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CURRENTS

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MAY 23

The Clear Creek Democrats will meet for Action Hour on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. at The Vintage Moose in Idaho Springs. For more information, contact Dede Waldron at 303-567- 0186. 

 

MAY 25-26

Two pack burro races are planned: The Georgetown pack burro race starts will begin at 11 a.m. May 25, and the Idaho Springs Pack Burro Race will be May 26. For more information, contact Bill Lee at 720-234-8200 or e-mail laughingvalleyranchco@gmail.com.

 

May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24

Al-Anon meeting in Idaho Springs Mondays at noon at St Paul's Parish Hall, 1702 Placer St. For more information, call 303-518-1259

 

MAY 29

The CSU Extension will present a workshop called Hands-On Herbs from 6 to 8 p.m. May 29 at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com.

 

JUNE 1

The annual Idaho Springs summer kick-off parade will begin at 11 a.m. June 1 followed by a free barbecue in Citizens Park.

 

JUNE 2

The Revel Rockies Marathon kicks off at 6 a.m. June 2 on Old Squaw Pass Road near Idaho Springs, ending at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. The half-marathon starts at 6:30 a.m. in Evergreen and ends at Bandimere Speedway. For more information, visit www.runrevel.com/rdv.

 

JUNE 7

Historic Georgetown will host a first Friday lawn party from 5 to 7 p.m. June 7 at the Hamill House Museum. There will be music, events, activities and entertainment. This event celebrates the boomtown era of the 1860s to 1900s. Costumes are encouraged. For tickets, visit historicgeorgetown.org.

 

JUNE 8

Town of Georgetown Cleanup Day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Volunteers should meet next to Mountain Buzz Pizza. This event is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Commission for the purpose of cleaning up public areas of Georgetown.

 

JUNE 9

The 14.5-mile Mount Evans Ascent Race will start at Echo Lake at 6:30 a.m. June 9 and end at the summit of Mount Evans. A portion of entry fees are donated to the Alpine Rescue Team. The post-race festivities will be at the Echo Lake Lodge. For more information or to register, visit www.racingunderground.com/mtevans/awards.html.

 

JUNE 22

The Slacker Half Marathon, said to be the highest downhill half-marathon in the country, begins at Loveland Ski Area at 8 a.m. June 22 and ends in downtown Georgetown. For more information and to register, visit www.slackerhalfmarathon.com.

 

JUNE 26

The CSU Extension will host a native plant sale from 5 to 7 p.m. June 26 at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St. For more information, visit clearcreek.extension.colostate.edu.

 

JUNE 28

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. June 28. For more information, visit www.hoteldeparismuseum.org/calendar.htm.

 

JUNE 28-30

Georgetown Indie Con, the third annual independent writers’ conference, will be June 28-30 at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St., Georgetown. GEOCON strives to help independent authors successfully publish, connect with, and learn from successful authors and industry professionals in an intimate environment. For more information, visit georgetownindiecon.wordpress.com.

 

JUNE 29

The Clear Creek Republicans will host its 2019 Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, June 29, at a place to be announced.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING


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. Fridays 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.