Weekly Planner, Jan. 13, 2013
Sunday, Jan. 13
Vestafjell Lodge, Sons of Norway, 2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, Diane Molter of Denver, will present “Scandinavian Pioneers Connection to the Orphan Trains”; Janice Koppang will tell a humorous story about Norwegians, wear your Norwegian sweater and take a dessert or accompanying dish to go with the chili and soup provided, guests welcome, 242-3396, 245-5679, http://www.vestafjelllodge.org.
Grand Junction High School class of 1958 lunch, 1 p.m., Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 242-1270, 241-2461.
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, Jan. 14
The Good the Bad and the Gross, hands-on learning designed for fourth through sixth graders 3 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Blue Dots Rod and Custom Car Club, 7 p.m. second Monday of each month, 434-9377.
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.
Rocky Mountain Business Network, business networking group, 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Rocky Mountain West Insurance office, 1000 N. Ninth St., Suite 26, 778-3207.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m. second Monday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 242-9593.
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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness support meeting, 2 p.m. Mondays, Colorado West Regional Mental Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 257-0891.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Ladies Who Do Lunch Bunch, noon, Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, discuss “The Story of Beautiful Girl,” by Rachel Simon, potluck, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Support group for those struggling with severe depression, 7:30–9 p.m. first and fourth Tuesday of each month, US Bank conference Room, 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, 355-4151.
Friends of The Mesa County Public Library District, 4 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 243-4783.
HEARTBEAT/Survivors After Suicide, 7-9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., 985-4551, 243-2467.
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.
Clifton Lions Club, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, 241-2498.
Breast Cancer support group, 6–7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Entrance 25, Oncology Conference Room, “How to Jump Start an Exercise Program, presented by occupational therapist, Rita Stevens, 298-2254.
Friends of the Parachute Branch Library’s annual meeting, Happy Feet, 2 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Dr. Gerhard Rill will speak on how to have healthy and happy feet, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Grand Junction Geological Society, joint meeting with the Colorado Mesa University Geology Club, 7:30 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, CMU campus, “Grand Junction and the Manhattan Project Secret Uranium Procurement During World War II,” guests welcome, 242-9062.
Scrabble Club, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, 243-4442.
Grand Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services, board meeting of the board of directors, 4 p.m., Western Colorado Community College, Bishop Campus, 2508 Blichmann Ave., Building A, Lecture Theater, 255-2603.
Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society, 7 p.m., Montrose United Methodist Church, at Park and South First streets, Montrose, Arden Anderson will preset on El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya, 641-5322.
Grand Junction Rotary Club, Wednesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., 245-0031.
January Garden Talk, brown bag lunch class, noon–1 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Pomrenke Library, 641 Struthers Ave., Don Campbell of the Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society will present on rock gardens, cactus and succulents in preparation for spring planting or indoor use, $5, preregister by calling 254-3866, or walk-in.
Alzheimer’s — Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, Alzheimer’s Association class, 10 a.m.–noon, Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, second floor community room, 2595 U.S. Highway 6&50, register 256-1274.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Altrusa of Grand Junction, 6 p.m. board meeting, 6:30 p.m. business meeting, first and third Thursday of each month, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1425 N. Fifth St., 245-2712.
Oral History Program, noon, Whitman Educational Center, 248 N. Fourth St., “Western Investigation Team,” presented by Dave Bailey, take a lunch, 242-0971, ext. 210.
Christian motorcycle riders group, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Starvin’ Arvin’s in Clifton, 250-7485.
2013 Relay for Life of Grand Junction kickoff, 6 p.m., Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, theme is “Under the Big Top,” register your team for the early bird rate of $75, pay registration fee, pick up team captain packets, goodies, walk is June 14–15, at Long’s Family Memorial Park, http://www.gjrelay.com.
Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, 6–7:30 p.m. Jan. 17–Feb. 21, Chipeta Elementary School, 950 Chipeta Ave., $10 per adult, provides manual and six classes, scholarships available for families with extreme circumstances, child care for ages 5–11, register 254-6842.
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.
Kiva Book Club, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, call 243-4442 for the current title.
Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, noon Thursdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 270-6162, http://www.kiwanis-gj-org.
Friday, Jan. 18
Reel Readers, 6–9 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, screening of “Girl Interrupted,” by Susanna Kayson, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Weight Watchers meetings, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. Fridays, 104 Orchard Ave., WeightWatchers.com.
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, Jan. 19
The Vegetarian Society of Colorado Grand Junction Area Branch, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Lakeside Community Room, 3150 Lakeside Drive, theme is “A New Year,” be inspired to try new recipes, take a vegan dish to serve eight, from a recipe you have not tried before, take the recipe with all ingredients listed, your own place setting and beverage, 255-0417.
Clifton Lions Club chili supper, 4:30–7 p.m., Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, chili, potato soup and dessert, $6 adults, $5 ages 6–12, younger than 6 free, tickets from any Clifton Lions Club member or at the door, 434-9794, 270-9633.
Grand Junction Outing Club, downhill skiing Tuesday, cross-country skiing Thursday, cross-country ski Saturday, Griffith Loop on the Grand Mesa, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Grand Junction group of Overeaters Anonymous 53rd birthday celebration, 2–4 p.m., basement at Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., open to all current and past members and those interested in finding out more about the group, speakers, skits and sharing, 257-1692.
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.
Fashion Hat and Tea Party, 11 a.m., The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., semi-formal, wear your most fashionable hat and join for appetizers and tea; piano music by Arthur Houle, 2 p.m.; RSVP 256-0006.
Happy HOA Day, sponsored by Your HOA Team, noon–5 p.m., A Taste of Heaven Catering, 2817 North Ave., lunch, business expo and time for question/answer, $25 for first person, $15 for each additional person from the same organization, HOA boards, local government professionals and public invited, preregistration required, 874-1286, http://www.YourHOATeam.com.
Grand Mesa Jeep Club’s presentation of “Rise of the East,” to benefit Crawlin’ to a Cure, 7 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., $5, 331-9043.