Weekly Planner, March 14, 2010

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SUNSET SLOPE QUILTERS CELEBRATE NATIONAL QUILTING DAY ON MARCH 20 Sunset Slope Quilters, a guild of about 200 members in Grand Junction, will celebrate the 19th annual National Quilting Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Claire’s Court in Mesa Mall.

Each year, the guild takes the opportunity to exhibit quilts, promote the craft and show how it serves the community.

This year, members once again invite the public to view their popular “bed turning,” with full-size quilts displayed and turned back periodically for viewers. Three members will demonstrate hand quilting, needle turn applique and embellishments.

A slide show will feature the guild’s events and activities throughout the past year.

The community affairs chairwoman will share projects made and given to those in need, such as Toys for Tots and Habitat for Humanity.

A new interactive experience is planned, called quiltblocks.edu, asking viewers to match quilt block names to the correct blocks.

Each year, the National Quilting Association based in Columbus, Ohio, designs and offers a free theme quilt for the observance of National Quilting Day.

This year, it’s titled “Let’s Tie One On ... FOR THE TROOPS!” You can download the pattern at http://www.nqaquilts.org.

Some of the Sunset Slope Quilters in Grand Junction have made these quilts, including event co-chairwomen Marty Bleak and Marion Fenner. They will be displayed during the day at Mesa Mall, then donated to the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Sunset Slope Quilters meets at 9:15 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at American Lutheran Church, 631 26 1/2 Road. All levels of quilters are invited.

The guild was formed in 1986 and began participating in National Quilting Day in 1993.

For information about the guild or Saturday’s event, call Bleak, 263-0643, or Fenner, 254-9791.



Sunday, March 14

Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 237 32 Road, 2 p.m., annual St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner, $8 adults, ages under 18 free, members A-K take a Scandinavianitem, reservations, 260-4018, 245-5649.

Delta County 4-H’ers 60th annual roast baron of beef dinner, Delta Middle School cafeteria in Delta and Hotchkiss High School cafeteria in Hotchkiss, noon-3 p.m., carry-out also available, $8 adults, $4 ages under 12.

Monday, March 15

Massey Navy Mothers Club, Nutrition Center, 551 Chipeta Ave., 434-3111, 242-5780.

Free Homebuyer Workshop, Coldwell Banker, 2499 U.S. Highway 6&50, 6-7 p.m., register 244-9575, 263-5281.

Rainbow for Girls Grand Junction Assembly No. 12, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 7 p.m., 434-4608, 434-0711.

Appleton 4-H, Koinonia Church, 730 25 Road, 7 p.m., 242-0097.

U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans W.W. II Colorado Western Slope Chapter, Good Pastures, 733 Horizon Drive, 9 a.m., 523-5957.

Suicide support group, Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., 10 a.m., 683-6626.

Anorexia and Bulimia Group, The Alpha Center, 1170 Colorado Ave., 6:15 p.m., 241-2948.

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

Senior cribbage, 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 243-7408.

Senior singles pinochle, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 5:30 p.m., 243-7408.

Tuesday, March 16

Herb Bacon Travel Lecture Series, learn about Chile, Easter Island, Bolivia and Peru, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., noon, free to the public, donations accepted, 242-0971, ext. 214.

All Around Feed and Farmacy 4-H and FFA Feeder meeting, goats 5:30 p.m., sheep 6 p.m., hogs 6:30 p.m., cattle 7 p.m., representatives from Purina Mills and All Around will discuss show feeds, feeding techniques, problem solving, discounts, 858-1880.

Seedling Tree Workshop, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Building C, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 6-8 p.m., free, register, 244-1834.

Tourette Syndrome support group, Thunder Mountain Elementary School, 3063 F 1/2 Road, 6 p.m., 303-832-4166, 242-4600.

Friends of The Mesa County Public Library District, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 4 p.m., 243-4783.

Alzheimer’s Association support group, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, 7 p.m., 256-1274.

Celebrate Recovery, Canyon View Vineyard Church, 736 24 1/2 Road, 6:30 p.m.

Early Music Society of Western Colorado, Players Consort, 3032 N. 15th St., 6 p.m.

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 7 p.m.

Grand Mesa Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 6:30-9:15 p.m.

Senior pool tournament, Senior Recreation Center 550 Ouray Ave., 9 a.m. Tuesday and Friday, 243-7408.

Senior bingo, Senior Recreation Center 550 Ouray Ave., 1:30 p.m., Tuesday and Saturday.

Wednesday, March 17

Mystery Book Club, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 7 p.m., discuss “The Second Opinion,” by Michael Palmer.

Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, 7 p.m., Scott Ortman, director of research and education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez will speak on his theory of what may have led to pueblo population movements in the late 13th century, open to the public.

Grand Junction Geological Society and Mesa State Geology Club, Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Science Lab, Mesa State College, 7:30 p.m., Mark Kirshbaum, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, will speak on “Incised Valley Fill Deposits in Cretareous Rocks,” 242-9062.

