Calendar: Week of Dec. 17, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 17

Raindance Promotions Christmas Bash featuring Rob “Chicken Fatt” Mitchell, 10 p.m., Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., ages 21 plus, 245-2111.

Whyld Honey, doors open 7 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m., jazz and blues-infused holiday concert, Cobble Creek Club House, 699 Cobble Drive, Montrose, $15 general admission, $10 Cobble Creek members, tickets at
Jovis Coffee in Montrose, at http://www.skylarkconcertso4.eventbrite.com or at the door, 497-3230.

Chocolate Walk, 5:30-9 p.m., beginning at Enstrom’s Candies, 701 Colorado Ave., historical walking tour of Main Street and Art on the Corner, guided by Downtown Development Authority, Art on the Corner and Museum of Western Colorado staff, preregistration $10, 254-3866, http://www.gjcity.org.

A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols by Page & Jefferson, First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir sixth annual free Christmas concert and sing-along with guests Grand Valley Woodwind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 270-7989.

Community Christmas Benefit for The Salvation Army, La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., take an unwrapped toy or donation, see performances from La Puerta’s students, door prizes and dancing, 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

Holiday Fair hosted by Palisade High School Booster Club, during basketball game, 5-8 p.m., Palisade High School, 3679 G Road, Palisade, local vendor booths, artists and businesses, 464-7458.

Holidays Around the World-themed Kids Night Out for ages 3 through eighth grade, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Creative Avenues, 128 S. Fifth St., $15 first child, $10 each additional child, http://www.CreativeAvenues.com, 255-6757.

Jack-n-Jill, 7 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Peter Kater, pianist/composer, 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., $25, tickets at Triple Play, Back Porch Music, City Market stores, http://www.ticketswest.com, 243-8497, http://www.peterkater.com.

Smile Empty Soul with Earshot and guest, 9 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $15, all ages, 241-1717.

Acoustic Fridays featuring local singers/songwriters, 6-8 p.m., Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-7257.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Karaoke, Fineline Production, 10 p.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Absolute Dance production featuring renowned dancer Henry Graham, 7 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., advance tickets $15 adults, $12 children, at the door $18 adults, $15 children, portion of proceeds will go to a scholarship fund in Caitlyn True’s name, 255-8322, http://www.absolutedancegj.com.

Dancing to live music for members and qualified guests, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, 242-4754.

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, 7-8 p.m. Plus, 8-10 p.m., Mainstream, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 434-6541, 523-0189.

Black Tie Ballroom dance lessons with George and Marilyn Kelly, 8-9 p.m., Dance Works, 2893 North Ave., 261-9188.

Author talk and book-signing, Gerald Blaine, “The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence,” 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Behind the Scenes Tour, 5:30 p.m., Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., $5, 242-0971.

Boots and Hat Night, 7 p.m., Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, free cover for wearing cowboy boots and hat, 434-0320.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, 487-3545.

SATURDAY, DEC. 18

“Santa’s New Helper” puppet show, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 243-4442.

Fruita Hometown Christmas Celebration and Parade, Christmas craft show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fruita Civic Center, Lioness chili supper, $4 adults, $2 ages 6-12, ages 5 and younger free, parade 5:30 p.m., downtown Fruita, 858-3894.

Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee, doors open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., $15 adults, $8 younger than 12, tickets at Western Implement, Murdoch’s in Clifton and at the door, 263-5700, http://www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Breakfast with Santa, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Bookcliff Activity Center, 540 1/2 29 1/4 Road, $10 per person eating breakfast, includes a keepsake photo with Santa, take a letter for Santa, 254-3866.

Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus Holiday Concert, 2:30 p.m., Mantey Heights Nursing Home, 2825 Patterson Road, 242-2657.

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 470 Margi Court, 260-5516.

Christmas Train Show, Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, $4 adults, $1 ages younger than 12, $7 family, 245-3273.

Rock for Food with Stench and Friends, 9 p.m., Garlic Mikes, 103 Rose Lane, Montrose, take canned food items, 249-4381.

