Weekly Planner, Jan. 16, 2011

Sunday, Jan. 16

Knights of Columbus Council 13621 pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-noon, 790 26 1/2 Road, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, younger than 6 free, proceeds benefit the fund for local charities, 260-7664.

Grand Junction Student Art League, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lincoln Park Barn, 245-4441.

White Bison Native American Spirituality Program,  9 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Inner Journey Counseling Center, 1141 N. 25th St., 242-1433.

Monday, Jan. 17

Mesa County Council on Aging, 1:30 p.m., Gray Gourmet, 551 Chipeta Ave., 241-0315.

Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 242-0860.

GriefShare, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fellowship Church, 765 24 Road, 434-9473.

Free blood pressure check, 11 a.m.-noon, Grand View Apartments, 1501 N. First St., 243-9844, ext. 2.

Cats League and Assistance to the Western Slope (C.L.A.W.S.), 7 p.m., 2214 Sanford Drive, Unit A5, 241-3793.

National Alliance on Mental Illness support meeting, 2 p.m., Colorado West Regional Mental Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 257-0891.

Suicide support group, to understand suicide, loss from suicide, or know about resources in the community, 10 a.m., Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 683-6626.

Women’s meeting, 6:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, 1235 N. Fourth St., 242-7513.

Telephone Pioneers Luncheon, 1 p.m., 523-1195.

Rocky Mountain Business Network, business networking group, 7:30 a.m., Rocky Mountain West Insurance office, 1000 N. Ninth St., Suite 26, 778-3207.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

68th annual Convention of the Western Colorado Horticultural Society, Jan. 18-20, Two Rivers Convention Center, trade show, educational lectures and more, 216-0871, http://www.coloradofruit.org.

VinCO, Wine Industry Conference, hosted by Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology and the Colorado Wine Board, Jan. 18-20, Two Rivers Convention Center, open to the public, register caveonline.org.

Parenting That Works — Early/Middle Years, parenting classes for parents of children newborn through 12 years, offered by Strong Families, Safe Kids, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 18-Feb. 15, The Parenting Place, 1505 Chipeta Ave., $50, includes workbook and free child care, register 254-8240.

Beta Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 7 p.m., 256-0421, 243-0409.

Caprock Academy public informational meeting, 6-6:45 p.m., 640 24 1/2 Road, enrollment information, philosophy and programs of the school will be covered, 243-1771, http://www.caprockacademy.org.

Grand Junction Outing Club, downhill skiing, meet 9 a.m., south end of DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 243-7645, 263-9031, 462-5598.

2011 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kickoff, 6-7:30 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, the theme is “The Old West,” register your team, food and music, 2010 team and individual recognition, 241-3317.

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 $3, for ages 60 and older, call at least one business day ahead for meal reservation, 243-9844, ext. 1.

Grief and Loss Support Group, 1 p.m., hosted by Alpine Hospice, call 245-0188 to register.

Family Support Programs, eight-week groups, Creepers and Crawlers for parents of babies ages 8-12 months begins Jan. 18; Infant Group for parents of infants ages 4-8 months begins Jan. 20; Newborn Group for parents of newborns age 0-4 months begins Jan. 20, The Parenting Place, 1505 Chipeta Ave., space is limited, 254-8240.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Free community acupuncture for veterans only, 1-4:30 p.m., Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, drop-in acupuncture in a group setting to help with stress reduction and associated symptoms of PTSD, last check in time 4 p.m., 712-1886.

International Association of Administrative Professionals Book Cliff Chapter, 5:30-7:30 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive,  presentation “Leadership SWOT,” by business owner and virtual assistant Kyle Sheldon-Chandler, 639-0838, http://www.iaap-bookcliff.org.

Allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) clinic, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mesa County Workforce Center, 2897 North Ave., Modular 3B, for low-income people, must complete an application prior to the clinic, $25 or seven hours approved community service completed before the clinic, call for application 243-7940, ext. 110, http://www.probonomc.org.

Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, 7 p.m., Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., “Patterns of Anasazi Violence,” presented by former Montrose-based archaeologist John Cater, free and open to the public, 249-6250.

