Calendar: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

FRIDAY, AUG. 27

Poetry Exercises with Mary Crow, writing workshop hosted by Western Colorado Writers Forum, workshop at the Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., noon-2 p.m., take a brown bag lunch, free, open to first 35 writers to register, 683-2437.

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” rated PG-13, Glade Park Movie Under the Stars at Glade Park Volunteer Fire Department just west of Glade Park Store, grill opens at 6 p.m., movie at dusk, take chairs, no alcohol, entertainment by Sultan’s Pride, 216-9116.

Chicks and Chocolate featuring Stampin’ Up, 636 Irish Walk, 6:30 p.m., create hand-stamped projects while enjoying chocolates, $5, reserve a space 314-3029, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address),

Rock Jam, Country Jam Ranch, Mack, gates open 2 p.m., opening band ThundHerStruck 2:15 p.m., Sick Puppies 3:30 p.m., Finger Eleven 5 p.m., Cinderella 7:30 p.m., Heart 10 p.m., 800-7800-JAM, rockjamgjco.countryjam.com.

Hot Summer Notes with Project Groove featuring Miss Emily, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 7-10 p.m., $5, 464-5777.

Friday Night Flicks, Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs, free, vendors sell fresh-popped kettlecorn, burritos, smoothies, pizza, non-alcoholic beverages and movie-style candy, take a blanket or low-back chair, no glass, 948-4923, valleyeventsinc.com.

Four Winds Coffee and Tea at the Christ Center grand re-opening celebration, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., musicians, games and tournaments, hot dogs, prizes at 9 p.m., 243-8848.

Peach Promenade presented by Colorado West Area Square Dance Council, Mount Garfield Middle School, 3475 Front St., Clifton, pre-rounds 7:15-7:45 p.m., Hall of Fame Presentation 7:45 p.m., Colorado West area callers and cuers, 8-10:30 p.m., square dance apparel required at all functions, apparel shop on site, 434-3543.

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.

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.

SATURDAY, AUG. 28

Rock Jam, Country Jam Ranch, Mack, gates open noon, Shooter Jennings and Hierophant 1 p.m., Chevelle 2:45 p.m., Hinder 5 p.m., Buckcherry 7:30 p.m., Alice Cooper, 10 p.m., 800-7800-JAM, rockjamgjco.countryjam.com.

Mud Monster Truck Show, Mesa County Fairgrounds’ grandstands, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 7 p.m., food and drink available to purchase, $15 adults, $10 ages 12 and younger, tickets at City Market stores in Grand Junction, $2 more at the gate, parking $2 per car, 255-7100, http://www.mesacounty.us/fairgrounds.

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

Dave Stamey with opening guest Paul Chamberlain, Turn of the Century Saloon, 117 N. Fourth St., Montrose, 8 p.m., $20, 201-1419, http://www.davestamey.com.

High Desert Opera auditions for its New Year’s Eve production, First United Methodist, Church, 522 White Ave., noon-3:30 p.m., production will be “The Sound of Music” or “My Fair Lady,” 270-7989.

The SwampCoolers, Peach Street Distillers, 144 Kluge Ave., Palisade, 6-10 p.m., 464-1128.

Greg Everheart, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, 6 p.m., 240-1590.

Valley Youth Orchestra auditions and registration, Delta United Methodist Church, Fifth and Meeker, Delta, for new and returning musicians and parents, 9-11 a.m., meeting followed by audition with conductor, 252-0552, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Jack and Jill, Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, free concert 6-8 p.m., buffet 2-4 p.m., 268-5467.

Tour of the Valley cycling event with tours and post ride activities, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, evening screening of “A Race Across the Sky,” benefits Community Hospital outreach activities, Mesa State College Cycling Team and Neil Bradford scholarship fund at the college, register YourCommunityHospital.com, 256-6205.

Jones/Adams Duo with Bad Karma Kings, Quincy Bar, 609 Main St., 10 p.m., ages 21 plus, 242-9633.

