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New: Saturday, April 25th, 2:00 PM: Rebecca Myers at the La Veta Library

Join us at the LaVeta Public Library on April 25, at 2:00 pm  as we welcome educator, artist and archaeologist Rebecca Myers as she presents a program exploring the arts and cultures of Southwest Native Americans, with an emphasis on weaving and pottery.  Topics covered will include the process in creating their amazing works as well as archaeological and socio/economic information. She will also share some personal anecdotes of previous experiences that enhanced her appreciation of Southwest Art. This fascinating program is sponsored by the Friends of LaVeta Libray and, as always, free with refreshments.  For more information call 719-742-3572. 

 

Thursday, April 25th, 8:00 AM: La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce monthly board meeting
Located at La Veta Schools library, 126 East Garland Street, La Veta, at 8:00 a.m. 

 

New: Thursday-Sunday, April 25th-28th: The Grunch at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts and the La  Veta Schools
Book music and lyrics by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey. Additional material by Brian Dawson. Thursday-Saturday show at 7:00 PM. Sunday Matinee at 2:00 PM: Tickets are $5.00.

 

Saturday, April 27th, Noon: Spanish Peaks Annual Job Fair

This year’s Spanish Peaks Community Job Fair, sponsored by the La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce and Huerfano County Economic Development, will be held Saturday April 27, from 12-3:00 pm, at the La Veta School Gymnasium, 126 E Garland in La Veta. You will have the opportunity to apply for jobs, talk with lock job resource centers, and learn the best ways to optimize your resume. Open to all experience levels.
Meet with employers including the U.S. Army, Walsenburg Work Force, local restaurants, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, vacation rentals, and local businesses. Resume assistance from 12-2:30 pm. Tables available at no charge to employers. For more information, please contact Aubrey Fassiotto at (630) 271-7908.

 

Saturday, April 27th, 5:00-7:00 PM: Reception at SPACe for the new show “Found Objects Morphed”  
Enjoy delicious snacks, drinks and good company. The show will be on display until May 18 

 

Saturday, April 27th, 3:30-6:30 PM: Loving Vincent at the Fox Theatre in Walsenburg
Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted film. We painted over 65,000 frames on over 1,000 canvases. We shot the film with actors, and literally painted over it frame by frame. This is an arduous and time-consuming process. It has taken us 4 years to develop the technique, and it took us over 2 years with a team of over 100 painters working at studios in the Polish cities of Gdansk and Wroclaw, and a studio in Athens to complete the film. 

 

New: Sunday, April 28th, 12:00-3:00 PM: Spring Herb and Wildflower Walk 
Join local naturalist and ethnobotanist Bob Kennemer on Sunday, April 28, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on a gentle guided walk in and around La Veta. We will identify early season flowers along with edible, useful, medicinal, and poisonous wild plants. This is the first in a series of forays and lectures focusing on historical uses of wild plants, mushrooms, and the natural history of the Cuchara Valley and Spanish Peaks region. For more information and to register, email Bob at: bobkennemer@gmail.com 

 

Sunday, May 5th, 7:00-9:00 PM: David Starr & Erik Stucky at the La Veta Mercantile
Americana songwriter David Starr released an evocative new album, South and West, in June 2018. The project draws inspiration from the bountiful songwriting community in Nashville, as well as the beautiful backdrop of the Grand Mesa near his home in Cedaredge, Colorado. Stucky, who began putting pen to paper when he was a junior in high school but really got serious about it about four years ago, writes or co-writes all his songs. “I don’t only write things that necessarily apply to me; I like to get a feeling for whatever is out there and go outside my direct experiences. That is where I get my most creative and relatable songs.”
$15 in advance, $18 day of show

 

Thursday, May 9th, 6:00 PM: Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile sponsored by Bachman & Associates
One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup.
Huerfano Soup is a monthly community-based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. 
A potluck item and a $5 donation makes you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear 3 five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy the best $5 dinner in town with your friends, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations. 

 

Friday, May 10th, 7:00 PM: Smythe & Taylor at the La Veta Mercantile 
Smythe and Taylor are known for their symbiotic harmonies, humorous lyrics and ‘3-D’ brand of guitar playing. They’ve been performing together since 2000 and have 8 CDs between them. They offer an eclectic variety of acoustic music, including contemporary and familiar tunes as well as their award-winning originals. $10 in advance, $18 day of show

 

Thursday, May 16th, 7:00 PM: Board Game Night at the La Veta Mercantile
Join us at the Board Game Night! Drink specials and FREE ICE CREAM!  You might get bored this winter…Fight that boredom and join your neighbors for Adult Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Come down to the La Veta Mercantile the second Thursday of each month and have some fun. Beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES!! Support our local merchants this winter… we all need each other! 

