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Community News

  • Youth image summit March 7-8

    The city of Brighton’s Office of Youth Services will host a youth-focused image summit Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. The two-day conference for youths 10 to 19 seeks to empower youth, build confidence,  teach leadership and inspire young leaders to use their voices to impact their communities and policy governance, according to a statement.

    Guest speakers are Jessie Funk and Shane Feldman.

  • Name a grand marshal; deadline is March 8

     Commerce City officials are looking for grand marshal nominations for this year’s Memorial Day parade. The 2019 parade is scheduled for Monday, May 27 in the heart of Commerce City. Coined as the largest Memorial Day parade in the state and one of the largest in the country, nearly 10,000 people traditionally attend to see about 100 parade entries representing various groups and organizations.

  • Backyard vegetable gardening classes April 13, May 11

     The CSU Extension Office in Adams County and Brighton Shares the Harvest are offering four backyard vegetable gardening classes this spring.

    The first (introduction to backyard vegetable gardening, which includes such topics as plant needs and soil amendments) is available from 10 a.m. to noon or from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton.

  • Parks/rec job fair March 11

    The city of Brighton’s parks and recreation department is hosting its annual summer job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Brighton Recreation Center 555. N. 11th Ave.

    The department needs summer camp staff, swim instructors, Oasis concessions staff, lifeguards, childcare staff, youth and adult sports staff, and parks maintenance staff, and custodial. Certain positions will hire as young as 15 years, old and there will be volunteer opportunities for youth 14 years of age.

  • St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser March 14

    Brighton Fire Rescue District members are among those planning to participate in this year’s St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Big Choice Brewing, 21 S. First Ave.

    The decision is to shave heads, volunteer or donate to help kids who have  cancer. The foundation provides funds for childhood cancer research grants. Email sbinfo@stbaldricks.org. 

  • Shrimp/chow mein dinner March 24

     The Brighton Japanese American Association’s annual chow mein and shrimp dinner is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Riverdale Regional Park, formerly the Adams County Regional Park, at 9755 Henderson Road.

    Tickets are $12 each, and takeout is available.

  • Spring break camp starts March 25

     The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will offer a spring break camp the week of March 25 at the Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

    As the birds prepare for spring migration, it’ll be a chance to learn why birds migrate back from their wintering grounds.

     and what it takes for them to survive. Campers will have a chance to refine their birding skills along our local trails and learn what resources migrating birds need through fun and interactive games.

  • Book sale through March 27

     The Adams County Museum is hosting its annual book sale fundraiser through March 27 during business hours.

    Thousands of gently used books will be available for purchase at low prices. Most fiction paperbacks are 50 cents. Most fiction hardbacks are $1. Coffee table books, such as memoirs, cookbooks and historical non-fiction are $2-$3.

  • Brighton Employee Charities accepting scholarship applications through March 29

     The city of Brighton’s employee charities committee is accepting applications for its college scholarship program. The BEC will award two $500 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. The application deadline is March  29.

    The scholarships have a number of requirements that must be met in order to be considered. Students interested in applying must submit the following:

    A transcript that applicant currently attends 27J Schools and has at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

  • Marine Corps leadership academy; deadline is April 1

                The U.S. Marine Corps is offering a summer leadership and development academy at from July 15 to July 20 Prairie View High School. Applications are due April 1.

     

                It’s open to 10th- and 11th-graders. Requirements include a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale, be 16 to 18 years of age by the start of the academy, completion of a 500-word leadership essay, one reference and a current physical.