Your Town, July 1, 2012

It was my intention to slide in a thought or two, but Your Town’s thriving community clubs and organizations will be doing all the talking this week, leaving me just a little space to wish all a happy, and safe, Fourth of July.

It’s a busy time of year for Your Town, and your upcoming activities are a testimony to that.

The Fourth of July holiday is Wednesday, and as a day to display the American flag, the Redlands Club will again be raising flags in several areas on the Redlands.

You too can be a part of the club’s flag service, if you reside in the Seasons, Tiarado, Panorama, South Broadway or Redlands Village areas. Now’s the time to sign up for the service as a new service year has just begun. The delivery year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Flags are raised on nine holidays a year for $30.

Call Chuck Stevenson, 242-3222, Skip Hughes, 243-6785 or Dave McLinay, 433-7961 for information and to sign up.

The Palisade American Legion Auxiliary No. 50 will have a memorial poppy drive at two locations this week with donations to the program going to provide therapy for handicapped and hospitalized veterans.

Auxiliary members will be on hand passing out the hand-crafted poppies from 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Michael’s Arts and Crafts, and from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, in front of the North Avenue Walmart. There will also be handmade thank- you cards to sign to send to the troops overseas.

Call Julie Dominguez-Aysse at 623-0146 or visit for information.

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach is seeking donations of men’s summer clothing, casual and gently worn to stock its clothing bank.

Last year, the clothing bank was visited 14,899 times by those in need of a helping hand. Individuals can shop for needed clothing for adults and children, once per week, Monday through Friday.

Donations are accepted from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Catholic Outreach,  245 S. First St., at the back of the building.

Call 241-3658 for information.

The Central High School class of 1957 has planned a class reunion for Aug. 10–11.

A dinner will take place Aug. 10, at the Clarion Inn and a picnic will be Aug. 11, at Long’s Family Park.

Call Paul at 434-1274 for information.

The Western Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will have its annual picnic and scholarship silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Monday, at Canyon View Park.

Drinks and meat will be supplied. Guests are welcome to attend this informal gathering, to see what the chapter is about. Take a dish to share.

For more information or to RSVP, call Mitzi Kenyon at 245-5000 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado is offering a five-week support group for caregivers from 2–3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 3–31.

Caregiver Connections, designed to help caregivers learn more about community resources and support, while also connecting them with others facing similar situations,  will meet at the Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St.

The group is open to all caregivers in the community.

Call 683-4921 for information.

Colorado State University Alumni and Friends reception is set for 5–6:30 p.m. July 17, at The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa, 2299 W. Ridges Blvd.

CSU President Tony Frank is on a Colorado tour and will be on hand to speak about the past, present and future of CSU.

The reception is free. Heavy appetizers will be provide and a cash bar will be available.

RSVP at by July 11.

The Black Canyon Camera Club’s next meeting will feature a presentation of a macro photography webinar, part two, in preparation for a macro photography exercise later this year.

The group meets at 6 p.m., the second Monday of the month (July 9) at Heaven’s View Community Room, 1445 Porter Drive, in Delta.

Call Rae Ann at 856-7809 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Artist Rachel Kilgore will demonstrate “Paintings to Wearable Art: How to Make Enameled Jewelry,” during the Art Students League open studio event, July 14, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Kilgore, who is represented by the Oakley Gallery and The Blue Pig Gallery, will demonstrate how she converts her paintings into delicate, enameled jewelry. The open studio event is from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Kilgore will present at 1 p.m.

Learn more about the Art Students League, that meets the second Saturday of the month, by calling Sara Oakley at 270-0303.

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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