Selected Community Events


CMU Hockey Children's Coat Drive

The Glacier Ice Arena, 2515 River Road, Grand Junction, CO 81501
In conjunction with the Colorado Mesa University Men’s Hockey Team and The Glacier Ice Arena, Clifton Elementary School will be hosting a children’s coat drive at the CMU Hockey home games in January.

The $5.00 adult admission fee will be waived to anyone donating a new or gently used children-size winter coat.
The Glacier Ice Arena – 970-242-RINK
CMU Men’s Hockey – 970-248-1446

6th Annual Knit-a-thon

Mesa County Public Library Central Branch, 443 North 6th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
The Knit-a-thon is an inter-generational activity that provides a space for knitters/crocheters of all ages and skill levels to come together and create hats and other items for the newborn babies at St. Mary's hospital and cancer patients in the oncology department, as well as the homeless who receive services at Homeward Bound. . The event begins Saturday, January 10th at 10am and will continue throughout the day until 5pm at the Mesa County Public Library Central Branch, 443 North 6th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501, in the Community Room. This event is open to all ages, we provide the yarn and have looms for those not able to use needles and hooks, and we have some extra hooks and needles if you are without.
Naomi Barlow, (970)623-1455

Big Prize Charity Poker Tournament

Palisade Brewing Company, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, CO 81526
This Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament will be held to benefit Super Rad Art Jam, a local non-profit that supports art education in the valley. It will be held at the Palisade Brewing Company on Saturday, January 10th. Cards will be shuffled and dealt at 5:00pm and sign-up will start at 1:00pm. Sign-ups may be made by telephone after 1:00pm on 1/10/15 to (970)-270-5221. The buy in will be $10.00 with a $5.00 option for an extra 1000 chips and re-buys will be available with-in the first hour of play. There will only be 40 seats available for this tournament and they will be filled on a first come first served basis. All money collected for entry into this event will be donated to Super Rad Art Jam.
Prizes will be awarded to the top ten places, and the top three places will receive large prize packages. Exceptionally large pool of prizes to be awarded to the top players. Prizes include many gift certificates donated by local businesses and restaurants, over 16 fine art pieces donated by Colorado artists from across the state, a set of high end poker chips, silver ingots, 24k gold plated poker card guards, and fine collector items. Prizes valued in the hundreds of dollars will go to the first three places with many more winning prizes.
Matthew Bennett (970)270-5221

Kmart National Safety Fair & Charity Event

Kmart - 2808 North Ave. Grand Junction, Co. 81501
Safety Fair and Charity Drive, Free Public Event:
National Safety Fair & Charity Auction
2809 North Ave.,Grand Junction, Co 81501 (970) 243-6250

Kmart is proud to announce that our annual National Safety Fair will be held at Kmart on October 4th and 5th, Sat. and Sun., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our special event will be broadcasted live by the Moose 92.3 and Magic 93.1 from the Kmart parking lot.

Kmart’s National Safety Fair is a highly anticipated yearly event in which we promote networking within our community by sharing safety awareness at no cost to the public. Our goal is to host a fun and active learning environment which raises public safety awareness within our community while raising money for Charities at our Concession Booths, Old Fashioned Carnival Booths and our in-store Sports Memorabilia Auction – bidding begins Sept. 1st and ends Sun. October 5th at 4 p.m. All proceeds collected will be donated to Charity (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the March of Dimes).

This very special community event brings together a variety of organizations from across the State of Colorado to Mesa County to provide safety and health information, demonstrations, Child car seat filling station and safety checks for those in attendance.

Our Safety Fair will include booths and vehicles from the Military, Law-enforcement, Aviation, St. Mary’s Hospital (Careflight), Red Cross, Mesa County Search and Rescue, Sheriff’s Posse, Mesa State University Students, Intellitec, FAA, Housing Resources, Hilltop Community Resources, Veterans Affairs, Tractors, Off-Road Vehicles, Vintage Vehicles, RMGC, Rockstar Energy Drink booth and truck including many other organizations, groups and non-profits who will be in attendance.
Kmart - (970) 243-6250

Missions, Missions, Missions

Feedlot Resturant 4556 Kokoplli Blvd, Fruita, Co
Missions, Missions, Missions

Just got back from India and Honduras

Want to know how? Interested in Missions Please come

Missions Dinner and pictures to raise donations

Lasagna, Salad, Desert, Soft drink $10.00

At: Feedlot Restaurant At 5:00pm
456 Kokopelli Blvd
Fruita, co

Please RSVP at 970-210-2202 or 970-858-9899

Joan 970-210-2202

5k Frolic

Clifton Christian Church, Clifton, CO

Enter at:
Entry fee includes raffle prizes, course support and delicious post-race goodies!

Register by May 17, 2014 to be guaranteed tech shirt.


Last minute registration will be available at the Clifton Christian Church
Saturday from 8:15 - 9:15 am

Event will be held at Clifton Christian Church located by the RV Ranch Campground on the Frontage Road in Clifton.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each age category

There will also be a 3k fun run available for anyone who would like to participate. T-shirts will not be provided for 3k participants.

