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January 9, 2013
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Calendar of Events - Jan. 10-16, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 10Rifle 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."Frog and Toad" Stone House Concert7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 • Bookcliffs Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St., Rifle • $10 • RSVP to 261-6685Dylan Fixmer (Toad) and Kileen Granata (Frog) write much of their own material. Refreshments will be available.Rifle Lions Club Open House5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 • Bookcliff Council on the Arts and Humanities Stone House, 1100 E. 16th St., Rifle • 970-309-7042Come see what the Lions Club is all about. Hors d'oeuvres and punch will be served. A special presentation by past District Governor Sheri Serve.FRIDAY, JAN. 11Project 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. Veterans Benefits Q&A10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 • Colorado State Veteran's Home conference room, Rifle • Free • 625-1059Barbara Martinez from the Denver Regional Veterans Benefits office will offer answers on veteran's benefits. 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 Art Classes for K-4 GradersK-2 Class: Noon, 3-4 Class: 2:30 p.m., Fridays • New Castle Branch Library, 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 art classes taught by Re-2 teachers. Each class is limited to 25 students. Parents are encouraged to call the library or go online to pre-register for this program and check each week's activities. Live Music at Creekbend6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 • Creekbend Bistro, 121 E. Third St., Rifle • 625-3131Live music returns to the Creekbend with Elliott Leonard.SATURDAY, JAN. 12Health and Fitness 1019:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • RSVP, 285-9870Tiffany Chapman starts the morning off with a discussion of the best exercises. Grand River Medical Center's Dr. Kevin Coleman will talk about preventative medicine, followed by a question and answer session. Registered dietitian Mickie Hosack will discuss proper diet and nutrition, followed by lunch. MONDAY, JAN. 14Go 2 Work Workshop9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays • Colorado Mountain College Rifle Campus, 3695 Airport Road • 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.The Good, The Bad and The Gross Gets Inventive3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Designed for 4-6 graders, hands-on learning at its best. TUESDAY, JAN. 15Literacy 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. Ladies Who Do Lunch Bunch12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Join us to discuss "The Story of Beautiful Girl," by Rachel Simon. Enjoy a potluck lunch. Happy Feet2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15• Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Join the Friends of the Library and their invited guest, Dr. Gerhard Rill, to learn how to have healthy and happy feet. LIFT-UP Extended Table Soup Kitchen5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays • Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church in the Lovell Building, 200 E. Fourth St. (one block east of Railroad Avenue, corner of Fourth and East Streets.) • Free • 625-4496, liftup@sopris.netMeals are prepared and served by volunteer groups. Advocate Safe House Project Support Group6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 • 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, JAN. 16Silt 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.Rifle 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.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 N. 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.Rifle City Council7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, www.rifleco.orgCity Council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.


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