Calendar: Week of Nov. 26, 2010

The excitement of last year’s Wester Festival and Parade of Lights was too much for this little pink polka-dot elephant. The 2010 parade is set for 5 p.m. Dec. 4 on Main Street.



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The excitement of last year’s Wester Festival and Parade of Lights was too much for this little pink polka-dot elephant. The 2010 parade is set for 5 p.m. Dec. 4 on Main Street.

FRIDAY, NOV. 26

Once Upon a Christmas Craft Show, Two Rivers Convention Center, 3-7 p.m., 487-3544, http://www.coloradocraftshows.com/home1.html.

Gerry Goodman, Stage 12, G.J. Scores, 2445 F 3/8 Road, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5, 245-1115. http://www.grandjunctionscores.com.

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

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

“Broadway Bound,” Magic Circle Players, Magic Circle Theater, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, 7:30 p.m., $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, 249-7838, http://www.magiccircleplayers.com.

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

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

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

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

On Stage Live, laughter for all ages, featuring international performer Kenny “The Professor” Watson, performance painter Majid Kahhak, mentalist Eric Mead and ventriloquist Ted Davis, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., doors open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m., $25 adults, $15 children and students, benefit for the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society, 241-8975, http://www.ticketswest.com.

Nine-ball pool tournament, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, $10 entry fee, 241-8686.

Free wine/beer tastings, Crossroads Wine and Spirits, 611 24 Road, 2-6 p.m., 257-1557, http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com.

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

A Visit to Ancient Rome for first- through fifth-graders, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, 11 a.m.-noon, learn about the Roman Empire, register 249-9656, option 2.

SATURDAY, NOV. 27

Once Upon a Christmas Craft Show, Two Rivers Convention Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 487-3544, http://www.coloradocraftshows.com/home1.html.

Gotta Be Girls, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, 240-1590.

Make the Season Bright Holiday Concert presented by Western Slope Concert Series, Blue Sage Center, Paonia, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., adult advance tickets $16, $21, $26, at the door $19, $24 $29, ages 12 and younger $11, $13, $15, tickets at http://www.JunctionConcerts.com, Paonia Farm and Home, 241-0741.

Roundabout, rockin’ country music, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 9 p.m., 464-5449.

Texas Flood, a Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., 7-10 p.m., 464-7257.

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

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

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

Art and Chocolate Walk in Palisade, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., visit The Blue Pig Gallery, The Creative Canvas (grand opening), The Dancing Bear, Wedel Pottery and Twisted Brick Studios, 464-4819.

“Broadway Bound,” Magic Circle Players, Magic Circle Theater, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, 7:30 p.m., $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, 249-7838, http://www.magiccircleplayers.com.

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

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

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

Eight-ball pool tournament, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, $10 entry fee, 241-8686.

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

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

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

SUNDAY, NOV. 28

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, NOV. 29

Rapture Ringers Youth Choir Concert, group from Crossroads United Methodist Church, concert at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 4-8 p.m., 243-5113.

Salsa dance lesson, beginning and intermediate progressive class, La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., 7 p.m., 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

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

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

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

Drop-in Life Drawing Sessions, with live model, MGM Enterprises Inc., 136 S. Maple St., Fruita, 9 a.m.-noon., $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, Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 10 a.m., 243-0181, http://www.mcpld.org.

TUESDAY, NOV. 30

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

Auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.,” Youth Theater Project, for ages 5 through 12th grade, Creative Avenues, 128 S. Fifth St., 5:30-7 p.m., take audition packet with you, packet at http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com.

Views and Observations with nature photographer John Fielder featuring images, music and commentary from 40 years of work, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, 7 p.m., book-signing will follow, 964-2547.

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

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

East Middle School’s Heroes of Olympus Party, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 5-7 p.m., 243-5113.

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1

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

Photography exhibit by Sharon Jungert opens, Piñon Grill, Tiara Rado Golf Course, 2057 S. Broadway, on display through December, sharsphotography.com.

Ladies Night, Karaoke provided by Fine Line Productions, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 8 p.m., 241-8686.

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

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

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

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

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

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 2

Holiday Gift Bazaar featuring local vendors, The Fountains’ Juniper Lounge, 3203 N. 15th St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 243-3333.

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

Anna Marie Wytko and Arthur Houle, saxophone and piano, Guest Artist Recital, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

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

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

Thursday Night Open Mike, The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, 9 p.m., sign up 8 p.m., 252-1488.

Youth Theater Project casting/signup for Spring Student Dance Performance for ages 3 through eighth grade, Creative Avenues, 128 S. Fifth St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com, 255-6757.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOOKING FORWARD

The Giving Walls, art show and concert, The Raw Canvas, 755 Rood Ave., Dec. 3, 6-10 p.m., art work, acoustic music from various musicians, silent auction with proceeds going to Latimer House, Donations for Delaney and Brett’s Battle, 985-9649, http://www.therawcanvas.net.

Holiday Gift Bazaar featuring local vendors, The Commons’ Garden Room, 625 27 1/2 Road, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 243-3333.

“Picture This,” surf and snowboard film series, Light Gives Heat, 2507 Weslo Ave., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., take a chair, lightgivesheat.org, 242-1958.

Hollywood Holiday, Symphony in the Valley, Glenwood Springs High School, Glenwood Springs, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., $12 adults, $10 seniors, $30 for families, tickets at the door, 945-4490, http://www.SITV.org.

