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 April 5

Social Ethics Meeting at the Project Support Senior Center in Idaho Springs at noon April 5. Coar ia $2.50 for lunch.


April 10

A community blood drive will he held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the lunchroom at Clear Creek High School, 185 Beaver Creek Canyon Road. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Nancy Spletzer at 303-679-4621 or e-mail nancy.spletzer@ccsdre1.org.


April 12 

Movie Night, 5 p.m. at the Idaho Springs Library. Watch “The Princess Bride” at the temporary location of the Idaho Springs Library.


April 24, 25

High-Altitude Gardening Class 101 will be April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Great Hall in the United Church in Idaho Springs and on April 25 at the Snetzer Building in Georgetown.


April 27

Snow riders at Loveland Ski Area will be able to take a run with a U.S. Forest Service snow ranger on April 27. This is a chance to learn about topics ranging from glacial geology and winter ecology to local history and the long-standing partnership between the ski area and the Forest Service. Skiers of all ages are welcome, however the tour is designed for ages 8 and up. The tour will start from the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin at the top of Chair 2 at 10:30 a.m. and 1: 30 p.m. The group will take easy-designated trails. Preregistration is not required. Groups will be limited to 30 people.


May 18

The Clear Creek-Gilpin County Metal Mining Association presents the 72nd annual George A. Jackson Cornish Pasty and Sowbelly Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Idaho Springs Elks Club, 1600 Colorado Blvd. Cost is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. Entertainment includes music from Dave Ball and The Sowbelly Band and a formal presentation by the Legendary Ladies.



The Clear Creek Rock House meets on Tuesdays after school. The mentoring group pairs sixth- through 12th-graders with a one-on-one mentor. This is a year-long commitment on Tuesdays, and we require a background check. We are looking for adults who want to make a difference in the life of a child, and have fun doing it. We bowl, ski, hike, swim and do social and service events. Please call Cheryl at 303-519-0144 or Lisa at 303-569-3107 for information.


THE AMERICAN LEGION will meet at the Idaho Springs Elks Club the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


MILL CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Dumont School House.


ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional as well as practical aspects of the disease. This group offers participants an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s and provides a vital link to other caregivers and community resources. The group meets at the Mt. Evans offices at 3081 Bergen Peak Drive (just south of Lewis Ridge Road off Evergreen Parkway). For information, call Barb at 303-674-6400.


NARCOTICS GROUP IN EVERGREEN meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at 3757 Ponderosa Drive across from Evergreen Safeway.


PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: A Parkinson’s support group in Evergreen and surrounding areas meets on the third Wednesday of most months from noon to 3 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Village, 1274 County Road 65 across from the Bergen Park RTD lot. For more information and activates planned, contact Marilyn at jplmr@comcast.net or call 303-674-7520.