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WEDNESDAY

Adult grief support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a two-month support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one on Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. beginning June 28. Meetings will be once a week at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is a suggested donation of $50 to attend. For more information or to make a reservation, call 303-674-6400 or email JPearson@MountEvans.org.

 

THURSDAY

Slime time at Conifer Library

Conifer Library inside Conifer High School will offer slime time for teens ages 11 to 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29. Prepare to get messy. Registration is not required.

 

Introduction to hiking safety class

The Colorado Mountain Club will offer an introduction to hiking safety class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 29 at the Colorado Mountain Club, 710 10th St., Golden. The class also will be offered July 25 and Sept. 27. Learn about lightning, avalanches, animal encounters, getting lost and staying found, forest fires, safety gear and emergency protocols. Cost is $5 for mountain club members and $10 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.hikingdenver.net/schools.

 

Blue Spruce Kiwanis meets

Evergreen’s Blue Spruce Kiwanis service club meets at 7 a.m. Thursday mornings at Lariat Lodge, 27618 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. The hour-long meetings include breakfast, club business, and a guest speaker from a local business or organization. Stop by a Thursday morning meeting or visit BlueSpruceKiwanis.org.

 

 

FRIDAY

Family finders drop-in genealogy

Family finders drop-in genealogy will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Get one-on-one help with filling in your family tree from the Mountain Genealogists Society.

 

SATURDAY

Alice in Wonderland tea party

Teens 11 to 18 are invited to Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73, for an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Registration is not required.

 

Fourth of July fiesta

Humphrey History Park and Museum will host a Fourth of July fiesta from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Participants will make a Mexican meal. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Slash collections

Jefferson County will begin its summer slash collection program. Limbs, branches and tree debris, pine needles, tree bark and pine cones are accepted. The cost to drop of a load is $20, and only credit cards are accepted. Collections are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• July 1-2 at Marshdale Elementary

• July 8-9 at Evergreen High School

• July 15-16 at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer

 

MONDAY

Music, dinner and a movie

Visit Indian Hills on July 3 for music, dinner and a movie beginning at 6 p.m. in Arrowhead Park. Music will be provided by Rowdy Fellers and food is available for purchase from Blackbird Café. The movie will be “The Sandlot.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Indian Hills Improvement Association.

 

TUESDAY 

Freedom Run

The 5K Freedom Run that benefits Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice begins at 8 a.m. July 4 July 4th at Evergreen Middle School and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness. For more information and to register, visit www.mtevans.org/events/freedom-run.

 

July 4 Music Festival, Art Show

The Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show will be from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Buchanan Park. The Evergreen Chorale, Sakura guitar duo, Franny & the Jets, Subject2Change, Denver Brass, Queen City Jazz Band, Joe Bye & Friends and the Hazel Miller Band will perform. Children’s activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults are $10, teens 13 to 18 are $5 and children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at www.evergreenmusicfestival.org.

 

Indian Hills July 4th activities

The Fourth of July in Indian Hills begins with a 5K fun run and a pancake breakfast, both starting at 7 a.m., and a kids fun run at 9:30 a.m. Indian Hills firefighters will demonstrate car extrications at 9.m. and a Flight for Life helicopter will fly in at 10 a.m. The parade is at 11 a.m., followed by a picnic in Arrowhead Park featuring food, games and music starting at 12:30 p.m. by Murphy’s Crossing.

 

Evergreen farmers market

A farmers market will be held every Tuesday through Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Evergreen Country Day School parking lot. This is the farmers market's 17th season. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Evergreen Lake Concert

The Lonesome Days will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Free legal clinic

A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. The first clinic will be July 6. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues and civil protection orders. No appointment necessary, and all clinics are first-come, first-served. Call the library at 303-235-5275 for more information.

 

Evergreen chamber ambassadors to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Keys on the Green. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Build a comic

Teens can get hands-on art instruction from comic book artists through Pop Culture Classroom, popcultureclassroom.org, from 3 to 4 p.m. July 7 at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Learn comic book drawing, writing and more. No experience in art or comics necessary. Register at jeffcolibrary.org or by calling 303-235-5275.

 

Biergarten Festival

The Biergarten Festival, hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce, will be July 7-9 at 17832 Highway 8, Morrison. The event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. This family-friendly cultural event offers traditional German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups and beer. For more information, visit www.biergartenfest.com.

