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We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. Items will appear on a space-available basis.

 

WEDNESDAY

Chamber’s Marketing Committee to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Committee will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the chamber office on Stagecoach Boulevard. If you are interested in joining, call 303-673-3412.

 

Bear Creek Dippers - Forest Hawks

Evergreen Nature Center is offering a family-friendly outing focused on forest hawks from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 11, at the center. Learn about the exiting life of darting and diving raptors. Part fighter jet, part stunt pilot, forest hawks are finely tuned for expert flying in dense forests. The program is for children ages 6-10 with an adult. Siblings and grandparents welcome. Register at 303-330-0489 or www.EvergreenNatureCenter.org.

 

THURSDAY

Mountain Genealogy
Society to meet

The Mountain Genealogy Society will meet on Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at Church of the Hills in Evergreen. “What’s in a name? Surname History and Meanings” will be presented by Diane Barbour. For more information, call Sue at 303-674-7558.

 

Online marketing seminar

An online marketing for children and family service businesses and nonprofits will by hosted by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Cost is $20 per person. Register online at www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Play bunko on Thursday night

A ladies bunko group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Stagecoach Sports Grill. This group has played the game for four years and is looking for new players. If you are interested in playing or being a sub, Katherine at 713-899-9989. 

   

Chamber’s Business

After Hours mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours mixer will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Crossroads Chiropractic and Acupuncture, 3072 Evergreen Parkway. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 303-674-3412.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Evergreen Rodeo weekend events

Evergreen Rodeo weekend is June 14-15 with a host of events.

On Saturday:

• The Kiwanis pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. in downtown Evergreen in the community parking lot.

• The Main Street Rodeo Celebration will be held at 9 a.m. in downtown Evergreen.

• The Evergreen Rodeo Parade will be from 10 a.m. to noon downtown. The theme is “Year of the Horse.”

• The PRCA Rodeo’s first performance will be at 2 p.m. at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena on Stagecoach Boulevard. Gates open at noon. Mutton Bustin’ will be held during the rodeo.

On Sunday:

• The Evergreen United Methodist Church will celebrate Evergreen Rodeo Weekend with a Cowboy Service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday June 15. Local entertainers Mike and Ann Moore will sing and yodel, and Chelain Stocker will play the fiddle with members of the UMC Cowboy Band. Cowboy poetry, cowboy artwork by local artist Roger Ambrosier and sermon by Pastor Russell Fletcher will be other highlights of the service. Everyone is invited to a chuck wagon lunch, with lunch donations going to support the Youth Mission trip to Alaska. Evergreen United Methodist Church is located across from Safeway on Highway 74.  Call the church office at 303.674.4810 for more information.

• PRCA Rodeo’s second performance begins at 2 p.m. at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena. Gates open at noon. Mutton Bustin’ will be held before and during the performance, and rodeo royalty will be crowned during the performance. For more information, visit www.evergreenrodeo.com.

 

Homemade Simple Syrup Sodas

A class on making homemade simple syrup sodas will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Homemade always tastes better whether it is a tea blend, soft drink, lemonade, or hot cocoa. Learn how to make your own sodas for pennies on the dollar. Cost is $12 for non-members, $10 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

 

MONDAY

Alpine Quilters Guild to meet

The Alpine Quilters Guild’s next meeting will be at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in downtown Golden. Doors open at 6 p.m. Monday, June 16. For more information, visit www.alpinequilters.org.

 

TUESDAY

What’s Your Purpose presentation

Seniors’ Resource Center is hosting a free presentation called What’s Your Purpose in the Next Stage of Life? At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the SRC Café at the Yellow House, 5120 Highway 73 in Evergreen. This hour-long workshop, led by Rabbi Levi Brackman and Courier editor Doug Bell, will give you a practical step-by-step guide to finding your passionate purpose in the next stage of your life. The workshop will also include tips for using online and off-line tools to help you rebrand yourself. R.S.V.P. to Melanie at 720-236-1172.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Chamber Membership 201

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Membership 201 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Re/Max board room above the chamber offices, 30-480 Stagecoach Blvd. Learn how to best utilize your chamber web portal that is included in your membership. For more information, call 303-674-3412.

