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The annual lighting of the menorah will be at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Evergreen Lake House. The event also will feature food, music, a communal art project and a toy drive. For more information about the event, contact Rabbi Levi Brackman at 303-462-5777.
Medicare & the Health Care Marketplace presentations
The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen will host Teri Howard for a free presentation dealing with Medicare enrollment and Connect for Health Colorado’s new Healthcare Marketplace. Medicare 101 will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue community room, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., call Howard at 303-928-0600. A final session will cover the health care exchange on Dec. 5 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Family College Planning Resources seminar
A workshop titled Family College Planning Resources - Bring Your Lunch and Learn will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the boardroom at Evergreen National Bank in downtown Evergreen. Harley Hunter will be the guest speaker. There will be a chance to win a free scholarship valued at $500. For more information, visit www.familycollegeplan.com.
Tree lighting and Holiday Walk
The annual tree lighting and Holiday Walk begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6., in downtown Evergreen. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Evergreen Lake House to light the community tree at 5 p.m. Walk with them along the lake to downtown Evergreen for entertainment, food and shopping. Free shuttle service will be offered from Church of the Hills, the Lake House, Christ the King Catholic Church, Hiwan Homestead, Mountain Home and Church of the Transfiguration. The Hiwan Homestead Museum also will host its own activities from 6 to 9 p.m. A schedule of events and a walking map are available from downtown merchants. For more information, contact Tricia Wales at email@example.com or visit www.downtownevergreen.com.
Wellness Evergreen holiday open house
Wellness Evergreen will host its holiday open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at 32214 Ellingwood Trail (across from Buchanan Park). For more information, visit www.WellnessEvergreen.com or call 720-544-7090.
Former Senator Hart to speak
Former Senator Gary Hart will speak on homeland and international security at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at United Methodist Church of Evergreen, 3757 Ponderosa Drive. In June of this year, Hart was appointed to the International Security Advisory Board by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Jeffco5 to host meeting
The group Jeffco5 will host a meeting 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 7, at the Golden Library, 1019 10th St. The group's mission is to add two seats to the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners.
Mountain Wellness Fair
The inaugural Mountain Wellness Fair will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at The Place, 27888 Meadow Drive. The event will feature traditional, alternative and holistic health- and wellness-related vendors. For more information, visit www.harmonyhealthfairs.com.
Tree Lighting Open House
The Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum will host its 17th annual Tree Lighting Open House from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the museum, 620 Soda Creek Road in Evergreen. The festivities begin with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. featuring live music and old-fashioned holiday desserts. The evening concludes with a traditional tree lighting. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.
Santa Claus Special
The Colorado Railroad Museum’s Santa Claus Special will deliver letters to Santa. Kids can drop off their letters to Santa in the railway post office car. The Santa Claus Special will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 14, Sunday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 21, at the museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden. The train departs every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children should bring their wish lists to share with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cost is $5 for children (younger than 2 are admitted free), $15 for adults, $30 for families (two adults and up to five children) and $10 for seniors (older than 60). For more information call 303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263, or visit ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org.
The 27th annual Madrigal Faire fund-raiser will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road. The Evergreen High performing arts department will present medieval entertainment, a silent auction, holiday treats, a book nook, handmade items, musical performances and food for purchase. Two marketplaces will be held at 1 and 5 p.m., and two choir concerts will be held at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, and children 5 and younger are admitted free (cash and all credit cards accepted). Tickets available at the door. Ticket includes admission to Madrigal Faire and Marketplace, one concert, choice of one beverage and one holiday treat.
Knights of Columbus to host breakfast
Evergreen’s Knights of Columbus Council 6905 will host a breakfast Sunday, Dec. 8, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4291 Evergreen Parkway. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children or $25 per family. The meal will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham, juice, milk, and coffee, with a champagne mimosa for adults. Breakfast is served at 8:45 a.m. and at 10:15 a.m. between Masses. Visitors are welcome to attend the parish’s Second Sunday of Advent Masses. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress-Free Holidays: Food, Family and Festivities
A workshop titled Stress-Free Holidays: Food, Family and Festivities will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at The Village Patisserie, 6947 Highway 73, Evergreen. For more information, visit www.secondnaturehealthcoaching.com/healthy-conversations.
Jeffco LWV to discuss infrastructure report card
The Jeffco League of Women Voters will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road. The meeting will focus on Jeffco’s infrastructure based on a 2013 national and state assessment by the American Society of Civil Engineers, which gave the nation a D+ and Colorado a C+. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 303-526-7446.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Author Vicky Renfro will sign copies of her book “Soul Dancing with the Brass Band” from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at HearthFire Books and Treats, 1254 Bergen Parkway, Suite D118, Evergreen. For more information, visit www.hearthfirebooks.com.
