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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. Items will appear on a space-available basis.

 

WEDNESDAY

MRC volunteer interest party

The Mountain Resource Center will host a volunteer interest party from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the MRC, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. To R.S.V.P. or to learn more, call Mary at 303-838-7552, ext. 18.

 

One-on-one job-search help

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will provide one-on-one job-search help from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, at the center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Bring your resume for review or practice interviewing skills with an experienced job coach. Contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

 

THURSDAY

Chamber and Leadership Evergreen honoree celebration

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Evergreen will host the annual honoree celebration from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Evergreen Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Drive. Buy tickets at www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Wildfire mitigation informational meeting

Evergreen Fire/Rescue will host a forum on wildfire mitigation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the department’s Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, call 303-674-3145.

 

Bird banding to be discussed

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory biologist Meredith McBurney will share her experiences with bird banding and their migrations at the Evergreen Audubon monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Church of the Hills, 28628 Buffalo Park Road. She'll also discuss the history of banding, starting with James Audubon's early work in the 1800 and ending with today's technology-enriched practices. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org.

 

Resume writing workshop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will offer a free creating a resume that works workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 5, at the center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Start with a successful review of your accomplishments to create a professional resume that works. Contact 303- 670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

 

Two classes on invasive weeds

The Native Plant Master program will offer two classes on invasive weeds at its office at the Jeffco fairgrounds. To register, visit http://npm.eventbrite.com.

• Exploring Herbicides used to Manage Invasive Weeds will be March 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This class is for weed managers and others that manage small and large acreages that have problems with invasive weeds.

• Introduction to Invasive Weed Management will be March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This class is an introduction to invasive weeds and is for anyone interested in controlling invasives, especially those with small acreages.

 

SATURDAY

Charcuterie board: the art of curing, salting and smoking food

Participants learn to make salmon three ways: salted, smoked and cured from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. The charcuterie class includes goat cheese, horseradish sauce and sourdough bread paired with Riesling. Cost is $40 for non-members, $35 for members; reservations requested.

 

MONDAY

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.

 

TUESDAY

Evergreen Garden Club to meet

The Evergreen Garden Club will meet from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, 1802 Bergen Parkway.Seasoned gardeners and newbies alike share their tips and challenges of gardening at high altitude in the midst of abundant wildlife. For more information, visit www.evergreengardenclub.org.

 

EChO Jobs Center orientation

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will host a community orientation and pot luck for job seekers and interested volunteers on March 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Learn about the program and volunteer opportunities. Contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org for more information.

 

LWV meeting on Jeffco air pollution

Jefferson County was ranked by the American Lung Association’s 2014 report as the worst county in Colorado for ozone pollution and was given a grade of F. Join the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County to learn more, including monitoring, sources, contaminants of concern, health risks, ecosystem effects, current air pollution studies, new proposed standards and community efforts to reduce air pollution. The league meets at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden. Call Janet at 303-674-7755 for more information. An evening meeting also is available. Call 303-238-0032 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

 

AARP tax help

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Appointments are available at the Evergreen Public Library on Tuesday afternoons or one Saturday a month. Tax preparation will also be available at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer by appointment only. To make an appointment at Evergreen Library, call 303-235-5275 or call 303-838-7552 to make an appointment at the MRC.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Evergreen Camera Club to meet

Evergreen resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ken Papaleo will discuss photographing Colorado state parks on the Front Range and the Western Slope at the Evergreen Camera Club meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, 1802 Bergen Parkway. As time permits, he will also give a presentation on photojournalism. All skill levels are welcome. There is no charge to visit a club meeting. For more information, visit www.evergreencameraclub.comor call
Bill Vogel at 303.949.7708.

 

Preschool Nature Nuts: Sparkling Stars:

Preschool Nature Nuts: Sparkling Stars will be March 11, 12 and 14 at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Hear a story, read books, make a craft and play with many more star activities! This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Class times are at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. all three days. To register, visit http://bit.ly/LMNCEventbrite.

 

Volunteers needed for Earth Day celebration

The steering committee for the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair is looking for volunteers to help plan the event, which will be Saturday April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are opportunities to help such as exhibitor registration, publicity, sponsorships, flyer distribution and work at the event itself. Call or e-mail Betsy Kelson 720-219-7165 or bkelson@ix.netcom.com to volunteer.

 

Foothills Genealogical Society to meet

Foothills Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m.  Wednesday, March 11, at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. The topic is "FOLD3," presented by Sandy Ronayne. Fold3.com is one of the premier subscription databases for military records.  For more information, visit www.foothillsgenealogy.org.

 

Heartbeats quartet performs at Mount Vernon

Tenor saxophonist David Sanchez and his quartet will perform Wednesday, March 11, at Mount Vernon Country Club. His newest project Heartbeatsincludes pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Ricky Rodriguez and drummer Obed Calvaire. Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 8 p.m. Cost for the dinner and concert is $49.95. Cost for the concert only is $25. Reservations should be made by calling 303-526-0616. 

 

Chamber Membership 101

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will present Membership 101 at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Re/Max Alliance boardroom above the chamber offices on Stagecoach Boulevard. Learn about what chamber membership has to offer. To register, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Marketing workshop for nonprofits

Nonprofits can learn about marketing at an Evergreen Chamber of Commerce training session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park. Tickets are $20 per person. The workshop will cover using social media, websites, email marketing and online video for your business or organization. Call 303-674-3412 to register.

 

Book signing with Evergreen author

HearthFire Books in Bergen Park will also host an official launch of the paperback “Moose Jaw — Book 3” by Evergreen resident Mike Delany from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Delany will autograph copies of his book. Reserve copies of the book by calling HearthFire at 303-670-4549.

 

EChO Jobs Center’s effective networking workshop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will offer a free workshop called Effective Networking/LinkedIn on Thursday, March 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the center office in Evergreen North  The workshop will cover how LinkedIn is used for online networking and the hiring process. Contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

 

Improving trout habitat presentation

Evergreen Trout Unlimited's monthly chapter meeting is at Beau Jo’s Pizzeria in downtown Evergreen on March 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting features a presentation by Matt Kondratieff from Colorado Parks and Wildlife on how healthy streams work and how to restore and improve trout habitat. Dinner and libations are at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation follows a short business meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.evergreentrout.org.

 

EChO Jobs Center’s interview workshop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will offer a free workshop called Interview With Confidence on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at its office in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Join us to learn how to prepare for interviews that get the job offer! Contact (303) 670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

 

Welcoming spring yoga and meditation

Welcoming spring yoga and meditation will be at 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Celebrate the vernal equinox with a warming, welcoming yoga practice and meditation. For ages 13 to adult. Bring yoga mat and comfortable clothing. This will be an indoor practice. Register at http://bit.ly/WelcomeSpringYoga.

 

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Evergreen Library.  Its next meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. 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.

 

Blood donation drive

• A blood donation drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27 in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• A blood donation drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 28 in the Bloodmobile outside Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

EChO Jobs Center online job search workshop

EChO’s Jobs Center will offer a free workshop called Online Job Search Success on Thursday, March 26, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Learn about the best websites that can help you in the search for employment including Connecting Colorado. Contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

 

EChO Jobs Center web design workshop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will host a free workshop on web design for small businesses from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Learn about basic web design, how to write engaging content, and practice creating a site that is right for your business. Space is limited. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org for more information.

 

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 (Wonderful Opportunities for Women) meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. twice each month. The first Tuesday meeting is at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive in Evergreen. The third Thursday meeting is at The Wing Wagon, 26367 Conifer Road, Conifer. The group is open to women business owners. For more information, contact co-founders Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028 or Denise 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.