 

Concert at Evergreen Lake

Jon Wayne and the Pain with Joe Bye will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Chamber board to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Mutual of Omaha, 11248 Bergen Pkwy. For more information, e-mail president@evergreenchamber.org.

 

100 Holes of Golf golf-a-thon

Evergreen Rotary will host its second annual 100 Holes of Golf golf-a-thon on Thursday, June 19, at Hiwan Golf Club. The event helps Evergreen nonprofits raise money for their organizations. Twenty-seven nonprofits will be the receipients of funding. For more information, visit http://100holes
.evergreenrotary.org.

 

Kittridge community garage sale

The Kittredge Civic Association will sponsor a community garage sale all day on Saturday, June 21. Maps to garage sales will be available at the General Store. For more information, visit http://kittredgecivic.org.

 

Evergreen community

plan meeting

Evergreen residents will have the opportunity to shape the future of their neighborhoods as the county’s Planning and Zoning Division starts to update the Evergreen Area Community Plan. An informational meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Staff will present what the community plan is, why it is being updated and how to get involved. After the presentation, attendees will be asked for their opinion about what makes the area unique. For more information, contact Russ Clark at 303-271-8754 or rclark@jeffco.us.  

 

Planning for the Future

Seniors’ Resource Center is hosting  a free presentation called Planning for the Future at 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, in the SRC Café at the Yellow House, 5120 Highway 73 in Evergreen. Know your options in planning for your retirement. Hasty and confusing decisions can be avoided by learning what your choices are.  A financial adviser, real estate broker and attorney will discuss retirement issues. R.S.V.P. to Melanie at 720-236-1172.

 

Three weekends for slash collection

Jefferson County is planning three slash-collection weekends this summer to assist residents in removing fire hazards. They are:

• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 21 and 22 at Coal Creek Fire Station 2, Highway 72 and Camp Eden Road;

• July 12 and 13 at Conifer High School, sponsored by the Elk Creek Fire Protection District;

• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 at Inter/Canyon Station 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, sponsored by Inter/Canyon and Indian Hills fire departments.

Cost is $5 for small pickups filled bed-high, $8 for large pickups filled bed-high; $8 for small pickups cab high, $10 for large pickups cab high; $10 for small pickups above cab high, $12 for large pickups above cab high; $10 for single-axle trailers, $15 for double-axle trailers; $20 for dump trucks cab high, $25 for dump trucks above cab high.

 

Summer Showcase concert series begins

Strangebyrds, with Moors & McCumber, will perform at Evergreen Lake beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, to kick off the Summer Showcase concert series. Proceeds from the show will benefit Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s scholarships and special needs program. Tickets are a suggested $10 donation, and may be purchased at Buchanan and Wulf recreation centers, Everbean, Java Groove and The Muddy Buck. Tickets are also available at the door. Audience members are encourage to bring their own lawn chairs and food, since no food will be sold at the concert. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/EvergreenLakeSummerShowcaseConcerts.

 

Life at Medlen School

Children can learn about life for mountain children in 1920s Colorado at the Jefferson County Historical Society’s Medlen School, a one-room schoolhouse on South Turkey Creek Road. Students will read from McGuffey readers, write with pen and ink, take part in a spelling bee, perform a part in a play, make hand-churned ice cream, make lemonade  with real lemons, and participate in other authentic activities. There are two three-day sessions: June 10-12 and 17-19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30. Registration forms are available at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, Evergreen Library and at the mountain schools. Forms can also be downloaded from the JCHS website, www.jchscolorado.com.  For more information, call Jo Ann Dunn, program coordinator, at 303-674-1695.

 

Hummingbird Market on Sundays

The Hummingbird Market will be held every Sunday through Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bergen Village. Artisans, vintage, retro and one-of-a-kind items will be featured. For information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

 

Fly-fishing classes

The Blue Quill Angler offers a free two-hour fly-fishing class geared toward those who would like to learn how from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday through September. Bring your rod if you have one or use one provided by the show. This class is taught every Saturday through September.

