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Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason journeys to Georgetown from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m on Oct. 11. Mason, the seventh Colorado Poet Laureate, an accomplished poet and co-director of the creative writing program at Colorado College, intends to visit all 64 counties in Colorado during his four year journey serving Colorado. As poet laureate, Mason promotes an appreciation of poetry and fosters literacy within Colorado communities.
A jazz concert will be held Oct. 15 at Shadows Ranch with proceeds benefiting STI’s non-profit greenhouse project. Visit www.stabletech.org.
The Clear Creek Education Foundation Inc. is holding a fund-raising activity on Oct. 16, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Beau Jo’s in Idaho Springs. The event will include a silent auction. Mention that you are supporting the CCEF Fund Raiser and Beau Jo’s will donate 20 percent of pretax sale to CCEF. CCEF is a 501(c)3 organization that helps the Clear Creek School District fund projects that can’t be covered in the official budget.
Families are being invited to smash their old pumpkins for the third annual Scraps-to-Soil Pumpkin Smash at the Idaho Springs baseball field on Nov. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. The fund-raiser will cost $3 per person and children under 12 and people over 65 get in free.
Storytime at the Idaho Springs Library Join other parents, infants, toddlers and preschoolers in this fun, social time with books and crafts, Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. Games Night at the Library Every second Friday evening of the month at the Idaho Springs Public Library, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Every fourth Friday evening of the month in Georgetown from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO is held at the Senior Center in Idaho Springs across from Tommyknockers (14th and Miner streets). $10 per player at the door, additional game cards $1 each.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit STI, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
THE AMERICAN LEGION will be meeting at the Idaho Spring’s Elks Club the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
UNITED STRENGTH AL-ANON FAMILY group provides help, understanding and anonymity for friends and family of alcoholics and addicts. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the white house at 1422 Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs next to the United Church. For more information, call Cheryl at 303-567-4623 or Mary Ann at 303-567-0885.
FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENTS are offered to those 18 and older by Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions and Clear Creek Public Health. Cholesterol screenings, diabetes check, cardiac assessment, education, navigation, referrals and resources are offered from 8 to 11 a.m. every Monday or by appointment. Allow 30 minutes for the screening. For more information, call Carolyn Kennedy at 720-837-8343.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Project Support Senior Center Thrift Shoppe and Warehouse. Call 303-567-2382, or stop at 1402 Miner St. in Idaho Springs.
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.
GRIEF GROUP: Have you recently experienced a loss? The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday at the Clear Creek County Metropolitan Recreation Center. For more information, call 303-679-2426.
COLUMBINE GARDEN CLUB meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Elks Lodge.
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.
SUPPORT GROUPS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: The Clear Creek County Advocates offer support groups to children, men and women who are victims of domestic violence. These groups meet once a week and are free. For more information, call 303-679-2426.