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.
Downtown galleries displayed art as part of 2014’s first “First Friday.”
Multi-platinum selling country western star Mark Wills rang in 2014 with jubilant Grand Junction fans at Allen Unique Autos Tuesday evening.
Holiday shoppers enjoyed a crisp wintery Saturday downtown.
The Grinch, Rudolph, elves and plenty of spectators took part in Fruita’s Parade of Lights Saturday evening.
Imaginative gingerbread houses were entered in Palisade’s Olde Fashioned Christmas Gingerbread Contest Dec. 7. Categories were child 5 and under, child 6 to 11, youth, adult, fun adult, group and business. Awards were given for first through third in each category and winners received hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes. Many were beautiful works of art, which required months of preparation.
Members of the Grand Junction Symphony Guild enjoyed a candlelight dinner at Two Rivers Winery and Chateau.
Palisade held its Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration over the weekend.
Community photos submitted by Daily Sentinel readers in December 2013.
Palisade hosted an art and chocolate walk Saturday.
The Hope West Fashion Show, held both Saturday and Sunday, raised funds for children dealing with the loss of loved ones.
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