 

Friday, May 17th, 6:00-8:00 PM: Pub Night at the La Veta Mercantile
Come get some Pub Grub, and listen to some very talented musicians known as our beloved Celtic Orphans.  Enjoy some adult beverages, soda, tea and coffee, as well as snackage in a package. Truly incredible artists and it’s FREE!! 

 

Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 PM: History Happenings Salon 
Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Ave. Walsenburg, CO.  The Huerfano County Historical Society invites you to our History Happenings Salon:  a series of presentations and discussions on happenings that affected Huerfano County.  Topic:  Centennial Farms in Huerfano highlighting the newly honored Sporleder Ranch.  Presenters:  members of the Sporleder family 

 

Saturday, May 25th, 5:00-7:00 PM: Opening Reception for Memorial Weekend Show at La Veta Gallery on Main
Featuring Ceramic Artist Lori Hannan & Photographer Russel Austin. Refreshments
served. Show runs thru June 25. www.lavetagalleryonmain.com

 

Saturday, May 25th, 5:00-7:00 PM: Reception at SPACe for the new show “Micro-Macro”
PLUS a collection of original art by the Apishapa Valley Artists. Enjoy delicious snacks, drinks and good company. The show will be on display until June 15. 

 

Saturday, May 25th, 7:00 PM: Pint & A Half at the La Veta Mercantile
Rooted in Salida, CO and Truth or Consequences, NM, and led by songwriter Duke Sheppard and Tami Sheppard, Pint & a Half’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music and expand the group’s larger-than-life sound. Pint & A Half’s sizzling chemistry and talent for personal storytelling simmer during their energetic performances. $12 advance, $15 day of show

 

Sunday, May 26th, 8:30 PM: Cappton Reid at the Dog Bar & Grill
Dancing in the cool night air to kick of what will be an awesome summer at the Dog Bar. 

 

Thursday, May 30th, 7:00-9:00 PM: Open Mic Night at the La Veta Mercantile
Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes…. reserve your space soon, cuz this is a favorite event. Hosted by Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space. 

 

Saturday, June 1st, 6:00 PM: Jaquie Gipson at Deerprint Wine & Bistro
Local Trinidad talent, Gipson incorporates melodic two hand tapping and percussion techniques into traditional fingerstyle playing- a style often referred to as “Touche Guitar” and it is truly a sight to behold!. Check her out here: http://www.jaquiegipson.com/video_page.htm   Ticket info coming soon! 

 

Saturday, June 1st, 7:00-9:00 PM: Cody Sisters at the La Veta Mercantile
Their music falls from the clouds like soft warm rain and in an instant thunders down like a Colorado storm. Audiences are left emotional, inspired, and exhilarated all at the same time. The soft sister harmonies remind the crowd of a simpler, slower time. As the show builds, the award-winning sound of their guitars, mandolins, banjos, and bass will fill the hall such that the audience is swimming in a roaring river of perfect sound. $12 in advance, $15 day of show

New: Sunday, June 2nd, 3:00 PM: The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Membership Party
The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts is having their annual Membership Party on Sunday June 2nd at the Laveta Mercantile at 3:00. It is an English Themed Party. Come check us out and  join the FCPA 

 

Thursday, June 6th, 6:00 PM: Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile sponsored by Bachman & Associates
One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup.
Huerfano Soup is a monthly community-based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. 
A potluck item and a $5 donation makes you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear 3 five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy the best $5 dinner in town with your friends, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations. 

 

New: Thursday, June 6th, 6:00-9:00 PM: Wine & Canvas Class at The Painted Horse Gallery 
Located at 206 Main Street in La Veta.  In this fun-filled, 3 hour class the instructor will take you step by step through creating your own painting while enjoying complimentary wine and snacks. No artistic skills required, just come ready to laugh and paint.  Great for a girls night out, birthday party or date night.  Price for the class is $40. Class size is limited so please reserve your spot by calling 469-744-1082 or emailing gallery@thepaintedhorse.net

 

Friday, June 7th – August 9th: Free Cultural Art Education Classes
The Francisco Fort Museum and the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are delighted to announce FREE cultural art education classes! Classes will be held at the fantastic Francisco Fort Museum in La Veta CO, every Friday afternoon.  For children ages 5-14.  Class size is limited.  (More details later) 

 

Friday, June 7th, 6:00 PM: The Mitguards at Deerprint Wine & Bistro
The Mitguards’ musical style, a hybrid of American roots music that includes folk, country and swing, makes their sound powerful and distinct. Based in Colorado Springs, the band consists of Chris Mitguard on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals and Deb Mitguard on mandolin, accordion and vocals.  Check them out here: www.themitguards.com   Ticket info coming soon! 

