THURSDAY, AUG. 23Clogging Dance Classes5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays • Apple Tree Community Room, New Castle • 970-379-05125 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. 24Silt Storytime10 a.m. Fridays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgEnjoy storytime for kids and their accompanying adults every Friday.Reel Readers6 p.m. Friday Aug. 24 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgRead "Sense and Sensibility," then come watch the movie. Don't have time for the book? Come anyway, always plenty of chatter and food. SATURDAY, AUG. 25Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities Beadwork Class9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 • Stone House Gallery, 1100 E. 16th St., Rifle • $40 • June Renfro,625-3043, or Betsy Blackard, 970-379-3842Marcey Hodshire, a member of the Pawnee/Flandreau Santee Sioux, will teach different beadwork styles. Supplies are included, but you can bring your own size 11 beads.Spinning the Eco Web10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 • Rifle Falls Wildlife Gazebo • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607 Hike Rifle Falls with the park naturalist to learn about the various ecosystems within the park,then create your own ecosystem picture. Parents will support their children in the process.Bring water, a camera, sunscreen, and a bag to collect your materials. Poker run benefit fundraiser for Nettie MillerNoon Saturday, Aug. 25 • Rifle Moose Lodge, 133 E. Third St. • Scott, (970) 379-3376; Blue, (970) 319-7298; Alex, (970) 309-2877Silent auction, music, poker run to help with cancer-related medical expenses. Food and beverages available. Cash donations can be made at any American National Bank location in Nettie Miller's name. Meet the Wildlife at Rifle Falls1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 • Rifle Falls' Wildlife Gazebo • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607 Learn how to figure out the skulls and skins that give insight into the identity and behavior of native Colorado animals. Wild About Bats8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 • Rifle Falls Mountain Mist Amphitheatre • 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. Bring your flashlights, because as dark approaches, you can observe their flight patterns while they munch on insects. Make sure you use insect repellent.SUNDAY, AUG. 26Wildlife Bingo11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 • Rifle Gap State Park Swim Beach • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607 Play Wildlife Bingo and learn interesting facts about the wildlife that live in or around the Rifle Gap State Parks Complex. Teeth Tell a Tale1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 • Harvey Gap State Park Swim Beach • Free, but a Colorado State Parks annual pass or $7 daily pass required to enter • 625-1607 Join Park Naturalist Terry Wise to examine the teeth of animals that live at the park. Centennial Concert Series and Centennial Market 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 9 • Centennial Park, 300 W. Fifth St., Rifle • www.rifleco.org/recreationThis Sunday, enjoy Kenny Brent and the Texas Express, playing from 4 to 8 p.m.MONDAY, AUG. 27Go 2 Work Workshop9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays • Colorado Mountain College Rifle Campus • Free • 384-8523Resume assistance, career exploration, skill assessment/enhancement, and interviewing skills assistance are available. Prepare for your CareerReady Colorado Certificate. No preregistration needed.Jazz and Ballet Dance Classes5:45 to 7 p.m. Mondays • Apple Tree Community Room, New Castle • 970-379-0512Ballet for kids 5 -to10-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. 28Silt Historical Park OpenTuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., through Oct. 31 • 8th and Orchard • Free, donations appreciated • 876-5801 to arrange toursLiteracy Outreach Conversation CircleVarious times every Tuesday • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle • Free • 945-5282 for info and timesJoin a Conversation Circle, where adult English learners practice their speaking skills. All speakers of other languages are welcome. Only English will be spoken. Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities Crochet Class6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 • Stone House Gallery, 1100 E. 16th St., Rifle • $25 • June Renfro, 625-3043, or Betsy Blackard, 970-379-3842Marilyn Cozza will teach how to crochet a rag rug. Supplies are included.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29Silt Storytime10 a.m. Wednesdays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgEnjoy 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 LuncheonNoon Wednesdays • River Center, 126 North 4th St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565Also sponsored by Lizzi's Main Street Coffeehouse, Elk Creek Mining Co., New Hope Church, Innermountain Distributing and Alpine Bank.
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