Peach Promenade presented by Colorado West Area Square Dance Council, Mount Garfield Middle School, 3475 Front St., Clifton, workshops and dances 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m., square dance apparel required at all functions, apparel shop on site, 434-3543.

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.

SUNDAY, AUG. 29

Tour of the Valley cycling event with tours and post ride activities, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, benefits Community Hospital outreach activities, Mesa State College Cycling Team and the Neil Bradford scholarship fund at the college, register YourCommunityHospital.com, 256-6205.

A Walk Through Time, Rim Rock Drive, Colorado National Monument, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., public invited to walk, jog or bike along 14 miles of Rim Rock Drive without motorized traffic, no rollerblades, skateboards or scooters, starts and finishes at the visitor center complex, parking at Saddlehorn Picnic area parking lot, regular entrance fees will be charged, cars $10, cyclists riding in $4, 858-3617, ext. 364, http://www.nps.gov/colm/.

Nature Hike, Highline Lake State Park program, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, 9:30 a.m., meet in the campground between sites 9 and 12, parks pass required, 858-7208.

John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal, roots, folk, blues and jazz, The Sunday Supper Concert Series, Vistas & Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, 3587 G Road, Palisade, 6 p.m., suggested donation, reservations required, 464-7478, http://www.vandvbandb.com.

Special Round Dance with Dick and Karen Fisher, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 1-4:30 p.m., $5.

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, AUG. 30

Project Class with Ann Ledbetter, 875 Bunting Ave., designed for those with an ongoing writing project with revisions, Aug. 30-Dec. 8, every other Monday, 6:30-9 p.m., $315, 260-2965.

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.

Air brush and Old English calligraphy demonstrations, The Artist Haven, 527 Bogart Lane, 4-6 p.m., classes available, 778-1522, 424-5125.

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.

TUESDAY, AUG. 31

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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1

For Today with Stray From the Path, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 9 p.m., $12, all ages, 241-1717.

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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 2

P.J. Party with karaoke hosted by Stewy, and ladies night, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Draw and paint your Dog class for teens and adults, Watercolor Dogs Art Studio, 145 N. Mesa St., four-week, Thursdays Sept. 2-23, 6-8 p.m., $75 before Aug. 30, $85 after, 270-2235, http://www.watercolordogs.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 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.

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

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

LOOKING FORWARD

First Friday Art Reception, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., Sept. 3, gallery talk 6:30 p.m. by juror Sally Strand, reception 7-9 p.m., opening exhibits “From Taos to Denver and Beyond,” guest curator Michael Hurshman; “The Studio Drawings: Works by Dale Leys”; “Fireworks,” Junction Clay Arts Guild; Mile High International juried art exhibit, music by Morgann Means, cash bar, hors d’oeurves, 243-7337.

First Friday Art in the Grand Valley, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, Elizabeth B. Harris Amphitheatre, 655 Struthers Ave., Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m., Art and Dance Merge presented by Push/Don’t Pull Dance Theatre, refreshments and cash bar, 245-3288.

Sixth Street Connections, a Coffee House, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, Sept. 3, 6 p.m. music, entertainment, $10, benefits the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 945-2414.

Barbecue Blues, Mission Bell Amphitheatre, Gateway Canyons Resort, Gateway, Sept. 4, gates open 9 a.m., music begins 11 a.m., blues bands Bobby Walker, Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees, Once Removed Blues Band, Kirk James Band, Steve Crenshaw and the Blues Shop and The Williams Brothers Band, Hazel Miller Band, food, $20 advance, $25 at the gate, tickets at City Market stores, benefits Wounded Warrior Project, 931-2655, http://www.gatewaycanyons.com.

Night With the Stars, Western Colorado Astronomy Club, Highline Lake State Park program, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, Sept. 4, dusk, meet in the parking lot across from new visitor center, vehicle pass required, 858-7208.

Gotta Be Girls, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Sept. 4, 240-1590.

