Weekly Planner, Dec. 2, 2012

Sunday, Dec. 2

Grand Mesa Nordic Council Winterstart, 5k Classic 11 a.m. and 5K Freestyle 
12:30 p.m., at Skyway, Rossignol demo fleet on hand, arrive early to register, 434-9753.

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, Dec. 3

Natural Resources of the West: Water and Drought seminar series, 4–5:15 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Colorado Mesa University, panel on Drought and Agriculture, public welcome, 248-1968.

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; noon and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 
9 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement, 263-4496.

A Writer’s Space, 9 a.m.–noon Mondays and Tuesdays, Western Colorado Writers’ Forum, 800 Colorado Ave., work space for writers, coffee and tea, free to members, $5 nonmembers, http://www.westerncoloradowriters.blogspot.com, 433-6800.

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, meeting, 
6 p.m., call for location 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.

Mesa County Library Foundation Bookfair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Spinning Yarns Knit and Lit Club, 
5:30–8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

York Rite Masons, first Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.

Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 242-0860.

So, You Think Your Kids Are Coping?, 6–7:30 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., 244-2254.


Tuesday, Dec. 4

Mesa County Women’s Network, 
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, silent auction for members only, donation recipient is Western Slope Center for Children, (Legos, sports balls of all kinds, sporting equipment, individual snacks, cases of water and postage stamps), monetary donations also welcome, RSVP http://www.mcwn.org, $16 members, 216-1232, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Beta Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, 256-0421, 243-0409.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s and Their Care Partners, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Alzheimer Association office, 2232 N. Seventh St., No. B1, must preregister, 256-1274.

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.

Final Medicare annual Enrollment Event, hosted by Senior Health Insurance Assistance Project (SHIP) Navigators, walk-in 9 a.m.–noon or 1–3 p.m., RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, lower level US Bank Building, take all insurance cards, prescription bottles or printout of current medications, 243-9839.

TOPS CO458, Take off Pounds Sensibly, 4:30–6 p.m. Tuesdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, Morland Hall, park on south side of church, 314-2885..

Grand Junction Lions Club, noon Tuesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., 241-8852.

Grand Mesa Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, rehearsal 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, ages 16 and older welcome visit and audition, membership 255-9419, performance 858-4839, http://www.grandmesachorus.org.

Colorado West Quilters Guild Bookfair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, hand quilting demonstrations, 243-5113.

Community First Foundation event hosted by CASA of Mesa County, 6 a.m.–6 p.m., Starbuck locations, staff and volunteers will accept donations to support CASAMC, http://www.GivingFirst.org.


Wednesday, Dec. 5

Medicare 101, free educational seminar for new Medicare beneficiaries, 10 a.m.–noon, RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, lower level US Bank Building, seating limited, call 243-9839 to reserve a seat.

Sci-Fi Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Whipping Star,” by Frank Herbert, 243-5113.

Grand Junction High School class of 1943 annual Christmas dinner, (69th reunion), Berna B’s Restaurant, 2913 Patterson Road, take toys to be delivered to the Toys for Tots Program, 245-7158, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Free cardiovascular screenings provided by Mesa County Health Department, 
8–11 a.m. Wednesday, Supplemental Foods, 200 S. Spruce St.; 9–11 a.m. Friday, Clifton Christian Church, 615 Interstate 70 Business Loop, 248-6955.

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.

Eating Disorder Group Therapy, 
noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, River of Life Alliance Church, 701 24 1/2 Road, 210-1879.

Diabetes Education classes, 5:30–7 p.m., first four Wednesdays of the month, based on need, physician’s order may be required to attend and Medicare and/or other insurances may cover cost of the class, schedule an appointment at 256-6303.

Tope Elementary School Bookfair, 
9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Mended Little Hearts of Western Colorado, first Wednesday of each month, support program for families/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).

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).


Thursday, Dec. 6

Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado events, Hospice Care Center campus lighting and ceremony to honor loved ones, 6 p.m., 3090 N. 12th St., Grand Junction; ceremony 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, http://www.hospicewco.com.

Western Colorado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, Christmas party/meeting, cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 
7 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, program will follow dinner, take an unwrapped toy for the toy drive, all former and current military invited, reservations at 241-7448, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Talk of the Town Toastmasters, 
noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Business Incubator Center, 2591 Legacy Way (B 3/4 Road), all welcome, 244-1625.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Heart of Junction, 801 Gunnison Ave., 241-3801.

Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.

Altrusa of Grand Junction, 6 p.m. board meeting, 6:30 p.m. business meeting, first Thursday and third Thursday of each month, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1425 N. Fifth St., 245-2712.

Suicide support group, to understand suicide, loss from suicide, or know about resources in the community, 7 p.m. first Thursday of each month; 10 a.m. third Monday of each month, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 683-6626.

Holiday Poetry Jam and silent auction, 6–10 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., with guest poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, proceeds benefit leukemia patient Zachariah Walker, minimum donation $10 per person.

Mesa County Coffee, 7:30–9 a.m., The Strayhorn Grill, 1369 12 1/2 Road, Loma, visit with current County Commissioners Janet Roland and Craig Meis, Commissioners-elect John Justman and Rose Pugliese, Treasurer Janice Rich, Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger, County Administrator Chantal Unfug, Health Department Director Jeff Kuhr and Road and Bridge Manager Eric Bruton, 244-1640.

Nisley Elementary School Bookfair, 
9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Mesa View Elementary Bookfair, 
9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road; Safety Fair, 4–8 p.m., 243-5113.


Friday, Dec. 7

Circle K Kiwanis Club Social, 
6:30–8 p.m., Colorado Mesa University, Houston Hall, Room 138, members of the CMU Circle K Club, Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction and members of high school Kiwanis Key Clubs, will attend. Open to the public, wotj snacks and sodas, 260-0158, colorado

Order of the Azure Rose, Renaissance-era recreation society, 6 p.m., first Friday of each month, http://www.azureroseorder.org, 640-7119.

Weight Watchers meetings, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. Fridays, 104 Orchard Ave., WeightWatchers.com.


Saturday, Dec. 8

Two River Sams Chapter, Good Sam RV Club, call for location, 523-5625, 270-0471.

Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc. for Seniors, potluck meeting and Christmas party, 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, take a gift to exchange, $5 limit.

Fruita Lioness chili supper, 3–7 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, $4 adults, $2 ages 6–12, ages 5 and younger free, proceeds go to Fruita Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Program, Lower Valley Children’s Christmas.

Mt. Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution members only Christmas gathering, 1 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., 242-7074.

Santa photos to benefit Grand Junction CHAMPS, Veterans Golden Age Games Team, noon–4 p.m., Bibs to Cribs Like New Kid Essentials, 2923 North Ave., $5 per photo, $2 for each copy, 242-2520.

American Legion Post 37, second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 3581, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 263-9183, 256-7950.


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