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WEDNESDAY
Conifer Area Council’s town hall meeting
The Conifer Area Council’s town hall meeting will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Ave., Conifer. Speakers will discuss fire mitigation, preserving the area’s small-town character, the area’s diminishing water supply, lack of an urgent-care medical facility and finding well-paying jobs.

Cougar Family University
The Evergreen High School PTSA is presenting Cougar Family University, designed to strengthen family relationships and assist parents in raising healthy, resilient young people. The workshops are from 6 to 7 p.m. at the school on the following dates:
• April 18: De-stressing the college application process.
• May 10: Suicide and self-harm: awareness, interventions and strategies for families.

THURSDAY
Art of the Egg finale party
The Art of the Egg finale party will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at The Evergreen Gallery in downtown Evergreen. Ceramic eggs designed by professional and amateur artists will be on display. For more information about the contest, contact Go Paint! at 303-679-3089 or GoPaintPottery@live.com.

Conifer chamber after-hours mixer
The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at American Surveys, 26689 Pleasant Park Road, Building A, Suite 200. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

9Health Fairs
Two 9Health Fairs are scheduled in the foothills:
• Thursday, April 19, from 7 a.m. to noon at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, Conifer.
• Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at Rockland Community Church in Genesee.
For more information about available health screenings and to register, visit www.9healthfair.org.

EPRD jobs fair
The Evergreen Park & Recreation District will host a jobs fair from 4 to 7 p.m. April 19 at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. Jobs include instructors, groundskeepers, lifeguards and more. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation
.com/District_Info/Employment_Opportunities or call 720-880-1080.

Blue Spruce Kiwanis meets
Evergreen’s Blue Spruce Kiwanis service club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays 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. For more information, visit BlueSpruceKiwanis.org.

FRIDAY
Community fair at RMAE
Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is hosting a community fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the school, 2959 Royale Elk Way, Evergreen. There will be student-built games stations, face painting and petting zoo. Hot dog meals will be available for $5.

Health screenings
Life Line Screening will offer low-cost screenings for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions on April 20 at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com for more information and to pre-register, which is required.  

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Telluride Mountainfilm festival at ECDS
Evergreen Country Day School will host the Telluride Mountainfilm festival April 20 and 21 at the school, 1036 El Rancho Road, Evergreen. Special guests and filmmakers will be present throughout the weekend to discuss their films and answer questions. For more information and tickets, visit www.mountainfilm.org/tour/stops/mountainfilm-on-tour-evergreen-co-2018.
 
SATURDAY
Earth Day Fair
The 29th annual Earth Day Fair at the Evergreen Lake House will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Up-to-date information on critical issues will be available for open discussions and to take home. Kids’ activities and hands-on demonstrations are available throughout the venue. For more information, visit evergreenaudubon.org.

SUNDAY
Learn about high-altitude gardening
Gail Fischer of the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs will discuss high-altitude gardening at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road in Conifer. Learn secrets to a successful vegetable garden and flower garden. Tickets are $8 for members of the Conifer Historical Society or $10 for non-members. Visit ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or call 303-396-5975 for more information.
 
Wedding, event showcase
Evergreen Park and Recreation District will host a free wedding and event showcase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Evergreen Lake House. Couples, businesses and nonprofits are invited to attend. For more information, visit www
.evergreenrecreation.com.

MONDAY
Play bridge at Buchanan
Play bridge at the Buchanan Rec Center at 11:45 a.m. Mondays. It is free for Silver Sneakers members or $3.50 for non-members. For more information, call 303-842-0578.

TUESDAY
Good News Breakfast Celebration
The 28th annual Good News Breakfast will be Tuesday, April 24, at 7 a.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden. This year’s theme is “Jeffco at Work: Providing Pathways for
a Changing World.”

UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Evergreen Audubon
summer day camps
Registration is now open for Evergreen Audubon summer day camps at the Evergreen Audubon Education Center, 29997 Buffalo Park Road. Sign your budding naturalist up for a week of hikes, hands-on learning, outdoor games and crafts. For more information or to register, contact Colleen at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489, or visit www
.EvergreenAudubon.org.

April Antics:
Children’s Readers Theater
Evergreen Library staff members perform their annual Reader’s Theater, presenting three different stories adapted from popular picture books, from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. This program is best suited for children ages 3 and older. For more information, call 303-235-5275.
 
Cowboy Poetry Week:
Poetry and Song
In honor of Cowboy Poetry Week, Rex Rideout presents the poems and songs of the first cowboys from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, call 303-235-5275.
SRC outing to Red Rocks
The Seniors’ Resource Center’s monthly outing will be to Red Rocks in Morrison on Thursday, April 26. Lunch will be at the Ship Rock Grille. Visit informative displays of the area’s geology and stop in the trading post. The bus leaves from 9:30 a.m. from the Yellow House, 9:45 a.m. from Green Ridge Apartments and 10 a.m. from Rocky Mountain Village. For more information, call the SRC at 303-674-2843.

