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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

Forum to discuss CPW budget shortfall

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is facing a budget shortfall and is asking the public to attend one of five meetings in the northeast region to discuss these challenges. A meeting will be held in Evergreen from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.

 

THURSDAY

Evergreen Chamber ambassadors meeting

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s ambassadors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at a place to be determined. For more information, contact the chamber at 303-674-3412.

 

FRIDAY

Teen Movie — ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Teens can watch a free showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Register to attend at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teen/teen-events.

 

SATURDAY

Movie in the Grove

Movie in the Grove will begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Hiwan Heritage Park, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. A classic family film will be presented at this free event. Refreshments will be available. Sponsored by Jefferson County Historical Society. For more information, contact lmnc@jeffco.us or call 720-497-7650.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Slash collection dates

Jefferson County is hosting a summer-long slash-collection program every weekend this summer. A single load costs $20 and only credit cards will be accepted. Slash includes tree debris and limbs with a maximum length of eight feet and a maximum diameter of six inches. This year, you can bring loose pine needles, tree bark and pinecones, and they no longer have to be bagged. Slash collection takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A full list of dates and locations is available at http://jeffco.us/slash.

• Sept. 3-4 at Evergreen Fire Station 8, 33377 Forest Estates Road

• Oct. 1-2 at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee

 

SUNDAY

Mountain Fold origami group

The Mountain Fold origami group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. This free activity is open to everyone, and no prior folding experience is required. Paper is provided. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

Bluegrass and Barbecue

Bluegrass and Barbecue at the Kinnikinnick Ranch will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. The Kinnikinnick Trio will perform. Tickets are $10 for adults with children 12 and under free. For more information, visit hmpm.org.

 
 

TUESDAY

Mount Evans offers free suicide-loss support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a free six-part educational/support group called “Grieving a Suicide Loss.” The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, is for people who have lost a friend or loved one to suicide. The group will meet on Tuesdays, Sept, 6, 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4 and 11, from 5 to 6:30 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.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Evergreen Chamber Membership 101

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Membership 101 for new members to learn about benefits at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the ReMax boardroom above the chamber office on Stagecoach Drive. For more information, contact the chamber at 303-674-3412.

 

Mountain Bowls bowl-painting parties

Mountain Resource Center in Conifer is looking for people to paint bowls that will be distributed as part of the Mountain Bowls Project. There will be a bowl-painting party at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the MRC office, 11030 Kitty Drive, or people are welcome to host bowl-painting parties. The cost to paint a bowl is $10 at Go Paint! in Evergreen or $12 at River Canyon Gallery in Bailey. For more information, call MRC at 303-838-7552.

 

Angel-making sessions to begin

The Mount Evans Hospice angel-makers will make the holiday angels Sept. 9 through Nov. 7 at the hospice office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. Angel-making sessions will be held on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. To volunteer, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail LCarpenter@MountEvans.org.

 

Big Chili Cook-off

The Big Chili Cook-off, Music & Arts Festival will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Buchanan Park. The event will include art, vendors, a silent auction, live music and chili tasting and judging. Headlining the music stage are Molly Hatchet and the Jimmie Van Zant band. For more information, visit www.bigchili.org.

Free outdoor adventure for bereaved youth ages 8-18

Mount Evans Hospice and the Genesee Experiential Outdoor Center will offer a special free adventure experience called “Empowering Teens” for youth 8-18 dealing with loss on Saturday, Sept. 10. The day will include ropes-course activities and support sessions focusing on personal development, team-building, and coping with grief and loss and will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Genesee facility, 27570 Stapleton Drive, Golden. For more information and to register, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

 

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Bloodmobile outside Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Evergreen Tea Party to meet

The Evergreen Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Marshdale. Speakers Jill Vecchio and Barry Farrah will discuss “Colorado’s Frightening Four Ballot Issues.” The cost is free, but donations are welcome.

 

Evergreen's DAR chapter to meet

The Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12. The organization for women who have an ancestor who participated in the American Revolution focuses on historic preservation, education and patriotism. For more information, contact Anne Skewes at 720-277-5374 or e-mail VIS@MountainDAR.com.

 

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. The next meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

 

Women in Business luncheon

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Mount Vernon Country Club. Speakers will be Heidi Ganahl, founder of Camp Bow Wow, and Dr. Judy Morley from Foothills Center for Spiritual Learning. Tickets are $40. Register at www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Colorow Council Tree field trip

The Colorow Council Tree field trip will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Matthews/Winters Park, 1103 County Road 93, Golden. Learn about the history of Ute Chief Colorow and what is known as the Council Tree. This program is being held in conjunction with the "Chief Colorow: Leader of the Utes" exhibit at Hiwan Homestead Museum. To register, call the museum at 720-497-7659.

 

Presentation on Turkey since the coup attempt

Turkey: Still a Democratic NATO Ally or Did the Attempted Coup Change Everything? will be discussed by Dr. Gregory Young at the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Mount Vernon Country Club. There is an optional buffet dinner at the country club prior to the program. Call the country club for reservations at 303-526-0616.

 

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Outdoor quilt festival

The Jefferson County Historical Society will sponsor the annual free outdoor quilt fest starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 24, at Hiwan Heritage Park, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. Call 720-497-7650 or visit http://bit.ly/OutdoorQuiltFestival for more information.

 

Mammography screenings available at MRC

Mammography screening will be available at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Call MRC at 303-838-7552 to schedule your 15-minute appointment. The exam is normally covered under most insurance plans as well as public insurance. If uninsured, there is a grant from the Susan B. Komen Foundation to cover the cost for the exam. Call 303-318-3419 at St. Joseph’s to confirm that you may have the exam for no additional cost.

 

Bowls After Dark

Bowls After Dark, the Mountain Resource Center's second annual signature event will be Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Evergreen Lake House. This fund-raising event is community affair supported by people painting and donating bowls, serving  soups and foods made by local restaurants, and an opportunity to learn more about Mountain Resource Center's mission to help neighbors.

 

Adult mental health first-aid

An adult mental health first-aid class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. This eight-hour course designed to give participants the tools to recognize a range of mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental-health crisis. For more information, contact Canice Rupp at CaniceR@jcmh.org or call 303-432-5137.

 

Evergreen Business Builders to meet

Evergreen Business Builders, a professional networking organization dedicated to the growth of each member's business, meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Fire Pit, formerly Stagecoach Sports Grill, 30790 Stagecoach Boulevard. Call Joyce at 303-674-6616 for details.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Volunteers needed at Humphrey History Park

Humphrey History Park and Museum is looking for volunteers to act as tour guide, special event volunteers and greeters. For more information, contact Angela Rayne at 303-674-5429. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.