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Calendar of Events - March 14-20, 2013

THURSDAY, MARCH 14March Madness: Marble CountingMarch • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgCome to the Parachute Branch Library anytime in March, guess the correct numbers of marbles (without losing your marbles) in our jar and win our cabin fever basket.Rifle 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.Fabric Flower Pounding9 a.m. Thursday, March 14 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgPat Jones from the Glenwood Sewing Center will demonstrate how to create lasting images using only fresh flowers, leaves and elbow grease. Registration is required. A short materials list will be handed out upon registration. FRIDAY, MARCH 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 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 come 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 for this program and check each week's activities. Reel Readers6 p.m. Friday, March 15 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgRead "The Client," by John Grisham, and then join us as we watch the movie version on our giant screen with movie theater sound. If you have not read the book, you are still welcome. There will be food.Art After Hours6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 • Stone House Gallery, Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St. (16th & Birch), Rifle • 1-970-379-3842All materials provided and waiting to be played with.SATURDAY, MARCH 16Family Fun Day11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 • Garfield County Fairgrounds • 970-440-7362Kiddie carnival, silent auction, food and fun for the whole family.Go Green1 p.m. Saturday, March 16 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgCelebrate St. Patrick's Day by going green. Come to the library for face painting lessons, to search for a gold coin, and more. This program is limited to middle school students.Financial Peace University1 - 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 • Rifle Library • 970-319-7057Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, this plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more. SUNDAY, MARCH 17Church 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. Third 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 18March Madness: Marble CountingMarch • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgCome to the Parachute Branch Library anytime in March, guess the correct numbers of marbles (without losing your marbles) in our jar and win our cabin fever basket.Adult Jazz Dance Class8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 18 • ArtillumA Dance Studio, 224 E. 21st St., Rifle • Free • 625-5616With Miss Jenny. All classes in March are free.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 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.Literacy Outreach Conversation Circles in New Castle6 p.m. Mondays • New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main • Free • 945-5282New English-speaking residents are invited to practice their language skills.Teen Reads Book Club6 p.m. Monday, March 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," 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 club meets every third Monday of the month.Art After Hours6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 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, MARCH 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. "Conquer Mouse Fear" provides 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.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. Ladies Who Do Lunch BunchNoon Tuesday, March 19 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Join us to discuss "Heading Out To Wonderful," by Robert Goolrick. Enjoy a pot-luck lunch.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. Advocate Safe House Project Support Group6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 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 location and more information.Art After Hours6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 • 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.WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20Silt 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. Fourth St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565Wii 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.Celebrate Recovery6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 • Fellowship of the Rockies Annex, 1430 E. Railroad Ave., Rifle • 625-2511A program to help those struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process.Rifle City Council7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, www.rifleco.orgCity Council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.


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