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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

Montessori to host high school fair

Montessori School of Evergreen is hosting a mountain area high school fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the school’s Marshdale campus, 6989 Highway 73. Among the schools attending are Conifer and Evergreen high schools, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Colorado Academy, Fountain Valley, Kent Denver, Mullen, Regis, St. Mary’s Academy and Steamboat Mountain School. For more information, contact Michaela Bader at mbader@montessori-evergreen.org or 303-674-0093.

THURSDAY

Free networking class

EChO’s Enrichment Center in the Evergreen North shopping center will offer a free networking class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Learn the proper techniques of effective networking: what to say, what not to say, what to ask, how to establish rapport, when to follow-up, and where and how to conduct the networking interview. Call 303-670-1796 or e-mail info@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

SATURDAY

A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival 

PeaceWorks Inc. will host A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road in Marshdale.  The family-centered fund-raiser will feature the food, drinks, a silent auction, family photo booths, a children's activity area and family gathering areas. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children through Oct. 17 and will cost $2 more per ticket the day of the event. Tickets are available at the Mountain Peace Boutique & Resale Shoppe in downtown Bailey or online at www.PeaceWorks4U.org through Oct. 17. Proceeds benefit PeaceWorks Inc. and the Mountain Peace Shelter, a domestic violence shelter serving Park County and the foothills in Jefferson County. For more information, e-mail info@MountainPeace.org, or call 303-838-7176.

America’s Favorite Cinnamon Rolls

A class on making cinnamon rolls will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, Join in the fun of making fresh bread. This class teaches you how to a dough and roll it into a yummy cinnamon roll. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Slash collection schedule

Note: All collection sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Oct. 18 and 19 at Coal Creek Fire Station 2, 32895 Highway 72

• Oct. 25 and 26 at Evergreen Fire Station 8, 33377 Forest Estates Road

• Nov. 1 and 2 at Evergreen Memorial Park, 7400 Highway 73 in Marshdale

Fee is $20 per load. Load parameters include a full truck bed or a trailer up to 8 feet by 4 feet. Collection sites will accept slash, limbs, tree debris and pine needles. Sites will not accept household trash, tree stumps, construction material, rocks or metal.

MONDAY

Bergens book fair

The Bergens will host a book fair the week of Oct. 20 at Bergen Valley Elementary School, 1422 Sugarbush Drive. The fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Oct. 22 and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 24. Online sales are available Oct. 15-31 by visiting thebergenschools.org. For more information, contact Teri Schuch at 303-982-4964 or e-mail tschuch@jeffco.k12.co.us.

Tech recycling drive

Bergen Meadow Elementary School is hosting a tech drive beginning from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 23 at the school, 1892 Bergen Parkway. Bring used tech items to safely recycle. The company sponsoring the drive will erase memory or shred hard drives and memory cards. The Bergens will receive cash to use for future technology purchases. Items that will be accepted include laptops, iPads, DVD players, CD players, stereos, VHS players, projectors, tablets, CPUs, keyboards, mice, iPods, mp3 players, printers, scanners, flat screen monitors and cell phones.

TUESDAY

Mountain Area Job Fair

Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Resource Center are once again hosting the Mountain Area Job Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale. The fall event, which is free and open to the public, gives job seekers access to more than 50 employers from the mountain community and surrounding areas. New features have been added this year, including laptop kiosks for candidates to complete job applications, and on-going career clinics focusing on topics such as interview skills, financial literacy and networking. For more information or to register, job seekers and employers can visit www.mountainareajobs.org or call 303-838-7552.

‘Global Issues in a Turbulent World’

Dr. Schuyler Foerster will discuss “Global Issues in a Turbulent World: The United States and the World 2014” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee. The program is free, though the country club offers an optional buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Call the country club for dinner reservations at 303-526-0616. The program is sponsored by the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council.

Quarterly nonprofit meeting

Mountain area nonprofit organizations are invited to attend the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly nonprofit meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 21, 3 p.m. at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive.  This is a great opportunity to learn about what is happening in our community and to get the word out about your organization's upcoming events and needs. Seating is limited, so R.S.V.P. by calling 303-674-3412.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Chamber Membership 201

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Membership 201 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in the Re/Max board room above the chamber offices on Stagecoach Boulevard. Explore how to take advantage of the web portal, a benefit for members. Learn how to update your profile, add pictures/logos, place job openings, add hot deals and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops. Call ‪‪303-674-3412‬‬ to register.

 

Photoshop tips and techniques

An Evergreen Camera Club tips and techniques meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Charles Dirks will discuss layers, adjustment layers and masks in Photoshop. For more information visit www.evergreencameraclub.com or call Bill Vogel at 303-949-7708.

 

Howl at the Moon fund-raiser

Howl at the Moon, a fund-raiser for Friends of Charlie’s Place and the shelter animals at Charlie’s Place in Clear Creek County will be from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs. Cost is $10 per person, and this is an adults-only event. Costumes are optional, though there will be a costume contest. For more information, call Donna Gee at 303-668-0924.

