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Domestic Violence - A Community Disease

Main Library Community Room
Forum with a panel of 3 local professionals that deal intimately with domestic violence

Benita Phillips
Phone 464-0360



Playing With Your Expectations: Western Slope Avant Garde

1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Playing with Your Expectations highlights the work of artists who have challenged the norms of material use, assigned value or commodity, expendability, subject matter and content. The Art Center hopes to create critical dialogue with every curated exhibit, but this exhibit brings some of our most experimental artists to the forefront.

The Western Slope and Moab are lucky to have had all these creatives with us no matter how brief a moment in time. They have been and continue to be some of the bravest people and the most generous in spirit our community has come to know.

Western Slope artists selected are: Jamie Bardsley, Grand Junction; Verona Burkhardt, Grand Junction; John Cohorst, Carbondale; Paul Collins, Snowmass (now Nashville, TN); Gary Haushulz, Palisade; Karly Koster, Grand Junction (currently Austin, TX); Lancer Livermont, Grand Junction; Charmaine Locke, Carbondale; Sara Ransford, Aspen/Loma; Paul Soldner, Aspen; James Surls, Carbondale; Toru Sugita, Grand Junction (now San Francisco CA); and Bryan Wade, Grand Junction.

Close neighbor, Adele Alsop, from Moab, is also included. Her work is so utterly breath-taking. Proximity and quality of work make Adele a natural fit for this exhibit.

www.gjartcenter.org, 970-243-7337


Western Colorado Bonsai Society

1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Bonsai is a fascinating horticultural art form, deeply rooted in history over centuries from its early incarnation as penjing in China to what is seen now as the formal Japanese bonsai. The trees come in many forms and colors from the tiny pink leaves of a delicate maple to the rugged gray bark of an old collected pine. The pots act not only as a container but also as an aesthetic extension of the tree, and stands are chosen to enhance the view of the composition as a whole.

Bonsai require great care; it is a huge responsibility to care for these sometimes very old trees. They become a part of and have a history with their caretakers and some are said, in folk tales, to possess a spirit. As much work as it can be, the reward of experiencing the ever-changing landscape which is a bonsai pays back tenfold.

The Western Colorado Bonsai Society meets every month with exciting demonstrations, styling classes, visiting experts, and great company.
If interested or for any questions please call Joyce Wingerter at (970) 208-3501.

www.gjartcenter.org, 970-243-7337


Make Your Mark: Rocky Mountain Collage Society

1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
RMCS is looking forward to exhibiting members’ mixed media collage work at The Art Center September 3 through September 29. The mission of RMCS is to encourage the use and understanding of collage as a fine art form as well as provide education about collage as a fine art form.

The show will be judged by national award-winning collage artist and teacher Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson. Ms. Nelson will also be conducting a two-day collage workshop at The Art Center, entitled “Paper Paintings” on September 6th and 7th.

The organization is affiliated with the National Collage Society. RMCS has over 30 members and plans to expand the membership with satellite collage groups throughout the state of Colorado and neighboring states.

www.gjartcenter.org, 970-243-7337


Raw Foods Vegan Potluck

Community Room at Lakeside, 3150 Lakeside Dr., Grand Junction
Everyone is welcome to attend. Local author, Rhonda Dunlap - 'Guide to Super Raw Foods' will give a brief talk on 'Why Raw Foods are Hot!' and demo 'How to Make Water Kefir'.

For the potluck, bring a vegan raw foods dish - free of animal products - to serve eight. New at this? Bring some-thing as simple as cut up fruits or veggies, or check out recipes at http://www.raw-food-diet-magazine.com/raw-food-recipes.html. Bring the recipe with all ingredients listed, your own place setting, and beverage. There is no charge.

Info: Marian at 255-0417 or Rhonda 242-2089
Connect with us at: VeganLifeColorado.org or Veg Grand Junction Meet Up or Facebook Veg Grand Junction

Marian at 255-0417 or Rhonda 242-2089


2014 Fruita Fall Festival Old-Fashioned Cookery Competition

End Zone at 152 S Mesa Street, Fruita
Fruita True Value is sponsoring the 2014 Fruita Fall Festival Old-Fashioned Cookery Competition. Celebrating 100 years of festival traditions, the event will incorporate seven categories: canning, jellies and jams, salsa, fresh baked goods, pies and cobblers, comfort foods and junior chefs for those 11 and under.



The contest will take place at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 23 at the End Zone at 152 S Mesa Street. Entries must be dropped off at the End Zone between 8:00 am and 9:00 am on August 23. Entry forms are available online at www.FruitaFallFestival.com, Fruita Chamber of Commerce (432 E Aspen Avenue), Fruita True Value (1690 Hwy 6 & 50) or End Zone Sports Pub (152 S Mesa St.). Winners will be announced during the Fruita Farmers Market on August 23 at 12 pm.



