Weekly Calendar, May 28, 2017
Retreat Ceremony, 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, formal lowering and retiring of the American flag for the events; 6:15 p.m. flag retirement and burning ceremony hosted by Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard.
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.
Memorial Day ceremony, 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, honoring all veterans, living and dead, remarks by local government officials, participation by local students and placing of wreaths by representatives of veterans organizations, new memorials dedication.
Ninth annual Veterans and Family Memorial Care Memorial Day Balloon Release, 2 p.m., Brown’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 904 N. Seventh St., 20 white balloons released as a symbol of the loss of an average of 20 veterans each day that commit suicide, arrive a few minutes early, refreshments will be served, 255-8888.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays; newcomers optional meeting (not required), 8:30 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement, overeatersanonymousgrandjunction.org, 263-4496.
Black Canyon Astronomical Society, 7 p.m. Tuesday in either Montrose or Delta, talks and discussions about astronomical topics, 856-7716, http://www.blackcanyonastronomy.com.
German American Club of Western Colorado, 5 p.m. last Tuesday of each month, Rockslide Brewery, 401 Main St., stammtisch get-together, 242-2657, 209-9241.
Western Slope Huntington’s Disease support group, last Tuesday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 250-5997.
Black Canyon Astronomical Society, 7 p.m. last Tuesday of each month in either Montrose or Delta, talks and discussions about astronomical topics, 856-7716, http://www.blackcanyonastronomy.com.
Gamblers Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Four Winds Coffee and Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., 213-386-8789.
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.
Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 523-5990, 858-3759.
Clifton Senior Citizens, noon Tuesdays, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-0803, 434-3905.
TOPS CO458, Take off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 4:30–5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community of Christ Church, 2880 B ½ Road, 241-4359, tops0458.weebly.com.
Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.
55 plus Low-Vision Group, free program includes chair exercises, arts, crafts and educational seminar for men and women ages 55 and older with low vision, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., transportation provided and $2 lunch available, space limited, 241-0315, ext. 21, http://www.cfigj.org.
American Girl Club, 4:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking Wednesday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church parking area at 26 1/2 Road and H Road to gas plant; hike Saturday, Ute Trail, Gunnison River, 462-5598, 243-7645.
Author book reading/story time and book signing, 10 a.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, Melinda Rice will read her book “Animal Limericks ABC,” books available to purchase, 285-9870.
Spring Bird Walk, 8–11:30 a.m., hosted by Grand Valley Audubon Society, meet at Horsethief State Wildlife area parking lot, join an experienced birder to see and hear spring migrants like Lazuli buntings and yellow warblers, sign up with walk leader Dave Price, 640-4508.
Cold War Patriots town hall meeting, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, for uranium and nuclear workers, former workers and survivors of worker, learn about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, coldwarpatriots.org, 888-903-8989.
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 effects of treatment, register 254-5581.
Cups Club, 2–3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Historic Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., open to all friends of HopeWest, for those looking to meet new people, grow friendships and enjoy the company of others, 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.
Crafternoon UFOs, (unfinished objects) 1–3 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 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.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 250-3969, 1118685.toastmastersclubs.org.
Veterans Coffee, 8–10 a.m. Thursdays, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, 765-2210.
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.
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.
Donut fundraiser, 7–10 a.m., Mesa County Sheriff’s office, 215 Rice St., proceeds from sales of coffee and donuts will benefit the Victim’s Advocate Program.
Fun in the Sun Vendor Fair, opens 4 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m. June 3, Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, 2748 B 1/2 Road, more than 23 crafters and vendors of handmade and home-based businesses, balloon animals and a jump house, proceeds benefit Grant a Wish Program, grantawishco.org, 216-3072.
Mesa County Genealogy Society help session, 2–4 p.m., Palisade Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 119 W. Third St., Palisade, schedule an appointment by calling 464-7557, mesacountygenealogy.org.
Women Who’ve Changed Colorado, 9:30 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., talk given by Jill Tietjen, a 2010 inductee into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, 243-4442.
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.
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.
Fruita Lions Club pancake breakfast, 7:30–10 a.m., Circle Park, in front of the Fruita Thrift Store, during Mike the Headless Chicken Days Festival, pancakes, ham, fruit, coffee, juice, $5 adults, $3 ages 6–12, free ages 5 and younger, proceeds go to community projects, 639-9781.
Montrose Amateur Radio Club, annual tailgate party, 8:30–11 a.m., Lions Pavilion, Confluence Park in Delta, buy, sell or trade amateur radio equipment and supplies, sanctioned by the American Radio Relay League, new hams and those interested welcome, tables $5, first-come first-served, 201-5997.
Delta County Women’s Connection, 9 a.m., Fairlamb Plaza, Third Street, one-half block west of Main Street, behind the Delta Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, informal discussion group “Conversations,” 589-1760, 874-6304.
Colorado Native Plant Society Western Slope Festival, June 3–4 in Gunnison, learn about Western Slope native plant conservation issues and see them in person during several guided hikes, $50 members, $60 nonmembers, $40 students, search conps.org for information and registration.
March For Truth, gather 9:30 a.m., Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St., hosted by Diverse Courageous Equal, Western Colorado Days of Action, Grand Valley Confluence, Grand Junction Indivisible and Mesa County Democrats, event in support of fair, democratic and transparent government.
‘Backpack kid’ steals show on ‘SNL’ gig
NEW YORK — A teen Instagram dancing sensation has gone from online to on-air after Katy Perry invited him to show off his moves during her “Saturday Night Live” performance last weekend.
Fifteen-year-old Russell Horning took the “SNL” stage during Perry’s performance of her new single “Swish Swish.”
He wore his trademark backpack and did his signature move of quickly swaying his hands around his waist.
The “backpack kid” became a hit on Twitter.
The Lawrenceville, Georgia, teen tells USA Today the collaboration came about after Perry noticed him on Instagram.
But it looks like Horning wasn’t too impressed with Perry’s dancing.
His caption on a video of her trying to imitate his moves backstage at “Saturday Night Live” read: “When your mom tries to look cool.”
Spacey promotes ‘House of Cards’
WASHINGTON — Actor Kevin Spacey appeared on Washington’s metro as his “House of Cards” character, Frank Underwood, to promote the Netflix political drama.
News outlets report that Spacey was photographed last week at the Foggy Bottom-GWU station by real-life former chief White House photographer Pete Souza.
The appearance was meant to drum up interest for “House of Cards” season five, which debuts Tuesday.
Metro officials later tweeted a photo thanking “President Underwood” for taking the rail system.
Last year, the show erected fake presidential campaign ads on metro platforms and inside train cars.