 

Fall market

A market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at Thundering Hooves Ranch, 32983 Snowshoe Road in Evergreen. Available items will include seasonal pies, jams, embroidered towels and fall items.

 

Clear Creek 4-H open houses

4-H in Clear Creek County is sponsoring one more open house for students ages 5 through 18 interesting in getting involved in the program. The open house will be Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Clear Creek administration building in Idaho Springs. Information on 4-H will be presented from 10 to 10:30, with sign-up and activity session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The annual fee to join 4-H is $40. For more information, CSU extension agent Christine Crouse at 303-679-2424.

 

Benefit concert for Women’s Global Empowerment Project

Dakota Blonde will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Marshdale campus of Montessori School of Evergreen with proceeds benefiting the Women’s Global Empowerment Project. The concert is planned by MSE eighth-grader Rose Nadelhoffer. The suggested donation is $20 per person. For more information, call the school at 303- 674-0093.

 

Boo! Music Bash to benefit Mt. Evans

The Boo! Music Bash will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal Circle, Littleton. The event will benefit Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and Denver Urban Ministries. It will include a silent auction, costume party and contest, and live music from the Traveling Pillsburys. A suggested $10 donation can be made at the door.

 

Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

Identity Theft: What You Need to Know is a free educational workshop to help you learn how identity theft can occur, steps you can take to prevent it and what to do if it happens to you. The program will be at Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, on Monday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The workshop is sponsored by Thrivent Financial. To register, e-mail rhonda.harshbarger@thrivent.com or call Rhonda at 303-962-6265, ext. 100.

 

Food nutrition labels

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters will sponsor a program on food, looking at the difference between organic, processed organic, 100 percent organic and made with organic ingredients. The meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call Janet at 303-674-7755 for more information.

 

Halloween at Hiwan Homestead

Visit Hiwan Homestead Museum on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. for a festive Halloween celebration. Put on your best costume and enjoy Halloween tricks, treats and snacks, creepy music, Halloween decorations in the dark old mansion, and Halloween crafts for kids! This event is free and open to children of all ages. It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive. For more information, call the museum at 720-497-7650.

 

Granny’s Best holiday craft sale

The residents of Green Ridge Meadow Apartments will host their annual Granny’s Best holiday craft sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the apartments, 31250 John Wallace Road. For more information, call Wendy at 303-766-0017.

 

Winterfest craft festival

The annual Winterfest craft festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Evergreen High School. Winterfest is a one -day community festival of handmade gifts and more held indoors on Main Street of the high school, sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

 

Empty Bowls fund-raiser

The annual Empty Bowls fund-raiser to benefit the Mountain Resource Center will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the MRC, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, or from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Evergreen Lake House. Tickets for the soup-and-bread meal are $25 and may be purchased at the MRC, online at www. mrcco.org or by phone at 303-838-7552. In honor of veterans, you may purchase a ticket to donate to a veteran in our community. For more information, call the MRC at 303-838-7552.

 

Holiday Boutique

The 37th Annual Conifer Newcomers & Neighbors Holiday Boutique will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73 in Conifer. The boutique features up to 90 juried artists, bake shop and holiday ornament. Admission and parking are free, and lunch is available on-site. Proceeds from the boutique benefit local charities. For more information, visit www.coniferneighbors.org.

 

Alternative Gift Fair

The Alternative Gift Fair, which benefits nonprofits, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. More than 50 nonprofit organizations will be represented, and proceeds help local, national and international charities. For more information, visit www.gifttwice.org.

 

Evergreen Camera Club photo exhibit

Evergreen Camera Club has a photography exhibit at the Evergreen Public Library during October, featuring photos taken by members including wildlife, landscape, macro and portraits from Colorado and the world. The exhibit may be viewed during normal library hours. For more information, visit www.evergreencameraclub.com.

 

Sparkle & Shine: A Celebration of Our Community

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce presents Sparkle & Shine: A Celebration of Our Community starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Hiwan Golf Club. Join us for dinner, drinks, silent auction, raffles, Business of the Year awards and entertainment. Tickets are $70 per person if purchased before Dec. 3 and $85 after. To register, call 303-674-3412. 

 

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.

 

Rec center foundation board seeks new members

The Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation Board of Directors is looking for new board members. The foundation is the charitable partner of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, and sponsors Oktoberfest, VW raffles and other events. For more information, call Ken Fuller at 970-846-8279 or e-mail info@evergreenparkfoundaiton.org.

 

EChO needs volunteers for furniture store

The EChO Home Furnishing Store is moving into newly remodeled space so it will be directly connected to the EChO Resale Shop.  Volunteers will be needed in several capacities to staff the expansion. For more information, call Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

Sign language class to begin soon

Evergreen Christian Church will start evening classes in American Sign Language. Classes are open to adults and kids even if you just want to learn ASL for fun. Finger spelling, numbers, and words and phrases will be covered. Contact Bruce Butterfield at 303-514-3006 and leave your name and contact number, or e-mail bbutterf@q.com if you are interested, so dates can be set to accommodate most everyone. Materials and class are free.

 

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.

 

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.