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July 2012 Calendar of Events in Ouray and Ridgway

  
  
  

July in the San Juan Mountains is a spectacular time to visit!

Imogene Ophir7 26 10 389   CopyEvery season in Southwest Colorado holds a special magic. July is the peak of the summer season, with wildflowers blooming everywhere, waterfalls around every corner, and all of the high country four wheel drive trails open, a number of activities and interests are met.

Thursday April 19 - July 5 - Otto Mears Exhibit at the Ouray Museum

million dollar highway scenic drivesMost Ouray County residents are familiar with the name Otto Mears. He is most famous for building toll roads and railroads. However, Otto was involved in many other endeavors including founding newspapers, mining investing, military service, Colorado politics, and numerous others. Learn about the career of this famous Colorado entrepreneur. The exhibit closes July 5th and reopens August 17th thru November 19th.

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - Compassion Weekend

This is a non timed event taking place all around the community. Volunteers will provide assistance to members of the area, and the finale is a 10K race on July Fourth.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - Elks Bingo

elks logoOuray Elks summer Bingo. Open to the public. 7 PM in the lodge room. 970-325-4510 for information. This is a weekly event from June 6 to August 29. Our bingo (open to the public) is every Wednesday night EXCEPT Independence Day week, when it will be on Tuesday, July 3rd.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Old fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

One of the most cherished traditions of Ouray’s old fashioned Fourth of July celebration is the water fights on Main Street that grew out of the old mining days of Ouray in the late 1800s.

fireworks in ouray coWednesday, July 4, 2012 - Ourayce

Starting at 8:00am at Felin Park in Ouray, Colorado, this 10k run is a fantastic journey through some of the most beautiful terrain around.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Almost Every Wednesday Movie

Free showing of E T on the big screen at the Wright Opera House after the water fights at 4:00 pm and then again at 6:30pm.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - Ridgway Free Summer Concert Series Presents: March Fourth Marching Band with local band Funkdafari opening

funkdafariHead on out to Ridgway from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm to enjoy the first Thursday Concert in Hartwell Park in July! The Ridgway Concert Series is free to attend and is supported entirely by community donations and sponsorships.

Friday, July 6, 2012 - Summer Music Series at the Wright; Jude Johnstone

The third in this series of great performers at the Wright Opera House, enjoy the introspective, jazzy sounds of this popular singer/songwriter.

Monday, July 9, 2012 through August 14, 2012 - San Juan Memories Photo Show

The San Juan Memories Photo Show features Western Slope photographers who have focused on the San Juan Mountains. Show is at the Ouray County Museum from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Monday, July 9, 2012- Melodrama at the Opera House

wright opera house ouray colorado"Crooks and Skulduggery at the Hardlife Hotel...or Meen E Moneybags stinks up Ouray" Cheer the hero, boo the villain, worry about the damsel in distress, learn a little history. Fun for the whole family, the show starts at 7:00 pm at the Wright Opera House in Ouray.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - Evenings in History - History of Wright Opera House

Enjoy a presentation on the History of the Wright Opera House presented by the Ouray Museum as part of the Evenings in History Lecture Series.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - Guided Tour of Ouray Museum

Enjoy a two hour guided tour of the Ouray County Museum led by Curator Don Paulson. Learn about the history behind the exhibits. $10 charge per person (OCHS members $5). Call 970-325-4576 to pre-register. Tour runs from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - Elks Bingo

Ouray Elks summer Bingo. Open to the public. 7:00 PM in the lodge room. 970-325-4510 for information.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Ridgway Free Summer Concert Series Presents: Shinyribs (featuring Kev Russell of the Gourds) with Pretty Gritty opening

ridgway railroad museumThere will be four food vendors and local microbrews availale for purchase at the concerts. The Ridgway Concert Series is free to attend and is supported entirely by community donations and sponsorships. Concert runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hartwell Park in Ridgway.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - Ouray Library Preview Book Sale

Come to the Friday Preview Sale for the best selection of books at the Ouray Community Center from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Guided Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery

Enjoy a guided tour of the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Learn about the famous and the infamous former residents of Ouray County. $10 per person. Call 970-325-4576 to pre-register. Tour is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Ouray Library Book Sale

booksThe Ouray Public Library Book Sale features thousands of items, including fiction, nonfiction, easy, junior, and young adult collections, as well as movies and audio books. Come early for the best selections. Come late for the best deals. Whatever you do, come by the Ouray Community Center to stock your shelves and support your local library. We hope to see you there! Sale is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Ouray Community Center in the Massard Room.

