Weekly Planner, Aug. 11, 2013
Sunday, Aug. 11
Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge, annual Viking Day, 2 p.m., Hawthorne Park, Fifth Street and Gunnison Avenue, “Vikings in the East and Their Living Legacies,” presented by Tom Sorensen, picnic featuring pulled pork sandwiches, take a side dish or dessert, 245-5649, 242-3396.
The Organic Gardening group, 2–4 p.m., second Sunday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., new and seasoned gardeners discuss organic gardening, 255-0417.
Monday, Aug. 12
Reference USA, Business Market Research Training, 2 p.m., Mesa County Libraries, Central Library Community Room, 443 N. Sixth St., seating limited, registration required, 243-4442, mesacountylibraries.org.
Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking, Monday, meet 8 a.m., Cold Shivers, Colorado National Monument; road biking Tuesday, 8 a.m., meet at Horizon Drive Safeway, ride to gas plant on 21 Road; mountain biking, meet 8 a.m. Thursday, at Dinosaur Museum, ride Prime Cut, PBR and Kessel at 18 Road, 254-1656, 986-8051, 462-5598.
The Good, the Bad and the Gross: Electrified Edition, designed for kids in fourth through sixth grade, 1 p.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, space limited, sign up, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Colorado Desert Herb Society, 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House, 641 Struthers Ave., 242-4840.
Grand Valley Veterans, American Legion Post 2009, free dinner provided by the Atrium, 5:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., second Monday of each month, The Atrium, 3260 N. 12th St., 242-9195.
Fruitvale Lions Club, 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, 434-4736.
A Writer’s Space, 9 a.m.–noon Mondays and Tuesdays, Western Colorado Writers’ Forum, 800 Colorado Ave., work space for writers, coffee and tea, free to members, $5 nonmembers, http://www.westerncoloradowriters.org, 433-6800.
Grand Junction Chess Club, 6:30– 10:30 p.m. Mondays, Starbucks, in the Safeway store, Patterson and 29 roads, players of all ability levels welcome, 243-1073.
Wild Mustangs Toastmasters, 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Veterans Affairs Hospital, 2121 North Ave., Room 3204, 241-1192.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Free sleep apnea awareness class, hosted by Preferred Homecare, 5:30– 6:30 p.m. Hospice Care Center, 3090B N. 12th St., conference room 102, lower level, speaker Dr. James M. Kennedy DDS, regarding oral appliances, 257-0565.
Tactical Parenting for Teen Years, Parenting That Works class, for parents of teens ages 13–20, 6–7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Aug. 13–Sept. 17, The Parenting Place, 516 N. 15th St., $50, scholarships available, register 254-8240.
Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers, business meeting, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, http://www.gvbluestarmothers.org.
Grand Valley Landlord’s Association, 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Dragon Treasure Chinese Restaurant, 402 Jurassic Ave., Fruita, 245-3494.
Caregivers Support Group, 1:30 p.m., second Tuesday of each month, Aspen Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 622 28 1/4 Road, supervised care available, 256-1274.
York Rite Masons, Temple Commandery No. 23, stated Conclave, second Tuesday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Urban Trails Committee, 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., 244-1507.
Clifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663 Ladies Auxiliary, noon second Tuesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 3244 F 1/4 Road, Clifton, 434-7762.
The Grand Mesa Nordic Council, second Tuesday of each month, 434-9753, 874-8318.
Grand Mesa Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, rehearsal 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, ages 16 and older welcome visit and audition, membership 255-9419, performance 858-4839, http://www.grandmesachorus.org.
Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Work it Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Garfield County Libraries, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, tables, irons, ironing boards and cutting mats available for quilters, stampers, needle crafters and scrapbookers, take a lunch, refreshments provided, 285-9870, http://www.gcpld.org.
Western Colorado African Violet Society, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., 257-1718.
Macho Men, (Men Against Cancer Helping Others), 5-6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, at Java City Coffee Shop, St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., entrance 26, 298-7500.
Mesa County Suicide Prevention Coalition, noon second Wednesday of each month, Harris Suites, 619 Main St., 683-6626.
We Share and We Care, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, support group for women dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their family, 464-5383.
Clifton Community Hall board meeting, 5:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-5710.
Grand Junction Area Newcomers Club coffee and meeting, 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday of each month, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 243-4168.
Fleet Reserve Association Colorado West Branch 244 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 244, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 434-0868.
Desert West Chapter, Embroiders Guild of America, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Vintage 70s Clubhouse, 2700 G Road, 257-9394.
Grand Valley Computer Users Group, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Grand Junction Area Realtors Association, 2743 Crossroads Blvd., 257-0825.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Oral History presentation, hosted by Museum of Western Colorado and Mesa County Historical Society, noon, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., take a lunch, 242-0971, ext. 210.
Kiva Book Club, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., call 243-4442 for the current title.
Cats League and Assistance to the Western Slope (C.L.A.W.S.), 6–8 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Orchard Mesa Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 241-3793.
Christian motorcycle riders group, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Starvin’ Arvin’s in Clifton, 250-7485.
Fraternal Order of Eagles 595 Aerie, 7:30 p.m. first Thursday and third Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 243-6454.
Fibromyalgia Support Group, third Thursday of each month, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 250-8058.
Brush and Palette Club, 1 p.m. third Thursday of each month, September through May, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., 242-9010.
Altrusa International Inc. of Grand Junction, 6:30-7:45 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St., 241-7175.
Thursday Senior Potluck, noon Thursdays, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.
Mending Hearts Support Group, adult grief support group for those grieving the death of a loved one, 2–3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Historic Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., 254-0891.
Friday, Aug. 16
NOOK Club: Simple Touch, 2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, sign-up required, 243-5113.
Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.
Stroke Support Group, 1 p.m. third Friday of each month, St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road, Grand Mesa Room, 298-1929.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Cedaredge Cubs Class of 1953, 60th class reunion, Old Apple Shed in Cedaredge, 712-6749, 640-0026.
Vegan Life Colorado, Grand Junction branch vegan potluck, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Lakeside Community Room, 3150 Lakeside Drive, take a vegan raw foods dish, free of animal products, to serve eight, the recipe with all ingredients listed, your place setting and beverage, 255-0417, 242-2089.
Writers Support Group, network for novice writers, 10:30 a.m.–noon, third Saturday of each month, Fruita Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, 858-7604.