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May 5

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Mount of the Holy Cross 941, 3–5 p.m., St. Ann Catholic Church in Palisade, pray the rosary for the unborn in the church, regular meeting to follow, light refreshments served, 242-3338.

Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, Traders Coffee, Seventh Street and Patterson Road, 216-9842.

PAWS for a Blessing Animal Memorial Service, 5 p.m., Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, outdoors behind the church, all animals welcome, blessings offered to all animals in attendance, reading of names of animals who are gone, 462-6892.

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 6

Medicare 101, 10 a.m.–noon, Grand Junction RSVP office, 422 White Ave., Suite 090, basement of the US Bank building, call to reserve a seat 243-9839,

Firkin Fundraiser, 5–10 p.m., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 1960 N. 12th St., specialty cask tapped at 5 p.m., pint sales and donations benefit Grand Valley Lacrosse Club, 243-0702.

Grand Mesa Jeep Club, social hour and no host dinner 6–7 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant, 710 North Ave., owners of all makes of off-road vehicles invited,

Northern San Juan Broadband, 1–3 p.m., Ridgway Library, 300 Charles St., Ridgway, program is "Leave No Trace/The Authority of the Resource & Wilderness Solitude Monitoring training,"

The Grand Mesa Backcountry Horsemen, 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, 242-8860,

Colorado West Paint Horse Club, general membership meeting,  6:30 p.m. first Monday of each month, Timberline Bank, 633 24 Road, 640-4442,

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.

Mesa County's Giving Club,  5:15 p.m., SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St.,, 644-8126.

The Giving Clubs of Montrose, first Monday of each (women) and first Tuesday of each (men), May, August, November and February, The Bridges Golf and Country Club in Montrose,

May 7

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, bring up to three photos for review, program is on light painting, public welcome,, rae-anns@live.

Coffee with the Library Director, 9 a.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, join executive director of the Garfield County Libraries Brett Lear to chat about the community, the libraries and how to collaborate on a bright future, free coffee and pastries from The Little Coffee Shack, 970-285-9870.

R-5 High School bedding plant and flower baskets sale, 9 a.m. –3 p.m., R-5 Greenhouse, 455 N. 22nd St., flowers, veggies and bicycles for sale, open daily until sold out (except Mother's Day).

Guys Giving Club, 5:15 p.m., Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave.,

Circle K Kiwanis Club, 5:30 p.m., University Center Room 222, Colorado Mesa University, officer elections for the fall, opportunity for students to get to know the incoming officers or for a student to become one of them, 270-6162.

MS Breakfast Group, 9 a.m., first Tuesday of each month, 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. first Tuesday of each month, Judy's Family Restaurant meeting room, 435 U.S. Highway 6&50, in Fruita,, 462-3989.

Embroiderers Guild of America Inc. — Desert West Chapter, 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, all who enjoy hand embroidery 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. Tuesday, Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 F Road, Unit 16, 245-4156.

Western Colorado Astronomy Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., in the Community Room, public welcome,

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663, 3244 F 1/4 Road, Clifton, 464-9470.

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.

Western Slope Liberty Toastmasters, 6–8 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, Chronos Builders, 637 25 Road, 683-4927,

May 8

Changing the Narrative in Colorado, workshop 2–5:30 p.m., happy hour 5:30–7 p.m., La Villa Grande Care Center, 2501 Little Bookcliff Drive, workshop provides tools to tell the story of aging and ageism in a new way based on research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute, space limited, RSVP,

Regain Your Brain, 3–4 p.m., Marchionda Imaginative Medicine Institution, 2472 Patterson Road, Suite 5, seminar discussing various was to support brain health,, 628-1624.

Grand Valley Bike to Work Day events, breakfasts 6:30–9 a.m., Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St., Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita, and Horizon Drive and Crossroads Boulevard, free for riders; afterglow, 5–7 p.m., Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave.,

KAFM Salon, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., KAFM Lifelong Learning group meeting and discussion about topics affecting our lives, 241-8801,

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

Veterans Art Center member meeting, potluck supper 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, 307 S. 12th St., 462-3126.

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

4-H Council meeting, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park, 2785 U.S. Highway 50, 255-7100.

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

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.

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 and participate in fun activities, transportation options available, 248-8827.

