June 9

Special Olympics Summer Games, 8:30 a.m., Stocker Stadium and Colorado Mesa University, athletes from across Colorado; competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, power lifting, soccer and track and field, specialolympicsco.org/about/competitions.

Swedes of the Grand Valley, Midsummer picnic, 4–7 p.m., Hawthorne Park, take a dish to share, entertainment by Ginny Lee, leader and member of multiple Scandinavian dance groups in California, will play the Swedish nyckelharpa (official Swedish national instrument) and lead some traditional Swedish dancing, 241-2945.

Palisade Sunday Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sundays, downtown Palisade, fresh produce, arts and craft vendors, live music, chef demonstrations, 464-5602, townofpalisade.org/departments/sunday-market-page.

June 10

Colorado Archaeological Society — Grand Junction Chapter, social time 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m., Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, former Colorado assistant state archaeologist Kevin Black will present on "Mountain Archeology in Colorado," public welcome, small donations accepted, 250-7402.

Grand Valley Porcelain Artists, 9:30 a.m.–noon, second Monday of each month, Grand Valley National Bank, 570 25 Road, 242-2797.

Community potluck, 6 p.m. second Monday of each month, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, take a dish to share following the monthly theme, 858-8318, facebook.com/CopperClubBrewingCompany.

Family Support Group and Connection Support Group,  6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month, Mind Springs Health, 515 28¾ Road, Building A, 462-3989, namiws.org.

Art Jewelers Guild, 6:30 p.m., second Monday of each month, Grand View Apartments, 1501 N. First St., new members and visitors welcome, park behind the building and use the back door, 250-3881, 243-1220, artjewelersguild.com.

Grand Valley Veterans, American Legion Post 2009, 6:30 p.m., second Monday of each month, location TBD, 330-631-8570.

Blue Dots Rod and Custom Car Club, 7 p.m. Monday, 434-9377.

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, business meeting 7 p.m. second Monday of each month; work night 7 p.m. Thursdays; work day 9 a.m. fourth Saturday of each month, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, sites.google.com/site/gvmrcgrdjct.

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, grandmesachorus.org.

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, overeatersanonymousgrandjunction.org, 263-4496.

June 11

Teen Escape Room, 2–5 p.m. Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, "Space Rocks!" theme, gcpld.org/summer-reading.

Art in the Park, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Rocky Mountain SER Glendam Center, 3172 1/2 Glendam Drive, art materials provided, families encouraged to attend and create art with their children, rmser.org, 697-4766.

Mesa County Women's Network, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, program is "The Power of Branding," take cash to purchase tickets for the opportunity basket that will benefit Girls on the Run, reservations and luncheon payment at mcwn.org, 261-3446.

Grand Valley MS Support Group, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., 901-5232, bekwood3@gmail.com.

Mended Hearts — Colorado Western Slope Chapter 409, 5:30–6:45 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, St. Mary's Medical Center, Saccomanno Education Annex, Building and Entrance 9, support group for all cardiac patients and their families, 201-0710, diana@gjproperties.com.

Grand Valley Woodturners, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 245-8817.

Grand Junction Charter Chapter, American Business Women's Association, second Tuesday of each month, Community Hospital Legacy No. 3 Room, 2351 G Road, 464-7319.

Grand Valley Gold Prospectors Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, 2328 Monument Road, 260-6375.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group, 1:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Aspen Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center, 622 28 ¼ Road, for caregivers of persons living with dementia, call ahead before your first visit to confirm time and location, 800-272-3900.

Clifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663 Ladies Auxiliary, noon Tuesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 3244 F 1/4 Road, Clifton, 434-7762.

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, tops0458.weebly.com.

Grand Junction Toastmasters No. 1671, 6:45–7:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Commons of Hilltop Garden Room, 625 27 ½ Road, 683-4927, nyassa@lycos.com.

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

June 12

Pet Loss Grief Group, 6–7 p.m., Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 362 28 Road, open to public, space limited, RSVP recommended ashley@rhhumanesociety.org, 434-7337 ext. 103.

AARP Driver Safety class,  1–5 p.m., Bank of the West building, 2452 Patterson Road, Colorado Christian University classroom on the second floor, register 314-7408.

Training for liquor licensees, 2–4 p.m., Grand Junction City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St., free training for liquor licensees (owners), managers and employees, covers server responsibility, ID checking and enforcement, recognizing signs of intoxication and guarding against over-service of patrons, register gjcity.org, 244-1509.

Veterans Art Center monthly meeting and potluck, meeting 5 p.m., potluck 6 p.m., 307 S. 12th St., take a Mexican dish to share, take cash for the members progressive card raffle, 462-3126, operationrevamp.org.

Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days conference, Wednesday through Friday,events, speakers and presentations in Delta, Paonia and Hotchkiss, "Blazing Trails and Building Community," registration and schedule at westernrpd.org, 303-506-5593.