 

Aspen Park Summer Market

The Aspen Park Summer Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Red Roof Relics, 25871 Duran Ave., Conifer. The market, sponsored by Red Roof Relics and Mountain Country Far, will be open 11 Saturdays until Oct. 28. For more information, e-mail mountaincountryfarm@gmail.com.

 

Night boating, paddleboarding at Evergreen Lake

Night boating and paddleboarding are available from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Evergreen Lake. Boat rental is $10 per hour and paddleboard rental is $15 per hour. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Pleasant Park 4-H Open Horse Show

The Pleasant Park 4-H Open Horse Show will begin at 8 a.m. July 8-9 at McKeever Arena, 12190 S. Ridge Road, Conifer. The show is open to anyone 8 and older, and admission is free. For updates and information, visit www.facebook.com/ConiferGymkhana/.

 

Learn to quill

Teens and adults can learn the timeless art of quilling from 1 to 3 p.m. July 9 at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Coil and shape thin strips of paper into creative designs. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

Vaudeville magic show at Evergreen Library

“Magic: It's All About Cooperation,” an old-fashioned vaudeville show will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 11 at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Families work together to make real magic happen while learning about the history of American magicians. Register at jeffcolibrary.org or bycalling 303-235-5275.

 

Community appreciation party

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host a free community appreciation party from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Buchanan Park. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Paddleboard races at Evergreen Lake

Paddleboard races are planned at Evergreen Lake from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 15. Three age levels will compete: teens 13 to 17, adults 18 to 59 and seniors 60 and older. Register at evergreenrecreation.com.

 

A Night in the Park

The Mountain Area Land Trust will host its 15th annual A Night in the Park celebrating land and water conservation starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park. Tickets are $85 per person, and proceeds benefit MALT. For more information, visit www.savetheland.org.

 

Summerfest at Buchanan Field

Summerfest, a two-day fine arts and crafts festival with more than 100 artist vendors, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15-16 at the Buchanan fields in Evergreen. Admission is $5 for adults, and children are free. For more information, visit evergreenarts.org. Palette of Brews beer-tasting event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday only. For more information, visit evergreenarts.org.

 

Pancake breakfast at Conifer Community Park

VFW Post 12009 hosts a monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at Conifer Community Park, 11369 S. Foxton Road, Conifer. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

 

Circus to perform at Meyer Ranch

The Culpepper & Merriweather circus will perform at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Meyer Ranch in Conifer. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for kids, and may be purchased at Platte River Outfitters/Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, Luna's Mandala in Conifer or by calling the Sweetheart B & B at 720-205-6070.

 

Special Needs Golf Tournament

The Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, with a shotgun start at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen. For more information, visit specialneedsgolf.com.

 

Quarterly nonprofit meeting

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host is quarterly nonprofit meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Stage/Door Theater. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Hiwan Kids 2017

Hiwan Kids 2017 for kids 5 to 12 will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. from July 18-27. Registration is required by calling Hiwan Museum at 720-497-7650. Topics are:

Tuesday, July 18: Know your yucca

Thursday, July 20: Games in the grove

Tuesday, July 25: Arts of the Southwest

Thursday, July 27: try dye

 

Seasons of Our Mountains calendar contest

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is looking for photographs of the mountain community's scenery, wildlife and landmarks to include in the 2018 "Seasons of Our Mountains" community calendar. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit entries. Thirteen photographs will be selected by a community vote — one to represent each month of the year and one to use as the cover image. Rules and entry forms are available online at MountEvans.org and at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. The deadline for submissions is July 18.

 

MALF book talks

The Mountain Area Literary Festival will host monthly book talks at 6 p.m. at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park. A RMLF volunteer will lead discussions of each book. “Baker’s Blues” by Judith Ryan Hendricks on Wednesday, July 19; “The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko on Wednesday, Aug. 16; and “Among the Ruins” by Ausma Zehanat Khan on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

Mountain Fold origami club meeting canceled

The Mountain Fold origami club meeting will meet at 2 p.m. July 23 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

Music, dinner and a movie

Visit Indian Hills on Aug. 7 for music, dinner and a movie beginning at 6 p.m. in Arrowhead Park. Music will be provided and food will be available for purchase. The movie will be “Trolls.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Parmalee Elementary PTA.

 

Global Leadership Summit at Ascent Church

Ascent Church will host a worldwide annual event called the Global Leadership Summit Aug 10-11 at the church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive, Evergreen. Gather with thousands of leaders and be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. For more information contact relations@ascentchurch.co or visit us at www.ascentchurch.co and go under Calendar and Events.

