The agricultural sciences program at Aims Community College in Fort Lupton hosts Ag Day Wednesday, March 30. All activities will be in the Platte Building, 260 College Ave.
The first part of the program is for high-school students enrolled in agricultural sciences and technology can take part in an afternoon career and transfer fair. Evening events including an open house from 5 to 7 p.m.
Easter egg hunt
The city’s annual Easter egg hunt is set for Saturday, April 9, at 9:30 a.m. at Community Park outside the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.
Hunting areas will be broken off by age groups. All three groups will begin their hunts at 9:30 a.m. Ten gold prize eggs will be in each of the areas.
Fort Lupton High School’s booster club is trying to raise money for this year’s after-prom, which will be Saturday, April 16. It’s a free, safe event after the annual prom.
It’s open to ninth- through 12th-grade students. Organizers provide activities, food, auction and music.
Donations are welcome. Send them to FLHS Booster, P.O. Box 516, Fort Lupton 80621. Auction items are welcome. Call Michelle at 720-313-8389 or Mary Ellen at 720-353-1659.
Cinco de Mayo 5K run/walk
The running season begins in earnest at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Railroad Park, across state Highway 52 from the recreation center. DJ Lil Coop provides the music, and Sabores de mi Abuela Food Truck has the food.
Training for the 5K continues through May 1. The fee includes entry into the race. Sessions are four times each week with a trainer. Visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/fortluptonrecreation/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=5k&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities.
New FLHS scholarship
The Genevieve Adame Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one Fort Lupton High School boy and girl from the graduating class of 2022 who will be enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited college/university or trade school.
Applications are now available online and in the school’s guidance/counselors’ office. They are due by 4 p.m. May 2.
Summer camp refgistration
Sign up for Fort Lupton’s summer camp 2022. The first session begins Memorial Day weekend and lasts for a month.
It’s open to kindergarteners through fifth-graders. The parent meeting is Tuesday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. Visit https://www.fortlupton.org/347/Summer-Day-Camp.
July 4 party is July 2
Fort Lupton’s Independence Day celebration is two days early this year, Saturday, July 2, at the city’s recreation center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.
The ingredients didn’t change — food, fireworks, the region’s only Ninja Warrior Course, water slides, a bounce house obstacle course, a bouncy boxing arena, a tractor people mover, face painting, food trucks, shaved ice-cream cones and a live concert.
The fireworks show at Coyote Creek Golf Course, courtesy of the Fort Lupton Fire Department, starts at dusk.
Vendor, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 720-928-4071.
National Night Out
Fort Lupton’s observance of National Night Out will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Koshio Park, 131 McKinley Ave. It’s a chance to meet police officers in an informal setting. It’s also a chance to munch on hot dogs and hamburgers hot from the grill. There will be bounce houses, games and a tug-o-war.
Get masks at the library
The Fort Lupton Public & School Library is a distribution point for KN-95 masks, according to Weld Re-8 school board member Matthew Adame.
The city of Fort Lupton is searching for comments about and sponsorships for a new splash pad.
Sponsor funds will be used for the splash park and amenities. Call 303-857-6694
The Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank is asking for donations of canned fruits and nuts, varieties of dry pasta and pasta dinners, peanut butter and canned meat such as tuna (including the pouches).
Other potential donations could include chicken, Vienna sausages, spam and salmon. The bank also needs personal items, such as toiletries and baby needs.
Drop off donations at the food and clothing bank’s back door, 421 Denver Ave., weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Call 303-857-1096.
Teens can stop by the Fort Lupton Pubic & School Library Wednesdays to play crafts, video games and hang out with friends after school.
Walk with a doc
Platte Valley Medical Center’s cardiac rehab team and Walk With A Doc will host monthly walks with Dr. Christopher Cannon, an interventional cardiologist at Brighton Heart and Vascular Institute.
This is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. After a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from the doctor, spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and a fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.
Blessings in a Bag
Fort Lupton’s Backpack Program helps school children in need with a backpack of healthy food. It’s an all-volunteer program and is in need of volunteers. If interested in volunteering or donating, call 303-718-4440. Mail donations to Blessings in a Bag, 306 Park Ave., Fort Lupton 80621.
Drop-in child care
The Fort Lupton Recreation Center offers drop-in child care from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 303-857-4200.