Colorado West Quilters Guild, 7 p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 434-6888.

Western Colorado African Violet Society, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave. , 257-1718.

Grand Junction Area Newcomers Club coffee and meeting, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, 1326 N. First St., 549-0440.

Grand Junction Stamp Club,  7 p.m. Wednesday, call for location, 986-1502.

Fleet Reserve Association Colorado West Branch 244 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 244, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 503 1/2 Florence Road, 434-0868.

Redlands Farmers Market,  5–8 p.m. Wednesdays, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, produce, live music, Bible stories, crafts and games for kids, 6–7 p.m. while you browse, redlandsumc.org.

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, meet new people, learn skills, discover hobbies, transportation options available, 248-8827.

June 13

Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, 536 Ouray Ave., upstairs, Reed Irwin will speak on "Starting Cacti from Seed," social break and short business meeting, guests welcome, chinlecactusclub.org.

Mesa County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., in the Garden Room at the Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 1/2 Road, mesacountygenealogy.org.

Intro to Letterpress Printing,  6 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., in the Monument Community Room, adult class lead by 970Studio artist-in-residence Devan Penniman who will discuss/demonstrate the 15th century printing method, seating limited, preregistration required, mesacountylibraries.org, 243-4442.

Wills and Understanding Probate Process, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., hosted by Colorado Legal Services Senior Assistance Program and Pro Bono Project of Mesa County, learn the difference between probate and non-probate transfers, appointment of fiduciaries, and who should write a will, register 424-5748.

Friends of the Mustangs, 7 p.m. Thursday, Bureau of Land Management office, 2815 H Road, enter through door at west parking lot, 216-9571.

Grand Valley ALS support group, (Lou Gehrig's disease)  11 a.m.–1 p.m., second Thursday of the month, Old Chicago meeting room, 120 North Ave., 260-1623, leave a message.

The Inside/Out writer's critique group, Thursday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., 241-9178, 241-2168.

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, talkofthetowngj.toastmastersclubs.org.

June 14

Chasing the Moon, 8:30 p.m., Grand Mesa Observatory, 7475 Purdy Mesa Road, Whitewater, hosted by Western Colorado Astronomy Club, in cooperation with Rocky Mountain PBS, public invited to view the moon and take tours of the observatory, 242-1089, wcacastronomy.org.

Family Heritage Night potluck, 6–8 p.m., Bookcliff Center Rocky Mountain SER, 2880 Elm Ave., families encouraged to take a dish from their heritage to share, beverages provided, 697-4766, rmser.org.

Retired Firefighters in Mesa County, monthly breakfast, 8–9 a.m. second Friday of each month, The Egg and I Restaurant, 120 Park Drive, No. 107, 210-3759, 216-7363.

Masonic Lodge 173 A.F. and A.M. Stated Communication, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 242-0120.

Levis and Lace Square Dance Club, rounds 7–7:30, Mainstream with plus tips 7:30–9 p.m., second and fourth Friday of each month, Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court, 986-8801, 434-6541.

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.

Teen Gaming, 3–5 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., Xbox and PlayStation fun with other teens, drop in, 243-4442.

June 15

Canyon Country Discovery Center Planetarium, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., tour of the night sky inside an inflatable planetarium with stunning visuals, viewings every 30 minutes, mesacountylibraries.org, 243-4442.

Vegan Life Colorado, Grand Junction branch, vegan potluck, gather 5:30 p.m., eat 6 p.m., Lakeside Community Room, 3150 Lakeside Drive, take a dish to serve eight, free of animal products, the recipe with all ingredients listed your own place setting and beverage, 255-0417, 242-2089.

Grand Junction Outing Club, hike Grizzly Creek in Glenwood Canyon, meet 8 a.m., Horizon Drive Safeway, 243-7645, 812-6759.

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.

Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club, mainstream square dance with plus tips 7–9 p.m., first and third Saturday of each month, Bill Heddles Recreation Center aerobics room, 531 Palmer St., Delta, 835-3771, 773-4495.

Coffee Time, 8:30–10 a.m. first and third Saturday, Vet Center, 2472 Patterson Road, Unit 16, meet other veterans, build camaraderie, share experiences, get benefits assistance, talk with others who have similar experience in military, get information, meet Vet Center staff, 245-4156.

Wild Hearts Club for Women,  10 a.m.–noon, third Saturday of each month, Unity Church of Grand Junction, 3205 N. 12th St., discussion meeting, ConsciousLearning.net, 303-358-0069.

Montrose Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays, beginning May 11, Centennial Plaza, at Main Street and Uncompahgre Avenue, in Montrose, farm-raised food, fun, entertainment, montrosefarmersmarket.com.

To submit Calendar items, email to communitynews@gjsentinel.com, fax to 244-8578, or mail to 734 S. Seventh St., Grand Junction, CO 81501, at least two weeks prior to the event.

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