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Community News

  • Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 26

    Fort Lupton’s recreation center, 203 S. Harrison Ave., is the scene for this year’s Halloween Spooktacular from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

    It’s for kids of all ages who want to be involved in face painting, cookie decorating, prizes and snacks. It’s free. Call 303-857-4200.

  • Veterans’ mental health first-aid training Oct. 25

    The Military and Veterans Module of the Mental Health First Aid class will be available at no charge from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Bison Ridge Recreation Center, 13905 E. 122th Ave. in Commerce City.

    The specialized version of the eight-hour MHFA course is designed to focus on cultural factors related to military life. The training teaches how to identify risk factors faced by many service members and their families, such as trauma – both mental and physical – stress and depression. 

  • Legal resource day Oct. 24

    The Colorado Judicial Department will offer free assistance to those who are representing themselves in court, have questions about estate planning, family law and landlord-tenant issues, among other items. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 915 10th St., Greeley,

    Volunteer lawyers and others will teach the sessions to help people navigate their way through the court system. Call 720-625-5811.

  • Medicare changes

    Here’s a chance to learn more about Medicare and get answers to questions.

    It runs from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Fort Lupton Public Library, 425 S. Denver Ave. No cost or obligation. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 720-626-6524, TTY 711.

  • Kids flu shots

    Here’s a chance for youngsters to get their flu shots. It’s from 4:30 to 6 p.m. (by appointment) Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Platte Valley Medical Center, 1600 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Call 303-498-3590.

  • Blood drive

    Sign up and participate in a Bonfils blood drive at Anythink Library, 327 E. Bridge St., from 10 to 11:40 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22.

    To schedule an appointment, visit bonfils.org or call 303-363-2200 and use site code A839.

    Drop-ins are welcome. 

  • Barr Lake bats

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    It’s all about bats during an event at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road Brighton, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Join us to learn about are amazing bats on they fly, sonar, sleep upside down and eat up to 5,000 insects per evening. 

  • Youth cardiac screening

    Brighton School District 27J, the Brighton Recreation Center and Play with Heart are offering cardiac screening for youngsters 7 to 19. The event is at the recreation center, 555 N. 11th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Officials say more than 17 youngsters die from an undiagnosed heart ailment every day, the majority of those occur during training or competition.

  • Flu shots Oct. 20

    Time for a flu shot, and Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton is the place to go from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Go to the walk-in clinic.

  • Helping Hands Food Drive Oct. 20

    The annual Helping Hands Food Drive is from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1205 S. 27th Ave.

    Donations will be delivered to St. Augustine Community Food Pantry, Brighton Seventh-day Adventist food Bank, the Fort Lupton Food Bank, Henderson Community Church Food Bank, Almost Home Inc., Crossroads Church (From His Hands Food Bank) and Chapel Hill Church of the Nazarene (Feeding His Flock Food Bank).