Quick Picks: Concert, Nature Center, roses

Friday, Jan. 3

Family affair

Performances on viola, cello and piano along with dance will be given by one family with the Mientka Quartet concert at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction.

Presented by the Western Slope Concert Series, the program will include French romantic composer Paul Juon’s “miniatures,” George Gershwin’s “Preludes” and a piece from Paul Coletti.

The series also will offer this concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose.

Tickets cost $9 in advance, $12 at the door and can be purchased at JunctionConcerts.com, at Roper Music, the Montrose Pavilion or by calling 241-4579.

Saturday, Jan. 4

Nature centered

After more than a year of planning and fundraising, the Grand Valley Zoological Quest will open the doors to the Children’s Nature Center, 404 Jurassic Ave., in Fruita.

Be one if the first to see this new nature center by going by on opening day.

The nature center, offering exhibits of zoological animals, birds, fish and arthropods, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Admission is $7 for ages 13 and older, $5 ages 1–12 and $21 for a family of four. Group tickets are available with reservations in advance.

Go to gvzooquest.org or call 639-2227 for information.

Sunday, Jan. 5

More roses

ABC brings back “The Bachelor” for its 18th season with Juan Pablo Galavis and 27 women vying for his affections.

The 32-year-old Galavis has a 4-year-old daughter enjoys playing soccer (he played professionally) and salsa dancing (his parents are Venezuelan).

Among the ladies to appear on the show are an opera singer and a 7-month pregnant woman.


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