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February 21, 2013
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One that will question Grand Junction City Council candidates on the arts and cultural aspects of Grand Junction is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Museum of W. Colo. Whitman Education Center, 462 Ute Ave.The event is hosted by the Grand Junction Symphony, The John McConnell Math & Science Center, Museum of Western Colorado, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, and the Western Colorado Center for the Arts aka The Art Center. The event is free and open to the public.

It's time for Senior Softball League registrations. Men and women 50+ of all skill levels are invited to join for fun and fitness. The league plays Saturdays at Columbine Field. The season runs March 30-June 1. For more information or to register, call Carl at 970-255-6688.

Dr. Seth Kareus, local neurologist and movement disorder specialist, will give a presentation "Understanding and Treating Huntington's Disease" 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave.Anyone interested in the topic should attend. Admission is free and includes lunch. The event is sponsored by the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter's Western Slope Support Group, which meets the last Tuesday of each month 6:30-8 p.m. at FUMC.For more information, call John at 970-589-4553.

All Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Friday, March 1, for a day-long staff training event.All locations will resume regularly scheduled operation Saturday, March 2. Overdue fines will not accrue during the closure.As always, the library's website at www.mesacountylibraries.org will be available during the closure for access to online resources.

Attend a free educational session about income tax 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at RSVP. Questions welcome!The AARP Tax-Aide District Coordinator will present "Changes in the Tax Laws and How They Will Affect You" from 10-11:30 a.m. at RSVP, 422 White Ave., lower level, US Bank Building.Seating is limited. Call 243-9839 to reserve a spot.

Greg Wentzel of the 96.1 KSTR morning show team Ron & Greg will host the Greg's Donation 500 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Banana's Fun Park, 2469 River Road. All donations will go to The Good Samaritan Clinic of W. Colo., a free medical clinic for the local, uninsured population, staffed by volunteer professionals.The event will feature 6' 6" Greg driving 500 laps around the Go-Kart Track Raceway at Banana's Fun Park. Donors may pledge per lap or make a flat donation. For more information regarding clinic, call 970-812-2649.

Beginning Friday, March 1, Colorado Public Radio will kick off its annual Instrument Drive, which encourages Coloradans to donate their unused band and orchestra instruments.Locally, drop off instruments to the GJ Symphony office, 225 N. Fifth St., suite 120, in the Alpine Bank building.After they're donated, instruments are repaired by the Colo. Institute of Musical Instrument Technology and then CPR works with Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation to match refurbished instruments with the needs of underfunded school music programs in the state.

Have you ever wondered if lasik eye surgery is the right choice for you? Join Dr. Michael Reeder, O.D., of VisualEyes Eyecare in Fruita, for an educational discussion about refractive surgery and surgical options 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Peach Meeting Room at Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson. Cost is free. RSVP at 970-858-0360.

The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting for a entertaining basketball game at Fruita Monument High School 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, are free.The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines.The Ambassadors feature nonstop laughs and deliver a positive message for kids wherever they play and perform."At our shows, we want the kids to know that they're part of our team too," Coach Lad Majic said. "We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do." For more information or tickets, visit Kiwanis-gj.org.


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