 

Chamber leads groups to meet

• The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Early Morning Edition Leads Group meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Muddy Buck in downtown Evergreen. For more information, call Clell Routson 303-250-0929.

• The chamber’s Friday Focus networking group meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. To sign up or for more information, contact Dawn Kempf at 303-908-2909 or e-mail cosunrise@msn.com.

• Women 2 Women leads group meets the first and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m. This group does not duplicate services offered by group members so call Colleen Wilkinson 303-526 2729 for more information, to verify open availability and to find the meeting location.

 

Bricks for memorial path at Buchanan Park

Memorial bricks that are being placed near the veterans memorial in Buchanan Park may be ordered through the American Legion Post 2001 website, legionpost2001.org. An order form can be found under the “commemorative walk” heading.

 

Hiking group meets monthly

Lutheran Church of the Cross has a co-ed hiking group called the Soul Hikers for moderate-level hikers that meets at various locations on the fourth Thursday of the month. The hike is a minimum of 3 miles. Anyone able to make the trek is welcome. To get on the group’s e-mail list, call the church office at 303-674-4130. Once you are on the list, you will receive notifications of times and locations for hikes, and any changes that may be caused by weather issues.

 

‘The Reverend and the Reservation’ on display

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a new exhibit titled The Reverend and the Reservation: American Indian Handicrafts from the Mounsey Family Collection. The show will feature works from the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota, which were maintained by Erneset Blezard Mounsey and his wife Marie. The exhibit will be on display through June. Hiwan Homestead Museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

 

A Night in the Park

The Mountain Area Land Trust will host its 12th annual A Night in the Park celebrating 22 years of “Saving the Land…Leaving a Legacy” starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park Enjoy live music, hosted bar, catered dinner and auctions. Tickets are $85 per person. Proceeds benefit MALT. For more information, call MALT at 303-679-0950, e-mail malt@savetheland.org or visit www.savetheland.org/a-night-in-the-park.

 

EHS reunions this summer

• Evergreen High School Class of 1964’s 50th reunion dinner will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Keys on the Green.

• The EHS all ‘60s (classes of 1960 to 1969) picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Alderfer picnic pavilion, 31677 Buffalo Park  Road.

For more information, contact Cindy Smith Bunnelle at 303-423-7496 or t-cbunnelle@comcast.net or Susan Matthews Walker at 720-635-5116 or 980daphne@comcast.net.

 

Mt. Evans offers drop-in grief support

Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice offers a free drop-in support group for people experiencing any type of loss. The group is facilitated by Mt. Evans bereavement professionals. A light supper is provided. The drop-in group meets the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. and the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

EChO Resale, Home Furnishing Store help needed

Volunteers are needed for both the Resale Shop and EChO Home Store for a variety of positions, including cashiers, assistance on the sales floor and backroom sorting staff. There are open morning and afternoon shifts on most days. In addition to cashiers, help is needed in the Home Furnishing Store back room. Volunteers are needed to do light repair and refinishing of donated furniture to prepare it for display on the sales floor. For available shifts and more information, contact Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

4-H Dog Project recruiting

The Jefferson County 4-H Dog Project is recruiting youths ages 8 to 18 who are interested in learning more about dog care, obedience, training, rally and showmanship. Some agility training is thrown in for fun. Youth who are currently enrolled in 4-H can join the dog project for no additional cost. One group meets in the Conifer area, and another is being established at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. For more information, visit www.extension.colostate.edu/jefferson/4h/4h.shtml or contact Lisa Sholten at 303-271-6620 or lsholten@jeffco.us. The registration fee is $40 and can be paid online at http://jeffco.us/csucamp/4hindex.jsp.

