This Month's Main Events

St. Patrick's Day Festivities
Tuesday, March 17, all day
$4 Guiness pints, $5 leprechaun balls & specials on shots all day & night! Live music in the afternoon and early evening.
O'Brien's Pub & Grill

Women's Club of Ouray County presents Local Birding Expert Sue Hirschman
Tuesday, March 17, 12:00 PM
Birder and black swift expert, Sue Hirschman presents during the monthly Women's Club meeting.
Ouray Community Center, San Juan Room

Community Round Table: Ouray Transportation Discussion
Wednesday, March 18, 8:00 AM
The Ouray Community Development Committee (CDC) invites you to the March Community Round Table (CRT) discussion regarding transportation needs within Ouray, Ridgway, and all of Ouray County. CDC feels this topic is of interest to Ouray County businesses due to the lack of local employees available to staff area businesses. Topics of discussion will include, but not limited to:Possible expansion of existing transportation options; creating additional means of small scale mass transit, i.e. vanpools, carpooling, etc.; benefits of increased transportation to local businesses and overall commerce. Business and community members are welcome. Coffee & pastries will be served. Ouray Community Center, San Juan Room

Pet Adoption Day at Citizen's State Bank, Ridgway Office
Wednesday, March 18, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Stop by and meet adoptable pets from the Second Chance Humane Soceity. Refreshments will be served and pet gift baskets provided to those who adopt at the event.
Citizen's State Bank, Ridgway Branch

Taco Bar Lunch
Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 PM
Neighbor to neighbor lunch. Call 970-325-4586 for more information.
St. John's Episcopal Church

Ballet 422
Wednedsay, March 18, 7:30 PM
Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year old
choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company's 422nd original piece while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. $7 tickets.
Wright Opera House

Wine and Whisker's Opening Night Mixer
Thursday, March 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Silent auction, dance, fashion cabaret, cash bar, appetizers and more at the annual fundraising event for Second Chance Humane Society. $20 at the door.
Ouray County 4-H Event Center, Ridgway

Pet Adoption Day at Citizen's State Bank of Ouray
Friday, March 20, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Stop by and meet adoptable pets from the Second Chance Humane Society. Refreshments will be served and pet gift baskets provided to those who adopt at the event.
Citizen's State Bank, Ouray Main Office

Library at the Wright: Mockinjay, Part 1
Friday, March 20, 7:00 PM
Film screening for ages 13 and older (or with parent or guardian).
Wright Opera House

Comedy Sports & Shorts
Friday, March 20, 7:00 PM
The Ridgway High School Theater Department presents two nights with the high school improv troupe competing in a comedy sports format.
Ridgway Secondary School Commons Theater

Wine & Whiskers: Gala Event
Saturday, March 21, 5:30 - 11:30 PM
The eighth annual benefit for the Second Chance Humane Society. Food, drink, live and silent auctions, and the famous fashion-and-dance show. Event concludes with a dance party.
Ouray County 4-H Event Center, Ridgway

Comedy Sports & Shorts
Saturday, March 21, 7:00 PM
The Ridgway High School Theater Department presents two nights with the high school improv troupe competing in a comedy sports format.
Ridgway Secondary School Commons Theater

Sherb Sunday Cinema: Pump
Sunday, March 22, 7 PM
Michael Brody of the Crested Butte Film Festival writes, “This has got to be the all-time love/hate relationship. Gas. Petrol. Fossil fuels. There's nothing better than filling up the tank, heading south out of town and going exactly anywhere you want in your car or truck. It's the American Dream, our birthright. Something we successfully achieved on our sixteenth birthday and will gladly do until the day we die. And yet, what is the cost? Polluted streams and water tables, and oil spills. The deaths of so many young men and women. All for us and birthright - and the incredible profits for those who supply it to us. Oil. Texas T. Just like the Beverly Hillbillies.So let's learn a little more about the industry and see if we like the stranglehold it has on us. A new film, PUMP, will do exactly that."
Sherbino Theater, Ridgway

Free Cholesterol and Glucose Screening
Tuesday, March 24, all day
Please call for appointment: 970-325-4616
Ouray Public Library

Superior Alarm Security Presentation for Businesses
Wednesday, March 25, 9 AM
Ouray Community Center

"The Homesman" Film at the Wright
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant
Wright Opera House

Sherb Talk: Jim Donini, “First Ascents in the World’s Greater Ranges”
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM
Climber Jim Donini will present a slide presentation of his four decade pursuit of first ascents in the world’s greater ranges and a special emphasis on the key partnerships that made it all possible. Donini began climbing in 1966 in the Tetons after a three-year stint with the US Army Special Forces. His career has continued by pioneering hard alpine climbing in Patagonia, Alaska, the Karakoram Himalaya, China, Peru, Venezuela and Antarctica. Having climbed on all seven continents, Jim has chosen to live in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, with a yearly pilgrimage to Chilean Patagonia where he continues to explore the pristine wilderness of the Aysen region. Doors and cash bar are at 7:00pm and the lecture will begin at 7:30pm. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door with free entry for individuals who work for Ouray Mountain Rescue.
Sherbino Theater, Ridgway

Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore in Concert
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 PM
The Sherbino Theater is excited to announce the return of Grammy- Award winner, Mollie O’Brien, along with her husband Rich Moore, to play The Sherbino Theater on Thursday, March 26th. Music will start at 7:30 pm on the night of the 26th with local musician, David Sneed, opening. Tickets are $15 in advance and are available for sale at Cimmarron Books and Coffee in Ridgway until March 25th. Ticket price will increase to $20 the day of the event, and can be purchased at The Sherbino Theater when doors open at 7:00pm.
Sherbino Theater, Ridgway

"Like Sunday, Like Rain" Film
Wednesday, April 1, 7 PM
Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy and all around genius Reggie, lives a solitary, bookish life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job. Fate winds her lovely fingers around these two lives to unexpectedly place the inexperienced Eleanor as the new au pair for a skeptical Reggie and the music in their hearts and souls intertwines to create this beautiful story about discovery and acceptance.
Wright Opera House

Open Bard Poetry Reading with Michelle Battiste
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 PM
Sherbino Theater, Ridgway

Open Improv at the Sherbino
Monday, April 6, 7:00 PM
Sherbino Theater, Ridgway

Austin Piazzolla Quintet: An Evening of the Music of Argentina and Tango
Friday, April 11, 7:30 PM
Western Colorado debut for the Austin Piazzolla Quintent. $15.
Wright Opera House

"How the San Juan Peaks Got their Names"
Thursday, April 16, 10:00 AM
Opening day for the Ouray County Historical Society Museum and their summer exhibition.
Ouray Historical Society

Ridgway Loves the Sherbino: Adult Prom
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Fundraiser for the Sherb.
Sherbino Theater, Ridgway

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