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Transatlantic Security in the 21st Century: Not your Father's NATO

Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU
In the wake of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO is “in full solidarity with our Ally France. All NATO Allies stand together in the fight against terrorism. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations can never be tolerated or justified.”
Stoltenberg would likely agree that much in the world has changed since the inception of NATO in 1949, following World War II, and since the end of the Cold War 25 years ago.
RAND Corporation analyst Bruce Bach, a retired U.S. Army colonel, will examine the last quarter-century of the alliance in a presentation entitled, “Transatlantic Security in the 21st Century: Not your Father's NATO.” His speech will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Carolyn D. Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University. The event is free and open to the public.
“In taking the ‘peace dividend’ in the 90's, NATO allies drastically reduced defense spending.
This contributed to their weakened state today where the Alliance has gotten a wake-up call as to potential dangers as demonstrated by Russia's unchallenged annexation of Crimea,” Bach said.
“For several years, many of NATO's newest allies who were former members of the Warsaw Pact, warned the ‘old school’ allies that Russia was not to be trusted and needed to be dealt with from a position of strength,” Bach added. “The ‘I told you so’ aspect of their advice is now finally vindicated with the daily press reporting from Ukraine and other aggressive Russian behavior.”
Along with a short history of the last 25 years of NATO, Bach plans to cover the latest challenges to both European and U.S. security by looking at Afghanistan, Ukraine and an increasingly aggressive Russia.

Bach is Office of the Secretary of Defense coordinator for defense institution building efforts in Georgia. He served for 27 years in the United States Army, retiring as a colonel. Also, Bach served for over 12 years as a member of the NATO International Staff, Defense Policy and Planning Division, Force Planning Directorate. He was responsible for analysis and evaluation of defense and security capabilities, and the assessment of force plans of 14 NATO countries.

He holds a B.A. in History from The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina and a M.A. in International Relations from Florida State University. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, the French Army Staff College, and the NATO Defence College. He is fluent in French.

Bach also lectured at the National Defense University, Washington D.C., the NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy, civilian universities in the United States and the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

Bach’s presentation is cosponsored by The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Colorado Mesa University at Colorado Mesa University and the World Affairs Council of Western Colorado.
WACWC is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization aspiring to provide a more globally-informed citizenry prepared to succeed in this changing global economy. WACWC is accomplishing this through providing forums, speakers and educational outreach on topics concerning foreign events, U.S. foreign policies, and different


Debra Dobbins, 970/248.9632,
www.wacwc.org



Speechcraft

Grand Junction
News Release
What: Speechcraft Workshop presented by Grand Junction Toastmasters
When: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 & 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Building, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 370
Registration fee: $50
Information or to register: nyassa@lycos.com; or call 433-0384

Do you dread speaking in front of others? If so, you’re not alone.
Perhaps you have a speaking engagement; an interview; or need a career boost. Speechcraft can help you improve your communication skills, and polish your speaking presentations.

Speechcraft is an exciting six-week workshop that will help you develop confidence in all aspects of communication. During the workshop you will prepare and present short talks and practice impromptu speaking in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. By the end of the workshop participants become confident and poised communicators, both at home and at work.

And, it’s fun! Seating is limited to 12 participants, so register soon.



News Release
What: Speechcraft Workshop presented by Grand Junction Toastmasters
When: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 & 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Building, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 370
Registration fee: $50
Information or to register: nyassa@lycos.com; or call 433-0384

Do you dread speaking in front of others? If so, you’re not alone.
Perhaps you have a speaking engagement; an interview; or need a career boost. Speechcraft can help you improve your communication skills, and polish your speaking presentations.

Speechcraft is an exciting six-week workshop that will help you develop confidence in all aspects of communication. During the workshop you will prepare and present short talks and practice impromptu speaking in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. By the end of the workshop participants become confident and poised communicators, both at home and at work.

And, it’s fun! Seating is limited to 12 participants, so register soon.









970-433-0384; nyassa@lycos.com


HOME BUYER BOOT-CAMP

GUILD MORTGAGE LEARNING CENTER - DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION
A free seminar for potential home buyers will be presented by Hometown Realty of Grand Junction on Saturday, January 24th at the Guild Mortgage Learning Center; located at 501 Main Street in Grand Junction.
This one-hour seminar will begin at 10 a.m. and will provide information on the steps to purchasing a home, as well as the mortgage options that are available to home buyers.
“With interest rates remaining low and low and no down payment programs available it is easier today to qualify for your first home mortgage”, said Lisa Bikki, owner of Hometown Realty. “People have not yet become fully aware of just how simple it is to qualify and how affordable homes are today”.
Those who call first to register, and then attend the seminar will receive a FREE, confidential credit analysis. “By the end of the seminar, people should have a pretty good idea whether they can qualify for a home mortgage,” Bikki said. “We will offer suggestions to the things you should look for when you shop for a home. We will also have a knowledgeable lending team present that will explain the steps in obtaining mortgage financing as well.”
Reservations are required for the seminar; those that call and register receive a FREE credit report and confidential credit analysis. For more information and reservations call 970-361-3497.


