Weekly Calendar, July 2, 2017
Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 17, downtown Palisade, fresh produce, arts and craft vendors, live music, chef demo by Dave Irwin from The Palisade Café 11.0, 464-5602, townofpalisade.org/departments/sunday-market-page.
Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, Traders Coffee, Seventh Street and Patterson Road, 216-9842.
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.
Fruita Fourth of July Fireworks, 9 p.m., lit from Snooks Bottom in Fruita, recommended areas are James M. Robb State Park Fruita Section, the Visitors Center or the parking lot behind the LaQuinta Inn, 858-0360, fruita.org.
Third of July Fireworks Parking Lot Party, behind the LaQuinta Inn, 570 Raptor Road, Fruita, gates and vendors booths open 5 p.m., music, trivia and games 6 p.m., National Anthem 9:30 p.m., fireworks from Snooks Bottom at dusk, $5 per vehicle, proceeds benefit the Grant A Wish Program and Operation Interdependence, booths available for $25, 234-9808.
Third annual Fourth of July barbecue fundraiser, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., The Christ Center/Four Winds Coffee and Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., meat smoked by The Ribber Bar-B-Que Catering, proceeds benefit The Christ Center, 424-5336.
July 3 Celebration and Fireworks Display, celebration begins 4 p.m., Centennial Park in Rifle, music by Noodle Soup and Symphony in the Valley 7:30 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m., rifle.co.org.
Firkin Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., donations/proceeds from $4.50 pints of the Pilsner will benefit the Anstine family who lost their 15th Street an Elm Avenue home in a fire, while supplies last, 263-0111.
The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m. Monday, 242-8860, http://www.gmbch.com.
York Rite Masons, Monday, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 11:15 a.m. Monday, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park St., Montrose, 256-1274.
Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, A Taste of Heaven Catering, 2817 North Ave., 242-0860.
Grand Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 40, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Clifton IOOF Hall, 202 Second St., Clifton, 985-4754.
Rainbow for Girls Grand Junction Assembly No. 12, 7 p.m. Monday, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 434-4608.
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.
Happy Independence Day!
Grand Junction Fourth of July Parade, 10 a.m., Main Street downtown, traveling west from Ninth Street to Third Street, $25 entry fee, applications at the Grand Junction Symphony office, 414 Main St., or Credit Union of Colorado, 202 Main St., 243-6787.
Grand Junction Fourth of July Fireworks, Suplizio Field, after the Grand Junction Rockies’ game, must have a game ticket to watch fireworks in the stands, milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t4364.
Palisade Fourth of July Parade, 9 a.m., downtown Palisade, vendors at Memorial Park, water games hosted by firefighters, ice cream, food trucks, 464-5602, townofpalisade.org.
Plateau Valley Heritage Days Fourth of July Celebration, in Collbran, pancake breakfast 7–11 a.m., cowboy church 8 a.m., parade 10 a.m., kids carnival, rodeo events 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m. car show, carnival, fireworks, pvheritagedays.com, 986-0800, 640-9363, 250-5188.
Independence Day Festivities in downtown Montrose, parade 10 a.m., festivities continue downtown until 4 p.m., fireworks at dusk from Sunset Mesa, 240-1402.
Sci Fi Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Kid’s Outdoor Adventures Program, 10 a.m. Wednesdays through July 26, Highline Lake State Park, for ages 5–12, take water, snacks, and good hiking shoes, learn about insects, birds, reptiles, fish and dinosaurs, 858-7208.
Captivating Your Audience Through Story, 11:30 a.m., Factory, 750 Main St., Entrepreneurs Lunch and Learn presented by film director and cinematographer Will Campbell, take a lunch, space limited, registration at eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneurs-lunch-and-learn-captivate-your-audience-through-story-tickets-34474770968.
Farm and Ranch Market, 7:30 a.m.–noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, through October, 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, redlandsumc.org, 245-1478.
Colorado West Paint Horse Club, general membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Grand Valley Bank, 570 25 Road, club recognizes and encourages all breeds of horses and levels of ability and interest, 640-4442, http://www.coloradowestpaint horseclub.com.
Game Night, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.
Hep C Connection, Hepatitis C support group, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Building A, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 208-4507.
Affordable Housing meeting, 9:30–10:30 a.m. first Wednesday of each month, Grand Junction Area Realtors Association, 2743 Crossroads Blvd., 241-7653.
Off the Shelf Author Series, 6–7 p.m., Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St., co-authors Annette and Ada Stadelman, “5 Points to Peace,” and author Grace Bubulka, “Beyond This Reality,” will present, 242-5181.
Downtown Grand Junction Farmers Market, 5:30–8 p.m. Thursdays, on Main Street downtown, vendors, produce, food, music, entertainment, 245-9697, downtowngj.org.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement, overeatersanonymousgrandjunction.org, 263-4496.
Crafternoon UFOs, (unfinished objects) 1–3 p.m. Thursday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., take and work on your unfinished craft project or object (scrapbook, scarf, quilt, jewelry, etc.), while visiting with other crafters, 243-4442.
Masonic Lodge, Mesa 55 A.F. & A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 245-3600.
Western Equality, 6 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Margery Building, 523 1/2 Main St., 242-8949.
Fraternal Order of Eagles 595 Aerie, 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 243-6454.
Teen Movie & Craft, 3:30–5:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., drop in for a movie and craft, snacks provided, 243-4442.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 250-3969, 1118685.toastmastersclubs.org.
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.
TOPS 209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:15 p.m., Thursdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, 434-7928 http://www.tops.org.
Mesa County Genealogy Society help session, 1–3 p.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, schedule an appointment by calling 858-7703; information 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.
Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 216-3879.
Why Science? 10:15 a.m. Fridays, through Aug. 4, Out West Books, 533 Main St., summer series for ages 8–13, hosted by local scientists reading from some of their favorite kids books about science, Q&A, 986-8086.
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.
Christian Motorcyclist Association, social coffee 8–9 a.m., second Saturday of each month, Four Winds Coffee and Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., monthly meeting after coffee hour, 661-203-9335.
Western Colorado Chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, 8:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, Golden Corral, open to owners of cars that are older than 25 years, meetings are followed by a variety of tours and activities.
Marine Corps League, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 261-5503.
American Legion Post 37, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 3581, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 216-9111, http://www.coloradolegion.org.
Western Colorado Decorative Artists, social 9 a.m., business meeting 9:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 241-8228.
Western Slope/Grand Junction Scleroderma Support Group meeting, noon–2 p.m. second Saturday of each odd month, Alpine Bank conference room, second floor, 225 N. Fifth St., scleroderma.org/colorado, 303-806-6686.
Fruita Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 24–Sept. 16, 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, through Oct. 28, 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.
Cars ‘n’ Coffee, 7–9 a.m. Saturdays, Spoons Bistro and Bakery, 3090 N. 12th St., for auto enthusiasts, all types of vehicles welcome, benefits the Hospice program, grandvalleyknights.com, 462-6762.