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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

Tunisia to perform at Evergreen Lake

Tunisia, with Megan Burtt and the Cure for Love, will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

Bingo at the Evergreen Elks Lodge

Evergreen Elks will host bingo on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Elks Lodge, 29792 Iris Drive. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. For more information, e-mail Rita Collette at rpcollette@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY

Chamber hosts branding workshop

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and presenter Kristie Melendez will host a “Revamp Your Brand” workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The workshop costs $5 for chamber members and $10 for non-members. For more details, contact the chamber at 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

Foothills Young Professionals’ fall kick-off

The Foothills Young Professionals Networking Group will host its fall kick-off event starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Hideaway Kitchen and Bar of Genesee. For more information, contact Sasha Abramson at the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, 303-674-3412.

FRIDAY

Friday Family Finders

The Mountain Genealogy Society will offer its Friday Family Finders event from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. The free event will teach participants how to start searching for their families and provide help from experienced researchers. For more information, visit www.mountaingenealogists.org.

Evergreen Nature Center Bash

The Evergreen Nature Center Bash, a benefit for the Evergreen Nature Center, will be Friday, Aug. 28, at Hiwan Golf Club, 30671 Clubhouse Lane, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 for supporters and $75 for patron-level tickets. Jazz guitarist Clint Dadian will provide live entertainment, and there will be silent and live auctions. Tickets, information and donation opportunities are available online at evergreennaturecenter.org.  

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Blood drives

Bonfils Blood Center will have blood drives from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in the Bloodmobile outside Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

SATURDAY

Fund-raiser for Ladybug Outreach

Ladybug Outreach, a local nonprofit that supports Children's Hospital, will hold a fund-raiser at the Sit N Bull Saloon on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 7 p.m. There will be live music, food and a raffle and auction. Ladybug Outreach offers support and guidance to family members of children facing the difficulties and obstacles of illness. The Sit N Bull is at 5450 Parmalee Gulch Road in Indian Hills.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Rutherford Trail restoration

Volunteers for Colorado is looking for volunteers to help restore the Rutherford Trail near Georgetown from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30. No experience necessary, free camping, and volunteers must be 14 or older. Learn more and register at www.voc.org/project/rutherford-trail-restoration.

Morrison’s Oktoberfest

The T.E.V. Edelweiss Club’s annual Oktoberfest will run Aug. 29 to 30 at the club, 17832 Highway 8 in Morrison. The festival will start at noon both days, and will include German bands, dancers, homemade food and beer. Families are welcome, and admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 15. Children 5 and younger are free. For more information, visit www.tevedelweiss.org/oktoberfest.html.

SUNDAY

EHS stadium fund-raiser

The Evergreen High School football team will bowl for dollars to raise money for more stadium lighting, seating and a permanent concession stand from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Wild Game in Bergen Park. A silent auction will be part of the fund-raiser. Visit evergreencougars.net to buy tickets that include the silent auction, food and drink, and arcade tickets at The Wild Game during the fund-raiser. For more information, contact Alicia Whitt at alicia.whitt@ymail.com.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

CASA seeking Clear Creek volunteers

CASA of the Continental Divide is accepting applications from Clear Creek-area residents who are interested in becoming court-appointed special advocates. The next training course, which spans 30 hours, is Sept. 15 to 26 in Dillon and teaches participants how to advocate for abused and neglected children in their community. For more information, visit www.mtncasa.org or call 970-513-9390.

EMS to host speaker

Evergreen Middle School will host author Kristen Race on Sept. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The author of the book “Mindful Parenting” will speak to parents about how to create more peaceful homes and how to help students manage the stress of school. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/evergreen-ms.

 

Death-of-a-parent support group for adults

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a four-part educational/support group called “Death of a Parent.” The group, which is facilitated by bereavement counselors, is for adults who have lost a parent and would like to explore the grieving process. The group will meet on Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org.

 

TechConnect club to meet

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club for tech-oriented ham radio enthusiasts will host its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 5, at Inter-Canyon Fire Station No. 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285 in Morrison. Glenn Rhoades, Colorado’s coordinator for the electromagnetic pulse task force on national and homeland security, will speak. For more details, visit www.na0tc.org or contact k0nnc@arrl.net.

 

League of Women Voters begins 95th year

The 2015-16 Jeffco League of Women Voters’ 95th calendar year begins with six unit meetings. The mountain parks unit meets at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at a member’s home in Evergreen. Call Janet at 303-674-7755 for directions and information. For additional meeting times and dates, including an evening meeting, and locations or for membership information, call 303-238-0032 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

 

Introduction to Memoir Writing

Telling Your Story: Introduction to Memoir Writing will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Seniors Resource Center, 5120 County Road 73, Evergreen. A minimum donation if $65 is requested, with the money donated to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. To register or for more information, contact Alice Peters at powerinreverence@gmail.com or visit www.powerinreverence.com.

