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We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to couranteditor@evergreenco.com.

Oct. 8-22
The 6th Annual Empire Fall Festival and Scarecrow Festival will announce its winners on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Entering a scarecrow is free. Other contests include a pie contest, chili contest and
pumpkin carving contest. Entries
should be brought to town hall by 5 p.m.

Oct. 21
Devil’s Gate History Club is presenting Dating Georgetown Photos by Christine Bradley on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 613 6th St., Georgetown. The public is welcome to this free event.

Oct. 22, 23 28, 29, 30
“The Shame of Tombstone!” A two act melodrama will be held at the Dumont School. This event is sponsored by the Mill Creek Valley Historical Society and the Mill Creek Valley Players. Adults are $15, seniors $10, and children $8. All proceeds benefit the Mill Creek Valley Historical Society. Oct. 22, 28, 29 the performance will be at 7 p.m.; Oct. 23 and 30 the event will be held
at 2 p.m. Tickets available at the door
and seating is limited. To reserve a
seat, call 303-567-4026.

Oct. 27, 28, 29
Haunted house at the former Clear Creek Middle School building sponsored by the Clear Creek High School D2D organization. The haunted house runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and is appropriate for all ages. Cost is $5
for adults and $3 for those 18 and younger.

Oct. 28
The Friends of the Tomay Memorial Library are pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow for a fund-raising concert  to be presented on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The Pelican Divas will join Barlow for this performance ,which will be held at the Georgetown Community Center, 613 6th St. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased by calling the library at 303-569-2620.
Oct. 28
Halloween Games night at the Idaho Springs Library will be from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 31
Halloween Boo!kfest. Trick or treat at the library for a free book and treat from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nov. 5

Don’t trash it, SMASH it! Join Scraps-to-Soil at the Idaho Springs baseball fields for the 3rd annual Pumpkin SMASH Nov. 5 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Bring your old jack-o-lanterns and smash them.  Proceeds benefit Scraps-to-Soil and the Organic Waste benefits the community gardens.  Activities include contests, games, a bouncy castle and more.

Nov. 8
Flood Insurance Rate Map revisions are being proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Virginia Canyon, Witter Gulch, and Upper Bear Creek stream systems.  A letter was recently sent to potentially affected property owners by the Clear Creek County Site Development Department.  The Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners will meet to consider any technical appeals received from citizens at 9:00am on October 31, 2011 at the County Courthouse, 405 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444.  The FEMA deadline for appeals is November 8, 2011.  For more information, please contact the Site Development Department at 303.679.2421.   
Nov. 26
The 2011 Georgetown Tree Lighting Celebration will be held Nov. 26 at approximately 5:15 p.m. in downtown Georgetown at the intersection of Rose and 6th Streets. Please join us for the annual Georgetown Tree Lighting with holiday singers, children’s chorus, hot chocolate, a visit from St. Nick, a big bonfire to keep you warm and more.  This celebration has been an annual tradition in Georgetown for many years and helps to kick off the holiday season and New Year!


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 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 meet at the Idaho Springs 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.