THURSDAY, OCT. 11Niemann's Pumpkin Patch9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850Choose the perfect pumpkin from our large assortment of Goliath Big Stem, Carving, Cinderella, Pie and Wee-Be-Little pumpkins. Goose gourds are available (perfect for making bird houses) as are wingnut gourds. Enjoy climbing Straw Mountain, navigating the Straw Maze, taking a hayride, digging in Copper Mine, bobbing for apples, honing your skills at "pumpkin" golf, "pumpkin" basketball, ski-slalom, ball toss, ring the pumpkin and more. Hot grilled food, natural apple cider, popcorn and caramel apples available from New Castle Diner food booth. Flu Clinic5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 • Battlement Mesa Fire Department, 124 Stone Quarry Road • 625-5200, www.garfield-county.comNo appointment necessary. Adult flu shot or mist, $20; Child flu shot or mist, $10. Accepting Medicaid, Medicare B, CHP+, cash or check only please. Provided by Garfield County Public Health.Garlic Class6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 • 38487 Highway 6 & 24, west of New Castle • 984-3320Learn about different types of garlic, planting garlic, best conditions for growing and harvesting, tasty samples. Bulbs and braids available for purchase, all grown and assembled at Sunshine Farms. FRIDAY, OCT. 12Project Learn 5th Day Program8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays • Wamsley Elementary School, 225 E. 30th Ave., Rifle • $40 • www.rifleprojectlearn.com, 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. Niemann's Pumpkin Patch1 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See description for Thursday, Oct. 11.Tour de Downtown Rifle4 to 8 p.m. Friday Oct. 12 • Downtown Rifle • Free • 665-6497Enjoy games and specials at downtown businesses and restaurants from 4 to 7 p.m. Then drop in at the Rifle Branch Library for Design Shindig, Part Deux. SATURDAY, OCT. 13Niemann's Pumpkin Patch10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 • Niemann's Gardens at 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See description for Thursday, Oct. 11.GarCo Dem candidates breakfast with Vance Johnson10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13 • VJ's Outlaw Ribs, 315 E. First St., Parachute • 970-704-9535Breakfast with Garfield County Democratic candidates Jo Ann Baxter/HD57, Emily Tracy/SD8, Jessica Garrow/CU Regent, Sherry Caloia/JD9 DA, Aleks Briedis/Dist. 3 Commissioner, Sonja Linman/Dist. 2 Commissioner, and special guest, former Denver Bronco Vance Johnson. Please RSVP to Kim.Wille@gmail.com or 704-9535.Osage Gardens Farm & Greenhouse Tour10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 • 36730 River Frontage Road, between New Castle and Silt off I-70 • 876-5445See where your food comes from and learn about our organic growing practices. We operate year round so there's still plenty to see as we gear up for winter. Meet at the Farm Store for ongoing family-friendly tours.Celebrate With Rifle's Veterans10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 • Colorado State Veterans Home, 851 E. Fifth St. in Rifle • Free • 625-0842 A 25th anniversary celebration and open house to recognize the home's $3.8 million capital improvement project remodel. Stop by to enjoy veteran camaraderie, live music, magic, barbecue, tours and popcorn. Youth Bowling League11 a.m. Saturdays through mid-December • Rifle Fireside Lanes, 0023 Colorado Highway 325 • $6 per youth, includes shoes • 625-2231 or drop by to sign upA fall U.S. Bowling Council Youth League every Saturday. Youth from first grade through 22 years of age (must be enrolled in college) are welcome. Trophies, pins, scholarships and more awarded. SUNDAY, OCT. 14Niemann's Pumpkin Patch10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See description for Thursday, Oct. 11.Get Caught Reading During Teen Read Week Sunday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 20 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.org If a library supporter sees a teen reading, they will be given a "Get Caught Reading" coupon that can be redeemed at the library for a special prize.MONDAY, OCT. 15Niemann's Pumpkin Patch9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See description for Thursday, Oct. 11.Go 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 is required.Ready to Read Story Time11 a.m. Mondays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgInteractive story time with Miss Michelle.The Good, the Bad and the Gross3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgJoin us for this fun hands-on learning activity, especially fourth through sixth-graders.Teen Reads Book Club6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgThe Teen Reads Book Club this year is featuring Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak," a powerful and beautifully written novel about a teenager who speaks out about a horrible crime and stands up for the wrong that has been done, even when her friends abandon her. The Teen Reads Book Club meets every third Monday of the month. TUESDAY, OCT. 16Niemann's Pumpkin Patch9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See description for Thursday, Oct. 11.Flu ClinicNoon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16 • Public Health, 195 W. 14th St., Rifle • 625-5200, www.garfield-county.comNo appointment necessary. Adult flu shot or mist, $20; Child flu shot or mist, $10. Accepting Medicaid, Medicare B, CHP+, cash or check only please. Provided by Garfield County Public Health.Fall Lawn and Garden Tips6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgPat McCarty, a certified master gardener from the CSU extension office, will provide tips on how to best care for your garden and lawn this fall.Advocate Safe House Project support group6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 • 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, OCT. 17Niemann's Pumpkin Patch9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See description for Thursday, Oct. 11.Silt 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, www.gcpld.org Story time designed just for toddlers, plus games, finger play and more. Wii Wednesdays4 p.m. Wednesdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.org.Every Wednesday after school, teens from middle school and up are invited to join in for games on our Wii console and snacks.New Castle Senior LuncheonNoon Wednesdays • River Center, 126 North 4th St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565
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