THURSDAY, JAN. 31Rifle 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.White River Trail Runners ATV club7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 • Crabtree's Red Canyon Auto Body, 854 Access Road, Rifle • Susan, 309-7042We are a nonprofit, family oriented ATV Club.FRIDAY, FEB. 1Project 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 Social Studies 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 every Friday afternoon for engaging social studies classes taught by Re-2 teachers. Each class is limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are encouraged to call the library or go online to pre-register and check each week's activities. Master of Social Work Degree Program9 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 • Child welfare annex of the Garfield County Human Services building, 195 W. 14th St. • (303) 871-3615 or Richard.Bishop@du.edu to request application information and to RSVP for the information session. The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work will host an information session about the master of social work degree program, offered at a reduced tuition rate. SATURDAY, FEB. 2Family Fun and Sing Along1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.org Join Carbondale's Youth Services Librarian, Sue Schnitzer, for this Big Read program featuring songs from the 1930s. We will make our own instruments to play, too. SUNDAY, FEB. 39 a.m. (early service, including junior church), 10 a.m. (Sunday School, all ages), 11 a.m. (late service, no children's service) Sundays • First Christian Church, 306 E. Third St., Rifle • 625-1419Pastor Dene Johnson. Call for other programs, meetings or information.Celebrate the Lord's Day10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sundays • Grand River Reformation Church, 101 W. 3rd St., Rifle • 948-4772 • www.grandriverurc.orgAll are invited to come hear the word of Christ. Children's catechism class immediately following the morning service.MONDAY, FEB. 4Go 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: The Big Read Edition3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgLearn how to use the stuff you have sitting around to make new creations. Designed for 4-6 graders, hands-on learning. Program limited to the first 15 participants. Storytime Goes on the Road11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 • Grand Valley Rec. Center, 401 Arroyo Dr., Battlement Mesa • Free • 945-5958, www.gcpld.orgYoung artists will get to see their work on display at the "Anything Goes Exhibition" after a special story time featuring a funny little boy that says "I ain't gonna paint no more." Art After Hours6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 • 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, FEB. 5Dental Fluoride Varnishes8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 • Garfield County Public Health, 195 W. 14th St., Rifle • $5Fluoride varnish is "painted" onto teeth to help prevent cavities. No appointment necessary. Conquer Mouse Fear9 a.m. Tuesdays in February • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgLearn to love the mouse, the Internet, and your email in a small class size, so there's lots of practice with a skilled instructor. Reserve your space, class is limited to six participants.Literacy Outreach Conversation CircleVarious times every Tuesday • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle • Free • 945-5282 for info and timesA 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. Advocate Safe House Project Support Group6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 • 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, FEB. 6Silt 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 987-3565Girls Circle Group4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through 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 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.Rifle Lions Club7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 • Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities Stone House, 1100 E. 16th St., Rifle • Susan, 309-7042Rifle City Council7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, www.rifleco.orgCity Council meets tonight. 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