Calendar: Dec. 11-17

FRIDAY, DEC. 11

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

Gallery exhibit opening reception, Creamery Arts Center, 165 W. Bridge St., Hotchkiss, Carol Ann Rasmussen displays sculpture and ink paintings, The Art Quilt Association shows members’ works, live music by Tamara and David Hauze, refreshments served, 872-4848, http://www.northforkarts.ning.com.

Duct Tape Art Program for teens, create projects such as wallets, totes, cell phone covers and belts, Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 711 Iowa Ave., Palisade, 3:30 p.m., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Junior Service League International Holiday Food Tasting, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 4-6 p.m., 243-5113.

Chocolate Walk, historical walking tour of Main Street and Art on the Corner, guided by the Downtown Development Authority, Art on the Corner and Museum of Western Colorado staff, 5:30 p.m., $10, ages 12 and older, paid participants receive a commemorative mug filled with hot chocolate, 254-3866.

Splash Mania, ‘70s Mania, pool party for sixth- and seventh-graders, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, 6-9 p.m., fun in the pool with loud, groovy music and killer nachos, $8 at the door, 874-0923.

Palisade Art and Chocolate Walk, join The Blue Pig Gallery, The Twisted Brick Gallery and other artists and stores for a festive holiday event, enjoy delicious chocolate while shopping downtown Palisade for original, fine art for the holidays, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, 6-9 p.m., 464-4819, http://www.thebluepiggallery.com.

Fetch Pet Care Tail Waggin’ Charity Ball, dining, dancing, live music by Boo Hargis and a silent auction, Lincoln Park Barn, 12th Street and Teller Avenue, 6:30 p.m., donations and tickets online, proceeds to Roice Hurst and Grand Rivers humane societies, 314-5564, http://www.tailwagginball.org.

The Snow Ball with DJ Strangefellow and friends DJ Hydro and The Warrior, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 8 p.m., $5, 241-1717, http://www.mesatheater.com.

Ofay Soul, blues and rock, Boomers, 436 Main St., 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

Story time for third- and fourth graders, Gateway Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 42700 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, 2:15 p.m., 931-2428, http://www.mcpld.org.

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

Black Tie Ballroom dance lessons with George and Marilyn Kelly, Dance Works, 2893 North Ave., 8-9 p.m., 243-5954, 434-1958.

Story time for preschool-age children, The Daily Sentinel Play Area, Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 11-11:30 a.m., 683-2437.

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

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

“Hats! the Musical,” musical revue presented by Grand Valley Community Theater, Showtime Productions Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite C5, 7:30 p.m., call for tickets, 361-0243.

Holiday-Themed Kids Night Out, pajama party, Creative Avenues, 128 S. Fifth St., 6-9:30 p.m., $15 first child, $10 each additional, register by the preceding Thursday, 255-6757, http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com.

Friday Night Group dance classes, Salsa, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St., Suite 1, 7 p.m., $5 per lesson, dance party follows at 8 p.m., 712-2552, lapuertadancestudio.com.

“Wishes” presented by national champion cheer and dance Express All Stars, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 7 p.m., includes Rudolph, Scrooge and the Nativity, music by Soul Aggression.

Roundabout, country, Winchester Nite Club, 2090 White River Ave., Rifle, 9 p.m., $5, 625-4400.

SATURDAY, DEC. 12

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

New Star Karaoke, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 10900 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, 9 p.m., 268-5220.

Palisade Olde Fashioned Christmas, Marketplace and Parade, downtown Palisade, vendors 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., parade 5:30 p.m., activities include tree lighting, Santa Claus, entertainment, gingerbread house decorating contest, chili cook-off, wine tasking, soup challenge, silent auction and more, 464-7458.

Breakfast with Santa, pancake breakfast, crafts and an inflatable bump house, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, 8:30-10:30 a.m., free for ages 12 and under, $5 ages 13 and older, take a camera for pictures with Santa, 874-0923.

Breakfast with Santa, family event, Dinosaur Journey, 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita, 9 a.m., includes viewing the robotic dinosaurs, breakfast, musical entertainment, stories by Mrs. Claus, visit by Santa, $8 per person, space limited, registration and payment required prior to the event, 242-0971.

Breakfast with Santa at the Bananas Winter Wonderland, Bananas Fun Park, 2469 Riverside Parkway, 9 a.m., $2, includes light breakfast, photos with Santa, free hot chocolate and apple cider; special three-hour $10 fun package available featuring bump ‘n’ jump playland, laser tag and laser maze, 241-7529, http://www.bananasfunpark.com.

