Summer is taking down the last of the lingering remnants from her three-month residency in the seasonal gallery.

From here, she'll take her contemporary works and interpretive pieces to another hemisphere where she'll set up the installation exhibit, paintings and sculptures for all to enjoy there.

One of my favorite pieces in this year's show was a sculpture titled "Rain." It was an unusual surrealism piece, but it was welcomed by the viewing public with open arms (and umbrellas).

Another beautiful, but controversial piece she exhibited later in the season was "Hot and Sunny." Some gallery visitors felt she went overboard with the extreme realism, but she just brushed away the critics and carried on with the intense display.

A gallery favorite during Summer's residency was an ever-changing abstract watercolor collection titled "Sunsets." One curator exclaimed the pieces were "breathtaking" and "atmospheric" while others just uttered "wow!" as they stared at the layered scenes.

Summer's artist-in-residence was indeed memorable, but alas, her works are packed away and she's eagerly awaiting the Uber driver to pull up out front and take her away to her next show.

Fall begins his three-month show this week. I hear his exhibit is aesthetically pleasing. Critics have declared it's both "breathtaking" and "brilliant."

"No other artist uses color the way that he does," one said.

Come on down!

The Alzheimer's Association of Western Colorado will host the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, featuring a fun "Game Shows" theme. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. at Long Family Memorial Park.

More than 700 walkers are expected on Saturday, and all ages and abilities are welcome. Go to to register or sign-up at the walk. notes that Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, the number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.

Walk to End Alzheimer's happens annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. All proceeds from the Grand Junction walk stay in western Colorado.

Knights of Columbus No. 1062 will resume its bingo nights at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, and continuing on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

Games are at St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, 330 White Ave. Cost is $10 for the first packet of bingo cards.

The chapter is still selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new all-terrain vehicle and trailer. Tickets cost $20 each or six tickets for $100. Tickets can be purchased after weekend Masses at St. Joseph's or during the week at Colorado Concrete Accessories, 2474 Industrial Blvd.

The raffle drawing will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 13. Proceeds will go toward Knights of Columbus 1062 charities.

Call Carl Malito at 243-9871 for information.

The Grand Junction Lions Club presented more than $60,000 last week to eight community organizations using proceeds from February's carnival and parade.

■ Palisade High School, $19,003, for its Fish Hatchery Program

■ School District 51 Foundation, $11,900, Chromebooks and a cart

■ East Middle School Band, $7,026, instruments

■ School District 51's Adaptive Physical Education, $7,000, adaptive bikes

■ Central High School Wrestling, $7,000, wrestling mats

■ Central High School Boys Basketball, $5,168, uniforms/equipment

■ School District 51's Career Center, $5,000, greenhouse

■ Thunder Mountain Soccer Club, $2,040, equipment

The club's Community Betterment Committee is accepting grant applications for the 2019–20 season. Applications and requirements for consideration are available at Click on the "Grant Application" tab then the link at the bottom of the page to download the pdf.

Applications can also be picked up at Brown's Shoe Fit, 425 Main St. Completed applications must be turned in at Brown's by 4 p.m. Oct. 28.

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction will have its annual Kiwanis Allocations Day at noon Thursday, providing $25,000 in donations to local charities that help young children.

The club awards funds to organizations using the proceeds from its annual Pancake Day and Fun Fest. This year's event was June 1.

Charities that will receive funds are Special Olympics, HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, Kids' Aid, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Grand Junction Imagination Library, HopeWest Kids, Colorado Discover Ability, and Grant A Wish.

The club meets at noon Thursdays at Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road. Go to or call 270-5054 for information.

The next Red Friday Hero event happens from 6–8 p.m. Friday at Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave.

"R.E.D. stands for Remember Everyone Deployed so we wear red on Fridays" says the Facebook event page.

Red Friday Heroes are honored quarterly and two local veterans will be at Friday's event.

"Wear red to the event, bring friends, and help us honor veterans, military, and first responders," the page says.

Project C.U.R.E. has operated in the Grand Valley for 10 years and will celebrate the milestone with an open house from 4–6 p.m. Thursday at 559 Sandhill Lane.

The public is invited for light snacks and refreshments as they tour the warehouse, meet the team and learn about Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment). says the nonprofit organization's mission is "to deliver life-saving medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics throughout the under-resourced world."

It is the world's largest distributor of donated medical relief, reaching children and families in more than 130 countries, the website says.

Call 201-7050 for information.

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