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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. 

 THURSDAY

Understanding the ColoradoCare amendment

A meeting explaining Amendment 69, the ColoradoCare amendment, will be from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73.

Hard Hats and High Heels

Hard Hats and High Heels to benefit Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road. There will be dinner, live music and auctions. Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bluesprucehabitat.org.

FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

Rotary Recycle Roundup

Evergreen Rotary will host the Rotary Recycle Roundup from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Evergreen Country Day School and the El Rancho Town Center. Paper shredding will be available until 1 p.m. for $5 for box. Appliances, electronics, clothes, bikes, cell phones and keyboards will be recycled for free. There is a fee to recycle televisions. The event will not accept batteries, car seats, furniture, light bulbs, paint, Styrofoam or refrigerators. For more information, visit www.evergreenrotary.org or call 720-328-1025.

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.

Clear Creek Republicans election rally

The Clear Creek County Republications will host an election rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park, 2350 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. Commissioner candidates Cindy Condon and Sean Wood, along with U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn and district attorney candidate Bruce Carey will attend. For more information, visit www.cccgop.com.

SUNDAY

Mountain Fold origami group

The Mountain Fold origami group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 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.

MONDAY

Mobile mammograms offered at Mount Evans

A mobile mammography unit from Exempla St. Joseph Hospital will provide mammography screenings for the public on Monday, Sept. 26, at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. Screenings are by appointment only from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information and to make an appointment, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

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. 26. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY

Election forum

An election forum featuring candidates for the Jeffco county commission and state House District 25 is planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Center/Stage Theatre in Evergreen. There will also be speakers discussing the pros and cons of the Jeffco Schools proposed bond issue and property-tax increase, and the Evergreen Fire/Rescue proposed property-tax increase.

League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters’ Mountain Parks Unit will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden. Review the league’s voter resources for the election year. Call Robin at 303-674-1780 for information.

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. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 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.

Mount Evans offers suicide-loss support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a free 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. 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.

Chiropractic orientation class

Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Center is offering a free one-hour class taught by Dr. Jason Steinle to educate the community about non-invasive, drug free, therapeutic health-care options. This class will be at the Health and Harmony Chiropractic office in the Bergen Park Business Building, Suite 102, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. For more information, contact Health and Harmony at 303-670-1001, visit its website at hhcwc.com or e-mail office@hhcwc.com. The class will be repeated Oct. 11 and 25, and Nov. 8. 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Angel-making sessions to begin

The Mount Evans Hospice angel-makers will make holiday angels 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.

 

Audio marketing workshop

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a workshop on audio marketing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

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.

 

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.

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

• Oct. 8-9 at Shaffers Crossing road and bridge shop

• Oct. 15-16 at Conifer Cmmunity Park

 

Meeting on Indian Hills water quality

The Jefferson County Board of Health will host a meeting with the Indian

Hills community from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Indian Hills Community Center, 5381 Parmalee Gulch Road, to review and discuss the Indian Hills Groundwater Water Quality Modeling Project Report. This meeting is an initial step of a community-engagement process around groundwater quality issues in the community. The public is invited to submit written comments to rlaws@jeffco.us or by mail to Roy Laws, Jefferson County Public Health, 645 Parfet St., Lakewood, CO  80125.

 

Thank-you brunch for first responders

Life Care Center of Evergreen, Augustana Elk Run and Mount Evans Hospice will host a thank-you brunch for first responders at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Elk Run, 31383 Frost Way, Evergreen.

 

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.

 

Rocky Mountain Literacy Festival

The Rocky Mountain Literacy Festival will be from 8:30 until 3:15 p.m. Oct. 15, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Genesee. Tickets are $75, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Bootstraps will receive a portion of the proceeds to be used for scholarships for mountain area high school seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit rockymountainliteraryfestival.org.

 

Mountain Bowls fund-raiser for MRC

The Mountain Bowls fund-raiser lunch or dinner at which soup, bread and dessertsa are served will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children 4-14 and children 3 and under free. Purchase them online at www.mrcco.org or at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer.

 

Blood drives

• A community blood drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 inside the Bloodmobile at Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 inside the Bloodmobile at 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.

 

Jeffco school board members to host fall forums

Jeffco school board members are hosting forums to explain the proposed mill-levy increase and bond issue on the November ballot and other issues facing the district in October. Board member Susan Harmon will host a forum from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. More information about the mill and bond can be found at  www.supportjeffcoschools.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY

Evergreen Camera Club meeting

Travel and fine-art landscape photographer Joseph Roybal will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 14 Evergreen Camera Club meeting. The group meets at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit at meetup.com/Evergreen-Camera-Club-Photography-Meetup/.

