Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials. For info, contact 970-878-0111 or www.meekersheepdog.com.
Western Slope Conservative Alliance September Meeting. 6:30 at City Auditorium. Informational meeting with candidates or representatives from federal, state, and local races running in November election. Candidates will give a short presentation about themselves and why we should vote for them. For more info, go to www.wscaonline.org.
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Colorado Mesa University Art Department presents Art Gallery “Longing for Something.” Solo show of dynamic and electronically generated works by Cyane Rollins Tornatzky, CMU professor. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20. For more info, call 248-1833.
Western Slope Concert Series “Stephanie Mientka and Friends.” Music for viola, cello, harp, flute, and piano. 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, G.J. For more info, contact 241-0741, email@example.com, or www.JunctionConcerts.com.
High Desert Opera Auditions. For New Year’s Eve Gala, Broadway hit “I Do! I Do!” 1 to 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., G.J. For more info or reservation, call 270-7989.
Western Colorado Chapter Hearing Loss Assn. of America Monthly Meeting. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., G.J. Jay Tinglum from ADCO Hearing Products, Inc. Captioning. Light refreshments. For more info, call 241-2592.
First Baptist Church Senior Adult Day 2012. 8:30 a.m. through lunch. First Baptist Church, 7th & Grand Ave., G.J., downstairs. For more info, contact 242-2657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think, Fix, Build Class with Cullen Purser. 9:30-10:30 and 11-noon. Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen St. For more info, call 260-5413.
“Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie” – documentary by deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie. 8 p.m. at Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen St. For more info, call 260-5413.
Colorado Mesa University Music Faculty Gala. 7:30 p.m. in Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Annual audience favorite features all of the CMU music faculty and is followed by a catered reception in the lobby. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students. Box office is 248-1604.
Museum of Western Colorado Changing Landscapes of Science. “The history in our genes: can we reproduce the past?” 7-9 p.m. For more info, go to museumofwesternco.org.
Cross Orchards Historic Site Events 2012 – 7th Annual Two Rivers Chautauqua. For details, go to www.museumofwesternco.com.
Mare Wakefield performs at Suds Brothers’ Brewery in Fruita. 7 p.m. show time – no cover. 127 E. Aspen Ave. Gearing up for a season full of travel, including a five-week European tour, Mare and pianist/guitarist/husband Nomad Ovunc hit the highways to bring their music to a town near you. For info, go to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Complimentary child care with reservation.
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.
Weights for Life Adult Fitness Class. Senior weights to build strength, increase flexibility and promote injury prevention. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 858-0360.
Core Strength Adult Fitness Class. Core stabilization, core strength, balance and toning. 8:15-9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 858-0360.
City of Fruita Tap Dance classes: 18 years and up, Saturday mornings 9-10 a.m., Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen, $25 monthly, instructor Chris Clare. Pre-register on-line www.fruita.org.
Fruita Seniors Soup and Games first Tuesday of each month, 5-8 p.m. at Senior Center.
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.