 

Breast cancer support group

A new nurse-led breast cancer support group will be held monthly starting this spring in Evergreen. All those who have been touched by breast cancer are welcome to attend this circle of caring. To participate, call 303-670-3809.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets monthly in Evergreen

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional as well as practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak. For information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Mount Evans Hospice offers parent grief group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a monthly grief support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Ask-an-Attorney clinics

The First Judicial District will offer an “Ask an Attorney” clinic to self-represented litigants on the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Appointments may be scheduled, and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Each month, a family law attorney will be available; an attorney who can answer questions regarding other civil matters will be available every second month. Participating attorneys will appear via Internet video chat technology. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact April Bernard or Brigitte Smith at 303-271-6570, or visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Custom.cfm?County_ID=2&Page_ID=426.

Chamber seeks volunteers

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking volunteers. Apply by e-mail at admin@evergreenchamber.org or call the chamber at 303-674 3412.

 

Local charities launch Showers for Those in Need initiative

United Methodist Church of Evergreen has established a mission of support called Showers for Those in Need, in conjunction with Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Evergreen rec centers. Those in need of a hot shower can go to EChO at 27640 Highway 74 in Evergreen and claim a voucher that can be used for a free shower at either local rec center. Donations of $3 provide a hot shower and a clean towel for those less fortunate. For more information, contact United Methodist Church at 303-674-4810 or e-mail office@evergreenumc.org.

 

Jeffco Schools open enrollment

The second round of Jeffco Public Schools' choice enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is open through Friday, Aug. 30. Any student in Colorado may enroll in any Jeffco school that has classroom space. To access a choice enrollment form, visit http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/enrollment/.

 

Volunteer performers needed

Elk Run Assisted Living is looking for volunteer performers. Are you a singer, dancer, storyteller or an instrument player? For more information, call Pam Davis at 303-679-8777,or e-mail pdavis@augustanacare.org.

 

SRC seeks volunteers

The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen is looking for volunteers to help with minor repairs, visiting seniors or delivering meals. For information, contact Melanie at 303-674-2843, ext. 302, or e-mail mnuchols@srcaging.org.

 

MRC Workforce Center hours

The Mountain Resource Center in Conifer has new Workforce Center hours. Hours are Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. The Workforce Center assists individuals in resume writing skills and job search techniques, and offers free use of computers to search the Internet for job openings. Individuals can walk in during these hours or schedule an individual appointment. For information, call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.

 

Mt. Evans offers support group for bereaved spouses seeking new direction

Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice offers a monthly support group for people who have lost a spouse three or more years ago and are attempting to redefine themselves and their lives. The “Re-Inventing Yourself After the Death of a Spouse” group meets the second Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at LePeep restaurant, 1260 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Hiwan seeks volunteers

Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen is seeking tour guides, receptionists and school aides to help meet, greet and inform visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, contact museum administrator John Steinle at 720-497-7650 or jsteinle@jeffco.us.

 

Free car seat safety checks

Free car seat safety checks are offered by Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Chuck Ridings State Farm building, 3112 Evergreen Parkway in Evergreen. We can answer questions and help ensure everyone in the vehicle is traveling as safely as possible. The goal is to show you how to use your car seat, booster seat or seat belt in your car. If you re in need of a car seat or for information on how to use the car seat you currently have, call 303-674-9683.

 

Jeffco Library expands high-tech offerings

Jefferson County Public Library has expanded its collection to meet the ever-changing needs of Jefferson County citizens. New high-tech offerings include: Playaways (portable audiobooks), downloadable eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for children, young adults and adults. Playaway audio devices are now available for checkout at from all 10 JCPL locations and the Bookmobile. To access these and other downloadable resources, visit JCPL’s Download Center at http://jeffcolibrary.org/downloadcenter.html.

 

Library blog targets teens

Teens looking for something new to do online can hear about great new books and programs at JCPL Teens, a new blog written just for teens by the Jefferson County Public Library. The blog, created and updated by JCPL’s team of teen librarians, will inform teens of library programs and events, discuss new and upcoming teen books, offer blog-only contests and polls and more. Visit the teen blog at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teenblog.