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Posted 3/10/09

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  and Aug. 2 at …

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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  and Aug. 2 at Pioneer Park in Commerce City.

    E-mail or call Susan Zale Van Ness with e-mail addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers, vannessrealty.com or call 303-513 1333.

    Sign up at Web sites, www.adamscityhighschool.com orwww.classmates.com.

Polka dance

    The Knights of Columbus sponsor a polka dance from 7 to 11 p.m. March 7 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1069 E. Bridge St. Cost is $6, and there will be snacks at intermission. The Polkanuts will play. Call Tim Trostel at 303-498-0526 or Keith Iverson at 303-659-2074 for information. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

Hospital stays for

memory loss patients

    “All About Hospital Stays,” a series of programs from the Platte Valley Medical Center, Front Range Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Association, wraps up with an explanation of hospital stays for patients with Alzheimer’s.

    The program begins at 10:30 a.m. March 10 at the Brighton Senior Center, 575 Bush St.

    Registration deadline is March 9.

    Call 303-655-2705.

 ‘The Odd Couple’

    The Brighton Collegiate High School drama department presents a dinner theatre production of “The Odd Couple” at 7 p.m., March 13 and 14. The female production is Friday, and the male production is set for Saturday.

    Call 303-655-0773.

AHSGR group meets

    The Northern Colorado Chapter of American Historical Society of Germans from Russia meets at 6 p.m. March 14, at Aims College Corporate Education Center, 5590 11th St., Greeley. Speakers are Janet Bishop, coordinator of the CSU archives and special collections, and Ken Rock, CSU history emeritus. They will report on their exploratory trip to Russia in September. They visited several Volga German villages, libraries, and archives and will share their impressions and information.

    Send reservations by March 9 to Gloria Gaslin, 7 Cottonwood Court, Windsor, CO 80550. Call 970-686-7792.

St. Baldricks’s comes to Pennock

    St. Baldrick’s, the organization committed to the fight against childhood cancer, will be at Brighton’s Pennock Elementary, 3707 Estrella St., March. 14.

    Registration is at 9:45 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m.

    St. Baldrick’s was started nine years after a group of friend recruited 17 colleagues to raise $1,000 each by shaving their heads in support of children with cancer.

    Since that first event, St. Baldrick’s has raised more than $50 million in 18 different countries with all proceeds donated to childhood cancer research.

    Pennock Elementary is looking for shavees, sponsors, volunteer barbers (must be Colorado licensed) or individuals wanting to make a general donation.

    Female volunteers also will have the opportunity to donate hair to locks of love. 

    Visit www.StBaldricks.org or contact info@pennockpto.com for information.

Shrimp and chow

mein dinner

    The Brighton Japanese American Association annual shrimp and chow mein dinner returns from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (while supplies last) March 29 at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Cost is $9 and takeout orders are available. Everyone is welcome to attend.

PEO Scholarship


    PEO Brighton Chapter FA offers two $1,000 scholarships to women of the Brighton area – one for a graduating senior girl and one for a woman in Brighton continuing her education.

    Applications can be found at the counselor offices of Brighton High School, Prairie View High School, Brighton Collegiate High School, and Brighton Heritage Academy. Others interested in an application may contact Sheri Beattie at sheridvm@gmail.com for an application.  Deadline is March 15 with the award to be presented in early May.

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

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.

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 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.


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.

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.

    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.

     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.

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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