Weekly Calendar, Oct. 1, 2017
Mesa County Jail Ministry fundraiser, 4–8 p.m., McAlister’s Deli, 408 W. Park Drive, 15 percent of your dinner receipt will be donated to the ministry, mesacountyjailministry.org, 201-8141.
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 245-4995; Social Club FAC, 5 p.m. Fridays, Travelodge, 718 Horizon Drive, play cards/visit, singles ages 55 and older welcome.
Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, Traders Coffee, Seventh Street and Patterson Road, 216-9842.
Title IX presentation, 4–5:30 p.m., Career Center, 2935 North Ave., hosted by American Association of University Women, pre-register at 250-1468.
The Door Project drawing, 10 a.m., Habitat ReStore, 2936 North Ave., to build awareness and recognize World Habitat Day, six unfinished doors where given to local artists to paint artistic masterpieces, doors have been on display at the ReStore and Alpine Bank branches, doors will be given away in the drawing, 216-1277.
Northern San Juan Broadband of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, 9–11 a.m., Ridgway Library, 300 Charles St., Ridgway.
Firkin Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., donations and proceeds from pint sales will benefit Heartbeat of Grand Junction, a support group for survivors of loss to suicide, 263-0111.
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.
School District 51 Board of Education Community meeting, 6 p.m., Fruita 8/9 School Library, 1835 J Road, Fruita, 254-5100.
Natural Resources of the West, 4–5:15 p.m., Wubben- Science, Room 141, Colorado Mesa University, “Managing forests to reduce wildfire risks to water resources: quantitative tools for forest planning,” presented by Ben Gannon, Colorado Forest Restoration institute and Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University, org.coloradomesa.edu/~grichard/WSS/seminar2017.htm.
Epic Ride for Dignity and Remembrance, 5 p.m. beginning at Interstate 70 Palisade exit, public invited to watch the Western Slope Patriot Guards and American Legion Riders escort and meet and greet five American Legion Riders from Post 31 in Salinas, California, on a mission to raise funds and awareness of the ride, public invited to line the route, Elberta Avenue in Palisade, U.S. Highway 6 to Interstate 70 Business, to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, at 1404 Ute Ave., 623-0146.
The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m. Monday, 242-8860.
Grand Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 40, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Clifton IOOF Hall, 202 Second St., 985-4754.
Writing Workshops, 5:30– 7:30 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., hosted by Western Colorado Writers’ Forum, program is “Memoir: How Objects Tell Life Stories,” presented by Rebecca Mullen, register at mesacountylibraries.libcal.com/event/3019854.
Neuropathy support group, 1–2 p.m., Tuesday, Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, for patients dealing with peripheral and idiopathic neuropathy.
Family Support Group, National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Slope support group, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Family Health West, in Fruita, 462-3989.
Embroiderers Guild of America Inc. — Desert West Chapter, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27½ Road, all who enjoy hand embroidery are welcome, 858-2002.
Support group for people with head and neck cancer, 6:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, Colorado West Otolaryngologist, 2643 Patterson Road, Suite 503, St. Mary’s Physician Tower, 245-2400.
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. Tuesday, Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 F Road, Unit 16, 245-4156.
Western Colorado Astronomy Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Colorado Mesa University, in the Wubben Hall Science Building, Room 161, visitors welcome, wcacastronomy.org.
The Compassionate Friends, 7–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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.
Caregiver Connections, 10–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., caregivers can learn about resources and connect with others, 248-8844.
Medicare 101, 10 a.m.–noon, Mesa County RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, in the basement of the US Bank building, seminar designed to help you understand your Medicare options, including when to sign up, Part A vs. Part B and drug plan and supplemental choices, seating limited, call 243-9839 to reserve a seat.
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild, noon–2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, day meeting program “Social Media for Fiber Artists,” handcrafters from the Grand Valley welcome, mesafiberartsguild.org.
Tap-In: Play & Protect, a Western Slope Water Forum, 3–6 p.m., Factory, 750 Main St., specific problems will be presented to entrepreneurial, innovation and business communities, discussion follow, register tapinco.org/colorado-play-protect.
Farm and Ranch Market, 7:30 a.m.–noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, through Oct. 28, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, fruits, vegetables, melons, meats and more, farmmarketgj.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3981, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 503½ Florence Road, 243-0128.
