By Ian Neligh
Posted 1/25/11

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Jan. 27

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We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to Items will appear on a space-available basis.

Jan. 27
The class Game Design and Programming for Teens will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 27 in The United Gathering Place, 1422 Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs. Maximum class size is six. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to game creation and design. At the end of the session, students will be able to evaluate simple game designs, create a game story and begin to understand the internals of game programming. For more information, contact instructor Bob Burnham at 303-619-8835.

Feb. 2
Clear Creek High School will host a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is looking for professionals to talk with students about their career fields. To volunteer, contact Mary Smith at 303-679-4608.

Feb. 4
Valentine Magic is the theme of the First Friday Health Promotion Event this Feb. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held at St. Paul’s Parish Hall
at 17th and Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs. The event is  sponsored by Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health.  

Feb. 12
The Idaho Springs/Georgetown Chapter
of PEO will host a Lobsterfest on Feb. 12 at the The Easter Seal Camp in Georgetown. The cost if $65 per person for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. This is a nonprofit organization.

Feb. 17
Wii games night at the Georgetown Library Feb. 17. The fun starts after school and continues until the library closes at 7 p.m. Play Wii on two projectors, play board games with friends and family, create your own puzzles and eat dinner at the library.

SOLES4SOULS collects gently worn shoes and distributes them in 125 countries around the world to many who are barefoot. To help with this cause, there will be a shoe drive in Clear Creek County. There is a collection box at Downieville Conoco off I-70 at Exit 234. For more information, contact Michele at 720-320-1755.

MOTHERSHIP DRUM CIRCLE: Are you pregnant? If we get enough interest, we will start a drum circle for pregnant mothers. Let is know if you want to join. Contact the Georgetown Community School music teacher, Todd Strandberg, at or leave a message at Georgetown Community School 303-569-3277.

CASH DONATIONS for the Davies family can be made to the Davies Benefit Fund at Evergreen National Bank, 28145 Highway 74, Evergreen, CO 80439. Or gift card donations are being accepted at Carlson Elementary’s front office. For info, call Rebecca Kish at 303-567-2667.

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the John Tomay Memorial Library in Georgetown.
 Parents and Grandparents, bring your toddlers and preschoolers to the library for preschool fun and stories. Preschool story time entails fun and socialization.
 Just bring your smiles!
FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO is held at the Senior Center in Idaho Springs across from Tommyknockers (14th and Mine 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 501C3 nonprofit.
THE 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 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Monday or by appointment at other times. Please 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 in at 1402 Miner St. in Idaho Springs.
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.
GRIEF GROUP: Have you recently experienced a loss? It meets at 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday at 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.
The 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.
A 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
The First Columbine Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month. For more information, call 303-670-3106.

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. 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.

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

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 this September for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers.

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. The meetings are at Idaho Springs City Hall, 1711 Miner St.
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 at the Idaho Springs City Hall.

Idaho Springs Planning Commission: 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month 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.

The Clear Creek Democrats hold their monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Tommyknockers Restaurant.
 in Idaho Springs. The public is welcome.


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