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Sunday, February 24th, 2:00 PM: Climate Change Discussion at the La Veta Library

Dr Dave Westmoreland PHD, and other scientists from the Air Force Academy will facilitate a discussion on climate change.


Thursday, February 28th, 2:00 PM: Book Discussion at the La Veta Library

A moderated book discussion of “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver.  The book is the story of a young woman from Appalachia that makes a starting natural discovery that gains interest from scientists, religious leaders and the media that changes her life and the community forever.


New: Thursday, February 28th, 7:00 PM: Public Information Meeting –  Potential Flooding at La Veta Community Center

It has been determined that portions of the Town of La Veta have a high potential for flash flooding due to the Spring Fire disaster. The Town of La Veta will be holding the second in a series of public meetings to provide updates and additional information on the possible flooding and to respond to questions. Anyone living in the Cucharas River or Middle Creek area, or downtown La Veta area need to attend this meeting. The meeting will be held on February 28th, 2019 at 7:00pm at the La Veta Community Center, 131 E. Ryus Ave. La Veta, CO.


Friday, March 1st, 7:00 PM: The Rifters at La Veta Mercantile
Advance tickets: $15. At the door: $20
Join us for an evening of music with one of La Veta’s favorite bands.

New: March 2nd, 2:00 PM: Free the Monkey Consignment Pop Up Pre-Sale at the La Veta Mercantile

Pay a $5 entrance fee and get first pick of the fabulous sale items! Cash or check only! Free the Monkey Consignment for a spectacular Pop-Up Sale featuring Mens & Womens Clothing, Housewares, Home Decor and More! CASH or CHECK ONLY please. Victims of the Spring Fire and families in need, please private message us for an extra special shopping experience! A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit the Celtic Peak International Music Festival.

Saturday, March 2nd, 5:30-8:30 PM: Mardi Gras Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction at Mission Deli Mesa Bar.
Sponsored by he La Veta Oktoberfest.  Tasting tickets for delicious red, green or “mysterie”  chili, just $7 per person and kids are free.  Join us for this crowd pleasing  fundraiser for the year’s favorite event and support scholarships and local aid to the needy!  We are also still accepting entries for our chili chefs. Great prizes and bragging rights for all 3 chili types  Stop by La Veta Public Library before February 28th  to sign up or call Mitzi at 719-742-5278.

New: March 3rd, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM: Free the Monkey Consignment Pop Up Sale at the La Veta Mercantile
No entrance fee. Cash or check only! Free the Monkey Consignment for a spectacular Pop-Up Sale featuring Mens & Womens Clothing, Housewares, Home Decor and More! CASH or CHECK ONLY please. Victims of the Spring Fire and families in need, please private message us for an extra special shopping experience! A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit the Celtic Peak International Music Festival.


Tuesday, March 5th: Ruth’s Strong Woman Workout at the La Veta Yoga Studio
Next 4 week/8 class series of Ruth’s Strong Woman Workout. Yoga stretch, light hand weights and core strength exercises – based on Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s workout. Come and join our fun group and get stronger. Call Ruth on 415 233 2632 or email easeintopeace@aol.com for more information and to reserve your space.


Wednesday, March 6th 2:00 PM: Movie Matinee at the La Veta Library
“Made in Dagenham” starring Sally Hawkings is based on a true story of an ordinary woman who fight for equal rights and achieves an extraordinary change for her community.  


New: Wednesday, March 6th, 5:30 PM: Flood Preparedness Meeting at the Fox Theatre

A community Flood Preparedness meeting for Walsenburg will be held on March 6, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Fox Theater. The meeting is open to the public and everyone in Walsenburg is encouraged to attend. County and City officials will be presenting invaluable information to increase awareness of the potential impact of flooding here in Walsenburg.


Wednesday, March 6th, 6:30 PM: Spanish Peaks Library District Trivia Night at The Crafty Canary
Gather a team and join your favorite librarians for a night of trivia. What to expect: Six rounds – 10 questions each round. Each round has a topical theme. Each question is worth one point. Teams are allowed up to six members. Questions are read aloud and teams write down the answers, turning answers in at the end of each round. The team with the most points after six rounds is the winner. Use of cell phone/tablets/devices is forbidden. There is NO CHARGE to participate in trivia. Food & Drink are available for purchase. For more information call 719-738-2774


Thursday, March 7th, 2:00 PM: Sam Law at the La Veta Library
Sam Law will introduce Tom Freidman’s book “Thank you for Being Late”   and will especially concentrate on his observations regarding Mother Earth and his astonishing findings about climate change.


