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NOV. 25

Idaho Springs Recreation Center will have its dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the center. Advance tickets for dinner are available by calling 303-567-4822. At 6 p.m., join Santa and Mrs. Claus to walk to Citizen Park in downtown Idaho Springs for the tree lighting. For more information, visit clearcreekrecreation.org.


NOV. 25

The Georgetown Christmas tree lighting will be from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Strouse Park at the intersection of Rose and Sixth streets at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sip hot chocolate or apple cider and enjoy Christmas carols. For more information, visit historicgeorgetown.org. A special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” will take place at the Hamill House, 305 Argentine St. in Georgetown, immediately following the tree lighting.


DEC. 2, 3, 9, 10

The 57th annual Georgetown Christmas Market transforms the town for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. This event will take place in Historic Downtown Georgetown on Sixth Street. See John Denver’s “The Christmas Gift” free at the Georgetown Heritage Center. For more information, visit www.historicgeorgetown.org.


DEC. 9, 16

Christmas at the Hamill House Museum will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and will be a Victorian-era celebration including lighting a Christmas tree, a yule log, wassail toasts and caroling with refreshments. For more information and tickets, visit historicgeorgetown.org.



Clear Creek County is looking for a person to serve on the Project Support board of directors. Board members serve three-year terms and advise the commissioners on senior citizen care, meals, services, and other aging and senior issues. Application letters for vacancies on the board should be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 2000, Georgetown, CO  80444, or fax to 303-679-2440 or e-mail bluther@co.clear-creek.co.us.


SEEKING PRE-DIABETICS FOR A FREE PROGRAM: Clear Creek Public Health is offering a class for pre-diabetics to teach them how to make lifestyle changes that can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Start date will be determined based on registrations. Take the screening test at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/pdf/prediabetestest.pdf to find out if you qualify. For more inforomation, call Clear Creek County Public Health at 303-670-7538.


Rotary International Clear Creek 2000 meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Fridays at Marion's Restaurant in Idaho Springs. Rotary International is a non-profit service-above-self organization focusing on youth in Clear Creek County.


CASA is seeking Clear Creek volunteers: CASA of the Continental Divide is accepting applications from Clear Creek-area residents who are interested in becoming court-appointed special advocates. The training course spans 30 hours 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 meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Awareness Counseling Center, 217 16th St., Idaho Springs. Awareness Counseling Center is licensed by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health to provide drug and alcohol treatment, relapse prevention and DUI classes. Call 303-349-5114 for further information.


NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ascent Church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive in Evergreen. NA is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Visit www.AscentChurch.co/get-connected/narcotics-anonymous for details. This is the only NA meeting offered between Golden and Breckenridge.  


CLEAR CREEK ADDICTION AND RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP: People with any addictive behaviors are welcome. Meetings are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Idaho Springs, 100 Colorado Blvd. Contact Joel for more information at 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 303-521-7978 for an appointment and information. Sponsored by Heart Healthy Solutions and Clear Creek Public/Environmental Health.