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

Energize 2 Win, workshop hosted by Mesa County Republican Women, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Lakeside Community Center, 3150 Lakeside Drive, lunch $15, reservations 434-9378, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Black Canyon Camera Club, noon–2 p.m., First Church of God, 11th and Howard streets, in Delta, photo scavenger hunt exercise for members, webinar of members choice will follow, public welcome, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 462-2298.

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.

Delta Fine Arts, 2–4 p.m., First Church of God, 11th and Howard streets in Delta, artist Tom Friel will show some of his photographic works, post-meeting presentation by sculptor Penny Alexander, public welcome, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 462-2298.

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.

Knitting Club, 6–8 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Community of Christ Church, 2880 B 1/2 Road, open to all ages and skill levels, yarn, looms, needles and hooks available for use, 623-1455, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Friendship Force, Western Colorado, 6:15 p.m., Community Hospital, downstairs conference room, 2121 N. 12th St., 260-4653, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pioneer Spirit of Escalante Canyon, lecture hosted by Colorado Canyons Association and Interpretive Association of Western Colorado, 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta; tour Escalante Canyon Saturday, RSVP for tour required by Monday, 874-6695, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.


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