Selected Community Events
Nature Day Celebration
Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Fountain Creek Nature Center-2 presentations: “Adaptations” at 11:30am. Will discuss various plant and animal adaptations that make it possible for them to live in specific habitats. Will “dress up” several children volunteers to visually illustrate and understand some adaptations. Awesome Arthropods or “Big Bugs” at 1:30. Includes a puppet show, a presentation on arthropods and a “meet and greet” with some big bugs included hissing cockroaches and a tarantula.
Deb R., 719-686-1820, firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Mortuary's Day of the Dead celebration
550 North Ave., in Grand Junction.
Mariachi music and informational videos about the holiday throughout each day
Artwalk of works for display and sale, including some vendor booths
Ten percent of proceeds from all artworks and goods sold to be donated to HopeWest Hospice
HopeWest Hospice will receive 100% of all money raised from donations for food
Community altars set up in the chapel
Activities for kids--
Plus some surprises!
Martin Mortuary will open its facilities for two days on November 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to all members of the community to honor and learn about the cultural history of Day of the Dead.
Mariachi music and informational videos about the holiday will be playing throughout each day. An Art Walk of works for display and sale as well as some vendor booths will be available. Ten percent of all artworks and good sold will be donated to HopeWest Hospice, and the organization will receive 100 percent of all money raised from donations for food.
Saturday will feature community altars in the chapel and activities for kids, including face painting and mask making.
Richard Lewis, www.MartinMortuary.com or 970-243-1538.
Canyon View Vineyard Church. 736 24 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, Co 81505
Woven Families is sponsoring Orphan Sunday on Sunday November 3. Come celebrate with us what God is doing here and around the world with orphans. 15 organizations will be on hand for questions or to inquire about adoption, foster care, or orphan care.
Jane Yamaguchi 970-986-3367
Kidgits Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Celebration
Mesa Mall children's play area in Food Court - 2424 Hwy 6 & 50 Grand Junction, CO 81505
Wednesday, September 25 from 3 - 5 PM at Mesa Mall | Come celebrate Warner Bros. release of The Wizard of Oz's 75th anniversary hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club with Mesa Mall. Families can participate in a variety of imaginative The Wizard of Oz inspired activity stations that feature viewings of The Wizard of Oz film clips, craft-making and coloring activities, cut-out character photo opportunities and exclusive movie focused giveaways. The movie will be released October 1. - See more at: http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/kidgits-wizard-oz-75th-anniversary-celebration-0#sthash.STxZxGbc.dpuf
Chelsi Reimer, (970) 241-6913
Susie McEntire Christmas Concert
Dec 6, 2012 7:00 p.m.
The Avalon Theatre at 745 Main St.
A concert to benefit United Way of Mesa County. Reserved tickets are available at ticketswest.com, any City Markets, or by calling 866-464-2624. Ticket prices are $45 for Premier Floor Seats, $35 for Premier Balcony Seats, and $25 for Reserved Floor and Balcony.
GirlFest Grand Junction
Oct 21, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011 6:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park, the Loop
Free event featuring everything for women and girls of all ages. Fundraiser for Project Hope which puts on the Prom for the Special Needs population every year in Grand Junction! Full line up of entertainment and demos, and lots of great booths!
Aug 26, 2011 - Aug 28, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Grand River Vineyards
Night Of Music With Head Start
Time: Gate Opens at 6:30 p.m.
Place: Grand River Vineyards
787 N. Elberta Palisade, Co
Ticket Price $15.00 per person
At Gate $17.00
Children Under 12 years old get in free
All proceeds will benefit the Head Start parents
Tickets are sold at Fisher Liquor Barn, Roper Music, Grand River Vineyards, Rocky Mountain SER Head Start
4th Annual Grand Mesa Poker Run by PGR&OI
Sep 9, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Grand Junction, CO
Poker run from Grand Junction to Delta,Cedaredge over Grand Mesa and back to Grand Junction VFW 1247 for prizes and food. Register at Randy's in Clifton
Art (Groady) Edwards
Partners Benefit Pistol Shoot
Aug 28, 2011 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
San Juan Shooting Range, Montrose CO
Come out with your handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition (no magnums) and shoot four courses of fire as an individual and/or sign up with two others to form a 3 person team and compete with local law enforcement and other local friends.
There will be Cowboy, USPSA and IDPA shooters running side shoots where you can shoot your guns. There will be loaner guns to borrow and try out for a separate fee plus ammo.
Many of your local law enforcement officers will be there to compete and to assist the public with their shooting. No experience is necessary as coaching will be provided. Come for a fun time, bring your family see how you stack up against local law enforcement and help PARTNERS help our kids.
Kristi Harvey, Partners 970-249-1116