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JULY 17

All People Considered on KYGT-FM will interview Marion Ilgen of Evergreen, longtime computer expert beginning in the late 1950s, on July 10. 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.

 

July 19-20

The RapidGrass Music Festival showcasing acoustic musical talent will be July 19-20 on the Shelly/Quinn baseball fields in Idaho Springs. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.clearcreekrapidgrass.com.

 

July 20

The Friends of Clear Creek will host a Hans Berg Memorial Adopt-a-Highway program day of service the third Saturday of the month. The next day will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 20. Other dates are Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. Meet at Empire’s Mountain Express Coffee Shop. The event will end with a barbecue. RSVP to friendsofclearcreek.com.

 

July 21

The United Center presents western artist Dave Stamey on Sunday, July 21.  Concert starts at 7:30 p.m., and the doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 at the door or $18 in advance at Two Brothers Deli and the Frothy Cup in Idaho Springs, and the Tomay Memorial Library in Georgetown or online at www.unitedcenterinc.com.

 

July 21

The Georgetown Heritage Center will host a garden party and silent auction from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the center, 809 Taos St., Georgetown. Tour the native plant demonstration garden, visit with Master Gardeners, explore the Heritage Center and wear a garden party hat for the best hat contest. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, visit clearcreek.extension.colostate.edu.

 

July 25

Celebrate summer with a Master Gardener-led wildflower/nature hike on Guanella Pass from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 25. Meet at the Square Tops Lakes trailhead. Afterward, join the group after the hike at Guanella Pass Brewery. The hike is free, but RSVP by July 23 at 303-679-2424 or Christine.crouse@colostate.edu.

 

July 26

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

 

July 27

The Friends of the Idaho Springs Public Library is holding a used book sale in Citizen's Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Proceeds benefit the library.

 

July 27

The Bob Cook Mount Evans Memorial Hill Climb will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event starts in Idaho Springs, and bicyclists travel to the top of Mount Evans. For more information, visit http://bicyclerace.com.

 

Aug. 2

Historic Georgetown will host its first Friday lawn party from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Hamill House Museum. There will be music, events, activities and entertainment. The event is a beach party, celebrating the 1960s and 1970s. Costumes are encouraged. For tickets, visit historicgeorgetown.org.

 

Aug. 3-18

The Georgetown Cultural Arts program will present its second plein air event Aug. 3-18 at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St. Awards will be given for best of show, best downtown and best train/train station, and the artwork will be for sale. The opening reception is Aug. 3. For more information, visit https://www.georgetown-colorado.org.

 

Aug. 10

The Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half-Marathon starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, near Georgetown Lake and finishes in Idaho Springs. The post-race celebration will be in the Idaho Springs football field. For more information, visit www.gtishalf.com.

 

Aug. 17-18

Venom Skate presents the Devil’s Peak Downhill skateboarding race on a 1.5-mile section of Guanella Pass Aug. 17-18. Register at  www.venomskate.com/devils-peak.

 

Aug. 23

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.

 

Aug. 28

The CSU Extension will host a workshop on high elevation mountain grasses from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St. For more information, visit clearcreek.extension.colostate.edu.

 

Sept. 1

The third annual Gold Rush duck race and Silver Splash merchant race will begin at noon Sunday, Sept. 1, starting at Clear Creek at the Taos Street bridge and the finish line will be on the creek near the 1700 block of Clear Creek Drive. Proceeds from these two races support HGI and other county non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.historicgeorgetown.org.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING


Young peopleages 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.