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saturday april 16

8 — 11 a.m. — Dare to Dream community breakfast in honor of veterans. Free admission, with donations accepted for the non-profit Equine Therapy Scholarship Program for Veterans. 9826 2150 Road, Austin, 970-765-0933.

9:00 a.m. — Riverbottom Run to benefit Special Olympics. Admission for 5-mile and 2-mile race options: $30. Racing resumes at 11 a.m. The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. April 15; https://tinyurl.com/riverbottrun

10 a.m. — Crossroads Victory Church, 515 Hillcrest Drive, is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt, complete with candy, fun and prizes. Everyone is welcome.

11 a.m. — 4 p.m. — Easter Festival Egg Hunt at Buckley Park (300 N. Nevada Ave.), presented by Darling Dames of Colorado. Admission: $5. Easter bunny, games, music and more.

2 p.m. — Elks Club Easter Egg Hunt, 801 S. Hillcrest Drive, Montrose. Free event for children. Everyone is welcome.

2 p.m. — 6 p.m. — Family Play Day at San Juan Brews, 512 E. Main St., Montrose. San Juan Brews and the Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center are hosting 10 bingo games for kids. The first rounds are from 3-4 p.m. and the second five rounds are from 5-6 p.m.; prizes awarded.

6 p.m. — Easter Service at Grace Community Church, 16731 ​​Woodgate Road, Montrose.

sunday april 17

6 o’clock in the morning – Sunrise service for Easter at Grace Community Church, 16731 ​​Woodgate Road, Montrose. Services also at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

9:15 a.m. — Rosemont Baptist Church begins Easter Sunday with Sunday School, followed by a fellowship at 10:15 a.m. and an Easter service at 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 1589 E. Niagara Road, Montrose; 970-249-4887.

10 a.m. — Easter worship celebration at Montrose First Church of the Nazarene, 705 S. 12th St. An Easter breakfast precedes the 9 a.m. service

10 a.m. — Crossroads Victory Church, 515 Hillcrest Drive, hosts Easter services.

10 a.m. — Easter at Circle 3 Cowboy Fellowship, 62885 Lasalle Road, Montrose. Free lunch, mutton-bustin’, Easter egg hunt, barrel races, stick horse barrel races, games, cake walk and more.

10 a.m. — Easter at Summit Church, Old Menoken Schoolhouse, 10977 60.75 Road, Montrose. Free lunch follows service.

10 a.m. — Easter services at Montrose Rotary Amphitheatre, Cerise Park. Offered by Montrose United Methodist Church, Community Spirit United Church of Christ and Hillcrest Congregational United Church of Christ. An Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. precedes the service; the event is free. Bring your own lawn chairs and weather-appropriate equipment. Shuttles will run from the Cerise car park to the amphitheater for those who need help getting there from their vehicle.

monday april 18

8:00 a.m. — Bidding begins for the 33rd Annual Online Auction from Delta Partners Montrose and Ouray Youth Mentoring and ends at 8 p.m. on April 21 with the daily close of items. Over 500 items and services, from Rockies to Gravel tickets, restaurant gift cards, amusement parks, golf, rafting, hot springs, tattoos and more. All proceeds go to help our children; visit www.partners-west.org and follow the auction link, or call 970-249-1116.

1 p.m. — Kate Burke History Series. “Where the West Comes to Life at the Mountain West Museum.” Golden Circle Senior Center, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose. Free. For further information: Cindy Marino, 970-252-4884.

tuesday april 19

8:00 a.m. — Bidding continues for the 33rd annual online auction from Delta partners Montrose and Ouray Youth Mentoring, which ends at 8 p.m. on April 21. Items close daily. Over 500 items and services, from Rockies to Gravel tickets, restaurant gift cards, amusement parks, golf, rafting, hot springs, tattoos and more. All proceeds go to help our children; visit www.partners-west.org and follow the auction link, or call 970-249-1116.

Wednesday April 20

8 — 9 a.m. — The Forum presentation features the Western Colorado Regional Dispatch Center. The Forum meets at CMU’s Cascade Hall, Cascade Avenue and South Third Street, Montrose.

11 a.m. — 4 p.m. — Bark into Spring Bully (Breed) Bake Sale at Chow Down, 535 S. First St., Montrose. Come buy some sweet treats for you and your pets, helping the Montrose Bully Breed Club raise funds for bully breeds in need.

8:00 a.m. — Bidding continues for the 33rd annual online auction from Delta partners Montrose and Ouray Youth Mentoring, which ends at 8 p.m. on April 21. Items close daily. Over 500 items and services, from Rockies to Gravel tickets, restaurant gift cards, amusement parks, golf, rafting, hot springs, tattoos and more. All proceeds go to help our children; visit www.partners-west.org and follow the auction link, or call 970-249-1116.

