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  • Youth Image Summit keeps kids, entertainers coming back

          Now celebrating its fifth year, the 2019 Brighton’s Youth Image Summit has drawn a sellout crowd of 300 kids from around the state. Throw in the scores of volunteers, guest speakers and entertainers who will put on the program, and you’ve got a packed Armory building buzzing with excitement on a cheerfully sunny morning. For some, the 2019 summit is their second, third or even fourth time participating in the event.

  • Platte Valley Medical Center seeks support for ambulance services

     In an emergency, Platte Valley Ambulance Service provides a crucial lifeline for patients which can mean the difference between life and death. Platte Valley Medical Center is the only emergency medical response available to people living in a 1,000-square-mile area in Adams County and is an accredited stroke, chest pain and Level III trauma center. It responds to more than 6,000 calls each year.

  • Evolution Women’s Conference March 1

    This year’s Evolution Women’s Conference is from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Bella Sera Events Center, 45 Strong St.

    The keynote speaker is Denise Burgess, president and CEO of Burgess Services, a construction management firm in Denver. She’s been on the board of directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce since 2010.

    Other guest speakers are Susan Frew of Sunshine Plumbing, Heating and Air, wellness coach Melissa Healy and Ramina Wilkerson, motivational speaker and life coach.

  • Spaghetti luncheon March 2

    The Eagle View Adult Center will host its 31st annual spaghetti luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at 1150 Prairie Center Parkway.

    Advanced purchase tickets are required, but tickets will be available at the door. Call 303-655-2075.

  • ‘Our Lenten Journey’ March 3

    Dakota Wesleyan University is sending two ensemble groups for a spring break tour, and one of the stops will be in Brighton.

    The Highlanders and Wesleyan Bells will perform a free concert, “Our Lenten Journey,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Brighton United Methodist Church, 625 S. Eighth Ave.

  • Image Summit March 7-8

    The city of Brighton is taking proposals for workshop presenters at the annual Image Summit March 7 and 8 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. 

    The mission of the youth conference for 10- to 19-year-olds is empowering young people in the state to impact government and become active community members. 

    Featured speakers are Jessie Funk and Shane Feldman. There will be breakout sessions, chances to talk with elected officials from across the state.

    The cost is $20. Call 303-655-2119 or visit www.brightonimagesummit.org.

  • Parks/rec job fair March 11

    The city of Brighton’s parks and recreation department is hosting its annual summer job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Brighton Recreation Center 555. N. 11th Ave.

    The department needs summer camp staff, swim instructors, Oasis concessions staff, lifeguards, childcare staff, youth and adult sports staff, and parks maintenance staff, and custodial. Certain positions will hire as young as 15 years, old and there will be volunteer opportunities for youth 14 years of age.

  • DEI council's poverty simulation provides perspective

     Approximately three dozen people have gathered at the Front Range Community College campus Brighton on this cold, snowy Friday. The reason everyone has gathered at a time when most would prefer to be indoors by the fire? A poverty simulation workshop put on by Brighton’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Council.

  • Hearts alight for fallen officer

     While the winter’s cold bore down outside, the halls of the Adams County Sheriff’s substation in Commerce City were warmed to the core Thursday night by the hundreds of friends, families and first responders that gathered to honor and remember fallen deputy Heath Gumm.

  • Safe Hearts Workshop Jan. 25

    The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce is hosting Safe Hearts Workshop for Kids from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Madison and Co. Properties, 117 N. Main St. Discussion topics include how to be more situationally aware to avoid danger, understanding kids’ rights to body boundaries and empowering people to protect themselves and others.

    Email leslie@brightonchamber.com with questions.