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Membership 201 from 9 to 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the RE/MAX board room at the chamber offices, 30480 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite C. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops. To register, call 303-674-3412.
Workforce Center orientation
Learn about the different services the Mountain Resource Center's Workforce Center offers to job seekers from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. The Orientation will cover upcoming workshops, Career Club membership, registering for hiring events, and local internship/volunteer opportunities. Space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
The Mountain Resource Center's Workforce Center will host a resume-writing workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 12, at the center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn the newest techniques for building a resume, how to update your existing resume, resume do's and don'ts, and the fundamentals of writing a cover letter. The workshop is free. Space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
Chamber to host Sparkle & Shine
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Sparkle & Shine: A Celebration of Our Community at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Hiwan Golf Club. The event will include dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, raffles, Business of the Year Awards and entertainment. Tickets are $65 per person. To register, visit www.EvergreenChamber.org or call 303-674-3412.
Christmas Tea at Hiwan Homestead Museum
A Christmas Tea will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive. Enjoy a light lunch and Santa’s workshop in the decorated museum, after which you’ll have a chance to learn a little about the history of Santa Claus from the jolly old elf himself. Decorations will be on display Tuesday, Dec. 3, through early January. Cost for the tea is $15, $12 for Jefferson County Historical Society members, and $12 per person for groups of four or more. Registration is required. For registration or information, call the museum at 720-497-7650.
Premier Special Olympics Showcase
Evergreen Park & Recreation District will host its Premier Special Olympics Showcase at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen. During the event, former NBA star Keith Van Horn's Premier National 8th Grade Girls basketball team will hold a clinic and game for EPRD's Special Olympics Wildcat Basketball team. In a short ceremony before the game, at 6:55 p.m., EPRD will honor a group of seventh graders who took a classmate trick-or-treating in his wheelchair for the first time in his life this past Halloween night. For more information, contact Maren Schreiber, program coach and EPRD's Special Populations coordinator, at email@example.com or 720-880-1219.
Community blood drive
A community blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
SRC food drive
The Seniors’ Resource Center’s annual food drive began Nov. 1 with collection bins for nonperishable food placed at King Soopers in Evergreen, and King Soopers and Safeway in Conifer. Large festively decorated holiday baskets filled with nonperishable foods, fresh-roasted chicken, gifts and treats will be delivered on Dec. 13 to elderly individuals who are home-bound or to people with special needs. For more information, contact Melanie at 303-674-2843, ext. 302, or e-mail mnuchols@SrcAging.org.
Volunteers needed for EChO budgeting workshop
Evergreen Christian Outreach will offer a basic budgeting workshop taught by a certified financial planner. Volunteers are being sought to help with this free half-day session to assist the individuals with their personal worksheets. Volunteers must have basic math competence and experience with finances. To volunteer, call Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber seeks volunteers
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking volunteers. Apply by e-mail at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers sought for EChO food bank, store
Volunteers are needed for the EChO food bank and the home furnishing store. There are multiple shifts open in both locations. Call Mary at 303-670-1796 (EChO office) or e-mail email@example.com.
Registration open for EPRD School Break Camps
The Evergreen Park and Recreation District offers convenient, fun and affordable school break camps for kids from pre-kindergarten through middle school, including special-needs kids, on weekdays during Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks. Kids will have fun playing games, doing crafts, swimming and going on field trips while their parents work or prepare for the holidays. For more information, contact Todd Sutton, EPRD’s children’s programs supervisor, at 720-880-1218, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Special Needs Camps, contact Maren Schreiber, EPRD’s special-populations coordinator, at 720-880-1219 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRC seeks volunteers
The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen is looking for volunteers. Volunteers help with minor repairs, visiting seniors or delivering meals. For information, contact Melanie at 303-674-2843, ext. 302, or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Food Bank volunteers needed
The EChO Food Bank needs volunteers for shifts on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Duties include stocking shelves, processing donations, breaking down bulk items and assisting patrons with their shopping. The shifts are for three hours beginning at noon on Mondays or 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you are available to help neighbors in need, call the EChO office at 303-670-1796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job coaches needed
Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Program has been holding free monthly seminars to assist people in our community who are seeking employment. After they attend the seminar, they are assigned a job coach to provide counsel and moral support through the job-search process. Training and workshops are provided for all job coaches. Please call or e-mail for more information. If you have had a successful employment history and would like to help with this important program, contact Mary at EChO at 303-670-1796 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 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.