Weekly Calendar, May 14, 2017


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Pancakes and syrup

Woman with Welcome Home sign embracing soldier

close-up of a violin

May 14

38th annual Mother’s Day Pancake breakfast, 7–11:30 a.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds Community Building, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, hosted by Orchard Mesa Lions Club, eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee and milk, cake wheel, flowers for the ladies and door prizes, $8 at the door, ages younger than 7 and active military free, take donations of used eye glasses to help others see, 424-4980.









Refuse to Be A Victim® crime prevention and personal safety seminar, 3–6 p.m., presented by Pureland Security, free, preregistration required, 270-3203, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

River City Singles, bowling at 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.

May 15

Economics of the Rivers of the Grand Valley, State of the Rivers business and water meeting, 3:30–8 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., hosted by Colorado River District, Business for Water Stewardship and Ruth Powell Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University, panel discussions and speakers, coloradomesa.edu/WaterCenter.

U.S.—China Relations After the American Election, 6:30 p.m., Colorado Mesa University, Meyer Ballroom, University Center, hosted by World Affairs Council of Western Colorado, presented by Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center, free for current council members, $10 nonmembers, wacwc.org.

Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. Monday, 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.

Colorado Archeological Society — Grand Junction Chapter, 7 p.m.  Monday, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, meetings open to the public, small donations accepted, 433-4312, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), cas-gj.org.

Eagle Riders, 6:30 p.m. Monday, 243-6454, foe595.com.

Grand Valley Audubon Society, 7 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, audubongv.org/events.html, 314-9071.

Open bridge game, 1–4 p.m. Mondays, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, for newer bridge players or those who want to sharpen their game, Q&A, 201-5006.

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.

May 16

Explore the Black Ridge Trail, 
8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Colorado National Monument Association Walks and Talks hike led by geologist and former interpretive park ranger Don Regan, strenuous 5-mile round trip hike, pre-registration required, call 858-3617 ext. 307 to register.

Heartbeat of Grand Junction, support group for survivors of loss to suicide, 7–9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Miller Homestead, Artful Cups Coffee Shop, 3090 N. 12th St., 985-4551, 243-2467.

Friendship Force of Western Colorado, 6:30 p.m., 1128 24 Road, welcoming potluck for incoming group from Connecticut, public invited, 644-7347.

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

Teen Time, 4–5 p.m. book club first Tuesday, fun activities third Tuesday of each month, Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, read and explore favorite books, movies and fandoms with other teens, 243-4442.

Breast Friends: 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.

The Art Center Guild, 10:30 a.m. third Tuesday of each month, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., new members and guests welcome, 245-9215, 243-7337.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 3 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Senior Room, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, 256-1274.

Friends of The Mesa County Public Library District, 4 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4783.

Grand Valley Kennel Club, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Pawsitive Directions K-9 Academy, 571 32 Road, Suite E, grandvalleykennelclub.org.

Fireside Book Club, 2 p.m., third Tuesday of each month, Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Ave., Parachute, visit the library or call 285-9870 for this month’s selection.

Western Colorado Classical Guitar Society, 7 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


May 17

Grand Junction Geological Society, joint meeting with Colorado Mesa University geology students, 7:30 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, CMU, Harvey R. DuChen, with Colorado Karst Waters Institute in Lake City will speak on “Tectonic Influences on Petroleum Migration and Speleogenesis in the Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico and Texas,” guests welcome, 242-9062.

Western Colorado Beekeepers Association, 6:30 p.m., Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, 711 Independent Ave., in the Hunter Education Room, park at the east gate, http://www.westerncoloradobeekeepers

Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking Wednesday, Canyon View Park to Fruita; mountain biking, Thursday, Thompson/Crescent Junction loop; hike Saturday, Fisher Mesa, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 462-5598, 243-7645.

Teen Book Club, 4–5 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., share reviews on new books, refreshments, drop in, 243-4442.

Grand Valley Pets Alive, 
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, working to reduce pet overpopulation by funding spay/neuter of pet cats and dogs and community cats, new volunteers welcome, 256-1851.

Wednesday Music Club, 1–3 p.m. Wednesday, new members and guests welcome, 639-5533, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Chipeta Chapter of Colorado Archaeology Society, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, sites.google.com/site/chipetamontrosearchaeology.

