Huerfano County Events & Activities

Courtesy of our friends at Bachman & Associates Real Estate

Workout Classes Resume at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S. Main Street in La Veta

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:45 AM: Power Fitness, workout includes a mixture of cardio, light boxing, and weight lifting. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 PM: Evening spin bike classes. Classes are free for SilverSneakers and gym members; $5.00 daily fee for others. For more information, call 719-742-3555.

Beginning T’ai Chi Classes

September through May. Led by Peggy Zehring at LVSA starting on Saturday, October 26th and continuing for a month.

Huerfano Communication Coalition

Held at noon on the first Thursday of every month. Located at the Spanish Peaks ambulance building in Walsenburg. Meetings are held September through May.

Huerfano Youth Sports Leagues Seeks Volunteers

Two Peaks Fitness in La Veta has recently formed a basketball league for our youth. Update: Ages Pre-K through 6th grade. We are currently seeking volunteer coaches and team sponsors for our quickly approaching basketball season starting later in December! Other youth leagues to follow. Please contact Nicole Sudderth at (303) 944-7319 for further information for your child and coaching!

Class schedule changes at Two Peaks Fitness

Senior Pilates/Fresh Start –adding a third day each week to the popular Senior Pilates class. Now every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 am, at the La Veta Community Center, 131 W Ryus

Indoor Walking in Place – new class every Saturday at 8:30 am at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main

Spin Bike – now on Sundays as well as every other day of the week! Monday-Saturday 7:30 am; Sunday 8 am at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main

Sock for the Soul Sock Drive – Now thru February 17th

Sangre de Cristo Hospice is collecting new socks. Donations will benefit local patients, veterans, firefighters, youth and those in need. Please call 719-846-3060 for more information; and thank you! Please drop off new socks at these locations:
Sangre de Cristo Hospice – 809 Main Street Suite #3. Walsenburg, CO 81089
First Choice Market – 801 Walsen Ave #901, Walsenburg, CO 81089
The Green Elephant – 106 W 6th St, Walsenburg, CO 81089
Charlie’s Market – 214 S Main St, La Veta, CO 81055
Spanish Peaks Catholic Community Churches – Walsenburg, Gardner, La Veta and Aguilar
Fishers Peak Community Church – 10377 Santa Fe Trail, Trinidad, CO 81082 (Sunday 9-12:30 only)

Thursday, February 13th, 7:00 PM: Family Game Night at the La Veta Mercantile

Come join your friends and neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES! FREE! Facebook Event Page:

Thursday, February 13th: Movie Matinee at The La Veta Library

The La Veta Library movie matinee for the month of February will held on 13th and feature “Only the Brave” starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. It is based on the inspiring true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, local Arizona firefighters who, through hope and determination, became of one of the most elite teams in the nation.  In light of our Spring Fire and the threat that always remains, this is a powerful, timely and unforgettable story of sacrifice and courage.  You won’t want to miss this fine film brought to you by the Friends of La Veta Library with free popcorn!

February 14th-15th, 6:30 PM & February 16th, 1:30 PM: FCPA Show Choir’s Free Westward Ho! Concert at The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts

FCPA invites all to attend. Tickets for the show are not necessary. No reservations ~ free seating is first come, first serve only. Donations to help support the choir will be gleefully accepted. Times indicated are when doors open. Show starts 30 minutes after doors open.

Friday, February 14th, 6:00 PM: Valentine’s Day Potluck, Dance & Karaoke at Cuchara Mountain Mercantile

Bring a dish and BYOB. Enjoy the company of your friends and neighbors on the Mountain. For more information call 303-419-0694.

Saturday, February 15th, 5:00-7:00 pm: SPACe Members Show Reception at SPACe

Or visit the SPACe Gallery Tues., Thurs., or Sat., 11 – 2 pm to see this art show of SPACe members’ works. Visit with the artists. Refreshments are provided at the reception. No admission fee. All artwork is for sale.

Wednesday, February 19th – Sunday, February 22, 10 – 6 PM: Free The Monkey Pop-Up Consignment Sale at the La Veta Mercantile

La Veta Mercantile welcomes Free the Monkey Consignment for another spectacular Pop-Up Sale featuring men’s and women’s clothing, housewares, home decor, and more! PRE-SALE: Monday, February 18, 4 pm. Pay a `$5 entrance fee and get first pick of the fabulous sale items! CASH or CHECK ONLY, please. A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival. Facebook Event Link:

Friday, February 21st 7:00 PM: The River Arkansas Trio at Deerprint Wine

Enjoy an intimate show with The River Arkansas Trio.  Mike Clark returns with bassist Macon Terry and pianist Ben Gallagher of The River Arkansas in what is sure to be a high energy show!  A Free Deerprint pint glass will be given to each ticket holder.  Limited menu available for light bites. Tickets: $20 can be purchased through our Facebook at or .

