Selected Community Events
Howlin' for Heros
Fund raiser for Base Camp 40 to fund a Veterans Hunt
Jake Wood,(970) 985-1350
March for Babies
Lincoln Park, Grand Junction
Fundraising family and individual teams raise money for a 3K walk that starts and ends at Lincoln Park. All the proceeds benefit March of Dimes! At the end of the event, participants gather at Lincoln Park for food and fun!
Terri Jones, TJones@marchofdimes.org, 970-812-1737
745 23 Road Grand Junction, CO
Teams compete in an all-day volleyball tournament in pits of mud! Each team pays a $300 fee to benefit March of Dimes!
Terri Jones, 970-812-1737, TJones@marchofdimes.org
Kannah Creek Brewing Company
Kannah Creeks taps a ferkin at 5 pm. 100% of sales and donations go to March of Dimes!
Terri Jones, 970-812-1737, TJones@marchofdimes.org
Guns n' Hoses Charity Broomball game
The Glacier Ice Arena, 2515 Riverside Pkwy, Grand Junctioin, Co 81501
The Glacier Ice Arena will be hosting the annual Guns n’ Hoses Charity Broomball game on Sunday March 1, 2015. Come support the Grand Junction Police and Fire Departments as they square off on the ice from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, in the spirit of charity and camaraderie. A charitable donation of $3 per person is requested, $10 for a family of 4 or more. The Fire Department will have their pink “Delaney Donates” fire truck at The Glacier during the event, so bring the kids and have some fun with us. For more information, visit The Glacier website at www.glaciericearena.net or call us at 242-7465.
Glacier Ice Arena, 242-7465
Polar Plunge Fundraiser for Neural Activity
Highline Lake State Park in Loma
Dive into teen drug prevention with the first ever Neural Activity Polar Plunge Fundraiser!
Mesa County’s teen drug prevention program, Neural Activity, is hosting a cool fundraising event later this month. The group’s first ever Polar Plunge will be Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at Highline Lake State Park.
While there’s no ice on the lake, participants can still be Subzero Superheroes by participating in the fundraiser. Registration is $19 per person, or $15 per person for teams of 4 or more people. All money raised stays in the Grand Valley to help area teens in their mission to end substance abuse by their peers. Participants can register online at www.neuralactivity.org. Team challenges and superhero costumes are encouraged and welcome! Participants are asked to bring a change of clothing and a towel. Hot showers and warming tents will be available after they plunge into the lake.
The teens are also selling hot beverages and refreshments for those brave enough to jump in. Teens in the program believe it shouldn’t cost anything to be drug free, so they hold fundraisers throughout the year in order to make participation in the program free to their peers.
Neural Activity is a teen drug prevention program for teens, by teens. Teens in the program believe they can end teen drug use by reaching out to younger teens with a dynamic, peer-led drug prevention message. The non-profit program marries adventure activities with a drug prevention curriculum, focused on leadership development and confidence building, to create a life-changing outreach program. That program develops teen leaders and mentors, as well as reaches out to teens dealing with substance abuse problems. The adventure activities teach teens powerful socio-emotional skills, as well as how the body naturally rewards hard work and how drugs hijack and ultimately corrupt those very same pathways in the brain.
The program started in Mesa County in 2013 with just eight students. It wrapped up the last school year with 18. The 2014-15 school year has interest/participation from 200 students across the Valley. It is open to any high school student and clubs exist at CHS, FMHS, GJHS, Grande River Virtual Academy, and PHS. To join Neural Activity, provide support, or volunteer, please contact Leigh Fitch at 970-260-7002.
Auxillary Gym at Grand Junction High School 1400 N. 5th St
Jazz Band fundraiser - Open to the public. Swingin' Sweets is February 13, 2015 at the GJHS auxillary gym (North door entrance) from 7-10pm. Swing lessons at 6:30. Doors open at 6pm. All three jazz bands will perform. Silent auction with a wide variety of baskets. Hundreds of dollars in items to choose from. CDs of the jazz bands to order for suggested donation. Photo booth available. Plenty of chocolate and desserts including chocolate fountains. Beverages. Come listen, dance and enjoy the treats. Admission at the door gets you all the sweets you can eat, photo booth, dancing, great music and a chance at bidding on the silent auction: $12 single; $20 couple; 10 and under are free. A great way to treat your Valentine or the entire family.
