Monday, December 01, 2008

December Events

Courtesy the Grand Junction VCB:

Rocky Mountain Collage Society Display
November 28, 2008 to December 19, 200811am-1pmDonations
Some of the best local and regional college artists have work now displayed at the new gallery space at KAFM Radio Room.
KAFM Radio Room1310 Ute Ave, CO 970-241-8801 x7

Watercolor Society Annual Show
December 05, 2008 to December 20, 2008Tues-Sat 9 am-4 om$3, Members free, Tuesdays free.
& The Outsiders at the Art Center --Opening reception Dec 5. 7 pm.
1803 North 7th Street, CO 970-243-7337

New Directions Concert
December 05, 2008 5 - 8 pmNo cover.
New Directions, Acoustic Dynamic Duo.Benefit Concert for Veterans Families this Christmas. We will be passing the hat for the Care and Share Program,sponsored by the V.A. Medical Center.
Cavett House Grille and Pub359 Colorado Ave, CO

Messiah Sing-a-long
Messiah Sing-a-Long
(an unrehearsed run through of Messiah open to the public)Saturday, Dec 6, 20082:30pm (doors open 1:45pm)LDS Church2542 G roadGrand Junction, CO Conductor - James Werner Organist - Kent Bates
Come sing with us as part of your celebration of the Christmas Season

Parade of Lights and Winter Festival

December 06, 2008 5 pm
THEME: "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" The 25th annual Parade of Lights floats down Main Street before thousands of enchanted spectators. This is the centerpiece of the holidays in Downtown Grand Junction. Thousands of enchanted spectators line the street to watch over 100 floats light up the night on seven blocks of Main Street

2nd Annual Central High School Holiday Craft Fair
December 06, 2008 9am - 4pm
Central High School Holiday Craft Fair--Homemade Goods Cost: 30.00 per table/area Reserve Booth Space Now – Deadline November 19th

Best of the West Select Band Concert
December 06, 2008 3:30pm
Mesa State CollegeRobinson Theater, 1100 North Ave, CO 970-248-1604

1st Anniversary Jewelry Guild Holiday Show and Sale
December 06, 2008 8 am to 4 pmfree
For a year now, creative jewelry-makers in the Grand Valley have been meeting monthly and sharing jewelry making techniques and tips. ---- Items for sale include unique jewelry of fine silver, hand-made glass and beadwork. Bracelets, earrings, and necklaces and even some Christmas decor will be featured.
Java Junction2401 North Avenue, CO 261-4225 or 243-122

Christmas Open House & Decorating
December 06, 2008 to December 07, 2008December 7 from 4 pm to 8 pmFree First Sunday
COME see the Botanical Gardens decorated for Christmas as we are open late with Santa, free snacks, and free hot drinks along with shopping for your outdoor lovers in our gift shop. ------------- LEARN how to decorate an etched Christmas candleholder on Saturday, December 6 from noon to 2 pm at the Botanical Gardens $15 for members/$17 for non-members which includes all supplies. Call to 245-3288 to pre-register.
Botanical GardensRiverside Parkway & 7th St., CO 245-3288

MetaMOOcil Mountain Boys Concert
December 06, 2008 7 pm$15
This Trio puts a contemporary string band twist to such diverse artists as Chuck Berry, Johnny Mercer, Steve Earle, and John Hyatt. -------------- Their shows have made them favorites at festivals throughout Colorado and Utah. These guys are seriously good. Plan on having about as much fun as you can have in public!
Radio Room1310 Ute Avenue, CO 241-8801 ext.7

Willow Pond Holiday Open House
December 07, 2008 1-5pm.Free
Guests are invited to tour Willow Pond's Victorian farmhouse inn, enjoy refreshments and do some holiday shopping - featuring the works of local artists and musicians. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a drawing for a free night's stay at the inn.
Willow Pond B&B 662 26 Rd, 1/2 mile north of the Patterson/1st St. intersection, CO 970-243-4958

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
December 11, 2008 to December 13, 20087 pm$ 10 adults, $5 students/seniors
Evening of family entertainment -- acting, singing, dancing and full orchestra at Palisade High School.
3679 G Road, CO 970-254-4800

Chocolate Walk
December 12, 2008 5 – 9 pmPre-registration and a small fee.
A historical walking tour of Main Street and the Art on the Corner sculptures, a commemorative mug and lots of hot chocolate! Tours are guided by members of the Commission on Arts and Culture and Museum of the West staff.

The Nutcracker
December 12, 2008 to December 14, 2008Dec 12th & 13th at 7:30pm, Dec 14th at 4pmTickets available through GJSO. Call 970-243-6787
Collaborative performance by Mesa State College Dance Department and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.
Grand Junction High School Adutorium1400 North 5th St, CO 970-248-1020

Art Center Second Saturday
December 13, 2008 NoonFree to members, $3 donation
Join The Outsiders for artwork discussion and gallery tour at noon. At 1 pm interactive poetry by Bonnie Hughes (known as "The Hat Lady")
Art Center1803 North 7th Street, CO 970-243-7337 x2

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Palisade
December 13, 2008 11 am- 10 pm
Downtown Palisade: Show & Shine Car Show, Wagon Rides, Chili Cook Off & Soup Challenge, Tour of Victorian Homes, Parade, Gingerbread House Contest and more.

The Santaland Diaries
December 17, 2008 to December 20, 2008$15 regular, $12 seniors/students
The Santaland Diaries by Two Chairs Theater in the KAFM Radio Room. A one-man holiday comedy by Havid Sedaris to put you in the spirit.
1310 Ute Ave, CO 970-263-7920

Bethlehem Revisited
December 19, 2008 to December 21, 20086 to 9 pm each eveningFor information, call 243-6672.
Imagine being able to step back in time, 2000 years ago, and walk the streets of Bethlehem as Mary and Joseph did on the night of Christ’s birth.
Northeast Christian Church2001 Patterson Road, CO (970) 243-6672.

Christmas Jubilee at the Avalon
December 20, 2008 7 pmmore information to follow.
"Christman Jubilee" with the Bar-D Wranglers--songs of cowboys and the old west, lively instrumentals, and comedy to please the whole family.

Second Saturday Film Series
December 27, 2008 3pm and 7pmMember $5.50, Adults $8, Students $6.50
LONG LIFE, HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY: Twelve year old Mindy tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's (Sandra Oh) financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects. Set in a Chinese Canadian community, this is a story of hope and the importance of keeping faith in this sometimes difficult world.
Avalon Theatre645 Main Street, Downtown Grand Junction, CO 970-242-2188

High Desert Opera's New Year's Eve Gala
December 31, 2008 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm$20-$50
Music from opera to Broadway to celebrate New Year's Eve. -------------Informance - $15: Informational lecture, prior to the show, about the opera music in Act I
MSC Robinson Theatre1100 North Ave, CO 970-523-9605 www,

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