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Fruita History Fair

Valley Gate Center, 210 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita
The Fruita Historic Preservation Board will host a Fruita History Fair at Valley Gate Center, 210 East Aspen Avenue, Fruita, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 26th. There is no charge. There will be displays of historic artifacts and photographs, covering the importance of agriculture, ranching, business, families, schools, houses, and Colorado National Monument to Fruita and the Grand Valley. There will also be a continuous digital slide show and period music, and board members will identify and scan or photograph historic artifacts, photographs, and postcards brought in by the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring in such artifacts and photographs and to ask questions. We may not know all of the answers, but we will do our best to find them!

Steve Hight, 858-6375


A Walk Through Time

Colorado National Monument Visitor Center
Colorado National Monument will host its third community wide “A Walk Through Time” event on Sunday, August 28, 2011. From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the public is invited to walk, stroll, jog or bike along 14 miles of Rim Rock Drive without motorized traffic. A family parade will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to and from the Visitor Center to Otto’s Trail (1 mile roundtrip). Festive costumes are encouraged. Canine friends will be welcome, but must stay on a 6-foot (or shorter) leash at all times and remain on paved areas.

Amy Ashman (970) 858-3617 X 366