Local calendar of events: Nov. 8-14
FRIDAY • NOV. 8
All Services Military Ball — 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. dancing; CMU Ballroom. $45. Tix available at area City Markets. Info: Barry, 760-819-1350.
Bingo Night — hosted by Knights of Columbus #1062, 6:30 p.m., 412 32 Road, Clifton. Packet of 8 games is $10. 50/50 bingo. Info: 970-434-4037. Held 2nd Fri. of each month.
Caregivers’ Coffee — 7:30-9:30 a.m., Aspen Ridge, 622 28 ¼ Rd. Open to all professional and family caregivers of dementia patients. Free gourmet coffee from Java Junction. First 50 receive free gift bag. Info: 970-254-1233.
Concert with Mary Lindsey Bailey — CMU faculty oboe recital, 7:30 p.m., Moss Perf. Arts Center, Recital Hall, $10/$8/$5. Info: 970-248-1604.
“Distant Treasures in the Mist” exhibit opening — Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave., featuring Spanish Colonial artifacts. Admission: $6.50 adults, $5.50 seniors, $3.75 ages 3–12, $20 family. Info: 970-242-0971.
Open ballroom dancing — learn the salsa at 7 p.m.; open dancing 8-10 p.m., La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., suite A, Info: 970-712-2552.
Ultimate Party of Ultimate Destiny — 4-10 p.m., Over the Edge Sports, 202 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita. Customer appreciation party, live music.
Karaoke Night — 8 p.m., Brass Rail, 476 28 Rd. Karaoke and dancing all night long.
Live entertainment happy hour with Will Whalen — 5-8 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., followed by Good Times Karaoke, 9-midnight.
Goodman Band live — Fri.-Sat., 8-midnight, JD’s, 144 N. Mulberry St., Fruita. Info: 970-830-1230.
Fall Hip-Hop Festival with Cory Gunz and more — doors 8 p.m. Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. $20 cover. All ages. Info: mesatheater.com.
The Yawpers live — 9 p.m., Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave. Info: 970-424-5840.
SATURDAY • NOV. 9
All About Lavender open house — 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Shabby Chic Boutique, 2586 Patterson Rd. Info: 970-314-7278. Prizes, refreshments, music, samples, recipes, demos and more. All free.
Authors’ party and book-signing event — 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Museum of the West, 642 Ute Ave., local authors signing their books. Info: 970-242-0971.
Christmas Bazaar — 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., First Christian Church, 1326 N. 1st St.; lunch served 11 a.m.–1 p.m., $7/adults, $3/12 & under. Info: 970-242-7204.
Conversational Spanish group — 9:30-10:30 a.m., Palisade branch library, 119 W. 3rd. Lean and practice in a group setting. All ages, all skills. Instructor is Claudia Scritchfield.
Cyclocross races — 8:30 a.m. registration, Little Salt Wash Park in Fruita. $25/day of. Info: ltrevents.com.
Film fest “Birth & Breastfeeding” — hosted by BirthSmart, 1-3 p.m., Hampton Inn, 2nd & Main., followed by Q&A. $5 donation.
GJ Symphony Orchestra Gala —6:30 p.m., Two Rivers Conv. Center. Cost: $125/person; ticket at 970-243-6787, 414 Main or gjsymphony.org.
Grand Mesa Back Country Horsemen — monthly trail ride at McInnis Canyon. Meet at the Opal Hill parking lot and be ready to ride at 10 a.m. Info: Dusty, 970-250-5509, or Katey, 970-596-4870.
Hometown Holiday Craft Fair — 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Shelledy Elem. School, 353 N. Mesa St., Fruita. Info: email@example.com, 970-254-6460.
Opera in HD from the MET — Puccini’s “Tosca” live on screen, 10:55 a.m. Nov. 9 & again 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Regal Cinemas, 648 Market St. $24/$22/$18. Info: 970-248-3612, fathomevents.com.
Premier Soccer League Tryouts — 5-8 p.m., Skyline Sports Center, off Hwy. 6&50. Cost: $15. Info: Stephen, 970-243-9165, X803. Looking for 24 players for men’s pro team called the Skyline Eagles of the Professional Arena Soccer League.
Rim Rock Marathon — 8 a.m., through the Colorado National Monument. Info: http://www.rimrockmarathon.com. Spectators welcome.
“Rojo” fundraiser for Dual Immersion Academy — 7 p.m., Roper Ballroom, 136 N. 5th St. Classical guitarist live, painting with wine, S. American food, tango dancers and more. $45 tickets at http://www.tiny.cc/diapta.
