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CURRENTS

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JUNE 22

Hotel de Paris Museum will host a wine tour from 5 to 7 p.m. June 22 at the museum, 409 Sixth St., Georgetown. Cost is $40 for museum members and $45 for non-museum members. Register in advance by calling the museum at 303-569-1034.

 

JUNE 23

The Floyd Hill flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 rain or shine outside Clear Creek High School. Booths are free, and there will be furniture, household items, children’s clothing and toys, tools, sports equipment, arts and crafts, and more. For details, contact Linda at musicats420@ecentral.com or 303-679-3025.

 

JUNE 23

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

 

JUNE 26-28

The 4-H youth Mountain to Metro summer adventure camp will be June 26-28 at Bear Creek Lake Park in Littleton. Five Clear Creek 4-youths may attend. They don’t have to be 4-H members. The children will carpool to and from the camp each day. Cost is $80 per child, and scholarships are available. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-mountain-to-metro-adventure-4-h-super-heroes-t...

 

July 3

An encore performance of the 41th annual musical melodrama “Lady or the Devil” performed by the Plume Players will be Tuesday, July 3, at the Silver Plume Big Town Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. The melodrama is a fund-raiser for People for Silver Plume Inc.’s historic building preservation work. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $15 for kids 12 and under. For reservations and information, call 303-569-2509.

 

July 4

The Tom Hayden Memorial 5K Run/Walk in Georgetown will begin at 8 a.m. on July 4th at Strousse Park at the intersection of Sixth and Rose streets. For more information and to register, visit www.imathlete.com.

 

July 4

Georgetown’s July 4 parade will start at 11 a.m. at The Alpine Inn at 11th and Rose streets to goes to Sixth Avenue, followed by a barbeque and entertainment starting at noon in City Park and at 3 p.m. on the library stage. There will be re-enactments by the Park County Regulators off Sixth and Rose streets. Georgetown will not have fireworks this year.

 

July 4

Idaho Springs will host an afternoon barbecue and live music in Citizen’s Park starting at 1 p.m. on July 4th, and fireworks are planned for 9 p.m. over the Charlie Taylor Waterwheel, depending on weather/fire danger.

 

July 4

Silver Plume’s annual ice cream social will be from 2 to 4 p.m. July 4th at Dinger’s Park and Pavilion on Main Street. Proceeds benefit the People for Silver Plume Inc. and historic preservation.

 

JULY 6, 7

The Mill Creek Valley Historical Society is having its semi-annual  "Save the Mill City House" yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, at the Mill City House and the Dumont School.

 

JULY 7

The Empire farmers market will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Empire at the park next to the visitors center.

 

JULY 14

The Majestic Gallery in Idaho Springs is hosting a plein air painting event on Miner Street on July 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Painters from the Majestic artists co-op will set up easels along Miner Street and Citizens Park to paint local sites. The public is invited to watch the painters.

 

JULY 21
The Bob Cook Mount Evans Memorial Hill Climb will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21. The event starts in Idaho Springs, and bicyclists travel to the top of Mount Evans. For more information, visit http://bicyclerace.com.

 

JULY 28

Historic Georgetown Inc. will present Parlours and Perennials, a Peek into the Past, on July 28. It includes tours of historic homes and gardens in Georgetown and Silver Plume. Advance tickets are $35 through July 26. For more information, visit www.historicgeorgetown.org/special-events.html.

 

AUG. 11

The Georgetown Cultural Arts program will present its first plein air event on Saturday, Aug. 11, 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. For more information, visit www.georgetowntrust.org/georgetown-plein-air.html.

 

AUG. 11

The 40th annual Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half-Marathon starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 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. 18-19

Venom Skate presents the Devil’s Peak Downhill skateboarding race on a 1.5-mile section of Guanella Pass Aug. 18-19. Register at  www.venomskate.com/devils-peak.

 

 

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING


HISTORIC GEORGETOWN INC. is looking for volunteer tour guides for this upcoming summer season. The Hamill House and the Alpine Hose No. 2 will open Memorial Day weekend. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. HGI needs volunteers Monday through Friday. If interested, contact Nancy Hale, executive director, at 303-569-2840.

 

IDAHO SPRINGS LIONS CLUB meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Marion’s of the Rockies 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.

 

FREE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ASSESSMENT for residents 18 years and older. Call Carolyn Kennedy at 303-521-7978 for an appointment and information. Sponsored by Heart Healthy Solutions and Clear Creek Public/Environmental Health.

 

SEEKING PRE-DIABETICS FOR A FREE PROGRAM: Clear Creek Public Health is offering a class for pre-diabetics to teach them how to make lifestyle changes that can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Start date will be determined based on registrations. Take the screening test at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/pdf/prediabetestest.pdf to find out if you qualify. For more information, call Clear Creek County Public Health at 303-670-7538.