Selected Community Events
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
Grand Junction Modeleers Open House
Sep 17, 2011 10:00 a.m.
116 32 Road East of Western Slope Dragway
Come and enjoy model aviation, flying demonstrations and displays.
Phil Wesley 970-250-3936
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!!!
Evening Under the Stars Community Concert
Aug 27, 2011 6:30 p.m.
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
A Walk Through Time
Colorado National Monument Visitor Center
Colorado National Monument will host its third community wide “A Walk Through Time” event on Sunday, August 28, 2011. From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the public is invited to walk, stroll, jog or bike along 14 miles of Rim Rock Drive without motorized traffic. A family parade will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to and from the Visitor Center to Otto’s Trail (1 mile roundtrip). Festive costumes are encouraged. Canine friends will be welcome, but must stay on a 6-foot (or shorter) leash at all times and remain on paved areas.
Amy Ashman (970) 858-3617 X 366