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Feb. 23
The Clear Creek Dems invite you to their 2012 Kick-Off Event on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Beau Jo’s, 1517 Miner St. in Idaho Springs. State Rep. Claire Levy will provide a legislative update. Other elected officials and Democratic candidates will also be there to speak and hear your concerns. For more information, call 303-589-3154.

March 9
Get the Lead Out: A free contractor/subcontractor training RRP lunch and certification will be held at the Georgetown Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9.
Participants must pre-register by Feb. 29. This event is hosted by Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health. Call or e-mail Aaron Kissler at 303-679-2387 or akissler@co.clear-creek
.co.us for information.
 
April 19
The Lions Club will host a special meeting at the Alpine Inn in Georgetown at 6 p.m. The program will be a presentation of “Stairway to the Stars” by Dan Abbott, author of the book by the same name. It will cover the story of the Argentine Central Railway that forged upward from Silver Plume. Free pizza will be served. Visitors are welcome.

May 3 and 4
Community suicide awareness and prevention workshop will be held at the County Courthouse in Georgetown at 7 p.m. on May 3 and 4. Dinner will be served. This event is a part of the Care2BAware Program sponsored by Clear Creek Human Services and Public Health. Pre-registration necessary by April 1. For information call 303-679-2386 or e-mail ltrenbeath@co.clear-creek.co.us.

ONGOING
Friends of Charlie’s Place is offering free spays and neuters for family pets. To qualify, you must be a resident of Clear Creek/Gilpin County or have run in one of the Slacker Races. The Slacker Race donated the funds to the program, and the offer of free spays and neuters will last as long as the funds do. For more information, contact Donna Gee at 303-668-0924 or Laurie Phenix at 303-907-7084.

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

Adult Drop-in Sports: The Clear Creek Metro Recreation District offers free drop-in adult volleyball and basketball. For more information, call 303-567-4822.
 • Volleyball:
Monday nights, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Carlson Elementary School
 • Basketball:
Wednesday nights, 6:30 – 8:30 pm,  Clear Creek Admin Building Gym in Idaho Springs (former Middle School).
 
Public Health Toy Library Now Open: The toy library will be open on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2-4 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 1531 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. Call 303-478-1795 for information.

COLUMBINE GARDEN CLUB meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Elks Lodge.

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 to 6 p.m. and every fourth Friday evening of the month in Georgetown from 4 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 meet at the Idaho Springs 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 being 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, please 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 the loss of a family member or loved one? A grief group meets at 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday at the Clear Creek County Metropolitan Recreation Center. For additional information, please 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.