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Rifle Calendar of Events – July 11-17, 2013

THURSDAY, JULY 11

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.



Ann Lincoln’s Dino Girl Show

10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org

1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org

Ann Lincoln will perform as a kooky cave woman with help from a dinosaur and her specially trained dog. Come see some crazy comedy, awesome juggling, mysterious magic and more.

Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs

4 p.m. Thursday, July 11 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, gcpld.org

A summer reading program on bugs for teens. Come learn why bugs are the inspiration for scary movie monsters and find out which bugs make the tastiest snacks.

Flat Tops Cowboy Church Youth Group

7 p.m. Thursday, July 11 • North Hall of the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle • Free • 878-3286

For young people 12-18.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

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.

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, July 14 • Centennial Park, 300 W. Fifth St., Rifle • rifleco.org/concerts

A musician, singer, songwriter, artist and traveler, Matt Skinner follows the traditional path of the “poet and a one-man band.” Enjoy local food and arts and crafts, too.

MONDAY, JULY 15

Go 2 Work Workshop

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays • Colorado Mountain College Rifle Campus, 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.

Tour New Ranger Digs

3 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 15 • Rifle Ranger District, 94 County Road 244 (Fravert Reservoir Road) • Free • 625-2371

Take a look at the recently renovated office, meet local forest rangers and see the energy-efficient features of the new office. A kid’s scavenger hunt is scheduled for 4 p.m. and Smokey Bear visits at 4:30 p.m.

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.

Teen Reads Book Club

6 p.m. Monday, July 15 • 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.

Art After Hours

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 • Stone House Gallery, Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St. (16th Street & Birch Avenue), Rifle • (970) 379-3842

Let your creative side shine. All materials provided.

Flat Tops Cowboy Church

7 p.m. Monday, July 15 • North Hall of the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle • Free • 878-3286

Everyone welcome.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

Literacy Outreach Conversation Circle

Various times every Tuesday • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle • Free • 945-5282 for info and times

New English-speaking residents are invited to practice their language skills.

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.

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.

Advocate Safe House Project Support Group

6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 • 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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

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.

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 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

Charlie The Noise Guy

1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, gcpld.org

Charlie Williams is an underground comic and a vocal sound impressionist, better known as “Noise Guy.” Hear the story of Henry Ford’s first car race, learn to imitate a dirt bike and a monster truck, and marvel at a true master of seismic shenanigans. Fun for the whole family.

eReader How-to Program

6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, gcpld.org

Dig out your eReader and learn new tips and tricks. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by visiting or calling the library.

Celebrate Recovery

6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 • Fellowship of the Rockies Annex, 1430 Railroad Ave., Rifle • 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 through a recovery process.

Rifle City Council

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, rifleco.org

City Council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.


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