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Posted 4/7/09

Funshine Summer Camp registration     Funshine Summer Camp registration begins at 7 a.m., Thursday, April 16, for residents and open registration begins at 7 a.m. Friday, April 17, at …

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Funshine Summer

Camp registration

    Funshine Summer Camp registration begins at 7 a.m., Thursday, April 16, for residents and open registration begins at 7 a.m. Friday, April 17, at the Brighton Recreation Center.  Proof of residency is required April 16. Camp will run June 1 through July 24 at Northeast Elementary School for youth ages 6 to 12 years old. The regular hours program is daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $400 per child.  The extended hours program is daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and costs $525 per child. A $100 deposit per child is due at registration.  For information about the Funshine program or registration, contact Emily Wisner at 303-655-2225.

Knights of

Columbus fish fries

    The Knights of Columbus sponsors its annual Lenten Friday fish fries through April 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1096 E. Bridge St. The menu will be salmon or cod, baked potatoes, macaroni and cheese, vegetable, cole slaw and dessert. Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children up to age 12. The public is welcome to attend. Money raised benefit council programs and building maintenance.

    Call Ed Candelaria at 303-659-4046 or Keith Iverson at 303-659-2074.

Resource fair

    Brighton School District 27J’s first community resource fair is set for 4 p.m. April 21 at Brighton High School, 270 S. Eighth Ave.

    Subjects under discussion include housing, personal services, mental health, education and transportation. Call 303-655-4200.


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. Cricut Expressions machine available for use at no charge.  Lots of table space.  Call 720-276-6920 for details and to reserve a spot.

Little Britches Rodeo

    The Brighton Elks Lodge is beginning its efforts to sponsor Little Britches rodeos starting in 2010. The exact date will be announced later.

    The lodge 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 brightonelks@earthlink.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.

    Call Julie at 303-442-8662, ext. 110 for information.

Adams City High School class of 1984 reunion

     The Adams City High School class of 1984 reunites for its 25th anniversary Aug. 1 at Sharp’s Roadhouse in Commerce City and Aug. 2 at Pioneer Park in Commerce City

    E-mail or call Susan Zale Van Ness with your e-mail, mailing address and phone numbers, vannessrealty@comcast.net or 303- 513 1333. Sign up at both Web sites,www.adamscityhighschool.com or www.classmates.com for more information.

Fair volunteers needed

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

    Volunteers are needed to assist with exhibits and events. Acting as representatives of Adams County and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, volunteers work under the direct supervision of the fair managers and the volunteer program coordinator.

    Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be energetic, resourceful and self-starting, and have the ability to work with diverse groups of people.     

    For more information regarding the fair and volunteer opportunities, contact 303-637-8102.

Host families needed for exchange students

    All students bring their own spending money and are fully covered with medical, dental and liability insurance. Students are happy to help with the family chores. Host families provide a bed, food and a loving home. Host parents can be single people with or without children, couples, families with young children or teens, or even empty nesters.

    Make the dreams come true of a future world leader. Call World Heritage, 800-888-9040, for further information.

Caregiver support group

    Caregiver support meetings are at the Brighton Senior Center, 575 Bush St., every 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 to take care of yourself so you can continue to care for your loved one.


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.

Breakfast Lions Club


    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,” and this club follows that motto by giving of themselves to this community and to the children of this world.

    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. It is a writer’s support and critique group that meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on 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.

    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 call Sue Herzog, 720-308-2532.

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.

    Call Amber at 303-482-5903 or visit www.momsclub.org.

MOMS Club of Brighton-East

    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.

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. Gift receipts are available for tax purposes.

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, CASA’s 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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