Quick Picks: Delaney Day; area county fairs; LEGO Extravaganza

LEGO extravaganza.Two veterans have created a LEGO exhibit for the Help Hospitalized Veterans Community-Based Art and Crafts Center

LEGO extravaganza.Two veterans have created a LEGO exhibit for the Help Hospitalized Veterans Community-Based Art and Crafts Center

Build it
Monday, Aug. 8

Find inspiration or simply be amazed by checking out the LEGO Extravaganza.

An opening reception for this show will be from 3:30–5:30 p.m. at Help Hospitalized Veterans Community-Based Arts and Crafts Center, 1670 North Ave.

There are more than 40 creations in the show, including Bionicles, Technics and Star Wars pieces. Some of the remote-control operated pieces can only be seen at the opening reception.

All the pieces were built by veterans Keith (Army) and Diana (Air Force) Reed.

All ages are welcome at this show. Refreshments will be served.

In connection with the LEGO Extravaganza, a learning clinic will be offered Sept. 2. Check with the Center for information.

Dance for Delaney
Friday, Aug. 5

Get ready to dance and celebrate what would have been Delaney Clements’ 14th birthday.

“Join us at Delaney’s tree to ‘Shake it Off’ and dance in the spirit of the most beautiful fabulous dancing queen,” according to a Facebook post.

Delaney, who died March after a six-year fight with cancer, brought awareness and hope to others across the nation dealing with cancer. The Grand Junction City Council earlier this week proclaimed this day as Delaney Day.

To celebrate, wear a Delaney shirt or gold and/or purple clothes and ribbon. Gather with others to dance at a tree lighting ceremony from 7:30–8:30 p.m. at Delaney’s tree at Lincoln Park.

Birthday messages for Delaney can be made at #happybirthdaydelaney.

If you can’t make the event, then make a video of “your best Delaney Clements inspired dance moves” and post it online.

For information, go to “Delaney Day Dance Party” on Facebook.


Be fair
Friday through Saturday, Aug. 5–13

Area county fairs continue this week with the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo and the Delta County Fair.

The fair in Garfield County can be found at the fairgrounds in Rifle and it goes through Sunday. Find 4–H and FFA exhibits, clowns, a petting zoo, beer and Midway of Family Fun. Josh Turner and Chris Janson and LeverAction will be in concert on Friday, a demolition derby is planned for Saturday and Monster Truck Destruction Tour is set for Sunday. Go to garfieldcountyfair.com for information.

The Delta County Fair begins Saturday and goes through Aug. 13 at the fairgrounds in Hotchkiss. Along with viewing 4-H and FFa exhibits, rodeo events, music and there will be a dutch oven cooking contest on Sunday, an antique tractor show and pull on Tuesday, the Mountain States Ranch Rodeo on Thursday and a concert with Redhead Express and Ned LeDoux on Aug. 12.

Go to deltacountyfair.com for information.


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