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Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest dance The Knights of Columbus sponsor its first Oktoberfest dance from 1 to 9 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1096 E. Bridge St., …
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Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest dance
The Knights of Columbus sponsor its first Oktoberfest dance from 1 to 9 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1096 E. Bridge St., Brighton. Dance to the music of the Polka Nuts and Ronnie Eckhart and the Dutch Hop Music Makers. Bands alternate every hour. Brats, pretzels and other food will be available. Cost is $10 per person and everyone is welcome. Call Tim Trostel at 303-489-0526, or Keith Iverson at 303-659-2074 for information.
A fundraiser to raise money for the headstone of the late Fort Lupton middle school student Alyssa Ramos, is Oct. 17 at the Fort Lupton Bingo Hall, 1201 Second St. Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m. and the dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Cost is $10 a person and there will be raffles and door prizes.
Call Mary Ann at 303-835-2834 or 720-514-2126 for information.
Benefit planned for Keenesburg man
An Oct. 17 benefit is planned for Shaun Wells, a Keenesburg man stricken with cancer.
Wells, a Keenesburg resident and Weld Central High School alum, has been diagnosed with Stage III nasopharyngeal cancer. The benefit is noon to 5 p.m. at The New Plantation, 3520 11th Ave., Evans. Dinner will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per plate. A live auction is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and band Fubar 2 performs from noon to 5 p.m.
Those who cannot come to the fundraiser can make a donation at any Wells Fargo (Angela Englehardt- Shaun A. Wells Fundraiser Benefit) or go to the following locations: AeroCare/Paul Home Oxygen 3483 W. 10th St. Suite A, Greeley, Keene Market Main Street, Keenesburg, Collins Muffler 2601 W. 10th St., Greeley, Napa Auto Parts Main Street, Keenesburg, and Corliones 2001 70th Ave., Greeley.
Contact Angela Englehardt at 970-405-5370 for information or to donate to the auction.
Fine Arts at Four concert
The first of this year’s Fine Arts at Four concerts is Oct. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 510 S. 27th Ave.
The featured performer is the Queen City Jazz Band. Since the late 1950s, the group has produced more than 25 recordings and four videos. They have performed in the Caribbean, Holland, Switzerland, all over Colorado and at numerous jazz festivals in North America.
It’s also the premiere performance of the Armory at the Brighton Cultural Center, Strong Street and Third Avenue.
Applications for this year’s Colorado Master Gardener program are due Oct. 30 to the Adams County Extension Office. The spring class will be taught at the Ranch in Loveland Wednesdays from Jan. 14 to March 31.
Those accepted receive training in plant care and have the chance to work with other gardeners in Adams County. Master gardeners will perform 50 hours of volunteer work during the growing season. Three demonstration gardens are at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Henderson.
Self-defense class offered
Fast Defense, a highly-specialized, self-protection program designed to teach adult women how to defuse and take control of potentially dangerous situations before they turn into a physical confrontation, is 2 to 6 p.m., Nov. 1, at the Mejia’s Martial Arts Center, 991 Platte River Blvd., Unit A, Brighton.
The free class, sponsored by the Brighton Police Department’s victim services unit, will be taught by Darin Carr of The Rock Taekwondo Sports Center. Limited spaces are available and reservations must be made by Oct. 23 to Brenda at 303-655-2308 or Rita at 303-655-1928.
Women in Touch
Women in Touch presents “Stay Strong and Courageous – No Matter What” by Diane Dike at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Brighton Adventist Church, 567 E. Bromley Lane.
Participants will hear a message that will challenge them to overcome and stay strong and courageous no matter what! Diane has lived it and knows how to teach you to do the same. She’s experienced terrible tragedy yet she prevails with her husband, God’s love, and her rescued Italian greyhound service dog, Gracie. She is an award-winning speaker, singer and author from Eagle and was a featured speaker at Promise Keepers this summer.
Women in Touch is a women’s community monthly event for all faiths. A light meal will be served, followed by the program. Reservations are essential. Call Ginger at 303-659-1999 (may leave message) by Oct. 19. Childcare is available by reservations.
Full slate of events
at renovated Armory
The Brighton community celebrates the opening of the newly-renovated Armory at Brighton Cultural Center, 300 Strong St., with a full week of events Oct. 23 to Oct. 30. It begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., Oct. 23, followed by tours of the historic building.
n Queen City Jazz Band, sponsored by Brighton Concert Series in conjunction with Fine Arts at Four, performs at 7 p.m., Oct. 26.
n The Platte Valley Players present “Suspenders” at 7 p.m., Oct. 27.
n Brighton Music Choir and Orchestra takes the stage at 6 p.m., Oct. 28.
n A flag and building dedication is at 11 a.m., Oct. 29.
n Dance Extravaganza, featuring local dance troupes, is at 7 p.m., Oct. 29
n Prairie Playhouse presents “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at 7 p.m., Oct. 30.
n The “Unmask the Armory” Halloween party is at 7 p.m., Oct. 30. The party, sponsored by the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission, SCFD and Brighton Concert Series, features music by DJ TidalWave and live music by “The Jerseys.”
