Wings of Hope, 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave., hosted by Grand Valley Oncology, release a butterfly in honor of a loved one, purchase a butterfly by calling 644-3180, take a chair, light refreshments served, grandvalleyoncology.com/events.cfm.
Court Mount of the Holy Cross 941 Catholic Daughters of the Americas, 1–4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 790 26½ Road, DVD showing of the trip to Nigeria at 1 p.m., regular meeting at 2 p.m., last meeting for the year, light refreshments served, 234-3338.
CAF World War II Airpower Heritage Museum open house, 11:30 a.m., 780 Heritage Way, at Grand Junction Regional Airport, Security Gate 10, World War II memorabilia, smallest and largest single-engine airplanes built for the war, video about the Tuskegee Airmen, donations accepted to benefit the museum; rides in historic aircraft available Thursday–Saturday, ride tickets at 970tix.com or call 921-3700.
Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, Traders Coffee, Seventh Street and Patterson Road, 216-9842.
Mesa Conservation District local work group meeting, 6–7 p.m., Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2738 Crossroads Blvd., regular board meeting 5 p.m., refreshments served, 242-4511, ext. 100, mesacd.com.
Fitness classes for pre- and post- moms, 9 a.m. Monday at Lincoln Park and 9 a.m. Friday, Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St., Fruita, hosted by prenatal and postnatal fitness program FIT4MOM, free and open to the public, giveaways, firstname.lastname@example.org
Firkin fundraiser, 5–10 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., pint sales and donations will benefit the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association, alsaco.org, 243-0702.
Medicare 101: Introduction to Medicare, 10 a.m.–noon, RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, basement of the US Bank building, free clinic seating limited, call 243-9839 to reserve a seat, rsvpgrandjunction.org.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness, 1–3 p.m., Ridgway Library, 300 Charles St., Ridgway, meeting hosted by Northern San Juan Chapter, email@example.com.
Grand Mesa Jeep Club, social hour and no host dinner, 6–7 p.m., business meeting 7 p.m., Fiesta Guadalajara, 710 North Ave., owners of all makes of off-road vehicles invited to attend, gmjc.org.
The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, 242-8860, www.gmbch.com.
Colorado West Paint Horse Club, general membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. first Monday of each month, Timberline Bank, 633 24 Road, club recognizes and encourages participate of all breeds of horses and levels of ability and interest, 640-4442, coloradowestpainthorseclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Parachute Post 5485, 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, Parachute Senior Center, 540 N. Parachute Ave., Parachute, 285-7540.
York Rite Masons, first Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.
Orchard Mesa Lions Club, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1404 Ute Ave., 242-0860.
Grand Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 40, 7:30 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, Clifton IOOF Hall, 202 Second St., Clifton, 985-4754.
Rainbow for Girls Grand Junction Assembly No. 12, 7 p.m. first and third Monday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 434-4608.
Employment Law Update, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, Employers Council's annual update addresses the most significant developments of the past year while bringing HR professionals up to speed on important trends in human resources and employment law, register info.employerscouncil.org/elu-grand-junction, 712-0610.
University of Denver Veterans Advocacy Project, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., VAP lawyers answer questions about veteran-related legal issues and military discharge upgrades, open to all veterans at no charge, general information sessions on the hour from 9 a.m.–2, Pop-Up Clinic 2 p.m., law.du.edu/veterans-advocacy-project.
Black Canyon Camera Club, 6 p.m. first Tuesday of each month and 11 a.m. second Tuesday of each month, First Church of God, 11th and Howard streets in Delta, program is night sky photography, bring up to three photos for reviews, blackcanyoncameraclub.com, rae-anns@live.
Writers Night, 5:30–7:30 p.m., The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., hosted by Western Colorado Writers' Forum, "How Do I Get My Muse to Come Out and Play," presented by Rebecca Mullen, westerncoloradowriters.org.
MS Breakfast Group, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Village Inn, 757 Horizon Drive, social group provides the opportunity for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis to connect with one another, 985-4935.
NAMI Western Slope Support Group, 6–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Judy's Family Restaurant meeting room, 435 U.S. Highway 6&50, in Fruita, namiws.org, 462-3989.
Embroiderers Guild of America Inc. — Desert West Chapter, 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27½ Road, all who enjoy hand embroidery are welcome, 858-2002.
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. first Tuesday of each month, Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 F Road, Unit 16, 245-4156.
The Compassionate Friends, 7–8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, 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, 242-2391.
Grand Junction Lions Club, noon Tuesdays, Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road, gjlions.org.
Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, 433-7217.
Grand Junction Toastmasters No. 1671, 6:45–7:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Commons of Hilltop Garden Room, 625 27½ Road, 683-4927, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gamblers Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Four Winds Coffee and Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave., 213-386-8789.
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, email@example.com.
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, nancy.booz@D51schools.org.
The Brain Injury and Epilepsy Support Group, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Ratekin Tower, 875 Main St., speakers on related health topics, friends and family welcome, 361-5495.
