Weekly planner, March 31, 0213
Sunday, March 31
Easter brunch, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Spoons Bistro & Bakery, 3090 N. 12th St., proceeds benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 255-7137, http://www.SpoonsBistroAndBakery.com.
Monday, April 1
The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, in the Community Room, Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 242-8860.
York Rite Masons, first Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, A Taste of Heaven Catering, 2817 North Ave., 242-0860.
Grand Mesa Jeep Club, 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. Anyone interested in learning how to effectively comment on the Bureau of Land Management resource management plan is invited to attend.
Grand Junction Outing Club, meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday; downhill skiing Tuesday; cross-country skiing Thursday; moderate hike Saturday, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Firkin Fundraiser, to benefit Center for Independence, 5 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., $4 per pint, 263-0111.
Toastmaster Club, 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Veterans Affairs Hospital, 2121 North Ave., Room 3204, 424-0487.
A Matter of Balance classes, to help people manage concerns about falls and increasing physical activity, 10 a.m.–noon Mondays and Thursdays, April 1–25, Hilltop Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road in the Garden Room, register by calling Western Colorado 2-1-1 (dial 211, or 244-8400 from a cell phone), space limited.
Tuesday, April 2
Medicare 101 class, for seniors who are new to Medicare, 10 a.m.–noon, RSVP office, 422 White Ave., US Bank building, lower level, space limited, call to reserve a spot, 243-9839.
Beta Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, 256-0421, 243-0409.
The Compassionate Friends, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., grief support group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child, sibling or grandchild, 434-3822, 242-2391.
55 plus Low-Vision Group, free program includes chair exercises, arts, crafts and educational seminar for men and women ages 55 and old with low vision, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., transportation provided and $2 lunch available, space limited, 241-0315, ext. 21, http://www.cfigj.org.
Grand Mesa Macintosh Users’ Group, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month; 7 p.m. third Monday of each month, Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann Ave., 243-4881.
Appleton 4-H, 7 p.m. third Monday of each month, Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, 242-0097.
Clifton Lions Club, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, 241-2498.
Order of the Eastern Star, Sunshine Chapter No. 53, 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0566, 256-9750.
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.
Wednesday, April 3
Gluten Free Grand Valley, 7 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, speaker Dr. Christopher Lepisto will talk about nutrition and celiac disease, sample food from Main Street Bagels, 216-0351.
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild monthly program noon, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, “A Weaver’s Tour in Guatemala,” presented by Patricia Martinek of Golden, mesafiberartsguild.org,
Activity Club for People with Disabilities, 5–6 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., club teaches individuals with disabilities who are or would like to be independent in the community, how to develop and plan their own social activities, membership free, activities may have a cost involved, 241-0315, ext. 22, http://www.cfigj.org.
Affordable Housing meeting, 9:30–10:30 a.m. first Wednesday of each month, Grand Junction Area Realtors Association, 2743 Crossroads Blvd., 241-7653.
Scrabble Club, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, First Street and Gunnison Avenue, 243-4442.
Men Against Violence, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month, 234-4357.
Adult ADD/ADHD support group, for ages 18 and older with ADD/ADHD symptoms, 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month, US Bank conference room 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, 355-4151.
Thursday, April 4
The West: Leadership Conference, Avalon Theater, 645 Main St., speakers, for every ticket sold, one will be donated to a local student, tickets at thewestconference.com.
Suicide support group, to understand suicide, loss from suicide, or know about resources in the community, 7 p.m. first Thursday of each month; 10 a.m. third Monday of each month, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 683-6626.
Western Equality, 6 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Margery Building, 523 1/2 Main St., 242-8949.
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.
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.
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.
Horizon-Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:20–8:30 a.m. Thursdays, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, 270-5898.
Friday, April 5
Mesa County Republican Woman’s luncheon, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, speaker Laura Carno of “I am Created Equal” fame, $15 members, $20 nonmembers, reservations 434-9378.
Order of the Azure Rose, Renaissance-era recreation society, 6 p.m., first Friday of each month, http://www.azureroseorder.org, 640-7119.
Saturday, April 6
Fly Fishing Expo, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, all-day fishing activities and demonstrations, 210-7941.
Water Wise Landscaping class, 11 a.m., Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road, in the Garden Center, register 242-7766.
Golden Age Games Team silent auction, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Mesa Mall, Sears wing, proceeds benefit the team and its travels to the 2013 National Games in May, in Buffalo, NY, 245-6175.
Flea Market, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Montrose County Fairgrounds, Friendship Hall, variety of antiques, knick knacks, etc., free admission, 964-4721.
Blue Lodge Masons, Palisade Masonic Lodge No. 125, 10 a.m. first Saturday of each month, 2400 Consistory Court, in Grand Junction, 245-5312.
The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., first Saturday of each month (except summer months), Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., people of all ages and types of hearing loss welcome, lunch provided after the meeting, 241-0315, ext. 12.
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.