With prize money awarded in each category and plenty of ribbons to go around, the Old-Fashioned Cookery competition committee is expecting a sizeable turnout for this event. Come home to Fruita and join our Centennial celebration.

Bobbie Orchard
Executive Director
Fruita Chamber of Commerce
432 E Aspen Avenue
Fruita, CO 81521
970-858-3894
FruitaChamber.org



MUTUAL OF OMAHA SEEKS REAL ‘AHA MOMENTS’ FROM GRAND JUNCTION LOCALS FOR NATIONAL TV SPOT

Fairfield Inn & Suites Grand Junction Downtown 225 Main Street Grand Junction, CO 81501 *Trailer will be parked in front of the hotel on Main Street
Local residents will have their shot at fame as the Aha Moment Tour makes its way to Grand Junction. The aha moment tour features a one-of-a-kind mobile television studio in a 34’ Airstream trailer designed to capture and share Americans’ aha moments across the country. Locals can sign up for their spot and view previously recorded moments at http://mutualofomaha.com/aha.

It is all part of Mutual of Omaha’s search for their next commercial spot. From the participants along the 20-city and 9,300-mile tour, one will be chosen to become a 30-second ad that will air nationally next spring.

Kellie Rehn
kellie@seesparkgo.com



CCA Summer Mixer

Hot Tomato Pizzeria 6:00-9:00
Colorado Canyons Association would like to invite all community members to join us for an entertaining night of food, drinks, and music at Hot Tomato Pizzeria in Fruita. We will be enjoying the back patio of the Hot Tomato while we listen to great local music. Along with great food and music, Hot Tomato, New Belgium Brewery and REI have donated some awesome door prizes for the evening. So grab some friends and join us for a fun night and great cause on August 13th from 6:00-9:00 P.M.

Bryanna Kuhlman


FREE Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Curtesy of Home Loan Insurance

Grand Junction Downtown Farmers Market
Absolute Prestige Limousine Service is proud to announce out partnership with Home Loan Insurance on July 3rd 2014 at the downtown Grand Junction Farmers Market. We will be offering FREE horse-drawn carriage rides to the public through the historic downtown area curtesy of Home Loan Insurance. The rides will be available from 5:30-8:30p.m July 3rd at the downtown farmers market on main street. The horse-drawn carriage pick-up location will be on 4th street.

Visit the historic and beautiful Grand Junction downtown area on July 3rd during the farmers market and take a FREE ride in a horse-drawn carriage pulled by beautiful draft horses, curtesy of Home Loan Insurance.

If you have any questions regarding the free horse-drawn carriage rides please feel free to call Shirleen Hutton at (970)858-8500 or email her at aplimos1@yahoo.com.

Shirleen Hutton (970)858-8500


Fitness Competition

Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Mesa, CO
Enter yourself into the ultimate fitness competition hosted by Gold's Gym. Enter single fitness events or challenge yourself and do them all. For more information visit http://www.powderhorn.com/summer-events-calendar

John Messinger, 970-268-5158, jmessinger@powderhorn.com


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


Spring River Cleanup

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens - 641 Struthers Avenue, Grand Junction, CO
A service project sponsored by the national service organizations serving Mesa County including Mesa County AmeriCorps, Senior Companions, Foster Grandparents, Mesa County RSVP and the Western Colorado Conservation Corps to clean up Watson Island a part of the Botanical Gardens. Refreshments will be provided and entrance to the Botanical Gardens is free for volunteers. Bring your gloves and be ready to work!

Angie Bertrand, Director, Mesa County AmeriCorps
244-0633 or angieb@htop.org



The Trials of Muhammad Ali - Documentary

Feb 19, 2014 Reception at 6:30 p.m. and film at 7:00 p.m.

Mesa County Public Library Community Room located at 530 Grand Avenue in Grand Junction
This is a feature-length documentary film covering Ali's toughest bout and his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence. It is a fight film tracing his life. The wine and cheese reception will begin half an hour before the film starts. Admission is free!

970-243-4442


Cello Day - Final Concert

Feb 15, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Colorado Mesa University Recital Hall located at 1231 North 12th Street in Grand Junction
Tickets are available now and it is free to get in!

