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  • Growing grads night Jan. 10

     Assistance for parents who need to file a free application for federal student aid and other scholarship information are part of the Growing Grads FAFSA program from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Front Range Community College, Brighton chapter, 1850 E. Egbert St. The program is free.

  • Call for Sulpture-On-Loan artists

     The city of Brighton’s Eye for Art program is looking for artists to participate in its Sculpture-On-Loan Program. This yearlong sculpture exhibit is at Brighton’s Carmichael Park, 650 Southern St.

    The Sculpture Walk at Carmichael Park is part of the city’s Eye for Art Sculpture-on-Loan Program. Artists are invited to display their outdoor sculptures in this 12-month exhibit. Sculpture with visible presence as well as durability for Colorado weather is sought for this outdoor venue. 

  • Masked bandit Jan. 26, Feb. 9

     Interested in learning about and meeting black-footed ferrets? The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, 6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City, is the place to be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 9.

    Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why ferrets were released into the wild at the refuge. 

    You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack.

    The program is free, but reservations are required. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Secret Life of Owls Feb. 2

    The staff at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Widlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, presents an hour long program on the secret life of owls. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

    Learn about these night hunters and the adaptations they have to help them survive. The event is free. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Planting for pollinators Feb. 2

    Here’s a chance to assist the staff at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City) by enhancing habitat for pollinators by planting native wildflowers along the Lake Ladora Trail. It runs from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

    These plants will provide an ongoing nectar source for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Wear closed toe shoes and bring water. For ages 12 and up. Call 303-289-0930.

  • St. Baldrick's fundraiser March 14

     Brighton Fire Rescue District members are among those planning to participate in this year’s St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Big Choice Brewing, 21 S. First Ave.

    The decision is to shave heads, volunteer or donate to help kids who have  cancer. The foundation provides funds for childhood cancer research grants. Email sbinfo@stbaldricks.org.

  • Wildlife viewing tours Feb. 23

     The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, 6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City, will host a wildlife viewing tour from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The tour will be in search of bald eagles, ferruginous hawks, bison, coyotes and deer. Groups of up to 10 are welcome.

  • Brighton High School student follows his family line

    Riley Keith McDonald, of Brighton, will follow the foot prints of four generations of Marines from his family. After high-school graduation in May, he will start his boot camp at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in San Diego.

  • Birds of winter camp Jan. 2-4

     Start off the new year with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ first-ever Birds of Winter Camp, and exploration of what it takes for birds to survive the winter at Barr Lake. It’s for kids 5 to 12 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 2 through Jan. 4 at the Environmental Learning Center, 14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton.

  • Brighton gets painted up for Winterfest