Weekly calendar, Oct. 8, 2017
Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Mount of the Holy Cross 941, 3–5 p.m., St. Joseph’s Community Room, bring your copies of the 2017–18 budget and standing rules, light refreshments served, 242-3338.
36th annual Parade of Homes, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13–14, $10, tickets at all City Market locations in Grand Junction and Fruita, 245-0253, hbaevents.com.
Community meetings with School District 51 Board of Education, 6 p.m., Redlands Middle School Cafeteria, 2200 Broadway, 254-5100.
Natural Resources of the West lecture series, 4–5:15 p.m., Wubben-Science, Room 141, Colorado Mesa University, “Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Very High Resolution Remote Sensing Using Drones,” presented by Dr. Richard Alward, visiting research professor, Physical and Environmental Science, CMU, 248-1689, org.coloradomesa.edu/~grichard/WSS/seminar2017.htm.
Vestafjell, Colorado Western Slope Sons of Norway Lodge, lunch meeting 11:30 a.m., The Egg & I, 120 Park Drive, No. 107, anyone interested in Scandinavian heritage and culture invited to attend, 245-5649, vestafjelllodge.org.
Earth Science Week, free educational family activities, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Dinosaur Journey, 550 Jurassic Court in Fruita, meet local amphibians and reptiles of Crocodile Reef, museumofwesternco.org, 858-7282.
Grand Valley Porcelain Artists, 9:30 a.m.–noon Monday, Grand Valley National Bank, 570 25 Road, 242-2797.
Junior Service League, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Monday, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, jslgj.com.
Community potluck, 6 p.m. Monday, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, take a dish to share following the monthly theme, 858-8318, facebook.com/CopperClubBrewingCompany.
Art Jewelers Guild, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Grand View Apartments, 1501 N. First St., park behind the building and use the back door, 250-3881, 243-1220, artjewelryguild.com.
Family Support Group and Connection Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mind Springs Health, 515 28¾ Road, Building A, 462-3989, namiws.org.
Mesa County Women’s Network, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, take cash to purchase tickets for the opportunity basket to benefit Mosaic, networking activity and Getting to Know Your Board Members and Each Other, $18 members, $22 guests and late reservations, prepayment required at mcwn.org, 261-3446.
Grand Valley Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., in the Community Room, 549-4441.
Earth Science Week, free educational family activities, 10 a.m.–11 a.m., Colorado National Monument, Independence Monument Overlook, discover the monoliths and canyons with a ranger-led geology program, museumofwesternco.org, 858-7282.
Ancient Landscapes of the Grand Valley, 1–2:30 p.m., Colorado National Monument Visitor Center auditorium, Colorado National Monument Association Walks and Talks Program focusing on the stratigraphy of each of the colorful rock beds, 858-3617, ext. 307.
Bringing Fossils to Life, 3–4 p.m., Colorado National Monument Visitor Center auditorium, Colorado National Monument Association Walks and Talks Program focusing on the odds of fossil preservation, classification of preserved remains from the remote past and various methods of dating fossils, 858-3617, ext. 307.
Grand Valley Woodturners, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 245-8817.
Caregivers Support Group, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aspen Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 622 28¼ Road, supervised care available, 256-1274.
Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.
Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, in the auditorium, 257-7664.
Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., six-week workshop for teens ages 13–17 to help develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience, attendance at each session strongly encouraged, space limited, advance registration required, 243-4442.
Paleontology and the Art of Illustrating the Past, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., in the Mesa Community Room, illustration lecture and workshop for adults, presented by Melody Brooke-Safken, 970 West Studio artist in residence, pre-registration required, 243-4442, mesacountylibraries.org.
Grand Mesa Sweet Adelines Chorus fundraiser, 4–8 p.m., Dos Hombres, 421 Brach Drive, portion of proceeds will be donated to the chorus, GrandMesaChorus.org.
Earth Science Week, free educational family activities, 5:30–7 p.m., Trail Through Time trail head, National Fossil Day event exploring Trail Through Time with paleontologist Rob Gay, weather permitting, museumofwesternco.org, 858-7282.
Farm and Ranch Market, 7:30 a.m.–noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, through Oct. 28, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, farmmarketgj.com.
KAFM Salon, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., KAFM Lifelong Learning group meeting and discussion about topics affecting our lives today, 241-8801, kafmradio.org.
Colorado West Quilters Guild, 7 p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 434-6888.
Veterans Art Center member meeting, potluck supper 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, 307 S. 12th St., 462-3126.
