Quick Picks: ‘Moana’ at Movies in the Park; Hispanic Heritage Month opening ceremony, Celebrating Me

This image released by Disney shows Moana, voiced by Auli’i Cravalho, in a scene from the animated film, “Moana.”  (Disney via AP)

Friday, Sept. 15

Get to the park

The rain has gone away and, finally, “Moana” will be shown at Lincoln Park.

This Movies in the Park screening is set for 6 p.m. Friday.

“Moana” was originally scheduled to be shown on Aug. 11, but rain interfered.

Hopefully you saved your Hawaiian attire as there will be judging of Hawaiian shirts and outfits. There also will be a limbo contest for kids and a hula hoop contest for adults.

For information, go to Movies in the Park Grand Junction’s Facebook page.

Friday and Saturday, 
Sept. 15–16

Celebrate heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and there are a couple events planned for this weekend for those in a celebratory mood.

The Hispanic Heritage Month opening ceremony is planned for 5:30–7 p.m. Friday at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

This free event will feature music and dancing, Koinonia Church pastor Aline Silva as the special speaker and the presentation of the Hispanic Advancement Award to Jerome Gonzales of J.G. Management Systems.

For information on this and other events planned for Hispanic Heritage Month in Grand Junction, go to wclatinochamber.org/news/208-hhm-2017.html.

Also set for this weekend is Celebrating Mexican Heritage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fort Uncompahgre, 404 Palmer St., in Delta.

There will be entertainment, children’s activities, a folkloric dress contest, an open air market, traditional food and beverages and more.

This event is free to attend. For information, call 874-8349.

Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 21–24

Festival time

Plan ahead to fit Maintain Harvest Festival into your entertainment plans.

This annual community festival in Paonia offers a mix of local music, poetry and prose, dance, art and artisans, agriculture and food and even more.

Along with a festival atmosphere in Town Park, there are area farm and winery tours and special events and contests.

Go to mountainharvestfestival.org for a schedule of all the events and performers.


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