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Chamber hosts Membership 101
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Membership 101 for new chamber members at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the ReMax boardroom above the chamber office on Stagecoach Boulevard. For more information, call 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.
Two authors at HearthFire Books
Diane Mott Davidson and Sandra Dallas will visit HearthFire Books in Bergen Park in the next two weeks. Davidson will be at the bookstore at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss “Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook.” Dallas will make an appearance at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, to discuss “The Last Midwife.” For more information, call 303-670-4549 or visit www.hearthfirebooks.com.
A Bonfils blood drive is planned in the bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.
Volunteers needed to improve trail in Elk Meadow
Jeffco Open Space will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, by asking volunteers to help improve the trail that runs from Buchanan Park Rec Center through Noble Meadow. Heavy rains have damaged the trail. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required through www.jeffcoopenspace.eventbrite.com.
OktoberFEAST at Humphrey Museum
Humphrey History Park and Museum will host OktoberFEAST and a concert with Herman Dinges and His Polka and Variety Band from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the museum, 620 Soda Creek Road. Lawn games, a stein-holding contest and a costume contest will be held. Cost is $30 per person, with proceeds benefiting the museum’s educational programs. Call 303-674-5429 for reservations.
Origami group to meet
The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at Evergreen Library. Its next meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. 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.
Ukulele club to meet
The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Rocky Mountain Music Exchange, 3997 Evergreen Parkway. The next meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellie’s Evening, a benefit for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Evergreen Lake House. The event is hosted by Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln of Willow Creek restaurant to honor their daughter, Ellie, who was born in September 2001 and died of a congenital heart defect less than three years later. The event is free, but there will be a silent auction. To learn more, call Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice at 303-674-6400, or visit www.mtevans.org.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Election information at libraries
All Jefferson County public libraries have election tables where patrons can find information about candidates and issues. Anyone can place election materials on the tables. The information will be available through Election Day, Nov. 3. For more information, visit https://jeffcollibrary.org.
Angel-maker volunteers needed
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is looking for volunteers to be “angel-makers,” creating this year’s batch of decorative holiday angel ornaments. This 20-year-old mountain tradition blends crafting and socializing in a way that resembles the quilting bees of yesteryear. Angel-making sessions will be held on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon through Monday, Nov. 6. To volunteer, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail LCarpenter@MountEvans.org.
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.
Open house at The Nest
The Nest at Evergreen Country Day School will have an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the school, 1035 El Rancho Road, Evergreen. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Documentary ‘High Ground’ to be shown
The documentary “High Ground” will be shown at Evergreen High School on Wednesday, Sept. 30, with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., and movie starting at 7 p.m., and at West Jefferson Middle School on Friday, Oct. 2, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m., and the movie starting at 7 p.m. The documentary portrays 11 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who go on an expedition to climb Mount Lobuche. The event, a benefit for the Mountain Resource Center, will cost $15 per ticket. Tickets are available online at www.mrcco.org. For more information, contact Mary Hellman at 303-838-7552, Ext. 18, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wurstfest to benefit SRC
The Seniors’ Resource Center will host the first Wurstfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Little Bear Saloon in downtown Evergreen. German food will be available and the Slyders will perform. Entry fee is $20. For more information, contact the SRC at 303-674-2843.
Evergreen wedding and event showcase
Evergreen Park and Recreation District is hosting a fall wedding and event showcase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Evergreen Lake House. Vendors will be available who can assist you with weddings, fund-raisers, business meetings, luncheons and other events. For more information, e-mail Christine Dove at email@example.com or call 720-880-1381.
Jews and Genes
Two genetic counselors from the University of Colorado will talk about the genes that occur at a higher frequency in Jewish individuals, what testing can be done and the implications at a free workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-670-4294.
A Bonfils blood drive will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Clear Creek High School, 185 Beaver Creek Canyon Road. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Tina Matthew at 303-679-4636 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit bonfils.org.
PeaceWorks Inc. hosts fund-raiser
PeaceWorks Inc.’s A Taste of the Foothills fund-raiser will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Marshdale Elementary School. The event will feature food trucks, remote-controlled cars, a bouncy castle and a petting area set up by the Intermountain Humane Society. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the nonprofit, which works with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Pre-purchased admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children, and comes with 10 event tickets for adults and five for children. Same-day admission costs $12 for adults and $7 for children. For details or to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.peaceworks4u.org or call 303-838-7176.
Parenting with Love & Logic
A Parenting with Love & Logic class will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 10 and 17, at The Place, 27888 Meadow Drive, Evergreen. Cost is $100 per couple or $60 for an individual. The class is sponsored by the Mountain Area Pregnancy Center. To R.S.V.P. and to reserve child care during the classes, call 303-674-5881.
Cycle fest for charity
Altitude Cycling and Fitness is hosting the One World Indoor Cycle Fest for Charity beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Donations go to mendingfences.org, which sends medical teams to treat impoverished children with cleft lips and palates. To register, visit
Bowls After Dark
Bowls After Dark to benefit the Mountain Resource Center will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Evergreen Lake House. Live entertainment will be provided by the Bucktones, and there will be a silent and live auction. Tickets are $60 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.wedoauctions.net/MRC.
Rocky Mountain Literary Festival
The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee. Award-winning authors will share their passion for writing and reading books. Tickets are $75 for adults and $50 for students, and the price includes lunch and a small-group session with an author. For more information, visit rockymountainliteraryfestival.org.
Fund-raiser for FIDA
The Foundation for International Development Assistance’s first fund-raiser will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Wild Game in Bergen Park. It will include a dinner buffet, drinks, silent auction and live music by Denver band Freestyle. The nonprofit works to provide Haitian farmers with education ranging from vegetable gardens to poultry production. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by contacting Patrick Bentrott by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 303-523-4989. They can also be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2189039.
Mount Evans offers recent-loss support group
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a free four-part educational/support group called “Grieving a Recent Loss.” The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, is for people who have recently lost a loved one. The group will meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 20 and 27, and Nov. 3 and 10 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.
America in the Age of Unwinnable Conflicts
Dominic Tierney, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, will discuss how the United States has struggled to adapt to the new era of guerrilla conflicts, resulting in military fiascos, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Genesee. The presentation, sponsored by the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council, is free, but a buffet dinner is available at 6 p.m. To make reservations for the meal, call the country club at 303-526-0616.
A blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 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.
Radio club to host TechFest
The 285 TechConnect Radio Club will host its 2015 TechFest from 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Lakewood Elks Club, 1455 Newland St. in Lakewood. The event, which costs $10 at the door, will include workshops on topics like basic ham radio test equipment, digital modes and “things in space.” For more information, visit www.na0tc.org, or pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Boutique at Conifer High School
The 38th annual Holiday Boutique will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73. Admission is free for the boutique that hosts up to 90 artisans and Ye Old Conifer Bake Shoppe. The boutique is sponsored by Conifer Newcomers and Neighbors, and proceeds benefit other nonprofits. For more information, contact Diane Glover at 303-704-6143.
North Korea and the World
Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, will discuss the realities and options for the world regarding that country at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Genesee. The presentation, sponsored by the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council, is free, but a buffet dinner is available at 6 p.m. To make reservations for the meal, call the country club at 303-526-0616.
EHS classes 1970-1979 looking for classmates
The Evergreen High School classes of 1970 to 1979 are planning a reunion in the summer of 2016, and they are looking for graduates’ contact information. For more information, contact Sherry Kay Anderson at email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.