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August 15, 2012
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Calendar of Events - Aug. 16 - 22, 2012

THURSDAY, AUG. 16

Clogging Dance Classes

5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays • Apple Tree Community Room, New Castle • 970-379-0512

5 to 6 p.m. for ages 3.5- to 7-years old; 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 8- and 9-years old. Classes are taught by a certified clogging instructor.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

Silt Storytime

10 a.m. Fridays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.org

Enjoy storytime for kids and their accompanying adults every Friday.

Reel Readers

6 p.m. Fridays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org

Read "Sense and Sensibility" and then join us to watch the movie. Don't have time for the book? Come anyway, always plenty of chatter and food. Dinner is planned, so call ahead and see what you can bring.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

Silent Hunters with Owl Pellet Dissection

10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 • Rifle Falls Mountain Mist Amphitheatre • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607

Get personal with nature and get the scoop on the owl's who work the nightshift in and around Rifle Falls. Take an inside look into the bird's diet by dissecting (with a partner) one of their regurgitated pellets.

Rifle Falls' Predators

1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 • Rifle Falls' Wildlife Gazebo • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607

What should you do if you see a bear, coyote or mountain lion? Can you discourage predators from visiting your yard or campsite? Check out the interpretive table with some of the skins and skulls from our Rifle Falls' predators. Terry Wise, park naturalist, will answer these questions and more.

Wild About Bats

8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 18 • Rifle Falls State Park Mountain Mist Amphitheater • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607

Celebrate the 2012 International Year of the Bat by joining the park naturalist for an interactive presentation on everything you wanted to know about bats but were afraid to ask. Bring your flashlights, because as dark approaches you'll hike and observe their flight patterns while they munch on their supper. Be sure to use insect repellent. This program and hike is dependent upon weather conditions.

SUNDAY, AUG. 19

Teeth Tell A Tale

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 • Rifle Gap State Park Swim Beach • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607

Join Rifle Falls' park naturalist at the interpretive table to become a Nature Detective by examining the teeth of some animals that live at the park.

Wildlife Bingo

1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 • Harvey Gap State Park Swim Beach • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607

Did you know wolves are bigger than coyotes or that baby beavers are called kits? Do all mammals have hair? Find the answers and learn some more interesting facts about the wildlife that live in or around Rifle Gap, Rifle Falls State Park and Harvey Gap State Park.

Centennial Concert Series and Centennial Market

4 - 8 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 9 • Centennial Park, 300 W. Fifth St., Rifle • www.rifleco.org/recreation

This Sunday, enjoy Swing Je Taime, playing from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jack Smith Scholarship Fund golf tournament

8:30 a.m. Sunday, August 19 • Rifle Creek Golf Course • 970-665-7777

4 Person Scramble. $400 entry fee per team. Individual hole events and cash prize for winning team and snacks provided. Send entries to: Rifle Creek Golf Course, 3004 Highway 325 Rifle, CO 81650 Phone: 970-625-1093. All proceeds go to Jack Smith Scholarship Fund at Rifle High School.

MONDAY, AUG. 20

Go 2 Work Workshop

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays • Colorado Mountain College Rifle Campus • Free • 384-8523

Resume assistance, career exploration, skill assessment/enhancement, and interviewing skills assistance are available. Prepare for your CareerReady Colorado Certificate. No preregistration is required.

Jazz and Ballet Dance Classes

5:45 to 7 p.m. Mondays • Apple Tree Community Room, New Castle • 970-379-0512

Ballet for kids 5- to 10-years old from 6 to 7 p.m.; Jazz for kids 5- to 10-years old from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.; Jazz for adults from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 21

Silt Historical Park Open

Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., through Oct. 31 • 8th and Orchard • Free, donations appreciated • 876-5801 to arrange tours

Literacy Outreach Conversation Circle

Various times every Tuesday • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle • Free • 945-5282 for info and times

Join 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.

Advocate Safehouse Project support group

6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 • Confidential location in Rifle • 945-2632

A free, confidential support group for women in current or past abusive relationships. Child care provided. Call for specific location and more information.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22

Silt Storytime

10 a.m. Wednesdays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.org

Enjoy storytime for kids and their accompanying adults every Wednesday.

Toddler Time

10 a.m. Wednesdays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org

Storytime designed just for toddlers, plus games, finger play and more.

New Castle Senior Luncheon

Noon Wednesdays • River Center, 126 North 4th St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565

Also sponsored by Lizzi's Main Street Coffeehouse, Elk Creek Mining Co., New Hope Church, Innermountain Distributing and Alpine Bank.

Farmers Market

5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays • 1733 Railroad Ave., Rifle • 970-379-0495

Fresh organic produce, Palisade fruits, Olathe sweet corn, fresh bakery items, artisans and more.


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