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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

Chamber marketing committee to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the chamber office on Stagecoach Boulevard. If you are interested in joining, call the chamber at 303-674-3412.

THURSDAY

Nest box study presentation

Brad Andres, Evergreen Audubon president and a U.S. Fish & Wildlife scientist, will discuss the chapter’s nest box studies at Elk Meadow and Alderfer/Three Sisters open spaces at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Evergreen Nature Center. Learn how this study is contributing to our understanding of bird population trends in the Colorado foothills.

Evergreen Chamber’s ambassadors to meet

The Evergreen Ambassadors will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Cactus Jack’s. The ambassadors facilitate ribbon cuttings, ground breakings and grand openings. For more information, call 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

FRIDAY

Dam Ducky Derby kickoff party

The Dam Ducky Derby kickoff party will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, in downtown Evergreen behind the Little Bear. For more information, visit www.damduckyderby.com.

SATURDAY

Night Boating & Nature Exploring

The Evergreen Nature Center will present Evening Frog Chorus from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the center. The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will have extended hours for boating that evening. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org.

SUNDAY

Volunteers needed to repair flood damage in Golden

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, in partnership with Jefferson County Open Space, will lead volunteers in flood restoration efforts at White Ranch Park near Golden from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12. During the project, volunteers ages 12 and up will help reconstruct sections of the park’s trails that were washed out during the September 2013 flooding. Volunteers are asked to register in advance to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies and food. Register at www.voc.org/projects or call 303-715-1010.    

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Two weekends for slash collection

Jefferson County is planning two slash-collection weekends this summer to assist residents in removing fire hazards. They are:

• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 12 and 13 at Conifer High School, sponsored by the Elk Creek Fire Protection District;

• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 at Inter/Canyon Station 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, sponsored by Inter/Canyon and Indian Hills fire departments.

Cost is $5 for small pickups filled bed-high, $8 for large pickups filled bed-high; $8 for small pickups cab high, $10 for large pickups cab high; $10 for small pickups above cab high, $12 for large pickups above cab high; $10 for single-axle trailers, $15 for double-axle trailers; $20 for dump trucks cab high, $25 for dump trucks above cab high.

TUESDAY

Quarterly nonprofit meeting

The Mountain Area quarterly nonprofit meeting will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Humphrey History Park & Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road. Eileen Anderson, director of development and marketing with the Colorado Non-Profit Association, will discuss using marketing to increase fund-raising efforts. For more information or to register, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Sign language class to begin soon

Evergreen Christian Church will start evening classes in American Sign Language. Classes are open to adults and kids even if you just want to learn ASL for fun. Finger spelling, numbers, and words and phrases will be covered. Contact Bruce Butterfield at 303-514-3006 and leave your name and contact number, or e-mail bbutterf@q.com if you are interested, so dates can be set to accommodate most everyone. Materials and class are free.

How to start a small business workshop

Steps in Starting a Small Business and Small Business Marketing will from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Evergreen Christian Outreach. Jayne Reiter, executive director of the Business Resource Center for Jefferson County, will present this free workshop on the steps to start a small business. The workshop will also briefly cover some basic small-business marketing ideas. Space is limited, so R.S.V.P. at 303-670-1796 or info@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

Chamber membership 101

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Chamber Membership 101 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the Re/Max board room above the chamber offices, 30480 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite C. For more information or to register, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

Evergreen Lake Concert Series continues

Trout Steak Revival with The Rhubarb Project will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

Woehr hosts campaign kickoff for House District 25 seat

Jack Woehr will host his campaign kickoff for the House District 25 seat at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Coal Creek Canyon Community Center, 31528 Highway 72, Golden. For more information, contact Steven Gallant at gallant888@aol.com or call 303-384-3979.

Fund-raiser for EHS football

HearthFire Books and Treats is hosting a fund-raiser on its patio from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 17, to help the Evergreen High School Cougar Touchdown Club raise money to pay for improvements to the Evergreen High School stadium.

Summerfest in July  

Summerfest, a two-day fine arts and crafts festival with more than 100 artist vendors, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and 20 at the Buchanan fields. In addition, there will be a Palette of Brews beer-tasting event, battle of the bands and an air guitar contest. Admission is $2 for adults, and children are free.

SRC needs volunteers

The Seniors’ Resource Center is looking for volunteers for several jobs: doing yard work, 
dog biscuit bakers (recipe available),
working at the Elevation Celebration in Conifer from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 13 or working at Summerfest in Evergreen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 20. To volunteer, contact Melanie at 720-236-1172.

Evergreen Audubon annual picnic

The Evergreen Audubon annual picnic will be July 19 at Dedisse Park, site 1. Social hour begins at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m. The chapter will provide barbeque and beverages, and the organization is asking for a $7 contribution. In addition, bring a potluck side dish that serves 10 to help round out the meal. R.S.V.P. to Janet at 303-674-1636 or janfrances@juno.com by July 16. Volunteers are needed to set up and clean up. For more information, visit www.evergreenaudubon.org.

Inter-Canyon Vees’ flea market

The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District Vees’ annual flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Fire Station 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285. Tax-deductible donations will be accepted from noon to 8 p.m. July 18 and from 8 to 11 a.m. July 19. Proceeds support the volunteer Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District.

Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament

The Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament will be Monday, July 21, at Hiwan Golf Club. The fund-raiser is sponsored by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and Mountain Foothills Rotary. Former NBA player Keith Van Horn is again the tournament’s honorary chair. Funds raised from this event benefit EPRD’s Special Needs and scholarship programs, Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Foothills Rotary Foundation. Last year, the tournament raised more than $35,000. The shotgun start begins at 7:30 a.m. Golfers may register online at specialneedsgolf.com/register. The cost is $170 per player or $680 per foursome. Additional donations may be made at specialneedsgolf.com/donations.

 

Community blood drive

Bonfils Blood Center will sponsor a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 25, inside the bloodmobile at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.

EHS oldtimer’s reunion

The Evergreen High School oldtimers’ reunion will be at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Those who attended Evergreen High School from 1932 to present are welcome. There will be no potluck lunch because the church kitchen will not be open. For more information, contact Lois Arnold at 303-921-8758 or loistts@earthlink.net.

‘Lassie Come Home’

The July Movie in the Grove at Hiwan Homestead Museum will be “Lassie Come Home” starring Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor. Enjoy a free movie showing of the 1943 classic on Saturday, July 26, at 8:30 p.m. in historic Heritage Grove, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive.

Summer children’s party at Hiwan Homestead Museum

A summer children’s party will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive. Boys and girls ages 6 and up will enjoy an afternoon with a light lunch, games, crafts, and party favors. Pre-registration is required by calling 720-497-7654.

Math fun

Evergreen Library will host Math Fun for Free on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. The program for 5- to 8-year-olds will be at 2 p.m. and for 8- to 12-year-olds at 3:30 p.m. Children will participate in math games led by Teacher’s Professional Resource.

Summer Boogie at the Barn

Summer Boogie at the Barn will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Alderfer Barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park with music by the Indulgers, a Colorado celtic rock band. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Dam Ducky Derby

The fifth annual Dam Ducky Derby will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, with the duck drop at the dam 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.

Bluegrass Concert in the Grove

Bluegrass Concert in the Grove will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Hiwan Homestead, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive. Bands including Spurs of the Moment will perform.

‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’

The August Movie in the Grove at Hiwan Homestead Museum will be “Steamboat Bill Jr.” starring Buster Keaton with live piano accompaniment by Hank Troy. Enjoy a free movie showing of the 1928 silent classic comedy on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8:30 p.m. in historic Heritage Grove, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive.

Western Winefest benefit

The fifth annual Bootstraps Western Winefest will start at noon Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Esco Construction rodeo arena. The admission price includes a glass to taste wines from Colorado wineries, live entertainment, and demonstrations by local chefs and wine experts. For more information, visit http://www.bootstrapsinc.org/bootstraps-western-winefest.html.

Hummingbird Market on Sundays

The Hummingbird Market is held every Sunday through Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bergen Village. Artisans, vintage, retro and one-of-a-kind items will be featured. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

Fly-fishing classes

The Blue Quill Angler offers a free two-hour fly-fishing class geared toward those who want to learn how from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday through September. Bring your rod if you have one or use one provided. Blue Quill Angler is at 1532 Bergen Parkway.

Chamber leads groups to meet

• The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Early Morning Edition Leads Group meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Muddy Buck in downtown Evergreen. For more information, call Clell Routson 303-250-0929.

• The chamber’s Friday Focus networking group meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. To sign up or for more information, contact Dawn Kempf at 303-908-2909 or e-mail cosunrise@msn.com.

• Women 2 Women leads group meets the first and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m. This group does not duplicate services offered by group members so call Colleen Wilkinson 303-526 2729 for more information, to verify open availability and to find the meeting location.

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.

Hiking group meets monthly

Lutheran Church of the Cross has a co-ed hiking group called the Soul Hikers for moderate-level hikers that meets at various locations on the fourth Thursday of the month. The hike is a minimum of 3 miles. Anyone able to make the trek is welcome. To get on the group’s e-mail list, call the church office at 303-674-4130. Once you are on the list, you will receive notifications of times and locations for hikes, and any changes that may be caused by weather issues.

A Night in the Park

The Mountain Area Land Trust will host its 12th annual A Night in the Park celebrating 22 years of “Saving the Land…Leaving a Legacy” starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park. Enjoy live music, a hosted bar, catered dinner and auctions. Tickets are $85 per person. Proceeds benefit MALT. For more information, call MALT at 303-679-0950, e-mail malt@savetheland.org or visit www.savetheland.org/a-night-in-the-park.

 

EHS reunions this summer

• Evergreen High School Class of 1964’s 50th reunion dinner will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Keys on the Green.

• The EHS all ‘60s (classes of 1960 to 1969) picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Alderfer picnic pavilion, 31677 Buffalo Park Road.

For more information, contact Cindy Smith Bunnelle at 303-423-7496 or t-cbunnelle@comcast.net or Susan Matthews Walker at 720-635-5116 or 980daphne@comcast.net.

Mt. Evans offers drop-in grief support

Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice offers a free drop-in support group for people experiencing any type of loss. The group is facilitated by Mt. Evans bereavement professionals. A light supper is provided. The drop-in group meets the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. and the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

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_....

Chamber seeks volunteers

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking volunteers. Apply by e-mail at admin@evergreenchamber.org 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 office@evergreenumc.org.

Jeffco Schools open enrollment

The second round of Jeffco Public Schools’ choice enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is open through Friday, Aug. 30. Any student in Colorado may enroll in any Jeffco school that has classroom space. To access a choice enrollment form, visit http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/enrollment/.

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.

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.

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 jsteinle@jeffco.us.

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.