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Posted 10/4/10

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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.


Oct. 8

Homecoming parade 2010 will be on Oct. 8. The event will start at 2 p.m. in Idaho Springs, followed by a tailgate party at 5 p.m. The game starts at 7 p.m.

Oct. 9

Resolving to Quit Tobacco will be from noon to 1 p.m. at The Learning Annex at Loaves and Fishes, 545 Highway 103 in Idaho Springs. There will be a free presentation, information and support for those resolving to quit smoking. The event will provide quitting tips and resources from experts about protection from second-hand smoke. For more information, call 303-679-2386.

Oct. 10

A fund-raiser benefiting the Davies family will be on Oct. 10 from  5 to 9 p.m. at the The Buffalo. All proceeds from the silent auction, raffle and buffet will go to the family.

Oct. 11

Murray & Associates, the National Center for College Costs, will offer free college and financial-aid assistance to parents of Clear Creek students Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School media center, 185 Beaver Brook Canyon Road. For more information, visit

Oct. 13

LEAP will hold a free weatherization assessment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the The Learning Annex at Loaves and Fishes, 545 Highway 103 in Idaho Springs. For more information, call 303-679-2364.

Oct. 15

THE MILL CREEK VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY is presenting its annual melodrama starting Oct. 15. “The Pony Expresso” will be presented Oct. 15, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.; and Oct. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.

Oct. 15-31

Empire’s fifth annual Fall Festival and Scarecrow Festival: Entering a scarecrow is free, fun and open to everyone. Please register your scarecrow at Lewis Sweet Shop to get a place on the fence. Scarecrows will be displayed for two weeks along U.S. 40 and must be in place by Oct. 15. First place wins $50; second place wins $25. Please vote only one time for your favorite scarecrow. Votes need to be entered by noon Oct. 22. Ballot boxes will be in all town businesses all week. The winners will be announced at 4 p.m. on Oct. 23, the day of the Fall Festival, at Town Hall.

Oct. 16

Celebrate the finished Idaho Springs Library renovations on Oct. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be food, music and fun.

Oct. 22

The United Center presents Sweet Sunny South in concert Oct. 22.  Doors open at 7 p.m.; tickets cost $15 at the door. Advance tickets for $12 available at Java Mtn Roasters and Two Brothers Deli in Idaho Springs and at the Tomay Memorial Library in Georgetown.



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

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 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.

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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