THURSDAY, DEC. 6Stocking Stuffers for SaleToday through Saturday, Dec. 22 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgTake a peek under our tree in the lobby and select a book, wrapped and ready to give. A simple tag gives you a general genre clue about the book. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.Wrap it Up6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgNeed time and space to wrap up those gifts? We have big tables and lots of space. Enjoy refreshments, too.Energy Advisory Board5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 • 207 East Avenue, Rifle • 970-625-5915The Energy Advisory Board is a monthly forum for the public, oil and gas industry, landowners and local government to engage in positive and proactive communication and actions that encourage responsible and balanced development of energy resources. Presentation by Ursa Resources Group II as the purchaser of Antero Resources Piceance Assets. Don Simpson, Ursa Resources VP Business Development. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a light meal and social time is provided for meeting attendees. The discussion will kick off shortly after 6 p.m. The Rifle Library now locks the doors at 6 p.m., so make sure to be there on time.FRIDAY, DEC. 7Project 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-Graders12 p.m. (K-2), 2:30 p.m. (3-4) 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 pre-register for this program. SATURDAY, DEC. 8Decorate Christmas Cookies1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgAll materials will be provided.Holiday Home Tour1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 • Four homes in Parachute and Battlement Mesa • $10 • Ann Chance, 285-5627 or B.J. Lindauer, 285-1112P.E.O. Chapter IP hosts a scholarship fundraiser tour of four homes displaying Christmas collections and holiday decor in Canyon View Village, Monument Creek Village, Stoneridge Circle, and Parachute. Cookies and coffee at the Stoneridge Circle home.SUNDAY, DEC. 9Library Closure4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgThe Rifle Branch Library will close early for the staff holiday party. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. 25th Annual Grand River Hospital District Memory Tree Celebration2 - 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 • E. Dene Moore Care Center, 701 East 5th Street in Rifle • (970) 625-7442Take a moment this year to honor the memory and spirit of a loved one who has passed. Join us for this celebratory event where there will be refreshments, song, fellowship and memories. Purchase a personalized handmade ornament in memory of a loved one and we will proud to honor them by placing the ornament on our Memory Tree. To purchase a handmade Memory Tree Ornament contact Tammy Fasold, EDMCC Activities Coordinator, (970) 625-7442 or email@example.com. Cost is $8 each. All proceeds benefit E. Dene Moore Care Center.MONDAY, DEC. 10Go 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.Rifle Senior Center Senior Wellness 'Pamper Yourself'12 - 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 • Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Avenue, Rifle • 970-945-9191 extension 3061Pamper Yourself Day for seniors at the Rifle Senior Center, Share a potluck of homemade soups (you bring a side dish), enjoy head and neck massages, nail painting and crafts with your friends.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, Dec. 10 • 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, DEC. 11Tackle it Tuesday10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 • 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 set up for your convenience. Drop in and bring your project for a day of crafting, food and friends. Bring your own 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. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12Breakfast with Santa10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.org Every child will get to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Then, Santa will read "Twas The Night Before Christmas." A light breakfast will be served.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. 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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