‘A Tale of Woo’
The V-Duber bus has arrived at the Inn of Persistent Living in Cedarberry. The famous singers from New York: Polly Peakytoes (Suz Curry), Ester Espandrille (Brenda Anderson), and Jenny Chew (Nancy Wood) are searching for their fourth singer Stella Stilleto (Nancy Carlson). Stellas’ boyfriend B.B. Bonano (Juleen Feazell) is close behind to try to talk Stella into returning to New York City. Nelson (Al Smith) is still the Inns’ unhandy man, but Nell is at acupuncture school. Come see all the fun at this new modern musical melodrama.
Performances at Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, 195 W. Main St., in downtown Cedaredge. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $20 and are available at the center or go at GMAEC.com.
A Medicare counselor from Region 10 will be presenting information and answering questions at two public sessions in Delta on Monday, Nov. 11. This information comes during Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, which continues until Dec. 7.
The first presentation will be at noon at the Delta Senior Center, 247 Meeker St. That will be followed by a program at the Delta Diabetes Support Group, at 2:30 p.m., in the Crag Crest Room of the Delta County Memorial Hospital’s Oncology and Rheumatology building, located just north of the main hospital building at East Third Street and Stafford Lane.
Both presentations will be free of charge and those attending will not be asked to purchase anything. There will be an optional lunch fee for those wanting to eat at the senior center.
Region 10 Medicare counselors also offer Medicare counseling each week on an individual basis in Montrose, and monthly in Delta, including Nov. 7 and 21, and Dec. 5. Appointments fill up fast. For more information, those interested can contact the Region 10 Medicare Counseling office at 970-249-2436 or 970-765-3132.
For people who are grieving, every day can be filled with reminders of their loved ones. But the feelings of loneliness or other emotions may be amplified by holiday events and activities that once involved your loved one. Thankfully, HopeWest grief support programs can help you manage these emotions and create a personal holiday plan to help reduce stress during this season. It can be helpful to think ahead about ways to make the holidays easier for yourself by thinking of how important it is for you to slow down and listen to your own needs, especially after suffering a loss.
HopeWest offers a free information session that provides ideas for self-care, new traditions and memorializing your loved one. These sessions will be held 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the KVNF Community Room, 233 Grand Ave., Paonia. The second will be held 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Delta Annex Conference Room, 205 Stafford Lane, Delta.
For more information call 970-874-0628 or email MMcclanahan@Hope
Organizers of the third annual TEDxGrand Junction event are now accepting applications from presenters who want to give a TED talk at this year’s event on Saturday, March 7 at the Avalon Theatre. The locally organized event uses TED’s celebrated format of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations, and performances that foster learning, inspiration, curiosity, and wonder while also prompting conversations that matter.
tions for the application. The theme for this year’s event is “2020.” Potential presenters should complete the application by Nov. 25. The presenter committee will review all applications and invite selected candidates to auditions on the week of Dec.1. Participants will be notified within a few weeks of auditions if they have been selected to be a TEDxGrand Junction 2020 presenter.
“We chose this theme because it reflects the vision and lens we need to use for this new era for TEDxGrand Junction,” said event Co-Organizer Josh Hudnall. “We’re looking for visionary ideas and presenters to give perspective to the audience on the past, today and looking forward.”
Act Community Theater recently announced its third play of the year — “The Red Lamp.” Auditions will be held 6:30 p.m. today at 822 Grand Ave. in the Delta Middle School Choir Room. “The Red Lamp,” by playwrite Hilliard Booth, will have a cast of three men and three women plus a couple of extras. Everyone — with or without acting experience — is encouraged to tryout. ACT will announce its 2020 plays soon and will be holding more tryouts in December.
The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition, or NFVCC, annual membership meeting has a change in venue.
The event set for 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, will now be held at Edesia Kitchens, 395 Clark Ave., Paonia. Those attending will vote to express their thoughts on economic development in the North Fork Valley.
The meeting will cover what the organization has done in 2019 and what to look forward to in 2020. You may also become a member or renew membership now. Visit north
forkcreative.org/ for more information.
Come and get it!
Come on out and get your “soup on!” At 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, the Creamery, 165 W. Bridge St. in Hotchkiss will hold its annual “Soup Bowl Fundraiser.” The $18 admission includes a hand-made ceramic bowl created just for the event by one of the Creamery’s potters. After you choose your bowl, choose from a selection of homemade soups, chilis and stews, plus a one-time refill, roll or piece of bread, and dessert. Enjoy live music and support the local arts. For details, call the Creamery at 970-872-4848.
The Blue Sage Center for the Arts will host Southern Hemisphere Wine Tour and Auction at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
Local sommeliers Jayme Henderson and State Steese of the Storm Cellar will lead an informational tasting of distinctive Southern Hemisphere wines. Following the tasting, wines will be auctioned off by the case as a fundraiser for the arts center. Cost is $50 a person.
To register, call 970-527-7243, visit the center at 226 Grand Ave., Paonia or go to its website at bluesage.org.
Enjoy some tunes
The Paradise Theatre of Paonia will host World Music in Paradise featuring Adam Agee and Jon Sousa - A Celtic Duo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
Tickets are $20 advance, $15 students and $25 day of the show. For more information, visit paradiseofpaonia.com/.
Paonia Elementary School veterans day ceremony
Paonia Elementary School, 430 Box Elder Ave., invites all veterans and the community to a Veterans Day program from 9-9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. There will be a flag-raising ceremony, performance by the students, and coffee and donuts.