Palisade Art Lovers, 9-10 a.m., Palisade Veterans Memorial Community Center, 120 W. Eighth St., Palisade, 434-6191.

Grand Junction Geological Society joint meeting with the Mesa State Geology Club, 7:30 p.m., Weldon Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, Mesa State College, Bill Chenoweth will speak on “Western Colorado’s Uranium Legacy,” guests welcome, 242-9062.

The Mystery Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Thereby Hangs a Tail,” by Spencer Quinn, 243-5113.

Grand Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services board meeting of the board of directors, 4 p.m., Western Colorado Community College-Bishop Campus, 2508 Blichmann Ave., Building A, Lecture Theater, 255-2603.

Grand Junction High School class of 1958 lunch, 11:30 a.m., The Feed Lot in Fruita, 245-5950, 242-1270.

Free Trigger Point Massage Workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Life Chiropractic, 2532 Patterson Road, No. 15, 254-2954.

Thursday, Jan. 20

Brush and Palette Club, 1 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., local artist Chuck Morris will give an oil painting demonstration on painting a portrait using a clothed model, public welcome, 242-9010.

The Kiva Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., discuss “The Lacuna,” by Barbara Kingsolver, http://www.mcpld.org, 243-4442.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) support group, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., families and friends of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender persons welcome, P.O. Box 4904, Grand Junction 81502.

Grand Junction Outing Club, cross-country skiing, meet 9 a.m., south end of DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 243-7645, 263-9031, 462-5598.

Friends of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area social mixer for anyone who appreciates and wants to learn more about the McInnis Canyons NCA, 6 p.m., Hot Tomato Cafe, 124 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, 270-7853, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Call-A-Lawyer Night, 7-9 p.m., call 256-4001 and speak to a lawyer at no charge.

Maintain Your Brain, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 2232 N. Seventh St., Suite B1, to learn what you can do at home to improve your brain’s function and overall health, open to persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their family members, 256-1274.

Creative Visions Express Network of the American Business Women’s Association, 11:30 a.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, $16 nonmembers, $13 members, 858-9787.

Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Community Hospital, lower level conference room, 2120 N. 12th St., 254-2954.

Rotaract Club of Grand Junction, service club for young professionals, noon, 348 Main St., 255-3840.

Friday,  Jan. 21

Mesa County Coffee, 9-10:30 a.m., Mesa State College Center Coffee Shop, near 12th Street and Elm Avenue, visit with County Commissioners Steve Acquafresca, Janet Rowland and Craig Meis, Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner; Sheriff Stan Hilkey; Assessor Barbara Brewer; and Treasurer Janice Rich, 244-1640.

Help for Hard Times Resource Fair II, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, more than 50 agencies and service groups with information, workshops to help get through hard times, free, 525-0908.

Nook Club, 6-8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Western Slope VFCW retirees, 1 p.m., Starvin Arvin’s, 752 Horizon Drive, 243-1934, 858-4569.

Stroke Support Group, in the Grand Mesa Room, 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Hospital Life Center, 1100 Patterson Road, 298-1929.

Reformers Unanimous International, faith-based addiction program, 7 p.m., 1600 Ute Ave., 985-0350.

Saturday,  Jan. 22

Aromatherapy 101, 2-4 p.m. Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., learn the basics of why and how essential oils work, http://www.mcpld.org, 243-4442.

Clifton Lions Club all-you-can-eat chili and potato soup supper, 5-8 p.m. Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, $6 adults, $5 ages 6-12, 241-4168, 241-2498.

Grand Junction Outing Club, hike Rim Trail, easy, 243-7645, 263-9031, 462-5598.

One More Step: Writing as a Path for Recovery and Renewal recovery poetry/writing workshop for those involved in 12-step recovery from any addictive disorder and have worked all 12 steps, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Grand Junction, workshop conducted by poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and chemical dependency counselor Kim Nuzzo, $30, pre-registration required, 728-0399.

Qi Gong Workshop, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 3410 Beechwood St., $96 includes CD for practice, 234-0945.


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