Dissolution (divorce) clinic for married individuals without children, Mesa County Workforce Center, 2897 North Ave., Modular 3B, 8:30-11:30 a.m., assistance by Colorado Legal Service staff in completion of divorce pro se (do-it-yourself) court forms, $25 or seven hours approved community service,  register 243-7940, ext. 108.

Bold Reads Book Group, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 6:30 p.m., discuss “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved,” by Sandra Katz, 243-4442, http://www.mcpld.org.

Mesa County Executive Fair Board, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 7 a.m., 255-7100.

Grand Valley Young Professionals annual St. Patty’s Day Power Hour, for young professionals ages 21 plus, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 5-7 p.m., 260-415-1358.

Wednesday Music Club, home of Joanne Specht, 454 Tiara Vista Drive, 1 p.m., program on duets, 245-2394.

Book Cliff Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals, Two Rivers Convention Center, networking 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., 523-7186.

Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint computer class, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 9 a.m., registration required, 243-4442.

Senior ladies pool, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 9 a.m., 243-7408.

Thursday, March 18

Oral History Program, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., noon, Harry Butler will present a program on the Butler family and the history of Handy Chapel., take a lunch, 242-0971, ext. 209.

Call-A-Lawyer Night, 7-9 p.m., 256-4001.

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

Brush and Palette Club, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., 1 p.m., Kurt Isgreen will present “Watercolors capturing the intimate beauty of the American West, 245-7382.

Balancing Hormones Naturally, free Foundation for Wellness Professionals workshop, Community Hospital, lower level conference room, 2021 N. 12th St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., space limited, call 201-8790 to reserve seats.

Freshstart tobacco cessation class, four-week class, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning March 18, $25, registration deadline March 17, call 216-2114 to register.

Beginning Microsoft Excel computer class, Clifton Branch Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, Suite 6F, 2 p.m., register at 243-4442.

The Toastmasters, Harris Suites, 619 Main St., noon-1 p.m., 210-6723.

Senior bunco, Senior Recreation Center 550 Ouray Ave., 9 a.m., 243-7408.

Senior pokeno, Senior Recreation Center 550 Ouray Ave., noon, 243-7408.

Friday, March 19

Mesa Developmental Services Book Fair, Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 2451 Patterson Road, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Vibrant Wellness Challenge grand opening party, Yoga West Studio, 1025 Main St., food, drawings, begins eight days of free classes and events, 589-0288, http://www.yogawest.org.

Grand Junction Music Teachers Association, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, 9:30 a.m., program on the student experience playing in church, 245-2394.

Pruning Fruit Trees — Apple and Peach, workshop, hosted by CSU Extension, 2114 64.50 Road, Montrose, 1-4 p.m., register 249-3635.

Reference USA: Market Your Business computer class, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., 11:30 a.m., space limited, registration required, 243-4442.

Internet searching for beginners computer class, Palisade Branch Mesa County Libraries, 711 Iowa Ave., 10 a.m., space limited, registration required, 243-4442.

Beginning Microsoft Word computer class, Orchard Mesa Branch Mesa County Libraries, 230 Lynwood Ave., 2 p.m., register: 243-4442.

Senior dining with Gray Gourmet, noon, Senior Recreaction Center, 550 Ouray Ave.; Monterey Park Apartments Escalante Hall, 999 Bookcliff Ave.; Independence Village, 225 N. Coulson, Fruita; Ratekin Tower Apartments, 875 Main St.; Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St. in Clifton; Collbran Congregational Church, 2003 W. High St., Collbran, suggested donation $2.50, for ages 60 and older, call at least one business day ahead for meal reservation, 243-9844, ext. 1.

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

Senior paint class, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 9 a.m., 243-7408.

Senior bridge, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., 12:45 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, 243-7408.

Saturday, March 20

Arts Forum to discuss growth in creative businesses and related industries, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., pre-registration required at 254-3865.

Friendship Force International, World Friendship Month celebration, Lakeside Club House, 3150 Lakeside Drive, 3-5 p.m., 243-5456.

Vegetarian Society of Colorado Grand Junction Area Branch, Meatout Potluck, Global Heart Spiritual Center, 1622 Glenwood Ave., gather 5 p.m., eat 5:30 p.m., vegan potluck and “Drink Your Greens” presentation on making green smoothies, 255-0417.

Pro Second Amendment Committee annual Awards Banquet, Masonic Temple, 2400 Consistory Court, doors open 5:50 p.m., speaker Sheriff Richard Mack of the “No Sheriff Left Behind” fame on “Is it vital that we restore the Constitution as the supreme law of the land?” 260-5602, 434-7745.

The Daily Sentinel’s fifth annual Head to Toe Women’s Expo, Two Rivers Convention Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., seminars, booths, and more.

Christian motorcycle riders group, men and women welcome, Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 255-8113, 261-5627.


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