Weekly Planner, Sept. 15, 2013
Sunday, Sept. 15
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, Sept. 16
Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking, 9 a.m. Monday, Colorado National Monument, Cold Shivers; road biking, 8 a.m. Tuesday, meet at boat ramp, Redlands Parkway, ride toward South Camp; mountain biking, meet 9 a.m. Thursday, end of 27 1/4 Road, ride the Adobes; road biking, 9 a.m. Friday, Colorado National Monument Visitor Center; hike Saturday, Red Canyon, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
Eagle Riders, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, 245-0575, foe595.com.
Are You New to Medicare, Medicare 101 and More, 6:30–8 p.m., Montrose Public Library Community Room, 320 S. Second St., Montrose, presented by Retired Senior Volunteer Program-Colorado West Inc., AeroCare, the Colorado Health Foundation and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, 249-9639.
Lecture on the politics of climate change, presented by Tim Casey, professor of political science at Colorado Mesa University, 4–5:15 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, Room 141, part of CMU’s Fall Seminar Series, Natural Resources of the West: Global Changes, 248-1968.
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.org, 433-6800.
Popcorn and a Movie, 2 p.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief,” 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. and third Monday of each month, A Taste of Heaven Catering, 2817 North Ave., 242-0860.
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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness support meeting, 2 p.m. Mondays, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 257-0891.
Wild Mustangs Toastmasters, 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Veterans Affairs Hospital, 2121 North Ave., Room 3204, 241-1192.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: Early Detection Matters, 10 a.m.–noon, Daylight Donuts, 1410 North Ave., register 256-1274.
HEARTBEAT/Survivors After Suicide, 7–9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., 985-4551, 243-2467.
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. first and third Tuesday of each month, 256-0421, 243-0409.
Immigration and Citizenship presentation by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Denver Field Office director Andrew Lambrecht, 5:30 p.m., Mesa County Libraries, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.
Ladies Who Do Lunch Bunch, noon, Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, discuss “Half-Broke Horses,” by Jeanette Walls, take a treat to share for the potluck lunch, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
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.
Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Book Cliff Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, networking 5:30 p.m., light dinner 6 p.m., third Wednesday of each month, Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, program on blogging and how to get started, $20, 243-9899.
Mammoth Glyph: True or Fake, hosted by Chipeta Chapter of Colorado Archaeology Association, 7 p.m., Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., in Montrose, Mary Gillam, PhD geologist, will argue against the petroglyph’s (located on Sand Island, south of Bluff, Utah) authenticity; on Oct. 23, linguist and rock art scholar Ekkart Malotki, will argue in favor of the petroglyph’s authenticity, public invited, 252-8679.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, 10 a.m.–noon, Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., register 256-1274.
The Mystery Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Altered Carbon,” by Richard K. Morgan, 243-5113.
Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc., for Seniors, dine-out 11:30 a.m., Dos Hombres, 3245 Interstate 70 Business Loop, Clifton, reservations to Winnie, 589-9309, by Tuesday, guests welcome with reservations.
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, Judith Thomas, U.S. geological Survey, will speak on the Piceance Basin Hydrologic Database, 242-9062.
Mt. Garfield Daughter of the American Revolution, noon, Fifth and Main streets, ringing bells for one full minute to celebrate the signing of the Constitution of the United States, and Constitution Week, Sept. 17–23, 242-7074.
Homeowners Association Board Boot Camp, presented by Your HOA Team, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 18–25, Taste of Heaven, 2817 North Ave., to help board members organize tasks and cut them down to manageable size, attendance at both sessions required for certificate of completion, $60, 274-1286, http://www.YourHOATeam.com.
Community Suicide Prevention Training, 6:15–7:15 p.m., Colorado River Fire Station 41, 1850 Railroad Ave., Rifle, RSVP 925-5858.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Brush & Palette Club, 1 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., local artist Sallie Wysocki will present “Painting on Glass” demo, public welcome, 241-0410.
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association office, 2232 N. Seventh St., Suite B1, must pre-register, 256-1274.
Oral History Program, noon, Tom Ziola will present at the Lincoln Park Arboretum, 242-0971, ext. 210.
Way to Well Health Bus Tour, mobile clinic, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., The Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road, free for ages 18 and older, preventative and early detection health services, hosted by Walgreens and AARP, 244-0420.
Colorado Visions educational course, designed for parents and caregivers of children and adolescence living with a mental illness, five week series of classes 6:30–9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 19, materials and class furnished at no charge, register 462-3989, http://www.namiws.org.
Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.
RotarACT Club of Grand Junction, for professionals ages 18-34, 6:45–7:40 a.m. first and third Thursday of the month, St. Mary Hospital Pavilion Cancer Center, Entrance 25/26, https://sites.google.com/site/gjrotaractclub,
Kiva Book Club, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., call 243-4442 for the current title.
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.
Christian motorcycle riders group, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Starvin’ Arvin’s in Clifton, 250-7485.
Friday, Sept. 20
Stroke Support Group, 1–2:30 p.m., Grand Mesa Room of St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, “Stroke Recovery and Goal Setting,” presented by James Tanner, recreation therapist, St. Mary’s Hospital, 298-1929.
Reel Readers, 6 p.m. Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, read “We Bought a Zoo,“by Benjamin Mee, watch the movie version, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
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.
Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Barnes & Noble Book Fair Workshop, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson, 243-5113.
Vegan Life Colorado, Grand Junction Branch, annual Harvest Dinner Vegan Potluck, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Community Room at Lakeside, 3150 Lakeside Drive, take a vegan dish to share, free of animal products, to serve eight, the recipe with all ingredients listed, your own place setting and beverage, 255-0417, 242-2089, VeganLifeColorado.org.
Two Rivers Sams Chapter Good Sam RV Club, 1 p.m., call for location, 523-5625.
Western Colorado Congress 33rd annual meeting, Sept. 21–22, on the Grand Mesa, fall colors, educational hikes, informative issue presentations and discussion, dancing, local food, fun and companionship, nonmembers welcome, wccongress.org, 256-7650.
Temple Grandin speaking on the subjects of autism and animal behavior, hosted by Orchard Mesa Veterinary Hospital and Strive, 7 p.m. Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, upstairs in the University Student Center, $20, tickets at TicketsWest.com, at City Market stores, Bank of Colorado and Orchard Mesa Veterinary Hospital, 256-8612, 241-9866.
Basic Canning and Food Preservation, 10 a.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
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.