Weekly Planner, Dec. 9, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 9
Vestafjell Lodge, Sons of Norway, 2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, traditional Christmas dinner, members take a side dish to accompany the meat provided by the lodge, also take homemade Christmas cookies for the cookie sale and a toy, game or book to be donated to children at Latimer House, “Uffda Musicians” will lead a Christmas sing-along, guests welcome, 245-5649, 242-3396, http://www.vestafjelllodge.org.
The Adrian Empire, 10 a.m. second Sunday of each month, Red Rock Archery, 3193 Hall Ave, 314-2627, 260-4634.
The Organic Gardening group, 2 p.m., second Sunday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., new and seasoned gardeners discuss organic gardening, 255-0417.
Monday, Dec. 10
Reach Out and Read book fair, 9 a.m.– 10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Western Colorado Chapter 357, National Association of Women in Construction, monthly meeting/holiday party, 6 p.m., at the home of president Alice Lobato, 2489 S. Broadway, take three dozen cookies for a cookie exchange and to be shared with Latimer House, plus a $10 gift and side dish, RSVP 256-0633, 623-3954, 639-3117.
Hip, knee or shoulder pain seminar, 11 a.m.–noon, St. Mary’s Hospital Saccomanno Education Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, fifth floor, register 298-2380.
Grand Valley Porcelain Artists, 9 a.m.– 1 p.m., second Monday of each month, Grand Valley National Bank, 570 25 Road, 242-2797.
Blue Dots Rod and Custom Car Club, 7 p.m. second Monday of each month, 434-9377.
Fundraiser for the family of cancer patient Jackson Pierce, hosted by Journey for Wellness — Center for Natural Family Health, 3:30–6 p.m., Redlands Middle School cafeteria, chair massages, natural health consultations, $20 donation; bake sale, cookie exchange $5 donation, pizza slices for sale, all proceeds benefit Pierce, 254-7010, 812-6356.
Colorado Desert Herb Society, 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House, 641 Struthers Ave., 242-4840.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m. second Monday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 242-9593.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Tackle it Tuesday, quilters, stampers, needle crafters and scrapbookers, area/tools provided 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Parachute Branch Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, drop in with your project, take a lunch, refreshments provided, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Grand Junction Modeleers RC Club, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, 434-7563, 256-9964.
Caprock Academy book fair, 9 a.m.– 10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Clifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663 Ladies Auxiliary, noon second Tuesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 3244 F 1/4 Road, Clifton, 434-7762.
Grand Junction Miniature Club, 7-9:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, 241-4612.
The Green Guides of the Grand Valley, 6:30–8:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, in the Science Center, Wubben Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., 778-0582, http://www.greenguidegv.com.
55 plus Low-Vision Group, free program includes chair exercises, arts, crafts and educational seminar for men and women ages 55 and old 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.
Grand Junction Charter Chapter of American Business Women’s Association, 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, 243-0108, 464-7319.
Alzheimer’s Association support group, 1:30 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, Aspen Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 622 28 1/4 Road, supervised care available, 256-1274.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Local Senior Heroes series, featuring Jim Dunn, “Battle of the Bulge,” 2 p.m., The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., RSVP 256-0006.
Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc., for Seniors, dine-out, 11:30 a.m. Fins Grill, 420 Main St., guests welcome, call Berdeen, 245-6172 by Dec. 11 for reservations.
Gastric Bypass support group, 6 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, 1100 Patterson Road, 858-4375.
Grand Junction Stamp Club, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, call for location, 986-1502.
Western Colorado African Violet Society, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., 257-1718.
Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs, Early Detection Matters, 10 a.m.–noon,Alzheimer’s Association, 2232 N. Seventh St., Suite B1, must preregister, 256-1274.
Desert West Chapter Embroidery Guild of America embroidery demos and book fair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Grand Junction Rotary Club, Wednesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., 245-0031.
Fleet Reserve Association Colorado West Branch 244 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 244, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 434-0868.
Montrose United Methodist Church youth fundraiser, 5–8 p.m., Wendy’s, on South Townsend Avenue in Montrose, 10 percent of designated food sales will benefit the June 2013 trip to San Diego, 249-3716.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Free cardiovascular screenings, provided by Mesa County Health Department, during the food bank hours, 10 a.m.–noon, Palisade Church of the Nazarene, 3595 Front St., Palisade, 248-6955.
Grand Valley ALS support group, (Lou Gehrig’s disease) 9:30–11:30 a.m., second Thursday of the month, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., lower level conference room, 245-1189, 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.
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.
Sunset Slope Quilters book fair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, demos, 243-5113.
Mesa County Genealogical Society, noon potluck at a member’s home, 434-3409.
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.
Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Gem and Mineral Clubhouse, 2328 Monument Road, 243-1030.
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.
Friday, Dec. 14
West Middle School MESA Club book fair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road; Eco-Engineering Competition, 5–6:30 p.m., 243-5113.
WLS Support Group, for those who have had, or are interested in having bariatric surgery, 5:30-6:30 p.m. second Friday of each month, St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, 1100 Patterson Road, Saccomanno Education Center, Room 1, 298-6400.
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.
Lit & Lattes Book Club, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Last Light Over Carolina,” by Mary Alice Monroe, 243-5113.
Saturday, Dec. 15
The Swedes of the Grand Valley Group Christmas celebration, 4–7:30 p.m., American Lutheran Church, St. Lucia procession, silent auction, Swedish food, 263-8406.
Cars ‘n Coffee for auto enthusiasts, 8–10 a.m. Saturdays, Spoons Bistro and Bakery, 3090 N. 12th St., all types of vehicles welcome, benefits the Hospice program, http://www.grandvalleyknights.com, 462-6762.
Grand Junction Outing Club, hike Rabbit Ears, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Good Samaritan Clinic, walk-in clinic, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 2470 Patterson Road, Unit 1B, -812-2649, goodsamaritangj.com.
Writers Support Group, network for novice writers, 10:30 a.m.–noon, third Saturday of each month, Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 858-7604.
Shire of Westgate Pass, 11 a.m. Saturdays, north end Sherwood Park, 200 Glenwood Ave., ages 14 and older welcome, 640-5966, 773-1686, http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/West_Gate_Pass/.