Calendar: Week of Sept. 10, 2010

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10

Rehab, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 9 p.m., $15, 241-1717.

September art exhibit opening, Creamery Arts Center, 165 W. Bridge St. Hotchkiss, 6-8 p.m., Delta Fine Arts works in the Churro Gallery and pastels by Cynthia Underwood in the Peach Gallery, refreshments, 872-4848.

Donny & Glenn, The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, 9 p.m., 252-1488.

Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge, Lincoln Park, 3-10 p.m., general admission $5. The Tankerays, 4 p.m.; The Williams Brothers, 6 p.m.; Boogie Machine, 8 p.m.; Bump ’n’ jumps, carnival rides and more; free shuttle from Mesa Mall Cabela’s/JC Penney parking lot, every 30 minutes from 5-10 p.m., http://www.porknhops.com.

“The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” presented by Grand Junction High School Drama Department, school auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., 7 p.m., $8 adults, $5 students and seniors, 201-4169.

“Quilters” musical presented by Grand Valley Community Theatre, Showtime Productions, 2148 Broadway, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, dinner theater $25, 361-0243.
Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials continue, Colorado Highway 13, west of downtown Meeker, top handler/dog teams compete; daily craft fair and food booths, demonstrations, petting farm, art contest, silent auction, entertainment, pancake breakfast, $30 five-day adult pass, $10 five-day pass for ages 8-16 and seniors, single day $10 adults, $5 ages 8-16 and seniors, ages under 8 free, 878-0111, http://www.meekersheepdog.com.

Moab Music Festival continues, Moab, Utah, “Bunch, Foss, Schumann,” Sorrel River Ranch, 6 p.m., http://www.moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Greener Grass, bluegrass, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, 7 p.m., 241-8888.

Star Party, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Confluence Park, Delta, 8 p.m., take a lawn chair, event is free but preregistration recommended, 874-0923.

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

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

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.

Free wine tastings, Crossroads Wine and Spirits, 611 24 Road, 1-6 p.m., receive tasting notes and recipes, 257-1557, http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com.

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

Karaoke, The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 9 p.m., 858-0701, 243-5954, 434-1958.

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

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.

Dance lesson and party, La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., upstairs, waltz lesson 7 p.m., dance party 8-10 p.m., 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

Beginnings, lap-sit story time for babies up to age 2, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., 10:30-11 a.m., 249-9656.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 11

Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge, Lincoln Park, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., general admission $20, ages 12 and younger free, $5 for 10 professional barbecue samplings, entertainment by Tim Brown, 1 p.m.; Pineapple Crackers, 2 p.m.; award ceremony 3:30 p.m.; Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, 6 p.m.; Diamond Rio, 8 p.m.; barbecue sampling, microbrew sampling, bump and jumps, carnival rides and more; free shuttle from Mesa Mall Cabela’s/JC Penney parking lot, every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. -10 p.m., http://www.porknhops.com.

“The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” presented by Grand Junction High School Drama Department, school auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., 7 p.m., $8 adults, $5 students and seniors, 201-4169.

“Quilters” musical presented by Grand Valley Community Theatre, Showtime Productions, 2148 Broadway, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, dinner theater $25, 361-0243.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials continue Colorado Highway 13, west of downtown Meeker, top handler/dog teams compete; daily craft fair and food booths, demonstrations, petting farm, art contest, silent auction, entertainment, pancake breakfast, bagpiper, farmers market 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets; outdoor concert with Flying Dog Bluegrass Band, 4-9 p.m.; barbecue, 5-7 p.m.; $30 five-day adult pass, $10 five-day pass for ages 8-16 and seniors, single day $10 adults, $5 ages 8-16 and seniors, ages under 8 free, 878-0111, http://www.meekersheepdog.com.

