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We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to couranteditor@evergreenco.com.

Aug. 30

A reading carnival will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at the summer reading carnival at the John Tomay Memorial Library in Georgetown. Live bands, children’s performance, face painting, balloons, bounce houses and carnival games. Solterra will perform at 1 p.m., the Salida Circus will perform at 3 p.m. and the Jon Maez Band will perform at 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 6

Devil of the Divide Ultra 50k/50m marathon begins at 7 a.m. at the Henderson Mine, goes to Herman Gulch and Bard Creek, finishing in Empire. Participants should meet and park at the Empire ball field, and buses will transport them to the starting line. Registration is $90. Proceeds will go to start a Girls on the Run program in Clear Creek County. For more information and to register, visit http://devilonthedivideultra.com.

Sept. 6

The Historical Society of Idaho Springs is hosting its 50th anniversary celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Underhill Museum, 1416 Miner St. Live music will be performed by the Gary and Claudia Duo, and food and beverages will be served. Come celebrate 50 years of preservation and restoration of Idaho Springs history. For more information, call 303-567-4382.

Sept. 11

The Clear Creek Veterans Coalition and the Elks Lodge of Idaho Springs invite you and your family to attend a silent parade and 9/11 remembrance event.The Silent Parade includes emergency vehicles with lights but no sirens or horns, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. The parade will start at the rec center in Idaho Springs, head east on Miner Street to the Mutual of Omaha Bank, turn left onto Colorado and end at the Elks Lodge. The 9/11 remembrance event and first responder appreciation will take place at the Elks Lodge. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs available.

Sept. 12

The Flaming Foliage Relay takes runners from Idaho Springs to Buena Vista over Guanella, Georgia and Fremont passes. For more information or to register, visit www.rltrelays.com/flaming-foliage-relay.

Sept. 13

The 60th anniversary Hot Rod Hill Climb will start in Georgetown and go up Guanella Pass Road. The day will include valve-cover races, a pancake breakfast, live ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll, vendors, shopping, hot rod and custom car specialty parking, and a family-friendly ‘50s costume and pin-up contest. All-day admission is $10. Participation will be open to a limited number of 1954 and earlier jalopies, hop-ups, hot rods and motored cycles. Pre-registration is required for Hill Climb participants. For more information, visit www.hotrodhillclimb.com.

Sept 20

The Clear Creek Watershed Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park in Idaho Springs. The sixth annual family-oriented event allows people to learn about the watershed. Fishing, gold panning, face painting, food, music and environmental education are part of the day. For more information, visit www.clearcreekwater.org.

Sept. 20

Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health is offering a free e-cigarette and vaporizing workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Idaho Springs Library. Learn about smokeless tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems, and get a refresher course in smoking policies and the law.

No pre-registration necessary. The program also is available to businesses and employee groups by special arrangement. For more information, call 303-679-2386.

 

Oct. 7

The next Health Convenings meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at a place to be determined. The topic will be mental health/substance abuse prevention and treatment. For more information, contact Linda Trenbeath, health educator for Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health, 303-679-2386.

 

ONGOING

Clear Creek High School is looking for part-time internship opportunities for juniors and seniors for the 2014-15 school year. For more information, call 303-679-4608. 

 

THE CLEAR CREEK VETERANS COALITION is looking for members. The coalition works with the public, government, nonprofits and citizen groups to help veterans in meaningful ways. Join us on the first Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs. Call 303-681-4410.

 

Satsang Opportunity for Meditation and Spiritual Development:

Please join us for an hour on the first Monday of every month at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, 2959 Royale Elk Way. Starting at 6:30 p.m., we will meditate and listen to the teachings of Wisdom Master Maticintin followed by discussion of the teachings. The meetings are intended to awaken the Divine Consciousness within all who attend. Call 303-886-2512 for more information.

 

FREE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ASSESSMENT for residents 18 years and older. Cholesterol screenings, diabetes and blood pressure checks, risk assessments, education, navigation, referrals and resources. Assessments are Mondays from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call or drop in at the Community Resource Center, Idaho Springs. All other days by appointment. Call Carolyn Kennedy, LPN, at 720-837-8343 for an appointment and information. Sponsored by Heart Healthy Solutions and Clear Creek Public/Environmental Health.

 

PRAY FOR CITY PROSPERITY in Idaho Springs meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Wildfire Restaurant. For more information, call 720-276-7634.

 

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the John Tomay Memorial Library in Georgetown. Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to the library for preschool fun and stories. Preschool story time entails fun and socialization.

 

UNITED STRENGTH AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP provides help, understanding and anonymity for friends and family of alcoholics and addicts. Meetings are at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at St. Paul’s Catholic Church Annex, 1702 Placer (17th and Colorado Boulevard). For more information, call Mary Ann at 303-929-3969 or Tammy at 303-503-7344.

 

MILL CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Dumont School House.

 

NARCOTICS GROUP IN EVERGREEN meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at 3757 Ponderosa Drive across from Evergreen Safeway.

 

A PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP in Evergreen and surrounding areas meets on the third Wednesday of most months from noon to 3 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Village, 1274 County Road 65 across from the Bergen Park RTD lot. For more information, contact Marilyn at jplmr@comcast.net or call 303-674-7520.

 

THE AMERICAN LEGION will meet at the Idaho Springs Elks Club the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional as well as practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mt. Evans offices at 3081 Bergen Peak Drive in Evergreen. For information, call Barb at 303-674-6400.