Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States were honored at a ceremony that featured music and a keynote speech by Col. Tom Fisher, Mesa County administrator. The ceremonies took place at the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park near the Colorado Welcome Center in Fruita.
The Grand Junction Symphony held its 11th annual gala Saturday.
CMU hosted its annual Military Ball this Friday.
The Grand Heritage Society held its inaugural reception at the Museum of the West Wednesday evening.
Costumed locals flocked to Mesa Mall Thursday in celebration of Halloween.
Shoppers gathered at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday for a craft fair to benefit the Philanthropic Education Organization.
The Colorado Mesa University Spanish Club, “Pura Vida,” threw a dance Saturday night to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
On Friday and Saturday the Holiday House Bazaar at the First United Methodist Church featured a Victorian tearoom, a country store, a Christmas boutique and much more.
Downtown was crawling with zombies Friday evening. As darkness fell, many zombies livened up considerably for a flash mob to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Celebrants got an early start on Halloween late Friday afternoon in Palisade with the Trick or Treat Street and Carnival.
The downtown Spooktacular was a success, as thousands of kids packed Main Street wearing costumes to collect candy from downtown businesses. Kids decorated cookies and pumpkins. Also included in the festivities were entertainment by dancers, spooky music and a costume parade Saturday afternoon on Main Street,
Larchwood Inn hosted a party Wednesday to celebrate the right of a resident of a nursing facility to speak out against elder abuse. Residents came from facilities around the valley to participate in the national event. Dave Norman of the Area Agency of Aging and Marilyn Richardson, a state ombudsman (patient advocate in long-term care), also spoke at the event.
“The British are Coming!’ was the musical theme for Rockestra’s concert last Saturday at Robinson Theatre at Colorado Mesa University.
An unveiling ceremony was held Friday evening for four bronze statues of the Prinster brothers, the founders of City Market.
Plenty of school spirit was on display at Thursday night’s football game between Grand Junction and Montrose.
Bikers flocked to Fruita’s civic center to celebrate mountain biking in Fruita.
Cross Orchards Historic Site hosted a Fall Day on the Farm Saturday featuring historic demonstrations and more fun activities on Saturday.
This Thursday evening supporters of Kids Voting turned out downtown to hear speakers of all ages explain the importance of continuing the civics program.
The 2013 Survive Fashion Show was held Saturday night.
The Grand Valley Dressage Society held its horse show Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds.
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