News Briefs: New hours at Bin 707 Foodbar, a call for artists in Palisade, Graff Dairy to reopen, mtb racing & more |

News Briefs: New hours at Bin 707 Foodbar, a call for artists in Palisade, Graff Dairy to reopen, mtb racing & more


The Theatre Project will host an open audition for its next show, “Cabaret,” on Saturday, June 27, 6 p.m. for ages 18 and older. The auditions will be held on 835 N. 26th St., in Grand Junction. Preparation isn’t necessary, but knowledge of the show is a plus. Production dates are Aug. 29-30.

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Get colorful at the Color Vibe 5K run on Sunday, June 28, at Mesa Mall (2424 Highway 6, Grand Junction) starting at 8 a.m. Solo runners cost $75 for in-person registration. Online registration is available until Saturday, June 27, which costs $65 per person.

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CRYSTAL Books and Gifts will host its summer “Off The Shelf” Author Series on Thursday evenings during the Downtown Farmer’s Market. It is free to the public.

Gary Carr, author of “Just the Right Amount of Wrong” and “Just the Right Amount of Regret,” will present his newest book, “Just the Right Amount of Wrath,” on Thursday, July 2, at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., Jerry Moorman, author of “A Boy Less Perfect and Coahoma Street,” will present “Why do we write.”

For more information call 970-242-5181.


Bin 707 Foodbar, located at 225 N. Fifth St. in downtown Grand Junction, announced its new hours. It will open at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and stay open until at least 10 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, Bin 707 will open at 4 p.m.

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The Western Colorado Center for Arts is in need of supplies for its Summer Art Camps and Artability programs.

Items include plastic Easter eggs, fresh or frozen fish, scrap matte board, two-quart juice cans, large food service cans, two-liter empty soda bottles, two-liters of Sprite or Diet Coke, fabric pins, Mentos, two-inch foam sheets, empty check boxes and cookies.

If you are able to donate these items, drop them off at The Art Center, located at 1803 S. Seventh St., in Grand Junction.


The Town of Palisade is sponsoring a contest to paint a mural on the front wall of its newly remodeled public restroom in town center. Upon completion, the building will have an “old west flavor,” which could be reflected in the mural. The mural should also be representative of Palisade in some way.

The dimensions of the paintable space is eight-by-12-foot, with a total square footage of 96 feet. The space has been finished with concrete backer board that should accept any type of paint. Any or all of the wall may be incorporated in the design.

Submit a preliminary drawings/paintings by way of digital image to


Graff Dairy, located at 581 29 Road in Grand Junction, has new owners and it will reopen, according to its Facebook page.

The stand originally sold ice-cream type treats like shakes, malts and sundaes.

“[The new owners] are making a lot of changes to the building only,” the Facebook post stated. “The Graff Dairy famous ice [cream] will remain the same.”

The post received more that 1,400 likes, 1,110 shares and hundreds of comments.


Charles Hardy will talk about and demonstrate his philosophical approach to working with portraiture and the clothed model. His talk is set for Wednesday, July 8, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at The Art Center located at 1803 S. Seventh St., in Grand Junction. It is free and open to the public.


Grand Junction Harley-Davidson will host an over-the-Grand-Mesa poker run, and after-ride event for riders and the public, on Saturday, July 11, to benefit the homeless pets at Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

Rider sign-up begins at 9 a.m. at the dealership, 2747 Crossroads Boulevard in Grand Junction. Bikes will head out at 10 a.m. The cost is $20 per rider, $10 per passenger, and $5 for extra hands.

Everyone is invited to the after-ride event from noon to 3 p.m., which will feature a barbecue and live music by The Instagators. A suggested donation is $10, with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit shelter and adoption center. Roice-Hurst will host a booth selling T-shirts and other merchandise.

Grand Junction Hooters girls will be offering bikini bike and car washes for a donation to Roice-Hurst.

For more information, contact Grand Junction Harley-Davidson at 970-245-0812.


Now in its 18th year, the Powerade Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race Series continues to be a summer staple at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). The Evolution Bike Park offers the perfect race venue, allowing both cross-country and downhill events for dirt racing enthusiasts of all kinds. The weekly race series begins Wednesday, July 1, and continues over five consecutive Wednesday evenings through July 29.

Each week, riders can participate in the cross country or downhill race with age and ability categories. The kids’ race starts at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday to allow parents time to watch their little ones cruise through the course, followed by the cross country and downhill races at 5:45 p.m. An overall series winner will be announced at the final awards party on July 29 and will be based on the individuals’ participation in each discipline.

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