Quick Picks: Nov. 9-15
Friday, Nov. 9
Support local nonprofit Colorado Discover Ability with a fun night out from 7–10 p.m. at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway.
Wine Among the Vines gives people the chance to sip wine and taste hors d’ouevres from Chef Wayne Smith and Western Colorado Community College culinary students while supporting an organization that seeks to increase independence, self-confidence and self-worth for those with disabilities.
Tickets are $40 and includes one glass of wine and food. The silent auction will offer vacation packages, jewelry and more. Call 257-1222 or go to coloradodiscoverability.org.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Class movie act
Help to send students from Grand Junction High School’s Advanced Placement Geography class to China. The students are raising funds for their spring break trip by are hosting a three feature movie event at the high school, 1400 N. Fifth St.
The movies are free to attend but all money raised from donations, food sales and two silent auctions goes to students.
A double feature of PG movies begins at 1 p.m. The evening movie, rated PG-13, begins at 7 p.m.
Doors to the school open one hour before the movies begin to give people a time to buy food and look through silent auction items. A silent auction will be held in the afternoon and again in the evening.
Call 216-1964 for movie titles because the class is contractually prohibited from putting the movie titles or studio names in print.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Celebrate Veteran’s Day a day early with a parade at 2 p.m. on Main Street between Eighth and Third streets.
The parade will include bands, floats, veterans groups, honor guard units and a local National Guard unit with equipment.
Some of the parade participants, including troops, will be on hand to meet with children before the parade begins at 1:20 p.m. at Main and Fifth streets.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Beginning of the end
When the world ends, some Americans will be ready, and some of these people will be featured in a new season of “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic Channel.
This series looks at how certain Americans are prepping for the end of the world, and an expert assess their chances of survival, according to channel.nationalgeographic.com.