CASEY DECKER (970) 361-3585


Adult Dance Lessons

Delta, Colorado Bill Heddles Recreation Center
Learn new dances or brush up on your dance skills. The dance class will be taught by professional instructor, Gena Rose. Register at the Recreation Center's front desk by 5pm February 18th, 2015

874- 0923


2015 Winter Dance Classes

Delta, Colorado Bill Heddles Recreation Center
Learn how to dance a variety of dances, with classes taught by Lindda Dysart. The cost is $65, for the 12 week session with a recital at the end of the session. Pick up a schedule at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

874- 0923


BOSCO Hip Hop Master Class

2460 Patterson Rd. #5, Grand Junction, CO, 81501
Celebrate Bosctober by dancing your heart out with the greatest hip hop dancer around. On Friday October 24th BOSCO is coming to Grand Junction and offering a master class. Bosco is a professional dancer who has preformed with P!nk, Fergie, 50 Cent and numerous others! BOSCO has taught over 125 different schools around the world and has toured in the U.S., Australia, Japan, Mexico Puerto Rico, China, and more. His class is a high energy environment where everyone can have a great time. The beginners class is from 4-5:15 and the intermediate/advanced class is from 5:30-7:00! For only 15$ in advance or 20$ at the door you can join the fun!

Theresa Kahl, 970-255-8322, takdance@gmail.com


Fall Trail Monitoring Class

Dinosaur Journeys Museum
Join us Saturday, September 27th from 9 A.M.- 3 P.M.

In celebration of National Public Lands Days CCA will be hosting a
free trail monitoring workshop in the classroom at Dinosaur Journeys Museum in Fruita. We will be in the classroom from 9:00 A.M-12:00P.M. CCA will supply a free pizza lunch before we head into the field in the afternoon.

Those who attend this event, will be able to adopt a section of trails within McInnis Canyons NCA to monitor for Colorado Canyons Association and the Bureau of Land Management. All participants will also receive a free National Public Lands Day T-shirt and one day free admission to a National Park of your choice.

Please bring your camera, GPS or any modern smart phone as well as whatever you need for the day out in the field with variable temperatures. If you have any questions or would like to attend please contact Bry Kuhlman at bryanna@canyonsassociation.org or 970-263-1252.




Bry Kuhlman


Colorado Saddle Maker's Assoc. Spring Seminar

Grand Junction, CO
PRESS RELEASE

The Colorado Saddle Maker's Association will be holding it's annual Spring Seminar on April 25 - 27 at the Mesa County Fair Grounds. The focus of this year's seminar will be on chap making. A free public event from 6-9 P.M. on Saturday Apr. 26 will include demonstrations, a variety of styles of chaps and chinks, and an opportunity to visit with several expert,award winning chap makers. In addition, there will be vendor booths for shopping all things leather, a silent auction, and a raffle.




Harry Knipe, Director, Colorado Saddle Maker's Assoc.
H K Boot and Saddle, LLC
2527 Mira Vista Rd
Grand Junction CO 81501-2056
(970) 245-3068



A Community Conversation About Mental Health

Glenwood Springs Public Library 815 Cooper Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Members of the public are invited to come talk about the most pressing mental health issues around the Western Slope. 

This FREE public event is sponsored by "Creating Community Solutions Colorado" in partnership with Mind Springs Health. A follow-up meeting in May will be held for developing action plans to address the issues identified in April.

This event is part of a national initiative on mental health launched last summer by the Departments of Health & Human Services and Education. The goal is to reduce the stigma of mental illness by involving thousands of citizens in identifying mental health issues impacting you and your community, and creating action plans for solutions.


For more information call 970.925.9010 or visit facebook.com/CreatingCommunitySolutionsColorado


Project U Weight Management Program

Community Professional Plaza, 2004 N. 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO
The Project U Weight Management Program is a series of six classes presented by a registered dietitian, a behavioral therapist, and a physical therapist. Come learn more about quick healthy meals, making a healthy eating lifestyle, and much more!

