Calendar: Week of April 30, 2010

Gage Fransen, a fifth-grade student from Mesa View Elementary School, checks out the plasma sphere in the Math & Science Center.


“Celebrating Great American Composers,” Valley Symphony Orchestra, Delta County Center for the Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, 7:30 p.m., $12 adults, $10 ages 55 and older, $5 ages 17 and younger, ages 5 and under free; purchase one-carat diamond raffle tickets for $20, benefits the Valley Symphony Association, 874-9853,

D&G Railroad, Americana/blues, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Vintage Voltage, ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelic rock, Quincy Bar, 609 Main St., 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., 242-9633.

Sweet Sunny South, “Carried off by a Twister” CD release concert, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at the door, tickets at Expressions Bookstore, Homestead Market, Farm and Home Supply and the Paradise Theater, reserve by calling 527-5112 or go to

Pineapple Crackers, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 8:30 p.m., $5 all ages, 241-1717.

Fine Art Auction, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., reception, preview and silent auction 5 p.m., live auction 7 p.m., more than 90 pieces of fine art, $20, 243-7337,

Western Slope Coin Show, Lincoln Park Barn, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 50 tables of coins and paper money, buy, sell, trade, 242-3716.

Moab Photography Symposium, Moab, Utah, speakers, program, workshops field trips and more, $225, 435-259-4179,

Dancers Dancing 2010 “Thrillz,” Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts’ 21st annual dance celebration, Glenwood Springs High School auditorium, 1340 Pitkin Ave., Glenwood Springs, 7 p.m., $18 adults, $10 students, ages 3 and younger free, 945-2414.

Tango dance class, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St., Suite 1, 7 p.m., followed by practice party, $5, 712-2552.

Western Colorado Writers’ Forum reading and announcement of Poetry in the Streets contest winners, 800 Colorado Ave., music by Cullen Purser, poetry readings, open mike, 255-7348.

Craig Childs, adventurer and award-winning author, Delta County Libraries’ April Big Read Program, featuring “The Call of the Wild,” Center for Spiritual Living, 658 Howard St., Delta, 6 p.m., 527-3470.

Author book signing, Dr. Ken Jackson, “Manifest West,” Hastings, 2401 North Ave., 5-7 p.m., 243-0781.

Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, expo open and bike demos 9 a.m.-6 p.m., registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m., beer tent, music by Dry River Yacht Club, 6-10 p.m., 858-7220,

Hellbound Glory with Cyrus James and The High Plains, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 9 p.m., $5, ages 21 plus, 589-6229.

Story time, Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, 10:30 a.m., 487-3545.

Acoustic Fridays featuring local singers/songwriters, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 6-8 p.m., 464-7257.

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, Mainstream, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 7-8 p.m. Plus, 8-10 p.m., 434-6541, 523-0189.

Free wine tastings, Crossroads Wine and Spirits, 611 24 Road, 1-6 p.m., receive tasting notes and recipes, 257-1557,

Black Tie Ballroom dance lessons with George and Marilyn Kelly, Dance Works, 2893 North Ave., 8-9 p.m., 261-9188.

Karaoke, The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 9 p.m., 858-0701. 243-5954, 434-1958.

Nine-ball pool tournament, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, $10 entry fee, 241-8686.

Boots and Hat Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., free cover for wearing cowboy boots and hat, 434-0320.

Beginnings, combined baby lap sit and toddler story time for ages birth to 3, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, 10:30-11 a.m., 249-9656.


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