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November 14, 2012
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Calendar of Events - Nov. 15 - 21, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 15Taco Bell Fundraising Week for SOS Outreachall day Thursday, Nov. 15 • Taco Bell locations in Rifle, Eagle County, Glenwood Springs, and Frisco • 970-926-9292Buy a combo meal, spread the love. Taco Bell locations will donate $1 to SOS for every combo meal purchased during the week of Nov. 9.Grow Your Money2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgLearn the newest ways to grow your money from Dan Niedbalski, senior vice president of Alpine Bank. Informed options only, no sales pitches.Grand River's Cheese Tasting Event5 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 • Battlement Mesa Activity Center • 970-625-6433Gourmet cheeses, wines, imported olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars, smoked salmon, prime rib, pastas and more! Free admission, come sample cheeses from countries around the world, learn about wine and cheese pairing and more. FRIDAY, NOV. 16Taco Bell Fundraising Week for SOS Outreachall day 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 locations will donate $1 to SOS for every combo meal purchased today.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., Fridays • 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 preregister for this program. Cookie and a Craft1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgChildren can decorate holiday cookies and create Thanksgiving table centerpieces. Materials limited to the first 60 children.Rifle Holiday Expo5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 • Rifle High School, 1350 Prefontaine Ave.Come shop, sip cider and support local small businesses. Approximately 25 local vendors will be present for holiday shopping.SATURDAY, NOV. 17St. Mary's Christmas/Holiday Bazaar8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 • St. Mary Community Center, lower level, Seventh and Birch Streets, Rifle • Donna Bannon, 625-5115 or divagram@q.comFind that special gift for all at St. Mary's traditional Christmas Holiday Bazaar. Vintage linens, dated collectibles, unique ornaments, gift baskets, hand-crafted items, bling, home decor and more. Stock your pantry with home made goodies and garden fresh canned goods from the country kitchen. Home For The Holidays Shopping Event11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 • Battlement Mesa Activity Center, 0398 Arroyo Drive, Parachute • 970-285-6671A day of shopping and fun. Local area vendors and crafters will be available to help you pick the perfect gifts."Brave" Movie Release Party1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgCelebrate the release of the movie, "Brave." Children and teens of all ages are invited to this special viewing. Popcorn will be served.MONDAY, NOV. 19Go 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.Teen Reads Book Club6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 • 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. Rifle City Council7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • Free • 665-6405, www.rifleco.orgCity council meets tonight instead of its regular Wednesday night this week because Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 22. Go online for an agenda.TUESDAY, NOV. 20Ladies Who Do Lunch BunchNoon Tuesday, Nov. 20 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgJoin us to discuss "Defending Jacob," by William Landay. Enjoy a potluck lunch.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. Advocate Safe House Project Support Group6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 • 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, NOV. 21Celebrate Mickey Mouse's Birthday with a Cartoon Fest1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgLots of movies, bags of popcorn, crazy games, and a chance to win a copy of the newest "Diary of the Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel."Libraries Closed for ThanksgivingThe Rifle, New Castle, and Gordon Cooper Branch Libraries will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m., in celebration of Thanksgiving. All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. The libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.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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