Quick Picks: Cocktails and Cookie Creations; MOG Outdoor Fest; band event

Friday, April 19

Better than brownies

Girl Scout cookies are the key ingredients for some of the area’s top chefs at this year’s Cocktails and Cookie Creations fundraiser for the Girl Scouts.

Each of the chefs will turn an iconic Girl Scout cookie into a tasty appetizer to be served with wine, beer and Peach Street Distillery cocktails from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, 2087 Broadway. There will be a live entertainment from Miss Emily and a silent auction. This is a 21 and older event.

Tickets cost $50 and are available at Crossroads Wine & Spirits, 611 24 Road.

Friday and Saturday, April 19–20

Get gear time

Gearing up for warmer weather and all the outdoors has to offer, the two-day MOG Outdoor Fest will begin with Telluride MountainFilm on Tour on Friday at Mesa Theater and Lounge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The screening starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8 at the door, $5 with Colorado Mesa University ID and kids younger than 12 get in free.

Set for Saturday are the MOG Sale and COPMOBA Bike+Gear Swap will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery parking lot, 400 Colorado.

Admission is $5, free for those 12 and younger. There will be a barbecue, beer garden, door prizes, live music, kids games and more. Score deals on new outdoor apparel and gear from the nearly 50 vendors at the sale or sell your gear at the swap, which has a flat fee of $15 to participate.

The event also is the launch point for Mountain Khakis national “Life Untucked Tour” sporting a Brute Double Cab prototype Jeep Rubicon.

Go to mogoutdoorfest.com for information.

Tuesday, April 23

Listen for the band

Join several area bands for a live show in an informal setting at 4 p.m. at Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita.

Among the District 51 bands performing are the Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high school jazz bands.



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