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Posted 2/8/10

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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.

Feb. 3-4

Traffic stops on Interstate 70: The Colorado Department of Transportation will stop traffic in both directions of Interstate 70 for 20 minutes at a time this week for rock scaling operations at Georgetown Hill. Traffic will be stopped on Interstate 70 westbound at Georgetown and eastbound at Silverplume between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Motorists should expect delays and plan accordingly.


Feb. 4

Introduction to Webpage Creation: This two-session class meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11 at the United Gathering Place, 1422 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. At the end of the course, students will be able to create a webpage, modify and edit existing web pages, and understand the fundamentals of owning a web site on the internet. To reserve a place, contact instructor Bob Burnham at 303-619-8835. All classes are funded through donations, and the suggested donation is $10 per class attended. Maximum class size is 10.

Feb. 5

Open lab hours. The United Gathering Place will have open computer lab hours with an attendent available to answer questions from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5. The Gathering Place is at 1422 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. Six terminals with Internet, word processing and other software are available.

Carlson Elementary Science Fair: Public viewing of science fair projects at Carlson Elementary will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the school, 1300 Miner St., Idaho Springs.

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. For information, call Barb at 303-674-7308.

“A Global Warning?”: The film “A Global Warning?” will be presented free of charge at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the United Center in Idaho Springs. Following the film, Dr. Pieter Tans, chief climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will host a discussion. This will be the first of a series of monthly film nights hosted by Clear Creek Democrats and other groups. The February event will be presented by Neighborhood Earth, Evergreen Chapter of and the Clear Creek Democrats.

Feb. 8

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Carlson Elementary School Feb. 8 to 11. All book fair purchases help raise money for books and materials to use in the Carlson media center and classrooms. The fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9, and from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11.

Feb. 17

Mt. Evans dream workshop: Mt. Evans Hospice and Home Heath Care is offering a free workshop called Introduction to Dream Work from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. The workshop will be presented by Evergreen psychologist John Todd and will focus on dreams as they relate to grief and healing. Participants will gain an understanding of how dreams affect their everyday lives and learn simple techniques for interpreting their dreams. Mt. Evans is at 3081 Bergen Peak Dr., Evergreen. Reservations are recommended; call 303-674-6400.

Feb. 26

Carlson Elementary fund-raiser: The Buffalo Bar presents Boo Daddy, which will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 26. Silent auction, door prizes, lift tickets and much more will raise money for Carlson Elementary School. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at the Buffalo Bar, Two Brothers Deli and Carlson Elementary. For information, call Rebecca Kish at 303-567-2667.

March 1

Clear Creek Middle PTA: The Clear Creek Middle School PTA will meet at 5 p.m. March 1 in room B111 of the school.


Volunteers needed for Project Support Senior Center Thrift Shoppe and Warehouse. Call 303-567-2382 or stop in at 1402 Miner St., 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.

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: 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 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; 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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