By Ian Neligh
Posted 11/2/10

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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.

Nov. 3
ROCKY MOUNTAIN INVITATIONAL CHOIR CONCERT featuring seven high school choirs will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Clear Creek High School gymnasium. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for children 6 and under.

Nov. 7
A pop concert featuring area musicians to benefit the repair of musical instruments in local churches will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 7  at First Presbyterian Church,  812 Taos St., Georgetown. For information call 303-745-7578.

Nov. 10
The final meeting for this session of the Clear Creek County Diabetes Support and Discussion Group will take place at the Project Support Senior Center in Idaho Springs on Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. This meeting is open to all county residents who have questions about or are interested in discussing diabetes and related issues. Come ask questions and get your voice heard regarding future diabetes support projects for Clear Creek County. Free screening, literature and gifts. There will be no  meeting on Nov. 3.

Nov. 11
Join VFW Post 4121 for a Veterans Day ceremony honoring past service men and women at 11 a.m.  Nov. 11 in Citizen’s Park. The ceremony will include an introduction from post commander Gene Eddy and speeches from veterans.

Nov. 13
A Veteran’s Day Dinner, Awards Presentation and fund-raiser will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge, 1600 Colorado Blvd. The event is open to the public, and all veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs eat free. Donations from all others will be put into a scholarship fund to be awarded to local college-bound seniors and local veterans in deed of assistance.

Free Energy Expo on Nov. 13 in Idaho Springs. Learn about low-cost ways to save energy in your home and explore adding renewable sources of energy such as solar panels. Prepare for winter by learning how to cut your heating bills. The event will be at the old middle school building, 320 Chicago Creek Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 27
The John Denver Letter Day and Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in Georgetown starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 27. Relive the holiday and community spirit inspired by John Denver’s “The Christmas Gift,” which was filmed in Georgetown in 1986. Activities will include hay rides, letters to Santa, acoustic folk balladeer Don Golden and John Adams and Band. Call Linda Edmondson for more information: 303-737-1259 or 720-746-1434.

Through Dec. 10

Georgetown residents, it’s time to start decorating your homes for the holidays. The annual holiday decorating contest is commencing. There will first-, second- and third-place winners from each ward in Georgetown, plus lots of honorable mentions. Judges will be driving through your neighborhood on Dec. 10 after 6:30 p.m. so have your lights turned on. Winners will be announced in the local newspaper, and certificates will be delivered to the winners. Be a winner in the 2010 Georgetown Holiday Decorating Contest and help us light up Georgetown. For information contact Beth Luther at 303-519-0357.  



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 or Lynn at 303-567-4730.

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 more information, 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. Worried your child won’t sit still or be quiet at the library? Don’t! Preschool story time entails fun and socialization. Just bring your smiles!

ARE YOUR CHILDREN READY for school with up-to-date immunizations? For more information, visit the Clear Creek School District website at www and call your public health nurse for an appointment at 303-567-3147. Cost of childhood immunizations is $14. Check with your health insurance provider for coverage. The public health nurse does not bill insurance.

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 an appointment and information, call Carolyn Kennedy at 720-837-8343.

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

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.
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.
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.
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
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 n onprofit 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 ó 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.
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 at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. 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 more 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. 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.
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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