Call 303-655-2026 for information.
BHS music department dinner and auction
The Brighton High School Music department hosts a spaghetti dinner and auction Oct. 20, in the Dawg Diner at Brighton High School, 270 S. Eighth Ave. Dinner and concert will begin at 6 p.m., followed by an auction at 7 p.m. Presale tickets are available by calling Mr. Unruh at 303-655-4199. Presale tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children (5-12) and senior citizens (65+). Tickets purchased at the door will be $10 for adults and $7 for children and senior citizens. Children 4 and under are free.
The Martin/Gomez band performs from 7 to 11 p.m., Oct. 24, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1096 E. Bridge St. Snacks will be available and everyone is invited to attend. Call Ed Candelaria at 303-659-4046, or Keith Iverson at 303-659-2074 for information.
The United Methodist Women host their 60th annual turkey dinner and bazaar Nov. 7 at the Fort Lupton United Methodist Church, 306 Park Ave., Fort Lupton.
The bazaar begins at 10 a.m. in the fireside room of the church’s basement. Look for the decorations by the south door to enter. The bazaar features homemade baked goods, jams, jellies and homemade candy. There will be crafts and white elephants, plus much more to help you start your holiday shopping.
The turkey dinner, from 5 to 7 p.m., is a buffet filled with the traditional menu of turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, old-fashioned sauerkraut and pumpkin dessert.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children, 4-10 (kids under 3 eat free).
Purchase tickets in advance by calling Laurie at 303-857-1511 or Iva at 303-857-2244.
Tickets are not available at the door. Dinner seating is at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 or 7 p.m.
Takeout dinners are available with a ticket.
Diabetic support group
A new support and education group for diabetics, family, or anyone interested is now forming.
The group will be facilitated by Mallory Graves, a registered nurse and a diabetic. Daytime and evening groups will meet at the Brighton Library.
Call Graves at 303-659-7471 for information.
through Elks Veterans Leather Program
The annual Elks Veterans Leather Program provides a chance to supply veterans with wheelchair gloves and leather kits. One of the pick-up points this year is the Brighton Elks Lodge.
Organizers say leather provides a form of relief by keeping minds active and providing exercise for injured and unused muscles. The leather comes in craft kits to make wallets, clothing, belts and moccasins for personal use or to enter in arts-and-crafts shows. The federal government doesn’t budget money for wheelchair gloves for veterans, so the Elks have taken up the cause.
The Elks collect deer, elk, antelope and other hides that would make a quality leather product when tanned. Once donated, volunteers clean, salt, fold and stack the hides. They are then taken to tanneries for processing. The program doesn’t cost the veterans or the government.
Call 720-685-3208 or e-mail Jim.Vincent@live.com.
Scrapbooking club meets the first Tuesday and every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the home of Cindy Devillier, 9780 E. 157th Ave. Brighton. Call 720-276-6920 for details and to reserve a spot.
Rangeview Library District’s Outreach Services needs adult volunteers to assist with its homebound delivery program. This program provides library materials to customers throughout Adams County who are unable to access their local libraries.
Delivery locations include individual homes and senior facilities, and shifts are 8:45-11:45 a.m. Fridays and 12:45-3:45 p.m. Wednesdays.
Duties include lifting, delivering and retrieving library materials. Volunteers may work alongside a library staff person or, at larger facilities, may work individually to visit different residents. Call 303-288-2018 or visit www.anythinklibraries.org.
VFW serves dinner
The George B. Williams VFW Post 2841, 161 N. Main St., serves dinner from 5 to 8 Friday nights. Check the post for menu and prices. The public is welcome.
Volunteers needed for
Little Britches Rodeo
The Little Britches Rodeo has been set for June 19-20.
The Brighton Elks Lodge, a sponsor of the event, is looking for volunteers. Meetings are set for 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Brighton lodge, 101 N. Main St.
Call Doug Dorsey at 303-637-0005 or Jerry Lynn at 720-496-8224. E-mail the lodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Mic Night
Harvest Fellowship Church, 11401 E. 160th Ave., offers Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m., every Saturday night. Come for a night of local talent with coffee, games, and new friends. All are welcome.
Caregiver support group
Caregiver support group meetings are at the Brighton Senior Center, 575 Bush St., the second and fourth Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The meetings are free and ongoing. Ron Liggett of The Senior Hub will be the facilitator.
