Calendar: Week of Sept. 17, 2010

FRIDAY, SEPT. 17

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

Chase Baumgartner, Rockslide Brew Pub patio, 401 Main St., 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., 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, 11:45 a.m.-9 p.m., $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2.50 ages 3-12, $10 per family, 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, 201-1419.

Colorado Mountain Winefest continues, Palisade, chef’s dinners, demonstrations, wine and food pairing events, tickets at http://www.ColoradoWinefest.com.

Colorado Professional Rodeo Association year-end finals, Mesa County Fairgrounds, grandstands, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 7 p.m., food and drink available to purchase, parking $2 per car, tickets $12 adults, $9 kids, 255-7100.

Parade of Homes, self-guided tour of quality designed and built homes in western Colorado, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., tickets $10, available at City Market stores in Grand Junction and Fruita, 245-0253, http://www.hbaevents.com.

Visiting Artist Series with Kurt D. Hollomon, sketchbook artist, illustrator and teacher, Mesa State College, Fine Arts Building, FA202, lecture “Sketchbook Drawing Techniques,” 10 a.m.; presentation/discussion on Hollomon’s sketchbook artwork, 1:30 p.m., 248-1833.

“Oliver,” Magic Circle Theatre, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, 7:30 p.m., 249-7838, http://www.magiccircleplayers.com.

Fun for a Cure, kid’s cancer awareness night, Banana’s Fun Park, 2469 Riverside Parkway, 5:30-9 p.m., $20 ticket covers spaghetti dinner, soft drink, unlimited mini-golf, laser tag, bumper boats and inflatable play land; $10 ticket covers dinner, drink and play land, 241-7529.

School’s Out Activity Program, Creative Avenues, 128 S. Fifth St., half-day and full-day options, http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com 255-6757.

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

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, Cha Cha 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. 18

Two Rivers Chautauqua presents the American Civil War, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, living history presentations, 11:45 a.m.-9 p.m., $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2.50 ages 3-12, $10 per family, 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, Utah singer/songwriter Brenn Hill performs, 201-1419.

Colorado Mountain Winefest continues, Palisade, 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, 7 p.m., food and drink available to purchase, parking $2 per car, tickets $12 adults, $9 kids, 255-7100.

Mulder’s Batik Method with Vera Mulder, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, 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., 10 a.m., 243-4442.

Dyeing and Felting Alpaca Fleece Workshop, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., 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., 8:45 p.m., $10, all ages, 241-1717.

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

Coyotes, Mountain Lions and Bears! 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.

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

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

Author book-signing, Harvey Goodman, “Along the Fortune Trail,” western fiction, Hastings, 2401 North Ave., 5-7 p.m., http://www.alongthefortunetrail.com, 243-0781.

Dewy, 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.

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

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

Fruita Cinderella Pageant, Saunders Fieldhouse, Mesa State College, 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, 241-8686.

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

Parade of Homes, self-guided tour of quality designed and built homes in western Colorado, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., tickets $10, available at City Market stores in Grand Junction and Fruita, 245-0253, http://www.hbaevents.com.

Western Slope Writer’s Festival, free writers’ conference hosted by The Lord’s Write Hand writing group and the Mesa State College mass communications program, Mesa State College, Fine Arts Building, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., seating limited, RSVP 254-8341, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Creative Collage Techniques with Terry Muldoon, for teens and adults, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $45 members, register 945-2414, glenwoodarts.org.

“Oliver,” Magic Circle Theatre, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, 7:30 p.m., 249-7838, http://www.magiccircleplayers.com.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

SUNDAY, SEPT. 19

Colorado Mountain Winefest continues in Palisade, winery tours, bicycle tour, http://www.ColoradoWinefest.com.

Colorado Professional Rodeo Association year-end finals, Mesa County Fairgrounds, grandstands, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 1 p.m., food and drink available to purchase, parking $2 per car, tickets $12 adults, $9 kids, 255-7100.

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

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.

