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 http://www.rsvpgrandjunction.org 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 http://www.palisadecoc.com 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.