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Let your creative juices flow...bring a new or unfinished arts/craft project to work on...jewelry making, crocheting or knitting, scrapbooking, basketry, beading, stamping, whatever small craft you want to work on! Bring all the supplies you need to work on your project. We'll be working in a small space so the craft must be on the small side and please no toxic adhesives, paints or markers. Optional community salad potluck. If you want to partake, volunteer to bring the lettuce greens and homemade vinegarette OR bring ONE cleaned/chopped veggie OR a protein (hard boiled eggs, shredded chicken, beans, nuts, etc.). A loaf of crusty bread is good too! See you there!
7:30 Mine Road is a little under 5 miles round-trip. The hike starts off from Main Street and Silver Street. The trail is wide and stony, with a fairly easy grade and a view of the town of Silver Plume and Clear Creek. All along the trail, we'll find various debris and dilapidated buildings. Shortly before the end of the hike is the Griffin Memorial. The memorial is a granite obelisk erected on a dramatic, sheer cliff in honor of Clifford Griffin. Local legend has it that he was playing his fiddle one night on the cliff, when the music stopped and a shot rang out. Details aren’t known, but the shot is attributed to either his brother or himself. Besides all the mining history, this hike is full of scenery, including spectacular views of Mt. Sniktau to the west. Navigation of the 7:30 Mine Trail https://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?NID=846 The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dog Free Hike... Thank you for leaving your fur baby at home for Baby Boomer hikes. Directions to Trailhead: I-70 West to Silver Plume. Find street parking on Main Street and find your way to Silver Street and the trailhead. Carpooling: Meet at Wooly Mammoth, Section CC to form carpools and leave by 8:30am. What to bring...come prepared with appropriate hiking clothing, waterproof boots, hiking poles, microspikes, backpack and food/water. Make sure you have in your pack in case you need it - a personal first aid kit, warm jacket, rain/wind pants, warm hat, extra gloves, extra socks, and extra layers. Make it the best experience possible by being prepared! Optional Refreshment after the hike at a restaurant TBD. Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event! Hiking is risky. Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety. See you there!
Join us in the Great Hall at Denver Union Station for coffee and conversation! Pigtrain Coffee (named for the trains that carry truck trailers on flatbed rail cars) brews locally-roasted coffees and the best espresso beans from locally-owned Conscious Coffee. The Union Station coffee spot restaurant offers coffee classics, iced coffee drinks, pastries, and fresh squeezed juices from local sources as well as alternative beverages such as alcohol coffee beverages and coffee cocktails, so you can enjoy a real Irish coffee, a hot toddy rum, or add some brandy to your java, while enjoying the bustle of the Great Hall of Union Station. Meet the Group in the coffee bar seating located inside directly in front of the coffee shop (picnic style tables in front of the Terminal Bar). Parking: Street meters, expensive lots or take the light rail! See you there!
Let's usher in the Fall season with a Harvest Party! There will be food, drinks and mask making! Desserts will be provided. What to Bring: Desserts will be provided. The rest of us need to bring a potluck dish to share. Hearty appetizers, salads, and "harvest " theme side dishes are welcome! Plus bring your favorite drink of choice. The evening will will begin at 4pm with a mask making activity. Host will provide the blank mask. You bring whatever you need to create an October mask, i.e., crayons, markers, glue, tape, feathers, construction paper, etc. No glitter please! Let's be creative...don't bring anything pre-made! There will be judging involved! Also bring a camp chair for extra seating. We plan to be outside in the back yard. See you there!