Annual Winefest Open Studio, Tim Wedel Pottery, 3815 N. River Road, Palisade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., new work in functional and sculptural ceramics, 464-7795, palisadepottery.com.

Parade of Homes, self-guided tour of quality designed and built homes in western Colorado, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., tickets $10, available at City Market stores in Grand Junction and Fruita, 245-0253, http://www.hbaevents.com.

Drop Top Lincoln, 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., 268-5467, http://www.mesalakeslodgeandresort.com.

“Oliver,” Magic Circle Theatre, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, 2 p.m., 249-7838, http://www.magiccircleplayers.com.

Flat Top Festival, Powderhorn Ski Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, lift rides 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger, barbecue lunch at Sunset Grille and Bar, Flat Top Reed performs 1-4 p.m., http://www.powderhorn.com, 268-5700.

Cooking demonstrations and recipes with chef Vivi Anne Vennes, Bob’s Garden, 3334 E 1/4 Road, Clifton, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

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

MONDAY, SEPT. 20

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

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, gazebo, 3:30-4:30 p.m., features fresh produce from local farms, proceeds 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. 21

“Pictures and Paganini,” Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, guest pianist Martina Filjak, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Classical Conversation in Concert Hall with Filjak, pianist, 6:30 p.m.; concert 7:30 p.m., tickets at the symphony office, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120, 243-6787, http://www.gjsymphony.org.

Presentation by local astronomer Danny Rosen, prior to the Dinner and a Movie showing of “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., 7:15 p.m., 254-1626.

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, 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. 22

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

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

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

Explore Wedding Canyon, Colorado National Monument Walks and Talks Fall 2010, guided 6-mile hike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., preregistration required, 858-3617, ext. 364.

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. 23

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

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

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

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

The Pineapple Crackers, island rock/reggae, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, Sept. 24, 7-10 p.m., 241-8888.

Reading with award-winning fiction writer Antonya Nelson, “Nothing Right,” Western Colorado Writers Forum, 800 Colorado Ave., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, http://www.westerncoloradowriters.blogspot.com, 256-4662.

Celebration in Art and Film, 10th anniversary of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area exhibit, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Sept. 24, 6:30-9 p.m., artwork of, or inspired by the NCA; documentary, “Stories from the Land: McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area,” will be shown, $5, benefits Friends of McInnis Canyons and the Western Colorado Conservation Corps, 270-7853.

Dogs On Course in North America Agility Nationals, Mesa County Fairgrounds Veterans Park, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Sept. 24-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, 255-7100, http://www.docna.com.

Alpine Bank Fruita Fall Festival, Fruita, Sept. 24-26, vendors, parade, entertainment, 858-3894, http://www.fruitafallfestival.com.

“Oliver,” Magic Circle Theatre, 420 S. 12th St., Montrose, continues Sept. 24-25, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26, 2 p.m., 249-7838, http://www.magiccircleplayers.com.

Fire and Water, Watson Island, behind the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave., Sept. 25, gates open 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m. with Flat Top Reed, North 17th Street Band and guests, campfires, marshmallows, food and beverages, take lawn chairs and blankets, tickets $12, members $10, couples $20, member couples $15, couples ticket includes up to two children younger than 12, ages under 8 are free, 245-9030.

Creekpalooza, Canyon Creek Bed and Breakfast, 820 Main St., Montrose, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., two stages of music, portion of each drink sold donated to Kirwan-Carr Foundation, supporting individuals affected by attempted suicide, 275-4190, 249-2886.

Taste of Riverside, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 330 White Ave., Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m., cooking demonstrations, traditional Mexican meal, entertainment, suggested donation of $50 per person, benefits Riverside Educational Center, RSVP 245-9512.

Tech N9ne and guests, Independent Grind Tour, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Sept. 25, 8 p.m., $25 all ages, 241-1717.

