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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. 

WEDNESDAY

Ballard to speak at camera club meeting

Professional outdoor and travel photographer Dan Ballard will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Jan. 11, Evergreen Camera Club meeting, presenting "Creating Movement and Negative Space." The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Evergreen-Camera-Club-Photography-Meetup/.

THURSDAY

Mountain Genealogists to meet

The Mountain Genealogists Society’s monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Church of the Hills, 28628 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen. Ted Bainbridge will give a presentation entitled “Overcoming Brick Walls by Mapping Census Data.” For more information, visit www.mountaingenealogists.org.

Grief support group

An eight-week support group for adults who are grieving the death of a love one will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 at the Mount Evans Hospice offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is a suggested donation of $50 to attend. Group members explore methods of coping and share their experiences with grief. For more information or to make a reservation, call 303-674-6400 or email PDahlen@MountEvans.org.

Evergreen chamber business mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly business mixer at Sports Clips, 1153 Bergen Parkway, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

SATURDAY

Shelter program volunteer training

The Emergency Shelter Program will offer a volunteer training for those interested in helping with its overnight shelter for the homeless from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 14, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. E-mail esp@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to register or for more information.

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Crow Hill Fire Station 2, 153 Dellwood Drive, Bailey. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Moonlight Garden Club’s next meeting in April

The Evergreen Moonlight Garden Club will not meet in January, February or March. The next meet will be April 10.

Quarterly nonprofit meeting

The quarterly nonprofit meeting will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Venue Theatre, 27132 Main St., Conifer. Amy Byrne will discuss the basics of grant writing. The group is sponsored by the Conifer and Evergreen chambers of commerce. For more information, call 303-838-56711.

 

Start-up 101 workshop, counseling

The Jefferson County Business Resource Center will host Start-up 101 workshop for those with new businesses from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17 at the Evergreen Christian Outreach jobs center. In the afternoon and evening, one-on-one counseling sessions will be available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Amira Watters at 303-996-8976.

 

Program on middle-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Caregiver Survival Skills is a free educational series presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group. January’s topic, “Living with Alzheimer’s – Middle Stage,” will be presented in two parts by a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. The seminar will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to RSVP, call 303-674-6400.

 

DAR prospective member workshop

Daughters of the American Revolution will host a prospective member workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17 at Aspen Ridge Church, 27154 N. Turkey Creek in Marshdale. Attendees will learn what is required to prove their lineage and how to apply to the DAR. It is required to be a lineal, bloodline descendant from an American patriot who contributed to the American Revolution. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Anne Skewes at 720-277-5374 or e-mail Registrar@mountaindar.com.  

 

Meetings on Elk Meadow dog park 

Jeffco Open Space is asking for public input at three community meetings regarding the Elk Meadow dog park in Evergreen, which has experienced many challenges that affect public health and the environment. The meetings will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23 at Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. Interested residents are encouraged to attend all three meetings. Updates and information from each meeting will be available on the Jeffco Open Space website: http://jeffco.us/open-space/meetings-agendas/projects-proposals/.

 

Ukulele Club to meet

The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Wilmot Elementary School, 5124 S. Hatch Drive, Evergreen. The next meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

 

Jam Fest 2017

The Evergreen Elks Lodge will present Jam Fest 2017 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. Bands will include the Wayfaring Musicians and Ms. Tique, as well as musicians Patrick O'Hara, Raul Quintanilla, Andy Potter, Jason Abreo and Ron Isaacson. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for those age 6 and under; veterans will be admitted for free. For tickets, visit evergreenelkslodge.com/jamfest. Proceeds will benefit the food bank at Evergreen Christian Outreach and other local charities.

 

Beginner’s History of Lookout Mountain

Learn about the history of Lookout Mountain during a lecture from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. The event is free, but register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-beginners-history-of-lookout-mountain.

 

Community skating party

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District will host a free skating party at Evergreen Lake from 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Skating and skate rentals will be free. Snacks will be available to purchase.

 

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Free legal clinic

A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. The first clinic will be Feb. 2. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues and civil protection orders. No appointment necessary, and all clinics are first-come, first-served. Call the library at 303-235-5275 for more information.

 

Boogie at the Barn

The next Boogie at the Barn will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale. Howie “Sundanze” Dunston and Friends and Subject2Change will perform. The concert is a benefit for Dave Shelton, whose Idaho Springs home and possessions were lost in a fire. Tickets are $15 and are available in Evergreen at the Evergreen Animal Protection League store on Meadow Drive, Chow Down in Bergen Park, and Evergreen coffee shops Everbean and Java Groove or online at www.boogieatthebarn.com.

 

Mount Evans Hospice gala

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will host its 31ist annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden. This year’s theme, “You’re My Superhero,” will give Mount Evans a chance to celebrate community members who support the agency’s mission to provide compassionate care to all who need it. Attendees are encouraged but not required to come dressed as their favorite superhero or supervillain. Tickets, which are $90, may be purchased online at www.MountEvans.org or by calling 303-674-6400.

 

Ducks Unlimited banquet in April

The Evergreen Ducks Unlimited banquet is set for April 29, with more details to follow. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DUEvergreenCO.com.

 

Art Aloha to meet

Art Aloha mixed-media art meets the first Friday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Art Outdoors meets Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Still Life in Studio meets Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Heather Williams at 808-658-0124.

 

Mount Evans offers suicide-loss support group 

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a support group for people who have lost a friend or family member to suicide. The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, meets the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org

 

Craft and fiber arts circle at Conifer Library

Conifer Library has a craft and fiber arts circle at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Conifer Library is inside Conifer High School. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org/locations/conifer-library.

