So much to do in and around Grand Valley |

So much to do in and around Grand Valley

The King’ n Trio is in concert at 7 tonight at Grand Valley High School. The tickets are $15 per person, but students get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. This is a fund-raiser for Garfield County School District No. 16 instrumental music program. All the proceeds from the concert will benefit the band program. The King’n Trio plays a variety of tunes mixed in with a high dose of humor. This will be a fun-filled, toe-tapping, sing-along evening music lovers of all ages will enjoy. Tickets will be available at the door tonight.Phantom of the Soap OperaThis musical comedy is produced by the Grand Valley High School drama and vocal music departments. Mr. Kim Klinzman, and the cast and crew have been working for weeks to bring an evening of entertainment and enjoyment at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the high school cafetorium. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person. Please try to attend this event and show our kids how much we appreciate all their time and effort.Parachute/Battlement Mesa Community Pride Day Saturday, April 30 is Community Pride Day, an areawide volunteer effort to clean up our neighborhoods and provide the opportunity to dispose of accumulated unwanted items. Teams of volunteers will pick up and clear villages and community neighborhoods of clutter and trash – in the public areas. The town of Parachute, the Grand Valley Kiwanis and Battlement Mesa Co. jointly sponsor this effort. — Parachute – take items to the trash bin across from the library. Large or heavy items accepted with charges as stated in Parachute’s Spring Letter. No oil, tires, paint or hazardous materials may be deposited. Call Town Hall at 285-7630 during normal business hours for more information.– Battlement Mesa – take items to the trash bin located in the City Market parking lot. There is a $2 disposal fee for tires. Please do not use windshield washer or antifreeze containers as disposal containers. No major appliances or hazardous materials may be deposited by the trash bins. If desired, for pickup during regular business hours for large items at the curb, call the Battlement Mesa Maintenance Office at 285-0174. There will be a $10 fee for each appliance.Thank you for your help in this community venture.Village Artists annual showThe Village Artists, a Parachute/Battlement Mesa group of painters and photographers, will present their annual show of work at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center from May 2 through May 25. More than 40 original oil, pastel, watercolor and collages will be on display, some of them for sale. This show always features a mix of local landscapes, floral and abstract pieces. Many of the participating artists have won show ribbons in the Grand Valley area. I truly enjoy this show every year, never miss viewing the art, and I have even purchased a couple of pieces. But my favorite part is voting for my favorites and returning later to see the winners.Kindergarten and preschool registrationKindergarten and Preschool registration for Garfield County School District No. 16 will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Grand Valley Early Childhood Literacy Center, 100 E. Second St. in Parachute. The preschool program is for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old before Aug. 15. Parents must bring their children’s birth certificate and immunization record to enroll a child. For more information or to arrange an after-hours appointment, call 285-5702.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at

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