The Most Complete Barber Seminar, 9 a.m.–noon, Two Rivers Convention Center, learn modern barbering from industry influencers, limited seating, tickets at

Spring Bird Walks, meet 8 a.m. Sunday, at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, travel to Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area for birding; meet 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Audubon Nature Preserve; meet 8:30 a.m. Saturday, near ChowDown pet store in the Redlands Safeway plaza, to walk the Riverfront Trail Audubon section,


Palisade High School Parent Information Session, 5–6 p.m., PHS, 3679 G Road, Palisade, discussion and overview of vaping devices, youth vaping in Mesa County, and how to talk to your kids about vaping, dinner provided, child care available for preschool age and older, RSVP

Author book event, 6 p.m., Out West Books, 533 Main St., "Down River: Into the Future of Water in the West," by Heather Hansman, 986-8086,

PEO Reciprocity, 9:30 a.m., last Monday of the month, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road, 242-1000.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness, 4:30–6 p.m. last Monday of each month, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 536 Ouray Ave., all interested women and men invited to attend, 255-9900.

Rio Grande Chapter National Railway Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. last Monday of each month, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 241-2248.

Grand Mesa A Cappella Sweet Adelines Chorus, rehearsal 6:30–9 p.m. Mondays, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 255-9419, 523-3464,

Grand Junction Chess Club, 6:30–10:30 p.m. Mondays, Starbucks, in the Safeway store, Patterson and 29 roads, players of all ability levels welcome, 243-1073.

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays; noon Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays; newcomers optional meeting 8:30 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement,, 263-4496.


Drought and Waterwise Gardening, coffee and appetizers 6 p.m., Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, Caring for All Creation Lecture Series presented by the church's PAWS Ministry, CSU Extension Master Gardener Angeline Barrett will talk about drought planning and how to implement waterwise landscapes, 462-6892.

Circle K Kiwanis Club, 5:30 p.m., University Center, Colorado Mesa University, Room 222, 270-6162.

"End Game" screening and discussion, 2:30–4 p.m., HopeWest Hospice Care Center, 3090 N. 12th St., Room 102, educational documentary seeking to change the way we think about life and death, discussion on advance directives and future health care decisions, 241-2212,

Teen Vaping Prevention,  6–7:30 p.m., Primary Care Partners building, Garden Level, 3150 N. 12th St., presented by The Parent Resource Program "On Second Thought," learn about vaping devices, youth vaping in Mesa County and how to talk to your kids about vaping, seating limited, RSVP 640-7181, 254-2549.

Community Conversation,  6–8:30 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., discussion on the Rocky Mountain PBS "Beyond Columbine" series," RSVP

German American Club of Western Colorado, 5 p.m. last Tuesday of each month, Rockslide Brewery, 401 Main St., stammtisch get-together, 242-2657, 209-9241.

Gamblers Anonymous meeting,  7 p.m. Tuesdays, Four Winds Coffee and Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., 213-386-8789.

Caregiver Connections,  10–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St., explore ways to learn from others facing similar challenges, 260-8931.

Clifton Senior Citizens, noon Tuesdays, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-0803, 434-3905.

TOPS 0458, Take off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 4:30–5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community of Christ Church, 2880 B ½ Road, 241-4359,

Grand Junction Lions Club, noon Tuesdays, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road,

Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.


Colorado National Monument Cacti, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Colorado National Monument Association Walks and Talks event, at the Visitor Center auditorium, "Cactus Man" Don Campbell shares his expertise and helps identify recently-blooming cacti, registration required, 858-3617, ext. 360.

The MAGnificent Challenge,  10 a.m.–7 p.m., Rocky Mountain Gun Club, 545 31 Road, challenge based on "The Amazing Race," begins May 1, two-person teams compete in five challenges and five roadblocks,

Mesa Fiber Arts Guild day meeting, noon, first Wednesday of each month, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 ½ Road,

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3981, family-style dinner 5:30 p.m., before the meeting, first Wednesday of each month, 503 ½ Florence Road, 778-8242.

Palisade Art Lovers, 10 a.m.–noon first Wednesday of each month, location varies, 434-6191,

Mended Little Hearts of Western Colorado, first Wednesday of each month, Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., training room A, third floor, support program for families and caregivers of children with congenital heart defects and heart disease, 210-0431,

Hep C Connection, Hepatitis C support group, 5:15-6:45 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Building A, Mind Springs Health, 515 28 3/4 Road, 208-4507.

Parkinson's support group, 3:30–5 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., hosted by Nancy Booz, 201-6952,

Adult Children of Alcoholism/Dysfunction support group, 10:15–11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Alano Club, 404 Glenwood Ave., 243-1010.

The High Desert Scooter Club, weekly rides 6 p.m. Wednesdays, meet at Motorcycle Accessories, 2060 E. Main St., 250-8670,

Cups Club, 2–3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Artful Cup, 3090 N. 12th St., open to all friends of HopeWest, for those looking to meet new people, grow friendships and enjoy the company of others, learn skills, discover hobbies and participate in fun activities, transportation options available, 248-8827.

