Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1–2

Make the swap

Get ready to ride and ski the slopes with the National Ski Patrol Ski Swap, which benefits Powderhorn National Ski Patrol.

The swap will go from 5–9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Maverick Pavilion at Colorado Mesa University.

Tickets cost $10 for both Friday and Saturday (and includes a free drink ticket) or $5 for just Saturday. Kids ages 12 and younger get in free. And Saturday is free for students with a MAVcard.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort passholders will get the VIP treatment Friday with a VIP entrance on the west side of Maverick Pavilion and an extra beer ticket.

Once inside the swap, you'll find vendors offering discounts on all kinds of gear from helmets to boots and warm layers to hats and gloves, skis and boards. You also can purchase or pick up your Powderhorn season pass during this event.

For information, go to powderhorn.com/skiswap.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Tiger Terror fun

There aren't many places you can find both fire dancers and a cake walk, much less Creepy Carnival Games, but all those activites will come together for a Tiger Terror Carnival from 5–10 p.m. Saturday on the marching band field at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St.

There also will be a costume contest, Face Your Fears Exhibits, food trucks and music played by the Grand Junction High School band.

Admission is $8 and proceeds from this event will benefit the band and its activities.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Slam it

Give in to your curiousity about slam poetry and plan to attend The Art of the Poetry Slam on Thursday at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Performance and registration will be at 6:30 p.m. with a slam contest starting at 7 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation at the door.

Corey Spurlock, who as won a number of local poetry slams, will perform and emcee the event.

And there will be cash prizes for those who do well in the slam poetry contest. In the adult category, first place will received $200, with $100 for second and $50 for third. In the youth category (for those age 18 and younger) first place will receive $50, with $30 for second and $20 for third.

To enter the contest, email wcwritersforum@gmail.com. For information about this event, go to westerncoloradowriters.org.

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