Tuesday, February 25th, 5:00 PM: Fat Tuesday Feast & Mardi Gras Celebration at the La Veta Mercantile

As the guests dined, the music played…Come join the celebration at our Mardi Gras Masquerade! Fat Tuesday Dinner catered by Annalisa, with gumbo and other traditional fare. Music with Ken Saydak, Bo Sewell, and special guest. Event price $25. Facebook Event Page: 

Thursday, February 27th, 7:00 PM: Open Mic Night at the La Veta Mercantile

Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes! Performers, reserve your time by calling (719-742-3387) or sending us a message via Facebook. Hosted by Ken Saydak. FREE!  Facebook Event Page:

Friday, February 28th, 7:00 PM: Eric Elison at the La Veta Mercantile

Eric Elison’s music reflects a growing sense of spirituality and mysticism. Beginning with songs he recorded for his first album Westside Cafe, Sand Creek, and Gallatin Morning, Eric has written other songs that add to what some listeners describe as Mystic Folk. Songs including River of Time, Buffalo Are Coming, Starlit Sky, Came Upon a Clearing, and most recently Coyote Waits, are firmly establishing his reputation for offering something different, that is reflective of the inner-mountain west. Eric has recorded his original Colorado inner- mountain west themed music at Studio X in Nashville with famed producer Tom Manche. His songs, strongly influenced by the artistry of Canadian troubadour Gordon Lightfoot, are sometimes mistaken for Lightfoot’s work. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Learn more:  Get tickets and RSVP: 

Thursday, March 5th, 6:00 PM: Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile

One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup.

Huerfano Soup is a monthly community-based potluck sponsored by Bachman and Associates Real Estate. Through this micro-granting dinner, participants assist a variety of nonprofit projects in Huerfano County.

A potluck item and a $5 donation make 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 evening’s donations.
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Sunday, March 8th, 2:00 PM: La Veta Public Library Presentations

Huerfano County Historical Society, Sunday Salon History Happenings, a series of presentations & discussions on topics that influenced our county:   The Role of Fort Garland in the Civil War, Presenter: Sandy White, military historian. Suggested Donation: $5  

Sunday, March 8th, 5:00 PM: Full Moon Howl and Growl at Cuchara Mountain Park

Co-sponsored by the Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance and Cuchara Mountain Park. Bring a dish and a drink to this potluck along with your snowshoes or XC Skis. Or just hang out in our Day Lodge (aka the Night Lodge) by the fire. Moon lore and more are also on the agenda!

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 PM: HighTime at the La Veta Mercantile

Straight from the heart of Connemara, on the West Coast of Ireland, the extremely talented HighTime will inspire you with their intriguing blend of Irish music and modern folk influences, as they produce a rich and unique sound, and an electric energy on stage. There is no doubt that HighTime’s vibrant music and energy-fueled live performances will leave you enthralled, refreshed and with a piece of Ireland in your hearts. As a fundraiser for the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, the concert will be paired with a traditional Irish banquet. Tickets for dinner and concert are $45 and will go on sale January 20th. Dinner will begin promptly at 5 pm and end at 6:30 pm. Seating for dinner and concert is limited to 75, so get your tickets early!  Concert (only) tickets go on sale March 1st – $20 in advance; $23 day of show. Please call the Mercantile (719) 742-3387, stop by 300 S. Main St, La Veta 81055, or RSVP with Roni at (303) 845-0776 Facebook Event Link:  

Thursday, March 12th, 7:00 PM: Family Game Night at the La Veta Mercantile

Come join your friends and neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES! FREE! Facebook Event Page:

Saturday, March 14, 5:00-7:00 pm Opening Reception for “Spring Break–Art Gone Wild” at the SPACe Gallery in the Park

132 W. Ryus, La Veta. Refreshments are provided and there is no admission fee. Sales of artwork benefits the artists and SPACe. The Gift Shop and Gallery is open Tues. & Thurs., 11 – 2 and Saturdays 10 – 3. Call 719 742-3074 for information or visit the SPACe website.

