Stained-glass renovation

Here’s a chance to view the historic stained-glass renovation at First United Methodist Church, 306 Park Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21.

Refreshments will be available. The rededication ceremony and a church service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 24.

Cinco de Mayo at the library

The Fort Lupton Public & School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave., will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. It will feature the history of the day, the ballet Folklorico, music and games. Call 303-857-7180.

Building renovation grant program

The deadline to apply for the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority’s building renovation grant program is Sunday, May 1.

The competitive program is designed to encourage certain qualified improvement to buildings within the city’s historic commercial core to revitalize the area. The program offers a match of up to 50 percent to projects approved by the FLURA board.

Call 720-466-6103.

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.

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

Heritage Fair

The South Platte Valley Historical Park is bringing back the Heritage Fair complete with historical demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at South Platte Valley Historical Park, 2001 Historic Parkway.

Visit the famous Landcaster Lupton’s fur trade fort or the Buffalo Soldiers’ re-enactments. Watch an 1890s baseball game and visit the 1850 trappers cabins, the Donelson House, the period barn and the 1875 Independence School.

Parking is available ($10 per car) west of Historic Parkway, turn right through the wood arch. For more information, visit Fair.

Summer camp registration

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

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.


Splash pad

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

Donation time

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.

Teen hangout

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.

Committee openings

Fort Lupton has openings for several of its citizen advisory committees. Visit

Boards/committees’ openings

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.

Chess tournament

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.

Coffee group

Fort Lupton’s weekly coffee group sessions are at 8 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 303-857-4200.

Silver Sneakers

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.

Water aerobics

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.

Pen pals

Fort Lupton’s senior pen pal program through Twombly Elementary School is looking for participants. Learn more at:

Craft classes

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, according to a statement.

Call the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment at (970) 400-2226 or visit:

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

Brighton Salud, 1860 E. Egbert St. Testing is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Call 303-697-2583 or visit

Fort Lupton Salud, 1115 Second St. Testing is available on Tuesday and Thursday. Call 303-697-2583 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Volunteers needed

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 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, 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 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.