970-248-1604


Ladies appreciation night

Fruita Community Center / Fruita, CO
Free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling this number: 858-2595

Bioidentical Hormones
with Dr. Laurel Bartholomay

Your Aging Pet
with Dr. Aimee Johnson

Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention
with Vicki Filz, BSN

Building Self-Confidence
with Dr. Rebecca Glasser

858-2595 / Visit CanyonCreekPlasticSurgery.com for more info


Front-line passes to Americas Got Talent

Centennial Plaza in Montrose
Can you put the following in your community calendar this week:
America’s Got Talent front line passes for the December 7th Denver auditions will go to three lucky winners of a talent tryout held, Saturday November 30th starting at 8am, at Centennial Plaza on South 1st street in Montrose. A panel of judges will pick the top three talents and will reward them with a front line pass to the audition plus over $2000 in prizes and gifts will be awarded. Contest is open to all ages. Details and pre-registration is available at montrosepress.com.

montrosepress.com


A Place at the Table

Nov 20, 2013 Reception at 6:30 p.m. and film at 7:00 p.m.

Mesa County Public Library Community Room located at 530 Grand Avenue in Grand Junction
Rocky Mountain PBS presents the 2013-14 community cinema series called "A Place at the Table". A wine and cheese reception will start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a canned food item to benefit the Community Food Bank.

970-243-4442


Sleeping Beauty Dance

Nov 16, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday

Palisade High School Auditorium located at 3679 G Road in Palisade.
Try not to miss the Sleeping Beauty Ballet production by Dance Works on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 for and $5 for children 12 and under. It will be an additional $3 at the door. Reserved seating only.

970-243-5954


Spooky Sprint 5K

Oct 19, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Riverbottom Park in Montrose
The funds raised from this walk/run will help benefit Montrose Special Olympics.

970-249-6636


Santa's New Helper: puppet show

Dec 11, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Central Library at 1st St. and Gunnison Ave.
Rudolph is sick and Santa needs to find a helper to pull his sleigh. Find out who will help Santa deliver toys.

970-243-4442


Caroling at Grace Point

Dec 9, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 10:45 a.m.

Grace Point Church located at 606 28 3/4 Road in Grand Junction.
Join them each Sunday for Christmas caroling at Grace Point Church and they will show how each song relates to the original Christmas story.

970-241-7026


The Nutcracker

Dec 14, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 7:30 p.m. on Friday Saturday plus 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday

Grand Junction High School Auditorium
Colorado Mesa University and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra present The Nutcracker. Prices range anywhere from $5 to $25, depending on where you are sitting.

970-243-6787


CMU Holiday Concert

Dec 9, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theater at 1231 N. 12th St.
Colorado Mesa University is hosting a holiday concert. The admissions fee is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students.

970-248-1604


Railroad Christmas Train Show

Dec 8, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cross Orchard Historic Farm at 3073 F Road
The Cross Orchard Historic Farm is holding a Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train Show. The admission fees are $1 for children under 12, $4 for an adult, and $7 for a family.

970-523-5990


Canine Christmas

Dec 8, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Center for Independence at 740 Gunnison Ave.
The Center for Independence is hosting their 1st Annual Canine Christmas. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the entry fee is $20. It is an additional $10 for more dogs.

970-241-0315


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.




Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 1, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Two Rivers Convention Center at 159 Main St.
The Lavender Association of Western Colorado is having a Christmas Craft Fair with no cost.

970-255-5700


BNI Mesa Chapter Meeting

A Taste of Heaven Catering, 2817 North Avenue
You're invited to join the Mesa Chapter of Western Slope BNI! We're a powerful business referral group in the Grand Valley working to pass business to our fellow members.
Are you looking to grow your business?
Would referrals help you grow your business?
Can we introduce you to a team of business professionals who will want to help you build your business through referrals over time?
Then now is the time to check out Business Networking International.
For more information, please contact Leigh Ashman, publicity chair for the Mesa Chapter of Western Slope BNI, at 970-260-7002 and be her guest at our next meeting!

Leigh Ashman
970-260-7002
leigh@buzztown.com



Pretty in Pink Pageant

Jan 22, 2012 - Jan 22, 2011 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Masonic Lodge, GJ
Pageant with NO boundaries regarding age or demographics

Tina David
cell: 469-867-1691



Christmas Concert

Dec 22, 2011 - Dec 24, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Landmark Baptist Church, 2711 Unaweep Avenue, Grand Junction
Landmark Baptist Church will present the cantata From Christmas to Calvary by Glenn and Jan Christianson on Friday, December 23 at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 25 at 11:00 a.m.

In this story Hank, who is old and cantankerous and is bitter toward God and the church, learns the true meaning of Christmas—that Jesus came to earth with the sole reason of dying on the cross for our sins. Some of the choir goes caroling at Hank’s home, where he lives with his daughter and her family, and they have a great effect on Hank. Hank is able to soften his heart and overcome his bitterness enough to trust the Lord as his Saviour. Hank finds a reason for living.