Holiday Tea Party for ages 3 through 12th grade, Creative Avenues, 128 S. Fifth St., 10-11:30 a.m., includes tea party, activities, food, fun, $20, 255-6757, http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com.

Holiday Extravaganza, 711 Independence Valley Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 25 vendors, silent auction, raffle, food and drink, benefits Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Candy Cane Hunt for ages 3-12, Lincoln Park, 12th Street and Gunnison Avenue, noon, holiday music, crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and a fun-filled hunt with candy canes and prizes, holiday puppet show at 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., hunt at 1 p.m., 254-3866.

“Polar Express” Reader’s Theater during the Candy Cane Hunt, Lincoln Park Barn, 12th Street and Teller Avenue, noon, 243-4442.

Palisade Soup Challenge, part of Town of Palisade’s “Olde Fashioned Christmas,” The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, 1-3 p.m., $2, 464-4819, http://www.thebluepiggallery.com.

Christmas open house and winter fundraiser, Pig-A-Sus Homestead Sanctuary, 506 S Road, Mack, 1-4 p.m., Old Fashion Christmas includes live music by Fruita musician Peggy Malone at 2 p.m.; Santa arrives between 2:30 and 3 p.m.; hay rides and Christmas caroling, cookies, hot chocolate and warm apple cider, 858-9628, 858-3204, http://www.pigasus.org.

Author book-signing with Victoria Kennedy, “Paths,” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 2-4 p.m., 243-5113.

Local author book-signing, Hastings Books, Music and Video, 2401 North Ave., 3-5 p.m., James Van Pelt, “Radio Magician and Other Stories”; Lucinda Stein, “Three Threads Woven”; and Carol Anderson, “Kannah Creek Whitewater,” 243-0781.

A Celtic Christmas featuring Cherish the Ladies, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and the world-renowned Celtic group present a holiday celebration with traditional Irish tunes as well as a few twists on the classics, Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., 7:30 p.m., $25-$35, students $10 with ID, 243-6787, http://www.gjsymphony.org.

Throwdown with Sweet Sunny South, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, 7:30 p.m., $15 in advance, $18 at the door, tickets at Expressions Bookstore and Homestead Market and Paonia Farm and Home Supply and the Paradise Theater in Paonia, 527-6610, http://www.sweetsunnysouth.com.

Alesana with From First To Last, Asking Alexandria, The Word Alive and Memphis May Fire, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 7:45 p.m., $15, all ages, 241-1717, http://www.mesatheater.com.

Strolling Scones, ‘60s rock, Boomers, 436 Main St., 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

Something Simple, Snowflake Bar and Grill, 539 Colorado Ave., 9 p.m., 245-0995.

Eight-ball pool tourney, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 7 p.m., 241-8686.

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

Story time with Elise, stories, games and activities, 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.

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

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

Ballroom dances, live music and refreshments, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 8-10 p.m., 243-7408.

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.

Holiday Season Barrel Tasting, Alfred Eames Cellars Winery, 11931 4050 Road, Paonia, noon-5 p.m., Madrigal Choir and Collage will sing, 527-3269, http://www.alfredeamescellars.com.

Craft Fair, 628 Glacier Drive on the Redlands, just past Safeway, off Broadway, juried crafts include dolls, pillows, clothes by P.A.W.S., handmade and new handbags, Indulgence spa products, candles, gold bought on site and more, door prizes and refreshments, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 10 percent of proceeds go to the Sam Safken Foundation to buy Christmas presents for children at Rocky Mountain Elementary School and turkeys for the soup kitchen, 243-8338, 216-4136.

Monumental Memories Exhibit, open house, in the Visitor Center, Colorado National Monument, Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 858-3617, http://www.coloradonma.org.

Christmas Train Show with The Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., operating HO display depicts the Rio Grande Railroad from Denver to Salt Lake City, additional N scale layout also will be running, static displays, railroad art and videos, $4 adults, $1 ages under 12, $7 family, 245-3273.

“Wishes,” presented by national champion cheer and dance Express All Stars, Mesa State College Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 7 p.m., includes Rudolph, Scrooge and the Nativity, music by Soul Aggression.

Roundabout, country, Winchester Nite Club, 2090 White River Ave., Rifle, 9 p.m., $5, 625-4400.

Author book-signing, Richard Gavigan, Books, Music and Cafe, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50, 2-4 p.m., 255-8655.

Valley Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert, Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker St., Delta, 1 p.m., 252-0552, http://www.valleysymphony.net.

SUNDAY, DEC. 13

Christmas Tea featuring three courses and a typical English tea, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, noon-2 p.m., $10 each or $15 for an adult and child, reservations required, 464-5777, http://www.coloradowinecountryinn.com.

