Weekly Calendar, Aug. 27, 2017
Downtown Institute: Strategies for Downtown Retail, 1 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., featuring speaker Brian Corrigan, founder and director of OhHeckYeah, and others, interactive day of discussions focused on moving downtowns and commercial districts to the next level of education, engagement and excitement, register downtowncoloradoinc.org.
Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sundays, downtown Palisade, fresh produce, arts and craft vendors, live music, chef demo by Brunella Gualerzi from Il Bistro Italiano, 464-5602, townofpalisade.org/departments/sunday-market-page.
River City Singles, bowling 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Orchard Mesa Lanes, pre-register at 263-8462; Early Start Breakfast, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Denny’s, pre-register at 245-4995; Social Club FAC, 5 p.m. Fridays, Travelodge, 718 Horizon Drive, play cards/visit, singles ages 55 and older welcome.
Free pain seminar, 11 a.m.–noon, St. Mary’s Hospital, Fifth Floor, Saccomanno Education Center, for those who suffer from hip, knee or shoulder pain, learn about the latest treatments including information on medications, nutrition and exercise, register 298-2380.
Mill Levy/Bond Forum, 6–7:30 p.m., Harry Butler Boardroom, R-5 High School, 455 N. 22nd St., hosted by Mesa County PTA/PTO, Citizens for School District 51.
Rio Grande Chapter National Railway Historical Society, 9 a.m.–noon Tuesdays for restoration and maintenance work on the Uintah Railroad Display; 7:30 p.m. last Monday of each month, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 241-2248.
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.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays; newcomers optional meeting, 8:30 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement, overeatersanonymousgrandjunction.org, 263-4496.
Lecture on Aquaponics, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, Rick Kenagy of Canyon View Gardens will present on the precess that is a combination of aquaculture (the raising of aquatic species in a controlled environment) and hydroponics (the growing of plants in soil-less media), hosted by the church’s Caring for All Creation ministry, 245-9606.
Leveraging Intellectual Property for Business Success, 1–3 p.m., Factory, 750 Main St., Molly Kocialski, director of the Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will present, register at eventbrite.com.
German American Club of Western Colorado, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Rockslide Brewery, 401 Main St., stammtisch get-together, 242-2657, 209-9241.
Western Slope Huntington’s Disease support group, Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 250-5997.
Black Canyon Astronomical Society, 7 p.m. Tuesday in either Montrose or Delta, talks and discussions about astronomical topics, 856-7716.
Gamblers Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Four Winds Coffee and Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., 213-386-8789.
Caregiver Connections, 10–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., caregivers can learn more about available resources and connect with others facing similar situations, 248-8844.
Grand Junction Lions Club, noon Tuesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., 812-0193.
Grand Mesa Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, rehearsal 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 858-4839, grandmesachorus.org.
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, 2751 Patterson Road, in the auditorium, 257-7664, bookcliffchorus.wordpress.com.
Grand Junction Toastmasters, 7:10 a.m. Tuesdays, St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, second floor, Grand Mesa Conference Room.
Wings and Warriors fundraiser, 4–9 p.m., Dos Hombres, 3245 Interstate 70 Business Loop, Clifton, a portion of proceeds will be donated to the organization that provides service dogs to veterans who have PTSD or TBI, 216-3392, wings-and-warriors.org.
Look Good, Feel Better, 2–4 p.m. Wednesday, American Cancer Society, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 100, beauty professionals provide tips to help women defy the appearance-related side effect of treatment, register 254-5581.
Cups Club, 2–3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Artful Cup, 3090 N. 12th St., open to all friends of HopeWest, for those looking to meet new people, learn skills, discover hobbies and participate in fun activities, transportation options available, 248-8827.
TOPS 0082, weigh-in 8:30–9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, 858-8910, http://www.tops.org.
Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 241-8480.
Circle K Kiwanis Club of CMU, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, during the school year, Starbuck’s at the University Center, Colorado Mesa University, 270-6162.