Carrie Hessel, 970-216-1964
CDA joins Colorado Gives Day
Grand Junction, CO
• This statewide program through ColoradoGives.org is supported by matching funds from FirstBank -Community First Incentive Fund.
• Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the fifth consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Donations are accepted through ColoradoGives.org.
• Colorado Discover Ability is excited to become a part of this statewide program.
• Colorado Discover Ability is a Grand Junction based non-profit organization that for over 30 years has offered outdoor therapeutic recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. CDA offers year around programs in a variety of locations throughout the Western Slope. Our mission is to increase the independence, self-confidence, self-worth, and education of people with disabilities, their families and friends through outdoor therapeutic recreation.
Lydia Hellums 970-257-1222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Junction Turkey Trot
Main Street Grand Junction
This is the 8th Grand Junction Firefighters Turkey Trot, presented by The Credit Union of Colorado. We will be starting and finishing again on Main Street in front of The Credit Union of Colorado. The Little Gobbler kids race will begin at 9 a.m., and will be followed by the 5k race at 9:20.
As with last year, the money raised will go to four separate funds:
-Toys For Tots
-Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation
-Grand Junction Firefighters emergency fund
-GJ Employee Assistance Fund
Register at gjturkeytrot.org.
Patrick Dibsie, email@example.com
Art & Chocolate Walk/Small Business Saturday
Come Savor Art & Chocolate
Shop Small on Small Business Saturday
Renee Gibson/Casual Gal Silversmith
1st Annual Abundance Masquerade Ball
Wisehart Springs Inn, 39508 Pitkin Rd, Paonia, CO
A benefit for Elsewhere Studios’ Artist Residency Program. The enchanting Wisehart Springs Inn is a modern farm-castle, complete with spires, turrets, fountains and spiral staircases, and the perfect setting for this formal masquerade.
The evening will begin with a three course Harvest Dinner with local wine pairings catered by local chef Megan McMillian of North Fork Foods.
Susan Ellinger, acclaimed concert pianist, will accompany dinner with a private concert.
The event will transition to the Ball with more live music and a silent auction to benefit the Community Supported Art Library.
The Ball will feature a Jazz Trio.
Formal attire (black tie) and Masks required!
6:00 Dinner guests arrive. Appetizers
6:30 – 7:45 Dinner
7:45 – 8:15 Silent Auction continues
8:00 Doors open for Ball attendees
8:15 Ball begins
Midnight Ball ends
$100 Three Course dinner with
wine pairings and Ball (50 tickets available)
$25 Ball (50 tickets available)
Sharing For Shania
515 South 7th St Grand Junction, Co
This a special benefit for a 4 year old girl with epilepsy. All profits will go towards a seizure response dog. This is a kid friendly Christmas event, full of activities for the kiddos!
$5 for children $3 adults
Tina Sheridan (970) 424-6853
Central High School Craft Fair Fundraiser
550 Warrior Way, Grand Junction
Pre-Holiday craft fair and fundraiser at Central High School. Lots of home made crafts.
2014 Discraft Ace Race hosted by Triple Play Records
Triple Play Records will be hosting a disc golf event, for all skill levels, sponsored by Discraft called the Ace Race!
Players will play two rounds of 18 holes, one throw per hole per player. Holes are generally between 180 and 250 feet (55 to 75 meters). The Entry fee is $25 for cash and $27 for credit cards. Each year, disc golfers from around the world gather at their local courses for one purpose: to throw aces (to reach a hole in one throw)! No putting, no approaching... just runnin' at the chains. To add to the challenge and excitement, players all throw the same model disc: a brand new, never been released before, prototype disc.
The 2014 Ace Race will take place October 25th, 2014 at Riverbend Park in Palisade, Colorado from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. A costume contest will be held for a prize, and lunch will be provided at NO EXTRA COST! The player package ($65 value) includes two identical Discraft prototype discs made especially for this year's Ace Race, plus a premium Buzzz disc golf towel, Discraft classic sandwich cap, SuperColor mini, an Ace Race flying skull bag tag, one flying skull sticker and a PDGA membership discount coupon. All included with your entry fee!
The deadline to sign up is October 5th!