Brewing Something Better Benefit for Light Gives Heat, 7 p.m., Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, black tie event with music by The Tonettes, Shea Bramer, Chris Putnam, Rob Labig, John Handley, Jordan Carls, Carrington Schaeffer and Seth Schaeffer, $29, 877-434-8497, http://www.palisadebrewingcompany.com.

Music Students Winter Recital, 1 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center Choir Room, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., musicians from the Sera Schools Music Program, voice, guitar, violin and piano, 343-0819.

Winter Rock Fest featuring rock, punk and ska bands, 8 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $10, all ages, 241-1717.

Jack-n-Jill, 7:30 p.m., Enzo’s Pizzeria, 759 Horizon Drive, 255-8500.

Desert Moon, 9 p.m., The Livery, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

David Faricy, 8 p.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Live music with local musicians, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Premier Pasta and More, 2148 Broadway, 242-1778.

Karaoke, 8 p.m., Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Absolute Dance production featuring renowned dancer Henry Graham, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., advance tickets $15 adults, $12 children, at the door $18 adults, $15 children, portion of proceeds will go to a scholarship fund in Caitlyn True’s name, 255-8322, http://www.absolutedancegj.com.

Hip Hop and Pop in Lock dance class, 2-3 p.m., La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

Dancing to live music, 7:30 p.m., for members and qualified guests, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, 242-4754.

DJ and Dancing, 9 p.m., The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Chatfield Country Kickers Square Dance Club, Plus and Mainstream, 7:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 434-0868.

Been There Done That, open house for Henrietta Hay, 3-5 p.m., dining room at The Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road, celebrate the many life accomplishments of Henrietta Hay, music by Retrospect, refreshments provided, 243-3333.

Author book-signing, Marcus Straub, “Is it Fun Being You? The Journey to Lasting Happiness,” noon-2 p.m., Crystal Books & Gifts, 439 Main St., 242-5181.

Author book-signing with William Weidner, “Eisenhower and Montgomery at the Falaise Gap,” 2-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Oil painting demonstrations by Jan Aston, Creamery Arts Center, 165 W. Bridge St., Hotchkiss, 872-4848.

Joy of Painting Make it Take it Bob Ross class, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, landscape painting, $65, register three days prior, 874-0923.

Printmaking with Vera Mulder, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, $15, additional $5 for ink and cutting material, RSVP 464-4819.

Story time with Judy T., 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Story time with Sierra, 11 a.m., Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50, 255-8655.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., De Beque Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 730 Minter Ave., De Beque, 283-8625, http://www.mcpld.org.

Bilingual story time, 10 a.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-7703, http://www.mcpld.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 19

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Open House, 1-5 p.m., 470 Margi Court, 260-5516.

Classy Ornaments Class, 10 a.m., 636 Irish Walk, $10, create ornaments using Stampin’ Up, 314-3029.

Ballet in Cinema, “The Nutcracker,” performed by The Bolshoi Ballet, 9 a.m., Carmike Cinema, 590 24 1/2 Road, http://www.carmike.com/operaincinema.

Christmas Carol — Festival of Carols, Western Colorado Chorale, 2 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., $18 adults, $16 ages 65 and older, $5 students, 243-6787, 462-3743, http://www.WesternColoradoChorale.org.

Christmas Train Show, Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, noon-4 p.m., Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, $4 adults, $1 ages younger than 12, $7 family, 245-3273.

Holiday entertainment, noon-2 p.m., Main Street, free carriage rides and Santa appearance, 245-9697.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Absolute Dance production featuring renowned dancer Henry Graham, 2 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., advance tickets $15 adults, $12 children, at the door $18 adults, $15 children, portion of proceeds will go to a scholarship fund in Caitlyn True’s name, 255-8322, http://www.absolutedancegj.com.

Happy Feet Rounds, ballroom, social dance, 5-7:30 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 243-5858.

Line dancing lessons and open dancing, 1-3:30 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, $2 drop in fee, 874-0923.

Ballroom dances, live music and refreshments, 1-4 p.m., Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 243-7408.

APA Pool Leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

MONDAY, DEC. 20

Christmas Carol — Festival of Carols, Western Colorado Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., $18 adults, $16 ages 65 and older, $5 students, 243-6787, 462-3743, http://www.WesternColoradoChorale.org.

