Weekly Calendar, Nov. 27, 20167
Grand Junction Writers, NANo-WriMo write-in events, 1:30–4:30 p.m. Sunday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.; 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road; 6:30–9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Four Winds Coffee & Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., virtual write-ins also available Tuesday, pre-register at meetup.com/GrandJunctionWriters.
Grand Junction High School Bookfair, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
River City Singles, bowling 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Orchard Mesa Lanes, RSVP 263-8462; Early Start Breakfast, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Denny’s, RSVP 245-4995; Social Club FAC, 5 p.m. Friday, Travelodge, 718 Horizon Drive, play cards/visit, singles ages 55 and older welcome.
Junior Scientist Academy, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., “Big Job, Small Mammal,” Professor Stephanie Matlock will discuss how a small animal like a marmot is different from a mountain lion and how they adapt to different challenges, 243-4442.
Reach Out and Read Program Bookfair, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
PEO Reciprocity, 9:30 a.m., last Monday of the month, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road, 243-8876.
Rio Grande Chapter National Railway Historical Society, 9 a.m.–noon Tuesdays for restoration and maintenance work on the Uintah Railroad Display; 7:30 p.m. last Monday of each month, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 241-2248.
St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center Art Exploration class, 4–5:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington, Ave., Oncology Conference Room, materials provided, 298-7500.
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.
Fall Speaker Series, 6–7 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, “Sports Performance and Pain Management,” presented by Ellen Mead, RSVP 858-0360.
Joyful Journey Preschool Bookfair, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, holiday music program 5:30–6:30 p.m., 243-5113.
Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, in the auditorium, practicing Christmas carols for various performances, 257-7664, bookcliffchorus.wordpress.com.
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.
Clifton Senior Citizens, noon Tuesdays, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-0803, 434-3905.
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 Junction Lions Club, noon Tuesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., 812-0193, gjlions.org.
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.
Friends of St. Mary’s Hospital poinsettia sale, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital, main lobby, Entrance No. 1, 2635 N. Seventh St., $15 each, 260-8346, 434-4829.
Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines Bookfair, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, performance 7–7:30 p.m., 243-5113.
Medicare Aware, 6:30 p.m., Rifle Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 207 East Ave., information about Medicare and what options are available, 625-3471, gcpld.org.
Look Good, Feel Better, 2–4 p.m. last Wednesday of each month, American Cancer Society, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 100, beauty professionals provide tips to help women defy the appearance-related side effect of treatment, register 254-5581.
Grand Junction High School class of 1942 monthly lunch meeting, 11:15 a.m., last Wednesday of each month, Village Inn, 757 Horizon Drive, spouses welcome, 434-8297.
American Girl Club, 4:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
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.
Grand Junction Rotary Club, noon Wednesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., guests welcome, 234-5030.
Grand Mesa Sertoma Club, noon Wednesdays, 434-8928.
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.
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.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens library, 641 Struthers Ave., 250-3969, 1118685.toastmastersclubs.org.
Veteran’s Coffee, 8–10 a.m. Thursdays, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, 765-2210.
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.
Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.
Horizon-Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m. Thursdays, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, 270-5898, horizonsunrise.squarespace.com.
Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, noon Thursdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 270-6162, http://www.kiwanis-gj.org.
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.
Warrior at Heart Ministry men’s breakfast, 6 a.m. Thursdays, Four Winds Coffee and Tea 1235 Bookcliff Ave.; The Feedlot Restaurant, 456 Kokopelli Blvd., Fruita; and Starvin’ Arvin’s Restaurant, 3247 F Road, Clifton; dinner group, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Four Winds Coffee and Tea, waheart.com.
Redlands Lions Club chili supper, 5–8 p.m. Redlands Middle School cafeteria, 2200 Broadway, cake wheel raffle, face painting for kids, $7 adults, $5 ages 7–17, free ages 6 and younger, proceeds benefit local projects, 201-8432.
Mesa County Republican Woman and Mesa County Republicans annual combined Christmas luncheon, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, music by Central High School Madrigal singers, $15 per person, payable at the door, reservations by Monday, 549-8570, mesacountyrepublicanwomen.com.
Author book launch, 3–5 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., “Butterfly Bones,” by Rebecca Carpenter, anti-bullying presentation by Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado, lakewaterpress.com.
Friends of St. Mary’s Hospital silent auction, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., in the main lobby, Entrance 1, St. Mary’s Hospital, 2635 N. Seventh St., unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas trees and wreaths, baked goods, proceeds will benefit the St. Mary’s fund.
Author booksigning, 6 p.m., Rifle Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 207 East Ave., “Nothing Short of Dying,” by Western Slope author Erik Storey, 625-3471, gcpld.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.
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.
Learn about OpenStreetMap, 10 a.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., online open-source map of the world, where anyone can add information, take a computer, limited number of laptops available for use, registration encouraged, mesacountylibraries.org, 243-4442.
Pet Pictures with Santa, 10 a.m.–noon, Kokopelli Animal Hospital, 456 Kokopelli Drive. No. E, Fruita, take pet food, cat litter or a $10 donation to receive a photo of your pet with Santa, donations will benefit local animal shelters,
Grand Mesa Jeep Club, annual chili run and Christmas tree cutting, meet 9 a.m., Orchard Mesa City Market, travel to Cactus Park, take food item to share (chili, bread, dessert, etc.), Christmas tree cutting requires BLM permit, owners of all makes of off-road vehicles invited, gmjc.org.
Delta Hubwheelers, pre-rounds to recorded cuers 6:30 p.m., mainstream square dance with plus calls and round dance cues between tips 7–9 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center aerobics room, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, “Pearl Harbor” theme, wear red, white and blue, take food and snacks, 856-3735, 257-7281.
Coffee Time, 8:30–10 a.m. first and third 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, get information, meet Vet Center staff, 245-4156.
Coffee with Western Colorado Writers Forum, 9:30 a.m., informal meet and visit, first Saturday of each month, meeting room Artful Cup, 3090 N. 12th St., westerncoloradowriters.org.
Wheels West Car Club, 7:30 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., for anyone who likes cars of any kind.
Blue Lodge Masons, Palisade Masonic Lodge No. 125, 10 a.m. first Saturday of each month, 2400 Consistory Court, in Grand Junction, 245-5312.
The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., first Saturday of each month, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., people of all ages and types of hearing loss welcome, lunch provided after the meeting, 241-0315, ext. 12.
Gold Wing Road Riders Association Colorado Chapter B, breakfast and meeting, followed by ride, 8 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 270-1508, 245-1850.