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Beth Moore Simulcast

Connection Church, 402 Grand Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Beth Moore is an acclaimed Bible teacher, conference speaker and author. With her Texan drawl and wide smile, she is a bold lady who has faced several challenges in her life (including abuse). Here is her testimony of how she found Jesus and used the Word of God to break free from her past.

Beth's new book, Audacious, is available exclusively to simulcast participants prior to its release. Cost is $15 each and will be available at the simulcast.

Connection Church, 970-523-1857


“Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau, a Cultural Perspective”

City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th St., Grand Junction, CO
The Grand Junction Chapter - Colorado Archaeological Society presents Dr. Carol Patterson, cultural anthropologist and archaeologist, to celebrate Colorado’s Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Dr. Patterson will give an illustrated talk on the cultural affiliation represented in the rock art of the Colorado Plateau. CASGJ is new to the Valley. We will offer classes, field trips, and presentations to the public. Come join us in celebration of our archaeological heritage! Please use the west entrance.
To learn more about becoming a member of our chapter, please Email:
CASGJinfo@gmail.com


Doug Vanetten, 970 433 4312, CASGJinfo@gmail.com


ARCHAEOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF THE GRAND VALLEY

City Hall Auditorium 250 N 5th St. Grand Junction, CO
The Grand Junction Chapter-Colorado Archaeological Society presents Natalie Clark, an archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management in Grand Junction. Ms. Clark will attempt to condense the deep history of the Grand Valley into one hour, and will discuss how we, as the stewards of this land, can learn from and preserve the past for current and future generations.
CASGJ is new to the Valley. We will offer classes, tours, and presentations to the public. Come join us in celebration of our archaeological heritage!
To learn more about becoming a member of our chapter, please email:
CASGJinfo@gmail.com


Robbyn Ferris, 970.260.7031, personal email: rrferris@mavs.coloradomesa.edu


Where Are The Birds in Southern France & Northwest Italy?

First Presbyterian Church 3940 27 1/2 Road Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
Nic Korte will discuss what he learned about birds and birding in Southern France and Northwest Italy this past summer. There are some great locations and wonderful birds to see. Unfortunately, populations are down, and there are some big lessons that the United States should be heeding. Come and see some nice photographs, get some trip ideas, and some thoughts about more things that we need to do in the United States.

Grand Valley Audubon Society


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


Defending Pachamama: The Rights of Nature in Ecuador

Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center
Is nature merely property or an entity deserving of rights? In 2008 Ecuador became the first country in the world to choose the latter definition, giving
Pachamama, Mother Earth, legal rights and standing in court.

Dr. Ernesto Sagas will discuss Ecuador's attempts to protect nature while also courting international oil companies at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 7 at the Carolyn D. Love Recital Hall at Colorado Mesa University. His presentation is free and open to the public.

He will examine Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution and the inclusion of Pachamama and sumak kawsay, ("good living"), indigenous views of nature that are being used to redefine the relationship between humans and their environment by relying on traditional Andean beliefs.

He will also discuss the impact of Pachamama and sumak kawsay as environmental justice concepts that seek to challenge the materialistic world view inherent in colonial capitalism.

Sagás is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University. He has a Ph.D. in political science from University of Florida and specializes on Latina/o politics, transnational migration, environmental justice, and Latin American politics.

Sagás is the author of Race and Politics in the Dominican Republic, and co-editor of The Dominican People: A Documentary History, and Dominican Migration: Transnational Perspectives.

He just finished a book on political transnationalism and overseas voting among Latin American immigrants in the United States, and has started new research projects on Latinos in Colorado and the impact of climate change on Andean communities in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca.

Sagás has also been a political analyst for CNN en Español, Univisión, and other news media since 2004, commenting on issues ranging from U.S. domestic politics and elections, to foreign affairs.

His 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 cultures and religions.


Debra Dobbins, 970.248.9632
www.wacwc.org



Let's Talk Mental Illness with Hakeem Rahim ED. M, M.A.

CMU University Center Ballroom, Grand Junction
A presentation that features first-hand experience from a Harvard educated mental health advocate living with Bipolar Disorder. Free Admission and Free Parking in the CMU Parking Garage

Jennifer Daniels, 970-462-3989, namiwesternslope@gmail.com


Winona LaDuke Presentation

Colorado Mesa University Ballroom Grand Junction Co.
Sunday, October 12th 4:30 p.m. “Uniting for Colorado”—International activist, Winona LaDuke, at the CMU Ballroom in Grand Junction. Come early to meet Ms. LaDuke at a 3 pm Reception, Cash Bar & Silent Auction as part of the Western Colorado Congress 34th Annual Meeting. The presentation will focus on national environmental & conservation challenges & their relationship to our local issues. Tickets: $15 & students $5 can be purchased at the door or at www.wccongress.org; Call 970-256-7650 for information. Everyone Welcome!

