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Community News

  • 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.

  • D.A. citizens academy; deadline Sept. 10

    The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is offering a free, eight-week citizens academy. It starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 and continues through Nov. 15 at 1000 Judicial Center Drive.

    The academy explains the criminal justice system and offers a look at prosecution and law enforcement in Adams and Broomfield counties.

    Applications are due Sept. 10. Call 303-835-5639.

  • Neighborhood outreach program wants exhibitors Aug. 9

    Commerce City officials are looking for exhibitors for a neighborhood outreach event Thursday, Aug. 9, at Pioneer Park, 5950 Holly St. Attendees can enjoy free food and entertainment while learning more about the city and local nonprofit groups and businesses.

  • Adams County Fair parade set for July 28

    The Adams County Fair Parade returns in time for the 114th annual county fair. This year’s parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, on Main Street in Brighton. The fair begins Aug. 1 and runs for five days and nights.

    To participate, visit http://adamscountyfair.com/forms/http://adamscountyfair.com/forms/. Entry deadline is July 20.