Weekly Calendar, March 5, 2017


Vintage car on street, close-up


This April 26, 2013 photo shows a succulent arrangement on a patio table in Langley, Wash. Many techniques have been developed over the years to help ensure that potted plants survive winter. One of the simplest is to bring them indoors as this gardener intends to do for a second straight year. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)

This undated photo provided by Burnham Design shows a living room designed by interior designer Betsy Burnham. To create this understated living room, interior designer Burnham, of Burnham Design in Los Angeles, balanced a subtle palette of neutral colors with a mix of rich textures and unique shapes. The effect is powerful, but the room has a soothing elegance. (AP Photo/Burnham Design, Grey Crawford)



Colleagues celebrating victory on their video game

March 5


Home Improvement and Remodeling Expo continues 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, hbanwco.com.

Plant Show West continues 
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road, representatives from African Violet Society, Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society, Orchid Society will offer advice on plants and plant problems.


Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, Traders Coffee, Seventh Street and Patterson Road, 216-9842.

Grand Mesa Sweet Adelines Chorus fundraiser, 4–8 p.m., McAlisters Deli, 480 W. Park Drive, a portion of your bill will be donated to the chorus, performance at 6 p.m.

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.

March 6

Mesa County Republican Women, lunch 11:30 a.m., meeting noon to 
1 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, forum for all Republican candidates for Grand Junction City Council, RSVP 549-8570, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Firkin Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., donations and proceeds from $4.50 pints of the India Red Ale will benefit the Grand Junction chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program, 263-0111.

Wildlife Protection and Trail Development: The Delicate Balance, 9–11 a.m., Ridgway Library, 300 Charles St., Ridgway, presented by Northern San Juan Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, greatoldbroads.org.

Uncompahgre Plateau Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration stakeholder meeting, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, in Montrose, westerncolc.org, 316-1650.

The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, 242-8860, http://www.gmbch.com.

York Rite Masons, first Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.

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. first and third Monday of each month, 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.

Monday Madness, 1 p.m. Mondays, through the school year, Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, kids, teens and everyone in between invited, experiments, makerspace, read-alouds, games, movies and more, 285-9870, gcpld.org.

March 7

Acquiring a Pilot Certificate presentation, 4 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., presented by library assistant Tim McGreer, who earned a private pilot certificate three years ago, 243-4443.

AARP Driver Safety Course, 
1–4 p.m., Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, $15 AARP members, $20 nonmembers, register 858-1514.

Writers Night Workshop Series, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., Monument Room, “Writing with Social Consciousness,” with Charlie Quimby, hosted by Western Colorado Writers Forum, 243-4442, mesacountylibraries.org.

Family to Family — Fruita, National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Slope support group, 6–7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Family Health West, Nursing Home Conference Room, namiws.org, 462-3989.

Embroiderers Guild of America Inc. — Desert West Chapter, 
9:30 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 
27½ Road, all who enjoy hand embroidery are welcome, 858-2002.

Family Peer Group, for family members of combat veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictions, family issues and more, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 F Road, Unit 16, 245-4156.

Western Colorado Astronomy Club, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Colorado Mesa University, in the Wubben Hall Science Building, Room 161, visitors welcome, wcacastronomy.org.

The Compassionate Friends, 7–8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., grief support group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child, sibling or grandchild, 434-3822, 242-2391.

GLBTQ National Alliance on Mental Illness support group, 
6:30–7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, NAMI Western Slope office, 1141 N. 25th St., Unit C, 462-3989, namiws.org.

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.

Beta Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 7 p.m. meetings first and third Tuesday of each month, 256-0421, 243-0409.

Caregiver Connections support group, 10–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., for those caring for a loved one, either directly or indirectly, 260-8931.

March 8

Medicare 201 — Beyond the Basics, 10 a.m.–noon, Mesa County RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, lower level US Bank Building, seminar to answer common and not-so-common questions about Medicare, seating limited, call 243-9839, ext. 1, to reserve a seat.

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

Veterans Art Center member meeting, potluck supper 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, 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, http://www.gjcoinshow.com.

Western Colorado Beekeepers Association, usually meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park, Jockey Club room, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, to confirm there is a meeting, call 589-6316 or visit the group’s Facebook page.

Western Colorado African Violet Society, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Grand Junction Auto, 320 S. First St., on the second floor, 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.

Grand Junction Stamp Club, 
7 p.m.  Wednesday, call for location, 986-1502. 

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

Grand Valley Computer Users Group, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Grand Junction Area Realtors Association, 2743 Crossroads Blvd., 257-0825.

March 9

Community Impact Council of Mesa County’s Inspire Impact breakfast, 7:30 a.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, celebrating Nonprofit Week and honoring local organizations and volunteers who make a difference in the community, $15 per person; workshop training on leadership will follow the breakfast, presented by Stephen Black, nationally renowned speaker and founder of Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at University of Alabama, $10 for the workshop, communityimpactcouncil.org.

Colorado’s Changing Health Insurance Landscape: History, Current Status, Proposals for the Future, noon, Montrose Library District, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, Community Room, hosted League of Women Voters of Montrose and Delta Counties, presented by Linda Gann, senior manager, Western Slope Connect for Health Colorado, public invited, Q&A to follow.

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

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. Thursday, call for location, 712-9874.

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

Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, 536 Ouray Ave., public welcome, 263-0910, chinlecactusclub.org.

Mesa County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, The Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 ½ Road, 434-3409.

Redlands Lions Club, dinner meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 201-8432.

Mending Hearts Support Group, adult grief support group for those grieving the death of a loved one, 2–3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Historic Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., 254-0891.

Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.

TOPS 209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:15 p.m., Thursdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, 434-7928 http://www.tops.org.

March 10

Knights of Columbus 13621 fish fry dinner, 4:30–7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 790 
26 1/2 Road, $9 adults, $7 ages 6–12, free ages 6 and younger.

Grand Junction Music Teachers Association, 9:30 a.m., Marge Zollner will present the program on her teaching strategies, call 640-2647 for location information.

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.

Retired Firefighters in Mesa County, monthly breakfast, 8–9 a.m. second Friday of each month, The Egg and I Restaurant, 120 Park Drive, No. 107, 210-3759, 216-7363.

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.

Caregivers Support Group, 
11 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, 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.


March 11

Two River Sams Chapter, Good Sam RV Club, 11:30 a.m., call 523-5625 for location.

Mt. Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution, 1 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., Theresa McKenzie with Hilltop Domestic Violence Services will present “How Domestic Violence Affects the Grand Valley,” 242-7074.

Refuse To Be A Victim, personal protection and safety seminar, 
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, hosted by Action Pistol Group, $10 per person, $20 family of four, for ages 10 and older, refreshments and door prizes, register 424-5138, actionpistolgroup.com.

Christian Motorcyclist Association, social coffee 8–9 a.m. Saturday,  Four Winds Coffee and Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., monthly meeting after coffee hour, 661-203-9335.

The Lavender Association of Western Colorado, 10–11:30 a.m.  Saturday, Western Colorado Botanical Garden’s Library Room, 641 Struthers Ave., coloradolavender.org.

Western Colorado Chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Golden Corral, open to owners of cars that are older than 25 years, meetings are followed by a variety of tours and activities.

American Legion 2006 (Fruita), 
9 a.m. Saturday, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 640-7971, http://www.coloradolegion.org.

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. Saturday, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 241-8228.

Western Slope/Grand Junction Scleroderma Support Group meeting, noon–2 p.m. Saturday, Alpine Bank conference room, second floor, 225 N. Fifth St., scleroderma.org/colorado, 303-806-6686.

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.


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