Angel Babies Grief Support Group, 7–9 p.m. Wednesday, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., for parents and family members who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly thereafter, 248-8844, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Community Cat Care, 6 p.m. Wednesday, call 216-2409 for meeting location, new volunteers always welcome.

Western Colorado Human Resource Association, 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday of each month, Bookcliff Country Club, wchra.org.

Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 241-8480.


May 18

Oral History Project, noon–1 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., “Solving Archaeological Mysteries of Colorado’s Western Slope: Some Accomplishments of the Uncompahgre Valley Ute Project,” presented by Steven G. Baker, founder of Centuries Research Inc. in Montrose, take a lunch, 260-5226, 242-0971, ext. 209.Free clothing give-away, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, 2853 North Ave., presented by Children’s Refuge, a nonprofit that gathers gently used clothing from newborn to 3XL to give away to anyone in need, 256-9424.

Grand Junction Brush and Palette Club, 1 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., demonstration by alcohol inks artist and instructor Carol Ann Rasmussen, open to the public, gjbrushandpalette.org.

The Grand Valley Forever Buffs Group, CU Buffs Alumni Association, 4–7 p.m. Thursday, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., network, find the local chapter at the “connect” link at colorado.edu/alumni

Kiva Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., call 243-4442 for the current title.

Cats League and Assistance to the Western Slope (CLAWS), 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., 241-3793.

Teen Movie & Craft, 
3:30–5:30 p.m. Thursday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., drop in for a movie and craft, snacks provided, 243-4442.

Call-A-Lawyer Night, 7–9 p.m. Thursday, call 256-4001 to speak to a lawyer at no charge during the event hours, 256-4001.

Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens library, 641 Struthers Ave.,  250-3969, 1118685.toastmastersclubs.org.

Sweet Adelines, Del-Rose Chapter, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and Fifth streets, Delta, car pools available from Grand Junction, Montrose and Eckert, 256-9763, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

May 19

Grand Junction Symphony Guild luncheon meeting, 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, final meeting of the season, officer installation, review of next season’s events, annual salad luncheon will follow, visitors welcome, 986-8683.

Coffee with the City Manager, 
9 a.m., Monument Village Coffee, 2148 Broadway, drop in for an informal coffee with City Manager Greg Caton, gather feedback on city programs and services, ask questions, 244-1507.

Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.

Stroke Support Group, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Mesa Room, 298-1929.

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.


May 20

End the Silence March, check in 8:45 a.m., march 9:15 a.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., event to bring awareness to mental heath issues, hosted by NAMIws, resources, goodie bags and snacks, prizes for the largest team and most funds raised, register namiws.org.

disABILITY Health Fair, 9 a.m.–
2 p.m., Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., free health fair for all persons who have a disability, their family, friends and loved ones, health screenings, interactive activities, demonstrations, resource information, learn about goods and services for people with disabilities, door prizes, lunch, 241-0315.

Stopping at Every Turnout, 2 p.m., Colorado National Monument visitor center auditorium, Colorado National Monument Walks and Talks program, PowerPoint presentation of Donna Fullerton’s experience with National Geographic’s “Your Shot” in Yellowstone National Park and her experience photographing other National Park locations, $15 park entrance fee, 858-3617, ext. 360 or 307.

Night Sky Viewing, meet just after sunset in the Saddlehorn picnic parking lot at Colorado National Monument, view “Spiral Galaxies, Mars & Jupiter” weather permitting, with the Western Colorado Astronomy Club, wcacastronomy.org.

Operation Revamp Inc. — Armed Forces Day Celebration, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

West Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo, noon–8 p.m., Solar Energy International, 39845 Mathews Lane, Paonia, hosted by Colorado Farm & Food Alliance, The Learning Council and Solar Energy International, door prizes, scavenger hunt, grassroots activism, workshops start at noon, kids tent, music, exhibits and demonstration stations open at 1 p.m., ColoradoFarmFood.org/SolarFair17.

Vegan Life Colorado, Grand Junction Branch, vegan potluck, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Lakeside Community Room, 3150 Lakeside Drive, take a vegan picnic-type dish to serve eight, the recipe with all ingredients listed, your own place setting and beverage, veganlifecolorado.org.

Art Quilt Association, 9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries meeting room, 630 24 1/2 Road, theartquiltassociation.com.

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., transportation available, 250-2778.


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