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Calendar of Events - Feb. 7-13,2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 7Rifle 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.Popcorn & A Movie: "The Grapes of Wrath"1:30 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgPart of The Big Read, enjoy two showings of "The Grapes of Wrath," starring Henry Fonda. Popcorn will be provided. Those Thrifty '30s2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgLearn about everything from coupon clipping to making several meals out of one shopping experience. FRIDAY, FEB. 8Project 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 to enjoy engaging social studies 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 preregister for this program and check each week's activities. SATURDAY, FEB. 9Great Depression Game Day10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgDid you know that Monopoly was created during the Great Depression as a way to make light of the terrible economy? Other kids toys and games will be available. Light refreshments will be served.Love Tacos1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.org Teens are invited to fill your shell and your belly with gummy worms and bears, heart candies, sprinkles, sauce, chili powder and more. American Girl Tea Party1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgEnjoy a fun tea party featuring the movie "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" and various activities and crafts. Call the library to sign up.Art Gallery Grand Opening3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 • PIP aRT GaLLery, 602 Main St. in SiltStop by for a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Silt Chamber of Commerce at 3 p.m., then enjoy some refreshments and meet some of the artists whose works will be featured in February. 9 Pin No Tap Bowling 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 • Rifle Fireside Lanes, 0023 Colorado Highway 325 • 625-2231Starts today. Every Saturday night. New bowlers welcome. $15 buy-in, three games total, will use handicap and have a chance to win a strike pot. No sign up needed, just show up.SUNDAY, FEB. 109 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. 11Go 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.Bedtime Story Time6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 • 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. Ladies Bible Study7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 652 E. Fifth St., Rifle • FreeAll ladies are welcome. We are studying the book of Mark and meet on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.TUESDAY, FEB. 12Conquer 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. Reserve your space, the class is limited to six participants.Tackle it Tuesday10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Calling all quilters, stampers, needle crafters and scrapbookers! We will have tables, irons, ironing boards and cutting mats all 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 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. Whatever Book Club4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgBring whatever book, manga, graphic novel, etc. you are currently reading and share your thoughts, opinions, and revelations. This book club meets the second Tuesday of each month. Snacks and refreshments provided.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. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13Silt 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. A Grand Chance for Chocolate11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 • Grand River Hospital Cafe, 501 Airport Road, Rifle • 625-6423Celebrate that special someone this Valentine's Day with a very special treat and create your own box of chocolates. New this year is handmade greeting cards. Proceeds benefit the GRHD Volunteer Association. New Castle Senior LuncheonNoon Wednesdays • River Center, 126 N. Fourth St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565Microsoft Word 2007 Basics2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgWe'll make you more confident when using computers at the library, at work, at home or when looking for a job. Call for more information or to register for this class.Girls 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 verbal sharing and creative activities.Origam-Wii4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.org Learn how to make a paper crane and then enter your crane in the crane beauty pageant. Then learn the complicated art of paper football folding and throw down some table-iron game. There will be a new craft and challenge each week. Learn to Swing Dance @ the Library4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.org Garfield County Libraries will present free swing dance classes throughout February to celebrate The Big Read 2013. Maurine Taufer, dance director from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, will teach one of the favorite dance styles of the 1930's. A dance partner is not needed.


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