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GYPSUM DAZE festivities are under way

GYPSUM — Saturday night's concert headlined by Hunter Hayes with special guest Danielle Bradbery is the big show during this week's Gypsum Daze event, but the festivities actually begin mid week and build to that point.

Here is a rundown of what's on tap for Gypsum Daze 2016:

Thursday

6:30 p.m. — Praise in the Park at Lundgren Theater. Performances by music teams throughout the valley.

FRIDAY

2 p.m. — Fishing derby at Gypsum Ponds. The Colorado Department of Wildlife, the town of Gypsum, Impact Ministries and ECO Transit offer fishing fun for all ages. Park along the shooting range road and hop on the ECO bus for a ride to the ponds. The Department of Wildlife stocks the pond with thousands of rainbow trout. Impact Ministries youth will help the younger participants with baiting, casting and de-tangling. The last shuttle pick up will be at 4 p.m.

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4 p.m. — Kiddie Playland at Town Hall Park opens. Free activities through Saturday for kids including bounce castles, an obstacle course, a water slide, petting zoo and more.

6 p.m. — Youth talent show at Lundgren Theater. Space is limited to the first 10 applications in age categories from age 4 and younger to 18 years. Registrations accepted at Gypsum Town Hall until Thursday, July 14 at 3 p.m. No on-site registration accepted. For more information or to register, visit http://www.townofgypsum.com.

8 p.m. — Gypsum Daze Stampede at Lundgren Theater. Live music from Denver Honky Tonk band, Cowboy Dave and dance instruction by Pat and Kevin Whitely from the Stampede Night Club in Aurora and Let's Dance Denver.

SATURDAY

8 a.m. — A 5K run that loops along Lundgren Boulevard and Valley Road. Run proceeds will go toward new children's books at the Gypsum Public Library. Find registration and more information at http://www.townofgypsum.com.

10 a.m. — Parade down Valley Road. This year's theme is "The Power of Youth."

11 a.m. — Classic car show at Town Hall Park. Gypsum Creek Cruisers Car Show is open to all classic cars, pickups, off road vehicles, antiques, street rods, muscle cars, racers and toys. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $20 per vehicle and $10 for each additional entry. The awards ceremony is at 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.townofgypsum.com or contact Steve Carver at 970-989-0470.

Noon — Family shooting sports at Eagle Valley Rod & Gun Club range. This is a free event for all ages. Participants will be allowed to fire small-bore rifles, pistols, shotguns and air guns under the supervision of experienced shooters from the club. Along with furnishing the firearms and ammunition, the club will serve hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks.

2 p.m. — Jalapeno eating contest at Town Hall Park. Contestants will have three minutes to consume as many jalapenos as possible.

6 p.m. — Gates open for Hunter Hayes/Danielle Bradbury concert at Lundgren Theater. Presale tickets cost $15 and are available on line, at Gypsum Town Hall, at Alpine Bank in Eagle and Gypsum and at Bella's Market in Gypsum. Tickets cost $25 one the day of the show. For more information visit http://www.townofgypsum.com