The event will be held at Landmark Baptist Church located at 2711 Unaweep Avenue in Grand Junction. There is no cost and nursery is provided. Call 970-257-1047 for further information.


Landmark Baptist Church, 970-257-1047


Christmas Classics Concert

Dec 19, 2011 - Dec 21, 2011 7:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church on 5th and White
Your Holiday Favorites presented by High Desert Opera. Tix available at Roper Music and at the door. $12 adults, $5 students, children under 12 free.

Tarasina Compagni
9702503545



Gateway Canyons New Years Eve Celebration

Dec 30, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Gateway Canyon Palisade Event Center
Champagne & chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, welcome reception at 7pm, dinner at 8pm, dancing after dinner and fireworks at midnight. $98 per person $199 per couple. Including lodging $399 per couple.

Front Desk Staff
(970) 931-2458



BRAIN Business Expo.

Dec 2, 2011 - Dec 4, 2011 3:00 p.m.-5:00 pm

501 Main St. Grand Junction
Business expo open to the public. Hot chocolate, hot apple cider, over 30 give a ways.

Ron Rehberg
970-462-4592



Holiday Heroes Drive

Dec 19, 2011 - Dec 21, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Central High School
Anyone interested can arrive at Central High School during the designated time and are welcome to the assortment of clothing, toys and toiletries gathered—free of charge. Individuals can take anything for themselves or for someone they know in need of help this holiday season! This event is being hosted to help families through the holiday season.

Selina
970-216-2999



Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Toys for Tots

Dec 2, 2011 - Dec 4, 2011 8:00am-11:00am

Applebee's, Montrose
All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and tea for $5.00 donation! Come have a great breakfast with family, friends and Marines!

Ellen Flanary
(970) 901-5369 (talk/text)



6th ANNUAL STUFF THE BUS for TOYS FOR TOTS

Dec 9, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Walgreen's in Montrose
Help us stuff a big, yellow school bus with toys for less fortunate children in the local community! Bring a new, unwrapped toy, or let the elves help you find one in Walgreen's! Live remote broadcast from local radio station, Santa appearance! Thanks for your support.

Ellen Flanary
(970)901-5369



Marine Toys for Tots Montrose Distribution Day

Dec 16, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011 8:00am-2:00pm

Travelin' Tots Building, North 1st St., Montrose, CO
Toys will be distributed to parents/guardians of less fortunate children in the local community that submitted applications. Last year we distributed toys for over 2,300 children.

Ellen P. Flanary
(970) 901-5369



Santa Claus is coming to DRC

Dec 9, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Dinosaur Resource Center
Santa Claus will be coming to the Dinosaur Resource Center from 11am-3pm. We have our craft table available for the children to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as one for themselves. So come and see Santa and help us decorate our Christmas tree! Included with cost of museum admission.

Deb Robillard
719-686-1820



Grand Valley hCG Support Group

Nov 14, 2011 - Nov 16, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Community Hospital
Grand Valley hCG Support Group at Community Hospital Lower Level Conference Room. Meeting is open to public. If you want to know more about the hCG diet and meet others who have lost weight doing the hCG diet, please come.For questions call 234-1185.

Michele Allowitz
970-234-1185



Thunder Mountain Camera Club monthly meeting

Nov 21, 2011 - Nov 23, 2011 7:00 p.m.

River of Alliance Church, 701 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction
Thunder Mountain Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday, November 22, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the River of Alliance Church, 701 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction. There will be a program and photos for “Picture Story” will be reviewed. For more information contact: Kathleen @ 260-7488.

Kathleen @ 260-7488


Santa Visits the Hotchkiss Fire Station - 2011

Dec 16, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

195 W. Hotchkiss Ave, Hotchkiss, CO 81419
4th Annual Visit by Santa to the Hotchkiss Fire Station. Gifts for children. Refreshments for all. Tours of the station and equipment. Peaceful and non-commercial environment to visit Santa

John C. Sell, Jr.
970-872-4584



Mosaics: Where Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop & Music Come Together

Dec 16, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Colorado Mesa University's Robinson Theatre
Absolute Dance of Grand Junction is proud to announce the upcoming presentation of "Mosaics: Where Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop & Music Come Together." This production will feature performances by dancers in the pre-professional performance companies at Absolute Dance and other special guests. Join us for this night of eclectic performances celebrating talented Grand Valley dancers and musicians. $6, $8, and $12 tickets available. For more information, call Absolute Dance, or visit http://www.absolutedancegj.com.