Grand Valley Audubon Fall Birding Festival, Grand Valley Audubon Society Nature Center, 610 Dike Road., Sept. 25, 7:30-11:30 a.m., bird banding station, binoculars and scopes, introduction to bird watching, feeders and seed, Owl Watch in Western Colorado, nature walks and self-guided scavenger hunts, 314-9071.

Scorpion Man Returns, Highline Lake State Park program, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., meet in the campground between sites 9 and 12, 858-7208.

Author book-signing, Ann Kurz Chambers, “Colorado Wildflowers: Montane Zone,” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, Sept. 25, 2-4 p.m., 243-5113.

Chase Baumgartner, Enzo’s Italian Eatery and Pizzeria, 759 Horizon Drive., Sept. 25, 8-10 p.m., 255-8500.

Bobby Walker, Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain Concert Series, Mesa Lakes Resort, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, Sept. 25, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., buffet dinner 6-7 p.m., reservations 268-5467, http://www.mesalakeslodgeandresort.com.

Opal Moon, country/western from Gunnison, The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, Sept. 25, 9 p.m., 525-1488.

Downtown Car Show, 300–700 block of Main Street, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free to view, entry fee $25 for first car, $15 second car, entertainment and demonstrations, 245-9697, http://www.downtowngj.org.

KAFM Radio Tomato Fund Drive Kick-off Party, The Hot Tomato, 124 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, Sept. 25, noon-9 p.m., music by Will Whalen, Project Groove with Miss Emily, Eagles on Highway, Angelina and Gary, Desert Moon and The Lazercuffs DJ Experiment, proceeds from Solar-Powered Pie go to KAFM, door prizes, kafmradio.org, 241-8801.

Greek Festival, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3585 N. 12th St., Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., traditional Greek food, baked goods, dancing, gifts and games, tour the church, portion of proceeds donated to Grand Valley Catholic Outreach and Marillac Clinic, 242-9590.

Photography Basics class, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, $20 for both days, register by Sept. 21, 874-0923.

Parade of Homes, self-guided tour of quality designed and built homes in western Colorado, continues Sept. 25-26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., tickets $10, available at City Market stores in Grand Junction and Fruita, 245-0253, http://www.hbaevents.com.

Arts and Crafts Fair by the Mesa Leaf Library Volunteers, Mesa Community Center, Mesa, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., booth rentals available, 268-5680.

Fall Color Sunday Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run beginning and finishing at Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, Sept. 26, time out 9:30-11 a.m., stops in Delta, Cedaredge and Powderhorn Ski Resort, barbecue and live music to conclude the run, 985-1794, 260-5788.

Bird Walk, Highline Lake State Park program, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m., meet in the campground between sites 9 and 12, 858-7208.

Color Sunday Dinner, Mesa Community Center, Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, Sept. 26, turkey dinner with all the trimmings and local favorites, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain Concert Series, Mesa Lakes Resort, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., 268-5467, http://www.mesalakeslodgeandresort.com.

Color Sunday Festival, Powderhorn Ski Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, Sept. 26, lift rides 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger, barbecue lunch Sunset Grille and Bar; tasting by Zesty Moose, Alpine Trader and Cafe; Desert Moon Band performs noon to 4 p.m., 268-5700, wwwpowderhorn.com.

Tiana Star, pop/folk/rock singer/songwriter, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., Sept. 27, 6 p.m., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

“From Lens to Mirror,” fall exhibit, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 S. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, Sept. 27-Nov. 1, 945-2414.

Author Stieg Larsson documentary, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Wildflowers of Colorado presented by photographer Dave Sussman, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, Sept. 29, noon, take a brown bag lunch, call to reserve a seat, 874-0923.

Unearthing Ute Canyon, Colorado National Monument Walks and Talks Fall 2010, guided 5-mile hike, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., registration required, 858-3617, ext. 364.

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

Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Community Building, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 8 a.m., $5 per car fee, 255-7100.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” musical/comedy Mesa State College theater department, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 6-9, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3, 2 p.m., $20 adults, $15 seniors, $6 students, season tickets available, 248-1604.


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