 

Elvis tribute concerts

Ultimate Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter will perform at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, for two shows and possibly a third if tickets sell out in a benefit for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. The concerts will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., with a third tentatively planned for Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m., start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/tickets, 303-987-7845 or in person at the box office.

 

Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival celebrates its third year with award-winning authors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Authors are Kevin Fedarko, Scott Gibson, Judith Ryan Hendricks, Ausma Zehanat Khan and Melanie Crowder. A portion of RMLF proceeds benefit Bootstraps Scholarships. Tickets are available online at RockyMountainLiteraryFestival.org.

 

MRC needs volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers. Contact Shirley at shirley@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552, Ext. 11, for more information:

• Resale store and donation room on Fridays and Saturdays in shifts of two hours or more.

• Front desk office support volunteer on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Veterans’ Rendezvous on Saturday, May 20, at the MRC.

Evergreen Audubon volunteer opportunities

Evergreen Audubon is looking for volunteers to get involved with its programs and community outreach. Opportunities are available to work with children or adults; alone or with others; outside or inside; periodically or regularly. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact Colleen Kulesza, director, at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489.

 

Registration open for Evergreen Nature Center’s kids’ programs

Registration is open for weekly after-school programs and summer day camps sponsored by Evergreen Audubon/Evergreen Nature Center. For more information and to register, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact nature center director Colleen Kulesza at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at call 303-330-0489.

 

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 information, call 303-674-6400.

 

EChO looking for volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers for a variety of positions in its Resale Shop. Help is needed to process incoming donations, display items for resale or work as a cashier. Call the EChO office at 303-670-1796 or e-mail the volunteer coordinator at mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

ArtAloha! Club to Meet

The ArtAloha! Club’s Evergreen branch meets the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at various outdoor locations and the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in studio. For more information and locations, contact Heather Williams at ArtAlohabyHeather@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Mount Evans offers suicide-loss support group 

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a support group for people who have lost a friend or family member to suicide. The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, meets the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org

 

EChO Jobs Center career assistance

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free career development. Call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123 for an appointment for assistance in job readiness, networking opportunities and the application process. The office is at 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6.

 

Open computer lab

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free open computer lab every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. Practice newly learned computer skills or work on workforce goals such as resumes or job searching. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

EChO Jobs Center tech time

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free tech time every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. One-on-one computer help is available, so bring questions for hands-on answers. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

Craft and fiber arts circle at Conifer Library

Conifer Library has a craft and fiber arts circle at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Conifer Library is inside Conifer High School. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org/locations/conifer-library.

 

Meeting space available

Risen Lord Lutheran Church in Conifer has meeting-room space available during the week and some evenings. The church is in the Aspen Park Village Center across from the Conifer post office. For more information, e-mail risenlord@hotmail.com or call303-816-6864. 

 

Volunteers needed at EChO resale shop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Resale Shop needs volunteers for a variety of positions at the store. Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and floor merchandisers, and doing backroom sort and prep. Work a three-and-a-half hour shift a week, twice a month or as a substitute. For more information, call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org

 

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.

 

High Country Single Seniors to meet

High Country Single Seniors meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at various locations in the foothills. The group plans social and charitable activities. For more information, contact Celia Fenton at 303-816-9646.

 

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.

 

Volunteers needed at MRC

Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers for it Conifer resale store, events and general office assistance. If interested, e-mail melanie@mrcco.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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Platte Canyon Artists Guild to meet

Platte Canyon Artists Guild meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Platte Canyon Fire Station No. 2 on U.S. 285 at Crow Hill.

 

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

Something Underground at Evergreen Lake

Something Underground will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Evergreen chamber board to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at 4:30 p.m. June 21 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

MALF book talks

The Mountain Area Literary Festival will host monthly book talks at 6 p.m. at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park. A RMLF volunteer will lead discussions of each book. “Stopping by Earth” by Scott Gibson on Wednesday, June 21; “Baker’s Blues” by Judith Ryan Hendricks on Wednesday, July 19; “The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko on Wednesday, Aug. 16; and “Among the Ruins” by Ausma Zehanat Khan on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

THURSDAY

Slime time at Evergreen Library

Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73, will offer slime time for teens ages 11 to 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Prepare to get messy. Registration is not required.

 

Healthy cooking on a budget 

Learn how to cook a variety of healthy food that's great tasting and easy on the wallet from 6 to 7 p.m. June 22 at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. The classes are for adults. Registration begins June 15.

