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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.

Sept. 18
Devil’s Gate History Club of Historic Georgetown Inc. presents “Mining the Upper Swan River, 1859 to 1900+” by Bill Fountain, on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Georgetown Community Center at 613 6th St.  This event is free and open to the public.

Sept. 19
The Clear Creek Watershed Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park in Idaho Springs. The seventh 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.

Oct. 3
The United Center presents  The Rapidgrass Quintet with Credibility Gap on Oct. 3. Doors at 7 p.m. concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $22 at the door or $18 in advance at Two Brothers Deli and the Frothy Cup in Idaho Springs and at the Tomay Memorial Library in Georgetown.

Oct. 10
Women’s Wellness Day is on Oct. 10 at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs.  The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public.  Refreshments and fun are all included. Partnering with several organizations, CCC Public Health wants to provide a day of health and wellness, education and networking.  A mobile mammography unit will provide screenings to attendees 40 years and older.  Most insurance is accepted, and billed at the time of service. Screenings may be free for individuals with no insurance or high-deductibles with qualifying income.  For a required appointment, contact County Public Health Nurse Tami Bradley at 303-679-2385. Other services at the event will include free oral screenings by a local dentist, interaction with regional health professionals, stress management with a certified wellness coach, information about vision loss, immunizations, nutritional health and more.

Oct. 10
The third annual Dynamite Days Festival celebrating the rich mining history of Idaho Springs will include live music, food, beer, artisans and vendors, races, contests, kids’ activities from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Miner Street. For more information, contact the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce at 303-567-4447, ext. 243, or visit idahospringschambercommerce
.com/events.

Oct. 10
The 2nd Saturday’s Art Walk is on Oct. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Miner Street in Idaho Springs. The Sawtooth Gallery, the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce, and the local merchants of Idaho Springs, proudly present an evening of art, fun, and celebration. Come stroll through the local art galleries, unique shops, and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Idaho Springs.

Oct. 30
4th Annual Howl and the Moon Party on Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge. Please join us for the 4th Annual Enchanted Hallows’ Eve at the Elk’s Lodge in Idaho Springs. All proceeds benefit Friends of Charlie’s Place and the shelter animals at Charlie’s Place. Costumes are optional but highly recommended. Enjoy appetizers provided by local restaurants of Clear Creek County, cash bar, silent auction, costume contest, live music, raffles and more. $10 per person (adults only please) Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Nov. 1
The 6th annual Pumpkin Smash is on Nov. 1 at the Idaho Springs Baseball Field. CCMRD and Scraps to Soil team up to host a fun filled day to recycle pumpkins for composting. The Pumpkin Smash is a free, family friendly event that brings awareness to composting and other community-minded sustainability solutions in a fun and engaging setting. Make sure to bring your spent Jack-o-Lanterns for some smashing fun.

Nov. 14
Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival is on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the Historic Town of Georgetown and Colorado Parks & Wildlife for the Annual Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival. This festival always takes place the 2nd Saturday in November and runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  There will be children’s activities, crafts, music, wildlife programs, hikes, tours and so much more. To visit the viewing station, take I-70 west from Denver to the Georgetown exit (#288). Turn left on Alvarado Road and follow the brown and white binocular signs until you reach the viewing station near Georgetown lake. Bighorns may be noticed from the highway, but, for the safety of both people and wildlife, please view sheep from the viewing station.

Nov. 21
The United Center presents Nathan Mceuen. Doors at 7 p.m. and concert starts at  7:30 p.m. Tickets $18 at the door and $15 advance.

Dec. 5
The Georgetown Christmas Market starts on Dec. 5 and transforms the town for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this beautiful mountain town to experience a traditional Holiday where Christmas hasn’t changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, Holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides through Historic Georgetown, and wonderful sights and smells.
Come enjoy appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional dress and the daily procession of the Santa Lucia, as well as carolers in Victorian costume, dancers, and other family entertainment. This event will take place in Historic Downtown Georgetown, on 6th Street.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING
CASA seeking Clear Creek volunteers. CASA of the Continental divide is accepting applications from Clear Creek-area residents who are interested in becoming a court appointed special advocate. The next training course, which spans 30 hours, is Sept. 15 to 26 in Dillon, Colo., and teaches participants how to advocate for abused and neglected children in their community. For more information, visit www.mtncasa.org, or call 970-513-9390.

A RELAPSE PREVENTION group is meeting every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Awareness Counseling Center, 217 16th Street, Idaho Springs. Awareness Counseling Center is licensed by the state of Colorado Office of Behavioral Health to provide drug and alcohol treatment, relapse prevention and DUI classes. Please call 303-349-5114 for further information.

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.

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

FREE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ASSESSMENT for residents 18 years and older. Call Carolyn Kennedy 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.