You can sign up in person at Triple Play Records, 530 Main Street, Downtown, Grand Junction. You can also pay using paypal
A link to paypal and more information can can be found on our Facebook page
facebook.com/tripleplayrecords/events, or if you have a paypal account you can send $27 to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to like Triple Play Records on Facebook, twitter(3playrecords), and Instagram(triple_playrecords). Our local disc golf club is also on Facebook. Join the Grand Valley Disc Golf Club Members group to stay up to date on all things disc golf in the grand valley.
Contact: Matthew or Rock Cesario
Triple Play Records (970) 243-3974
Delaney Donates Benefit Concert & BBQ
2463 Broadway, Grand Junction Colorado
Benefit Concert & BBQ to raise funds for Delaney Donates Foundation a local non-profit organization helping local families with their fight against cancer
Charlotte Martin 970-234-3011, Krysta Parker 773-0323
Mesa Theater Grand Junction
Saturday, October 25, KAFM hosts the 6th annual Zombie Prom! Look out for a thriller flashmob along the way! (500 block of Main Street at 7:30, Oct. 25th) Then join your fellow undead at the Mesa Theater on Main at 8pm for Live DJ’s on 2 stages, photo booth available to capture your ghoulish outfit, and traditional beheading of the Zombie Prom King and Queen eminent! Advance tickets are just $12 dollars, available NOW at KAFM, Mesa Theater, Raw Canvas, Pablo’s Pizza, Seeds of Revolution and Mad Margaret’s. Tickets and more information available at kafm radio dot o-r-g, and 241-8801. Tickets are going fast, so call 241-8801.
#rd Annual Western Slope Harley Owners Group Panty Poker Run
Starts at Grand Junction Harley Davidson and ends in Clifton at Enzo's Pizza Shack
Ride the valley from Fruita to Palisade collecting poker cards and panties to help the Western Slope HOG Chapter be able to give back to the community through events such as the Annual Toy Run. ALL bikes welcome for some good clean fun playing poker with a twist.
Shina 9702701716 or Lorie 9702618756 or www.westernslopeHOG.com
Elks Poker Run
Grand Junction, CO
The public is invited to the Grand Junction Elks Lodge 3rd Annual Motorcycle Poker Run on Sunday, July 27. Register at GJ Elks Lodge between 9 and 10 a.m., 249 S. 4th St. (4th and Ute). Each poker hand $10, passengers and extra hands $5. Non-cyclists are welcome to drive instead. Riders must check in by 4 p.m. High and low hands split the pot 60/40 plus a drawing for valuable prize. Raffle tickets go on sale at 3 p.m., and you do not have to ride to enter the drawings. Thousands of dollars in valuable gift certificates and prizes will be given away. Live music begins at 5 p.m. featuring the Goodman Band. Come eat, drink, and dance with the Elks. Don't miss this opportunity to visit the magnificent Elks Lodge building, celebrating our 100th anniversary. All proceeds go to Elks charitable endeavors.
Ed Crilly, Lodge Secretary
Fundraiser for Mary Beth Litsiem-Prodomise
Crossfit Vex 379 Indian Rd. Grand Junction, CO 81504
WOD (Workout of the Day) will be held at 11:00AM for 54 year-old local woman who has qualified and will be competing at the Master's Crossfit Games in Carson, California. The recommended entrance fee is $25, but all donations are gladly accepted. All proceeds go to her Crossfit Games journey. Crossfit WestCo is also having a t-shirt fundraiser for Mary Beth. T-shirt's are $30 and all profitable proceeds go to Mary Beth. Please contact Kristen Tucker for t-shirt orders at (404) 512-0739.
McAllisters Deli Fundraiser Sunday for Polynesian Prayer Ohana
McAllisters Deli on Patterson
The PPO will be holding a fundraiser to help support Doug & Suzan Scott in Rustenburg, South Africa. We have 6 people going to help for 2 weeks.
Michelle Killgore 970-712-4724
Military Appreciation Day
Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D.