 

Meeting space available

Risen Lord Lutheran Church in Conifer has meeting-room space available during the week and some evenings. The church is in the Aspen Park Village Center across from the Conifer post office. For more information, e-mail risenlord@hotmail.com or call303-816-6864. 

 

Volunteers needed at EChO resale shop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Resale Shop needs volunteers for a variety of positions at the store. Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and floor merchandisers, and doing backroom sort and prep. Work a three-and-a-half hour shift a week, twice a month or as a substitute. For more information, call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org 

 

Elk Run looking for volunteers

Augustana Elk Run is looking for volunteers. Fill out an application at 31383 Frost Way or call 303-679-8777 if you are interested.

 

High Country Single Seniors to meet

High Country Single Seniors meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer. The group plans social and charitable activities. For more information, contact Nancy at 303-838-9768 or Betty at 303-838-3713.

 

Mount Evans offers ‘death of a parent’ support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers an open educational/support group called “Grieving the Death of a Parent.” The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, is for adults who have lost a parent and would like to explore the grieving process. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org.

 

Mount Evans offers support groups for bereaved spouses

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers two free monthly support groups for people who have experienced the death of a spouse. The groups, which are facilitated by bereavement professionals, encourage discussion of issues unique to those who have lost a life partner. The “Grieving After the Death of a Spouse” groups meet the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Affordable veterinarian clinics

Foothills Animal Shelter offers affordable vaccine, license and microchip clinics to help pet owners keep their pets healthy from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden. For more information, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org.

 

Volunteers needed at MRC

Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers for it Conifer resale store, events and general office assistance. If interested, e-mail melanie@mrcco.org.

 

Free yoga class for veterans

Veterans are invited to free yoga classes tailored to their needs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Nick’s Pro Fitness, 2932 Evergreen Parkway behind Kaiser Permanente. For more information, contact Nick’s at 303-674-6902.

 

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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 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 Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Bingo at Evergreen Elks

Bingo is played the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Evergreen Elks Lodge. The first of eight games starts at 6:30 p.m. A Seniors’ Resource Center bus picks up participants at 5:15 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Village and at 5:30 p.m. at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments. For more information, call Rita Collette at 720-272-9165.

 

WOW networking group to meet

WOW networking group meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. twice each month. The first Tuesday meeting is in Evergreen at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive. The third Thursday meeting is at Conifer Community Church, 9998 S. Havekost Road, Room 204.  The group is open to all women business owners. For more inforomation, contact co-founders Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028 or Denise Fisk at 303-868-8972.

 

Elk Run looking for visitors

Augustana Elk Run is looking for friendly visitors to have chats, play games, take walks and read to residents. Call 303-679-8777, and we can match your talents with our many needs.

 

EChO offers beginning art classes

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Enrichment Center Art Studio in Evergreen North offers free beginning classes to learn a new craft: sewing from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, knitting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, mosaics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and knitting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

 

Workshop for experienced knitters, sewers

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Enrichment Center Art Studio offers free workshop for knitters and sewers to grab a cup of coffee and socialize while they create. Sew and knit items to be sold in the Resale store to help the community. Proceeds help clients in need. Knitting is 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, and sewing from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 303-670-7123 or e-mail jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to sign up or for more information.

 

EChO needs food bank volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach is looking for volunteers to staff the food bank on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesday afternoons for three-hour shifts. Substitutes are also needed. Call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to volunteer.

 

Community building at Buchanan available for gatherings

The Evergreen Community Garden at Buchanan has a community building within the garden that is available to reserve for smaller gatherings. You may tour it at any time. It is within Buchanan Park on the hill above the baseball field between the administration building and Center for the Arts Evergreen. It is equipped with lighting for nighttime events and has electrical outlets. There is no charge, but it must be reserved to avoid scheduling conflicts. For more information, contact Carol Admire at 303-670-5952. 

 

MRC needs Resale Store volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to work in its Resale Store. Volunteers, who typically work full-day or half-day shifts, receive a 25 percent discount. Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers can choose to work one day per month or as a substitute. For more information, contact Resale Store manager Mary Hellman at maryh@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552.

 

SRC looking for new classes at its facility

The Seniors’ Resource Center is inviting seniors to hold their group activities in its facility beginning in May. It will also offer one-on-one computer classes. If you are interested in offering activities at the center or the computer classes, contact Janice at 720-236-1172.

 

Platte Canyon Artists Guild to meet

Platte Canyon Artists Guild meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Platte Canyon Fire Station No. 2 on U.S. 285 at Crow Hill.

 

Senior bridge group

A senior bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Buchanan Park Recreation Center. For more information, contact Ginny Leitz at 303-674-4459.

 

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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 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 Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Mountain Toastmasters

Overcome your fear of public speaking at Mountain Toastmasters meetings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Seniors’ Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73. Call Karen at 303-816-1575 for more information.

 

WOW networking group to meet

WOW networking group meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. twice each month. The first Tuesday meeting is in Evergreen at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive. The third Thursday meeting is at Conifer Community Church, 9998 S. Havekost Road, Room 204.  The group is open to all women business owners. For more inforomation, contact co-founders Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028 or Denise Fisk at 303-868-8972.

 

Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group to meet

The Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. The group, sanctioned by the National Writers Association, is open to writers of all skill levels. For monthly agenda/program and membership information, contact Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028.

 

MRC needs Resale Store volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to work in its Resale Store. Volunteers, who typically work full-day or half-day shifts, receive a 25 percent discount. Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers can choose to work one day per month or as a substitute. For more information, contact Resale Store manager Mary Hellman at maryh@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552.

 

Evergreen Chamber looking for volunteers

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to welcome visitors to the community, promote member benefits, greet people at the Visitor Center and help with community events. For more information, call Sheralyn at 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.