Colorado West Paint Horse Club, general membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Timberline Bank, 633 24 Road, 640-4442, coloradowestpainthorseclub.com.
Palisade Art Lovers, 10 a.m.–noon Wednesday, location varies, 434-6191, palisadeartlovers.org.
Hep C Connection, Hepatitis C support group, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Building A, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 208-4507.
The Brain Injury and Epilepsy Support Group, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ratekin Tower, 875 Main St., speakers on related health topics, friends and family welcome, 361-5495.
AARP Driver Safety class, 1–5 p.m., Clifton Community Center, 126 Second St., Clifton, may be eligible to get a discount on car insurance, pre-registration required, 243-2531.
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild, 5:30–7:30 p.m., The Craft Studio & Yarn Shop, 634 Main St., evening meeting program is “Social Media for Fiber Artists,” handcrafters from the Grand Valley welcome, mesafiberartsguild.org.
Geology hike in Upper Ute Canyon, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Colorado National Monument Association Fall Walks and Talks Series, strenuous hike into and out of Ute Canyon with former National Park Service ranger and geologist Don Regan, call 858-3617, ext. 307, to register.
Harvest Celebration dinner, 6 p.m., Chez Lena dining room, Building B, Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann Ave., four-course dinner hosted by The Culinary Arts and the Viticulture and Enology programs at WCCC, $38, reservations required, supportingcmu.org/harvest-dinner.
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.
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.
Teen Movie & Craft, 3:30–5:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., drop in for a movie and craft, snacks provided, 243-4442.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Hilltop Resource Center, 1129 Colorado Ave., Room 219, potential new members always welcome to attend, talkofthetowngj.toastmastersclubs.org.
TOPS 209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:15 p.m., Thursdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, 434-7928 http://www.tops.org.
Forage Establishment Renovation and Management Demonstration Plot open house, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Delta County Fairgrounds, 403 S. Fourth St., Hotchkiss, on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, by the river, for landowners to view 17 species of irrigated grasses and another 17 species of dryland grasses suited for the local climate and soils, booths, self-guided walking tour, pre-register at 249-3935.
Mesa County Genealogy Society help session, 1–3 p.m., Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., in Fruita, call 858-7703 to schedule an appointment.
36th annual Parade of Homes, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6–7 and Oct. 13–14, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15, $10, tickets at all City Market locations in Grand Junction and Fruita, 245-0253, hbaevents.com.
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. Friday, facebook.com/OrderOfTheAzureRose, 640-7119.
Grand Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, 10 a.m.–noon Friday, Hilltop, 1129 Colorado Ave., refreshments served, transportation available, committees in need of members to chair or share ideas, 605-610-7959.
Nar-Anon, 6–7 p.m. Fridays, Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., in the Rotary Room on the second floor, fellowship for those affected by a friend or relative’s addiction, 241-7202, 683-9121, 773-1388.
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.
Western Colorado Council Boy Scouts of America 75th anniversary celebration, fun activities planned throughout the day across the Grand Valley, beginning at 9 a.m., register at wccbsa.org; 75th anniversary Report to the Community, 6 p.m., Kokopelli Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, dinner, award recognition and program, $75, keynote speaker Terry Fossum, author, philanthropist, adventurer and winner of “Kicking and Screaming,” tickets at 243-0346.
Third annual Animal Care Fair, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, adoption and animal resource event, animal rescue and animal welfare groups, low-cost dog vaccination clinic, seminars, facebook.com/2017animalcarefair.
The Economics of Our Water, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., beginning at Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., Colorado River business tour includes transportation, lunch happy hour drink and appetizers, $20, register coloradomesa.edu.
Annual pancake breakfast to benefit Coates Creek School, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., at the school on Glade Park, drive through Colorado National Monument, follow signs to Glade Park, go west on DS Road past the Glade Park Store, bump ‘n’ jump, $8 adults, $5 ages younger than 12, 712-3360, glade-park.com.
Halloween-themed Field Day, 10 a.m., Volley’s, 1130 N. Third St., old-fashioned family field day to benefit the Grant a Wish Program register GrantAWishCo.org/events.
Saturday Chicken Fried Steak dinner, 6–7 p.m. Saturday, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 595, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, dinner $8–$10, dance music by singer/pianist Michelle Mackey, for members and guests, 243-6454.
Wheels West Car Club, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St.
The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 270-1508, 245-1850.