Community News

  • Commissions need members; deadline Sept. 28
  • Cultural Heritage Day Sept. 8

    Cultural Heritage Day at the Adams County Museum, 9601 Henderson Road, is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

    It’s free. 

    German food will be available for purchase. Speakers will talk of their German heritage. From noon to 3 p.m., there will be a concert featuring Wayne Appelhans and The Dutch Hops.

    Call 303-659-7103. 

  • Gummball walk/run Oct. 7

    The first Gummball 5K run/walk is set for Oct. 7 at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

    The event is in honor of Adams County sheriff’s deputy Heath Gumm, who died in the line of duty earlier this year.

    Sponsorships are available. They range from $150 to $1,000. Donations make sure that expenses are paid for the race, for prizes and financial support for Gumm;’s family. Donation deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 4.

  • Turtle Trek Sept. 15

    The Lambert Foundation’s seventh annual Turtle Trek Remembrance run/walk steps off Saturday, Sept. 15, at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton.

    The 15K race starts at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K events start at 9 a.m.

  • Light of Hope Oct. 18

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties will host its annual Light of Hope event Thursday, Oct. 18, at Stonebrook Manor, 650 E. 124th Ave., Thornton. It starts with a free breakfast at 8 a.m.

    There is no charge to attend; however, organizers will be asking guests to make a financial contribution to support CASA.

  • Autumnal equinox ceremony Sept. 22

    St. Brigit Episcopal Church,  110 Johnson St., Frederick, will host an autumnal equinox program at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

  • Full moon bike ride Aug. 26

    The August edition of the city’s full moon bike ride is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Carmichael Park, 500 S. Fourth Ave.

    Bring a helmet, water, bug spray and lights. 

  • Old-fashioned picnic Aug. 11

    The Adams County Museum, 9601 Henderson Road, hosts an old-fashioned summer picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. It features a caricature artist, the Ladies of Déja Vu quartet, a stilt walker dressed as Charlie Chaplin and baseball players from the Colorado Vintage Baseball Association.

    There will be summer games, such as croquet and horseshoes, ice cream, hot dogs and brats from Archie’s Hotdogs. The museum’s buildings will be open during the picnic as well.

  • Pennock Center holds teen class

    Teens ages 11 to 13 can sign up for October classes in self esteem and motivation at the Pennock Center for Counseling, 211 S. 21st Ave.

    The classes will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays.

    On Oct. 8, teens will do activities to boost their self-confidence. Oct. 15, they can learn techniques to keep their motivation high. The final class Oct. 22 will be about relationship skills and what a healthy relationship looks like.

  • Tractor Supply Co. to host pet adoption day Aug. 25

    Tractor Supply Co. workers in Brighton will hold a pet adoption day Saturday, Aug. 25, as part of a month of events  planned to show appreciation for animals.

    Local animal groups interested in participating can contact the Tractor Supply store. Registration closes Wednesday, Aug. 22.

    In addition, Tractor Supply plans to donate $25,000 in grants to 10 animal nonprofit groups. Customers can nominate their favorite groups from Friday, Aug. 3 to Wednesday, Aug. 8.