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Fruita Christian Women’s Connection. 6:30 p.m., Fruita Community Center. Sounds of “Hot Tub Jazz.” Flavor of Rib City Grill. Guest speaker Dawna Hetzler: “How to Succeed in a Tough Economy.” Tickets, $15, includes meal, tax, tip, program. Call 858-7120 for reservations or email@example.com for information. Complimentary child care with reservation.
Cavalcade Cinema and Family Health West present “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.” Film set in alternative 1939 about newspaper reporter Sky Captain. $3 per person. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita. For more info, contact 260-5413 or www.cavalcadefruita.com.
Garden Groove Concert Series. Last concert of season. 7-9 p.m. at amphitheater at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, G.J. Fabulously fun female vocals, backed with lots of sweet strummin’ sounds – Gotta Be Girls. For more info, call 256-8612.
Let’s Talk Chickens. Moderated panel discussion of chickens in city limits. 7 p.m. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita. For info, call 260-5413.
Madness Matters by Benjamin Graebner. Presented by Blue Pig Art Gallery, 101 W. 3rd St., Palisade. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, call 464-4819.
Colorado State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Board of Management Meeting. Grand Junction Clarion Hotel, 755 Horizon Dr. For more info, call 242-7074.
Jackie Myers Band. Jazz, blues and funk from Austin, Texas. $8/person. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen St., Fruita. For more info, call 260-5413.
Fruita Fall Festival “Stampede.” Downtown Fruita. Arts, crafts and food vendors, carnival, street dances, magic show, parade, bed race, baking and canning contest, rodeo finals, 5K race, car show, Lioness spaghetti dinner. For more info, contact 858-3894 or www.fruitafallfestival.com.
Fruita Lioness Spaghetti Dinner. 5-8 p.m. at Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St. Adults, $4; children 6-12, $2; children 5-under, free.
Breakfast at Circle Park. 7-10 a.m. Adults, $5; 6-12, $3; 5-and-under, free. Fruita Lions and Fruita FFA serve. Proceeds to benefit the Fruita FFA. For more info, call 314-5545.
Navajo Taco Fundraiser. 4:30-7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 433 E. Aspen, Fruita. Delicious Navajo taco and homemade dessert for $6. Eat at Parish Hall or take it to go. Proceeds support youth and conferences they hope to attend. For further info, call 812-9911.
Colorado National Monument “A Monumental Cleanup.” Fee free day. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adventurous day of volunteer work followed by a barbecue. Help by hiking into canyons and bicycling along Rim Rock Dr. to pick up trash. Pre-registration required. Call 858-3617, ext. 300.
Colorado National Monument “Why So Dry?” 3-4 p.m. at Saddlehorn Visitor Center. Joe Ramey from Nat. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gives presentation on climate history of the region and outlook for upcoming winter and spring seasons. For more info, call 858-3617, ext. 300.
National Alpaca Farm Days. Alpaca Breeders of Western Colorado invite you to join them in celebrating National Alpaca Farm Days at an Alpaca farm near you. Many local farms in Garfield, Mesa, and Delta counties will be open for visitors, farm tours and have beautiful Alpaca products for sale. For more info, call 858-8866.
World Habitat Day. 4th Annual Food Drive for Western Colorado Food Bank of the Rockies by Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County. Collecting canned goods at Alpine Bank locations, Habitat for Hunanity ReStore, and Cumulus offices during the month of September. For more info, contact 255-9850 or www.hfhmesa.org.
31st Annual Historic Downtown Oktoberfest. Grand Junction Main Street. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. Join in the Bavarian tradition full of bratwurst, polish sausage, sauerkraut, pretzels, desserts, and cold draft beer. For more info, call 270-0809.
Desert’s Edge Triathlon. Presented by Highline Lake State Park and Racing Underground. Olympic distance race will consist of a 1,500-meter swim,, 40-kilometer bike ride, and 10-kilometer run around lake on dirt trails. Swimmers enter the water at 8 a.m. Registration remains open until there are 500 athletes. To register, contact 303-642-7961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum of Western Colorado Changing Landscapes of Science. Fossils of the Burgess Shale: Essence of the Cambrian Radiation. 7-9 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more info, go to museum ofwesternco.org.
Fruita Seniors Potluck. Every Thursday at noon at Fruita Community Center, Donation of $3.
American Legion Post 2006, Fruita. Meets second Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Fruita Civic Center. All eligible veterans welcome. Contact Lou at 640-7971 for more information.
Free pool at the End Zone Sports Pub. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Pub open 11 a.m.