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Posted 2/22/10

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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. 17

Mount Evans dream workshop: Mount Evans Hospice 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 Drive, Evergreen. Reservations are recommended; call 303-674-6400.

Feb. 18

Be Heart Smart: Free blood screening for heart disease risk and blood sugar levels for people 18 and older from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Learning Annex at Loaves and Fishes, 545 Highway 103 in Idaho Springs. For information, call 303-679-2386.

Feb. 19

DEVIL’S GATE HISTORY CLUB: The club meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Hotel de Paris Museum in Georgetown. Presentation will be on the historic wedding of Hazel Burkholder at the Hotel de Paris in 1911 with many artifacts and articles of clothing to show. Refreshments will be served.

Bingo at Sustainable Technology Institute: Play bingo from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the former middle school. Charge is a $6 minimum for six games, plus raffle tickets will be available. Proceeds support environmental projects in Clear Creek County.

Feb. 20

Benefit concert: Local musician Gill Montez will be performing rock, blues and country music at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the United Center. Proceeds will go to volunteer Clear Creek County firefighter Cody Erickson, who is in need of financial support for his missionary school.

Feb. 23

Introduction to game design and programming: This class, which will introduce students to game creation and design, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 at the United Gathering Place, 1422 Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs. To reserve a place, contact instructor Bob Burnham at 303-619-8835. The suggested donation is $10. Maximum class size is six.

Feb. 24

Boy Scout pack 91 meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Gathering Place, 1422 Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs.

Feb. 26

Carlson Elementary fund-raiser: The Buffalo Bar presents Boo Daddy from 7 to 10 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.

Bingo at the Georgetown Community Center: Even starts at 7 p.m. there will be $250 in prizes.

Feb. 27

Annual Chili Supper at the Georgetown Community Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented.

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 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 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, please 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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