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Sept. 19-22
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Carlson Elementary:
• Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Or visit the book fair online at www.scholastic
.com/schoolbookfairs.

Sept. 24-25

Friends of Charle’s Place is hosting their semi-annual fall yard sale to raise funds to help support the Clear Creek/Gilpin Animal Shelter. The event will take place on Sept. 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Argentine Street in Georgetown. Donations are being accepted; contact Donna Gee at 303-668-0924 or e-mail FOCP292@gmail.com for more information.

Sept. 24
The third annual MRWC Handgun and Shotgun Turkey Shooting event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek County Sportsmen’s Club in Idaho Springs. The attendees must be at least 18 years old, and the cost is $25 per shooter. Guns, ammo and turkey targets will be provided. Please bring your own eye and ear protection. This event is limited to 24 participants. For information, contact Judy Merkel at 303-674-1835 or 303-903-0322.

A Yard sale will be held on Sept. 24 at the United Church Gathering Place at 1422 Colorado from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sept. 27, 29 and Oct. 4, 6
A Hunter Education Class taught by the Colorado Division of Wildlife will be held in Evergreen on Sept. 27 and 29 and Oct. 4 and 6 at the Bergen Park Fire Station. Each night the class will go from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, e-mail ty.petersburg@state.co.us

Oct. 2
The Great Pumpkin Fun Run and Fall Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Idaho Springs Ball Fields. The 1-mile and 5K runs/walks will benefit Carlson Elementary School. Inflatable games, pumpkin patch and hay rides will be available.  Registration forms at schools, recreation centers and libraries. Sponsored by Carlson and Clear Creek Metro Rec District. For information, contact 303-567-4822.
 

Oct. 11
Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason journeys to Georgetown from 5 to 7 p.m Oct. 11. Mason, the seventh Colorado poet laureate, is co-director of the creative writing program at Colorado College. He plans to visit all 64 counties in Colorado during his four-year stint serving Colorado. As poet Laureate, Mason promotes an appreciation of poetry and fosters literacy within Colorado communities. 

ONGOING

Storytime at the Idaho Springs LibrarY:
Join other parents, infants, toddlers and preschoolers in this fun, social time with books and crafts, Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
 
Games Night at the Library
every second Friday evening of the month at the Idaho Springs Public Library, 4 to 6 p.m. and
Every fourth Friday evening of the month in Georgetown from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the John Tomay Memorial Library in Georgetown.
 Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to the library for preschool fun and stories. Preschool story time entails fun and socialization.

FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO is held at the Senior Center in Idaho Springs across from Tommyknockers (14th and Miner streets). $10 per player at the door, additional game cards $1 each. 
Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit STI, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
THE AMERICAN LEGION will be meeting at the Idaho Spring’s Elks Club the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

UNITED STRENGTH AL-ANON FAMILY group provides help, understanding and anonymity for friends and family of alcoholics and addicts. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the white house at 1422 Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs next to the United Church.
 For more information, call Cheryl at 303-567-4623 or Mary Ann at 303-567-0885.

FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENTS are offered to those 18 and older by Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions and Clear Creek Public Health. Cholesterol screenings, diabetes check, cardiac assessment, education, navigation, referrals and resources are offered from 8 to 11 a.m. every Monday or by appointment. Allow 30 minutes for the screening. For more information, call Carolyn Kennedy at 720-837-8343.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Project Support Senior Center Thrift Shoppe and Warehouse. Call 303-567-2382, or stop at 1402 Miner St. in Idaho Springs.

PRAY FOR CITY PROSPERITY in Idaho Springs meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Wildfire Restaurant. For more information, call 720-276-7634.

GRIEF GROUP: Have you recently experienced a loss? The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday at the Clear 
Creek County Metropolitan Recreation Center. For more information, call 303-679-2426.

COLUMBINE GARDEN CLUB meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Elks Lodge.

MILL CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Dumont School House.

NARCOTICS GROUP IN EVERGREEN meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at 3757 Ponderosa Drive across from Evergreen Safeway.
SUPPORT GROUPS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: The Clear Creek County Advocates offer support groups to children, men and women who are victims of domestic violence. These groups meet once a week and are free. For more information, call 303-679-2426.