News briefs for Sept. 25 through Oct. 1
An obituary that ran on Friday, Sept. 19, edition of Free Press for Norma Lynn Salaz had a misspelling of a family member’s name. In print, it was spelled David Misna, but it is actually David Mlsna.
COLOR SUNDAY EVENT
The town of Mesa’s 4-H will host a color Sunday turkey dinner and arts and crafts show on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Mesa Community Center. Entrance costs $8 for seniors and children, $10 for adults and children 4 and under are free.
For more information, call 970-210-2995.
LIBRARY SEEKS ART SHOW ENTRIES
Art work is being sought for a juried art show that will take place as part of Mesa County Libraries’ 2015 Culture Fest, an annual two-day celebration of Mesa County’s cultural diversity.
The show will be exhibited Oct. 19 through Dec. 6, at the Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.
Artists may submit two entries by digital image for consideration. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 5, and juror’s notification of accepted works will be made Oct. 13.
For more information, visit http://www.mesacountylibraries.org.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP TOASTMASTERS
Youth Leadership Toastmasters, a six-week course for teens designed to take the sting out of public speaking, will be offered Thursdays beginning Oct. 1 at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.
The training takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5, 2015. Attendance at each session is strongly encouraged. Participation is limited to 25 teens, and each participant will receive individual attention and will have the opportunity to gain practical experience. Materials used in the training are produced by Toastmasters International and are provided by the local Advanced Toastmasters club.
There is no charge to participants for this training.
For more information, contact Teen Services Librarian Corinna Manion at 970-683-2411.
GRAND VALLEY KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW
Grand Valley Kennel Club will host its annual dog shows Sept. 24-27 at the Mesa County Fair Grounds.
Each day pure-bred dogs and mixed breed dogs will also be competing in Rally and Obedience for a chance at High In Trial.
This the 50th Anniversary of the Grand Valley Kennel Club.
For more information, visit http://www.grandvalleykennelclub.org.
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (3585 N. 12th St., Grand Junction) will hold A Greek Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information call 970-260-9500.
ROICE HURST FUNDRAISER
October is national “Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month,” and Roice-Hurst Humane Society is partnering with local businesses to help area homeless pets with its seventh annual “Dollars for Dogs/Cash for Cats” fall fundraising campaign.
Throughout the month of October, animal lovers can purchase a paper “PAW” for $1 (or more) at many Grand Valley businesses, including all Loco Food Stores, all Alpine Banks, both Chow Down Pet Supplies, Coronado Liquor Mart, All Pets Center, Hot Tomato, participating Shell Stations and many other locations, including the Roice-Hurst shelter at 362 28 Rd. A list of participating businesses will be updated throughout the fund drive and will be available on the Roice-Hurst website http://www.RHHumaneSociety.com.
All donations to the fall fund drive will help the nonprofit organization continue its 52-year-old mission of providing a safe haven for abandoned and relinquished pets until their “forever” home is found.
For more information about participating in the “PAWS” campaign, contact Shannon Freed, Roice-Hurst events coordinator, at 970-216-5021.
Kids and teens and their families are getting ready for a Batman-themed day of fun 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library.
Mesa County Libraries will celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2015.
Mesa County Libraries invite members of the community to stop by their nearest library location during Banned Books Week and celebrate the freedom to read.
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