We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jefferson Center for Mental Health open house
Jefferson Center for Mental Health will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at its Evergreen office, 31207 Keats Way, Suite 202. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 27 to Kara Campbell at KaraC@jcmh.orgor call 303-432-5680.
EHS Blue Ribbon School of Excellence celebration
Evergreen High School will celebrate its Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the school theater. Contact Margi at 303-982-5124 or e-mail email@example.com to R.S.V.P.
Holiday Walk in downtown Evergreen
The 24th annual Holiday Walk will be in downtown Evergreen starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Evergreen Lake House. Enjoy hot cocoa, listen to performances while strolling through Main Street. For more information, visit www.downtownevergreen.com.
Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays at Humphrey History Park and Museum in Evergreen will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Participants learn to make traditional breads for the holidays such as eggnog, stolen, pannettone and cranberry-orange pecan. Pair the breads with liqueurs you make yourself. Cost is $35 for members or $40 for nonmembers. The museum is at 620 Soda Creek Road. For more information, call 303-674-5429.
Hoop Shoot free-throw competition
The Evergreen Elks is sponsoring a free Hoop Shoot free-throw contest for girls and boys ages 8 to 13 at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Wulf Rec Center. Winners advance through district, state, regional and national competitions. Sign up the day of the event or e-mail Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contestants who will be 7 on April 1, 2016, will be deemed to young to participate or 14 on that date will be too old.
Evergreen Cares donation drive
The Evergreen Cares donation drive will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Forum building, 3560 Highway 74. Nonperishable food, winter outerwear, new toys and cash donations for those in need in the community will be accepted.
American Legion Post 2001 and the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will place a wreath to honor all veterans during the holiday season at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park.
LWV energy policy forum
The Jeffco League of Women Voters will present a follow-up on its energy policy study at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Rd., Golden. Call 303-674-7755 for more information. An evening meeting also is available; call 720-254-5741.
Evergreen Garden Club holiday party
The Evergreen Garden Club will host its annual holiday party at 9 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 8, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administration building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit www.evergreengardenclub.org.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Bergens holiday boutique
The Bergens will host a holiday boutique from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the gymnasium of Bergen Meadow Elementary School, 1892 Bergen Parkway. More than 20 vendors will be selling items, and Santa will be available for photos with your kids. For more information or to be a vendor, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Menorah lighting and latke cook-off
The annual Menorah lighting and latke cook-off will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Evergreen Lake House, sponsored by Judaism in the Foothills. This Festival of Lights celebration features entertainment, food and the Menorah lighting. For more information, visit www.jitf.org.
Hiwan Christmas tea
Hiwan Homestead Museum will offer its annual Hiwan Christmas tea from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the museum, 4208 Timbervale Drive in Evergreen. Enjoy a light luncheon amid the themed decorations. Cost is $18. To make reservations, call 720-497-7650.
Research help needed
Researchers at Colorado State University are looking for homeowners in the Evergreen Fire Protection District to discuss their thoughts on defensible space in areas prone to wildfires. This study has been approved by the Colorado State University Institutional Review Board. The interview will include questions about your knowledge and opinions about wildfire mitigation. Please call Mike Caggiano at 631-793-1503 or e-mail email@example.com. toget more information about the study or to schedule an interview.
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.
Mount Evans angels available
The Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice holiday angels are available for purchase for $25. The angels, 9 inches tall, come with a recognition card and are packaged in a cellophane bag. The name of your special person — whether in memory or recognition of — will appear in the online Book of Angels at www.MountEvans.org. For more information, visit the website or call 303-674-6400.
Ukulele club to meet
The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Rocky Mountain Music Exchange, 3997 Evergreen Parkway. The next meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas concert benefit
Mountain Home in Evergreen will host a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach. Cost of admission are canned goods for EChO’s food bank. Songwriter and singer Sally Barris and singer Rebecca Folsom will perform. Mountain Home is at 27965 Meadow Drive. For more information, visit www.MountainHome.net.
A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 18 inside 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.
Christmas tree lighting at Humphrey Museum
Humphrey History Park and Museum will host its 19th annual Christmas tree lighting from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Tour the museum and gather by the campfire for cowboy horseback caroling, wassail, hot chocolate and a cowboy dinner. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers, and $5 for children. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org.
La Posadas at The Fort
Tesoro Cultural Center at the Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8 in Morrison, will host Las Posadas from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. Children are invited to participate in a reenactment of the biblical scene; musicians play customary Las Posadas songs; a piñata is provided for children; and complimentary biscochito cookies and Mexican hot chocolate are served. For more information, visit www.tesoroculturalcenter.org.
Skate the Lake
The annual Skate the Lake family festival will be from 6 p.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve with fireworks at 8 p.m. and midnight at Evergreen Lake. Tickets are $20, with children 8 and under free when bought in advance, and $25 at the door. For more information, visit drive-smart.org/skate-the-lake.
Evergreen Lake Plunge
The seventh annual Evergreen Lake Plunge will be at noon on New Year’s Day at Evergreen Lake. This event is a fund-raiser for Drive Smart and the Evergreen Park and Recreation Special Needs Program. For more information, visit drive-smart.org/evergreen-lake-plunge.
