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  • Crossroads Church Easter Egg hunt set for Saturday, April 19

    FORT LUPTON — The Crossroads Church Easter Egg Hunt ans Show is slated for 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the church's Fort Lupton campus, 1115 First St.

    The gospel will be presented in a 15-minute children's blacklight puppet show prior to heading to the lawn to hunt for eggs.

    To learn more about the event or Crossroads church, contact Angie Duran at 303-469-3208 or Angie.Duran@crossroadsabc.com.

  • Flippin’ Flapjacks Pancake Supper Feb. 8

    The Platteville Lions Club is proud to be bringing back its annual pancake supper.  The event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Admission is $7 per person, kids under five eat free, and includes pancakes, sausage and eggs as well as coffee, tea or soda to drink.

    The newest restaurant in town, Suzanne’s Small Town Café, owned by Penny and Reno Salazar, has graciously offered to host the event and do the  

  • Sunrise yoga classes at rec center in February

    The Fort Lupton Recreation Center will offer sunrise yoga sessions from 6 to 6;45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month of February.

    Visit www.fortlupton.org  to register. Call 303-857-4200 with questions.

  • Relay for life kick-off meeting Jan. 25

    The A.C.S.  Relay for Life of Carbon Valley is getting ready for this year’s July event. 

    This is the 10th Anniversary for the Relay for Life of Carbon Valley and organizers say they want it to be the best.

    The official kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave. in Firestone.

    The public is invited to come find out what Relay is all about and how you can make a difference. 

  • Open house/card party for Eugene Hagans Jan. 12

    Eugene Hagans will turn 85 years old on Jan. 10. His children want to celebrate this with an open house at the Methodist Church in Ft. Lupton at 306 Park Ave.

    It will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. Come and congratulate him and eat some birthday cake. No presents please. If you can’t make it, then send him a birthday card to 323 Third Street, Ft. Lupton, CO 80621.

  • ‘New year, new you’ starts Jan. 20

                Those looking for a way to start their new year’s resolution to lose weight need only turn to the Fort Lupton Recreation Center.

                Its annual “New Year, New You” program begins Jan. 20 and continues for six weeks. The registration deadline ($20 per person fee) is Jan. 17. The center is looking for teams of two participants. Individuals will be placed on teams.

  • Fort Lupton library looks ahead to slate of 2014 programs

    FORT LUPTON — A library’s work with its surrounding community has changed over the years, and for the Fort Lupton Public and School Library, 2014 will bring a chance for new outreach according to Linda Chandler, childrens/adult outreach librarian.

    “The focus of libraries, particularly now, is not to expect people to come inside your walls,” Chandler said. “We’ve had to go outside of our walls to reach our community.”

  • Operation Smiles for Kids at Fort Lupton American Legion post

    Christmas came early to 64 boys and girls in Fort Lupton. On Saturday, Dec. 21, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at American Legion Post 102 in Fort Lupton.

    They handed out gifts and treats to 33 boys and 31 girls in the Legion hall. The event, “Operation Smiles for Kids,” was the brainchild of Cindy, Rudy and Royce Thomas, all members of the American Legion. They sent letters to local scchols, day cares and churches, asking for a list of families that might need a little assistance.

  • Winter Wonders Holiday Trail Dec. 21

    Join Barr Lake State Park officials for a short hike to celebrate the wonders of winter on the lighted bridge and Neidrach Trail from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, as part of the Winter Wonders Holiday Trail, sponsored by United Power.

    Fun activities will include roasting chestnuts, caroling, kids crafts, and even a visit from Santa. Cost is $7 for the day; annual state park vehicle passes are $70.

  • Journey Stories in Platteville through Jan. 11

    The Platteville Public Library, 504 Marion Ave. in Platteville, will host “Journey Stories” starting Dec. 6.

    “Journey Stories” is an exhibit from the Smithsonian Insitute that shows how transportation and travel shapped the growth of the United States.

    The exhibit runs through Jan. 11, 2014. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.