Thursday, March 19th, 7:00 PM: Ecstatic Dance at the La Veta Mercantile

Come and quiet your inner and outer dialogue and enjoy your own personal exploration of body movement, while listening to some fun rhythms for an awesome experience. Whether you feel moved to have a big dance workout, or an inward journey, there is no judgment, low lights, and no talking, so you have absolute permission to be danced as the music moves you individually. Wear comfortable clothing and leave your inner critic at the door. All ages welcome! Facebook Event Link: 

Thursday, March 26th, 7:00 PM: Open Mic Night at the La Veta Mercantile

Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes! Performers, reserve your time by calling (719-742-3387) or sending us a message via Facebook. Hosted by Ken Saydak. FREE!  Facebook Event Page:

Saturday, March 28th, 7:00 PM: David Starr at the La Veta Mercantile

Americana artist David Starr possesses “a compelling voice, something truly special, both accessible and passionate” (Elmore), that has been honed releasing nine albums, touring internationally, and opening shows for esteemed artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Karla Bonoff, The Steel Wheels, Survivor, and more. Starr’s latest project, Beauty and Ruin, is a musical and literary adventure, produced and arranged by John Oates and co-produced by Starr and David Kalmusky. The collection of songs is inspired by Of What Was, Nothing Is Left, a novel written by Starr’s grandfather in 1972. “It is like watching a movie,” says Oates. “The cinematic aural landscape visually evokes a classic tale of tragedy, love gone wrong and an exploration of human nature and all its flaws.” Beauty and Ruin and an updated edition of Of What Was, Nothing Is Left are set for release in February 2020. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. Tickets:    

Friday, April 3rd, 7:00 PM: Bob Livingston and Don Richmond at the La Veta Mercantile

Join us for a special show with Bob Livingston and Don Richmond! Singer-songwriter Bob Livingston has never been a traditional Texas country musician living the honky-tonk life even though he’s spent more than his share of time on the roadhouse circuit with some of the most colorful and rambunctious musicians in Texas. As a member of Austin’s legendary Lost Gonzo Band, Livingston toured and recorded with such musical visionaries as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and many more. Livingston was recently inducted into the West Texas Walk Of Fame and the Texas Music Legends Hall Of Fame. Local favorite Don Richmond has been a professional performing musician for more than forty-five years. He regularly performs and records on more than a dozen instruments including electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, violin, viola, dobro, pedal steel guitar, banjo, harmonica, accordion, trumpet and percussion and is an award-winning songwriter. He has released 6 solo CDs, 4 other albums with the Colorado band Tumbleweed earlier in his career, 3 with the Taos, New Mexico based group Hired Hands, 4 with the New Mexico based group The Rifters, and 2 as a duo with David Clemmer. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. RSVP and get tickets:

Friday, May 15th, 7:00 PM: Chris Arellano at the La Veta Mercantile

Chris Arellano’s deeply personal Americana weaves together the Norteno music of his Northern New Mexico upbringing with Alternative Country and Blues influences-for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Americana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and English, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Chris’ ability to play multiple stringed instruments has kept him busy as a Nashville session musician and Producer. $18 in advance; $20 day of show. Get tickets and RSVP:

Sunday, May 17th, 2:00 PM: Spanish Peaks Library Presentations

Huerfano County Historical Society, Sunday Salon History Happenings, A series of presentations & discussions on topics that influenced our county:   Charles Goodnight and The Real Lonesome Dove Presenters: Laurel Campbell and Linda Crawford, co-chairs of the Goodnight Barn Historic Preservation Committee. Suggested Donation: $5

Friday, May 30th, 7:00 PM: The Cody Sisters at the La Veta Mercantile

The soft sister harmonies remind the crowd of a simpler, slower time. As the show builds, the award-winning sound of their guitars, mandolins, banjos, and bass will fill the hall such that the audience is swimming in a roaring river of perfect sound. These are just three musicians, but their almost entirely acoustic sound is the feeling of a full orchestra. Seeing the Cody Sisters Band is an experience. Audiences are left emotional, inspired, and exhilarated all at the same time. $18 advance. $20 day of show. Get tickets and RSVP:

Saturday, June 6th, 7:00 PM: Shelley Morningsong at the La Veta Mercantile

2019 Native American Music Awards “Artist of the Year” Singer, Songwriter, Grammy Member, ASCAP Member, Photographer, Shelley Morningsong (N. Cheyenne) has recorded seven sensational Native American Contemporary albums and has emerged as one of New Mexico’s finest Native performers. With an alto voice that pulls from the depths of her cowboy boots, and songs with lyrics that cut to the heart, Morningsong will appeal to those who enjoy the music of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bonnie Raitt.