Your Town, Sept. 12, 2010

I don’t need to look at the September calendar to know that the weather is cooling and the days are getting shorter.

The continuously full in-box for .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) is a sure sign that the community’s clubs and organizations are beginning to meet again for the fall and winter months and your activities are being planned.

To be placed in the Weekly Planner and considered for a line or two in Your Town, tell me what’s happening either by e-mail, fax (244-8578) or mail, P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction 81502.

The Grand Junction Writers’ Co-op is sponsoring its fourth annual writing competition for adults and youth ages 6-12.

Novice writers of short stories and creative memoirs can win $100 for first prize. The entry fee is $15.

A submission form is available at the Mesa County Library, or call 241-9178, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The season is nearing.

The American Business Women Association’s Charter Chapter of Grand Junction is selling Christmas cactus and Christmas poinsettias for $14.

Profits will go to the chapter’s scholarship fund to help women attending Mesa State College.

The Horticulture Class at the School District 51 Career Center will obtain the plants from their growers and supply them to the chapter. Cactus will be available until October and the poinsettias until November,

Call Sarah at 464-7319 for information.


At its annual picnic Aug. 26, The Redlands Lions Club initiated two members — Robert Young and Wally Diede.

The club membership has grown in recent months by eight new or transfer members. The club’s principal fundraisers are the Redlands Flag Program and an annual chili supper.

Interested in joining? Call President Linda Cruz at 260-2726 for information.


The Clifton Lions Club will have its annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St. in Clifton.

Cost for the all-you-can-eat supper (spaghetti, sauce, salad, and french bread) is $4 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. Children younger than 6 are free. There will also be a cake walk.

Proceeds go to community projects such as eye exams and glasses, the Grand Valley Lions Health Fair and supporting the Kidsight program, that checks the eyes of children in preschool and kindergarten.

Call 241-2498 or 241-4168 for information.


The Grand Junction High School class of 1958 is gathering at 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Fiesta Guadalajara, Seventh Street and North Avenue.

Call 242-1270 for information.


Altrusa International Inc. of Grand Junction and the Western Colorado Center for the Arts will have its fourth annual GUS (gently used stuff) and ART (artistic resources and talent) yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the art center parking lot, 1803 N. Seventh St.

There will be art, jewelry and regular ol’ yard sale items for sale.

Take used ink cartridges and old phones to be recycled. Funds from the recycling project will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, which provides books to preschool children each month.


Habitat for Humanity Mesa County is collecting nonperishable food items through September for Food Bank of the Rockies, which generously stocks the shelves for new Habitat homeowners on their home dedication day.

The food items will be donated to the food bank on Oct. 4 in honor of World Habitat Day, a time for people to unite against substandard housing worldwide.

Call Jeannine Bechard at 255-9850 for more information.


Bill Steavens of Boy Scout Troop 345 and Marcus Vincent of Boy Scout Crew 361 have earned Eagle rank in the Boy Scouts of America.


A new GriefShare support group is forming in the North Fork Valley.

Anyone who is grieving the death of a loved on is invited to attend the meetings at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 21 through Jan. 4.

The support group will meet at Friends Church, Third and Poplar, in Paonia. Work books are $12 with scholarships available upon request.

For more information, call Wendell Potts at 527-3833 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

You can also call the Paonia Friends Church at 527-6151.


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