Local briefs: Oct. 26, 2009

Wells Fargo has fund for fire victims

The Marshall Family Disaster Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for the benefit of a family that lost their belongings in a mobile home fire Oct. 9. Donations will be accepted at any Wells Fargo Bank.

Fruita seeks proposals for downtown art

The city of Fruita, through its Arts and Culture Board, plans to purchase an interactive piece of art for the downtown area and is requesting proposals from local artists.

The piece likely will be placed between Circle Park and Peach Street.

Artists must consider the space in drafting the proposal. The budget for purchasing artwork is approximately $3,000.

Submit proposals to the city of Fruita Parks and Recreation office, 325 E. Aspen Ave., no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Call 858-8373 or go to http://www.fruitaart.com for information.

RSVP lists volunteer opportunities

Mesa County RSVP Inc. has the following opportunities for people 55 and older.

Van driver for the Foster Grandparents program.

Board member for a School District 51 alternative school.

Volunteers with fix-it knowledge and experience for RSVP Handyman Project.

Docents for Museum of Western Colorado.

Bright Beginnings presenter for Strong Families Safe Kids.

Volunteer to help with guests at Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley

Administrative, clerical, support and marketing volunteers for Mosaic.

Volunteers to help low-income Medicare recipients sign up for Social Security Extra Help (this is a Mesa County RSVP SHIP project).

Call 243-9839 or visit http://www.rsvpgrandjunction.org for more opportunities and information.

Fruita chamber has social media class

Fruita Chamber of Commerce is offering the class about using social media such as Facebook and Twitter and how to use it to engage the local marketplace.

The class will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 at Family Health West, 228 N. Cherry St.

Cost is $15 per person. Call 858-3894 for information.

Rainbow Girls to install officers Nov. 21

Grand Junction Assembly No. 12 of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls will install Michaela Thomas as worthy adviser at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court.

Also installed will be the elected officers Stephanie Hall, Heather Stacey and Dinan Snyder.

Rainbow is an organization for girls ages 11 to 20 that teaches leadership and emphasizes community service.

Call 434-4608 for information.


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