Events planned to raise funds for Redlands Community Center

Tickets are now on sale for a series of events scheduled to raise money for renovations at the Redlands Community Center as the 100th anniversary of the historic facility approaches.

Located at 2463 Broadway in Grand Junction, the Redlands Community Center opened in 1920 and has served as a venue for weddings, partis and other events ever since. The Redlands Community Center is one of only a handful of structures in Mesa County placed on the Colorado Historical Society Register.

Four events are planned for 2018 to help fund renovations:

April 28 — A luau dinner dance will feature song and dance performances by members of the Polynesian Student Alliance at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.  A traditional Polynesian dinner buffet with tropical drinks will be followed by an evening of dancing. Tickets sell for $45 each, $80 for a couple and $300 for a table for eight.

June 15  — A food and wine pairing seminar will feature Jenne Baldwin-Eaton, a viticulture and enology instructor at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction. Baldwin-Eaton will help participants pair local wines with various foods as well as discuss wine production techniques in the Grand Valley. Tickets sell for $40 each and include wine tastings.

Sept. 8  — A day-long event will include a car show, beer tasting and sock hop. Participants will enjoy a vintage car show while sampling local brews during the day. The event will continue with a sock hop dinner dance in the evening that will include a dance contest. Tickets sell for $45 each, $80 for a couple and $300 for a table for eight.

Dec.  31  — A New Year’s Eve celebration will include a catered dinner with a carving station followed by dancing. Tickets sell for $75 each or $575 for a table for eight.

For tickets or information about events at the Redlands Community Center, call 245-0204  or email A portion of ticket prices are tax-deductible since proceeds from fund-raising events go to the Redlands Community Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.