THURSDAY, FEB. 14Rifle 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.Valentine's Day Play7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 • Bookcliffs Council on the Arts and Humanities "Stone House," 1100 E. 16th St. in Rifle • Tickets $12 in advance (online at http://goo.gl/sJa4o), $15 at the door The Boomtown Players will debut their new one-act play, "Cupid Confidential." Audiences will follow the modern-day son of Venus as he goes undercover to find out why the art of falling in love is being lost. Admission includes a selection of gourmet desserts. Beverages available from the Bookcliffs Council by donation. Seating is limited and the show is close to selling out. FRIDAY, FEB. 15Project 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 come to these branch libraries every Friday afternoon for 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. Reel Readers6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgRead "The Grapes of Wrath" and then watch the movie version on our giant screen with movie theater sound. 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 cookin'.Cupid Confidential7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 • Bookcliffs Council on the Arts and Humanities "Stone House," 1100 E. 16th St. in Rifle • Tickets $12 in advance (online at http://goo.gl/sJa4o), $15 at the doorThe Boomtown Players will perform their new one-act play, "Cupid Confidential." Audiences will follow the modern-day son of Venus as he goes undercover to find out why the art of falling in love is being lost. Admission includes a selection of gourmet desserts. Beverages available from the Bookcliffs Council by donation. Seating is limited and the show is close to selling out. SATURDAY, FEB. 16Rankin Town Hall Meeting4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 • Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle • FreeState Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, will talk about issues at the state capitol. 9 Pin No Tap Bowling 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 • Rifle Fireside Lanes, 0023 Colorado Highway 325 • 625-2231Every Saturday night. New bowlers are 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. 1720th Annual Poker Run9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 • Flat Tops • one hand for $6 or 4 hands for $20 • Carleton, 625-0134; Carla, 876-5225Prize money: 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250, 3rd Place - $150 and 4th Place - $100. We will also have door prizes that have been donated by many local business. Chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot chocolate and coffee available. Church Services9 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. 18Go 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, Feb. 18 • 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, Feb. 18 • 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. 19Conquer 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. A small class size and the opportunity for lots of practice with a skilled instructor. Reserve your space, the class is limited to six participants.Ladies Who Do Lunch Bunch 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org We will discuss Great Depression era literature, including "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck; "The Worst Hard Times," by Timothy Egan; and "Out of the Dust," by Karen Hesse. Enjoy a pot-luck lunch featuring some Great Depression era recipes.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. 19 • 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. 20Toddler 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. 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.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 verbal sharing and creative activities.Origam-Wii4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 • 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. 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.Learn to Swing Dance6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 • New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main • Free • 984-2346, www.gcpld.orgGarfield 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. Rifle City Council7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, www.rifleco.orgCity Council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.
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