Briefs: Your Town Aug. 16, 2009

Has your summer flown by like a Ferrari doing 120 on the interstate?
Where’s a cop when you need him?

Now that summer is all but a dust cloud in the rear view mirror, it’s time to take stock of what you did and what you learned over the past few months.

A few tidbits I learned this past summer include:

• Have a tissue handy when watching the fireworks show at Disneyland at the end of the day. Reliving the childhood magic really tugs at your heartstrings.

•  Make sure you’re savoring banana/vanilla swirl ice cream from Graff’s Dairy when you get stung on the tongue by a wasp. Even though it hurts like heck and your tongue goes numb, the cold sensation and heavenly taste make it all better.

• The Turkey Flats Trail on Glade Park makes for a great hike with your mountain bike.

• You cannot — no matter how hard you try — land gracefully in the splash pool at the bottom of the new water slide at Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool.

And finally:
After all of the fun, adventurous out-of-town vacations and reunions that happened this summer, the Grand Valley is an great place to come home to. 

• The Fruita High School class of 1969 will have its 40th class reunion Sept. 18-19.
Classes of 1968 and 1970 are also invited. Call Ruby Russell at 858-7505 or Ethel Meryhew Jensen at 245-5595 for information.

• Mesa County book clubs will have an opportunity to promote themselves at the Mesa County Libraries Book Club Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 3.
Book clubs can share their interests and upcoming selections with people looking to join a book club.
If you or your club would like to participate, call Sheila at 683-2423 by Aug. 23.

• The Six Degrees Leadership Networking Group is meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the first, second and third Tuesday of each month through Dec. 15 at the Major Mortgage building,  2474 Patterson Road, second floor.
The networking group charges noting to attend, requires no minimum attendance and no has restriction of the number of people per profession.
Call Shawn Hurley at 270-8818 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

• The city of Fruita offers a variety of events and activities for people age 55 and older.
Mark these upcoming events on your calendar:

• The third annual Hawaiian luau is scheduled for Sept. 2 at the Fruita Civic Center Pavilion. Cost is $10 and includes dinner and entertainment provided by fire and hula dancers. Take a lawn chair. Reservations are due by Aug. 21.

• Sept. 7 is the deadline to pre-register for the Senior Mystery Dinner Night taking place Sept. 14. Cost is $10 and includes a character part and dinner. The Oct. 2 mystery dinner theme is “A Night at the Circus: Mystery Under the Big Top.” Cost is $10 and includes a character part, dinner and entertainment. Registration is required by Sept. 14. Register early for best pick of characters.

• The autumn color drive on the Grand Mesa is set for Sept. 30. Cost is $35 and includes transportation and lunch, as well as a visit to the Ole Bakery in Cedaredge for dessert. Registration is required by Sept. 21.
For information or to register for any of these senior events, call 858-0360 or go to Web site You can also go to the recreation office at 325 E. Aspen Ave. in Fruita.

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