 

SRC outing to Staunton State Park

The Seniors’ Resource Center’s monthly outing will be Thursday June 22, to Staunton State Park in Pine. The bus leaves the SRC at 9:30 a.m., Green Ridge Apartments at 9:45 a.m. and Rocky Mountain Village at 10 a.m. Admission fee is $3. Bring a picnic lunch or pick up a lunch at Cabin Creek Barbecue. R.S.V.P. to 303-674-2843.

 

Pain Free Networking workshop

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Pain Free Networking workshop at 9 a.m. June 22 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Learn tips and strategies on how to benefit and grow your business through networking. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

FRIDAY

Henna tattooing at Evergreen Library

Teens ages 11 to 18 can earn about the ancient art of henna tattooing from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Create your own design or use a template. Registration is not required.

 

SATURDAY

Henna tattooing at Conifer Library

Teens ages 11 to 18 can earn about the ancient art of henna tattooing from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Conifer Library inside Conifer High School. Create your own design or use a template. Registration recommended at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teen/teen-events.

 

Bailey Day

Bailey Day begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 24, in downtown and features a street fair, Old West gunfights, live music and a high noon auction. The festivities include the Bailey Taste-Off, with entries in baked goods, homebrews, canned foods, and wines and ciders. Entrants compete for a $100 grand prize and the title of Best of Bailey. There will also be a gunsmoke fast-draw competition. For more information, visit www.bailey-colorado.org.

 

Aspen Park Summer Market

The Aspen Park Summer Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Red Roof Relics, 25871 Duran Ave., Conifer. The market, sponsored by Red Roof Relics and Mountain Country Far, will be open 11 Saturdays until Oct. 28. For more information, e-mail mountaincountryfarm@gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Marmot Fest at Staunton State Park

Staunton State Park’s fourth annual Marmot Fest will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24-25 at the park, 12102 S Elk Creek Road, Pine. Activities for kids and adults include guided hikes, marmot activities, a Where’s Raymond scavenger hunt and introductory rock climbing. Staunton entrance fee $7. For more information, visit http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Staunton

 

Slash collections

Jefferson County will begin its summer slash collection program. Limbs, branches and tree debris, pine needles, tree bark and pine cones are accepted. The cost to drop of a load is $20, and only credit cards are accepted. Collections are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• June 24-25 at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Drive, Conifer

• July 1-2 at Marshdale Elementary

• July 8-9 at Evergreen High School

• July 15-16 at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer

 

SUNDAY

Murder mystery dinner

Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen, will present a murder mystery dinner based on the board game Clue from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Reservations are requested by calling 303-674-5429. More information can be found at hmpm.org.

 

Mountain Fold origami club meeting canceled

The June Mountain Fold origami club meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be at 2 p.m. July 23 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

TUESDAY 

Qs and Brews trivia at Lariat Lodge

Join Evergreen Library for Qs and Brews trivia challenge from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Lariat Lodge Brewing Co., 27618 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Enjoy some brew and play a trivia game. Suitable for adults 21 and older.

 

Navajo weavings at Hiwan Homestead Museum

An exhibit called “Interwoven: Art, History and Nature of Hiwan's Navajo Weavings” will open at Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. The exhibit will run through Nov. 12.

 

Evergreen farmers market

A farmers market will be held every Tuesday through Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Evergreen Country Day School parking lot. This is the farmers market's 17th season. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Adult grief support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a two-month support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one on Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. beginning June 28. Meetings will be once a week at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is a suggested donation of $50 to attend. For more information or to make a reservation, call 303-674-6400 or email JPearson@MountEvans.org.

 

Slime time at Conifer Library

Conifer Library inside Conifer High School will offer slime time for teens ages 11 to 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29. Prepare to get messy. Registration is not required.

 

Introduction to hiking safety class

The Colorado Mountain Club will offer an introduction to hiking safety class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 29 at the Colorado Mountain Club, 710 10th St., Golden. The class also will be offered July 25 and Sept. 27. Learn about lightning, avalanches, animal encounters, getting lost and staying found, forest fires, safety gear and emergency protocols. Cost is $5 for mountain club members and $10 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.hikingdenver.net/schools.

 

Family finders drop-in genealogy

Family finders drop-in genealogy will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Get one-on-one help with filling in your family tree from the Mountain Genealogists Society.

 

Alice in Wonderland tea party

Teens 11 to 18 are invited to Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73, for an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Registration is not required.