Bad Karma Kings with Tin Horn Prayer and Lizzie Huffmen, 9 p.m., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $5 all ages, 241-1717.

Call for artists for “Eccentricity,” student and member exhibit celebrating art in all forms, especially whacky and eccentric, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Glenwood Springs, deadline Dec. 20, 945-2414, glenwoodarts.org.

West Coast Swing, beginning class, 7 p.m., La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

Swing dancing, 7-9 p.m., Tree House Teen Bistro, Building B, 1505 Chipeta Ave., 241-8001.

Happy Feet Rounds, ballroom, social dance, phase 3-4 level, 7:30-10 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 243-5858.

Apple Squares, ladies only square dancing, 7-9 p.m., Appleton Christian Church, 2510 I-70 Frontage Road, 210-8555.

Drop-in Life Drawing Sessions, with live model, 9 a.m.-noon., MGM Enterprises Inc., 136 S. Maple St., Fruita, $10 per session, 314-3199, http://www.mgmartstudio.com.

Men’s night, APA Pool Leagues and dart leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Story time, 10 a.m., Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 243-0181, http://www.mcpld.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 21

Jeri Arbaney, singer/guitarist, Advent Mini-Concert, 12:10-12:55 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer, Delta, 874-9485, 874-9489.

Karaoke, 7 p.m., Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, cash prizes for top vocalists, 434-0320.

Geeks Who Drink, Irish style pub trivia quiz, 7 p.m., Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111, http://www.geekswhodrink.com.

Neighbors Read! family story time, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 243-4442.

Story time, 10 a.m., Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 711 Iowa Ave., Palisade, 464-7557.

Story time with Judy L., 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22

Ballet in Cinema, “The Nutcracker,” performed by The Bolshoi Ballet, encore performance, 7:30 p.m., Carmike Cinema, 590 24 1/2 Road, http://www.carmike.com/operaincinema.

BOGO Party, party mix of music, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, 241-5179.

Open mike with Gary Jones, sign up starts 6 p.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Salsa Wednesday hosted by La Puerta Dance Studio, 7:30 p.m., Infinity Night Club, $3 ladies, $5 gentlemen, 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

Free pool all day, ladies night 7 p.m., The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

Ladies Night, 7 p.m., Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, free cover for ladies, 434-0320.

Drop-in Life Drawing Sessions with live model, 9 a.m.-noon, MGM Enterprises Inc., 136 S. Maple St., Fruita, $10 per session, 314-3199, http://www.mgmartstudio.com.

W.W.W. Wonderful, Wacky Wednesday for ‘tweens ages 7-11, 2-4 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Story hour, 10:30 a.m., Garfield County Library, New Castle Branch, 402 Main St., New Castle, 984-2347.

Story time with Judy L., 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

THURSDAY, DEC. 23

Holiday entertainment, 5-7 p.m., downtown Main Street, free carriage rides and Santa appearance, 245-9697.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

Open mike night, 10 p.m., Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111.

Thursday Night Open Mike, 7 p.m., The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, 252-1488.

Rosie’s Fun Nite and Open Mike, share your talents in music, comedy or anything entertaining, 6 p.m., Red Rose Cafe, 235 Main St., Palisade, 464-7673.

Argentine Tango group class, 7 p.m., La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

APA Pool and dart leagues, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Fifty Cent Night, 7 p.m., Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 434-0320.

Oil Painting: A Variety of Techniques with Travis Jardon, 2-6 p.m., The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, $15, register 464-4819.

Story time, 10 a.m., Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, Suite 6F, Clifton, 434-6936.

Story time, 10 a.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-7703.

Infant and toddler story time, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 241-4726.

LOOKING FORWARD

Christmas Train Show, Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, continues 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 24; noon-4 p.m. Dec. 26; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 1; noon-4 p.m. Jan. 2, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, $4 adults, $1 ages younger than 12, $7 family, 245-3273.

Kids programs for Winter Break for ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 27-30, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave., programs designed to help kids understand what happens to plants, insects and wildlife during the winter months, 245-3288.

The Audible Dark, rock band from New York City, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Basic Watercolor Techniques with Nancy Lewis, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 30, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, $15, RSVP 464-4819.



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