Weekly Calendar, July 9, 2017

July 9

Tip-a-Cop, noon–8 p.m., Chili’s, 584 24 1/2 Road, deputies, and officers from law enforcement agencies in the Grand Valley will be servers for the day to collect tips for Special Olympics Colorado.

Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sundays, downtown Palisade, fresh produce, arts and craft vendors, live music, demonstrations by personal chef Christina Horn, 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.

July 10

Grand Mesa Jeep Club, social hour and no-host dinner 6–7 p.m., business meeting 7 p.m., Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant, 710 North Ave., owners of all makes of off-road vehicles invited to attend, gmjc.org.

Vestafjell, Colorado Western Slope Sons of Norway Lodge, lunch meeting 11:30 a.m., The Egg and I, 120 Park Drive, guests always welcome, 245-5649, vestafjelllodge.org.

Reference USA demonstrations, 9:30 a.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St; 11:30 a.m., Factory, 750 Main St., research tool for business marketing, sales and planning, register for the Factory event at eventbrite.com/e/special-lunch-and-learn-reference-usa-demonstration-tickets-34444423197.

Grand Valley Porcelain Artists, 9:30 a.m.–noon Monday, Grand Valley National Bank, 570 25 Road, 242-2797.

Junior Service League, 
5:30–7:30 p.m. Monday, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, jslgj.com.

Community potluck, 6 p.m.  Monday, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, take a dish to share following the monthly theme, 858-8318.

Teen Wordsmiths Creative Writing Club, for ages 12–18, 3:30–5 p.m.  Monday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., join local young adult authors to hone your writing craft and meet fellow teen writers, 243-4442.

Family Support Group and Connection Support Group, 6:30 p.m.  Monday, Mind Springs Health, 515 
28¾ Road, Building A, 462-3989.

Western Slope Adventurers, outdoor club, 6–8 p.m. potluck Monday, 433-4312.

Art Jewelers Guild, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Grand View Apartments, 1501 N. First St., new members and visitors welcome, park behind the building and use the back door, 250-3881.

Colorado Desert Herb Society, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., 242-4840.

Grand Valley Veterans, American Legion Post 2009, free dinner provided by the Atrium, 5:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, The Atrium, 3260 N. 12th St., 242-9195.

July 11

Grand Valley Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help support group, 
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Community Room at the Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., 549-4441.

Black Canyon Camera Club, 11 a.m., First Church of God, 1102 Howard St., Delta, public welcome, bring up to three photographs for the club to review, 856-7809.

Mesa County Women’s Network, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, Paula Roelands and Rebecca Glasser will present on Building Our Brain Health; take cash to purchase tickets for the opportunity basket to benefit Ariel Clinical Services, $18 members, $22 guests and late reservations, RSVP for the luncheon at mcwn.org, 261-3446.

Mended Hearts — Colorado Western Slope Chapter 409, 
5:30–6:45 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary’s Hospital, Saccomanno Education Annex, Building and Entrance 9, cardiac support group for all cardiac patients and their families, 201-0710, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Prostate cancer support group, 
6 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., study room downstairs, 970-769-0668.

Grand Valley Woodturners, 
7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 245-8817.

Grand Junction Charter Chapter, American Business Women’s Association, second Tuesday of each month, Community Hospital Legacy No. 3 Room, 2351 G Road, 464-7319.

Grand Valley Gold Prospectors Club, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 773-3132, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Grand Valley Landlord’s Association, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dragon Treasure Chinese Restaurant, 402 Jurassic Ave., Fruita, 245-3494.

Grand Mesa Macintosh Users’ Group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann Ave., 243-4881.

Caregivers Support Group, 
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aspen Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 622 28¼ Road, supervised care available, 256-1274.

Clifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663 Ladies Auxiliary, noon Tuesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 3244 F 1/4 Road, Clifton, 434-7762.

July 12

Medicare 201: Beyond the Basics, 10 a.m.–noon, Mesa County RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, basement of the US Bank building, free educational seminar for anyone already enrolled in Medicare, seating limited, call 243-9839, ext. 1, to reserve a seat.

Farm and Ranch Market, 
7:30 a.m.–noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, fruits, vegetables, melons, meats, 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,  redlandsumc.org, 245-1478.

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.

KAFM Salon, 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., KAFM Lifelong Learning group meeting and discussion about topics affecting our lives today, 241-8801, kafmradio.org.

Colorado West Quilters Guild, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 434-6888.

Veterans Art Center member meeting, potluck supper 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, 307 S. 12th St., 462-3126.

Western Slope Coin Club, free coin and currency evaluation clinic for the public 5:30–6:30 p.m.; meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 241-1770.

Western Colorado African Violet Society, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave. , 257-1718.