Cost is $99 for six weeks or $20 per class

Call (970)-242-9123 to RSVP

(970)-242-9123


Martial Arts Research Systems of CO- Universal Women's Week Special Classes

Martial Arts Research Systems of CO 560 S. Westgate Dr. Grand Junctino CO 81050
Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado will be holding special classes the week of March 10-14, 2014 in celebration of Universal Women’s week. The classes will be held Monday through Thursday at 7:00PM and will include, wellness tips, self defense kickboxing, fitness and more! This special week is all about empowering women, giving them confidence and sharing special moments with friends. Call 970-243-8010 to sign you and your friends up today!

Jessica Quackenbush
970-243-8010



Citizen Water Course - Session 1

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Co
This is session 1 of a 3-night course on the CO Water Plan. Focus: hydrology & the Colorado Basin.

Hannah Holm, Water Center at CMU, 970-248-1968, hholm@coloradomesa.edu, www.coloradomesa.edu/WaterCenter


Citizen Water Course - Session 2

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Co
This is session 2 of a course on the CO Water Plan. Focus: laws, compacts & agreements.

Hannah Holm, Water Center at CMU, 970-248-1968, hholm@coloradomesa.edu, www.coloradomesa.edu/WaterCenter


Citizen Water Course - Session 3

Colorado Mesa University
This is session 3 of a 3-night course on the CO Water Plan. Focus: State plan, Gunnison Basin, diverse perspectives.

Hannah Holm, Water Center at CMU, 970-248-1968, hholm@coloradomesa.edu, www.coloradomesa.edu/WaterCenter


Free Tai Chi Class

740 Gunnison Ave, Grand Junction, CO
Free introductory tai chi chuan class. Featuring Thomas Lynch, a student of Grand Master Kai Ying Tung of Los Angeles, CA. Instruction in Yang style slow set for health and self defense.

Thomas Lynch, L.Ac. 970-263-4000
2472 Patterson #7, Grand Junction, CO



Healthy Feet and Ankles

Dec 5, 2011 - Dec 7, 2011 6:00 pm

Fruita Community Center
Dr. Khan-Farooqi will give a free presentation on "Tips on Healthy Feet and Ankles". This is part of the Winter Speaker Series presented by Family Health West and the City of Fruita.

Kelley, 970-858-0360


NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

Nov 2, 2011 - Nov 30, 2011 6:30 pm

Barnes and Noble, 2451 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, Colorado
November is National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo Regional Write-Ins are FREE
All writers welcome. Participants can sign up at www.nanowrimo.org.

NaNoWriMo.org
243-1111



Fun at the BOOseum

Oct 28, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Dinosaur Resource Center
The Fantasy Forest Entertainment Co., presents a playful puppet workshop at the DRC. See a lively puppet theater show and learn how to be a puppeteer yourself, creating your own bag puppet. Have even more fun when you get to put on a puppet show using what you’ve learned, your handmade puppet and the puppet theater. Be sure to wear your best Halloween costume for the costume contest that takes place at 3pm right after the workshop. There will be prizes and lots of Halloween fun.

Deb Robillard
719-686-1820



Womens Car care Workshop

Aug 16, 2011 6:30 p.m.

610 Foresight Circle E Grand Junction, CO 81505 Questions, call: (970) 243-3404
Learn about basic auto care questions, such as:
• How to change a tire
• What maintenance should I be performing?
• Why is maintenance important?
• How do I check my fluids, and what fluids should I be checking?
• Other questions that you would like to know.


DINNER WILL BE SERVED! Come hungry!



D & G AutoCare
Gretchen Haynes
970-243-3404



Valentine Bouquets, Watercolor Style

Feb 4, 2011 - Feb 10, 2011 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Blue Pig Gallery
What's the best valentine you can give? A handmade original from the heart! Artist Nancy Lewis will offer the opportunity to explore the inner artists in you. Nancy will guide participants in watercolor techniques to produce beautiful painted Valentine flower bouquets. $15 per session.

www.thebluepiggallery.com


Dance and Art Classes

CreativeAvenues, 128 S. 5th Street
Classes in dance and art offered for ages 3 through Adult. View a full schedule at: www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com

Creative Avenues
(970)255-6757



World Language Classes

Creative Avenues, 128 S. 5th Street
Classes in Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese offered weekly.

www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com or (970)255-6757


Performing and Visual Art Classes in FRUITA

Rim Rock Elementary in Fruita
Classes in art, dance, and theater will be offered! Schedule can be found at www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com

CreativeAvenues
(970) 255-6757



Chinese Language Classes

128 S. 5th Street, Creative Avenues
Classes in chinese for ages 4 - adult

www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com or (970)255-6757


Arts and Enrichment Classes

Creative Avenues, 128 S. 5th Street
Classes in performing arts, visual arts, activity/fitness, and academic enrichment for ages 3 through adult

www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com or (970)255-6757