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Aug. 14

All People Considered on KYGT-FM will interview Tracy Stokes, Idaho Springs councilwoman, on Aug. 14. 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. The guest on Aug. 14 will be Jimy Murphy, West Evergreen resident.

 

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.

 

Through Aug. 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. 23

Beekeeping 102 will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St., Georgetown. Learn about hive health and overwintering success. Cost is $10. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/beekeeping-102-for-the-true-bee-lievers-tickets-630....

 

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 mountain pollinators and the Mason Bee Lodge from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos St. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, visit clearcreek.extension.colostate.edu.

 

Aug. 31

The Empire Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Empire. Produce, baked goods, art and more will be available.

 

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.

 

September 6-7

The Flaming Foliage Relay takes runners 165 miles from Idaho Springs to Buena Vista over Guanella, Georgia and Fremont passes. For more information or to register, visit www.rltrelays.com/flaming-foliage-relay.

 

September 7

Devil on the Divide 50K and 22K sponsored by the Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District will start in Empire. For more information, visit www.devilonthedivideultra.com.

 

September 8

Feast on the Creek, a fundraiser for the Clear Creek Greenway Authority, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at a location to be determined. For more information and tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-feast-on-the-creek-tickets-57409777189.

 

September 8-9

Georgetown Loop Railroad will host Railroad Days with the Park County Regulators, the friendliest train robbers in the Rocky Mountains. Tickets for train rides, which run all day long, are available at www.georgetownlooprr.com.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING


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.