 

Music, dinner and a movie

Visit Indian Hills on July 3 for music, dinner and a movie beginning at 6 p.m. in Arrowhead Park. Music will be provided by Rowdy Fellers and food is available for purchase from Blackbird Café. The movie will be “The Sandlot.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Indian Hills Improvement Association.

 

Freedom Run

The 5K Freedom Run that benefits Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice begins at 8 a.m. July 4 July 4th at Evergreen Middle School and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness. For more information and to register, visit www.mtevans.org/events/freedom-run.

 

July 4 Music Festival, Art Show

The Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show will be from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Buchanan Park. The Evergreen Chorale, Sakura guitar duo, Franny & the Jets, Subject2Change, Denver Brass, Queen City Jazz Band, Joe Bye & Friends and the Hazel Miller Band will perform. Children’s activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults are $10, teens 13 to 18 are $5 and children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at www.evergreenmusicfestival.org.

 

Evergreen Lake Concert

The Lonesome Days will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Free legal clinic

A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. The first clinic will be July 6. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues and civil protection orders. No appointment necessary, and all clinics are first-come, first-served. Call the library at 303-235-5275 for more information.

 

Build a comic

Teens can get hands-on art instruction from comic book artists through Pop Culture Classroom, popcultureclassroom.org, from 3 to 4 p.m. July 7 at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Learn comic book drawing, writing and more. No experience in art or comics necessary. Register at jeffcolibrary.org or by calling 303-235-5275.

 

Biergarten Festival

The Biergarten Festival, hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce, will be July 7-9 at 17832 Highway 8, Morrison. The event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. This family-friendly cultural event offers traditional German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups and beer. For more information, visit www.biergartenfest.com.

 

Night boating, paddleboarding at Evergreen Lake

Night boating and paddleboarding are available from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Evergreen Lake. Boat rental is $10 per hour and paddleboard rental is $15 per hour. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Pleasant Park 4-H Open Horse Show

The Pleasant Park 4-H Open Horse Show will begin at 8 a.m. July 8-9 at McKeever Arena, 12190 S. Ridge Road, Conifer. The show is open to anyone 8 and older, and admission is free. For updates and information, visit www.facebook.com/ConiferGymkhana/.

 

Learn to quill

Teens and adults can learn the timeless art of quilling from 1 to 3 p.m. July 9 at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Coil and shape thin strips of paper into creative designs. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

Vaudeville magic show at Evergreen Library

“Magic: It's All About Cooperation,” an old-fashioned vaudeville show will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 11 at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Families work together to make real magic happen while learning about the history of American magicians. Register at jeffcolibrary.org or bycalling 303-235-5275.

 

Paddleboard races at Evergreen Lake

Paddleboard races are planned at Evergreen Lake from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 15. Three age levels will compete: teens 13 to 17, adults 18 to 59 and seniors 60 and older. Register at evergreenrecreation.com.

 

A Night in the Park

The Mountain Area Land Trust will host its 15th annual A Night in the Park celebrating land and water conservation starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park. Tickets are $85 per person, and proceeds benefit MALT. For more information, visit www.savetheland.org.

 

Summerfest at Buchanan Field

Summerfest, a two-day fine arts and crafts festival with more than 100 artist vendors, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15-16 at the Buchanan fields in Evergreen. Admission is $5 for adults, and children are free. For more information, visit evergreenarts.org. Palette of Brews beer-tasting event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday only. For more information, visit evergreenarts.org.

 

Pancake breakfast at Conifer Community Park

VFW Post 12009 hosts a monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, at Conifer Community Park, 11369 S. Foxton Road, Conifer. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

 

Circus to perform at Meyer Ranch

The Culpepper & Merriweather circus will perform at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Meyer Ranch in Conifer. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for kids, and may be purchased at Platte River Outfitters/Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, Luna's Mandala in Conifer or by calling the Sweetheart B & B at 720-205-6070.

 

Special Needs Golf Tournament

The Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, with a shotgun start at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen. For more information, visit specialneedsgolf.com.

 

Hiwan Kids 2017

Hiwan Kids 2017 for kids 5 to 12 will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. from July 18-27. Registration is required by calling Hiwan Museum at 720-497-7650. Topics are:

Tuesday, July 18: Know your yucca

Thursday, July 20: Games in the grove

Tuesday, July 25: Arts of the Southwest

Thursday, July 27: try dye

 

Seasons of Our Mountains calendar contest

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is looking for photographs of the mountain community's scenery, wildlife and landmarks to include in the 2018 "Seasons of Our Mountains" community calendar. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit entries. Thirteen photographs will be selected by a community vote — one to represent each month of the year and one to use as the cover image. Rules and entry forms are available online at MountEvans.org and at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. The deadline for submissions is July 18.

