Calendar: Dec. 4-10
FRIDAY, DEC. 4
Story time, Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, 10:30 a.m., 487-3545.
First Friday Art Reception, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., gallery talks 6:30 p.m., reception 7-9 p.m., opening exhibits Colorado Clay Meets Aloha Quilts and The Outsiders, Painting Outside the Lines, cash bar and hors d’ouevres, music by Morgann Means, 243-7337, http://www.gjartcenter.org.
“Santa’s New Helper” puppet show, Collbran Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 111 Main St., Collbran, 10:30 a.m., 487-3545, http://www.mcpld.org.
Two Rivers Winery Holiday Open House, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, wine discounts and gifts, Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, 4 p.m., 241-1471, http://www.tworiverswinery.com.
Race into Reading with Mesa View, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 4-8 p.m., 243-5113.
Photography exhibit opening featuring works by Cookie Murraye and Bill Hostein, Planet Wines, 420 Main St., 5-9 p.m., wine pouring hosted by Reeder Mesa Winery, 424-5432.
Polar Express story time, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 7 p.m., 243-5113.
Valley Symphony Christmas Chorus Concert, Delta County Center for the Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $12 ages 55 plus, $5 ages under 17, free under age 5, 874-9853, http://www.valleysymphony.net.
Mesa State College Wind Symphony featuring a world premiere piece, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children, 248-1954, http://www.mesastate.edu.
Beethoven Triple Delight, Symphony in the Valley concert featuring soloists Carlos Elias on violin, Susan Salm on cello and Andrea Arese-Elias on piano, Glenwood Springs High School, 1340 Pitkin Ave., Glenwood Springs, 7:30 p.m., $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 3-18, $30 families, 945-4490, http://www.symphonyinthevalley.org.
Vintage Voltage, ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelic rock and blues, Boomers, 436 Main St., 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.
Story time for third- and fourth-graders, Gateway Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 42700 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, 2:15 p.m., 931-2428, http://www.mcpld.org.
Bluegrass Jam, Chick-Fil-A, 522 Bogart Lane, 7 p.m., 241-0352.
Karaoke, The End Zone Sports Pub, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 9 p.m., 858-0701.
Black Tie Ballroom dance lessons with George and Marilyn Kelly, Dance Works, 2893 North Ave., 8-9 p.m., 243-5954, 434-1958.
Story time for preschool-age children, The Daily Sentinel Play Area, Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 11-11:30 a.m., 683-2437.
Acoustic Fridays featuring local singers/songwriters, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 6-8 p.m., 464-7257.
Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 7-8 p.m. Plus, 8-10 p.m. Mainstream, 434-6541, 523-0189.
Free wine tastings, Crossroads Wine and Spirits, 611 24 Road, 1-6 p.m., receive tasting notes and recipes, 257-1557, http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com.
Christmas Around the World, 12th annual Grand Junction High School Holiday Concert, First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road, 7 p.m., features five choirs performing songs from more than a dozen countries, holiday dessert with coffee or cider, $8 per ticket general admission, $80 reserved premium table for eight, tickets available from Grand Junction High School choral music students, limited tickets at the door, 242-8290.
Pet photos with Santa, Mesa Lakes Lodge, Grand Mesa, 268-5467.
Christmas Pottery Show and Sale, Colorado Mountain College, West Garfield Campus, 3695 Airport Road, Rifle, student and instructor work, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 625-2030.
Holiday-Themed Kids Night Out, pajama party, Creative Avenues, 128 S. Fifth St., 6-9:30 p.m., $15 first child, $10 each additional, register, 255-6757, http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com.