Weekly Planner, May 1, 2011

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Sunday, May 1

Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, Mesa Mall Community Room, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 3 p.m., 216-9842.

Nar-Anon, 2 p.m., Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., 241-7202.

SMART Recovery, 6:30 p.m., Dos Rios Counseling Center, 514 Fruitvale Court, 216-2428, 523-4332.

Monday, May 2

Insight meeting, low vision educational group, 3-4:30 p.m., The Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road, in the library, learn about First Transit/Grand Valley Transit for disabled and non-disabled patrons, 256-1811, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Grand Mesa Jeep Club, 7 p.m., all types of four-wheel drive owners welcome, 523-5443, 241-6250.

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

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

The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m., in the Community Room, Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 242-8962.

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

Spinning Yarns Knit and Lit Club,  5:30-8 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

York Rite Masons, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.

Western Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, networking 6:15 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., speaker Diana Thurma, certified window covering specialist from Gotcha Covered, $20 members, $22 non-members, 242-0208, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday, May 3

Living with Diabetes series, 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, May 3-24, St. Mary’s Life Center, second floor, for people with type 2 diabetes and their families, physician referral required, register 298-6900.

The Compassionate Friends, 7:30 p.m., Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., grief support group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child, sibling or grandchild, 434-3822, 464-7145.

Family Peer Group, for family members of combat veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictions, family issues and more, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 F Road, Unit 16, 245-4156.

Western Colorado Astronomy Club, 7 p.m., Mesa State College, 1100 North Ave., 216-5744, 242-1721.

Identity Theft, Smart Money program series focusing on personal finance, 6 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 530 Grand Ave., free and open to the public, 243-4442.

Mesa County Women’s Network,  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, luncheon features Kiele Wilson, owner of Empower Fitness, speaking about how to incorporate fitness and nutrition into a busy schedule, donation recipient is Camp Hope, needing cash donations, meeting and lunch $12, RSVP http://www.mcwn.org, 261-3446.

Education and Parent Support Group, for families of children and youth with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, 7-8:30 p.m., Hawthorne Park Community Church, 755 N. Fourth St., 241-3797.

Not-One-More Inc., 7 p.m., 245-8484, http://www.not-one-more.org.

Alateen meeting, 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1425 N. Fifth St.; 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St.

Men Against Violence support group, 7-8:30 p.m., 234-4357.

TOPS CO458, Take off Pounds Sensibly, 5:30 p.m., Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, 242-0881.

Wednesday, May 4

Sci-Fi Book Club, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, discuss “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card, 243-5113.

Western Colorado Business Development Corp., 8:30 a.m., 304 W. Main St., 243-5242.

Mesa Fiber Arts Guild potluck at noon, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, program will include election of officers for 2011-12 and sharing of “challenge” projects, guests welcome, mesafiberartsguild.org.

Free blood pressure check, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Monterey Park Apartments, 999 Bookcliff Ave., 243-9844, ext. 2.

Parkinson’s support group, 3:30-5 p.m., First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., hosted by Nancy Booz, 254-6949, 254-6657, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mended Little Hearts of Western Colorado, support program for families and caregivers of children with congenital heart defects and heart disease, Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., training room A floor 3A, 210-0431, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Hep C Connection, Hepatitis C support group, 5:15-6:45 p.m., Building A, Colorado West Regional Mental Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 208-4507.

Overcoming Roadblocks, for men and women, receive life skills training, 10:30 a.m.-noon, The Salvation Army, 1235 N. Fourth St., 242-7513.

Allergy Seminar, 5:30 p.m., Healing Horizons Integrated Health Solutions, 2139 N. 12th St., No. 7, register 256-8449.

Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m., Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., 241-8480.

Thursday, May 5

Old House Forum, part of Historic Preservation Month,  7-9 p.m., Grand Junction High School Math Building, northwest corner of the alley and Tiger Avenue, across from REI, sponsored by Chamberlin Architects and the Grand Junction Historic Preservation Board, learn about maintaining an older home or making improvements, 244-1491.

Masonic Lodge, Mesa 55 A.F. & A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 245-3600.

Redevelopment and Revitalization Regional Workshop, Land Recycling and Infill Development, presented by Colorado Brownfields Foundation, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St. , $30, register gj.coloradobrownfields.org, 303-962-0941.

Balancing Hormones Naturally, free workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Goodwill Industries Community Room, 630 24 1/2 Road, space limited, call to reserve a seat, 201-8790.

Alzheimer’s Association support group, 1 p.m., First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 243-7224.

Thursday Senior Potluck, noon, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, Fruita, $3 donation, 858-0360.

Warrior at Heart Ministry men’s breakfast, 6 a.m., The Christ Center, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., 434-6297.

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

Diabetes Education classes, offered by Community Hospital, 10 a.m.-noon, physician’s order required to attend, call 256-6387 to schedule an appointment.

Business Network International, 7 a.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 260-0084.

Friday, May 6

The Intergenerational Workplace, leadership skills workshop offered by Third Sector Innovations and the Western Colorado Community Foundation, 9 a.m.-noon, Grand Junction Housing Authority’s Linden Pointe Apartments Community Room, 1975 Barcelona Way, presented by Jessica Herrick, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Mesa State College, $25, register 243-3767, http://www.wc-cf.org.

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

River City Singles FAC, 5 p.m., in the lounge, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 248-9211.

Saturday, May 7

Breakfast and Walk for MS, breakfast 7:30 a.m., walk 9:30 a.m., Canyon View Park, proceeds benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 263-4393, http://www.walkMScolorado.org.

Preserving the Bounty — Produce From Your Yard and Garden, Community Workshop Series, 9 a.m.-noon, Mesa Community Center in Mesa, taught by Rhonda Follman, CSU Tri-River Extension, $3 donation, pre-register, 487-3322, 487-3827.

Party Hearty Zumba Event, registration 11 a.m., Zumba party noon-2 p.m., Crossroads Fitness, 2768 Compass Drive, $5 donation benefits the American Heart Association “Go Red” movement for women, 242-8746.

Palisade Masonic Lodge, 10 a.m., Palisade Masonic Temple, Fifth and Kluge streets, Palisade, 464-5720.

The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., people of all ages and types of hearing loss welcome, lunch provided after the meeting, 241-0315, ext. 12.

Gold Wing Road Riders Association Colorado Chapter B, breakfast and meeting, followed by ride, 8 a.m., Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 242-6634, 243-3325.

Shire of Wetgate Pass, 11 a.m., north end Sherwood Park, 200 Glenwood Ave., ages 14 and older welcome, 640-5966, 773-1686, http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/West_Gate_Pass/.


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