Briefs: Local News Sept. 25, 2009

RSVP Inc. seeking senior volunteers

Mesa County RSVP Inc. is seeking volunteers for the following opportunities for ages 55 and older:

• Clerical assistance urgently needed at local middle school

• Greeters urgently needed for Western Colorado Math and Science Center

• Volunteer to hand-write thank you notes for United Way

• Outreach volunteer for a special project made up of a collaborative team of various area agencies

• Drivers and meal-site volunteers for Gray Gourmet

• Special events volunteer for AARP

• Museum docent for Museum of Western Colorado

• Outdoor Program Center volunteer for Girl Scouts
Call 243-9839 or visit for more volunteer opportunities.

Writer and GJ native to sign new book

Barbara Tyner, a children’s author and native of Grand Junction, will be at Borders, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of her book, “Badger the Dog.”

The book was coauthored with her daughter, Laura Johnston, with a mission to promote literacy and life on a farm. It is the first in a five-book series about farm life through the eyes of her pet border collie Badger.

Palisade Oktoberfest to be Sunday

Palisade will celebrate Oktoberfest from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the Town Center, immediately following the Palisade Sunday Farmers Market.

Local German band Alpine Echo will provide the entertainment and food and beverages will be available to purchase.

Call 464-7458 or go to for information.

Resources seminar continues Monday

The seminar series on Natural Resources of the West: Agriculture will continue at 4 p.m. Monday, in room 111 of the new classroom building at Mesa State College, 1400 Houston Ave.

The series will include a presentation on land trusts and agriculture by Colorado Conservation Trust’s Western Slope Program Director Chris Herrman.

• At 7 p.m. Monday, author James M. Aton will speak about his new book “The River Knows
Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green.” The presentation is also in room 111 of the new classroom building

Call 248-1868 for more information on these events.


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