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Weehawken Offers Summer Full Of Fun & Learning

Check Out All the GREAT Upcoming Classes and Events from Weehawken in Ridgway and Montrose! 

For More Info, go to weehawkenarts.org or call (970) 318-0150. Many classes offer multiple child/multi session discounts, and many have scholarships available!

May 27: Master Guitar Class for All Levels with New West Guitar Group at Wright Opera House

June 2: Michael McCullough's 6th Annual Amatuer Sculpting Contest in Ridgway- ages 7 and up

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Spring 2018 Youth Volunteer Fair at Ridgway Secondary School

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the Ridgway Secondary School is hosting its second Youth Volunteer Fair to connect middle and high school students to nonprofits from around the community. This one-hour event from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. is a great opportunity for nonprofits to share information about your nonprofit and volunteer needs.

Not only do students make enthusiastic volunteers, engaging them in your nonprofit activities can spread your message further through their families and friends. As this article, 5 Tips for Recruiting Young Volunteers, points out: "No matter what your volunteering program does, there are ways to incorporate young people into it and benefit from their energy, ideas and skills." (Click on the article title to read more.)

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Foodies Relish Fare At Ridgway’s Outdoor Events

When you think of festival food, what comes to mind? If grease and oil as well as over-salted and sugary foods popped into your head, you obviously haven’t been eating at the summer festivals and concerts in Ridgway, which feature fresh, healthy eats as well as hearty meals.

Probably the most popular and frequent local festival vendor is Melry’s Lunchbox, with delicious food served by Melissa and Ryan Bailey. They were hired for the Love Your Valley Festival in May, RAT (Ridgway Area Trails) Fest! In June, and Ridgway Summer Concert Series in July, all in Hartwell Park. They were also serving at the Ridgway RiverFest in Rollans Park this past June and the June before, plus they opened up a restaurant on Sherman Street this past spring.

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Fall 2017 Youth Volunteer Fair

Volunteer and community service are often requirements for scholarships, college entrance and other goals of students. In fact, National Honor Society members are required to volunteer 10 hours per semester. However, it can be difficult or confusing for youth to know which nonprofits need volunteers and how and when to volunteer.

Meanwhile, nonprofits have a regular need for volunteers at annual events and other activities, that can be challenging to fill in small communities. Nonprofit staff is not always prepared to offer a volunteer assignment when asked spontaneously by a young person. But, with planning and the right opportunity, nonprofits and youth volunteers can find ways to benefit each other with great experiences that help the whole community.

As a service to local students and nonprofits, the Ridgway Secondary School will host a youth volunteer fair from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the cafeteria at 1200 Green Street, Ridgway.

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Annual Events

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Annual Events

Ridgway hosts a wide range of events through out each year

Ridgway has a unique collection of community events throughout the year. Below are some of the major annual events on the calendar in the Ridgway area, along with links to our partners for additional events and information. Looking for arts and entertainment? Check out the Alpenglow Arts Alliance for upcoming events

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  • Thursday – Sunday, October 11 – 13, 2019

    Ouray County Railroad Days
  • Friday – Sunday, October 11 – 13, 2019

    Ridgway Western Heritage Society

    Ridgway Old West Fest
  • Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019

    Ridgway Spirit Fest
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019

    11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Firkin Fest West
  • October 2019 (dates not announced yet)

    Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

    "Paint in the Park" Plein Air Event
  • October 2019 – March 2020

    Open Bard Poetry Series, Sherbino Theater
  • November 2019 (dates not announced yet)

    Sherbino Theater

    Ridgway Creative District Film Festival
  • November 2019 (dates not announced yet)

    Ouray County Nonprofit Holiday Bazaar & Gift Sale
  • November 2019 (dates not announced yet)

    Santa Paws, 4H Event Center Ridgway

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2019 Career Experience Fair For Ridgway Businesses And Students

2019 Career Experience Fair For Ridgway Businesses And Students

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE & TIME OF THE FAIR.

On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Ridgway Secondary School is hosting a Career Experience Fair to connect middle and high school students to nonprofit volunteer opportunities and to introduce high school students to part-time work opportunities in our community.

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Ridgway Old West Fest Plans Take Shape

Ridgway Old West Fest Plans Take Shape

Plans are well underway for the first Ridgway Old West Fest to be held October 11-13, 2019 in Ridgway, Colorado.  The festival, which will become an annual event, is intended to highlight the town's film, ranching and railroad heritage and to celebrate all things Western.

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Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Volunteer and community service are often requirements for scholarships, college entrance and other goals of students. In fact, National Honor Society members are required to volunteer 10 hours per semester. However, it can be difficult or confusing for youth to know which nonprofits need volunteers and how and when to volunteer.

Read more

Come Out & See What's Happening on Ridgway First Fridays

Come Out & See What's Happening on Ridgway First Fridays

Deals, Demos, Art, Treats, Fun & Frolic!
Fridays: July 6, August 3, September 7
5 – 9 p.m.

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Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).

P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
970.626.5181
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