 

Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM:  5th Annual La Veta Trails Yard Sale
Location at the La Veta Community Center. The Early Bird Sale will be held on Friday, June 7th, 3:00-5:00. More details will be published at a later date. 

 

Saturday June 8th, 9:00 AM: Huajatolla Heritage Festival 5K. 
Organized by Two Peaks Fitness. Starts at Capps Building, 115 W Francisco in La Veta. Registration $20 each. Proceeds to benefit post Spring Fire flood victims and recovery. All participants receive a t-shirt. Water station and post-run refreshments. Pick up your packet beginning at 8:30. Run begins at 9:00. The 5K is part of the RaBa Cinco series. For information on other runs in this series, see the www.cocorelays.net website.
See www.twopeaksfitness/activities or active.com to register. 

 

Saturday, June 8th, 7:00 PM: Shelley Morningsong Native American Music Award Winner at the La Veta Mercantile
2016 Native American Music Awards “Artist of the Year” Shelley Morningsong (N. Cheyenne/Dutch) has recorded five sensational Native American, Contemporary albums and has emerged as one of New Mexico’s finest Native performers. Morningsong has received three Native American music awards, among other awards and accolades, including Native American Music Awards’ “Record of the Year” for 2011 (Full Circle). With an alto voice that pulls from the depths of her cowboy boots, and songs with lyrics that cut to the heart, Morningsong will appeal to those who enjoy the music of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bonnie Raitt. Morningsong has played guitar since she was a youngster, when she also learned to play the classical flute. Since then she’s mastered the Native flute, on which she performs skillful, heartfelt instrumentals on some of her compositions. This is a fundraiser for the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation. $18 advance $20 day of show 

 

Saturday & Sunday, June 8th & 9th: Huajatolla Heritage Festival 
Huajatolla Heritage Festival is combining efforts with Francisco Fort Museum to hold a celebration honoring Native American and Hispano cultures through art, education and presentation with two days of exciting events.  Music, dance, storytelling, vendors, food.  (Please note change of venue from La Veta Town Park to the museum grounds) 

 

Thursday, June 13th, 6:00 PM: Joe Johnson at Deerprint Wine & Bistro
Mississippi raised, Manitou Springs recording artist, Joe Johnson, combines an unforgettable voice with an uncanny capacity for writing beautiful and moving songs. His south Mississippi drawl and keen intellect deliver authentic stories and music full of soul and spirit. “New West Sound” mixes saloon country and bluegrass gospel with dirty blues rock and lonesome ballads, all while maintaining a steady thread of lyricism and storytelling. Ticket info coming soon! 

 

Thursday, June 13th, 7:00 PM: Family Game Night at the La Veta Mercantile
Join us at Family Game Night! Come down to the La Veta Mercantile and have some beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES with your fearless leader, John Costea.   

 

Saturday, June 15th, 7:00-9:00 PM: Bob Livingston at the La Veta Mercantile
Singer-songwriter BOB LIVINGSTON has never been a traditional Texas country musician living the honky-tonk life even though he’s spent more than his share of time on the roadhouse circuit with some of the most colorful and rambunctious musicians in Texas. As a member of Austin’s legendary Lost Gonzo Band, Livingston toured and recorded with such musical visionaries as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard and many more. Livingston played an integral role in helping to create the music that first earned Austin the designation of “Live Music Capital of the World” and helps explain why he was recently inducted into  “West Texas Walk Of Fame October 2018. $15 in advance; $18 day of show 

Friday & Saturday, June 21st & 22nd: Wine Train Colorado
Fridays and Saturdays June 21 through August 24. Departs Alamosa at 6:00 pm
New for 2019! We are pleased to offer a new weekend evening experience for both residents and guests visiting the San Luis Valley: Wine Train Colorado. Our Wine Train offers first-class seating and traditional white linen rail service and a sampling of Colorado wines. Our chef-inspired menu allows guests to sample both whites and reds with a variety of delectable small plate offerings, ending on a sweet note. Perfect for couples or foursomes and ideally suitable for large parties as well. Guests can keep it casual or dress to a theme! Engage in conversation, walk about our vintage dome and art deco club cars while enjoying jazz music on your two-hour round trip rail journey. 