Fort Lupton has openings for several of its citizen advisory committees. Visit https://www.fortluptonco.gov/966/I-Want-To-Apply-for-a-Committee.
The city of Fort Lupton is looking for volunteers for its historic preservation board, the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority, FLURA business representative (a five-year term), FLURA alternate member (term expires March 5, 2023) and library board trustee (term expires December 2024).
Call Alyssa Knutson at 720-466-6128.
The Fort Lupton Public & School Library put together a chess tournament that’s ideal for beginning players.
Fort Lupton senior lunches
Senior lunches are available at noon Mondays at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave. Sign up by noon the previous Thursday. Call 303-857-4200, ext. 6166.
Fort Lupton’s weekly coffee group sessions are at 8 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 303-857-4200.
Silver Sneaker Yoga is available Fridays from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Fort Lupton recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.
The city’s water aerobics class meets from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at thke Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave. Call 303-857-4200.
Fort Lupton’s senior pen pal program through Twombly Elementary School is looking for participants. Learn more at: https://www.fortluptonco.gov/950/Senior-Pen-Pal-Program
Monthly craft classes through the Fort Lupton Recreation Center (203 S. Harrison Ave.) are available. Call 303-857-4200, ext. 6166 with questions.
Free short-term radon test kits
Weld County residents can receive a free radon test kit (one per household, while supplies last). Test kits can be requested online at www.drhomeair.com/weld, according to a statement.
Call the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment at (970) 400-2226 or visit: www.weldgov.com/go/radon.
Warm Line up and running
Community Reach Center is offering a Warm Line (303-280-6602) for those who want to talk to mental-health professionals about anxiety, lack of sleep and strained relationships, among other topics. The professionals can facilitate referrals to other programs for assistance.
The line is not for crisis intervention. Those feeling unsafe or suicidal should call Colorado Crisis Services (1-844-493-8255) or text 38255 or visit the Behavioral Urgent Care Center, 2551 W. 84th Ave., Westminster.
Also, the center’s COVID-19 Heroes Program is set up to assist healthcare workers during the pandemic. Those who live or work in Adams County can receive up to six free counseling sessions. Use the Warm Line for support and free counseling.
Brighton’s community intake location is at 1850 E. Egbert St., on the second floor. It’s open from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.
Here’s a list of locations where you can receive a test for COVID-19:
Brighton Advanced Urgent Care, 2801 Purcell St. Call 303-659-9700 or visit https://advurgent.com/locations/brighton/
Brighton Salud, 1860 E. Egbert St. Testing is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Call 303-697-2583 or visit https://www.saludclinic.org/covid-testing
Fort Lupton Salud, 1115 Second St. Testing is available on Tuesday and Thursday. Call 303-697-2583 or visit https://www.saludclinic.org/covid-testing
The Brighton chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 147 S. Second Place. Meeting times are 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, noon and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9 p.m. Fridays.
Call 303-659-9953 or visit www.brighton1aa.org.
Qualified Listeners needs volunteers to drive veterans to and from appointments, run errands for veterans who cannot get out, handyman services, help administer veteran and family resource guide inventory in local libraries and veterans to be trained to become qualified listeners.
Visit qualifiedlisteners.org/volunteerapp and fill out the form or call 720-600-0860.
Eagle Express rides
Barr Lake State Park will offer virtual rides aboard the Eagle Express. Join Ranger Michelle and her friends as they read a story about our natural world that is sure to entertain your preschooler while teaching them about plants, animals and our planet. Call 303-659-6005.
Barr Lake State Park’s storytime program goes virtual this year.
Rangers will read stories about the natural world. Call 303-659-6005 with questions.
The South Platte Valley Historical Park will be reopening for public visitation on May 3, 2021. The hours the park will be open are from 10:00 till 4:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, check our website, www.spvhs.org or call 303-857-1710.
Help for vets
Qualified Listeners, a veteran and family resource hub serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming, has several power chairs, power scooters and electric wheelchairs available.
The VA offers urgent care services to eligible veterans, both at VA medical facilities or at several in‑network urgent care clinics that are closer to home.
To find the closest facility to you visit www.va.gov/find-locations or call 720-600-0860.
Qualified Listeners also needs volunteers to drive veterans to and from appointments, run errands for veterans who cannot get out, handyman services, help administer veteran and family resource guide inventory in local libraries and veterans to be trained to become qualified listeners.