THURSDAY, JAN. 17Rifle 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.FRIDAY, JAN. 18Project 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 Art Classes for K-Fourth 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 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 and check each week's activities. Reel Readers6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgRead "Girl Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen and then join us to watch the movie. Those of you who have not read the book are also welcome to enjoy the screening. There will be food, so call ahead and find out what's cooking. Stay after the film to gab.SATURDAY, JAN. 19Fairy Tea Party1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • RSVP by Jan. 16, 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgWhatever you wish your fairy to be, let's make that fairy be! Space is limited. This event is for children in grades 3-5 only.2013 GarCo Democrats MLK Dinner6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 • VJ's Outlaw Ribbs, 315 E. First St., Parachute • $30 • Charmaine Locke, email@example.com, 948-8722Join Denver Broncos hero Vance Johnson at his restaurant, enjoy his BBQ and ribs, and have some fun discussing local civic/political issues with local Democrats.MONDAY, JAN. 21Go 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.Teen Reads Book Club6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 • 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. Art After Hours6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 • Stone House Gallery, Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St. (16th Street & Birch Avenue), Rifle • 970-379-3842Let your creative side shine. All materials provided.TUESDAY, JAN. 22Literacy 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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.orgMeals are prepared and served by volunteer groups. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23Annual Ag Day9:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 • New Castle Community Center • 945-5494 ext. 105 for lunch reservationsMount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts will kick off their 60th year anniversary with a drawing for a free day rental of the no till drill. Topics will include Reed grass, new noxious weed, agritourism, hydro and solar power. Mike Kishimoto will prepare his famous BBQ lunch.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.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. Lunch & Learn About Alzheimer'sNoon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 • Colorado State Veteran's Home conference room, 851 E. 5th St., Rifle • Free • 625-0842This lunch hour workshop will be presented by Grand Junction Alzheimer's Association Executive Director Teresa Black. She will answer questions and offer resources for individuals, families and organizations dealing with Alzheimer's disease.New Castle Senior LuncheonNoon Wednesdays • River Center, 126 N. 4th St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565Girls Circle Group4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 23 - March 6 • YouthZone Rifle Office, 136 E. 12th St. • 625-3141 to sign up or more informationThe group is designed to help girls in grades 9-10 build self esteem, make connections with peers, counter trends of self doubt, promote healthy self expression through verbal sharing and creative activities.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.