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Learn and play in Grand Junction September 21-23

Ruth Anna is developing an incredible program for CPW’s social outing to her new hometown Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23!

  • Friday evening, Sept. 21 – a barbecue with wine, beer and soda at Dr. Andrew and Ronya Anna Jones’ beautiful home in the Redlands area of Grand Junction. Dr. Jones is Chief Medical Officer at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital and will give a short overview about servicing an area that includes Colorado’s Western Slope and parts of Utah. We can relax, enjoy the setting and talk the night away.
  • Saturday, Sept. 22
    • 9 a.m. – coffee, rolls/muffins at McConnell Science Museum-Eureka! on the campus of Colorado Mesa University. Museum founder John McConnell will give a presentation about the history of the museum’s creation and a tour at 9:30 a.m.
    • Around 11 a.m. – depart for Colorado National Monument for a geologic tour about the creation of Grand Valley and the Monument. Depending on the number of attendees, we will either car pool or rent vans for this excursion. A box lunch will be waiting for us at the Visitor Center’s picnic area. During lunch we will learn more about the geology of the area and some of the trees that are over 1,000 years old!
    • Leaving the Monument, we will take a brief break to freshen up at the hotel and then walk, or drive, to the Museums of Western Colorado’s main facility in downtown Grand Junction near the hotel. This is an exceptional museum and one of three that includes the Cross Orchards and the Dinosaur Journey. After the museum tour, attendees will enjoy a chocolate/wine tasting in the Library Room of the Museum hosted by Enstrom’s Candy and Varaison Vineyard Winery.
    • Saturday evening is an optional dinner at 13 Brix Cider Bistro in Palisade.
  • Sunday, Sept. 23 – This excursion is optional but well worth the time. We’ll begin with brunch at the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, which is a beautiful drive of about one hour. Then we’ll visit the fantastic Gateway Car Museum at the resort to time travel through the decades viewing this unbelievable collection of cars. http://GatewayAutoMuseum.com/ 

A block of rooms is available for CPW members at the Hilton/Hampton Inn in downtown Grand Junction for $139/night including a free hot breakfast. We’ll send out more information about costs soon. Members who are interested in attending are strongly urged to write Ruth at ruthannapr@msn.com.
P.S. Late September may be past peach season, so you may want to buy Western Slope peaches from your local Rotary Club.

 


Ongoing CPW Events

Writers Group
The CPW Writers Group welcomes new members interested in stretching into creative writing, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry or scripts. We meet at 10 a.m . on the second Saturday of the month. For details, contact Dala Giffin.

 

Past Events:

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