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CoPo's weekly political calendar will help you find political and public-policy events throughout Colorado. It includes candidate and issue campaign events, public policy meetings, court hearings, state and local party conventions, assemblies, debates, rallies, parades, speaking engagements, traveling dignitary appearances, water meetings, book signings, county commission hearings, city council meetings and more. As a subscriber, you can submit your own events for publication to calendar@coloradopolitics.com for free publication on this page. Please include who, what, when, where and why for each event.

(Party designations: R-Republican, D-Democrat, L-Libertarian, G-Green, S-Socialist.)


Monday, July 29

(R) Jefferson Republican Men’s Club, 7-9 a.m., Davie’s Chuck Wagon Diner 10151 W 26th Ave, Wheat Ridge, Cost $5+ breakfast, Contact Fred Holden at 303-421-7619.

(R) Larimer County Republican Breakfast Club, 7-8:30 a.m., Johnson’s Corner at SE Frontage Road and 1-25 Exit 254, Cost for buffet breakfast and meeting is $10.

(S) EcoSocialist Committee Meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., St Mark’s Coffee House 2019 E. 17th Ave., Denver, Contact megan.helseth@gmail.com for more information.

Colo. Leg: Energy Legislation Review Interim Study Committee, 9 a.m., Colo. State Capitol HCR Room 0012.

Colo. Leg: Legislative Audit Committee, 10 a.m., Colo. State Capitol, Room: LSB B.

Geek Girl Camp: Meteorology, 1-4 p.m., College Hill Library 3705 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, STEM camp for girls where they can meet women working in the STEM fields-each day of camp features a different topic and has individual registration, for girls 10-12, register at westminsterlibrary.evanced.info.

Denver City Council Meeting: Special Issues City Charter, 3 p.m., City & County Building Room 391.

Centennial District 1 Meeting, 6 p.m., Southglenn Library 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial.

(D) HD Captain & Co-Captain Council, Contact denverdemsoperations@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, July 30

Healthy Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m., 9417 Huron St., Thornton.

Colo. Leg: Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee, 9:30 a.m., Old State Library 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver.

Colo. Leg: Legislative Audit Committee, 10 a.m., Colo. State Capitol, Room: LSB B.

Centennial: Meet the Mayor, 10 a.m., Centennial Civic Center, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial.

Denver City Council Meeting: Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 10:30 a.m., City & County Building Room 391.

DRCOG: Gilpin County Transportation Meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Gilpin County Community Center at 250 Norton Drive, Black Hawk.

• Geek Girl Camp: Game and App Design, 1-4 p.m., College Hill Library 3705 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, STEM camp for girls where they can meet women working in the STEM fields-each day of camp features a different topic and has individual registration, for girls 10-12, register at westminsterlibrary.evanced.info.

• Thornton City Council Planning Session, City Hall Training Room 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton.

• (D) Planning (Caucus and Convention), 6-8 p.m., Democratic Party-Denver County 574 S. Broadway, Denver, Officer Planning Meeting.

• (S) Immigration Working Group Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1400 N. Lafayette St. Denver, Contact ashlyn.clark92@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, July 31

Summer in the City, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Country Lane Park, Aurora, Free event perfect for families and children with healthy snacks, inflatables, games, crafts and face painting, Contact Morgan Gerdes at 303-739-7170.

Geek Girl Camp: Mechanical Engineering, 1-4 p.m., College Hill Library 3705 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, STEM camp for girls where they can meet women working in the STEM fields-each day of camp features a different topic and has individual registration, for girls 10-12, register at westminsterlibrary.evanced.info.

DRCOG: Adams County Subregional Forum, 5:30 p.m., Adams County Pete Mirelez Human Services Complex 11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster.

Art in Public Places Commission, 6-8 p.m., Aurora Central Library-2nd Floor Conference Room 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Contact Roberta Bloom at 303-739-6747.

• Environmental Advisory Board Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., City Hall CMO Conference Room 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster, Contact Paul Schmiechen at 303-658-2014 for more information.

• (D) Economic Inequality Study Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Democratic Party-Denver County 574 S. Broadway, Denver.

Thursday, August 1

Molly Brown House Museum FREE DAY, First tour starts at 9:30 a.m. and last tour starts at 3:30 p.m., 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver.

(R) South JeffCo Republican Breakfast Club, 7-8 a.m., Foothills Golf Course Clubhouse 3901 S. Carr St., Lakewood, Contact Rich Haas at 303-718-6960.

Colo. Leg: Colorado Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee, 9:30 a.m., Colo. State Capitol, Room: LSB B.