Chanukah on Ice, Glacier Ice Arena, 2515 Riverside Parkway, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Chanukah music, games and chocolate gelt, a traditional holiday treat, $6, prizes awarded for youngest and oldest skaters and for most creative costumes in a Chanukah theme, 242-7465, http://www.theglacier.net.

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.

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

Holiday Season Barrel Tasting, Alfred Eames Cellars Winery, 11931 4050 Road, Paonia, noon-5 p.m., Madrigal Choir and Collage will sing, 527-3269, http://www.alfredeamescellars.com.

“Hats! the Musical,” musical revue presented by Grand Valley Community Theater, Showtime Productions Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite C5, 2:30 p.m., call for tickets, 361-0243.

Monumental Memories Exhibit, open house, Colorado National Monument’s Visitor Center, Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 858-3617, http://www.coloradonma.org.

Christmas Train Show with The Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, noon-4 p.m., operating HO display depicts the Rio Grande Railroad as it traveled from Denver to Salt Lake City, additional N scale layout will also be running, there will also be static displays, railroad art and videos, $4 adults, $1 ages under 12, $7 family, 245-3273.

MONDAY, DEC. 14

“Santa’s New Helper” puppet show, Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 10 a.m., 243-0181, http://www.mcpld.org.

East Middle School Think Fun Night, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 5-7 p.m., 243-5113.

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

Art classes for cancer survivors and their caregivers, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, Regional Cancer Center, 750 Wellington Ave., 4-6 p.m., 256-9584, 244-2351.

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.

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.

International Rumba group class, La Puerta Dance Studio, 634 Main St., Suite 1, 7 p.m., $5 per lesson, 712-2552, lapuertadancestudio.com.

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 15

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

Tuesday Blues Jam with Pete Langford, Boomers, 436 Main St., 248-9022.

“Santa’s New Helper” puppet show, Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 711 Iowa Ave., Palisade, 10 a.m., 464-7557, http://www.mcpld.org.

Christmas with the Young Dubliners, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 9 p.m., $15, ages 18 plus, 241-1717, http://www.mesatheater.com.

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.

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

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16

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

Sunset Slope Quilting Demonstrations, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 243-5113.

Shea Bramer and Tim Brown Unplugged, piano/guitar duo, DoubleTree Hotel lounge, 743 Horizon Drive, 7-10 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

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

Story time for kindergartners through second-graders, Gateway Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 42700 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, 2:15 p.m., 931-2428.

Paul Harshman of Flat Top Reed, Hot Tomato Cafe and Pizzeria, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 5 p.m., 858-1117.

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

Ecstatic Dance, Sherbino Theater, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway, 6-7:30 p.m., 626-4414.

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

Model Search/Ladies Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., 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.

Cha Cha Dance Lesson, Boomers, 436 Main St., 7 p.m., $5 per lesson, 248-9022.

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

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.

Holiday Light Tour, pick up and drop off is at the Lincoln Park Barn, ages 50 and older 6-7:30 p.m.; all ages 7:30-9 p.m., driver will take you to the hidden spots of the city’s best light displays, warm up afterward with hot chocolate at Lincoln Park Barn, $3, 254-3866.

Thursday Live Music with Goodman/Schaeffer Projekt, Boomers, 436 Main St., 248-9022.

“Santa’s New Helper” puppet show, Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 10 a.m., 858-7703, http://www.mcpld.org.

Reel Time, “St. Nick” from director David Lowery, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., 7 p.m., movie follows a brother and sister on their daily adventures as young runaways seeking refuge from the emotional complexity of the adult world, 241-8801, kafmradio.org.

Mark Berenson, adult contemporary/easy rock, DoubleTree Hotel lounge, 743 Horizon Drive, 7-10 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

Christmas Musical Potpourri concert presented by Centennial Band, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., 7:30 p.m., $5 adults, ages under 12 free, tickets at Roper Music or at the door, 263-5700, http://www.tworiversconvention.com.

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

College Coin Night, Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, 7 p.m., $5, take a roll of nickels, ages 21 plus, 434-0320.

Jazz Trio, Dennis and Michelle with Rob Labig, DoubleTree Hotel, Bistro Lounge, 743 Horizon Drive, 7-9 p.m., 241-8888.

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

Ballroom dances, live music and refreshments, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, 243-7408.

Carol Rose, country musician, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 7 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., $10-$12, 242-9940.

Wine tasting, Planet Wines, 420 Main St., 5-9 p.m., 424-5432.

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

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

“Hats! the Musical,” musical revue presented by Grand Valley Community Theater, Showtime Productions Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite C5, 7:30 p.m., call for tickets, 361-0243.