Spanish/English Conversation Group — 10-11:30 a.m., Central Library, 5th & Grand, literacy classroom. Open to all who want to practice.
Veterans Day Parade — 2 p.m., downtown Main Street, GJ. Free; bring flags to wave & camping chairs.
Monthly Variety Show — 7:30 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen, Fruita. Info: 970-260-5413.
Huey live — 5 p.m. to close, Citrolas Italian Grill, 624 Rae Lynn Rd (old Cinnamon Grill). Info: 970-639-9789.
Live music — 9 p.m., Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Dr. behind Applebee’s. Info: 314-2554. $5 cover.
Good Times Karaoke — 9 p.m.-midnight, Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd.
Trivium and DevilDriver live — doors 7 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. Tix: $20. Info: mesatheater.com.
Live music — 10 p.m., Rockslide Brewpub, 401 Main St. No cover.
Squirrel live — 10 p.m., Sabrosa, 112 S. 5th St. Info: 970-257-9020. No cover, 21+.
No Apologies live — 9 p.m., Triple Tree Tavern, 201 2nd St., Clifton.
SUNDAY • NOV. 10
Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers — kick-off 2:25 p.m. MST on CBS. Find your local watering hole and enjoy the game.
Open auditions for “A Chorus Line” — 6 p.m., Theatre Project Stage, 835 N. 26th St., bring completed audition packet. Info: 970-261-5363, TheatreProjectGJ.com.
Sons of Norway Thanksgiving celebration — 2 p.m., Shepherd of Valley church, 3133 F Rd. Bring side dish. Guests welcome. Info: Barb, 970-245-5649.
MONDAY • NOV. 11
*** VETERANS DAY ***
Holiday Closures — Mesa County Libraries, City of GJ and Mesa County administrative offices.
GriefShare — a nondenominational Christian-based support group for those mourning the death of a loved one. Meetings 1-3 p.m. Mondays, or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Info/location: Vicci, 970-628-1453.
Grand Junction Chess Club — meets every Mon., 6:30 p.m., at Starbucks in the Safeway Store at Patterson and 29 Road.
Wild Mustangs Toastmasters — meets 4:45 p.m., every Mon., VA Medical Center, 2121 North Ave. #3204. Info: 970-241-1192.
Overeaters Anonymous meeting — 7 p.m., every Mon. & Thurs., Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement. Info: Roy, 970-263-4496.
Veterans Day Ceremony — 11 a.m.-noon, W. Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park in Fruita off I-70 and Colo. Welcome Center. Veterans of the Armed Forces will be honored. Free, open to the public. Bring chairs. Info: 970-263-8986.
TUESDAY • NOV. 12
Book-signing & reading event — Charlie Quimby, author of “Monument Road”; 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:20 p.m. reading at Grand Valley Books, 350 Main St. Info: 970-424-5437.
Dine-Out fundraiser — 5-10 p.m., No Coast Sushi, 1119 N. 1st St.; 25% of sales go to The House, teen shelter. Reservations encouraged at nocoastsushi.com.
“Extracted” book release party — by local co-authors Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley, 5:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2451 Patterson Rd., Info: 970-243-5113.
Grand Junction Toastmasters — meets 7:10 a.m., every Tues., St. Mary’s Life Center, 1100 Patterson, 2nd floor. Info: 970-242-4863.
Knitting group gathering — 10 a.m., every Tues., Palisade library, 119 W. 3rd St. All skills, open to all.
“Makeup 101” — Five 60 Salon experts will demonstrate different makeup applications on models, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 5th & Grand. Free, open to the public.
Overeaters Anonymous — noon, every Tues. & Thurs., Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St., in the basement. Info: Roy, 970-263-4496.
Squilding Brothers Circus Sideshow — doors 6:30 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $10. Info: mesatheater.com.
WEDNESDAY • NOV. 13
A Little Noon Music — violinist Brian Hanly & pianist Len Rhodes, 12:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave. Info: 970-242-4850.
Author book-signing — “Monument Road” by Charlie Quimby, 2–4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2451 Patterson Rd. Info: 970-243-5113.
Free Coin and Currency Evaluation — 5:30-6:30 p.m., 2nd Wed., VFW Hall, 1404 Ute Ave. Local coin club members will give you info and fair market value on coins and currency. Members will not try to buy anything from you. Hosted by the W. Slope Coin Club. Info: Dean, 970-241-1770, gjcoinshow.com.
Kriya yoga meditation group — spiritual awareness and growth, every Wed., 7:30-8:30 p.m., call for location: Carson, 970-216-5813. Free, open to all skill levels. First timers welcome.
