THURSDAY, MAY 3Colorado Water 2012 Traveling Display Now through May 12 • Free • 625-4270The Rifle Branch Library hosts this display during regular hours.Clogging Dance Classes5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 • Apple Tree Community Room, New Castle • 970-379-05125-6 p.m. for ages 3.5 - 7 years old; 6-7 p.m. for kids ages 8 and 9 years old. Classes are taught by a certified clogging instructor. Family bowling pass startsMay 1 - Sept. 30 • Rifle Fireside Lanes' Family Pass 2012 • $48 • 625-2231Buy a pass for your family and everyone in the household can bowl two free games a day for the entire summer while the promotion lasts.FRIDAY, MAY 4Colorado Mountain College graduation7 p.m., Friday, May 4 • Spring commencement ceremonies • Colorado Mountain College in Rifle • Clough Auditorium on campus, 3695 Airport Road • 625-1871 Dr. Mark McCabe, Colorado Mountain College's assistant vice president of student affairs, will serve as the commencement speaker. Cheryl Strouse will serve as the student speaker and Phi Theta Kappa representative. SATURDAY, MAY 5Silt on Sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5 • throughout Silt • Sharon, firstname.lastname@example.orgSilt residents participate in a weekend-long yard sale. If you do not have space at your residence, we have a limited area in Veterans Park. Items must be removed by 3 p.m. There will be a reception tent at Veterans Park with maps and locations of all participants starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.Rifle Elks Lodge Fishing Derby9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 5 • Lions Pond • Kids 4-12 years old • Free • 625-2066Bait, drinks and snacks will be provided. Kids MUST bring their own fishing pole. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest, smallest and most fish.Encana Energy Expo9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5 • Garfield County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena, Rifle • FreeThe 10th annual Expo puts more than 90 companies and organizations on display. Learn how companies drill for natural gas, how the hydraulic fracturing process works; how oil shale is developed; and what new environmental technologies are being used to protect groundwater and reduce air emissions. The Expo will also showcase local alternative energy companies and natural gas powered vehicles. Pins Needles & Crafts Fair9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 5 • New Castle Senior Housing Activity Center, 201 Castle Valley Blvd. • FreeBeautiful handcrafted and unique Mother's Day gift items. Follow the yellow signs.Relay for Life Fundraiser9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 5 • Lovell Building, United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Fourth St., Rifle • Cheryl Morgan, 625-1795 or Mary Wheeler, 625-9482Seventh annual "Clips for a Cure." Come for a haircut, chair massage, henna tattoo or hair color and enjoy a tasty lunch while you wait. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Professional cuts by professional stylists, chair massages by professional massage therapists and new this year are Henna tattoos and hair color/feathers. Cost: $10 haircut, $5 lunch (BBQ or potato bar), $10 chair massage, $10 henna tattoos, $10 hair color or feathers.MONDAY, MAY 7Jazz and Ballet Dance Classes5:45 - 7 p.m., Monday, May 7 • Apple Tree Community Room, New Castle • 970-379-0512Ballet for kids 5-10 years old from 6-7 p.m.; Jazz for kids 5-10 years old from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.; Jazz for adults from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.TUESDAY, MAY 8Literacy Outreach Conversation CircleVarious times every Tuesday • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle • Free • 945-5282 for info and timesJoin a Literacy Outreach volunteer for Conversation Circle, a great way for adult English learners to practice their speaking skills in a safe environment. All speakers of other languages are welcome. Only English will be spoken. What is Happening to Our Water: Colorado Water Issues 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 8 • Rifle Branch Library • Free • 625-4270Shannon Ullman will speak about water concerns for Colorado residents, including conservation efforts in Rifle. WEDNESDAY, MAY 9New Castle Senior Luncheonnoon Wednesday, May 9 • River Center, 126 N. Fourth St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565Also sponsored by Patti's Main Street Coffeehouse, Elk Creek Mining Co., New Hope Church, Innermountain Distributing and Alpine Bank.FRIDAY, MAY 11Chautauqua Days9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 • Silt Historical Park • Eighth & Orchard • Free • 876-5801A cultural community celebration of the area's history and heritage with demonstrations of blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, bread making, flint napping, butter churning and story telling. Volunteers will dress in period costume. SATURDAY, MAY 12Vaccination Clinic8 a.m. to 2 p.m, Saturday, May 12 • Rifle Animal Shelter, 569 County Road 265, across from Rifle High School • 625-8808Is your dog or cat vaccinated? No appointment needed. Sawyer Brown in Concert6 p.m. Saturday, May 12 • Garfield County Fairgrounds • www.kmts.com or www.riflerendezvous.org A crowd favorite each year at Country Jam, Sawyer Brown will bring its high energy show to this year's 16th Annual Rifle Rendezvous. Symphony in the Valley Mother's Day Concert7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 12 • Rifle High School Auditorium • Adults $12, seniors $10, children 3-18 $6, families $30 • www.sitv.orgThe annual Mother's Day Concert features the winners of the 2012 Young Artists Concerto Competition: Pianist Mariana Olaizola, violinist Kayvon Coffey and soprano Joann Martinson. The concert will also be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Glenwood Springs High School.TUESDAY, MAY 15Grand Mesa Bear Management6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 • Rifle Fire Department, 1850 Railroad Ave.Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input on the development of bear management plans for hunting units on the Grand Mesa. The areas up for discussion include Game Management Units, 41, 42, 421, 411, 52, 53, 63 and 521. Surveys will be available at the meeting.THURSDAY, MAY 17Jerry Barlow at Garfield County Libraries7 p.m., Thursday, May 17 • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow incorporates favorite traditional Celtic pieces as well as his own compositions.THURSDAY, MAY 24Landowner Appreciation Picnic5:30 p.m. , Thursday, May 24 • Silt Park • RSVP to 945-5494, ext. 105.Hosted by the Bookcliff, Mount Sopris & South Side Conservation Districts to celebrate conservation successes.TUESDAY, JUNE 5Summer Bowling Leagues Start June 5 and 6 • Rifle Fireside LanesTuesday nights from 7-10 p.m. is a mixed sanctioned league. Wednesday nights from 7 - 10 p.m. is a mixed non-sanctioned league called "bowling for balls." Participants will receive a free ball at the end of the league. SATURDAY, JUNE 9Youth Bowling Starts June 9 • Rifle Fireside LanesEvery Saturday at 11 a.m. Kids will train with certified coaches, then will have a competition.SATURDAY, JULY 28Silt HeydaySaturday, July 28 • Silt Heyday Car show planned for Sunday, July 29 • 876-5861 Booth and parade forms will be mailed soon.