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May 8

Devil’s Gate History Club of Historic Georgetown Inc. presents “History of the Easter Seals Camp at Rocky Mountain Village” by Tom Picton, on May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Genesee Room at the Easter Seals Camp on Alvarado Road. (Please note the change from the regular location.)  This event is free and open to the public.

May 9

Canine on the Creek 5K is on May 9 at 10:30 a.m. Grab Fido and your running (or walking) shoes and head to Dumont to raise funds, awareness for Charlie’s Place - the Clear Creek and Gilpin County Animal Shelter. This fun, fast and scenic course travels along Clear Creek. Participants are allowed and encouraged to run with one pup. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations, non-aggressive and leashed at all times. Cost is $25 for adults and $18 for youth. There’s a $5 additional fee on race day.  For more information or to sign up, please visit, http://www .clearcreekrecreation.com/canine.html or call Stacey at 303-567-4822.

May 12

Clear Creek County Open Space is holding a grand opening for its Philadelphia Mill site on May 12 at 11:30 a.m.. This accessible fishing access park is located on North Spring Gulch Road (just west of the Zipline). Come help us celebrate, dessert and beverages served. This project was funded by Clear Creek County Open Space and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing is Fun Program.

May 12

Diabetes Prevention Program begins May 12. Clear Creek Public Health Nursing Services is now taking application for a 16-week program diabetes prevention program beginning Tuesday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Idaho Springs. The American Diabetes Association reports that half of all Americans age 65 and older have pre-diabetes and are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  The program is known for successfully reducing weight of participants and implementing lifestyle changes for improved health.  Class size is limited so call Carolyn Kennedy and ask about free blood sugar screening and learn if you are eligible at 303-670-7547.

May 15

Free home buyers class on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Commissioners Board Room at the County Courthouse, 405 Argentine Street in Georgetown. This event is presented by Summit Combined Housing Authority in Clear Creek County. Thinking about making one of the biggest investments in your life?  Summit Combined Housing Authority’s Homebuyers Class will give you a chance to make the best decision and to have an opportunity to ask questions of the experts.  Facilitators include: Loan Simple Mortgage, Argent Realty,Tiger Home Inspections and Chicago Title Company will be on site to instruct and answer questions. Call 970-409-8458 or e-mail sallyr@summithousing.us.

May 25

Attend Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 25 in Citizens Park in Idaho Springs at 10 a.m. or Library Park in Georgetown at 12 p.m. sponsored by the Clear Creek County Veterans Coalition, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Idaho Springs, and the Georgetown Business Promotions Commission. Everyone is welcome.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. Mountain Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are at the Senior Resource Center, 5120 County Road 73 in Evergreen. Visitors are always welcome. Call Karen at 303-816-1575 for more information.

Clear Creek Addiction & Recovery Support Group

Any addictive behaviors welcome. Meetings are Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Idaho Springs located at 100 Colorado Blvd Contact Joel for more information 720-551-2831.

Divorce and separation support group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rock House, 542 Highway 103 in Idaho Springs. For information call 720-551-2831.

VFW Post 4121 meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs.

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. Call 303-886-2512 for 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.

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 Tammy at 303-503-7344 or Linda Rae at 303-519-0206.