Donna Page, 970-256-7650


Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents: Finidng Your Voice: Paper Clay Sculpture with Sara Ransford

1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
By exploring the work of paper clay and ceramic sculpture artists, Sara Ransford will discuss what makes paper clay unique to ceramic sculpture, and how it allowed her to explore ideas and concepts to a point where she has developed her own artistic language.

Through discussions on her studio practice and process, Sara will talk about how by staying focused, the practice of making art can make a difference in our every day life. Why is there that need to have art in our lives, what are the core values, specific forms individual to us, and why do they move us? How do we learn to use our art to listen, to search for answers, explore questions, ultimately allowing us to pursue our life long inspirations.

Sponsored by: Harris Foundation of Las Vegas, Bechtel & Santo LLP, Shaw Construction and Friends of the Art Center


www.gjartcenter.org, 970-243-7337


Speaker Daniel Suelo: The Man Who Quit Money

Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Room, park in rear parking lot behind The Commons and enter external Garden Room entrance)
Daniel Suelo is a simple living adherent who stopped using money and has been called "the most famous homeless person." He is a thoughtful man who graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder and has served in the Peace Corps. He's held standard jobs before completely swearing off money in the fall of 2000 and giving up his life savings. He has lived ever since without receiving or spending money. This choice has provided him with a sense of peace and a lifestyle that many envy. He currently lives part-time in a cave near Moab, when he is not wandering the country. Suelo has been featured in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Details, the BBC, the Denver Post and on television shows like The Moaning of Life with Karl Pilkington.

When: Saturday, July 19th from 10 am – Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons at 625 27 ½ Road. Please park at the rear parking lot and enter the external Garden Room entrance door.

Cost: Free Admission

This event is sponsored by Humanists Doing Good and donations will be accepted to benefit this non-profit organization.

Call 970-623-2598 for more information.

Jesse Bond, 970-623-2598, jesse@humanistsdoinggood.org


Heather Forbes Live

Crossroads Church of Denver 9725 W. 50th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Experience Heather's books in person!

Here is what you will gain from this event:

Learn how to connect with even the most difficult and resistant child.

Defeat negative and contradictory beliefs about your child’s future.

Understand fears about implementing a parenting model that is void of parental consequences.

See the fear behind statements like, “You can’t make me” or “You’re not my real mom/dad.”

Learn how to help a child at his core emotional level during times of defiance, aggression, and disrespect.

See why children and trauma histories are sensitive to stress. Reclaim your own self-love and understand your reactivity that can be beyond your own understanding.

Find hope.

Jayda Couch, 303-993-8379, info@beyondconsequences.com


Detox JumpStart week 4 - Mary Rogers, RN & Shaman

2817 North Ave, Grand Junction
Presented by Healers of the Valley & Spinning Tree Healing. The fourth in a series of four seminars geared toward giving you a jumpstart on detoxifying your system.

Spiritual Detox – An experiential discussion about the importance of keeping our energy fields clean, clear, and healthy, and some techniques on how to do it!


Mary Rogers, RN and Shaman will guide us through an experiential discussion about our energy fields. We will explore the concept of the energy field – what it is, how it works, and how and why it is important to our health and well-being. Mary will introduce techniques that will help you become familiar with your own energy field, teach some simple ways to check in with your field, to clear unwanted/unnecessary energies, and to repair and fortify your boundaries.

We will then explore how you can actively work with your field to bring in and hold on to new positive energy, plant seeds for future potentials, and learn how to fertilize and maintain the energy and momentum through simple lifestyle changes and exercises that will help nurture your seeds to fruition. Come ready to play!
Cost is $25. Tickets available at City Market, by phone at 1-866-464-2626, or online at www.TicketsWest.com

Kathie Fingerson
970-639-0819
www.HealersoftheValley.com
kathie@healersofthevalley.com



Detox JumpStart week 3 - Debra Cahill, DOM, LAc

2817 North Ave, Grand Junction
Presented by Healers of the Valley & Spinning Tree Healing. The third in a series of four seminars geared toward giving you a jumpstart on detoxifying your system. Jump into Summer from Spring with dietary and detoxification suggestions from an Oriental medical perspective.


Debra Cahill is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist who treats patients in Grand Junction, CO. She will present dietary and detoxification ideas from this perspective to help you make a smooth, healthy transition from Spring to Summer.

The change of seasons is an ideal time to boost the body's health by assisting it with proper nutrition. Attention to diet at this time will revitalize and energize your core, using the energy of the incoming season to facilitate improved health. We look at "detox" from a very different perspective, in that not everyone has the same nutritional or detoxification needs. Food is considered to be medicinal.