Colorado Day Celebration at the History Colorado Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1200 N. Broadway, Denver, The Center is partnering with Denver 7 to prevent live animals, cake, ice cream, and lot of activities both inside and outside the museum.

Denver Beer Company 8th Anniversary Party, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 1695 Platte St., Denver, A block party to celebrate 8 years of Denver Beer Co., bands, games and food trucks.

Geek Girl Camp: Mystery Topic, 1-4 p.m., College Hill Library 3705 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, STEM camp for girls where they can meet women working in the STEM fields-each day of camp features a different topic and has individual registration, for girls 10-12, register at westminsterlibrary.evanced.info.

(L) Boulder Libertarian Lunch, 12:15 p.m., Carelli’s Restaurant 645 30th St., Boulder, Contact Lance Caykp at socialmedia@lpboulder.org for more information.

DRCOG: Arapahoe County Transportation Forum, 2-4 p.m., Lima Arapahoe Boardroom 6954 S. Lima St., Centennial.

Library Board, 5-7 p.m., Aurora Central Library-Administrative Board Room 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Contact Patti Bateman at 303-739-6594.

(R) Reagan Club of Colorado Monthly Meeting, 5:30-9 p.m., Amazing Grace Community Church 541 E. 99th Place, Thornton, Hear Lori Saine, Perry Buck and Vicki Marble’s plans to combat the Democrat-controlled Colorado House and Senate, Admission is $25 and dinner is included, tickets can be purchased at the door or online at reaganclubco.com/events.

• (R) Clear Creek County GOP Meeting, 6-7 p.m., 1630 Miner St., Idaho Springs.

• (L) LP of Douglas County Monthly Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Fox and Hound 9239 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, Contact board@lpdc.org for more information.

• (D) HD8 Evening Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Irish Snug 1201 E. Colfax Ave. #100, Denver.

• (R) HD1 Monthly Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., VFW Post 5061 at 5220 W. Warren Ave., Denver.

• Aurora Youth Commission, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aurora Room 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Contact Jenna Katsaros at 303-739-7165 for more information.

• Ward 3 ICS and Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Trail Winds Park 13405 Holly St., Thornton.

• (D) Public Policy Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Democratic Party-Denver County 574 S. Broadway, Denver.

Friday, August 2

(R) Parker Breakfast Club, 7-8 a.m., Rory’s Diner 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive #150, Parker, Contact parkerrepublicans@outlook.com for more information.

(R) Denver GOP First Friday Breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m., Pete’s Greek Town Cafe 2910 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Contact alan@denvergop.org.

Food Truck Rodeo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Line up includes: Mile High Cajun, Dos Gringos, Roll it Up Sushi, The Real Deal, California Wrap, Wheels on Fire, Dessert Stand, High Point Creamery, Contact eoneill@auroragov.org for more information.

Denver International Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Civic Center Park 101 14th Ave., Denver, summer celebration of the best traditional food, music, beer and wine from Colorado and abroad, evening concert will feature a headliner in addition to a diverse group of homegrown musicians.

(D) Summit County Dems Picnic, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Carter Park 300 S. High St., Breckenridge, Contact 970-453-1734.

Museo de las Americas-FREE DAY, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver.

Holy Family Church Bazaar (Aug 2-4), 5-10 p.m., 4377 Utica St., Denver, Cash raffle, Italian and Mexican food, wine and beer, children’s games.

Summer Wine Series, 6-8 p.m., West Crescent 2900 Roslyn St., Denver, Pre-event tickets $15 for residents, $20 for non residents, space is limited, visit stapletoncommunity.com for tickets and more information.

Santa Fe First Friday Art Walk, 6-11 p.m., Santa Fe Art District between 6th and 10th Avenues, visit the galleries, artist workshops, retail shops, galleries will feature special exhibits and along with live music.

Move at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall 1000 14th St., Denver, tickets available at tickets.coloradosymphony.org.

Saturday, August 3

Walk Like MADD, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sloan’s Lake 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, MADD’s signature fundraising events to raise awareness and funds, sign up at walklikemadd.org.

Colorado Department of Education: First Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transforming Transition Conference to discuss how to transition students who are dear or hard of hearing for life after high school, ALL DAY, event will take place at Denver University, Contact Shauna Modern at moden_S@cde.state.co.us or visit code.state.co.us to register.

(R) Gunnison GOP Meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Almont Resort 10209 Highway 135, Almont, Contact Jane Chaney at 970-349-7744 or jchaney@q.com.