MACHO (Men Against Cancer Helping Others), 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Java City Cafe, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., entrance 26, 298-7500.

Grand Junction Area Newcomers Club coffee and meeting, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 243-4168.

Fleet Reserve Association Colorado West Branch 244 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 244, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 434-0868.

July 13

Off the Shelf Author Series, 
6–7 p.m., Crystal Books and Gifts, 436 Main St., author Rebecca Carpenter will discuss the importance of “The First Pages” of a book; award-winning author Lucinda Stein will discuss “The Story Behind the Story,” 242-5181, crystalbooksandgifts.com.

Mesa County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., The Commons of Hilltop Garden Room, 625 27 1/2 Road, topic is “Reviewing General History for Context,” 640-2388.

CMU Alumni Association annual meeting and social, 4–6 p.m., Colorado Mesa University, University Center Ballroom, updates by CMU President Tim Foster, alumni board president Karen Martsolf, director of alumni relations Jared Meier and others, prize drawings, music by Will Whalen, RSVP supportingcmu.org/events.

Cool Summer Nights, 5–8 p.m. Thursdays through August, Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., Hidden Treasures — Behind the Scenes Tour 6 p.m., free admission, museumofwesternco.com.

Downtown Grand Junction Farmers Market, 5:30–8 p.m. Thursdays, on Main Street downtown, vendors, produce, food, music, entertainment, 245-9697, downtowngj.org.

Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society, 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, CSU Extension Garden, public is welcome, 263-0910, chinlecactusclub.org.

Friends of the Mustangs, 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Bureau of Land Management office, 2815 H Road, enter through door at west parking lot, 623-2814.

Redlands Lions Club, dinner meeting 7 p.m. second Thursday and fourth Thursday of each month, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 201-8432.

Grand Valley ALS support group, (Lou Gehrig’s disease) 10 a.m.–noon, second Thursday of the month, Egg and I Restaurant, 120 Park Drive, in the meeting room, 260-1623.

Altrusa International of Grand Junction, 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month, call for location, 712-9874.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma family support group, 4-5:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Reflection Room, 298-2254.


July 14

Knights of Columbus No. 1062, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Friday of each month, St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center 330 White Ave., bingo night, $10 first packet (includes all games), $7 second packet, 261-1952, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

National Multiple Sclerosis Society art and craft class, 
4:30–6:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, MS office, 521 Rood Ave., Suite B, open to anyone dealing with MS or family/friends who would like to take part in the class, proceeds from the sale of art items benefit MS Society, 241-8975, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Teen Gaming, 3–5 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., Xbox and PlayStation fun with other teens, drop in, 243-4442.

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, rounds 7–7:30, 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.

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.


July 15

Western Colorado Astronomy Club free public night sky viewing session, at sundown, Saddlehorn Picnic Area, Colorado National Monument, observe the Great Globular Cluster (M13), wcacastronomy.org.

Vegan Life Colorado, Grand Junction Branch, Salad Days of Summer raw foods vegan potluck, gather 
5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Lakeside Community Room, 3150 Lakeside Drive, take a raw foods vegan dish, to serve eight, the recipe with all ingredients listed, your own place setting and beverage, 255-0417, 242-2089.

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, 209-8463.

Delta Hubwheelers, mainstream square dance with plus tips 7–9 p.m., Saturday, Bill Heddles Recreation Center aerobics room, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, 856-4187, 773-4495.

Coffee Time, 8:30–10 a.m.  Saturday, Vet Center, 2472 Patterson Road, Unit 16, meet other veterans, build camaraderie, share experiences, get benefits assistance, talk with others who have similar experience in military, meet Vet Center staff, 245-4156.

Grand Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, 
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., refreshments served, transportation available, committees in need of members to lead or share ideas, 250-2778, 778-7246, 610-7959.

Writers Support Group, network for novice writers, 10:30 a.m.–noon Saturday, Fruita Branch, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 858-7604.

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, 462-6762.


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Philly honors comedian Hart

with cheesesteak shop mural


PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia gave Kevin Hart a 38th birthday to remember by unveiling a giant mural of the comedian near his childhood home.

The festivities included an official resolution dubbing July 6 “Kevin Hart Day” in the city. And for good reason, officials said, noting Hart’s donation of 500 computers to local schools and organizations as well as the four $50,000 scholarships he gave to high school students.

The mural is displayed on the building that houses Max’s Steaks in north Philadelphia, an eatery once frequented by Hart when he lived around the corner.

Hart told the crowd of more than 200 people who gathered outside the shop that his success is a marker for how much talent is in Philadelphia.

He has starred in five stand-up comedy specials and will next appear in an upcoming remake of the film Jumanji. He was recently named by Forbes as the highest-paid comedian, raking in nearly $90 million from June 2015 to June 2016.


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