Undated Community Announcements: (click here to jump to event calendar)

Sep
17
Thu
Alpaca Adventure Presented by the Garfield County Libraries @ See Event Details
Sep 17 @ 3:00 PM – Sep 30 @ 5:00 PM

Your Garfield County Libraries and the Sopris Alpaca Farm are joining forces to create an Alpaca Adventure! Pick up a bilingual scavenger hunt questionnaire from the New Castle, Silt, Rifle, or Parachute Branch Library, or register for the Alpaca Adventure challenge on Beanstack. Then head over to the Sopris Alpaca Farm in Silt to find the answers to all of your alpaca questions. Bring your completed questionnaire back to the library by September 30 for a prize and to be entered into the grand prize drawing for a stuffed alpaca made with 100% baby alpaca fiber! Free and open to all. For more information visit www.gcpld.org.

Sep
25
Fri
Blood Drives at the Garfield County Libraries @ Garfield County Libraries
Sep 25 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Your Garfield County Libraries are hosting St. Mary’s Blood Drives. One donation can help as many as four people, and the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center supplies all hospitals on the Western Slope. The first blood drive will be Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library. The second event will be Thursday, Sept. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. The last event will be on Friday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library. Participants must make an appointment in advance and St. Mary’s Bloodmobile staff will be enforcing social distancing during the events, with check-in and registration taking place outside. Masks must be worn at all times. To register or for more information visit www.gcpld.org/news-and-events and click on the specific event listing.

Sep
29
Tue
High School Softball: Rifle at Delta
Sep 29 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
High School Softball: Rifle at Delta

Game time and broadcast schedule subject to change.

Sep
30
Wed
Outdoor Movie Night at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library @ Glenwood Springs Branch Library
Sep 30 @ 7:00 PM

Families, get your free ticket for a special movie event at your Glenwood Springs Branch Library. We will be showing a fun and frightening family movie (rated PG) outside on the plaza at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30. This 2015 film features a famous author, a dummy, and a collision between the real and imaginary. Seating is limited so be sure to drop by the library soon to grab a ticket to this spooky event. Bring your own blankets, chairs, and masks, and follow all library, local, and state COVID protocols. Costumes are encouraged. For more information about the event or movie call 970-945-5958.

Oct
1
Thu
The Garfield County Libraries Present: Community Conversations
Oct 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Your Garfield County Libraries are offering a series of community conversations as an opportunity for friends, neighbors, and strangers to come together to enjoy real and rich conversations facilitated by leaders from Mountain Voices Project. The current topic is “How my racial or ethnic identity affects my life in our community.” The event will last from 6 to 7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 1, and is free and open to everyone. In this bilingual event with simultaneous interpretation, you can choose to listen and participate in your preferred language. Register and participate at www.gcpld.org/conversations.

Oct
2
Fri
High School Softball: Rifle at Fruita Monument
Oct 2 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
High School Softball: Rifle at Fruita Monument

This game will be live online and will be rebroadcast on the air at 7:00 PM.

Game time and broadcast schedule subject to change.

Outdoor Movie Nights at the Rifle & Parachute Branch Libraries @ See Event Details
Oct 2 @ 6:30 PM

Join your friends and neighbors for a special Halloween-themed outdoor movie brought to you by your Garfield County Libraries that features Tim Burton’s classic story of how the best laid plans of mice and skeletons can go awry. The first showing will be held on Friday, Oct. 2 at Centennial Park in Rifle and you can get your free tickets for it at the Rifle Branch Library. The second showing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Cottonwood Park in Parachute and you can get your free tickets for it at the Parachute Branch Library. Both events begin at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited so be sure to drop by the library soon to grab your ticket. Bring your own blankets, chairs, and masks, and follow all library, local, and state COVID protocols. Costumes are encouraged. For more information about the event or movie call 970-625-3471 or 970-285-9870.

Oct
3
Sat
11th Potato Day @ Cabondale
Oct 3 all-day

Outdoor Movie Nights at the Rifle & Parachute Branch Libraries @ See Event Details
Oct 3 @ 6:30 PM

Join your friends and neighbors for a special Halloween-themed outdoor movie brought to you by your Garfield County Libraries that features Tim Burton’s classic story of how the best laid plans of mice and skeletons can go awry. The first showing will be held on Friday, Oct. 2 at Centennial Park in Rifle and you can get your free tickets for it at the Rifle Branch Library. The second showing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Cottonwood Park in Parachute and you can get your free tickets for it at the Parachute Branch Library. Both events begin at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited so be sure to drop by the library soon to grab your ticket. Bring your own blankets, chairs, and masks, and follow all library, local, and state COVID protocols. Costumes are encouraged. For more information about the event or movie call 970-625-3471 or 970-285-9870.

Oct
6
Tue
Cooking Matters Virtual Class, Presented by The Garfield County Libraries
Oct 6 @ 10:00 AM

Your Garfield County Libraries, Garfield County Public Health, and Cooking Matters are helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Learn to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget during a series of free virtual classes. Successfully complete this online series and a survey to receive a $10 grocery gift card and a copy of the cookbook “Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 per Day.” The first class featuring recipes will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The second class will discuss food storage and kitchen safety at 10 am on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Finally, the last class “kids in the kitchen” will take place at 10 am on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Register and participate in one or all of the classes at www.gcpld.org/cooking-matters. If you have questions about using Zoom or problems logging into Zoom for the class, please email events@gcpld.org.