Alpine Artists’ Holiday Art Show Call for Entries @ 57th Alpine Artists' Holiday Art Show
Jun 12 – Jun 26 all-day
Alpine Artists' Holiday Art Show Call for Entries @ 57th Alpine Artists' Holiday Art Show

Online registration is open NOW through June 26. Categories: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing & Printmaking, Pastel, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography and a Student Division. All entries will be eligible for Best in Show ($500) and each category will be have awards for first ($400), second ($200) and third ($100) place. Show will take place July 27 – August 5, 2017 at the Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Ave., Ouray, CO. Go to for more information and to register!

Head shaving to support cancer research
Jun 24 all-day

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease of children and adolescents in the US. Join St. Baldrick’s and Community Hospital for the sixth annual Head Shaving Fundraiser at the Lincoln Park Barn. Many participants and supporters are needed. Donate or register at

Mixed Media Alchemy
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

Lauren Mantecon presents a fast-paced workshop at the Weehawken Creative Arts Center designed to inspire artists to work with a variety of mediums and techniques. Registration is $225. More info at

Night sky viewing @ Colorado National Monument’s Saddlehorn picnic area
Jun 24 all-day

The Western Colorado Astronomy Club will hold a free public night sky viewing session at the Colorado National Monument’s Saddlehorn picnic area. See Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters and the Moon.

Handbell concert
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

June 24

The Wesley Handbell Ringers of Salt Lake City’s Christ United Methodist Church perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church. This is a free concert, although donations are accepted. Contact the church with questions Monday through Thursday  from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Baldrick’s/Community Hospital Grand Junction Head Shaving Event @ Lincoln Park Barn
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
St. Baldrick's/Community Hospital Grand Junction Head Shaving Event @ Lincoln Park Barn

Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease of children and adolescents in the US? Join us for the 6th Annual Head Shaving Fundraiser in Grand Junction. We will be shaving heads and raising money for childhood cancer research. Lots of participants and lots of supporters are needed for those going BALD for the kids. Come out to be a part of this great local event! Donate or register to join us at

The McMullin Murder Mystery
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

Former District Attorney Sam McMullin was poisoned, but despite a plethora of suspects, arrests and a trial, no one was ever convicted of his murder. Now it’s up to the audience to bring a cold-blooded killer to justice in this mystery dinner theatre at A Taste of Heaven Catering. Presented by Mesa Murder Mystery, the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.99 and available at www.cateringatasteof

No excuse for elder abuse
Jun 28 @ 8:47 pm

Region 10 Area Agency on Aging, the Montrose Police Department (MPD), Adult Protective Services from Montrose and Delta counties, and the BEACON present this community event designed to raise awareness of abuse and exploitation of older adults in western Colorado. This free event will teach you what to look for, how to protect yourself and others and what to do if you suspect something. Experts in citizen protection will present stories from our community in which elders were victimized, and the MPD will address their efforts to combat elder abuse and exploitation. Session I runs from 9-11:30 a.m.; session II runs from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Montrose. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 765-3125.

Medicare 101: Introduction to Medicare @ Mesa County RSVP, Inc.
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Medicare 101: Introduction to Medicare @ Mesa County RSVP, Inc.

NEW to Medicare?

Free Medicare 101 seminar at Mesa County RSVP!

The RSVP SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Project) will hold an educational seminar from 10 a.m. to noon.

When and how you sign up
What Part A and Part B Cover
How to choose the best health and drug plan
And more!

Seating is limited. Call 970-243-9839 Ext. 1 to reserve your seat!

Medicare 101 is held the first Wednesday of every month (except holidays and December) at:
Mesa County RSVP, Inc.
422 White Ave., Suite 090
(Basement of the US Bank).

Colorado Lavender Festival @ Palisade Veterans Memorial Park
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day

The seventh annual Colorado Lavender Festival, presented by Hummel Real Estate, brings hundreds of lavender lovers to Western Colorado for a weekend full of this sweet-smelling purple flower. The festival kicks off on Friday with the educational and entertaining Sweet and Savory Culinary Half-Day Motor Coach Tour presented by Absolute Prestige Limousine. Learn how to use lavender in pastries at Belli Fiori Lavender Farm, taste handcrafted lavender-infused gin, discover culinary lavender in spices and rubs at A Pinch of Lavender Farm and sample an assortment of lavender goodies at Sprigs and Sprouts. Dine on a lavender-inspired lunch at Il Bistro Italiano in downtown Grand Junction. Participants can also choose Absolute Prestige’s North Fork Culinary and Artisan Half-Day Craft Tour to visit farms and orchards in Hotchkiss and Paonia. Enjoy culinary lavender demonstrations, including lemonade- and sugar cookie-making at Connor Orchards. Sample teas and soaps, and create a lavender hydrosol clay facial mask at Lamborn Mountain Farmstead, and complete the day with a farm-to-table lunch at Delicious Orchards. Saturday’s events take place at Palisade’s Veterans Memorial Park. Buzzing with lavender enthusiasts and experts, the park will be full of vendors showcasing their unique goods, ranging from edible to fashionable, and from aesthetic to therapeutic. A day of music, food and workshops presented by Grand Junction Pipe and Supply is wrapped up by an evening of Hummel Real Estate’s Lavender Under the Stars at Peachfork Orchards. On Sunday, visitors may enjoy self-guided tours of lavender farms throughout the Grand Valley and the North Fork Valley. Farms and businesses host unique, fun-filled events, providing a taste of what makes each of them special.