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Free computer classes
A series of free computer classes will be held in the Jeffco Library Bookmobile in the Seniors' Resource Center parking lot. Class size limited to eight. To sign up, call 303-2843. The schedule is as follows: May 22: Word Basics; May 29: E-mail Basics; June 5: Advanced Internet Searching; June 12: Excel Basics; June 19: PowerPoint Basics; and June 26: Social Networking Basics.
Introduction to the Internet for your Job Search
Introduction to the Internet for your Job Search will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn how to use the Internet and explore a variety of websites to find current job openings. Workshop is free. Space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
Geothermal Energy for Island Communities
A discussion titled Geothermal Energy for Island Communities will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at NREL Education Center, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden. The event will be presented by Charlie Visser, principal geologist, Systems Engineering and Program Integration at NREL. For information, call 303-384-6565. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation. For information about upcoming events, visit http://www.nrel.gov/education_center/.
Understanding Search Engine Optimization
The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce will host Understanding Search Engine Optimization from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Bergen Park Fire and Rescue, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.
Regional business after-hours event at Bandimere Speedway
Area chambers of commerce will host a regional business after-hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Bandimere Speedway. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members.
Mountain Republican Women's Club to meet
The Mountain Republican Women's Club will host its monthly dinner meeting on Thursday, May 23, at Hiwan Golf Club, 30671 Clubhouse Lane, Evergreen. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Mary Clark discussing what the Constitution says about the separation of church and state. Cost is $20. Non-perishable foods will be collected for EChO. To R.S.V.P., call 303-674-1956.
Motorcycle safety seminar
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office motorcycle unit will host a motorcycle safety seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Evergreen Fire Station No. 2, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. There will be drawing for motorcycle merchandise. The seminar covers motorcycle safety and awareness. For more information, visit http://jeffco.us/sheriff/index.htm.
Community blood drive
A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, inside Bonfils’ bus located at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
Volunteers needed for bridge replacement
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will rebuild the Chicago Lakes bridge in the Mount Evans Wilderness from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25. For more information, visit https://fw.civicore.com/voc/index.php?section=opportunities&action=view2&fwID=20729.
Mountain Area Democrats to meet
The Mountain Area Democrats will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Drive, Evergreen. Kit Darrow Evergreen Park and Recreation District board member, will be the speaker. For information, call Sylvia at 303-674-1715, Karen at 303-670 0767 or Barb 670-4415.
Adult Beginning Birding
Adult Beginning Birding will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Lair o’ the Bear Open Space Park. This adult beginner field trip will teach how to identify birds by sight and sound. This event will cover flat terrain up to 1.5 miles. After the field trip, there will be a brunch at the Bear Creek Tavern. To register, visit www.evergreenaudubon.org under Evergreen Nature Center 2013 Classes & Programs. A project of Evergreen Audubon. For more information, call 303-330-0489.
Memorial Day Service
The public is invited to a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, honoring all veterans at the Peace Memorial in Evergreen Memorial Park, 27054 N. Turkey Creek Road. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will participate. There will be a presentation of the veterans to be honored this year, including longtime residents Richard Gilbert and Edward Gaburo, who both passed away this year. Flags will be placed on veterans’ graves in the park. Should one inadvertently be left off the grave of a veteran, please stop by the park office to obtain a flag. For information, call 303-674-7750.
Caregiver Survival Skills
Caregiver Survival Skills is a free educational series presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group. May’s topic will be “Palliative and Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s Patients” and is presented by Dave Hoppe of the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. This program will address making sure patients get the best end-of-life care either at home or in a skilled nursing facility. The free seminar will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 303-674-6400.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
The students from Montessori School of Evergreen are collecting children's books for the students at a Montessori School in Tanzania. Books may be dropped off at either the Troutdale campus at 29740 Troutdale Scenic Drive or the Marshdale campus at 6979 Highway 73 in Evergreen.
Mt. Evans Hospice workshop
Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice will present a free workshop titled “Coping with the Unthinkable: Losing a Loved One to Traumatic Death,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. The workshop will be presented by Darryl Mehring, Ph.D., a senior instructor at the University of Colorado who has taught classes on death and dying for 15 years. Topics will include the grief process, forgiveness and resolution. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Heather Aberg at Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Evans Hospice offers suicide survivors group
Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice has joined with Heartbeat, a national suicide survivors organization, to offer a drop-in support group for friends and family of suicide victims. The group, which is facilitated by Mt. Evans grief professionals and Heartbeat volunteers, provides education and support in a confidential environment. The Suicide Survivors group meets the third Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400. To learn more about Heartbeat or to explore issues of interest to suicide survivors, visit www.heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org.
Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy starting in June
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2013 Youth Academy. This free academy is for young people between the ages of 14 and 20, and offers them a peek inside their local law enforcement agency. The academy will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 3-7 at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. To apply, visit http://bit.ly/XRp1j2. For more information, contact Deputy Michelle Lucero at 303-435-5477.
Musicians and entertainers wanted for July 4 Freedom Run
Freedom Run 5K organizers are seeking local musicians and other entertainers willing to perform along the race course from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 4. This is the Freedom Run’s 32nd year and, as always, all proceeds benefit Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice. The race begins at Evergreen Middle School and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness with a big post-race party. If you are interested, contact Heather Boor at Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400 or email@example.com.