7 p.m. — Backpack 101 at the Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room, 320 S. Second St. Learn more about packing and gear. Special guest: representative of the Colorado Canyons Association. Information: [email protected]

Thursday April 21

8 p.m. — Bidding ends for the 33rd Annual Online Auction from Delta Partners Montrose and Ouray Youth Mentoring. Over 500 items and services, from Rockies to Gravel tickets, restaurant gift cards, amusement parks, golf, rafting, hot springs, tattoos and more. All proceeds go to help our children; visit www.partners-west.org and follow the auction link, or call 970-249-1116.

friday april 22

7 a.m. — 5 p.m. — Town of Montrose’s annual spring cleaning. City residents can drop off items at the San Juan Bypass directly in front of the Sunshine Peak Apartments (follow the signs). The city will collect items such as landscaping materials (no limbs over 6 inches in diameter), scrap materials, electronics without glass screens, and unwanted appliances free of charge ($20 fee for each device) containing freon). NOT accepted: regular household waste, hazardous materials, paint, electronic devices with glass screens, tires. Limited special collection service, as available personnel/equipment is offered; fees for this start at $15, plus equipment and labor. Information: 970-240-1480.

Saturday April 23

7 a.m. — 7 p.m. — Town of Montrose’s annual spring cleaning. City residents can drop off items at the San Juan Bypass directly in front of the Sunshine Peak Apartments (follow the signs). The city will collect items such as landscaping materials (no limbs over 6 inches in diameter), scrap materials, electronics without glass screens, and unwanted appliances free of charge ($20 fee for each device) containing freon). NOT accepted: regular household waste, hazardous materials, paint, electronic devices with glass screens, tires. Limited special collection service, as available personnel/equipment is offered; fees for this start at $15, plus equipment and labor. Information: 970-240-1480.

8:00 a.m. — Register for the Haven House “Drive to End Homelessness” Golf Tournament at Tiara Rado Golf Course, 2057 S. Broadway, Grand Junction. Departure of the shotgun at 9 am. Registration fee: $100, includes shooting balls, green fees, prizes and lunch. Teams of four and individuals are welcome. For the registration link, email [email protected] Haven House is a transitional housing program in Olathe that helps families transition out of homelessness.

Noon – Community prayer gathering at the Peace Pole in the Ute Indian Museum grounds (across Chipeta Road from the Ute Indian Museum) to pray for the healing of Mother Earth for Earth Week with the blessing of the river and prayers for Ukraine. Bring drums and prayers. Everyone is invited. Information: 970-252-0908.

1 p.m. — 4 p.m. — Apple Core Project meets for a transplant afternoon at the Nucla Community Center, 1045 Main St, Nucla. Learn how to graft apple trees and explore the history of fruit growing in the region. Registration/payment: 970-708-3972 or email [email protected]

5:30 p.m. – Rocky Mountain Oyster and Red Dirt Festival, featuring Reckless Kelly, at the Montrose County Fairgrounds & Event Center. Evening entertainment also includes Joshua Ray Walker and Sam Cox (Ragland). VIP admission is $60 and includes stage-side seating, a choice of beer, wine, or soft drinks, and Rocky Mountain oysters. Ground admission is $30 and general admission is $20. Tickets: www.montrosecountyeventcenter.com

7 p.m. — Upstairs at Precedence (511 E. Main St.) features a double bill: Gabrielle Louise, followed by Birds of Play. The library lounge opens at 4 p.m. Tickets: PrecedenceProductions.com.

7:30 p.m. — The Valley Symphony Association presents Let’s Dance at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive. The final orchestral concert of the season showcases dance styles through the ages. Tickets: valleysymphony.org/concerts-and-tickets

Monday April 25

10 a.m. — noon — Volunteer Meeting, Museum of the Mountain West, 68169 Miami Road, Montrose. Meet staff and guides, tour the museum, learn about volunteer opportunities to help the museum. Info: [email protected] or 970-240-3400.

tuesday 26 april

10 a.m. — noon — Volunteer Meeting, Museum of the Mountain West, 68169 Miami Road, Montrose. Meet staff and guides, tour the museum, learn about volunteer opportunities to help the museum. Info: [email protected] or 970-240-3400.

Noon – COVID-19 Loss and Bereavement Group Meeting at Touch of Care Hospice, 1100 E. Main St., Montrose. This group meets on the last Tuesday of each month.

7 p.m. — Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association presents male vocal group Veritas to the Delta Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, as the final concert of the 73rd season. Single tickets at the door: $20 for adults and $5 for students. Season tickets are $45 for adults; $15 for students and $95 for a family – and anyone who purchases a subscription for the upcoming 74th season receives admission to Veritas at no additional cost.

Wednesday April 27

8 — 9 a.m. — The weekly forum topic is Everything you wanted to know about recycling. The Forum meets at CMU’s Cascade Hall, Cascade Avenue and South Third Street, Montrose.

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