THURSDAY, FEB. 28Rifle Story Time10:30 a.m. Thursdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgPreschoolers and their accompanying adults are invited.Free Writing Workshop6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, 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. White River Trail Runners ATV club7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 • Crabtree's Red Canyon Auto Body, 854 Access Road, Rifle • Susan, 309-7042We are a non-profit, family oriented ATV Club.Big Read Book Club for Middle School Students8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.org Students and parents from Rifle Middle School are participating in The Big Read Program by reading and discussing the companion novels, "Out of the Dust" and "Esperanza Rising." Join us for a book discussion.FRIDAY, MARCH 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.Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgWe'll read "Green Eggs and Ham," then enjoy a delicious breakfast of ... green eggs and ham.Free Science 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 these branch libraries every Friday afternoon for engaging science classes taught by Re-2 teachers. 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 and check each week's activities. SATURDAY, MARCH 2Battlement Mesa & Parachute Health Fair7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 • Grand Valley Recreation Center (formally known as the Battlement Mesa Activity Center) • 625-6433Low cost blood work, free health screenings and health education will be offered. All screenings are for adults 18 years or older. Cash, checks or credit cards accepted for payment. Spayghetti and No balls Dinner5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2 • Rifle Elks Club • 625-8808Fundraising dinner for the Rifle Animal Shelter.SUNDAY, MARCH 3Church 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, MARCH 4March Madness: Marble CountingMarch • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgCome to the Parachute Branch Library anytime in March and guess the correct numbers of marbles (without losing your marbles) in our jar and win our cabin fever basket.Go 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.Breakfast with Dr. Seuss11 a.m. Monday, March 4 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgThe man with the Cat in the Hat is coming, so what better way to welcome him than with a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast. Reservations required.The Good, the Bad, and the Gross Goes Seriously Gross: Snot Edition3 p.m. Monday, March 4 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgDesigned for 4-6 graders and hands-on learning at its best. Program is limited to 15 participants.Art After Hours6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 • Stone House Gallery, Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St. (16th Street & Birch Avenue), Rifle • 970-379-3842All materials provided.TUESDAY, MARCH 5Dental Fluoride Varnishes8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 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 with the opportunity for lots of practice with a skilled instructor. 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. • 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, March 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.Ursa Operating Co. Meet and Greet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 • Grand Valley Fire Protection District Station #1 (Battlement Mesa Firehouse), 124 Stone Quarry Road • FreeUrsa Operating Co. recently purchased the Garfield County natural gas assets of Antero Resources. Meet and ask questions of members of Ursa's team.WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6Celebrate Recovery6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 • Fellowship of the Rockies Annex, 1430 E. Railroad Ave., Rifle • 625-2511A program designed to help those struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ.Ursa Operating Co. Meet and Greet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 • Holiday Inn Express, 1535 River Frontage Road, Silt • FreeUrsa Operating Co. recently purchased the Garfield County natural gas assets of Antero Resources. Come meet and ask questions of members of Ursa's team and learn about plans of development.Rifle City Council7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, www.rifleco.orgCity Council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.Rifle Lions Club7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 • Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities Building,
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