Weekly Planner, April 11, 2010
Sunday, April 11
The Organic Gardening group, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 2 p.m., 255-0417.
Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 237 32 Road, 2 p.m., Bud Smock will present an informative program on his “Viking Journey,” take a dish to share, 260-4018, 245-5649, http://www.vestafjelllodge.org.
The Adrian Empire, Red Rock Archery, 3193 Hall Ave., 10 a.m., 314-2627, 260-4634.
Monday, April 12
Mesa County Republican Women, monthly luncheon, Two Rivers Convention Center, noon, Senatorial candidates Ken Buck and Kathy Hall speaking on behalf of Senatorial candidate Jane Norton, $15, reservations 257-7120.
Grand Junction Jaycees, The Tree House, 1505 Chipeta Ave., 7 p.m., 241-8706.
Basic Computer Skills Part I, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 6 p.m., space limited, register, 243-4442.
Anorexia and Bulimia Group, The Alpha Center, 1170 Colorado Ave., 6:15 p.m., 241-2948.
Colorado Desert Herb Society, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House, 655 Struthers Ave., 6:30 p.m., 254-8567, 245-6159.
Lit and Lattes Book Club, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 7 p.m., discuss “The Sum of Our Days,” by Isabel Allende, 243-5113.
Blue Dots Rod and Custom Car Club, 7 p.m., 434-9377.
Mesa County Council on Aging, Gray Gourmet, 551 Chipeta Ave., 1:30 p.m., speaker Teresa Black, Western Slope regional director of Alzheimer’s Association, 241-0315.
Flotilla 10 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 7 p.m., 243-3879.
League of Women Voters of Mesa County, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 7 p.m., topic is “Inspecting and Regulating Water Control,” 241-7575.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 7 p.m., 242-9593.
GriefShare, Fellowship Church, 765 24 Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 434-9473.
Tuesday, April 13
Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking, Corn Lake to Palisade, 263-9031.
Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers, business meeting, 6:30 p.m., http://www.gvbluestarmothers.org.
Socrates Cafe Philosophical Discussion Group, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 7 p.m., 243-5113.
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) support group, 619 Main St., 7-8:30 p.m., 800-257-3211.
“The Basques: Mystery People of the American West,” presented by Richard W. Etulian, 2010 Aspinall Lecturer, Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., 7 p.m., 242-0971, ext. 215.
“Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: What Every Patient Needs to Know,” live and interactive presentation for Crohn’s and Colitis patients, family members and caregivers, Grand Junction Gastroenterology, 1035 Wellington Ave., 6 p.m., register 1-866-768-2232.
Urban Trails Committee, Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., 5:30 p.m., 244-1507.
Parachute Neighborhood Watch, Parachute Town Hall, 222 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 7 p.m., officer presentation on child abuse, 618-4525.
Caprock Academy public information meeting, Caprock Academy, 640 24 1/2 Road, for grades kindergarten through eighth, 243-1771.
The Green Guides of the Grand Valley, Mesa State College, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 778-0582, http://www.greenguidegv.com.
Senior dining with Gray Gourmet, noon, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.; Monterey Park Apartments Escalante Hall, 999 Bookcliff Ave.; Independence Village, 225 N. Coulson, Fruita; Ratekin Tower Apartments, 875 Main St.; Grand View Apartments, 1501 N. First St., suggested donation $2.50, for ages 60 and older, call at least one business day ahead for meal reservation, 243-9844, ext. 1.
Wednesday, April 14
Basic Computer Skills Part II, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 9 a.m., space limited, register, 243-4442.
Fruita Senior Task Force, International Order of Oddfellows Fruita Hall, 156 Park Square, Fruita, 1 p.m., 858-3506, 858-7892.
Grand Junction Business Association, Talley’s, 623 Main St., 7:30 a.m., 245-8484.
Free blood pressure check, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 11 a.m.-noon, 243-9844, ext. 2.
The Western Colorado African Violet Society, 7 p.m., 257-1718.
4-H Council meeting, Jocky Club, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 7 p.m., 255-7100.
Allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) clinic, Mesa County Workforce Center, 2897 North Ave., Modular 3B, 8:30-11:30 a.m., $25 or seven hours of approved community service completed before the clinic, space limited, register 243-7940, ext. 108, http://www.probonomc.org.
We Share and We Care, support group for women dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their family, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, 7 p.m., 464-5383.
Family Law Clinic, Fruita Civic Center Rotary Room, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 6-8 p.m., help completing paperwork for a divorce or allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) $25 or seven hours approved community service completed before the clinic, registration required, 243-7940, ext. 108, http://www.probonomc.org.
TOPS 82, Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road, 9 a.m., 242-8546.
Mesa County Suicide Prevention Coalition, Harris Suites, 619 Main St., noon, 683-6626.
Mesa County Child Protection Team, Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 7 a.m., 241-8480.
Thursday, April 15
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 351, Country Inns of America, 718 Horizon Drive, noon, 434-1043, 434-8239.
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers, Redlands Community Church, 2327 Broadway, 257-9245.
Grand Junction Outing Club mountain biking, Carpenter Mine, Adobes area, 255-8517, 243-7645.
Beginning Microsoft Excel computer class, Clifton Branch Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, Suite 6F, 2 p.m., space limited, register, 243-4442.
League of Women Voters of Mesa County and Kids Voting forum for candidates running for Lower Valley Fire Department board of directors, Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., 6 p.m., 241-7575.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) support group, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 7 p.m., 245-9469.
Understanding Fibromyalgia: A Holistic Approach to Chronic Pain and Fatigue workshop, Community Hospital, lower level conference room, 2021 N. 12th St., 5:30 p.m., space limited, call to reserve a seat, 201-8790.
Business Networking International Monument Chapter, DMT Catering, 104 Orchard Ave., 7 a.m., 858-2411.
Mending Hearts Support Group, Historic Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., 2-3:30 p.m., 254-0891.
Brush and Palette Club, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., 1 p.m., Cathy Steckle presents on fine art and architectural applications in glass, 245-7382.
Tax Day Revolt Rally — Still Mad As Hell!, hosted by Western Slope Conservative Alliance and Americans for Prosperity, Lincoln Park, 5:30 p.m., http://www.wscaonline.org, 589-3755.
Friday, April 16
Individualized computer instruction, Orchard Mesa Branch Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood St., 2 p.m., 30-minute session, space limited, register, 243-4442.
Western Slope VFCW retirees, Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 1 p.m., 243-1934, 858-4569.
Ready, Set ... It’s Your Life — Making Your Health Care Wishes Known, advance care planning symposium, St. Mary’s Hospital, Saccomanno Education Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., $10, includes lunch, seating limited, register by April 12 by calling 211; hospicewco.com.
Stroke Support Group, in the Grand Mesa Room, St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, 1100 Patterson Road, 1 p.m., 298-1929.
Fruita Chamber’s Women in Business Group, Flowers and Butterflies, enhancing the flow of home and body, hosted by feng shui practitioner Tammy Long, 440 Seasons Drive, 858-3894.
River City Singles FAC, in the lounge, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 5 p.m., 248-9211.
Saturday, April 17
Grand Junction Outing Club, hike Jeep Arch, 256-7230.
Christian motorcycle riders group, men and women welcome, Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 255-8113, 261-5627.
Introduction to the Internet: Internet basics and searching, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 9 a.m., space limited, register, 243-4442.
Western Slope Bluegrass Association, 7 p.m., 434-3951.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 1 p.m., Scott Allen will present “Personal Security Tips.”
Dog-n-Jog, to benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society, Banana’s Fun Park, 2469 Riverside Parkway, check in 9 a.m., event starts 10 a.m. $20 per entrant, included T-shirt, register http://www.coloradowest.com or at Cumulus Broadcasting, 315 Kennedy Ave., 242-7788, 216-9079.
Rose pruning training and demonstration, hosted by Grand Valley Rose Society, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., take bypass (scissor) type pruners and loppers, gloves, hats, water, kneepads, DEET spray or wipes and a bottle of white glue or colored nail polish, long sleeves advised, 589-1499, 245-2752.
Two River Sams Chapter Good Sam RV Club meeting, 1 p.m., call for location, 523-5625, 434-4154.