May 9

Rocky Mountain Gun Club open house, 4–8 p.m., 545 31 Road, celebrating the club's fifth-year anniversary, food, cake and door prizes, 523-7642,,

Mesa County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m., the Commons of Hilltop Garden Room 625 27 1/2 Road, "Introduction to Emigration, Immigration, Migration and Naturalization,"

Morning Geology Hike, 8:30–10:30 a.m., meet at Devil's Kitchen Picnic Area, Colorado National Monument, geologist and former ranger Don Regan leads the 1.5 mile moderately strenuous hike to explore a natural rock formation of huge boulders, space limited, preregistration required, park entrance fees apply, 858-3617, ext. 360.

Thinking About Bankruptcy and What Does it Mean to be Judgment Proof, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Grand Junction City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St., free legal clinic hosted by Colorado Legal Services Senior Legal Assistance Program and Pro Bono Project of Mesa County, clinic covers what protected benefits are, what judgement proof status means and how to stop aggressive debt collectors, register 424-5748.

CycleNation Grand Junction, 5:30–9 p.m., Colorado Mesa University, movement to use cycling to help Americans get brain and heart healthy while raising funds to continue vital community programs and support research to end stroke and heart disease, Little Tikes on Trikes Bike Parade will happen during the event, register teams at

Western Slope Youth Safety Symposium, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, hosted by Colorado School Safety Resource Center (Colorado Department of Public Safety) and Montrose County School District, workshops and presentations address marijuana, bullying, sexting and more, $50, registration required,

Friends of the Mustangs, 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, 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.

Altrusa International of Grand Junction, 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month, call for location, 712-9874.

The Inside/Out writer's critique group, second and fourth Thursday, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., 241-9178, 241-2168.

Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month, 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.

May 10

Plant Sale, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (or until all items sold out), St. Mary's Medical Center main lobby, hosted by Friends of St. Mary's Hospital, hanging baskets, tomato plants, herbs, baskets, geraniums, proceeds benefit the Micah S. Montag Pediatric Fund and the St. Marys Fund.

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.

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.

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 11

Huntington's Disease Support Group, gathering and open house retirement celebration for the Bicycling Grandmas, Charlotte Reicks and Marie Nemec, 3–5:30 p.m., Brown Cycles, 549 Main St., Reicks and Nemec have pedaled across the USA every summer for 19 years, raising money and awareness for Huntington's Disease, 250-5997.

"Project Patient: The Truth in Chiropractic," 6–8 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., documentary film screening on the healing processes of people who found conventional healthcare options lacking, Q&A will follow with local chiropractors Drs. Zac and Jena Lujan of Chiro Junction and filmmaker Jim Chester, 424-5800, $9.99, tickets at

Crafting a Musical Poem,  2–4:30 p.m., Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., west entrance, upstairs, "Poetry, Memory and Childhood" writing workshop with poet Jodie Hollander, hosted by Western Colorado Writers Forum, $20 members, $30 nonmembers, register at or

Geology and History Hike on Black Ridge, 8:30–11:30 a.m., meet at Upper Monument Canyon trailhead, Colorado National Monument, geologists and former rangers Don Regan and Hank Schooch will lead the 4.5 mile moderately strenuous hike to see geological oddities and the Civilian Conservation Corps history, space limited, preregistration required, park entrance fees apply, 858-3617, ext. 360.

Montrose Aruna Run 5K, 8 a.m., Cerise Park in Montrose, benefits the Aruna Project a US nonprofit dedicated to freeing, empowering and employing sexually enslaved women in India, one of 17 runs across the country,

Hemp on the Slope Spring Summit, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Two Rivers Convention Center, town hall-style symposium, tickets at

Scleroderma Support Group meeting, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Community Hospital Legacy 1 Room, 2351 G Road, 303-806-6686.

Grand Junction Outing Club, hike Lions Loop/Mack Ridge, meet  8 a.m., Redlands Safeway, 243-7645.

Mount Garfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, catered lunch served, speaker Gary Parrot will present "Missing Man Table," 596-4870.

Children's book distribution,  11 a.m.–5 p.m., Mesa Mall's Claire's Court, hosted by United Way of Mesa County and Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, free books for all children, 243-5364.

Vestafjell Lodge, Sons of Norway, social time 1:30 p.m., meeting  2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, Koldbord Scandinavian spring lunch, bring your own table service and a display of your hobby or collection to "show and tell," 245-5649, 858-6702.

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, montrose

Christian Motorcyclist Association, 8–9 a.m. Saturday, IHOP, 2420 U.S. Highway 6&50, breakfast and monthly meeting, 970-739-0305.

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