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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.


Feb. 1
A broomball league will begin Feb. 1 and run through March 7. Games will be held Wednesday nights starting at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Georgetown ice sheet at Werlin Park. The cost is $60 per team. Helmets are required, and you must bring your own.For more information or to sign up a team, call Stacey at 303-567-4822.

Feb. 10
Love Your Heart, a free valentine party, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Clear Creek Recreation Center in Idaho Springs. Children will get a chance to listen to their heart, learn about heart health and make a valentine craft. This KIDSFirst event is sponsored by Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health. For information, call 303-567-3144.

Feb. 11
The Georgetown Community Center’s annual Chocolate Party will be on Feb. 11.

ONGOING
Friends of Charlie’s Place is offering free spays and neuters for family pets. To qualify, you must be a resident of Clear Creek/Gilpin County or have run in one of the Slacker Races. The Slacker Race donated the funds to the program, and the offer of free spays and neuters will last as long as the funds do. For more information, contact Donna Gee at 303-668-0924 or Laurie Phenix at 303-907-7084.
Board Positions open: Clear Creek County advisory boards and commissions offer an opportunity for citizen participation in local government. Service on boards is voluntary, and appointments are made by the county commissioners:
• The commissioners are looking for one associate member for the Open Space Commission. This is a three-year position and meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District meeting room in Idaho Springs.
• There is a vacancy for an associate member on the Planning Commission for 2012. This group meets once per month, with additional meetings and site visits as necessary.
• Clear Creek County is seeking an individual to serve as its representative on the Jefferson Center for Mental Health board of directors. Board meetings are the fourth Monday of each month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Jefferson Center for Mental Health, 4851 Independence St., No. 200, in Wheat Ridge.
Letters of Application for vacancy on the boards listed above should be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444; or fax to 303-679-2440; or e-mail to bluther@co.clear-creek.co.us.

VFW Post 4121 meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs.

Adult Drop-in Sports: The Clear Creek Metro Recreation District offers free drop-in adult volleyball and basketball. For more information, call 303-567-4822.
 
* Volleyball:
Monday nights, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Carlson Elementary School
 
* Basketball:
Wednesday nights, 6:30 – 8:30 pm,  Clear Creek Admin Building Gym in Idaho Springs (former Middle School). 
 
Public Health Toy Library Now Open
The toy library will be open on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2-4 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 1531 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. Call 303-478-1795 for information.
 
Free Health Screenings provided
Public health hosted blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings are now expanded to include BMI and oxygen saturation. For information call 720-837-8343.

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.