Fly Tying Techniques
Local fly tying aficionado and avid fly fisherman Dan LeMoine will teach the basics of making your own fly ties. This free program will be held at the Rifle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29. For more information, call 970-625-3471.
Rifle Centennial Park Concert Series lineup announced
The City of Rifle announced the Centennial Park Concert Series lineup. Concerts will take place at 6 p.m. every Sunday from June 28 through Aug. 16 at the Centennial Park Stage.
The lineup, in order, is Fifty50, Symphony in the Valley (at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, with fireworks), Exit 42, The Johnny O Band, Dry Hollow, The Caleb Dean Band, Hell Roaring String Band and Wide Load.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Food and drink will be available for sale, and the concerts are free.
Summer youth art classes in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department will offer Mighty Makers Youth Art Classes for ages 8-14 through July 16, in partnership with local art educator Lynne Cassidy. The classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at The OZ Artists’ Workshop in downtown New Castle from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Cardboard Creations on July 1 and 2; Recycle Art Designs on July 8 and 9; and Marble Mazes on July 15 and 16. The fee is $45 per class and includes art supplies. Preregistration one week prior to the class is required and can be done online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.
Libraries Closed for Independence Day
All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The Glenwood Springs and Rifle Branches will resume normal hours on Sunday, July 5, at 1 p.m. The rest of the libraries will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6, at 10 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website, http://www.gcpld.org, during the closure.
Kids’ Theatrical Camp in Rifle to put on ‘Aladdin’
Secret Identity Productions will present “Aladdin the Musical” this summer at the New Ute Events Center in Rifle.
This will be a Kids’ Theatrical Camp for the month of July. Forty students ages 8-14 will spend four weeks building sets and costumes and learning dance, singing and acting to put on the performance at the end of the camp.
For information on how to be a sponsor or how to sign your child up for the camp, contact Brett Lark with Secret Identity Productions at 970-379-5161.
Be Someone’s Hero
Take to the skies with comedy duo Wayne & Wingnut. This one-of-a-kind act, presented by ventriloquist Wayne Francis, has life-sized puppets, cartoon voices, jokes, music, and even a banjo made out of a frying pan! These shows will take place on Tuesday, July 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; on Thursday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. For more information about Summer Reading events, visit http://www.gcpld.org.
The Silt Branch Library offers Spanish Storytime for children ages 3-6. This eight-week program will run through July 30. Stories, songs, and activities will explore camping and the outdoors. This program will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 970-876-5500.
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