Your Town, Oct. 27, 2013

With “giving” being the general theme this time of year, here are a few things to consider for the upcoming week:

The 26th annual clothing giveaway, hosted by Grand Junction Church of Christ, will be from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 31–Nov. 1 and from 8 a.m.–noon Nov. 2 at the church, 2893 F Road.

The giveaway will offer clothing for all ages and size and is open to the community.

Call 245-4210 for more information.

Roman Family Chiropractic is accepting donations for its 13th annual food drive with the goal of collecting three-quarters of a ton of food to benefit the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies.

The public is invited to drop off donations of canned and nonperishable foods, at 2584 Patterson Road, through Nov. 25, and receive a complimentary certificate for $10 off a one-hour massage.

Call 243-8896 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Hilltop’s Residential Youth Services will receive all proceeds from Kannah Creek Brewing Co.‘s next firkin tapping, at 5 p.m. Nov. 4, at 1960 N. 12th St.

“RYS provides community-based treatment and education for challenged youth and their families,” a news release said.

“It serves young people who have encountered difficulty at home, school and in the community. Located on a 7-acre campus, this unique program is designed to promote behavioral and academic improvement through therapeutic, social, educational and recreational programming.”

The firkin tapping is part of the International Series and the style of beer is an English Early Grey Blonde. The $4 pints are only available the night of the tapping.

The Mesa Fiber Guild daytime meeting is set for noon Nov. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road.

The November program is Woven Baskets by Woven Designs, on Main Street.

The meeting is open to anyone who enjoys or wants to learn about knitting, weaving, rug hooking, crochet, fiber dyeing or other fiber arts.

The November evening meeting for the guild will be from 6–8 p.m. Nov. 7, at Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave. Michelle Akcar will present on “Turkish Silk.”

Visit for information.

The Grand Mesa Back County Horsemen will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Mesa Mall Community Room.

Guest speaker is Dave Grossman, the executive director of the Grand Valley Trails Alliance.

Learn more about the Back Country Horsemen by calling Katey Kelly at 596-4870.

Western Slope Non-smoking Singles Inc. — For Seniors have planned activities for November.

■ 1 p.m. Nov. 9: Potluck meeting, followed by fellowship and games, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road

■ 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16: Visit to Museum of Western Colorado, 462 Ute Ave. After viewing the exhibits, the group will go to lunch.

■ 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20: Dine-out at Village Inn, on Horizon Drive. Call Winnie at 589-9309 by Nov. 19 for reservations. Guests welcome with reservations.

■ 1 p.m. Nov. 23: Turkey dinner followed by games, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road. Flora will cook a turkey. Take a side dish, salad or dessert. Guests are welcome and not expected to bring food.

Although the group often meets at the church, it is not affiliated with the church.

Call Flora at 434-5277 for more information.

International speaker Merelle Rodrigo will give a presentation to the members of the Mesa County Women’s Network and The Book Cliff Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Nov. 5, at Two Rivers Convention Center.

“A natural public speaker, J. Merelle Rodrigo delivers entertaining and meaningful presentations on stress management, body communication, gender differences, and cross-cultural awareness,” according to her profile at the National Speakers Bureau website.

Participants can choose to attend an all-day event with Rodrigo or attend just portions of the day.

Visit for information and to register.

The Colorado Mesa University Sociology Club and the League of Women Voters of Mesa County will host a panel discussion on “Seasonal Workers and Migrant Families” at 7 p.m. Monday, in room 221 of the CMU University Center.

A variety of issues will be discussed and the public is invited to attend.

Visit for more 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 81502. Items to be considered for Your Town should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.


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