News briefs: week of May 15, 2015 | PostIndependent.com

News briefs: week of May 15, 2015

CMU GRADUATION

Colorado Mesa University will host its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at 8:30 a.m. at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.

Congrats to all graduating students, and good luck!

MAIFEST CELEBRATIONS

The German American Club will host a Maifest Celebration on Sunday, May 17, from 4-7 p.m. at Edgewater Brewery (905 Struthers Ave., Grand Junction). There is no cover charge. The event includes music by Alpine Echo, a local Bavarian band.

For more information, call 970-242-2657.

MUSEUM EVENT

An oral history presentation is set for Whitman Educational Center, located at 248 S. Fourth St. in Grand Junction. Bob Silbernagel will give a presentation on Fort Robidoux. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://www.museumofwesternco.com.

DON’T BE A VICTIM

The award-winning crime prevention and personal safety seminar, Refuse To Be A Victim, will be conducted on Saturday, May 30, at the Masonic Center (2400 Consistory Court, Grand Junction) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m.

The seminar is open to the pubic and the cost is $10 per person or $20 for a family of four. (The event is for children age 10 or older.) The cost of the seminar includes workbooks, refreshments and door prizes.

To register or for more information, visit http://www.actionpistolgroup.com, or call 970-424-5138.

COMMUNITY CINEMA

Rocky Mountain PBS rounds out this season of Community Cinema at the Mesa County Central Library (corner of Fifth Street and Grand Avenue, GJ), Wednesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. The film will be “Limited Partnership” and will follow with a panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 970-243-4442 or visit http://www.mesacountylibraries.org.

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

St. Kathryn Cellars (785 Elberta Ave., Palisade) will host Food Truck Friday on Friday, May 15, from 5-8 p.m. A dozen food trucks, including barbecue, wraps and Italian ice, will be set up for dinner and dessert.

For more information, call 970-549-6233.

SOBERHERO PARTY

Neural Activity will host a Soberhero Party on Thursday, May 21, from 8-11 p.m. at Lincoln Park Pool. Tickets cost $15 per student and includes a T-shirt, meal and admission. The event is an end-of-school celebration for teens who wish to remain substance free.

For more information, call 970-260-7002.

MDA LOCK UP

More than 500 Grand Valley community members have volunteered to go “behind bars” as part of MDA’s Lock-Up event on Friday, May 15, at Edgewater Brewery (905 Struthers Ave., GJ). Participants will be “locked up” for an hour as they attempt to raise bail from friends and family to make contribution to benefit MDA families in the Grand Junction area.

For more information, call 970-241-2181 or email kmontagriff@mdausa.org.

HELP HOSPITALIZED VETERANS ART RECEPTION

National nonprofit organization Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) will present an artist reception and exhibit opening on Friday, May 15, from 2-4 p.m. at its Grand Junction community-based Arts & Crafts Center (CBC). The center is located at 1670 North Ave. in Grand Junction.

The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through July 3.

For more information, call 970-424-0499.

ARMED FORCES DAY FLAG DISPLAY

Redlands Lion’s Club members and volunteers will be placing flags out for Armed Forces Day the morning of Saturday, May 16. They will place flags out in the early morning and pick them up the same day late in the afternoon. Areas served include Tiara Rado, Seasons, Monument Village, Panorama, Village Way, Vineyards and other subdivisions. We also will be displaying flags at some local Redlands area businesses.

The Redlands Lion’s Club flag service honors 10 holidays throughout the year. The cost for residents is a donation of $30. For more information or if you are interested in subscribing to this service or volunteering to help, please contact Lion Chuck Stevenson at 970-242-3222 or Lion Dave McIlnay at 970-433-7961.

CITY COUNCIL RE-ELECTS MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEM

During the regular City Council meeting that was held Wednesday, May 8, City Council re-elected the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem to serve for the next year. Phyllis Norris, District A, was re-elected to serve as Mayor and Marty Chazen, District D, was re-elected as the City’s Mayor Pro Tem. The Grand Junction City Council selects a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem every year during the first City Council meeting in May. The process is conducted by requesting nominations and taking a vote on all nominees. Norris was elected to City Council in May 2013 as was Chazen.

Norris and Chazen will serve in these roles until the first regular City Council meeting in May 2016. Both members were administered the oath of office by City Clerk Stephanie Tuin, and Mayor Norris retained control of the meeting.

HATCHING THE PAST EXHIBIT

Hatching the Past will open an exhibit on Friday, May 15, at Dinosaur Journey Museum, located at 550 Jurassic Court in Fruita. Entrance costs $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children ages 3-12.

For more information, visit http://www.museumofwesternco.com.

HISTORIC SEVENTH STREET HOME & CHURCH TOUR

On Saturday, May 16, from noon to 4 p.m., a historic Seventh Street Home and Church Tour will be hosted in Grand Junction. It will visit six homes featuring restorations and renovations. Tickets cost $10 per person.

For more information, call 970-985-4651.


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