Thursday, March 7th, 5:00 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.


Saturday, March 9th, 7:00 PM:  Tri-City Tri featuring Ken Saydak
$15 advance. $20 at the door
Originally from Washington D.C., harmonica player/vocalist Al Chesis has been a perennial presence on the Denver and Colorado blues scene since the 1980s. As founder and bandleader of the highly-awarded Delta Sonics (voted best blues band by the readers of Colorado’s premier entertainment magazine, Westword, for six consecutive years). A New York City native, guitarist/vocalist Bob Pellegrino has been a mainstay in Colorado blues for over twenty years. As a member of the Delta Sonics, Bob is a two-time choice of the Colorado Blues Society for best slide guitarist. Ken Saydak, who moved to La Veta from Chicago, Illinois, has enjoyed a more than forty-year career as a musician, writer, vocalist, and producer. Ken is the pianist, organist, and accordionist on over sixty albums by national and international artists.


Sunday, March 10th, 2:00 PM: History Happenings Salon
La Veta Library, 310 S. Main St., La Veta. 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:  Colorado’s First Commune?  The German Colony in Custer County.  Presenter:  David Steffan, M.A.,  University of Denver,  local historian


Monday, March 11th, 2:00 PM: “From Paris to Pittsburgh” at the La Veta Library
The amazing documentary “From Paris to Pittsburgh” about how people across the country are developing solutions to deal with climate change since America’s exit from the Paris Climate Agreement.  Not to be missed!


Thursday, March 14th, 6:00 PM: Family Game Night at La Veta Mercantile
Family game nights with drink specials and free ice cream. Cabin fever?  Come join your neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Come down to the La Veta Mercantile the second Thursday of each month through April, and have some fun. Beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES!! Support our local merchants this winter… we all need each other!  This event is FREE


Friday, March 15th, 6:00 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


Saturday, March 16th, 5:00-7:00 PM: Reception at SPACe for the new show “Art Inspired by the Masters”  
Enjoy delicious snacks, drinks and good company. The show will be on display until April 6.


Saturday, March 16th, 5:00-8:00 PM: 3rd Annual La Veta Trails St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Game
Mission Deli Mesa, Dance Hall 124 N. Main, La Veta, Colorado 81055 Schedule: Music by the Celtic Orphans from 5-6pm. Bingo with Prizes 6-8pm. Food from special menu and Beverage for purchase from Mission Deli


Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 PM: Spanish Peaks Library District Trivia Night at The Crafty Canary

Gather a team and join your favorite librarians for a night of trivia. What to expect: Six rounds – 10 questions each round. Each round has a topical theme. Each question is worth one point. Teams are allowed up to six members. Questions are read aloud and teams write down the answers, turning answers in at the end of each round. The team with the most points after six rounds is the winner. Use of cell phone/tablets/devices is forbidden. There is NO CHARGE to participate in trivia. Food & Drink are available for purchase. For more information call 719-738-2774


Thursday, March 21st, 6:00 PM: Movie Night at the La Veta Mercantile
FREE! Wear your PJ’s and bring a blanket and watch a movie on the big screen. La Veta Mercantile will be hosting FREE movie night the third Thursday of the winter months. Kid friendly. Yummy free popcorn and the usual beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.Watch our Facebook page for announcement of the movie selection the week prior.


Thursday, March 28th, 6:00 PM: Open Mic Night at the La Veta Mercantile
FREE! 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 world famous blues musician Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space. 719-742-3387


Friday, March 29th, 7:00 PM: hONEyhoUSe at the La Veta Mercantile

“hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music. $15 in advance, $20 day of show



Saturday, March 30th, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM: Tapping into your body’s wisdom; Many paths to wellness at the La Veta Mercantile
Free event! A wide variety of practitioners and experts promoting many different options to promote optimal health.  Mini presentations throughout the day along with products for sale and mini treatments.  Contact sandy@dolak.biz for more information.


Saturday, March 30th, 8:00-10:00 PM: Stand-up Comedy: Mike Stanley at the Fox Theatre in Walsenburg
Originally hailing from Motown, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the windy city of Chicago, Mike regularly tours, both domestically and internationally. Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity to catch the man in action – this high level of killer stand-up is too remarkable to sit out.


Thursday, April 4th, 5:00 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.