Karaoke, Snowflake Bar and Grill, 539 Colorado Ave., 8 p.m., 245-0995.

KOOL Cruise and Holiday Movie, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Dec. 18, movie at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; bus tour of holiday lights 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., $5 in advance, $7 day of the event, for all ages, ages under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, 254-3866, http://www.gjcity.org.

Animal Creations with artist Kay Crane, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m., bring a picture of your favorite animal or a pet to work with either oil, acrylic or pastel, $15 per four-hour session, call to register, 464-4819, http://www.thebluepiggallery.com.

Fruita Hometown Christmas and Parade of Lights, Fruita, Dec. 18, 5-8 p.m., 858-0360, http://www.fruita.org.

Festival of Carols presented by Western Colorado Chorale, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., 248-1954, http://www.mesastate.edu.

Jingle Balls, live drag show, female impersonators from Phoenix, Ariz., Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Dec. 18, 9 p.m., $12, ages 18 plus, 241-1717, http://www.mesatheater.com.

David Starr, classic rock, Boomers, 436 Main St., Dec. 18, 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair in conjunction with the Fruita Hometown Christmas and Parade of Lights, Fruita Brewing Co., 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, noon-9 p.m. Dec. 18, noon-6 p.m. Dec. 19, 858-0880, http://www.fruitaart.com.

“Hats! the Musical,” musical revue by Grand Valley Community Theater, Showtime Productions Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite C5, 7:30 Dec. 18-19; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19, call for tickets, 361-0243.

Bethlehem Revisited, Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 18-20, tours of what life might have been at the time of Jesus’ birth, camels and livestock, Roman soldiers and lepers, busy shops, a full inn and a manger just outside of town, 243-6672.

Breakfast with Santa, Bookcliff Activity Center, 540 1/2 29 1/4 Road, Dec. 19, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Belgian waffles, eggs, muffins and a keepsake photo with Santa, $10 per person eating breakfast, take a letter for Santa, 254-3866.

“Polar Express” Reader’s Theater, Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, Suite 6F, Clifton, Dec. 19, 2 p.m., 434-6936, http://www.mcpld.org.

Author book-signing with Jim Steinberg, “Colorado Scenic Byways,” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, Dec. 19, 2-4 p.m., 243-5113.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Dec. 19, 8 p.m., $30, all ages, 241-1717, http://www.mesatheater.com.

Miss Emily and the Backsliders, soulful rock, Boomers, 436 Main St., Dec. 19, 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

Vintage Voltage, psychedelic ‘60s and ‘70s rock, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Dec. 19, Palisade, 9 p.m., 464-5449, vintagevoltageband.com.

Christmas Train Show, The Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 19-Jan. 2; noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 20-Jan. 3; operating HO display depicts the Rio Grande Railroad as it traveled from Denver to Salt Lake City, additional N scale layout will also be running, there will also be static displays, railroad art and videos, $4 adults, $1 ages under 12, $7 family, 245-3273.

“Sounds of Joy,” Montrose Community Band’s Christmas Concert, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Dec. 20, 3 p.m., traditional Christmas music, some with a contemporary twist, the band’s saxophone ensemble will also perform and the band will be accompanied on two numbers by the Zion Lutheran Singers, 252-0918, 252-1330, http://www.montrosepavilion.org.

“Sing We All of Christmas” by Harry Simeon, performed by First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, 522 White Ave., Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., with guests the Mesa State College Woodwind Ensemble and Pam Opsal, directed by James Werner, accompanied by Philip Wyse, 270-7989.

Christmas activities with Girl Scout Troop No. 5, Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50, Dec. 20, noon-2 p.m., 255-8655.

Tuesday Blues Jam with Paul Kelly, Boomers, 436 Main St., Dec. 22, 248-9022.

Holiday Sing-Along, sing holiday favorites and Santa has a surprise for everyone, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., Dec. 22, 10 a.m., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Beginning Oil Painting with artist David Cook, opportunity for beginning oil painters and for learning new techniques from a renown instructor, The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, Dec. 22, 1-5:30 p.m., $15-$45 based on your needs and experience, call to reserve a space, 464-4819, http://www.thebluepiggallery.com.

“Polar Express” Reader’s Theater, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m., 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Open call auditions for “Gypsy,” Grand Valley Community Theatre in collaboration with Show Time Productions, for ages 12 and older, Showtime Productions Theater, 2148 Broadway, Suite C5, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., sing 16-32 bars from “Gypsy,” take resume and photo, 242-2278.

Christmas with The Williams Brothers, Family and Friends, Christmas variety show in the lounge, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, Dec. 23, 7-10 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.


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