Your Town, Oct. 17, 2010

You have to give credit to the chrysanthemum for waiting until autumn to add its brilliant color to the changing palette of the season.

The deep maroons, sunny yellows and fiery rusts in the flower bed only complement what’s happening high up in the tree branches.

Add a deep blue Colorado sky, the sun at a slightly lower angle, and you have a perfect recipe for a feast for the eyes.

Devour it now — because it won’t be long before the menu will change.

In the famous words of Oliver Twist ... please, sir, may I have some more?

Grant requests are being accepted until Feb. 1 through the Desert Vista Garden Club for Mariposa Funds.

According to a release from the club, “the objective of this club is to promote a mutual interest and friendliness among flower and garden lovers to encourage the extensions of gardening, interest in beautification of the community and its parts, and preservation of our natural beauty and surrounding.”

Call Mary Verdieck at 314-0514 to receive a copy of the written grant request form, or obtain one from a Desert Vista Garden Club member.


Local artist and instructor Dan Loge will offer insight into how his style has changed over the years at the October meeting of the Brush and Palette Club at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Loge will display art work from his early days as a painter and detail the transformation over time.

The public is invited to attend.

Call Bob Martin at 242-9010 for information.


Scams affecting seniors are on the rise. Two events happening this week will address the troubling issue:

Scams affecting seniors on the Western Slope is the topic of the meeting of the Mesa County Council on Aging at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gray Gourmet, 551 Chipeta Ave. Chris Mahre, a local elder law attorney, will speak.

Call Mary Moore, president of the Mesa County Council on Aging at 241-0315 for information.

A Lunch and Learn presented by Comfort Keepers, regarding senior scam prevention, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch and a panel of speakers to discuss how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud.

RSVP to 241-8818.


It’s time to stock up on reading material for the winter, and where better to do that than at the Altrusa International Inc. of Palisade’s book swap/giveaway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Palisade Town Plaza, Third and Main streets in Palisade.

The event is in conjunction with the USA Today’s Make a Difference Day.

The public is invited to drop off unwanted books and exchange or pick up reading material.

There will be a variety of books for all reading interests and ages.

Call Sharron Steele at 464-5021 for information.


The Book Cliff Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will host professional speaker and trainer Bill Beausay at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Two Rivers Convention Center.

Beausay’s talk — “Personal Power and Creating Miracles When You’re Done In, Fed Up and Stressed Out” — is for personal motivation and team building during stressful times.

It’s an event to create an atmosphere of vision, focus and opportunity finding.

Beausay is the former director of research and development at the Academy of Sports Psychology and the author of almost 20 books, including three national best- sellers.

Cost to attend the dinner and program is $40.

To register, call 639-0838 or e-mail BookCliffchapter@

Visit for information.


The Mount Garfield Daughters of the American Revolution will be at Mesa Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 selling Herberger’s coupon books.

Each book sells for $5 and includes a $10 coupon, plus more.

Call Dorothy Inscho at 245-2645 for information.


The Grand Junction High School class of 1958 will meet for dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday at Famous Dave’s Barbecue, 2440 U.S. Highway 6&50.

Call 242-1270 or 245-5950 for information.


Got a hankering for some ink?

How about some pink ink?

Mark your calendars and plan to visit Studio RockStar, 2454 U.S. Highway 6&50, No. 108, on Oct. 24 and help raise funds for breast cancer research.

Twenty-five percent of proceeds from tattoos that day will benefit the cause. Get a pink ribbon tattoo for $50, and 100 percent will be donated.

Come hungry. A hot dog cart will be set up, and live music is planned. There will be lots of swag and give-aways, too.

Call 242-2804 for information.


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