7 things to do this weekend – Mountain Mail Newspaper

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Alive On Fridays from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center, 8913 W. U.S. 50, between Salida and Poncha Springs, kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with old-fashioned fun and games like a three-legged race, corn hole, ring toss, fireworks tag and a water balloon toss. Visitors can also enjoy watermelon and lemonade under the shade of the 150-year old willow trees. From noon-4 p.m. guided tours of the historic site are offered for $5 per person.

At 7 p.m. Red Dirt Showcase features Byron White of the Damn Quails and Tanner Fenoglio performing Americana music at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show at the SteamPlant box office. Online tickets are available at salidasteamplant.com. Prior to the show Old Mose will perform an acoustic set from 6-7 p.m. in the SteamPlants Paquette Gallery.

Rapids & Grass Beer Festival features live music by Caribou Mountain Collective and Rapidgrass from 6-10 p.m. at South Main Town Square in Buena Vista. For information and tickets visit rgfest.com. The festival continues from 2-10 p.m. Saturday with live music and beer tasting and at 10 a.m. Sunday with a rafting trip.

At 7 p.m. Buena Vista Heritage presents a Mount Olivet Cemetery tour, 257 S. Rodeo Road. Costumed characters from Buena Vistas past, including Alsina Dearheimer, Mother of Buena Vista, are featured in the tour through the old section of the cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger.

Saturday

From 7 a.m.-5 p.m. the Buena Vista Event Cooperative Car Show features more than 100 cars of all makes, models and years displayed on East Main Street. Musical entertainment will be provided by Crestones Blue Rooster.

The Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center, 8913 W. U.S. 50, between Salida and Poncha Springs, is open for guided tours of the site from 2-4 p.m. with live music, pie, relaxing under the historic willow trees and visiting the animals. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.

Sunday

Steven Sarns will speak on Artificial Intelligence and You, describing the history and future of AI, from 10 a.m.-noon at Salida Community Center, 305 F St. Presented by Central Colorado Humanists as part of its Sunday Science series, the talk and discussion following are free and open to the public.

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