Moab Music Festival continues Moab, Utah, Open Rehearsal Conversation, Star Hall, 11 a.m.; Music at Jefferson’s Monticello, Sorrel River Ranch, 6 p.m., http://www.moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.
Community Contra Dance with Celtic/old time music by Fifth Reel, Palisade Veterans Memorial Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., Palisade, new dancer’s workshop 7 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 ages 10-17, come with or without a partner, casual dress, 243-6736.

Calabash ... Festival of Gourds and More, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., demonstrations, games, judged flower show, insectival with live tarantulas, cage of tamarisk beetles, bug theaters show every hour, gourd and pumpkin catapult, dancing around the calabash tree by Push/Don’t Pull Dance Theater from Mesa State College Dance Department, Talking Rhythms, drum circle, food and craft booths and more, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, younger than 6 free, family rates available, benefits the Western Heritage Garden, 257-7408, 242-8268, 243-6869.

“Bats,” Highline Lake State Park program, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, 7 p.m., meet in the campground between sites 9 and 12, vehicle pass required, 858-7208.

Auditions for “Annie” for all ages and adults, produced by Youth Theater Project, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., 9:30-11 a.m., $25 production fee, visit http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com for specific audition requirements, 255-6757.

Grand Mesa Poker Run beginning at Grand Junction Harley Davidson, 2747 Crossroads Blvd., register 9 a.m., last bike out 10:30 a.m., $10 per rider and passenger, $5 extra hands, last stop Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, benefits Patriot Guard Riders and Operation Interdependence, 250-1174, 523-4217.

Grand Mesa Little League free movie night at the ballpark, 518 28 3/4 Road, 270-8369.

A visit with costume character Arthur, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 10:30 a.m., 243-5113.

Art reception with Josh O’Neal, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 2-4 p.m., 243-5113.

Intimacy and Surprise: Elements of Memoir and Story, writing workshop led by author Karen Chamberlain, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 1:30-4:30 p.m., space limited, registration required, 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Flat Top Reed, Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain Concert Series, Mesa Lakes Resort, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., buffet dinner 6-7 p.m., reservations 268-5467, http://www.mesalakeslodgeandresort.com.

Advance Painting Techniques taught by Sara Alyn Oakley, The Artist Haven, 527 Bogart Lane, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $65, call to register, 424-5125.

Steve Williams, Enzo’s Italian Eatery and Pizzeria, 759 Horizon Drive., 8-10 p.m., 255-8500.

The SwampCoolers, The Palisade Livery, 215 Main St., Palisade, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 464-5449.

“Painting on a Box” show and sale by artist Liz Lynch, The Blue Pig Gallery courtyard, 119 W. Third St. Palisade, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 434-5540.

Hooray for Hollywood, free pops concert by Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus members, Cedaredge Town Park, Cedaredge, 5 p.m., take a picnic basket, chairs or blanket, ice cream, pie and beverages available to purchase to raise funds for the 2010-11 concert season, 325-4234, 856-7437.

The Poetry and Art of Curley Dunnagan, cowboy poet who died in 2009, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., 2-4 p.m., reading of poetry and short stories by his children and poets from the community, display of his artwork, open to the public, 243-7337, ext. 2, http://www.gjartcenter.org.

Western Colorado Decorative Artist’s meeting and paint-in, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 9 a.m., 314-9275.

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.

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.

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

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

Free wine tastings, Crossroads Wine and Spirits, 611 24 Road, 1-6 p.m., receive tasting notes and recipes, 257-1557, http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com.

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

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

Rayitos del Sol, Spanish story time for all ages, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., 11 a.m.-noon, 249-9656.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials continues, Colorado Highway 13, west of downtown Meeker, final round 8:45 a.m., daily craft fair and food booths, demonstrations, petting farm, art contest, silent auction, entertainment, pancake breakfast, lamb barbecue, noon; awards ceremony, 4 p.m.; $30 five-day adult pass, $10 five-day pass for ages 8-16 and seniors, single day $10 adults, $5 ages 8-16 and seniors, ages under 8 free, 878-0111, http://www.meekersheepdog.com.

