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Western Colorado Writers’ Forum Presents Food for Thought

Mt. Garfield Middle School
The Western Colorado Writers’ Forum has teamed up with Mt. Garfield Middle School and their Food for Thought program to bring several well-known poets together for an evening of learning and entertainment. We’re planning this event for Wednesday, November 19, from 5:30 to 7:15 at the middle school. The public is also invited.

MGMS will be using monies from their 21st Century Grant to help fund the program and the WCWF is matching the amount of the honorarium to be given to each poet. The grant has been awarded to the school and the Forum is participating because both organizations are especially interested in offering students out-of-the-ordinary learning experiences.

The evening will begin as all Food for Thought activities do with a gathering in the multipurpose room. Pizza will be served. Toward the end of the first half hour, the poets who will be teaching that evening will be introduced: Nathan Carson (poet/graphic artist/GJ); Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer (performer/poet/Telluride); Art Goodtimes (poet/wild and crazy guy/drummer/Telluride); David Rothman (professor/poet/Crested Butte); Wendy Videlock (artist/poet/GJ). Each poet will offer something unique: art and poetry; drums and poetry; rhythm, movement and poetry; a focus on rhyme. Those attending will go with the poet they have chosen to an individual classroom for the next hour and a half to have fun and learn.

We are thrilled to have found a date at the last minute where so many artistic types could be brought together under one roof. The title of the event is: “Hark, hark! The dogs do bark1” It is taken from a 14th century nursery rhyme and “the beggars are coming to town,” refers to the bards and minstrels who used to roam from village to village. In the mid 1300’s, townspeople were esp. leery of strangers who they feared may be carrying the plague, hence, hark, hark.

Mindy Rice
(970) 260-1411
mindyrice@yahoo.com



Kids With Special Needs Transitions Night

740 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction
Now is the time to access resources and start to plan for your child's life transitions!
What happens when it's time for your child with special needs to move from Middle School to High School or graduates from High School? Without proper planning, you may soon feel as if your child has fallen off a social, educational or financial "cliff". It is vital that parents make good plans for these important life transitions. To assist parents of children and young adults with special needs in this planning process, the Center for Independence and the Disability Resource Alliance are sponsoring an educational event to be held at the Center for Independence. Presentations will focus on Social Security, health Insurance/Medicaid, Day and Work Programs and Community Resources. Representatives from community agencies and organizations that may be helpful in planning for youth transitions will also be available. a light Dinner will be provided. Childcare will NOT be provided. Pre-registration is required: Call 970-241-0315 to pre-register.


Gina Luby
740 Gunnison Ave.
Grand Junction, CO



2015 MHS Senior Safe Party and Baccalaureate Fundraiser

Bridges Golf and Country Club Montrose Colorado
Bridges Golf and Country Club Golf Tournament
For the benefit of the 2015 MHS Senior Safe Party and Baccalaureate
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2014
REGISTRATION AND RANGE OPEN AT 7:30 AM
SHOTGUN START AT 8:30 AM
$70 per player includes golf and lunch
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place
Closest to the pin contest
Long drive competition
Mulligans available
We are looking for golfers as well as individuals and businesses willing to sponsor a hole
Questions about the tournament? Please call the Pro Shop at 252-1119, Amy Rowan 275-5251, or Kelle Wilson 209-8471. Deadline: Thursday, 10/16/14.
Your sponsorship helps pay for the Senior Grad Party as well as Baccalaureate. Keeping our kids safe since 1985!


Pro Shop at 252-1119


Mesa Valley Community School Accepting Enrollment

1401 N 1st St. Grand Junction, Co 81501
Open Enrollment

Becky Dalton, (970) 254-7202


Caprock Academy Junior Class Papa John's Pizza NIght

Grand Junction, CO and Clifton, CO
The Junior class of Caprock Academy is trying to raise money to go on a trip our senior year and we would like some help trying to raise the money. If you order a pizza you will have to mention Caprock and we get some of the proceeds back off of their purchase.

Tiara Muchowski, (970)523-1122 and email tiaradawne2234@gmail.com


Little Sprout Preschool Open House

405 East Aspen, Fruita, CO 81521
Fall registration for children ages 3 to 5 1/2 years old.

Maria Zamora (Director) at 970.858.3803 (W) or 970.773.8277 (C)


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