A resume-writing workshop will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn the newest techniques for building a resume, how to update your existing resume, resume do's and don'ts, and the fundamentals of writing a cover letter. The workshop is free, but space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
Silent auction, benefit concert
A silent auction and benefit concert for 4-year-old Boden Petersburg will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at First Baptist Church of Evergreen, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive. Boden was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in September. The band Dakota Blonde will perform. For more information on the Petersburg family, visit www.mylifeline.org/bodenpetersburg. For questions, call Lisa at 719-339-9631.
Bergen Park farmers market opens June 4
The Evergreen farmers market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays from June 4 through Sept. 17 at the Bergen Village Shopping Center. This is the market’s 14th season.
Mobile spay/neuter clinics
Foothills Animal Shelter will offer its mobile spay/neuter clinics in May and June throughout Jefferson County. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. Surgery space is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is needed. Pets go home the same day. Pet owners should pick up their pet between 3 and 4 p.m. Pricing is $20 for cats and $60 for dogs (cash/credit card only). Vaccinations, microchips and licenses can also be purchased for additional fees. For more information or locations, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org/Clinic.
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 Museum seeks volunteers
Hiwan Homestead Museum is looking for volunteers to assist with its Arts of the Tribal Southwest and Colorado History programs, working closely with children from throughout the metro area. Programs are offered from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. Volunteers are asked to contribute at least two mornings a month during the school year. Training and mentoring are provided. Call Andy Spencer at 720-497-7650 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or to request more information.
Cooking Matters looking for instructors
The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to teach Cooking Matters classes at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer and possibly other community venues. Volunteer opportunities include chef instructors, nutrition instructors and general class support. Through the expertise of volunteer instructors, Cooking Matters participants learn to shop smarter, make healthier food choices and cook delicious meals while staying within their family budget. Training, class supplies and materials, lesson plans and curriculum will be provided. For more information, contact Laurie Walowitz at 303-838-7552, ext. 30, or email@example.com.
Mt. Evans offers adult grief support group
Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice offers support groups for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The next group will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meetings will be held once a week for eight weeks at the Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information or to make a reservation, call 303-674-6400.
Mt. Evans offers support group for bereaved spouses
Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice offers a free monthly support group for people grieving the death of a spouse. The group, which is facilitated by Mt. Evans bereavement professionals, encourages discussion of issues unique to those who have lost a life partner. A light supper is provided. The “Grieving After the Death of a Spouse” group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.
Jeffco Public Health offers video clinics
Jefferson County Public Health is offering a new video series to educate residents about reproductive health issues including birth control, sexually transmitted infections/diseases and optimal spacing of children along with other topics. Every month, a JCPH family planning registered nurse, Melanie Rogers, “Mel” will talk about different family planning topics. Sex Ed with Mel in 30 Minutes or Less is an educational monthly video series that can be accessed on the JCPH website at http://jeffco.us/health/health_T111_R122.htm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evergreen Library computer classes
Call 303-235-5275 to register for an appointment for Computer Basics, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics or E-mail Basics.
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.
Living Awareness Meditation
Living Awareness Meditation is held from noon to 12:50 p.m. Thursdays at Douglas Hall next to The Church of the Transfiguration. Drop-ins are welcome at any level of meditation experience.
Colorado State Parks' lifetime pass for seniors available
Colorado State Parks is selling the new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass. The Lifetime Senior Passes is available for $300 and will be valid for the lifetime of the purchaser. The pass will be available to Colorado residents ages 64 and older. It will be sold at all Colorado State Parks, the Colorado State Parks Denver office, the Littleton office among others. For a complete list of retail outlets, visit http://parks.state.co.us/ParksPasses.
Interactive yoga and mindfulness class for kids
An interactive yoga and mindfulness class for kids ages 5 to 9 will be held the first Sunday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Wellness Center, 28577 Buffalo Park Road (across from library). For more information or to register, contact Margie at 303-523-9941 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Progressive Parents will present a Coffee Talk (because coffee is stronger than tea) at 9:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Ice House Café downtown. This is a forward-thinking, family-focused organization where you can learn, share and act. Come to discuss current events and make your voice heard. There is no time or monetary commitment. We also meet at other times if these are inconvenient for you. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.progressiveparents.blogspot.com.
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.
Join others who share an interest in metaphysics, energy healing and meditation. These ongoing free workshops will offer a continuing series of metaphysical studies. Gatherings will be held the first and third Saturday mornings of the month. For information, call Susan at 303-697-9427.
Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
With Women will be hosting a 12-session, a la carte pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum series in North Evergreen on Saturday mornings. Pick and choose the classes that are of most interest to you. For information, call Gina at 303-674-1685 or e-mail email@example.com. For information, visit www.with-women.com.
Early-childhood family education offers eight different weekly classes for families in the mountain community with children from newborn through kindergarten. The one-hour classes run Monday through Thursday at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer. To register or for information, call 303-838-7552, ext. 17.
Free computer classes at Evergreen Library
Classes at all Jefferson County Public Library locations are listed at http://jefferson.lib.co.us. Evergreen Library is at 5000 Highway 73 at Buffalo Creek Road. For information, call 303-674-0780.