Theresa Kahl
(970) 255-8322



Free Memory Screening

Nov 14, 2011 - Nov 16, 2011 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Visiting Angels 2470 F Road Suite 6 Grand Junction
Alzheimer's Foundation of America National Memory Screening Day - free screening

Debbie Harrison 970-254-8888


Benefit Concert for the Mientka Famiuy

Nov 19, 2011 - Nov 21, 2011 1:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church in Paonia
On Sunday, November 20, there will be a benefit concert for the Mientka family at Sacred Heart Church in Paonia at 1:30 PM. The church is located at the corner of Third St and North Fork Ave. .

If you need more information, please call Gretchen Nicholoff at 970-261-0889


Best of the West Final Concert

Dec 2, 2011 - Dec 4, 2011 3:30 p.m.

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre
Free Concert

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604



Sacred Music Choir and Orchestra Concert

Nov 19, 2011 - Nov 21, 2011 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

2542 G Road
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NON-PROFIT

Sacred Music Choir and Orchestra Concert
Monte Atkinson, Conductor

At LDS Church on 2542 G Road, Grand Junction

Sunday evening, November 20, 2011, 7:00 pm
Free Admission

The public is cordially invited to a special performance of beloved American hymns for choir and symphony orchestra, conducted by Monte Atkinson, professor of music at Colorado Mesa University. Presented as the annual Stake President’s Concert of the Grand Junction West Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the program includes stirring renditions of The Lord is My Shepherd, Amazing Grace, The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning, Jesus, Once of Humble Birth, My Song in the Night, and other great hymns.

Featuring a choir of 95 voices with symphony orchestra, including harp, bagpipe, and pipe organ, these beautiful and powerful hymn settings bring to life some of our most treasured hymns. The program will last an hour and is best suited for those 8 and older. Seating opens at 6:30 pm.

JoEllen Foutz at 970-243-1486 or Adam Cochran at 970-201-6638


Collbran Christmas Craft Show

Dec 2, 2011 - Dec 4, 2011 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Collbran Auditorium & Grace Bible Church
Fun family & community shopping day with tons of local vendors. We'll have everything from clothing to candy & food, crafts, art, and MUCH more!

Sammi
970-487-0108



Hanly-Houle Piano Duo

Nov 16, 2011 - Nov 18, 2011 7:30 p.m.

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students

Laura Bradley
970-248-1604



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



Rocking Horse Saloon Christmas Bazaar

Oct 21, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

1571 16 Road, Loma, CO
Products from women's home businesses

Karen Gallegos
970-858-4152



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!

Susie Larson
970-623-7657



Tips for Buying Telescopes

Oct 24, 2011 - Oct 26, 2011 7:00 p.m.

OLD Montrose Council Chambers, 24 S. Uncompahgre St. Montrose, CO
On October 25th, the Black Canyon Astronomical Society will offer tips on buying telescope and binocular equipment for all levels of interest.
This free program starts at 7PM at the Old Montrose Council Chambers, 24 S. Uncompahgre St., on Centennial Plaza. For more information, call the BCAS at 970 874-6926 or go to www.blackcanyonastronomy.com


BCAS 970 874-6926


"The Language of This Land" Writers' Conference

Oct 6, 2011 - Oct 10, 2011 12:00pm

800 Colorado
"The Language of This Land" to be held Oct. 7-9 in Grand Junction.

Legendary Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko, who rarely appears in public, and has authored many novels, including Ceremony, an American classic, will read Oct. 8th from her newest book, The Turquoise Ledge, at a downtown G.J. banquet. Her appearance is part of an inaugural writers' conference, "The Language of This Land," held by the Western Colorado Writers' Forum.
Ten other authors will read and teach over the weekend-long conference, including Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason, novelist Will Hobbs, Telluride poet & journalist Art Goodtimes, award-winning Colorado novelist Laura Hendrie, and several well-known Colorado poets, including G.J.'s Luis Lopez and Wendy Videlock, and Janice Gould, of Colorado Springs.
Most of the conference workshops and the banquet will be held downtown, with two other workshops to be held at Colorado Mesa University and one at the Colorado National Monument.
Two Front Range editors, Pilgrimage editor Maria Melendez and The Nervous Breakdown's Uche Ogbuchi, will teach a workshop for writers on submissions and online promotion. Melendez will also offer manuscript critiques and individual sessions with writers.
Three free workshops open to the public, limited to 30, will be offered. The downtown public library will host one class in poetry, and one in journalism, taught by Videlock and Goodtimes. David Mason will team up with a naturalist from the Colorado National Monument for a Saturday morning of hiking, learning geology and flora and fauna, and writing.
Ute elder Clifford Duncan, of Utah, will speak at the banquet, together with Mason and Silko, and also speak at the final event, a community breakfast open to the public downtown at 800 Colorado the morning of Sunday, Oct. 9. The two-hour breakfast will feature storytelling and readings by visiting writers and Ute, Basque, Hispanic, Greek, African-American, Anglo and other speakers on their origins in this region.
For information or to register, call 970.257-4662 or visit www.westerncoloradowriters.org