Grand Junction Rotary Club, noon Wednesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., guests welcome, 234-5030.
Grand Mesa Sertoma Club, noon Wednesdays, 434-8928.
Farm and Ranch Market, 7:30 a.m.–noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, fruits, vegetables, melons, meats and more, farmmarketgj.com.
Redlands Farmers Market, 5–8 p.m. Wednesdays, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, Bible stories, crafts and games for kids in preschool–fifth grade available while you browse the market, redlandsumc.org, 245-1478.
Builder Marketplace, 5:30–7 p.m., SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., hosted by HBA of Western Colorado and Kim Genevay from Bank of American, meet and talk with representatives from GJ Gardner Homes and Maves Construction, Q&A sessions, food, door prize.
Downtown Grand Junction Farmers Market, 5:30–8 p.m. Thursdays, on Main Street downtown, vendors, produce, food, music, entertainment, 245-9697, downtowngj.org.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 250-3969, 1118685.toastmastersclubs.org.
Veteran’s Coffee, 8–10 a.m. Thursdays, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, 765-2210.
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.
TOPS 209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:15 p.m., Thursdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, 434-7928 http://www.tops.org.
Two Rivers Cribbage Club, 6–9 p.m. Thursdays, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, all ages welcome, 261-1670.
Warrior at Heart Men’s Ministry, 6 a.m. Thursdays, Four Winds Coffee & Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave.; Judy’s Family Restaurant, 435 U.S. Highway 6&50, Fruita; and Starvin Arvin’s Restaurant, 3247 F Road, Clifton; dinner group meets 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Four Winds Coffee & Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., wheart.com.
Mesa County Genealogy Society help session, 2–4 p.m., Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, call 464-5775 to schedule an appointment, mesacountygenealogy.org.
Graphic Novel Club, 4–5 p.m., first Friday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., for teens who like anime, manga and other comics, guests and activities, 243-4442.
Order of the Azure Rose, Renaissance-era recreation society, 6 p.m., first Friday of each month, facebook.com/OrderOfTheAzureRose, 640-7119.
Grand Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, 10 a.m.–noon, first Friday of each month, Hilltop, 1129 Colorado Ave., refreshments served, transportation available, committees in need of members to chair or share ideas, 605-610-7959.
Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 216-3879.
Wives of Warriors, 2 p.m. Fridays, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, gathering for military wives to offer support, provide a safe and confidential place to ask questions and to relate, 765-2210.
Saturday Chicken Fried Steak dinner, 6–7 p.m. first Saturday of each month, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 595, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, dinner $8–$10, dance music by singer/pianist Michelle Mackey, for members and guests, 243-6454.
Wheels West Car Club, 7:30 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., for anyone who likes cars of any kind.
Blue Lodge Masons, Palisade Masonic Lodge No. 125, 10 a.m. first Saturday of each month, 2400 Consistory Court, in Grand Junction, 245-5312.
Gold Wing Road Riders Association Colorado Chapter B, breakfast and meeting, followed by ride, 8 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 270-1508, 245-1850.
Delta Hubwheelers, mainstream square dance with plus tips 7–9 p.m., first and third Saturday of each month, Bill Heddles Recreation Center aerobics room, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, 856-4187, 773-4495.
Coffee Time, 8:30–10 a.m. first and third Saturday, Vet Center, 2472 Patterson Road, Unit 16, meet other veterans, build camaraderie, share experiences, get benefits assistance, talk wi
Fruita Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Fruita Civic Center lawn, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, produce, local artisans, live music, 858-3894.
Montrose Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays, Centennial Plaza, at Main Street and Uncompahgre Avenue, in Montrose, farm-raised food, fun, entertainment, montrosefarmersmarket.com, 209-8463.
Saturday Science Hour, 1–2 p.m. Saturdays, John McConnell Math & Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Ave., free with admission to the center, mathandsciencecenter.org, 254-1626.