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Posted 8/11/09

30th anniversary     Special Transit will host a 30th anniversary party at the Brighton Senior Center, 575 Bush St., from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Aug. 13.     Special Transit …

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30th anniversary

    Special Transit will host a 30th anniversary party at the Brighton Senior Center, 575 Bush St., from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Aug. 13.

    Special Transit has been providing low-cost, personalized transportation services.

    Cake, lemonade, door prize drawings and slide shows of current riders and humorous transportation situations are on the agenda for the party.

    Call 303-447-9363 (ext. 144 en Español).

Class of 1969 reunion

    The Brighton High School class of 1969 celebrates its 40th class reunion Aug. 14-16.

    E-mail  BHS69Class@aol.com or visit www.Classof69BrightonCo.com.

St. Augustine Festival

    All are welcome to join the congregation at the St. Augustine Festival 2009 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 29,  and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 30. There will be delicious food, games, music and dancing.  Fun for the whole family. Raffle tickets will be sold with a grand prize of $4,500.  Call the parish office at 303-659-1410 or visit www.staugustinebrighton.com.

    St. Augustine Catholic Church is at 675 E. Egbert St, Brighton.

Movie night

    The last installment of the Prairie Center’s Outdoor Movies and Music series is set for 7 p.m., Sept. 4.

    The Jessica Sonner Band will be in concert, followed by a screening of the movie, “Twilight.”

    The event is free. Bring lawn and camping chairs.


dinner fundraiser

    The Brighton Elks Lodge sponsors a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 19 at the Elks Lodge, 101 N. Main St., Brighton.

    A raffle, bake sale/auction and brick sale follows the dinner. Cost is $10.

    The memorial is planned for just west of the Brighton Police Department administration building, 3401 Bromley Lane.

    For information on the fundraiser, contact Brighton Police Det. Mike Payne at 720-641-4381 or Brighton Police Lt. Paul Southard at 303-655-2327.

Brighton’s free

scrapbooking club

    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.

Help raise the

curtain at the Armory

    Fundraising for the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center has begun and community members can play a starring role by buying a brick for the entryway. Armory bricks are a standard 4-by-4 inches or a larger 8-by-8 inches with a star engraved at the top. Prices are $125 for standard size or $250 for large bricks. Contributions of any amount are appreciated.

    The Armory will offer year-round events and programs in theater, music, dance, visual arts and more for people of all ages. It will also serve as a catalyst project for Downtown Brighton, attracting new visitors and creative businesses.

    The fundraising campaign is being spearheaded by the heART of Brighton, a growing group of local residents  involved in the arts, cultural activities, historic preservation and downtown economic development. Funds raised for the Armory will support interior renovations, fixtures, furnishings and equipment. Other funding sources being pursued include local and national foundation, government and corporate grants. 

    For information about the Armory, brick sales and secure online contributions, see www.heartofbrighton.org. Contributions may also be mailed to the heART of Brighton, P.O. Box 1188, Brighton CO 80601.

Volunteers needed

    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 http://www.anythinklibraries.org.

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 brightonlittlebritches@comcast.net.


Meeting group for

people with disabilities

    Looking for new friends, fun and laughter? Looking for a place to air concerns, receive and give support? Meet new people ready to form a new group for people with disabilities.

    The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the first Wednesday of each month. Snacks will be served.


Fair volunteers needed

    Adams County is accepting applications for volunteers at the 2009 Adams County Fair Aug. 5 through Aug. 9.

    For information regarding the fair and volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer coordinator Jackie Gleim at 303-637-8102.

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.

AA meetings

    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.

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.

Breakfast Lions

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.

Brighton Early

Rotary Club

    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 projectcase@aol.com or call 303-507-3701 for information.

Scouts meet

    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


    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.

     For information, contact Claudia Aguirre 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.


    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.momsclub.org.

Brighton MOPS

    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.

Brighton Kiwanis

    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

welcomes donations

    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 casa17th@casa17th.com . For information go to www.casa17th.org. 








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