First Friday reception, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. artist introductions and gallery talk, 7-9 p.m. reception, “Hot Pots — Wet Paint,” works by ceramicist Terry Shepherd and painter Sara Alyn Oakley; The Outsiders, “Takin’ It To the Street”; “Investigate Architecture,” AIA Member Architecture Exhibit, cash bar and hors d’ouerves, music by Morgann Means, 243-7337, http://www.gjartcenter.org.

Mesa State College Wind Symphony, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., “Hymn to a Blue Hour” world premiere with John Mackey, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children, 248-1604.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., Dec. 3, 3-7 p.m., Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 241-0315.

Make the Season Bright, 12-member orchestra, vocalists and ballet dancers, Western Slope Concert Series, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, Dec. 5, 4 p.m., advance adult tickets $26, $31, $36, at the door $29, $34, $39, ages 12 and under $16, $21, $26, tickets at Roper Music and the Montrose Pavilion, http://www.JunctionConcerts.com, 241-0741.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Magic Circle Players, Magic Circle Theater, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.; Dec. 4, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Dec. 5, 3 p.m.; Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Dec. 11, 7 p.m., $3, 249-7838.

The Lavender Association of Western Colorado Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., http://www.coloradolavender.org.

Holiday Craft Show featuring handcrafted items, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., more than 55 vendors, 874-0923.

Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair featuring fine to funky and baked goods, Unitarian-Universalist Congregation, 1022 Grand Ave., Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 263-9364.

New Emerson annual Craft Fair, New Emerson Cafeteria, 2660 Unaweep Ave., Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., vendors, cookie harvest and food booth, benefits fifth graders attending Camp Redcloud, 254-6500.

Annual Craft Fair, Grand Villa Assisted Living, 1501 Patterson Road, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 241-9706.

Ten Friends Arts and Crafts Show, Chipeta Room, Ute Indian Museum, 17253 Chipeta Drive, Montrose, in conjunction with the museum’s annual Holiday Open House, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 240-8377.

Winter Festival and Parade of Lights, Main Street, Dec. 4, Winterfest noon-8 p.m., parade, 5 p.m., 245-9697, http://www.downtowngj.org.

Battlement Mesa P.E.O. Christmas Home Tour, Battlement Creek Village, Stone Ridge, Monument Creek Village and Tamarisk Meadows areas, Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m., $10, 285-5628, 285-1111.

Toy Run with Western Slope Harley Owners Group, begins at Grand Junction Harley-Davidson, 2747 Crossroads Blvd., Dec. 4, register 9-11:30 a.m., toy run at noon, traveling to the Eagles Lodge on Orchard Mesa, toy or cash donation required for entry, 245-0812.

Bluegrass and string band jam, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, Dec. 4, noon-3 p.m., 874-8777.

Desert Moon, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Dec. 4, 9 p.m., 424-5354.

Cimarron, Stage 12, G.J. Scores, 2445 F 3/8 Road, 9 p.m.-midnight, Dec. 4, $5, 245-1115. http://www.grandjunctionscores.com.

First Great Music Exchange, The Muse, 126 S. Park Square, Fruita, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., take unwanted CDs, records, tapes, instruments, amps, effects, gear and all things musical, sell, trade, or buy, 858-7675.

Contra Dance, Palisade Veterans Memorial Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., Palisade, Dec. 4, beginner’s walk through 7 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m., Celtic and old time music, $8 adults, $4 ages 10-17, 243-6736.

Community Evening Dance with music by Ula Vaun, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, Dec. 4, 7-10 p.m., $4 at the door, 874-0923.

Pottery Camp for ages 3-13, Palisade High School, 3679 G Road, Palisade, Dec. 4, four sessions, students will receive individual instructions on throwing on the potter’s wheel and will complete one hand-built project, $15 per child per session, space limited, register by Dec. 1, 254-4825, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mosaic tile picture frame workshop for ages 10 and older, Watercolor Dogs Art Studio, 145 N. Mesa St., Fruita, Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $24, supplies included, 270-2235, watercolordogs.com.

Best of the West Music Festival, final concert, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Mesa State College, Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children, 248-1604.

Christmas show and sale with the Art Jewelers Guild of Grand Junction at Meadowlark Gardens Nursery, southeast corner of Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 5, noon-4 p.m., 243-1220.

Reader’s Theater: Holiday Stories, teens will perform holiday stories by Tomie dePaola, Eric Kimmel and Dr. Seuss, Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 711 Iowa Ave., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.; Central Library, 530 Grand Ave., Dec. 4, 2 p.m., Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m.; Lincoln Park Barn, 12th Street and Teller Avenue, Dec. 11, noon and 1:30 p.m., 243-4442.

Classic Christmas Concert presented by High Desert Opera, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $5 youth, advance tickets at Roper Music or purchase at the door, 523-9605, highdesertopera.org.

Wagner’s Die Walküre in high-definition, Carmike Cinema 7, 590 24 1/2 Road, Dec. 7, 9 a.m., live from opening night in Milan, Italy, $25, 523-9605, highdesertopera.org.

A Little Noon Music, Christopher McKim, baritone, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m., 242-4850.

Poetry Night featuring poetry of Shel Silverstein, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., Dec. 8, 6 p.m., share your own poetry, 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.



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