Moab Music Festival continues, Moab, Utah, Music Walk, “Traditional,” 9 a.m.; American Classics, Arlen, Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, Star Hall, 7 p.m.; http://www.moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

“Painting on a Box” show and sale by artist Liz Lynch, The Blue Pig Gallery courtyard, 119 W. Third St. Palisade, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 434-5540.

Reel Books: For Book and Movie Lovers, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 2 p.m., watch “Fahrenheit 451” and discuss the book by Ray Bradbury, take snacks, 243-4442.

Grand Junction Horse Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 255-7100.

Animal Craft for Kids, Highline Lake State Park program, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, stop by 10-11 a.m., in campground between sites 9 and 12, vehicle pass required, 858-7208.
McHugh, Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain Concert Series, Mesa Lakes Resort, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., buffet dinner 6-7 p.m., reservations 268-5467, http://www.mesalakeslodgeandresort.com.

Hooray for Hollywood, free pops concert by Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus members, Montrose Pavilion lawn, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, 3 p.m., take a picnic basket, chairs or blanket, ice cream, pie and beverages available to purchase to raise funds for the 2010-11 concert season, 325-4234, 856-7437.

Beyond Boundaries dance class, Mesa State College Dance Studio, Mesa State College, 4 p.m., learn new and interesting techniques in spiral dynamics theory and choreography, http://www.BeyondBoundariesDance.com.

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, 970-874-0923.

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

Palisade Sunday Market, Third and Main streets. Palisade, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., produce, arts/crafts, musicians, wineries, nonprofit organizations, 464-7458.

MONDAY, SEPT. 13

Moab Music Festival continues, Moab, Utah, four-day Musical Raft Trip; Grotto Concert, Brahms, Liebermann, Tchaikovsky, noon, http://www.moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.

Open Studio Figure/Portrait Drawing, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., nude figure sessions, ages 18 and older, Mondays, Sept. 13-Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m., $70 members, $80 nonmembers, 243-7337, ext. 2.

Demonstration in color theory by watercolorist Dani Tupper, hosted by Delta Fine Arts, Heaven’s View Apartments Community Room, 1445 W. Porter Court, Delta, 3 p.m., public welcome, 856-7005, 856-7809.

Intermediate tole painting class, The Artist’s Haven, 527 Bogart Lane, 1:30 p.m.; beginning tole painting class 6:30 p.m., 424-5125.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Wingate Elementary School Farmers Market, 351 S. Camp Road, at the gazebo, 3:30-4:30 p.m., fresh produce from local farms, proceeds go to Wingate Garden, 201-0342.

Rumba dance lesson, La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., upstairs, 7 p.m., 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 14

Levis and Lace square dance lessons, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, beginning Sept. 14, 7:30-9 p.m., ages 10 and older, 241-3683, 210-2417.

Fall dance classes begin, Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta, week of Sept. 14, pre-school dance, beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in ballet, jazz and tap, drama classes also available, $65 per 10-week session, register 874-0923.

“Let’s Get a Library Card” puppet show in celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., 243-4442.

Beginning tole painting class, The Artist’s Haven, 527 Bogart Lane, 9:30 a.m.; intermediate tole painting, 6:30 p.m., 424-5125.

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 and 10:30 a.m., 243-5113.

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

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

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

Glenwood’s Downtown Market in Glenwood Springs open-air market, fresh produce, handmade crafts, cooking demonstrations, soup contest, wine tastings, live music, 948-4923, glenwoodmarket.com.

Jingles story time for daycare groups and others, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., 10-10:30 a.m., 249-9656.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15

Open Studio Figure/Portrait Drawing, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., nude figure sessions, ages 18 and older, Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, $70 members, $80 nonmembers, 243-7337, ext. 2.

“Let’s Get a Library Card” puppet show in celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 2 p.m., 243-4442.

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 and 10:30 a.m., 243-5113.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Two for One Swing and Salsa Night, La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., upstairs, lesson 7 p.m., dance party 8-10 p.m., 712-2552, http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

Gems story time, stories and crafts for preschoolers, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 249-9656.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 16

Wine tasting, Planet Wines, 420 Main St., 5-7 p.m., 424-5432.