Saturday, April 6th, 7:00 PM: John Fullbright at the La Veta Mercantile
Fullbright possesses a keen ear for memorable melody and a unique approach to harmony, moving through chord progressions far outside the expected confines of traditional folk or Americana. His performances are stark and direct, a deliberate approach meant to deliver the songs in their purest and most honest form.
Tickets $18 advance, $20 day of show


Wednesday, April 10th, 4:30-6:00 PM: Reception at SPACe for the La Veta Schools Student Art Show

The show will be on display until April 20.


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.


Thursday, May 2nd, 5:00 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.


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: 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.


Thursday, June 6th, 5:00 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.


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)


New: Saturday, June 1st, 6:00 PM: Jaquie Gibson at Deerprint Wine & Bistro
Local Trinidad talent, Gibson 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!


New: 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 & 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)


New: 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!


Saturday, June 29th, 7:00 PM: From Bach to Beethoven II with the Beatles Added at La Veta Mercantile
An amazing second concert to benefit the Cuchara Mountain Park.  Join local Andy Hackbarth and his entire band, soprano, Carrie Donovan, Matt Ohmes and director/inspiration Jennifer Carr for an evening of great music and fun.  Last August’s concert was great, this one will be even greater!


New: 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: Wednesday, July 3rd, 6:00 PM: Rex Emerson and Darrin Kobetich at Deerprint Wine & Bistro
Two members of our favorite “Skunk Grass” band, Boxcar Bandits, will be performing new solo and collaborative material. Between these two we will be entertained with Bluegrass, Swing, Country, Eastern, and Rock.  ticket info coming soon!


Thursday, July 4th, 11:00 AM: Annual Cuchara 4th of July Parade in Cuchara.
Street dance, barbecue, kids games. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. The Parade starts at 11:00 am.  


Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th: Spanish Peaks Music Festival
Cody Johnson: After landing two releases in the Top 10 of Billboard’s country albums chart on his own CoJo label and selling 74,000 tickets for a single show, to earn recognition as the only unsigned artist in history to sell out NRG Stadium at RodeoHouston, one of Texas’ most-sought-after talents finally agreed to sign with a major label. Warner Music Nashville won a Music Row sweepstakes and enticed Johnson – who’d turned down several majors before – to join the team and take a shot at turning a concert success story into one with multimedia, national hit-making cred. Johnson’s passionate, rowdy concerts have already drawn comparisons to Garth Brooks, and the music from his previous albums – inspired by ‘90s country foundations, but built for the 21st century – has made him a familiar presence on Texas and Oklahoma red-dirt radio.


Saturday and Sunday, July 6th & 7th: Art in the Park
Sponsored by SPACe. Call 719 742-3074 or email spanishpeaksarts@gmail.com for information.



Saturday, July 6th, 10:00 AM: Independence Day Parade in La Veta
Parade on Main Street. Floats by Individuals, organizations, agencies, civic, church, and school groups are welcome. Email paradelaveta@gmail.com if you would like to participate in the parade. Always the Saturday closest to the 4th of July. Organized by the La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce.


New: Friday, July 19th, 6:00PM: Jackson Emmer at Deerprint Wine & Bistro
Carbondale, CO and Lost Honey Records recording artist, Emmer combines an authentic country spirit with an honest modern prospective. Emmer is stopping in La Veta while touring nationally in support of his 2018 album release “Jukebox”.  Check him out here:https://jacksonemmer.com/ Ticket info coming soon!


Saturday July 20th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Francisco Fort Day!
Celebrate La Veta’s origins on the grounds of Francisco Fort Plaza. The day begins with a pancake breakfast fundraiser followed by a full day of music, performances, presentations, and family fun. Food vendors plus arts and crafts. Our campus includes an 1862 adobe fort, two blacksmith shops, a mining exhibit. An 1876 one room school house and more! Admission is free. 306 South Main St. in La Veta. For more information check out our website at www.franciscofort.org or call 719-742-5501.


Saturday, August 3rd: The Dog Days of Cuchara
Street party and parade in Cuchara. More information coming soon.


Saturday, August 10th: Stonewall Century Ride.
Ride the Highway of Legends (Colorado State Highway 12) 102 miles from La Veta to Segundo and back. Or turn around at any time! This is an annual fundraiser for the La Veta and Stonewall Fire Protection Districts.


Saturday, December 7th. 5:00-8:00 PM: La Veta Annual Holiday Arts Fundraiser
Stroll La Veta galleries and shops enjoying delicious food and beverages while supporting our community arts programs. Save the date and stay tuned for the details.

 

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:
February 25th, 2018