1. Watch ‘The Great Gatsby’

Veteran director Brenda Erwin leads the artistic vision in bringing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic “The Great Gatsby” to the Picketwire stage, opening on April 20.

Show dates for “The Great Gatsby” are April 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $12. To reserve tickets, visit the Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts at 802 San Juan in La Junta, Colorado. Box office hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 384-8320 or visit picketwireplayers.org.

2. Attend a BBQ dinner in Manzanola

Manzanola FFA Hired Hand and Project Auction

What: Barbecue dinner and auction When: Dinner 5 to 6:45 p.m, Auction 7 p.m., Thursday, April 27 Where: Manzanola elementary school and gym, 200 South Canal Street, Manzanola

On Thursday, April 27, the Manzanola FFA will serve a barbecue dinner from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and hold their auction at 7 p.m. Dinner tickets are $10, children four to 11, $5; children under four are free. The dinner is in the elementary school cafeteria and the auction is in the elementary school gym, 200 South Canal Street, Manzanola.

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Manzanola FFA and a unique opportunity for the students to gain work experience. The auction items include eight hour student work days and student projects: 8’ X10’ garden shed, dog houses, corn hole games, yard signs and more! Please join us.