Rifle-area events calendar, May 16-22
Thursday, May 16
Free Legal Help Clinic — 10 a.m., third Thursdays of every month, Parachute Branch Library. Free legal civil services are available to qualified Garfield County residents. Set up a time to meet online with an attorney at the Parachute Branch Library; 30-minute appointments are available from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 970-945-8858.
Sip and Scan — 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., The Meeting Place, 110 E. 3rd St., Suite 209, Rifle. Free private health scan and enjoy a cup of tea or lemon water. A scan will be used with the ITOVI Health scan. This scan measures the frequency in your body and matches it with essential oils that will help raise your frequency, physically and emotionally. Meetings are first come, first serve and in a private setting. No purchase necessary. For more information call: 970-309-7180.
Rifle Rendezvous — 5 p.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds. Pre-Sale Carnival tickets will be $25 and available at Alpine Bank, City Market, The Little Coffee Shack and Cornerstone Home Lending – Ticket prices at the gate will be $35 this year. Carnival opens at 5 p.m. For more information go to: http://www.riflerendezvous.wordpress.com.
Health by Chocolate: Indulge and Be Well — 6 p.m., Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Avenue, Silt. Chocolate can actually be good for us! Join us at the Silt Branch Library on Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. to taste the quality and learn how to use chocolate to enhance your health. Free, open to the public, and presented by Nutritional Health Coach Troye Boone with the Glenwood Springs Natural Grocers. There will be a maximum of 25 participants, so register early! For more information call the library at 970-876-5500. Free
T1D Support Group — 10 a.m., third Thursdays of every month, Parachute Branch Library. Free legal civil services are available to qualified Garfield County residents. Set up a time to meet online with an attorney at the Parachute Branch Library; 30 minute appointments are available from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 970-945-8858.
Friday, May 17
Outdoor Fun Day — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Lions Pond, 200 Lion’s Pond Circle, Rifle. Join Abi and Meredith for a FREE! fun-filled day of Insect Collecting, Hiking, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Park Cleanup, Outdoor Games, Prizes and Ice Cream! Bring a water bottle, sun protection, and your favorite outdoor games! For youth (Ages 8-18). Space is limited to 25. Provided in partnership with Garfield County Outdoors and CSU Extension (Garfield County). For more information, please call the Garfield County Extension Office: (970) 625-3969.
STEM at Your Library — 3 p.m., New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main St., New Castle. Kids and teens are invited to join us to explore science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on experiments, projects, crafts, and more! This event series is presented in part by AmeriCorps and Colorado State University Extension 4-H. For more information call the New Castle Branch Library at 970-984-2346. Free.
Saturday, May 18
Rifle Rendezvous — 7 a.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds. Pre-Sale Carnival tickets will be $25 and available at Alpine Bank, City Market, The Little Coffee Shack and Cornerstone Home Lending – Ticket prices at the gate will be $35 this year. For more information and full schedule go to: http://www.riflerendezvous.wordpress.com.
Healthy Lands Open House — 9 a.m., Silt Preserve, County Road 346, Silt. Join local experts to discuss what is important to you. Native seed mix, biocontrol, plant identification, noxious weed control, gardening. Hot dogs and brats served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free.
Bike Rodeo — 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Rifle Police Department, 201 E. 18th St. Rifle. Join us for: Bicycle obstacle course, face painting, free helmets, bounce house, free hotdogs and popcorn and random bike drawings at noon. Take the opportunity to learn about bike safety from our officers.
DIY Log and Timber Home Workshop — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Perma Chink Systems, 1960 Airport Rd. Rifle. Free workshops are structured to give home owners tips on home maintenance. Registration online
GarCo First Responders Day — 10 a.m., Silt Stoney Ridge Pavilion, 648 N. 7th St., Silt. Recognize and celebrate law enforcement, fire protection and emergency services. Kids bounce house, educational community booths with giveaways, free barbecue, law enforcement memorial tribute, live entertainment with Nashville’s Tyler Barham and more. Fundraisers for Special Olympics Colorado include the BearCat Pull and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Free.
Best Self Womens Group — 1:30 p.m., New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main St., New Castle. Chat with other local women about self-care, career, friendships, relationships, self-advocacy, mindset, goal-setting, money management, or other areas in which youd like to receive support. The group will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the Saturdays of May 18, and June 22 at the New Castle Branch Library. The group is open to all women and is free to attend. For more information call the library at 970-984-2346. Free
Freddy Jones Band — 8 p.m., Ute Theater, 132 W. 4th St., Rifle. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 8 p.m. show. One of America’s premiere roots rock acts, Freddy Jones Band (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones) is fronted by the founding member and guitarist Marty Lloyd, and joined by an all-star lineup of well known veteran musicians, bassist, Rich Ross, guitarist Stu Miller and drummer Goose LaPoint. The band is best known for its number-one hits ‘In A Daydream’ and ‘Take The Time.’ — $20-$30. Purchase Tickets at UteTheater.com, Ute Theater Box Office or 970-665-6569
Sunday, May 19
Rifle Rendezvous — 7 a.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds. Pre-Sale Carnival tickets will be $25 and available at Alpine Bank, City Market, The Little Coffee Shack and Cornerstone Home Lending. Ticket prices at the gate will be $35 this year. For more information and full schedule go to: http://www.riflerendezvous.wordpress.com.
Monday, May 20
Early Literacy Make & Take Workshops — 2 pm, Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Avenue, Rifle. Family, friend, and neighbor caregivers are invited to join us at the Rifle Branch Library for fresh ideas to make early literacy and learning fun. A storytime, snack, and craft activity will be provided for the children in attendance. There will be three workshops in this series, and you are encouraged to register to attend all or just one. For more information call the Rifle Branch Library at 970-625-3471. Free
Tuesday, May 21
Battlement Mesa Service Association — 9 a.m., third Tuesdays, Grand Valley Recreation Center, 0398 Arroyo Dr., Battlement Mesa. Monthly meeting.
Tuesday @ 2 Book Club — 2 p.m., every third Tuesday, Parachute Branch Library. Join us for a daytime book club. Refreshments will be served. Call the library for this month’s selection. This program repeats on the third Tuesday of every month.
Food for Thought: A Cookbook Club — 6 p.m., every third Tuesday, Parachute Branch Library. Call the library for this month’s selection and sign-up information. Held the third Tuesday of each month.
Advocate Safe House Project Support Group — 6 to 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, confidential location in Rifle, free, 970-945-2632. A confidential support group for women in current or past abusive relationships. Child care provided. Call for location and more information.
Town of New Castle — The Council meets in regular session the first and third Tuesdays of each month, starting at 7 p.m. at New Castle Town Hall, 450 West Main Street.
Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave., Silt. Come join the storytime fun! We read books and felt board stories, sing songs, and make simple crafts! For more information call 970-876-5500. (970) 876-5500 Free
Ukulele Group — 11 a.m., New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main Street, New Castle. Free ukulele group activity. Beginners are welcome. Come join us for the joy of playing music together. Contact New Castle Community Center 970 984-3352, Free.
Battlement Concerned Citizens — 1:30 p.m., fourth Wednesdays, Grand Valley Recreation Center, 0398 Arroyo Drive, Battlement Mesa, Dave, 970-285-2263. Monthly meeting to discuss issues of concern to the Battlement Mesa community.
New Castle Planning and Zoning Commission — 7 p.m., every second and fourth Wednesdays, Town Hall, 450 W. Main St., New Castle.
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