 

Big Chili Cook-off

The Big Chili Cook-off, Music & Arts Festival will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Buchanan Park. The event will include art, vendors, a silent auction, live music and chili tasting and judging. Headlining the music stage are Molly Hatchet and the Jimmie Van Zant band. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit www.bigchili.org.

LEGO Club

Children of all ages are welcome at the Evergreen Library’s LEGO Club meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Kids will construct unique creations with LEGOs, either using the day’s theme or building something of their own design. LEGOs will be provided. For more details, contact the library at 303-235-5275.

 

Speaker on the politics of energy

James Clad, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense, will discuss politics of a changing energy landscape at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle. Clad will describe the contributing factors and impacts of a rapidly changing global energy landscape. The presentation, sponsored by the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council, is free, but a buffet dinner is available at 6 p.m. To make reservations for the meal, call the country club at 303-526-0616.

 

Into Your Hands – Africa fund-raiser

Into Your Hands – Africa will host a safari-themed fund-raising event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Mountain Vernon Country Club in Genesee. The Evergreen-based nonprofit works on educational and enterprise projects in rural areas of Uganda. Tickets are $65 before Sept. 1 and $75 after. A set of four tickets costs $230. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.IntoYourHands.org or call 720-491-1901.

 

Mountain Area Women in Business Luncheon

The Mountain Area Women in Business Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Genesee. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Fitness in the park

Evergreen Park & Recreation District will host Fitness in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Buchanan Park fields. This free event will feature fitness demonstrations, tumble bubbles on Buchanan Pond, fitness vendors and adult field day with relay races, three-legged races, a tractor tire race, push-up challenge, Burpee challenge and more. For more information, contact Kendra Lind at 720-880-1226 or e-mail klind@eprd.co.

 

ALS fund-raiser planned

An event to raise funds for the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research will be held at Crossfit Evergreen, 30706 Bryant Drive, on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. The event will involve a Crossfit workout with abdominal exercises and light weightlifting, followed by lunch and an ALS ice-bucket challenge. A minimum donation of $40 will be asked of participants.

 

Homebrew Club to meet

The Homebrew Club will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at the home of Mark Vakoc, 8675 Armadillo Trail, Evergreen. For more information, call Chuck Gilbert at 303-838-0199 or e-mail bierstadtbrewclub@gmail.com.

 

Blood drive

A blood drive is planned in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at Evergreen Library. Its next meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. This free activity is open to everyone, and no prior folding experience is required. Paper is provided. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

PeaceWorks Inc. hosts fund-raiser

PeaceWorks Inc.’s A Taste of the Foothills fund-raiser will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Marshdale Elementary School. The event will feature food trucks, remote-controlled cars, a bouncy castle and a petting area set up by the Intermountain Humane Society. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the nonprofit, which works with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Pre-purchased admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children, and comes with 10 event tickets for adults and five for children. Same-day admission costs $12 for adults and $7 for children. For details or to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.peaceworks4u.org or call 303-838-7176.

 

America in the Age of Unwinnable Conflicts

Dominic Tierney, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, will discuss how the United States has struggled to adapt to the new era of guerrilla conflicts, resulting in military fiascos, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle. The presentation, sponsored by the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council, is free, but a buffet dinner is available at 6 p.m. To make reservations for the meal, call the country club at 303-526-0616.

 

Radio club to host TechFest

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club will host its 2015 TechFest from 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Lakewood Elks Club on 1455 Newland St. in Lakewood. The event, which costs $10 at the door, will include workshops on topics like basic ham radio test equipment, digital modes and “things in space.” For more information, visit www.na0tc.org, or pre-register by emailing techfest@centurylink.net.

 

North Korea and the World

Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, will discuss the realities and options for the world regarding that country, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle. The presentation, sponsored by the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council, is free, but a buffet dinner is available at 6 p.m. To make reservations for the meal, call the country club at 303-526-0616.

 

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 sherrykaysherrykay@yahoo.com.

 

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 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. 

 

World War II exhibit at Hiwan Museum

A new called exhibit “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in World War II,” at Hiwan Homestead Museum tells the story of Jefferson County’s role in World War II and includes 10th Mountain Division equipment, an authentic Japanese flag that flew over a prison camp and paraphernalia from the Denver Ordnance Plant. It runs through Nov. 15 at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 Timbervale Drive in Evergreen. Admission is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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.

 

Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit

A Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit will be on display at Hiwan Homestead Museum through the end of 2015. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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_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.