Several hundred well-wishers sang, danced, ate and shared stories in honor of Cesar Chavez. Chavez’ birthday is March 31, but local organizers decided to celebrate at Las Colonias Park a little early, before students leave for spring break at the end of the month, said Jose Luis Chavez, an event coordinator.
STRIVE celebrated its 50th anniversary with a tribute to Patsy Cline. The event took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and included dinner, cocktails, and the theatrical event, “Always, Patsy Cline.”
California’s Death Valley National Park is in full “super bloom.” There are millions of colorful flowers blooming, a rare event that hasn’t occurred since 2006. Park officials say the desert flowers are due to an increase of rainfall during the winter months.
Mesa Theater held a benefit for Deputy Derek Geer’s family Saturday. Performers included the Williams Brothers Band, Zac Grant of Zolopht, Kelly Raymond of Riveter, Shea Bramer, Navigators, Binge, Morgan Crouse and more local musicians. All door sales and proceeds from a raffle were given to the Geer family. All photos by Svea Elisha/Special to the Sentinel.
The School District 51 Foundation hosted a cocktail party to benefit teacher training and improve classroom technology. The White Iced Party was held Saturday February 6 in Colorado Mesa University’s Ballroom. The event included cocktails, desserts, dancing and a silent auction with items such as a children’s bicycle, entries in this year’s Rumble at 18 Road and a newly released Loki jacket.
The HopeWest Black Tie and Boots Gala took place at Two Rivers Convention Center and followed the theme of “Wondrous Curiosities.” The event included a champagne reception, silent auction, dinner, and dancing. This event was sold out.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters headlined the grand reopening of Mesa Theater.
DanceSport hosts the annual Teddy Bear Ball for Toys for Tots Friday evening. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army Toy Drive. Entry was one new unwrapped toy or a cash donation per person. The evening included light snacks, a prize drawing, a dance lesson and performances by local dancers. There was also a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
HopeWest hosted a Christmas show and luncheon at Two Rivers Convention Center Sunday. Proceeds from the event will help HopeWest better serve many families throughout the year.
Wild costumes and makeup were only part of the fun in Grand Junction this year as youngsters and family members celebrated Halloween. All photos Special to the Sentinel/Dawn Morrow.
It was a busy weekend for Colorado Mesa University athletes and their fans. Many attended the football and rugby games.
A Fall Day on the Farm at Cross Orchards celebration held Sunday October 18, 2015 included many fun activities for the family.
The sixth annual Survive Fashion Show featured models of all ages with one thing in common, cancer survival.
First Fridays in Grand Junction are a great way to experience the wide variety of artistic talent in town. Numerous art venues and galleries, including exhibits at the Grand Junction City Hall, are open late on the first Friday of each month. City Hall hosted an opening reception with works by Independence Academy artists and City of Grand Junction employees. It will be on display though Jan. 11.
The Fuoco Motor Company Downtown Car Show featured antique cars, muscle cars, classic cars and motorcycles. Entries competed for awards in several categories.
All male teams slipped on their finest footwear as they competed in the 6th Annual Men in Heels Race. The event is an annual fundraiser for Latimer House– providing emergency shelter and vital services to those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Finals of the Season event, presented by the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association and the Mesa County Sheriffs Posse, took place at Mesa County Fairgrounds, Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Junction.
Food Truck Friday took place downtown in the parking lot near GrassRoots Cycles. Several vendors served up a variety of food, beverage and dessert options. The event will continue through November on the first and third Friday. Bring the family, bring a date, or bring your friends to enjoy great food and music.
Larchwood Inn’s Memory Walk 2015 took place August 29 and raised more than $1,500 for the local Alzheimer’s Association. All photos by Dawn Morrow.
Mesa County area children got a chance to hang out with some of their favorite PBS characters like Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog as well as participate in dozens of fun activities at the Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Fun Fest, held Saturday August 1 at Lincoln Park.
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