Weekly Planner, Feb. 23, 2014
Sunday, Feb. 23
Journey Home on the Worst Day of the Year, bike ride to benefit HomewardBound of the Grand Valley Inc., 10 a.m., beginning Dos Hombres, 421 Brach Drive, $25 adults, $15 kids, includes ride, gift card to eat and T-shirt, prizes given for dressing your bike and rider; silent auction proceeds benefit HomewardBound, register at the registration booth at the event, visit event’s Facebook page.
Monday, Feb. 24
Bottled Beer Give Back, benefit for Grand Valley Trails Alliance, Feb. 24–27, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., portion of proceeds from select purchases will be donated, 243-0702.
PEO Reciprocity, 9:30 a.m., last Monday of the month, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road, 243-8876.
Rio Grande Chapter National Railway Historical Society, 9 a.m.–noon Tuesdays for restoration and maintenance work on the Uintah Railroad Display; 7:30 p.m. last Monday of each month, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 241-2248.
St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center Art Exploration class, 4–5:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington, Ave., Oncology Conference Room, materials provided, 298-7500.
Fruitvale Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, 434-4736.
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.org, 433-6800.
National Alliance on Mental Illness support meeting, 2 p.m. Mondays, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 257-0891.
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.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Your Core Foundation ... Promoting a Healthy Back at Home, Winter Speaker Series, 6 p.m. Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson in Fruita, Dr. John Blaha will discuss preventative exercises/stretches you can do at home for back pain, 858-0360.
Paleontology of the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, lecture hosted by Museum of Western Colorado, presented by Martin Lockley, 7 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., free, donations accepted, 242-0971.
Thunder Mountain Camera Club, 7–9 p.m., Community Education Center of Western Colorado Community College, 2520 Blichmann Ave., Building B, Room 171, park in parking lot No. 4, guest speaker is Daily Sentinel photographer Gretel Daugherty discussing the life of a photo journalist, 208-3955.
One Book, One Mesa County community book discussion, 6 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., in the Community Room, facilitator-led discussion of “A Tale for the Time Being,” 243-4442.
Feed the Freezer, seminar with Tawny Espinoza, 10:30 a.m., Crossroads Fitness Airport Location, 2768 Compass Drive, 242-8746.
Grand Junction Outing Club, downhill skiing Tuesday, cross-country skiing Thursday, meet 9 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive; cross-country ski Saturday, West Bench, 986-8051, 462-5598.
“All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Go,” film screening, first in series, Emotional Intelligence Film Festival, 6 p.m., Adventist Church, Seventh Street and Mesa Avenue, 628-4556.
Western Slope Huntington’s Disease support group, last Tuesday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 250-5997.
Black Canyon Astronomical Society, 7 p.m. last Tuesday of each month in either Montrose or Delta, talks and discussions about astronomical topics, 856-7716, http://www.blackcanyonastronomy.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Depression and the Elderly, free educational seminar, 10 a.m., RSVP office, 422 White Ave., lower level, US Bank Building, Karen Levad, executive director of the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation will present, seating limited, call to reserve a seat, 243-9839.
American Girl Club, 4:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Learn about weight loss surgery options, noon–1;30 p.m., St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Mesa Room, Use Entrance 40, register 298-6400.
Look Good, Feel Better, 1:45–4 p.m. last Wednesday of each month, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Oncology Conference Room, tips for women in cancer treatment, register 254-5581.
Mesa County Genealogical Society, noon fourth Wednesday of each month, brown bag lunch, Museum of Western Colorado C.D. Smith Building, Fifth Street and Ute Avenue, 434-3409.
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.
Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 241-8480.
Thursday, Feb. 27
Update on the Affordable Care Act and its Impact on Western Colorado, hosted by Freedom! Colorado, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St., speakers will discuss the impact of Obamacare on doctors, the public and the government.
Third annual Training for Parents of Children with Disabilities: Arming Yourself with Information, 4–7:30 p.m., Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., RSVP by Monday, light dinner and information packet provided at no charge, 241-0315 ext. 23.
Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.
Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, 7:30 p.m. fourth and second Thursday of each month, Gem and Mineral Clubhouse, 2328 Monument Road, 243-1030.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 595, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 433-8048.
Redlands Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 242-3222.
Horizon-Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:15–8:30 a.m. Thursdays, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, 270-5898.
Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, noon Thursdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 270-6162, http://www.kiwanis-gj-org.
Mending Hearts Support Group, adult grief support group for those grieving the death of a loved one, 2–3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Historic Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., 254-0891.
Friday, Feb. 28
Ninth annual Energy Forum and Expo CO, vendors open 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, lectures, discussions 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., agenda at energyexpoco.com, 216-8657.
Have a Dinner, Prevent a Litter fundraiser, hosted by Grand Valley Pets Alive, promoting World Spay Day, 4–8 p.m., Café Sol, 420 Main St., a portion of proceeds from food items will be donated to the GVPA Spay/Neuter fund, grandvalleypetsalive.org, 241-7875.
Caregivers Support Group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 242-0298, ext. 101.
Masonic Lodge 173 A.F. and A.M. Stated Communication, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Grand Junction High School class of 1942 monthly lunch meeting, 11:15 a.m., last Friday of each month, Village Inn, 757 Horizon Drive, order from menu, spouses and alumni from GJHS classes 1940–44 also welcome, 434-8297.
Reformers Unanimous International, faith-based addiction program, 7 p.m. Fridays, 1600 Ute Ave., 985-0350.
Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Redlands Mesa Golf Club, 2325 W. Ridges Blvd., 523-5990.
Saturday, March 1
Pancake breakfast, 8–11 a.m., New Emerson School, 2660 Unaweep Ave., $5 adults, $3 ages younger than 12, proceeds go to funding for the children, such as the garden, technology, books and more.
Marine Corps League, 10 a.m. first Saturday of each month, VFW Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 208-4614, 929-5238.
Blue Lodge Masons, Palisade Masonic Lodge No. 125, 10 a.m. first Saturday of each month, 2400 Consistory Court, in Grand Junction, 245-5312.
The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., first Saturday of each month, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., people of all ages and types of hearing loss welcome, lunch provided after the meeting, 241-0315, ext. 12.
Gold Wing Road Riders Association Colorado Chapter B, breakfast and meeting, followed by ride, 8 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 270-1508, 245-1850.
Cars ‘n Coffee for auto enthusiasts, 7–10 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.