Entertainment briefs: Feb. 8
Botanical gardens offer butterfly coloring contest
The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens is hosting a butterfly coloring contest for children ages 12 and younger.
Stop by the Botanical Gardens Gift Shop by March 15 to pick up a coloring page. Entry fee is $1 with all proceeds going to help bring butterflies back to the Botanical Gardens.
There are three age divisions: newborn through 4, 5–8 and 9–12. All artwork will be featured in the Botanical Gardens Gift Shop. Winners of each division will be featured in the next edition of the botanical gardens’ newsletter “What’s Sprouting?” and they will receive a free, one-year family membership.
Call 245-3288 for information.
Black Canyon Camera Club hosts March workshop
Black Canyon Camera Club will offer the workshop “Get Control of Your Digital Camera” taught by photographer Steve Traudt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.
Garfield County Libraries mark Big Read 2013
Garfield County Libraries will present free swing dance classes throughout February to celebrate The Big Read 2013 book “Grapes of Wrath.”
Dance styles from the 1930s will be taught by Maurine Taufer, dance director from the Glenwood Spring Center of the Arts, at the following times, dates and locations:
■ 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave., 876-5500.
■ 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main St., 984-2346.
■ noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, 285-9870.
■ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., 625-3471.
Call the hosting library or go to http://www.gcpld.org for information.