Weekly planner, Nov. 25, 2012
Monday, Nov. 26
“Drought History in Colorado,” Natural Resources of the West Water and Drought seminar series, 4–5:15 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 248-1968.
Rapture Ringers and Shining Stars Bookfair fundraiser, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
PEO Reciprocity, 9:30 a.m., last Monday of the month, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road, 243-8876.
Rio Grande Chapter National Railway Historical Society, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays for restoration and maintenance work on the Uintah Railroad Display; 7:30 p.m. last Monday of each month, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 241-2248.
Fruitvale Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, 434-4736.
Palisade Chapter 90, Order of Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, Palisade Masonic Temple, Fifth and Kluge streets, Palisade, 523-0901.
New Voice Club, 12:30 p.m. fourth Monday of each month, Monterey Park Apartments, 999 Bookcliff Ave., 242-9593.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; noon and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement, 263-4496.
A Writer’s Space, 9 a.m.–noon Mondays and Tuesdays, Western Colorado Writers’ Forum, 800 Colorado Ave., work space for writers, coffee and tea, free to members, $5 nonmembers, http://www.westerncoloradowriters.blogspot.com, 433-6800.
Grand Junction Chess Club, 6:30–10:30 p.m. Mondays, Starbucks, in the Safeway store, Patterson and 29 roads, players of all ability levels welcome, 243-1073.
Toastmaster Club, 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Veterans Affairs Hospital, 2121 North Ave., Room 3204, 424-0487.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPA/AED online class, 6–8 p.m., American Red Cross, 506 Gunnison Ave., $110, advance registration required, 800-RED-CROSS, redcross.org/takeaclass.
Grand Junction Outing Club, downhill skiing, if snow, meet 9 a.m. Tuesday, south end of DoubleTree by Hilton parking lot; cross-country skiing, if snow, meet 9 a.m. Thursday, south end of DoubleTree by Hilton parking lot; hike Saturday, Dugway on Colorado National Monument, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Suicide Prevention training for the holiday season, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Garfield County Commissioners meeting room, 108 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs; 6 p.m. Thursday, Rifle Branch, Garfield County Libraries, Rifle.
Bookcliff Christian Preschool Bookfair fundraiser, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Western Slope Huntington’s Disease support group, last Tuesday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 434-8323.
Black Canyon Astronomical Society, 7 p.m. last Tuesday of each month in either Montrose or Delta, talks and discussions about astronomical topics, 856-7716, http://www.blackcanyonastronomy.com.
Alzheimer’s Association support group, 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, Alzheimer’s Association Office, 2232 N. Seventh St., No. B1, 256-1274.
Latin-Anglo Alliance, 6 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, Latin-Anglo Alliance, 760 Winters Ave, 248-3658.
Clifton Senior Citizens, noon Tuesdays, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-0803, 434-3905.
Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.
Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road, in the auditorium, 242-2657, 209-9241.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
2012 Medicare annual enrollment event, hosted by Mesa County RSVP Senior Health Insurance Assistance Project, walk-in, 9 a.m.–noon or 1–3 p.m., RSVP 422 White Ave., Suite 090, lower level US Bank building, take all insurance cards, prescription bottles or printout of current medications, 243-9839.
Pomona Elementary Bookfair fundraiser, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Look Good, Feel Better, 1:45–4 p.m. last Wednesday of each month, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., register 254-5581.
Mesa County Genealogical Society, noon fourth Wednesday of each month, brown bag lunch in the Lloyd Files Library, Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., 434-3409.
Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month; 1 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 523-8773, 257-1549, 245-8817.
Macho Men, (Men Against Cancer Helping Others), 5-6:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Java City Coffee Shop, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., entrance 26, 244-2351.
Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 241-8480.
Grand Junction Business Association, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 245-8484.
Alateen meeting, 3–4 p.m. Wednesdays, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1425 N. Fifth St.; 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado ceremony to honor loved ones, 5:30 p.m., Bill Hellman Sr. Hospice Center, 195 Stafford Lane, Delta, http://www.hospicewco.com.
Creative Avenues and the Youth Theatre Project fundraiser, sponsored by Pampered Chef consultant Dianna Shirley, 6–8 p.m., 835 N. 26th St., demonstrations, food sampling, drop by anytime, portion of proceeds will benefit the programs, 255-6757, http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com.
Orchard Avenue Elementary Bookfair fundraiser, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Medicare Open Enrollment question and answer seminar, 2–3 p.m., Mesa View Retirement Community, 601 Horizon Place, RSVP 241-0772.
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.
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.
Horizon-Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:20–8:30 a.m. Thursdays, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, 270-5898.
Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, noon Thursdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 270-6162, http://www.kiwanis-gj-org.
Friday, Nov. 30
Redlands Lions Club annual chili supper and cake raffle, 5–8 p.m., Redlands Middle School, 2200 Broadway, $5 adults, $4 ages 7–17, free ages 6 and younger, 245-7158.
Adventure Armchair Travel Club to London, 11 a.m., Mesa View, 601 Horizon Place, RSVP, 241-0772.
Thunder Mountain Elementary Bookfair fundraiser, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Weight Watchers meetings, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. Fridays, 104 Orchard Ave., WeightWatchers.com.
Reformers Unanimous International, faith-based addiction program, 7 p.m. Fridays, 1600 Ute Ave., 985-0350.
Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Redlands Mesa Golf Course, 2299 W. Ridges Blvd., 255-7000.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Santa pictures and holiday pet food drive, 10 a.m.–noon, Kokopelli Animal Hospital, 456 Kokopelli Blvd., Unit E, Fruita, free photo of your pet with Santa Claus for a donation of dog food, cat food or kitty litter, or $10 without donation, proceeds and donations benefit local animal shelters 858-4299.
Grand Mesa Jeep Club, traditional chili run and Christmas tree cutting, meet Colorado Highway 141, just across the Gunnison River bridge in Whitewater, departure time 9 a.m., traveling to Cactus Park turnoff, take chili to be mixed in the group chili pots or shared separately, and eating utensils, breads, dessert, etc., tree cutting permit required.
Santa photos to benefit Grand Junction CHAMPS, Veterans Golden Age Games Team, noon–4 p.m., Bibs to Cribs Like New Kid Essentials, 2923 North Ave., $5 per photo, $2 for each copy, 242-2520.
School District 51 Foundation Bookfair fundraiser, 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Love and Logic for Parents of Infants and Toddlers, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, The Parenting Place, $50, includes books, register by 5 p.m. Nov. 26, 254-8240.
Palisade Masonic Lodge, 10 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Palisade Masonic Temple, Fifth and Kluge streets, Palisade, 464-5720.
The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., first Saturday of each month, 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.