Nov. 25

River City Singles, bowling  12:30 p.m. Sundays, Orchard Mesa Lanes, pre-register at 263-8462; Early Start Breakfast, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Denny's, pre-register at 245-4995; Social Club FAC, 5 p.m. Fridays, Travelodge, 718 Horizon Drive, play cards/visit, singles ages 55 and older welcome.

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.

Nov. 26

PEO Reciprocity,  9:30 a.m., last Monday of the month, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 3888  27½ Road, unaffiliates welcome to attend, 243-8876.

Rio Grande Chapter National Railway Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. last Monday of the 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.

St. Mary's Regional Cancer Center Art Exploration class, 4–5:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of each month, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington, Ave., Oncology Conference Room, materials provided, 298-2351.

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.

Nov. 27

Western Slope Coin Club, free coin and currency evaluation clinic for the public 5:30–6:30 p.m.; meeting 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 241-1770.

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

Western Slope Huntington's Disease support group, Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 250-5997.

Mesa Lodge 58 I.O.O.F., 3 p.m. Tuesday, 3002 Interstate 70 Business Loop, No. 1, 523-4355, 523-0379.

Colorado Mesa University NAMI Western Slope support group, open to current CMU students, 8–10 p.m. Tuesday, University Center, Room 223, 462-3989,

Fruita Lions Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Judy's Restaurant, 435 U.S. Highway 6&50, Fruita, 858-7766.

Knitting Club, 6:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, Community of Christ Church, 2880 B ½ Road, open to knitters and crocheters of all ages and skill levels, personal or group projects to benefit the community, yarn, needles, hooks and looms available if needed, 623-1455,

Mesa County Republican Men's Club discussion meeting,  11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Egg & I, 120 Park Drive, No. 107, all welcome to participate in discussion on issues of Mesa County and local communities, 241-6470.

Thunder Mountain Camera Club, 7–9 p.m. Tuesday, Western Colorado Community College, 2520 Blichmann Ave., Building B, room 171, nonprofit organization promoting the study, enjoyment and use of photography,

Meeting for people with spinal cord injuries, 12:15–1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, entrance 22, in the East-West Conference room, St. Mary's Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., 245-5267.

Latin-Anglo Alliance, 6 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, Latin-Anglo Alliance, 760 Winters Ave, 248-3658.

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

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

Nov. 28

Sculpting in the Round,  6 p.m., Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., Monument Community Room, adult workshop lead by 970West Studio artist-in-residence Pavia Justinian, project using foam, epoxy and found object, bring small treasures like stones, beads and seashells to include in your sculpture, supplies provided, messy project, wear an apron, smock or work clothes, preregistration required, 243-4442,

Grand Junction Outing Club, road biking Wednesday, impromptu ride; hike Saturday, Palisade Rim, meet  9 a.m., Horizon Drive Safeway,

Friends of St. Mary's Hospital Poinsettia Sale, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday or until sold out, in the main lobby of the St. Mary's Medical Center, proceeds benefit the St. Mary's Fund focusing on the Micah Montag Pediatric Endowment and Action Fund.

Look Good, Feel Better, 3–5 p.m. Wednesday, Grand Valley Oncology, 2596 Patterson Road, beauty professionals provide tips to help women defy the appearance-related side effects of treatment, register 800-227-2345.

Crystal singing bowls healing meditation, 6:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, 251 Colorado Ave., no charge, donations accepted, 303-803-4615.

Geek Meetup, 4–5 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., for teens devoted to pop culture fandoms, games and activities, 243-4442.

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.

Beyond Words Book Club, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St., 243-4442.

The High Desert Orchid Society, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 263-4183,

Changing Stress to Energy, noon–1 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Mary's Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Entrance 25, in the Reflection Room, learn to reduce stress, develop self-regulation skills and build mental and emotional resilience to achieve the health you want, 298-2351.