American National Bank Downtown Farmers Market, between Third and Seventh streets on Main Street, 5-8 p.m., produce and handcrafted item vendors, entertainment, 245-9697, http://www.downtowngj.org.

“Let’s Get a Library Card” puppet show in celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 10 a.m., 243-4442.

Author event with Sandra Dallas, Parachute Branch, Garfield County Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 6:30 p.m., $25, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and cash bar, $25, tickets at Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs and Gordon Cooper branch libraries and the Alpine Bank in Parachute, 625-4270.

KAFM ReelTime @ the Radio Room, “Ride the Divide,” Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $7 students, seniors and station members, tickets at the door or at http://www.kafmradio.org, 241-8801, ext. 223.

Rhythm and Passion, international cast of singers, musicians and dancers, presented by Mesa County Concert Association, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., doors open 6:45 p.m., performance 7:30 p.m., if seating available tickets can be purchased at the door $25 adults, $15 students, 243-1949.

Two Rivers Chautauqua presents the American Civil War, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 7-9 p.m., learn period contra dance, $6 singles, $10 couples, 242-0971, http://www.museumofwesternco.org.

Colorado Mountain Winefest, Palisade, chef’s dinners, demonstrations, tickets at http://www.ColoradoWinefest.com.

Mesa State Poets and Writers Reading Series 2010, Planet Earth and the 4 Directions Gallery, 524 Colorado Ave., 7 p.m., featuring Luis Lopez, Barry Michrina, John Nizalowski, 256-9630.

Author book event with Erica Rennie, “How to Release the Butterfly — a Journey of Emergence,” Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann, Building B, room 113, 4-5:30 p.m., celebration, refreshments, presentation, http://www.BrassFrogBookworks.com.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

P.J. Night with Karaoke by Stewie, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., ladies night 7 p.m.-close, 245-0995.

Just for Two’s, story time for 2-year-olds and siblings, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., 10:30-11 a.m., 249-9656.

Gems, stories and crafts for preschoolers, Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St., 1:30-2:30 p.m., 249-9656.

LOOKING FORWARD

Howard Berkman and the Big Bottom Blues Band, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., 241-8888.

Chase Baumgartner, Rockslide Brew Pub patio, 401 Main St., Sept. 17, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., ages 21 plus, 245-2111.

Mesa State Music Faculty Gala, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, catered reception will follow in the lobby, 248-1604.

Two Rivers Chautauqua presents the American Civil War, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, living history presentations Sept. 17-18, 11:45 a.m.-9 p.m., $4 adults per day, $3 seniors per day, $2.50 ages 3-12 per day, $10 per family per day, free to military veterans and their spouses, 242-0971, http://www.museumofwesternco.org.

San Juan Western Heritage Festival, Cowboy Poetry Competition, Turn of the Century Saloon, 117 N. Fourth St., Montrose, Sept. 17-18, Utah singer/songwriter Brenn Hill performs Saturday, 201-1419.
Colorado Mountain Winefest, Palisade, continues Sept. 17-19, chef’s dinners, demonstrations, wine and food pairing events, Saturday in the Park, Riverbend Park, Sept. 18, featuring 56 Colorado wineries, chef demos, grape stomps, winery tours, bicycle tour, tickets at http://www.ColoradoWinefest.com.

Colorado Professional Rodeo Association year-end finals, Mesa County Fairgrounds, grandstands, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Sept. 17-18, 7 p.m., Sept. 19, 1 p.m., food and drink available to purchase, parking $2 per car, ticket information 255-7100.

Mulder’s Batik Method with Vera Mulder, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, Sept. 18, 2-6 p.m., $15, RSVP, 464-4819.

“Let’s Get a Library Card” puppet show in celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., Sept. 18, 10 a.m., 243-4442.

Dyeing and Felting Alpaca Fleece Workshop, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $85 members, $125 nonmembers, register, 243-7337, ext. 2.

