Weekend Best Bets For November 5-7
Plus holiday bonus items for November and December to help plan ahead
Friday, Nov. 5
Manassa One-Stop Holiday Shop
The 4th Annual One-Stop Holiday Shop in Manassa will have home decor, handmade crafts, and jewelry on display at the Manassa Opera House, 139 N. 4th St. in the town of Manassa. The holiday shop is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Fifth Annual Rio Reels Film Festival
Here’s a worthy cause to benefit the overall health of the Rio Grande Basin. The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project is hosting its fifth annual Rio Reels Film Festival on Friday at 7 p.m. The event will be held virtually, showcasing various river-themed short films. This year’s films highlight the ways rivers sustain us, focusing on the perspectives of ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, and river adventurers. Admission to the event includes access to the online silent auction and door prizes until Sunday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. The silent auction features outdoor gear, vacation getaways, local art and foods, and much more. Tickets are $10 and are available at https://qudio.com/event/rioreels2021/register. Funds raised during Rio Reels will support river restoration and diversion rehabilitation projects along the Rio Grande and Conejos River, like the work shown here on the Consolidated Ditch near Monte Vista.
Saturday, Nov. 6
Spud Bowl at Adams State
The annual Spud Bowl football game at Adams State pits the Grizzlies against Fort Lewis. The Spud Bowl pays tribute to the San Luis Valley’s potato industry. The game also is Senior Day at Adams State and the annual Musket Game rivalry between the two schools. Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Rex Field.
POSTPONED / Concert for Cancer Relief
The 9th Annual Concert for Cancer Relief has been postponed due to COVID concerns. All purchased tickets are valid for the rescheduled date which is still to be determined. The annual concert benefits the San Luis Valley Cancer Relief Fund established in 2006. Since then the organization has distributed more than $170,000 to cancer patients in the San Luis Valley. To learn more visit https://www.slvcrf.org/.
November look ahead:
Creede Chocolate Festival
The Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving is the annual Creede Chocolate Festival. It happens over two days, Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event showcases samples of chocolate specialties created by local business owners and individuals. Eating your way around Creede will be easy – but casting your vote for the People’s Choice Award can be challenging!
December look ahead:
Celebration of Lights
The city of Alamosa set Friday, Dec. 3, for its annual Celebration of Lights. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Alamosa City Hall with the Adams State Brass Quartet and Clarinet Duo. At 6:30 p.m. will be the Illumination of City Hall followed by a Walk to Santa. Always good to plan ahead.
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