Weekly Planner, Jan. 27, 2013

Sunday, Jan. 27

13th annual Magic 93.1 Wedding Expo, noon–4 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, more than 100 vendors, $5 admission, 254-2124.

French Toast for Furry Friends fundraiser, 7 a.m.–2 p.m., Laughing Dog Coffee House, 413 Monument Road, one piece of French toast $3.50 minimum contribution, two pieces $5, proceeds benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society; laughing dog pet picture photo contest, entry fee free with French toast purchase, $2 without, laughingdogcoffeehouse.com, 434-7337.

Potluck going-away party for Tammy Russell, 1:30 p.m., Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, take a Mexican-style dish, 464-5449.

Monday, Jan. 28

Back Pain and You, 4–5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Entrance 40, Grand Mesa Room, second floor, seminar on basics of spine anatomy, common causes and treatment options for back pain, 298-7414.

The Economic Update Make-up Session, hosted by Doug May, noon–1 p.m., May Investments, 633 24 Road, Suite B, light lunch served, space limited, RSVP .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 263-5126.

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.

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.

Fruitvale Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, 434-4736.

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.

Toastmaster Club, 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Veterans Affairs Hospital, 2121 North Ave., Room 3204, 424-0487.


Tuesday, Jan. 29

Insight Low Vision Educational Group, 10:45 a.m.–noon, Center For Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., Internet webinar, “Visual Impairment Diagnosis — How Do I Cope?” 256-1811, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Grand Mesa Chorus, Sweet Adelines International guest night, 6:30–9 p.m., Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, women interested in membership invited, 255-9419.

Western Slope Huntington’s Disease support group, last Tuesday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 434-8323.

Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.

River City Singles, Brunch Bunch, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Denny’s Restaurant, 710 Horizon Drive, 245-1821; Taco Tuesday, 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-6383; Dining Out Group, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 245-4995; FAC, 5 p.m. Fridays, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, in the lounge, 424-2545; Breakfast Club, 10 a.m. Saturdays, 245-4995.

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.

Living with Alzheimer’s: Middle Stages (three-part series), 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Alzheimer’s Association Office, 2232 N. Seventh St., register 256-1274.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 30

Western Business Alliance of Colorado, an affiliate organization of the Women’s Business Alliance of Colorado, 5–7:30 p.m., The Bridges, 2500 Bridges Drive, Montrose, Sue Hansen of Sue Hansen Speaks will lead the event, $30, includes light dinner, refreshments and program, RSVP .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Look Good, Feel Better, 1:45–4 p.m. last Wednesday of each month, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., register 254-5581.

TOPS 82, Take off Pounds Sensibly, 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road, 242-8546.

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.

Grand Junction Business Association, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 245-8484.

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.


Thursday, Jan. 31

Senior Fraud Prevention, 3 p.m., The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., Grand Junction Police Department will educate about senior fraud prevention, RSVP 256-0006.

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.

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

Sweet Adelines, Del-Rose Chapter, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Delta Methodist Church, corner of Meeker and Fifth streets, Delta, car pools available from Grand Junction, Montrose and Eckert, 256-9763, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  

Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Business Incubator Center, 2591 Legacy Way (B 3/4 Road), all welcome, 244-1625.

Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.

Horizon-Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:20–8:30 a.m. Thursdays, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road,  270-5898.

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.

The Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Harris Suites, 619 Main St., 210-6723.


Friday, Feb. 1

Graphic Novel Club, 4–5 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, 243-4442.

Order of the Azure Rose, Renaissance-era recreation society, 6 p.m., first Friday of each month, http://www.azureroseorder.org, 640-7119.

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.


Saturday, Feb. 2

17th annual Vertical Ski Challenge, to benefit Colorado Discover Ability’s adaptive ski programs, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, $60 with all day lift ticket or $30 for entrants who have a pass, includes lunch voucher and post-race awards, post-race gathering and silent auction, register, 257-1222, http://www.coloradodiscoverability.org.

Palisade Masonic Lodge, 10 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Palisade Masonic Temple, Fifth and Kluge streets, Palisade, 464-5720.

Western Colorado Chapter Hearing Loss Association of America, 10:30–12:30 p.m., Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., “Double the Effectiveness of Hearing Aids — Get in the Hearing Loop,” presented by Laura Hansen, Assist2Hear, people of all ages and all types of hearing loss welcome, 241-2592, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mesa County American Constitution Party, noon, Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, Suite 6F, county party elections, 250-8599, Facebook.com/MesaCountyAmericanConstitutionParty.

Partners Super Bowl XII, bowling tournament to benefit Partners, youth tournament 9 a.m., adult tournament 12:30 p.m., Valley Lanes, 7530 Colorado Highway 65, Delta, http://www.partners-west.org/SuperBowl.html.

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.


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