Gilpin County Fair Prep
Studio time is available for those wanting to produce clay pieces for the 2014 Gilpin County Fair, Aug. 16 - 17. Participants may work in the clay studio Monday, July 28 - Sunday, Aug. 17. A Fair planning meeting will be held Sat. 8/9 at 9:30am.
Glazes and firings included. Clay: $9.51/25#
Fees: Free for Clay Studio summer students and/or those registered for 2014 Fall clay classes. Otherwise, $35 for those making pieces and selling their work who are not enrolled in either summer of fall classes.
Saturday Morning Clay:
Pitchers will be the focus for this Fall Saturday Morning Clay Class. Both thrown and hand-built pitchers will be made, and projects will be provided for the advanced student, as well as those with less experience.
This beginning/intermediate class offers wheel throwing and hand building techniques. Skills include centering the clay, forming basic shapes, using the slab roller and extruder and trimming and glazing.
Pottery Open Lab Time
Cost: $6 per hour. Lab Time is FREE for current pottery students.
*This is an Internet Conclusion course with some live instruction on Oct. 4th. YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE REQUIRED INTERNET COURSEWORK PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE CLASS. You will be asked to provide a certification of completion before the class begins. For more information and to take the course, go to: http://www.cpw.state.co.us/ - You may also contact the instructor, Kathy Hinkle, at 303-940-7078.
Hunter Safety is a required class before applying for the CPW Hunting License.
Live Instruction: Saturday, Oct. 4th from 12pm - 5:30pm*
Cost: $10 for the Live Instruction portion.
Range will follow on Sunday. Contact the Gilpin County Community Center to reserve your spot at 303-582-1453. No spot is guaranteed without payment. You may mail the payment to: Gilpin County Community Center - 250 Norton Dr. Black Hawk, CO 80422.
Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously (front crawl or breast stroke), retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom of the pool, and tread water for 2 minutes with just your legs.
Contact: Jacob Rippy for more information at 303-582-1453 or jrippy@co.Gilpin.co.us
Dates: Every first and third Thursday of the month
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Cost: Drop-in fee to the Rec
ALL Stitchers wanted: sew, quilt, needlework, knit, crochet.... beginners welcome! Looking for Stitchers interested in getting together twice a month to finish those UFO's, learn something new, share your knowledge, get to know other stitchers. Bring your projects and show'n'tells! Childcare will be provided: $4 first child / $2 each additional child.
This is an on-going, drop-in class. Kids will have fun learning basic Tae Kwon Do blocks and kicks, while also improving their coordination, balance, self-confidence and discipline.
Tae Kwon Do
Tuesday/Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost for Adults:
Cost for Youth:
The tenets of order and simplicity is applied in this Korean martial art. Tae Kwon Do emphasizes increased coordination, balance, mental awareness, confidence and overall fitness. These family-oriented classes are ideal for children and adults.
Visit http://www.mountainacademymartialarts.com/ for more information.
Bring your kids and we'll play with them, read books, color, or put in a movie while you get a break and get in shape too. Please provide diapers/wipes/snacks or anything else your child may need to be happy and comfortable while you go play and work out. Parents: If your child is ill, please do not bring them!
The CSU Extension in Gilpin County offers classes that provide valuable information for a variety of different topics which may include: energy conservation, pine beetle control, noxious weeds and more.
Weed ID and Control - FREE. Sunday, July 13, 2-4 pm. Exhibit Barn, 230 Norton Dr. Learn how to recognize and control non-native invasive weeds in this friendly class. Bring in samples of plants you have questions about. Live weed displays.
Wildflower Walk - $5. Thursday, July 17th, 9-11 am. Start at Exhibit Barn, slow easy walk of up to 1 mile. Flower list provided. Bring your kids (5-10 years old) and drop them off for a FREE Nature walk/treasure hunt/crafts at the same time! (Adults and kids may register independently; kids do not need to have a parent on the walk). RSVP required, space is limited. 303-582-9106.
Wildflower Hike East Portal - $10. Friday, July 18th, 9 am. Two options: 2 mile RT (round trip) hike; learn to ID the abundant and unusual flowers in the first mile (little elevation gain, return on your own, approximately 1.5 - 2 hours). Second / extended option (weather permitting) - continue hiking to the alpine wildflower fields above Heart Lake (8.7 mi RT, 2,000' gain. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, hat and sunscreen). RSVP required, space is limited; please indicate which option you would like. 303-582-9106.
Wildflower Walk n'Roll - July 16th 11am - 12pm (Just before senior lunch). Slow, easy wildflower walk or roll just around the Community Center on ADA path for seniors, wheelchair users, or others with more limited mobility. FREE!
Wildflower Hike Frazer Meadow in Golden Gate Canyon State Park $10. Sunday, July 20th, 9am - 12:30pm or 1pm. Meet at Ol' Barn Knoll trail head (outhouse available) NOTE: parks pass day pass required, you can buy a day pass for $7 at the Visitor Center before the class - let us know if you'd like to carpool. Hike through luxuriant aspen groves to a wildflower-filled meadow; historical cabins a bonus. RSVP required, space is limited. 303-582-9106.
Wildflower ID and Sketching class (with Damaris Methner and Irene Shonle) $5. Friday, July 25th, 9am - 11am. Want to learn the names of some of the beautiful flowers that grow around here? On this hike, you will also learn to sketch the flowers so you can look more carefully and remember them later. Start at Exhibit Barn, slow easy walk of up to 1 mile. We will provide all the art supplies. RSVP required, space is limited. 303-582-9106.
Weed Pull, East Portal (with the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado). FREE. Saturday, July 26th 8am - 12:30pm. Help protect the beautiful wildflowers at the gateway to the James Peak Wilderness at East Portal. Wildflower ID walk to follow, weather permitting. To register, please go to: www.voc.org/project/james-peak-invasive-weed-removal-1.
Kids and Parents Nature Walk - $5/family. Tuesday, July 29th, 9am - 11am. Start from Exhibit Barn; easy walk. Explores the nature around us with your children (ages 5-10) in a scavenger hunt and create a nature craft together. RSVP required, space is limited. 303-582-9106.
Reminder that we have a free weed spray checkout program (thanks to a grant from the Dept of Agriculture). Landowners with small infestations can check out a low-toxicity herbicide for free, larger landowners can get half off. Good for thistles, knapweeds, oxeye daisy, scentless chamomile and more. Call with questions or to reserve: 303-582-9106.
For more information on classes please contact the Colorado State University Extension, Gilpin County Office at 303-582-9106 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CSU Extension website: http://www.extension.colostate.edu/gilpin