Author Maria Felipe to speak Sunday

Author Maria Felipe will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unity Grand Valley, meeting at Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway.

Felipe is an international speaker and author of the best-selling book, "Live Your Happy — Get Out of Your Own Way and Find the Love Within."

She will also present a workshop/book signing at 1:30 p.m. in which she will introduce "core teachings from 'A Course in Miracles' and explains how they can help connect with your inner teacher, get the 'cuckoo voice of your ego' out of the way, and access your personal power and inherent joy," a news release said.

Call 242-6587 for information.

Eckert church puts on Harvest Dinner

The Eckert Presbyterian Church will have its annual Harvest Dinner from 4–7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 13025 Colorado Highway 65 in Eckert.

The full roast beef dinner with dessert and beverages is a church tradition that dates back many years. It's a major fundraising event that helps support the everyday expenses and mission of the church.

"Over the years it has become a community gathering event involving folks in the entire Surface Creek Valley and others in various locations in western Colorado," a news release said.

Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6–12, at the door. Ages younger than 6 are free.

Call 835-3020 for information.

St. Luke's fair supports Africa ministry

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 145 W. Fifth St. in Delta, will host its African Team Ministry Craft and Jewelry Sale, on Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 16–17 and Nov. 23–24.

Hours are 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays and noon–3 p.m. on Sundays. The sale features an assortment of jewelry, stone and wood carvings, decorative scarves, musical instruments made from natural woods, fibers and semi-precious stones.

Proceeds will go to African Team Ministries to support the African artisans, as well as for clean water projects for drought-torn parts of east Africa.

Call 874-9832 for information.

Help the needy with a shoebox of gifts

Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop-off sites will open  Nov. 18 at a number of churches on the Western Slope.

The public is invited to pack shoeboxes with gifts and items for children through the Samaritan's Purse project. Shoeboxes can be filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. During the project's National Collection Week, Nov. 18–25, Grand Junction volunteers hope to collect more than 10,500 gifts to contribute to Operation Christmas Child's 2019 goal of reaching 11 million children in need.

Go to for information on how to pack a shoebox and the hours and locations for drop-off.

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