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

Black Canyon Camera Club, noon, Heaven’s View apartments community room in Delta, webinar of members choice will be viewed after the meeting, public welcome, 856-7809, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Mesa County Women’s Network, networking event, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, nonprofit recipient is CASA, lunch tickets $16 members with pre-registration, $20 guests, paid in advance using PayPal at http://www.MCWN.org, 216-1232, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Dear Jane Workshop, for Dear Jane quilt enthusiasts, 1–4 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Laura’s home quilt shop, 2350 G Road, Suite 228, quilting assistance, camaraderie, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), http://www.laurastips.com.

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.

“The Symbolism of the Sacred Mandala,” presented by Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, 6:30 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, 165 W. Bridge St., Hotchkiss, Q&A period will follow lecture, donations requested, 433-04852, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Mended Little Hearts of Western Colorado, first Wednesday of each month, support program for families and caregivers of children with congenital heart defects and heart disease, Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., training room A , third floor, 210-0431, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Parkinson’s support group, 3:30-5 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., hosted by Nancy Booz, 241-6316, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Sweet Adelines, Del-Rose Chapter, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and Fifth streets, Delta, car pools available from Grand Junction, Montrose and Eckert, 256-9763, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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.


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