Weekly calendar, Oct. 16, 2016
Knights of Columbus Council 13621 pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m.–noon, third Sunday of each month, 790 26 1/2 Road, $6 adults, $4 ages 6-12, younger than 6 free, proceeds benefit the fund for local charities, 260-7664.
Grand Valley Audubon Society, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, “Sage Grouse Conservation and Energy Development,” presented by Brett Walker, avian researcher for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, audubongv.org.
Armchair Travelers presentation, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., cultural sites and tradition from the country of Georgia, presented by Ken Mabery, a 35-year veteran and second-generation employee of the National Park Service, seating limited, 243-4442.
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. first and third Monday of each month, 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 Valley Porcelain Artists, 9 a.m.–noon, third Monday of each month, Grand Valley National Bank, 570 25 Road, 242-2797.
Healing Hearts Cardiac Support Group, 6–7:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, Grand Mesa Room, St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, 298-2769.
Eagle Riders, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, 243-6454, foe595.com.
Living Well After Treatment, 5–6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Oncology Conference Room, designed to support and educate people as they finish active cancer treatment, 298-7500.
Appleton 4-H, 7 p.m. third Monday of each month, Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, 242-0097.
Montrose Women’s Club, noon, third Monday of each month, Lion’s Park Clubhouse, 602 N. Nevada, Montrose, all Montrose area women invited to attend, 275-3336.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays; newcomers optional meeting, 8:30 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., , 263-4496.
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.
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.
Teen Time, fun activities 4–5 p.m., 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, 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.
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 Geological Society, joint meeting with the Colorado Mesa University geology students, 7:30 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, Ed Baltzer, from Avant Environmental, will speak on “Evidence for Quaternary Lakes, Western Colorado and Eastern Utah, guests welcome, 242-9062, gjgs.org.
Being a Companion — How to Offer Support, 6–7 p.m., HopeWest Compass Drive Office, 2754 Compass Drive, Room 370, 257-2386.
“Green World Rising” film screening, 7 p.m., Two Rascals Brewery, 147 N. First St., Montrose, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation film presented by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, 765-9095.
Author book reading, discussion and signing, 6:30 p.m., Grand Valley Books, 350 Main St., 2016 Colorado Book Award winner Edward Hamlin will present on his anthology, ” Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories.”
Grand Valley Pets Alive, 4:30 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, 256-1851.
Chipeta Chapter of Colorado Archaeology Society, 7 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, sites.google.com/site/chipetamontrosearchaeology.
Community Cat Care, 6 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, call 216-2409 for meeting location, new volunteers always welcome.
Farm and Ranch Market, 7:30 a.m.–noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, through October, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, fruits, vegetables, melons, meats and more, farmmarketgj.com.
Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 241-8480.
Neighbors Read, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., get technical with the Bookcliff Middle School First Lego League Teams, who will present a solution to a real-world problem in conjunction with the 2016 Animal Allies theme, 243-4442.
The GJ Brush and Palette Club, 1 p.m. third Thursday of each month, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., art news updates, a mini-show, refreshments, and a poured watercolor demonstration with Jera Gross, open to the public, gjbrushandpalette.org.
Friends of the Mesa County Libraries Fall Book Sale, Oct. 20–22, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., early bird sale 3–7 p.m. Thursday, admission $10; free entry public sale 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday; $5 bag sale 9 a.m.–noon Saturday, proceeds benefit Mesa County Libraries programs, 201-0868.
Mesa County RSVP fundraiser, 5–9 p.m., Costa Vida, 2430 Patterson Road, present the event flyer from rsvpgrandjunction.org, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to RSVP, 243-9839.
Science in Action, Magnifying Our Impact, 6–8 p.m., The John McConnell Math and Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Ave., presentation 6–6:30 p.m., hands-on activities 6:30–8 p.m., $10 Rocky Mountain PBS and Math and Science Center members, $15 nonmembers, 2541626, mathandsciencecenter.org.
Kiva Book Club, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., call 243-4442 for the current title.
Cats League and Assistance to the Western Slope (C.L.A.W.S.), 6–8 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 241-3793.
Friendship Force of Western Colorado, 6:15 p.m., third Thursday of each month, American Red Cross building, 506 Gunnison Ave., 260-4653, thefriendshipforce.org.
Fall Downtown Produce Market, produce only market, 3 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 27, 400 block of Colorado Avenue, 245-9697.
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.
The Daily Sentinel Senior Fair, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, seminars, give-aways, vendor expo, entertainment, 256-4289.
Author seminar, book signing and reception, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Colorado Mesa University, Houston Hall, Room, 138, CMU history and political science professor Tim Winegard will discuss his fourth book, “The First World Oil War,” Q&A, reception and book signing, 270-5776.
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.
Junior Scientist Academy, hosted by Mesa County Libraries, 2 p.m., ranger-led talk at Colorado National Monument, pre-registration required, mesacountylibraries.org, 243-4442,
Altrusa International of Palisade Inc., annual Make a Difference Day Book Giveaway, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Town Plaza, Third and Main streets, Palisade, browse and select from hundreds of adult and children’s books, take as many as you can carry away at no charge, 261-1998.
Chili cook-off, noon, Appleton Christian Church, 2510 Interstate 70 Business Loop, entry fee $10, limited to the first 20 entries, sampling tickets 50 cents, judging noon–1:30 p.m. winner announced 2 p.m., 216-8258, 822-2717.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Parachute Post 5485, 7:30 a.m. second and fourth Saturday of each month, Parachute Senior Center, 540 N. Parachute Ave., Parachute, 285-7540.
Montrose Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 28, Centennial Plaza, Main Street and Uncompahgre Avenue, in Montrose, farm-raised food, fun, entertainment, montrosefarmersmarket.com, 209-8463.
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 for auto enthusiasts, 7–9 a.m. Saturdays, Spoons Bistro and Bakery, 3090 N. 12th St., all types of vehicles welcome, benefits the Hospice program, grandvalleyknights.com, 462-6762.
Lil Wayne stands by his ‘no such thing as racism’ comment
NEW YORK — Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don’t see it from his perspective.
The rapper got some backlash last month when he told Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” that there was “no such thing as racism” because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. He also said millennials knew that racism wasn’t cool.
When asked on Tuesday to expand on his thoughts, Lil Wayne told The Associated Press that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12 years old after he accidentally shot himself in the chest.
“Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though.” Carter said.
The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him.
“He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me,” Carter said.
Carter says the man known as “Uncle Bob” personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him.
“(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said ‘He’s gonna make it,’ ” Carter said.
Still, he acknowledged that despite what he told Skip Bayless on “Undisputed,” there is such a thing as racism. However, he says when he looks out from the stage, he sees all colors.
“It’s the world out there. It’s not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it’s people—those people out there in that crowd,” Carter said.
He added: “I’m blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing, I have never witnessed racism.”