May 19

Texas Hold'em Poker Fundraiser, 2:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, must be 21 to play, cash bar, prizes, snacks, $25 entry, proceeds benefit Guardians of the West Inc., 589-7719, admin@guardianswest.com.

Colorado West Timekeepers, Chapter 138 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, 2 p.m. third Sunday of each month, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 241-0792, 243-7457, 245-2613.

Knights of Columbus Council 13621 pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m.–noon, third Sunday of each month, 790 26 1/2 Road, $6 adults, $4 ages 6-12, younger than 6 free, proceeds benefit the fund for local charities, 260-7664.

Veterans Coffee,  10 a.m.– 3 p.m.  Sundays and 8–10 a.m. Thursdays, Warrior Resource Center, 4 Hillcrest Plaza Way, Montrose, 765-2210.

May 20

Central High School graduation, 8:30 a.m., Stocker Stadium.

Palisade High School graduation, 6:30 p.m., Stocker Stadium.

P.E.O. Reciprocity, 9:30 a.m. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 3888  27½ Road, 242-1000.

Pics and Pie with Grand Valley Audubon, 7–8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27½ Road, pie social accompanied by a slide show of bird photos by Leon Thurmon, brief update on the Wetland Improvement Project at the Audubon Nature Preserve, free and open to the public, audubongv.org.

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.

MS Support Partners Self-Help Group, 6:30–7:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, Community Hospital, 2351 G Road, for MS support partners to discuss feelings, voice concerns and learn how to better cope with the impact of the disease in their lives, 778-2127, Schultz.r@yahoo.com.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma family support group,  4-5 p.m. third Monday of each month, St. Mary's Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Reflection Room, 298-2351.

CASA volunteer information night, 6–7 p.m., 360 Grand Ave., 242-4191, achildsvoice.org.

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.

May 21

Grand Junction High School graduation, 8:30 a.m., Stocker Stadium.

Fruita Monument High School graduation, 7 p.m., Stocker Stadium.

Alzheimer's Association Support Group for Adult Children, 6–7 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Alzheimer's Association, 2232 N. Seventh St., Suite B1, call ahead before your first visit to confirm time/location, 800-272-3900, alz.org/help-support/community.

Bicycle-Friendly Driver Class, 6–7:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., in the Monument Room, learn best practices for drivers and bicyclists to ensure a safe experience when sharing the road, Bicycle Colorado will cover the common causes of crashes, legal and illegal behavior, how to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure, and laws and etiquette for bicyclists, mesacountylibraries.org.

Veterans Coffee, 10 a.m.–noon third Tuesday of each month, The Pondy, 220 W. Main St., Cedaredge, whafv.org.

American Legion Post 200, 6 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, 307 S. 12th St., 314-6623.

Heartbeat of Grand Junction,  7–9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., support group for survivors of loss to suicide, 778-9274.

Crochet Club, 3–4 p.m., third Tuesday of each month, Clifton Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 590 32 Road, crochet group for all ages and skill levels, 243-4442.

Western Colorado Classical Guitar Society, 7 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, javierclassicalguitar@yahoo.com.

The Art Center Guild, 10:30 a.m. third Tuesday of each month, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., new members and guests welcome, 245-9215, 243-7337.

Grand Valley Kennel Club,  6:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, Pawsitive Directions K-9 Academy, 571 32 Road, Suite E, grandvalleykennelclub.org.

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

Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, in the auditorium, 257-7664, bookcliffchorus.wordpress.com.

May 22

Education Series: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, 6–7:30 p.m., Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., learn the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms and Alzheimer's Association resources, registration required, 800-272-3900, training.alz.org.

Mesa County Genealogical Society, noon, Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., lower level, topic is "The Opening of the West: Johnny Appleseed, Buffalo Bill and Fred Harvey," by Susan Steinback, take a lunch, mesacountygenealogy.org.

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

Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Northeast Christian Church, 2751 Patterson Road, in the auditorium, 257-7664, bookcliffchorus.wordpress.com.

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.

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, learn skills, discover hobbies, fun activities, transportation options available, 248-8827.

TOPS CO 0082, weigh-in 8:30–9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Grace Point Church, 606 28¾ 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.

Grand Junction Rotary Club, noon Wednesdays, Warehouse 25Sixty-five Kitchen + Bar, 2565 American Way, guests welcome, 234-5030.

Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction Golden K, 9–10 a.m. Wednesdays, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, ages 50-plus, hear about current events, 242-1750.

May 23

Grand River Academy graduation, 10 a.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

Mesa Valley Community School graduation, 2 p.m., University Center Ballroom, Colorado Mesa University.

Gateway School graduation,  6 p.m., Gateway Community Center in Gateway.

Caprock Academy graduation,  9 a.m., Caprock Academy, 714 24½ Road, on the south field.

St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary, 3–8 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1357 Orchard Ave., books, brews and good conversation, 243-0702.

Intro to Letterpress Printing,  6 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., Community Room, learn about the 15th century printing method from 970Studio artist-in-residence Devan Penniman, seating limited, pre-registration required, mesacountylibraries.org, 243-4442.

Health Insurance 101, 6 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 224 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, Connect for Health Colorado information about open enrollment, tax credits, cost-sharing reduction and how to get health insurance, gcpld.org/health.

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

Clifton Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St., Clifton, 434-9794, 208-5849.

Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Gem and Mineral Clubhouse, 2328 Monument Road, 242-3134.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 595, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, 433-8048.

Redlands Lions Club, dinner meeting 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, 201-8432.

Grand Junction High School class 1946, noon fourth Thursday of each month, Golden Corral, 1100 Independent Ave., 245-2394.

May 24

R-5 High School graduation,  9:30 a.m., Brownson Arena, Colorado Mesa University.

Colorado National Monument's Birthday — John Otto Hike, 11 a.m., Colorado National Monument, celebrate the monument's 108th birthday with a guided hike on Otto's Trail, 1-mile hike while hearing the story of the origin of the park and anecdotes about its founder, space limited, park entrance fees apply, register, 858-3617, ext. 360.

Alzheimer's Association Support Group, 1–3 p.m. fourth Friday of each month, Alzheimer's Association, 2232 N. Seventh St., Suite B1, call ahead before your first visit to confirm the time/location, 800-272-3900, alz.org/help-support/community.

Open house and enrollment event, 3–7 p.m., Rocky Mountain SER Bookcliff location, 2880 Elm Ave., register 3- to 4-year-olds for the preschool environment that focuses on school readiness, building an early love for learning and a strong foundation for academic success, space limited, 697-4766, rmser.org.

Teen Gaming, 3–5 p.m. Friday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., Xbox and PlayStation fun with other teens, drop in, 243-4442.

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.

May 25

De Beque High School graduation, 4 p.m., in the high school's main gym.

Plateau Valley High School graduation, 11 a.m. at the school in Collbran.

Veterans Monument rededication ceremony, 11 a.m., Orchard Mesa Cemetery, update to the monument includes a solider who was Grand Junction's only Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War and another who served the Red Cross overseas, public welcome, 241-5842.

Grand Junction Outing Club, hike Fisher Mesa, meet 8 a.m. Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, 243-7645, 812-6759.

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, work day 9 a.m. fourth Saturday of each month, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, sites.google.com/site/gvmrcgrdjct.

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.

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