THURSDAY, DEC. 13Stocking 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.Story Time10:30 a.m. Thursdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgPreschoolers and their accompanying adults are invited to attend for fun, friends, stories, and more.The Stone House Concerts7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 • Bookcliffs Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St. , Rifle • $10 • (970) 261-6685The Symphony in the Valley Christmas Ensemble will perform a program of Christmas material, as well as some other special treats for the ears. The ensemble will feature a six piece string section with oboe and flute. FRIDAY, DEC. 14Project 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. 15Art After Hours6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 • Stone House Gallery, Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St. (16th & Birch), Rifle • (970) 379-3842Join us and let your creative side shine. All materials provided and waiting to be played with.SUNDAY, DEC. 16Rifle Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 • Rifle High School, 1350 Prefontaine Ave. • Travis May, (970) 404-2099All kids ages 8-13 are invited to participate. Please provide a copy of the youth's birth certificate as proof of age.MONDAY, DEC. 17Go 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, Dec. 17 • 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, DEC. 18Ladies Who Do Lunch Bunch12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgJoin us to discuss "The Christmas Pearl," by Dorothea Benton Frank. Enjoy a pot-luck 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. Make Duct Tape Christmas Gifts6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgTeens are invited to make Christmas gifts using duct tape.Advocate Safe House Project Support Group6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 • 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, DEC. 19Silt 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. Story Time10:30 a.m. Wednesdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgPreschoolers and their accompanying adults are invited to attend for fun, friends, stories, and more.New Castle Senior LuncheonNoon Wednesdays • River Center, 126 North 4th St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565The Good, The Bad and The Gross gets Inventive2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgDesigned for 4-6 graders and hands-on learning at its best. A Very Funny Christmas2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgJoin us for Christmas movie laughs with Will Ferrell in "ELF." Popcorn and snacks provided.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.Rifle City Council7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, www.rifleco.orgCity council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.
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