culture phenomenon and Saturday morning cartoon series Schoolhouse Rock comes to life on the musical stage. Colorado Mesa University’s Theater Department is presenting Schoolhouse Rock Live! at 7:30 p.m. at CMU’s Robinson Theater, 1100 North Avenue in Grand Junction. With clever songs that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics to a generation, this family-friendly musical is considered good, clean and educational fun. The event is rated G. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $6 for students.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

  • The Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show will take place throughout the weekend at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Complex, 2785 U.S. Highway 50 in Grand Junction. For more information, call 255-7100.
  • One of the better-known festivals in the area, the 99th Annual Fruita Fall Festival takes place in Fruita. Several activities on tap for the weekend, including food vendors, a carnival, street dances, contests, and much more. Events will take place from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
  • Another proud tradition taking place this weekend is the 32nd Annual Parade of Homes. The Housing and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado is presenting the event this weekend and on October 5 and 6. This is a self-guided tour of quality designed and built homes in Western Colorado. Tour maps are given at the time tickets are purchased. Tours will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at all City Market locations in Grand Junction and Fruita.
  • Grand Junction High School’s Drama Department will present Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple at 7:00 p.m. at Grand Junction High School’s auditorium, 1400 North 5TH Street in Grand Junction. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
  • The beloved 1970s pop culture phenomenon and Saturday morning cartoon series Schoolhouse Rock comes to life on the musical stage. Colorado Mesa University’s Theater Department is presenting Schoolhouse Rock Live! at 7:30 p.m. at CMU’s Robinson Theater, 1100 North Avenue in Grand Junction. With clever songs that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics to a generation, this family-friendly musical is considered good, clean and educational fun. The event is rated G. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $6 for students.
  • Weather permitting, a Telescope Night will take place at Riverbend Park in Palisade. Join John Sabal for a night under the stars and check out the sights in the eyepiece of a huge telescope. Participants are asked to arrive about 30 minutes before sunset, and to bring warm clothes and a lawn chair.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

  • Fuoco Motor Company will rumble Main Street in Grand Junction with its Downtown Car Show. The 12th annual event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the 400 block of Main Street. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.downtowngj.org/carshow.cfm
  • The Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show will take place throughout the weekend at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Complex, 2785 U.S. Highway 50 in Grand Junction. For more information, call 255-7100.
  • The National Park Service is offering a fee free day as part of celebrating the National Public Lands Day. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., short form documentaries produced by Central High School students will be shown. For more information, call (970) 858-3617.
  • Powderhorn Ski Area will host Color Weekend on the Mesa. Various activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. For more information, visit http://www.powderhorn.com/events/color-weekend-0
  • St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction will host a Western Colorado Lung Health Conference from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the 5th floor of Saccomanno Education Center at St. Mary’s. The event is a day of information for people with lung disease and their loved ones and caregivers. For more information, call (970) 298-2273.
  • Atlasta Solar presents St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s 2nd Annual Spirit of the Valley 5k Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll at 9:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 ½ Road in Grand Junction. The event will benefit Colorado Discover Ability and SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders). There are four divisions: competitive, non-competitive, able-bodied and disabled. Festivities will include a live rock and roll band. For more information, call (970) 242-3293.
  • St. Mary’s Hospital will host A Night for Heroes at 6:00 p.m. at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main Street in Grand Junction. The event is St. Mary’s black-tie event honoring recipients of the Saccomanno Lifetime Achievement Award, St. Mary’s Physician of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, and Corporate Citizen of the Year awards. The evening will also include dining and dancing. For more information, call (970) 298-2478 or visit http://www.stmarygj.org/aboutfoundation
  • Grand Junction High School’s Drama Department will present Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple at 2:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. at Grand Junction High School’s auditorium, 1400 North 5th Street in Grand Junction. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
  • The Rimrock Rodeo will have its Grand Finale of the 2013 season at 7:00 p.m. at the Rimrock Adventures Arena, 927 Highway 340 in Fruita. Admission is $8 per person or $25 for a family. For more information, call (970) 260-9287.
  • La Puerta Ballroom will host a Community Contra Dance Workshop at 7:30 p.m. at La Puerta Ballroom, 523 ½ Main Street in Grand Junction. Fifth Reel with fiddler Harmony Tucker will provide live Celtic/old-time music. For more information, call (970) 712-2552.
  • The beloved 1970s pop culture phenomenon and Saturday morning cartoon series Schoolhouse Rock comes to life on the musical stage. Colorado Mesa University’s Theater Department is presenting Schoolhouse Rock Live! at 2:00 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at CMU’s Robinson Theater, 1100 North Avenue in Grand Junction. With clever songs that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics to a generation, this family-friendly musical is considered good, clean and educational fun. The event is rated G. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $6 for students.
  • One of the better-known festivals in the area, the 99th Annual Fruita Fall Festival takes place in Fruita. Several activities on tap for the weekend, including food vendors, a carnival, street dances, contests, and much more. Events will take place from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
  • Another proud tradition taking place this weekend is the 32nd Annual Parade of Homes. The Housing and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado is presenting the event this weekend and on October 5 and 6. This is a self-guided tour of quality designed and built homes in Western Colorado. Tour maps are given at the time tickets are purchased. Tours will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at all City Market locations in Grand Junction and Fruita.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

  • The beloved 1970s pop culture phenomenon and Saturday morning cartoon series Schoolhouse Rock comes to life on the musical stage. Colorado Mesa University’s Theater Department is presenting Schoolhouse Rock Live! at 2:00 p.m. at CMU’s Robinson Theater, 1100 North Avenue in Grand Junction. With clever songs that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics to a generation, this family-friendly musical is considered good, clean and educational fun. The event is rated G. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $6 for students.
  • One of the better-known festivals in the area, the 99th Annual Fruita Fall Festival takes place in Fruita. Several activities on tap for the weekend, including food vendors, a carnival, street dances, contests, and much more. Events will take place from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
  • Another proud tradition taking place this weekend is the 32nd Annual Parade of Homes. The Housing and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado is presenting the event this weekend and on October 5 and 6. This is a self-guided tour of quality designed and built homes in Western Colorado. Tour maps are given at the time tickets are purchased. Tours will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at all City Market locations in Grand Junction and Fruita.
  • Powderhorn Ski Area will host Color Weekend on the Mesa. Various activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. For more information, visit http://www.powderhorn.com/events/color-weekend-0
  • The Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show will take place throughout the weekend at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Complex, 2785 U.S. Highway 50 in Grand Junction. For more information, call 255-7100.

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