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, enjoy the company of others, learn skills, discover hobbies, transportation options available, 248-8827.

Nov. 29

Circle K Kiwanis Club, 5:30 p.m., Escalante Hall No. 201, Colorado Mesa University, 270-6162,

November After Hours, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Factory, 750 Main St., Female Leaders of the Grand Valley, with panelists Sarah Shrader (owner and co-founder of Bonsai Design), Jen Taylor (owner and founder of El Jet's Cantina & Sky Outpost), Cat Mayer (publisher of SPOKE + BLOSSOM magazine), and Libby Olson (principal and strategist for Growl Agency), RSVP

Everyone Can be an Effective Leader regional workshop, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, explore the difference between effective management and effective leadership and help everyone recognize their potential and how to apply it in their nonprofit organization, email, or call 641-3570 for the registration link.

Lights of Life ceremony, 6 p.m., HopeWest Hospice Care Center Campus, 3090 N. 12th St., music, singing, a holiday message, luminaries and lighting of the campus lights,, 241-2212.

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.

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

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

Healing Hands Hour, noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, St. Mary's Regional Cancer Center, Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Entrance 25, Reflection Room, uses energy fields for healing and wellness, 298-2351.

TOPS 0209, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight-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,

Nov. 30

Author book reading, 7 p.m., Lithic Bookstore, 138 S. Park Square, Fruita, Amy Irvine will read from her new book, "Desert Cabal," free and open to the public, 858-3636.

Redlands Lions Club chili supper, 5–8 p.m., Redlands Middle School, 2200 Broadway, chili, potato soup, flour tortillas, $7 adults, $5 ages 7–17, free ages 6 and younger, dessert and beverages available to purchase, face painting and balloon animals, play the cake wheel raffle, tickets from any member of the Redlands Lions Club or at the door, 201-8432.

Spouse Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m., last Friday of each month, Warrior Resource Center, 4 Hillcrest Plaza Way, Montrose, all military spouses, every branch, every era, every experience, food and beverages provided, pre-register by calling 765-2210.

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

Dec. 1

Pet Pictures with Santa, 10 a.m.–noon, Kokopelli Animal Hospital, 456 Kokopelli Blvd., Unit E, Fruita, receive a professional photo of your pet with Santa in exchange for a donation of dog or cat food, kitty litter or a $10 monetary donation, donations will be distributed to local animal shelters and the food bank at Canyon West Worship Center in Fruita, 858-4299.

Grand Mesa Jeep Club, chili and Christmas tree run to Cactus Park, meet 9 a.m., Orchard Mesa City Market, take chili or a side dish to share, those wanting to cut a tree must have a BLM permit, owners of all makes of 4x4 off-road vehicles welcome; later that afternoon, club members will decorate their Jeeps to participant in the Grand Junction Parade of Lights,

Pictures with Santa, 10 a.m. –2 p.m., St. Mary's Medical Center, main lobby, hosted by Friends of St. Mary's Medical Center, first picture $5, additional copies $2, net proceeds benefit the St. Mary's Fund focusing on the Micah Montag Pediatric Endowment and Action Fund.

Holiday Card Crafternoon,  1–3 p.m., Parachute Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, hot tea, cocoa and cookies, cardstock, old cards and other crafty stuff provided or bring anything else you would like to use, 285-9870.

Santa Paws is Coming to Town,  9 a.m.–4 p.m., Chow Down Pet Supplies, 2518 Broadway, pet photos hosted by Grand Valley Kennel Club, $10, receive a CD of up to three photos, one–four pets per photo,

Saturday Chicken Fried Steak dinner, 6–7 p.m. Saturday, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 595, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, dinner $8–$10, dance music by singer/pianist Michelle Mackey, for members and guests, 243-6454.

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.

The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., first Saturday of each month, Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., people of all ages and types of hearing loss welcome, lunch provided after the meeting, 241-0315, ext. 12.

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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