 

FRIDAY

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.

 

SATURDAY

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.

 

Health and Safety Day

The Evergreen Fire/Rescue Health and Safety Day will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. A free pancake breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m., and between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the department will host fire engine rides, aerial bucket rides, kids games and a bike helmet safety program. For more information, visit evergreenfirerescue.com.

 

Canyonfest in Kittredge

Kittredge’s community festival Canyonfest will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in Kittredge Park. The event includes games for kids, food, vendor booths and the annual Gumby races. For more information, visit kittredgecivic.org or e-mail canyonfest@kittredgecivic.org.

 

Paper shredding, electronics recycling

Women of Evergreen Business will host a paper shredding and electronics recycling fund-raiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Bergen Village. There will be small fees for shredding and e-waste recycling. For more information, call 720-849-5093.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Living History Days at Staunton State Park

Staunton State Park will recreate some of Colorado history from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18 during Living History Days. Guided hikes will lead to the historic cabin district, where visitors can enjoy a traditional johnny-cake and old-time music, and learn about medicinal plants. Youngsters can enjoy games and a native craft, as well as a treasure hunt. Local historical organizations will be available to share information and answer questions about the people and places of early Jefferson County.

 

SUNDAY

Soccer shootout

The Evergreen Elks Lodge is hosting a soccer shoot for boys and girls through age 15 on Sunday, Sept. 18, starting at 10 a.m. at Bergen Meadow Elementary School.  Winners will advance to the district shoot in Arvada on Sept. 25 and may move on to the state competition. There is no charge for any of these events. To get a registration for in advance, contact Steve Nelson at 303-816-4000 or at snelso2@amfam.com.

 

TUESDAY

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.

 

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. 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

Angel-making sessions to begin

The Mount Evans Hospice angel-makers will make holiday angels 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.

 

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.

 

Rotary Recycle Roundup

Evergreen Rotary will host the Rotary Recycle Roundup from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Evergreen Country Day School and the El Rancho Town Center. Paper shredding will be available until 1 p.m. for $5 for box. Appliances, electronics, clothes, bikes, cell phones and keyboards will be recycled for free. There is a fee to recycle televisions. The event will not accept batteries, car seats, furniture, light bulbs, paint, Styrofoam or refrigerators. For more information, visit www.evergreenrotary.org or call 720-328-1025.

 

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.

 

Clear Creek Republicans election rally

The Clear Creek County Republications will host an election rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park, 2350 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs. Commissioner candidates Cindy Condon and Sean Wood, along with U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn and district attorney candidate Bruce Carey will attend. For more information, visit www.cccgop.com.

 

Mountain Fold origami group

The Mountain Fold origami group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 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.

 

Mobile mammograms offered at Mount Evans

A mobile mammography unit from Exempla St. Joseph Hospital will provide mammography screenings for the public on Monday, Sept. 26, at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. Screenings are by appointment only from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information and to make an appointment, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

 

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. 26. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

 

Election forum

An election forum featuring candidates for the Jeffco county commission and state House District 25 is planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Center/Stage Theatre in Evergreen. There will also be speakers discussing the pros and cons of the Jeffco Schools proposed bond issue and property-tax increase, and the Evergreen Fire/Rescue proposed property-tax increase.

 

League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters’ Mountain Parks Unit will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden. Review the league’s voter resources for the election year. Call Robin at 303-674-1780 for information.

 

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. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 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.

 

Audio marketing workshop

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a workshop on audio marketing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

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.

 

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.

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

• Oct. 8-9 at Shaffers Crossing road and bridge shop

• Oct. 15-16 at Conifer Cmmunity Park

 

Meeting on Indian Hills water quality

The Jefferson County Board of Health will host a meeting with the Indian

Hills community from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Indian Hills Community Center, 5381 Parmalee Gulch Road, to review and discuss the Indian Hills Groundwater Water Quality Modeling Project Report. This meeting is an initial step of a community-engagement process around groundwater quality issues in the community. The public is invited to submit written comments to rlaws@jeffco.us or by mail to Roy Laws, Jefferson County Public Health, 645 Parfet St., Lakewood, CO  80125.

 

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.

 

Mountain Bowls fund-raiser for MRC

The Mountain Bowls fund-raiser lunch or dinner at which soup, bread and dessertsa are served will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children 4-14 and children 3 and under free. Purchase them online at www.mrcco.org or at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer.

 

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.

 

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.