Free Christmas tree recycling
Evergreen's Alliance for Sustainability, Evergreen Lutheran Church and Lam Tree Service are teaming up to recycle Christmas trees between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 2 and 9 at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 High 73. The service is free, and the mulch from the chipped trees is available after Jan. 20. For more information, contact Tupper Briggs at Tupper@TuppersTeam.com.
Pond hockey championship
The Tivoli Beer Pond Hockey Championship will be at Evergreen Lake starting at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 2 and 3. Teams will play four-on-four with a minimum of three games each. For more information, visit evergreenpondhockey.com or contact Evergreen Lake House supervisor Brad Bednar at email@example.com 720-880-1311.
Mobile computer classes for seniors available
The Jefferson County Public Library mobile computer classroom is available to teach seniors how to use computers. The library offers free classes in basic computer and Internet skills, e-mail and social networking. To schedule a session at your library, contact Pat Lamprey, patron education coordinator, at 303-403-5381.
Angel-maker volunteers needed
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is looking for volunteers to be “angel-makers,” creating this year’s batch of decorative holiday angel ornaments. This 20-year-old mountain tradition blends crafting and socializing in a way that resembles the quilting bees of yesteryear. Angel-making sessions will be held on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon through Monday, Nov. 6. To volunteer, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail LCarpenter@MountEvans.org.
Bingo at Evergreen Elks
Bingo is played the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Evergreen Elks Lodge. The first of eight games starts at 6:30 p.m. A Seniors’ Resource Center bus picks up participants at 5:15 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Village and at 5:30 p.m. at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments. For more information, call Rita Collette at 720-272-9165.
EHS classes 1970-1979 looking for classmates
The Evergreen High School classes of 1970 to 1979 are planning a reunion in the summer of 2016, and they are looking for graduates’ contact information. For more information, contact Sherry Kay Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed at Humphrey History Park
Humphrey History Park and Museum is looking for volunteers to act as tour guide, special event volunteers and greeters. For more information, contact Angela Rayne at 303-674-5429.
Elk Run looking for visitors
Augustana Elk Run is looking for friendly visitors to have chats, play games, take walks and read to residents. Call 303-679-8777, and we can match your talents with our many needs.
EChO offers beginning art classes
Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Enrichment Center Art Studio in Evergreen North offers free beginning classes to learn a new craft: sewing from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, knitting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, mosaics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and knitting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Workshop for experienced knitters, sewers
Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Enrichment Center Art Studio offers free workshop for knitters and sewers to grab a cup of coffee and socialize while they create. Sew and knit items to be sold in the Resale store to help the community. Proceeds help clients in need. Knitting is 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, and sewing from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 303-670-7123 or e-mail email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Alzheimer’s support group
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, and family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional and practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.
Senior bridge group
A senior bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Buchanan Park Recreation Center. For more information, contact Ginny Leitz at 303-674-4459.
Overcome your fear of public speaking at Mountain Toastmasters meetings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Seniors’ Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73. Call Karen at 303-816-1575 for more information.
WOW networking group to meet
WOW networking group meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. twice each month. The first Tuesday meeting is in Evergreen at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive. The third Thursday meeting is at Conifer Community Church, 9998 S. Havekost Road, Room 204. The group is open to all women business owners. For more inforomation, contact co-founders Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028 or Denise Fisk at 303-868-8972.
Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group to meet
The Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. The group, sanctioned by the National Writers Association, is open to writers of all skill levels. For monthly agenda/program and membership information, contact Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028.
MRC needs Resale Store volunteers
The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to work in its Resale Store. Volunteers, who typically work full-day or half-day shifts, receive a 25 percent discount. Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers can choose to work one day per month or as a substitute. For more information, contact Resale Store manager Mary Hellman at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Hiwan seeks volunteers
Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen is seeking tour guides, receptionists and school aides to help meet, greet and inform visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, contact museum administrator John Steinle at 720-497-7650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee is $40 and can be paid online at http://jeffco.us/csucamp/4hindex.jsp.
Breast cancer support group
A new nurse-led breast cancer support group will be held monthly starting this spring in Evergreen. All those who have been touched by breast cancer are welcome to attend this circle of caring. To participate, call 303-670-3809.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets monthly in Evergreen
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional as well as practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak. For information, call 303-674-6400.
Mount Evans Hospice offers parent grief group
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a monthly grief support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.
The First Judicial District will offer an “Ask an Attorney” clinic to self-represented litigants on the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Appointments may be scheduled, and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Each month, a family law attorney will be available; an attorney who can answer questions regarding other civil matters will be available every second month. Participating attorneys will appear via Internet video chat technology. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact April Bernard or Brigitte Smith at 303-271-6570, or visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Custom.cfm?County_ID=2&Page_ID=426.
Local charities launch Showers for Those in Need initiative
United Methodist Church of Evergreen has established a mission of support called Showers for Those in Need, in conjunction with Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Evergreen rec centers. Those in need of a hot shower can go to EChO at 27640 Highway 74 in Evergreen and claim a voucher that can be used for a free shower at either local rec center. Donations of $3 provide a hot shower and a clean towel for those less fortunate. For more information, contact United Methodist Church at 303-674-4810 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.