Western Slope Coin Club, free coin and currency evaluation clinic for the public 5:30–6:30 p.m.; meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 241-1770.
Grand Junction Area Newcomers Club coffee and meeting, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 549-0440.
Brews with the News, 5–7 p.m., Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., hosted by The Daily Sentinel and Colorado Press Association, informal happy hour inviting the public to visit with Daily Sentinel staff, appetizers, play trivia.
Earth Science Week, free educational family activities, reception, 6–7 p.m., Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave.; “Uranium Mania” film screening 7–8 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., East Wing, museumofwesternco.org, 858-7282.
Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, 536 Ouray Ave., public welcome, 263-0910, chinlecactusclub.org.
Fall Downtown Produce Market, 3–6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26, west of the Rood Avenue parking garage, produce-only market, 245-9697.
Friends of the Mustangs, 7 p.m. Thursday, Bureau of Land Management office, 2815 H Road, enter through door at west parking lot, 623-2814.
Grand Valley ALS support group, (Lou Gehrig’s disease) 10 a.m.–noon Thursday, Egg and I Restaurant, 120 Park Drive, in meeting room, 260-1623.
Altrusa International of Grand Junction, 6 p.m. Thursday, call for location, 712-9874.
Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma family support group, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Reflection Room, 298-2254.
Mesa County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m. Thursday, The Commons of Hilltop Garden Room, 625 27½ Road, 640-2388.
TOPS 209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:15 p.m., Thursdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, 434-7928 http://www.tops.org.
Redlands Lions Club, dinner meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 201-8432.
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, wheart.com.
Living with Grief: When Grief is Complicated, 4–6:30 p.m., teleconference hosted by HopeWest, for healthcare professionals, planned giving professions and the public, register HopeWestCO.org/category/educational-events, 241-2212.
Kiwanis Golden K Club annual chili supper, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Redlands Middle School, 2200 Broadway, chili, potato soup, salad, drinks and dessert, $6.50, silent auction, proceeds to various children’s programs.
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.
Retired Firefighters in Mesa County, monthly breakfast, 8–9 a.m. Friday, The Egg and I Restaurant, 120 Park Drive, No. 107, 210-3759.
Craft Therapy, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, bring your quilting, stamping, needlecrafting, scrapbooking, etc. to a large space with tables, ironing board, coffee and tea, 285-9870, gcpld.org.
Teen Gaming, 3–5 p.m. Friday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., Xbox and PlayStation fun with other teens, drop in, 243-4442.
Masonic Lodge 173 A.F. and A.M. Stated Communication, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, rounds 7–7:30, Mainstream with plus tips 7:30–9 p.m. Friday, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 986-8801.
Nar-Anon, 6–7 p.m. Fridays, Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., in the Rotary Room on the second floor, 241-7202, 773-1388.
Public Bird Banding Day, 8–11:30 p.m., Connected Lakes State Park, Kingfisher parking lot, hosted by Grand Valley Audubon, get up-close and personal with some wild birds, demonstration on how scientists capture birds safely, mark them and collect important data, event is free, state parking pass required, audubongv.org.
Mount Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution, 1 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., Penny Allman of Toastmasters International, will present, 596-4870.
Lavender Association of Western Colorado, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 305 Main St., No. 102, in Palisade, annual member meeting, public invited, coloradolavender.org.
Two River Sams Chapter Good Sam RV Club, noon, call 523-5625 for location.
20th annual Plant Sale and Tree Auction, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Tri River Extension office, 2775 U. S. Highway 50, tree auction begins 10 a.m., arrive early to be a registered bidder, Master Gardeners will answer questions, food and book sale by donation, proceeds benefit the Master Gardener Program and the Demonstration Gardens, 244-1834.
Earth Science Week, free educational family activities, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., John McConnell Math & Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Ave., Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club will present on rocks, minerals and gems in a series of interactive stations, museumofwesternco.org, 858-7282.
VibeTribe, 10 a.m., Fourth and Main streets, 20-minute public sitting meditation, take a yoga mat/blanket or a chair, pillow and water bottle, all-ages event to spread harmony, shed awareness/light on suicide prevention through self care, 619-865-0262, facebook.com/groups/1876015365984780.
Tinnitus support group (constant ringing in your ears), 1–2 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary’s Physician Office Building, Entrance 3, Room 503, 589-0305.
Marine Corps League, 10 a.m. Saturday, VFW Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 261-5503.