Calendar, May 18, 2014
Grand Mesa Llama Classic continues, 8 a.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park, covered arena, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.
Vestafjell Lodge, Sons of Norway, 2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, Arvid Koppang will give a travelogue of his recent trip to Norway, celebrate the 200th anniversary of Syttende Mai, Norway’s Constitution Day, take small sandwiches, side dishes, salads or fruit for the potluck, 245-5649, 243-3396, http://www.vestafjelllodge.org.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mesa County (CASA) new volunteer training, http://www.AChildsVoice.org, 250-7370.
Grand Valley Audubon Society annual meeting and dessert social, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, program “Observation from the Field,” with Ian Billick, executive director of Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory; spring birding walk on the Audubon Trail led by Mike Henwood, meet 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Redlands Albertson’s parking lot, audubongv.org.
Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking 9 a.m. Monday and Friday, meet Monday at Cold Shivers, Colorado National Monument, Friday at CNM Visitor Center; road biking, 9 a.m. Tuesday, meet at Fruita City Hall, ride toward Highline State Park; mountain biking, meet 8 a.m. Thursday, Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, ride Bartlett Wash near Moab, Utah; wildflower hike Saturday, Rabbit’s Ear, 462-5598, 986-8051.
Rainbow for Girls Grand Junction Assembly No. 12, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 434-4608, 434-0711.
Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, A Taste of Heaven Catering, 2817 North Ave., 242-0860.
Eagle Riders, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, 245-0575, foe595.com.
Living Well After Treatment, 5–6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Oncology Conference Room, designed to support and educate people as they finish active cancer treatment, 298-7500.
Grand Junction Chess Club, 6:30–10:30 p.m. Mondays, Starbucks, in the Safeway store, Patterson and 29 roads, players of all ability levels welcome, 243-1073.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 11:15 a.m. first and third Monday of each month, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park St., Montrose, 256-1274.
Friends of the Colorado National Monument, informational meeting, 6 p.m., Grand Junction City auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St., will present why they are opposed to the proposed change of the monument to a national park, coloradomonumentfriends.com.
Caregiver Connections support group, 10–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Miller Homestead, 3090 M. 12th St., for those caring for a loved one, either directly or indirectly, 260-8931.
History Colorado Listening Session, 5:30–7 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., to better understand the successes and challenges of historic preservation, archaeology, educational programming and local museum operations in the area, RSVP 303-866-2825.
HEARTBEAT/Survivors After Suicide, 7–9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., 985-4551, 243-2467.
Order of the Eastern Star, Sunshine Chapter No. 53, 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0566, 256-9750.
Legion Post 200, 6 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, 307 S. 12th St., 314-6623.
Sons of American Legion 200, 6 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, 307 S. 12th St., 216-3599.
Breast cancer support group, 5–6:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Entrance 25, Reflection Room, 298-7500.
Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.
Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road, in the auditorium, 242-2657, 209-9241.
Clifton Senior Citizens, noon Tuesdays, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-0803, 434-3905.
TOPS CO458, Take off Pounds Sensibly, 4:30–6 p.m. Tuesdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, Morland Hall, park on south side of church, 314-2885.
Chipeta Chapter of Colorado Archaeology Society, 7 p.m., First Methodist Church, Park and South First streets in Montrose, featured speaker Steve Baker, archaeologist of Centuries Research Inc., “Of Bearded Indians and Cannibals — The Legend of Teguayo: Bioanthropological Perspectives,” 252-8679.
Grand Junction Geological Society joint meeting with the Colorado Mesa University geology students, 7:30 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, CMU campus, Joe W. Fandrich will speak on “Aquavortex: A Model for the Formation of Certain Pipe Structures near the Permo Triassic Boundary in Southern Utah,” 242-9062.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 4 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, Colorado State Veterans Home, 851 E. Fifth St., Rifle, 256-1274.
Scrabble Club, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.
Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 241-8480.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 8 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge No. 575, 249 S. Fourth St., 243-0675.
Community Cat Care, 6 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, lower level conference room, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 245-5675.
Grand Junction Rotary Club, Wednesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., 245-0031.
Overcoming Roadblocks, for men and women, receive life skills training, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, The Salvation Army, 1235 N. Fourth St., 242-7513.
Coffee with the Cops, hosted by the Montrose Police Department, 9 a.m., fourth Thursday of each month, Great Harvest Bakery, 347 E. Main St., Montrose informal event where visitors can drink coffee and ask questions of various police officers.
Family Law Clinic, hosted by the Pro Bono Project of Mesa County Inc., provide assistance with completing the paperwork for a divorce action, for people with or without children, 1–4 p.m., 619 Main St., registration required, 424-5748.
Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, 7:30 p.m. fourth and second Thursday of each month, Gem and Mineral Clubhouse, 2328 Monument Road, 243-1030.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 595, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 433-8048.
Redlands Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 242-3222.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; noon and 7 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement, 263-4496.
Healing Hands Hour, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Entrance 25, Reflection Room, energy therapy, 298-7500.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon Thursdays, Business Incubator Center, 2591 Legacy Way, all welcome, 244-1625; Wild Mustangs Toastmasters, 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2121 North Ave., Room 3204, 241-1192; Grand Junction Sayre Toastmasters, 7:10 a.m. Tuesdays, St. Mary’s Life Center, 1100 Patterson Road, second floor, 255-6712.
Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.
Fruita History Walk, 1.5 hour walk hosted by authors Steve and Denise Hight, 6:30 p.m., meet at the gazebo in Circle Park, 858-6375.
Caregivers Support Group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 242-0298, ext. 101.
Masonic Lodge 173 A.F. and A.M. Stated Communication, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, round 7–7:30 rounds, Mainstream with plus tips 7:30–9 p.m., second and fourth Friday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 986-8801, 434-6541.
Reformers Unanimous International, faith-based addiction program, 7 p.m. Fridays, 1600 Ute Ave., 985-0350.
Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Redlands Mesa Golf Club, 2325 W. Ridges Blvd., 523-5990.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Parachute Post 5485, 7:30 a.m. fourth and second Saturday of each month, Parachute Senior Center, 540 N. Parachute Ave., Parachute, 285-7540.
Cars ‘n’ Coffee for auto enthusiasts, 7–10 a.m. Saturdays, Spoons Bistro and Bakery, 3090 N. 12th St., all types of vehicles welcome, benefits the Hospice program, http://www.grand valleyknights.com, 462-6762.