Sandra Dorr, 433-6800


Zumba Party in Pink

Oct 20, 2011 - Oct 22, 2011 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Palisade gym-711 Iowa Ave
Come decked out in pink and participate in 2 solid hours of zumba for $5. All proceeds go to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Sarah Brooks
970-464-5602



SRIKE for a CURE

Oct 6, 2011 - Oct 8, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Freeway Bowl
Fundraiser for Making Strides against Breast Cancer of Mesa County

Tamara Green
970-640-2682



Trick-or-Treat Street & Halloween Carnival

Oct 27, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011 6-8 pm

Downtown Palisade and Palisade Gymnasium
From 4-6pm come to Palisade dressed in costume for trick-or-treating at all the down town businesses located on 3rd street and Main street. Then attend the Halloween Carnival from 6-8pm at the gym at 711 Iowa Ave. The carnival is $2 for children 4 and over, children under 4 are free.

Sarah Brooks
970-464-5602



2nd Annual Alpaca Days

Oct 8, 2011 - Oct 10, 2011 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Sheriff Posse Arena 25 &F1/2 Roads
annual event to allow the public to learn more about alpacas

9708588866


BuzzTown University: Learn the 4 Rules of Internet Marketing

Sep 27, 2011 - Sep 29, 2011 12:00pm-2:00

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
Join BuzzTown.com for the first BuzzTown University Class! This free, 2-hour class gets you started in the exciting world of social marketing. You'll learn the fundamentals of social marketing as well as how to best use them for your business.
Please RSVP, classes fill up quickly, email to leigh@buzztown.com.

Leigh Ashman
leigh@buzztown.com
970-260-7002



Hip Hop Workshop w/Michael Vargas

Sep 16, 2011 - Sep 18, 2011 7:00 pm

LaPUERTA Dance Studio
Meet Michael Vargas
Michael Vargas aka "Xmastreemike" has been a dancer since 2003 where he got his first role in the feature film You Got Served. From there, his career has taken off working with such artists as Missy Elliott, Ciara, Ryan Leslie, Fergie, Omarion, and is currently on tour with Justin Bieber. Michael didn't start dancing until the age of 19 when he moved to LA from the Bay Area in 2002.
He has trained with the biggest names in the industry and has worked his way to become well respected in the dance industry.

Price: $15 in advance or $20 at the door
About The Ground Level
The Ground Level’s mission is to help others in their dance goals by attracting celebrated industry professionals who bring the latest dance choreography, dance trends, audition and industry advice.

Stacey Wales
832-244-5202



Journey Into Dyslexia - an HBO Documentary

Oct 10, 2011 - Oct 12, 2011 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Goodwill Community Room 630 24 1/2 Road, G.J. Co. 81505
Your invited to join us for a special viewing of "Journey into Dyslexia" - an HBO documentary.

JOURNEY INTO DYSLEXIA presents profiles of dyslexic students and adults who share their experiences of struggling in school and then succeeding in life. Academy-Award winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond examine the complexities of this differently structured brain and debunk the myths and misperceptions about dyslexia. Journey into Dyslexia reveals that many adult professionals who once struggled to learn in school consider their dyslexia a unique gift and the defining reason behind their success.


Cheryl Gaines @ 970-201-1253 or Londa Taets @ 970-254-5522


Earth Science Day at DRC

Oct 7, 2011 - Oct 9, 2011 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
The Challenger Learning Center will bring their planetarium to the RMDRC with continual shows. The CLCC StellarPortal is an out-of-this-world astronomy experience! The inflatable, portable planetarium enables participants to experience the night sky no matter what the weather or the time of day. Constellations, moon phases, planets, seasons, and deep sky objects can be observed in the StellarPortal. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your solar system, as a trained astronomer blasts you off into an adventure that is out of this world!

Deb Robillard
719-686-1820



The Western Colorado Train Show

Sep 30, 2011 - Oct 3, 2011 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Montrose County Fairgrounds
Train show with vendor booths, operating layouts, clinics, and more.

Rod von Bernuth
970-243-5582



Voice Faculty Recital

Sep 21, 2011 - Sep 23, 2011 7:30 p.m.

CMU, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student

Laura Bradley; 970-248-1954


Canyonlands Day Trip

Sep 23, 2011 - Sep 25, 2011 7:30 a.m.

