Your Town, May 30, 2010

Are you looking for things to do on this extended, three-day Memorial Day weekend?

Here are a few suggestions for enjoying the holiday and remembering the servicemen and women it honors.

Walk through   Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado on D Road and see the numerous miniature flags that decorate the graves.

Attend a JUCO baseball game, or two, or more.

Go to the Vietnam War Memorial in Fruita and listen to the audio, look up at the Vietnam War-era helicopter on display, and trace you finger over a name that is engraved in the stone.

Eat watermelon.

At your home, put out a flag first thing Monday morning and encourage your neighbors to do so also.

Toss something on the grill and roast it slowly to perfection.

Watch the fireworks Monday night, either at the ballpark, or from afar.

Put flowers on a grave of someone who has died.

Have another slice of watermelon.

Thank a soldier.

A third Western Slope Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., for veterans to visit the World War II Memorial has been scheduled for Oct. 5-6.

To raise funds for the flight, Chapter B of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association will have an All Bike Poker Run on June 12.

Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Motorcycle Accessories, 2060 E. Main St.

Card stops will be at Delta, Montrose and Grand Junction locations, with the ride concluding at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction.

Lunch will be served at the park, and there will be door prize drawings as well as a 50/50 raffle and silent auction items.

Cost is $10 for the first hand and $5 for each additional hand.

Call Dean Talbot at 245-1850 or 261-5290 for information.

All Fruita Monument High School graduates from the years 1970-79 are invited to a Day in the Park reunion Sept. 25 in Fruita’s Reed Park at 250 S. Elm St.

The event is free and coincides with the Fruita Fall Festival that weekend.

Call Chris Bennetts at 250-9950 or John Lister at 640-5299 for information.


Folks with macular degeneration or any other form of severe vision loss are invited at attend Low Vision Expos, which will feature exhibitors providing information and resources that cover a wide range of low vision and blindness concerns.

Low Vision Expos are set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Health and Human Services Building, 1845 S. Townsend in Montrose, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St. in Grand Junction.

Information will be provided on audio reading, the Colorado Talking Book and local and statewide audio newspaper reading programs, magnification and adaptive living devices, electronic video magnifiers, diabetes and eye-disease information and much more.

There will be door prizes and light refreshments, and Spanish-speaking translators will be available.

Call Carol Inglis at 241-4619 for information.


If you are a woman who loves to sing, make plans to attend one or more of the De-Rose Chorus’ Sweet Adelines three summer guest nights at the Delta Middle School choir room, Eighth Street and Grand Avenue, in Delta.

The guest nights are set for June 7, July 12 and Aug. 2.

During guest night, the chorus will introduce visitors to the barbershop style of a cappella singing.

Car pools will travel from Grand Junction, Montrose and Eckert.

Call Leslie at 256-9763 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

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by fax at 244-8578, or by mail to P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction, CO, 81502.

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