Live music and dancing, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., Sept. 4, 245-0995.

Simmer Down, Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, Sept. 4-5, free concert 6-8 p.m., buffet 2-4 p.m., reservations, 268-5467, http://www.mesa lakeslodgeandresort.com.

Nature Walk, Highline Lake State Park program, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m., meet in the campground between sites 9 and 12, vehicle pass required, 858-7208.

Children’s Castle grand reopening celebration, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave., Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., jugglers, bump ‘n’ jump, face painting, balloon artist, live entertainment, refreshments and more, 245-3288.

Fall Writing Workshops, 800 Colorado Ave., 12-week writing workshops beginning Sept. 7, 6:30-9 p.m., “Becoming A Poet” taught by Luis Lopez; “Telling the Story: Writing Fiction and Memoir” taught by Sandra Dorr; “Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy for Publication” taught by James Van Pelt, $325 per workshop, 257-1498, 433-6800, http://www.westerncoloradowriters.blogspot.com.

Bits and Pieces with Gayle Gerson, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $15 per session, RSVP, 464-4819.

Oil painting with Daniel Loge, six-week class for teens and adults, Watercolor Dogs Art Studio, 145 N. Mesa St., Fruita, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 7-Oct. 12, $125 before Aug. 30, $135 after, 270-2235, http://www.watercolordogs.com.

Drawing and Painting Class for ages 11 and older, Watercolor Dogs Art Studio, 145 N. Mesa St., Fruita, eight-week class 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 26, $72 before Aug. 30, $80 after, 270-2235, http://www.watercolordogs.com.

Joy of Painting: Make it Take It Bob Ross class, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, “Landscape” Sept. 8, noon-5 p.m., $65, all materials included, register three days prior, 874-0923.

Poetry Night, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., Sept. 8, 6 p.m., learn about the life and poetry of Simon Ortiz, share your own poetry, 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Drawing 2 for Teens and Adults with Pam McLaughlin, Watercolor Dogs Studio, 145 N. Mesa St. in Fruita, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13, $85 before Aug. 30, $95 after, 270-2235, http://www.watercolordogs.com.

Kids in Motion for ages 3-5, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta, Wednesdays, Sept. 8-Nov. 17, 9-9:45 a.m., interact, play, learn coordination, $3 each Wednesday, 874-0923.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, Colorado Highway 13, west of downtown Meeker, Sept. 8-12, 124 top handler/dog teams compete; daily craft fair and food booths, demonstrations, petting farm, art contest, silent auction, entertainment, pancake breakfasts Friday and Saturday, lamb barbecue dinner Sunday, $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, wwwmeekersheepdog.com.

Women Writing for (a) Change class taught by Ann Leadbetter, 875 Bunting Ave., Sept. 8-Dec. 8, 9-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-9 p.m., $325, 260-2965.

Sam Rotman, concert pianist, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concerts, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., 210-0471.

Grand Valley Children’s Choir mandatory informational meeting for fourth- and fifth-grade students and their parents, Redlands Middle School cafeteria, 2200 Broadway, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., learn about the choir and sign up for auditions, 241-5522.

Author booksigning, Sherry Ficklin, “Foresight,” Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St., Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m., 242-5181.

Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge, Lincoln Park, Sept. 9 gates open 6 p.m., music by Delta Phase Power, 6:30 p.m.; Jonathan Taylor and the Northern Lights, 8 p.m.; free admission; Sept. 10, 3-10 p.m., admission $5, The Tankerays, 4 p.m.; The Williams Brothers, 6 p.m.; Boogie Machine, 8 p.m.; Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., $20, 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.; ages 12 and younger free, barbecue sampling, microbrew sampling, bump ‘n’ jumps, carnival rides and more, http://www.porknhops.com.

“The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” presented by Grand Junction High School drama department, high school auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Sept. 9-11, 7 p.m., $8 adults, $5 students and seniors, 201-4169.


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