Moab and Canyonlands
Take a day trip to Canyonlands National Park and explore the park by foot and bus. Afterwords dine in one of Moab's fine establishments

Sarah Brooks
464-5602



Free Dental Day

Sep 22, 2011 - Sep 24, 2011 8:00am

Dr Gillis Office 1190 Bookcliff Ave. Unit 201 and Dr. Weenig's Office 790 Wellington Ave. Suite 205
The dental offices of Dr. Julie Gillis, Dr. Kenneth Perino and Dr. Duane Weenig will offer basic dental care to persons unable to afford dental care. Patients should arrive to the offices of Dr. Gillis and Dr. Weenig at 8 a.m. Friday September 23, 2011 to be screened. They will give given an appointment time and location for treatment Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mackenzie Perino 970-640-7982


Thunder Mountain Camera Club monthly meeting

Sep 26, 2011 - Sep 28, 2011 7:00 pm

River of Alliance Church, 701 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction
Thunder Mountain Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday, September 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the River of Alliance Church, 701 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction. The program will be “Another (Wasted) Evening with David Cooper.” For more information contact: Kathleen @ 260-7488.

Kathleen @ 260-7488


Redlands United Methodist Church Fall kick-off

Sep 10, 2011 - Sep 12, 2011 9:11 am

Redlands United Methodist Church
Redlands United Methodist Church will be holding its annual fall kick-off, Sunday September 11.
A combined Contemporary\Traditional Church Service remembering the events of 9/11 and celebrating the Hope that transpired from this Historical Tragedy will be held at 9:11 a.m. followed by a pot luck brunch.
Please join us during this time to celebrate the resilience of the American people as well as learning more about the ministries Redlands United Methodist Church offers. Sunday school for all ages will be held during the service. A nursery will be available during the service and pot luck.
RUMC Youth Group also begins its fall schedule that evening. Grades 6-12 will meet in the fellowship hall from 5-7 p.m. Students are invited to come and participate in a spiritual journey among friends from around the Valley.
Redlands United Methodist Church is located at 527 Village Way off of Broadway.
If you have questions please call RUMC at (970)245-1478


Gary Haddock
(970)245-1478



1st Annual Bully Extravaganza

Sep 9, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Mesa County Fair Grounds
Pit Bull dog show. Created to promote the breed. No females in heat, no pups under 3 months, NO AGRESSIVE PEOPLE OR DOGS!

970-623-4958
lotekennels.webs.com



Seven Falls Dancers at DRC

Sep 2, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Dinosaur Resource Center
On the front plaza at the Dinosaur Resource Center. Native American Art, Jewelry & Crafts will be displayed. At 1pm & 2:30pm the Seven Falls Indian Dancers will perform Native American dancing (weather permitting). Come and join the fun!

Deb Robillard
719-686-1820



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



Gateway Canyons Hosts The Williams Brothers Band

Aug 20, 2011 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Gateway Canyons Amphitheater in Gateway, Colorado
Live music, buffet style dinner with grilled Mahi Mahi fish tacos and chicken fajitas along with all the trimmings for only $20 per person. Overnight packages start at $97 per person based on double occupancy, excluding tax. Come join us for an exciting concert in the Canyons.

(970)931-2458
www.gatewaycanyons.com



Gateway Dynamite Shoot

Behind Gateway Community Center, Gateway Colorado
Shots of firearms setting off major explosions of dynamite!!! Bring the whole family out for a BLAST!!!

Dawn@gufd.org
(970)931-2252
(970)931-2214



Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

2455 hwy 6&50 Grand Junction CO 81505
Annual breakfast to show our appreciation to the teachers of District 51

Gary Grant 970-242-1800


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



Evening Under the Stars Community Concert

Aug 27, 2011 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Park
Free, family friendly event. Music provided by the Centennial Band, Talking Rhythms and GJ Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Kristen Woods-Madril, GJSO Marketing Director 970-243-6787


Gateway Canyons BBQ Blues

Sep 3, 2011 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Gateway Canyons Ampetheater in Gateway, Colorado
5 Blues Bands including headliner The Hazel Miller Band, Little Joe McLerran & Robbie Mack, Teresa Lynne & The Dreamboats, The Brian Hornbuckle Band, and Steve Crenshaw. Fireworks at dark and food & craft vendors. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at City Market Stores. Tickets purchased at the gate are $25.

