Weekly Planner, Nov. 10, 2013
Sunday, Nov. 10
Vestafjell Lodge of the Sons of Norway, 2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, Thanksgiving celebration, honoring veterans, election of 2014 lodge officers, take a side dish, roast turkey provided, 245-5649, 242-3396, http://www.vestafjelllodge.org.
The Organic Gardening group, 2–4 p.m., second Sunday, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 255-0417.
Monday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, Colorado Welcome Center in Fruita, music, keynote speaker Mesa County Administrator Col. Tom Fisher, take seating, 263-8986, 250-5861.
Veterans Day flag ceremony, 1:30 p.m., The Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 1/2 Road, resident veterans will receive recognition, refreshments will follow, open to the public, 244-0690.
Veterans Day flag ceremony, 3 p.m., The Fountains of Hilltop, 3203 N. 15th St., resident veterans will receive recognition, open to the public, 244-0690.
St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center Art Exploration class, 4–5:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington, Ave., Oncology Conference Room, 298-7500.
Grand Valley Veterans, American Legion Post 2009, 5:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., second Monday, The Atrium, 3260 N. 12th St., free dinner, 242-9195.
Grand Valley Porcelain Artists, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., second Monday, Grand Valley National Bank, 570 25 Road, 242-2797.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Slope, support groups 6–7:30 p.m., second Monday, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, Building A, 462-3989, http://www.namiws.org.
Climate change and disasters: Is there a case for worst cases? presented by Eliot Jennings, public administration, Colorado Mesa University, Natural Resources of the West: Global Change series, 4–5:15 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science building, room, 141, CMU, 248-1689.
Kid’s Pasta Project, spaghetti dinner benefit, seating 6–6:30 p.m. P.J.‘s Pub, 107 W. Bridge St., Hotchkiss, $14 adults, $8 kids, proceeds help buy supplies for the clay and art studios for the Creamery Arts Center’s After School Arts program, reservations 872-4848, http://www.kidspastaproject.org.
What’s the Link? presentation on diabetes and sleep apnea, by Markus Wettstein, MD, St. Mary’s Endocrinology Clinic, 5:30–6:30 p.m., HopeWest Hospice Care Center, 3090B N. 12th St., lower level conference room 101, 257-1565.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
League of Women Voters of Mesa County panel discussion, noon, Coyote Cafe, School District 51’s Career Center, 2935 North Ave., speakers representing government agencies, nonprofits and private companies discussing job availability in western Colorado, public invited, lunch $7.50, arrive by 11:15 a.m. to order from the menu, http://www.lwvmesa.org.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, 10 a.m.–noon, Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., register 256-1274.
Where in the World is Herb Bacon, presentation on New Zealand, noon, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., 242-0971.
Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking, 10 a.m. Tuesday, gazebo on Redlands Parkway to Corn Lake; cross-country skiing, meet 9 a.m. Thursday, south end of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel parking lot; hike Saturday, No Thoroughfare Trail, Colorado National Monument, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Grand Mesa Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, rehearsal 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, all women welcome to visit, membership information 314-6103, 241-5438, performance information 858-4839, grandmesachorus.org.
Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers, business meeting, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday, http://www.gvbluestarmothers.org.
Clifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663 Ladies Auxiliary, noon second Tuesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 3244 F 1/4 Road, Clifton, 434-7762.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Western Colorado Beekeepers Association, 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday, Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park, Jockey Club room, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 241-4905.
Chatfield Elementary School Bookfair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Annual Best of Harvest roast beef dinner, 4–7 p.m. Eckert Presbyterian Church, 13025 Colorado Highway 65 in Eckert, $10 adults, $5 ages 6–12, ages younger than 6 free, 835-3388.
Mesa County Suicide Prevention Coalition, noon second Wednesday, Harris Suites, 619 Main St., 683-6626.
Grand Junction Area Newcomers Club coffee and meeting, 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 243-4168.
Fleet Reserve Association Colorado West Branch 244 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 244, 7 p.m. second Wednesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 434-0868.
Medicare annual open Enrollment Event, walk-in event hosted by Senior Health Insurance Program Navigators (SHIP), 9 a.m.–3 p.m., RSVP office, 422 White Ave., lower level, US Bank building, take list of prescriptions including dosages, and insurance cards, 243-9839.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Local Energy Resources — Geology, presented by Rex Cole, lecture on the geologic evolution of the Grand Valley and its impact on soil, Changing Landscapes off Science Series, hosted by John McConnell Math & Science Center and Museum of Western Colorado, 7–9 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., $5 students or members of the Math & Science Center or Museum, $10 nonmembers, 254-1626.
Christian Women’s Vital Network Luncheon, 12:15–2 p.m., Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, $14 includes meal, tip, tax and program, holiday fashions by Heirlooms for Hospice, speaker P.J. Click, “Bronco Mania ... Listen to the Coach of Your Life,” reservations 858-1044, childcare available if requested with reservations.
Teen MOPS, 6-8 p.m. first and second Thursday, Clifton Assembly of God, 258 Fifth St., Clifton, 434-6907.
Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma family support group, 4-5:30 p.m. second Thursday, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., 298-2254.
Friendship Force International, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday, Community Hospital, lower level conference room, 2021 N. 12th St., http://www.thefriendshipforce.org.
Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society, 6:30 p.m. second Thursday, Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, Sagebrush Room, education programs, plant exchanges, gardening info, guests welcome, 270-3287.
Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.
Friday, Nov. 15
Medicare Plan Finder Lab, hosted by Senior Health Insurance Assistance Project (SHIP), 10 a.m.–noon, Mesa County Libraries, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., hands-on class teaches Medicare-eligible individuals how to find their own Medicare Part D drug plan for 2014 using the medicare.gov website, must have computer skills and be able to navigate easily on the Internet, space limited, reserve a seat at 243-9839 or 243-4442.
Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m. third Friday, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.
Stroke Support Group, 1 p.m. third Friday, St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Mesa Room, “Avoiding Holiday Stress,” 298-1929.
Reformers Unanimous International, faith-based addiction program, 7 p.m. Fridays, 1600 Ute Ave., 985-0350.
Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Redlands Mesa Golf Club, 2235 W. Ridges Blvd., 263-9270.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Mt. Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution, 1 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., presentation on Water Center at Colorado Mesa University, by Hannah Holm, 242-7074.
Vegan Life Colorado, Grand Junction Branch, Compassionate Thanksgiving vegan potluck, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Community Room at Lakeside, 3150 Lakeside Drive, take a vegan dish to serve eight, the recipe with all ingredients listed, your own place setting and beverage, 255-0417, 242-2089.
Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc., for Seniors, 10:30 a.m., visit to Museum of Western Colorado, 462 Ute Ave., lunch will follow, guests welcome, 434-5277.
Writers Support Group, network for novice writers, 10:30 a.m.–noon, third Saturday, 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.
Cars ‘n Coffee for auto enthusiasts, 7–10 a.m. Saturdays, Spoons Bistro and Bakery, 3090 N. 12th St., http://www.grandvalleyknights.com, 462-6762.
National Children’s Grief Awareness Day event, 1 p.m., HopeWest Hospice Care Center, ceremony to honor loved ones and learn more about the day, 245-5377.
Ignite Western Slope, 1–3 p.m., Mesa County Libraries, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., Community Room 2, five-minute talks by speakers on unique topics, open to the public, donation of a nonperishable food item accepted to benefit the local food bank, http://www.ignitews.org.