Weekly Planner, July 7, 2013
Sunday, July 7
Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, Mesa Mall Community Room, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, 216-9842.
Monday, July 8
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 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.
Fruitvale Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, 434-4736.
Western Colorado Flute Association, 7 p.m. Mondays, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, H and 26 1/2 roads, 245-0959, 434-7353.
Women’s meeting, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, The Salvation Army, 1235 N. Fourth St., 242-7513.
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.
Tuesday, July 9
Recruiting Seniors for Volunteer Positions (RSVP) 40th anniversary celebration open house, 1–4 p.m., RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, US Bank building, raffle drawing for a pool table and big screen TV, public invited, purchase raffle ticket by calling 243-9839.
Bugs Program for Teens, Garfield County Libraries Summer Reading Program, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rifle Branch, 207 East Ave., Rifle, 625-3471; 4 p.m. Tuesday, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870; 1 p.m. Wednesday, Glenwood Springs Branch, 413 Ninth St., Glenwood Springs, 945-5958; 1 p.m. Thursday, New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main St., New Castle, 984-2346, http://www.gcpld.org.
Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers, business meeting, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, http://www.gvbluestarmothers.org.
Grand Valley Landlord’s Association, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Dragon Treasure Chinese Restaurant, 402 Jurassic Ave., Fruita, 245-3494.
Caregivers Support Group, 1:30 p.m., second Tuesday of each month, Aspen Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 622 28 ¼ Road, supervised care available, 256-1274.
Epilepsy Support Group, 10 a.m. second Tuesday of each month, 2829 North Ave., 241-0315.
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.
Grand Valley Veterans, American Legion Post 2009, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Elks Lodge No. 575, 249 S. Fourth St., 242-9195.
Wednesday, July 10
New Medicare beneficiaries educational session, 10 a.m.–noon, RSVP office, 422 White Ave., lower level US Bank Building, seating limited, call to reserve a seat, 243-9839.
Work it Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, quilters, stampers, needle crafters and scrapbookers can work on project, tables, irons, ironing boards and cutting mats set up for convenience, take a lunch, refreshments provided, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Infant/Toddler CPR Workshop, 6 p.m., The Parenting Place, 1505 Chipeta Ave., CPR techniques, hands-on practices, strategies for intervening with a young child is choking, choking prevention, not for certification in CPR, $20 pre-registration required, through GJ Parks and Recreation, 254-3866.
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.
Macho Men, (Men Against Cancer Helping Others), 5-6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, at Java City Coffee Shop, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., entrance 26, 298-7500.
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, July 11
Question Persuade Refer, free suicide prevention course, 7 p.m., Community Hospital 2021 N. 12th St., registration encouraged but not required, register online http://www.suicidepreventionfoundation.org.
“Shuttle Manned Space Flights,” Changing Landscapes of Science Lecture, presented by shuttle astronaut Mary Cleave, 7 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., $5 members of the Museum of Western Colorado or the John McConnell Math and Science Center, $10 nonmembers, 242-0971.
Successful Parenting in School Years, Parenting That Works class for parents with children ages 6–12, 6–7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 11–Aug. 8, The Parenting Place, 1505 Chipeta Ave., $50, scholarships available, register 254-8240.
Grand Valley ALS support group, (Lou Gehrig’s disease) 10 a.m.–noon, second Thursday of the month, Egg and I Restaurant, 120 Park Drive, in the meeting room, 242-5783.
Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society, 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Sagebrush Room, education programs, plant exchanges, gardening info, guests welcome, 270-3287.
Mesa County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, except August and December, The Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 1/2 Road, 434-3409.
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.
Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Gem and Mineral Clubhouse, 2328 Monument Road, 243-1030.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No. 595, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 523-0950.
Redlands Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 242-3222.
Running of the Bulls, to benefit Colorado Discover Ability, registration 6 p.m., wheeled division 6:50 p.m., general public run 7 p.m., Fifth Street from Grand Avenue, south to Main Street, “bulls” are skaters from the Grand Valley’s roller derby teams, runners who don’t escape the “bulls” will likely get “gored” by a touch with a plastic bat, register http://www.coloradodiscoverability.org, 257-1222.
Friday, July 12
Lit & Lattes Book Club, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Beethoven’s Hair,” by Russell Martin, 243-5113.
NOOK Club: HD and HD+, 2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, sign-up required, 243-5113.
Retired Firefighters of Mesa County, monthly breakfast, 8–9 a.m. second Friday of each month, Otto’s Restaurant, 2210 U.S. Highway 6&50.
Saturday, July 13
Friendship Force International, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Community Hospital lower conference room, 2021 N. 12th St., indoor potluck picnic will be followed by speaker Frank Fristensky presenting “Inside the Czech Republic,” 241-9122.
Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc. For Seniors, potluck meeting, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, games will follow, 434-5277.
Grand Valley Art Students League, open studio session, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. second Saturday of each month, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., “Individual Approaches to Color,” 1 p.m., $40 membership per year, 245-4441.
Western Colorado Decorative Artists, social 9 a.m., business meeting 9:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 241-8228.
River Canyon School’s Second Saturday, 9–11 a.m. second Saturday of each month, Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, in the back of the church, playtime for children and activities for adults, $10 suggested donation for families that RSVP, $15 walk-ins, 216-9936.
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.