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Citizen Telegram Calendar of Events – Oct. 24-30, 2013

Editor’s note: Calendar items must be either typewritten, submitted by email to mail@citizentelegram.com, or online at citizentelegram.com, click on “submit an event” link on the home page calendar.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24



Give Blood at the Rifle Branch Library



10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org

The St. Mary’s Bloodmobile will be at the Rifle Branch Library for a special blood drive.

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.

Flat Tops Cowboy Church Youth Group

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 • North Hall of the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle • Free • 878-3286

For young people 12-18.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

A Little Bit O’ Country Craft Fair

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 • Red Schoolhouse on Canyon Creek Road, east of New Castle • 625-2030

Annual event featuring new artists, pottery, fine jewelry, rustic wood furniture, dried floral creations, aromatherapy, handmade soaps and lotions, needle arts, jams and jellies

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.

Decorate a Halloween

Trick or Treat Bag

1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org

Supplies to create the coolest bag on your block will be provided.

CMC Common Reader

7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 • Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, Clough Auditorium • Free • (970) 947-8259

Colorado Mountain College hosts Mishna Wolff, author of “I’m Down,” for an author’s reading and talk.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

A Little Bit O’ Country Craft Fair

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 • Red Schoolhouse on Canyon Creek Road, east of New Castle • 625-2030

Annual event featuring new artists, pottery, fine jewelry, rustic wood furniture, dried floral creations, aromatherapy, handmade soaps and lotions, needle arts, jams and jellies

National Novel Writing Month

2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org

Learn all about the program, how to sign up and what writing resources are available for the novel writing challenge. Everyone who signs up will be invited to write at the library on Sundays in November. Laptops will be available.

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

Church Services

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.

MONDAY, OCT. 28

Go 2 Work Workshop

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays • Colorado Mountain College, 3695 Airport Road, Rifle • Free • 384-8523

Resume assistance, career exploration, CareerReady Colorado certificate, skill assessment/enhancement, and interviewing skills assistance.

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, Oct. 28 • North Hall of the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle • Free • 878-3286

Everyone welcome.

Ladies Bible Study

7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 652 E. Fifth St., Rifle • Free


All ladies are welcome. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

TUESDAY, OCT. 29

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 welcome. Only English will be spoken.

Parent & Me Classes

11 to 11:45 a.m. • Tuesday, Oct. 29 • ArtillumA Dance Studio, 224 E. 21st St., Rifle • Free • artilluma.com, 625-5616

Play and movement class for kids 5 and under, their parent or care provider.

Art Show & Sale

Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Oct. 31 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave.• Donations appreciated • 876-1110

All local artists. Artist reception 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Light appetizers will be served.

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, liftup@sopris.net

Meals are prepared and served by volunteer groups.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30

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.

Toddler Time

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.

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

Wig Out Wednesdays

4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org

We will provide video games, Internet access, snacks, skill toys, TabLab programs, and random activities throughout the school year.

Tech Night Table

6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org

Get tech help for your digital device: Kindles, Nooks, iPads, Androids, Laptops, MP3 players, etc. You will receive 10 to 15 minutes of training to get your questions answered on a first come, first served basis. You can book a librarian for extended training time.

Celebrate Recovery

6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 • Fellowship of the Rockies Annex, 1430 Railroad Ave., Rifle • Free • 625-2511

A program to help those struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ.


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