Calendar

Mar
2
Thu
Gardening Seminar Series 2017 @ USDA Service Center
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm
Gardening Seminar Series 2017 @ USDA Service Center

This seven session series meets Thursdays from March 2 through April 13 at the USDA Service Center, covering many important aspects of gardening in the Uncompahgre Valley. Each session will concentrate on a different topic. Weekly topics: Introduction/information Sources (3/2), Garden Types & Techniques (3/9), Climate (3/16), Soils in Your Garden (3/23), The Carbon of it All (3/30), Species and Variety Selection (4/6) and Dealing with Unplanned Situations (4/13). Time will be available for specific questions and discussion of your situation. Participants may attend the entire series or only those sessions that are of special interest for their gardening situation. Sessions in the gardening series will be taught by Larry Wobeter, Dave Dearstyne and Reed Irwin. These gardeners have combined gardening experience of over 100 years. Other gardeners will share their experiences and knowledge throughout the series. Contact jheath@montroselibrary.org for more information.

Mar
25
Sat
Alternative Health Expo @ Two Rivers Convention Center
Mar 25 all-day

The Western Slope’s largest Alternative Health Expo returns to Two Rivers Convention Center. The expo provides a free day of wellness exploration with more than 90 vendors from around the West showcasing products, information and services. Discover ancient techniques, learn about new innovations.

Mar
27
Mon
“How to Submit Your Manuscript”
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join award-winning writer and journalist Jan Weeks to learn how to write and format query letters and synopses, and how to format your manuscript. Come prepared to write. This class is held at Western Colorado Community College from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact 255.2800 or cec@coloradomesa.edu.

Mar
31
Fri
Music of Heaven @ First United Methodist Church
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm
Music of Heaven @ First United Methodist Church

The Schumann Singers present their spring concert, titled “Music of Heaven.” This concert will feature the sublime Fauré “Requiem” as well as varied selections of other music with heavenly themes from classic and living composers in both America and Europe.

Apr
5
Wed
Medicare 101: Introduction to Medicare @ Mesa County RSVP
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Medicare 101:  Introduction to Medicare @ Mesa County RSVP

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.

Learn:
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).

Apr
7
Fri
Sagebrush Sparrow Field Trip @ Meet at Fruita Rest Stop off I-70
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sagebrush Sparrow Field Trip @ Meet at Fruita Rest Stop off I-70

We will drive west toward the Utah/CO state line to watch/listen to singing Sagebrush Sparrows. Then we will come back over Brewster’s Ridge looking for raptors and hopefully see a Long-billed Curlew. We will return by noon. Trip limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. To register please call or email trip leader. Fee: $10/adult, students and kids under 5 are free. Trip leader: Mike Henwood, (720) 840-5070 or mhawkhen@gmail.com

Foodie Fridays @ Region 10
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Know the state and county laws, rules and regulations that govern the Colorado food industry. This event is on the first Friday of each month. Workshops are conducted by Montrose County’s Environmental Health Director Jim Austin and are free and open to the public.

Apr
8
Sat
Sagebrush Sparrow Field Trip @ Meet at Fruita Rest Stop off I-70
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sagebrush Sparrow Field Trip @ Meet at Fruita Rest Stop off I-70

We will drive west toward the Utah/CO state line to watch/listen to singing Sagebrush Sparrows. Then we will come back over Brewster’s Ridge looking for raptors and hopefully see a Long-billed Curlew. We will return by noon. Trip limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. To register please call or email trip leader. Fee: $10/adult, students and kids under 5 are free. Trip leader: Mike Henwood, (720) 840-5070 or mhawkhen@gmail.com

Boreal Owl Prowl @ Meet at City Market in Clifton, travel to Grand Mesa
Apr 8 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 1:00 am
Boreal Owl Prowl @ Meet at City Market in Clifton, travel to Grand Mesa

We’ll leave town at 9pm and go to the Grand Mesa National Forest. We’ll work our way across the mesa, stopping at numerous locations to listen for Boreal Owls. Participants need to be prepared for a late night cold weather Owling adventure. The prowl will conclude at midnight possibly sooner depending on the success of finding and hearing the call of the Boreal Owl. Meet at City Market in Clifton at the SE area of the parking lot. Pre-registration is required. To register please call or email trip leader. Fee: $10/adult, students and kids under 5 are free. Leaders: Mark & Denise Vollmar, Lone-Pine@charter.net or 970-623-4488.

Apr
19
Wed
Spring Bird Walk @ Meet at Albertson's/Riverfront Trail
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Spring Bird Walk @ Meet at Albertson's/Riverfront Trail

Spring has Sprung! Join an experienced birder for a stroll along the Audubon trail to see and hear who’s back from their wintering grounds and gearing up for breeding season. Walks will last approximately 2-3 hours, but participants may leave early if they choose. Keep an eye out for Lazuli Buntings, Yellow Warblers, Yellow-breasted chat, Blue Grosbeaks and Red-winged Blackbirds.

