Weekly Calendar, Oct. 2, 2016
Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, Trailhead Coffee Bar and Cafe, 413 Monument Road, 216-9842.
Firkin Fundraiser, 5 p.m. Monday, Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., donations and proceeds from $4.50 pints will benefit ACE Financial Wellness, professional cartoonist Bryan Wade of Blues Wade Cartoons will personalize cartoons for guests, 263-0111.
The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, 242-8860, http://www.gmbch.com.
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, gmjc.org.
Supporting Our Kids — The Grief Experience for Children and Teens, 10–11 a.m., HopeWest Compass Drive Office, 2754 Compass Drive, Room 370, 257-2386, HopeWestCO.org.
Teen Writer’s Workshop, 1 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, conducted by young adult author Laura Resau, 285-9870, gcpld.org.
Junior Service League, 5:30–7:30 p.m. first Monday of each month, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, jslgj.com, 209-5107.
York Rite Masons, first Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Mesa County Republican Women, noon first Monday of each month, Two Rivers Convention Center, $15 per person, RSVP, 257-7120.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 11:15 a.m. first and third Monday of each month, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park St., Montrose, 256-1274.
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 Junction Chess Club, 6:30–10:30 p.m. Mondays, Starbucks, in the Safeway store, Patterson and 29 roads, 243-1073.
Western Colorado Astronomy Club, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Colorado Mesa University, in the Wubben Hall Science Building, Room 161, visitors welcome, wcacastronomy.org.
Neighbors Read, 6:30 p.m., Central Library Mesa County Libraries, learn to draw sci-fi characters with local artist Aaron Herrera, open to kids of all ages and their families, 243-4442.
Artist get-together, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Impressionz Art Gallery, 105 W. Main St., Cedaredge, informal exchange of ideas, art work, critique and fun, 399-7577.
Nurturing the Nurturers, 7 p.m., Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, free workshop hosted by Juniper Ridge Community School, practical and imaginative ways of relieving stress for parents, leesturgeonday.com.
Embroiderers Guild of America Inc. — Desert West Chapter, 9:30 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Roade, 858-2002.
Support group for people with head and neck cancer, 6:30–8 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Colorado West Otolaryngologist, 426 Patterson Road, Suite 503, St. Mary’s Hospital Physician Tower, 245-2400.
Family Peer Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 F Road, Unit 16, , 245-4156.
The Compassionate Friends, 7–8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, 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, 242-2391.
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.
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.
Medicare 101 educational seminar, 10 a.m.–noon, Mesa County RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, lower level US Bank Building, seminar designed to help new Medicare beneficiaries understand their health options, seating limited, call 243-9839 to reserve a seat.
Intellectures: Philosophical Discussion, 7 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, “Simulation Theory: Are you living in a video game?” presented by John Coughran, a sergeant at the Fruita Police Department cavalcadefruita.com, 260-5413.
Grief 101 — The Basics of Grief, 6–7 p.m., HopeWest Compass Drive Office, 2754 Compass Drive, Room 370, 257-2386, HopeWestCO.org.
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild evening meeting, 6–8 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Color Creek Fiber Art, 1150 N. 25th St., Unit B, knit 12” soft sculpture animals with Michelle, mesafiberartsguild.org.
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.
Fall Downtown Produce Market, produce only market, 3 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 27, 400 block of Colorado Avenue, 245-9697.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., Study Room B, 244-1625, talkofthetowngj.toastmastersclubs.org.
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.
81st annual Colorado Archaeological Society Conference, Oct. 7–10, Colorado Mesa University, meet and greet 6–8 p.m. Friday in the University Center.
Music by No Strings Band, followed by the documentary film “Waking the Mammoth” at 8 p.m.; speakers on a variety of archaeology/history topics Saturday,.
Keynote address Saturday evening by University of Colorado archaeologist Steve Lekson on his work and publications on Chaco Canyon; field trips Oct. 9–10, registration 433-4312, cas-gj.org.
Western Slope Center for Children fundraiser, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. first Friday of each month, Chili’s, 584 24 1/2 Road, mention Western Slope Center for Children and 15 percent of your bill will be donated, 245-3788, wscchildren.org.
Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Coffee With a Cop, 9:30–11 a.m., Clifton McDonald’s, 3219 Interstate 70 Business Loop, Clifton.
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.
High Desert Diamonds, plus square dancing with Naaman Moorehouse, 7–9 p.m. Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 433-7854, 241-7457.
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.
BirthSmart Baby Expo, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., speakers, educational events, vendors/exhibits, BirthSmart.org/birth-expo.
Mount Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution, 1 p.m., Whitman Education Center, 248 S. Fourth St., “Make Your Next Plate Great: How to build a healthy meal for your family,” , 242-7074.
CSU Tri-River Area Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Sale and Tree Auction, 9 am.–1 p.m., Mesa County Fairgrounds, behind the CSU Extension building, sale and bidder registration opens 9 a.m., tree auction 10 a.m., 244-1834.
Coates Creek School Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., 3791 DS Road, Glade Park, 15 miles west of Glade Park Store, $8 ages 12 and older, $5 ages younger than 12, 712-3360.
Christian Motorcyclist Association, meet 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter business, second Saturday of each month, Randy’s Southside Diner, 3210 Interstate 70 Business Loop, Clifton, 661-203-9335.
The Lavender Association of Western Colorado, 10–11:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Garden’s Library Room, 641 Struthers Ave., coloradolavender.org.
Western Colorado Chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, 8:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, Golden Corral.
American Legion Post 37, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 3581, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 216-9111, http://www.coloradolegion.org.
Western Colorado Decorative Artists, social 9 a.m., business meeting 9:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 241-8228.
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.