Palisade marked its 110th birthday with a street dance Friday and a BBQ and softball game Saturday. Against the backdrop of blue skies crowning Grand Mesa, folks attending the BBQ enjoyed good food and good visiting.
A fashion show-fundraiser for the CMU Athletic Scholarship Foundation took place Wednesday evening at Brownson Arena. The track program is raising funds for scholarships. Both men and women track members modeled for the show.
Edesia held a benefit wine sampling at Palisade’s Wine Country Inn Sunday afternoon.
The Palisade Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet and celebrated CEN-TEN (the city’s 110th anniversary) Saturday evening.
Mesa County teachers and students joined some of the valley’s “top dogs,” such as Jamie Hamilton and Fruita Mayor Lori Buck, to celebrate student achievements and the success of Kids Voting this year at a banquet Thursday evening at Colorado Mesa University.
The Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra performed a benefit concert at Lincoln Park Barn Saturday night.
Folks turned out Saturday night to enjoy the eclectic repertoire of Chris Proctor, finger-style guitarist, who performed at KAFM.
Ruth Ozeki discussed her novel, A Tale for the Time Being, Saturday at Grand Junction High School.
Mother Nature smiled on all the participants of the Worst Day of the Year Bike Ride Sunday.
The Lions Club Carnival was held at Two Rivers Convention Center Saturday evening.
Music lovers banished a bit of February’s chill Saturday night at a hot mariachi concert at Two Rivers Convention Center. The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra hosted the renowned band Mariachi Champaña Nevin in a spirited performance that included a bit of Bizet’s Carmen.
The Art Center held its largest annual exhibit with around 300 works created by local, regional and out-of-state artists.
The School District 51 Foundation hosted a white-attire cocktail party at CMU’s ballroom Saturday evening. The foundation raises funds to support academic growth promote outreach to children in the community.
Black ties? Nah. Top hats? Nope, but hard hats optional. Diamonds or pearls for the ladies? Perhaps … if paired with sturdy work shirts. Suggested Friday evening attire for the Chamber of Commerce banquet was “construction casual.” Held at the Two River Convention Center, the event was themed, “Let’s Build Business … Together.”
Community photos submitted by Daily Sentinel readers in February 2014
The Wedding Expo took place Sunday at Two Rivers Convention Center.
The 2014 Black Tie and Boots Gala was held Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center. The evening included fine dining, a live auction and dancing.
Orchard Mesa Pool held its grand reopening party Friday evening. The free event was a celebration of upgrades such as new locker rooms and the pool’s deck surface.
The Colorado National Monument Association hosted its Monumental Art Exhibit together with the city of Grand Junction at City Hall Friday evening.
Kids of all ages happily investigated exotic creatures such as turtles, scorpions and stingrays at the Grand Valley Zoological Quest Children’s Nature Center Saturday.
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