THURSDAY, FEB. 21Rifle 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.Learn to Brew Your Own Beer6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.org Celebrate Garfield County Libraries' Big Read as we revisit the 1930s and learn the science and skills needed for home brewing beer. All participants must be at least 21 years of age and show identification. Classes are limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required.FRIDAY, FEB. 22Project 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. Each class will be 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. Repurpose Your Duds2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgTeens are invited to learn how to redesign and repurpose their clothes to make a new, exciting wardrobe. Jessica Bouck will teach this Big Read program. All materials will be supplied.Youth Scholarship Fundraiser Community Spaghetti Feed 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 • New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St. • $8 adults, $5 youth up to 12 years oldLocal community groups will serve spaghetti, salad, bread, beverages and dessert to raise funds for the Royal Warinner Youth Scholarship Fund, which allows local youth to participate in New Castle recreation programs they otherwise may not be able to afford. Tickets may be purchased at town hall and the community center.SATURDAY, FEB. 23Step Back in Time for The Big Read12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Local singer/songwriter Nate Adams will start with a 30-minute tribute to Woodie Guthrie. At 1 p.m., author and historian Andrew Gulliford will talk about Colorado oil shale, it's past and potential future. Audience members are invited to bring photos, stories, memorabilia, or anything else to share about the oil shale boom and bust. Be sure to check out the lobby display of 1930s items on loan from the Grand Valley Historical Society, "The Dust Bowl" photo exhibit on loan from Texas Humanities, and, weather permitting, vintage autos in the library parking lot.Oil Shale History Lecture3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgAuthor and historian Andrew Gulliford will talk about Colorado oil shale, it's past and potential future. The audience is invited to bring photos, stories, memorabilia, or anything else to share about the oil shale boom and the bust. 9 Pin No Tap Bowling 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 • 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. 24Church 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. 25Go 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 Angry Raisins Book Talk6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgJoin us to discuss "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck, for The Big Read 2013. Raisins will be served. Ladies Bible Study7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 • 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. 26Conquer 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.Learn to Swing Dancenoon Tuesday, Feb. 26 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Maurine Taufer, dance director from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, will teach one of the favorite dance styles of the 1930s. A dance partner is not needed. 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, email@example.comMeals are prepared and served by volunteer groups. "The Grapes of Wrath" Book Discussion6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.org This classic novel describes the struggle of migrants in their search for work and justice during the Great Depression. Historical photos of Silt will also be displayed. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27Toddler 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. 27 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgLearn how to make a paper crane and enter your crane in the crane beauty pageant. Then learn the complicated art of paper football folding. Free Writing Workshop6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 • New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main • Free • 984-2346, www.gcpld.orgAward-winning author Teague Bohlen, whose 2006 Great Depression novel, "The Pull of the Earth," won the Colorado Book Award for Fiction, will lead the workshop. Learn to Swing Dance6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.org 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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