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Sept. 18

All People Considered on KYGT-FM will interview Mark Cuchinelli, long-time Empire resident, former recreation district director, local firefighter and paramedic and business owner. The show airs at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and repeats at 3 p.m. Sundays. The station is at 102.7 or 103.9, or stream it at www. clearcreekradio.com.

 

Sept. 21

Friends of Clear Creek will host an Adopt-a-Highway volunteer morning from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with a barbecue to follow starting at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call 303-842-6904.

 

Sept. 22

Clear Creek Rotary will host a free Touch-a-Truck from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across the highway from the Albert Frei & Sons Quarry entrance at the bottom of Floyd Hill. This event is free with giant rock crushers, bulldozers, first-responder vehicles, cars and motorcycles. There will be hot dogs and food trucks.

 

Sept. 25

The CSU Extension will host a workshop called “What’s the Deal about Dirt? Soil, Compost and Top-10 Tips for Putting Your Garden to Bed” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St. For more information, visit clearcreek.extension.colostate.edu.

 

Sept. 27

Explore the Hotel de Paris Museum in Georgetown through wine and food at the Experiential tours: Wine, Charcuterie and French Cheeses at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.hoteldeparismuseum.org/calendar.htm.

 

Sept. 27-28

Dynamite Days in Idaho Springs will be from noon to 9 p.m. in the Historic District. There will be fun for the whole family. For more information, visit www.idahospringschamber.org.

 

Sept. 28

The Clear Creek County Democrats will have a picnic on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Minton Ball Field in Empire. Bring an item to grill and/or a side dish and beverage. For more information, contact Dede Waldron at dedeleen@gmail.com

 

Sept. 29

Churches of Idaho Springs sponsor community worship services on the fifth Sunday of the months that apply. The next service will be at the United Center at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.  Refreshments will be served following the service.

 

Oct. 2

Learn about cheese making with Kate Johnson from The Art of Cheese from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St., Georgetown. Johnson will teach students how to make Chevre and feta cheese through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Cost is $40. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 27 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-cheese-wkate-johnson-tickets.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING


Bergen Park Church will host a men’s study from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Mondays at the church 31919 Rocky Village Dr, Evergreen. Women’s study is from 9:15 to 11 a.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 303-842-6904.

 

Young people ages 12 to 20 can get free counseling through a new Evergreen-based organization called LeanIn1220. Comprised of 12 licensed therapists, LeanIn1220 serves individuals and groups in Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey, Idaho Springs, and Georgetown. They also facilitate several school and community groups to build life skills in wellness and resilience among youth. For more information, or to schedule a LeanIn1220 counseling session, visit www.LeanIn1220.org, email LeanIn1220@gmail.com, or call 720-282-1164.

 

IDAHO SPRINGS LIONS CLUB meets at noon the first and third Thursdays of the month at Hilldaddy’s Wildfire Restaurant. The club provides eye exams for the needy, sponsors the 9Health Fair, provides scholarships for Clear Creek County students, performs KidSight vision screening for preschoolers, and conducts projects at the local, state and international level.

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Loaves & Fishes, 545 Highway 103, Idaho Springs, and 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 https://nacolorado.org/denver/index.html for details. This is the only NA meeting offered between Golden and Breckenridge.  

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.