Weekly Planner, Nov. 3, 2013
Sunday, Nov. 3
Grand Junction Railroad Employees Club Thanksgiving and Retirement Dinner, noon, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, $8 at the door, ages younger than 12 free, canned food drive, 250-5474.
Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, Mesa Mall Community Room, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, 216-9842.
Monday, Nov. 4
Grand Mesa Jeep Club, social hour and no host dinner, 6–7 p.m., business meeting 7 p.m., Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant, 710 North Ave., owners of all makes of off-road vehicles invited, gmjc.org.
Grand Mesa Back Country Horsemen, monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Mesa Mall Community Room, guest speaker Dave Grossman, executive director of the Grand Valley Trails Alliance; monthly trail ride, 10 a.m. Saturday, McInnis Canyon, meet at Opal Hill parking lot, 250-5509, 596-4870.
Spinning Yarns Knit and Lit Club, 5:30–8 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Grand Junction Outing Club, meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday; road biking, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Canyon View Park to gas plant on 21 Road; hike Saturday, Mill Creek in Moab, Utah, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Firkin Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., $4 pints will benefit Hilltop’s Residential Youth Services, 243-0702.
York Rite Masons, first Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
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.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Know the 10 Warning Sings of Alzheimer’s: Early Detection Matters, 10 a.m.–noon, Daylight Donuts, 1410 North Ave., register, 256-1274.
Support group for people with head and neck cancer, 6:30–8 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Colorado West Otolaryngologist, 426 Patterson Road, Suite 503, St. Mary’s Hospital Physician Tower, 245-2400.
Grand Mesa Macintosh Users’ Group, 7 p.m. first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann Ave., 243-4881.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 6 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 3244 F 1/4 Road, Clifton, 464-7411.
Desert West Chapter, Embroiders Guild of America, 9 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, 257-9394.
The Compassionate Friends, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., grief support group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child, sibling or grandchild, 434-3822, 242-2391.
KAFM Lifelong Learning event featuring Linda Gann with Connect for Health, 7 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., Q&A regarding Affordable Care Act, free, $5 donation accepted, reserve a seat at http://www.kafmradio.org, 241-8801, ext. 223.
Mesa County Women’s Network joint event with Book Cliff Chapter International Association Administrative Professionals, featuring international speaker Merelle Rodrigo, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, RSVP http://www.mcwn.org, http://www.iaap-bookcliff.org.
Clifton Senior Citizens, noon Tuesdays, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-0803, 434-3905.
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.
Grand Junction Lions Club, noon Tuesdays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., 241-8852.
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.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Gluten Free Grand Valley, 7 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, focus on kids that live a gluten free lifestyle and their parents, treats from Berna B’s, 216-0351.
Sci-Fi Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Old Man’s War,” by John Scalzi, 243-5113.
Scrabble Club, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.
Educational session for new Medicare beneficiaries, 10 a.m.–noon, RSVP, 422 White Ave., lower level, US Bank Building, seating limited, call 243-9839 to reserve a space.
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild, noon Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, 3942 27 1/2 Road, program is Woven Baskets, presented by Julie Kleinrath of Woven Designs; 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., Michelle Akcar will present on Turkish Silk, mesafiberartsguild.org.
Colorado West Paint Horse Club, general membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Grand Valley Bank, 570 25 Road, 314-7519, 640-4442, http://www.coloradowestpainthorseclub.com.
Palisade Art Lovers, 10 a.m.–noon first Wednesday of each month, 434-6191.
Western Colorado Business Development Corp., 8:30 a.m. first Wednesday of each month, 304 W. Main St., 243-5242.
Beta Sigma Phi, Grand Junction City Council, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Bray Education Center, 640 Belford Ave., 260-5685, 434-9873.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Lit & Lattes Book Club, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “And the Mountains Echoed,” by Khaled Hosseini, 243-5113.
Moose Lodge 270, first and third Thursday of each month, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, 7:30 p.m. 242-4754.
Fraternal Order of Eagles 595 Aerie, 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 243-6454.
Immigration Reform in Colorado — Local Effects of New Laws, hosted by The League of Women Voters of Montrose County, noon, Montrose Library District, Community Room, three speakers followed by question and answer period.
Suicide support group, to understand suicide, loss from suicide, or know about resources in the community, 7 p.m. first Thursday of each month; 10 a.m. third Monday of each month, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 683-6626.
Altrusa of Grand Junction, 6 p.m. board meeting, 6:30 p.m. business meeting, first and third Thursday of each month, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1425 N. Fifth St., 245-2712.
Masonic Lodge, Mesa 55 A.F. & A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 245-3600.
Horizon-Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:15–8:30 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.
Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.
Al-Anon meeting, 7–8 p.m. Thursdays, Sacred Heart Church basement, 433 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 260-5263.
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.
Friday, Nov. 8
WLS Support Group, for those who have had, or are interested in having bariatric surgery, 5:30-6:30 p.m. second Friday of each month, St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, Saccomanno Education Center, Room 1, 298-6400.
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.
Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Redlands Mesa Golf Club, 2235 W. Ridges Blvd., 263-9270.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Western Slope Scholastic Chess Tournament, for ages 5–18, 8:30 a.m., Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, awards ceremony around 4 p.m., rated and unrated players welcome, 20 registration, discounts available for multiple children and tournaments, preregister http://www.chessexpress.biz.
Two River Sams Chapter, Good Sam RV Club, noon, call 523-5625 for information.
American Legion 2006 (Fruita), 9 a.m., second Saturday of each month, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 640-7971, http://www.coloradolegion.org.
American Legion Post 37, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 3581, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 216-9111, http://www.coloradolegion.org.
Western Colorado Decorative Artists, social 9 a.m., business meeting 9:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 241-8228.
River Canyon School’s Second Saturday, 9–11 a.m. second Saturday of each month, Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, playtime for children, activities for adults, $10 suggested donation for families that RSVP, $15 walk-ins, 216-9936.
Grand Valley Art Students League, open studio session, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. second Saturday of each month, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., $40 membership per year, 245-4441.