Weekly Planner, March 2, 2014

Sunday, March 2

Plant Show West, continues 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road, hosted by members of the African Violet, Cactus and Succulent, Herb and Orchid societies, plants on display and for sale, 242-7766.

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, March 3

Grand Mesa Jeep Club monthly meeting, social hour and no host dinner, 6–7 p.m., business meeting 7 p.m., Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant, 710 North Ave., owners of all makes of off-road vehicles invited to attend.

Grand Mesa Back Country Horsemen monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Shabby Chic, 2575 U.S. Highway 6&50, 596-4870.

Medicare Counseling, provided by Retired Seniors and Volunteer Program — Colorado West, one-hour appointments scheduled from 12:30–4:30 p.m., Delta Public Library, 211 W. Sixth St., Delta, call 249-9639 for appointment.

Firkin fundraiser, 5 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Company, 1960 N. 12th St., all proceeds from sales of the Apple Amber firkin keg will benefit Diabetes Counts and its camp in October, 243-0702.

Grand Junction Outing Club, meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday; downhill skiing Tuesday, cross-country skiing Thursday, meet 9 a.m., south end of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel parking lot, 743 Horizon Drive; cross-country skiing Saturday, Old Mesa Road, 986-8051, 462-5598.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 11:15 a.m. first and third Monday of each month, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park St., Montrose, 256-1274.

Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, A Taste of Heaven Catering, 2817 North Ave., 242-0860.

Toastmasters 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), all welcome, 244-1625.

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.

GriefShare, 1–3 p.m. Mondays, nondenominational Christ-based support group for those mourning the death of a loved one, 628-1453.


Tuesday, March 4

Museum of Western Colorado’s annual meeting, 5:30 p.m., University Ballroom, Colorado Mesa University, 1455 N. 12th St., meeting, celebration of Trips and Tours program and Heritage Awards presentation, 242-0971, museumofwesternco.com.

Arthritis is all the same ... isn’t it? Speaker Series continues 6–7 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, Dr. Jessica Mears will discuss the many facets of arthritis and how to treat it, 858-0360, ext 6402.

Teen Marijuana Use, part 2, hosted by Crime Stoppers of Mesa County and Safe Kids America, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., space limited, reserve a seat at http://www.safekidsamerica.org or call 986-1187.

“Improving IQ (General Intelligence)” second in a series of film screenings in the Emotional Intelligence Film Festival featuring Neil Nedley, M.D., 6 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Seventh Street and Mesa Avenue, 628-4556.

German American Club of Western Colorado, 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, The Atrium, 3260 N. 12th St., in the activities room, 242-2657, 243-9295, 255-9266.

Family Peer Group, for family members of combat veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictions, family issues and more, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 F Road, Unit 16, 245-4156.

Beta Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, 256-0421, 243-0409.

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 523-5990, 858-3759.

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.


Wednesday, March 5

Medicare 101, Unravel the Mysteries of Medicare, 10 a.m.–noon, RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, in the lower level of the US Bank building, seating limited, register 243-9839.

Palisade Art Lovers, 10 a.m., The Artist Haven, Ann Kurz Chambers will give a demonstration on “Experimental Art,” palisadeartlovers.org.

The Sci-Fi Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Next,” by Michael Crichton, 243-5113.

The Mesa Fiber Arts Guild, noon, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, the program is a yarn and equipment sale/exchange, mesafiberartsguild.org.

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., Youngblood Building, Lecture Theater, 255-2603.

Colorado West Paint Horse Club, general membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Grand Valley Bank, 570 25 Road, 314-7519, 640-4442, http://www.coloradowestpainthorseclub.com.

Mended Little Hearts of Western Colorado, first Wednesday of each month, support program for families/caregivers of children with congenital heart defects/heart disease, Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., training room A , third floor, 210-0431, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Hep C Connection, Hepatitis C support group, 5:15-6:45 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Building A, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 208-4507.

Parkinson’s support group, 3:30-5 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., hosted by Nancy Booz, 241-6316, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Affordable Housing meeting, 9:30–10:30 a.m. first Wednesday of each month, Grand Junction Area Realtors Association, 2743 Crossroads Blvd., 241-7653.


Thursday, March 6

The League of Women Voters of Montrose County Ballot Issues Forum, doors 6:30 p.m., forum 7–8:30 p.m., Montrose City Council Chambers in the old Elks Building, in Montrose, pros and cons of the three issues on the April ballot will be presented.

Informative program on heroin, prescription pain medications and the teen brain, hosted by The Coalition for a Drug Free Montrose County and Safe Kids America, doors 6:30 p.m., presentation 7–8:30 p.m., Montrose City Hall, Centennial Room, east side of City Hall adjacent to Centennial Plaza in Montrose, material appropriate for adults and preteens, question and answer period to follow.

Mesa Fiber Arts Guild evening meeting, 6–8 p.m. first Thursday of each month, 740 Gunnison Ave., presentation by Judy Brock on the needle punch technique, 256-1257, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Masonic Lodge, Mesa 55 A.F. & A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 245-3600.

Embroiderers Guild of America Inc., Desert West Chapter, Delta/Montrose, 7 p.m. first Thursday of each month, 242-8140, 874-8413.

Western Equality, 6 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Margery Building, 523 1/2 Main St., 242-8949.

Fraternal Order of Eagles 595 Aerie, 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 243-6454.

Altrusa International of Grand Junction, first and third Thursday of each month, Community Building, 2601 Belford Ave., 712-9874.

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.

TOPS 209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5:15–6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, 778-9955, http://www.tops.org.


Friday, March 7

Knights of Columbus Council 13621 Friday Fish Fry, 4–7 p.m. Fridays March 7–April 11, $8 adults, $7 ages 6–12, ages younger than 6 free, 260-7664.

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

Saturday, March 8

Mount Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution, 1 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., presentation topic from Colorado Parks and Wildlife; annual History Award to the essay contest winners, 242-7074.

Two River Sams Chapter Good Sam RV Club, 11:30 a.m., call 523-5625 for location.

Western Slope Scleroderma Support Group meeting, noon–2 p.m., Alpine Bank building, 225 N. Fifth St., second floor conference room, open to all scleroderma patients, family, caregivers and friends looking for a forum to discuss their experiences, http://www.scleroderma.org/colorado, 303-806-6686.

Archeology Practice in Colorado (Introduction to Archeology) class, March 8–9, in Montrose, presented by State Archeologist Kevin Black, part of the program for Avocational Archeological Certification, $12, space limited, register 250-8893, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Western Colorado Decorative Artists, social 9 a.m., business meeting 9:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., creating an owl in scratch art, 640-2751.

American Legion 2006 (Fruita), 9 a.m., second Saturday of each month, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 640-7971, http://www.coloradolegion.org.

American Legion Post 37, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 3581, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 216-9111, http://www.coloradolegion.org.


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