Your Town, Sept. 15, 2013

Ring, ring, ring, ring!

No, that’s not the lunch bell you’re hearing.

The Mount Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution will gather at noon Wednesday at Fifth and Main streets in downtown Grand Junction and ring bells for a full minute. The chapter will join other chapters around the state in commemorating the signing of the Constitution of the United States.

Constitution Week is celebrated Sept. 17–23.

Call Mary McFarlin at 242-7074 for information.

Last year’s Roice-Hurst donation sale was such a success that organizers have planned a second sale for Sept. 28 at 2102 N. First St.

With additional help from staff and volunteers this year, organizers are hoping to exceed the amount the previous sale raised — $3,200 — for the benefit of Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

The pet friendly event takes place on the lawn, and the community is invited to clean out closets and donate items for the sale.

Call Tim Jewett at 640-3819 for information or for donation pickup. 

The Brush & Palette Club’s meeting on Thursday will feature local artist Sallie Wysocki and a “Painting on Glass” demo.

The meeting is at 1 p.m., at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

The public is welcome to attend and watch Wysocki apply Americana gloss paint to glass surfaces such as wine bottles, mirrors and more.

Call Katie Hill at 241-0410 for more information.

Grand Villa Assisted Living, 2680 N. 15th St., will host a luau from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and the public is invited.

There will be food and live entertainment.

Cost is $5. Anyone younger than 5 years old or 65 and older is admitted free.

Call Linda at 241-9706 for information or to RSVP to attend.

The Book Cliff Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Wednesday at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive.

A program on blogging and how to get started will be presented. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $20.

According to its mission statement, posted at, “The Book Cliff Chapter is committed to unite individuals in the administrative profession, by encouraging personal and professional growth, through education, mentoring and leadership.”

Call 243-9899 for more information.

The Western Slope Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation is seeking to build membership and will host a social at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office conference room, 711 Independent Ave.

“Through natural attrition our ranks have grown thin and we need some new faces,” wrote Western Slope Chapter President Russ Means in an email to The Daily Sentinel.

The Western Slope Chapter has been involved in turkey and upland game animal conservation and in women’s and youth hunting events, and is a supporter of 4-H shooting sports. 

Call Means at 257-7277 for more information. 

The Smart Car Club of Western Colorado is the highlighted club these week.

The club was founded in December 2008, according to a release, and there are 25 Smart cars in the club. The group has various events throughout the year such as rallies, touring, car games, potlucks and a holiday banquet.

Membership is free to all Smart car owners.

Learn more by calling club organizer Marilyn Stine, 985-5431 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Are you ready to party like it’s the 1990s?

Those who graduated during the years 1990-99 from any of the four valley high schools — Grand Junction, Central, Palisade and Fruita Monument — are invited to the Classes Clinking Glasses event from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 5 at Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive.

“Together we join as one group, under one roof, to party like it’s 1990ish,” a news release said.

The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, a cash bar, casino tables, dancing and karaoke.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

In the name of community supported agriculture, other glasses will be clinked at 5 p.m. Monday, filled with a fennel Hefeweizen firkin. (Now, that’s a tongue twister.)

Kannah Creek Brewing Co. is partnering with Palisade-based Field to Fork CSA (community supported agriculture) for the event featuring fennel Hefeweizen firkin, which will be hand-tapped on the back bar at Kannah Creek Brewing, 1960 N. 12th St.

“A firkin is tapped at 5 p.m. every Monday at The Creek, but the upcoming fennel Hefeweizen will be the eighth in Kannah Creek’s firkin infusion series that started back in July,” a news release said.

“Past infusions have included a Basil IPA, Lavender Hefeweizen, and Peach Porter. This is the first firkin brewed with an ingredient from Field to Fork. Kannah Creek Brewing Company hopes to continue this new relationship. With each season there are new ingredients, and the possibility of a beet or pumpkin firkin has already been discussed.”

A firkin is a cask-conditioned beer that is mildly carbonated and served around 55 degrees. 

Pints will be sold Monday for $4.

Call 243-0702 for information

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