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Rifle Calendar of Events

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 online calendar.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

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.

Life In The Early 1900s

Noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 16 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. • 970-618-4182

See what life was like in Western Colorado in the early 1900s. Visit us for an interesting and informative look into the past.

Photoshop Workshop

6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, gcpld.org

Local photographer Ashley Mickelson will explain the different menus, panels, and tools for retouching your photographs or flyers with Adobe Photoshop CS5.

White Horse Inn Discussion Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16 • 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. All are welcome.

Rifle Elks Lodge Bingo

6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 • Rifle Elks Lodge, 501 W. Fifth St. • (970) 274-4321

Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and Progressive Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Project Learn 5th Day Program

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays • Wamsley Elementary School, 225 E. 30th Ave., Rifle • $40 • rifleprojectlearn.com, registration forms at Rifle Dental Care, 1430 Railroad Ave. • (970) 319-9137

Open to all K-5 students; weekly enrichment programs include music, brain games, mixed media art, outdoor activities, hands-on science, team building, language arts.

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.

Baby Sign Class

11 a.m. Friday, May 17 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, gcpld.org

Learn how parents and their child can communicate through a variety of simple signs taught during games, dancing, and storytelling.

Free Art Classes for K-4 Graders

K-2 Class: Noon, 3-4 Class: 2:30 p.m., Fridays • New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 984-2346, 876-5500, 625-4270, gcpld.org

Children are invited every Friday afternoon for engaging art classes taught by Re-2 teachers. Each class is limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents, call the library or go online to pre-register for this program and check each week’s activities.

Reel Readers

6 p.m. Friday, May 17 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org

Read “The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music,” by Steve Lopez, and then join us as we watch the movie version. There will be food.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Free Tdap Immunizations

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18 • Garfield County Public Health, 195 W. 14th St. (across from City Market) • 625-5200

The Tdap vaccine is required for all students in 6th-12th grades. No appointments necessary, please bring immunization records.

Life In The Early 1900s

Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 18 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. • 970-618-4182

See what life was like in Western Colorado in the early 1900s. Visit us for an interesting and informative look into the past.

GarCo Friends of the Second Amendment

1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 18 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave.• Free • John Bernard, 625-5557

Discussion on issues concerning our local to national freedoms, the Second Amendment, and community emergency preparedness.

Huck Miller Benefit

5 to 9 p.m.,Saturday, May 18 • Rifle Elks Lodge, 501 W. Fifth St. • (970) 274-4321

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise funds for the Miller family.

MONDAY, MAY 20

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. No preregistration required.

Ready to Read Story Time

11 a.m. Mondays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org

Interactive story time with Miss Michelle.

Anime Club

3 p.m. Monday, May 20 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org

Join us to talk about your favorites, get recommendations and practice your drawing skills.

Teen Reads Book Club

6 p.m. Monday, May 20 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, gcpld.org

This year’s book is Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak.” The club meets every third Monday of the month.

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, May 20 • 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.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Life In The Early 1900s

Noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. • (970) 618-4182

See what life was like in Western Colorado in the early 1900s. Visit us for an interesting and informative look into the past.

Ladies Who Do Lunch Bunch

12 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, gcpld.org

Join us to discuss “My Name is Memory” by Ann Brashares. Enjoy a pot-luck lunch.

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.

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, May 21 • 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.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 • Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, 4199 Centennial Dr., Rifle • Free • 625-4931

Mothers who are pregnant and/or have children through age 5 are welcome. Childcare available.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

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

Life In The Early 1900s

Noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 22 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. • (970) 618-4182

See what life was like in Western Colorado in the early 1900s. The buildings in the park were actually in use during that time and are now furnished as they would have been. Visit us for an interesting and informative look into the past.

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, May 22 • Fellowship of the Rockies Annex, 1430 E. 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.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

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.

Landowner Appreciation Picnic

5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 • Silt Town Park • Free • RSVP to 945-5494, ext. 105

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts will host their annual picnic to celebrate local conservation accomplishments. Please bring a side dish to share.


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