Community News

  • Nature walk/talk April 26

    Share your knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with other Barr Lake visitors and volunteers during a nature walk and talk at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, at 13401 Picadilly Road.

    The program is designed for adults. Meet at the nature center. No reservations required.

  • Mental health first aid for Spanish speakers April 25

    Community Reach Center will offer free mental health first aid for Spanish speakers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Our Lady Mother Church, 6690 E. 72nd Ave., Commerce City.

    The curriculum covers risk factors and warning signs, information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders and a five-step action plan to help someone experiencing a mental-health crisis.

    Visit CommunityReachCenter.org/resources/mental-health-first-aid/mhfa-class-schedule. Email m.mccabe@commmunityreachcenter.org.

  • Backyard vegetable gardening class 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.

    The last class is Saturday, May 11 (same times) to discuss tips on selection, growing and harvesting common and some uncommon types of vegetables in this area.

  • Free tax assistance through April 11

     Volunteers from the Adams County Treasurer’s Office are available to provide free income tax preparation services on select days through April 11. Basic income taxes are prepared for individuals with low to moderate incomes who cannot prepare their own tax returns or afford to pay a preparer. Volunteers prepare free basic income tax forms and free electronic filing for taxpayers with annual incomes up to $56,000.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.