Beta Sigma Phi, Grand Junction City Council, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Bray Education Center, 640 Belford Ave., 260-5685, 434-9873.
Affordable Housing meeting, 9:30–10:30 a.m. first Wednesday of each month, Grand Junction Area Realtors Association, 2743 Crossroads Blvd., 241-7653.
Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month; 1 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 257-1549, 245-8817.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 8 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge No. 575, 249 S. Fourth St., 243-0675.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, learn skills, discover hobbies and participate in fun activities, transportation options available, 248-8827.
TOPS CO 0082, weigh-in 8:30–9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Grace Point Church, 606 28 3/4 Road, 260-7117, www.tops.org.
Mesa County Child Protection Team, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Western Slope Center for Children, 2350 G Road, 241-8480.
Itty Bitty Camp, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., HopeWest Campus, 3090 N. 12th St., spots still open to help children in kindergarten through second grade deal with the death of a loved one, fun, helpful activities through creative detective work to help address, express and cope with grief, $25, includes lunch, pre-registration required at 245-5377.
Camp Get-A-Job, 1 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., in the Community Room and Computer Lab, for teens ages 16 and older, learn handy tips on landing a summer job, skills on writing a strong resume and leaving a great impression, space limited, pre-register mesacountylibraries.org, 243-4442.
Collective Goods (formerly Books Are Fun) fundraising event, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday, St. Mary's Medical Center, in the main lobby, shop for books, electronics, home goods, kids gifts and more, net proceeds benefit the St. Mary's Fund and the Micah Montag Pediatric Fund.
Introduction to Paper Marbling, 6 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., in the Monument Community Room, 970Studio artist-in-residence Devan Penniman will teach the class for adults, preregistration required, mesacountylibraries.org, 243-4442.
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, 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.
Masonic Lodge, Mesa 55 A.F. & A.M., stated communication, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 245-3600.
Fraternal Order of Eagles 595 Aerie, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 243-6454.
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.
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, overeatersanonymousgrandjunction.org, 263-4496.
Special Olympics Summer Games opening ceremony, 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Suplizio Field, parade of athletes from across Colorado; competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, power lifting, soccer and track and field take place beginning 8:30 a.m. June 8–9 at Stocker Stadium and Colorado Mesa University, victory dance and celebration 7 p.m. June 8, specialolympicsco.org/about/competitions.
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, facebook.com/OrderOfTheAzureRose, 640-7119.
Stargazing at Highline, 8:30 p.m.–11:55 p.m., Highline Lake State Park, 1800 11 8/10 Road, Loma, hosted by Western Colorado Astronomy Club, several telescopes will be available to view the moon, plants, galaxies, free, donations accepted, wcacastronomy.org.
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.
Territorial Daughters of Colorado annual state meeting, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., hosted by the Western Colorado Chapter, business meeting and luncheon, program is "Hobo Quilt: The Secret Sign Language of Hobos During the Great Depression," presented by Verda, 242-6826, email@example.com.
Scandinavian Dance Workshop, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, hosted by Vestafjell Lodge-Sons of Norway and The Swedes of the Grand Valley, instruction 9:30 a.m.–noon, lunch noon–1 p.m., more instruction 1–3 p.m., public welcome, use the south parking lot entrance, RSVP to 245-5649 with name and phone number, vestafjelllodge.org.
Annual West End Picnic, ??11:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Lincoln Park, Oak Shelter, former and current residents of Nucla, Naturita, Uravan, Paradox, Redvale and Norwood are invited to the potluck picnic, take a side dish to share, iced tea and water will be provided, 434-7963.
Grand Junction Outing Club, hike Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Ute Trail, meet at Orchard Mesa City Market, $3 per person fee, 243-7645, 812-6759.
Christian Motorcyclist Association, 8–9 a.m., second Saturday of each month, IHOP, 2420 U.S. Highway 6&50, social coffee/breakfast followed by monthly meeting, 970-739-0305, 970-305-7556.
Marine Corps League, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 261-5503.
American Legion 2006 (Fruita), 9 a.m., second Saturday of each month, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 640-7971, firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Post 37, 10 a.m. second Saturday of each month, VFW Post 3581, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 216-9111, www.coloradolegion.org.
Western Colorado Decorative Artists, social 9 a.m., business meeting 9:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., 464-7108, 720-244-0627.
Montrose Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays, Centennial Plaza, at Main Street and Uncompahgre Avenue, in Montrose, farm-raised food, fun, entertainment, montrosefarmersmarket.com.
The Good Samaritan Clinic, free medical and mental health care, Saturdays, 402 Grand Ave., call 712-6518 for an appointment.
Cars & Coffee, 7–9 a.m. Saturdays, Spoon's Bistro & Bakery, 3090 N. 12th St., 241-7581.
To submit Calendar items, email to email@example.com, fax to 244-8578, or mail to 734 S. Seventh St., Grand Junction, CO, 81501, at least two weeks prior to the event.