Selected Community Events


Clothing and Housewares giveaway

New Haven Pentecostal Holiness Church 426 Kluge St. Palisade
As a thank you to the community, Hew Haven will host a clothing and housewares giveaway to those of the community in need of a hand up.
Pastor Bob Carey 970-216-8042

Fountain Creek Nature Center

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
Join DRC and Fountain Creek for 2 shows. “World of Water” at 11:30am. Water is a precious resource and participants will gain an awareness, understanding, and appreciation for it through a water pollution and clean up activity. “Wild about Colorado Wildlife” at 2:00pm. Participants discover, through an interactive presentation and scavenger hunt with skins, scat, tracks, horns, and antlers, some of the wonderful wildlife that reside in Colorado.
Deb Robi, 719-686-1820,

Sadie the Safety Saurus Free Ski Helmets for Children

Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Sadie the Safety Saurus bus (Kohl's Cares), St. Mary's and the CMU Nursing students will be at Powderhorn Mountain Resort fitting children with free helmets. The program is sponsored by Kohl's Cares and St. Mary's Foundation.
Dusti Reimer, 970.471.3221, Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Jodi Greenwood, P: 970-298-2022, St. Mary's Hospital

Free Dental Day

1190 Bookcliff Ave. Grand Junction Colorado 81501
Shelly Stewart


Group of local dentists will offer their services free of charge for the 5th year running on November 8, 2014.

GRAND JUNCTION, COLO (Sept. 18, 2014)— The time has come once again for a group of local dentists to host their annual Free Dental Day in Grand Junction. The dental offices of Dr. Julie Gillis, Dr. Kenneth Perino/Dr. Joe Funderburk, and Dr. Duane Weenig will offer basic dental treatment to persons who are unable to otherwise afford dental care for the 5th year. Services will include oral cancer screenings, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions.

In order to be seen for treatment, potential patients need to be screened the day before. Potential patients will be screened starting at 8 a.m., Friday, November 7, 2014, at the office of Dr. Gillis. Dr. Gillis’s office is located at 1190 Bookcliff Ave. Unit 201.

This event is first come, first served, and we hope to limit treatment to people who are unable to otherwise afford dental care. Each patient will be offered one to two procedures and will be given specific appointment times and locations for their treatment. Treatment will be completed on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the offices of Dr. Gillis, Dr. Perino/Dr. Funderburk and Dr. Weenig.

Dr. Gillis thought of the idea for a Free Dental Day some years back. “I wanted a way to give back to this community which has given me so much. The decision has been unanimous that we should repeat this service annually. Dr. Gillis said.

For additional information, contact Shelly at Dr. Gillis’s office 970-242-3635 or; Sarah at Dr. Perino’s office 970-241-2820 or; Monica at Dr. Weenig’s office 970-243-9640 or Search “Grand Junction Free Dental Day” on YouTube to see previous year’s events.
Shelly Stewart

Hometown Celebration

Kokopelli Plaza, Fruita, CO
The celebration will include live music, old-fashioned games, a bump-house, face painting, snow cones, and cotton candy. Southside businesses will also feature dining and retail specials for the event.
(970)-858-3894 - Fruita Chamber of Commerce

Mom's Free at DRC

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Mom’s get in free with one paid regular priced adult or child admission
Deb R., 719-686-1820,

Teacher Appreciation Day

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201. S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Come take a free guided tour with proof of current teaching status. Call Geri (x110) for details and to schedule a tour time. On these days only, sign up for a teacher’s special 20% discounted yearly membership for you on a single, dual or family membership.
Geri, 719-686-1820 x110,

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!

Gluten Free Grand Valley

Masonic Center (2400 Consistory Court), Grand Junction, CO
Our November meeting will focus on kids and the parents who are raising them gluten free. We will be talking about keeping kids gluten free at school, parties and other gatherings. We will also be covering how to keep sane as a parent trying to cook gluten free!
Angela Wetzel, 970-216-0351, or you can find us on Facebook!

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.

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

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