Citizen Telegram Calendar of Events – Aug. 15-21, 2013
Editor’s note: Calendar items must be either typewritten, submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at citizentelegram.com, click on “submit an event” link on the home page calendar.
THURSDAY, AUG. 15
Medicare 101 Group Education Session
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 • The River Center, 126 N. Fourth St., New Castle • Free • 384-8744
High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer Medicare counselors will answer questions on Medicare.
Rifle Story Time
10:30 a.m. Thursdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org
Preschoolers and their accompanying adults are invited to attend for fun, friends, stories, and more.
End-of-Summer Teacher Reception
6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org
All Garfield School District 16 staff are welcome.
White Horse Inn Discussion Group
6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 • Base Camp Café, 120 E. Third St., Rifle • 948-4772 • Find us on Facebook
The White Horse Inn is a facilitated forum to help Christians to “know what you believe and why you believe it” through conversation.
Flat Tops Cowboy Church Youth Group
7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 • North Hall of the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle • Free • 878-3286
For young people 12-18.
FRIDAY, AUG. 16
Silt Story Time
10 a.m. Fridays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, gcpld.org
Enjoy story time for kids and their accompanying adults every Friday.
Light up the Night
7:30-9 p.m. Friday, August 16 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org
Light up the night at this back-to-school kick-off party for teens. Enjoy treats, give away prizes, lots of loud music and fun lighting with light-up glow sticks and skill toys.
SATURDAY, AUG. 17
Explore Rifle’s History
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays • Rifle Creek Museum, 337 East Ave. • Minimal charge •
Presenting and preserving the history of Rifle and the surrounding areas. On Saturday, Aug. 24, “Remembering Rifle” will be featured again.
1 p.m. Saturday, August 17 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org
Meet other iPad enthusiasts, learn new tips and tricks. Refreshments provided. If you don’t have an iPad, but want to know more, use one of ours.
SUNDAY, AUG. 18
9 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 • 625-1419
Pastor Dene Johnson. Call for other programs, meetings or information.
Crossroads Baptist Church
10 a.m. Sundays • 719 Garden Lane, Rifle • 625-0680
Awana Youth Club also meets at this time.
Celebrate the Lord’s Day
10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sundays • Grand River Reformation Church, 101 W. Third St., Rifle • 948-4772 • grandriverurc.org
Children’s catechism class immediately following the morning service.
Centennial Concert Series
5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 • Centennial Park, 300 W. Fifth St., Rifle • rifleco.org/concerts
The Treeline Band includes members from various bands throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and play “cover” rock, classic rock, funk, blues, and country and occasionally will slip in an original. Enjoy local food and arts and crafts, too.
MONDAY, AUG. 19
Go 2 Work Workshop
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays • Colorado Mountain College, 3695 Airport Road • Free • 384-8523
Resume assistance, career exploration, skill assessment/enhancement, and interviewing skills assistance are available. Prepare for your CareerReady Colorado certificate. No preregistration required.
Parachute Story Time
11 a.m. Mondays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org.
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy fun stories, silly dances, new words and more.
Literacy Outreach Conversation Circles
6 p.m. Mondays • New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main • Free • 945-5282
New English-speaking residents are invited to practice their language skills.
Flat Tops Cowboy Church
7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 • North Hall of the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle • Free • 878-3286
Art After Hours
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 • Stone House Gallery, Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St. (16th Street & Birch Avenue), Rifle • (970) 379-3842
All materials provided.
Teen Reads Book Club
6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, gcpld.org
The Teen Reads Book Club this year is featuring Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak.” The club meets every third Monday of the month.
TUESDAY, AUG. 20
Literacy Outreach Conversation Circle
Various times every Tuesday • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle • Free • 945-5282 for info and times
A great way for adult English learners to practice their speaking skills in a safe environment. Speakers of other languages also welcome. Only English will be spoken.
Explore Rifle’s History
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays • Rifle Creek Museum, 337 East Ave. • Minimal charge • 625-4862
Presenting and preserving the history of Rifle and the surrounding area.
Life In The Early 1900s
Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Oct. 31 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave.• (970) 618-4182
This open air park presents a picture of life in Western Colorado in the early 1900s. The buildings were in use during that time and are furnished as they would have been.
Ladies Who Do Lunch Bunch
Noon Tuesday, Aug. 20 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org
Join us to discuss Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl.” Limited copies are available at the library. Bring a treat to share and enjoy in the potluck lunch.
LIFT-UP Extended Table Soup Kitchen
5 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.com
Meals are prepared and served by volunteer groups.
Advocate Safe House Project Support Group
6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 • 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.
6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 • Rifle City Hall, 202 Railroad Ave. • Free • 625-2085
Ballots for the Sept. 10 Rifle municipal election will be mailed this week, come hear the city council candidates and listen to the issues before casting your ballot.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21
Silt Story Time
10 a.m. Wednesdays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, gcpld.org
Enjoy story time for kids and their accompanying adults every Wednesday.
10 a.m. Wednesdays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org
Story time just for toddlers, plus games, finger play and more.
Rifle Story Time
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org
Preschoolers and their accompanying adults are invited every Wednesday.
New Castle Senior Luncheon
Noon Wednesdays • River Center, 126 N. Fourth St., New Castle • $2.50 donation suggested • RSVP to 984-2334 or 987-3565
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 • Fellowship of the Rockies Annex, 1430 Railroad Ave., Rifle • Free • 625-2511
A program designed to help those struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ.
Rifle City Council
7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, rifleco.org
City Council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.
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