Saturday, Juy 14, 2012 - Philippines Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction

Dinner (Asian cuisine with beautiful Asian decor) and silent auction to raise funds for the upcoming mission, "Operation Christmas Share" which provides gifts, clothes and school supplies for the needy and orphaned children in the Philippines. Silent auction includes native handmade crafts, jewelry and pearls from the Philippines as well as gift certificates from local businesses. Donations only. Meet at the First Baptist Church of Ouray; dinner is from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Live Music at O'Brien's Pub & Grill

tony rosarioDance and play the night away from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am at O'Brien's Pub to the musical talent of Tony Rosario.

Monday, July 16, 2012 - Melodrama at the Opera House

"Crooks and Skulduggery at the Hardlife Hotel...or Meen E Moneybags stinks up Ouray" Cheer the hero, boo the villain, worry about the damsel in distress. Learn a little history. Fun for whole family, the show starts at 7:00 pm at the Wright Opera House in Ouray.

Monday, July 16, 2012 - ROCC Talk - History of the Utes

roland mccookFree ROCC Talk: HISTORY OF THE UTE PEOPLE - Roland McCook will speak about the history of the Ute People. He is a member of the Uncompahgre Band of the Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Utah. Mr. McCook is a descendent of Chief Ouray and Chipeta. He speaks fluent Ute and has extensive experience conducting historical and archival research on Ute tribal history. There will be coffee and cookies at 6:45, lecture will run from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Ridgway Community Center at Town Hall.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Evening of History: "The Silvery San Juan: A Liquid History of Legendery Watering Holes," by Tom Noel

Meet at the Ouray Community Center from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm with Tom Noel, Professor History at the University of Colorado, Denver presents an Evening of History on "The Silvery San Juan: A Liquid History of Legendary Watering Holes."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Elks Bingo

Ouray Elks summer Bingo. Open to the public. 7:00 PM in the lodge room. 970-325-4510 for information.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Ridgway Free Concert Series Presents: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds with The David Starr Band opening.

music noteThere will be four food vendors and local microbrews available for purchase at the concerts. The Ridgway Concert Series is free to attend and is supported entirely by community donations and sponsorships. Concert runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hartwell Park in Ridgway.

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Summer Music Series at the Wright:Sara Hickman childrens concert

From 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm take the family to the Wright Opera House to enjoy this special childrens concert by the truly talented Sara Hickman.

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Guided Walk of Historic Main Street

Enjoy a guided walk of Ouray's Historic Main Street. Learn about the history of each building and the colorful characters who roamed the streets of Ouray 100 years ago. $10 per person. Call 970-325-4576 to pre-register. Walk begins at 3:00 pm and will last approximately 2 hours.

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Summer Music Series at the Wright:Sara Hickman

sarah hickmanFrom 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Sara Hickman will appear once again at the Wright Opera for a full length concert.

Monday, July 23, 2012 - Melodrama at the Opera House

"Crooks and Skulduggery at the Hardlife Hotel...or Meen E Moneybags stinks up Ouray" Cheer the hero, boo the villain, worry about the damsel in distress. Learn a little history. Fun for whole family, the show starts at 7:00 pm at the Wright Opera House in Ouray.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - Evening of History: "Ouray County Schools: 1876 to 1950," presented by Don Paulson

Learn about the history of Ouray County's early schools. Ouray originally had 13 separate school districts ranging from Red Mountain Town in the south to Colona in the north. Talk presented by Ouray County Museum Curator Don Paulson. Meet at 7:30pm to 9:30 pm at the Ouray community Center.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - Elks Bingo

Ouray Elks summer Bingo. Open to the public. 7 PM in the lodge room. 970-325-4510 for information.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - Ridgway Free Concert Series Presents: Rose’s Pawn Shop with Katie Glassman opening.

roses pawnshopThere will be four food vendors and local microbrews available for purchase at the concerts. The Ridgway Concert Series is free to attend and is supported entirely by community donations and sponsorships. Concert runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hartwell Park in Ridgway.

Monday, July 30, 2012 - Melodrama at the Opera House

"Crooks and Skulduggery at the Hardlife Hotel...or Meen E Moneybags stinks up Ouray" Cheer the hero, boo the villain, worry about the damsel in distress. Learn a little history. Fun for whole family, the show starts at 7:00 pm at the Wright Opera House in Ouray.

 

hot tubs box canyonTravel the Million Dollar Highway, soak in our mineral hot springs, tour the high country by vehicle or on foot, then come home to a relaxing evening and let the staff at the Box Canyon Lodge help make your stay a perfect memory!

 

 

 

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