Pub crawl March 10 will raise money for St. Jude's

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Pub crawl to raise

money for St. Jude’s

Join the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl to local watering holes in Brighton from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10, to raise money for kids.

It’s $10 to get a punch card for drinks at Big Choice Brewing, Main Bar & Karaoke, Jerry’s Bar and Grill, Copper Rail Bar & Grill, Floodstage Ale Works, Something Brewery, La Estrellita and Jordinelli’s. All money goes to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Denver. Sign up at participating bars.


Optimists to host career

fair, job expo April 7

The Brighton Optimist Club wants to invite high school students and employers to a career fair Saturday, April 7, at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 948 Platte River Boulevard.

Business owners are expected to hire students for internships and jobs at the event. Community colleges and military recruiters also are expected to be on hand, according to a press release. Brighton community groups also are expected to offer scholarships to students at the fair who sign up to learn a trade.

Students and business owners can contact organizer Cheryl Gibson at the Optimist Club to find out more: icanmakethat@comcast.net. Or call: 720-778-1123 with questions.

Stars of Tomorrow

slated for April 13

Students who want to show off their talents should get their acts together for the annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show slated for Friday, April 13, and put on by the Brighton Kiwanis Club.

Students can perform in the vocal, musical, dance or acting areas. The show will be at Southeast Elementary School, 1595 E. Southern St.

Elementary school children from pre-kindergarten through second grade will compete against each other, elementary school children from third grade to fifth grade will compete, sixth-graders through eighth graders compete in the junior division and ninth-graders through seniors compete in the senior division.

Students have a chance to move on to higher competition levels and to receive scholarhips from the Kiwanis Club.

You must enter by 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, by contacting Diana Maher, the show chairperson and getting your application and a $30 entry fee in by that time. Diana is at: 303-810-1307.


Parks department to

hold summer job fair 

Do you want to work in the Brighton parks and recreation department?

You can go to the annual Summer Job Fair to look for a job from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555. N. 11th Ave. Workers can be as young as 15 years old for certain jobs. Some volunteer workers can be 14. If you turn in an application at the job fair, you can get a free one-visit pass to the Brighton Recreation Center.

Students can attend a youth summer internship and city employment event to learn how to get a job at the job fair. It’s planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave.


Art in the Park

wants artists

Get ready for the third annual Art in the Park festival planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Carmichael Park, 650 Southern St.

Interested in showcasing and selling your work? Go to www.brightonartinthepark.comto apply. The deadline for booth applications is April 30.

Attendees can go to an outdoor artist market, meet and talk with artists, and enjoy music performances, artist demonstrations and children’s interactive art activities. The Culinary Avenue at the event will feature food trucks.

New high school to get

$35,000 grant from Toyota

The new Riverdale Ridge High School will receive a three-year, $35,000 grant for its engineering program from the Toyota USA Foundation and Project Lead The Way.

Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit group with an engineering curriculum that includes teacher training and resources.

More than 150 U.S. schools have implemented Project Lead The Way programming. Toyota recruits students  that have been trained in the program to its advanced manufacturing technician and technician training and education network.

In addition, federal Career and Technical Education funding through the Carl D. Perkins Act and the Colorado State Career and Technical Education Act will be used to create the new engineering program at Riverdale Ridge High School.


Temple Grandin to

speak at fairgrounds

You can hear from the animal scientist Temple Grandin in an event sponsored by Good Luck 4-H Club 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

The Colorado State University the Good Luck building, Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton.

The event is free, but reservations are required at: 303-659-5559.


Wind turbine technology

brings new jobs to Vestas

The Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems A/S plans to build its new wind turbine blades at the company’s Brighton factory – creating a need for 250 new workers.

The company’s new aerofoil design creates a potential 16 percent increase in annual energy production, according to a press statement. Advanced aerodynamics on the blade tips and “serrated trailing edges” decrease the noise the blades make, the company said. Workers apply the aerofoil design to the new, 66.7-meter blades.

Vestas Blades America Inc. has operated the Brighton facility at 1500 E. Crown Prince Boulvard since 2011.


Former Brighton student

on honor roll at Concordia

Former Brighton student Jordan Ireland was named to Concordia University’s Fall Honors List.

Ireland, a senior studying justice and public policy, had at least a 3.5 grade point average. Concordia University is a private university in Mequon, Wisconsin and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod.


Brighton Employee Charities

wants scholarship applications

You need to write an essay and provide your high school transcript to apply for a $500 scholarship from the city of Brighton Employee Charities.

The group plans to award two $500 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. The application deadline is Friday, March 30.

Look for applications online at http://brightonco.gov/1247/BEC-Scholarshipor at the front desk of Brighton City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave.

City employees contribute to the scholarship fund, as do community partners. For questions, call Gayle Ashley at 303-655-8744.



Eagle View Adult Center

hosts spaghetti luncheon

 The Eagle View Adult Center will host its 30th annual Spaghetti Luncheon from 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Eagle View, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway.

Bring friends and family to enjoy spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert.

Advanced purchase tickets are requested but you also can buy tickets at the door. Tickets are on sale at Eagle View for $7 adults, $4 children 12 and under. Take-out will be available.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Eagle View Adult Center at 303-655-2075.


Reserve a 

garden plot

Get your green thumb working this spring with a community garden plots.

Sign up at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave. for a plot for the 2018 growing season. The fee is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents.

The gardens are at Adventist Garden, 781 S. Fifth Ave.; 1119 E. Denver Street, near the Brighton Recreation Center; Ken Mitchell Garden, 889 Kinglet Court, adjacent to Ken Mitchell Park; Northgate Garden, 4801 Mount Evans St.; and Zion Garden, 395 S. 14th Ave., adjacent to Zion Lutheran Church

Call 303-655-2200 with questions.

Businesses can apply

for $250,000 grant

New businesses can receive grants of up to $250,000 to create or manufacture goods in Colorado for export, under a program administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Companies also can receive up to $150,000 for pre-commercialization research.

The Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program funds come from taxpayer dollars. The application deadline is March 1. To learn more, go to choosecolorado.com.