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September 19, 2012
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Calendar of Events - Sept. 20 - 26, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20Clogging 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 kids ages 8- and 9-years old. Classes are taught by a certified clogging instructor. Fifth Annual Grand Wine Affair 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 • Grand River Hospital's conference area, 501 Airport Road • Tickets $25 each or $45 per couple • 625-6423The Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association presents wine tasting, hors d' oeuvres , live music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Grand River Meals on Wheels program. Tickets available at the Grand River Caf, Choice Liquors and at the door. Sponsored in part by Choice Liquors and the Grand Valley Historical Society. Volunteer Tutor Information Session6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • 945-5282,, www.literacyoutreach.orgHelp is needed to teach basic literacy skills to adults including basic reading, writing and math to native English speakers and oral English skills to non-native speakers. Volunteers do not need to speak another language. Literacy Outreach is a non-profit providing individual tutoring for adults with low literacy skills.FRIDAY, SEPT. 21Project Learn 5th Day Program8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays • Wamsley Elementary School, 225 E. 30th Ave., Rifle • $40 •, registration forms at Rifle Dental Care, 1430 Railroad Ave. • (970) 319-9137Open to all K-5 students, weekly enrichment programs include music, brain games, mixed media art, outdoor activities, hands-on science, team building, language arts. Silt Story Time10 a.m. Fridays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgEnjoy story time for kids and their accompanying adults every Friday.Anita Witt entertains6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave., Silt • 970-618-4182Trick roper, singer, cowgirl poet and author Anita Witt will be performing with her sweet little dog. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with a jam session by the "Silt Historical Park Pickers." SATURDAY, SEPT. 22Touch A Truck10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 • Rifle Fire Protection District, 1850 Railroad Ave. • Free • 665-6570The Rifle Recreation Department's annual event is held this year in conjunction with the Rifle Fire Protection District's open house. Get a hands-on experience with all sorts of equipment, possibly including a helicopter, police cars, dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors and more. All ages welcome.Let's Twist Pinwheels Quilt Class10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • $15 • Registration is limited to 20 and is needed by Sept. 14 • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgNothing is better than being with friends, eating soup and delicious homemade brownies, and quilting. If you think this sounds fun, then join quilting instructor Judy Martens. We ask that no perfume or scents be worn.MONDAY, SEPT. 24Employer Discrimination Discussion9 to 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24 • Colorado Mountain College in Rifle & Glenwood Springs • Free • RSVP by Friday, Sept. 21 • 945-8638 or 625-5627The Colorado Workforce Centers next free roundtable discussion for businesses will focus on employer discrimination, led by Ben Hase with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.Anime Club3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgDo you love Manga and Anime? So do we! Join us to talk about your favorites, get recommendations, and practice your drawing skills.TUESDAY, SEPT. 25Give Blood - Save a Life Community Blood Drive9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 25 • Grand River Hospital & Medical Center, 501 Airport Road, Rifle • 625-6433The St. Mary's Blood Mobile will be parked in the South parking lot. Donors should remember to bring a picture ID. All donors will receive a free cholesterol screening.Silt 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 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. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26Silt Story Time10 a.m. Wednesdays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgEnjoy story time for kids and their accompanying adults every Wednesday.Toddler Time 10 a.m. Wednesdays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, Story time 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 987-3565Wii Wednesdays4 p.m. Wednesdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgEvery Wednesday after school, teens from middle school and up are invited to join in for games on our Wii console and snacks.

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