Support Local Showcase with Shotgun Hodown, Drop Top Lincoln, The Tankerays and Bad Karma Kings, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Sept. 18, 8:45 p.m., $10, all ages, 241-1717.

Community Evening Dance with music by Jim Rowland, Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta, Sept. 18, 7-10 p.m., $4, coffee and lemonade provided, 874-0923.

Floor Science, hip-hop and break dancing battle, Glenwood Springs High School, Glenwood Springs, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., crew entry free, tickets to the event $10, 945-2414, glenwoodarts.org.

Coyotes, Mountain Lions and Bears! Highline Lake State Park program, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., meet in the campground between sites 9 and 12, vehicle pass required, 858-7208.

Let’s Talk Chautauqua: Coffee with Chautauquan actors, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, Sept. 18, 9 a.m., 243-5113.

Author book-signing with Bertie Stroup Marah, “Born with a Rusty Spoon: An Artist’s Memoir,” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m., 243-5113.

Dewy, Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain Concert Series, Mesa Lakes Resort, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., buffet dinner 6-7 p.m., reservations 268-5467, http://www.mesalakeslodgeandresort.com.

Bob and Ray, Enzo’s Italian Eatery and Pizzeria, 759 Horizon Drive., Sept. 18, 8-10 p.m., 255-8500.

Joy of Painting “Make it Take It” Bob Ross Class, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, “Landscape,” Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $65, register three days prior, 874-0923.

Fruita Cinderella Pageant, Saunders Fieldhouse, Mesa State College, Sept. 18, ages range from newborn to 26, 469-867-1691, http://www.freewebs.com/mesacountycinderella.

Mike Massey, world famous “trick shot pool/billiards exhibitionist,” Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, Sept. 18, 241-8686.

Rocky Mountain Wing of the Commemorative Air Force museum open house and Warbird Rides Day, Grand Junction Regional Airport, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., admission free, call for ride reservations for a donation, http://www.RMWCAF.org, 254-0444.

Paint-a-Pig Day, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., paint a live pot bellied pig, donations accepted to support the Pig-a-Sus Homestead Potbelly Pig Sanctuary, 464-4819, thebluepiggallery.com, http://www.pigasusorg.

Flying Star Table Runner class, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, Sept. 20 and 27, 1-4 p.m., $20, register by Sept. 16, 874-0923.

“Pictures and Paganini,” Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and guest pianist Martina Filjak, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Sept. 21, Classical Conversation in Concert Hall with Filjak; concert 7:30 p.m., tickets at the symphony office, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120, 243-6787, http://www.gjsymphony.org.

Justin Moore, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Sept. 22, 9 p.m., $25, all ages, 241-1717, ticketswest.com.

Presentation on wildflowers of the Redlands, Black Canyon and Grand Mesa presented by Dave Sussman, an amateur photographer and botanist, Stolte Shed, Cedaredge, Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m., 856-7809.

Sean Flanigan, trombone, Gisela Flanigan, piano, Moss Performing Art Center Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Oil Painting: A Variety of Techniques with Travis Jardon, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, Sept. 23, 2-6 p.m., $15, register, 464-4819.

Patty Larkin and Lucy Kaplansky, Roper Music Ballroom, 130 N. Fifth St., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., $25, tickets at Roper Music, Back Porch Music, ticketswest.com, charge by phone 243-8497.

Jack Delmore and Chris McKim, vocal concert, Moss Performing Art Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Local Flavors Food and Arts Fair, Business Incubator Center, 2591 B 3/4 Road, Sept. 23, 4-7 p.m., and Cheesecake Tasting Competition by Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes at 6 p.m., benefits Kids Aid Backpacks Program, $25 entry free per contestant, limited to 24 contestants register by Sept. 17, http://www.decadencecheesecakes.com, 256-4688.

Dogs On Course in North America Agility Nationals, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Veterans Park, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Sept. 23-26, 8 a.m., 255-7100, http://www.docna.com.


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