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  • Commerce City launches EPIC program for local youth

    COMMERCE CITY – The city has launched a new youth program of EPIC proportions.
        That is, the EPIC program – an umbrella program which offers fun, healthy and low-cost activities for youth and teens as an alternative to crime and violence.
        EPIC aims to help youth build positive relationships with community members, police, businesses and organizations and reduce or prevent involvement in crime, gangs, drugs or antisocial behaviors.

  • Brighton Recreation Center closes for maintenance work

        The city of Brighton’s recreation center, 555 N. 11th Ave., will be closed for annual maintenance and repairs beginning through Sunday, Oct. 31. Work to be completed during this time includes:
 The center will extend all annual passes for the time of the shutdown. In addition, annual pass holders may use the Ft. Lupton and Commerce City Recreation Centers during the Brighton closure.
      n    New roof top unit for HVAC
      n    Screening all wood floors

  • Craft fair and bake sale

       The Ladies Auxillary of the Brighton Knights of Columbus sponsors their annual craft fair and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11th Avenue and Bridge Street, Brighton. Interested vendors can call 303-654-1787 or find a registration form at www.kofc3285.org/default.aspx. Proceeds benefit the college scholarship for local youth.

  • Southeast Weld Business Expo

        The Southeast Weld Business Expo, showcasing numerous businesses in the county, and Oktoberfest Celebration, featuring the “Polka Nuts” band, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 2, at the Keenesburg Fairgrounds, 7758 WCR 59 in Keenesburg.

  • Roast beef dinner

        Henderson Community Church, 120th Avenue and Oakland Street, hosts its 50th annual roast beef dinner and bazaar from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 2. Cost is $9 for adults and $7 for kids. Call 303-659-4748 for information.

  • Elks hide collection

        The Brighton Elks Club’s annual big-game hide collection to benefit the nation’s veterans is under way.
        The skins will be tanned and distributed for recreational and occupational therapy throughout the Veterans Administration health-care system. The Elks also participate in a program that cuts and sews tanned leather into specially designed fingerless gloves for wheelchair-bound veterans.

  • Fall festival

    Zion Lutheran Women in Mission and Good Shepherd Auxiliary hosts their annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 8 at Zion Lutheran Church,1400 Skeel  St., Brighton (14th Avenue and Southern Street).  Salad luncheon tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 5-12.  Take-out service is available.  In addition to the salad luncheon, there will be a large bake sale and bazaar featuring homemade craft items. Call 303-659-2339 with questions.

  • Events

    The Great Laser Event
        The Lasershot is a chance to participate in a fun, intergenerational event for all ages from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., Sept. 26, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 12500 E. 104th Avenue, Commerce City. The Lasershot is played on a large projection screen at which the players aim their electronic shooting simulators. There will be various games at which to test the players skills. For information call 303-288-1212.

    Roast beef dinner

  • Commerce City thanks senior volunteers for 7,500 hours of work

        COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City thanked its senior volunteers for “making the journey worthwhile” at its annual volunteer appreciation dinner, held Sept. 14 at Buffalo Run Golf Course.