A grand old time in Grand Valley
Congratulations to the Grand Valley High School cross country team! Team members Jonathan Thompson, a senior, and junior Katie Bryan will be running for the Cardinals at the state meet this weekend in Denver. Their coach is Dasa Bryan. Good luck, kids.Haunted houseChildren up to 10 years old are invited to Battlement Mesa Activity Center’s Haunted House, open from 5-8 p.m. Monday. Parents must accompany children. The fee is $1 per person (goblins under 2 are free). A costume contest and a decorated pumpkin contest (bring in your own Jack-o-Lantern) are planned. Story time is from 5-5:45 p.m. Cider and donuts will be available for everyone. See you there.Water exerciseStacy Gardner is the water aerobics instructor for the class that splashes around at the Activity Center from 9-10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost is $39 for 12 classes, or $5 per class.Barbara Wineka is the certified instructor for the all new Arthritis Aquatics Class, from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Activity Center. This is the class for those who are experiencing problems with your back or neck, have knee or hip complaints, have fibromyalgia, or need rehab after surgery. The cost is 12 classes for $39, or six classes for $20. Just show up at the Activity Center a little before class time and check in with the front desk.”Heart of the Rockies”Encana Oil & Gas has generously agreed to sponsor the internationally acclaimed musical ensemble “Heart of the Rockies,” which benefits the Valley Senior Center. This multi-talented group has entertained audiences worldwide, with soft, melodic vocals, country, bluegrass, Cajun, folk, pop and western music. Band member John Sommers wrote the Grammy-nominated hit, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” recorded with John Denver. The event is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Valley Senior Center, 540 Parachute Ave., Parachute. Tickets are $10 each and will not be sold at the door. Seating is limited, so don’t hesitate to get your tickets now. Call Virginia at 285-7603 or Olly at 285-1858. There will be refreshments and door prizes, too.Back to the ’50sThe Battlement Mesa Activity Center is hosting a dance from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. “Fifties Fling” is the theme, and DJ “Boogie Down Light & Sound” is providing the music. There will be munchies and a cash bar, as well as prizes and surprises! Tickets are $7.50 and are on sale now at the front desk of the Activity Center.Floral artJanet, of A Vintage Rose, is holding a Fall Table Flower Arrangement class from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the Activity Center. A Vintage Rose will furnish all the supplies, and the cost of the class is $35. Register now, because the class size is limited. Please bring your own tools such as scissors, wire cutters and knife.Last but not leastThe last regularly scheduled GVHS home football game is Friday at 7 p.m. The Grand Valley Cardinals will be taking on the Meeker Cowboys. Come out and have a great time with your neighbors and support our kids.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday. E-mail Mary with any news tip to email@example.com.
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