Your Town, Jan. 13, 2013

OK, break’s over, time to get busy.

From the weight of the email in my in-box recently, I believe that was the collective announcement made throughout the Grand Valley this past week.

The new year is well under way and it looks to be an exciting — and busy — year already. 

Got news? Send it to me using one of the methods listed at the end of this column and we’ll add it to the growing list of upcoming community events.

It’s a new year, try something new.

The Vegetarian Society of Colorado, Grand Junction Area branch, invites the public to attend a potluck dinner on Saturday at the Lakeside Community Room, 3150 Lakeside Drive.

The theme for the potluck is “A New Year! Be inspired to try NEW recipes — Vegan Potluck.”

The group will gather at 5:30 p.m. and eat at 6 p.m.

Take a vegan dish, free of animal products, to serve eight, from a recipe you have not tried before.

New at this? Bring something as simple as cut-up fruits or veggies or check out recipes at, or to explore vegan recipe ideas from around the world, the International Vegetarian Union has 3,099 recipes at

Along with the dish, bring the recipe with all ingredients listed, your own place setting and beverage.

Call Marian at 255-0417 or Rhonda at 245-8315, or go to for information.

The Grand Junction group of Overeaters Anonymous will celebrate OA’s 53rd birthday from 2–4 p.m. Saturday in the basement at Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St.

The celebration is open to current and past members as well as those interesting in learning more about the group. There will be speakers, skits and sharing. The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.

Call 257-1692 for information.

Warm up with a simmering bowl of chili or potato soup at the Clifton Lions Club chili supper fundraiser from 4:30 to
7 p.m. Saturday at the Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., in Clifton.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for ages 6–12. Ages younger than 6 are free. Chili and potato soup will be served, and the ticket includes a dessert.

Call 434-9794 for information.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals Book Cliff Chapter will meet Wednesday at A Taste of Heaven, 2817 North Ave.

Chapter member Pearl Hasson will present “The Unique Role of the “Multi-Manager” Administrative Assistant. This program qualifies for one recertification point.

Hasson has been an IAAP member since 2004 and has served as president, treasurer, chairwoman of Administrative Professionals Day and on many different committees throughout the years.

She currently serves as treasurer and yearbook chairwoman.

Networking is 5:30–6 p.m., the program and dinner from 6-7 p.m., and chapter business from 7–7:30 p.m. Cost is $20.

For reservations, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), attention Pearl, or call Pam at 210-2513. 

January marks the one-year anniversary of the local Real Estate Investors Network, and its next meeting is from 6 to 
8 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court.

New and experienced real estate investors are welcome as well as contractors, attorneys, property managers, Realtors, bankers and anyone else interested in owning investment real estate.

The first meeting is free, then $10 per meeting or $65 per year per family (two attendees).

For information or to register, call 433-4312 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Artist Sara Alyn Oakley will present “Contemporary Watercolor and Ink” at the next Brush and Palette Club meeting from 1–3 p.m. Thursday at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Oakly will demonstrate free flowing combinations of watercolor and acrylic inks, painting and drawing techniques to form loose images with complex elements appearing and disappearing.

Call Nancy Lewis at 462-7370 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Grand Junction Geological Society member Bill Chen-
oweth will speak on “Grand Junction and the Manhattan Project Secret Uranium Procurement During World War II” during the society’s joint meeting with the Colorado Mesa University Geology Club, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Guests are welcome to the meeting that takes place in the Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, on the CMU campus.

Call 242-9062 for information.

The 2013 Relay for Life of Grand Junction kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive.

At the event, you can register your team for the early bird rate of $75, pay the registration fee, pick up team captain packets, get lots of free Relay goodies and more.

The Grand Junction Relay for Life event, with the theme “Under the Big Top,” will be June 14–15 at Long Family Memorial Park.

Go to or call 250-1771 for information.

Submit your Planner and community news items by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), by fax at 244-8578, or by mail to P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction, CO, 81502.

Items to be considered for Your Town should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.


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