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The premiere chili supper event of the season is set for Nov. 30.

The Redlands Lions Club is set to host its annual all-you-can-eat chili supper and cake raffle at Redlands Middle School, 2200 Broadway, from 5-8 p.m.

According to Lion Paul Coe, the chili supper used to be a two-day event but they've scaled it back to one-day so as not to compete with the Downtown Parade of Lights Dec. 1.

Condiments such as celery sticks, carrots, onions, jalapenos, crackers, tortillas and lemonade will be included. Potato soup will also be available.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any club member. Adults $5; ages 7 to 17 $4; children age 6 and under free. For information, call Lion Russ Bergquist at 970-243-5534.

After the downtown GJ Veterans Parade Saturday, Nov. 10, head over to Barnes and Noble by Mesa Mall.

Boy Scout Troop 328 will be performing a veterans tribute at 3 p.m. and would love to have some vets on hand in the audience. The boys plan to read some poems, sing patriotic songs, and hand out specially-made gifts to veterans.

Simply Mac, Tractor Supply Co., Charlie Dwellington's, and Zoup! (Nov. 15).

Vance's EpicCurious and The Cinnamon Grill.

The Artist's Haven, to 240 North Ave.

The sixth annual GJ Fire Fighters Foundation 5K Turkey Trot is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at Connected Lakes State Park. The course enters Connected Lakes State Park and returns on the Colorado River Trail.

In 2011, 768 people finished the race, and organizers expect that number to grow for 2012 as more people make the race a family tradition.

Runners and walkers can register for the event online at Registration is $15 for kids under 12 and $25 for adults and kids 12 and older. Packet pick-up will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Professional EMS Education office in the Soar Physical Therapy plaza, 2497 Power Road.

A Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to benefit the VA's Golden Age Games Team is set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at The End Zone, 152 S. Mesa in Fruita. Dinner includes spags, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee or tea.

Money raised will pay for travel expenses for local veterans to attend the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Buffalo, N.Y., May 2013.

Entertainment at the dinner will be provided by the "Spare Parts Quartet" of the Bookcliff Barbershop Chorus. Cost is $12 per adult; children 4-12 $6; and kids under 3 are free.

Occupy GJ is hosting a "high energy, interactive, graphics-based lecture" about the growing movement for climate justice in the U.S. titled "The True Cost of Fossil Fuels" 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.

The presentation will be given by members of the Beehive Collective and Rising Tide North America, who have been touring the Southwest learning about fossil fuel extraction. Contact 970-778-5695 for more information.

Riverside Educational Center is seeking volunteers to tutor after school. Tutors are needed for grades 6-12 from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Mon./Tues./Wed. They also need tutors for grades K-5 from 4:20 to 5:30 p.m. on Mon./Tues./Wed. New volunteer training is provided. Interested? Email or call 970-243-4031.

The Avalon Theatre Foundation is soliciting answers to a public survey to learn what people feel is most important in an Avalon Theatre renovation. This critical feedback will guide and inform the direction and scope of the capital campaign that will fund the project.

A public-opinion survey will be available online at from now through Nov. 22. Everyone is invited and encouraged to respond. For more info, call 970-683-8778.

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