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Rifle Calendar of Events – June 27-July 3, 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, JUNE 27

Paul Stanley’s Mad Science Program

10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org

1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org

The Mad Scientist offers an entertaining and educational science program that is interactive, visually stimulating and incredibly fun. His fascinating demonstrations will spark children’s natural curiosity and imagination.

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.

Hack the Surface

4 p.m. Thursday, June 27 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave • Free • 876-5500, gcpld.org

If you enjoy technology, thinking outside the box, and creating new things, you’re probably a hacker who will love this program. Teens are invited to hack the surface with a variety of fun activities that will put your mind and skills to the test.

White River Trail Runners ATV Club

7 p.m. Thursday, June 27 • Crabtree’s Red Canyon Auto Body, 854 Access Road, Rifle • Susan, 309-7042

We are a nonprofit, family-oriented club.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

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.

Reel Readers

6 p.m. Friday, June 28 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org

Read “These Foolish Things,” by Deborah Moggach, and then join us to watch a movie based on the novel, “The Best Exotic-Marigold Hotel.” Copies of the book are available at the library or downloadable on Overdrive. Don’t have time to read? You’re still welcome to join for film, fun and food.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

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. Sundays through Aug. 18 • Centennial Park, 300 W. Fifth St., Rifle • rifleco.org/concerts

Fifth Reel consists of piano, fiddle, clarinet, saxophone, hammered dulcimer, bodhran and vocals. They play a variety of music, including Irish, Scottish, American Old-Time and jazz. Enjoy local food and arts and crafts, too.

MONDAY, JULY 1

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.

Literacy Outreach Conversation Circle

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.

Art After Hours

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 • 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.

Rifle City Council

7 p.m. Monday, July 1 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, rifleco.org

City Council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.

TUESDAY, JULY 2

Dental Fluoride Varnishes

8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 • Garfield County Public Health, 195 W. 14th St., Rifle • $5
Fluoride varnish is “painted” onto teeth to help prevent cavities. No appointment necessary.

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.

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 2 • 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 3

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

Ice Cream Social

1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, gcpld.org

1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 • Veterans’ Park in Silt, 500 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, gcpld.org

Beat the heat while celebrating Independence Day at the library.

Wii Wednesdays

4 p.m. Wednesdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, gcpld.org

Every Wednesday after school, teens from middle school and up are invited to join in for games on our Wii console and snacks.

Celebrate Recovery

6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 • 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 Lions Club

7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 • Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities Building, 1100 E. 16th St., Rifle • Susan, 309-7042

Centennial Concert Series/ Independence Day Fireworks

8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 • Centennial Park, 300 W. Fifth St., Rifle • rifleco.org/concerts

The Symphony in the Valley made its debut in December 1993 at Glenwood Springs High School. Over the past two decades, performances have increased to six concerts in venues from Parachute to Aspen. The 50-member orchestra, which includes musicians from as far away as Mesa and Eagle counties, is a mix of professionals and amateurs.


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