Local News Briefs: June 14, 2013 | PostIndependent.com

Local News Briefs: June 14, 2013

Calling all FMHS Class of 1988

Organizers from Fruita Monument High School Class of 1988 are hosting a 25th reunion July 19-20 with so many fun things planned. Participants can expect to revert back to their ’80s glory with the big hair, strange lingo and iconic music. It was like a totally tubular decade to grow up in. Don’t be “Too Shy” and get your Kajagoogoo over to the affair by RSVPing to 970-443-0045 or email fmhsclassof88@gmail.com.

Long-awaited grand opening

The beautiful newly revamped Central Library is hosting a grand reopening celebration Thursday, June 20, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue.

Go check out this new community treasure.

Canning workshop set for June 20-21

CSU Extension is hosting a two-day, hands-on canning workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-21 at Central Orchard Mesa Community Church. It’s designed for folks wanting to learn how to can and preserve food. Cost is $50 and includes a food preservation cookbook. To register, call 970-244-1834.

‘Why a Botanic Garden?’

Accomplished speaker Panayoti Kelaidis, senior curator from the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Outreach, will give a talk 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Pomrenke Library at W. Colo. Botanical Gardens, located at 641 Struthers Ave.

The discussion will be about botanic gardens and of special interest to “plant nerds.” Admission is $5 with a reception to follow. Kelaidis has presented all over the world and has published more than 100 gardening works on a wide range of horticultural topics.

Art & poetry with nationally-known artists

Aspiring artists wanting to explore new mediums should reserve time Saturday, June 22. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 800 Colorado Ave., two nationally-acclaimed artists from the Western Slope will teach a Writers’ Forum workshop, “A Gesture in the Making: The Art of the Small and Humble.”

Grand Junction poet and artist Wendy Videlock and Telluride poet Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer will pool their talents in a four-hour session of poetry and painting. The high craft of both artists is sure to inspire creativity and fun. The low cost, subsidized by the Writers’ Forum, includes all art supplies: $60 ($55 for Western Colorado Writer’s Forum members). For information and registration, contact destiny_breckenridge@yahoo.com or call the forum, 970-256-4662.

Speak now or …

The BLM is scheduled to conclude a 130-day comment period on June 24 for the Grand Junction Field Office draft Resource Management Plan (RMP).

The BLM released the plan to the public on Jan. 14. The BLM encourages the public to take time to review the draft RMP and submit their comments soon.

The draft RMP analyzes four potential management plans, known as alternatives, to promote discussion and understanding of the different ways the BLM could manage lands and minerals in the future. These alternatives cover all aspects of BLM land and mineral management within the GJ Field Office boundaries, including recreation, travel management, energy development, resource protection, wildlife habitat, special designations, grazing and realty actions.

For additional information including how to provide comments or view a copy of the draft RMP, visit http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gjfo/rmp.html.

Is adoption in your heart?

A free Adoption Informational Meeting hosted by Hope’s Promise Adoption Agency is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Four Winds Coffee & Tea, 1235 Bookcliff Ave. Light snacks to be served.

If you have ever thought about pursuing adoption as a way to grow your family, come learn more about domestic and international adoption programs.

Space is limited; RSVP to 970-263-7771 or email bobbi@hopespromise.com.

Free Advance Medical Directives clinic

The Pro Bono Project of Mesa County and Colorado Legal Services Title III Senior Citizen Legal Assistance Program are offering a free clinic on Advanced Directives and Power of Attorneys 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at the old Mesa County Courthouse, multipurpose room, 544 Rood Ave., Sixth Street entrance.

Sharon A. Sturges, a local attorney, will explain the use of advance directives and why they are an important part of end of life planning.

Seating is limited to 35 so sign up early. RSVP: 970-424-5748 to register.

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