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November 7, 2012
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Calendar of Events - Nov. 8 - 14, 2012

Editor's note: Calendar items must be either typewritten, submitted by email to mail@citizentelegram.com, or online at www.citizentelegram.com, click on "Submit an Event" link on the home page calendar.THURSDAY, NOV. 8AARP Driver Safety Class8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Pre-register at 285-9870 or at the library • Cost: $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members, free for veteransThis class is designed for persons over the age of 50 and will cover how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing and reaction time; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; when to use a car phone; how to handle problem situations; and how to assess your own and others' driving abilities. Most Colorado insurance companies offer a discount for course completion.Electric Transmission Line Open House4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 • Grand Valley Fire Protection District Station #1, 0124 Stone Quarry Road in Battlement Mesa • FreeThe Bureau of Land Management and Xcel Energy will host this meeting concerning a new proposed 230 kilovolt transmission line between Rifle and Parachute. The line would connect the Rifle Ute Substation, about 1.5 miles southeast of Rifle, with the Parachute Substation, about one mile northeast of Parachute, to help meet natural gas industry needs. Dana & Susan Robinson in Concert7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgDana & Susan Robinson, an acoustic duo from Asheville, N.C., will bring their blend of old-time mountain music and contemporary songwriting, featuring the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo to the library.FRIDAY, NOV. 9Taco Bell Fundraising Week for SOS OutreachAll day Friday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 16 • Taco Bell locations in Rifle, Eagle County, Glenwood Springs, and Frisco • 970-926-9292Buy a combo meal, spread the love. Taco Bell will donate $1 to SOS for every combo meal purchased during the week .Project 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. 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.Free Science Classes for K-Fourth GradersK-2 Class: 12 p.m., 3-4 Class: 2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9 • New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 984-2346, 876-5500, 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgChildren are invited to come to these branch libraries every Friday afternoon for engaging science classes taught by Re-2 teachers and lots of fun. Each class will be limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are encouraged to call the library or go online to pre-register for this program. Quilt Trunk Show1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgRoaring Fork Quilt Guild member Patt Jones, a quilt teacher at the Glenwood Sewing Center, Colorado Quilt Council member and featured quilter at the recent Colorado Quilt Show, will discuss various styles and techniques used to create award winning quilts. SATURDAY, NOV. 10Gingerbread Gift House8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 • United Methodist Church, The Lovell Building, 200 E. Fourth St., Rifle • 970-274-0754Wonderful Christmas shopping opportunity. Beautiful hand crafted items and gifts for any occasion. Enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls and delicious soup for lunch.Swap Meet & Pig Roast9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 • Garfield County Fairgrounds, North Hall, Rifle • $7 per plate • 625-0134The Rifle Snowmobile Club Swap Meet offers a chance for individuals to sale and buy snowmobiles, trailers and gear. This year's event will also feature a vintage snowmobile show. SUNDAY, NOV. 11Thanksgiving Dinner Vegan-Style Complimentary Dinner5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 • 0086 Village Drive in Rifle Village South • RSVP is a must due to limited seating, call 625-0278Menu includes holiday loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked yams, green bean casserole, green salad, cranberry-apple sauce, whole wheat rolls, dessert. Recipes and resources for dish preparation will be available. This social event is sponsored by the Better Health Cafe of the Rifle Seventh-day Adventist Church.MONDAY, NOV. 12Go 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.Bedtime Story Time6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgEnjoy stories, songs, crafts, and a bedtime snack on the second Monday of each month. TUESDAY, NOV. 13Tackle it Tuesday10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgCalling all quilters, stampers, needle crafters and scrapbookers! We will have tables, irons, ironing boards and cutting mats, so bring your project for a day of crafting, food and friends. Bring your lunch, refreshments will be provided.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. Dana & Susan Robinson in Concert7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgDana & Susan Robinson, an acoustic duo from Asheville, N.C., will bring their blend of old-time mountain music and contemporary songwriting, featuring the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo to the library.WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14Silt 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. 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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