TOPS 0082, weigh-in 8:30–9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, 858-8910,


Cappella of Grand Junction Caregiver Support Group, 1:30–3 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Cappella Assisted Living and Memory Support, Hayden Room, first floor, 628 26 ½ Road, 822-7070.

MACHO Group (Men Against Cancer Helping Others), 2 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in-patient dining room, 298-2351.

Crafternoon UFOs, (unfinished objects) 1–3 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., take and work on your unfinished craft project or object (scrapbook, scarf, quilt, jewelry, etc.), while visiting with other crafters, 243-4442.

Mesa Fiber Arts Guild evening meeting, 5:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, except summer months The Craft Studio and Yarn Shop, 634 Main St.,

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

Fraternal Order of Eagles 595 Aerie, 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 243-6454.

Kannah Creek Quiz Night,  7–9 p.m. Thursdays, Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., four rounds of trivia, 2–6 players, prizes, 243-0702.

Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, noon Thursdays, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road,

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 ½ Road, for parents with a son or daughter who struggles with alcohol, drugs or food, group provides education and support, 379-5786.

Coffee & Civic Action,  7:30–9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., back meeting room, drop in anytime, make phone calls, write post cards, share thoughts, concerns or opinions.

Talk of the Town Toastmasters, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, 128 N. Fifth St., Cendera Funding, downstairs, potential new members always welcome to attend,

Veterans Coffee, 8–10 a.m. Thursdays, Warrior Resource Center, 4 Hillcrest Plaza Way, Montrose, 765-2210.

TOPS 0209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5:15–5:30 p.m., Thursdays, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, Room 8, stay until 6:30 for learning and encouragement, 628-5170,


Wonders of the Night Sky, 8:30 p.m.–midnight, Grand Mesa Observatory, 7475 Purdy Mesa Road, Whitewater, hosted by Western Colorado Astronomy Club, tours of the telescopes utilized by the observatory for astrophotography and educational research, telescopes provided at the observing pad, free, donations welcome, event dependent on clear skies, will be rescheduled to the following night if needed/possible,

Open house and Virtual Dementia Tour, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Centre, 2825 Patterson Road, virtual experience to build sensitivity and awareness in those caring for individuals with dementia, refreshments, free and open to the public, 242-7356.

Graphic Novel Club, 4–5 p.m., first Friday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., for teens who like anime, manga and other comics, guests and activities, 243-4442.

Order of the Azure Rose, Renaissance-era recreation society, 6 p.m., first Friday of each month,, 640-7119.

Grand Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind,  10 a.m.–noon, first Friday of each month, Hilltop, 1129 Colorado Ave., refreshments served, transportation available, committees in need of members to chair or share ideas, 605-610-7959.

Redlands Rotary Club, noon Fridays, Two Rivers Convention Center, 216-3879.

River City Singles Club, 5 p.m. Fridays, Hideaway Lounge, Travelodge, 718 Horizon Drive, young at heart singles ages 55 and older welcome, 242-5252.


Walk MS, Canyon View Park, registration opens 7:30 a.m., program  9:10 a.m., walk begins 9:30 a.m., 1-mile and 3-mile routes available, online registration open until noon Thursday,

Service Academy Information Day, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., University Center, Meyer Ballroom, Colorado Mesa University, parents and students can join representatives from five service academies for information session regarding the academies, and ROTC/NROTC application process, or

An Evening With Dana Liesegang, 7–9 p.m., Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, author of "Falling Up: My Wild Ride from Victim to Victory," free, 549-0439,

May the Fourth Be with You,  2 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, celebrate "Star Wars" with games of skill, photo opportunities, space "crafts" and movie trivia, costume contest, 970-285-9870.

Grand Mesa A Cappella Chorus of Sweet Adelines Book Fair, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, percentage of the day's sales of books and food items from the coffee shop will be donated, performance at 2 p.m., 241-4081.

Girls On The Run 5K, 10 a.m. Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, on-site registration, packet pick-up, and pre-event activities  8:30 a,m.,

Grand Junction Outing Club, hike Horsethief/Rustlers Loop, meet 8 a.m., Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, 243-7645, 812-6759.

Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club, 6–9 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center aerobics room, 531 Palmer St., Delta, Cinco de Mayo dance and potluck, take a dish to share, $6 at the door, 835-3771, 835-8666.

Western Colorado Dragway Points Race, gates 8 a.m., 115 32 Road, junior dragsters 9 a.m.–1 p.m., time trials 2–5 p.m., eliminations 6 p.m., spectators $12, ages 12 and younger free, 243-9022,

Do It Yourself Alterations Class, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., garden level at The Yarn Shop, 634 Main St., taught by classically trained tailor, alterations expert and clothing designer, register

Wheels West Car Club, 7:30 a.m. first Saturday of each month, Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St., for anyone who likes cars of any kind.

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