Mobile food pantry
at Ascent Church
Ascent Church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive in Evergreen, will sponsor a mobile food pantry from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Lodge at the church. Free food is available with no qualification. For more information, e-mail relations@ascentchurch.co.

Mountain Area
Home and Garden Show
The 13th annual Mountain Area Home and Garden Show will be April 28-29 at Evergreen High School. The event with more than 100 vendors is the biggest fundraiser for the Evergreen and Conifer Rotary Clubs. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Tickets will be available at the door; the admission price is $5 or two cans of food for the food bank at Evergreen Christian Outreach. For more information, visit www.evergreenrotary.org/sitepage/community-service-committee/mountain-ar....

Learning to talk to people with different perspectives
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration will host An Invitation to Learn: Part II on how do we talk to people with different perspectives than ours from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the church, 27640 Highway 74. This session will emphasize audience participation and is appropriate for both first time attendees and as a follow-up to session one. R.S.V.P. for planning purposes to 303-674-4904, office@church-transfig.net, or http://evite.me/GQQh4U8tR6.

Beabout retirement party at West Jeff Elementary
West Jefferson Elementary School will host an open house at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, for kindergarten teacher Alicia Beabout, who is retiring after almost 20 years of teaching at the school.

College Prep: Athletic Recruiting
Teens and their parents can attend a free seminar presented by local College Consultant Karen Fong Donoghue about earning a sport on a college sports team. The seminar will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 3 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

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 next clinic will be May 3. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation. Pre-registration for individual 15-minute appointments are available in person or by calling 303-235-5275 the day of the clinic.

Geologist McNab to speak
Geologist Nancy McNab will discuss “The Mount Evans and Lost Creek Wildernesses Are in an ‘Orogenous’ Zone: Their Geology Will Turn You On” at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.

An Evening with Friends
The Conifer Historical Society will host An Evening with Friends exhibit and open house featuring the photos of Lorrie McAllister from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. The event is free, but R.S.V.P. to ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or by calling 303-396-5975.

PCHS Friends host volunteer appreciation day
The Friends of the Park County Historical Society will have a volunteer appreciation day at noon Saturday, May 5, at McGraw Memorial Park in Bailey. Past, present and future volunteers are invited. For more information, visit www.parkcountyhistory.com.

Mount an image on wood
Teens and adults can learn to transfer a photo or saying onto a piece of wood to create a wall hanging or ornament from 1 to 2 p.m. May 5 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

Youth fishing camp
The Evergreen Park & Recreation District will sponsor a youth fishing camp for children 7 to 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Buchanan Ponds, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. Cost is $30 for district residents and $38 for non-residents. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

Spring tea party
Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a spring tea party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at the museum, 28473 Meadow Drive, Evergreen. Enjoy finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries served on vintage fine china. Cost is $20 for Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society members and $25 for non-members. Buy tickets at 303-838-6535.

Taste of Evergreen
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Taste of Evergreen at 5 p.m. May 11 at the Evergreen Lake House. Area restaurants, wineries and breweries will provide samples of food with awards given out for best bite and best sip. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.evergreenchamber.org.

Wild things at Evergreen Library
Kids can investigate nature with educators from Jefferson County Open Space from 11:15 a.m. to noon on May 11. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

Healthy relationships
A workshop on how to foster healthy relationships will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Julie Brooks at julieambrooks@gmail.com or Heather Aberg at HeatherNing@yahoo.com.

Morrison Alleyfest
The fifth annual Morrison Alleyfest festival and celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19 in the alleyway behind the Main Street businesses on Bear Creek Avenue. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/Morrison-AlleyFest.

Strokes After Stroke at Little White Schoolhouse
The Conifer Historical Society will host a free art exhibit: Strokes After Stroke: The Art of Earl Jaynes from noon to 4 p.m. May 20 at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. For more information, visit Conifer HistoricalSociety.org or call 303-396-5975.

Mountain Fold origami club to meet
The Mountain Fold origami club meeting will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

VOC needs volunteers to build trails
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is seeking volunteers aged 12 and up for a volunteer project on National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Floyd Hill Open Space. The project will utilize up to 100 volunteers to break ground on a new, multi-use trail system that will eventually connect to Clear Creek Canyon and the Peaks to Plains Trail. To register for the project, visit www.bitly.com/floydhill or contact Jamie Burke at 303-715-1010 ext. 116.
Cocktails on the Rocks
Taste 30 Colorado distilleries’ spirits, cocktails, ciders and wines at Cocktails on the Rocks, a benefit for the Posner Center for International Development, a nonprofit that collaborates for global solutions. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. June 2 at T.E.V. Edelweiss overlooking Red Rocks Park in Morrison. For more information, visit www.cococktailsontherocks.com.

Wine on the Rocks
Wine on the Rocks will be from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at T.E.V. Edelweiss in Morrison. Taste up to 180 wines, listen to music eat food. Wine on the Rocks benefits nonprofits in our community. For more information, visit
www.cowineontherocks.com.

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.

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.

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.