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Friday night bingo at the non-profit Sustainable Technology Institute from 7 to 9 p.m. March 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the former middle school. There’s a $6 minimum for six games. Proceeds support environmental projects in Clear Creek County.
People for Silver Plume Cabin Fever Dance will be $5 per person and will be from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. March 6. Enjoy dancing to the Glass Packs. Bring a snack or dessert to share.
Presentation: The Clear Creek Education Foundation presents An Evening with Paper Bird. The event will be at 5 p.m. March 7 at Mangia! Italian Restaurant, 1446 Miner St. in Idaho Springs.
There will be a benefit dinner for Kathie Nixon at the Buffalo Restaurant from 5 p.m, to 8 p.m. They will be serving pasta, salad and dinner rolls all for $10 adults and $5 children 12 and under. Please come and enjoy a tasty dinner while supporting a great cause.
The next United Center concert is Flexigrass at 7:30 p.m and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $15 at the door or $12 in advance at Java Mountain Roasters, Two Brothers Deli in Idaho Springs and at the Tomay Memorial Library in Georgetown. Kids under 12 half-price, under 5 get in free.
Free St. Patrick’s Family Square Dance 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center. Dancing Begins promptly at 7 p.m. Don Rouze, the popular caller from last winter’s dance will return to make square dancers of all, young and old. No previous experience required. Last year’s dance was a resounding success. You won’t want to miss this year’s dance. Sponsored by the Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District and the Georgetown Parks & Recreation Commission.
The Clear Creek Alumni Association will hold its spring meeting at 1:30 p.m. March 20 at the Senior Center in downtown Idaho Springs.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
Volunteers are needed for the Project Support Senior Center Thrift Shoppe and Warehouse. Call 303-567-2382 or stop in at 1402 Miner St., Idaho Springs.
FREE H1N1 vaccine: By appointment at 303-567-3147 in Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health Community Resource Center, 1531 Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs.
CHILDREN’S STORY TIME AT THE JOHN TOMAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY in Georgetown offers preschool play and stories with a language program that encourages pre-reading skills and social bonds at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.
Pray for City Prosperity in Idaho Springs will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Wildfire Restaurant. For more information, call 720-276-7634.
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. Call Joni or Kathryn at 303-679-2426.
Grief group: Grief group. It meets at 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday at Clear Creek County Metropolitan Recreation Center. For more information, call l 303-679-2426.
A new bluegrass jam, Bluegrass at the Buff, takes place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Buffalo Restaurant in downtown Idaho Springs. Never jammed or played with others before? This will be a great environment to learn. For information, call 303-567-2729 or e-mail email@example.com.
Clear Creek Rock House Teen Center offers Monday night Bible study at 6 p.m.; on Tuesdays, learn Spanish at 12:15 p.m.; Wednesday at 4 p.m. is a 12-step program; and Wednesday night has open mic at 6 p.m. On Thursdays at 4 p.m. learn Spanish; Friday night movies are at 6 p.m. The Rock House is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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 9 a.m. to noon every Friday by appointment at the Community Resource Center in Idaho Springs. Call for an appointment, and allow 30 minutes for screening. For an appointment and information, call Carolyn Kennedy at 720-837-8343.
Friends of Beaver Brook Watershed, a nonprofit organization formed to ensure a quality environment and outdoor experience, seeks volunteer weekend rangers to hike and patrol the park during the hiking season. The organization also seeks volunteers to assist in weed management. Training is provided. Beaver Brook Watershed is a Clear Creek County Open Space Park with access from Highway 103. For information, contact Kay at 303-674-5709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idaho Springs Public Library
• One-on-One Computer Instructions — 30-minute sessions are being offered. For more information or to set up an appointment, call Bob at 303-567-2020.
• Library donations — Donations of books, DVDs and CDs are always appreciated and support many of the library programs. Drop off books anytime.
• Story time starts from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays this fall for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers.
• Narcotics Anonymous in Evergreen meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at 3757 Ponderosa Drive across from Evergreen Safeway.
• The National Wild Turkey Federation meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday. For location and information, call 303-679-1892.
• The First Columbine Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month. For further information, call 303-670-3106.
• The Mill Creek Historical Society meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Dumont School House.
• Idaho Springs city council meetings: 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month. All requests to be placed on the agenda need to be turned into the city clerk by the Wednesday before the Monday meeting in written form. Televised on Channel 10 locally. The meetings are at Idaho Springs City Hall, 1711 Miner St.
• Al-Anon United Strength Group, a support group for family members and friends of alcoholics and addicts, meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at United Gathering Place, 1422 Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs (white house next to the United Church). For information, call Mary Ann at 303-567-0885 or Cheryl at 303-567-4623.
• Upper Clear Creek Watershed: 9 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Idaho Springs City Hall. • Idaho Springs work sessions: 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month; open to the public at the Idaho Springs City Hall.
• Historic Preservation Review Commission: 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month; open to the public at the Idaho Springs City Hall.
• Idaho Springs Planning Commission: 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month; open to the public at the Idaho Springs City Hall.
• Clear Creek County Planning Commission: 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Idaho Springs City Hall.
• Upper Clear Creek Watershed: 9 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Idaho Springs City Hall.
• The Clear Creek Democrats hold their monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Tommy Knockers Restaurant in Idaho Springs. The public is welcome.
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