(970) 931-2458
WWW.gatewaycanyons.com



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
210-0565



Light Gives Heat Presents: Rough-Cut Screening of "Moving On"

The Avalon Theater, downtown Grand Junction
Light Gives Heat is screening their full-length rough-cut documentary "Moving On." The documentary is about a young couple who gives up everything to see if they can effect the world around them and in the process are completely changed. The film documents Light Gives Heat founders, Dave and Morgan Hansow, and three of the friends they made in Uganda, Africa. Guests who fill out a short questionnaire after the screening will receive a free SUUBI necklace. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Miranda Crace
(734) 552-3844



Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective Auditions

May 2, 2011 - May 3, 2011 4:00 p.m.

MSC, Moss Performing Arts Center, Dance Studio
Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective is auditioning experienced dancers for their July 2011 concert.

Laura Bradley; 970-248-1954


Drawings for wallhanging and special gift pack

Feb 4, 2011 - Feb 15, 2011 Business hours

Alida's fruits, 500 Main
Valentine's Day drawings for quilted wall hanging and special gift pack.

434.8769, www.alidasfruits.com


Music & Grandma's Cherry Cheesecake Sampling

Feb 4, 2011 - Feb 14, 2011 business hours

Alida's Fruits


434.8769, www.alidasfruits.com


Arts, Hearts & Tarts Event @ Crossroads Wine & Spirits

Feb 1, 2011 - Feb 16, 2011 Business hours

611 24 Road
10% off sparkling wine and Beso de Vino Garnacha; $16.99 Bud Light 24 pack; 10% off cheese; 5% off steaks, burgers & sausage.

257.1557


Adult Latin Jazz Dance Workout

Creative Avenues
Join us to burn some of those holiday calories and have a great time learning some basic latin jazz. No experience necessary. For ages 14 and up. $5/class

www.creativeavenues.com


BINGO

567 25 1/2 Road GJ
Bingo every week with progressive pots
every Sun.at 1:30pm
every Tue. at 7:00pm

Leland 858-7113 or
Dennis 242-4154



Fruita Recreation Youth Soccer Registration

Jul 13, 2009 - Aug 24, 2009 Open Registration

Fruita Parks & Recreation Office 325 E. Aspen Street Fruita
Fruita Recreation is currently accepting registrations for youth soccer this fall. The cost is $40 and includes a participant t-shirt.
The Fruita Soccer League is for boys and girls in grades K - 5. Games begin 9/12, practice starts 8/24.
Volunteer coaches are needed. Practices will take place at local parks and games will be played at the new Little Salt Wash Park located at 651 North Pine Street on Saturdays.
Look for more information in the upcoming activities in the guide to be released July 23.

Fruita Parks & Recreation 970-858-0360 or www.fruita.org


BeautiControl Learn to Earn Event

Jul 16, 2009 6:00 pm

Clifton Christian Church Family Life Center 615 I-70 B
This is the best BeautiControl event of the summer! For more information and to register, contact Sherronna.

Sherronna Bishop
970-201-7072
djenglandspawarrior@live.com



Main Street Design Open House

Jul 9, 2009 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

6th & Main Street Downtown Grand Junction
A proposed design for the new look of Main Street has been approved by the DDA Board of Directors and City Council. This is a conceptual design for the four blocks of Main Street between 3rd and 7th Streets. A public open house will be held Thursday during the Farmers' Market on Main Street. All comments on the proposed design are welcome and encouraged.
As part of the public process for The Downtown Uplift project, this is the second public open house. The proposed design has emerged from Main Street merchant and general community feedback as well as technical evaluation. The Downtown Uplift is funded primarily by the Downtown Development Authority and is a Downtown Partnership project.
The design calls for basic improvements to the infrastructure, a concrete surface, tree replacement and increased pedestrian space and amenities in all four blocks. In addition, the 400 block design shows a dramatic increase in pedestrian space and amenities with no on-street parking. Traffic flow and drop-off ears are preserved in all blocks. Additional mparking spaces may be gained on side streets and the breezeway to the parking garage in the 400 block will aid accessibility to Main Street businesses.
The proposed design can be seen after July 9 on the Downtown Partnership Web site, www.downtowngj.org.

Downtown Partnership
970-245-9697



Home Buyers Education Class

Jul 15, 2009 - Jul 16, 2009 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

1011 North 10th Street, Grand Junction, CO
CHFA approved home buyers education

Amy Case
970-245-0388
ext. 214



Home Buyer Education Class

Aug 20, 2009 5:30 - 9:30

1011 North 10th Street, Grand Junction
CHFA approved home buyers education

Amy Case
970-245-0388
ext. 214



Ravenshire Renaissance and Pirate Festival

Aug 21, 2009 - Aug 22, 2009 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

River Bend Park Palisade, CO
Friday students are free. Saturday we are having a night faire, Come see our Village style market and enjoy traveling back in time. See Pirates with cannon shows, entertainers doing period music and shows.

Tina Neil
(970)433-0186