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.
Summertime fun was still on tap for those who attended Saturday’s Oktoberfest on a warm fall day and a pleasantly crisp fall night.
The Mesa County Historical Society Picnic brought nearly 75 people out to Cross Orchards Living History Farm for the society’s Annual Community Potluck. Musical entertainment was provided by “bone-tree” from Unaweep Canyon. Fried chicken and lemonade were accompanied by fresh peaches and ice cream from the Palisade Historical Society. The Museum of Western Colorado co-hosted the event.
The 2013 Fruita Fall Festival opened Friday afternoon, with a street dance and comedy in the evening and included vendors selling their arts, crafts, and food, a carnival, live music, and several special events. Saturday featured a bed race, dog race, and parade. Sunday included a car show, and a talent show.
The Botanical Gardens Garden Groove concert season finished strong with a performance by The Williams Brothers.
The Men in Heels Race took place in downtown Grand Junction Thursday. The charity race is for Latimer House, a local program that helps victims of domestic violence.
The 2013 Colorado Professional Rodeo Association finals were held Sunday at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.
Fine BBQ, brews, bands and dancing were on tap Friday and Saturday during Pork n Hops at Lincoln Park.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s featured Middle Eastern dancing, balloons and more Saturday at Long Family Memorial Park.
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