Mar
2
Thu
Gardening Seminar Series 2017 @ USDA Service Center
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm
Gardening Seminar Series 2017 @ USDA Service Center

This seven session series meets Thursdays from March 2 through April 13 at the USDA Service Center, covering many important aspects of gardening in the Uncompahgre Valley. Each session will concentrate on a different topic. Weekly topics: Introduction/information Sources (3/2), Garden Types & Techniques (3/9), Climate (3/16), Soils in Your Garden (3/23), The Carbon of it All (3/30), Species and Variety Selection (4/6) and Dealing with Unplanned Situations (4/13). Time will be available for specific questions and discussion of your situation. Participants may attend the entire series or only those sessions that are of special interest for their gardening situation. Sessions in the gardening series will be taught by Larry Wobeter, Dave Dearstyne and Reed Irwin. These gardeners have combined gardening experience of over 100 years. Other gardeners will share their experiences and knowledge throughout the series. Contact jheath@montroselibrary.org for more information.

Mar
25
Sat
Alternative Health Expo @ Two Rivers Convention Center
Mar 25 all-day

The Western Slope’s largest Alternative Health Expo returns to Two Rivers Convention Center. The expo provides a free day of wellness exploration with more than 90 vendors from around the West showcasing products, information and services. Discover ancient techniques, learn about new innovations.

Mar
27
Mon
“How to Submit Your Manuscript”
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join award-winning writer and journalist Jan Weeks to learn how to write and format query letters and synopses, and how to format your manuscript. Come prepared to write. This class is held at Western Colorado Community College from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact 255.2800 or cec@coloradomesa.edu.

Mar
31
Fri
Music of Heaven @ First United Methodist Church
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm
Music of Heaven @ First United Methodist Church

The Schumann Singers present their spring concert, titled “Music of Heaven.” This concert will feature the sublime Fauré “Requiem” as well as varied selections of other music with heavenly themes from classic and living composers in both America and Europe.

Apr
5
Wed
Medicare 101: Introduction to Medicare @ Mesa County RSVP
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Medicare 101:  Introduction to Medicare @ Mesa County RSVP

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.

Learn:
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).

Apr
7
Fri
Sagebrush Sparrow Field Trip @ Meet at Fruita Rest Stop off I-70
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sagebrush Sparrow Field Trip @ Meet at Fruita Rest Stop off I-70

We will drive west toward the Utah/CO state line to watch/listen to singing Sagebrush Sparrows. Then we will come back over Brewster’s Ridge looking for raptors and hopefully see a Long-billed Curlew. We will return by noon. Trip limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. To register please call or email trip leader. Fee: $10/adult, students and kids under 5 are free. Trip leader: Mike Henwood, (720) 840-5070 or mhawkhen@gmail.com

Foodie Fridays @ Region 10
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Know the state and county laws, rules and regulations that govern the Colorado food industry. This event is on the first Friday of each month. Workshops are conducted by Montrose County’s Environmental Health Director Jim Austin and are free and open to the public.

Apr
8
Sat
Sagebrush Sparrow Field Trip @ Meet at Fruita Rest Stop off I-70
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sagebrush Sparrow Field Trip @ Meet at Fruita Rest Stop off I-70

We will drive west toward the Utah/CO state line to watch/listen to singing Sagebrush Sparrows. Then we will come back over Brewster’s Ridge looking for raptors and hopefully see a Long-billed Curlew. We will return by noon. Trip limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. To register please call or email trip leader. Fee: $10/adult, students and kids under 5 are free. Trip leader: Mike Henwood, (720) 840-5070 or mhawkhen@gmail.com

Boreal Owl Prowl @ Meet at City Market in Clifton, travel to Grand Mesa
Apr 8 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 1:00 am
Boreal Owl Prowl @ Meet at City Market in Clifton, travel to Grand Mesa

We’ll leave town at 9pm and go to the Grand Mesa National Forest. We’ll work our way across the mesa, stopping at numerous locations to listen for Boreal Owls. Participants need to be prepared for a late night cold weather Owling adventure. The prowl will conclude at midnight possibly sooner depending on the success of finding and hearing the call of the Boreal Owl. Meet at City Market in Clifton at the SE area of the parking lot. Pre-registration is required. To register please call or email trip leader. Fee: $10/adult, students and kids under 5 are free. Leaders: Mark & Denise Vollmar, Lone-Pine@charter.net or 970-623-4488.

Apr
19
Wed
Spring Bird Walk @ Meet at Albertson's/Riverfront Trail
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Spring Bird Walk @ Meet at Albertson's/Riverfront Trail

Spring has Sprung! Join an experienced birder for a stroll along the Audubon trail to see and hear who’s back from their wintering grounds and gearing up for breeding season. Walks will last approximately 2-3 hours, but participants may leave early if they choose. Keep an eye out for Lazuli Buntings, Yellow Warblers, Yellow-breasted chat, Blue Grosbeaks and Red-winged Blackbirds.