Entertainment in Brief: July 13

artwork by local artist John Lintott

'Monumental Cabernet Sauvignon' will be released July 28

A wine release party to announce the launching of "Monumental Cabernet Sauvignon," is planned for 6–8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Colterris Winery and Vineyards, 3548 E 1/2 Road in Palisade.

The local estate cabernet was specifically produced to directly benefit a National Park unit project: Colorado National Monument's Mission 66 Amphitheater, a news release said. Colterris will donate $5 per bottle purchased to help bring Colorado National Monument's aging Saddlehorn Amphitheater back to life. After decades of use, the amphitheater fell into extreme disrepair and was out of use by the 1990s. CNMA is spearheading the "long overdue renovation."

The bottle features artwork by local artist John Lintott, who "created an original masterpiece of Independence Monument specifically for this limited run," a news release said. 

"Only 1,800 bottles or 150 cases are available in this limited run, and producers expect it to sell out quickly. Because of the very limited run, artisan crafting of estate grapes and signed art feature, the wine is priced at $35 per bottle." 

Each bottle is hand numbered and Colorado National Monument Association will auction off Lintott's original painting and wine bottle No. 1 at the wine release party.

Space for the wine release party is limited and an RSVP is required by July 20. Call 858-3617, ext. 307, for information and to RSVP.

Learn about the human body at library exhibit

Visitors to the Mesa County Libraries Central Library can learn about the human body and how to take care of it at the interactive, hands-on "Discover Health/Descubre la Salud" traveling exhibition, on display through Sept. 28.

The display is set up throughout the Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St. and comprises bilingual information panels, interactive anatomical models and computer-based interactives. The displays make learning about health fun and interesting for people of all ages. Mesa County Libraries also is offering a related series of health-education presentations during July, August and September. Traveling elements of "Discover Health/Descubre la Salud" will also be used to present programming at Mesa County Libraries branch locations.

Go to mesacountylibraries.org for a calendar of events or call 243-4442 for information.

Open houses at Creative Avenues in July, August

Creative Avenues will host open houses in July and August, offering the opportunity to check out its art programs, tour the facility, meet teachers and register to win door prizes.

Open houses will be from 5:30–7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at 835 N. 26th St., on the corner of North 26th Street and Belford Avenue.

Visit creativeavenuesgj.com or call 255-6757 for information.

World War I is theme for Two Rivers Chautauqua

Tickets for the Museum of Western Colorado's Two Rivers Chautauqua, happening Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17–18, at the Avalon Theater, 645 Main St., are now available to purchase.

This year's theme is "World War I: The War to End All Wars," in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.

Tickets cost $6 per person and can be purchased online at monumentaltix.com or at the Avalon Theater box office.

Visit museumofwesternco.org or call 242-0971, ext. 2204 for information.

Register for Raft the River

Aug. 10 is the deadline to register for the Raft the River event, taking place Aug. 25 in Fruita.

RiversEdge West and Rimrock Adventures will host the one-day float trip and a behind-the-scenes look at restoration work happening along the river. After the float, participants will enjoy dinner and live music from Shaun Ray, prizes and drinks.

Seating is limited. All proceeds will go to riverside improvement projects in the Grand Valley.

Visit RiversEdgeWest.org/events/raft-river for information and to register.

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