Weekly Planner, Sept. 22, 2013

Monday, Sept. 23

Anime Club, 3 p.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.

Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking, meet 9 a.m. Monday, Cold Shivers, Colorado National Monument; road biking, meet Tuesday, Orchard Mesa City Market to ride Delta to Olathe, brunch ride; mountain biking, meet 9 a.m. Thursday, end of 27 1/4 Road to ride Carpenter Mine Road; road biking meet 9 a.m. Friday, Colorado National Monument Visitor Center; hike Saturday, Miller Mesa, Dallas Trail, Ridgway, in pursuit of fall colors, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.

What’s in the Air — a Community Discussion on Air Quality in the Grand Valley, hosted by Citizens for Clean Air, Alpine Bank and League of Women Voters, 7–9 p.m., Grand Junction City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St., panel of area specialists will address known pollutants in the Grand valley, their sources and their effects, 242-1054.

School District 51 forum for school board candidates, hosted by Colorado Mesa University’ Associated Student Government, in conjunction with Strong Schools, Strong Communities, 6 p.m. CMU’s University Center, open to the public, 248-1011.

St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center Art Exploration class, 4–5:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington, Ave., Oncology Conference Room, materials provided, 298-7500.

Fruitvale Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, 434-4736.

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.

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.

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.

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture in the Grand Valley, presented by Curtis Swift, Natural Resources of the West seminar series, 4–5:15 p.m., Saccomanno Lecture Hall, room 141, Wubben Science Building, Colorado Mesa University, http://www.coloradomesa.edu/WaterCenter, 248-1968.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Thunder Mountain Camera Club, 7 p.m., Grand Junction Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, program by Sue Broderdorp about studio opportunities, attendees will judge the Scavenger Hunt, 260-7488.

Community Suicide Prevention Training, hosted by Aspen Hope Center, 6–7 p.m., New Castle Town Hall, 450 W. Main St., New Castle, RSVP 925-5858.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 1:30 p.m., fourth Tuesday of each month, Alzheimer’s Association office, 2232 N. Seventh St., No. B1, 256-1274.

How to Travel Well, free presentation about traveling comfortably and inexpensively, 6:30 p.m., Mesa County Libraries, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., author and photographer John Carls and his wife Kim will present, 243-4442.

Maximizing Social Security, May-Investments Tuesday Noon Class, presented by Barbara Traylor Smith, noon–1 p.m., May-Investments, 633 24 Road, Suite B, light lunch served, space limited, RSVP, 263-5126, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Western Slope Huntington’s Disease support group, last Tuesday of each month, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 250-5997.

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.

Meeting for people with spinal cord injuries, 12:15–1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, entrance 22, in the East-West Conference room, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., 243-0251.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

American Girl Club, 4:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Cocktails and Conversation, hosted by The American Association of University Women, 5–7 p.m., Springhill Suites, Mario’s Lounge, 236 Main St., “happy hour” for community women to gather together in a casual setting to discuss current topics, 234-5674, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Look Good, Feel Better, 1:45–4 p.m. last Wednesday of each month, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Oncology Conference Room, tips for women in cancer treatment, register 254-5581.

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.

Mesa County Genealogical Society, noon fourth Wednesday of each month, Museum of Western Colorado C.D. Smith Building, Fifth Street and Ute Avenue, 434-3409.

Medicaid — What to Do With Limited Resources, Assistance for Seniors, Caregivers and Disabled, hosted by Pro Bono Project of Mesa County and Colorado Legal Services Title III Senior Citizen Legal Assistance Program, 9–11:30 a.m., Grand Junction City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St., elder law attorney Drew Moore will present, register 424-5748.

Overcoming Roadblocks, for men and women, receive life skills training, 10:30 a.m.–noon Wednesdays, The Salvation Army, 1235 N. Fourth St., 242-7513.

Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 241-8480.

Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction Golden K, 9–10 a.m. Wednesdays, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 242-1750, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday, Sept. 26

The Mesa County Historical Society annual picnic and potluck gathering, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 Patterson Road, board members will provide chicken, lemonade and dinner service, take a dish to share, music by Bone Tree of Unaweep Canyon, exhibits open, community invited, RSVP 242-0971, 260-5226, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Spellbinders, KAFM RAdio Room Life Long Learning Event, 7 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., discussion about the value of continued learning throughout life and the value of “story” in our everyday lives, 241-8801, ext. 223, http://www.kafmradio.org.

Food for Thought: A Cookbook Club, 6 p.m. Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, registration required, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.

Fruita MOPS, 9:30–11:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Canyon West Worship Center, 456 Kokopelli Blvd. No. G, first meeting free, $7 per meeting after, refreshments, crafts, child care, 858-2447.

Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, 7:30 p.m. fourth and second Thursday of each month, Gem and Mineral Clubhouse, 2328 Monument Road, 243-1030.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 595, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 433-8048.

TOPS 209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road, 778-9955, http://www.tops.org.

Cottonwoods and Cold Ones, hosted by the Tamarisk Coalition, 5:30–8 p.m. Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., learn about river restoration during a brief riverside tour at Watson Island and Las Colonias, return to the brewery for appetizers, music, prize drawings and a tour of the brewery, $10, RSVP, 256-7400.

Western Slope Chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, new committee member drive social, 6:30 p.m., Department of Wildlife conference room, interested new members welcome, 711 Independent Ave., 257-7277.

Friday, Sept. 27

Palisade High School reunions for all classes from the 1960s, hosted by the classes of 1962 and 1963, attend the PHS homecoming parade, dinner at Wine Country Inn Sept. 27; attend the PHS football game Sept. 28, all teachers and students from the ‘60s invited, register 250-1303.

17th annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by the Fruita Lioness Club, 5–8 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., $5 adults, $3 ages 6–12 ages 5 and younger free, chances on the cake walk, proceeds benefit families and organizations in the Lower Valley.

Caregivers Support Group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 242-0298, ext. 101.

Alzheimer’s Association Cafe Connect, 6–7:30 p.m., Hilltop’s Senior Daybreak, 1620 Hermosa Drive, late summer barbecue, music and games with your loved ones and meet other families affected by dementia, RSVP by Wednesday, 256-1274.

Making Democracy Work award presentation, given by The League of Women Voters of Montrose County, 7 p.m., Paonia Town Park, during the Mountain Harvest Festival chili cook-off.

Grand Junction High School class of 1942 monthly lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m., last Friday of each month, Village Inn, 757 Horizon Drive, 434-8297.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Annual Roice-Hurst Donation Sale, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., 2102 N. First St., proceeds benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society, to donate items for the sale call 640-3819.

Western Colorado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, get acquainted dinner to seek potential chapter members, 5 p.m., Commemorative Air Force building, Grand Junction Regional Airport, current, former or retired officers from any branch of service including Active, Reserve and National Guard officers, dress is casual, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 241-8714.

10th annual Anna Banana 5k, to benefit the Annalee Foundation scholarship, registration 7 a.m., race 8 a.m., Connected Lakes, advance registration http://www.runnercard.com, annaleefoundation.org.

Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc. for Seniors, attend Fruita Fall Festival as a group, meet 9 a.m., south end of Sears parking lot, Mesa Mall, 434-5277.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Parachute Post 5485, 7:30 a.m. second and fourth Saturday of each month, Parachute Senior Center, 540 N. Parachute Ave., Parachute, 285-7540.


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