Community News

  • Adams County Co-Op designated as local historic landmark

    Brighton city council voted Sept. 18 to approve the Adams County Co-Op property, 301 S. Main St., as a local historic landmark.

  • Day for Kids Sept. 15

    The Robert Shopneck Boys & Girls Club hosts its annual Day for Kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1800 Longspeak St.

  • 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.

    Registered participants will receive a post-race grill meal. Sign up before Saturday, Sept. 1, and your loved one’s name will be printed on event shirts.

  • 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.

  • Grief support group Sept. 27- Oct. 18

    Pennock Center for Counseling is offering a free, four-week grief support group from Sept. 27 through Oct. 18.

    The group will help individuals recognize the various aspects of grief, offer ways to cope and provide connection to others who are grieving.  Meetings will be at the center, 211 S. 21st Ave., Brighton. Call 303-655-9065, ext. 16.

  • New playground opens Sept. 28

    Delays with construction postponed the opening at one of the two new playgrounds at Brighton Park. The large, farm-themed playground near the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 North 11 Ave., was originally scheduled to open in time for Labor Day weekend but will now open Friday, Sept. 28.

    Once open, the playground will feature a completely accessible ramp and bridge structure, large animal and tractor play structures, swings, slides, rubberized surfacing and plenty of shade.

  • Almost Home benefit concert Oct. 5
  • Growing grads kickoff Oct. 10

    This year’s opening event of Growing Grads College and Career Readiness, through the åcity of Brighton’s office of youth services, will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St.

    It’s the start of several workshops that talk about applying for colleges, federal student aid and other scholarship information.

  • Recreation center maintenance week of Sept. 10

    Brighton’s recreation center closes for annual maintenance the week of Monday, Sept. 10. The work includes refinishing floors and community restrooms and resurfacing the leisure pool. 

    The city will offer an outdoor fitness camp while the center is shut down. Visitwww.brightonrecreation.com.

  • 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.