Weekly Planner, Jan. 12, 2014
Sunday, Jan. 12
Vestafjell Lodge, Sons of Norway, 2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, “Making Lefse,” demonstrated by members, take a side dish, fruit or dessert to accompany the chili or soup, wear your Norwegian sweater, guests welcome, 245-5649, 242-3396, http://www.vestafjelllodge.org.
The Organic Gardening group, 2–4 p.m., second Sunday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 255-0417.
Monday, Jan. 13
Fundraiser to benefit the Riverfront Trails Project, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Jan. 13–16, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., portion of proceeds from select bottle beer sales will benefit the project, 683-4333.
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.
Grand Valley Veterans, American Legion Post 2009, free dinner provided by the Atrium, 5:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., second Monday of each month, The Atrium, 3260 N. 12th St., 242-9195.
Art Jewelers Guild, 6:30 p.m., second Monday of each month, Grand View Apartments, northwest corner of First Street and Independent Avenue, amateurs, professionals and anyone interested invited to attend, 243-1220, artjewelryguild.com.
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, Mind Springs 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.
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.
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.
Potluck Mondays, 5 p.m. Mondays, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, take a dish to share, 858-8318, http://www.facebook.com/CopperClubBrewingCompany.
Toastmaster Clubs: Wild Mustangs Toastmasters, 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Veterans Affairs Hospital, 2121 North Ave., Room 3204, 241-1192; Grand Junction Sayre Toastmasters, 7:10 a.m. Tuesdays, St. Mary’s Life Center, 1100 Patterson Road, second floor, 255-6712; Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon Thursdays, Business Incubator Center, 2591 Legacy Way (B 3/4 Road), 244-1625.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Tea and History, 2 p.m., Palisade Community Center, in Palisade, focus on the American Revolution, $4, includes tea and cookies, register by Monday, 464-5602.
Winter Speaker Series, 6–7 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, “We’ve Got Your Back,” session on treating lower back pain, presented by physical therapist Bryan Whiteside, 858-0360.
Grand Junction Outing Club, downhill skiing Tuesday, cross-country skiing Thursday, meet 9 a.m., south end DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel parking lot; cross-country skiing Tuesday, Skyway or other; cross-country ski Saturday, Lake of the Woods, 462-5598, 986-8051.
Clifton Senior Citizens, noon Tuesdays, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-0803, 434-3905.
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.
The Grand Mesa Nordic Council, second Tuesday of each month, 434-9753, 874-8318.
Stress: Beyond Coping, educational seminar presented by Dr. and Mrs. David Brian, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 14–Feb. 18, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 730 Mesa Ave., covering the Seven Keys to Reducing Stress, $40, materials provided, second family member $10, 628-4556.
Revenue Outreach of the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Society, 5 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House, 641 Struthers Ave., 245-3288, http://www.wcbotanic.org.
York Rite Masons, Temple Commandery No. 23, stated Conclave, second Tuesday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Urban Trails Committee, 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., 244-1507.
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.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc., dine-out, Sang Garden, 687 Horizon Drive, reservations to Winnie, 589-9309 by Tuesday.
The Mystery Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “The Ghost Walker,” by Margaret Coel, 243-5113.
Scrabble Club, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.
Community Cat Care, 6 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, lower level conference room, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., new volunteers always welcome, 245-5675.
Alateen meeting, 3–4 p.m. Wednesdays, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1425 N. Fifth St.; 7–8 p.m. Tuesdays, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St.
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.
Western Colorado Human Resource Association, 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday of each month, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., $13 nonmembers, 244-8990.
Thursday, Jan. 16
Oral History Program, noon, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., Mesa County Administrator Tom Fisher will give a presentation about the structure and functions of Mesa County government and will discuss the current concerns and developments that Mesa County is facing, take a lunch, 242-0971.
Stewards of Children, workshop designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly in the reality of children sexual abuse, hosted by Western Slope Center for Children, 5:30–7:30 p.m., register WSCChildren.org, 245-3788.
Kiva Book Club, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., call 243-4442 for the current title.
Cats League and Assistance to the Western Slope (C.L.A.W.S.), 6–8 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 241-3793.
Christian motorcycle riders group, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Starvin’ Arvin’s in Clifton, 250-7485.
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers, 9–11:15 a.m. first and third Thursday of each month, Redlands Community Church, 2327 Broadway, 245-9020.
Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.
Friday, Jan. 17
Mesa County Partners Program information session about the Partners Mentoring Program, 9–11 a.m., Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., Partners will buy your coffee, 245-5555, http://www.mesapartners.org.
Stroke Support Group meeting, 1–2:30 p.m., Grand Mesa Room, St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, “Life goal setting for 2014,” presented by Kelly Arnold, RN, St. Mary’s Stroke Program coordinator, 298-1929.
Business Incubator Center’s Open Coffee Club, 10 a.m.–noon, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St.
Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition regional meeting, Western Slope Region, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., 300 N. Cascade Ave., Montrose, http://www.coloradoimmigrant.org.
Concussion Education, free seminar on the dangers of concussions presented by medical professionals and those who work closely with sports injuries, 10–11:30 a.m., Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, for parents, athletes, coaches and anyone who wants to learn more about the risks of multiple untreated concussions, RSVP YourCommunityHospital.com, click on classes and events tab.
Grand Junction Branch of Vegan Life Colorado, vegan potluck, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Community Room at Lakeside, 3150 Lakeside Drive, theme is “A New Year! Be Inspired to Explore New Recipes at a Vegan Potluck,” take a plant-based dish, free of animal products, to serve eight, the recipe with all ingredients listed, your place setting and beverage, 255-0417, 242-2089.
Back to the Future — Growing Heirloom Vegetables in the Home Garden, presented by SCU Extension Master Gardner Sue Gray, 1 p.m., Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard, Silt.
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.
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.