Weekly Planner, Aug. 4, 2013
Sunday, Aug. 4
Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, Mesa Mall Community Room, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, 216-9842.
Monday, Aug. 5
Mesa County Republican Women’s luncheon, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, State Rep. Ray Scott will speak on state issues that affect Mesa County, $15 members, $20 nonmembers, reservations 434-9378.
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.
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.
Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking Monday and Friday, 8 a.m., Cold Shivers, Colorado National Monument; annual summer picnic and meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, take a side dish, RSVP required; road biking Tuesday, meet Fruita City Hall, ride toward Highline State Park; mountain biking, Thursday, meet Loma Trailhead, ride Rustlers/Mary’s/Wrangler, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Firkin Fundraiser to benefit Mesa County Partners, 5 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1962 N. 12th St., $4 per pint, proceeds from sales of the firkin keg — a lavender infused Hefeweizen firkin — will be donated, until the keg is drained, donations accepted, 243-0702.
Appleton 4-H, 7 p.m. third Monday of each month, Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, 242-0097.
A Matter of Balance, fall prevention program, 10 a.m.–noon Mondays and Thursdays Aug. 5–29, Hilltop Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road, in the Garden Room, space limited and participants must commit to attending all eight classes, materials and snacks provided, register 2-1-1, 244-8400.
The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, http://www.gmbch.com.
Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, A Taste of Heaven Catering, 2817 North Ave., 242-0860.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
National Night Out, in participating neighborhoods, to host/register an event in Grand Junction, visit http://www.gjcity.org or call 549-5300; free community party hosted by Mesa County Sheriff’s office and Crime Stoppers of Mesa County, 5–8 p.m., Kimwood Park, 3240 White Ave., Clifton, bump ‘n’ jumps, ice cream giveaways, anti-drug-mini classes for kids and more.
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. May’s Hospital Physician Tower, 245-2400.
Grand Mesa Macintosh Users’ Group, 7 p.m. first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann Ave., 243-4881.
55 plus Low-Vision Group, free program 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.
Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, in the auditorium, 242-2657, 209-9241.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
The Sci Fi Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “The Long Earth,” by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, 243-5113.
Hep C Connection, Hepatitis C support group, 5:15-6:45 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Building A, Colorado West Regional Mental Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 208-4507.
Beta Sigma Phi, Grand Junction City Council, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Bray Education Center, 640 Belford Ave., 260-5685, 434-9873.
Grand Junction Rotary Club, Wednesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., 245-0031.
Overcoming Roadblocks, for men and women, receive life skills training, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays, The Salvation Army, 1235 N. Fourth St., 242-7513.
Educational session for new Medicare beneficiaries, 10 a.m.–noon, RSVP, 422 White Ave., lower level US Bank Building, seating limited, reserve a seat by calling 243-9839.
Colorado West Paint Horse Club, general membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Grand Valley Bank, 570 25 Road, club recognizes and encourages participate of all breeds of horses and levels of ability and interest, 314-7519, 640-4442, http://www.coloradowestpainthorseclub.com.
Learn about weight loss surgery options at St. Mary’s Hospital, noon–1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Mesa Room, Entrance 40, register 298-6400.
Thursday, Aug. 8
Tour of the Known Universe Through the Hubble Telescope, Changing Landscapes of Science Lecture, 7 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., $5 members of the Museum of Western Colorado or John McConnell Math and Science Center, $10 nonmembers, 242-0971.
No Barriers Summit, for people of all ages with cognitive and physical disabilities, Aug. 8–11, in Telluride, allows participants to experience various artistic and outdoor ventures, speakers, nobarriersusa.org/summit.
Grand Valley ALS support group, (Lou Gehrig’s disease) 10 a.m.–noon, second Thursday of the month, Egg and I Restaurant, 120 Park Drive, in the meeting room, 242-5783.
Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma family support group, 4–5:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., 298-2254.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No. 595, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 523-0950.
Friendship Force International, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of each month, Community Hospital, lower level conference room, 2021 N. 12th St., http://www.thefriendshipforce.org.
TOPS 209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Thursdays, Turkish World Outreach Building, 508 Fruitvale Court, 434-7860, 434-7928, http://www.tops.org.
Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society, 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Sagebrush Room, education programs, plant exchanges, gardening info, guests welcome, 270-3287.
Friday, Aug. 9
Lit and Lattes Book Club, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Ladies of the Brown,” by Debra Faulkner, 243-5113.
Retired Firefighters of Mesa County, monthly breakfast, 8–9 a.m. second Friday of each month, Otto’s Restaurant, 2210 U.S. Highway 6&50.
Caregivers Support Group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 242-0298, ext. 101.
Reformers Unanimous International, faith-based addiction program, 7 p.m. Fridays, 1600 Ute Ave., 985-0350.
NOOK Club HD & HD+, 2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, sign-up required, 243-5113.
Saturday, Aug. 10
Children’s Health Month free health screenings, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Sam’s Club, 1040 Independent Ave., take-home DNA kit, child safety ID kit, dental tables, body mass index, blood pressure, vision screening, 243-9203.
Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc. for Seniors, potluck meeting followed by games, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, public invited, 434-5277.
Western Association to Enjoy Rivers (WATER) ninth annual Colorado River Clean Up, 9 a.m., volunteers float from boat ramp at Riverside Parkway to Fruita State Park or Fruita State Park to Loma Boat Ramp, appreciation barbecue afterward, T-shirts and prizes for participants, registration 245-4604, 241-0441, http://www.gjrivercleanup.info.
American Legion Post 37, second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 3581, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 263-9183, 256-7950.
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.
River Canyon School’s Second Saturday, 9–11 a.m. second Saturday of each month, Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, in the back of the church, playtime for children and activities for adults, $10 suggested donation for families that RSVP, $15 walk-ins, 216-9936.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; noon and 7 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement, 263-4496.