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Calendar of Events - Oct. 25, 2012

THURSDAY, OCT. 25Niemann's Pumpkin Patch9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 • 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. Osage Gardens Pumpkin Fields11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 • 36730 River Frontage Road, between Silt and New Castle off I-70 • 876-5445Come choose your perfect pumpkin in our fields next to the Colorado River. White River Trail Runners ATV club7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 • Crabtree's Red Canyon Auto Body, 854 Access Road, Rifle • Susan, 309-7042We are a non-profit, family oriented ATV Club.FRIDAY, OCT. 26Little Bit o'Country Craft Fair8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 • Canyon Creek Schoolhouse, 1/4 mile north of Exit 109, east of New Castle • 970-625-2030Annual event; local artists; pottery, jewelry, hand-made soaps, aromatherapy, animal sculpture, dried florals, fabric and needle arts, rag rugs, jams, jellies and felted wools.Niemann's Pumpkin Patch1 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See the Thursday, Oct. 25 listing for details.Osage Gardens Pumpkin Fields11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 • 36730 River Frontage Road, between Silt and New Castle off I-70 • 876-5445Come choose your perfect pumpkin in our fields next to the Colorado River. Decorate Your Own Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgChildren are invited to decorate their own trick-or-treat bags. Supplies are available for the first 60 participants.Reel Readers6 p.m. Friday Oct. 26 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgRead "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. Conservation Districts Annual Dinner6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 • Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs • $25/person • RSVP by Oct. 22 to 945-5494, ext. 105Mount Sopris, Bookcliff and South Side Conservation Districts, U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service will gather with private landowners to talk about accomplishments and projects. Guest speaker, Wayne Ives with the White River National Forest, will discuss the Coal Basin Restoration Project.Halloween Horror Movie & Spooky Costume Contest7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgTeens are invited to watch a terrifying Halloween horror movie and win a spooky costume contest. From the creators of "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw," shiver in fear to "Insidious." Best costumes will receive prizes. Pizza and Halloween treats will be served.SATURDAY, OCT. 27Little Bit o'Country Craft Fair8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 • Canyon Creek Schoolhouse, 1/4 mile north of Exit 109, east of New Castle • 970-625-2030See the Friday, Oct. 26 listing for details.Niemann's Pumpkin Patch10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See the Thursday, Oct. 25 listing for details.Osage Gardens Pumpkin Fields & Greenhouse Tours10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 • 36730 River Frontage Road, between Silt & New Castle off I-70 • 876-5445Come choose your perfect pumpkin in our fields next to the Colorado River. Greenhouse tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. SUNDAY, OCT. 28Niemann's Pumpkin Patch10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See the Thursday, Oct. 25 listing for details.Osage Gardens Pumpkin Fields10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 • 36730 River Frontage Road, between Silt & New Castle off I-70 • 876-5445Come choose your perfect pumpkin in our fields next to the Colorado River. MONDAY, OCT. 29Niemann's Pumpkin Patch9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See the Thursday, Oct. 25 listing for details.Monday Math Madness10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgOreo cookies and math? You can learn those pesky multiplication facts in the most crazy ways. The Parachute Branch Library invites all 4th and 5th graders to join the fun. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.Osage Gardens Pumpkin Fields11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 • 36730 River Frontage Road, between Silt and New Castle off I-70 • 876-5445Come choose your perfect pumpkin in our fields next to the Colorado River. 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.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.Anime Club3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 • 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. Free Avalanche Awareness & Rescue Class6 - 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 • Rifle Performance Motorsports, 1014 Access Road, Rifle • free • RSVP by Oct. 26: 625-2041Class Instructor Mike Duffy.Pumpkin Carving ContestMonday, Oct. 29 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgShow off your creative talents. Entries will be judged as scariest, funniest, most unusual, and best in show. Contest winners will be announced at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 31. First place winners from each category will win a $25 gift certificate from the Parachute business of your choice. Complete contest rules are available at the front desk.TUESDAY, OCT. 30Niemann's Pumpkin Patch9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 • 6501 County Road 214 (Peach Valley Road), New Castle • 984-3850See the Thursday, Oct. 25 listing for details.Osage Gardens Pumpkin Fields11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 • 36730 River Frontage Road, between Silt and New Castle off I-70 • 876-5445Come choose your perfect pumpkin in our fields next to the Colorado River. Literacy 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. Paranormal Teen Party6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgIf you dare, come dressed up as your favorite paranormal character and enjoy a fun party on all things paranormal.WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31Silt 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. Preschool Halloween Parade10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgShow off your costumes as we trick-or-treat through City Hall and around East Third Street businesses. Please show up early to gather for the parade.Halloween Party @ the Library4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgPre-school and elementary-aged kids are invited to come dressed up and ready for fun!Halloween at the Historical Park6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. • Free • 970-618-4182The Silt Historical Park will be open to all trick-or-treaters for halloween. Treats will be passed out in each building, and the buildings will be open for escorts to view. Wii 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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