Packet Pickup will begin at 8:15 a.m. on race morning.

All proceeds will go to the Pre-Flight Youth Program.
Patty Simpson

Children With Hope 5k/10k Run & Walk

Grand Junction The CWH 5K/10K Run & Walk is for competitive runners, recreational runners & walkers. Event supports the children's home in Kenya. $25 registration fee.Custom Tech t-shirts, Chip timing, USAT&F Certified courses, Authentic Kenyan Awards for Overall Male & Female winners and finishers in each age division, Backdrop of the Colorado National Monument for entire distance. Race packet pickup night before. Music, fun, food!
Shellie Daniels, 970-256-1610,

Dyslexia For A Day

529 25 1/2 Rd. Unit B201

A Day With Dyslexia: A Simulation of Dyslexia
February 24, 2014
529 25 1/2 Rd Unit B201 and B203
Grand Junction, CO 81505

RSVP by February 20 by phone or email

Come gain insight on what it feels like to live with dyslexia. Rotate through two reading, two writing and one processing simulation. The simulation is designed to help individuals gain a better understanding of and empathy for those children and adults who struggle with dyslexia.
Sarah Hecht 970-433-0496

1st Annual 4-H Chili Cook-Off; Pros and Joes

Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction
$5 Bowl for Endless Chili
$25 Entry fee for your chili, 1 thru 3rd prizes
Denise 250-2691, Chili Entry
Mesa County Extension Office 244-1834

4-H 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction
$5 Bowl for Endless Chili
$25 Entry fee for your chili, 1st thru 23rd prizes
Silent and Live Auction
Great way to support the 4-H program
Denise 250-2691, Chili Entry
General Information 244-1834

Palisade, Grace Baptist Church Coat Give Away

504 Lincoln (corner of 5th & Lincoln Palisade
over 80 coats, mittens, scarfs, gloves in good shape to give away. Grace Baptist Church
Linda Leasure, 260-0919
Pastor Marty Holt 464-5180

4th Annual Teddy Bear Ball

La Puerta dance studio 523 1/2 Main
The 4th annual Teddy Bear Ball will be held December 13, 2013 at La Puerta Dance studio, 523 1/2 Main Street. This event benefits the Salvation Army toy drive. The cost to enter is a new unwrapped toy or a cash donation. The event will start at 7PM with a group dance lesson and will continue to 10PM with open dancing and performances by instructors and students from La Puerta. Contact number is 970-712-2552

Adopt a Family for Christmas

Mesa County
HOPE of the Grand Valley
Striving to fill the gaps with our working under-employed parent with children that make a little too much to qualify for government assistance

Adopt a Family for Christmas

· Is there at least one full time working parent in your home?
· Do you have children 16 and younger in your home?
· Are you struggling to make ends meet?
· Do you believe someone else could use the help more than you?
· Is it hard for you to ask for help?

If you answer is YES, please apply TODAY for our Adopt a Family for Christmas Program!!! and click on CHRISTMAS 2013
HOPE of the Grand Valley
PO Box 532
Fruita, CO 81521

FMHS NHS Trick or Treat for Cans

Grand Junction, Fruita
Each Halloween, the NHS collects canned goods/non-perishables to give to four local food banks (Apgape in Fruita, Food Bank of the Rockies, Catholic Outreach, and Homeward Bound homeless shelter). Last year we collected just over 4,000 cans; our goal this year is 4,500.

If you would like to contribute some cans from your pantry, just leave them on your doorstep Halloween evening. Members of Fruita Monument NHS will be traveling around various neighborhoods in Grand Junction and Fruita and "trick or treating" for cans between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. We'd appreciate any help we can get!
Shannon Hautzinger: or (970)216-6119

4th Annual SURVIVE Fashion Show

DoubleTree Hotel
$35 General Admission
Started in 2010, by Brandi and Bonnie Eaton with ANEWU Salon the Survive Fashion Show was originally created to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research. In 2012, ANEWU Salon partnered with the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation to raise funds locally for cancer survivorship. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Cancer Survivorship Program. We know that the end of treatment is not the end of the cancer experience. The Cancer Survivorship Program is an essential component in helping to ensure the long-term health and quality-of-life for cancer survivors in western Colorado.

National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation 2nd Annual HOPE Event

Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Event to benefit the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Link to details :
Rhonda, Heather or Robin at 1-800-859-6723

Workshop on starting a nonprofit organization

Nov 2, 2011 - Nov 4, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Downtown GJ Alpine Bank 2nd floor conference room
Free workshop for anyone thinking of starting a new nonprofit organization.
Cindy Rhodes
970 243-3767

Mariachi Concert

Aug 26, 2011 - Aug 28, 2011 6:30 p.m.

Grand River Vineyards
Night Of Music With Head Start
Date: 8-27-2011
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
Reona Beltran
(970) 243-9318

Son Run fundraiser

Aug 12, 2011 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Texas Roadhouse
Lunch fundraiser.
Pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, caesar salad, and beverage.
$10 per person. Funds going to help local uninsured cancer patients through the Son Run 5K.
Tami Duran