Weekly planner, March 9, 2014
Sunday, March 9
Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge annual corned beef and cabbage dinner, 2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, Celtic music by Diamond Jim Hewitt and Friends, $8 adults, 245-5649, 858-6702.
The Organic Gardening group, 2–4 p.m., second Sunday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 255-0417.
Monday, March 10
Mental Health’s Tangled Web: Community Mental Health Challenges and Opportunities, public forum series on health care, hosted by League of Women Voters of Mesa County, 7 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., panel featuring three local authorities in the field of mental health, lwvmesa.org.
Depression Recovery Program introductory meeting, 6:30 p.m., 214 W. Pabor St., Fruita, register 216-7967.
Bottled Beer Giveback to benefit Kids Voting Mesa County, March 10–13, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., 245-3414, kidsvotingmc.org.
Art Jewelers Guild, 6:30 p.m., second Monday of each month, Grand View Apartments, northwest corner of First Street and Independent Avenue, amateurs, professionals and anyone interested invited to attend, 243-1220, artjewelryguild.com.
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 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.
Women’s meeting, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, The Salvation Army, 1235 N. Fourth St., 242-7513.
National Alliance on Mental Illness support meeting, 2 p.m. Mondays, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 257-0891.
St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center Art Exploration class, 4–5:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington, Ave., Oncology Conference Room, materials provided, 298-7500.
Tuesday, March 11
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.
Enhancing Emotional Intelligence class, 6 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Seventh Street and Mesa Avenue, film presentation followed by group discussion, 628-4556.
Arthritis in the Knee, Winter Speaker Series, presented by physical therapist Brian Whiteside, 6–7 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 858-0360.
Matchett Park Master Plan open house, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Faith Heights Church, 28 1/4 and Patterson roads, 254-3846, http://www.gjcity.org.
Grand Junction Outing Club, downhill skiing Tuesdays, cross-country skiing Thursdays, meet 9 a.m. south end DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel parking lot, 743 Horizon Drive; cross-country ski Mesa Top, Saturday, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Wednesday, March 12
Seedling Preparation workshop, hosted by Palisade Recreation, noon, Palisade Community Center, $3 registration includes supplies for seedling starters, enroll by Tuesday, 464-5602 or in person at Palisade Town Hall.
Learn about weight loss surgery options at St. Mary’s Hospital, 5:30–7 p.m., St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Mesa Room Entrance 40, register 298-6400.
Tips for buying a new bike, non-sales workshop, 6 p.m., The Bicycle Studio, 2497 Power Road, No. 4, 255-0055, bicyclestudiogj.com.
Western Colorado Beekeepers Association, 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park, Jockey Club room, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 241-4905.
Western Colorado African Violet Society, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., 257-1718.
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.
Grand Junction Stamp Club, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, call for location, 986-1502.
Fleet Reserve Association Colorado West Branch 244 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 244, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 434-0868.
Thursday, March 13
Sunset Slope Quilters Guild, 9 a.m., American Lutheran Church, 631 26 1/2 Road, Susan Strickland will present her fiber art quilts, 243-1143.
St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program open house, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 2530 N. Eighth St., Suite 102, Wellington 4 Building, 298-9091, 298-9092.
Young Professionals Network, 5:30–9 p.m., Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave., no RSVP required, $5 cover, members free, http://www.YPNMC.org.
Tracks, Trilobites and Triconodonts: Recent Paleontological Research Projects at the Museum of Western Colorado, Changing Landscapes of Science lecture, presented by John Foster, 7 p.m. Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., $5 members and students, $10 nonmembers, 242-0971.
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 at Veterans Memorial park, 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, 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.
Friday, March 14
National Doctors’ Day Blood Drive, hosted by The Mesa County Medical Society Alliance, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center, 750 Wellington Ave., entrance 22, drop by or schedule appointment, 298-2555.
Knights of Columbus Council 13621 fish fry, 4–7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 790 26 1/2 Road, $8 adults, $7 ages 6–12, ages younger than 6 free, 260-7664.
Lit and Lattes Book Club, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “The Round House,” by Louise Erdrich, 243-5113.
NOOK Club: HD and HD+, 2 and 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
No-cost walk-in enrollment event, sponsored by Connect for Health Colorado, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 244-0850, http://www.connectforhealthco.com.
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.
Caregivers Support Group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 242-0298, ext. 101.
Masonic Lodge 173 A.F. and A.M. Stated Communication, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Saturday, March 15
Climate and Watering in Western Colorado, gardening class, Bookcliff Gardens, 755 26 Road, $5, register 242-7766.
Fruitvale Lions Club’s fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage supper, 4–7 p.m., Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, $8 adults, $6 ages 6–11, free ages 5 and younger, tickets at the door or from Lions members, 216-7695.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary corned beef and cabbage dinner benefit for PSTD veterans, 5–7 p.m., VFW Post 4663, 3244 F 1/2 Road, Clifton, $8 adults, $5 ages 5–13, ages younger than 5 free, RSVP 523-0094.
Bowling tournament to benefit Grand Junction Veterans Golden Age Games team, 3 p.m., Orchard Mesa Bowling Lanes, register prior to bowling, $25 per person, $90 four-person team, 245-6175.
Grand Junction branch of Vegan Life Colorado pre-Meat Out Eat for Life, Live 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 own place setting and beverage, veganlifecolorado.org, 2550417, 242-2089.
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.
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.