Your Town, Nov. 11, 2012

It’s been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

I say, this community sure knows how to raise money for a cause — by offering food in return.

Read on further, if you like food and helping a good cause.

■ Sample soups as good as Mom and Grandma used to make from 5–8 p.m. Wednesday during the pre-opening of Zoup!, 644 North Ave.

For a $5 donation, diners will receive a bowl of soup, bread and a fountain drink, with all proceeds going to Hilltop’s Senior Daybreak, a day-care program for seniors affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s. Call 244-0420 for information.

■ Eckert Presbyterian Church will have its Harvest Festival Dinner from 4–7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 13025 Colorado Highway 65 in Eckert. Cost for the roast beef dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6–12, and younger than 6 is free. Call 835-3388 for information.

■ A spaghetti dinner will be served from 2–4 p.m. Nov. 17 at The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa St., in Fruita, with proceeds going to help the Veterans Golden Age Games Team attend the games in May in Buffalo, N.Y.

Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 4–12 and ages 3 and younger are free. Call 261-6351 or 242-6175 for information.

It’s getting chilly outdoors, so come inside for some chili. Huh?

■ The Redlands Lions Club will have its annual chili supper and cake raffle from 5–8 p.m. Nov. 30 at Redlands Middle School, 2200 Broadway. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 7–17 and, ages 6 and younger are free.

Choose chili or potato soup along with condiments and toppings, crackers, tortillas and lemonade, or purchase soft drinks and single slices of cake for an additional cost.

Proceeds support the club’s many charitable programs. Call Russ Bergquist at 243-5534 for information.

■ Fruita Lioness will have a chili supper from 3–7 p.m. 
Dec. 8 at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St. in Fruita.

Cost is $4 for adults, $2 for ages 6–12, and free for ages 5 and younger. Enjoy a bowl of chili, cornbread, all the fixings, beverage and dessert. Proceeds benefit Fruita Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Progam and Lower Valley Children’s Christmas.

Button up your jacket and lace up your hiking boots — we’re heading outdoors to learn more about the spotlight club of the week — the Western Slope Adventures, a web-based outdoor club.

According to its bio, club “activities are member-driven and include hiking, backpacking, peak bagging, dog walks, monthly potlucks, full moon outings, river rafting and canoeing, canyoneering and rappelling, biking, outdoor photography, rock hounding, more.”

Membership is free and open to all ages. Family participation is encouraged.

The club will have a potluck from 6–8 p.m. Monday, featuring a geocaching presentation by Mackenzie Dodge.

Call 433-4312 for the potluck location and more information or visit http://www.WesternSlope

Ongoing community needs:

■  SPUNK — needs new Socks, Pajamas and Underwear for Needing Kids:  243-3404.

■ Food drive through Nov. 20, Elevation Now, 2505 Foresight Circle, Suite C1, in exchange for complimentary chiropractic screening. Donations benefit Grand Junction Catholic Outreach. Info: 263-9100.

■ The third annual food drive to support local veterans continues through Dec. 3, Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 F Road, Unit 16. Info: 245-4156.

■ The Salvation Army: blankets, sleeping bags, tents, winter gear and stuffed animals for families/individuals in need. Hours are 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 918 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Info: 945-6976.

■ Help a Neighbor in Need food drive benefits Food Bank of the Rockies, through Nov. 15, Roman Family Chiropractic, 2584 Patterson Road, receive gift certificate for chiropractic consultation and evaluation or $10 off one-hour massage. Info: 243-8896.

■ Hope of the Grand Valley Adopt a Family for Christmas, focusing on working parents who don’t have funds to provide Christmas for their children without additional stress to the family. Applications for adopting a family or for assistance at Info: 778-4880.

■ Wreaths Across America, drive for wreaths to be placed at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, during the Christmas season. To sponsor a wreath, call Art Edwards, 250-1174 or email

■ Operation Interdependence Adopt-A-Box, $30 donation will ship box of 50 Civilian Rations (C-rats) in your name or the name of a loved one, to deployed U.S. troops. Info:, click on Adopt-a-Box; mail donations to Operation Interdependence, 2695 Patterson Road, No. 2-147, Grand Junction, 81506; email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 523-4217.

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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