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Francisco Crossing – Events

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The Crossing is located in a historic stone building on the corner of Francisco and Main Street in La Veta, Colorado.

The Crossing is an organization created by community members committed to encouraging creative activities limited only by the imagination.

300 S. Main St La Veta, CO

 

The Cody Sisters

 at Francisco Crossing. 

Friday, June 2 .. 7 PM

  $15 at the door, $13 online at www.TheCodySistersMusic.com

The Cody Sisters are true Colorado treasures. Coming from a family of musicians, their music models a simpler time before technology when families cherished time …

“Wonderful musicians. fiddle, guitars, banjo, stand-up base.  Uplifting and encouraging for all ages.”  The Cody Sisters are true Colorado treasures. Coming from a family of musicians, their music models a simpler time before technology when families cherished time together. Though young in age and heart, the Cody Sisters’ music warms the soul with its powerful vocals and burning instrumentation that is usually only heard from aged musicians. Come enjoy their after dinner/on the porch style family music end relive a simpler, family focused time.

Wildflowers of Early Summer and Edible/Medicinal/Useful Wild Plants of the Spanish Peaks

At Francisco Crossing

June 1, 1:00

This program includes both a lecture and an optional field session. Early summer provides a wide variety of wildflowers and useful wild plants. The lecture runs from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Francisco Crossing.The gentle hike field session runs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. We will car pool to sites near La Veta and Cuchara. The lecture includes slides, commentary, and samples of flowers and plants. Learn simple tips of identification along with the dos and dont’s of harvesting wild plants. Cost for the lecture is $15.00/person. The cost for both the class and the field session is $25.00/person. Children 12 and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult. No pets. The field session is limited to 15. To register for the hike you must email Bob Kennemer at:bobkennemer@gmail.com

 

Wildflowers Mid-Summer and Edible/Medicinal/Useful Wild Plants of the Spanish Peaks

At Francisco Crossing
July 9, 1:00

This program includes both a lecture and an optional field session. Mid-summer provides the widest variety of wildflowers and useful wild plants. Berries are coming on, as are some mushrooms. The lecture runs from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Francisco Crossing. The gentle hike field session runs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. We will car pool to sites near La Veta and Cuchara. The lecture includes slides, commentary, and samples of flowers and plants. Learn simple tips of identification along with the dos and don’ts of harvesting wild plants. Cost for the lecture is $15.00/person. The cost for both the class and the field session is $25.00/person. Children 12 and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult. No pets. The field session is limited to 15. To register for the hike you must email Bob Kennemer at: bobkennemer@gmail.com

 

Jon Chandler

August 12, 7 PM    $20

Francisco Crossing, 300 Main St, La Veta, CO

Join us for an evening of meaningful songwriting and smooth delivery… a great voice.

A seventh generation Coloradan and an award winning singer, songwriter, novelist and poet, Jon writes of the historic and contemporary West.   Jon’s novels, songs and poems serve to keep alive the West’s frontier ethic.

He hosts America’s Soul Live, a monthly Arvada, CO-based acoustic concert series. Jon was chosen Best Living Western Musician by True West Magazine, which also named his Westerns “best Western CD”. He was awarded the Western Writers of America’s prestigious Spur Award for Best Song two times, the first in 2009 for Linwood, a fictional examination of the last hours of the notorious gunman Doc Holliday’s life, and the second in 2012 for Morning Star Moon, his observation of Wyoming’s iconic Hole in the Wall country. He is the recipient of the Western Folk-life Center’s Yellowstone-Teton Songwriting Contest Audience Award for his song,The Road That Leads to Yellowstone. A prominent western writer, he won the WWA Spur Award for his novel,The Spanish Peaks, and his novel Wyoming Wind was a Colorado Book Award finalist. His newly released seventh CD is entitled The Gang.

www.jonchandler.com    on YouTube.. “Morning Star Moon” (a favorite)

Wildflowers Late-Summer and Edible/Medicinal/Useful Wild Plants of the Spanish Peaks

At Francisco Crossing
August 13, 1:00

This program includes both a lecture and an optional field session. Late summer provides a nice mix of wildflowers, berries and useful wild plants. Berries are ripe and mushrooms are at their peak. The lecture runs from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Francisco Crossing. The moderate hike/field session runs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. We will car pool to sites near La Veta and Cuchara. The lecture includes slides, commentary, and samples of flowers and plants. Learn simple tips of identification along with the dos and don’ts of harvesting wild plants. Cost for the lecture is $15.00/person. The cost for both the class and the field session is $25.00/person. Children 12 and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult. No pets. The field session is limited to 15. To register for the hike, you must email Bob Kennemer at: bobkennemer@gmail.com

Trialogue…Sherry Finzer, Darin Mahoney, Will Clipman

August 19, 7 PM.. $20  Francisco Crossing

Subtle, sophisticated sounds: timeless music as old as the earth and sky, yet as fresh and new as tomorrow’s sunrise. Featuring international award-winning multi-flutist and Heart Dance Records recording artist Sherry Finzer playing concert C, alto and bass flutes; luthier and guitarist Darin Mahoney playing his self-built koa and cedar acoustic guitars; and seven-time GRAMMY® Nominee Will Clipman playing a pan-global palette of drums and percussion, this genre-transcending trio blends the depth of classical discipline with the down-home soulfulness of American roots music and the percolating pulse of worldbeat to create an entirely original sound that is at once soothing and energizing.

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Cary Morin at Francisco Crossing

September 2, 7:00pm … $10 Francisco Crossing

Cary returns to La Veta and is described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today”.  He is the 2017 Winner of the Best Blues Album from the Indigenous Music Awards. For two consecutive years (2013 and 2014), Cary won the Colorado Blues Challenge Solo Championship.  Not to be missed.

https://www.carymorin.com

 

Tickets: $10 available at the La Veta Public Library, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3046567 or at the door.

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Hiroya Tsukamoto at Francisco Crossing

October 1, 2:00 pm  $12

Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. Hiropya will take us on an innovative journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. 

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