Weekly Planner, Feb. 10, 2013

Sunday, Feb. 10

Vestafjell Lodge, Sons of Norway, 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3113 F Road, celebrating “Morsdag,” Norwegian Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day with dessert auction, take baked goodie or a sweet treat for the auction and a dish to share for the potluck dinner, guests welcome, 245-5649, 242-3396, http://www.vestafjelllodge.org.

Seed Swap, 2–4 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens’ Children’s Library, 641 Struthers Ave., take seeds to swap, envelopes for seeds, and mark donations with species, variety, date of harvest or other pertinent information, 255-0417, 243-5417.

Monday, Feb. 11

Series of Evening Seminars on Water Issues, presented by the Water Center, 6–9 p.m., Colorado Mesa University Center ballroom, first session focuses on Colorado water law, history and culture, $20 per session or $45 for the three session series, scholarships available for K–12 teachers and university students, 248-1968.

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.

Black Canyon Camera Club, 4 p.m., second Monday of the month, Heaven’s View Apartments, 1445 Porter Drive, Delta, in the community room, 856-7809.

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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Slope, support groups 6–7:30 p.m., second Monday of each month, Colorado West Mental Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, Building A, separate support groups meet — family members of adults living with mental illness; individuals living with mental illness; parents of children and adolescents living with a mental illness, 462-3989, http://www.namiws.org.

Palisade Chapter 90, Order of Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, Palisade Masonic Temple, Fifth and Kluge streets, Palisade, 523-0901.

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.

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

One Book, One Mesa County book discussion “The Dog Stars,” 3 p.m., Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, Suite 6F, 243-4442.

Are Small Cap Stocks Actually a Good Bet? presented by Doug May, noon–1 p.m., May Investments, 633 24 Road, Suite B, space limited, light lunch served, RSVP 263-5126, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Caregiver Connections support group, 10–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Miller Homestead, 3090 M. 12th St., for those caring for a loved one, either directly or indirectly, 260-8931.

Free seminar about Emergency Preparedness for Seniors, 5:30 p.m., Chapel at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road, panel from various agencies and businesses will discuss special needs of seniors to prepare for a home emergency or disaster, 243-2450.

Teen activities, Tech Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Bistro Book Group 4–5 p.m. Wednesday; Themed Thursday — “Winter Gardens” Perks of Being a Wallflower, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; T.A.G. 4–5 p.m. Friday, Teen Center, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, 243-4442.

Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway open house stakeholder meetings, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Monday, Norwood Community Center, 1670 Naturita St., Norwood; 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Naturita Public Library, 107 W. First Ave., Naturita; 5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gateway Community Center, Colorado Highway 141, across from the school, 874-6695.

Babysitter’s Training Course, for ages 10–15, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta, $90, register 874-0923.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, 10 a.m.–noon, Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, second floor community room, 2595 U.S. Highway 6&50, register 256-1274.

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.

Western Colorado African Violet Society, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., 257-1718.

4-H Council meeting, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

Fruita Lioness Club, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, in the Lions Room, second floor, Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 260-9967.

Mesa County Suicide Prevention Coalition, noon second Wednesday of each month, Harris Suites, 619 Main St., 683-6626.

We Share and We Care, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, support group for women dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their family, 464-5383.

Grand Junction Area Newcomers Club coffee and meeting, 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday of each month, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 243-4168.

Thursday, Feb. 14

The Race to Space: U.S. Unmanned Space Flight, 7 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., lecture by Alan Conrad on the technical and human components of unmanned space exploration efforts, $5 members and students of Museum of Western Colorado or the John McConnell Math and Science Center, $10 nonmembers,  261-8137.

Grand Junction Christian Women’s Network, 12:15 p.m., Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, “Gifts of Love, Salute Our Military,” presented by George Delahanty from the Vet Center; Gloria Stone will present “Find the Light at the End of the Tunnel,” $14, take a valentine gift to be included in the package for local military families, includes program, meal and tip, first time guests $7, reservations 257-7468.

Grand Junction Outing Club, downhill skiing Tuesday; cross-country skiing Thursday; back country ski Deep Creek, Saturday, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.

Dinner and Dance to Smith and Allen, 12:30 p.m., The Atrium of grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., Italian dinner, RSVP 256-0006.

Kissing Couple Hike photo opportunity, hosted by Western Slope Adventurers, 4:45–8 p.m., Lower Monument Canyon, Colorado Highway 340, meet at the Monument Canyon trailhead off of Broadway, about two miles east of the west entrance to Colorado National Monument, you need not be a couple, http://www.meetup.com/WesternSlopeAdventurers/events/102747392/.

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.

Friday, Feb. 15

Fish fry, hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 13621, 4–7 p.m. Fridays, through March 22, Immaculate Heart of Mary, 790 26 1/2 Road, $8 adults, $7 ages 6–12, 6 and younger free, 260-7664.

Reel Readers, “The Grapes of Wrath,” 6 p.m. Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, watch the movie version of the book, discussion follows, food available, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.

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

Reformers Unanimous International, faith-based addiction program, 7 p.m. Fridays, 1600 Ute Ave., 985-0350.

Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Redlands Mesa Golf Course, 2299 W. Ridges Blvd., 255-7000.

Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.

Stroke Support Group, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Mesa Room, 298-1929.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc, for Seniors, visit to Museum of Western Colorado, 462 Ute Ave., meet 10 a.m., at the museum, lunch will follow, guests welcome, 434-5277.

One Book, One Mesa County book discussion “The Dog Stars,” 3 p.m., Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 243-4442.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Mount of the Holy Cross No. 941, benefit card and games luncheon party, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 790 26 1/2 Road, soups, vegetable/fruit trays, and more, door prizes, $8 tickets at the door, proceeds benefit the Counseling and Education Center, 639-2209.

The Vegan Life Colorado, Grand Junction Branch, formerly Vegetarian Society of Colorado, Grand Junction Area Branch, potluck dinner, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Lakeside Community Room, 3150 Lakeside Drive, theme is “Explore Eating with Kindness Vegan Potluck,” take a vegan dish to serve eight, the recipe listing all ingredients, your own place setting and beverage, 255-0417, 245-8315, http://www.veganlifecolorado.org.

Mount Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution anniversary luncheon, noon, Bookcliff Country Club, presentation is “Heart Health,” 242-7074.

Sweet Adelines concert, 1:30 p.m., The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., RSVP for the 12:30 meal if desired, 256-0006.

“Is Your POV Slip Showing? Exploring Point of View Options,” free workshop for fiction writers hosted by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, presented by author Chris Devlin, 9 a.m.–noon, followed by business meeting and socializing, noon–1 p.m., Business Incubator Center, 2591 Legacy Way, take the first two pages of your work-in-progress for a group critique and discussion of point of view possibilities, register 497-6452, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.


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