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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

Lake concert series

Harpeth Rising, with Kort McCumber Duo, will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

THURSDAY

Presentation on World War II

Join Hiwan Homestead Museum on Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m. for “An Evening with Dick Over, 10th Mountain Division Warrant Officer” and a screening of the Tom Brokaw-narrated “Triumph of the 10th.” The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Over, a Jefferson County resident who served in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. The presentation will be at the museum and requires reservations. There is a $10 fee. Call the museum at 720-497-7650 for reservations or more information.

FRIDAY

Volunteers needed to build trail

Volunteers of Colorado is looking for volunteers to help build a trail at Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31. Learn more and register at http://bit.ly/1d4aPLR. No experience necessary and volunteers must be 16 or older. Register at the VOC website.

SATURDAY

Dam Ducky Derby

The Dam Ducky Derby will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, with the duck drop is at 1 p.m. The event is presented by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association. This family day will include carnival games, live music, a bouncy house, face painters and food and beverages. Shuttle parking will be available.

 

Junior Rangers Wear Many Hats

Junior Rangers Wear Many Hats will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Mount Falcon Park West, 21004 Mount Falcon Road, Indian Hills. For children 6 to 10 with an adult, the program teaches about the work of Jefferson County Open Space park rangers, including nature stewardship, outdoor skills, and search and rescue. The program will take place near the west trailhead/parking lot of Mount Falcon Park. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/JrRangerHats.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Fuel wood available at Three Sisters Park

On Aug. 24, Jeffco Open Space will begin to sell fuel wood permits for logs from forest management activities at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. Wood pickup is Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, in two-hour windows beginning at 8 a.m.
The wood is predominately Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Permits will be available at the Jeffco Open Space offices, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Permits are $20 to $25. Limit of four permits per customer.  

 

Hiwan Kids

Hiwan Kids, a summer series at Hiwan Homestead Museum, offers hands-on activities from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 6. The fee is $2.50 per class. For more information about topics and other details, visit jeffco.us/open-space/parks/hiwan-homestead-museum or call 720-497-7650.

 

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.

 

Workshop on applying to college

CollegeDrive will host a free one-hour workshop to help you understand the key components to a stress-free college planning process. The event will be at Evergreen Library at 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Registration is required. Visit CollegeDrive.com and scroll down to Admissions Consulting or call 720-496-2245.

 

Mental Health First Aid

Jefferson Center for Mental Health is will offer Mental Health First Aid eight-hour course designed to give people the tools to recognize a range of mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental health crisis. The course will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue
Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. To register, visit www.mhfajcmh.org.
For more information, call 303-432-5644 or email julied@jcmh.org.

 

A Night at the Park

The Mountain Area Land Trust will host its 13th annual A Night in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 8, celebrating land and water conservation starting at 6 p.m. at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park. Proceeds benefit MALT. For more information, visit www.savetheland.org.

 

Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church

The 24th annual Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Hwy. 73, will be Aug. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Proceeds go to nonprofits in the mountain community.  Donated items in good condition will be accepted Monday, Aug. 3, to Wednesday, Aug. 5, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., and on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call the church at 303-874-4654

 

Mountain Area Relay for Life

The Mountain Area Relay for Life walk to celebrate survivors of all types of cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer will be from noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 on the track at Evergreen High School. For more information, visit www.mountainarearelay.com.

 

Preschool Nature Nuts: Beaks and Bills

Preschool Nature Nuts: Beaks and Bills will be at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Children 3 to 5 will learn how beaks and bills give us clues about the birds’ food, habitat and behavior. Three sessions are offered: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10:15 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, or 11:15 to noon Saturday, Aug. 15. For more information or to register, visit

http://bit.ly/LMNCEventbrite.

 

Learn more about D-Day

Learn more about Operation Overlord, the Allies’ D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, at a presentation at Hiwan Homestead Museum on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m., Denver-based military historian Flint Whitlock, the editor of WWII Quarterly magazine and author of a dozen books, will present “D-Day: The Edge of Disaster,” an illustrated lecture about how close the invasion came to failing. The presentation will be at the museum and require reservations. There is a fee of $10. Call the museum at 720-497-7650 for reservations or more information.

