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Aug. 20
Georgetown Garden Club field trip: Aug. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the Alpine Earth Center and Solar Gardens in Silverthorne with lunch in Frisco. For more information e-mail thegardenclub.ccc@aol.com.

Aug. 20
School begins for students in the Clear Creek School District.

Sept. 3
Pancake breakfast at the Historic Alice School House at 271 Silver Creek Road from 8 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2 kids, $4 adults and $10 family. Donations benefit the Alice Historical Society.

Sept. 22
A Fall Yard Sale will be on Sept. 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1410/1406 Argentine St. in Georgetown. Donations are being accepted, and proceeds benefit the Clear Creek/Gilpin County Animal Shelter, Charlie’s Place. For information, call Donna Gee at 303-668-0924 or e-mail FOCP292@gmail.com.

Sept. 22
The Rocky Mountain Chili Cookoff to benefit the Rock House will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Idaho Springs. For more information, visit www.rmchili.com.

Aug. 25
The annual Gold Dust Car Show is on Aug. 18 at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs. This is a free event. For more information about the car show or on how to register a vehicle, call 303-567-9996.

Sept. 6    
The Idaho Springs Lions Club will host a presentation on the “Vision of Scouting in Clear Creek County” at noon at the Buffalo Restaurant.  The speaker will be Mike O’Hara, Gateway District executive for the Boy Scouts of America. The public is invited to join us, and to learn more about growing Scouting beyond the Cub Scout troops currently active in our county.

SEPT. 12
Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel will present the dinner and slide talk “Biblioholic Colorado: Landmark Libraries & Authors” at the Buffalo Restaurant  at 1617 Miner St. in Idaho Springs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12. Tickets are $20 and are for sale at Java Mountain Roasters, Heritage Museum and the new temporary library location at the Old Middle School on Highway 103; or call Jan 303-567-4321. Proceeds go for the new elevator where the old jail is now. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idaho Springs Library and The Buffalo Restaurant and Bar.

ONGOING
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 to 8 p.m., Carlson Elementary School.
• Basketball: Wednesday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Clear Creek Administration Building Gym in Idaho Springs.

Have Your Children Tested for Lead Poisoning: Free blood lead testing by Clear Creek Public Health nurses for children 6 years and under. Walk-ins are accepted every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Resource Center at 1531 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. For more information, call 303-567-3144.
VFW Post 4121 meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs.
 
THE AMERICAN LEGION will meet at the Idaho Springs Elks Club the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
 
CASA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is looking for volunteers to advocate for children who are victims of child abuse or neglect. Volunteer advocates are appointed by the courts to help in finding these children safe, permanent homes. A new training session begins on April 24 and will run until May 5. For further information, contact Colleen Bergman
at 970-513-9390.
 
COLUMBINE GARDEN CLUB meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Elks Lodge.
 
IDAHO SPRINGS IS SEEKING interested people to serve on the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Review Commission and Variance Board of Adjustments. Contact City Hall at 303-567-4421 for further information.
 
PUBLIC HEALTH TOY LIBRARY: The toy library is open on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 1531 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. Call 303-478-1795 for information.
 
STORY TIME 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: 4 to 6 p.m. every second Friday of the month at the Idaho Springs Public Library and every fourth Friday evening of the month in Georgetown.

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.
 
BINGO/BLINGO is held every Friday at the new location, 320 Highway 103, Suite 102A — at the south end of the school district building. Doors open at 6 p.m., games at 6:30 p.m.  $10 adults, $5 kids. Details and map at www.stabletech.org. Proceeds benefit STI, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
 
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 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.
 
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.