Lakewood Ward 1 Meeting, 9:30-11 a.m., Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church 920 Kipling St., Lakewood, visit with Council members Ramey Johnson and Charley Able, guest speaker Declan Costellloe, program manager and instructor for the Computer Emergency Readiness Team, will talk about the program.

(L) Liberty Toastmasters, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Independence Institute 727 E. 16th Ave., Denver, For more information go to liberty.toastmastersclubs.org.

• Fishing Frenzy, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Standley Lake Regional Park W 100th Ave. & Simms St., Westminster, Introduce your child to becoming a fishing fanatic in a beginner’s clinic led by Environmental Learning for Kids, poles available for use during the program, for ages 6-14, register online at cityofwestminster.us.

• The Urban Farm FREE DAY, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 10200 Smith Road.

• (L) Chaffee County Meet and Greet, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Riverside Park 146 E. Sackett S.t, Salida, Meet local libertarians and possible candidate for mayor, Contact Joey Evans at 72jevans@gmail.com.

• Denver Art Museum FREE DAY, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 100 W 14th Ave., Denver, general admission does not include special ticketed exhibitions.

• Clyfford Still Museum, FREE DAY, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1250 Bannock St., Denver.

• (L) Taxpayers Bill of Rights Boot Camp, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Lakewood Library 10200 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood, $20 covers materials, refreshments and t-shirt, Payments may be made at coloradoengaged.com, contact coloradoengaged@gmail.com for more information.

• (D) HD 7: Day at the Races, 11 a.m., Arapahoe Mile High Park 26000 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, Admission is $40 (covers race track entry fee, appetizers/lunch)and required advance tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/HD7Races.

SmashDEN x Spark Centennial Super Smash Bros Tournament, 1 p.m., Halfpenny Brewery 5150 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, 64 person Double Elimination tournament, $350 to winners and raffling $50 gift cards off.

GrowHaus Annual Block Party, 12-4 p.m., In and around the GrowHaus at 4751 York St., Denver, GrowHaus is hosting its 10th Anniversary Block party, the free event will have dancing, activities for kids, an acrobatic circus, and recourses from local nonprofit organizations.

5 Points Brew & BBQ, 1-8 p.m., 26th Ave. from Clarkson Street to Emerson Street and 28th from Emerson to Welton Street and N. Clarkson Street from 26th Avenue to 28th Street, festival goers can enjoy brews and BBQ while enjoying live music from local bands.

Singing with Strangers, 2-10 p.m., Located in and around the Museum of Contemporary Art, A make your own music show, learn something new in a workshop and then put it into practice at an evening concert featuring The Reminders.

(L) LP of Delta County Monthly Meeting, 6 p.m., Needle Rock Brewing 820 Highway 92, Delta, Contact Jay Stooksberry at 720-530-0724 for more information and to RSVP.

Urban Nights, 6-11 p.m., Outside the EXDO Event Center at 1399 35th St., Denver, Urban Nights is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit organization Urban Peak, Jordin Sparks performance at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 4

Adelante 5K Run/Walk, 8-11 a.m., At and Around Stapleton Recreation Center 5090 Broadway, Denver, a race and community fair to benefit Clinica Tepeyac.

Bannock Street Criterium, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Golden Triangle 9th Avenue to 12th Avenue and Cherokee Street to Acoma Street, an annual bicycle race that provides a challenging course for racers, for more information visit bannockstscrit.com.

The Prego Expo, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Colorado Convention Center 700 14th St., Denver, the premier pregnancy, parenting and baby expo, for more information and to purchase tickets visit denverconvention.com.

Tattered Cover Film Series-Black Sun, 1 p.m., Sie Film Center 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, tickets are $1 and available one hour before screening from the box office.

Exploration Station: Recycled Outdoors, 2-3 p.m., Irving Street Library Community Room 7392 Irving St., Westminster, learn about basic STEM principles for ages 3-7, Contact Irving Street Youth Services at 303-658-2306 for more information.

•Translating the Building: Panel Discussion and Reception, 3 p.m., McNichols Building 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, going community leaders in discussing Denver’s rapidly growing environment and architecture, panel discussion 3-4:30 p.m. and reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m., the event is free and open to the public, for more information visit mcnicholsbuilding.com.

•City Park Jazz: The Heavy Heavies featuring Venus Cruz, 6-8 p.m., City Park 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, City Park Jazz produces 10 free jazz concerts presents each summer near the City Park pavilion.

•Howls and Owls, 8-9 p.m., Standley Lake Regional Park W. 100th Avenue & Simms Street, Westminster, On this night hike explore the many animals who hunt and howl in the moonlight, all ages welcome, register online at cityofwestminster.us.

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