Deb R., 719-686-1820, email@example.com
Benefit for Nichols & Hawkins families & WWP
Grand Mesa Tavern, Collbran CO 81624
100% of proceeds go to fund at Grand Valley Bank for Nichols & Hawkins families or to WWP - you choose. $15 AYCE pig roast & fixin's, corn toss tournament, wheel of fortune, silent auction, guitar pickin' and live music & more
DSLC annual fundraiser “Music in the Vines”
Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
Disability Services &Legal Center invites the community to its annual fundraiser “Music in the Vines” on June 26, 6-10pm at the Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. Guests will enjoy live music by The Hellhounds, gourmet food and local wine, and have a chance to win great prizes at our Auction and Raffle. Raised funds will benefit disabled homeless people and their families to secure affordable, permanent and accessible housing in Sonoma County. Enjoy live music and support a great cause in the local community, while dining on gourmet food and trying the best Sonoma County’s wine in the beautiful sunset.
Where: Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
Cost: $50 Now, at the door $60; Food and Beverages included.
Ticket Reservation: call DSLC (707) 528-2745 or http://www.musicinthevines.info/
Information: call Inga (707) 528-2745 x 313 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Inga, (707) 528-2745
Orchard Mesa Lions Mothers Day Pancake Breakfast
Mesa County Fairgrounds, building C Grand Junction
Pancake Breakfast $7 for adults, kids under 5 and active military free. best deal in town, cake wheel and door prizes. Flower for Mom!
Sharron Nickerson 623-6064
Powderhorn Mud Dash
Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Mesa, CO
Run 4-one mile loops through the eco built adventure course that over looks the Grand Valley. Registration is $20 until May 28th, 2014 and then jumps to $40. Registration is available at https://app.lap.io/event/2014-powderhorn-mud-dash
For more information or a course map, please visit http://www.powderhorn.com/events/powderhorn-mud-dash-0
John Messinger, 970.268.5158, email@example.com
The Gauntlet 5k
Grand Junction, CO - GJ Motor Speedway
Pre-registration party: Friday, May 9 - GJ Motor Speedway - 5:30-7:30 pm
Pick up your race packets early and hang out for beer, snacks and music
A filthy and formidable 5k obstacle course race for insane athletes and daring beginners benefiting
Special Olympics' Athletes in Western Colorado.
MHS SAFE Senior Graduation Party Fundraiser
Horsefly Brewery Montrose CO
MHS SAFE Senior Graduation Party Fundraiser - mark your calendars for the Horsefly Community Tap Night on Tuesday April 29th from 6-9pm. $1.00 from every purchase of a pint of beer or soda will be donated to the MHS SAFE Senior Party. It is a fun, relaxing evening with delicious food and drink. Bring your friends and family and plan to stop by
Horsefly Brewery 249-6889
Cobble Creek 4 person Golf Scramble to benefit the MHS SAFE Senior Party
Cobble Creek Golf Course Montrose, CO
Cobble Creek is hosting a 4 person Golf Scramble to benefit the MHS SAFE Senior Party on Friday May 2, 2014 at 1 pm. The cost is $55.00 per player or $200.00 per team and includes green fees, carts, appetizers and prizes. For more information, to register or sponsor a hole for $100 contact Troy Youngren at the golf shop @ 240-9542 or Troy@cobblecreek.com, or mail registration with check to: MHS Senior SAFE Party Cobble Creek Golf Club, 699 Cobble Dr., Montrose, CO 81401. All proceeds benefit the senior class party. We hope to see you there and thank you for supporting this graduation fundraising event!
Troy Youngren at the golf shop @ 240-9542 or Troy@cobblecreek.com
Viva el Vino
Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction
It's that time of the year again to Pour for Non-Profits! The Junior Service League of Grand Junction will host the 25th Annual U.S. Bank Viva el Vino on Saturday, April 12th. This wine-tasting event will be held at the Two Rivers Convention Center from 6pm-9pm. There will be over 200 wines to sample, beer from the Ale House, and food. There will also be an incredible silent auction with a wide array of items. All profits from Vivo el Vino are returned to non-profit organizations in Mesa County through JSL's Community Giving grants. Last year, $40,000 were awarded. Viva el Vino tickets cost $60 for General Admission or $90 for V.I.P., which serves even finer wines and champagnes in an exclusive seating area. For more information or to buy tickets, visit jslgj.com. Tickets can also be purchased at any U.S. Bank location or Fisher's Liquor Barn.
Tee Off for Testicular Cancer
Bookcliff Country Club, Grand Junction, CO
Tee Off for Testicular Cancer benefiting Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.