 

Music, dinner and a movie

Visit Indian Hills on Aug. 7 for music, dinner and a movie beginning at 6 p.m. in Arrowhead Park. Music will be provided and food will be available for purchase. The movie will be “Trolls.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Parmalee Elementary PTA.

 

Global Leadership Summit at Ascent Church

Ascent Church will host a worldwide annual event called the Global Leadership Summit Aug 10-11 at the church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive, Evergreen. Gather with thousands of leaders and be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. For more information contact relations@ascentchurch.co or visit us at www.ascentchurch.co and go under Calendar and Events.

 

Elvis tribute concerts

Ultimate Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter will perform at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, for two shows and possibly a third if tickets sell out in a benefit for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. The concerts will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., with a third tentatively planned for Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m., start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/tickets, 303-987-7845 or in person at the box office.

 

Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival celebrates its third year with award-winning authors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Authors are Kevin Fedarko, Scott Gibson, Judith Ryan Hendricks, Ausma Zehanat Khan and Melanie Crowder. A portion of RMLF proceeds benefit Bootstraps Scholarships. Tickets are available online at RockyMountainLiteraryFestival.org.

 

MRC needs volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers. Contact Shirley at shirley@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552, Ext. 11, for more information:

• Resale store and donation room on Fridays and Saturdays in shifts of two hours or more.

• Front desk office support volunteer on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Veterans’ Rendezvous on Saturday, May 20, at the MRC.

Evergreen Audubon volunteer opportunities

Evergreen Audubon is looking for volunteers to get involved with its programs and community outreach. Opportunities are available to work with children or adults; alone or with others; outside or inside; periodically or regularly. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact Colleen Kulesza, director, at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489.

 

Registration open for Evergreen Nature Center’s kids’ programs

Registration is open for weekly after-school programs and summer day camps sponsored by Evergreen Audubon/Evergreen Nature Center. For more information and to register, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact nature center director Colleen Kulesza at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at call 303-330-0489.

 

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 information, call 303-674-6400.

 

EChO looking for volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers for a variety of positions in its Resale Shop. Help is needed to process incoming donations, display items for resale or work as a cashier. Call the EChO office at 303-670-1796 or e-mail the volunteer coordinator at mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

ArtAloha! Club to Meet

The ArtAloha! Club’s Evergreen branch meets the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at various outdoor locations and the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in studio. For more information and locations, contact Heather Williams at ArtAlohabyHeather@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Mount Evans offers suicide-loss support group 

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a support group for people who have lost a friend or family member to suicide. The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, meets the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org

 

EChO Jobs Center career assistance

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free career development. Call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123 for an appointment for assistance in job readiness, networking opportunities and the application process. The office is at 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6.

 

Open computer lab

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free open computer lab every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. Practice newly learned computer skills or work on workforce goals such as resumes or job searching. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

EChO Jobs Center tech time

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free tech time every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. One-on-one computer help is available, so bring questions for hands-on answers. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

Craft and fiber arts circle at Conifer Library

Conifer Library has a craft and fiber arts circle at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Conifer Library is inside Conifer High School. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org/locations/conifer-library.

 

Meeting space available

Risen Lord Lutheran Church in Conifer has meeting-room space available during the week and some evenings. The church is in the Aspen Park Village Center across from the Conifer post office. For more information, e-mail risenlord@hotmail.com or call303-816-6864. 

 

Volunteers needed at EChO resale shop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Resale Shop needs volunteers for a variety of positions at the store. Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and floor merchandisers, and doing backroom sort and prep. Work a three-and-a-half hour shift a week, twice a month or as a substitute. For more information, call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org

 

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.

 

High Country Single Seniors to meet

High Country Single Seniors meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at various locations in the foothills. The group plans social and charitable activities. For more information, contact Celia Fenton at 303-816-9646.

 

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.

 

Volunteers needed at MRC

Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers for it Conifer resale store, events and general office assistance. If interested, e-mail melanie@mrcco.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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Platte Canyon Artists Guild to meet

Platte Canyon Artists Guild meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Platte Canyon Fire Station No. 2 on U.S. 285 at Crow Hill.

 

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.