Weekly Planner, Nov. 17, 2013
Sunday, Nov. 17
Free community Thanksgiving meal, noon, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, community invited, 245-1478.
Knights of Columbus Council 13621 pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m.–noon, third Sunday of each month, 790 26 1/2 Road, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, younger than 6 free, proceeds benefit the fund for local charities, 260-7664.
Monday, Nov. 18
Colorado Mesa University’s Fall Seminar Series, Natural Resources of the West: Global Change, 45:15 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, room 141, preliminary results of a field evaluation planting in salt desert, by Nikki Grant-Hoffman, ecologist with the Bureau of Land Management, 248-1689.
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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness support meeting, 2 p.m. Mondays, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 257-0891.
Fruitvale Preschool Book Fair, 9 a.m.– 10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Grand Valley Audubon Society, membership meeting 7 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, Susan Longest will present “Conservation and Birds in South Africa; Waterfowl field trip, meet 8 a.m. Saturday, Corn Lake, spotting scopes for viewing, field trip end mid-afternoon at Highline Lake, $5 per person, youth free, Sate Parks Pass required, take a lunch, snacks and water.
The Good, the Bad and the Gross, for kids in fourth through sixth grade, 3 p.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, space limited, register 285-9870.
Wild Mustangs Toastmasters, 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Veterans Affairs Hospital, 2121 North Ave., Room 3204, 241-1192.
Rainbow for Girls Grand Junction Assembly No. 12, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 434-4608, 434-0711.
Eagle Riders, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, 245-0575, foe595.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Appleton Elementary School Book Fair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Grand Valley Kennel Club, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, The Red Cross Training Center, 506 Gunnison Ave., grandvalleykennelclub.org.
Beta Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 7 p.m. third Tuesday of each month; 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, 256-0421, 243-0409.
Caregiver Connections support group, 10–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Miller Homestead, 3090 M. 12th St., for those caring for a loved one, either directly or indirectly, 260-8931.
HEARTBEAT/Survivors After Suicide, 7–9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., 985-4551, 243-2467.
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.
Living with Alzheimer’s: Middle Stage for Caregivers, three part series, 9 a.m.–noon Nov. 19–21, Alzheimer’s Association office, register 256-1274.
American Legion Post 200, 6 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, 307 S. 12th St., 314-6623.
Sons of American Legion 200, 6 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, 307 S. 12th St., 216-3599.
Breast Friends, breast cancer support group, 6–7:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Entrance 25, Reflection Room, 298-7500.
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.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Grand Junction Geological Society joint meeting with the Colorado Mesa University Geology students, 7:30 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, CMU campus, Andres Aslan will speak on “Incision Histories of the Upper Colorado River System,” 242-9062.
Lincoln Park and Tope preschools and Pomona Elementary School Book Fair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
The Mystery Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “On the Wrong Track,” by Steve Hockensmith, 243-5113.
Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc., For Seniors, dine-out, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Village Inn on Horizon Drive, for reservations, call Winnie, 589-9309 by Tuesday, guests welcome with reservations; turkey dinner, followed by games, 1 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, turkey provided, take side dishes, salad or dessert, 434-5277.
Prescription Drug Abuse Among Colorado’s Youth live stream webinar, 6:30–9 p.m., Colorado Mesa University Maverick Center, Room 163, space limited, register http://www.eventbrite.com/e/prescription-drug-abuse-among-youth-a-statewide-discussion-registration-8743027631
Chipeta Chapter Archaeological Society, 7 p.m., First Methodist Church, Park and South First streets in Montrose, “Auditory Illusions of the Supernatural: From Cave Art to Stonehenge,” presented by Steven J. Waller, Ph.D, 252-8679.
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.
Learn about weight loss surgery options at St. Mary’s Hospital, noon–1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Mesa Room, Entrance 40, register 298-6400.
“A Place at the Table,” free documentary screening, 7 p.m., Mesa County Libraries, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., panel discussion will follow, donations of nonperishable canned food items accepted to benefit the Community Food Bank, 243-4442.
Connect for Health Colorado informational event, hosted by Hilltop Community Resources, 3–7 p.m., Mesa Community Center, 48973 KE Road, Mesa, individual sessions 3–6 p.m., group presentation with PowerPoint and handouts 6–6:45 p.m., 250-2838, connectforhealthco.com.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Bookcliff Christian Preschool Book Fair, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Fibromyalgia Support Group, third Thursday of each month, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 250-8058.
Oral History presentation, hosted by Museum of Western Colorado and Mesa County Historical Society, noon, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., Chris Thomas, president and CEO of Community Hospital will present the history of Community Hospital, 242-0971.
Cats League and Assistance to the Western Slope (C.L.A.W.S.), 6–8 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 241-3793.
Call-A-Lawyer Night, 7-9 p.m. third Thursday, odd months, call during these hours for legal advice at no charge, 256-4001.
Brush and Palette Club, noon–3 p.m., The Artist Haven, 240 North Ave., potluck and paint-along, take a dish to share and your own utensils, paint-along 1–3 p.m., 241-0410.
Grand Junction Outing Club, cross-country skiing, meet 9 a.m., south end of DoubleTree by Hilton parking lot; hike Saturday, Dug Way, Colorado National Monument, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Cold War Patriots Remembrance Quilt reception, 5–7 p.m., St. Mary’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 750 Wellington Ave., refreshments, drinks and entertainment, quilt recognizes former uranium workers, on display through the end of December, http://www.coldwarpatriots.org, 888-903-8989.
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.
Friday, Nov. 22
Internet 101 classes, 9 a.m. Friday, Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute; 3 p.m. Saturday, New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main St., New Castle; 3 p.m. Nov. 26, Rifle Branch, 207 East Ave., Rifle, space limited, sign up at branch libraries, http://www.gcpld.org.
Caregivers Support Group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 242-0298, ext. 101.
Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.
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. 23
Boy Scout Troop 328 Book Fair, 9 a.m.– 10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
A Day of Healing for Bereavement After Suicide, hosted by HEARTBEAT/Survivors After Suicide Chapter, 10 a.m., Horizon Towers, DVD screening, those who have suffered the loss of a loved one to suicide encourage to attend, reservations appreciated, 985-4551.
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.