These meetings are open to all caregivers of adults with chronic illness, disabilities or Alzheimer’s. The group gives caregivers a chance to share their experiences, provide each other with emotional support and impart practical suggestions.
Caregivers usually have overwhelming responsibilities which can produce anxiety, stress, depression, anger, exhaustion, sleeplessness, irritability and other symptoms of burn out. It is important that caregivers care for themselves so they can continue to care for loved ones.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday at St. Williams Catholic Church, 1025 Fulton Ave., Fort Lupton. Call 720-363-7691 for information.
Brighton study session
The Brighton City Council study sessions are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the third floor Heritage Room at City Hall, 22 S. Fourth Ave.
Club at IHOP
The Brighton Breakfast Lions Club meets at 6:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Brighton International House of Pancakes.
Its mission is to provide vision services, such as Braille and large print books for Brighton school district children.
Call Joan Kniss at 303-659-2196 for information.
Housing authority meets
The Brighton Housing Authority board of directors meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 22 S. Fourth Ave., third floor.
The Brighton Early Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday in the dining area of Inglenook of Brighton, 2195 E. Egbert St.
Rotary International is the oldest service organization in the world. The motto is “Service Above Self.” Call Kim Ayers at 303-888-6553 for information.
Brighton Writers’ Circle
The Brighton Writers’ Circle is a diverse group of writers always on the lookout for new members. The group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Welcome Table Christian Church, Eighth and Jessup (630 S. Eighth Ave.), Brighton.
For information, contact Jo Pinto, 303-655-8319.
Suicide grief support
Project CASE offers a suicide grief support group the third Monday of each month at 6:15 p.m. and the first Saturday at 10 a.m. at Platte Valley Medical Center in the First Floor Conference Room B. Facilitator is Julia Hosea, grief counselor.
Anyone who has lost a loved one, friend or co-worker to suicide is invited to attend.
E-mail email@example.com or call 303-507-3701 for information.
Boy Scout Troop 109 regular meetings are 7 p.m. Mondays in the Scout room at the Elks Lodge, 101 N. Main St. Boys ages 11 to 18 and their parents are welcome. Contact James Randall at 303-946-7990 or visit http://scouttroop109.org
Boy Scout Troop 193 meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, 1400 Skeel St. For information, call Lori at 303-536-9304 or Ruth at 303-637-7787.
Cub Scout Pack 391 meets at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays at Southeast Elementary School. For information, call Kathy Dawley at 303-637-7259.
Cub Scout Pack 61 meets Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pennock School. For information, e-mail committee@Brighton-pack61.org.
MOPS of Brighton
The MOPS of Brighton group meets the second and fourth Thursday at 9 a.m. at Chapel Hill Church of the Nazarene, 10 Chapel Hill Drive on Highway 7 and Tower Road.
Mothers with children 12 years and under are invited. Childcare is available. For information, contact Emily at 303-304-8735.
MOMS Club of Brighton is a nonprofit support group designed for stay-at-home moms and those who work part time.
The club offers moms and their children support through playgroups, field trips, mom’s night out and other activities. Meetings are at 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on the corner of Bromley Lane and Fifth Avenue.
For information, call Amber at 303-482-5903 or visit www.
MOMS Club of
The MOMS Club of Brighton-East meets monthly at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 S. 27th Ave., Brighton
The meetings are on the third Friday of every month from 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Call 303-999-9950.MOPS of Calvary
Join local mothers who get together to learn about and experience motherhood in a supportive environment. Meetings are 9 to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Calvary of Brighton Church, 161 E. Bridge St.
For information, call 303-659-1886.
Brighton MOPS meetings are 9 to 11:15 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Brighton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 567 E. Bromley Lane. A nominal fee includes child care, breakfast and a variety of presentations and activities relevant to mothers of young children.
Call the church office at 303-659-1999 for information.
The Brighton Kiwanis meet every Wednesday at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1096 E. Bridge St., Brighton.
For information call Heidi Storz at 303-637-1259.
Brighton food bank
Catholic Charities Brighton Food Pantry, 178 S. Sixth Ave., Brighton, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each month it serves 260 to 280 families able to get food assistance once a month.
The charity is in desperate need of nonperishable food and personal-care items. Therefore, the food pantry is asking all churches, organizations and individuals to continue the humanitarian work by helping the less fortunate.
Baby food, diapers, cash donations and personal-care items are accepted.
Become a CASA volunteer
CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties is seeking volunteers to make a difference in the life of a child. Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASAs help children find a safe and permanent home and advocate for their physical, emotional and educational needs. Call 303-654-3378 to schedule an interview to become a CASA volunteer. CASA can also be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . For information go to www.casa17th.org.
For information, contact Claudia Aguirre 303-999-9950.
MOPS of Calvary
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