Weekly planner, March 10, 2013
Sunday, March 10
Vestafjell Lodge, Sons of Norway, St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner, 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, $8 adults, music by Close Harmony barbershop quartet, 242-3396, 245-5649, http://www.vestafjelllodge.org.
The Psychology of Communication, presented by Monica Cullinane, 4:30–6 p.m., Academy of Yoga, 1048 Independent Ave., Suite A207, $20, 683-0166.
The Organic Gardening group, 2 p.m., second Sunday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 255-0417.
Monday, March 11
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.
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.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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 12
Grand Junction Outing Club, downhill skiing Tuesday; cross-country skiing Thursday; back country ski or hike Saturday, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Parenting Plugged-in Teens: Becoming Their GPS in a Cyber-Sexual World, presented by Elizabeth L. Clark, author of book by the same name, 7 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., $5 donation, reservations appreciated, 241-8801, ext. 223, http://www.kafmradio.org.
Prime Time Health, presented by Dr. William Sears, noon–1 p.m. Academy of Yoga, 1048 Independent Ave., Suite A207; 6–7 p.m., 2470 Patterson Road, Unit 8, DVD presentation on healthy-aging program, 683-0166.
Grand Junction City Council Candidate Forum, hosted by Grand Junction Lions Club, noon, Two Rivers Convention Center, 241-3008.
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 1/4 Road, supervised care available, 256-1274.
Epilepsy Support Group, 10 a.m. second Tuesday of each month, 2829 North Ave., 241-0315.
Wednesday, March 13
Know the 10 Signs — Early Detection Matters, 10 a.m.–noon, Alzheimer’s Association office, 2232 N. Seventh St., Suite B1, register, 256-1274.
Grand Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services, meeting of the board of directors, 4 p.m., Western Colorado Community College, Bishop Campus, 2508 Blichmann Ave., Youngblood Building, Lecture Theater, 255-2603.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado volunteer information session, noon–1 p.m., Hospice Care Center, 3090 N. 12th St., Unit B, 683-4921.
International Association of Administrative Professionals, networking 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., program 6:15 p.m., A Taste of Heaven, 2817 North Ave., Rick Castellini will present “Online Security and New Technology,” $20, http://www.iaap-bookcliff.org, 210-2513.
Western Colorado African Violet Society, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., 257-1718.
Western Slope Coin Club, free coin and currency evaluation clinic for the public 5:30–6:30 p.m.; meeting 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 241-1770, 242-3716, http://www.gjcoinshow.com.
Clifton Community Hall board meeting, 5:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-5710.
4-H Council meeting, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.
Grand Junction Stamp Club, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, call for location, 986-1502.
Thursday, March 14
Mesa County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, The Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 ½ Road, 434-3409.
QPR for Suicide Prevention, 90-minute workshop designed to help people know the warning signs of suicide and how to respond, 7 p.m., Harris Office Building, 619 Main St., preregistration encouraged but not required, 683-6626, http://www.suicidepreventionfoundation.org.
Grand Valley ALS support group, (Lou Gehrig’s disease) 9:30–11:30 a.m., second Thursday of the month, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., lower level conference room, 245-1189, 242-5783.
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.
Fruita Civic Center Memorial Park Redesign public open house, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, 858-0360.
Changing Landscapes of Science: Space, the Last Frontier, lecture series presented by Museum of Western Colorado and the John McConnell Math and Science Center, 7 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., $5 members and students, $10 nonmembers.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Heart of Junction, 801 Gunnison Ave., 241-3801.
Blood drive, hosted by Mesa County Medical Society Alliance, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center, in honor of Doctor’s Day, MCMSA will donate up to $800 to Kids Aid Backpack Program for each person who gives blood that day; donors entered to win their own hiking backpack, 812-4200.
Weight Watchers meetings, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. Fridays, 104 Orchard Ave., WeightWatchers.com.
Friday, March 15
Fish fry, hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 13621, 4–7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary, 790 26 1/2 Road, $8 adults, $7 ages 6–12, younger than 6 free, 260-7664.
Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.
Annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon fundraiser, hosted by Delta United Methodist Women, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., at the church, 477 Meeker St., Delta, Reuben, chicken and tuna sandwiches, homemade desserts and drink $8, 835-4343.
NOOK Club, Simple Touch and 1st Edition, 2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, signup required, 243-5113.
Reel Readers, 6 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, read “The Client,” by John Grisham, watch the movie version, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Stroke Support Group, 1–2:30 p.m., Grand Mesa Room, St Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, vegetarian eating and hobby demonstrations, take your hobby or craft to share, 298-1929.
Palisade Historical Society open house, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at the History Center, 311 S. Main St., Palisade.
Saturday, March 16
Fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage supper, hosted by Fruitvale Lions Club, 4–7 p.m., Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, $8 adults, $5 ages 6–11, free for 5 and younger, 243-0609.
Annual Maggie and Jiggs corned beef and cabbage and Irish stew dinner, 4–6:30 p.m., Fruita United Methodist Church, 405 E. Aspen Ave., $9 adults, $5 children, takeout available, call 213-8038 for takeout.
The Vegan Life Colorado, Grand Junction Area Branch, Great American Meatout vegan potluck, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Lakeside Community Room, 3150 Lakeside Drive, take a plant-based dish free of animal products, to serve eight, the recipe with all ingredients listed, your place setting and beverage; Spring Cleaning Cookbook Swap, take unwanted cookbooks to swap, 255-0417, http://www.VeganLifeColorado.org.
Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc., senior singles, trip to John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River, Utah, meet 9 a.m., Sears parking lot to car pool, 434-3690.
Getting Started with Cool Season Veggies, gardening class, 11 a.m., Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road, register 242-7766.
No More Secrets ... Let’s Start Talking, mental health education is first step to suicide prevention, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Mesa County Health Department, 510 29 1/2 Road, hear real life stories, http://www.namiws.org, 462-3989.
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.