Your Town, Sept. 30, 2012

Forget the GPS.

“Follow the smell of the bacon frying.”

That’s how the website posting describes the location of the annual Coates Creek pancake breakfast, happening Saturday, Oct. 6, at the historic Coates Creek School on Glade Park.

The breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the little log schoolhouse, west on DS Road. Cost is a suggested donation of $6 for sourdough pancakes, bacon, sausage, ham and eggs.

The annual fundraiser benefits the upkeep and preservation of Coates Creek School, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Visit for information.

Jennifer Stuchensneider, a fourth-grade student at Connections Academy, is the winner of the cabin contest, sponsored by the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests and will be given her award at 1 p.m. today at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center, during Color Sunday activities.

Lots of activities are planned along the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway for Color Sunday.

Jennifer and her family will receive a free stay in the Moose Manor cabin at the Mesa Lakes Recreation Center. See her winning contest entry online at

The Mesa County Republican Women’s Luncheon is set for Oct. 8 at Two Rivers Convention Center.

A social begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The program speakers will be Republican candidates for office.

Call 434-9378 for reservations.

Sunset Slope Quilters will welcome Lenore Crawford of Midland, Mich., to its guild in October.

Crawford will present a lecture, titled “Fusing, Fabric Painting, and Stitching to Create Your Own Art Quilt,” during the guild’s meeting at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at American Lutheran Church, 631 26 1/2 Road.

A workshop, titled “One Day Mini-Blended Fabric Art Collage,” will be presented from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive. Cost for the workshop is $45 and includes lunch.

Visit http://www.sunsetslope or email Laura Pedge at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

The Roice-Hurst Donation Sale, to benefit the Roice-Hurst Humane Society, is set for 
8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday on the lawn at 2102 N. First St., in the Hillcrest neighborhood.

According to a news release, items for sale feature “household goods, antiques, and anything that folks will want to donate.”

“We are collecting things from neighbors in Hillcrest and from some local businesses, then folks just donate what they can and what they want and take their treasure,” the release said.

The event is a ‘“pet friendly” donation sale, and fun for all.”

For information, call Tim Jewett at 640-3819 or 433-7756.             

Three Boy Scouts from Grand Junction have achieved the Eagle Scout rank: Zachary Erskine, Troop 303; Blake Rogers, Team 362; and Nick Kohls, Crew 386.

I didn’t have to flip a coin to determine the spotlight organization this week.

The nonprofit Western Slope Coin Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, on the west side, lower meeting room.

According to the “about us” link at its website, the club has been in existence since 2009 and has more than 35 members.

“The meetings are less formal than some organizations, most of our business relates to the two shows we host at the Lincoln Park Barn the end of April and the third week of September each year. Most of the time is spent visiting with each other, buying, selling, trading and showing off our coins and paper money from member’s collections,” the website says.

Proceeds from the coin shows benefit local charities determined by the members.

The club is offering to the public free coin and currency evaluation clinics from 5:30–6:30 p.m., at it monthly meetings, so the public can learn the real value of any coins or currency they may possess.

The club will not try to buy any of the coins or currency.

Call Dean at 241-1770 or Robyn at 245-4141 or visit for information.

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