Explore’s Top 5 events for Sept. 25 to 27

Audrey Dwyer

Where to see the total lunar eclipse

Look to the eastern sky Sunday night

Colorado Mountain College campus

Stagecoach State Park around the lake

Steamboat Lake area

Emerald Mountain (facing east)

Rabbit Ears Pass (east side)

— If you’re not out exploring Routt County’s fall foliage, here are a few events to kickoff the autumn season. There’s music, family events at Steamboat Lake, an end of the year Luau party and even an Eclipse Watch Party.

The Cry of the Sandhill Crane

Meet at the visitor center to learn about these beautiful birds and create a sandhill crane craft. Great for families.

The Cry of the Sandhill Crane | 10 a.m. | Saturday, Sept. 26 | Steamboat Lake State Park. 61105 Routt County Road 129, Clark. | Free with parks pass.

End of the Season Industry Luau

In celebration of the end of the season, Cugino’s will host an Industry Luau for the community. There will be fire spinners and dancers, music, a pig roast from Yampa Valley Farms and happy hour all night long.

End of the Season Industry Luau | 9 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 26 | Cugino’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, 41 8th St.

Greenhouse Lounge

Madison House presents this 3-piece live electronica band, hailing from Jacksonville, Florida.

Greenhouse Lounge | 10 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 26 | Old Town Pub, 600 Lincoln Ave.

Eclipse Watch Party

Join astronomer Jimmy Westlake, CMC’s SKY Club and the Steamboat Today for a free event that begins with a Shadows in Space program about eclipses followed by the opportunity to view the eclipse from the college’s outside patio and deck. Light refreshments will be available.

Eclipse Watch Party | 6:30 p.m. | Sunday, Sept. 27 | Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus | 1275 Crawford Ave. | Free.

Dance primer classes

This Sunday will be the Steamboat Dance Theater’s dance primer classes with a bonus Choreographer’s Workshop class from 4 to 5 p.m. Suggested$10 donation for one class, $2 for each additional class ($16 for four classes).

Dance primer classes | 1 to 4 p.m. | Sunday, Sept. 27 | The Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

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