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Colorado Mesa University Music Faculty Gala. 7:30 p.m. in Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Annual audience favorite features all of the CMU music faculty and is followed by a catered reception in the lobby. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students. Box office is 248-1604.
Museum of Western Colorado Changing Landscapes of Science. “The history in our genes: can we reproduce the past?” 7-9 p.m. For more info, go to museumofwesternco.org.
“Robin Hood, Men in Tights.” 8 p.m. Presented by Cavalcade Cinema and Family Health West. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., For more info, call 260-5413.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.” Colorado Mesa University Moss Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Takes audience through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 90 minutes. Fast-paced, witty, and physical. $15 for adults and seniors and $6 for students. Call the box office at 970-248-1604.
Cross Orchards Historic Site Events 2012 – 7th Annual Two Rivers Chautauqua. For details, go to www.museumofwesternco.com.
Colorado National Monument Ranger-led Programs. Rock and Stroll. Hike along Canyon Rim or Alcove Trails and explore the geology, home to hardy plant life. 9 a.m. 90 minutes. 1-mile roundtrip hike. Meet at the Saddlehorn Visitor Center; Ranger’s Choice. 11 a.m. 20 minutes, 2 p.m. 20 minutes. Join a ranger on back patio of the visitor center. Saddlehorn Visitor Center back porch. Life on the Edge. 4 p.m. 20 minutes. Dream of being a rock climber? Saddlehorn Visitor Center. Rangers of the Lost Dark. 7:30 p.m. 45 minutes. Explore what parks are doing to protect dark skies. Night sky viewing with telescopes will occur after the talk until 10:30 p.m. Saddlehorn Campground Amphitheater. Program follows special music from 6-7 p.m.
Cavalcade’s September Variety Show. 7:30. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave. $15/person. Local talent in the Grand Valley – songs, stories, skits, fun of all kinds. For more info, call 260-5413.
Colorado National Monument Ranger-led Programs. Rock and Stroll. 9 a.m. 90 minutes, 1-mile roundtrip hike, meet at Saddlehorn Visitor Center. Ranger’s Choice. 11 a.m. 20 minutes, 2 p.m. 20 minutes. Saddlehorn Visitor Center back porch. Monumental People. 1 p.m. 20 minutes, Saddlehorn Visitor Center back porch. Life on the Edge. 4 p.m. 20 minutes, Saddlehorn Visitor Center back porch.
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Colorado National Monument Ranger-led Programs. Ranger’s Choice. 11 a.m. 20 minutes, Saddlehorn Visitor Center back porch. Ranger’s Choice. 2 p.m. 20 minutes, Saddlehorn Visitor Center back porch.
Mare Wakefield performs at Suds Brothers’ Brewery in Fruita. 7 p.m. show time – no cover. 127 E. Aspen Ave. Gearing up for a season full of travel, including a five-week European tour, Mare and pianist/guitarist/husband Nomad Ovunc hit the highways to bring their music to a town near you. For info, go to email@example.com.
Cullen Purser’s Cavalcade of Interesting People. 7 p.m. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave. Pat Ament, black-belt karate master and instructor, songwriter. $5 per person. For more info, call 260-5413.
Fruita Christian Women’s Connection. 6:30 p.m., Fruita Community Center. Sounds of “Hot Tub Jazz.” Flavor of Rib City Grill. Guest speaker Dawna Hetzler: “How to Succeed in a Tough Economy.” Tickets, $15, includes meal, tax, tip, program. Call 858-7120 for reservations or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Complimentary child care with reservation.
Fruita Fall Festival “Stampede.” Downtown Fruita. Arts, crafts and food vendors, carnival, street dances, magic show, parade, bed race, baking and canning contest, rodeo finals, 5K race, car show, Lioness spaghetti dinner. For more info, contact 858-3894 or www.fruitafallfestival.com.
Fruita Lioness Spaghetti Dinner. 5-8 p.m. at Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St. Adults, $4; children 6-12, $2; children 5-under, free.
Breakfast at Circle Park. 7-10 a.m. Adults, $5; 6-12, $3; 5-and-under, free. Fruita Lions and Fruita FFA serve. Proceeds to benefit the Fruita FFA. For more info, call 314-5545.
Fruita Seniors Potluck. Every Thursday at noon at Fruita Community Center, Donation of $3.
American Legion Post 2006, Fruita. Meets second Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Fruita Civic Center. All eligible veterans welcome. Contact Lou at 640-7971 for more information.
Free pool at the End Zone Sports Pub. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Pub open 11 a.m.