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Posted 1/18/10

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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.


Jan. 14

Resolving to quit tobacco

Learn about how to quit smoking at a free presentation from 11 a.m. to noon and again from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. The event will provide information and support for those resolving to quit smoking in 2010. Quitting tips and resources plus protection from second-hand smoke will be discussed. The Learning Annex at Loaves and Fishes is at 545 Highway 103, Idaho Springs. For information, call 303-679-2386.

Garden Club meeting

The Idaho Springs Columbine Garden Club will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages and dessert will be served. For information call 303-567-2909.

Jan. 15

CPR class

The nonprofit Sustainable Technology Institute in Idaho Springs will be hosting a CPR, AED and first-aid certification class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan.15 in the old middle school. This certification is valid for two years, and the cost is $75. For more information, visit or call 720-810-2486.

Devil’s Gate History Club

Christine Bradley will give a lecture on race relations in 19th-century Georgetown at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Georgetown Community Center. Admission is free.

Jan. 21

Empress Gold Mining open meeting

Empress Gold Mining and Milling will hold a public meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Idaho Springs Elks Club to discuss the reopening of the Stanley Mines.

Jan. 23

Workshop on caregiver well-being

The responsibility of caring for elderly and disabled family members can be so demanding that caregivers often forget to take time for themselves. The Mountain Caregivers Resource Group is hosting a free workshop called Caring for the Caregiver from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Seniors’ Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73 in Evergreen. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and to R.S.V.P. to Sharon at 303-674-2843, ext. 101.

Feb. 6

DAR Good Citizen’s Award ceremony

Mountain-Rendezvous Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting its DAR Good Citizen’s Award ceremony at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 at Church of the Hills in Evergreen. This award is given to students from Clear Creek, Conifer, Evergreen and Platte Canyon high schools for their personal achievements as well as on their written essay from a chosen topic. Students will read their compositions and discuss their future plans. Family and teachers are welcome to attend. For information, call Barb at 303-674-7308.


Volunteers needed for Project Support Senior Center Thrift Shoppe and Warehouse. Please call 303-567-2382 or stop in at 1402 Miner Street, Idaho Springs.

FREE H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine

By appointment at 303-567-3147 in Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health Community Resource Center at 1531 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs.

Children’s Story Time at 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 and children story and craft hour from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

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 Joni or Kathryn at 303-679-2426.

Grief group: Have you recently experienced a loss? Are you having difficulty with a past loss? Do you just need someone to talk with? Attend our 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 7:30 to 9:30 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; 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

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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