 

New: Saturaday, June 22nd, 6:00-9:00 PM: Wine & Canvas Class at The Painted Horse Gallery 
Located at 206 Main Street in La Veta.  In this fun-filled, 3 hour class the instructor will take you step by step through creating your own painting while enjoying complimentary wine and snacks. No artistic skills required, just come ready to laugh and paint.  Great for a girls night out, birthday party or date night.  Price for the class is $40. Class size is limited so please reserve your spot by calling 469-744-1082 or emailing gallery@thepaintedhorse.net

 

Saturday, June 22nd, 7:00 PM: Anita Cochran at the La Veta Mercantile
Anita Cochran is an American Country Music and Country Music Awards nominated country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1997, she made her debut on the U.S. country charts that year with the release of her first album Back to You. It produced the hit single “What If I Said,” a duet with country music artist Steve Wariner. The song won “Best Vocal Collaboration” at the TNN/Music City News People’s Choice Awards. Cochran appeared in the movie “The Dukes Of Hazard In Hollywood” starring as Tom Wopat’s love interest. The movie featured 4 of Cochran’s original songs. Known as a multi-instrumentalist and a female lead guitar player, Gibson Guitar presented her with “Best Female Guitar Player” award. Opening musician Tom Munch. $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Sponsored by Code of the West, Pueblo Spradley Auto Network, and Rocky Mountain Coors Distributing Company. 

 

New: Wednesday-Saturday, June 26th-29th: Spanish Peaks Rodeo Bible Camp
Held at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds in Trinidad. Ages 8 to 18 as of June 1st. Call Loren (719) 989-1045 Sandy (719) 989-8756 sprbc@yahoo.com

Thursday, June 27th, 7:00 PM: Open Mic Night at the La Veta Mercantile
Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes….reserve your space soon, cuz this is a favorite event. Hosted by Ken Saydak. FREE!   

 

New: Thursday-Saturday, June 27th- 29th, 7:00 PM: Brits, Half Brits and Nitwits at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts
La Veta’s own cast of Brits, Half Brits and Nitwits will have you “wetting your knickers” with two classic episodes from the 1970’s British comedy Fawlty Towers:  “Waldorf Salad” and “Communication Problems” Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Visitwww.LaVetaTheaterWeb.Org for ticket information.  “Like” Francisco Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook 

 

Friday, June 28th, 5:00-7:00 PM: Opening Reception for Lorraine Watry’s Watercolors show at La Veta Gallery on Main
Refreshments Served. Show runs thru July 23. www.lavetagalleryonmain.com

 

Friday, June 28th, 6:00 PM: Susan Gibson at Deerprint Wine & Bistro:CMA award winning singer/ songwriter Susan Gibson returns to La Veta! Susan is a respected performer and writer with one of the top-selling country songs of all time under her belt – she wrote “Wide Open Spaces” the song the Dixie Chicks covered on their Grammy award winning album of the same name. Ticket information coming soon! 

 

Saturday, June 29th, 7:00 PM: 2nd Annual Cuchara Mountain Park Fundraiser “Life is a Cabaret” at the La Veta Mercantile 
The show will feature a Beatles Medley (with Audience Sing-along), light jazz, Broadway, operetta, comedy, and more!  Music by The Andy Hackbarth Band, Corrie Donovan, soprano Jennifer Carr, pianist, and other special guests. This year Andy is bringing his whole band down from Denver to entertain us! The Andy Hackbarth Band is composed of 5 musicians – Guitarists, String Bass, Violinist, and Drummer who have been playing and touring together with Andy for several years. VIP Event: Cuchara Mountain Park Supporter’s Reception -Cost: $50 per ticket. Includes pre-concert reception with the performers, light appetizers with a glass of wine or beer, and reserved seating in the first several rows. Start time: 6:15 pm.Proceeds to benefit the Cuchara Mountain Park in Huerfano County. 

Sunday, June 30th, 11:00 AM: La Veta Pride Parade
We’ll meet at the Library at 11:00 on Sunday June 30th and march  to the park. We will march on the sidewalks down Main St. to Ryus and into the park. 

 

New: Sunday, June 30th, 2:00 PM: Brits, Half Brits and Nitwits at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts
La Veta’s own cast of Brits, Half Brits and Nitwits will have you “wetting your knickers” with two classic episodes from the 1970’s British comedy Fawlty Towers:  “Waldorf Salad” and “Communication Problems” Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Visitwww.LaVetaTheaterWeb.Org for ticket information.  “Like” Francisco Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook 

 

This calendar is updated once monthly, to receive the most recent list of events every week or if you have additional events you would like to see on the calendar, please email Val@BachmanAndAssociates.com
with event information. Thank you! 
 

Updated:
April 22, 2019