The Western Slope Concert Series presents the Altius String Quartet in three concerts: on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction; Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 PM at the Lamborn Concert Hall in Paonia, and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3:00 PM at the Montrose Pavilion. Tickets are available online at www.JunctionConcerts.com, and Roper Music in Grand Junction, Paonia Farm & Home, and the Montrose Pavilion. All seats are reserved, and start at $9 in advance and $12 at the door for adults. The Altius Quartet is composed of four brilliant, award-winning musicians and is the new up-and-coming string quartet in Dallas. Enjoy the great string quartet opus 59 #2 by Beethoven the hauntingly beautiful “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber, and Robert Schumann’s exciting piano quintet, assisted by pianist Kathryn Mientka. This is a performance not to be missed! Get your tickets early. Call (970) 241-4579 for more information, or buy tickets online at www.JunctionConcerts.com
The International Gift Festival offers fairly traded gifts and home décor handcrafted by skilled artisans around the world. It is brought to you by Ten Thousand Villages. The Gift Festival will be November 2 through 10 (closed Sunday) at GlenwoodMennoniteChurch. See www.glenwoodmennonite.org for more information.
10 a.m. Saturday, November 3 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.org Find out who you are and learn the rules of genealogy on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library’s Genealogy Boot Camp! Genealogist James K. Jeffrey will discuss how to use home sources and how to fill out pedigree charts and family group sheets. James has been a genealogy collection specialist since 1988, has received numerous awards, and held a number of estimable roles in the field.
This event, to follow a gear swap at 2:30 and “Try Hockey For Free” from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment and great food and drinks all to support Grizzly Hockey. The Bobby Mason Band will be entertaining us while we enjoy beer donated from the Brew Pub and wine from Roaring Fork Liquors. The Chowder Fest is provided by Big Hoss Grille, Snowmass. Send the kids to the gym for supervised entertainment with bouncy houses, movie and a pizza party. The amazing Silent Auction gives you a chance to bid on vacation packages, fine art, including rare pieces signed by Joe Sakic and Bode Miller, as well as a separate raffle drawing with prizes:4 Avalanche tickets with a stay at the Denver Hyatt, Sunlight student season passes and a 200 dollar gas card to Glenwood Car Wash. Support your local Grizzly Youth Hockey and enjoy a night out for a donation of only: Adults: $25.00 Children (12 and under ) $5.00 at the door Buy your raffle tickets now by visiting grizzlyhockey.com. If you have any questions please call Sheila 970 274 2100. ( or TK (970) 366-7311) All donations are tax deductible. Grizzly Hockey has been teaching our valley’s boys and girls the thrill of the game since 1997. Last year Grizzly Hockey served 180 families. Grizzly Hockey believes hockey should be available to all children that are interested in learning to play hockey. Fundraising like this helps to keep the costs the lowest in the state.
Friday, November 2nd, 2012 6:30 – 9:00 pm Hosted at Treadz 812 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs Drinks and music Food tastings from local restaurants $50/person purchase tickets at: a la carte and Treadz Featuring styles from: a la carte Treadz Andersons Clothing Elizabeth Dean Confetti Design Posh Mona Lisa Sports Shop, Glenwood Hot Springs Presented by Chapter FY, PEO International Providing scholarships to women in our community.
Rifle Animal Shelter Annual Craft Show and Bake Sale will be held at the Rifle Middle School from 9-4 on Saturday, November 3rd. Lunch will be available from Red Brick BBQ. Don’t miss this one! This is the show to find that unique, one-of-a-kind gift for family, friends & pets.
Salsa n’ Swing 4 the schools, benefiting Crystal River Elementary, Carbondale Community School, Carbondale Middle School and Roaring Fork High School will take place on Saturday, November 3rd at The Gathering Center at 110 Snowmass Drive from 6pm-10pm. Enjoy Moe’s taco bar, cash bar, salsa lessons and door prizes. Tickets are $25 per ADULT and include dinner and dessert. Tickets are available at any of the participating schools, Bonfire in Carbondale or Tortilleria La Roca. We hope to see you there! For information call 384-5620.
2 p.m. Saturday, November 3 • New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main • Free • 984-2346, www.gcpld.org Teens are invited to join us at the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m. for a special afternoon of trivia! Trivia topics will range from pop-culture, to literature, to US History (with Election Day and Thanksgiving in mind). Battle head-to-head with peers for cool prizes. Snacks will be provided.
K-2 Class: 12 p.m. Friday, November 2, 9, 16, 20 • New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main • Free • 984-2346, www.gcpld.org 3-4 Class: 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, 9, 16, 20 • New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main • Free • 984-2346, www.gcpld.org K-2 Class: 12 p.m. Friday, November 2, 9, 16, 20 • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.org 3-4 Class: 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, 9, 16, 20 • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.org K-2 Class: 12 p.m. Friday, November 2, 9, 16, 20 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.org 3-4 Class: 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, 9, 16, 20 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.org Children are invited to come to the New Castle, Silt, and Rifle Branch Libraries every Friday afternoon for free engaging science classes taught by Re-2 teachers and lots of fun. Classes for kindergarteners through 2nd graders will be held at each library from 12 to 2 p.m., and classes for 3rd and 4th graders will be held at each library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each class will be limited to 25 students, on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are encouraged to call the library or go online at www.gcpld.org to pre-register for this program. Go to www.gcpld.org/calendar for a complete description of each Friday’s activities. This program was funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act.
The Silt Branch Library is one of 150 libraries nationwide that will be hosting ”Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War.” Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community through this 5-part reading and discussion series. Discussions will be held every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. between October 13 and November 17 (no program will be held on October 20). Sarah Swedberg, Ph.D, Associate Professor of American History at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, will provide background lectures and will lead the conversations on selected readings. All participants will receive a free ticket to watch ʺLincoln” at Rifle’s Brenden Theatre. This Steven Speilberg blockbuster opens on November 16. Participants must preregister to participate by going online at www.gcpld.org or calling the library at 876-5500. This discussion series is limited to 25. After registering, participants can pick up the program packet which includes “March” by Geraldine Brooks, “America’s War” anthology, and “Crossroads of Freedom” by James McPherson at the Silt or Rifle Branch Libraries (The current Silt Branch Library will be closing on September 10 and reopening in the adjacent new library facility on October 6). This series was developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support provided by the Colorado Humanities Council.