 

Dakota Blonde to perform

Dakota Blonde, with Owen Kortz and Friends, will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Summer Boogie at the Barn

Summer Boogie at the Barn will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Alderfer Barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

 

Bootstraps Western Winefest

Bootstraps Western Winefest will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Buchanan fields. In addition to free tastings from Colorado wineries, the admission price includes a tasting glass, live entertainment, and demonstrations by local chefs and wine experts. For more information, visit www.bootstrapsinc.org.

 

Homebrew Club to meet

The Homebrew Club will tour AC Golden Brewery on Sunday, Aug. 16. R.S.V. P. if you plan to attend. For more information on either event, call Chuck Gilbert at 303-838-0199 or e-mail bierstadtbrewclub@gmail.com.

 

Explore the usefulness of local flora

Explore the usefulness of local flora at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at Lair o’ the Bear Park, 22600 Highway 74, Idledale. The group will walk through the park, identifying common edible and medicinal plants native the Colorado habitat. For all ages. Check in with the naturalist by the kiosk in the main parking lot of Lair o' the Bear Park. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/LocalFloraUsefulness.

 

Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors Kickoff Koffee

Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors will host its Kickoff Koffee from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. It offers 16 activity groups, and dues are $30 per family. For more information, visit www.evergreennewcomers.com.

 

Evergreen Kids Triathlon

The Evergreen Kids Triathlon will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. Participants will swim in Buchanan Pool, run on the Pioneer Trail toward Elk Meadow or on the dirt road near Buchanan Trail, and ride their bikes out and back on the Buchanan Trail. The event is a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District Special Populations program. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com/youth_activities.

 

Blood drives

Bonfils Blood Center will have blood drives from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 29 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.

 

EHS stadium fund-raiser

The Evergreen High School football team will bowl for dollars to raise money for more stadium lighting, seating and a permanent concession stand from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Wild Game in Bergen Park. A silent auction will be part of the fund-raiser. Visit evergreencougars.net to buy tickets that include the silent auction, food and drink, and arcade tickets at The Wild Game during the fund-raiser. For more information, contact Alicia Whitt at alicia.whitt@ymail.com.

 

Introduction to Memoir Writing

Telling Your Story: Introduction to Memoir Writing will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Seniors Resource Center, 5120 County Road 73, Evergreen. A minimum donation if $65 is request, with the money donated to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. To register or for more information, contact Alice Peters at powerinreverence@gmail.com or visit www.powerinreverence.com.

 

Mountain Area Women in Business Luncheon

The Mountain Area Women in Business Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Genesee. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Homebrew Club to meet

The Homebrew Club will meet at 10.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at the home of Mark Vakoc, 8675 Armadillo Trail, Evergreen. For more information on either event, call Chuck Gilbert at 303-838-0199or e-mail bierstadtbrewclub@gmail.com.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Teen grief support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, will offer a teen grief support group this summer. Meeting dates and times will be determined to accommodate participants’ schedules. For more information, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

 

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. 

 

World War II exhibit at Hiwan Museum

A new called exhibit “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in World War II,” at Hiwan Homestead Museum tells the story of Jefferson County’s role in World War II and includes 10th Mountain Division equipment, an authentic Japanese flag that flew over a prison camp and paraphernalia from the Denver Ordnance Plant. It runs through Nov. 15 at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 Timbervale Drive in Evergreen. Admission is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Hiking groups

Lutheran Church of the Cross has two hiking options. In April through November, the moderate/agvanced group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and the beginner Group, which is slow paced with frequent stops, meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you would like to be on the e-mail list for these hikes, call the church office at 303-674-4130 or e-mail info@l-c-c.org.

 

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.

 

Alzheimer’s support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, and 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 and practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit

A Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit will be on display at Hiwan Homestead Museum through the end of 2015. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.