More emphasis is placed on what one is to eat for the greatest health benefit, rather than what you do not eat. Many useful resources will also be provided so that you can take your own health back into your own hands.
Cost per seminar is $25, or $75 for all the seminars combined. Tickets available at City Market, by phone at 1-866-464-2626, or online at www.TicketsWest.com

Kathie Fingerson
970-639-0819
www.HealersoftheValley.com/detox
kathie@healersofthevalley.com



Detox JumpStart week 2 - Janelle Maurin

2817 North Ave, Grand Junction
Presented by Healers of the Valley & Spinning Tree Healing. The second in a series of four seminars geared toward giving you a jumpstart on detoxifying your system.

Boost your Detox with supportive ideas, tips and techniques to lessen you side effects and make your Detox enjoyable.

Janelle Maurin, a certified Colon Hydrotherapist, will share simple tips and therapies to aid in an optimal Detox plus increase awareness of possible adverse side effects. Janelle will help you to discover the easy ways to lighten those challenges.

Cost per seminar is $25, or $75 for all the seminars combined. Tickets available at City Market, by phone at 1-866-464-2626, or online at www.TicketsWest.com

Kathie Fingerson
970-639-0819
www.HealersoftheValley.com
kathie@healersofthevalley.com



Detox JumpStart week 1 - Dr. Lepisto, ND

2817 North Ave, Grand Junction
Presented by Healers of the Valley & Spinning Tree Healing. The first in a series of four seminars geared toward giving you a jump start on detoxifying your system.

Come and learn how to refresh, renew, and restore your entire being using the healing power of natural foods, herbs, and ancient detoxification techniques.

Spring is a perfect time for an internal cleanse. As nature moves from cold, dark, and brown into warm, light, and green, so too are our bodies seeking growth and revitalization. The concepts are simple and based on thousands of years of healing traditions.

Discover how to boost brain power, sleep better, improve digestion, find your optimal weight and feel more connected to the being that you were meant to be.


Dr. Lepisto graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. He has over 10 years of experience helping people improve their lives through tailor-made cleansing and detoxification programs.

Cost per seminar is $25, or $75 for all four seminars combined. Tickets available at City Market, by phone at 1-866-464-2626, or online at www.TicketsWest.com

Kathie Fingerson
970-639-0819
www.HealersoftheValley.com/detox
kathie@healersofthevalley.com



Presentation and Discussion: Defend the Colorado Plateau from Tar Sands and Oil Shale

Grand Junction, CO
Utah Tar Sands Resistance is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and stopping the threat of tar sands and oil shale mining; presentations are planned in Grand Junction to inform concerned persons about the imminent construction of the first tar sands mine in the United States.

Denise Davis, phone 801-910-1168, mdenised@comcast.net


Free Lunch & Learn

228 N. Cherry Street, AEC Conference Room, Fruita, CO 81521
Our professionals will provide information on how we take care of those who can no longer live independently, as well as share about the convenience of having access to our other healthcare facilities right here in Fruita. Knowledge gives you Peace of Mind! Select a Thursday in November to Attend a FREE INFORMATIONAL LUNCH November 7, 14, or 21, Noon — 1:00 pm AEC Conference Room, 228 N. Cherry Street, Fruita. Seating is limited — Kindly RSVP to 858-2211

Neta Colbert
858-2211



Great Reveal: The Body And Soul Makeover

Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO
A FUN NIGHT OUT FOR MEN AND WOMEN: featuring Linda Reese, the winner of The Body And Soul Makeover. Enter to win prizes. Benefits the March of Dimes. For more details, please call Le MedSpa at (970) 256-SKIN (7546).

Paule Stiefler, 970-256-7546, contact@lemedspa.com


Mesa Fiber Arts Guild Evening Meeting

Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison, Grand Junction
Michelle A. will do a presentation on Turkish Silk.
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild in Grand Junction Colorado provides a place for people to share their interest in fiberarts, weaving, spinning, rug hooking, macrame, and knitting.

Margaret at http://mesafiberartsguild.org/default.aspx or info@mesafiberartsguild.org


The Ultimate Professional You!

Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction CO
The Book Cliff Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals Presents:

Nationally Acclaimed Author and Educator
Merelle Rodrigo
“The Ultimate Professional You”

Merelle is a powerful speaker who draws on her personal and professional experiences. Educated in criminology, psychology and sociology, Merelle has been a professor in sociology for more than a decade. She has also worked in the field of probation and parole, and as an insurance advisor where she was recognized with an Award of Excellence for four consecutive years. A natural public speaker, J. Merelle Rodrigo delivers entertaining and meaningful presentations.


Kyle Sheldon-Chandler
970.243.9899
Kyle.Sheldon.Chandler@gmail.com