On stage: “Hay Fever” — comedy play by Noel Coward, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-16, Moss Perf. Arts Center, Robinson Theatre; $20/$15/$6. Info: 970-248-1604.
Poetry Night — 6-8 p.m., Central Library, 5th & Grand. Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Hancock from CMU. Bring your own poetry for a reading and feedback. Event held the 2nd Wed. of each month. This month featuring: poetry of William Stafford.
Meeting — W. Colo. African Violet Society, 7-8:30 p.m., Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave. 2nd Wed. Show and tell, hands on workshops. Info: 970-257-1718. Open to the public.
Audio Adrenaline with guests Disciple, Stellar Kart and Ryan Stevenson — 7 p.m. CMU Brownson Arena; tix: $15-$25 or $54.50 for VIP experience; purchase at iTickets.com, 800-965-9324.
Clutch live — doors 8 p.m. Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $25. Info: mesatheater.com.
Alan Vigil live — 9 p.m., Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave. Info: 970-424-5840.
Foosball Tourney — every Wed., 8-9:30 p.m., Cruiser’s, 715 Horizon Dr. Info: cruisergj.com.
Goodman Unplugged live — 7 p.m., Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St. Info: 970-242-7253.
Bobby Bruce Schlagel live — 5-8 p.m., every Wed., Grand Vista Hotel, Bailey’s Lounge, 2790 Crossroads Blvd. Free.
THURSDAY • NOV. 14
Centering Prayer group gathering — every Thurs., 12:15-12:45 p.m., First Baptist Church (7th & Grand). Centering Prayer is a form of monastic prayer done in silence. Open to all. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geology lecture series — “Geologic Evolution of the Grand Valley and its Impact on Soil,” by Michael Spangler, 7 p.m., Whitman Ed. Center, 4th & Ute. $5/Museum member & student, $10/nonmember.
“En Fuego” pop-up restaurant — one-night only, 5-8 p.m. Thurs., Peach Street Distillers, 144 Kluge Ave., Palisade. $5-$10 entrees. Info: http://www.decadencecheesecakes.com.
“Health Care Insurance Changes & What They Mean For You” — free seminar, 5-8:30 p.m., Central Library, 5th & Grand. Register at 303-698-5435 or email@example.com.
Talk of the Town Toastmasters — meets noon, every Thurs., Business Incubator, 2591 B ¾ Rd. Info: 970-250-3969.
Two Rivers Cribbage Club — 6-9 p.m. every Thurs., ACC sanctioned games, Masonic Lodge, 2400 Consistory Ct. Open to all ages. Info: 970-261-1670.
Opera Workshop Concert — featuring CMU students/faculty performing an evening of arias, 7:30 p.m., Moss. Perf. Arts Center, Recital Hall; $10/$8/$5. Info: 970-248-1604.
Poets & Writers of CMU reading series — 7 p.m., 3rd Thurs., Planet Earth gallery, 524 Colorado Ave. Free, open to the public. This month featuring: Luis Lopez, John Nizalowski, Javier de los Santos, Luis Silva-Villar.
Questions about Connect for Health Colo. — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., every Thurs., Clifton branch library. An expert will be on hand to answer questions and help with getting Obamacare insurance. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ill.Gates live — doors 8 p.m., Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. Tix: $10/advance, $12/day of, $5/students with ID. Info: mesatheater.com.
Twisted Strings in concert — presented by Mesa County Concert Association, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, GJ High School auditorium, 1400 N. 5th St.; call ahead for tickets to 970-243-1979, mesacountyconcertassociation.org.
Roasted After Dark — every Thurs., 8 p.m., at Roasted, 502 Colorado Ave. Chill music, chill drinks, chill atmosphere.
Quiz Ninja & live music — every Thurs., 8 p.m., Cruiser’s, 715 Horizon Dr. Featuring: The Tony Holiday Band starts at 10 p.m.
Thursday Music Jam — 7-10 p.m., Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen, Fruita. Open music jam, share ideas, meet other musicians, improve skills. Spectators welcome. Free.
DJ Trizz & Flip Night — 10 p.m. til midnight, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St. Flip a coin with the bartender for free drink. Info: charliedwellingtons.com.
Live entertainment happy hour — with Will Whalen, 5-8 p.m., Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., followed by Good Times Karaoke, 8-11 p.m.
Live music with Shea Bramer — every Thurs., 6 p.m., Marlo’s Lounge in the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 236 Main St., downtown GJ.
Drop-in Pool Tournaments — 7 p.m. every Thurs., Palisade Livery, 215 Main St.
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