Jillian Manning - firstname.lastname@example.org - 888-610-8223 ext 702.
The House first annual golf tournament
Adobe Creek NAtional Golf Club
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a golf tournament at Adobe Creek National Golf Club to benefit homeless teens in the Grand Valley. Participation will directly benefit homeless teens staying at The House, Mesa County's locally-operated home for homeless teens.
John Gratkowski, 970-260-7664, email@example.com
Maggie and Jiggs, Corned Beef and Cabbage with Irish Stew
Fruita United Methodist Church 405 Aspen Ave. Fruita, CO 970.858.3490
82nd Annual Maggie and Jiggs
Corned Beef and Cabbage with Irish Stew
Dine in or Take out
Adult $9.00, children under 12 $5.00
Sat. March 15th, 4:00 to 6:30 pm
Joan, 970 858-3490
DreamCatcher Half Marathon
Watson Island Section of Riverfront Trail, Grand Junction, CO
Because Dreams Begin At The End Of Your Comfort Zone!
Join us in beautiful Western Colorado for the inaugural run of the DreamCatcher Half Marathon. Following the Riverfront Trail along the Colorado River, you'll get to experience the views that the locals brag about - the Colorado National Monument, The Grand Mesa and the Bookcliffs. This event is geared to every level of participant - to the first-timer to the seasoned half marathon runner - there's something for everyone.
Our goal is to get EVERYONE happily to the finish line - through cheer and encouragement stations, ample aid stations, pacers and the ultimate reward - a unique finisher's medal that you will be proud to show off.
Register before March 7 at www.starunnerenterprises.com.
MHS SAFE Senior Graduation Party Fundraiser
Stone House Restaurant 11415 Hawk Parkway Montrose
Please join us at the Stone House for a BBQ dinner and beer tasting on Wednesday February 19th. The cost is $38.00 per person. Call 240-8899 for reservations.
Stone House Restaurant 240-8899
Naggy McGee's Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Illustration-a-thon is a fundraiser to benefit Super Rad Art Jam (2013 Champion of the Arts). Illustration artists provide live, custom artwork for patrons, $5 for black & white, $10 for color. A silent auction of donated items from many local business and original artwork in various mediums will also be on site. The event is open to all in a family friendly environment. Funds are used to support art education that include art materials, workshops, special projects and/or guest artists, exhibits, trips, and more.
Colorado Flood Fundraiser at Qdoba Mexican Grill
Qdoba is proud to call Colorado home, and to support its neighbors, employees, family and friends affected by the flooding, they are hosting a donation day to benefit the Colorado flood relief efforts. On October 16, visit any Colorado Qdoba location to make a donation, and Qdoba will be matching all donations collected up to $20,000. As a thank you for donating $1 or more, you’ll receive a coupon for free chips and 3-Cheese Queso to use on your next visit.
Qdoba Mexican Grill | To find and contact your nearest Qdoba Mexican Grill location please visit www.qdoba.com/locations
Canyon View Vineyard Church. 736 24 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, Co 81505
Woven Families is sponsoring Orphan Sunday on Sunday November 3. Come celebrate with us what God is doing here and around the world with orphans. 15 organizations will be on hand for questions or to inquire about adoption, foster care, or orphan care.
Jane Yamaguchi 970-986-3367
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 : http://pancreaticcancerfoundation.com/news-events/2012-2
Rhonda, Heather or Robin at 1-800-859-6723
Aug 26, 2011 - Aug 28, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Grand River Vineyards
Night Of Music With Head Start
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
Son Run fundraiser
Aug 12, 2011 11:00 am-2:00 pm
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.
Aaron's Kids 3:3 Charity Basketball Tournament
Apr 6, 2011 - Apr 17, 2011 8 a.m.
Fruita Monument High School
Aaron's Kids 3:3 Charity Basketball Tournament is an event to help raise money to build walls on a school in Chiriza, Nicaragua. Lifelong Mesa County resident, Aaron Stites, has volunteered with Global Vision International and has implemented this project.
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
790 26 1/2 Road Grand Junction
Pancake breakfast to raise funds for local charities. Third Sunday of every month.
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Oct 17, 2010 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
790 26 1/2 Road
Proceeds bebefit local charities. Third Sunday of every month.
John Gratkowski 260.7664