The public is invited to hear Dr. Sanjiv Chopra talk on the topic of Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of All Great Leaders, 1-2 p.m., in the auditorium of the Pavilion. There is no charge for this portion of the program. For more information contact Julie Disher at 240-7394.
Ouray Jeep Raffle at Oktoberfest Oct. 6
OURAY – Cold beers, hot brats and polka fun come to town Saturday, Oct. 6, when Ouray hosts the annual Oktoberfest Celebration and 48th Annual Jeep Raffle.
This year’s Oktoberfest celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. at the Ouray Community Center and outside on 6th Avenue, with the return of the Austrian Connection band, great German food and beer. The festivities include live music for dancing, door prizes worth thousands of dollars, a traditional German costume contest and fun children’s activities. This year the Ouray School Advanced French students will be presenting the children’s activity area as a fundraising effort for their trip to France. They will have games, crafts, movies, guaranteed fun, and your little one may leave with a little French and German vocabulary.
The anticipation of 10,000-plus ticketholders will come to an end at 9 p.m., when the 2012 winner of the jeep raffle is announced. Aside from the lure of a mint-condition new Jeep Wrangler, the raffle also supports student scholarships, fireworks for the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve and the purchase of next year’s raffle Jeep.
This year, all Jeep owners and fans are invited to bring their Jeeps to park along 6th Ave. and Main St. Show off your stock or custom, new or old, pristine or well-traveled Jeep to welcome corporate Jeep representatives who are attending this year’s event. Be present at an historic presentation to the City of Ouray by Jeep in recognition of our long history and love of the Jeep brand.
The evening ends with a bang as the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department shoots off the remaining 4th of July fireworks immediately following the Jeep Raffle drawing.
Jeep Raffle Tickets may still be purchased at participating shops, galleries, and lodging facilities in Ouray. Tickets can be purchased in the following quantities: 1 for $5, 3 for $10 and 7 for $20.
Tickets to Oktoberfest will be available at the door. Entry fees are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children 12 and under are free. A complimentary beer mug is available for entrants of age, beer and food are available for purchase at the event. Remember to wear your best German outfit and dancing shoes.
For more info, contact Heidi Pankow or Kat Papenbrock at the Ouray Chamber Resort Association 970/325-4746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLACK CANYON HOMEBREWERS ASSOCIATION SEVENTH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST Oct. 6
MONTROSE – The leaves are turning gold, and local brewers are toasting the season with a rich palette of reds, browns, ambers and even darker craft brews at the Black Canyon Homebrewers Association’s Seventh Annual Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 6, in Centennial Plaza, 1-6 p.m. The event will benefit All Points Transit, the nonprofit transit agency serving Montrose and Delta counties and portions of San Miguel and Ouray counties.
The event will feature beer tasting from 17 Western Slope breweries, for a $20 donation, as well as great food and music. (Those under 21 or who do not wish to participate in the tasting pay a $5 donation). Featured bands include Funkdafari, Hillbilly Healers and A Thin Air. Also enjoy traditional “oompah” music from a local band between music sets.
All Points Transit is a 501c3 charitable organization, whose mission is to provide safe, reliable transportation by promoting accessibility and independence for seniors, persons with disabilities and the general public in our service area. The proceeds from Oktoberfest ticket sales will go directly into operations. “We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to raise much-needed operational funds, and we thank the Montrose Homebrewers Association for allowing us to benefit from this event,” All Points Transit Executive Director Terri Wilcox said. “We look forward to seeing you there.”
For more information, contact Wilcox at email@example.com or 970/249-8865.
Say Goodbye to Ulli Sir Jesse on Oct. 7
TELLURIDE – Ulli Sir Jesse will say goodbye to Telluride friends on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Telluride Town Park, when she and her partner, Magan, travel through the United States. “I have lived here 26 years and have had the best time of my life,” writes Sir Jesse, Telluride’s longtime piano teacher. “Thank you all for being my friends or students. You all have a place in my heart and we will come back many times to visit. It will be hard to find anywhere else this beauty and such a caring, inspiring community as here.
“I am inviting everybody who would like to come to my Blast-off Party, Oct. 7, 2-3ish pm in town park under the white tent.” It will be a trash free event, with finger food [cookies, pretzels, goldfish so you don’t need utensils] as well as tea, coffee, juices and water. People are invited to bring food, and their own chairs and eating utensils. No gifts, please.
Masons Lay Cornerstone to Rededicate Telluride Lodge Oct. 13
TELLURIDE – Members of the Telluride Lodge No. 56, with the assistance of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Colorado, will lay a cornerstone to re-dedicate Telluride Lodge, at Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m.
This event is open to the public and sponsored by Telluride Lodge No. 56, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Telluride Lodge is located at 200 East Colorado Avenue. The laying of cornerstones for public buildings has long been a standing traditional practice of Freemasons; one noteworthy example was the laying of the cornerstone of the United States Capitol building in 1793 by George Washington, who officiated as master.
A number of local buildings have Masonic Cornerstones, including Christ Presbyterian Church on Columbia Street. The cornerstone of the Colorado State Capitol building was laid by Freemasons in 1890 and re-dedicated in 1990.
The Telluride Lodge building was established in 1898 as a suitable home for the body of Freemasons comprising Telluride Lodge No. 56 A.F. & A.M, which is the oldest continually running organization in Telluride’s history.
Today in Colorado, there are about 10,000 Freemasons who belong to one of the 134 Lodges scattered throughout the state. The Masonic Fraternity is worldwide. In the United States alone there are about 3 million Freemasons.
Ouray County Winter Sports Swap Oct. 19-20
OURAY COUNTY – The annual Ouray County Winter Sports Swap takes place Friday, Oct. 19, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Ouray County 4H Event Center on Highway 550 just outside of Ridgway.
Drop off winter sports gear to sell from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Fifteen percent of sales will be retained to benefit The George Fund for local kids.
All locals' equipment will be sold in a special Deals section for better visibility.
Area shops (including the Boot Doctors) will also be there selling last year's gear at incredible deals as well as Telluride Ski Resort selling pass products.
New this year, Bootdoctors and the new Smart Park recycling recovery center are collaborating to help reduce ski gear waste by accepting old boots, skis and snowboards for recycling. Bring your old stuff to the drop off spot at the Swap and for a small recovery fee Bootdoctors will deliver it to the recycling center in Illium Valley.
Please call 970/626-3821 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Facebook page: The George Fund (for Experiential Education).
Hunter Ed Crash Courses Oct. 19-20
MONTROSE – The Montrose Rod and Gun Club, in cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Montrose office, will conduct Hunter Education crash course on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on both days.
Upon completion of the one-day class, participants will be issued a temporary hunter ed card that expires on Dec. 31, 2012. Attendance and completion of a permanent class is required in order to obtain a permanent card. Classes will be held at the Gun Club's indoor range at 1211 64.50 Road, Montrose. Signup is required; call 970/ 252-6000. The course costs $20.