Briefs, April 18, 2013
Girls on the Run benefit will be tonight
The eighth annual Flip Flop Fling benefit for Girls on the Run of the Grand Valley will be from 6–9 tonight at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway.
Tickets are $25 per person at the door.
Monument trail work to begin Friday
Colorado National Monument will begin trail improvement work on the lower portion of the Serpents Trail on Friday.
The work will involve minor traffic delays on Rim Rock Drive near the Devils Kitchen picnic area and trail head as materials are transported to and from the site. Visitors and Glade Park commuter traffic can expect less than a five minute delay between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the next several weeks. Hikers on the Serpents Trail may also experience very minor delays.
Drivers are asked to use extra caution when traveling through the East Entrance and Devils Kitchen area. Be on the lookout for flaggers and maintenance personnel on and along the roadway.
Call 858-3617 ext. 366 for information.
Clinic offers free medical care Saturday
The Good Samaritan Clinic will be open from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday at 2470 Patterson Road, No. 1B
The free medical clinic operates on donations with volunteer medical professionals from the community. It is for those who do not have health insurance or those who have insurance but do not have adequate coverage or are unable to pay their deductible. We do not require our patients to qualify financially to be seen.
On Saturday services offered will be basic medical care and chiropractic care (afternoon only). Patients should arrive early as space is limited and the clinic fills up quickly.
Free, fun Day in the Park for children
The fourth annual Day in the Park, hosted by the Mesa District of the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, will be from 10 a.m.–2 .m. Saturday at the Grand Shelter of Canyon View Park.
There will be free activities for children ages 1–8, door prizes and food while supplies.
How are the Children? will sponsor a pinwheel garden for children to pick a pinwheel. The pinwheels represent a focus on community activities that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.
$15 salon cuts with proceeds to CASA
Five 60 Salon will have its sixth annual Cut-a-Thon from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday at 354 Main St.
Cuts are $15 and chair massages are $1 per minute. Ten percent of the sales will be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Call 263-4551 for information.
Dispose of unwanted drugs on April 27
Drug Take Back events have been planned for 10 a.m.–2 p.m. April 27, allowing community members the opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
■ In Delta, medications should be taken to the Delta Police Department, 215 W. Fifth St.
■ In Grand Junction, take medications to the Fruita Police Department, Palisade City Hall, the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s office. Visit sheriff.mesacounty.us for information
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. No controlled substances (narcotics), chemotherapy or radioactive or oxygen tanks will be accepted.
Pro Bono offers clinic on guardianship
A free clinic designed primarily for “pro se” parties or persons seeking to obtain a guardianship over another adult, without the assistance of an attorney, will be offered later this month.
Adult Guardianships, sponsored by Pro Bono Project of Mesa County and presented by Lorri Stone, Mesa County protective proceedings monitor and probate registrar, and Drew Moore, Mesa County elder law attorney, will be from 1:30–3:45 p.m. April 29, at the Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., third floor annex, training room A, Sixth Street entrance.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Call 424-5748 to register.